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SPAN 111 Elementary Spanish I 3
Open only to students with one year or less of high school study. Not open to native speakers of Spanish. No credit given to students who have received credit for SPAN 118. Through a direct conversational approach, foundations of Spanish linguistic structure are established. CSUS Common Course. Skill Area III

SPAN 112 Elementary Spanish II 3
Prereq.: SPAN 111 or equivalent (normally, two years high school study). Not open to native speakers of Spanish. No credit given to students with previous credit for more advanced course work in Spanish except by permission of the department chair. Study of spoken and written Spanish is continued with analysis of Spanish language structure. CSUS Common Course. Skill Area III

SPAN 118 Intensive Elementary Spanish 6
Open only to students with one year or less of Spanish at the high school level. Not open to native speakers of Spanish. No credit for students who have received credit for SPAN 111 and/or SPAN 112. Intensive oral-proficiency based Spanish language course designed to bring students to intermediate level production and receptive skills in one semester. Six classroom hours per week. Skill Area III

SPAN 123 Basic Spanish Review 3
Prereq.: Three years of Spanish in high school or equivalent preparation. Refresher course in structure patterns and sound systems of the Spanish language. Open only to non-native speakers of Spanish. No credit will be given to those with credit for more than three years of high school study of Spanish. Skill Area III [I]

SPAN 125 Intermediate Spanish I 3
Prereq.: One year college Spanish or equivalent. Principles of Spanish language structure reviewed. Short stories and plays are read and discussed. Conversation and composition on topics of general interest. Open only to non-native speakers of Spanish. No credit given to students with credit for more advanced course work in Spanish. CSUS Common Course. Skill Area I [I]

SPAN 126 Intermediate Spanish II 3
Prereq.: SPAN 125 or equivalent. Continuation of SPAN 125 with the study of grammatical structures. Open only to non-native speakers of Spanish. No credit given to students with credit for more advanced course work in Spanish. CSUS Common Course. Skill Area I [I]

SPAN 128 Intensive Intermediate Spanish I 6
Prereq.: One year of college Spanish or equivalent. Equivalent to SPAN 125-126. Development of speaking, reading and writing skills, and awareness of Hispanic cultures. Review of selected grammar. No credit given to students with more advanced Spanish coursework. Six classroom hours per week. Open only to non-native speakers of Spanish. Fall, Spring, Summer. Skill Area I [I]

SPAN 190 Language for Heritage Speakers of Spanish I 3
Prereq.: Permission of department chair. Designed to activate oral command and improve presentational and expository skills in Spanish through the study of pertinent cultural topics. For heritage speakers of Spanish only. Equivalent to SPAN 125. Fall. Skill Area I [I]

SPAN 191 Language for Heritage Speakers of Spanish II 3
Prereq.: Permission of instructor. Continuation of SPAN 190. Further study of grammar and additional practice in diction, reading, and writing. Eligible Spanish speakers will take this course in place of SPAN 126. Spring. Skill Area I [I]

200s

SPAN 225 Intermediate Spanish III 3
Prereq.: SPAN 125 or SPAN 126 or permission of instructor. Designed to help students improve listening and speaking skills through a variety of texts. Further study of grammar. Open only to non-native speakers of Spanish. Fall. Skill Area I [I]

SPAN 226 Intermediate Spanish IV 3
Prereq.: SPAN 125 or SPAN 126 or permission of instructor. Designed to help students improve reading and writing skills through a variety of texts. Further study of grammar. Open only to non-native speakers of Spanish. Spring. Skill Area I [I]

SPAN 261 Business Spanish 3
Prereq.: SPAN 190 or 225, or permission of instructor. Development of skills geared to specific situations which would be encountered in business offices, foreign firms, travel agencies, and the like. Fall. Skill Area I [I]

SPAN 290 Hispanic Culture for Heritage Speakers of Spanish I 3
Prereq.: SPAN 190 or permission of instructor. Designed to improve reading and writing skills in Spanish through the study of pertinent cultural topics. For heritage speakers of Spanish only. Equivalent to SPAN 225. Fall. Skill Area I [I]

SPAN 291 Hispanic Culture for Heritage Speakers of Spanish II 3
Prereq.: SPAN 191 or permission of instructor. Study of major current issues related to the Hispanic culture in the US and Latin America. Topics may include immigration, politics, and religion. Primarily for heritage speakers of Spanish. Equivalent to SPAN 226. Spring. Skill Area I [I]

300s

SPAN 300 Literary Analysis 3
Prereq.: SPAN 225 or SPAN 226 or SPAN 290 or SPAN 291 (any may be taken concurrently), or permission of instructor. Taught in Spanish. Instruction in the techniques of literary analysis as an instrument for the development of critical reading ability, and as a necessary step in literary research. Fall. [I]

SPAN 304 Introduction to Spanish Literature I 3
Prereq.: SPAN 225 or SPAN 226 or SPAN 290 or SPAN 291 or SPAN 300 (any may be taken concurrently), or permission of instructor. Taught in Spanish. Introduction to great literary works of Spain from the Middle Ages to 1700. Fall. Study Area I [I] [L]

SPAN 305 Introduction to Spanish Literature II 3
Prereq.: SPAN 225 or SPAN 226 or SPAN 290 or SPAN 291 or SPAN 300 (any may be taken concurrently) or permission of instructor. Taught in Spanish. Introduction to the major works in Spanish literature since 1700. Spring. Study Area I [I] [L]

SPAN 315 Spanish Civilization 3
Prereq.: SPAN 225 or SPAN 226 or SPAN 290 or SPAN 291 (any may be taken concurrently), or permission of instructor. Taught in Spanish. Cultural evolution of Spain with emphasis on modern period. Fall. Study Area II [I]

SPAN 316 Latin American Civilization 3
Prereq.: SPAN 225 or 226 or 290 or 291 (any may be taken concurrently), or permission of instructor. Taught in Spanish. Cultural evolution of Latin America with emphasis on modern period. Cross listed with LAS 316. No credit given to students with credit for LAS 316. Spring. Study Area II [I]

SPAN 335 Advanced Spanish for Oral Expression 3
Prereq.: SPAN 225 or 291. Taught in Spanish. Development of oral proficiency through discussion of readings and films. Fall. [I]

SPAN 336 Advanced Spanish Composition 3
Prereq.: SPAN 226 or 291. Taught in Spanish. Advanced practice in Spanish based on readings, translations, and frequent compositions. Spring. [I]

SPAN 375 Introduction to Spanish American Literature I 3
Prereq.: SPAN 225 or SPAN 226 or SPAN 290 or SPAN 291 or SPAN 300 (any may be taken concurrently) or permission of instructor. Taught in Spanish. Study of selected writings of major Spanish-American authors from the age of discovery and the colonial period up to the end of the nineteenth century. Cross listed with LAS 375. No credit given to students with credit for LAS 375. Fall. Study Area I [I] [L]

SPAN 376 Spanish American Literature II 3
Prereq.: SPAN 300 or permission of instructor. Taught in Spanish. Readings and interpretation of great works of Spanish American literature from end of Romanticism to present. Cross listed with LAS 376. No credit given to students with credit for LAS 376. Spring. Study Area I [I] [L]

400s

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SPAN 441 Cross-Cultural Communication 3
Prereq.: Permission of instructor. Open only to non-native speakers of Spanish. Development of fluency in oral expression. Speech analysis and phonetic theory to improve pronunciation and intonation. Introduction to problems of translation, enhancement of oral competence, and development of cross-cultural understanding. Fall. (E) [I] [GR]

SPAN 451 Introduction to Spanish Linguistics 3
Prereq.: Permission of instructor. Taught in Spanish. Studying grammatical construct and covering many areas of linguistics; phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics. A course designed for students interested in teaching Spanish in the future and to those who enjoy examining the varieties of Spanish spoken by populations around the world. On demand.

500s

SPAN 515 Colonial Spanish-American Literature 3
Prereq.: Permission of instructor. Taught in Spanish. Study of major authors and literary works of the Colonial period in their cultural context. Irregular.

SPAN 520 Modernismo 3
Prereq.: Permission of instructor. Taught in Spanish. Study of the most significant authors of the Modernista period. Irregular.

SPAN 525 Contemporary Spanish-American Poetry 3
Prereq.: Permission of instructor. Taught in Spanish. Study of major Spanish-American poets and poetic themes from the period following Modernismo to the present. Spring. (E)

SPAN 526 The Spanish-American Short Story 3
Prereq.: Permission of instructor. Survey of representative authors and selected works with emphasis on the twentieth century. Course to be taught in Spanish. Irregular.

SPAN 530 Contemporary Spanish Novel 3
Prereq.: Permission of instructor. Taught in Spanish. Study of significant novels from the 1940s to the present. Spring.

SPAN 534 Women Writers of the Spanish-Speaking World 3
Prereq.: Permission of instructor. Taught in Spanish. Discussion of representative works will center around cultural and gender issues. On demand.

SPAN 535 Contemporary Spanish-American Novel 3
Prereq.: Permission of instructor. Taught in Spanish. Study of representative Spanish-American novels from the 1950s to the present. Spring.

SPAN 545 The Spanish-American Essay 3
Prereq.: Permission of instructor. Taught in Spanish. Analysis of major works by authors such as Sarmiento, Marti, Rodo, Reyes, Paz and others. Irregular.

SPAN 551 Drama of the Golden Age 3
Prereq.: Permission of instructor. Taught in Spanish. In-depth study of representative plays by great dramatists of the Golden Age, including Lope de Vega, Tirso de Molina, and Calderon. Spring. (O)

SPAN 553 19th-Century Spanish Literature 3
Prereq.: Permission of instructor. Taught in Spanish. Study of Spanish romanticism and realism with a consideration of their historical background. Irregular.

SPAN 560 Structure of Spanish Language 3
Prereq.: Permission of instructor. Taught in Spanish. Study of syntactical and morphological aspects of the Spanish language. Spring. (E)

SPAN 561 Topics in Hispanic Literature 3
Prereq.: Permission of instructor. Detailed study of a literary figure, movement, or theme. Subject will vary from semester to semester. Irregular.

SPAN 571 Generation of '98 3
Prereq.: Permission of instructor. Detailed study of some major works of authors such as Unamundo, Baroja, Valle Inclan, and Antonio Machado of the Generation of '98 in the context of historical, ideological, and aesthetic trends of their time. Fall. (O)

SPAN 572 20th-Century Spanish Literature 3
Prereq.: Permission of instructor. Taught in Spanish. Representative authors and literary movements of the period following the Generation of '98. Spring. (E)

SPAN 576 Cervantes 3
Prereq.: Permission of instructor. Taught in Spanish. Works of Cervantes with particular emphasis on Don Quixote. On demand.

SPAN 588 Topics in the Contemporary Spanish-Speaking World 3
Prereq.: Permission of instructor. Taught in Spanish. Contemporary society in the Spanish-speaking world, its institutions, traditions, and values.

SPAN 599 Thesis 3
Prereq.: Completion of 18 credits of approved graduate study program, approval of advisor, and a 3.00 overall GPA. Preparation of thesis under the supervision of thesis advisor. On demand.

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