Courses

LSPA 100  First-Year Spanish I  Credits: 5 (3-0-2)

Course Description: Essentials of Spanish for the beginner: aural comprehension, speaking, reading, writing.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and recitation. No previous study in Spanish. Placement exam required. Credit allowed for only one of the following: LSPA 100, LSPA 105, or LSPA 106. Sections offered as Mixed Face-to-Face (3 credits face-to-face, 2 credits online) or Face-to-Face.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

LSPA 101  First-Year Spanish II  Credits: 5 (3-0-2)

Course Description: Essentials of Spanish for the continuing student: aural comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing.
Prerequisite: LSPA 100 or LSPA 105 or LSPA 106.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and recitation. Placement exam or instructor placement can substitute for course prerequisites. Credit not allowed for both LSPA 101 and LSPA 107. Sections offered as Mixed Face-to-Face (3 credits face-to-face, 2 credits online) or Face-to-Face only.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

LSPA 106  First-Year Spanish Review  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: For students with minimal proficiency in Spanish. Basic review of essential skills: aural comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Placement exam or instructor placement. Credit allowed for only one of the following: LSPA 100, LSPA 105, or LSPA 106. Sections may be offered: Online.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

LSPA 108  Intensive Spanish I  Credits: 5 (5-0-0)

Course Description: Accelerated practice in speaking, reading, writing, and aural comprehension.
Prerequisite: LSPA 100 with a minimum grade of A or LSPA 105 with a minimum grade of A or LSPA 106 with a minimum grade of A.
Registration Information: Written consent of instructor or placement exam can substitute for course prerequisites.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

LSPA 120  Reading for Proficiency-Spanish  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Essentials of language for developing reading proficiency.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Credit for LSPA 120 not allowed if LSPA 101, LSPA 107, or LSPA 108 has been completed.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

LSPA 200  Second-Year Spanish I (GT-AH4)  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Grammar review and extensive practice in Spanish conversation, reading, and writing.
Prerequisite: LSPA 101 or LSPA 107 or LSPA 108.
Registration Information: Placement exam can substitute for course prerequisites..
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.
Additional Information: Arts & Humanities 3B, World Languages (GT-AH4).

LSPA 201  Second-Year Spanish II (GT-AH4)  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Grammar review and extensive practice in conversation, reading, and writing.
Prerequisite: LSPA 200.
Registration Information: Placement exam can substitute for LSPA 200. Credit not allowed for both LSPA 201 and LSPA 228B.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.
Additional Information: Arts & Humanities 3B, World Languages (GT-AH4).

LSPA 208  Intensive Spanish II  Credits: 5 (5-0-0)

Course Description: Accelerated practice in speaking, reading, writing, and aural comprehension.
Prerequisite: LSPA 108.
Registration Information: Placement exam can substitute for LSPA 108.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

LSPA 230  Spanish for Heritage Speakers  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Expands vocabulary, oral communication, writing and reading skills, as well as the contents and contexts of communication in Spanish.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Written consent of instructor.
Term Offered: Spring (odd years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.
Additional Information: Arts & Humanities 3B.

LSPA 250  Spanish Language, Literature, Culture in Translation (GT-AH2)  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Selected works in translation from different periods and genres which represent the interrelationship of Spanish literature and culture.
Prerequisite: None.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.
Additional Information: Arts & Humanities 3B, Literature & Humanities (GT-AH2).

LSPA 296  Group Study-Spanish  Credits: Var[1-5] (0-0-0)

Course Description: Group study in language/literature/culture.
Prerequisite: None.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

LSPA 300  Reading and Writing for Communication-Spanish  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Development of reading and writing proficiency through an in-depth examination of contemporary writing.
Prerequisite: LSPA 201 or LSPA 230.
Registration Information: Placement exam can substitute for LSPA 201. Sections may be offered: Online.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

LSPA 301  Oral Communication-Spanish  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: In-depth language study to improve proficiency in all language skills emphasizing oral.
Prerequisite: LSPA 201.
Registration Information: Placement exam can substitute for LSPA 201.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

LSPA 310  Approaches to Spanish Literature  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Appreciation and critical readings of representative works in prose, drama, and poetry.
Prerequisite: LSPA 300.
Registration Information: Placement exam can substitute for LSPA 300.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

LSPA 312  Introduction to Spanish Linguistics  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics.
Prerequisite: LSPA 300, may be taken concurrently.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

LSPA 313  Introduction to Spanish Translation and Interpreting  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Translation and interpreting of written and oral texts into and from the Spanish language.
Prerequisite: LSPA 300.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

LSPA 326  Spanish Phonetics  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Phonetic principles and their application to Spanish sound system; intensive practice in pronunciation, intonation.
Prerequisite: LSPA 300, may be taken concurrently.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

LSPA 335  Issues in Hispanic Culture  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Historical context of contemporary issues in the culture of Spanish-speaking countries.
Prerequisite: LSPA 300.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

LSPA 345  Business Spanish  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Business and commercial aspects of the Spanish language and culture.
Prerequisite: LSPA 300.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

LSPA 346  Spanish for Health Care  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Specific linguistic and cultural issues necessary to function in the Hispanic health care world.
Prerequisite: LSPA 300.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

LSPA 365  Introduction to Spanish Cinema  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Representation of Spanish society through film. Taught in Spanish.
Prerequisite: LSPA 310.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

LSPA 379  Service Learning-Spanish  Credit: 1 (0-2-0)

Course Description: Language-related voluntary community work.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Concurrent registration with 300-level Spanish course. Written consent of instructor required.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: S/U Sat/Unsat Only.
Special Course Fee: No.

LSPA 400  Advanced Spanish Communication Skills  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Development of speaking, reading, and writing proficiency through an in-depth examination of representative writings and media communications.
Prerequisite: LSPA 300.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

LSPA 401  Advanced Spanish Oral Communication  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Advanced language study to improve proficiency in Spanish language skills, with an emphasis on oral communication.
Prerequisite: LSPA 300.
Term Offered: Spring (odd years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

LSPA 413  Advanced Spanish Translation and Interpreting  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Advanced practice in translation and interpreting of written and oral texts into and from the Spanish language.
Prerequisite: LSPA 313.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

LSPA 435  Caribbean Culture in Hispanic Literature  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Hispanic-Caribbean cultures with emphasis on African heritage and cultural identify.
Prerequisite: LSPA 335.
Term Offered: Spring (odd years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

LSPA 436  Advanced Latin American Culture  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Latin American cultural identities and their history.
Prerequisite: LSPA 335.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

LSPA 437  Advanced Spanish Culture  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Cultural characteristics of Spanish society through the ages.
Prerequisite: LSPA 335.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

LSPA 441  Advanced Business Spanish  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Advanced business and commercial aspects of the Spanish language and culture.
Prerequisite: LSPA 345.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

LSPA 442  Colonial Latin American Literature  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Literature and literary culture of colonial Latin America. Readings and essays are in Spanish.
Prerequisite: (LSPA 300) and (LSPA 310).
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

LSPA 443  Spanish Theatre  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Major authors and works of Spanish theatre.
Prerequisite: (LSPA 300) and (LSPA 310).
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

LSPA 445  Women Writers in the Hispanic World  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Selected Hispanic women writers in a variety of genres emphasizing relationships among gender, culture, and writing.
Prerequisite: (LSPA 300) and (LSPA 310).
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

LSPA 449  Spanish-American Literary Movements and Periods  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Studies in selected literary movements and periods of Spanish America such as classicism, realism, naturalism, existentialism.
Prerequisite: (LSPA 300) and (LSPA 310).
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

LSPA 450  Selected Spanish Literary Movements and Periods  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Studies in selected literary movements and periods of Spain, such as classicism, realism, naturalism, existentialism.
Prerequisite: (LSPA 300) and (LSPA 310).
Registration Information: May be taken up to 3 times for credit.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

LSPA 452  Genre Studies in Spanish  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Development of critical approaches to major works in literature through selected literary genres and subgenres.
Prerequisite: (LSPA 300) and (LSPA 310).
Registration Information: May be taken up to 3 times for credit.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

LSPA 453  Author Studies in Spanish  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Development of critical approaches to authors through the appreciation and analysis of selected works.
Prerequisite: (LSPA 300) and (LSPA 310).
Registration Information: May be taken up to 3 times for credit.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

LSPA 454  Topic Studies in Spanish  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Selected topic studies such as themes, topoi, and interdisciplinary studies in literature.
Prerequisite: (LSPA 300) and (LSPA 310).
Registration Information: May be taken up to 3 times for credit.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

LSPA 465A  Studies in Foreign Film: Spain  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Representation of Spanish society or specific topics through film. Taught in Spanish.
Prerequisite: LSPA 310 and LSPA 335.
Terms Offered: Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

LSPA 465B  Studies in Foreign Film: Latin America  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Representation of Latin American societies or specific topics through film. Taught in Spanish.
Prerequisite: LSPA 310 and LSPA 335.
Terms Offered: Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

LSPA 468  Spanish Vocabulary and Word Formation  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Spanish vocabulary: meaning relations, word formation through prefixation, suffixation, and composition, and meaning change over time and space.
Prerequisite: LSPA 312.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

LSPA 470  Spanish Grammatical Constructions  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Linguistic analysis of selected Spanish grammatical constructions (word order, word formation, and sentence structure), their relationship to meaning.
Prerequisite: LSPA 400.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

LSPA 479  Service Learning-Spanish  Credit: 1 (0-2-0)

Course Description: Language-related voluntary community work.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Concurrent registration with 400-level Spanish course. Written consent of the instructor of the 400-level Spanish course required. May be taken up to 3 times for credit.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: S/U Sat/Unsat Only.
Special Course Fee: No.

LSPA 492  Seminar-Spanish Language, Literature, and Society  Credits: 3 (0-0-3)

Course Description: Integrative study of language, literature, and society.
Prerequisite: (LSPA 310) and (LSPA 400 to 479 - at least 2 courses).
Registration Information: Senior standing.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

LSPA 495  Independent Study-Spanish  Credits: Var[1-6] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Three years of college-level Spanish.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

LSPA 500  Language Analysis/Stylistics-Spanish  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Analysis of Spanish structure through the examination of style in literary and non-literary texts.
Prerequisite: LSPA 400.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

LSPA 500A  Spanish Language Analysis: Syntax  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Analysis of Spanish structure through the examination of syntax.
Prerequisite: LSPA 400.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

LSPA 500B  Spanish Language Analysis: Phonetics and Phonology  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Theoretical and practical study of speech sounds (phonetics), and the systematic use of such sounds in language (phonology).
Prerequisite: LSPA 400.
Registration Information: Graduate standing.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

LSPA 508  Intensive Spanish-Graduate Review  Credits: 4 (3-3-0)

Course Description: Immersion review of Spanish for the teacher; developing intermediate-level proficiency in culture and the four skills.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Admission to Summer Institute for Foreign Language Teaching. Must register for lecture and laboratory.
Term Offered: Summer.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

LSPA 514  Issues in Teaching Spanish  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Course Description: Current theory and practice in second-language instruction; technological applications.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Concurrent graduate teaching assistantship required.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

LSPA 525  History of the Spanish Language  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Investigation of both internal (strictly linguistic) and external (sociolinguistic) factors in development of the Spanish language.
Prerequisite: LSPA 400.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

LSPA 536  Topics in Spanish Linguistics  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Acquisition, discourse analysis, and language change and variation over time and space.
Prerequisite: LSPA 500.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

LSPA 549  Literary Periods of Spanish America  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Advanced studies in critical approaches to selected literary movements or periods of Spanish America.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Undergraduate degree in Spanish.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

LSPA 551  Selected Spanish Literary Movements/Periods  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Advanced studies in and critical approaches to selected literary movements or periods.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Undergraduate degree in Spanish.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

LSPA 552  Advanced Studies in Spanish Literary Genres  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Advanced studies in and critical approaches to literary genres through study of major works in foreign literatures.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Undergraduate degree in Spanish.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

LSPA 553  Advanced Spanish Author Studies  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Critical approaches to the study of selected authors through appreciation and analysis of their major works.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Undergraduate degree in Spanish.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

LSPA 554  Advanced Topic Studies-Spanish  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Selected topics (theme, topoi, and interdisciplinary subjects) in Spanish literature.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Undergraduate degree in Spanish.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

LSPA 692  Seminar-Spanish  Credits: 3 (0-0-3)

Course Description: Treatment of selected topics in seminar.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Undergraduate degree in Spanish.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

LSPA 695  Independent Study-Spanish  Credits: Var[1-6] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.