Course Descriptions

SPN 610

  Studies in U.S. Latino Cultures  3-6(3-0)
Analysis of Latino culture in the United States in terms of a given topic/genre. The works selected for each topic/genre will be examined in the light of their historical, social, and economic context. Prerequisites: admission to the M.A. program in Spanish. A student may take this course twice, for 3 hours of credit each time, but must choose a different topic/genre for the second 3 hours.

SPN 619

  Continuing Registration for Final Research Project  1(1-0)
A non-credit course intended for students who have completed all program credits but still need to use university resources to complete their degree requirements.

SPN 620

  Cultures and Literatures of Spanish America  3-9(Spec)
An examination of the historical, social, and economic context of the Spanish-American experience through the analysis of different cultural representations including film, media, arts, music, and literature. A student may take this course up to three times, for 3 credits each time, when content previously studied is not duplicated. Prerequisites: Admission to the M.A. program in Spanish.

SPN 630

  Culture and Literature in Spain  3-9(Spec)
An examination of the historical, social, and economic context of the Peninsular Spanish experience through analysis of different cultural representations including film, media, arts, music, literature. A student may take this course up to three times, for 3 credits each time, when content previously studied is not duplicated. Prerequisites: Admission to the M.A. program in Spanish.

SPN 640

  History of the Spanish Language  3(3-0)
Examines the external and internal history of the Spanish language from its Indo-European origins to the modern period, with special emphasis on the evolution of phonology, morpho-syntax, lexis, and semantics. Prerequisite: admission to the M.A. program in Spanish or permission of instructor.

SPN 650

  Stylistics  3(3-0)
This course is designed to enable the student to deal with complexities of written Spanish at different levels of the language giving consideration to the fundamental aspects of morpho-syntax and orthography. Prerequisite: admission to the M.A. program in Spanish.

SPN 660

  Spanish Phonology 3(3-0)
This course is designed to provide an understanding of Spanish articulatory phonetics in itself, and as contrasting with English articulatory phonetics, and to analyze the phonological system of the Spanish language. Prerequisite: admission to the M.A. program in Spanish.

SPN 670

  Study Abroad: Latin America 3-6(Spec)
Courses offered at a site in Latin America selected by the department. Students will take one course in Spanish American Cultural Issues and one in Language or Linguistics, as approved by the advisor. Prerequisite: admission to the M.A. program in Spanish.

SPN 680

  Study Abroad: Spain  3-6(Spec)
Courses offered at a site in Spain selected by the department. Students will take one course in Spanish Culture and one in Language or Linguistics, as approved by the advisor. Prerequisite: admission to the M.A. program in Spanish.

SPN 697

  Independent Study  1-3(Spec)
The in-depth study of a topic under the direction of a graduate faculty member who together with a student, designs the format of the study. Prerequisites: completion of SPN 670 and SPN 680.