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Undergraduate & Graduate Dates to Remember*

Fall Term 2009

August 26-30 Wolfpack Welcome
August 31 Classes begin
September 4
Add deadline
October 30 Last day to withdraw & last day
to apply for graduation
December 11 Last day of classes
December 12-18 Final Exams

Spring Term 2010

January 8 New Student Orientation
January 11 Classes begin
January 15 Add deadline
March 12 Last day to withdraw & last day to apply for graduation
April 28 Last day of classes
April 30 - May 6 Final Exams
May 8 Commencement - all colleges

*College of Law dates on Law Bulletin

Humanities and Natural Sciences

SPAN A100 First-year Spanish I 3 crs.

This course looks at the fundamental structure of the language stressing the development of the four basic skills: comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing.

SPAN A101 First-year Spanish II 3 crs.

This is a continued study of the fundamental structure of the language that stresses the development of the four basic skills: comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing.

Prerequisite: SPAN A100 or equivalent.

SPAN A200 Second-year Spanish I 3 crs.

This course focuses on grammar and vocabulary review and development, stressing especially conversation, reading, and composition, along with culture.

Prerequisite: SPAN A101 or equivalent.

SPAN A201 Second-year Spanish II 3 crs.

This course offers further development of grammar, sentence structure, vocabulary, and reading skills, with an emphasis on intermediate conversation, composition, and culture.

Prerequisite: SPAN A200 or equivalent.

SPAN A300 Syntax and Composition 3 crs.

This course is an intensive study of grammar, sentence structure, and translation difficulties, with extensive written practice in Spanish. Literary and/or periodical texts will serve as points of departure for discussion and models for clear style.

Prerequisite: SPAN A201 or equivalent.

SPAN A301 Intensive Conversation 3 crs.

This course places an emphasis on oral expression, with exercises designed to provide the student with a working knowledge of conversational Spanish. Native speakers are excluded from enrollment.

Prerequisite: SPAN A201 or equivalent.

SPAN A305 Introduction to Hispanic Literature 3 crs.

This course offers reading and discussion of Hispanic literature, including narrative, poetry, drama, and the essay.

Prerequisite: SPAN A201 or permission from instructor.

SPAN A310 Survey of Spanish Literature I 3 crs.

This course offers literary reading from Spain, beginning with the Poem of the Cid through the end of the Golden Age/Baroque period.

Prerequisite: SPAN A300 or A301, or permission from instructor.

SPAN A311 Survey of Spanish Literature II 3 crs.

Literary readings from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries in Spain are examined in this course.

Prerequisite: SPAN A300 or A301, or permission from instructor.

SPAN A315 Culture and Civilization of Spain 3 crs.

This course is a historical approach to the civilization of Spain in order to understand and analyze the elements of Spanish culture: the languages, music, arts, architecture, and the current socio-political situation.

Prerequisite: SPAN A300 or A301, or permission from instructor.

SPAN A340 Spanish-American Literature I 3 crs.

This course is a survey of Spanish-American literature from the Discovery to the Romantic movement.

Prerequisite: SPAN A300 or A301, or permission from instructor.

SPAN A341 Spanish-American Literature II 3 crs.

This course is a survey of Spanish-American literature from the latter part of the 19th century to the present, including realism, naturalism, modernism, and post-modernism.

Prerequisite: SPAN A300 or A301, or permission from instructor.

SPAN A350 Culture of Spanish America to 1850 3 crs.

A study of the different cultural traditions that have shaped Latin America from the pre-Colombian period to 1850.

Prerequisite: SPAN A300 or A301, or permission from instructor.

SPAN A351 Culture of Spanish America from 1850 3 crs.

Continuation of SPAN A350. The course aims to study the cultural heritage that has shaped the newly formed nations of Latin America from 1850 up to the present.

Prerequisite: SPAN A300 or A301, or permission from instructor.

SPAN A410 Spanish-American Regional Literature 3 crs.

A study of the literature and culture of a particular region, nation, or culture in Spanish America. A different region or nation such as the Caribbean, the River Plate, the Andean region, Central America, Puerto Rico, or Mexico may be selected each time the course is offered. Repeatable when subject varies.

Prerequisite: any A300-level course or permission from instructor.

SPAN A455 20th-century Currents 3 crs.

This course offers readings and discussion of 20th-century literary trends, including film, from Spain and/or Spanish America. Topics vary, depending on semester, but may include the Generation of 1898 in Spain, modernism, fantastic literature, Indigenista literature of Spanish America, or Spanish-American women writers. Repeatable when subject varies.

Prerequisite: any A300-level course or instructor’s permission.

SPAN A456 Spanish-American Narrative 3 crs.

This course offers readings and discussion of Spanish-American novels and/or short stories.

Prerequisite: any A300-level course or instructor’s permission.

SPAN A457 Spanish Golden Age Literature 3 crs.

This course offers readings and discussion of selected work(s), including prose, drama, and/or poetry, by one or more authors of the 16th — 17th centuries in Spain, such as Cervantes, Lope de Vega, and/or Calderon.

Prerequisite: any A300-level course or instructor’s permission.

SPAN A495 Special Project 1 cr.

Capstone course required of all seniors. Student will work independently on a research paper in conjunction with a regular advanced course, and under the supervision of a professor. Capstone work should reflect the skills and knowledge the student has acquired as a foreign language major.

SPAN A496 Seminar/Workshop arr.

A seminar is a supervised group of students sharing the results of their research on a common topic. A workshop is a supervised group of students participating in a common effort.

SPAN A497 Internship/ Practicum arr.

An internship is supervised practical experience. A practicum is supervised practical application of previously studied theory.

SPAN A498 Senior Thesis arr.

SPAN A499 Independent Study arr.