Spanish

(SPAN) SPANISH
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
William Thompson, Ph.D., Chair
Room 108, Jones Hall
http://fl.memphis.edu

In addition to the courses below, the department may offer the following Special Topics courses:
SPAN 4790-99. Special Topics in Literature and Linguistics. (3). Topics in Spanish linguistics, literature or culture designed to be of special interest for the advanced student in Spanish. May be repeated for maximum of 9 hours credit. PREREQUISITE: minimum of three 3000-level courses in Spanish or equivalent.


SPAN 1010 - Elementary Spanish I (3)
Basic skills fundamental to language proficiency and culture.

SPAN 1020 - Elementary Spanish II (3)
Further development of basic skills fundamental to language proficiency and culture. PREREQUISITE: SPAN 1010, or equivalent.

SPAN 2010 - Intermediate Spanish I (3)
Comprehensive review of Spanish grammar, exercises in writing conversation, and readings in Hispanic literature and culture. PREREQUISITE: SPAN 1020, or equivalent.

SPAN 2020 - Intermediate Spanish II (3)
More advanced readings. PREREQUISITE: SPAN 2010, or equivalent.

SPAN 3000 - Spanish Integrated Skills (3)
Designed to help students improved their skills in order to successfully complete a concentration or minor in Spanish. This course will not count toward fulfilling the requirements for the concentration or minor in Spanish, and is not a prerequisite for taking any upper-division Spanish courses.

SPAN 3301 - Conversation (3)
Designed to help students develop oral proficiency; diverse opportunities for self-expression. Not intended for students with native or near-native proficiency in Spanish. PREREQUISITE: SPAN 2020, or equivalent.

SPAN 3303 - Composition (3)
Designed to develop adequate writing skills; compositions analyzed to identify and avoid frequent grammatical errors and to avoid interference from English. Not intended for students with native or near-native proficiency. PREREQUISITE: SPAN 2020 or equivalent.

SPAN 3308 - Spanish Phonetics (3)
Designed to develop strong pronunciation skills; presents basic principles of Spanish phonetics and examines the features of several dialects of this language. PREREQUISITE or COREQUISITE: three 3000-level courses, equivalent, or permission of instructor.

SPAN 3311 - Intrmdiate Conversation (3)
Designed to develop strong conversational and listening skills; includes wide variety of activities, exposure to different pronunciations and native conversational speed; selected readings to help expand vocabulary. Not intended for students with native or near-native proficiency. PREREQUISITE: SPAN 3301, or permission of instructor.

SPAN 3312 - Adv Conversation (3)
Further vocabulary expansion, precision in diction, and ability to express and understand non-technical subjects. PREREQUISITE: SPAN 3311, or permission of instructor.

SPAN 3313 - Advanced Composition (3)
Designed to develop strong command of written language; emphasis on style, organization and exposition of content as opposed to grammatical analysis. PREREQUISITE: SPAN 3303, or permission of instructor.

SPAN 3550 - Latin America Country & People (3)
Does not fulfill any foreign language requirement at the University of Memphis.

SPAN 4306 - Applied Span Linguistics (3)
Current research in linguistics, psycholinguistics and sociolinguistics and their contribution to second language teaching and second-language learning. PREREQUISITE: minimum of three 3000-level Spanish courses, equivalent, or permission of instructor.

SPAN 4307 - Adv Grammar/Writing (3)
Special problems in Spanish grammar pertaining to perterite and imperfect, "ser" and "estar"; special verb constructions; subjunctive, definite, indefinite articles; writing styles; vocabulary and idiomatic expressions. Recommended for major and minor. PREREQUISITE: minimum of three 3000-level Spanish courses or equivalent.

SPAN 4308 - Adv Grammar/Speech (3)
Special problems in Spanish grammar pertaining to propositions, placement of descriptive adjectives, passive voice, reflexive substitute, past participle in absolute constructions, relative pronouns; speech production, vocabulary, idiomatic expressions. Recommended for majors and minors. PREREQUISITE: minimum of three 3000-level Spanish courses or equivalent.

SPAN 4310 - Spanish of Heritage Speakers (3)
Designed for heritage and advanced non-native speakers who need to demonstrate strong skills in speaking and writing in a professional setting, i.e., teaching, business, legal, and other areas where this competence will be required to apply for a job. PREREQUISITE: demonstration of fluency corresponding to that acquired by a heritage speaker, or minimum of five upper-division Spanish courses, or equivalent, or permission of instructor.

SPAN 4410 - Spanish Lit and Civilization (3)
Survey of literary movements and major figures with readings in literature and civilization. Required of majors. PREREQUISITE: minimum of three 3000-level Spanish courses, or equivalent, or permission of instructor.

SPAN 4431 - Contemporary Spanish Prose (3)
Spanish prose from Generation of 1898 to present. PREREQUISITE: minimum of three 3000-level Spanish courses, or equivalent, or permission of instructor.

SPAN 4432 - Contemp Spanish Poetry/Drama (3)
Spanish poetry and drama from Generation of 1898 to present. PREREQUISITE: minimum of three 3000-level Spanish courses, or equivalent, or permission of instructor.

SPAN 4510 - Spanish Amer Lit/Civilization (3)
Survey of literary movements and major figures with readings in literature and civilization. Required of majors. PREREQUISITE: minimum of three 3000-level Spanish courses, or equivalent, or permission of instructor.

SPAN 4561 - Pre-Contemp Span Amer Fiction (3)
Development of Spanish American novel and short story from beginnings through 20th century. PREREQUISITE: minimum of three 3000-level Spanish courses, or equivalent, or permission of instructor.

SPAN 4562 - Contemporary Span Amer Fiction (3)
Spanish American novel and short story of 20th century. PREREQUISITE: minimum of three 3000-level Spanish courses, or equivalent, or permission of instructor.

SPAN 4563 - Hispanic Literature Genres (3)
Hispanic literature; selections from origins to present time; emphasis on textual analysis. Required for majors. PREREQUISITE: minimum of three 3000-level Spanish courses, or equivalent, or permission of instructor.

SPAN 4701 - Spanish for Commerce I (3)
Spanish business terminology and correspondence. PREREQUISITE: any 3000-level Spanish course, or permission of instructor.

SPAN 4702 - Spanish for Commerce II (3)
Business concepts and documents. PREREQUISITE: any 3000 level Spanish course, or permission of instructor.

SPAN 4703 - Languages/Cultures/Communities (3)
Combines Spanish for specific purposes (medical, business, art, etc.) with community service learning; emphasis on civic engagement; PREREQUISITE/COREQUISITE: minimum of three 3000-level Spanish courses, or equivalent, or permission of instructor.

SPAN 4704 - Spanish for Healthcare (3)
Study of Spanish related to health professions. Students will gain familiarity with written and oral vocabulary for the assessment of Spanish speaking health professionals in a variety of settings. PREREQUISITE: minimum of three 3000-level Spanish courses, or equivalent, or permission of instructor.

SPAN 4780 - Individual Study Spanish (1-3)
Directed individual study in selected areas of Spanish chosen in consultation with instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours credit. PREREQUISITE: permission of instructor.

SPAN 4790 - Intro Hispanic Linguistics (3)
Familiarize students with the field of Hispanic Linguistics, including the evolution of Spanish and current research trends and research methodology.

SPAN 4791 - Hispanic Cinema (3)
A survey of Latin American film focusing on socio-cultural issues.