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The Joint Honours degree in Spanish and English Literature provides you with the opportunity of specialising in two university honours subjects.

Many students find studying a joint honours stimulating and rewarding as they are able to observe both similarities and differences between the two subjects. By combining English Literature and Spanish, you will gain a variety of transferable skills and knowledge beneficial to the world of employment, making you competitive and attractive in an increasingly global workforce and opening the doors to a variety of career paths.     

English literature at Cardiff has long enjoyed an international reputation for its teaching and research. But more than this – we pride ourselves on nurturing a friendly, personalised and supportive environment for our students. We aim for the best and for success in all we do.

Our curriculum offers access to the whole span of English literature, from the Anglo-Saxon period to the 21st century. Nor is the curriculum restricted to the printed word – we are intrigued by the connections between literature and film, art, music, history, language and popular culture, and our teaching reflects these interests.

There are no compulsory modules in English literature at Cardiff after year one. We give you choice – but we also give you the skills and knowledge to make informed decisions from a diverse range of options which includes creative writing.

Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world. Spoken by more than 400 million people across more than 20 countries worldwide, it is one of the most useful languages in the world for business and leisure alike. It opens doors to a vibrant and diverse range of cultural experiences.

Spanish at Cardiff University enables you to access, analyse and evaluate current developments across the Hispanic world as well as the cultures and values of the past. Having studied Spanish, you will be ready to take advantage of the wide-ranging opportunities open to language graduates today  

We offer Spanish for both advanced students and beginners. In terms of language acquisition, this course will enable you to develop your writing, oral and aural skills through a range of learning activities, and using a variety of audio-visual materials. In your first year, in addition to your language tuition, an introduction to history and culture seeks to provide a solid foundation for more specialised studies as you progress through your course. You will spend your third year in Spain or a Spanish-speaking country, practising and developing your language skills.

It is important to remember that studying languages is not just about the language itself. It involves examining many aspects of a country and its culture, its social structures and institutions, politics, history, literature and cinema. Through the study of such areas you are able to gain a better understanding of Spanish culture and of how it has evolved over the centuries, becoming what it is today.

On completion of this four-year programme, you will have a high level of language proficiency, as well as a critical understanding of key aspects of Spanish history, culture, literature, politics and contemporary society.   

Each school involved in delivering the degree offers a challenging course of modules, supported by a friendly atmosphere and excellent staff-student relationships.

Distinctive features

  • core modules that guarantee a solid base for all, but then allow you, with advice from your personal tutor, to carve out a programme that will best fit your interests and career aspirations
  • a pathway into this degree for beginners who do not have Spanish A-level
  • a year spent studying or working in a Spanish-speaking country
  • Teaching across the whole chronological and geographical span of English literature, from the Anglo-Saxon period to the 21st century
  • a reputation for theoretically informed reading, bringing texts from all periods into dialogue with contemporary concerns about gender, identity, sexuality, nationality, race, the body, the environment and digital technology
  • a strong tradition in creative writing, taught by writers making their mark on today’s culture.

Key facts

UCAS CodeQR34
Next intakeSeptember 2018
Duration4 years
ModeFull time
Typical places availableThe School typically has 185 places available.
Typical applications receivedThe School typically receives 600 applications.
Admissions tutor(s)

Entry requirements

Typical A level offerABB including English Literature, English Literature and English Language or Creative Writing. Applicants holding a B in Spanish will have access to the Languages advanced pathway. Please note that General Studies will not be accepted.   
Typical Welsh Baccalaureate offerThe Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted in lieu of one A-Level (at the grades listed above), excluding any specified subjects.
Typical International Baccalaureate offer32-30, or 665-655 in 3 HL subjects including 6 at HL in English Literature, English Language and Literature or English Liteature and Performance.
Alternative qualificationsAlternative qualifications may be accepted. For further information on entry requirements, see the School of English, Communication & Philosophy and School of Modern Languages admissions criteria pages.
English Language requirementsIf you are an overseas applicant and your first language is not English, please visit our English Language requirements page for more information on our accepted qualifications.
Other requirementsYou will require GCSE English or Welsh Language at grade C or grade 4. Alternatively, IGCSE English First Language or English Second Language will be considered at grade C. 

We are currently working with our students to update and improve the content of this course. The information shown below reflects the current curriculum and is likely to change. The review of the course is expected to be completed by August 2018 and this page will be updated by end of October 2018 to reflect the changes.

This full-time course lasts for four years with two semesters per year. There are 120 credits a year, split equally between the two subjects. Most modules are worth 20 credits. The third year is spent abroad.

The modules shown are an example of the typical curriculum and will be reviewed prior to the 2018/19 academic year. The final modules will be published by September 2018.

Year one

Year one is a foundation year to give you the skills for advanced study and an overview of the two subjects to inform your later choices. You will take 120 credits in total equally split between 60 credits in English Literature and 60 credits in Spanish.

Your first year in English Literature is a foundation year designed to equip you with the skills for advanced study and to give you an overview of the subject that will enable you to make informed choices from the modules available in years two and four.

In year one Spanish you will build on core linguistic skills and be introduced to Spanish culture, literature, civilisation and politics. There are two pathways available: an advanced pathway for students with an A-level or equivalent competence in Spanish and a beginner’s pathway for students with limited or no knowledge of Spanish.

The first year of this programme provides a thorough foundation in the grammar of the language for those students on the beginner’s pathway, and develops the linguistic skills for post A-level students on the advanced pathway.

Year two

In year two you will again take 60 credits in English Literature and 60 credits in Spanish.

In year two there are no compulsory English Literature modules. You may select from a range of modules based on period, genre or theme in which you will be reading a variety of texts in their historical and cultural contexts.

In Spanish you will have training in the critical analysis of concepts, theories and methods. The language elements of year two focus on preparation for the year abroad. This is complemented by a variety of option modules of modules which, as a supplement to Spanish-specific topics, normally include modules on European film, comparative literature and cultural history, as well as translation theory and practice.          

Year three: Sandwich year

Your third year will be spent abroad in a Spanish-speaking country. Options include studying at one of our partner universities, working as an English assistant in a school, or working for a Spanish organisation or company. No matter what you choose, the year abroad is a great opportunity for you to improve your understanding of the language, immerse yourself in another culture, and gain international study or work experience.

If you choose the study option, we have established links with universities in Barcelona, Caceres, Ciudad Real, Granada, Santiago de Compostela y Valencia. In Spanish America we have exchange agreements with universities in Lima (Peru), Mexico City and Guadalajara (Mexico)

Placements for teaching assistants on a scheme run by the British Council can take you to either a major city or a small, rural town. This option provides first-hand teaching experience and allows you to earn a salary sufficient to live on, although you only work on a part-time basis. Prior to the start of your placement, the British Council provides a training weekend in the destination country. In addition, the school you have been assigned to should also guide you in your role as a teacher and help you to find a place to live.

The third option consists of a work placement with an organisation or company in the Spanish-speaking world. The necessary arrangements can be made through personal contacts you may have or by approaching organisations directly. In order to ensure that your work placement affords you plenty of opportunity to speak Spanish and provides you with a beneficial experience, such arrangements will require prior approval by the School.

Any student who undertakes a study placement or a traineeship/work placement in Europe is eligible to apply for an Erasmus grant.      

The year abroad is a great opportunity for you to improve your understanding of the language, immerse yourself in another culture, and gain international study or work experience.

While you are away from Cardiff, you will be assigned a year abroad coordinator, who will keep in touch with you and monitor your progress. You may also get a visit from one of your lecturers who will be keen to find out how you are getting on.

Final year students are usually happy to help with our regular year abroad briefings and have contributed to our extensive ‘year abroad module’ on Learning Central which provides you with student-centred advice throughout your year abroad.

Studying or working abroad is excellent preparation for your final year and gives you a level of self-confidence and maturity that has proven popular with employers.

Year four

In your final year you will take 60 credits in English Literature and 60 credits in Spanish.

You will by now have gained experience of a variety of literary periods, topics, genres and approaches, developing your critical faculties and your skills in analysing texts and contexts. You will therefore be in an excellent position to choose between a range of more specialised modules that engage with current issues in research and scholarship in relation to authors and texts both well-known and possibly less well-known to you.

We no longer distinguish between beginner and advanced Spanish students in the final year and all students will take the same language modules. You will refine your linguistic skills in terms of expression and translation, and specialise in your areas of interest by choosing specialised module options. 

You will hone your Spanish-language skills in terms of expression and translation, pursue more of the options begun in year two and specialise in an area of your choice.

The University is committed to providing a wide range of module options where possible, but please be aware that whilst every effort is made to offer choice this may be limited in certain circumstances. This is due to the fact that some modules have limited numbers of places available, which are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, while others have minimum student numbers required before they will run, to ensure that an appropriate quality of education can be delivered; some modules require students to have already taken particular subjects, and others are core or required on the programme you are taking. Modules may also be limited due to timetable clashes, and although the University works to minimise disruption to choice, we advise you to seek advice from the relevant School on the module choices available.

How will I be taught?

We offer a supportive learning environment, where you are enabled to acquire a range of skills and a wealth of specialist knowledge. Our courses foster intellectual skills, such as critical thinking, close analysis, evaluating evidence, constructing arguments, using theory and the effective deployment of language in writing and in debate. We also help you gain experience in team working, independent research and time management.

You will be taught both by lecture and seminar. Lectures provide an overview of the key concepts and frameworks for a topic, equipping you to carry out independent research for the seminars and to develop your own ideas. Seminars provide an opportunity for you to explore the ideas outlined in the lectures.

Seminars usually consist of about 15 students and the seminar leader (a member of the teaching team). Seminars may take various formats, including plenary group discussion, small-group work and student-led presentations.

Language classes are taught in groups to enhance confidence and active learning. A varied timetable includes oral expression, aural comprehension and writing skills, which are taught in small groups to enhance confidence and active learning. These vital communication skills are practiced and developed through regular classwork exercises and written work. Our teaching methods allow you to engage with a range of language-learning technologies. Materials including textbooks, videos, films, novels, audio files and websites are supported by online resources that compliment classroom activities and promote and enable independent learning. Class materials include a range from literary and historical to contemporary journalistic texts, providing a broad insight into language and culture.

How will I be supported?

As well as having regular feedback from your personal tutor in each course, you will have a reading week each semester for guided study and a chance to catch up on assessed work, reading and revision. These weeks are also used by staff to visit students on their year abroad.

You will have access through the Learning Central website to relevant multimedia material, presentations, lecture handouts, bibliographies, further links, electronic exercises and discussion circles.

The University offers a range of services including the Careers Service, the Counselling Service, the Disability and Dyslexia Service, the Student Support Service, and excellent libraries and resource centres.

Feedback

We’ll provide you with frequent feedback on your work. This comes in a variety of formats including oral feedback, personalised feedback on written work and general feedback in relation to examinations. You will also be able to discuss your overall performance with your personal tutor.

How will I be assessed?

A range of assessment methods are used, including essays, examinations, presentations, portfolios and creative assignments.

Essays and examinations are used not only for assessment purposes but also as a means of developing your capacities to gather, organise, evaluate and deploy relevant information and ideas from a variety of sources in reasoned arguments. Dedicated essay workshops and individual advice enable you to produce your best work, and written feedback on essays feeds forward into future work, enabling you to develop your strengths and address any weaker areas.

The optional final-year dissertation provides you with the opportunity to investigate a specific topic of interest to you in depth and to acquire detailed knowledge about a particular field of study, to use your initiative in the collection and presentation of material and present a clear, cogent argument and draw appropriate conclusions.

What skills will I practise and develop?

As a result of engaging fully with this course, you will acquire and develop a range of valuable skills, both those which are discipline specific and more generic ‘employability skills’. These will allow you to:

  • grasp complex issues with confidence
  • ask the right questions of complex texts
  • have an imaginative appreciation of different views and options and analyse these critically
  • identify and apply relevant data
  • develop practical research skills
  • hone linguistic skills and a broad appreciation of the culture, literature and history of Italian and Italian-speaking countries
  • propose imaginative solutions of your own that are rooted in evidence
  • communicate clearly, concisely and persuasively in writing and speech
  • work to deadlines and priorities, managing a range of tasks at the same time
  • learn from constructive criticism and incorporate its insights
  • work as part of a team, developing a collaborative approach to problem-solving
  • use IT programmes and digital media, where appropriate
  • take responsibility for your own learning programme and professional development.

Tuition fees

UK and EU students (2018/19)

Tuition feeDepositNotes
£9,000None

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees in the second and subsequent years of a course as permitted by law or Welsh Government policy. Where applicable we will notify you of any change in tuition fee by the end of June in the academic year before the one in which the fee will increase.

Visit our tuition fee pages for the latest information.

Financial support may be available to individuals who meet certain criteria. For more information visit our funding section. Please note that these sources of financial support are limited and therefore not everyone who meets the criteria are guaranteed to receive the support.

Students from outside the EU (2018/19)

Tuition feeDepositNotes
£16,350None

Tuition fees for international students are fixed for the majority of three year undergraduate courses. This means the price you pay in year one will be the same in years two and three. Some courses are exempt, including four and five year programmes and Medical and Dental courses. Visit our tuition fee pages for the latest information.

Will I need any specific equipment to study this course/programme?

You will not need any specific equipment.

Year three is spent working or studying in a Spanish-speaking country.

School of English, Communication and Philosophy

In 2015/16, 95% of the School’s graduates who were available for work reported they were in employment and/or further study within six months of graduation.

We provide our students with a highly satisfying academic experience that assists their development as critically-minded, culturally-aware citizens whose high analytic skills, powers of expression and progressive self-reliance make them extremely attractive to employers.

English literature graduates have excellent analytic and communication skills that fit them for a full range of professions and further training. Their cultural expertise and intellectual abilities are valued in the public and private sector, and in contexts as varied as the classroom, the law courts or the media.

School of Modern Languages

In 2015/16, 94% of the School’s graduates who were available for work reported they were in employment and/or further study within six months of graduation.

Many graduates enjoy their year overseas so much that they take time out for more travel, or go abroad on graduation in search of employment.    

Of those who choose to remain in the UK, many pursue postgraduate studies such as one of the School’s MA Translationdegrees or a PGCE. Others start work immediately following their studies, and our graduates go on to secure excellent careers in international diplomacy, the Civil Service, teaching, business and journalism. Other employment options include roles as translators, language assistants, export assistants and proof-readers.   

Courses

Modrn & Clscl Lang & Lit

CI 161. Mth Mtl F L

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 999 units

EHD 154B. Final Student Teaching Seminar - Spanish

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in EHD 155B. Seminar to accompany final student teaching that provides opportunities for candidates to investigate and discuss variety of topics and strategies and to reflect on issues that surface during their student teaching experience.

Units: 1

EHD 154B. Final Student Teaching Seminar - German

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in EHD 155B. Seminar to accompany final student teaching that provides opportunities for candidates to investigate and discuss variety of topics and strategies and to reflect on issues that surface during their student teaching experience.

Units: 1

EHD 154B. Final Student Teaching Seminar - French

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in EHD 155B. Seminar to accompany final student teaching that provides opportunities for candidates to investigate and discuss variety of topics and strategies and to reflect on issues that surface during their student teaching experience.

Units: 1

EHD 155B. Studt Tchg Span

Prerequisites: admission to student teaching, EHD 155A, CI 161 (or concurrently, depending on major departmental policy); senior or post baccalaureate standing; approval of major department including subject matter competency approval; completion of the subject matter preparation program or passing the subject matter examination(s) designated by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Supervised teaching in single subject classroom; assignment is for the full day; five days per week. CR/NC grading only.

Units: 5-10, Repeatable up to 20 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

EHD 155B. Studt Tchg Germ

Prerequisites: admission to student teaching, EHD 155A, CI 161 (or concurrently, depending on major departmental policy); senior or post baccalaureate standing; approval of major department including subject matter competency approval; completion of the subject matter preparation program or passing the subject matter examination(s) designated by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Supervised teaching in single subject classroom; assignment is for the full day; five days per week. CR/NC grading only.

Units: 5-10, Repeatable up to 20 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

EHD 155B. Studt Tchg Fren

Prerequisites: admission to student teaching, EHD 155A, CI 161 (or concurrently, depending on major departmental policy); senior or post baccalaureate standing; approval of major department including subject matter competency approval; completion of the subject matter preparation program or passing the subject matter examination(s) designated by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Supervised teaching in single subject classroom; assignment is for the full day; five days per week. CR/NC grading only.

Units: 5-10, Repeatable up to 20 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

FL 10T. Topics in Foreign Language

Beginning or intermediate speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in a selected language.

Units: 1-4

FL 131. Trends in Foreign Language Teaching

Current trends and issues in foreign language teaching. Evaluation of recent teaching materials. May include on-campus practice in teaching beginning languages.

Units: 3

FL 170. Community Service

Directed fieldwork in a project which uses language skills developed through previous study of a foreign language. Projects may include working with public school foreign language teachers and students, interpreting/ translating for public/ private service agencies, or other approved projects. CR/NC grading only.

Units: 1-3

FL 190. Independent Study

See Academic Placement -- Independent Study. Approved for SP grading.

Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to 6 units

FREN 1A. Elementary French

Beginning course in conversational and written French. Not open to students with two or more years of high school French credit.

Units: 4
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

FREN 1B. Elementary French

Prerequisite: G.E. Foundation A2; FREN 1A recommended or permission of instructor. Second semester course in conversational and written French. Not open to those with three or more years of high school French credit. G.E. Breadth C2.

Units: 4
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: C2

FREN 2A. French for Communication

Prerequisite: G.E. Foundation A2; FREN 1B or equivalent recommended. Second year course that emphasizes speaking and reading, and a review of basic French grammar. G.E. Breadth C2.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: C2

FREN 2B. French for Communication

Prerequisite: G.E. Foundation A2; FREN 2A or equivalent recommended. Second year course that emphasizes speaking and reading skills. G.E. Breadth C2.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: C2

FREN 4. Reading and Writing

FREN 2B or equivalent recommended. Opportunity to increase reading and writing skills in preparation for upper-division coursework in French.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall

FREN 5. Conversation

FREN 2A or equivalent recommended. May be taken concurrently with FREN 2A or FREN 4. Development of listening and speaking skills. Exclusive use of French in an informal class atmosphere. Conversations on assigned topics, extemporaneous discussions.

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 6 units
Course Typically Offered: Spring

FREN 103. Advanced Grammar and Composition

Two semesters of Intermediate French recommended. To be taken twice for the major. Written assignments in French on varied topics with emphasis on composition. Written exercises in French on specific points of grammar. (Fall semester)

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 6 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

FREN 109. French Literature, Culture, and Society from the Middle Ages to Today

Prerequisites: G.E. Foundation and Breadth Area C. Two semesters of intermediate French recommended. Intellectual, cultural and social background of major literary movements and representative authors from the earliest period to the present. Selected readings. Taught in French. (Fall semester) G.E. Integration IC.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: IC

FREN 110. French Theater

FREN 109 recommended. Drama in France from the Renaissance to the present, with emphasis on the 17th and 20th centuries. Reading and discussion of representative works.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall

FREN 111. The French Novel

FREN 109 recommended. The novel as a reflection of French society. Analysis of major works from various periods.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall

FREN 112. French Prose: Essay and Short Story

FREN 109 recommended. Analysis of prose works by such authors as Montaigne, Voltaire, Maupassant, Camus, Sartre.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall

FREN 113. French Poetry

FREN 109 recommended. Introductory course in poetry as a genre; principles of French versification. Students will be exposed to major contributions of the French in poetry. Thematic and/or chronological presentations (movements, "isms").

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Spring

FREN 120T. Topics in French Civilization

FREN 103 recommended or permission of instructor. Possible topics: French contributions to Western Civilization (art, music, architecture, history, science). Special emphasis on contemporary France. The history of Anglo-French and Franco-American relations. Linguistic, cultural, intellectual, political, commercial, and diplomatic similarities and differences explored. Taught in French.

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 6 units

FREN 132. French Phonology and Structural Analysis

Completion of one semester of FREN 103 recommended. As a progression toward mastery, an investigation of the French language as a functioning code of verbal communication. Relationships of oral/written aspects and contrasts with American English. Intensive drill on individual pronunciation problems.

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 6 units
Course Typically Offered: Spring

FREN 149. Voices of Africa

Prerequisites: G.E. Foundation and Breadth Area C. Study of representative works by such writers as Achebe, Senghor, and Mphahlele which reveal the attitudes of modern Africans toward their land, their traditions, and their encounter with the 20th century world. Course taught in English. G.E. Integration IC.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: IC

FREN 150. Advanced Conversation

Two semesters of Intermediate French recommended. Intensive practice in oral expression in French. Emphasis on current affairs in France.

Units: 3

FREN 160T. Selected Topics in French Studies

FREN 103 recommended or permission of instructor. Topics chosen from French literature (genre, themes, movements), from French linguistics (History of the Language; Contrastive Analysis: English/French), or French Culture and Civilization.

Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to 6 units

FREN 160T. Voices of French-Speaking Southeast Asia

This course will also explore the concept of Francophonie and its meaning among the French-speakers in these countries and other regions of the world where peoples from French-speaking Southeast Asia had to relocate in an often forced Diaspora. These peoples maintain two ties: one to their countries of origin and another to France. The course also covers their attitudes toward the French-language and France, their own societies, their cultures, their countries, and their encounters with the 21st century.

Units: 3

FREN 190. Independent Study

See Academic Placement -- Independent Study. Approved for RP grading.

Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to 6 units

FREN 290. Independent Study

See Academic Placement -- Independent Study. Approved for RP grading.

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 6 units

GERM 1A. Elementary German

Beginning course. Imparts basic speaking, listening, reading, and writing abilities in German as well as introduces the cultures of Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Not open to students with two or more years of high school German credit.

Units: 4
Course Typically Offered: Fall

GERM 1B. Elementary German

Prerequisite: G.E. Foundation A2; GERM 1A recommended or permission of instructor. Second semester course. Develops speaking, listening, reading, and writing abilities; broadens knowledge of German, Swiss and Austrian cultures. Not open to those with three or more years of high school German. G.E. Breadth C2.

Units: 4
Course Typically Offered: Spring
GE Area: C2

GERM 2A. Intermediate German

Prerequisite: G.E. Foundation A2; GERM 1B recommended or permission of instructor. Third semester course. Builds reading, conversational, and writing facilities in German; develops linguistic and cultural mastering of varied, increasingly complex situations. General review of grammar syntax; cultural topics. G.E. Breadth C2.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall
GE Area: C2

GERM 2B. Intermediate German

Prerequisite: G.E. Foundation A2; GERM 2A recommended or permission of instructor. Fourth semester course. Builds further reading, conversational, and writing facilities in German; develops general linguistic and cultural competence. General review of grammar and syntax; cultural topics. G.E. Breadth C2.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Spring
GE Area: C2

GERM 8T. Selected Topics in German

GERM 1A recommended or permission of instructor. Language experience outside classroom stressed in oral topics. Problem vocabulary and grammar topics. CR/NC grading only.

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 2 units

GERM 50. Conversation

GERM 2B or concurrently recommended or permission of instructor. Conversation on prepared topics, brief talks by students, short scenes from plays, sharpening of listening skills and oral expression. Preparation for "survival" in German speaking countries. (Spring semester)

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 6 units
Course Typically Offered: Spring

GERM 101. Composition

GERM 2B recommended or permission of instructor. Development of written expression through intensive practice, vocabulary building, grammar and syntax review, cooperative work on improving composition, analysis of varying styles. May be taken twice. (Fall semester)

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 6 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall

GERM 103T. German Culture and Civilization

Studies in principal aspects of German (also Austrian and Swiss) history, thought, customs, institutions, film, arts, music, folklore, contemporary life; influence on Western civilization. Taught in English.

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 6 units

GERM 112. German Literature to 1750

GERM 2B recommended or permission of instructor. In-depth studies of German literature prior to 1750: Medieval, Renaissance, Reformation, Baroque, Enlighten ment; including such authors as Wolfram, Walther von der Vogelweide, Luther, Grim melshausen. Critical analysis of texts, lecture, discussion, student reports.

Units: 3

GERM 114. German Literature through the Classical Age

GERM 2B recommended or permission of instructor. From the beginnings to Goethe's death in 1832, concentrating on the Classical Age (Lessing, Schiller, Goethe). Critical analysis of texts, lecture, discussion, student reports.

Units: 3

GERM 116. Nineteenth Century Literature

GERM 2B recommended or permission of instructor. Investigates major 19th century authors such as Brentano, Tieck, Hoffmann, Buchner, Stifter, Keller, Raabe, Fontane. Critical analysis of texts, lecture, discussion, student reports.

Units: 3

GERM 118A. Modern Literature: 1890-1945

GERM 2B recommended or permission of instructor. Investigates Classical Modernity (1890-World War II), including such authors as Kafka, Rilke, Mann, Brecht, Musil. Critical analysis of texts, lecture, discussion, student reports.

Units: 3

GERM 118B. Contemporary Literature: 1945-Present

GERM 2B recommended or permission of instructor. Investigates the Postmodern Age (World War II to the present), including such author as Grass, Boll, Frisch, Handke, Bernhard, Wolf. Critical analysis of texts, lecture, discussion, student reports.

Units: 3

GERM 150. Advanced Conversation

GERM 2B or concurrently recommended or permission of instructor. Intensive practice in advanced oral German to cultivate ease within a number of speech situations. Emphasis on current affairs in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. (Spring semester)

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 6 units
Course Typically Offered: Spring

GERM 160T. Topics in German Studies

Intensive analysis, discussion, and evaluation of significant facets of German life through the study of specific movements, literary problems, themes, films, cultural artifacts, music, institutions, epochs, folklore, and regions.

Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to 12 units

GERM 160T. Movies go to War: Post WWII German Cinema

This course offers a comprehensive analysis of historical and visual representations of WWll and the Holocaust in Hollywood Cinema and Post-Unification (1990-present) German films. This interdisciplinary study of German culture and mediated memory after the Third Reich (1933-45) aims to foster a sense of appreciation for how films narrate history and focuses on the representation of Hitler and Nazi Germany. Themes and concepts to be analyzed include: the questions regarding war as a topic of comedy, victim-perpetrator dichotomies, stereotypes and presuppositions about Nazi Germany, as well as the figure of the war hero.

Units: 3

GERM 190. Independent Study

See Academic Placement -- Independent Study. Approved for RP grading.

Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to 6 units

GERM 290. Independent Study

See Academic Placement -- Indpendent Study. Approved for RP grading.

Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to 6 units

GRK 1A. Elementary Greek

Prerequisite: G.E. Foundation A2. An introduction to the fundamentals of Classical and New Testament Greek, with practice in reading and writing the Greek language. Background study: Greek culture and its relevancy to the modern world. G.E. Breadth C2.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall
GE Area: C2

GRK 1B. Elementary Greek

Prerequisite: G.E. Foundation A2, GRK 1A or permission of instructor. Second semester course in Classical and New Testament Greek; completion of the fundamentals of Greek grammar. Emphasis on translation practice and composition skills. Background study: Greek culture and its relevancy to the modern world. G.E. Breadth C2.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Spring
GE Area: C2

GRK 10. The Rise of Rationalism: 5th C. Athens

The origins of argumentation, logic, rhetoric, inductive thinking, and the role of literature in fifth-century Athens, as reflected in selections from Plato, Thucydides, Euripides, and the orators. Discussions and lectures. Conducted in English.

Units: 3

GRK 131T. Greek Literature

Prerequisite: GRK 1B. Concentration on a major Classical Greek poet or prose author. Translation and discussion. Research reports on literary, historical, and textual problems.

Units: 3

GRK 131T. Plato's Republic

Plato's magnum opus, The Republic, stands at the dawn of political philosophy and remains the unchallenged starting point for inquiry into ethics, metaphysics and epistemology in the western philosophical tradition. It is precisely because of the profundity and scope of Plato's examination of what can be regarded as political - the public, the self, sex, morality, metaphysics, education - that The Republic is widely read, perhaps more so than any other single work. At first blush, it is a work about the idea of justice, but The Republic is like an onion which upon pealing it reveals little except the experience of exploration of the thing itself, and because it is a dialogue and not a treatise, it reveals no concrete answers. Rather it poses questions about who and what we are as individuals. In this course we read sections from Plato's Republic with a focus on Book 1. Students will translate from the original Greek, paying special attention to the morphology and syntax of Plato's language. Some of the questions we'll ponder: do nice guys finish last? - and what is the nature of reality? Such queries will leas us to consider a host of contemporary issues to include, inter alia, cultural relativism, social contract theory, feminism, censorship, and moral excellence.

Units: 3

GRK 131T. Bacchae

Perhaps the most darkly psychological of extant Greek tragedies, Euripides' Bacchae explores the dual essences of human nature: the rational, logical and civilized side, versus the irrational, sensual, spiritual, spontaneous and creative. Euripides warns that we humans reject the divine at our peril. The course explores these fundamentals of the human condition through close analysis of the original Greek, which gives meaning to the notion of the delicate balance that was the Greek genius.

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 9 units

GRK 131T. Josephus

This upper division course will examine the literature of Flavius Josephus. The goal of this course is for students to learn how the Attic Greek language of the fifth and fourth centuries becomes emulated as a literary language under the Roman Empire.

Units: 3

GRK 190. Independent Study

See Academic Placement -- Independent Study. Approved for RP grading.

Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to 6 units

ITAL 1A. Elementary Italian

Beginning course in conversational and written Italian with special emphasis on Italian culture (literature, music, philosophy and lifestyle).. Not open to those with two or more years of high school Italian credit.

Units: 4
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: C2

ITAL 1B. Elementary Italian

Prerequisite: G.E. Foundation A2; ITAL 1A recommended or permission of instructor. Second semester course in conversational and written Italian. Not open to those with three or more years of high school Italian credit. G.E. Breadth C2.

Units: 4
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: C2

ITAL 2A. Intermediate Italian

Prerequisite: G.E. Foundation A2; ITAL 1B recommended or permission of instructor. Review of grammar and syntax; composition; oral practice, reading of short stories and plays. G.E. Breadth C2.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: C2

ITAL 2B. Intermediate Italian

Prerequisite: G.E. Foundation A2; ITAL 2A recommended or permission of instructor. Oral and written composition; reading of short stories, novels, biographies. G.E. Breadth C2.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: C2

ITAL 5. Conversation

ITAL 1B recommended. May be taken concurrently with ITAL 2A or ITAL 2B. Development of listening skills and oral fluency through discussion, vocabulary exercises, and conversations on assigned topics.

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 6 units

ITAL 160T. Selected Topics in Italian Studies

Topics chosen from Italian literature (genre, themes, movements, particular authors), from Italian culture or civilization, or from Italian cinema.

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 9 units

ITAL 190. Independent Study

See Academic Placement -- Independent Study. Approved for RP grading.

Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to 6 units

LATIN 1A. Elementary Latin

Prerequisite: G.E. Foundation A2. An introduction to the fundamentals of the Latin language, grammar, and its practical relation to Romance languages and English. Background study: Roman culture and its relevance to the modern world. G.E. Breadth C2.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: C2

LATIN 1B. Elementary Latin

Prerequisites: G.E. Foundation A2, LATIN 1A or permission of instructor. Second semester course in Latin; completion of the fundamentals of Latin grammar. Emphasis on translation practice and composition skills. Background study: Roman culture and its relevance to modern world. G.E. Breadth C2.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: C2

LATIN 131T. Latin Literature

Prerequisite: LATIN 1B. Concentration on a major Latin poet or prose author. Translation and discussion. Research reports on literary, historical, and textual problems.

Units: 3

LATIN 131T. Boethius-Consolation of Philosophy

In this course we will read selections from The Consolation of Philosophy, written by Anicius Severinus Boethius (c.480-c.525 CE). This work, written in prison while the author awaited execution by Theodoric, ruler of Rome, was the most popular and influential philosophical work from the sixth to the eighteenth centuries. It was translated into English by King Alfred, Chaucer, and Queen Elizabeth I. This work has long been recognized as one of the most important intermediaries between ancient philosophy and the Latin Middle Ages, and reading the work in the original Latin will allow students to study the early changes taking place in the language at that time. Students will demonstrate their reading skills through weekly translation assignments, a midterm and a final exam. Each student will also be required to present on a topic related to the treatise?s background, influence, and reception, exploring its literary life beyond antiquity.

Units: 3

LATIN 131T. Apuleius

In this course we will read selections from Apuleius' Metamorphoses. Dubbed The Golden Ass by St. Augustine, this so-called "novel" is a classic of ancient literature, whose influence spans from late antiquity to our modern day. A philosophical allegory, a religious pilgrimage, a comic collection of bawdy romances and adventurous tales, this oft-overlooked Latin story provides a forum not only for translating Latin, but it will allow us to explore questions concerning genre and readership, and to examine the cultural milieu of Roman North Africa in the second century. Students will demonstrate their reading skills through weekly translation assignments, a midterm and a final exam. Each student will also be required to present on a topic related to the novel's background, influence, and reception, exploring its life beyond antiquity in literature, art, and film.

Units: 3

LATIN 131T. Latin Prose Survey

This upper-division course will consist of the works of a selection of readings from Livy, Caesar, and Cicero, with particular emphasis on advanced syntactical constructions, particularly indirect discourse.

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 6 units

LATIN 132. Classical Mythology

Greco-Roman myths, emphasis on their impact on the fine arts and literatures of the Western World. Illustrated lectures. Taught in English.

Units: 3

LATIN 190. Independent Study

See Academic Placement -- Independent Study. Approved for RP grading.

Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to 6 units

PORT 1A. Elementary Portuguese

Prerequisite: G.E. Foundation A2. Beginning course in conversational and written Portuguese, including Luso-Brazilian cultural traditions (literature, music, philosophy and lifestyle). Not open to those with two or more years of high school Portuguese credit.

Units: 4
Course Typically Offered: Fall
GE Area: C2

PORT 1B. Elementary Portuguese

Prerequisite: G.E. Foundation A2; PORT 1A recommended or permission of instructor. Second semester course in conversational and written Portuguese. Not open to those with three or more years of high school Portuguese credit. G.E. Breadth C2.

Units: 4
Course Typically Offered: Spring
GE Area: C2

PORT 2A. Intermediate Portuguese

PORT 1B recommended or permission of instructor. Intermediate course emphasizing speaking, listening, reading longer texts, writing compositions, grammar, and Luso-Braizilian culture.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall

PORT 2B. Intermediate Portuguese

PORT 2A recommended or permission of instructor. Continuation of PORT 2A emphasizing speaking, listening, grammar, reading longer literature, writing compositions, and Luso-Brazilian culture.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Spring

SPAN 1A. Elementary Spanish

Beginning course in conversational and writtten Spanish. Emphasis on reading, writing, listening, speaking, and culture of Spanish-speaking peoples.

Units: 4
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

SPAN 1B. Elementary Spanish

Prerequisite: G.E. Foundation A2; SPAN 1A recommended or permission of instructor. Second semester course in conversational and written Spanish. G.E. Breadth C2.

Units: 4
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: C2

SPAN 2A. Spanish for Communication

Prerequisite: G.E. Foundation A2. Second year course that emphasizes speaking and reading skills. G.E. Breadth C2.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: C2

SPAN 2B. Spanish for Communication

Prerequisite: G.E. Foundation A2. Second year course the emphasizes speaking and reading skills. G.E. Breadth C2.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: C2

SPAN 3. Reading and Writing

Prerequisite: G.E. Foundation A2; SPAN 2A or SPAN 2B recommended. Opportunity to increase reading and writing skills in preperation for upper-division coursework in Spanish. G.E. Breadth C2.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: C2

SPAN 4A. Spanish for the Bilingual Student

Prerequisite: G.E. Foundation A2. For the native speaker of Spanish who has intensive life experience using the Spanish language. Grammar is stressed, but speaking, reading, and writing skills are also further developed. G.E. Breadth C2.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: C2

SPAN 4B. Spanish for the Bilingual Student

Prerequisite: G.E. Foundation A2. Recommended: SPAN 3 or permission of instructor. For students from a bilingual background who have previous formal study of Spanish. Emphasis on productive language skills, grammar, advanced reading comprehension, and culture using peninsular and Latin American texts. G.E. Breadth C2.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: C2

SPAN 5. Spanish for Conversation

SPAN 2A or SPAN 2B recommended. Emphasis on spoken Spanish; development of oral fluency through class discussion, conversation games, and vocabulary exercises.

Units: 3

SPAN 8T. Fundamental Skills in Spanish

Instruction in fundamental problems in writing and word usage, such as accentuation, spelling, and vocabulary. Intended primarily for students who need more work in specific areas of writing and speaking. CR/NC grading only.

Units: 1-2, Repeatable up to 4 units

SPAN 10. Spanish in Context

Two years of high school Spanish, SPAN 1B recommended or permission of instructor. Intended for those who are enrolled in our summer study abroad program. Emphasizes speaking, reading, and cultural interaction with members of the community. (Summer only)

Units: 3-6
Course Typically Offered: Summer

SPAN 110T. Practical Spanish for Professionals

Applicable for minor. Preparation of professionals and paraprofessionals in California Spanish to work with the Spanish speaking in the following fields: health, education, social work, business, law, agriculture, and psychology.

Units: 3

SPAN 110T. The 21st Century Classroom

Students will engage with web-based tools and apps through hands-on experiences and cooperative learning. The objective sis to apply knowledge and skills to enhance current curriculum with technology-supported learning strategies. Students will learn to employ technology thoughtfully and strategically in order to best enhance learners communicative and global competence.

Units: 3

SPAN 112. Reader's Theater in Spanish

SPAN 3 or SPAN 4B recommended. Dramatic readings of prose and poetry selections performed by students in front of the class. Discussion focuses on a critical reading of the text and preparation of the performance. Public presentations and recordings optional.

Units: 3

SPAN 113. Structure of Spanish

SPAN 3 or SPAN 4B recommended. An introductory descriptive survey of the structure of standard Spanish: sounds, spelling, word formation, and grammar.

Units: 3

SPAN 114. Essentials of Medical Interpreting

SPAN 3 or SPAN 4B recommended. Introduction to the profession of medical interpreting from English into Spanish and vice versa. Topics include medical terminology, the role of the interpreter, code of ethics, standards of practice, interpreting laws, and multicultural interactions.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

SPAN 115. Basic Principles of Translation

SPAN 3 or SPAN 4B recommended. Specific problems of Spanish to English and English to Spanish translation, with emphasis on idiomatic expressions. Some attention to specialized vocabulary. Use of bilingual dictionaries.

Units: 3

SPAN 116. Essentials of Legal Interpreting

SPAN 3 or SPAN 4B recommended. Introduction to the profession of legal interpreting from English into Spanish and vice versa. Topics include legal terminology, the role of the interpreter, code of ethics, standards of practice, interpreting laws, and multicultural interactions.

Units: 3

SPAN 117. Advanced Conversation and Reading

SPAN 3 or SPAN 4B recommended. Reading and discussion of current periodicals, newspapers, and magazines that reflect the cultural patterns of the Spanish-speaking countries.

Units: 3

SPAN 119. Advanced Grammar

SPAN 3 or SPAN 4B recommended. Special emphasis on grammar review and development of writing skills. Analysis of grammatical constructions.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

SPAN 121A. Composition A

SPAN 119 highly recommended. Refinement of writing skills through vocabulary development, spelling exercises, and composition. Special emphasis on problems created by differences between the spoken and written language.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

SPAN 121B. Composition B

Prerequisite: SPAN 121A. Greater refinement of writing skills necessary for SPAN 140 and further upper-division courses in Hispanic literature. Special emphasis on anlyzing a literary text by written means.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

SPAN 124. Oral and Written Expression

SPAN 2B, SPAN 3, SPAN 4B, or SPAN 10 recommended. Systematic analysis of students'ability to express themselves, both orally and in writing. Development of vocabulary, pronunciation, and grammatical structures. (Summer only)

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Summer

SPAN 125. Hispanic Cultural Productions (taught in Spanish)

Prerequisite: G.E. Foundation and Breadth Area C. Recommended: SPAN 3 or SPAN 4B. Interdisciplinary approach to global examination of cultural productions of Spain and Latin America through readings, lectures, films, and other media. This course is taught in Spanish. G.E. Integration IC.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: IC

SPAN 129. Mexican Culture (taught in Spanish)

Prerequisites: G.E. Foundation and Breadth Area C. Recommended: SPAN 2B, or SPAN 3, or SPAN 4B. Interdisciplinary approach to Mexican culture. Study of geography, history, politics, the arts, aspects of daily life, and cultural patterns by means of reading assignments, lectures by the instructor and invited guests, films and other media. This course is taught in Spanish. G.E. Integration IC.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: IC

SPAN 130. Introduction to Spanish Linguistics

SPAN 119 recommended or permission of instructor. Basic principles of Spanish linguistics, including aspects of syntax, morphology, phonetics, dialectology, and historical linguistics.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall

SPAN 134. Spanish in Bilingual Schools

Prerequisites: SPAN 119 and SPAN 121A recommended or permission of instructor. Emphasis on Spanish language development for bilingual teachers at the elementary level. Presentation of specialized vocabulary in teaching elementary courses. Development and evaluation of bilingual teaching materials in Spanish. (Formerly SPAN 104)

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

SPAN 137. Applied Spanish Linguistics

SPAN 130 recommended or permission of instructor. Analysis of Spanish with emphasis on areas of phonetics, pronunciation, and grammar which cause the greatest problems in learning and teaching the language. Readings and practice in the development of instructional strategies and materials.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Spring

SPAN 139. Spanish of the Southwest

SPAN 3 or SPAN 4B recommended. Research on dialect differences in California and the Southwest, including the linguistic, social, and cultural determinants. Emphasis on the Spanish of the San Joaquin Valley.

Units: 3

SPAN 140. Introduction to Literary Analysis

Required: SPAN 119, SPAN 121B, or permission of instructor. Readings and appreciation of Hispanic literature to familiarize the student with fiction and poetry as art forms.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

SPAN 142. Introduction to Spanish Literature

SPAN 3 or SPAN 4B recommended. Selected readings from those literary works which have fundamentally affected the development of Spanish civilization, from El Cid to Lorca. Provides a historical framework for the study of Spanish literature.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

SPAN 143. Introduction to Spanish-American Literature

SPAN 3 or SPAN 4B recommended. Selected readings from those literary works which have fundamentally affected the development of Spanish American civilization, from Hernan Cortes to Octavio Paz. Provides an historical framework for the study of Spanish American literature.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

SPAN 145. Mexican Literature

SPAN 140 or permission of instructor. Study of the works of such major Mexican literary figures as Sor Juana, Gutierrez Najera, Azuela, and Fuentes.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall

SPAN 147. Twentieth Century Spanish-American Literature

SPAN 140 or permission of instructor. Intensive study of selected Spanish-American works including writings of Azuela, Fuentes, Carpenter, Vargas Llosa; outstanding poets such as Neruda, Vallejo, and Paz.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Spring

SPAN 148T. Major Themes in Hispanic Literature

SPAN 140 or permission of instructor. Reading and in-depth analysis of the works of major Hispanic authors and/or themes.

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 6 units

SPAN 148T. Introduction to Afro-Caribbean Literature

This course will provide students with an introduction to the contributions of black writers to Hispanic Caribbean literature, and the impact of the racial issue to a national cultural discourse in the different regions that constitute the Caribbean. We will discuss issues such as miscegenation, slavery and race, the history of relationships with Spain and the United States, and racial/ethnic tensions during foundational periods in the countries of the Caribbean. The syllabus will also include texts from regions of the Caribbean in South America, such as Colombia.

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 6 units

SPAN 149. The Golden Age

SPAN 140 or permission of instructor. A study of Spanish Renaissance Man and his environment. His sociopolitical, esthetic, and literary ideas are studied through readings in Garcilaso, San Juan de la Cruz, and other authors.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Spring

SPAN 150. Twentieth Century Spanish Literature

SPAN 140 or permission of instructor. A study of Spanish Existential Man. His sociopolitical, esthetic, and literary ideas are studied through readings in Unamuno, Ortega y Gassett, Lorca, Jose Hierro, and other authors.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall

SPAN 165. Modernismo - 1950

Prerequisite: SPAN 140, SPAN 142, & SPAN 143, or permission of instructor. In-depth study of the authors from Modernismo and Vanguardia: Dario, Machado, Vallejo, Huidobro, Lorca, Neruda, Paz, and Bombal. Introduction to the ideas of Marx, Nietzsche, and Freud.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Spring

SPAN 170. Senior Seminar in Spanish Studies

Senior standing, 20 upper-division units of Spanish coursework recommended, SPAN 140 required, or permission of instructor. Culminating experience in the major that includes summative assessment of language, linguistic, cultural, and literary proficiency. Readings and research projects. Addresses individual needs of graduating majors. (Spring semester)

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

SPAN 190. Independent Study

See Academic Placement -- Independent Study. Approved for RP grading.

Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to 6 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

SPAN 201. Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language

Strategies for implementing Spanish curriculum at post-secondary level. Study of instructional techniques, procedures, resources, and methods of assessing student performance in post-secondary settings. Practical application of second language acquisition research.

Units: 3

SPAN 202. Introduction to Literary Theory

Prerequisite: Spanish major or permission of instructor. Introduction to the study of theory, from Plato to Derrida to Post-Colonialism, as it relates to the study of Hispanic literature.

Units: 3

SPAN 203. Applied Literary Theory

Prerequisite: SPAN 202. Theory and practice of literary analysis. Application of research, bibliographical and critical methods to literary texts.

Units: 3

SPAN 204. Spanish Syntax

Prerequisite: Spanish major or permission of instructor. An analysis of the grammatical structures of the Spanish language. Includes contrastive analysis of Spanish and English syntax.

Units: 3

SPAN 205. History of the Spanish Language

Phonological, morphosyntactic, lexical and semantic development of the Spanish language, from the Pre-Roman period to Modern Spanish.

Units: 3

SPAN 210. Spanish American Short Story

Prerequisite: Spanish major or permission of instructor. Study of the short story as an art form in Latin America and analysis of short stories of such writers as Quiroga, Arreola, Rulfo, Bombal, Borges and Cortazar.

Units: 3

SPAN 214. Generation of '98

Prerequisite: Spanish major or permission of instructor. Advanced analysis of the literature of Spain written at the time of the final collapse of Spain's empire. Includes works by Azorin, Baroja, Unamuno, Valle-Inclan, Machado, Ortega, and Jimenez.

Units: 3

SPAN 215. Hispanic Women Writers

Prerequisite: Spanish major or permission of instructor. Discussion and close written analysis of poetry, novels, theater and essays written by Hispanic women from 1535 to present.

Units: 3

SPAN 216. Masterpieces of Hispanic Theater

Prerequisite: Spanish major or permission of instructor. Discussion and close written analysis of peninsular and Spanish American theater masterpieces, historical milieu and cultural context.

Units: 3

SPAN 218T. Topics in Hispanic Literary Studies

Prerequisite: Spanish major or permission of instructor. Hispanic literary topics such as Hispanic Realism, Novel and Cinema, Violence in Hispanic Literature, Novel of Dictatorship, Novel of the Indian in Latin America.

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 6 units

SPAN 219T. Top Creat Writ

Prerequisite: Spanish major or permission of instructor. Topics in advanced creative writing in Spanish including poetry, fiction and/or non-fiction.

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 9 units

SPAN 222. Cervantes

Prerequisite: Spanish major or permission of instructor. In-depth study of Don Quixote and selected Novelas ejemplares. Includes discussion of works, lectures, and written research.

Units: 3

SPAN 224. Major Hispanic Novelists

Prerequisite: Spanish major or permission of instructor. Research and in-depth study of the novels of major Hispanic novelists.

Units: 3

SPAN 225. Modernismo - 1950

Prerequisite: Spanish major or permission of instructor. Research and in-depth study of the literature from Modernismo through 1950. Discussion and written analysis of the major authors from the period.

Units: 3

SPAN 226. Major Hispanic Poets

Prerequisite: Spanish major or permission of instructor. Research and in-depth study of the poetry of major Hispanic poets. Discussion and written analysis of the poetry on one of the following poets: Machado, Lorca, Dario, Neruda.

Units: 3

SPAN 227. Novel of Formation

Analysis of the Latin American novel of formation. Discussion of issues such as the formation of an individual's sense of gender, race, and class, ane the role of travel, memory, orality, and writing in the socialization of youth.

Units: 3

SPAN 230. History of Spanish

The linguistic development of the Spanish language from Latin to the present day including the sound system, word formation and etymology, and grammar, within a social and cultural context.

Units: 3

SPAN 245. Mexican Literature

Prerequisite: Spanish major or permission of instructor. Discussion and analysis of representative works of Mexican literature from the Precolombian Period through the 1980s. Includes study of major cultural and artistic movements in literature, the visual arts and film.

Units: 3

SPAN 247. The Spanish American "Boom"

In-depth study of the Spanish-American "new novel" that emerged in the 1960s. Analysis of factors leading to this "boom" and impact of this new narrative style on subsequent writers in Latin America and on a broader scale.

Units: 3

SPAN 249. Golden Age

Advanced analysis of prose narratives, poems, and theatrical works from Spain's Renaissance and Baroque periods in their historical and cultural contexts.

Units: 3

SPAN 250. Spanish Post-War Literature

Prerequisite: Spanish major or permission of instructor. Discussion and analysis of representative works of Spanish literature from 1939 through the 1980s. Examines literary production during the Francoist Dictatorship and the transition to a democratic government.

Units: 3

SPAN 255. Nineteenth Century Spanish Literature

Prerequisite: Spanish major or permission of instructor. Discussion and analysis of representative works of Spanish literature from the Romantic, Realist, and Naturalist Movement.

Units: 3

SPAN 257. Spanish American Testimonio

Analysis of Spanish American Testimonio genre through representative texts. Discussion of aesthetic, etical, and ideological issues related to the production and diffusion of these texts, such as authority/authorship, literature/anthropology, writing/orality, memory, political engagement, manipulation, and resistance.

Units: 3

SPAN 259. The Poetics of Caribbeanness

Prerequisites: Spanish major or permission of instructor. Analysis of literary and artistic movements in the Spanish Caribbean, from the colonial times to the present, through representative works, emphasizing how the interactions of race, gender, and ethnicity affect the construction of individual and national identities.

Units: 3

SPAN 267. Early 20th Century Spanish Literature

Prerequisite: Spanish major or permission of instructor. Discussion and analysis of represnetative works of Spanish literature from Modernismo, the Generation of 1914, and the Generation of 1927.

Units: 3

SPAN 270. Research Methods

Training in the search for, proper selection of, and proper use of secondary sources in support of a research paper's thesis that participates in currently scholarly debates related to Hispanic literature of all time periods.

Units: 3

SPAN 290. Independent Study

See Academic Placement -- Independent Study. Approved for RP grading.

Units: 2-3, Repeatable up to 6 units

SPAN 298. Project

See Criteria for Thesis and Project. Writing and/or editing materials suitable for school programs from elementary through high school level, such as children's literature, original poetry, testing devices, and translations. Approved for RP grading.

Units: 3-6

SPAN 298C. Project Continuation

Pre-requisite: Project SPAN 298. For continuous enrollment while completing the project. May enroll twice with department approval. Additional enrollments must be approved by the Dean of Graduate Studies.

Units: 0

SPAN 299. Thesis

Prerequisite: See Criteria for Thesis and Project. Preparation, completion, and submission of an acceptable thesis for the completion of the master's degree. Approved for RP grading.

Units: 3-6

SPAN 299C. Thesis Continuation

Pre-requisite: Thesis 298. For continuous enrollment while completing the thesis. May enroll twice with department approval. Additional enrollments must be approved by the Dean of Graduate Studies.

Units: 0

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