Spanish Studies

Degrees and Certificates

Classes

SPA 1111 : Introductory Spanish I

Groundwork Spanish, including oral proficiency, aural comprehension, and reading; for students with no prior knowledge of Spanish. Supplementary language laboratory work and oral drills.

Credits

4

SPA 1112 : Introductory Spanish II

Groundwork Spanish, including oral proficiency, aural comprehension, and reading; for students with no prior knowledge of Spanish. Supplementary language laboratory work and oral drills.

Credits

4

SPA 1121 : Intermediate Spanish I

Review of grammar, composition, reading and conversation. conversation. Students should have completed SPA 1111 and 1112 or the equivalent.

Credits

3

SPA 1122 : Intermediate Spanish II

Review of grammar, composition, reading and conversation. conversation. Students should have completed SPA 1121 or the equivalent.

Credits

3

SPA 1130 : Span. for Heritage Speakers I

Combination of reading and writing in addition to speaking. Work is individualized for needs of students. Objective is to prepare students for a more advanced course. Restricted to student with Hispanic background who have been exposed to Spanish at home, at all levels.

Credits

3

SPA 1131 : Conversation & Composition I

Regular practice in conversation and composition with review of grammar and continuing work on language skills in Spanish. Students should have completed SPA 1122 or the equivalent.

Credits

3

SPA 1132 : Conversation & Composition II

Spanish 1132 is the continuation of a two-course sequence. Intensive practice in conversation and composition with review of grammar as well as an introduction to the analysis of literary and cultural texts. As a result, students will develop their vocabulary and improve their grammatical skills, allowing them to express themselves in a sophisticated way. Students should have completed SPA 1131 or the equivalent. Uses literary and cultural readings (poetry, essays, theater, web-based media and narrative). Spanish 1132 is not recommended for Spanish Heritage Speakers.

Credits

3

SPA 1135 : Span for Heritage Speakers II

Practice in conversation and composition with focus on advanced proficiency in Spanish. Course conducted in Spanish. Restricted to students with Hispanic background who have been exposed to Spanish at home.

Credits

3

SPA 1138 : Advanced Grammar

Intensive grammar review with special attention to literary style. Students should have completed 1132 or the equivalent.

Credits

3

SPA 1140 : Writing & Stylistics in Span.

Intensive practice in written expression and textual analysis for heritage and non-heritage speakers. Compositions are modeled on selected Spanish texts.

Credits

3

SPA 2012 : Special Topics Abroad

The course will serve to transfer study abroad courses at the 2000 level whose description is relevant to the program but do not have an exact equivalent in our curriculum. Pre-requisite SPA 1132 or authorization from instructor.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

SPA 1132 or authorization from instructor.

SPA 2044 : Latin American Novel

Reading and interpretation of Spanish-American novels from the modernist period to the present. Students should have completed 1132 or the equivalent. Pre-requisite SPA 1132 or authorization from instructor.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

SPA 1132 or authorization from instructor.

SPA 2124 : Creative Writing in Spanish

Designed specifically to develop the creativity and talent of the students at the same time of improving their spoken and written Spanish through daily writing practice in and out of the classroom. Pre-requisite SPA 1132 or authorization from instructor.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

SPA 1132 or authorization from instructor.

SPA 2220 : Literature & Culture of Spain

The foremost works of Spanish literature from the beginnings to present day. A required course for majors. Students should have completed 1132 or the equivalent. Pre-requisite SPA 1132 or authorization from instructor.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

SPA 1132 or authorization from instructor.

SPA 2221 : Lit. & Cult. of Latin America

Spanish-American literature from colonial times to the present. A required course for majors. Students should have completed 1132 or the equivalent. Pre-requisite SPA 1132 or authorization from instructor.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

SPA 1132 or authorization from instructor.

SPA 2424 : Saints in Spain

This course will study the evolution of the idea of sainthood between the 8th and 13th centuries. Drawing on Arabic and Latin texts in Spanish translation as well as Spanish texts, we will study issues like shared saint veneration, social norms and collective memory in Medieval Spain. Pre-requisite SPA 1132 or authorization from instructor.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

SPA 1132 or authorization from instructor.

SPA 2993 : Community Interpre. Internship

A community-based experience helping lawyers translate & interpret for the Philadelphia Hispanic community. Pre-requisite SPA 1132 or authorization from instructor.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

SPA 1132 or authorization from instructor.

SPA 3025 : Faces of Modernity

Study of artistic trends in twentieth century Spain. Pre-requisite: Any SPA course at the 2000 level or authorization from the instructor.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Any SPA course at the 2000 level or authorization from the instructor.

SPA 3044 : Tales of an Unstable World

Representative trends in 20th century Spanish novels. Pre-requisite: any SPA course at the 2000 level or authorization from instructor.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

any SPA course at the 2000 level or authorization from instructor.

SPA 3045 : Chilean Folklore

Examines the short fiction in all its forms in the Hispanic literary tradition. Any SPA course at the 2000 levell or authorization from instructor.

Credits

3

SPA 3046 : Latin America Now

The contemporary novel and short story Borges, Cartazar, Asturias, Fuentes, Machado de Assis, Rulfo, Garcia Marquez.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

any SPA course at the 2000 level or authorization from instructor.

SPA 3054 : Latin American Poetry

The development of Spanish-American poetry from colonial times to the present. Pre-requisites: any SPA course at the 2000 level or authorization from instructor.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

any SPA course at the 2000 level or authorization from instructor.

SPA 3064 : Spanish Theatre of 20 & 21 c.

A critical analysis of representative dramatic works of Spain from Jacinto Benavente to present day, with special emphasis on women dramatists and gender issues of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries within the historical and socio-cultural evolution of contemporary Spain. Pre-requite: Any SPA course at the 2000 level or authorization from instructor.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Any SPA course at the 2000 level or authorization from instructor.

SPA 3074 : Hispanic Cinema

Spanish films based on literary works as a medium will be used to better understand contemporary Spanish culture and civilization. Pre-requisite: any SPA course at the 2000 level or authorization from instructor.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

any SPA course at the 2000 level or authorization from instructor.

SPA 3200 : Intro to Spanish Translation

Hands-on introduction to written Spanish-English translation. The emphasis is on Spanish to English translation of a variety of different texts from the fields of business, law, literature, tourism, and science. Basic theory principles and translation procedures considered a vital component in the formal training of a translator.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

SPA 3214 : Intro to Spanish Linguistics

The structure of Spanish. Methods, findings, and theory of linguistic research on the sound system and the structures of present-day Spanish. The basics of abstract linguistic analysis. Hands-on introduction to the major subdisciplines of linguistics: morphology, phonetics, phonology, semantics, and syntax. Pre-requisite: Any SPA course at the 2000 level or authorization from instructor.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Any SPA course at the 2000 level or authorization from instructor.

SPA 3254 : Spanish Lyric Tradition

Examines the major themes and evolution of Spanish lyrical verse from its beginnings to present day.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Any SPA course at the 2000 level or authorization from instructor.

SPA 3412 : Special Topics

Advanced study of topics of special interest in Spanish literary and/or cultural studies. May be repeated for credit if topic changes. Pre-requisite: Any SPA course at the 2000 level or authorization from instructor.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Any SPA course at the 2000 level or authorization from instructor.

SPA 3484 : Medieval Cultures

The Cid and other major works of the Spanish Middle Ages: early lyric, epic, ballad, prose. Pre-requisite: Any SPA course at the 2000 level or authorization from instructor.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Any SPA course at the 2000 level or authorization from instructor.

SPA 3485 : Nature in Medieval Culture

La naturaleza en la culture medieval explores issues through literature: the perception of the world, the intersection between nature and religion, the relation between literature and visual arts, the importance and meaning of nature in political discourse.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Any SPA course at the 2000 level or authorization from instructor.

SPA 3654 : Early Modern Poetry

Traces the political and socio-cultural milieu of Spain's Early Modern era as reflected in the works of representative poets of Spain's renaissance period at the beginning of Europe's 16th century through Spain's baroque ending with the close of the 17th century. Pre-requisite: Any SPA course at the 2000 level or authorization from instructor.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Any SPA course at the 2000 level or authorization from instructor.

SPA 3744 : Cervantes

An interdisciplinary approach to Cervantes's work. Pre-requisite: Any SPA course at the 2000 level or authorization from instructor.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Any SPA course at the 2000 level or authorization from instructor.

SPA 3764 : Drama of Golden Age

The representation of the monarch, women, minority groups, etc. in Golden Age society through its drama.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Any SPA course at the 2000 level or authorization from instructor.

SPA 3944 : Hispanic Pop Culture

This course discusses the influence of popular culture expressions such as music, cinema, literature, sports and food in the nation building projects in Latin America.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Any SPA course at the 2000 level or authorization from instructor.

SPA 3970 : Research Seminar

Principles and techniques of literary research. Overview of major Spanish and Spanish-American authors and representative works. Pre-requisite: Any SPA course at the 2000 level or authorization from instructor.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Any SPA course at the 2000 level or authorization from instructor.

SPA 5900 : Independent Study in Spanish

Supervised study, activity or research. May be taken more than once. Pre-requisite: Intermediate Spanish or above. Prior approval of chair and instructor.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

SPA 1132 :Y

SPA 7420 : Literary and Cultural Theories

Critical approaches to literature with the necessary theoretical background designed to familiarize students with various methods for analyzing literary texts.

Credits

3

SPA 7491 : Contemporary Spanish Stage

Examines the dichotomy between socio-political repression and conformity and protest in Spain of XX and XXI centuries through representative dramatists.

Credits

3

SPA 7492 : Readings Spanish Modernism

A study of Spanish modernism, showing how imported images and pessimistic ideologies from Europe helped shape the Spanish culture of the first part of the twentieth century.

Credits

3

SPA 7493 : Poetic Voices of Spa-20 & 21 C

Lyric poetry of Spain from the beginning of the twentieth- century to present day against the background of European historical, socio-cultural, philosophical and artistic consciousness.

Credits

3