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ADV SPANISH CONVERSATION & COMP SPAN 412 SPAN (4.00 credits)
Advanced level oral and written exercises to develop vocabulary, grammatical structures, and fluency. Intensive writing practice. Cross-listed: None. Offered: F Prerequisite: 2 classes at 300 level or above or consent of instructor
CONTEMPORARY CULTURE SPAN 433 SPAN (2.00 - 4.00 credits)
This course is an advanced class on present-day Hispanic cultures, with focus on specific countries. It involves detailed analysis of literary, cultural and artistic artifacts, together with media and popular music. Cross-listed: None. Offered: S Prerequisite: one class at 300 level or above or consent of instructor.
CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE SPAN 438 CG SPAN (4.00 credits)
Recent trends in late-20th and early-21st century literature from Spain and/or Latin America. Representative authors from various Spanish-speaking countries, including prose, poetry, theater and essay. Introduction to literary theory and analysis. Cross-listed: None. Offered: S Prerequisite: ENG 110 or W cornerstone; two classes at 300 level or above or consent of instructor.
FILM & SOCIETY SPAN 336 G SPAN (4.00 credits)
This class will explore contemporary Hispanic societies from the perspective of the cinema, and how the Spanish-speaking world has been portrayed in film since the 1970s. The main goal of the course will be to study and understand many of the important themes to emerge from contemporary Spanish and Latin American cinema: including historical influences, social problems, gender relations, political upheaval, marginalization of oppressed sectors of society, globalization, the function of humor, the role of art and imagination in communicating these perspectives, and the contrasts with the "Hollywood" style of movie-making. By the end of the semester, students will have improved ability to read, write, and understand contemporary Spanish, and an enhanced understanding of the themes, traditions and style of Spanish-language cinema. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: None.
FIRST SEMESTER SPANISH SPAN 101 L SPAN (4.00 credits)
For students beginning the language. The following four skills are taught: understanding, speaking, reading and writing. Use of the language lab is required. C Cross-listed: None. Offered: F Prerequisite: None.
FOURTH SEMESTER SPANISH SPAN 202 GL SPAN (4.00 credits)
Continued development of understanding, speaking, reading and writing skills, with emphasis on grammar review and conversation. Cross-listed: None. Offered: F/S Prerequisite: SPAN 201 or equivalent (online placement test available).
INDEPENDENT STUDY - SPANISH SPAN 279 SPAN (1.00 - 4.00 credits)
Given with the consent of the instructor. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
INDEPENDENT STUDY - SPANISH SPAN 379 SPAN (1.00 - 4.00 credits)
Given with the consent of the instructor. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
INDEPENDENT STUDY - SPANISH SPAN 479 SPAN (1.00 - 4.00 credits)
Given with the consent of the instructor. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
LANG IN THE MEDIA: ADVANCED LEVEL SPAN 414 G SPAN (4.00 credits)
Advanced study of language and culture communicated through the mass media, with emphasis on regional usage, advanced vocabulary and complex grammatical structures. Prerequisites: 2 classes at 300 level or above or consent of instructor.
LANGUAGE IN THE HISPANIC WORLD SPAN 318 G SPAN (4.00 credits)
SPAN 318 is a detailed study of the Spanish language through cultural texts from diverse areas of the Spanish-speaking world, including music, video clips, and Internet sites that offer the student up to date cultural information. Cross-listed: None. Offered: F Prerequisite: SPAN 202 or consent of the instructor.
LANGUAGE IN THE HISPANIC WORLD ADV SPAN 418 SPAN (4.00 credits)
Advanced study of Spanish language through cultural texts, literary readings, journalism, film, grammar review. Extensive speaking practice. Cross-listed: None. Offered: F Prerequisite: 2 classes at 300 level or above or consent of instructor
LANGUAGE IN THE MEDIA SPAN 314 G SPAN (4.00 credits)
Study of language and culture communicated through the mass media, as a means to improve language proficiency and oral comprehension. Cross-listed: None. Offered: F Prerequisite: SPAN 202 or equivalent.
LATIN AMERICAN CIVILIZATION SPAN 332 SPAN (4.00 credits)
This course is a survey of the key themes, ideas, and events that have shaped Latin American civilization and culture. We will begin with an overview of the geography and history of the region. Most of the course will focus on major topics of the contemporary period, the 20th and early 21st centuries: politics, economy, society, religion, education, art, women, family, and cultural identity. Special attention will be given to issues of race, gender, class, and recent transformations due to urbanization, immigration, and globalization. We will supplement the textbook with film, television, newspapers and magazines, music, and the internet. We will also read short stories and essays for their unique perspective on culture. Students will engage in discussion and oral presentations, write short papers, and take three exams. Cross-listed: None. Offered: S Prerequisite: SPAN 202 or consent of the instructor.
PHONETICS SPAN 430 SPAN (4.00 credits)
Linguistic analysis of Spanish sounds; practice in pronunciation and intonation. Study of regional dialects. Practice in phonetic transcription. Required of teaching majors and teaching minors. Cross-listed: None. Offered: S Prerequisite: two Spanish courses at 300 level or above or consent of instructor. * If enrollment or rotation sequence does not permit taking these courses at Edgewood, you may take them at the University of Wisconsin-Madison under the Collaborative Program.
SECOND SEMESTER SPANISH SPAN 102 L SPAN (4.00 credits)
Continuation of SPAN 101. Prerequisites: SPAN 101 or equivalent (online placement test available).
SPANISH CIVILIZATION SPAN 331 G SPAN (2.00 - 4.00 credits)
This course examines the historical events and people that have shaped Spanish culture from its earliest beginnings to the present, giving students basic knowledge about the history of Spain and highlighting the interrelationships between political, intellectual, artistic, and social trends. Within the broader historical overview of the Iberian Peninsula, the course will cover in detail Spain's Golden Age (16th and 17th centuries) through the 21st century. The class also provides many opportunities for pair and small group activities that allow students to practice language skills and engage in conversations with their peers. Written assignments will offer students the opportunity to synthesize language practice with new historical knowledge. Cross-listed: None. Offered: S Prerequisite: SPAN 202 or consent of the instructor.
SPANISH INTERNSHIP SPAN 490 SPAN (2.00 credits)
Internship with a service organization in the Dane county area serving the Spanish- speaking community. Cross-listed: None. Offered: F/S Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
SPANISH-AMERICAN LITERATURE SPAN 437 CG SPAN (4.00 credits)
Introductory survey of Latin American literature from colonial times to the present, exploring literary texts as products of the historical and cultural contexts that produced them. Study of and anthology followed by a novel, with secondary sources and videos. Develop advanced reading skills and vocabulary, together with enhanced writing and analytic abilities. Cross-listed: None. Offered: S Prerequisite: ENG 110; two 300 level Spanish courses or consent of instructor.
SPC TPC:IMMIGRATION & SOCIAL CHANGE SPAN 480B DG SPAN (4.00 credits)
The course looks at the causes and consequences of immigration 1) from Latin America to the US and 2) from Africa, Eastern Europe and Latin America to Spain. We look at economic and political motives for immigration in the work of demographers, sociologists, and economists, before moving to the study of the cultural and social experience of immigration, as expressed through literature, art and popular culture. Cross-listed: None. Offered: S Prerequisite: at least two 300 level Spanish courses (or above. or consent of the instructor.
SPECIAL TOPICS SPAN 480 SPAN (0.00 credits)
A course which would meet specialized needs of advanced students - e.g. literature, culture or language. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: None.
SPECIAL TOPICS SPAN 380 SPAN (2.00 - 4.00 credits)
A course which will meet the specialized needs of intermediate students - e.g., literature, culture or language. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: None.
SPECIAL TOPICS: CULTURE SPAN 383 SPAN (4.00 credits)
A course which will meet the specialized needs of intermediate students in Spanish Culture.
SPECIAL TOPICS: CULTURE SPAN 483 SPAN (2.00 - 4.00 credits)
A course which will meet the specialized needs of advanced students in Spanish culture. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: None.
SPECIAL TOPICS: LANGUAGE SPAN 381 SPAN (2.00 - 4.00 credits)
A course which will meet the specialized needs of intermediate students in Spanish Language. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: None.
SPECIAL TOPICS: LANGUAGE SPAN 481 SPAN (2.00 - 4.00 credits)
A course which will meet the specialized needs of advanced students in Spanish Language. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: None.
SPECIAL TOPICS: LITERATURE SPAN 382 SPAN (2.00 - 4.00 credits)
A course which will meet the specialized needs of intermediate students in Spanish literature. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: None.
SPECIAL TOPICS: LITERATURE SPAN 482 SPAN (4.00 credits)
A course which will meet the specialized needs of advanced students in Spanish literature. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: None.
TCH FOREIGN LANGUAGE: ELEM/MID/SEC SPAN 459F SPAN (4.00 credits)
Theory and practice of methodologies. Extensive classroom practice in pedagogies. Practicum experience in local schools. Development of professional portfolio. Required for all Teaching Majors and Minors. Co-taught with FREN 459F; also known as ED 459F. Cross-listed: FR/ED459Fed651F. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: None.
THIRD SEMESTER SPANISH SPAN 201 GL SPAN (4.00 credits)
Continued development of understanding, speaking, reading and writing skills, with emphasis on grammar review and conversation. Cross-listed: None. Offered: F/S Prerequisite: SPAN 102 or equivalent.
THIRD YR CONVERSATION & COMPOSITION SPAN 312 SPAN (4.00 credits)
Language review, with oral and written exercises to develop conversation and writing skills. Weekly composition. Cross-listed: None. Offered: F Prerequisite: SPAN 202 or equivalent.
TPCS IN MDRN PENINSULAR LITERATURE SPAN 424 CG SPAN (4.00 credits)
SPAN 424 focuses on thematic aspects of literature from Spain, focusing on advanced reading comprehension and basic literary analysis from an anthology and short stories or novels. Class activities include vocabulary exercises and group discussions to improve students' language skills and turn the solitary activity of reading into lively conversations. Cross-listed: None. Offered: S Prerequisite: ENG 110; two Spanish courses at 300-level or above or consent of instructor.
WOMEN WRITERS OF SPAIN SPAN 480A CGQ SPAN (4.00 credits)
Spanish 480 Special Topics: Women Writers of Spain will examine literature written by female authors in order to improve understandings of Spanish history, culture, and society with a specific focus on the struggles of women. The literature will be examined for its literary qualities and as a representation of social and gender roles. Cross-listed: None. Offered: S Prerequisite: one 300 level Spanish course or consent of instructor.