Spanish

Department of Romance Languages and Literatures

College of Arts and Sciences
910 Clemens Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-4620

Phone: 716.645.6000
Fax: 716.645.5981
Web: rll.buffalo.edu/rll

Maureen Jameson
Chair

Justin Read
Director of Undergraduate Studies
716.645.2191, ext. 1182
jread2@buffalo.edu

B�rbara �vila-Shah
Language Program Director
716.645.6000, ext. 1193
bia@buffalo.edu

About the Program

Spanish, with approximately 320 million speakers, is the fourth most spoken language on the planet. It is the official language, not only of Spain, but also of Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean islands of Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic, most of the countries of South America, and Equatorial Guinea. In the United States, Spanish is spoken by approximately 10 percent of the total population of the United States (nearly 25,000,000 people), making the U.S. the fifth largest Spanish-speaking country in the world. Spanish is a major international language of banking, commerce, cultural production, diplomacy, and science.

The undergraduate program in Spanish is intended to introduce students to a wide range of disciplines within the area of Hispanic language and civilization. The implicit goal of the program is to build students' proficiency in the Spanish language. Students may focus on literature, linguistics, language teaching, or other related areas. To this end, the program offers a broad selection of courses, as well as opportunity for independent study, directed work in allied fields, and a summer program in Salamanca, Spain.

Degree Options

The major program leads to a BA in Spanish. There is also a Spanish minor program.

Students wishing to satisfy the requirements for teacher certification should plan their programs with particular care in order to accommodate the required semester of the professional sequence during their senior year. For certification requirements, students should contact the Teacher Education Institute in the Graduate School of Education.

Joint Major. For students who have another major field, a joint major with Spanish (also leading to a BA) is possible. Graduation requirements for the joint major are three Spanish courses at the 200-level with a minimum GPA of 2.5 and seven courses at the 300/400 level with a minimum GPA of 2.0.

Acceptance Information

In order to be accepted into the Spanish major, a minimum GPA of 2.0 overall and a minimum GPA of 2.5 in Spanish courses completed prior to applying for acceptance, is required.

In order to be accepted into the Spanish minor, a minimum GPA of 2.0 overall and a minimum GPA of 2.5 in prerequisite courses or their equivalents (SPA 101-SPA 102 sequence or SPA 104, and SPA 151-SPA 152), is required.

Advisement

Students new to the Spanish program should meet as soon as possible with the director of undergraduate studies to discuss the major and their course schedule. All majors and prospective majors are urged to seek out the director�s advice whenever they have questions or problems.

Instructors observe the general course descriptions, but they choose authors, texts, topics, and approaches to suit their particular interests. To find out more about a particular course, students should consult the course description on the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures Web site (http://rll.buffalo.edu/rll) or contact the instructor directly.

Academic Requirements

Graduation requirements for the Spanish major include completion of three 200-level courses (9 credit hours) with a minimum GPA of 2.5, and ten 300/400 level courses (30 credit hours) with a minimum GPA of 2.0.

Requirements to graduate with the Spanish minor include completion of two 200-level courses (6 credit hours) with a minimum GPA of 2.5, and four 300/400-level courses with a minimum GPA of 2.0.

Honors, Awards, and Scholarships

An honors program in Spanish is open to students who achieve a minimum GPA of 3.25 overall and a minimum GPA of 3.75 in at least five upper-division Spanish courses. Students in the honors program in Spanish must complete two honors projects in two upper-division Spanish courses.

Opportunities for Undergraduate Research and Practical Experience

H.O.S.T.S./Herman Badillo Bilingual Academy Mentorship Program. The H.O.S.T.S. (Help One Student to Succeed) Program at Herman Badillo Academy in Buffalo provides opportunities for undergraduate students who are fluent in Spanish to mentor bilingual grade-school children in Spanish language and reading skills. UB undergraduates may volunteer their time on a flexible basis, or for academic credit (SPA 499; 1-3 credits per fall or spring semester); they may set up a weekly schedule to help children on a regular basis. For the academic internship, the students keep a journal recording what they teach their pupils and what they learn from the experience.

Interested students may find out more about the program by contacting the director of undergraduate studies or one of the other faculty sponsors in Romance Languages and Literatures.

For study abroad options, see the Study Abroad section (http://undergradcatalog.buffalo.edu/undergraduateeducation/studyabroad.shtml) or contact the Study Abroad Programs office at (716) 645-3912.

Career Opportunities/Further Study

Spanish is effectively the second language of the United States, and one of the major languages of international business and finance. Students interested in a career in primary and secondary education will find that a large percentage of their students are native Spanish speakers. Moreover, because of the strong likelihood that many of their future clients will be Spanish-speaking, students considering professions requiring direct client contact (such as business, law, medicine, nursing, public health, and social work) would be especially well advised to consider a major or minor in Spanish. With involvement of the United States in NAFTA (with Canada and Mexico) and the pending Free Trade Agreement of the Americas (FTAA), Spanish has become even more essential in the world of international commerce and international relations.

Spanish - B.A.

Acceptance Criteria

Minimum GPA of 2.0 overall.
Minimum GPA of 2.5 in Spanish courses completed prior to applying for acceptance.

Advising Notes

Minimum GPAs of 2.5 in the 200-level courses, and 2.0 in the 300/400-level courses, are necessary for degree conferral.

Prerequisite Courses

SPA 101-SPA 102 Elementary Spanish 1st-2nd Semester* or SPA 104 Transitional Elementary Spanish* or the equivalent
SPA 151-SPA 152 Intermediate Spanish 1st-2nd Semester* or the equivalent

Required Courses

Three 200-level courses
Ten 300/400-level courses

Summary
Total required credit hours for the major: 39

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Recommended Sequence of Program Requirements

FIRST YEAR
Fall�Elementary or intermediate Spanish or a 200-level course*
Spring�Elementary or intermediate Spanish or a 200-level course*

SECOND YEAR
Fall�Elementary or intermediate Spanish or two 200-level courses*
Spring�Elementary or intermediate Spanish*; for those having completed two 200-level SPA courses: one 200-level SPA course and two 300-level SPA courses; for those having completed one 200-level SPA course: two 200-level SPA courses and two 300-level SPA courses

THIRD YEAR
Fall�Two 300/400-level SPA courses
Spring�Two 300/400-level SPA courses

FOURTH YEAR
Fall�Two 300/400-level SPA courses
Spring�Two 300/400-level SPA courses

*Appropriate level is based on placement and/or previous experience, unless exempted. For clarification, contact Dr. B�rbara �vila-Shah at (716) 645-2191, ext. 1193, or bia@buffalo.edu.

Spanish - Minor

Acceptance Criteria

Minimum GPA of 2.0 overall.
Minimum GPA of 2.5 in prerequisite courses or their equivalents: SPA 101-SPA 102 sequence or SPA 104, and SPA 151-SPA 152.

Advising Notes

Minimum GPA of 2.5 in the 200-level courses, and 2.0 in the 300/400-level courses, are necessary for degree conferral.

Prerequisite Courses

SPA 101-SPA 102 Elementary Spanish 1st-2nd Semester* or SPA 104 Transitional Elementary Spanish*
SPA 151-SPA 152 Intermediate Spanish 1st-2nd Semester*

Required Courses

Two 200-level courses
Four 300/400-level courses

Appropriate level is based on placement and/or previous experience, unless exempted. For clarification, contact Dr. B�rbara �vila-Shah at (716) 645-2191, ext. 1193, or bia@buffalo.edu.

Summary
Total required credit hours for the minor: 18

Course Descriptions

SPA 101 Elementary Spanish 1st Semester

Credits:  5
Semester: F Sp Su
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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For students who have never had Spanish or had one year or less in high school. Reviews fundamentals of Spanish pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar; emphasizes oral proficiency.

SPA 102 Elementary Spanish 2nd Semester

Credits:  5
Semester: F Sp Su
Prerequisites:  SPA 101 or permission of instructor
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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For students who have never had Spanish or had one year or less in high school. Reviews fundamentals of Spanish pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar; emphasizes oral proficiency.

SPA 104 Transitional Elementary Spanish

Credits:  5
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Students who have completed SPA 101 and/or SPA 102 should not register for SPA 104 as no credit will be given for duplicate courses.

A one-semester review course for students who have taken the Regents� exams or have had previous experience with Spanish, but who are not yet able to go into the second year of language study. Involves all four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and, to some extent, writing), emphasizing grammatical structures and vocabulary fundamentals of simple, everyday conversation.

SPA 151 Intermediate Spanish 1st Semester

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp Su
Prerequisites:  SPA 102, SPA 104, or three or more years of high school Spanish
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Reviews grammar and pronunciation, structured around extensive conversation practice. Also involves vocabulary expansion through literary and nonliterary readings.

SPA 152 Intermediate Spanish 2nd Semester

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp Su
Prerequisites:  SPA 151 or permission of instructor
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Reviews grammar and pronunciation, structured around extensive conversation practice. Also involves vocabulary expansion through literary and nonliterary readings.

SPA 154 Intensive Intermediate Spanish

Credits:  5
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  SPA 102, SPA 104, or permission of instructor
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Students who have completed SPA 151 and/or SPA 152 should not register for SPA 154 as no credit will be given for duplicate courses.

A one-semester accelerated review of grammar and pronunciation structured around extensive conversation and writing practice. Covers, in one semester, the material offered in SPA 151-SPA 152.

SPA 171 Elementary Spanish for Heritage Speakers I

Credits:  3
Semester:
Prerequisites:  open to students who have not studied in a school in which Spanish was the language of instruction
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Students who have completed SPA 104 should not register for SPA 171 as no credit will be given for duplicate courses.

Provides intensive practice in basic grammatical patterns, and encourages vocabulary expansion through reading and writing in the target language. Teaches standard Spanish to students who learned Spanish at home but have little or no formal instruction in the language. SPA 171 satisfies the proficiency requirement for general education. Students who need a fourth semester of a foreign language must continue with SPA 241.

SPA 172 Elementary Spanish for Heritage Speakers II

Credits:  3
Semester:
Prerequisites:  open to students who have not studied in a school in which Spanish was the language of instruction
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Provides intensive practice in basic grammatical patterns, and encourages vocabulary expansion through reading and writing in the target language. Teaches standard Spanish to students who learned Spanish at home but have little or no formal instruction in the language. SPA 171 satisfies the proficiency requirement for general education. Students who need a fourth semester of a foreign language must continue with SPA 241.

SPA 207 Spanish Conversation and Composition

Credits:  3
Semester: F
Prerequisites:  SPA 152, SPA 154 or equivalent
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Involves oral communication and development of writing skills in Spanish, intensive conversation, and writing of themes on contemporary topics. Requires oral participation.

SPA 208 Spanish Conversation and Composition

Credits:  3
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  SPA 207 or permission of director of undergraduate studies
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Involves oral communication and development of writing skills in Spanish, intensive conversation, and writing of themes on contemporary topics. Requires oral participation.

SPA 210 How to Read a Spanish Text

Credits:  3
Semester:
Prerequisites:  SPA 152 or SPA 154 or permission of instructor
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Develops students' ability to analyze a piece of Spanish literature; considers prose and poetry from Peninsular Spanish and/or Spanish American literature.

SPA 215 Intermediate Review of Spanish Grammar

Credits:  3
Semester:
Prerequisites:  SPA 152 or SPA 154 or permission of director of undergraduate studies
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Reviews troublesome grammatical points through oral and written exercises; requires oral participation.

SPA 216 Hispanic Civilization

Credits:  3
Semester:
Prerequisites:  SPA 152 or SPA 154 or three years of high school Spanish
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Strengthens the student�s knowledge of twentieth-century Hispanic cultures and civilizations and improves the student�s command of spoken and written Spanish. Examines some of the major events and trends of the twentieth century that are helpful in understanding the contemporary scene, including the Mexican Revolution, the rise and fall of the Soviet Union, World Wars I and II, the Spanish Civil War, the ascent of the United States as a global power, and the phenomena of neocolonialism and dependency in developing countries. Emphasizes contemporary issues and movements (from 1972 to the present) relevant to Hispanics in the United States, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America, Spain, and South America. Gives students the opportunity to learn how to access cultural information on the Internet. Taught in Spanish.

SPA 225 Spanish Language Through Theatre

Credits:  3
Semester:
Prerequisites:  SPA 152 or SPA 154 or permission of instructor
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Involves reading and discussion of Spanish and Spanish American plays; emphasizes improvement of oral and written expression in Spanish.

SPA 241 Spanish for Bilinguals

Credits:  3
Semester:
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  SEM

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Further develops reading and writing skills of heritage speakers of Spanish; covers spelling and style, grammar review, and expository writing. Satisfies fourth-semester foreign language requirement for those who have completed SPA 171-SPA 172.

SPA 301 Survey of Spanish Literature: Middle Ages to Seventeenth Century

Credits:  3
Semester:
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Studies the early history of Spanish literature, from its roots in Mozarabe and the oral tradition to the Golden Age of Spanish baroque drama, verse, and prose. Emphasizes the development of literature in its socio-historical context, as well as its relation to the history of the language.

SPA 302 Survey of Spanish Literature: Eighteenth Century to Present

Credits:  3
Semester:
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Introduces the student to the major cultural trends and some important literary works of modern Spanish literature. Class lectures present general background information on the artistic movements, philosophical vogues, and historical events that have directly contributed to the course of Spanish literature of the past three centuries. We read and discuss works by such authors as B�cquer, Gald�s, Pardo Baz�n, Unamuno, Lorca, Cela, and Mart�n Gaite.

SPA 303 Romanticism and Realism in Spain

Credits:  3
Semester:
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Examines historic and aesthetic backgrounds of, and conducts literary analysis of, some representative works of the romantic and antiromantic (realist) movements in nineteenth-century Spain.

SPA 304 Early Spanish American Literature

Credits:  3
Semester:
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Covers works from the time of the encounter between Spain and the Americas, as well as from the colonial period. Study of texts emphasizes cultural and historical issues.

SPA 305 Spanish Literature of the Middle Ages

Credits:  3
Semester:
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Examines the literature and culture of the Spanish Middle Ages, from the origins of the language to the unification of the peninsula under the Catholic kings.

SPA 310 Introduction to Literary Criticism

Credits:  3
Semester:
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Introduces salient features of various critical methods, including their application to novels, plays, and poetry from Peninsular Spanish and/or Spanish American literature.

SPA 311 Survey of Spanish American Literature

Credits:  3
Semester:
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Reviews Spanish American literature from the earliest times to the present.

SPA 313 Advanced Grammar

Credits:  3
Semester:
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Examines grammatical categories of Spanish; provides extensive oral and written practice.

SPA 314 Advanced Composition and Conversation

Credits:  3
Semester:
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Develops advanced grammatical and writing skills through literary and nonliterary translations from English to Spanish and vice versa. LEC

SPA 315 Advanced Writing for Native Speakers I

Credits:  3
Semester:
Prerequisites:  SPA 241
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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For native speakers of Spanish; provides practice in developing and sustaining various forms of complex writing in Spanish.

SPA 316 Advanced Writing for Native Speakers II

Credits:  3
Semester:
Prerequisites:  SPA 315
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Continuation of SPA 315.

SPA 317 Spanish Literature of the Golden Age

Credits:  3
Semester:
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Golden Age of Spanish culture refers to the period stretching roughly from the end of the sixteenth to the beginning of the seventeenth centuries, a time identified by many historians and scholars today as the dawn of the modern age. Examines this �early modernity� through careful attention to the works of such authors as Miguel de Cervantes, Francisco de Quevedo, Lope de Vega, and Calder�n de la Barca.

SPA 320 Contemporary Spanish American Literature

Credits:  3
Semester:
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Studies the principal characteristics of contemporary Spanish American literature, centered in the analysis of poems and short stories.

SPA 323 Business Spanish

Credits:  3
Semester:
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Addresses Spanish for the business world. Topics include correspondence, commercial terminology, readings, occasional translation of articles on financial subjects, discussions of documents, business customs, and practice in practical application. Requires oral participation.

SPA 325 Phonetics

Credits:  3
Semester:
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Covers theory and practice of Spanish pronunciation; helps students develop near-native pronunciation.

SPA 327 Spanish Culture and Civilization

Credits:  3
Semester:
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Examines the history, geography, art, architecture, music, cuisine, and customs of Spain.

SPA 328 Spanish American Culture and Civilization

Credits:  3
Semester:
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Examines the history, geography, art, architecture, music, and cuisine of Spanish America.

SPA 330 Spanish American Themes

Credits:  3
Semester:
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Examines some of the most important themes in Spanish American life through selected readings (The Indian, Emancipation and Revolution, Country and City, Education: The University Reform of 1918), music, song, and dance. Most readings that illustrate the themes are literary works but their content deals with historical, political, sociological, anthropological, educational, and artistic matters.

SPA 333 Intensive Communicative Spanish Abroad

Credits:  3
Semester:
Prerequisites:  two semesters of intermediate Spanish or the equivalent
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Provides intensive oral and written practice in Spanish for participants in the department�s summer program at the University of Salamanca in Spain.

SPA 350 Spanish American Short Story

Credits:  3
Semester:
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Involves studying theories on the short story and their application to selected works of Isabel Allende, Juan Jos� Arreola, Mar�a Luisa Bombal, Jorge Luis Borges, Julio Cort�zar, Gabriel Garc�a M�rquez, Horacio Quiroga, Juan Rulfo, Arturo Uslar Pietri, and others. Conducted in Spanish.

SPA 360 Spanish American Literature in Translation

Credits:  3
Semester:
Prerequisites:  ENG 201
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Studies English versions of major works by Spanish American authors.

SPA 361 Spanish Literature in Translation

Credits:  3
Semester:
Prerequisites:  ENG 201
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Studies English versions of major works by Spanish authors.

SPA 382 Introduction to Second Language Acquisition Theory

Credits:  3
Semester:
Prerequisites:  None, although basic linguistics courses and/or language courses helpful
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Examines second language acquisition (SLA) from a variety of vantage points. Explores the factors that affect learning a second language (e.g. age, native language, environment, goals, and learner strategies), and outlines the succession of theories about how people acquire a second language. Students survey and share some of the relevant research literature on an SLA issue that interests them. Further, students engage in and reflect upon a practical observation or tutoring session.

SPA 383 The Folktale in Spanish Literature

Credits:  3
Semester:
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Examines content, structure, and function of traditional types of the folktale; considers ramifications of other literary genres between the Middle Ages and the eighteenth century in Spain.

SPA 405 The Quijote

Credits:  3
Semester:
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Introduces students to questions of life, literature, and art in the time of Cervantes and to the meaning these problems can have for us today. Stresses the importance of genre as a means of interpretation. Gives attention to how modern feminist studies impact the experience of reading and understanding a literary text.

SPA 406 Early Twentieth-Century Spanish Literature

Credits:  3
Semester:
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Examines historic and aesthetic backgrounds and selected readings of the works of Unamuno, Valle-Incl�n, Azor�n, Baroja, A. Machado, and others. Treats all literary genres (poetry, drama, novel). Gives special emphasis to the theme of Spain, its history, and its myths as they were recreated by these writers.

SPA 407 Contemporary Literature of Spain

Credits:  3
Semester:
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Studies main trends and analyzes some of the most significant works written in Spain after 1936. Includes all genres (poetry, novel, and drama).

SPA 408 History of Spanish Cinema

Credits:  3
Semester:
Prerequisites:  SPA 151; SPA 152 or the equivalent; SPA 207, SPA 208, or SPA 210 or permission of the instructor
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Introduces Spanish film history, including renowned directors, the current scene, and the principles of film theory. Accompanying readings deal with cinema as an integral part of Spanish cultural heritage. Class discussions are conducted in Spanish.

SPA 409 Age of Lorca

Credits:  3
Semester:
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Centered on Garc�a Lorca�s poetry and theatre, the course deals with one of the most important poetic groups in Hispanic letters and in twentieth-century European literature: the so-called Generation of 1927 (Lorca, Salinas, Guill�n, Diego, Alexandre, Alberti, and Cernuda). Studies several important avant-garde movements, such as surrealism, as well as currents in the contemporary period.

SPA 411 Spanish American Novel

Credits:  3
Semester:
Prerequisites:  SPA 210 or SPA 310
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Even though many critics agree that the Spanish American novel dates back to 1816, this course focuses on novels published between 1955 and 1990. Examines representative texts of what has been termed the New Novel. Explores some of the main themes in the works (dictatorship, revolution, love, death, and writing) and looks closely at narrative technique. Writers include Allende, Cort�zar, Ferr�, Fuentes, Garc�a M�rquez, Puig, and Rulfo.

SPA 413 Grammar: Writing and Translation

Credits:  3
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Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Develops advanced grammatical and writing skills through literary and nonliterary translations from English to Spanish and vice versa.

SPA 415 Spanish American Poetry

Credits:  3
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Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Reviews the poetic production of Spanish America. Emphasis on period varies. Readings may be selected from baroque and romantic poetry, modernism, the avant-garde, and contemporary poetry.

SPA 416 Spanish American Theatre

Credits:  3
Semester:
Prerequisites:  SPA 210 or SPA 310
Corequisites:  None
Type:  SEM

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Students read and analyze ten plays while examining the following literary movements: realism, vanguardism, the Theatre of the Absurd, metatheatre, and postmodernism. Students use their Spanish speaking skills, as class participation is strongly encouraged.

SPA 421 Introduction to Spanish Linguistics

Credits:  3
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Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Introduces the fundamentals of Spanish phonology, morphology, syntax, and historical and dialectal variation.

SPA 422 History of the Spanish Language

Credits:  3
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Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Studies the evolution of Spanish from its origin as a local variety of the Latin spoken in the Iberian Peninsula to its contemporary manifestation as a web of dialects spoken in Spain and the Americas.

SPA 423 Cervantes: Novel and Drama

Credits:  3
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Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Focuses on Cervantes� dramatic and shorter prose works, including the Novelas Ejemplares, the Comedias, and the Entremeses.

SPA 444 Special Topics Abroad

Credits:  3
Semester:
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Examines Spanish civilization, including history, geography, literature, art, and culture. For participants in the department�s summer program at the University of Salamanca.

SPA 449 Special Topics I

Credits:  3
Semester:
Prerequisites:  junior/senior standing or permission of instructor
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

An independent study course with variable content. Open only to students who have taken at least two courses at the 300/400 level.

SPA 450 Special Topics II

Credits:  3
Semester:
Prerequisites:  junior/senior standing or permission of instructor
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

An independent study course with variable content. Open only to students who have taken at least two courses at the 300/400 level.

SPA 451 Catal�n

Credits:  3
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Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Examines modern Catal�n syntax; utilizes readings in contemporary fiction and poetry. For those familiar with the grammar of another Romance language. Requires oral participation.

SPA 452 Special Topics III

Credits:  3
Semester:
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

An independent study course with variable content. Open only to students who have taken at least two courses at the 300/400 level.

SPA 455 Spanish Phonology

Credits:  3
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Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Explores the sound system of contemporary Spanish; provides theoretical and descriptive treatments.

SPA 456 Spanish Syntax

Credits:  3
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Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Examines Spanish sentence structure in its relation to semantic structure.

SPA 488 Undergraduate Literature Seminar Abroad

Credits:  3
Semester:
Prerequisites:  None
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Type:  SEM

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Examines major figures, works, and/or movements in Spanish literature; for participants in the department�s summer program at the University of Salamanca.

SPA 496 Internship/Practicum

Credits:  1 - 6
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Prerequisites:  Permission of Instructor
Corequisites:  None
Type:  TUT

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Hands-on experience in language and cultural studies at institutions and community organizations in the Western New York area.

SPA 498 Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity

Credits:  1 - 6
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Prerequisites:  Permission of Instructor
Corequisites:  None
Type:  TUT

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Students collaborate with faculty research mentors on an ongoing faculty research project or conduct independent research under the guidance of a faculty member.

SPA 499 Independent Study

Credits:  1 - 12
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Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  TUT

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Open only to students who have taken at least two courses at the 300/400 level and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in their Spanish major or minor. Students must design a course of study they want to undertake in one semester. They choose a professor whose area of expertise most closely approximates their topic and must consult with the professor prior to registering for the course. The topic must not duplicate the content of a regular course.

Updated: Jul 31, 2006 3:24:34 PM