SPAN 6135 Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Translation
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Introduction to professional translation based on a comparative study of characteristic modes of expression in Spanish and English and to the theoretical aspects of translation. Practice in translation of non-technical texts from Spanish to English and English to Spanish.

SPAN 6140 General Translation
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Translation of texts on a variety of cultural topics, documents, computer assisted translations, methods of research and documentation, and the continued study of comparative stylistics.

SPAN 6605 Spanish for International Business I
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Business vocabulary and correspondence. Protocol of business environment. Reading and analysis of commercial texts.

SPAN 6607 Spanish for International Business II
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites SPAN 6605 or consent of the instructor
Description

Readings in the foreign language of current materials related to business and trade structures, issues, and procedures.

SPAN 6990 Independent Study – Special Topics
Credit Hours 1.0 - 4.0
Prerequisites Consent of the instructor
Description

For Spanish M.A. students. No more than four credit hours may be applied toward the degree. Special topics readings and/or research to be determined in consultation with the instructor.

SPAN 7135 Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Translation
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Introduction to professional translation based on a comparative study of characteristic modes of expression in Spanish and English and to the theoretical aspects of translation. Practice in translation of non-technical texts from Spanish to English and from English to Spanish.

SPAN 7140 General Translation
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Translation of texts on a variety of cultural topics, documents, computer assisted translations, methods of research and documentation, and the continued study of comparative stylistics.

SPAN 7142 Specialized Translation I
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Business, economics, and banking.

SPAN 7145 Specialized Translation II
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Legal, medical, natural sciences, media, and other.

SPAN 7146 Workshop on the Translation of Special Topics
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Translation of texts of a technical nature, including the areas of computer, medicine, and the natural sciences; compilation of selected bibliographies and glossaries in the student’s chosen field of specialization and completion of a major translation project.

SPAN 7150 Introduction to Interpretation
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course will introduce students to the field of consecutive interpretation. Students will learn protocol, how to take notes and practice with speeches from world organizations, impromptu speeches and scripted question and answer text.

SPAN 7151 Spanish for Reading
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Essential Spanish grammar and vocabulary building with emphasis on cognate recognition and idiomatic expressions for development of reading knowledge. For graduate students preparing for the Graduate Reading Examination. Not open to Spanish majors or native speakers of Spanish.

SPAN 7152 Medical Interpretation
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

The protocol and procedures of the medical interpreter. Practice with medical texts and develop medical glossaries.

SPAN 7154 Interpretation II
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course will focus on the development of simultaneous interpretation. The students will also be introduced to sight translation for more specialized courses.

SPAN 7157 State and Municipal Court Interpretation
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course will focus on the protocol and procedures followed in the state and municipal court systems in Georgia. Specialized vocabulary will be presented and students will practice with actual court documents.

SPAN 7765 Practicum in Translation
Credit Hours 1.0 - 6.0
Prerequisites consent of instructor
Description

Directed work in special projects; field experience; internships. May be repeated up to six hours.

SPAN 8103 Problems in Teaching Spanish Grammar
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Discussion of the role of grammar in the communicative approach to foreign language teaching; theoretical analysis of difficult points of Spanish grammar, including pronunciation; examination of Spanish textbooks; creation of portfolio of original grammar exercises.

SPAN 8105 Teaching Reading in a Foreign Language Classroom: From Theory to Practice
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course will review the theory of reading and its pedagogical implications for the teaching of reading as a foreign language. Applying the theory to practice, the practical component of the course will prepare students to make informed decisions about the use and teaching of reading, especially about how to select reading, how to present it, and how to work with and on written material.

SPAN 8110 Teaching Listening in a Foreign Language Classroom: From Theory to Practice
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course will focus on the importance of listening in the acquisition/learning of a foreign language and how this ability relates to the other language skills. Students will learn about the process of listening, review, and assess the listening material available in the Spanish FL setting, and learn how to select, develop, and use listening material in the FL classroom.

SPAN 8601 Spanish Linguistics
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Spanish Linguistics. Study of all areas of Spanish linguistics: phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, historical linguistics, and dialectology.

SPAN 8603 Cultural Studies
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Study of particular aspects or periods of Spanish, Latin American, and other Spanish speaking communities. May be repeated if topics vary.

SPAN 8710 Special Topics in Spanish Applied Linguistics
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

May be repeated for credit if topic varies.

SPAN 8800 History of the Spanish Language
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

The phonological and morphological evolution of Spanish from Vulgar Latin to standard modern Spanish. Several old Spanish texts will be examined.

SPAN 8805 Medieval Spanish Literature
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Evolution of Spanish literature from the “jarcha” through La Celestina.

SPAN 8810 Topics in Golden Age Literature
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Study of particular aspects or periods of Golden Age Literature. May be repeated if topics vary.

SPAN 8830 Generation of ’98
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Early twentieth-century Spanish literature with emphasis on the works of Unamuno, Machado, Baroja, Azorin, and Ortega y Gasset.

SPAN 8835 Contemporary Spanish Literature
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Study of particular aspects of Contemporary Spanish Literature. May be repeated if topics vary.

SPAN 8840 Trauma, Memory, and Artistic Representation: State Terror in Argentina (1976-83)
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

A look at how different artistic expressions (literature, film, music, visual arts) have represented state terror and the trauma of the “desaparecidos” in the decades following the 1976-83 military dictatorship in Argentina.

SPAN 8842 Afro-Hispanic Literature and Cultures
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course covers writings in a variety of genres as well as visual and musical selections pertaining to the African diaspora in Spanish America and the Caribbean.

SPAN 8845 Latin-American Literature from the Conquest to the 1900s
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

A survey of Colonial literature from the first chronicles of Colon and Cortes to the 1900s.

SPAN 8850 The Traditional Latin American Novel
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

(Not open to students with prior credit for SPAN 855A.) The evolution of the genre in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries from traditional trends (“indianismo,” regionalism, social realism) to new trends (“modernismo,” “vanguardismo”).

SPAN 8855 The Latin American “Boom” Novel
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

(Not open to students with prior credit for SPAN 855B.) The “Boom” phenomenon of the 1960s and 1970s (including early manifestations in the 1940s and 1950s) as a radical departure from previous narrative forms.

SPAN 8860 The Contemporary Latin American Novel
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

(Not open to students with prior credit for SPAN 855C.) Newest trends in the post-Boom novel since the mid-1970s as both a continuation and a departure from the “Boom.”.

SPAN 8865 Latin American Short Story
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

The evolution of the genre in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, as manifested in the various schools of romanticism, modernism, realism, naturalism, “vanguardismo,” and contemporary trends.

SPAN 8870 Latin American Poetry
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Study of particular aspects and periods of Latin American Poetry. May be repeated if topics vary.

SPAN 8875 Women Writers
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

A literary and cultural study of the literary production of Spanish, Latin American, and US Latina women writers. Special attention will be paid to the categories of gender and sexuality, and how these cultural constructs inform the ideological and aesthetic debates in the field of Hispanic Studies. May be repeated if topics vary.

SPAN 8880 Special Topics in Spanish Literature
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

May be repeated for credit if topics vary.

SPAN 8885 Special Topics in Latin American Literature and/or Culture
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

May be repeated for credit if topics vary.

SPAN 8890 Contemporary Mexican Fiction
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

An overview of the most influencial novels in Mexican culture since 1960, with emphasis on writers such as Rulfo, Fuentes, Poniatowska, Agustin, Pacheco, Mastretta, and Esquivel.

SPAN 8895 Research
Credit Hours 1.0 - 21.0
Description

Independent Research for credit.

SPAN 8999 Thesis Research
Credit Hours 1.0 - 9.0
Description