This is a list of all Spanish courses. For more information, see Spanish and Portuguese.

SPAN:1000 First-Year Seminar1-2 s.h.

Small discussion class taught by a faculty member; topics chosen by instructor; may include outside activities (e.g., films, lectures, performances, readings, visits to research facilities, field trips). Requirements: first- or second-semester standing.

SPAN:1001 Elementary Spanish I5 s.h.

Emphasis on oral and written skills. Taught in Spanish. Recommendations: no previous study of Spanish. GE: World Languages First Level Proficiency.

SPAN:1002 Elementary Spanish II5 s.h.

Continuation of SPAN:1001; emphasis on oral and written skills. Taught in Spanish. Requirements: SPAN:1001. GE: World Languages Second Level Proficiency.

SPAN:1003 Elementary Spanish Review5 s.h.

Intensive treatment of material presented in SPAN:1001 and SPAN:1002. Taught in Spanish. Requirements: two years of secondary school Spanish. GE: World Languages Second Level Proficiency.

SPAN:1501 Intermediate Spanish I5 s.h.

Communication in speaking and writing; cultural topics. Taught in Spanish. Requirements: SPAN:1002 or SPAN:1003. GE: World Languages Second Level Proficiency.

SPAN:1502 Intermediate Spanish II5 s.h.

Continuation of SPAN:1501. Requirements: SPAN:1501. GE: World Languages Fourth Level Proficiency.

SPAN:1503 Accelerated Intermediate Spanish6 s.h.

Course sequence SPAN:1501 and SPAN:1502 in one semester. Requirements: SPAN:1002 or SPAN:1003. GE: World Languages Fourth Level Proficiency.

SPAN:1504 Spanish for Healthcare Providers4-5 s.h.

Intermediate Spanish with emphasis on oral communication for health care providers. Requirements: SPAN:1501. GE: World Languages Fourth Level Proficiency.

SPAN:1610 Hispanic Cultural Activities Attendance1 s.h.

Attendance at Spanish literary readings, scholarly presentations, and Hispanic cultural events on the University of Iowa campus and in Iowa City; features visiting, local, and University of Iowa writers, filmmakers, artists, and scholars.

SPAN:1700 Latino/a Literature in the U.S.3 s.h.

Introduction to growing cultural production of varied Latino communities (e.g., Chicano, Puerto Rican American/Nuyorican, Cuban American) that have a strong presence in the United States; recent cultural production from borderland transcultural spaces with physical, cultural, economic, political, and mythical elements; visions of the United States from contemporary Latin American writers who recently have become U.S. residents. Taught in English. GE: Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts; Values, Society, and Diversity.

SPAN:1800 Contemporary Spanish American Narrative3 s.h.

Themes and narrative techniques in major texts, 1960-present; overview of cultural, sociopolitical aspects. Taught in English, readings in English. GE: Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts.

SPAN:1900 Diversity and Cultures in Spain3 s.h.

Introduction to diversity of cultures within Spain; political, social, and economic background, cultural movements. Taught in English. GE: Values, Society, and Diversity.

SPAN:2000 Spanish Language Skills: Writing4 s.h.

Bridge from second-year Spanish to more advanced courses in Spanish language, linguistics, and literature; emphasis on skill development in writing, critical reading in Spanish, and oral communication. Taught in Spanish. Requirements: SPAN:1502 or SPAN:1503.

SPAN:2005 Writing Global Spanish3 s.h.

Spanish in the digital age; linguistic varieties of Spanish spoken globally; emphasis on skill development in writing, critical reading in Spanish, and oral communication. Taught in Spanish. Requirements: SPAN:1502 or SPAN:1503.

SPAN:2010 Spanish Language Skills: Speaking3 s.h.

Development of conversational proficiency and cultural competence through action learning; strategic role playing and creative language use based on everyday situations in Hispanic cultures; composition skills and grammar review. Requirements: SPAN:1502 or SPAN:1503.

SPAN:2020 Hispanic Institute: Language3 s.h.

Grammar essentials, written exercises, short compositions, conversational activities. Requirements: SPAN:1502 or SPAN:1503.

SPAN:2030 Study of Language: Myths and Concepts3 s.h.

How linguists look at language; basic concepts of linguistics and grammar. Requirements: SPAN:1502 or SPAN:1503.

SPAN:2040 Spanish for Heritage Speakers3 s.h.

Development of reading and writing skills for bilingual students who have acquired listening and speaking skills in Spanish; review of grammar and registers of use.

SPAN:2050 Spanish in the U.S.3 s.h.

Issues related to Spanish in the United States; aspects of linguistics and sociolinguistics inherent to the existence and proliferation of Spanish in the United States. Taught in English.

SPAN:2060 Spanish Pronunciation3 s.h.

Pronunciation as a key element of communication in a second language; self evaluation of pronunciation in Spanish; how sounds differ between English and Spanish; analysis of pronunciation; production exercises. Requirements: SPAN:1502 or SPAN:1503.

SPAN:2090 Medical Spanish in Contemporary Society3 s.h.

Vocabulary related to medical field; grammatical concepts; health-related cultural competence; discussion of health issues concerning Hispanic communities in the U.S. and abroad. Requirements: SPAN:1502 or SPAN:1503 or SPAN:1504.

SPAN:2095 Activities Attendance for Spanish Majors1 s.h.

Attendance at Spanish literary readings, scholarly presentations, and Hispanic cultural events on the University of Iowa campus and in Iowa City, featuring visiting, local, and University of Iowa writers, filmmakers, artists, scholars, and community members. Taught in Spanish. Requirements: SPAN:2000 or SPAN:2005 or SPAN:3000 or SPAN:3020 or SPAN:3060.

SPAN:2200 Introduction to Spanish American Cultures3 s.h.

Introduction to study of cultural history of Spanish America; topics range from precolombian times to present; for students who are just starting work on the Spanish major or minor. Requirements: SPAN:1502 or SPAN:1503.

SPAN:2280 Introduction to Latina/o Studies3 s.h.

Introduction to field of Latina/o studies through interdisciplinary readings from literature, history, sociology, political science, urban studies, and anthropology; commonalities and differences among long-standing Latina/o populations (Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, Cuban Americans); challenges faced by newer arrivals (Dominican Americans, Salvadoran Americans, Guatemalan Americans, Central and South American immigrants). Same as HIST:2280, LATS:2280.

SPAN:2300 Introduction to Reading Literature3 s.h.

Close readings of literary texts from Spain and Spanish America; basic concepts of genre (narrative, poetry, theater, essay); writing about literature. Requirements: SPAN:1502 or SPAN:1503.

SPAN:2400 Readings in Spanish Literature3 s.h.

Tools for improving reading skills; basic concepts for textual understanding; historical overview of literary works, with focus on literature of Spain. Requirements: SPAN:1502 or SPAN:1503.

SPAN:2500 Readings in Spanish American Literature3 s.h.

Tools for improving reading skills; basic concepts for textual understanding; historical overview of literary works, with focus on Spanish American literature. Requirements: SPAN:1502 or SPAN:1503.

SPAN:2700 Introduction to Latin American Studies3 s.h.

Cultures of Latin American countries with emphasis on cultural history and cultural production; interdisciplinary survey. Same as COMM:2800, IS:2700, LAS:2700, PORT:2700.

SPAN:2800 Screening Latin America3 s.h.

Latin American film; histories of the four major national film industries; aesthetic and political debates surrounding the New Latin American Cinema movement of the 1960s and 1970s. Requirements: SPAN:1502 or SPAN:1503.

SPAN:2900 Music of the Hispanic World3 s.h.

Introduction to music of Spain and Latin America, including the United States; listening skills, music appreciation, continuing development of Spanish language skills. Requirements: SPAN:1502 or SPAN:1503.

SPAN:2910 Hispanic Institute: Study/Life in Spain1 s.h.

SPAN:3000 Writing Skills for Heritage Speakers3 s.h.

Development of writing skills in Spanish, focus on expository writing for academic purposes. Requirements: at least two courses taught in Spanish at the 2000 level or above.

SPAN:3005 Study Abroad in the Hispanic World: Return and Reflect3 s.h.

Students integrate culture and language learning achieved in a foreign country into their Spanish studies at the University of Iowa through extensive writing exercises and oral presentations; for students returning from study abroad. Requirements: completion of study abroad program.

SPAN:3010 Advanced Spanish Speaking and Writing3 s.h.

Development of oral proficiency; secondary emphasis on continuing development of writing skills; cultural knowledge of several Spanish-speaking countries. Requirements: two courses taught in Spanish at the 2000 level or above.

SPAN:3015 Fast Fixes: Improved Spanish in Six Weeks1 s.h.

Varied topics focused on improving common problems with Spanish grammar; emphasis on written and oral expression. Requirements: SPAN:2000 or SPAN:2005 or SPAN:3000 or SPAN:3020 or SPAN:3060 or SPAN:3070.

SPAN:3020 Journalistic Writing in Spanish3 s.h.

Spanish writing skills; introduction to style and practice of journalistic reporting and writing. Requirements: at least one course taught in Spanish at the 2000 level or above.

SPAN:3030 Translation Workshop: English to Spanish3 s.h.

Introduction to translation theory and effective translation processes; examination of potential translation problems in specific areas of English to Spanish translation; primary focus on nonfiction. Requirements: at least one course taught in Spanish at the 2000 level or above.

SPAN:3040 Business Spanish3 s.h.

Clear, concise business writing; emphasis on linguistic and cultural proficiency. Requirements: at least one course taught in Spanish at the 2000 level or above.

SPAN:3050 Translation Workshop: Spanish to English3 s.h.

Spanish to English literary translation; meaning, form and equivalence, authenticity; questions of untranslatability. Requirements: at least one course taught in Spanish at the 2000 level or above.

SPAN:3060 Introductory Workshop on Creative Writing in Spanish3 s.h.

Development of writing skills in Spanish through creative writing. Taught in Spanish. Requirements: one course numbered SPAN:2000 or above.

SPAN:3070 Introductory Workshop Writing Scripts3 s.h.

Development of writing skills in Spanish through writing scripts. Taught in Spanish. Requirements: at least one course numbered SPAN:2000 or above.

SPAN:3080 Advanced Business Spanish3 s.h.

Tools for effective business communication, building on concepts learned in SPAN:3040; linguistic, sociolinguistic, practical skills for effective oral and written communication developed through discussion of business case studies, presentations, meetings; selected Spanish and Latin American companies examined through varied media, including news and Internet; role of transaction intermediaries in international trade. Requirements: SPAN:3040.

SPAN:3090 Spanish at Work1 s.h.

Uses for a Spanish degree; knowledge and skills gained as a Spanish major that are in high demand among a wide variety of employers; important steps taken as a student that translate unique career dreams into reality; includes work with Pomerantz Career Center staff. Requirements: at least two courses numbered SPAN:2000 or above.

SPAN:3095 Spanish Composition and Grammar3 s.h.

Development of three types of compositions; selected readings and comprehension activities; vocabulary expansion; grammar review with exercises. Requirements: proficiency in written and oral Spanish, based on several university Spanish classes (about half the course work towards a Spanish major), plus study-abroad experience in a Hispanic country.

SPAN:3100 Structures of Spanish: Words and Sentences3 s.h.

Basic concepts and methods for analysis of linguistics as applied to Spanish word formation (morphology), sentence patterns (syntax), and semantic interpretation. Requirements: at least one course taught in Spanish at the 2000 level or above.

SPAN:3110 Spanish Sound Structure3 s.h.

Articulation of Spanish sounds--description and practice; how Spanish sounds are organized into classes, relations among the different classes, how they are implemented in context, patterns they exhibit. Requirements: at least one course taught in Spanish at the 2000 level or above.

SPAN:3120 Foundations in Sociolinguistics3 s.h.

Dialects, speech communities, variation, choosing a code, solidarity and politeness, language and gender, language planning. Requirements: at least one course taught in Spanish at the 2000 level or above.

SPAN:3130 Introduction to Bilingualism3 s.h.

Psycholinguistic and sociolinguistic aspects of bilingualism; language usage, maintenance, attitudes, shift, transfer, loss; code-switching. Requirements: at least one course taught in Spanish at the 2000 level or above.

SPAN:3150 Spanish Applied Linguistics3 s.h.

Concepts of linguistic analysis applied to Spanish; focus on problematic areas of Spanish grammar, lexicon, semantics; introduction to cross-cultural pragmatics; connections between language learning and technology and assessment; ideal for future teachers of Spanish. Requirements: at least one course taught in Spanish at the 2000 level or above.

SPAN:3170 Introduction to Spanish Language Acquisition3 s.h.

Basic principles of language acquisition theory applied to learning Spanish as a first or second language. Requirements: at least one course taught in Spanish at the 2000 level or above. Recommendations: completion of SPAN:3100.

SPAN:3190 Psycholinguistic Aspects of Bilingualism3-4 s.h.

Interaction of two languages in a bilingual in terms of sound system, words, and grammar; different meanings of bilingualism, how bilingualism and multilingualism can change across lifespan. Requirements: linguistics or language acquisition course. Same as FREN:3190.

SPAN:3195 Spanish Linguistics Lab I1 s.h.

Hands-on research experience collecting and analyzing linguistic data.

SPAN:3200 Latin American Cultural Studies3 s.h.

Interdisciplinary, multiregional approach to Latin American history, society, politics, economics, and culture. Requirements: at least one course taught in Spanish at the 2000 level or above.

SPAN:3210 Cultural Storytelling3 s.h.

Examination of memoir, short story, and journalism from Latin America to distinguish truth from accuracy and individual choices within cultural norms; course will enrich students' Spanish language fluency and writing as well as their knowledge of Latin American cultures. Requirements: at least one course taught in Spanish at the 2000 level or above.

SPAN:3215 Medellin3 s.h.

Medellin, Colombia has been transformed from one of the most violent places on Earth to an award-winning city of innovation in only 20 years; introduction to the city and its people through literature, music, and a digital map project. Requirements: at least one course numbered SPAN:2000 or above.

SPAN:3220 Visual Culture: Colonial Spanish America3 s.h.

Intersection between written word and visual culture in colonial Spanish America; imperialism, native culture, violence and race in codices, paintings, maps and illustrations. Requirements: at least one course taught in Spanish at the 2000 level or above.

SPAN:3230 Modern Mexico3 s.h.

Twentieth-century Mexican cultural history, including nationalism, gender relations, indigenous cultures, border issues, and popular culture; materials range from journalistic and literary writing to film, music, images, and television. Requirements: at least one course taught in Spanish at the 2000 level or above.

SPAN:3240 Mexico City3 s.h.

Broad historical survey of Mexico City as center of cultural life in Mexico and Latin America and city of global importance; conquest and contemporary narratives, visual culture, music, and film. Requirements: at least one course taught in Spanish at the 2000 level or above.

SPAN:3270 Pan-Caribbean Literary Currents3 s.h.

Twentieth-century fiction, film, and cultural practices in the Hispanic, Francophone, and Anglophone Caribbean; cultural essays to complement literary readings; pan-Caribbean cultural practices--music and carnival celebrations. Taught in English. Requirements: for CL:3262 -- junior or senior standing; for SPAN:3270 -- two literature courses. Same as CL:3262.

SPAN:3290 Topics in Cinema and Society3 s.h.

Concept of national cultures examined through film history in one Latin American nation. Requirements: at least one course taught in Spanish at the 2000 level or above.

SPAN:3300 Contemporary Spanish American Fiction3 s.h.

Major 20th-century short-story writers and novelists (Borges, Cortázar, Fuentes, García-Márquez, Rulfo, etc.) through representative works. Requirements: at least one course taught in Spanish at the 2000 level or above.

SPAN:3310 Spanish American Short Story3 s.h.

Works by 19th- and 20th-century Spanish American writers; emphasis on reading strategies and historical, cultural, literary backgrounds. Requirements: at least one course taught in Spanish at the 2000 level or above.

SPAN:3320 Spanish American Poetry3 s.h.

Poetry as a literary genre, short history of its development, early forms in Spanish America, poets from Modernism to present; readings from writers including Rubén Darío, Pablo Neruda, César Vallejo, Octavio Paz, J.L. Borges. Requirements: at least one course taught in Spanish at the 2000 level or above.

SPAN:3350 Contemporary Spanish American Literature3 s.h.

Comprehensive view of 20th-century literature from Spanish-speaking countries in the Americas, including narrative and poetry; examination of issues related to texts and contexts through written and oral analysis. Requirements: at least one course taught in Spanish at the 2000 level or above.

SPAN:3360 Latin American Women Writers3 s.h.

Focus on 20th century; how Latin American women subjects view themselves through literature; textual practice specific to women; psychoanalytic approaches, contemporary feminist criticism. Requirements: at least one course taught in Spanish at the 2000 level or above. Same as GWSS:3360.

SPAN:3370 Topics in Literatures and Cultures3 s.h.

Literature and culture of specific regions, countries, or cities of Latin America. Requirements: at least one course taught in Spanish at the 2000 level or above.

SPAN:3400 Chicano Literature and Culture3 s.h.

Recent fiction and poetry by Chicano and Chicana writers; readings in Spanish and English. Taught in English. Requirements: satisfaction of GE Interpretation of Literature, or LATS:2280 or SPAN:2280 or HIST:2280.

SPAN:3420 Cuban American Literature and Culture3 s.h.

Experiences of Cuban exiles in the United States; emergence of a literature and culture based on sense of dispossession, marginality, and memory of island past. Taught in English. Prerequisites: ENGL:1200. GE: Values, Society, and Diversity. Same as CL:3396.

SPAN:3440 Topics in Latino/a Literature and Culture3 s.h.

Examination of special topics in interdisciplinary field of Latina/o studies. Taught in Spanish or English. Requirements: one course taught in Spanish at the 2000 level or above, or LATS:2280 or SPAN:2280 or HIST:2280.

SPAN:3500 Topics in Culture of the Hispanic World3 s.h.

Specific topics; culture of different parts of Spanish-speaking world, or cross-regional or cross-national cultural phenomenon. Requirements: at least one course taught in Spanish at the 2000 level or above.

SPAN:3520 Introduction to Film Studies3 s.h.

Introduction to film analysis and theory; focus on Latin American and Spanish cinemas in context of international film history. Requirements: at least one course taught in Spanish at the 2000 level or above.

SPAN:3550 Doing Business in Latin America and Spain3 s.h.

Introduction to cultural, social, economic, political, and historical contexts of Latin American countries and Spain and their interdependence with the United States; fundamental economic and political concepts necessary to understand the current socioeconomic and political reality of Spanish-speaking countries; students develop the ability to conduct business in Spanish, gaining a working knowledge of business vocabulary, and applying this knowledge in interactive ways. Requirements: at least one course numbered SPAN:2000 or above.

SPAN:3600 Cultures of Spain3 s.h.

Political, religious, social, economic background; important cultural, literary movements. Requirements: at least one course taught in Spanish at the 2000 level or above.

SPAN:3610 Hispanic Institute: Culture3 s.h.

Overview of geography, history (political, economic, social), architecture, painting, music of Spain; readings, slides, video and audio cassettes, visits to local sites of cultural significance. Requirements: SPAN:1502 or SPAN:1503.

SPAN:3620 Madrid3 s.h.

Contemporary Madrid as one of the premier capital cities of the European Union; history and present day reality of the city; examination of paintings, descriptions, movies, fashion, and customs from several historical periods. Requirements: at least one course taught in Spanish at the 2000 level or above.

SPAN:3630 Spanish Youth Culture3 s.h.

Literary texts, films, and music produced by young people in Spain from 1939 to present; gender issues and relationships between market, popular culture, and high culture. Requirements: one course taught in Spanish at the 2000 level or above.

SPAN:3690 Iowa Global Internship in Madrid3 s.h.

Intensive language and eight-week internship in Madrid through the Tippie College of Business Madrid Internship Program; writing an extensive report in Spanish. Requirements: at least two courses taught in Spanish at the 2000 level or above.

SPAN:3700 Sex in the Cid3 s.h.

Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar, the Cid, and his beloved Ximena Gómez as icons of Spanish masculinity and femininity, from the Middle Ages to Franco's Spain. Requirements: one literature course taught in Spanish at the 2000 level or above.

SPAN:3750 Literature in the Time of Cervantes3 s.h.

Introduction to literary questions of 15th to 17th centuries in Spain; understanding of literary Spanish and cultural issues of the period--end of the feudal mind, beginning of individualism, poetry, emergence of theater, crisis of empire. Requirements: at least one course taught in Spanish at the 2000 level or above.

SPAN:3790 Hispanic Institute: Literature3 s.h.

Introduction to poetry, narrative, and theater in Spanish literature; textural commentary and critical interpretations of major representative works of selected historical periods. Requirements: SPAN:1502 or SPAN:1503.

SPAN:3820 Modern and Contemporary Spanish Literature3 s.h.

Works of the last 30 years of the 19th century, up to the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War; Realism, Naturalism, generation of 1898, generation of 1913, generation of 1927. Requirements: at least one course taught in Spanish at the 2000 level or above.

SPAN:3840 Contemporary Spanish Short Story3 s.h.

Contemporary short stories from 20th- and 21st-century Spain; emphasis on reading strategies and interpretation skills; focus on historical and social contexts. Requirements: at least one course taught in Spanish at the 2000 level or above.

SPAN:4095 Advanced Spanish Grammar3 s.h.

Deep and broad high-level grammar review featuring textbook analysis and examples, instructor's commentary, and relevant written exercises on problematic areas of vocabulary and grammar in written international standard Spanish. Requirements: high communicative proficiency in using the Spanish language, both written and oral, based on extensive experience in the classroom and in the real world (e.g., finishing up a university Spanish major, prior study, or residence abroad in Hispanic countries).

SPAN:4100 Introduction to Spanish Phonology3 s.h.

Sound patterns of Spanish; how various theoretical approaches solve basic problems in Spanish phonology; identification of linguistic universals, how they are manifested in the sound structure of Spanish. Prerequisites: SPAN:3110. Same as SLA:4301.

SPAN:4140 History of the Spanish Language3 s.h.

Development of phonetic, morphological, syntactical properties of the Spanish language from its Latin roots; emphasis on internal history and process of expansion from a minor dialect (Castilian) to a significant world language. Prerequisites: SPAN:3110 or SPAN:3100.

SPAN:4150 Introduction to Spanish Syntax3 s.h.

Basic principles of generative syntax as applied to analysis of Spanish syntactic structure; extensive syntactic analysis. Prerequisites: SPAN:3100. Same as SLA:4300.

SPAN:4170 Linguistic Aspects of Second Language Acquisition3 s.h.

Theoretical linguistic approaches to acquisition of Spanish as a second language. Prerequisites: SPAN:3100 or SPAN:3170 or SPAN:3110.

SPAN:4190 Topics in Hispanic Linguistics3 s.h.

Prerequisites: SPAN:3100 or SPAN:3110 or SPAN:3120 or SPAN:3130. Requirements: completion of at least one Hispanic linguistics course.

SPAN:4195 Spanish Linguistics Lab II3 s.h.

Hands-on research experience collecting and analyzing linguistic data. Requirements: at least one linguistics course.

SPAN:4310 Cultural Identity in Caribbean Literature3 s.h.

Main currents in Caribbean literature; primary focus on Hispanic Caribbean; may include americanismo literario, poesia negra, testimonial narrative; Caribbean cultural context in music, humor, Afro-Caribbean rituals. Requirements: two literature courses in Spanish, at least one of which must be numbered SPAN:3300 or above.

SPAN:4330 Colonial Spanish American Literature3 s.h.

Readings from the formative period of Spanish American culture; may include discovery and conquest, ethnicity and gender, dissent and popular resistance. Requirements: two literature courses in Spanish, at least one of which must be numbered SPAN:3300 or above.

SPAN:4350 Twentieth-Century Spanish American Theater and Performance3 s.h.

Introduction to 20th-century Spanish American theater; study of five major playwrights; readings of plays with analysis of performances. Requirements: two literature courses in Spanish, at least one of which must be numbered SPAN:3300 or above.

SPAN:4360 The Orient in Contemporary Latin American Literature and Culture3 s.h.

Orientalism, cultural hybridity, racial and gender construction in contemporary Latin American literature and culture; Latin American identity in era of globalization. Requirements: two literature courses in Spanish, at least one of which must be numbered SPAN:3300 or above.

SPAN:4370 Literature and Mass Culture in Latin America3 s.h.

Examination of literature in relation to other media in Latin America in the 20th century; close readings of novels, short stories, and essays analyzed in combination with film clips, photographs, music, and blogs. Requirements: two literature courses taught in Spanish, at least one of which must be numbered SPAN:3300 or above.

SPAN:4380 Narratives of Underdevelopment3 s.h.

Works of Spanish American narrative and essay that illuminate questions of geo-political inequality and national consolidation; readings examined in relationship to Latin American social theory in a historical context. Requirements: two literature courses in Spanish, at least one of which must be numbered SPAN:3300 or above.

SPAN:4390 Topics in Spanish American Literature3 s.h.

Requirements: two literature courses in Spanish, at least one of which must be numbered SPAN:3300 or above.

SPAN:4620 Spanish Golden Age Fiction3 s.h.

Literature and society in first centuries of Spanish Modernity, Renaissance and Baroque periods, love and the self, alienation, utopias, the body and morals, cultural dimensions of genres. Requirements: two literature courses in Spanish, at least one of which must be numbered SPAN:3300 or above.

SPAN:4630 Society and Poetry: Spanish Lyric3 s.h.

Twentieth-century Spanish lyric poetry in its sociocultural context. Requirements: two literature courses in Spanish, at least one of which must be numbered SPAN:3300 or above.

SPAN:4650 Don Quijote3 s.h.

Exploration of Cervantes' Don Quijote; sociohistorical context, questions of human existence, literary tradition, metafiction, influence of Don Quijote on novelists and filmmakers, critical reception of the text. Requirements: two literature courses in Spanish, at least one of which must be numbered SPAN:3300 or above.

SPAN:4690 Topics in Spanish Literature3 s.h.

Requirements: two literature courses in Spanish, at least one of which must be numbered SPAN:3300 or above.

SPAN:4800 Chicano Cinema3 s.h.

History of Chicano independent and industry film and television production since the Chicano political and cultural movement began in the 1960s. Taught in English. Requirements: one Spanish literature or culture course numbered SPAN:3200 or above, or one film studies course numbered CINE:2100 or above.

SPAN:4810 Topics in Latin American Cinema3 s.h.

Taught in English. Prerequisites: CINE:1601. Requirements: one Spanish literature or culture course numbered above SPAN:3200 or one film studies course. Same as CINE:4678, LAS:4678.

SPAN:4820 Latino/a Popular Culture3 s.h.

Role of Latino/a popular culture as a site of contemporary social practice and cultural politics in both local and global contexts; specific attention to notions of citizenship, identity, and culture. Taught in English. Requirements: either one literature or culture course taught in Spanish numbered SPAN:3200 or above, or LATS:2280 or SPAN:2280 or HIST:2280.

SPAN:4830 The Hispanic World in the Digital Era3 s.h.

Global digital space and construction of culture in Hispanic world; how digital data creates knowledge and ways it represents and impacts societies; power of computer technology to disseminate critical thinking, social outreach, and creative expressions; how digital realities and tools of constant communication promote change. Requirements: two literature or culture courses in Spanish, at least one of which must be numbered SPAN:3300 or above.

SPAN:4840 Visual Culture in Modern and Contemporary Spain3 s.h.

How to analyze different types of images in connection to the social and political developments of modern and postmodern Spain; special attention given to the role that images played in the periods of political turmoil that defined modern Spanish history. Requirements: two courses taught in Spanish and at least one numbered SPAN:3000 or above.

SPAN:4850 Topics in Cultural Studies3 s.h.

Requirements: one literature or culture course taught in Spanish numbered SPAN:3200 or above.

SPAN:4870 Islamic Cultural Presence in Spain3 s.h.

Islamic history and culture in the Iberian Peninsula from Middle Ages to present. Taught in Spanish. Requirements: one literature or culture course taught in Spanish numbered SPAN:3200 or above. Same as RELS:4870.

SPAN:4880 Comic Books and Graphic Novels in the Hispanic World3 s.h.

Analysis of comics and graphic novels from Hispanic world; diverse Hispanic representational perspectives on creativity, humor, storytelling, culture, politics, nationality, and ethnicity; opportunity for students to express their own creativity with comics. Recommendations: two literature or culture courses taught in Spanish, at least one of which must be numbered SPAN:3200 or above.

SPAN:4900 Latin American Studies Seminar3 s.h.

Interdisciplinary approach. Taught in English. Recommendations: Spanish or Portuguese sufficient for background readings. Same as ANTH:4700, CL:4700, HIST:4504, LAS:4700, PORT:4700.

SPAN:4910 Topics in Literary Studies3 s.h.

Requirements: two literature courses in Spanish, at least one of which must be numbered SPAN:3300 or above.

SPAN:4920 Topics in Film Studies3 s.h.

Requirements: one literature or culture course taught in Spanish numbered SPAN:3200 or above.

SPAN:4950 Advanced Workshop on Creative Writing in Spanish3 s.h.

In-depth consideration of characters, dialog, conflict, setting, point of view, other fundamentals of fiction; experience writing short stories and other pieces, with class discussion; fictional texts by renowned writers, authors' essays on their own creative process; narrative strategies of short stories, songs, painting, films. Requirements: one creative writing course in Spanish and one literature course in Spanish numbered SPAN:3300 or above, or two literature courses in Spanish numbered SPAN:3300 or above.

SPAN:4980 Advanced Translation: Spanish to English3 s.h.

Examination of translation through practical exercises and readings related to the problem of working with literature between languages; questions related to style and form as well as historical and cultural distance will be examined. Requirements: SPAN:3030 or SPAN:3050 and one literature course taught in Spanish.

SPAN:4998 Honors: Research and Thesis2-3 s.h.

Requirements: honors standing.

SPAN:4999 Special Work1-3 s.h.

SPAN:5000 Teaching and Learning Languages3 s.h.

Readings in pedagogical theory and practice, second language acquisition; experience designing activities for teaching and assessment with critiques based on current theories and approaches; development of reflective practices toward one's language teaching. Same as FREN:5000, GRMN:5001, SLA:5000, WLLC:5000.

SPAN:5001 Introduction to Graduate Study2 s.h.

Expectations, resources, and opportunities of graduate study; introduction to course work, development of preprofessional competencies. Same as FREN:5001.

SPAN:5300 The Humboldt Current: Travel, Science, and the Spatial Imagination in Latin America3 s.h.

Travel writings of environmental studies pioneer and Prussian explorer, Alexander von Humboldt, who led a five-year expedition to South America, Mexico, and Cuba in the late 18th century; his writing ushered in an idea of nature central to the Latin American imagination; topics include "Humboldtian science", the scientific traveler's persona, and rhetoric of travel; Humboldt's mapping of the Orinoco, Mexico, and the Caribbean, negotiating the tradition of European cartography with indigenous spatial practices; contribution of Humboldt's travels to a spatial imagination in Latin America; students develop an original research project. Recommendations: one graduate-level course in colonial, 19th-century Latin American literature, and/or ecocriticism and theory (this last course could be taken in related departments, such as English). Same as CL:5300, FREN:5300, WLLC:5300.

SPAN:6000 Foreign Language Teaching Methods3 s.h.

Readings in pedagogical theory and practice and second language acquisition; experience designing activities for teaching and assessment, with critiques based on current theories and approaches; development of reflective practices toward one's own language teaching. Same as SLA:6300.

SPAN:6110 Spanish Phonology3 s.h.

Modern approaches to synchronic phonology as applied to Spanish; focus on traditional descriptive problems, recent generative analyses. Requirements: phonology or linguistics course. Same as SLA:6303.

SPAN:6120 Spanish Syntax3 s.h.

Spanish syntactic constructions examined in framework of selected syntactic theory; emphasis on development of syntactic argumentation. Requirements: one course in syntax. Same as SLA:6304.

SPAN:6150 Topics in Spanish Language Acquisition3 s.h.

Theoretical linguistic approaches to monolingual, bilingual, and second language acquisition of Spanish and Portuguese; varied topics. Requirements: at least one course in linguistics (e.g., general introduction to linguistics). Same as SLA:6301.

SPAN:6180 Topics in Hispanic Linguistics3 s.h.

Taught in Spanish or English.

SPAN:6190 Topics in Comparative Romance Linguistics3 s.h.

Comparative study of phonology, morphology, or syntax of the main Romance languages as informed by linguistic theory; diachronic or synchronic perspective. Recommendations: additional graduate course work in linguistics. Same as LING:6190, SLA:6302.

SPAN:6195 Undergraduate Lab Research Supervision1 s.h.

Hands-on experience supervising undergraduate students in a research context. Requirements: enrollment in Ph.D. or M.A. program in Spanish linguistics or Ph.D. program in linguistics.

SPAN:6210 Fiction Workshop3 s.h.

Craft of writing short stories; underlying principles examined through lectures, readings, craft analysis, discussions, exercises, and workshops; activities linked with International Writing Program. Requirements: admission to M.F.A. Spanish Creative Writing program.

SPAN:6220 Poetry Workshop3 s.h.

Construction and recognition of poetic voice through readings, analysis, and exercises from different poets and by students; poetic voice in three spaces (diary of poetic prose, collection of poems, object poem). Requirements: admission to M.F.A. Spanish Creative Writing program.

SPAN:6235 Film Script/Theater Workshop3 s.h.

Basic steps to developing plays; different styles and ways to develop plays and characters; reading main authors and their plays; student work on a possible play. Requirements: admission to M.F.A. in Spanish Creative Writing program.

SPAN:6241 Creative Project Development3 s.h.

Development of creative project. Requirements: admission to M.F.A. Spanish Creative Writing program.

SPAN:6251 Workshop on Editing a Literary e-Journal3 s.h.

Plan, produce, write, and edit a literary digital magazine; manage and write for Iowa Literaria. Requirements: admission to M.F.A. in Spanish Creative Writing program.

SPAN:6260 Detective Narrative Workshop3 s.h.

Basic elements of narrative used by authors of detective novels; acclaimed short stories, novels, and theoretical essays related to the genre; write three short stories of detective fiction; written critique of classmates' work. Requirements: admission to M.F.A. Spanish Creative Writing program.

SPAN:6280 Nonfiction Workshop3 s.h.

Practice of self narrative and construction of the self in literature; readings of self-narrated texts in different literary forms and cultural traditions (from autobiography to testimonial narratives); various ways in which the narrating self is formed and deformed by literary conventions that define him/her; readings as springboards for thinking on ways to write the self; series of autobiographical sketches. Requirements: admission to M.F.A. Spanish Creative Writing program.

SPAN:6295 Practicum Editing a Literary e-Journalarr.

Practice in planning, producing, and editing Iowa Literaria. Recommendations: SPAN:6251.

SPAN:6299 Thesis: Creative Writing3 s.h.

Continuation of work on student manuscript. Requirements: admission to M.F.A. Spanish Creative Writing program.

SPAN:6300 Colonial Spanish American Literature3 s.h.

Chronicles of the conquest: close reading with focus on role of writing and operations of "othering"; balance between critical secondary sources and primary sources.

SPAN:6310 Spanish American Narrative: Nineteenth Century3 s.h.

Review of narrative, with emphasis on Romanticism.

SPAN:6320 Contemporary Spanish American Narrative3 s.h.

Narrative from mid-20th century to present; emphasis on the Boom, post-Boom.

SPAN:6330 Spanish American Narrative: Modern and Regional3 s.h.

SPAN:6390 Topics in Spanish American Literature3 s.h.

SPAN:6600 Medieval Spanish Literature3 s.h.

Critical reading of canonical medieval texts in their cultural context; application of modern theory to medieval texts; works such as El Poema del Cid, El Romancero Viejo, Milagros de Nuestra Señora, El Conde Lucanor, El Libro de Buen Amor.

SPAN:6620 Spanish Renaissance and Baroque Literature3 s.h.

Critical analysis of social, moral, political function of literature in early modern Spain; Renaissance and Baroque poetry; La Celestina; pastoral literature; Don Quijote; narratives of the court; modern subjectivity; the question of genre.

SPAN:6660 Contemporary Spanish Fiction3 s.h.

The post-Franco novel in Spain; literary "postmodernism" and relationships between Spanish literature, politics, and society since 1975; representative significant works.

SPAN:6670 Contemporary Spanish Poetry3 s.h.

Poetry on the Spanish literary scene circa 1968; authors' reactions to predecessors, their connections with foreign traditions, metapoetry, the aesthetics of culturalism.

SPAN:6680 Contemporary Non-Castilian Narrative Spain3 s.h.

Readings in Spanish of novels and short stories written in another language of the Spanish state or by a member of one of Spain's non-Castilian historic nationalities.

SPAN:6690 Topics in Spanish Literature3 s.h.

SPAN:6850 Topics in Literary Studies3 s.h.

SPAN:6860 Topics in Cultural Studies3 s.h.

SPAN:6901 Second Language Acquisition Research and Theory3 s.h.

Theories regarding success and failure in acquisition of second or subsequent languages; research, issues. Same as ASIA:6901, FREN:6901, JPNS:6901, SLA:6901.

SPAN:6902 Second Language Acquisition Research and Theory II3 s.h.

Continuation of SLA:6901. Prerequisites: SLA:6901. Same as ASIA:6903, SLA:6902.

SPAN:6903 Crossing Borders Proseminararr.

Same as ANTH:6632, CINE:6632, GEOG:6632, GRMN:6632, HIST:6132, POLI:6632.

SPAN:6905 Introduction to Contemporary Literary Theory3 s.h.

How major theories construct literary text; structuralist, semiotic, psychoanalytic, Marxist, reader response, Derridian criticism. Taught in English. Same as CL:6105.

SPAN:6920 Multimedia and Second Language Acquisition3 s.h.

Foreign language multimedia in context of current second language acquisition theories and research; readings on interactivity, interface design, feedback, learner control; acquisition of vocabulary, grammar, and culture. Requirements: foreign language teaching methodology course. Same as FREN:6920, GRMN:6920, SLA:6920.

SPAN:6950 Topics in Second Language Acquisition: Speaking3 s.h.

Theory, pedagogy, research, and assessment in second language speaking. Same as FREN:6950, SLA:6950.

SPAN:6965 Topics in Second Language Acquisition: Writing3 s.h.

Theory, pedagogy, research, and assessment in second language writing. Taught in English. Same as RHET:6965, SLA:6965.

SPAN:6998 Special Workarr.

SPAN:6999 Thesisarr.

SPAN:7000 Seminar: Spanish Linguistics3 s.h.

Same as LING:7000.

SPAN:7200 Seminar: Literary Studies3 s.h.

Specific topics on aspects of Spanish and/or Spanish American literature.

SPAN:7300 Seminar: Cultural Studies3 s.h.

Specific topics in Spanish and/or Spanish American cultural studies.

SPAN:7505 Readings: Latin American Historyarr.

Same as HIST:7505.