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Course Descriptions SPA 300 CONTACT ZONES: CULTIVATINGINTERCULTURALCOMPETENCE. (3) This course aims to help students acquire skills and knowledge needed to promote understanding of individuals/groups from diverse backgrounds, without reinforcing stereotypes in the name of cultural difference. Toward this end, this course will (1) utilize, as a guide/lead, the concept of contact zones, zones of exchange that divide but simultaneously connect us and them; and (2) have each student conduct a semester-long ethnographic project concerning the contact zone. (Same as MCL 300.) SPA 302 SPANISH FOR BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS. (3) This course prepares business and Spanish minors/majors for successful communication in the Hispanic commercial world by building up on their existing knowledge and emphasizing practical, real-life use of oral and written Spanish. This course is designed to introduce students to essential business terminology and language situations in common business contexts, reinforcing strategies for understanding, interpreting, and responding to new information. This course also helps the student to be alert to the importance of cultural awareness in doing business in Spanish-speaking countries or with Hispanics in the United States. Prereq: SPA 210 and 211, or 215. SPA 310 SPANISH COMPOSITION THROUGH TEXTUAL ANALYSIS. (3) Critical readings and interpretation of texts in Spanish. Text may include literary, political, sociological, and cultural documents. Emphasis on mastery of written Spanish. This course is required of all majors. Prereq: SPA 210 and 211, or 215 with a B or better or consent of the instructor. SPA 312 CIVILIZATION OF SPAIN. (3) This course is designed to acquaint students with Spains intellectual, cultural and historical development. Conducted primarily in Spanish. Prereq: SPA 210 and 211, or 215, or consent of instructor. SPA 313 ADVANCED SPANISH LANGUAGE. (3) A course designed to practice language skills at an advanced level. Preparation of oral and written presentations in Spanish. Selected readings will be treated for their language content. Conducted primarily in Spanish. Prereq: SPA 210 and 211, or 215, and a 300-level Spanish course. SPA 314 CIVILIZATION OF SPANISH AMERICA. (3) This course is designed to acquaint students with Spanish Americas intellectual, cultural and historical development. Conducted primarily in Spanish. Prereq: SPA 210 and 211, or 215, or consent of the instructor. SPA 315 INTRODUCTION TO HISPANIC LITERATURE. (3) This course provides students with a basic background for reading Hispanic literature and focuses on the development of a method for reading critically. Students will identify and discuss themes, plots and structure and poetic tropes such as symbols, metaphors, and allegory. Lecture and discussion in Spanish. Prereq: SPA 210 and 211, or 215, or consent of the instructor. SPA 320 LITERATURE, LIFE AND THOUGHT OF SPAIN. (3) A study of the literature that reflects the life and thought of Spain from the Middle Ages to the present. Lecture and discussion in Spanish. Prereq: SPA 210 and 211, or 215, or consent of the instructor. SPA 322 LITERATURE, LIFE AND THOUGHT OF SPANISH AMERICA. (3) A study of the literature that reflects the life and thought of Spanish America from the Colonial period to the present. Lecture and discussion in Spanish. Prereq: SPA 210 and 211, or 215, or consent of the instructor. SPA 323 INTRODUCTION TO SPANISH TRANSLATION. (3) Allows students to deepen their understanding of Spanish and English as they consider how best to translate structures, words, text, and discourse styles unique to each respective language while simultaneously acquiring a valuable and highly marketable skill. Translation tasks will be primarily from Spanish to English. Prereq: SPA 310 completed (no concurrent enrollment). SPA 324 THE THEATRE IN SPAIN AND SPANISH AMERICA. (3) A study of the theatre in Spain and Spanish America, stressing developments in the dramatic arts as seen in the works of major dramatists of the Golden Age, Modern Period, and twentieth century Spanish America. Conducted primarily in Spanish. Prereq: SPA 210 and 211, or 215. SPA 332 SPANISH AND LATIN AMERICAN BUSINESS ENVIRONMENTS. (3) This course presents a balanced analysis of the economic, social, and political events in the past years that have shaped the business and investment climate in Spain and Latin America. The goal is to increase student awareness of and familiarity with the role played by the incorporation of Spain in the European Union, and the implementation of Free Trade in current Latin American economies. The student who successfully completes this course will not only better understand these socio-economic phenomena but will also hone their communicative and argumentative skills in Spanish. Prereq: SPA 310 and another 300-level course completed (no concurrent enrollment). SPA 350 HISPANIC CITIES (Subtitle required). (3) This course is designed to provide students with a basic knowledge of the historical, cultural, and social development of modern Hispanic cities. Contemporary aspects of cities such as their rise to prominence, their role in nation formation, and their representation in a variety of cultural forms are some of the topics to be explored. Prereq: SPA 210 and SPA 211, or consent of instructor. University of Kentucky KEY: # = new course SPA 361 LATIN AMERICAN LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION (Subtitle required). (3) This course examines particular authors, periods, regions, cultural events, or movements from Latin America. Special attention will be paid to links between literature and culture, politics and society through reading, discussion, and writing assignments to be conducted in English. Course may be repeated under different titles to a maximum of six credits. (Same as LAS 361.) SPA 371 LATIN AMERICAN CINEMA: (Subtitle required). (3) An introduction to the analysis and interpretation of cinema in general and Latin American cinema in particular. Open to majors and non-majors. The course will focus on films from the Latin American schools of cinema which will be studied in their social, political, and cultural context and introduce students to basic critical vocabulary. Viewing of films (with English subtitles) outside of class is required. Class lectures in English; sections in English or Spanish depending on the language ability of student. Course cannot be repeated. SPA 372 SPANISH CINEMA: (Subtitle required). (3) An introduction to the analysis and interpretation of cinema in general and Spanish cinema in particular. Open to majors and non-majors. The course will focus on films from the Spanish schools of cinema which will be studied in their social, political and cultural context and introduce students to basic critical vocabulary. Viewing of films (with English subtitles) outside of class is required. Class lectures in English; sections in English or Spanish depending on the language ability of student. Course cannot be repeated. SPA 397 INDEPENDENT WORK IN SPANISH. May be repeated once. Prereq: Major and standing of 3.0 in the department. SPA 399 FIELD BASED/COMMUNITY BASED EDUCATION. (1-15) A community- or field-based experience in Spanish under the supervision of a faculty member. Approval of the Arts and Sciences dean required for credits above six per semester. May be repeated to a maximum of 15 credits. Pass-fail only. Prereq: Permission of the instructor and departmental chairperson; completion of departmental learning agreement. SPA 400 SPECIAL TOPICS IN HISPANIC LITERATURES AND LANGUAGES (Subtitle required). (3) Detailed investigation of a given topic, author, or theme. Topics announced the preceding semester. Conducted in Spanish. May be repeated to a maximum of six credits when identified by different subtitles. Prereq: One 300-level Spanish literature course. SPA 410 ADVANCED SPANISH GRAMMAR. (3) The purpose of this course is to discuss from a theoretical and practical perspective the most relevant grammatical aspects of contemporary Spanish, such as: sentence structure, most frequently used verbal tenses and aspects, syllable structure, agreement (subject-verb; noun and noun modifiers), etc. This course is aimed to develop in the students interest and skills for research in Spanish grammar through searching and compiling digital linguistic corpora. Prereq: SPA 310 and other 300 level course. SPA 413 SPANISH PHONETICS. (3) This course is designed to emphasize early attention to pronunciation and oral fluency by introducing students to Spanish phonetics. It provides intensive practice in oral Spanish so that students increase and maintain oral fluency in Spanish by emphasizing refinement of intonation and pronunciation. The class will be conducted entirely in Spanish. Prereq: SPA 310 and other 300 level course. SPA 420 SPANISH IN THE WORLD. (3) Offers a diachronical overview of the importance of the Spanish language. Connects historical facts to the development of Spanish to a world language. Investigates the role of Spanish in the international organizations and in media. Prereq: SPA 310 and one more 300 level course. SPA 423 ADVANCED SPANISH TRANSLATION. (3) As a follow-up to SPA 323, students will perform translations from English to Spanish and will also engage in interpretation. Students will deepen their understanding of basic translation theory and will receive orientation as to professional certifications and employment opportunities. Prereq: SPA 323; no concurrent enrollment. SPA 424 MEDIEVAL AND EARLY MODERN SPANISH STUDIES (Subtitle required). (3) Readings and analysis of texts from and about Medieval and Early Modern Spain, with emphasis on cultural production within social and historical contexts. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 credits with topic change. Prereq: SPA 310. Permission of instructor for students who did not receive B or better in SPA 310. SPA 430 INTRODUCTION TO SPANISH LINGUISTICS. (3) Offers an introduction to Spanish linguistics; establishes the basis for future application of linguistic principles. Provides students with a level of knowledge that enables them to make connections between the structure of Spanish and relevant issues in contemporary Hispanic linguistics. Prereq: SPA 310 or one more 300 level course. SPA 432 18TH AND 19TH CENTURY SPANISH STUDIES (Subtitle required). (3) Reading and analysis of Spanish literary and cultural works from the 18th and 19th century. The course may cover multiple genres, authors, periods, regions, or topics. Course may be repeated under different titles to a maximum of six credits. Prereq: SPA 310. Permission of instructor for students who did not receive a B or better in SPA 310. 2014-2015 Undergraduate Bulletin * = course changed = course dropped (3) 592

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