Spanish Fall 2017

 

Taught in Spanish

SPAN 1010 – Elementary Spanish

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No previous formal instruction in Spanish, or an SAT II score less than 410. SPAN 1010 is for true beginners only. Students with prior experience with Spanish must take the UVA Spanish placement exam. Students may not self-place in a language course. All students will submit proof of placement by TBA.

Elementary Spanish is a four-credit introductory level hybrid course for true beginners designed to provide a thorough foundation in all the language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. This is a technology-enhanced language course in which students will complete online activities on Connect on Tuesdays and Thursdays instead of attending class all five days of the week.  Students should expect an average of 1-2 hours of online homework 5 days a week, plus an extra hour of work that substitutes for class time each on Tuesday/ Thursday. This is a flipped class, which means that students will learn grammar and vocabulary at home, and class time will be devoted to meaningful, authentic, and interactive practice. Class is conducted in Spanish only.

SPAN 1060 – Accelerated Elementary Spanish

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Prerequisites: Placement score of 420-510 on the SAT II Exam or a score of 0-325 on the UVA Placement Exam. Students may not self-place in a language course. All students will submit proof of placement by TBA.

Accelerated Elementary Spanish a four-credit accelerated introductory level hybrid course designed to provide a thorough foundation in all the language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. This is a technology-enhanced language course in which students will complete online activities with Connect on Tuesdays and Thursdays instead of attending class all five days of the week.  Students should expect an average of 1-2 hours of online homework 5 days a week, plus an extra hour of work that substitutes for class time each on Tuesday/ Thursday. This is a flipped class, which means that students will learn grammar and vocabulary at home, and class time will be devoted to meaningful, authentic, and interactive practice. Class is conducted in Spanish only.

SPAN 2010 – Intermediate Spanish 

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Prerequisites: SPAN 1020, SPAN 1060, or SAT II score of 520-590, or Placement Test score of 326-409. Students may not self-place in a language course.  All students will submit proof of placement by TBA.

Intermediate Spanish is a three-credit intermediate level course, the third course in a four-course sequence, which fulfills the language requirement.  The goal of this course is to bridge the gap between elementary and advanced levels in the further development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. This is a flipped class, which means that students will learn grammar and vocabulary at home, and class time will be devoted to meaningful, authentic, and interactive practice. Class is conducted in Spanish only.

SPAN 2020 – Advanced Intermediate Spanish 

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Prerequisites: Spanish 2010, SAT II Test score of 600-640, or UVA Placement Test score of 410-535. Students may not self-place in a language course. All students will submit proof of placement by TBA.

Advanced Intermediate Spanish is a three credit intermediate level course, the fourth course in a four-course sequence which fulfills the language requirement. The goal of this course is to bridge the gap between elementary and advanced levels in the further development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. This is a flipped class, which means that students will learn grammar and vocabulary at home, and class time will be devoted to meaningful, authentic, and interactive practice. Class is conducted in Spanish only.

SPAN 3000 – Phonetics with Joel Rini

TuTh 2:00-3:15PM in New CAB 107

Prerequisite: SPAN 3010 or equivalent.

Spanish Phonetics provides an introduction to the sound system of both Peninsular and Latin American Spanish. Class discussions focus on how the sounds of Spanish are produced from an articulatory point of view, and how these sounds are organized and represented in the linguistic competence of their speakers. When appropriate, comparisons will be made between Spanish and English or Spanish and other (Romance and non-Romance) languages. This course seeks to improve the student's pronunciation.

SPAN 3010 – Grammar and Composition I 

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Prerequisite: SPAN 2020 (or equivalent); or UVA placement test score of 536-650; or AP score of 4; or SAT II score of 641-700; or IB Spanish (High) score of 7.

This course seeks to develop advanced literacy in Spanish through extensive reading, writing, analysis, and discussion of authentic literary texts and videos. Emphasis is placed on how grammatical forms codify meaning and how grammar and meaning interact to construct the language and textual structure expected in the following academic genres: the critical review, the persuasive essay, and the research paper.

SPAN 3020 – Grammar and Composition II 

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Prerequisites: SPAN 2020 (or equivalent) AND either of the following: a UVA placement test score of 651+; an AP score of 5; an SAT II score of 701-800; an IB Spanish A1 or A2 score of 5, 6 or 7.

This course seeks to develop advanced literacy in Spanish through extensive reading, writing, analysis, and discussion of authentic literary texts and videos. Emphasis is placed on how grammatical forms codify meaning and how grammar and meaning interact to construct the language and textual structure expected in the following academic genres: the comparative essay, the argumentative essay, and the research paper.

SPAN 3030 – Cultural Conversations

ThTh 2:00-3:15PM in Dell 2 102

Prerequisite: SPAN3010 or the equivalent level of Spanish, in which case students will need to speak with the instructor ahead of time for permission to take the course.

Please direct inquiries to the instructor.

SPAN 3040 – Business Spanish 

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Prerequisite: SPAN 3010 or departmental placement

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SPAN 3050 – Spanish for Medical Professionals

  • Section 001  TuTh 11:00-12:15PM in New CAB 191  
  • Section 002  TuTh 12:30-1:45PM in New CAB 191  

Prerequisite: SPAN 3010 or departmental placement

This course is designed for students planning to work in the health care field and who want to develop fundamental written and oral skills and vocabulary for the assessment of Spanish speaking patients in a variety of settings. Students will gain familiarity with non-technical and semi-technical functional vocabulary, along with idiomatic expressions and situational phrases that are used in medical Spanish.

SPAN 3300 – Texts and Interpretation 

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Prerequisite: SPAN 3010 or departmental placement. (Note: SPAN 3300 or instructor permission is prerequisite for any course in Spanish literature or culture with a number above SPAN 3300.)

In this course we will be covering a variety of basic approaches to literary texts that enable us to analyze and understand them better. The course will be organized on the basis of literary genre (narrative, theater, poetry, etc.), with a portion of the semester dedicated to each. Short texts in Spanish for readings will be drawn from both Spanish and Latin American literature, and from a range of time periods.

SPAN 3410 – Survey of Spanish Literature ll (1700-Present) with Randolph Pope

TuTh 12:30-1:45PM in New CAB 132

Prerequisite: SPAN 3010 and 3300, or departmental placement.

This course offers a survey of the main cultural evolution of Spain since the age of Enlightenment to today, focusing on some of the most outstanding literature, architecture, and painting of the period. The course also wishes to improve your spoken and written Spanish. Grade will depend on class participation, short papers, quizzes, a mid-term and a final exam.

SPAN 3430 – Survey of Latin American Literature II (1900 to Present) with Gustavo Pellón 

Prerequisite: SPAN 3010 and 3300, or departmental placement.

[This section CANCELLED]  Section 001 – TuTh 12:30-1:45PM in New CAB 168 with Charlotte Rogers

Section 003 –  TuTh 11:00-12:15PM in New CAB 332 with Gustavo Pellón

Si eres Spanish major y estás en tu cuarto año no debes estar en un curso panorámico. Hay algunas excepciones. En caso de duda habla conmigo.

Este curso ofrece un panorama de la literatura hispanoamericana moderna. El curso tiene como meta exponer al estudiante a los autores, obras, y movimientos literarios principales de Hispanoamérica desde fines del siglo XIX a nuestros día. Vamos a leer poemas y selecciones breves de prosa en la antología Letras de Hispanomérica y además la novela Boquitas pintadas de Manuel Puig.

SPAN 4040 – Translation from Spanish to English 

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Prerequisite: SPAN 3010 and 3300, or departmental placement

Please direct inquiries to the instructor.

SPAN 4202 – Hispanic Sociolinguistics with Omar Velázquez-Mendoza  

TuTh 11:00-12:15AM in New CAB 395

Prerequisite: SPAN 3200 and 3010, or 3000 and 3010, or departmental placement.

This course examines the Spanish language within its social context by exploring the following topics: language versus dialect; the standard language; linguistic variation and its main variables: geography, gender, age, etc.; language variation and language change; language contact and bilingualism; Spanish in the US; code switching. Course conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 3200 or 3000.

SPAN 4310 – Latin American Women Writers from 1900 to the Present with María-Inés Lagos  

TuTh 11:00-12:15AM in New CAB 291

Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement.

Study of major Latin American women writers from 1900 to the present—poets, essayists, playwrights, and fiction writers. We will read works by authors of various generations and countries as well as essays on gender theory. Discussion will focus on the literary representation of issues related to gender and culture, and their intersection with other variables, such as class, race, historical period, etc. Emphasis on how women from different backgrounds have articulated female experience in societies that establish strong differences between the roles of men and women. Films and other audiovisual materials will be used to illustrate the social and cultural context. Class participation, oral presentation, two exams, several short essays, one research paper.

SPAN 4413 – Modern Spanish Literature with Distinguished Visiting Professor Eduardo Mendoza  

MWF 12:00-12:50PM in New CAB 395

Note: Professor Randolph Pope will manage the permission list for this course until Professor Mendoza arrives on Grounds.

Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement.

This class will read and comment significant novels published in Spain from Juan Marsé’s Últimas tardes con Teresa (1966) to Jenn Díaz’ Mujer sin hijo (2013). This course will be taught by one of the most distinguished Spanish novelists, Mr. Eduardo Mendoza, winner of numerous prizes, among them the highest honor granted to a writer in Spain, the Premio Cervantes, which he received in 2016. Two brief papers, mid-term, and final exam.

SPAN 4500 – Special Topics Literature SeminarLove, Power & Politics” with María-Inés Lagos

TuTh 2:00-3:15PM in New CAB 383

Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement

In this course we will examine contemporary literary works focusing on the interaction between love, power and politics. We will read Gabriel García Márquez’s El coronel no tiene quien le escriba, Carlos Fuentes’s Aura, José Emilio Pacheco’s Batallas en el desierto, Senel Paz’s El lobo, el bosque y el hombre nuevo, Luisa Valenzuela’s Cambio de armas, Rosario Ferré’s Maldito amor, Diamela Eltit’s Jamás el fuego nunca, Alejandro Zambra’s Formas de volver a casa, and two plays, La malasangre by Griselda Gambaro and Entre Pancho Villa y una mujer desnuda by Sabina Berman, among other texts; we will watch film versions of these works, and read brief  theoretical essays.  2 exams, quizzes on the readings, 2 papers.

SPAN 4510 – Special Topics Seminar “Federico García Lorca” with Andrew Anderson

MWF 10:00-10:50AM in New CAB 383

Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement

This course will provide an in-depth approach to the work of this famous early 20C Spanish writer. We will read several of his collections of poetry and several of his plays, ones that students are unlikely to have encountered in other previous courses. We will also look at other aspects of his literary and artistic output: lectures, drawings, music, etc.

SPAN 4520 – Special Topics Culture & Civ Seminar “20th & 21st Century Cuba” with Charlotte Rogers

TuTh 12:30-1:45PM in New CAB 168

Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement

This course examines the vibrant cultures of Cuba from Independence to the present. Students will become familiar with the diverse and syncretic forms of cultural production in Cuba, including art, music, dance, film, food, journalism, and literature. Special emphasis will be placed on continuities and ruptures in Cuban culture before and after the Revolution. Students will research and present on contemporary topics in Cuban culture.

SPAN 4600 – Literature and Cinema with Randolph Pope

TuTh 2:00-3:15PM in New CAB 132

Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement.

We will study narrative texts from Spain and Latin America, and the films or TV series inspired by them. Weekly comments, two brief papers, mid-term, and final exam.

Fall
2017
Undergraduate Courses
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