Class Schedule - Spring 2021

SPAN 101 - Elementary Spanish I

Intensive course for beginner students of Spanish. Students will develop basic listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in Spanish to a novice high level, based on the proficiency scale stipulated by the American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) and to provide them with an introduction to the various cultures of the Spanish-speaking world and Hispanics in the United States.

SPAN 102 - Elementary Spanish II

Continuation of SPAN 101. Students continue developing basic listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in Spanish to an intermediate low level, based on the ACTFL proficiency and provides introduction to the various cultures of the Spanish-speaking world and Hispanics in the United States. Credit is not given for both SPAN 102 and SPAN 122. Prerequisite: SPAN 101 or equivalent.

SPAN 122 - Intensive Elementary Spanish

Intensive beginning Spanish, equivalent to the first two semesters, for students with little or no experience in Spanish or whose skills need refreshing. This is considered a second level course for purposes of fulfilling the University General Education Language requirement. Prerequisite: None or assignment by placement exam. Students who have the equivalent of four or more years credit in Spanish at the secondary level will not receive credit for SPAN 122.

SPAN 130 - Intermediate Spanish

Continued development of reading, writing and conversational skills. This is considered a third level course for purposes of fulfilling the University General Education Language requirement. Credit is not given for both SPAN 130 and SPAN 103. Prerequisite: SPAN 102, SPAN 122 or equivalent placement score.

SPAN 141 - Introduction to Spanish Grammar

Introduction to the major structures of Spanish, from a linguistic perspective and will develop students' formal knowledge of Spanish grammar. This is considered a fourth level course for purposes of fulfilling the University General Education Language requirement. Credit is not given for both SPAN 141 and SPAN 142. Prerequisite: SPAN 130 (previously numbered 103), equivalent course, or placement score.

SPAN 142 - Spanish in the Professions

Introduction to Spanish in business, law, medical, education & social service fields, with a focus on the importance of bilingualism in the U.S., strategies for lifelong learning, and culture considerations. The development of functional use of Spanish within the professional context is the major focus of the course. This is considered a fourth level course for purposes of fulfilling the University General Education Language requirement. Credit is not given for both SPAN 141 and SPAN 142. Prerequisite: SPAN 130 (formerly numbered 103), equivalent course, or placement score.

SPAN 199 - Undergraduate Open Seminar

Approved for both letter and S/U grading. May be repeated.

SPAN 200 - Readings in Hispanic Texts

Readings and discussion in Spanish of a variety of texts by leading Hispanic and Hispanic-American writers covering genres and themes; designed to emphasize reading, discussion, and enjoyment rather than literary criticism. Open to non-Spanish majors. Credit may be received by Advanced Placement "Language" or "Literature" examination. Prerequisite: SPAN 141, SPAN 142, or equivalent.

SPAN 204 - Advanced Spanish Grammar in Context

Overview of Spanish grammar, with emphasis on major challenges and areas of contrast with English. The overall goal of the course is to help students gain a greater understanding of some key aspects of Spanish grammar, which will lead to greater accuracy in their written and oral production. Prerequisite: SPAN 141 or equivalent.

SPAN 208 - Oral Spanish

Practice in speaking Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 141, SPAN 142, or equivalent. To be taken concurrently with or subsequent to SPAN 204.

SPAN 228 - Spanish Composition

Basic composition course; problems of written Spanish and principles of Spanish stylistic patterns; weekly written exercises. Prerequisite: SPAN 141, SPAN 142, or equivalent.

SPAN 232 - Spanish in the Community

Introduction to Spanish-speaking communities in the Champaign-Urbana area, focusing on issues of particular interest to the local Hispanic community, developing contextualized oral proficiency, and facilitating student civic engagement. Active student reflection is structured throughout the course. Meets two hours a week in class and two hours a week in community-based service work. In their interactions with community members and organizations students both learn from and contribute to the community. Same as LAST 232. Prerequisite: SPAN 141, SPAN 142, or equivalent.

SPAN 240 - Latina/o Popular Culture

Same as ENGL 224 and LLS 240. See LLS 240.

SPAN 246 - Gender & Sexuality in Latina/o Literature

Examination of questions of gender, sexuality, and identity in contemporary Latina/Latino culture through a discussion of novels, performance pieces, essays and films. Spanish majors must complete writing assignments in Spanish. Same as LLS 246.

SPAN 250 - Introduction to Literary Analysis

An introduction to literary analysis and interpretation. Emphasis will be placed upon close reading and critical analysis of texts representing different genres and periods in Spain and Spanish America. Prerequisite: SPAN 228.

SPAN 252 - Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics

Introduction to Spanish phonology, morphology, syntax, and at least one of the following areas: issues in Spanish semantics and pragmatics, variation in Spanish, Spanish in the U.S., history of Spanish, or acquisition of Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 228 or consent of instructor.

SPAN 254 - Introduction to Cultural Analysis

Introduction to the analysis of culture as concept, practice and representation, including consideration of the debates that the idea of culture has provoked in different contexts. Provides analytical and methodological tools to discuss a full range of cultural forms. Special emphasis on issues of culture and representation, as well as on the notion of cultural difference(s). The theoretical and critical texts studies will represent diverse geographical and cultural locations. Examples and discussion will emphasize cultural issues in the context of Spain, Latin America and U.S. Latinas/os. Prerequisite: SPAN 228.

SPAN 303 - The Sounds of Spanish

Practical, introductory course to Spanish phonetics, stressing practice in pronunciation. May be offered as intensive eight-week course. Prerequisite: SPAN 228 or consent of instructor.

SPAN 305 - The Structure of Spanish

An in-depth investigation of the structure of Spanish, with a secondary focus on syntactic variation, especially structural differences with English. Introduces concepts and techniques essential for syntactic analysis and description. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 252 or consent of instructor. May be taken concurrently with SPAN 252.

SPAN 307 - Bilingualism

Introduction to the fundamental issues in the study of bilingualism as an individual and social phenomenon, with special emphasis on Spanish bilingual communities in the United States, Spain and Latin America. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 252 or consent of instructor. May be taken concurrently with SPAN 252.

SPAN 308 - Spanish in the United States

Descriptive and critical overview of the linguistic practices of the different Spanish-speaking communities in the U.S. The main objective of the course is to develop critical and linguistic awareness about the relationship among language, individual, and society. Special emphasis on historical migration patterns and settlements, characteristics of Spanish in contact with English, and language use and attitude patterns. Same as LLS 308. Prerequisite: SPAN 228 or consent of instructor.

SPAN 312 - Modern Spanish Literatures & Cultures

Critical analysis of selected texts and periods representative of Spain's literary production from the 18th century to the present, with special attention paid to broader literary and cultural contexts. Specific sections may emphasize critical topics such as gender, ideology, literary form, nationalisms, race, and sexuality, among others. Prerequisite: SPAN 228.

SPAN 320 - Spanish Cultural Studies II

Critical analysis of selected historical events, artistic production, debates, symbols and values representative of Spanish (Iberian) cultures in the modern and contemporary periods. Particular emphasis on the relationship between cultural practices and national identities, as well as on contextualized analysis of different types of cultural phenomena. May be repeated in separate terms to a maximum of 6 hours, if topics vary. Prerequisite: SPAN 228.

SPAN 324 - Latin America Cultural Studies I

Examination of the complexities, ramifications and ambiguities of the cultural encounters, processes and expressions which took place in Latin America between different racial and ethnic groups from Pre-Columbian times to the 1800. Particular emphasis will be placed on the critical analysis of major cultural events, periods and issues that influenced the formation of identities in these territories. May be repeated in separate terms to a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite: SPAN 228.

SPAN 326 - Latin America Cultural Studies II

Panoramic view of Latin American cultures since the end of the colonial period (roughly 1820) to the present. Examination of the major debates, authors and cultural issues that shaped those cultures or that were shaped by them. Specific themes may vary by semester, and may include the following: slavery, colonialism and neocolonialism, revolution, mestizaje, gender, the state, and modernization. Analysis will include diverse cultural phenomena, as well as consideration of cultural perspectives and practices. May be repeated in separate terms to a maximum of 6 hours, if topics vary. Prerequisite: SPAN 228.

SPAN 332 - Spanish and Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship means more than starting a business. This course emphasizes social entrepreneurship, in which the basic process of entrepreneurship-opportunity recognition, resource gathering and value creation is used to address social issues, not to create profits. Students do community-based learning in non-profits serving the local Spanish-speaking community, thereby building their language skills, acquiring cultural knowledge and gaining hands-on experience with social entrepreneurship (theory and practice). Each week class meets two hours in class and two hours in community-based service work. Prerequisite: SPAN 228.

SPAN 399 - Advanced Study Abroad

Advanced level course in Spanish language, literature, history, culture, and/or civilization completed in a Study Abroad program taking place in Spain and Latin America. Approved for Letter and S/U grading. May be repeated to a maximum of 36 hours. Prerequisite: SPAN 228. May be taken concurrently with SPAN 228.

SPAN 437 - The Acquisition of Spanish

Examination of the acquisition of Spanish by monolinguals, bilinguals, and second language learners. After a general introduction to theories of language acquisition, the focus of the course is on empirical investigations of the acquisition of the phonology, lexicon, morphology and syntax of Spanish by each to the learner groups listed above. Taught in Spanish. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: SPAN 303 and SPAN 305 or equivalent, or consent of instructor.

SPAN 460 - Principles of Language Testing

Same as EIL 460, EPSY 487, FR 460, GER 460, ITAL 460, PORT 460, and SLS 460. See EIL 460.

SPAN 463 - 18-19thC Spanish Studies

Selected literary and non-literary texts published in Spain during the 18th and 19th centuries. Focus on analysis of literary and other manifestations of major cultural movements and artistic currents and preoccupations. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 undergraduate hours or 8 graduate hours as topic varies. Prerequisite: SPAN 312 and SPAN 320.

SPAN 489 - Theoretical Foundations of SLA

Same as FR 481, GER 489, ITAL 489, LING 489, and PORT 489. See LING 489.

SPAN 490 - Advanced Readings in Spanish

Directed reading course intended to develop an advanced student's interest in a special area of Hispanic linguistics or literature (author, genre, period, group of works, etc.). Topics to be chosen in consultation with an advisor. Only topics not covered in regular offerings will be considered. 0 to 3 undergraduate hours. No graduate credit. May be repeated if topics vary. Prerequisite: SPAN 252 for linguistics topics; and any two of SPAN 310, SPAN 312, SPAN 314, or SPAN 316 for literature topics.

SPAN 491 - Topics for Honors Students

For candidates for honors in Spanish; intensive study of topics in Hispanic literature or linguistics. 1 to 3 undergraduate hours. No graduate credit. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and of departmental honors advisor.

SPAN 535 - Sem Spanish-American Lit

Special problems in methodology and research; includes other prose fiction. Same as CWL 562. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours if topics vary. Prerequisite: A related 400-level course in Spanish American Studies or consent of instructor.

SPAN 557 - Sem Romance Ling

Selected topics in comparative Romance linguistics. Same as FR 559, ITAL 559, LING 559, PORT 559, and RMLG 559. May be repeated if topics vary. Prerequisite: SPAN 435 and consent of instructor.

SPAN 588 - Sem Second Lang Learn

Treats specific topics in second language learning that are of current research and/or theoretical interest. Topics vary from term to term. Same as EALC 588, FR 588, GER 588, ITAL 588, LING 588, and PORT 588. May be repeated to a maximum of 16 hours if topics vary. Prerequisite: SPAN 580 or equivalent or consent of instructor.

SPAN 590 - Topics in Hispanic Studies

Topical studies of Hispanic literature or linguistics beyond the scope of regular offerings at the 400- or 500-level. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours if topics vary. Prerequisite: Corresponding introductory course at the 400-level, or consent of instructor.

SPAN 595 - Special Topics in Spanish

Independent study/research under the direction of a faculty member. May or may not fulfill requirements for a particular degree program in SIP. Consult Graduate Advisor. Approved for letter and S/U grading. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours.

SPAN 599 - Thesis Research

Approved for S/U grading only. May be repeated.