Course Offerings

SPANISH (SPAN)

Students may petition to receive course credit by examination (CBE) for no more than 12 units towards the major, minor or certificate (see Page 51 in the 2012-2014 Bulletin of Courses for definition of this grade.) Exact times and places of examinations are announced by the departments concerned, students should make arrangements with the department office or coordinator well in advance.

Lower Division

Courses at the 101, 102 and 103 levels require one hour each week in the language laboratory in addition to the regularly scheduled classroom hours.

Students who have completed one or more Spanish upper-division courses may not enroll in lower-division courses without the approval of the Department of World Languages and Literatures.

101. College Spanish I
Fundamentals of pronunciation, structure and Hispanic culture designed to develop the ability to use and understand basic spoken Spanish. Students who have not taken Spanish at California State University, San Bernardino, must take a placement test before registration. Contact department office for details. (4 units)
102. College Spanish II
Further study of the fundamentals of pronunciation, structure and Hispanic culture designed to develop the ability to use and understand basic spoken Spanish. Continuation of SPAN 101. Students who have not taken Spanish at California State University, San Bernardino, must take a placement test before registration. Contact department office for details. (4 units)
103. College Spanish III
Emphasis on oral and written competency at the intermediate level in a cultural context. Students who have not taken Spanish at California State University, San Bernardino, must take a placement test before registration. Contact department office for details. Formerly SPAN 150. (GE=C3) (4 units)
201. Intermediate Spanish I
First course in an intermediate-level sequence in Spanish. Develops students' oral and written Spanish language skills, as well as knowledge of cultures. (GE=C3) Prerequisite: SPAN 103 or equivalent. (4 units)
202. Intermediate Spanish II
Second course in an intermediate-level sequence in Spanish. Develops students' oral and written Spanish language skills, as well as knowledge of cultures. (GE=C3) Prerequisite: SPAN 201 or equivalent. (4 units)
203. Intermediate Spanish III
Third course in an intermediate-level sequence in Spanish. Develops students' oral and written Spanish language skills, as well as knowledge of cultures. (GE=C3) Prerequisite: SPAN 202 or equivalent. (4 units)
214. Conversation
Practice of oral Spanish stressing the discussion of current topics, panel discussions, debates, and oral presentations for students who have formally learned the language in a classroom setting and not in a Spanish-speaking environment (outside the classroom). (GE=C3) Prerequisite: SPAN 103 or equivalent. (4 units)
290. Spanish and Latin American Literature in English
Introduction to Hispanic literature read in English translation. (GE=C3) (4 units)
295. Intermediate Skills Assessment
Assessment of the student's knowledge of the five basic language skills (listening, speaking, reading, writing and culture) based on defined performance standards. Satisfactory completion will be required for enrollment in all upper-division courses in Spanish (excluding SPAN 435). A student who fails SPAN 295 twice will not be permitted to participate in the Spanish major, minor, certificate programs, or upper-division classes required in the Liberal Studies, Spanish Studies program. Formerly SPAN 395. Graded credit/no credit. (1 unit)

Upper Division

Ordinarily, upper-division courses are conducted in Spanish. Students enrolled in these courses will be evaluated on appropriate progress in both the command of the language and the subject matter.

302. Theory and Practice in Composition
Extensive practice in composition and style. Graded A, B, C/no credit. Prerequisites: SPAN 203 and 295 or equivalent. (4 units)
312. Techniques for Professional Interpreting and Translating in Spanish
Oral and written practice and methods of translation from Spanish to English and English to Spanish. May be repeated as topics change. Prerequisites: SPAN 295 and 302.
  1. Literature (4 units)
  2. Public Services (4 units)
  3. Law (4 units)
314. Advanced Conversation
Intensive practice of oral Spanish at the advanced level leading to fluency, to the development of a comprehensive, practical vocabulary and to public speaking skills for students who have formally learned the language in a classroom setting and not a Spanish-speaking environment (outside the classroom). Prerequisites: SPAN 295 and 302. (4 units)
316. Spanish for the Professions
Oral and written practice in terminology used in various professions. May be repeated as topics change. Prerequisites: SPAN 295 and 302.
  1. Communications (4 units)
  2. Health Science (4 units)
  3. Education (4 units)
  4. Business (4 units)
  5. Law Enforcement (4 units)
318. Techniques of Literary Study and Analysis
Techniques of literary study and analysis through readings from Spanish and Latin American literature. Formerly SPAN 216. Prerequisites: SPAN 295 and 302. (4 units)
320. Special Problems in Spanish Grammar
Intensive study of selected grammatical problems in Spanish. Three hours lecture and two hours laboratory. Prerequisites: SPAN 295 and 302. (4 units)
321. Spanish in the United States
Intensive study of contemporary spoken and written Spanish in the United States, including analysis of forms and functions within selected social, political and educational contexts. Prerequisites: SPAN 295 and 302. (4 units)
322. Origin and Contemporary Role of Hispanic Dialects
History and description of existing Spanish dialects in Spain, North America, the Caribbean, Central and South America. Emphasis on forms, sound systems and functional meanings in various social contexts. Prerequisites: SPAN 295 and 302. (4 units)
370. Literature of the Conquest
Readings from Latin American literature from the fifteenth through the seventeenth centuries. Prerequisites: SPAN 295, 302, and 318. (4 units)
371. Spanish Peninsular Literature from the Middle Ages to the Seventeenth Century
Readings from the origins of Spanish literature through the Golden Age. Prerequisites: SPAN 295, 302, and 318. (4 units)
372. Modern Peninsular Literature
Readings in Spanish peninsular literature from the eighteenth century to the present. Prerequisites: SPAN 295, 302, and 318. (4 units)
373. Modern Latin American Literature
Readings in Latin American literature from the eighteenth century to the present. Prerequisites: SPAN 295, 302, and 318. (4 units)
394. Practicum
Participation in departmental cultural activities. May be repeated for a total of four units. Generally assumes 30 hours of work/study per unit of credit. Graded credit/no credit. Prerequisites: SPAN 295 and 302.
  1. Dramatic Production (2 units)
  2. Student/Faculty Journal (2 units)
  3. Tutoring Center (2 units)
  4. Media Center Service (2 units)
  5. Writing Center (2 units)
398. Survey of Classical and Contemporary Hispanic Films
Analysis of selected classical and contemporary Hispanic films from production of major studios to avante-garde artists. Explores important themes as well as significant directors and their unique use of photography, music, literature, and scripting. Each topic may be taken once for credit. Three hours lecture and two hours activity. Prerequisites: SPAN 295 and 302, or consent of instructor.
  1. Films from Spain. Class conducted in Spanish and films in Spanish. (4 units)
  2. Films from Latin America. Class conducted in Spanish and films in Spanish. (4 units)
  3. Classical and Contemporary Films from Spain, Latin America, and the United States. Class conducted in English and films screened in English or with English subtitles. (4 units)
  4. Films from Spain and Latin America. Class conducted in Spanish with films screened from Spain and Latin America. (4 units)
  5. Significant Director or Theme of Hispanic Film. Class conducted in Spanish with films from Spain, Latin America and United States. (4 units)
399. Departmental Service Project
Credit for performing academically related tasks within the Department of World Languages and Literatures. No more than six units of credit for Departmental Service Project courses may be applied toward degree requirements. Graded credit/no credit. Prerequisites: SPAN 295 and 302 and consent of instructor. (1 unit)
401. Phonetics
In depth study of the Spanish sound system. Oral practice and study of general principles of Spanish phonology and dialectology. Three hours lecture and two hours laboratory. Prerequisites: SPAN 295 and 302. (4 units)
402. Advanced Composition
Advanced expository writing in Spanish, including documented research reports and analytical papers. Revision and rewriting will be required. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: SPAN 295 and 302 with a grade of "C" or better. (4 units)
410. Spanish Peninsular Civilization
Analysis of significant cultural aspects of Spanish civilization. Prerequisites: SPAN 295 and 302. (4 units)
412. Latin American Civilization
Analysis of significant cultural aspects of Latin American civilization. Prerequisites: SPAN 295 and 302. (4 units)
415. Comparative Linguistics: Spanish/English
Application of modern linguistic theory to the problems of second language acquisition in the areas of phonology, morphology and syntax. Emphasis will be given to analysis of the subsystems of English and Spanish. Includes classroom applications. Prerequisites: SPAN 295 and 302. (4 units)
416. Advanced Study of Semantics, Pragmatics and Sociolinguistics
Semantics, pragmatics, and discourse in Spanish, with consideration of social factors in language use, variation and change. Prerequisites: SPAN 295, 302, and 415. (4 units)
430. Creative Writing
Workshop in writing fiction and poetry, discussion of student writings, and exemplary works by established authors. Prerequisites: SPAN 295, 302, and 402. (4 units)
435. Chicano Literature in Spanish
Literary analysis of selected works by Chicano writers with a special emphasis on historical and contemporary issues. Prerequisite: ability to read and write at the SPAN 103 or 155 level. (4 units)
440. Mexican Literature
Survey of the development of Mexican literature from 1520 to the present. Prerequisites: SPAN 295, 302, 318, and one class from the SPAN 370 series. (4 units)
442. Literature of the Southern Cone
Survey of the literature of Argentina, Uruguay and Chile from the sixteenth century to the present. Prerequisites: SPAN 295, 302, 318 and one class from the SPAN 370 series. (4 units)
443. Literature of the Caribbean
Survey of the literature of the Spanish-speaking Caribbean region from the sixteenth century to the present. Prerequisites: SPAN 295, 302, 318 and one class from the 370 series. (4 units)
445. The Narrative of Spanish America
Survey of the narrative of Spanish America from the nineteenth century to the present. Prerequisites: SPAN 295, 302, 318, and one class from the SPAN 370 series. (4 units)
446. Literature of the Renaissance and the Spanish Golden Age
Survey of Spanish peninsular literature from the fifteenth through the seventeenth century. Prerequisites: SPAN 295, 302, 318, and one class from the SPAN 370 series. (4 units)
447. Romanticism and Realism in Spain
Survey of Spanish peninsular literature of the nineteenth century. Prerequisites: SPAN 295, 302, 318, and one class from the SPAN 370 series. (4 units)
448. Twentieth Century Spanish Literature
Survey of contemporary Spanish fiction, poetry and essay. Prerequisites: SPAN 295, 302, 318, and one class from the SPAN 370 series. (4 units)
449. Literature of the Indigenous Peoples of Spanish America
Survey of oral and written literature of selected indigenous peoples of Spanish America prior to 1492. Prerequisites: SPAN 295, 302, 318 and one class from the SPAN 370 series. (4 units)
496. Senior Assessment
Assessment of student's oral and written proficiency in Spanish. Includes written exam based on the student's upper-division Spanish courses and a research paper examining a theme from Spanish literature, linguistics or civilization. Majors must take this course prior to enrolling in the last twelve units of the major. Course must be taken prior to the final quarter at CSUSB. Graded credit/no credit. Prerequisites: SPAN 295 and senior standing. (1 unit)
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 295, 302, 318; and 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 295, 302, 318; 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 295, 302, 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 295 and 302. (1-5 units)

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