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Spanish (SPAN)

SPAN 1000 -  Introduction to Cultures of the Spanish Speaking World  (3 Credits)  

Introduces students to the Spanish-speaking cultures of Spain, Latin America, and the United States through a historical overview and a focus on contemporary politics and culture. Note: Taught in English. Term offered: fall, spring, summer. Max hours: 3 Credits. GT: Course is approved by the Colorado Dept of Higher Education for statewide guaranteed transfer, GT-AH4

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Additional Information: GT courses GT Pathways, GT-AH4, Arts Hum: Foreign Languages; Denver Core Requirement, Humanities.

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

SPAN 1010 -  Beginning Spanish I  (5 Credits)  

Introduces basic Spanish pronunciation and grammar, useful vocabulary and idioms. Readings and class discussions relating to the Hispanic world. Note: Students may not enroll in any lower division (1000/2000) language skills course in which their level of proficiency exceeds that of the course. Students placing into a course through any means other than following the regular sequence must consult with an appropriate faculty member of the Dept. of Modern Languages prior to enrollment. Term offered: fall, spring, summer. Max hours: 5 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Additional Information: Lower Division; Credit.

SPAN 1011 -  Intensive Spanish  (5 Credits)  

SPAN 1011/1021 combines both semesters of the first year, and meets the needs of highly motivated students of the language and culture. Note: Students who have studied Spanish previously should not enroll in SPAN 1011/1021 without first consulting a department advisor. Cross-listed with SPAN 1021. Max hours: 5 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Typically Offered: Summer.

SPAN 1020 -  Beginning Spanish II  (5 Credits)  

(Continuation of SPAN 1010.) Further development of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Note: Students may not enroll in any lower division (1000/2000) language skills course in which their level of proficiency exceeds that of the course. Students placing into a course through any means other than following the regular sequence must consult with an appropriate faculty member of the Dept. of Modern Languages prior to enrollment. Note: This course assumes that students have passed SPAN 1010 or equivalent, or have taken one year of high school Spanish, or possess equivalent proficiency. A grade of C- or higher in SPAN 1010 is recommended for success in this course. This course is not intended for native speakers. Term offered: fall, spring, summer. Max hours: 5 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

SPAN 1021 -  Intensive Spanish  (5 Credits)  

SPAN 1011/1021 combines both semesters of the first year, and meets the needs of highly motivated students of the language and culture. Note: Students who have studied Spanish previously should not enroll in SPAN 1011/1021 without first consulting a department advisor. Cross-listed with SPAN 1011. Max hours: 5 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Typically Offered: Summer.

SPAN 1070 -  Spanish Medical Conversation for Beginners  (3 Credits)  

SPAN 1070 is a beginner's Spanish class designed to help a variety of medical personnel and students, who don't have a previous knowledge of the Spanish language, to improve their communication with their Spanish speaking patients or clients. It involves learning and practicing basic and essential conversation such as greetings, asking information during medical visits or emergency care, giving recommendations, speaking about medical records and other health related issues. The class requires weekly practice of fundamental medical interviews in Spanish, while improving general fluency and cultural competence

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

SPAN 1111 -  First Year Seminar  (3 Credits)  

Restriction: Restricted to Freshman level students. Term offered: fall. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Restriction: Restricted to Freshman level students

Typically Offered: Fall.

SPAN 1995 -  Global Study Topics  (1-15 Credits)  

This course is reserved for CU Denver faculty-led study abroad experiences. The course topic will vary based on the location and course content. Students register through the Office of Global Education. Repeatable. Max hours: 15 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Repeatable. Max Credits: 15.

SPAN 2110 -  Second Year Spanish I  (3 Credits)  

Continues the development of skills acquired in 1010 and 1020. Readings deal with Hispanic culture and current topics from Spain and Latin America. Development of informal oral and written expression. Note: Students may not enroll in any lower division (1000/2000) language skills course in which their level of proficiency exceeds that of the course. Students placing into a course through any means other than following the regular sequence must consult with an appropriate faculty member of the Dept. of Modern Languages prior to enrollment. Note: This course assumes that students have passed SPAN 1020 or equivalent, or have taken two years of high school Spanish, or possess equivalent proficiency. A grade of C- or higher in SPAN 1020 is recommended for success in this course. This course is not intended for native speakers. Term offered: fall, spring, summer. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

SPAN 2120 -  Second Year Spanish II  (3 Credits)  

Continues the development of skills acquired in SPAN 1010, 1020 and 2110, together with a review of grammar. Readings deal with Hispanic culture and literature. Development of informal oral and written expression. SPAN 2120 satisfies the fourth-semester language requirement at most graduate schools. Note: Students may not enroll in any lower division (1000/2000) language skills course in which their level of proficiency exceeds that of the course. Students placing into a course through any means other than following the regular sequence must consult with an appropriate faculty member of the Dept. of Modern Languages prior to enrollment. Note: This course assumes that students have passed SPAN 2110 or equivalent, or have taken three years of high school Spanish, or possess equivalent proficiency. A grade of C- or higher in SPAN 2110 is recommended for success in this course. This course is not intended for native speakers. Term offered: spring, fall. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

SPAN 2130 -  Current Topics in the Spanish-Speaking World  (3 Credits)  

A fourth-semester course (parallel to 2120) designed for students majoring or minoring in international affairs, but open to anyone wishing to continue the study of Spanish beyond 2110. Along with development of language skills and grammar review, class work involves contemporary topics in cultural, political, economic and social affairs. Note: This course assumes that students have passed SPAN 2110 or equivalent, or have taken three years of high school Spanish, or possess equivalent proficiency. A grade of C- or higher in SPAN 2110 is recommended for success in this course. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

SPAN 2939 -  Internship  (1-3 Credits)  

Experiences involving application of specific, relevant concepts and skills in supervised employment situations. Note: students must work with the Experiential Learning Center advising to complete a course contract and gain approval. Prereq: Sophomore standing. Repeatable. Max Hours: 9 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Repeatable. Max Credits: 9.

Restriction: Sophomore standing or higher.

SPAN 2995 -  Global Study Topics  (1-15 Credits)  

This course is reserved for CU Denver faculty-led study abroad experiences. The course topic will vary based on the location and course content. Students register through the Office of Global Education. Term offered: summer. Repeatable. Max Hours: 15 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Repeatable. Max Credits: 15.

Typically Offered: Summer.

SPAN 3010 -  Spanish Composition I  (3 Credits)  

Expansion and reinforcement of oral and written skills in Spanish at an advanced level, in a broad cultural context. Oral activities are individual and in groups. Topics are introduced through oral activities, and are then used for written assignments. Note: This course may count for the International Studies major or minor. See your INTS advisor for more information. Note: This course assumes that students have passed SPAN 2120 or 2130 or equivalent, or have taken four years of high school Spanish, or possess equivalent proficiency. A grade of C- or higher in SPAN 2120 or 2130 is recommended for success in this course. Term offered: fall, spring. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

SPAN 3020 -  Spanish Composition II  (3 Credits)  

(Continuation of SPAN 3010.) Development of oral and written skills in Spanish in preparation for taking other advanced courses. Topics of increasing complexity are selected from current publications in Spanish. Note: This course may count for the International Studies major or minor. See your INTS advisor for more information. Note: This course assumes that students have passed SPAN 2120 or equivalent, or have taken four years of high school Spanish, or possess equivalent proficiency. A grade of C- or higher in SPAN 2120 is recommended for success in this course. Term offered: spring. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

SPAN 3025 -  Writing for Latinos  (3 Credits)  

Writing class for students who grew up speaking Spanish, especially those who grew up in the United States. Focuses on different types of formal writing, spelling, difficult grammar points and writing as a process. Term offered: fall. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Typically Offered: Fall.

SPAN 3026 -  Writing for Latinos II  (3 Credits)  

This course is a continuation of SPAN 3025 (Writing for Latinos) designed for heritage speakers of Spanish, that is, for students who grew up in the United States and have learned Spanish at home. The goal for this course is to continue the development of the student's bilingual range to achieve communicative, linguistic and sociolinguistic competence in speaking, listening, reading and writing Spanish. Special emphasis will be given to grammar, appropriate vocabulary for formal registers, and academic writing of increased complexity. Studentsʼ work involves reading, composing, writing and proof reading different type of essays on topics related to students' cultural background, the Spanish speaking world, and Spanish for academic proposes. A multi-faceted approach to the language will help the student continue to gain a solid grasp of the Spanish language and all of its varieties and awareness of the diversity of the Hispanic communities both here in the US as well as in the Spanish speaking world. Recommended preparation: Completion of SPAN 2120 with a C or higher or consultation with an advisor in the CU Denver Department of Modern Languages or the instructor of record, for placement. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

SPAN 3030 -  Spanish Oral Proficiency  (3 Credits)  

This course is designed to help students acquire an "Intermediate High" level of proficiency in speaking and understanding spoken Spanish. Content-based instruction in small groups. Note: This course assumes that students have passed SPAN 2120 or equivalent, or have taken four years of high school Spanish, or possess equivalent proficiency. This course is not intended for heritage Spanish speakers. A grade of C- or higher in SPAN 2120 is recommended for success in this course. Term offered: fall. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Restriction: Restricted to SPAN-BA or SPAN-MIN students within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

SPAN 3050 -  Advanced Spanish Grammar  (3 Credits)  

A close study of the structure of the language and practice in its written use. Note: Recommended for those intending to teach Spanish at the secondary level. Note: This course assumes that students have passed SPAN 2120 or equivalent, or have taken four years of high school Spanish, or possess equivalent proficiency. A grade of C- or higher in SPAN 2120 is recommended for success in this course. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

SPAN 3060 -  Hispanic Phonetics: Theory and Practice  (3 Credits)  

Explores the phonetics of spoken Spanish throughout the world. Theoretical content: classification of all Spanish sounds and how they are affected and change according to their phonetic environment and region. Practical features: pronunciation and strategies teaching English speakers to pronounce Spanish. Note: This course may count for the International Studies major or minor. See your INTS advisor for more information. Note: This course assumes that students have passed SPAN 2120 or equivalent, or have taken four years of high school Spanish, or possess equivalent proficiency. A grade of C- or higher in SPAN 2120 is recommended for success in this course. Term offered: spring. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

SPAN 3101 -  Introduction to the Study of Literature  (3 Credits)  

The basic terms and skills needed to analyze both the themes and form of literary works, together with an introduction to research skills. All literary examples come from Hispanic literature. Note: SPAN 3252 is a prerequisite (previous or concurrent) to all other literature courses taught in Spanish. Note: This course assumes that students have passed SPAN 2120 or 2130 or equivalent, or have taken four years of high school Spanish, or possess equivalent proficiency. A grade of C- or higher in SPAN 2120 or 2130 is recommended for success in this course. This course is a prerequisite/corequisite for all other literature courses taught in Spanish. Term offered: fall. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

SPAN 3199 -  Topics in Spanish Literature  (3 Credits)  

Varying topics in Hispanic literature appropriate the 3000 level, not otherwise covered by regular courses. Note: Taught in Spanish for major and minor credit. May be taken more than once, provided that the topic is different each time. Prereq or Coreq: SPAN 3101. Repeatable. Max Hours: 9 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Repeatable. Max Credits: 9.

Prereq or Coreq: SPAN 3101

SPAN 3212 -  Spanish American Culture and Civilization  (3 Credits)  

Surveys the social, political, economic, religious, literary, and artistic life of Spanish America from the conquest to the present. Note: Taught in Spanish for major and minor credit. Note: This course assumes that students have passed SPAN 2120 or 2130 or equivalent, or have taken four years of high school Spanish, or possess equivalent proficiency. A grade of C- or higher in SPAN 2120 or 2130 is recommended for success in this course. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

SPAN 3213 -  Contemporary Latin American Culture and Institutions  (3 Credits)  

Introduction to contemporary Latin American culture and institutions, with emphasis on the social, economic and political institutions of Spanish-speaking countries. Note: This course assumes that students have passed SPAN 2120 or 2130 or equivalent, or have taken four years of high school Spanish, or possess equivalent proficiency. A grade of C- or higher in SPAN 2120 or 2130 is recommended for success in this course. Term offered: spring, fall. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

SPAN 3221 -  Culture and Civilization of Spain I  (3 Credits)  

From prehistoric times through Phoenician, Greek, Roman, and Visigothic eras to the Moorish invasion in 711; the Arab period; the Reconquest; the Catholic Kings; the Imperial Period; and the Inquisition. Note: This course assumes that students have passed SPAN 2120 or equivalent, or have taken four years of high school Spanish, or possess equivalent proficiency. A grade of C- or higher in SPAN 2120 is recommended for success in this course. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

SPAN 3222 -  Culture and Civilization of Spain II  (3 Credits)  

(Continuation of 3221.) Studies the social, intellectual, and artistic development of Spain from the time of the Bourbons (18th century) through the civil war of 1936, and the Franco regime to the restoration of democracy under Juan Carlos I and the present day. Note: This course assumes that students have passed SPAN 2120 or equivalent, or have taken four years of high school Spanish, or possess equivalent proficiency. A grade of C- or higher in SPAN 2120 is recommended for success in this course. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

SPAN 3223 -  Contemporary Spanish Culture and Institutions  (3 Credits)  

A study of contemporary Iberian culture, including an emphasis on modern business institutions and practices. This course can be applied to any Spanish major track but is specifically required for the International Language and Culture for the Professions track. Note: This course assumes that students have passed SPAN 2120 or 2130 or equivalent, or have taken four years of high school Spanish, or possess equivalent proficiency. A grade of C- or higher in SPAN 2120 or 2130 is recommended for success in this course. Term offered: spring, fall. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

SPAN 3225 -  Special Topics In Hispanic Culture  (3 Credits)  

Variable topics in advanced studies in Spanish and Latin American culture. Note: This course assumes that students have passed SPAN 2120 or 2130 or equivalent, or have taken four years of high school Spanish, or possess equivalent proficiency. A grade of C- or higher in SPAN 2120 or 2130 is recommended for success in this course. Term offered: spring, fall. Repeatable. Max hours: 9 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Repeatable. Max Credits: 9.

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

SPAN 3230 -  Ibero-American Cultures through Film  (3 Credits)  

A study of the Ibero-American cultures through their most representative films. Films will be windows to access the complexities and the contradictions lived in Ibero-American countries regarding a set of contemporary issues, such as violence, linguistic diversity, religious beliefs, sexuality, politics, history, social class, and globalization. Note: This course may count for the International Studies major or minor. See your INTS advisor for more information. Note: This course assumes that students have passed SPAN 2120 or 2130 or equivalent, or have taken four years of high school Spanish, or possess equivalent proficiency. A grade of C- or higher in SPAN 2120 or 2130 is recommended for success in this course. Term offered: spring, fall. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

SPAN 3240 -  Food Metaphors: Ibero-American Cuisine and Culture  (3 Credits)  

Intermediate/advanced Spanish students study interactions between Ibero-American cuisine and cultures. While improving Spanish skills, students learn how to cook Hispanic meals, study scholarly materials on food and cultures, watch films featuring meals as protagonists and read literary works of fiction and poetry. Taught in Spanish. Note: This course assumes that students have passed SPAN 2120 or 2130 or equivalent, or have taken four years of high school Spanish, or possess equivalent proficiency. A grade of C- or higher in SPAN 2120 or 2130 is recommended for success in this course. Term offered: spring, fall. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

SPAN 3270 -  Bilingual Communities: Spanish as a Language of Contact  (3 Credits)  

Explores bilingualism by tracing the series of linguistic and ethnic contacts that converted Castilian from a Latin dialect to the language of the Spanish empire, the primary language of Latin America, and a fast-growing language in the United States. Note: This course assumes that students have passed SPAN 2120 or equivalent, or have taken four years of high school Spanish, or possess equivalent proficiency. A grade of C- or higher in SPAN 2120 is recommended for success in this course. Term offered: spring, fall. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

SPAN 3400 -  Survey of Spanish Literature I  (3 Credits)  

The most important works in the literature of Spain from the early Hispano-Arabic lyric poems through the golden age of the 17th century. Prereq or coreq: SPAN 3101. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq or Coreq: SPAN 3101

SPAN 3410 -  Survey of Spanish Literature II  (3 Credits)  

The most important works in the literature of Spain from the 18th century to the present. Prereq or coreq: SPAN 3101. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq or Coreq: SPAN 3101

SPAN 3510 -  Survey of Spanish American Literature II  (3 Credits)  

The most important works in the literature of Spanish America from the late 19th century to the present. Prereq or coreq: SPAN 3252. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

SPAN 3550 -  Spanish American Short Story  (3 Credits)  

The Spanish American short story from its beginnings in the romantic period of the 19th century to the present. Prereq or Coreq: SPAN 3101. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq or Coreq: SPAN 3101

SPAN 3700 -  Spanish for International Business I  (3 Credits)  

Development of proficiency in oral and written Spanish as used in business and industry throughout the Hispanic world, together with an increased awareness of social, economic, and political conditions affecting business transactions, particularly in long-term operations. Note: This course assumes that students have passed SPAN 2120 or equivalent, or have taken four years of high school Spanish, or possess equivalent proficiency. A grade of C- or higher in SPAN 2120 is recommended for success in this course. Term offered: fall. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Typically Offered: Fall.

SPAN 3710 -  Spanish for International Business II  (3 Credits)  

(Continuation of SPAN 3700.) Further development of oral and written language proficiency, together with further examination of pertinent social, economic, and political conditions of the Hispanic world. Note: This course assumes that students have passed SPAN 2120 or equivalent, or have taken four years of high school Spanish, or possess equivalent proficiency. A grade of C- or higher in SPAN 2120 is recommended for success in this course. SPAN 3700 desirable. Term offered: spring. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

SPAN 3730 -  Special Topics in Spanish for the Professions  (3 Credits)  

Variable topics in Spanish for the Professions not otherwise covered in regular course offerings. Note: May be taken more than once, provided that the topic is different each time. Note: This course assumes that students have passed SPAN 2120 or equivalent, or have taken four years of high school Spanish, or possess equivalent proficiency. A grade of C- or higher in SPAN 2120 is recommended for success in this course. Term offered: spring, fall. Repeatable. Max Hours: 15 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Repeatable. Max Credits: 15.

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

SPAN 3740 -  Spanish for the Healthcare Professions I  (3 Credits)  

This course seeks to enhance the communication between healthcare professionals and their Spanish speaking patients or clients. It entails practice of the medical interview while improving linguisitc and intercultural competence. Note: SPAN 2120 or proficiency in Spanish equivalent to a fourth semester of college-level coursework is strongly recommended for optimal student success. Term offered: fall. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Typically Offered: Fall.

SPAN 3750 -  Spanish for the Healthcare Professions II  (3 Credits)  

SPAN 3750 is a continuation of SPAN 3740. Students will continue to enhance the communication between healthcare professionals and their Spanish speaking patients or clients. It entails practice of the medical interview while improving linguistic and intercultural competence. Note: SPAN 2120 or proficiency in Spanish equivalent to a fourth semester of collegelevel coursework is strongly recommended for optimal student success. Term offered: spring. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Typically Offered: Spring.

SPAN 3782 -  Introduction to Translation I  (3 Credits)  

The first course in a two-semester sequence that introduces the methodology and practice of written translation. Thorough analysis of source texts precedes translation into target language. Students must demonstrate third-year competence in Spanish and advanced writing skills in English. Note: This course may count for the International Studies major or minor. See your INTS advisor for more information. Note: This course assumes that students have passed SPAN 2120 or equivalent, or have taken four years of high school Spanish, or possess equivalent proficiency. A grade of C- or higher in SPAN 2120 is recommended for success in this course. Term offered: fall. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Typically Offered: Fall.

SPAN 3792 -  Introduction to Translation II  (3 Credits)  

Second course in a two-semester sequence (see SPAN 3782). Note: This course assumes that students have passed SPAN 2120 or equivalent, or have taken four years of high school Spanish, or possess equivalent proficiency. A grade of C- or higher in SPAN 2120 is recommended for success in this course. Term offered: spring. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Typically Offered: Spring.

SPAN 3840 -  Independent Study: SPAN  (1-3 Credits)  

Repeatable. Max Hours: 6 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Repeatable. Max Credits: 6.

SPAN 3939 -  Internship  (1-3 Credits)  

Designed experiences involving application of specific, relevant concepts and skills in supervised employment situations. Note: students must work with the Experiential Learning Center advising to complete a course contract and gain approval. Prereq: Junior standing. Repeatable. Max Hours: 9 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Repeatable. Max Credits: 9.

Prereq: junior standing or higher

SPAN 3995 -  Global Study Topics  (1-15 Credits)  

This course is reserved for CU Denver faculty-led study abroad experiences. The course topic will vary based on the location and course content. Students register through the Office of Global Education. Term offered: summer. Repeatable. Max Hours: 15 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Repeatable. Max Credits: 15.

Typically Offered: Summer.

SPAN 4010 -  History of the Spanish Language  (3 Credits)  

Studies the history of the Spanish language, both internal and external, from the language's Latin roots to the present. Historical phonetics are emphasized, though all features of the language are discussed. Prereq or Coreq: SPAN 3060. Cross-listed with SPAN 5010. Term offered: spring, fall. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq or Coreq: SPAN 3060

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

SPAN 4020 -  Spanish Sociolinguistics  (3 Credits)  

Studies the Spanish language in its social context. In addition to specific regional linguistic features, social factors such as geography, social class, politics, race, gender, economics, education and history are discussed as determiners of the linguistic landscape. Note: This course may count for the International Studies major or minor. See your INTS advisor for more information. Prereq or Coreq: SPAN 3060. Cross-listed with SPAN 5020. Term offered: spring, fall. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq or Coreq: SPAN 3060

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

SPAN 4030 -  The Learning and Teaching of Heritage Speakers  (3 Credits)  

Studies Spanish heritage speakers, including characteristics of how they learn and how best to teach them. Includes definitions of heritage speakers, strengths and weaknesses in learning Spanish, and attitudes of and towards heritage speakers in the classroom. Prereq: Students must have completed ANY 3000-level course in SPAN with a C or higher. Cross-listed with SPAN 5030. Term offered: spring, fall. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq: Student must have completed ANY 3000-level course in SPAN with a C or higher.

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

SPAN 4040 -  Spanish Classroom Methods and Practice  (3 Credits)  

Focuses on the second language learning and teaching of Spanish in a classroom context. Looks at topics including second language vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and types of feed back. Practical component of activity design and learning/teaching strategies. Prereq: Students must have completed ANY 3000-level course in SPAN with a C or higher. Cross-listed with SPAN 5040. Term offered: spring. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq: Student must have completed ANY 3000-level course in SPAN with a C or higher.

Typically Offered: Spring.

SPAN 4060 -  Dialects of the Spanish-Speaking World  (3 Credits)  

Studies the geography of the Spanish language in those countries where it is spoken as a primary language. Includes a comparison of dialect features and a study of factors that contribute to the diversity of the Spanish language. Prereq or Coreq: SPAN 3060. Cross-listed with SPAN 5060. Term offered: spring, fall. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq or Coreq: SPAN 3060

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

SPAN 4070 -  Spanish Applied Linguistics & Second Language Acquisition  (3 Credits)  

This course is a survey of various areas of the field of linguistics in general (e.g. morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, etc.) as well as specific aspects of the structure (and acquisition) of the Spanish language. Prereq: Students must have completed ANY 3000-level course in SPAN with a C or higher. Cross-listed with SPAN 5070. Term offered: spring, fall. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq: Student must have completed ANY 3000-level course in SPAN with a C or higher.

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

SPAN 4076 -  Spanish in Colorado  (3 Credits)  

A study of the Spanish language in its social context in Colorado and New Mexico. We will study historical factors as well as current social factors that contribute to the use of the Spanish language in this region. Prereq: Students must have completed ANY 3000-level course in SPAN with a C or higher. Cross-listed with SPAN 5076. Term offered: summer. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq or Coreq: SPAN 3060

Typically Offered: Summer.

SPAN 4080 -  Spanish in the United States  (3 Credits)  

A study of the Spanish language in its social context as a language of the United States. In addition to studying bilingualism and language traits, factors such as race, gender, class, education, nationality, age, generation and language attitudes are considered. Prereq or Coreq: SPAN 3060. Cross-listed with SPAN 5080. Term offered: spring, fall. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq or Coreq: SPAN 3060

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

SPAN 4099 -  Special Topics in Linguistics  (3 Credits)  

Varying topics in Hispanic language and literature not otherwise covered by regular courses. Note: May be taken more than once provided that the topics are different each time. Note: This course may count for the International Studies major or minor. See your INTS advisor for more information. Prereq or Coreq: SPAN 3060. Cross-listed with SPAN 5099. Term offered: spring, fall. Repeatable. Max Hours: 9 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Repeatable. Max Credits: 9.

Prereq or Coreq: SPAN 3060

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

SPAN 4110 -  Contemporary Spanish Literature  (3 Credits)  

Major works published since the Spanish Civil War, which ended in 1939. Prereq or Coreq: SPAN 3101. Cross-listed with SPAN 5110. Term offered: spring, fall. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq or Coreq: SPAN 3101

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

SPAN 4130 -  Medieval Spanish Literature  (3 Credits)  

Examines Spanish literature from the jarchas and the Cid through the Celestina in the context of the reconquest. Considers the construction of the Christian knight as a hero and the corresponding representations of women, Jews and Muslims. Prereq or Coreq: SPAN 3101. Cross-listed with SPAN 5130. Term offered: spring, fall. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq or Coreq: SPAN 3101

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

SPAN 4150 -  Masterpieces of Spanish Literature  (3 Credits)  

The most enduring works in the literature of Spain across the centuries. Prereq or Coreq: SPAN 3101. Cross-listed with SPAN 5150. Term offered: spring, fall. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq or Coreq: SPAN 3101

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

SPAN 4170 -  Golden Age Drama  (3 Credits)  

Spanish drama of the 16th and 17th centuries, the period of greatest dramatic productivity in the nation's history. Readings include selections from Lope de Vega, Tirso de Molina, Calderon de La Barca, and others. Prereq or Coreq: SPAN 3101. Cross-listed with SPAN 5170. Term offered: spring, fall. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq or Coreq: SPAN 3101

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

SPAN 4180 -  Modernism  (3 Credits)  

Examines the first real flowering of Spanish American literature, from about 1880 to 1910. The dominant genres of the period were the short story, the essay and lyric poetry. Readings come from Dario, Jose Enrique Rodo, Manuel Gutierrez Najera, Manuel Diaz Rodriquez and others. Prereq or Coreq: SPAN 3101. Cross-listed with SPAN 5180. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq or Coreq: SPAN 3101

SPAN 4190 -  Nineteenth-Century Spanish Novel  (3 Credits)  

The Spanish novel in one of its most productive periods, beginning with romanticism and carrying through the realist and naturalist movements. Prereq or Coreq: SPAN 3101. Cross-listed with SPAN 5190. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq or Coreq: SPAN 3101

SPAN 4300 -  Generation of 1898  (3 Credits)  

Spanish literature from around the turn of the century through the first third of the 20th century, reflecting the deep intellectual and cultural foment occasioned in part by Spain's loss of the Spanish-American War of 1898. Prereq or Coreq: SPAN 3101. Cross-listed with SPAN 5300. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq or Coreq: SPAN 3101

SPAN 4320 -  Interculturalism and Transnationalism in Modern Spain  (3 Credits)  

Students will examine experiences of Spaniards living in different parts of the world and the circumstances of either foreigners or migrants living in Spain, through their visual and literary texts, film, photographs, documentaries and other products of current popular culture, such as contemporary television. Prereq or Coreq: SPAN 3101. Cross-listed with SPAN 5320. Term offered: spring, fall. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq or Coreq: SPAN 3101

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

SPAN 4330 -  Modern Culture of Spain through Film and Narrative  (3 Credits)  

Culture of modern Spain studied through Spanish film. The death of military dictator Francisco Franco opened the process for the recuperation of a usurped democratic, representational system that has become the basis of a cultural and economic resurgence. Taught in Spanish. Note: This course may count for the International Studies major or minor. See your INTS advisor for more information. Prereq or Coreq: SPAN 3101. Cross-listed with SPAN 5330. Term offered: spring, fall. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq or Coreq: SPAN 3101

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

SPAN 4340 -  Race, Class, and Gender in Spanish Golden Age Literature  (3 Credits)  

Explores works of various genres in relation to their social and political contexts in 16th and 17th century Spain, emphasizing the cultural attitudes toward race, class, and gender that inform them. Prereq or Coreq: SPAN 3101. Cross-listed with SPAN 5340 and WGST 4540/5540. Term offered: spring, fall. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq or Coreq: SPAN 3101

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

SPAN 4350 -  Don Quijote  (3 Credits)  

The complete Don Quijote in Spanish, focusing on its historical, social, and philosophic context, and its role in the emergence of the modern novel. Prereq or Coreq: SPAN 3101. Cross-listed with SPAN 5350. Term offered: spring, fall. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq or Coreq: SPAN 3101

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

SPAN 4360 -  Women and the Spanish Civil War  (3 Credits)  

Focuses on the role of Spanish women during the Second Republic, the Civil War, the dark & starving postwar, & the inescapable exile that was a consequence of the conflict. Discusses several texts & films that portray this silenced odyssey, as well as historical, ideological & cultural documents of critical value & significance. Cross-listed with SPAN 5360. Term offered: spring, fall. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

SPAN 4380 -  Romanticism in Spain  (3 Credits)  

The romantic movement in 19th century Spain through plays, poems, essays. Prereq or Coreq: SPAN 3101. Cross-listed with SPAN 5380. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq or Coreq: SPAN 3101

SPAN 4399 -  Special Topics: Spanish Peninsular Literature  (3 Credits)  

Varying topics in Spanish Peninsular Literature not otherwise covered by regular courses. Note: May be taken more than once, provided that the topic is different each time. Note: This course may count for the International Studies major or minor. See your INTS advisor for more information. Prereq or Coreq: SPAN 3101. Term offered: spring, fall. Repeatable. Max Hours: 6 hours.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Repeatable. Max Credits: 6.

Prereq or Coreq: SPAN 3101

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

SPAN 4401 -  Survey of Spanish-American Literature I: Pre-1898  (3 Credits)  

The most important works in the literature of Spanish America from the Colonial Period to the Late 19th Century. Prereq or Coreq: SPAN 3101. Cross-listed with SPAN 5401. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq or Coreq: SPAN 3101

SPAN 4411 -  Contemporary Spanish-American Novel  (3 Credits)  

The novel in Spanish America since the Second World War, the period in which the greatest number and quality of works has been produced. Prereq or Coreq: SPAN 3101. Cross-listed with SPAN 5411. Term offered: spring, fall. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq or Coreq: SPAN 3101

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

SPAN 4450 -  Masterpieces of Spanish-American Literature  (3 Credits)  

Focuses on a limited number of outstanding works in Spanish-American literature across the centuries. Prereq or Coreq: SPAN 3101. Cross-listed with SPAN 5450. Term offered: spring, fall. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq or Coreq: SPAN 3101

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

SPAN 4501 -  Borges: An Introduction to His Labyrinths  (3 Credits)  

The works of Jorge Luis Borges (short stories, essays, poetry, translations, essays anthologies, lectures) will be studied with the goals of teaching students to think globally as well as critically about literature and other cultures. Prereq or Coreq: SPAN 3101. Cross-listed with SPAN 5501. Term offered: spring, fall. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq or Coreq: SPAN 3101

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

SPAN 4512 -  Contemporary Argentine Short Stories  (3 Credits)  

The short stories by extraordinary Argentine writers, such as Jorges Luis Borges, Silvina Ocampo, Julio Cortazar, Griselda Gambaro, Adolfo Bioy Casares, and Manuel Muica Laineza, among others, will be studied with the goals of teaching students to think globally as well as critically about literature and other cultures. Prereq or Coreq: SPAN 3101. Cross-listed with SPAN 5512. Term offered: spring, fall. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq or Coreq: SPAN 3101

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

SPAN 4521 -  Mexican Literature I: pre-Columbian and Colonial  (3 Credits)  

Survey of Mexican literature and culture from pre-Columbian times to the colonial era. Prereq or Coreq: SPAN 3101. Note: This course may count for the International Studies major or minor. See your INTS advisor for more information. Cross-listed with SPAN 5521. Term offered: spring, fall. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq or Coreq: SPAN 3101

SPAN 4522 -  Mexican Literature II: 19th to 21st Centuries  (3 Credits)  

Survey of Mexican literature and culture from the early modern to contemporary literature. Prereq or Coreq: SPAN 3101. Cross-listed with SPAN 5522. Term offered: spring, fall. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq or Coreq: SPAN 3101

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

SPAN 4525 -  Orientalisms In The Hispanic Tradition  (3 Credits)  

Advanced studies of orientalism in the Hispanic tradition: the Hispano-Arabic cultural heritage in Early Medieval Spain and in contemporary Hispanic cultures, as well as the influence of other eastern religions and cultures, such as Judaism or Buddhism. Prereq or Coreq: SPAN 3101. Cross-listed with SPAN 5525. Term offered: spring, fall. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq or Coreq: SPAN 3101

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

SPAN 4541 -  Unexpected Lives: Ibero-American Queer Cinema  (3 Credits)  

Provocative films, by courageous Ibero-American filmmakers, on controversial topics (homosexuality, Lesbianism, bisexualism, transgender individuals, feminism, etc.) will be studied to teach students to think globally as well as critically about LGTBQ individuals in the context of Ibero-American cultures. Prereq or Coreq: SPAN 3101. Cross-listed with SPAN 5541. Term offered: spring, fall. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq or Coreq: SPAN 3101

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

SPAN 4550 -  Garcia Marquez: Words of Magic  (3 Credits)  

The works of Gabriel Garcia Marquez (stories, short novels, novels, newspaper articles, interviews, lectures) will be studied with the goals of teaching students to think globally as well as critically about literature and other cultures. Prereq or Coreq: SPAN 3101. Cross-listed with SPAN 5550. Term offered: spring, fall. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq or Coreq: SPAN 3101

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

SPAN 4590 -  Ibero-American Thought  (3 Credits)  

The course examines philosophical works by essayists, literary critics, and cultural thinkers from Spanish-American countries and the Iberian Peninsula. Besides reading philosophical works in their original form, students will read scholarly commentaries to deepen their understanding of those works. Prereq or Coreq: SPAN 3101. Cross-listed with SPAN 5590. Term offered: spring, fall. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq or Coreq: SPAN 3101

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

SPAN 4599 -  Special Topics: Latin American Literature  (3 Credits)  

Varying topics in Latin American literature not otherwise covered by regular courses. Note: May be taken more than once, provided that the topic is different each time. Prereq or Coreq: SPAN 3101. Term offered: spring, fall. Repeatable. Max Hours: 6 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Repeatable. Max Credits: 6.

Prereq or Coreq: SPAN 3101

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

SPAN 4600 -  Seminar in Spanish Creative Writing: Poetry and Short Fiction  (3 Credits)  

A capstone writing course. Semester writing project will be collected poems and short stories. Prereq: junior standing or higher. Cross-listed with SPAN 5600. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq: junior standing or higher

SPAN 4690 -  Methods of Teaching Modern Languages  (3 Credits)  

Studies the methods and practices of teaching modern languages. Note: requirement for language majors in the teacher certification program, School of Education, CU Denver. Note: This course is taught in English and does not fulfill the foreign language proficiency requirement for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Cross-listed with MLNG 4690, MLNG 5690, SPAN 5690, FREN 4690, FREN 5690, GRMN 4690, GRMN 5690, CHIN 4690, CHIN 5690. Term offered: fall. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Typically Offered: Fall.

SPAN 4691 -  Methods of Teaching Modern Languages II  (3 Credits)  

A continuation of the study of modern language teaching methods. This second course has an emphasis on experiential learning through individual teaching demonstrations, class observations, as well as team teaching with experienced instructors. Cross-listed with MLNG 4691, MLNG 5691, SPAN 5691, FREN 4691, FREN 5691, GRMN 4691, GRMN 5691, CHIN 4691, CHIN 5691. Prereq: MLNG 4690 or SPAN 4690 or FREN 4690 or GRMN 4690 or CHIN 4690. Term offered: spring. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq: MLNG 4690 or SPAN 4690 or FREN 4690 or GRMN 4690 or CHIN 4690

Typically Offered: Spring.

SPAN 4840 -  Independent Study: SPAN  (1-3 Credits)  

Repeatable. Max Hours: 12 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Repeatable. Max Credits: 12.

SPAN 4880 -  Directed Research  (1-6 Credits)  

Students will engage in original research projects supervised and mentored by faculty. Students must work with faculty prior to registration to develop a proposal for their project and receive permission to take this course. Repeatable. Max Hours: 6 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Repeatable. Max Credits: 6.

SPAN 4970 -  Special Topics in Literature  (3 Credits)  

Varying topics in Hispanic literature not otherwise covered by regular courses. Note: May be taken more than once, provided that the topic is different each time. Prereq or Coreq: SPAN 3101. Cross-listed with SPAN 5970. Term offered: spring, fall. Repeatable. Max Hours: 9 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Repeatable. Max Credits: 9.

Prereq or Coreq: SPAN 3101

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.