SPAN 1001 Elementary Spanish I
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Development of basic skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing; acquisition of grammatical structures. Students are introduced to various aspects of Hispanic culture. Not open to native speakers of Spanish.

SPAN 1002 Elementary Spanish II
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites SPAN 1001 with grade of C or higher, or placement in 1002
Description

Development of basic skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing; acquisition of grammatical structures. Students are introduced to various aspects of Hispanic culture. Not open to native speakers of Spanish.

SPAN 1101 Intensive Elementary Spanish
Credit Hours 6.0
Description

Intensive introduction to Spanish, with emphasis on communicative competence, equivalent to SPAN 1001 and SPAN 1002. Not open to native speakers of Spanish.

SPAN 2001 Intermediate Spanish I
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites SPAN 1002 or SPAN 1101 with grade of C or higher, or placement into 2001
Description

Continuing development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills through use of audio and video materials as well as literary and non-literary texts. Grammar review as needed. Hispanic culture presented. Not open to native speakers of Spanish.

SPAN 2002 Intermediate Spanish II
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites SPAN 2001 with grade of C or higher, or placement into 2002
Description

Continuing development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills through use of audio and video materials as well as literary and non-literary texts. Further introduction to Hispanic culture. Grammar review as needed. Not open to native speakers of Spanish.

SPAN 2101 Intensive Intermediate Spanish
Credit Hours 6.0
Prerequisites SPAN 1002 or SPAN 1101 with grade of C or higher, or equivalent
Description

Intensive exposure to intermediate Spanish with emphasis on communicative competence, equivalent to SPAN 2001 and SPAN 2002. Not open to native speakers of Spanish.

SPAN 2203 Intermediate Spanish III
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites SPAN 2002 or SPAN 2101 with grade of C or higher, or placement into 2203
Description

Continuation of Spanish 2002 with emphasis on conversation and composition. Hispanic cultrue presented. Not open to native speakers of Spanish. Not open to students with prior credit for SPAN 2501.

SPAN 2501 Intermediate Spanish III for Heritage Speakers
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites placement on basis of departmental exam and/or interview
Description

Review and practice of basic grammatical structures, vocabulary building, and development of appropriate register in the oral and written forms. Designed for, and open only to, Spanish speakers who have not received a formal education in a Spanish-speaking country. Not for students with prior credit in SPAN 2203.

SPAN 2901 Study Abroad in Spanish I
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites SPAN 1002 with grade of C or higher, or equivalent, and permission of program director
Description

Intermediate level study of communicative skills in Spanish completed at a study abroad location in Spain or Latin America. This course may include a Signature Experience component.

SPAN 2902 Study Abroad in Spanish II
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites SPAN 1002 with grade of C or higher, or equivalent, and permission of program director
Description

Intermediate level study of communicative skills in Spanish completed at a study abroad location in Spain or Latin America. This course may include a Signature Experience component.

SPAN 3301 Oral Communication in Spanish: Topics in Language and Culture
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Prerequisites SPAN 2002 or SPAN 2101 with a C or higher, or equivalent, or permission of instructor. This course will focus on improving the students ability to communicate by speaking in Spanish with attention given to various types of oral communication including presentational and interpersonal through activities like skits, debates, oral reports, and other forms of contextualized communication with a focus on social and cultural issues. It is advisable that students complete SPAN 3301 before taking more advanced courses at the 3000- and 4000-level.

SPAN 3302 Written Communication in Spanish
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Prerequisites SPAN 2002 or SPAN 2101 with grade of C or higher, or equivalent, or consent of instructor. This course will focus on improving the students ability to communicate in writing in Spanish with attention given to various types of writing (bus. letters, etc) through a practical application in specific contexts. One of the two Critical Thinking Through Writing (CTW) courses required of all Spanish majors. It is advisable that students this course after completing the 2000-level.

SPAN 3303 Advanced Grammar I
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites SPAN 2002 or SPAN 2101 with grade of C or higher, or equivalent, or consent of instructor
Description

Intensive review of grammatical structures of most frequent error occurrence at intermediate level and their application in written form. Intermediate grammatical level is here defined as the average grammatical performance of students who have completed the first four semesters of Spanish at elementary and intermediate levels.

SPAN 3305 Advanced Conversation and Reading
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites SPAN 2002 or SPAN 2101 with grade of C or higher, or equivalent, or consent of instructor
Description

Development of oral and reading skills, vocabulary building, and practice in the patterns of idiomatic Spanish. Not open to native speakers of Spanish.

SPAN 3308 Introduction to Spanish Linguistics
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites SPAN 2002 or SPAN 2101 with grade of C or higher, or equivalent
Description

This course provides a non-technical introduction to Spanish Linguistics to provide students with knowledge that helps them make connections between the structure of Spanish and issues in contemporary Hispanic linguistics.

SPAN 3310 Hispanic Culture-CTW
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites SPAN 2002 or SPAN 2101 with grade of C or higher, or equivalent, or consent of instructor
Description

Historical and cultural aspects of either Spain from prehistoric times to the present or Latin America from pre-Columbian times to the present. Serves as one of the two Critical Thinking Through Writing (CTW) courses required of all Spanish majors. Global Perspectives Course.

SPAN 3314 Themes in Hispanic Culture and Society
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites SPAN 2002 or SPAN 2101 with a grade of C or higher, or equivalent, or consent of instructor
Description

Study of common themes in songs, short stories, poems, essays, videos, the media and other written and visual forms belonging to different countries (Latin America and/or Spain) and periods (in non-chronological order): love and sex; machismo and feminism; time and language; Latin America vs Europe and the United States; race and identity; violence in political and social conflict, and others. Global Perspectives Course.

SPAN 3395 Study Abroad
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Spanish language and culture in a native environment. Designed specifically for those students participating in the University System of Georgia Study Abroad Programs. This course may include a Signature Experience component. Global Perspectives Course.

SPAN 3396 Study Abroad
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Spanish language and culture in a native environment. Designed specifically for those students participating in the University System of Georgia Study Abroad Programs. This course may include a Signature Experience component. Global Perspectives Course.

SPAN 3397 Study Abroad
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Spanish language and culture in a native environment. Designed specifically for those students participating in the University System of Georgia Study Abroad Programs. This course may include a Signature Experience component. Global Perspectives Course.

SPAN 3501 Advanced Spanish for Heritage Speakers
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Intensive review and practice of complex grammatical structures of Spanish, vocabulary building, and development of reading strategies of various types of texts. Designed for Spanish speakers who have not received a formal education in a Spanish-speaking country. Not open to native speakers. Not for students with prior credit for SPAN 3303.

SPAN 3690 Honors Readings
Credit Hours 1.0 - 3.0
Prerequisites Good standing with the Honors College and consent of instructor
Description

Discussion and readings on selected topics.

SPAN 4403 Advanced Grammar II
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites SPAN 3303 with grade of B or higher
Description

Practical follow-up of grammatical structures of most frequent error occurrence at intermediate level and intensive review of advanced grammatical structures. Open to native, heritage, and non-native speakers who meet the course requirement.

SPAN 4405 Spanish for International Business I
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites SPAN 3303 with grade of C or higher, or equivalent, or consent of instructor
Description

Students who are not in the 5-Year Joint Degree Program or IEML are strongly recommended to take BUSA 3000 when the course is offered in Spanish. Discussion of current business and economic issues in Spanish-speaking countries. Global Perspectives Course.

SPAN 4407 Spanish for International Business II
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites SPAN 3303 with grade of C or higher, or equivalent, or consent of instructor
Description

Students who are not in the 5-Year Joint Degree Program or IEML are strongly recommended to take BUSA 3000 when the course is offered in Spanish. The course is a continuation of SPAN 4405. Discussion of current business and economic issues in Spanish-speaking countries. Global Perspectives Course.

SPAN 4409 Techniques of Translation
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites SPAN 3303 or SPAN 3501 with grade of C or higher, or equivalent, or consent of instructor
Description

Expansion of vocabulary and introduction to comparative stylistics through translations (English-Spanish and Spanish-English) of both literary and non-literary texts.

SPAN 4420 Medieval and Early Renaissance Spanish Literature
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites SPAN 3303 and SPAN 3314 with grades of C or higher, or equivalent
Description

Masterpieces of early Spanish epic, drama, and prose to the end of the fifteenth century.

SPAN 4421 Early Modern Literature and Culture
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites SPAN 3303 and SPAN 3314 with grades of C or higher
Description

Spanish cultural and literary manifestations from the early sixteenth century to the end of the seventeenth.

SPAN 4432 Spanish Culture in Transition
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites SPAN 3303 and SPAN 3314 with a C or higher, or equivalent
Description

Focus on social, political, and economic issues in contemporary Spain through the lens of cultural production including music, art, architecture, photography, and urban space as well as literature and film. The course will look at these issues and these forms of culture within the context political transition to democracy in the 1970s and the ongoing polemics that surround and complicate it. Taught in Spanish.

SPAN 4440 Special Topics in Spanish Literature
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites SPAN 3303 and SPAN 3314 with grades of C or higher, or equivalent
Description

Readings of particular authors, genres, topics not covered by regular courses. May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

SPAN 4450 Special Topics in Linguistics
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites SPAN 3303 with grade of C or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

Readings on particular topics and issues in Spanish Linguistics not covered by regular courses. May be repeated when topic varies.

SPAN 4454 Literature of Social and Political Conflict in Latin America
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites SPAN 3303 and SPAN 3314 with a C or higher, or equivalent
Description

Personal, social and political conflict in 20th century Latin America as seen in representative short novels. Different countries, periods and conflicts are covered such as slavery and race relations in pre-Independence Colombia, the Mexican Revolution, love relations in 1940s Argentina, modernity versus tradition in Mexico, Chilean socialism and the 1973 military coup. Global Perspectives Course.

SPAN 4456 Tales of Love, Madness and Death
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites SPAN 3303 and SPAN 3314 with a C or higher, or equivalent
Description

Short narratives (short stories, micro narratives, song lyrics, blogs, etc.) in Latin America and/or Spain. Topics such as love, madness, death and others are explored both as great universal topics and as illustrations of particular aspects of culture and history in the Spanish-speaking world. May be taken more than once if topics are different. Global Perspectives Course.

SPAN 4462 Spanish in the United States
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites SPAN 3303 with a C or higher, or equivalent, or permission of the professor
Description

This course studies the history, development, and current status of Spanish in the United States. Given the repercussions of languages in contact, we will examine diglossia, bilingualism, linguistic identity, language planning & policy, standardization, and the linguistic implications of the presence Spanish as a heritage language in the United States.

SPAN 4465 Practicum in Spanish
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Senior standing or consent of instructor
Description

Directed work in special project; field experience; internships. This course may include a Signature Experience component.

SPAN 4467 Latin American and Latino Film and Video
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Spanish 3303 and SPAN 3314 with grade of C or higher, or equivalent
Description

Course fulfills Concentration requirements. This course introduces students to Latin American film and video. Discussion follows a historic and thematic progression to highlight the significant social and political events during the 20th century and the present. Global Perspectives Course.

SPAN 4469 Afro-Hispanic Literature and Culture
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites SPAN 3303 and SPAN 3314 with grades of C or higher, or equivalent
Description

Survey of literature and other cultural production involving the African legacy in Spanish America. Global Perspectives Course.

SPAN 4470 Special Topics in Latin American Literature
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites SPAN 3303 and SPAN 3314 with grade of C or higher, or equivalent
Description

Reading on particular authors, genres or topics normally not covered by regular courses. May be taken more than once if topics are different.

SPAN 4475 Latinos/Hispanos in the US: Literature and Culture
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites SPAN 3314 with a C or higher or permission of the instructor
Description

This course offers an interdisciplinary approach to studying the experiences and the artistic production in the several Latino/Hispanic (Mexican-American, Puerto Rican, Cuban American, Caribbean, and Central/South American) communities in the United States. This course provides a platform for understanding not only the interconnections among Latino/Hispanic subgroups but also the differences among them.

SPAN 4480 Special Topics in Hispanic Culture
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites SPAN 3303 and SPAN 3314 with grades of C or higher, or equivalent
Description

Readings on particular topics and issues in Hispanic Culture not covered by regular courses. May be repeated if topics vary.

SPAN 4490 Senior Studies
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites senior standing, a 3.5 average, and at least nine hours of upper-level courses in the major
Description

Extensive reading, discussions, and analysis of a broad spectrum of representative works, covering the most important genres and historical periods.

SPAN 4870 Honors Thesis: Research
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Good standing with the Honors College and consent of instructor
Description

Readings or research preparatory to honors thesis or project. This course may include a Signature Experience component.

SPAN 4880 Honors Thesis: Writing
Credit Hours 3.0 - 6.0
Prerequisites Good standing with the Honors College and consent of instructor
Description
SPAN 4990 Independent Study – Special Topics for Majors
Credit Hours 1.0 - 4.0
Prerequisites Completion of at least two 3000-level Spanish courses with a grade of C or higher and consent of the instructor
Description

For Spanish majors with a grade point average of 3.0 or better in major courses and all course work. No more than four credit hours may be applied toward the major. Special topics readings and/or research to be determined in consultation with the instructor.