The Spanish program at Marquette provides students with the opportunity to develop linguistic proficiency in one of the most widely spoken languages in the world while learning about the rich and diverse cultures of Latin America, Spain and the Latino communities in the United States. The goal of the undergraduate program is twofold: to master all four skills of language acquisition (speaking, understanding, reading and writing), and to gain in-depth knowledge of content areas related to language, linguistics, literature, culture and film of the Spanish-speaking world. Majors in Spanish may combine studies with other disciplines in the humanities, social sciences or sciences. Students considering careers in education, international business, medicine, law, government or communications are particularly encouraged to pursue a double major or a minor in Spanish. Two distinct majors are offered: Spanish Language, Literature, and Culture, with special concentrations including one for Education majors; and Spanish for the Professions, with concentrations in either Business or Health. Both majors also offer curricular concentrations designed to meet the needs of heritage and native speakers of Spanish.

Minors may also choose to concentrate on Spanish Language, Literature, and Culture or Spanish for the Professions. The minor consists of six to seven courses (18-22 credit hours), excluding SPAN 1001 Elementary Spanish 1, SPAN 1003 Intensive Elementary Spanish, and SPAN 2001 Intermediate Spanish 1.

The Klingler College of Arts and Sciences also offers an Interdisciplinary Latin American Studies major or minor for those students who would like to combine their language skills with other disciplines.

Notes:

  • Heritage learners of Spanish are students of Hispanic background who have been educated in the United States and have been exposed to Spanish in their homes or communities from an early age, but who consider English their primary language.

  • Native speakers of Spanish have been primarily educated in Spanish and consider Spanish their first language.

  • Electives: These are upper-division courses at the 3000 and 4000 levels which were not previously taken to fulfill a requirement. Where there are options listed, if a student wanted to take both instead of choosing only one, such as SPAN 3300 or SPAN 3310, or SPAN 3515 and SPAN 3520, one course could be used to fulfill the requirement and the other course to fulfill an elective.

 

Major in Spanish Language, Literature and Culture

The major in Spanish Language, Literature and Culture consists of ten to eleven courses (30-34 credit hours), depending on the Concentration 1-4 completed as listed below.

Notes:

  • Electives: These are upper-division courses at the 3000 and 4000 levels which were not previously taken to fulfill a requirement. Where there are options listed, if a student wanted to take both instead of choosing only one, such as SPAN 3300 or SPAN 3310, or SPAN 3515 and SPAN 3520, one course could be used to fulfill the requirement and the other course to fulfill an elective.
  • The following elementary and intermediate language courses are not counted toward the major.
Elementary Spanish 1
Intensive Elementary Spanish
Intermediate Spanish 1

Concentration 1: Spanish Language, Literature and Culture

Required Courses:15-16
Intermediate Spanish 2
Intensive Intermediate Spanish
Advanced Communication in Spanish
Peoples and Cultures of Spain
Peoples and Cultures of Spanish America
Introduction to Literary Analysis in Spanish
Masterpieces of Spanish Literature
Masterpieces of Spanish American Literature
Introduction to Linguistics: Choose one course from the following.3
Structure of Spanish from a Linguistic Perspective
Spanish Phonetics
Spanish Applied Linguistics
Electives: Choose five Spanish courses not previously taken.15
Total Credit Hours33-34

Concentration 2: Spanish Language, Literature and Culture for Heritage Speakers

Notes:

  • The following SPAN courses do not count toward the major in Concentration 2: Spanish Language, Literature and Culture for Heritage Speakers:
Intermediate Spanish 2
Intensive Intermediate Spanish
Advanced Communication in Spanish
Spoken Spanish
Introduction to Literary Analysis in Spanish
  • Education majors completing Concentration 2 must complete SPAN 4110 Structure of Spanish from a Linguistic Perspective , SPAN 4120 Spanish Phonetics , and SPAN 4130 Spanish Applied Linguistics or SPAN 4140 Acquisition of Spanish as electives, if not taken previously to fulfill a requirement, as well as the Additional Requirements for Concentration 4: Education Majors.
Required Courses:
SPAN 3005Advanced Communication in Spanish for Heritage Speakers3
SPAN 3300Peoples and Cultures of Spain3
or SPAN 3310 Peoples and Cultures of Spanish America
SPAN 3505Introduction to Literary Analysis in Spanish for Heritage and Native Speakers3
SPAN 3515Masterpieces of Spanish Literature3
or SPAN 3520 Masterpieces of Spanish American Literature
SPAN 4400U.S. Latino/a Literature3
or SPAN 4150 Spanish in the United States
Introduction to Linguistics: Choose one course from the following.3
Structure of Spanish from a Linguistic Perspective
Spanish Phonetics
Spanish Applied Linguistics
Electives: Choose four Spanish courses not previously taken.12
Total Credit Hours30

Concentration 3: Spanish Language, Literature and Culture for Native Speakers

Note:

  • The following SPAN courses do not count toward the major in Concentration 3: Spanish Language, Literature and Culture for Native Speakers:
Intermediate Spanish 2
Intensive Intermediate Spanish
Advanced Communication in Spanish
Spoken Spanish
Advanced Spanish Composition and Conversation
Introduction to Literary Analysis in Spanish
Masterpieces of Spanish Literature
Masterpieces of Spanish American Literature
Introduction to Business Spanish
Introduction to Spanish for the Health Professions
Required Courses:
SPAN 3300Peoples and Cultures of Spain3
or SPAN 3310 Peoples and Cultures of Spanish America
SPAN 3505Introduction to Literary Analysis in Spanish for Heritage and Native Speakers3
Introduction to Linguistics: Choose one course from the following.3
Structure of Spanish from a Linguistic Perspective
Spanish Applied Linguistics
Literature Courses: Choose two courses in Spanish literature.6
Race, Culture and Religion in Early Spanish Literature
The Spanish Renaissance
Cervantes' Don Quijote
Spanish Literature: Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Spanish Literature
Hispanic Theater and Performance
Literature Courses: Choose two courses in Spanish-American literature.6
Spanish-American Literature: Pre-Columbian to Baroque
Spanish-American Literature: Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
Spanish-American Literature: Modernismo and Vanguardismo
Spanish-American Literature: The Boom to the Twenty-First Century
Novels and Novelists in Spanish-America
Spanish-American Short Story
Electives: Choose three Spanish courses at the 4000 level not previously taken.9
Total Credit Hours30

Concentration 4: Spanish Language, Literature and Culture for Education Majors

Required Courses:15-16
Intermediate Spanish 2
Intensive Intermediate Spanish
Advanced Communication in Spanish
Peoples and Cultures of Spain
Peoples and Cultures of Spanish America
Introduction to Literary Analysis in Spanish
Masterpieces of Spanish Literature
Masterpieces of Spanish American Literature
Introduction to Linguistics:
SPAN 4110Structure of Spanish from a Linguistic Perspective3
SPAN 4120Spanish Phonetics3
SPAN 4130Spanish Applied Linguistics3
or SPAN 4140 Acquisition of Spanish
Electives: Choose three Spanish courses not previously taken. 9
Total Credit Hours33-34

Additional Requirements for Concentration 4: Spanish Language, Literature and Culture for Education Majors:

  1. Maintenance of a minimum 2.750 grade point average in the foreign language major with a minimum of a 3.000 grade point average in the following courses: SPAN 3001 Advanced Communication in Spanish or SPAN 3005 Advanced Communication in Spanish for Heritage Speakers, SPAN 3100 Advanced Spanish Composition and Conversation, SPAN 4110 Structure of Spanish from a Linguistic Perspective,  SPAN 4120 Spanish Phonetics, SPAN 4130 Spanish Applied Linguistics, and  SPAN 4140 Acquisition of Spanish as applicable.
  2. Passing an official Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) in Spanish at the level of Intermediate-High on the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Scale as well as an official writing proficiency test (WPT) in Spanish at the Intermediate High level prior to registering  for FOLA 4000 Teaching World Languages and Cultures.
  3. Completion of FOLA 4000 Teaching World Languages and Cultures.
  4. Residence in a country in which Spanish is spoken or participation in a structured study abroad program and/or intensive immersion experience. The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures must approve the program selected.

 

Major in Spanish for the Professions

The major in Spanish for the Professions consists of ten to eleven courses (30-34 credit hours) in one of the four concentrations as listed below.

Notes:

  • The following elementary and intermediate level Spanish courses do not count toward fulfilling credit hours in the major in Spanish for the Professions:
Elementary Spanish 1
Intensive Elementary Spanish
Intermediate Spanish 1
  • Electives: These are upper-division courses at the 3000 and 4000 levels which were not previously taken to fulfill a requirement.  Where there are options listed, if a student wanted to take both instead of choosing only one, such as SPAN 3300 or SPAN 3310, one course could be used to fulfill the requirement and the other course to fulfill an elective.

Concentration 1: Spanish for the Business Professions

Required Courses:18-19
Intermediate Spanish 2
Intensive Intermediate Spanish
Advanced Communication in Spanish
Advanced Spanish Composition and Conversation
Peoples and Cultures of Spain
Peoples and Cultures of Spanish America
Introduction to Literary Analysis in Spanish
Contemporary Issues in the Hispanic World
Professions Focus:
SPAN 3700Introduction to Business Spanish3
SPAN 4705Advanced Spanish for Business3
Electives - Choose three Spanish courses not previously taken.9
Total Credit Hours33-34

Concentration 2: Spanish for the Health Professions

Required Courses:18-19
Intermediate Spanish 2
Intensive Intermediate Spanish
Advanced Communication in Spanish
Advanced Spanish Composition and Conversation
Peoples and Cultures of Spain
Peoples and Cultures of Spanish America
Introduction to Literary Analysis in Spanish
Contemporary Issues in the Hispanic World
Professions Focus:
SPAN 3710Introduction to Spanish for the Health Professions3
SPAN 4715Advanced Spanish for the Health Professions3
Electives - Choose three Spanish courses not previously taken.9
Total Credit Hours33-34


Concentration 3: Spanish for the Professions for Heritage Speakers

Note:

  • The following SPAN courses do not count as elective courses for the Concentration 3: Spanish for the Professions for Heritage Speakers:
Intermediate Spanish 2
Intensive Intermediate Spanish
Advanced Communication in Spanish
Spoken Spanish
Introduction to Literary Analysis in Spanish
Required Courses:
SPAN 3005Advanced Communication in Spanish for Heritage Speakers3
SPAN 3100Advanced Spanish Composition and Conversation3
or SPAN 4110 Structure of Spanish from a Linguistic Perspective
SPAN 3300Peoples and Cultures of Spain3
or SPAN 3310 Peoples and Cultures of Spanish America
SPAN 3505Introduction to Literary Analysis in Spanish for Heritage and Native Speakers3
SPAN 4320Contemporary Issues in the Hispanic World3
Professions Focus: Choose either Business or Health Professions sequence.6
Introduction to Business Spanish
and Advanced Spanish for Business
Introduction to Spanish for the Health Professions
and Advanced Spanish for the Health Professions
Electives: Choose three Spanish courses not previously taken. 9
Total Credit Hours30

Concentration 4: Spanish for the Professions for Native Speakers of Spanish

Note:

  • The following SPAN courses do not count as elective courses for the Concentration 4: Spanish for the Professions for Native Speakers of Spanish:
    Intermediate Spanish 2
    Intensive Intermediate Spanish
    Advanced Communication in Spanish
    Spoken Spanish
    Advanced Spanish Composition and Conversation
    Introduction to Literary Analysis in Spanish
    Masterpieces of Spanish Literature
    Masterpieces of Spanish American Literature
    Introduction to Business Spanish
    Introduction to Spanish for the Health Professions
Required Courses:
SPAN 3300Peoples and Cultures of Spain3
or SPAN 3310 Peoples and Cultures of Spanish America
SPAN 3505Introduction to Literary Analysis in Spanish for Heritage and Native Speakers3
SPAN 4320Contemporary Issues in the Hispanic World3
Introduction to Linguistics: Choose one course from the following.3
Structure of Spanish from a Linguistic Perspective
Spanish Applied Linguistics
Professions Focus: Choose either Business or Health.3
Advanced Spanish for Business
Advanced Spanish for the Health Professions
Electives - Choose five Spanish courses not previously taken.15
Total Credit Hours30

Minor in Spanish Language, Literature and Culture

The minor in Spanish Language, Literature and Culture consists of six-seven courses (18-22 credit hours) in one of the three concentrations listed below.

Notes:

  • The following elementary and intermediate level courses do not count toward the minor in any of the concentrations listed below:
Elementary Spanish 1
Intensive Elementary Spanish
Intermediate Spanish 1
  • Electives: These are upper-division courses at the 3000 and 4000 levels which were not previously taken to fulfill a requirement.  Where there are options listed, if a student wanted to take both instead of choosing only one, such as SPAN 3300 or SPAN 3310, or SPAN 3515 and SPAN 3520, one course could be used to fulfill the requirement and the other course to fulfill an elective.

Concentration 1: Spanish Language, Literature and Culture

Required Courses:15-16
Intermediate Spanish 2
Intensive Intermediate Spanish
Advanced Communication in Spanish
Peoples and Cultures of Spain
Peoples and Cultures of Spanish America
Introduction to Literary Analysis in Spanish
Masterpieces of Spanish Literature
Masterpieces of Spanish American Literature
Electives: Choose two Spanish courses not previously taken.6
Total Credit Hours21-22

Concentration 2: Spanish Language, Literature and Culture for Heritage Speakers

Note:

  • The following courses do not count as electives for the minor in Concentration 2: Spanish Language, Literature and Culture for Heritage Speakers:
Intermediate Spanish 2
Intensive Intermediate Spanish
Advanced Communication in Spanish
Spoken Spanish
Introduction to Literary Analysis in Spanish
Required Courses:
SPAN 3005Advanced Communication in Spanish for Heritage Speakers3
SPAN 3300Peoples and Cultures of Spain3
or SPAN 3310 Peoples and Cultures of Spanish America
SPAN 3505Introduction to Literary Analysis in Spanish for Heritage and Native Speakers3
SPAN 3515Masterpieces of Spanish Literature3
or SPAN 3520 Masterpieces of Spanish American Literature
SPAN 4400U.S. Latino/a Literature3
or SPAN 4150 Spanish in the United States
Elective - Choose one Spanish course not previously taken.3
Total Credit Hours18

Concentration 3: Spanish Language, Literature and Culture for Native Speakers

Note:

  • The following courses do not count as electives for the minor in Concentration 3: Spanish Language, Literature and Culture for Native Speakers:
Intermediate Spanish 2
Intensive Intermediate Spanish
Advanced Communication in Spanish
Spoken Spanish
Advanced Spanish Composition and Conversation
Introduction to Literary Analysis in Spanish
Masterpieces of Spanish Literature
Masterpieces of Spanish American Literature
Introduction to Business Spanish
Introduction to Spanish for the Health Professions
Required Courses:
SPAN 3300Peoples and Cultures of Spain3
or SPAN 3310 Peoples and Cultures of Spanish America
SPAN 3505Introduction to Literary Analysis in Spanish for Heritage and Native Speakers3
Introduction to Linguistics: Choose one course from the following.3
Structure of Spanish from a Linguistic Perspective
Spanish Applied Linguistics
Literature - Choose one course in Spanish literature:3
Race, Culture and Religion in Early Spanish Literature
The Spanish Renaissance
Cervantes' Don Quijote
Spanish Literature: Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Spanish Literature
Hispanic Theater and Performance
Literature - Choose one course in Spanish-American literature:3
Spanish-American Literature: Pre-Columbian to Baroque
Spanish-American Literature: Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
Spanish-American Literature: Modernismo and Vanguardismo
Spanish-American Literature: The Boom to the Twenty-First Century
Novels and Novelists in Spanish-America
Spanish-American Short Story
Elective: Choose one Spanish course at the 4000 level.3
Total Credit Hours18

Minor in Spanish for the Professions

The minor in Spanish for the Professions consists of six to seven courses (18-22 credit hours) in one of the four concentrations as listed below.

Notes:

  • The following elementary and intermediate level courses do not count toward the minor in Spanish for the Professions:
Elementary Spanish 1
Intensive Elementary Spanish
Intermediate Spanish 1
  • Electives: These are upper-division courses at the 3000 and 4000 levels which were not previously taken to fulfill a requirement.  Where there are options listed, if a student wanted to take both instead of choosing only one, such as SPAN 3300 or SPAN 3310, one course could be used to fulfill the requirement and the other course to fulfill an elective.

Concentration 1: Spanish for the Business Professions

Required Courses:12-13
Intermediate Spanish 2
Intensive Intermediate Spanish
Advanced Communication in Spanish
Peoples and Cultures of Spain
Peoples and Cultures of Spanish America
Introduction to Literary Analysis in Spanish
Professions Focus:
SPAN 3700Introduction to Business Spanish3
SPAN 4705Advanced Spanish for Business3
Elective: Choose one Spanish course not previously taken.3
Total Credit Hours21-22

Concentration 2: Spanish for the Health Professions

Required Courses:12-13
Intermediate Spanish 2
Intensive Intermediate Spanish
Advanced Communication in Spanish
Peoples and Cultures of Spain
Peoples and Cultures of Spanish America
Introduction to Literary Analysis in Spanish
Professions Focus:
SPAN 3710Introduction to Spanish for the Health Professions3
SPAN 4715Advanced Spanish for the Health Professions3
Elective: Choose one Spanish course not previosly taken.3
Total Credit Hours21-22

Concentration 3: Spanish for the Professions for Heritage Speakers

Note:

  • The following courses do not count toward Concentration 3: Heritage Speakers of Spanish:
Intermediate Spanish 2
Intensive Intermediate Spanish
Advanced Communication in Spanish
Spoken Spanish
Introduction to Literary Analysis in Spanish
Required Courses:
SPAN 3005Advanced Communication in Spanish for Heritage Speakers3
SPAN 3300Peoples and Cultures of Spain3
or SPAN 3310 Peoples and Cultures of Spanish America
SPAN 3505Introduction to Literary Analysis in Spanish for Heritage and Native Speakers3
SPAN 4320Contemporary Issues in the Hispanic World3
Professions Focus: Choose the Business or Health Professions sequence:6
Introduction to Business Spanish
and Advanced Spanish for Business
Introduction to Spanish for the Health Professions
and Advanced Spanish for the Health Professions
Total Credit Hours18

Concentration 4: Spanish for the Professions for Native Speakers of Spanish

Note:

  • The following courses do not count toward the electives in Concentration 4: Native Speakers of Spanish:
Intermediate Spanish 2
Intensive Intermediate Spanish
Advanced Communication in Spanish
Spoken Spanish
Advanced Spanish Composition and Conversation
Introduction to Literary Analysis in Spanish
Masterpieces of Spanish Literature
Masterpieces of Spanish American Literature
Introduction to Business Spanish
Introduction to Spanish for the Health Professions
Required Courses:
SPAN 3300Peoples and Cultures of Spain3
or SPAN 3310 Peoples and Cultures of Spanish America
SPAN 3505Introduction to Literary Analysis in Spanish for Heritage and Native Speakers3
Introduction to Linguistics: Choose one course from the following.3
Structure of Spanish from a Linguistic Perspective
Spanish Applied Linguistics
Professions Focus: Choose Business or Health.3
Advanced Spanish for Business
Advanced Spanish for the Health Professions
Electives: Choose two Spanish courses not previously taken.6
Total Credit Hours18

Courses

SPAN 1001. Elementary Spanish 1. 3 cr. hrs.

Fundamentals of listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish. Cultural awareness is developed through exposure to a wide range of authentic texts and materials. No previous Spanish experience is accepted. Does not count toward language proficiency requirement. Prereq: No previous study of Spanish.

SPAN 1003. Intensive Elementary Spanish. 4 cr. hrs.

First-year Spanish course, and the first course in the core language sequence. Development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish. Cultural awareness is developed through exposure to a wide range of authentic texts and materials. Emphasis on communicative practice and interaction in Spanish. No previous Spanish experience is required. Prereq: No previous Spanish, or by departmental placement. Not open to native or heritage speakers of Spanish.

SPAN 2001. Intermediate Spanish 1. 4 cr. hrs.

Second-year Spanish course. Continuation of 1003. Fulfills language proficiency requirement. Continued development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish. Cultural readings from the Spanish-speaking world are discussed. Emphasis on communicative practice and interaction in Spanish, and the development of Intermediate Low language proficiency. Prereq: SPAN 1003, or by departmental placement. Not open to native or heritage speakers of Spanish.

SPAN 2002. Intermediate Spanish 2. 3 cr. hrs.

Second-year Spanish course. Continuation of SPAN 2001. Continued development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish. Cultural readings from the Spanish-speaking world are discussed. Emphasis on communicative practice and interaction in Spanish, and the development of Intermediate Mid language proficiency required for the Spanish major and minor. Prereq: SPAN 2001. Not open to native or heritage speakers of Spanish.

SPAN 2003. Intensive Intermediate Spanish. 4 cr. hrs.

Second-year intensive Spanish course. Continuation of SPAN 1003. Fulfills language proficiency requirement. A combination of SPAN 2001 and SPAN 2002, this course allows qualified students to complete the language proficiency requirement at a fast and demanding pace. Continued development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish. Cultural readings from the Spanish-speaking world are discussed. Emphasis on communicative practice and interaction in Spanish, and the development of Intermediate Mid language proficiency required for the Spanish major and minor. Prereq: SPAN 1003 with minimum grade of AB; or by departmental placement. Not open to native or heritage speakers of Spanish.

SPAN 3001. Advanced Communication in Spanish. 3 cr. hrs.

Development of advanced oral and writing proficiency in Spanish through a variety of texts and in different real-life and simulated contexts. Review and refinement of language structures and linguistic functions for more effective writing and oral proficiency. Focuses on activities and strategies to improve accuracy and fluency. Prereq: SPAN 2002 or 2003; or departmental placement. Not open to students with native or near native fluency.

SPAN 3002. Spoken Spanish. 3 cr. hrs.

Development of oral proficiency in Spanish within a wide range of contexts. Focus on activities and strategies to improve accuracy and fluency. May be taken concurrently with SPAN 3001. Prereq: SPAN 3001; or cons. of dept. ch. Not open to students with native or near native fluency.

SPAN 3005. Advanced Communication in Spanish for Heritage Speakers. 3 cr. hrs.

Focuses on activities and strategies aimed at improving research, writing, presentational skills, grammar accuracy, spelling and vocabulary. Development of linguistic, sociolinguistic, strategic and discourse competence in different real-life and simulated contexts. Special emphasis placed on reading and lexical development, grammar review, orthographic practice and composition. Prereq: Departmental placement or cons. of dept. ch.

SPAN 3100. Advanced Spanish Composition and Conversation. 3 cr. hrs.

Practice and review of advanced grammatical structures of the Spanish language for further development of oral and written communication skills. Prereq: SPAN 3001 or SPAN 3005; or cons. of dept. ch. Not open to students with native fluency.

SPAN 3210. Hispanic Cultures and Literatures in English. 3 cr. hrs.

Readings in English covering the major cultural, social and literary developments in Hispanic literature with emphasis on outstanding literary works and figures. Taught in English, knowledge of Spanish not required. May be counted as part of the Arts and Sciences literature requirement but not as part of the foreign language requirement.

SPAN 3300. Peoples and Cultures of Spain. 3 cr. hrs.

Historical development of the cultures of Spain from early times to the present. The course will explore various topics pertaining to Spanish society, literatures, politics, art, music and film. Prereq: SPAN 3001 or SPAN 3005; or cons. of dept. ch.

SPAN 3310. Peoples and Cultures of Spanish America. 3 cr. hrs.

A multidisciplinary and historical study of the development of the cultures and civilizations of Spanish-speaking America from pre-Columbian days to the present. Emphasis on the gradual evolution of the different artistic forms present in such areas as architecture, music, painting, literature, history, politics, education, art, and film. Prereq: SPAN 3001 or SPAN 3005; or cons. of dept. ch.

SPAN 3500. Introduction to Literary Analysis in Spanish. 3 cr. hrs.

Basic literary concepts and analysis of the four genres, with intensive practice in reading and oral comprehension. Prereq: SPAN 3001; or cons. of dept. ch. Not open to students with native or near native fluency.

SPAN 3505. Introduction to Literary Analysis in Spanish for Heritage and Native Speakers. 3 cr. hrs.

Acquaints heritage speakers of Spanish with basic literary concepts and analysis of the four genres, the principal literary movements, and representative authors in the Hispanic world. Prereq. SPAN 3005; or cons. of dept. ch.

SPAN 3515. Masterpieces of Spanish Literature. 3 cr. hrs.

Major literary trends and figures of Spanish literature through the centuries. Readings may range from selections of the earliest forms of poetry to contemporary works. Prereq: SPAN 3500 or SPAN 3505; or cons. of dept. ch. Not open to students with native or near native fluency.

SPAN 3520. Masterpieces of Spanish American Literature. 3 cr. hrs.

Major literary trends and figures of Spanish American literature through the centuries. Readings may range from selections of the earliest forms of indigenous poetry to contemporary works. Prereq: SPAN 3500 or SPAN 3505; or cons. of dept. ch. Not open to students with native or near native fluency.

SPAN 3700. Introduction to Business Spanish. 3 cr. hrs.

A practical overview of Spanish commercial terminology, vocabulary and correspondence used in modern and contextualized business settings in the Hispanic world. Prereq: SPAN 3001 or SPAN 3005; or cons. of dept. ch. Not open to students with native or near native fluency.

SPAN 3710. Introduction to Spanish for the Health Professions. 3 cr. hrs.

This course is designed to introduce the student to Spanish used in the health professions. Medical terminology, language skills, and cultural awareness and sensitivity are among the areas that will be developed in the course. Prereq: SPAN 3001 or SPAN 3005; or cons. of dept. ch. Not open to students with native fluency in Spanish.

SPAN 3720. Introduction to Spanish/English Translation. 3 cr. hrs.

Introduction to the field of Translation Studies and to a variety of professional translation areas, including commercial, legal, medical, and scientific texts, from English to Spanish and vice versa. Through the development of the basic techniques of translation and practice, students improve their mastery and control over written expression in both Spanish and English while developing sensitivity to cultural contexts and regionalisms in both languages. Prereq: SPAN 3001 or SPAN 3005; or cons. of dept. chair.

SPAN 4110. Structure of Spanish from a Linguistic Perspective. 3 cr. hrs.

Study of Spanish grammar from a linguistic framework with emphasis on the reasons why Spanish speakers make the structural choices they make. Focuses on the continued mastery of the most difficult points of Spanish grammar, also addressing grammatical variation. Provides an introduction to morphosyntax of Spanish and background for advanced courses in linguistics. Prereq: SPAN 3001 or SPAN 3005; or cons. of dept. ch.

SPAN 4120. Spanish Phonetics. 3 cr. hrs.

Study of Spanish phonetics and phonological systems. The fundamental principles of phonetic analysis are introduced in a simple and concise manner in order to show how Spanish sounds are produced, how they fall into patterns and how they change in different environments. Emphasis on articulation, conditioned, dialectal variation, introductory training in phonetic transcription and the contrast between Spanish and English sound patterns. Prereq: SPAN 3001 or SPAN 3005; or cons. of dept. ch.

SPAN 4130. Spanish Applied Linguistics. 3 cr. hrs.

Introduction to the field of applied linguistics in Spanish. Examines the application of language research to different fields, including language learning theories and processes in relationship to Spanish language learners, teaching, language testing, pragmatics and linguistic variation. Special attention given to identification and discussion of difficult to acquire structures for second language learners of Spanish. Prereq: SPAN 3001 or SPAN 3005; or cons. of dept. ch.

SPAN 4140. Acquisition of Spanish. 3 cr. hrs.

Introduction to the field of second language acquisition. Students participate in a critical examination of second language acquisition theories and research; discussion of the role of individual differences in language learning; consideration of the effect of study abroad on the development of second language acquisition, and discussion of the role of instruction in Spanish second language learning. Prereq: SPAN 3001 or SPAN 3005; or cons. of dept. ch.

SPAN 4150. Spanish in the United States. 3 cr. hrs.

Descriptive and critical overview of the linguistic practices of different Spanish-speaking communities in the United States. Focus on the characteristics of Spanish in contact with English, as well as the role that social factors like age, education, gender, race, nationality, and socioeconomic status have on the use of the language. Also examines social issues such as language attitudes, bilingualism and the role of education. Prereq: SPAN 3001 or SPAN 3005; or cons. of dept. ch.

SPAN 4310. Hispanic Film and Society. 3 cr. hrs.

Focuses on Spain and/or Latin America. Introduces the fundamentals of film history, film analysis and cultural analysis. Examines key elements of twentieth- and twenty first-century cultures of the Spanish-speaking world: national and regional identity formation, transnationalsim, territory, technology and modernization, gender, class and race. Prereq: SPAN 3500 or SPAN 3505; or cons. of dept. ch.

SPAN 4320. Contemporary Issues in the Hispanic World. 3 cr. hrs.

Focuses on the study and discussion of current topics, preoccupations, trends and issues pertaining to various Hispanic societies of today in areas such as religion, educational reforms, ethnicity, race, identity, social stratification, and economic development. Prereq: SPAN 3500 and SPAN 3300 OR SPAN 3310; or cons. of dept. ch.

SPAN 4350. Nobel Prize Winners of the Hispanic World. 3 cr. hrs.

Study of the literary achievements and representative works of such Hispanic Nobel Prize recipients as Aleixandre, Asturias, Benavente, Cela, Echegaray, García Márquez, Jiménez, Mistral, Neruda and Paz. Prereq: SPAN 3505, SPAN 3515 or SPAN 3520; or cons. of dept. ch.

SPAN 4400. U.S. Latino/a Literature. 3 cr. hrs.

A comprehensive study of U.S. Latinos/as' struggle for identity based on the ethnic, economic, historical and cultural position of the Spanish-speaking population in the Untied States. Readings generally include: Anaya, Castillo, Chévez, Cisneros, Díaz and Rodríguez, among others. Prereq: SPAN 3505, SPAN 3515 or SPAN 3520; or cons. of dept. ch.

SPAN 4450. Afro-Hispanic Literature and Culture. 3 cr. hrs.

Exploration of the literary and cultural production of Afro-Hispanic writers, with a particular focus on themes of slavery, race, class, identity, religion, immigration and politics. Writers studied may include: Manzano, Gómez de Avellaneda, Villaverde, Guillén, Del Cabral, Palés Matos, Duncan, Brindis de Salas, Estupiñán Bass, Ortiz, Zapata Olivella and Santos Febres. Prereq: SPAN 3505, SPAN 3515 or SPAN 3520; or cons. of dept. ch.

SPAN 4500. Race, Culture and Religion in Early Spanish Literature. 3 cr. hrs.

A study of representative literary texts from the Spanish Middle Ages to the 16th century with emphasis on both literary and cultural issues. Works studied generally include Poema del Mío Cid, Libro de Buen Amor, La Celestina and lyrical poetry. Prereq: SPAN 3505, SPAN 3515 or SPAN 3520; or cons. of dept. ch.

SPAN 4505. The Spanish Renaissance. 3 cr. hrs.

Readings and analysis in literary historical context of selected, significant works from representative authors such as Lope de Vega, Calderón de la Barca, Tirso de Molina, Fray Luis de León, San Juan de la Cruz, Santa Teresa de Jesús and Góngora. Prereq: SPAN 3505, SPAN 3515 or SPAN 3520; or cons. of dept. ch.

SPAN 4510. Cervantes' Don Quijote. 3 cr. hrs.

In-depth study and analysis of Cervantes' masterpiece Don Quijote within the historical, political, and cultural context of the Spanish Golden Age. Special attention to his life, his novelistic theories, his literary works and importance in the creation of the modern novel. Prereq: SPAN 3505, SPAN 3515 or SPAN 3520; or cons. of dept. ch.

SPAN 4525. Spanish Literature: Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries. 3 cr. hrs.

The major figures of the Enlightenment, Neoclassic, Romantic, Realist and Naturalist movements in Spain. Readings include: Cadalso, Larra, Pardo Bazán, Clarín and Galdós. Prereq: SPAN 3505, SPAN 3515 or SPAN 3520; or cons. of dept. ch.

SPAN 4550. Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Spanish Literature. 3 cr. hrs.

Non-dramatic literature after 1898 with emphasis on the social significance of literary production in contemporary Spain. Readings include Unamuno, Laforet, Matute, Delibes, Goytisolo, and Vázquez Montalbán. Prereq: SPAN 3505, SPAN 3515 or SPAN 3520; or cons. of dept. ch.

SPAN 4560. Hispanic Theater and Performance. 3 cr. hrs.

Studies the major formal and thematic developments in peninsular Spanish theater and/or Spanish American theater with emphasis on the works of such dramatists as Sor Juana, Marqués, Triana, García Lorca, Valle Inclán, and Sanchis Sinisterra, among others. Texts and authors vary per term. Prereq: SPAN 3505, SPAN 3515 or SPAN 3520; or cons. of dept. ch.

SPAN 4600. Spanish-American Literature: Pre-Columbian to Baroque. 3 cr. hrs.

This course presents a panoramic overview of the major writers and relevant literary manifestations present in the Hispanic World from the pre-Columbian days (e.g. Aztecs, Mayans and Incas), the Baroque. Writers studied generally include: Colón, Cortés, Las Casas, Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, Sor Juana, among others. Prereq: SPAN 3505, SPAN 3515 or SPAN 3520; or cons. of dept. ch.

SPAN 4610. Spanish-American Literature: Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries. 3 cr. hrs.

Overview of the development of literature in Spanish America during the 18th and 19th centuries. Major movements studied include Romanticism, Realism, and Naturalism. Topics of particular interest include the promotion of independence, the search for national identity, and efforts to reform colonial practices such as slavery. Writers studied generally include: Fernandez de Lizardi, Bello, Bolívar, Echeverría, Isaacs, Gómez de Avellaneda, Sarmiento, and Martí, among others. Prereq: SPAN 3505, SPAN 3515 or SPAN 3520; or cons. of dept ch.

SPAN 4615. Spanish-American Literature: Modernismo and Vanguardismo. 3 cr. hrs.

Study of Modernismo and the avant-garde movements in Spanish America. Writers studied include: Darío, Rodó, Huidoboro, Storni, Vallejo and Borges among others. Prereq: SPAN 3505, SPAN 3515 or SPAN 3520; or cons. of dept. ch.

SPAN 4620. Spanish-American Literature: The Boom to the Twenty-First Century. 3 cr. hrs.

Study of various literary modes of thought and tendencies present in the Spanish America throughout the 20th century to the present in areas such as poetry, the short story, the short novel and the essay. Emphasis on the Boom and post-Boom tendencies. Writers studied generally include: Paz, Borges, Fuentes García Márquez, Allende, Poniatowska and Menchú, among others. Prereq: SPAN 3505, SPAN 3515 or SPAN 3520; or cons. of dept. ch.

SPAN 4640. Novels and Novelists in Spanish-America. 3 cr. hrs.

This course focuses on the different trends, forms, and contents of the Spanish American novel as a genre, with emphasis on the works of such modern and cosmopolitan writers as Sabato, Fuentes, Carpentier, Ferré, Allende, Esquivel, Vargas Llosa and García Márquez. Prereq: SPAN 3505, SPAN 3515 or SPAN 3520; or cons. of dept. ch.

SPAN 4670. Spanish-American Short Story. 3 cr. hrs.

Study of the evolution of the Spanish-American short story. Writers studies include Borges, Cortázar, Donoso, Ferré, Fuentes, García, Marquéz, Quiroga, Rulfo and Valenzuela, among others. Prereq: SPAN 3505, SPAN 3515 or SPAN 3520; or cons. of dept. ch.

SPAN 4705. Advanced Spanish for Business. 3 cr. hrs.

An advanced course designed to train students to deal successfully with a linguistic, geographic and commercial context with business components and practices closely related to the Hispanic business world of today. Prereq: SPAN 3700 for non-native speakers of Spanish or SPAN 3005; or cons. of dept. ch.

SPAN 4715. Advanced Spanish for the Health Professions. 3 cr. hrs.

An advanced course in medical Spanish to train students who plan to work in a health-related area to communicate effectively in their field. Service Learning is required. Prereq: SPAN 3710 for non-native speakers of Spanish or SPAN 3005; or cons. of dept. ch.

SPAN 4931. Topics in Spanish Language, Culture and Literature. 1-3 cr. hrs.

Topics vary. Subject to be announced. Prereq: SPAN 3505, SPAN 3515 or SPAN 3520; or cons. of dept. ch.

SPAN 4951. MU Led Travel/Study Abroad. 3 cr. hrs.

Course taught in an international setting by Marquette professors and where students earn Marquette credit. Study Abroad expenses apply. Prereq: cons. of the Office of International Education.

SPAN 4960. Senior Seminar in Spanish. 3 cr. hrs.

Advanced study of a cultural, linguistic or literary theme in Spanish. Seminar will fulfill the College of Arts and Sciences Senior Experience Curriculum requirement. Specific topic of the seminar to be announced in the Schedule of Classes. Prereq: Major or minor in Spanish and Sr. stndg.; or cons. of dept. ch.

SPAN 4995. Independent Study in Spanish. 1-3 cr. hrs.

Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch.

SPAN 4999. Senior Thesis in Spanish. 2 cr. hrs.

Introductory thesis guidance for approved students under the direction of a departmental adviser. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch.