Weissman School of Arts and Sciences

THE MAJOR 

SPANISH

The Spanish courses of the Department of Modern Languages and Comparative Literature are designed to give students oral and written fluency in the language and to impart a knowledge of the literatures of Spain and Latin America. It is hoped that literary appreciation and critical methods will be developed and that the student’s cultural and intellectual vistas will be broadened.

 Required Courses

All students who major in Spanish will take a minimum of 24 credits in this field. Students who have had three or more years of Spanish in high school or the equivalent may start their electives immediately. Those who are not sufficiently proficient in the aural-oral use of the language are advised to take SPA 4000 Advanced Oral Communication I early in their programs.  All students who major in Spanish are required to take the following courses:

SPA 4010 Advanced Written Communication

SPA 4050 Introduction to Literary Theory

 

As part of the 24-credit requirement, majors will take at least one course from each of the following groups:

 Group 1: Language and Linguistics

SPA 4001 Advanced Oral Communication II

SPA 4003 Translation Workshop: Spanish to English

SPA 4011 Structures of Modern Spanish

SPA 4012 Phonetics

SPA 4013 Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics

SPA 4014 Hispanic Bilingualism

SPA 4015 History of the Spanish Language

 

Group 2: Latin American Literature

SPA 4221 Contemporary Latin-American Theatre

SPA 4222 Contemporary Latin-American Novel

SPA 4224 Contemporary Latin American Short Story

SPA 4226 Afro-Caribbean Literature

SPA 4228 Twentieth-Century Women’s Writing in Latin America

SPA 4281 The Literature of Latin America I

SPA 4282 The Literature of Latin America II

SPA 4283 The City in Latin American Literature

SPA 4383 Cuban, Dominican, and Puerto Rican Literature I

SPA 4384 Cuban, Dominican, and Puerto Rican Literature II

 

Group 3: Peninsular Literature

SPA 4114 Spanish Medieval Literature

SPA 4117 Spanish Literature of the Golden Age

SPA 4118 Neoclassicism to Romanticism

SPA 4121 Modern Spanish Drama

SPA 4123 The Generation of ’98

SPA 4124 Twentieth-Century Spanish Literature

SPA 4125 Modern Spanish Short Story

SPA 4150 Cervantes

SPA 4181 History of Spanish Literature I

SPA 4182 History of Spanish Literature II

 

Group 4: Culture and Civilization

SPA 4115 Images of Women in Spanish Culture

SPA 4171 Civilization and Culture of Spain

SPA 4183 Spanish Film: Cinematic Representations of the Spanish Artistic Tradition

SPA 4271 Civilizations and Cultures of Latin America

SPA 4999 Special Studies in Spanish

SPA 5000–5004 Independent Study

SPA 6001–6003 Honors Seminars

 

Electives

The remaining 12 credits will be chosen from the following list of advanced courses.

SPA 4000 Advanced Oral Communication I

SPA 4001 Advanced Oral Communication II

SPA 4003 Translation Workshop: Spanish to English

SPA 4011 Structures of Modern Spanish

SPA 4012 Phonetics

SPA 4013 Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics

SPA 4014 Hispanic Bilingualism

SPA 4015 History of the Spanish Language

SPA 4114 Medieval Literature of Spain

SPA 4115 Images of Women in Spanish Culture

SPA 4116 Spanish Literature of the Renaissance

SPA 4117 Spanish Literature of the Golden Age

SPA 4118 Neoclassicism to Romanticism

SPA 4120 Modern Poetry

SPA 4121 Modern Spanish Drama

SPA 4122 The Modern Novel

SPA 4123 The Generation of ’98

SPA 4124 Twentieth-Century Spanish Literature

SPA 4125 Modern Spanish Short Story

SPA 4150 Cervantes

SPA 4171 Civilization and Culture of Spain

SPA 4181 History of Latin Literature I

SPA 4182 History of Spanish Literature II

SPA 4183 Spanish Film: Cinematic Representations of the Spanish Artistic Tradition

SPA 4219 Nineteenth-Century Spanish-American Literature Prior to Modernismo

SPA 4220 Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Spanish-American Poetry

SPA 4221 Contemporary Latin-American Theatre

SPA 4222 Contemporary Latin-American Novel

SPA 4223 Modernismo in Latin America

SPA 4224 Contemporary Latin-American Short Story

SPA 4225 The Indian in the Novel of Spanish America

SPA 4226 Afro-Caribbean Literature

SPA 4181 History of Latin Literature I

SPA 4182 History of Spanish Literature II

SPA 4183 Spanish Film: Cinematic Representations of the Spanish Artistic Tradition

SPA 4219 Nineteenth-Century Spanish-American Literature Prior to Modernismo

SPA 4220 Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Spanish-American Poetry

SPA 4221 Contemporary Latin-American Theatre

SPA 4222 Contemporary Latin-American Novel

SPA 4223 Modernismo in Latin America

SPA 4224 Contemporary Latin-American Short Story

SPA 4225 The Indian in the Novel of Spanish America

SPA 4226 Afro-Caribbean Literature

SPA 4219 Nineteenth-Century Spanish-American Literature Prior to Modernismo

SPA 4220 Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Spanish-American Poetry

SPA 4221 Contemporary Latin-American Theatre

SPA 4222 Contemporary Latin-American Novel

SPA 4223 Modernismo in Latin America

SPA 4224 Contemporary Latin-American Short Story

SPA 4225 The Indian in the Novel of Spanish America

SPA 4226 Afro-Caribbean Literature

SPA 4228 Twentieth-Century Women’s Writing in Latin America

SPA 4271 Civilizations and Cultures of Latin America

SPA 4281 The Literature of Latin America I

SPA 4282 The Literature of Latin America II

SPA 4381 Survey of Puerto Rican Literature I

SPA 4382 Survey of Puerto Rican Literature II

SPA 4383 Cuban, Dominican, and Puerto Rican Literature I

SPA 4384 Cuban, Dominican, and Puerto Rican Literature II

SPA 4501 Spanish for Global Markets I

SPA 4502 Spanish for Global Markets II

SPA 4999 Special Studies in Spanish

SPA 5000–5004 Independent Study

SPA 6000–6003 Honors Seminars

 

Descriptions of Required Courses

 

4010 ADVANCED WRITTEN COMMUNICATION

4 hours; 4 credits

This advanced-level course is designed for students interested in improving their writing fluency.  With a strategic focus on specific problems in accurate writing, this course provides ample practice in descriptive and analytical writing, composition, essays, textual analysis, and research papers in preparation for literature courses, as well as more informal written communication. (This course is required for Spanish majors.)

 

4050 INTRODUCTION TO LITERARY THEORY

3 hours; 3 credits

This course examines the elements of style, critical approaches to the major literary genres, and the main literary movements of Hispanic literature.

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