SPAN - Spanish

SPAN 1 First-Year Spanish

The first-year program is aimed at developing proficiency in Spanish. Listening, speaking, reading, and writing are addressed through classroom practice and supplemented by language laboratory work. Classes are taught entirely in Spanish and are held three days a week. (Formerly Instruction in the Spanish Language.)

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): Placement into Spanish 1 via the online Spanish Placement Examination.

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

SPAN 1A Accelerated Beginning Spanish

The first part of a sequence (courses 1A and 1B) that covers first-year Spanish in two quarters. Taught entirely in Spanish at an accelerated pace. Aimed at developing students' proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): Placement into Spanish 1A via the online Spanish Placement Examination.

SPAN 1B Accelerated Beginning Spanish

The second part of a sequence (courses 1A and 1B) that covers first-year Spanish in two quarters. Taught entirely in Spanish at an accelerated pace. Aimed at developing students' proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 1A.

SPAN 2 First-Year Spanish

The first-year program is aimed at developing proficiency in Spanish. Listening, speaking, reading, and writing are addressed through classroom practice and supplemented by language laboratory work. Classes are taught entirely in Spanish and are held three days a week. (Formerly Instruction in the Spanish Language.)

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 1 or placement into Spanish 2 via the online Spanish Placement Examination.

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

SPAN 3 First-Year Spanish

The first-year program is aimed at developing proficiency in Spanish. Listening, speaking, reading, and writing are addressed through classroom practice and supplemented by language laboratory work. Classes are taught entirely in Spanish and are held three days a week. (Formerly Instruction in the Spanish Language.)

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 2 or placement into Spanish 3 via the online Spanish Placement Examination.

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

SPAN 4 Second-Year Spanish

Includes comprehensive grammar review, composition, readings, and discussion. Reading and audiovisual material deal with various sociopolitical and cultural issues in the Spanish-speaking world. Classes are conducted in Spanish.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 1B or SPAN 3 or placement into Spanish 4 via the online Spanish Placement Examination.

General Education Code

CC

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

SPAN 5 Second-Year Spanish

Includes comprehensive grammar review, composition, readings, and discussion. Reading and audiovisual material deal with various socio-political and cultural issues in the Spanish-speaking world. Classes are conducted in Spanish.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 4 or placement into Spanish 5 via the online Spanish Placement Examination.

General Education Code

CC

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

SPAN 5M Medical Spanish

Students learn medical vocabulary, useful expressions, suitable grammatical structures, and cultural background to be able to interact with Spanish-speaking patients and doctors. Medical Spanish fulfills language requirement for the health sciences and human biology majors.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 4; or SPHS 4, or SPHS 5, or SPHS 6; or placement into Spanish 5 via the online Spanish Placement Examination. Enrollment is restricted to health sciences and human biology majors.

General Education Code

CC

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

SPAN 6 Second-Year Spanish

Increases oral and written proficiency using authentic reading materials which focus on such topics as social class, ethnicity, education, religion, economic, and political developments in the Spanish-speaking world.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 5 or SPAN 5M or placement into Spanish 6 via the online Spanish Placement Examination.

General Education Code

CC

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

SPAN 94 Group Tutorial

Provides a means for a small group of students to study a particular topic in consultation with a faculty sponsor. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

SPAN 99 Tutorial

Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

SPAN 99F Tutorial

Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

2

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

SPAN 114 Advanced Conversation and Composition

Advanced conversation and composition based on extensive readings in the humanities and social sciences. Students interested in this course who have not taken the prerequisite should meet with the instructor prior to the first class meeting.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements; SPAN 6, or SPAN 56, or SPHS 6, or placement into Spanish 114 via the online Spanish Placement Examination

Quarter offered

Fall, Spring

SPAN 140 Sounds of Spanish

Examines the sound system of Spanish, compares the English and Spanish systems of pronunciation, and teaches the phonetic/phonological variation across dialects of Spanish.

Credits

5

Instructor

The Staff, Mark Amengual

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 6 or SPHS 6; and LING 50.

Quarter offered

Fall

SPAN 150 Topics in Hispanic Linguistics: Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics

Taught in Spanish. Students learn the major properties of the Spanish language from a linguistics perspective. Topics covered include: phonetics/phonology, morphology, and syntax. (Formerly Languages 150.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Maria Gonzalez Pagani, Eve Zyzik, Mark Amengual

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): LING 50; and SPAN 6 or SPHS 6 or equivalent Spanish proficiency.

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter

SPAN 151 Topics in Hispanic Linguistics: Varieties of Spanish

Taught in Spanish. Explores the linguistic variety of the Spanish language in the Iberian Peninsula, the former Spanish colonies, and the Americas from a descriptive, synchronic perspective. Issues of languages in contact, variation in speech communities, and bilingualism are also introduced.

Credits

5

Instructor

The Staff, Maria Gonzalez Pagani, Eve Zyzik, Mark Amengual

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 150. Enrollment is restricted to senior Spanish studies majors.

Quarter offered

Spring

SPAN 152 Topics in Hispanic Linguistics: Spanish in the U.S.

Taught in Spanish. Serves as a linguistic introduction to the varieties of Spanish that are currently spoken in the United States. Some central topics include: code-switching, language maintenance, and language contact phenomena. (Formerly Languages 152.)

Credits

5

Instructor

The Staff, Maria Gonzalez Pagani, Eve Zyzik, Mark Amengual

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 150. Enrollment is restricted to senior Spanish studies majors.

SPAN 153 Topics in Hispanic Linguistics: Spanish as a Second Language

Taught in Spanish. Examines the Spanish language as it is acquired and used by non-native speakers. Provides an overview of language-teaching methodologies and in-depth treatment of areas of Spanish grammar/lexicon that are generally problematic for English-speaking learners.

Credits

5

Instructor

The Staff, Maria Gonzalez Pagani, Eve Zyzik, Mark Amengual

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 150. Enrollment is restricted to senior Spanish studies majors.

SPAN 154 Topics in Hispanic Linguistics: Spanish Pragmatics

Explores how Spanish is used in context by speakers to achieve particular meanings and to realize various speech acts (e.g., requests, apologies, etc.) in socially appropriate ways. Pragmatic variation across the Spanish-speaking world is examined in depth.

Credits

5

Instructor

Eve Zyzik

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 6 or SPHS 6; and SPAN 150. Enrollment is restricted to juniors and seniors majoring in Spanish studies, language studies or linguistics.

Quarter offered

Winter

SPAN 156A The Language of Latin America Cinema

Explores Latin American culture through its cinematic art. Students are exposed to and participate in discussion, analysis, and commentary on important social, historical, and political issues presented in the films. Provides a greater understanding of Latin America, and works toward advanced communicative proficiency and comprehension of linguistic variations in countries such as Cuba, Argentina, México, Bolivia, Chile, and others.

Credits

5

Instructor

The Staff

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 6 or SPHS 6 or placement into Spanish 156A via the online Spanish Placement Examination.

General Education Code

CC

SPAN 156E Spanish Culture

A broad survey of Spanish cultural topics, including history, politics, religions, art forms, music, and films. It is based on extensive conversations, discussion, and composition. Particular emphasis is placed on key changes that have occurred during the 20th century in Spain. Classes conducted through commentary on texts read (or viewed), oral presentations, and debate. Recommended for students preparing to go to Spain with EAP.

Credits

5

Instructor

The Staff, Alvaro Romero

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 6 or SPHS 6 or placement into Spanish 156E via the online Spanish Placement Examination.

Quarter offered

Spring

SPAN 156F El Humor en Espanol

Topic-oriented language course on sociopolitical and historical issues as seen through humor in different genres and media. Topics include Mafalda and Condorito (comic strips), Rius (collage of comic strips, photographs and original documents), Continflas and Almodovar (cinema), El Teatro Campesino (theater), Ana L., Vega (literature), Les Luthiers (song and music). Course deals with written and oral discourse pertaining to the following Spanish language varieties: Rio de la Plata, Mexican, Caribbean, U.S., and Peninsular. Intensive writing and speaking in Spanish.

Credits

5

Instructor

The Staff, Maria Gonzalez Pagani

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 6 or SPHS 6 or placement into Spanish 156F via the online Spanish Placement Examination.

General Education Code

TA

Quarter offered

Fall

SPAN 156J Contemporary Central America

Introduces Central American cultures, including an overview of historical, political, and socioeconomic development, and cultural products, such as literature, film, and visual arts. Emphasis placed on the forces that shaped contemporary Central America, cultural and ethnic diversity, identity, revolutionary processes, diaspora, and building democracy in post-civil conflict societies. Draws attention to the linguistic features of Central American variations of Spanish. The class is conducted in Spanish with high expectations to enhance oral and written proficiency through writing assignments, research tasks, group presentations, analysis, discussion, and debate.

Credits

5

Instructor

The Staff, Byron Barahona

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 6 or SPHS 6 or placement into Spanish 156J via the online Spanish Placement Examination.

General Education Code

CC

Quarter offered

Winter

SPAN 156K Spanish Discourse Analysis

Focuses on the main linguistic approaches that have discourse (i.e. pieces of talk larger than a sentence) as their main object of study. Reviews the theoretical foundations of each approach and the main tools used, with special attention to those studies developed about Spanish in all its varieties.

Credits

5

Instructor

The Staff, Maria Gonzalez Pagani, Mark Amengual

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 6 or SPHS 6, and LING 50.

SPAN 156M Mexico and the Southwest

An interdisciplinary survey of the cultural history of the Mexican people in both Mexico and the U.S. Southwest. Topics include literature, art, folklore, oral tradition, music, politics, as well as everyday cultural manifestations. Conducted in Spanish. May be counted toward fulfillment of upper-division major requirements for Latin American and Latino studies and language studies. (Formerly Spanish for Spanish Speakers 125.)

Credits

5

Instructor

The Staff, Marta Navarro

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 6 or SPHS 6 or equivalent Spanish proficiency.

General Education Code

CC

SPAN 194 Group Tutorial

Provides a means for a small group of students to study a particular topic in consultation with a faculty sponsor. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

Instructor

The Staff

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

SPAN 199 Tutorial

Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

SPAN 199F Tutorial

Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

2

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring