Course Offerings

SPANISH (SPAN)

Upper Division

515. Seminar in Spanish Peninsular Literature, Culture or Film
Advanced study of the literature and culture of Spain. May be repeated as topics change. Prerequisites: SPAN 302, 318, 395; one class from the SPAN 370 series; and one class from the SPAN 440 series.
  1. Prose Fiction (4 units)
  2. Poetry (4 units)
  3. Drama (4 units)
  4. Essay (4 units)
  5. Author (4 units)
  6. Culture (4 units)
  7. Film (4 units)
516. Seminar in Spanish American Literature, Culture or Film
Advanced study of the literature and culture of Spanish America. May be repeated as topics change. Prerequisites: SPAN 302, 318, 395; one class from the SPAN 370 series; and one class from the SPAN 440 series.
  1. Prose Fiction (4 units)
  2. Poetry (4 units)
  3. Drama (4 units)
  4. Essay (4 units)
  5. Author (4 units)
  6. Culture (4 units)
  7. Film (4 units)
517. Seminar in Hispanic Linguistics
Advanced study of Spanish language and linguistics. May be repeated as topics change. Prerequisites: SPAN 302, 395, 415, and 416.
  1. Grammar (4 units)
  2. Dialectology (4 units)
  3. Language in Society (4 units)
  4. Teaching Methodology (4 units)
575. Internship in Service Learning
Supervised intensive work that requires advanced skills in oral and/or written Spanish in private or public organizations. A total of eight units may be applied toward graduation. Generally assumes thirty hours of work/study per unit of credit. Graded credit/no credit. Prerequisites: SPAN 302 and 395. (1-5 units)

Graduate/Postbaccalaureate

May not be taken by undergraduate students.
606. Methodology of Graduate Study
Introduction to bibliography, research techniques, professional discourse styles, and basic critical approaches. This course is a prerequisite to all 600-level courses in the M.A. in Spanish. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of the graduate committee. (4 units)
608. History of the Spanish Language
Diachronic study of the development of Spanish from Latin to modern varieties of the language. In-depth analysis of phonological, morphological, and syntactic changes related to relevant events of Spanish and Spanish American history. Formerly SPAN 605. Prerequisites: graduate standing and SPAN 606, or consent of the graduate committee. (4 units)
610. Theory and Practice of Literary Criticism in Spanish
Analysis and application of methods of contemporary literary theory and criticism employing principal texts from Spanish and Spanish-American literature. Prerequisites: graduate standing and SPAN 606, or consent of the graduate committee. (4 units)
615. Second Language Acquisition in Spanish
Study and application of current techniques and approaches in second language acquisition, including outcomes assessment. Prerequisites: graduate standing, SPAN 320 or equivalent and SPAN 606; or consent of the graduate committee. (4 units)
620. Spanish Linguistics
Intensive study of contemporary issues in Spanish linguistics. A maximum of 12 units may be applied toward the M.A. in Spanish. Prerequisites: graduate standing and SPAN 606, or consent of the graduate committee.
  1. Sociolinguistics of the Hispanic World (4 units)
  2. Spanish Dialectology (4 units)
  3. Spanish in the United States (4 units)
  4. Seminar in Spanish Phonetics and Phonology (4 units)
625. Spanish Peninsular Literature and Culture
Intensive study of significant works or a principal author from Spanish Peninsular literature and culture. A maximum of 12 units may be applied toward the M.A. in Spanish. Prerequisites: graduate standing and SPAN 606, or consent of the graduate committee.
  1. Prose Fiction (4 units)
  2. Poetry (4 units)
  3. Drama (4 units)
  4. Essay (4 units)
  5. Authors (4 units)
  6. Culture (4 units)
630. Spanish-American Literature and Culture
Intensive study of significant works or a principal author from Spanish-American Literature and Culture, or Latino cultures. A maximum of 12 units may be applied toward the M.A. in Spanish. Prerequisites: graduate standing and SPAN 606, or consent of the graduate committee.
  1. Prose Fiction (4 units)
  2. Poetry (4 units)
  3. Drama (4 units)
  4. Essay (4 units)
  5. Author (4 units)
  6. Latino Cultures (4 units)
650. The Spanish Golden Age
Advanced study of the literature of the Spanish sixteenth- and seventeenth centuries. A maximum of eight units may be applied to the M.A. in Spanish. Prerequisites: graduate standing and SPAN 606, or consent of the graduate committee.
  1. Don Quixote (4 units)
  2. Drama (4 units)
  3. Prose (4 units)
  4. Poetry (4 units)
651. Studies in Spanish American Literature
Advanced study of the literature of Spanish America from the colonial period to the present. A maximum of eight units may be applied to the M.A. in Spanish. Prerequisites: graduate standing and SPAN 606, or consent of the graduate committee.
  1. Colonial (4 units)
  2. Nineteenth Century (4 units)
  3. Twentieth Century (4 units)
  4. Contemporary Women Writers (4 units)
  5. Regional and Indigenous Literatures (4 units)
652. Seminar in Spanish-American Civilization
Advanced study of an important contemporary aspect of Spanish-American culture and literature. A maximum of eight units may be applied to the M.A. in Spanish. Prerequisites: graduate standing and SPAN 606, or consent of the graduate committee.
  1. Surrealism (4 units)
  2. Post-modernist Literature (4 units)
  3. African Influences in Literature (4 units)
  4. The Novel of the Dictator (4 units)
  5. The Neo-Picaresque Novel (4 units)
  6. Neo-Colonialism (4 units)
  7. Contemporary Film (4 units)
653. Contemporary Chicano/Latino Literature in Spanish
Intensive analysis of works by Chicano and Latino writers in Spanish in the United States. Prerequisites: graduate standing and SPAN 606, or consent of the graduate committee. (4 units)
654. Modern Spanish Peninsular Literature
Advanced study of the literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in Spain. A maximum of eight units may be applied to the M.A. in Spanish. Prerequisites: graduate standing and SPAN 606, or consent of the graduate committee.
  1. Nineteenth Century (4 units)
  2. Twentieth Century (4 units)
  3. Contemporary Women Writers (4 units)
655. Seminar in Applied Linguistics
Study and discussion of current issues in first and second language acquisition and instruction, as well as topics in the linguistic contrast between Spanish and English. Prerequisites: SPAN 606, 615, and graduate standing; or consent of the graduate committee. (4 units)
656. Seminar in Spanish Semantics and Pragmatics
Study of noun and verbal systems of the Spanish language, as found in a variety of discourses, and analysis of forms and functional meaning in social contexts. Prerequisites: graduate standing and SPAN 606, or consent of graduate committee. (4 units)
696. Graduate Portfolio
Preparation and submission of a portfolio with appropriate reflective writing samples and experiences of Spanish language instruction at the college level. Includes a discussion of current instructional methodology for foreign languages and a field component consisting of observation and teaching of college level Spanish language classes. Graded credit/no credit. (2 units)
697. Comprehensive Examination
Written and oral examination covering Spanish linguistics, peninsular literature and culture, Spanish-American literature and culture, and Latino cultures in the United States. Examination is based on the core of required classes for the M.A. in Spanish as well as a reading list. Student must pass exam and any retests within one year of completion of the core and elective courses. Exam may be repeated once, and only the sections failed will be retested. Graded credit/no credit. Prerequisite: must be taken in the last quarter before graduation. (1 unit)
698. Continuous Enrollment for Graduate Candidacy Standing
Independent study leading to completion of requirements (other than course work) for the master's degree. To retain classified standing in the master's program, a student must enroll in 698 each quarter until the project or thesis is accepted or the comprehensive examination passed. Cannot be used to satisfy degree requirements. Students who enroll in 698 through the university have full use of all university facilities. See Page 370, Culminating Experience: Exam, Thesis, or Project. Prerequisites: advancement to candidacy and approval of program graduate coordinator or, if an interdisciplinary studies major, consent of the Dean of Graduate Studies. 698 is a variable unit course, see Page 43 for fee schedule. Earned units are not degree-applicable nor will they qualify for financial aid. (0-6 units)

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