Spanish Undergraduate Spring 2020

Spanish (SPAN) Courses – Taught in Spanish


SPAN 1020 – Elementary Spanish

Please check SIS for sections, dates, times, locations, and instructors.

Prerequisites:  Passing grade in SPAN 1010. SPAN 1020 is for true beginners only. Students with prior experience with Spanish in high school 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 (MWF sections) and TBA (TuTh sections).

Elementary Spanish (SPAN 1020) 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

Please check SIS for sections, dates, times, locations, and instructors.

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 (MWF sections) and TBA (TuTh sections).

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 

Please check SIS for sections, dates, times, locations, and instructors.

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 (MWF sections) and TBA (TuTh sections).

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 

Please check SIS for sections, dates, times, locations, and instructors.

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 (MWF sections) and TBA (TuTh sections).

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 Emily Scida

T/TH 11:00-12:15pm in New Cabell 132

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

Please check SIS for sections, dates, times, locations, and instructors.

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 

Please check SIS for sections, dates, times, locations, and instructors.

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 with Esther Poveda and Alison Posey

  • Section 001 M/W/F 9:00-9:50am in New Cabell Hall 064 with Esther Poveda
  • Section 002 M/W/F 10:00-10:50am in New Cabell Hall 415 with Alison Posey

Prerequisite: SPAN 3010 or departmental placement

Conversation course devoted to different aspects of Spanish, Spanish American, or Latino culture. Student-led discussion of materials ranging from films and music videos to radio programs, newspapers, and the Internet.    

SPAN 3040 – Business Spanish 

Please check SIS for sections, dates, times, locations, and instructors.

Prerequisite: SPAN 3010 or departmental placement

Please direct inquiries to the instructor.

SPAN 3050 – Spanish for Medical Professionals with Alicia Lopez Operé

T/TH 2:00-3:15pm in New Cabell 044

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 3200 – Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics with Maria Isabel Richart Marset

T/TH 12:30-1:45pm in TBD

Prerequisite: SPAN 3010 and 3300, or departmental placement

SPAN 3300 – Texts and Interpretation 

Please check SIS for sections, dates, times, locations, and instructors.

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 3400 – Survey of Spanish Literature I (Middle Ages to 1700) with Crystal Chemris

T/TH 11:00-12:15pm in New Cabell Hall 338

Prerequisite: SPAN 3010 and 3300, or departmental placement

Medieval and Renaissance literature may seem daunting, but actually the topics and works covered in this course are highly relevant to today's social and political crises and are also innovative aesthetically in their own time.  You will engage with foundational texts, many of which were underground critiques of church and state.  The Celestina, for example, is overtly about the world of prostitution intersecting the world of courtly love, but covertly it is a protest against the oppression of the conversos, Jews forcibly converted to Christianity.  Lazarillo de Tormes is the first picaresque novel, which develops in the context of debates about the urban poor, marking the beginnings of an early critique of an economic crisis which continues to this day in the specter of impoverished children begging in the streets of Latin America.  We read the religious poetry of the mystics as the beginnings of a new subjectivity.  We also read selections from the highly experimental Don Quixote, a novel in which the protagonist, a "loco," visits a printing press, the place of the character's birth, and consider its relationship to paintings of the period such as Velázquez's Las meninas, which depicts the artist in the process of creating the painting itself. In short, students will be guided through selections of classic texts of early Spanish literature with an eye towards developing skills in literary analysis.

SPAN 3410 – Survey of Spanish Literature II (1700 to Present) with Fernando Valverde Rodriguez

  • Section 001 M/W/F 12:00-12:50pm in New Cabell Hall 338
  • Section 002 M/W/F 1:00-1:50pm in New Cabell Hall 338

Prerequisite: SPAN 3010 and 3300, or departmental placement

This course for advanced undergraduates represents a panoramic survey of the last two hundred years of Spanish peninsular culture. Over the course of the semester, we will explore representative literary movements of modern Spain, including Romanticism, Realism, Naturalism, the Avant Garde, Modernism, and Postmodernism in terms of their historical, intellectual, artistic and cultural contexts.

SPAN 3430 – Survey of Latin American Literature II (1900 to Present) with Anne Garland Mahler

M/W 3:30-4:45pm in Wilson Hall 214

Prerequisite: SPAN 3010 and 3300, or departmental placement.

This course provides students with a survey of Latin American literature and the context in which it has developed from 1900 to the present. Students will leave this course with a general understanding of the region’s major literary trends, including their social and political dimensions. “Literature,” in this course, refers to a range of cultural production from literary texts (novels, stories, essays, poems) to visual art, film, and song lyrics. Throughout the course, we will consider the following questions: How has Latin America’s cultural production shaped and been shaped by its cultures, peoples, and historical events? How do the consciousness, memory, and imagination expressed within the region’s literature both reflect and create the region’s realities? And perhaps most importantly, who has (and has not) had access to Latin America’s literature and how has that shaped the way the region has represented itself through both the written word and image?

SPAN 4040 – Translation from Spanish to English with Catherine Addington

MoWeFr 11:00-11:50am in New Cabell Hall 309

Prerequisite: SPAN 3010 and 3300, or departmental placement

Note: SPAN 4040 may be used to satisfy the Language or Literature course requirement.

Please direct inquiries to the instructor.

SPAN 4200 – History of the Language with David Korfhagen

  • Section 001 M/W/F 10:00-10:50am in New Cabell Hall 303
  • Section 002 M/W/F 11:00-11:50am in New Cabell Hall 303

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

Please direct inquiries to the instructor.

SPAN 4320 – Contemporary Latin American Short Fictionwith Gustavo Pellón

TuTh 2:00-3:15pm  in Wilson 214

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

We will explore the great variety of the short story in Latin America during the twentieth century. Authors studied will include:  Quiroga, Borges, Rulfo, Cortázar, García Márquez,  Angelica Gorodischer, Mempo Giardinelli, Allende, Ferré and Clarice Lispector.

Texts:

Delmira Agustini.  Poesía completas.  Cátedra.

Alfonsina Storni.  Antología poética.  Losada.

Gabriela Mistral.  Desolación, Ternura, Tala, Lagar.  Porrúa.

SPAN 4413 – MODERN SPANISH LITERATURE with Andrew Anderson

T/TH 12:30-1:45 New Cabell Hall

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

This upper-level course will provide an in-depth survey of Spanish literature from the beginning of the twentieth-century through to close to the present day.  We will read examples of narrative, theatre, and poetry, observing how both themes and techniques evolve over the century

SPAN 4500 – Special Topics Literature Seminars with Charlotte Rogers and Andrew Anderson

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

  • Section 001 M/W 2:00-3:15PM in Ruffner Hall 177 with Charlotte Rogers

Note: Spanish majors who are prohibited from taking survey of literature courses may use this class as a substitute for the survey of Spanish literature requirement -- SPAN 3410.

Please direct inquiries to the instructor.

  • Section 003 “READING SPANISH POETRY”  T/TH 2:00-2:50PM in New Cabell Hall 303 with Andrew Anderson

Note: Spanish majors who are prohibited from taking survey of literature courses may use this class as a substitute for the survey of Spanish literature requirement -- SPAN 3410.

This upper-level course will provide a kind of workshop environment for learning and practicing a range of techniques in order to read, analysis, interpret, and appreciate Spanish poetry.  We will read selected examples of poems from a wide range of authors and a wide range of time periods; most of the poetry will be by Spanish authors, while some will be by Latin American authors.  A high level of active participation will be expected of all students.

SPAN 4510 – Special Topics Literature Seminars with Allison Bigelow and Trevor Dadson, Visiting Distinguish Professor

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

  • Section 001 T/TH 12:30-1:45PM in New Cabell Hall 315 with Allison Bigelow

Please direct inquiries to the instructor.

  • Section 002 MoWE   12:30-1:45PM in Lower West Oval Room  102 with Trevor Dadson, Visiting Distinguish Professor

SPAN 4520 – Latin American Revolutions with Anne Garland Mahler

M/W 2:00-3:15pm, Wilson Hall 214

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

This course examines literature, film, artwork, and other cultural production from Latin America’s major revolutions of the twentieth century. It will focus on the violent social revolutions of Mexico, Cuba, and Nicaragua, as well as social movements in Guatemala, Chile, and Venezuela. We will use cultural production as a way to understand why these revolutions occurred, how they transformed economic, social, and cultural relations, how they were accompanied by revolutions in artistic form, and in what ways these revolutions both enthused and disappointed the people most affected by them. The course content will include diverse artistic media including poetry, mural paintings, photography, testimonies, music, and novels

SPAN 4530 – Special Topics Language Seminar with Emily Scida and David Korfhagen

Prerequisites: SPAN 3010; AND SPAN 3000 or SPAN 3200 or another course in Linguistics

  • Section 001 TuTh 2:00-3:15pm  in New Cabell Hall 364 with Emily Scida

How do people learn a second language (L2)?  How are first language acquisition and second language acquisition different?  Why are some learners more successful than others in learning a second language?  How do we measure “success” in second language acquisition?  How do we define “competence”?  I invite you to join me in the exploration of these and other exciting questions.  Together we will discover the processes and mechanisms that drive language acquisition by studying how various disciplines have contributed to the major theories and ideas informing the field of Second Language Acquisition.

  • Section 002 “Meaning in (the Spanish) language”  M/W/F 1:00-1:50pm in New Cabell Hall 303 with David Korfhagen

Span 4530-002- What is the nature of meaning, and how is it conveyed through language? What does it mean to say that a word or expression ‘means’ something? How do words and expressions change meanings over time? How has our approach to answering these questions changed over time? These are the main questions that will guide this course; while focusing on enhancing and reflecting on critical thinking skills, we will address these issues within the context of the Spanish language. Lectures and discussions will be conducted in Spanish.

. SPAN 4600 – Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics with Maria Isabel Richart Marset

T/TH 2:00-3:15PM in New Cabell Hall 168

Span 4700 – Spanish Culture and Civilization with Fernando Valverde Rodriguez

MoWeFr 1:00-1:50PM in New Cabell Hall 027

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

This course deals with Spain in the 20th and 21st centuries.  It will begin with the most important political events since 1900 (end of the Monarchy of Alfonso XIII, the 2nd Republic, Spanish Civil War, Franco Dictatorship), up to the present political events of modern Spain ruled by a parliament under a monarchy, and integrated into the European Community.  Special emphasis will be put in understanding Spain in its complexity, social composition and decomposition, fiestas, and the main social changes of the Spanish society after the death of Franco in 1975 (immigration, nationalism).  Part of the course will be dedicated to the study of the Spanish artistic movements and its most relevant contemporary representatives in the field of music (flamenco and popular), painting (Dalí, Picasso, Sorolla), architecture (Gaudí, Calatrava), dance.

Span 4710 – Latin American Culture and Civilization with Fernando Operé

MoWe 3:30-4:45PM in Wilson Hall 214

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

This course intends to acquaint the student with the history and culture of two important countries in Latin America: Argentina and Mexico. We will start with pre-Columbian cultures, and the historical evolution from colonial times, the Independent period up to the present. The second part of the course will be dedicated to study cultural and social topics: identity; race and ethnicity; city and countryside; artistic and music production; food and cuisine; fluctuations in the economy; religion and its many manifestations; and violence and resistance among others. The methodology is the consistent comparison of these two countries in the most important faces of their history and development.

 

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