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Modern Languages and Literatures

Department Office
Stevenson Hall 3016
707 664-2351

Department Chair
Elizabeth C. Martinez

Administrative Coordinator
Dolores Bainter

Faculty
*Philip Beard / German, Global Studies
*Francisco Gaona / Spanish, Historical Linguistics, Literature/Culture of Spain
Elizabeth Coonrod Martinez / Spanish, Latin American Literature/Culture/Research
Jorge Porras / Spanish, Theoretical Linguistics
Jeffrey Reeder / Spanish, Applied Linguistics, Portuguese
Christine Renaudin / French, 18th and 20th Century French Literature/Culture/Francophone Studies
Suzanne Toczyski / French, 17th and 18th Century French Literature/Culture/Francophone Studies
*Faculty Early Retirement Program Foreign Language Courses / Bachelor of Arts in French / Sample Four-Year Program for Bachelor of Arts in French / Minor in French / French Course Descriptions / Minor in German / German Course Descriptions / Portuguese Courses / Bachelor of Arts in Spanish / Sample Four-Year Program for Bachelor of Arts in Spanish / Spanish Course Descriptions


Programs offered
Bachelor of Arts in French
Bachelor of Arts in Spanish
Minor in French
Minor in German
Minor in Spanish
Courses in Foreign Literatures in English
Beginning and intermediate (and occasional advanced level) courses in German and occasional beginning level courses in Portuguese and Japanese
International Programs


The programs and courses of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures make accessible to students the languages, literatures, and cultures of France, Germany and Central Europe, and Spain and Spanish America. We recognize the students need for linguistic competency and cultural sensitivity in the multilingual, multicultural world in which they will live and work. Thus, language is taught as an integral part of its cultural context. Programs and courses are designed to complement academic work in many other fields.

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures offers major and minor programs in French and Spanish, and a minor program in German. (Students interested in German should also consider the special major B.A. in global studies, Central Europe concentration.) Modern language courses are taught in the target language; functional control of all language skills (reading, writing, listening comprehension, and speaking) is a primary goal.

Through careful academic planning, study of modern languages can open a wide range of career options in such fields as international business, government service, domestic and international human services, travel, librarianship, translating and interpreting, journalism, and teaching. Modern languages major programs successfully prepare students for graduate study. The importance of early consultation with departmental advisors cannot be overstressed. It is the key to meaningful access to academic and career opportunities.

It is highly advisable that students combine a major or minor in modern languages with a major or minor in another discipline. Coursework, minors, and majors in modern languages complement specialized knowledge and expertise in other academic areas. The structure of modern languages major programs facilitates planning of double majors and minors. In addition to majors and minors offered by other departments, interdisciplinary and career minor programs of special interest to modern languages students include the international studies minor and the minor in linguistics: teaching English as a second language.

Secondary Teaching Credential Preparation

The departments Spanish B.A. program is certified as a subject matter preparation program for a California teaching credential. Aspirants to a multiple subjects (elementary) credential or a single subject (secondary) credential may also demonstrate competence by passing the appropriate portions of the PRAXIS II: Subject Assessment Tests. For further information, please contact the credentials office, School of Education, 707 664-2581.

International Programs

Through the International Programs of the California State University, Sonoma State University students may spend an academic year in residence at a foreign university. Courses taken abroad through the International Programs count as residence units in all university programs, and can be integrated into an overall academic plan. For further information, contact the International Services Office, 707 664-2582.

The Modern Languages Laboratories

Sonoma State University students have weekday access to versatile audio equipment and an extensive collection of tapes and records of literature, poetry, and music in many languages. The laboratory provides students with opportunities for listening, responding, recording and playback, and for viewing videotapes made on any of the systems in use throughout the world. A new 20-station computer laboratory offers students the chance to supplement their classroom work using the latest multimedia interactive language learning technology.

Work in the laboratories complements and enriches work in language classes. Students may also work independently, using self-teaching materials available in many of the less-taught languages.

Placement in Modern Language Courses

Every effort is made to place students in courses at a level where they can continue to learn most satisfactorily. Thus, entering freshmen who have studied a modern language in high school will usually enroll in an appropriate course in the 100-299 sequence, and students transferring from colleges and other universities may maintain continuity of their studies. All students who have successfully completed advanced language study may enroll in upper-division courses (300-499).

The faculty of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures will assist students in selecting the appropriate course level. The following schedule is recommended:

Students with this many years in high school language courses should enroll in courses in this level:
Less than two years 101
Two years 102
Three years 201 or any other 200 course except 202
Four years 202 or any other 200 course except 201

Transfer students with college credit in a modern language may not receive credit for SSU courses in the same language that duplicates previous work. Exceptions may be made by the chair of the department when the following conditions are met:
1. The courses involved are lower division.
2. The original study was accomplished three or more years prior to enrollment in the equivalent course at Sonoma State University.

Native speakers of French or Spanish are encouraged to consult department advisors concerning advanced placement in these programs.

Course Challenges

Students may challenge courses, as provided in University procedures (please see more information in the Admissions section of this catalog). It is essential that students interested in this possibility consult instructors of the courses they wish to challenge at the start of the semester.

Foreign Language Courses (FL)

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures regularly offers courses in foreign literatures, for which there is no modern language prerequisite. Classes are offered in the semesters indicated. Please see the Schedule of Classes for most current information and faculty teaching assignments.

195 Elementary Special Studies (1-4)

Directed, individual lower-division study in a modern language.

214 Introduction to World Literature (3)

Introduction to selected works of world literature from Asia, Africa, Europe, North America, Latin America and Mexico, and from the classic literatures of Greece and Rome. Background lectures on literature, literary genres, and the different cultural histories will be given. Basic techniques of reading, analysis, and composition will be emphasized. Satisfies GE, category C2 (World Literature). Prerequisite: ENGL 101.

314 Francophone Literature in English Translation (3)

Studies in French-speaking Caribbean, African, Near Eastern, Asian, and North American literatures in English translation. Topics may include non-western cultural and religious values, colonialism vs. emerging nationalisms, and the quest for identity, personal, cultural and national. Satisfies GE, category C2 (World Literature). Prerequisite: completion of GE category A.

495 Special Studies (1-4)

Directed and individual study on subject(s) of special interest. Students must prepare a proposal which is subject to the approval of the department chair.

Bachelor of Arts in French

The purpose of the French major is to enable students to attain an advanced level of competency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing, and to provide them with a comprehensive knowledge of the historic and contemporary culture and institutions of France and the francophone world. The French language is studied not as an end in itself, but as a vehicle for students broader and more informed participation in their chosen fields.
Degree Requirements units
General education 51
Major requirements 30
General electives 39
Total units needed for graduation 120
Note: Students should note the prerequisites for upper-division courses.

Requirements for the Major

Complete the following 29 units:

FREN 202 Oral French 4
FREN 301 Advanced Comprehension and Expression 4
FREN 302 Advanced Comprehension and Expression 4
FREN 320 France Yesterday 3
FREN 321 France Today 3
FREN 410 French Literature 3
FREN 411 French Literature 3
FREN 415 Special Topics in French Culture 3
FREN 475 Senior Seminar 3
Total units in the major 30

Sample Four-Year Program for Bachelor of Arts in French

Variations are easily accommodated in the sequencing of GE requirements, but should be made in consultation with an advisor. Note that courses designated as elective or minor total 34 units and could easily accommodate a second major (depending on the selected double major, which might require one or two additional courses). Careful planning and early identification of a second major make this feasible. A variation would be to complete the junior or senior year in the CSU International Program, meeting all upper-division French requirements in a single year, and completing the second major in the other upper-division year at SSU.

Freshman Year: 30 units

Fall Semester (14 units) Spring Semester (16 units)
FREN 101 (4) FREN 102 (4)
FREN 101L (1) FREN 102L (1)
GE A2 (3) GE C1 (3)
GE A3 (3) GE B11 (3)
GE B4 (3) GE A1 (3)
Elective or Minor (2)

Sophomore Year: 30 units

Fall Semester (14 units) Spring Semester (16 units)
FREN 2012 (4) FREN 202 (4)
FREN 201L (1) GE D35 (3)
GE B31 (3) GE D45 (3)
GE D23 (3) GE B2 (3)
GE C2 (3) GE D54 (3)

Junior Year: 30 units

Fall Semester (16 units) Spring Semester (14 units)
FREN 301 (4) FREN 302 (4)
FREN 321 (3) FREN 411 (3)
FREN 415 (3) GE E1 (UD) (3)
GE D1 (UD) (3) Elective or Minor (4)
Elective or Minor (3)

Senior Year: 30 units

Fall Semester (15 units) Spring Semester (15 units)
FREN 320 (C3) (UD) (3) FREN 410 (3)
FREN 475 (3) Elective or Minor (3)
Elective or Minor (3) Elective or Minor (3)
Elective or Minor (3) Elective or Minor (3)
Elective or Minor (3) Elective or Minor (3)

Total semester units: 120

1 One of B1 or B3 must have lab.

2 Counts as C4.

3 Important to take World History before upper-division French.

4 Can be an early prerequisite for business majors or minors, and might be taken earlier, or later, for those who decide at a later date on an internationally-oriented career other than business.

5 Advantage of taking D3 and D4 together: understanding the U.S. Constitution in connection with U.S. history.

Minor in French

Requirements for the Minor

The French minor presupposes 15 units or the equivalent of FREN 101,102, 201, and lab courses 101L, 102L, and 201L. All or part of these may have been completed elsewhere. Also, the student who wishes to minor in French is required to take:
FREN 202 Oral French 4
FREN 301 Advanced Comprehension and Expression 4
FREN 302 Advanced Comprehension and Expression 4

and one of the following pair of courses: 6
FREN 320 France Yesterday (3) and
FREN 410 French Literature (3); or
FREN 320 France Yesterday (3) and
FREN 321 France Today (3); or
FREN 321 France Today (3) and
FREN 411 French Literature (3)

Total units in the minor 18

French Courses (FREN)

Classes are offered in the semesters indicated. Please see the Schedule of Classes for most current information and faculty teaching assignments. Note: Unless stated otherwise, courses are conducted in French.

101 First Semester French (4) /Fall

Assumes no prior experience in French. Moves from simple, everyday greetings to basic vocabulary and phrases describing people, places, clothing, food, travel, studies, sports, and professions. Competency-based testing of listening, speaking, reading, writing, and cultural skills. Requires concurrent enrollment in FREN 101L.

101L Language Laboratory (1)/Fall

A minimum of two academic hours (100 minutes) weekly of practice sessions in the language laboratory. Cr/NC only. Must be taken concurrently with FREN 101.

102 Second Semester French (4) /Spring

Students progress through increasingly complex sentence structures. Listening and speaking competence tested at intermediatelow levels; reading and writing at intermediatemid levels. (Testing includes cultural knowledge.) Requires concurrent enrollment in FREN 102L. Prerequisite: FREN 101 or by examination.

102L Language Laboratory (1) /Spring

A minimum of two academic hours (100 minutes) weekly of practice sessions in the language laboratory. Cr/NC only. Must be taken concurrently with FREN 102.

201 Third Semester French (4)/Fall

Completes the lower-division cycle, followed by a variety of reading materials and an introduction to cultural materials intended to enable the student to pursue his or her interests independently. Testing (includes cultural knowledge) of speaking and listening skills at the intermediatemid levels, reading and writing at the intermediatehigh levels. Requires concurrent enrollment in lab, FREN 201L. Prerequisite: FREN 102 or by examination.

201L Language Laboratory (1)/Fall

A minimum of two academic hours (100 minutes) weekly in practice sessions in the language laboratory. Cr/NC only. Must be taken concurrently with FREN 201.

202 Oral French (4) /Spring

Required of majors. Extensive use of oral group activities, use of periodicals and listening comprehension through video, film, tapes. Practical work in phonetics and intonation. Speaking and listening competence at advancedlow level. Prerequisite: FREN 201 or by examination.

301 Advanced Comprehension and Expression (4) /Fall

Study of advanced aspects of French grammar and stylistics, with a focus on introducing students to literary analysis of short stories and poetry. Oral and written presentations. Prerequisites: FREN 201 or equivalent, and FREN 202.

302 Advanced Comprehension and Expression (4)/Spring

More advanced aspects of French grammar and stylistics, with a focus on introducing students to literary analysis of theatre and the novel. Oral and written presentations. Prerequisites: FREN 301.

320 France Yesterday (3)/Fall,alternateyears

French civilization: history, social and political institutions, and the arts, as revealed in written documents and visual media (architecture, painting, graphics, etc.), from the medieval period to the Revolution. Readings, discussion, and oral and written reports in French. Prerequisite: FREN 301 or 302, or equivalent (may be taken concurrently).

321 France Today (3)/Fall,alternateyears

French civilization: history, social and political institutions, and the arts, as revealed in written documents and visual media, Revolution to present. Readings, discussion, and oral and written reports. Prerequisite: French 301 or 302 (may be taken concurrently).

410 French Literature (3) /Spring,alternateyears

Readings in theatre, prose and poetry representing major writers and movements from the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, Classical and the pre-Romantic periods. May be organized around themes or genres or by aesthetic movements. Readings, discussion, and oral and written reports in French. Prerequisite: FREN 320.

411 French Literature (3) /Spring,alternateyears

Readings in theatre, prose, and poetry from major writers and movements from the 19th through 20th century. May be organized around themes or genres or by aesthetic movements. Readings, discussion, and oral and written reports in French. May be repeated for credit when content is different. Prerequisite: FREN 321.

415 Special Topics in French Culture (3) Fall,alternateyears

Topics vary according to current interests and issues, e.g., the Francophone world, the French film, French feminism and French theatre and society. Readings, discussions, and oral and written reports. May be repeated for credit when topics change. Prerequisite: FREN 320 or 321 (may be taken concurrently).

475 Senior Seminar (3) /Fall,alternateyears

An advanced writing course, culminating in a research paper on a literary or cultural topic. Prerequisite: FREN 321 or 411 (may be taken concurrently).

495 Special Studies (1-4)

Directed individual study. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

499 Internships (1-4)

Students in the intern program apply skills and methods mastered in their course work in French in a variety of situations in public and private agencies. Credit is awarded for completion of 3 hours of work (weekly average) per unit, participation in a seminar or conferences, and a final report. Placement must be arranged in advance with department coordinator.

Minor in German

The German minor program consists of a minimum 20 units of course work in German, of which 8 units must be in advisor-approved upper-division courses. Additionally, German minor students must attain the Zertifikat Deutsch, the internationally recognized basic proficiency certificate offered annually under the auspices of the Goethe Institute. Normally, students who have successfully completed SSUs introductory two-year course sequence (through GER 202) may be confident of passing the certification examination, offered at Sonoma State University at the end of every Spring semester.

Students are strongly advised to complete courses numbered higher than 302 at a German university, under the auspices of the CSU International Program.

German Courses (GER)

Classes are offered in the semesters indicated. Please see the Schedule of Classes for most current information and faculty teaching assignments. Note: Unless stated otherwise, courses are conducted in German.

101 Elementary German  First Semester (4)

Includes the best of the old and the new in language learning techniques. Intensive drill in German is designed to advance students to early fluency. Actual use of an internationally applicable, idiomatic German will proceed in increasing degrees from the very first day. Must be taken concurrently with GER 101L.

101L Language Laboratory (1)

A minimum of two academic hours (100 minutes) weekly of practice sessions in the language laboratory. Cr/NC only. Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in GER 101.

102 Elementary German  Second Semester (4)

Continuation of 101. Successful completion of 101 and 102 guarantees a thorough initial exposure to all basic grammatical and syntactical aspects of the German language, plus a high degree of confidence in ordinary conversational situations. Must be taken concurrently with GER 102L. Prerequisite: GER 101.

102L Language Laboratory (1)

A minimum of two academic hours (100 minutes) weekly of practice sessions in the language laboratory. Cr/NC only. Must be taken concurrently with GER 102.

195 Elementary Special Studies (1-4)

Directed and individual study.

201 Intermediate German (4)/Fall

Review and elaboration of GER101-102, supplemented by selected readings in such areas as philosophy, literature, art, music, history, science and popular culture. Must be taken concurrently with GER 201L.

201L Language Laboratory (1) /Fall

A minimum of two academic hours (100 minutes) weekly of practice sessions in the language laboratory. Cr/NC only. Must be taken concurrently with GER 201.

202 Intermediate German (4) /Spring

Continuation of the review, reading and discussion program begun in GER 201, supplemented by a regular schedule of written work. By the end of GER 202, students mastery of German should enable them to earn the Zertifikat Deutsch. Must be taken concurrently with GER 202L.

202L Language Laboratory (1) /Spring

A minimum of two academic hours (100 minutes) weekly of practice sessions in the language laboratory. Cr/NC only. Must be taken concurrently with GER 202.

301 Advanced Composition and Conversation (3-4)

Extensive practice and discussion in German of grammatical principles, idioms, vocabulary and style. Normally, one written composition will be assigned per week. Prerequisite: GER 202.

302 Advanced Composition and Conversation (3-4)

Extensive practice and discussion in German of grammatical principles, idioms, vocabulary and style. Normally, one written composition will be assigned per week. Prerequisite: GER 202.

495 Special Studies (1-4)

Directed individual study; discussions and reports on selected topics. Prerequisite: GER 202 and consent of instructor.

Portuguese Courses (PORT)

Classes are offered in the semesters indicated; if not indicated, please refer to the current class schedule.

101 Beginning Portuguese (4) /Summer

Introductory course in Portuguese. This course develops skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing, as well as a knowledge of significant cultural topics in Portuguese-speaking areas of the world. Emphasis is on Brazilian Portuguese, but attention is also given to varieties spoken in Europe and Africa.

110 Portuguese for Spanish Speakers (3) /Summer

This course provides Spanish-speaking students with an accelerated introduction to spoken and written Portuguese. Prerequisite: SPAN 202 or consent of the instructor.

Bachelor of Arts in Spanish

The culture and literary traditions of Spain, the growing interest in the politics, culture, and commerce of Latin America, the proximity of Mexico, and the presence of a large Spanish-speaking population in California and the Universitys service area all contribute to shape the curriculum of the Spanish program and provide excellent reasons for the study of Spanish. The Spanish program offers a full range of courses in language, literature, and culture, as well as interdisciplinary concentrations. Courses taken abroad in the CSU International Program may be counted toward the major or minor.
Degree Requirements units
General education 51
Major requirements 55-59
General electives 14-18
Total units needed for graduation 124

Spanish Placement Test

It is the responsibility of all students with high school Spanish recorded on their transcript to take the Spanish Placement Test prior to registering for Spanish classes. Students who have taken SSU (or equivalent) Spanish courses are exempt from taking the test.

Lower-Division Spanish Courses

These requirements may be substituted partially or completely by two or more years of high school Spanish, a high school advanced placement certificate, or college transfer credits. Native speakers of Spanish with a high school degree from their home country will be exempt.
SPAN 101 Basic Spanish, 1st Semester 4
SPAN 101L Language Laboratory 1
SPAN 102 Basic Spanish, 2nd Semester 4
SPAN 102L Language Laboratory 1
SPAN 201 Intermediate Spanish, 1st Semester 4
SPAN 201L Language Laboratory 1
SPAN 202 Intermediate Spanish, 2nd Semester 4
SPAN 202L Language Laboratory 1
Total units 20-24

Electives

 SPAN 150 Elementary Conversation  2
 SPAN 250 Intermediate Conversation  2

Spanish Minor

For a minor, students must take the following courses:
 SPAN 300 Advanced Composition  3
 SPAN 301 Advanced Composition  3
 SPAN 303 Phonetics  3
 SPAN 305 Advanced Reading  3
 SPAN 306 Introduction to Spain  3
 SPAN 307 Introduction to Latin American Culture and Civilization  3
 SPAN 350 Advanced Conversation  2
 Total minor units  20

Spanish Major Area I:

All Spanish majors must take the following courses:
 SPAN 300 Advanced Composition  3
 SPAN 301 Advanced Composition  3
 SPAN 303 Phonetics  3
 SPAN 305 Advanced Reading  3
 SPAN 306 Introduction to Spain  3
 SPAN 307 Introduction to Latin American Culture and Civilization  3
 SPAN 350 Advanced Conversation  2

Area II:

In addition to all Area I courses, majors must take five Spanish courses, numbered 300 or higher, of which three must be 400-level or higher. One upper-division, supporting course in a related field may be substituted for a course in Area II, with prior written consent.

Sample Four-Year Program for Bachelor of Arts in Spanish

Freshman Year: 31 units

 Fall Semester (14 units)  Spring Semester (17 units)
 SPAN 101 (4)  SPAN 102 (4)
 SPAN 101L (1)  SPAN 102L (1)
 GE Electives (A2,A3,B4) (9)  GE Electives (C1,B1,A1) (9)
    Elective/Minor (3)

Sophomore Year: 32 units

 Fall Semester (15 units)  Spring Semester (17 units)
 SPAN 201 (counts as C4) (4)  SPAN 202 (counts as C4) (4)
 SPAN 201L (1)  SPAN 202L (1)
 GE Electives (B3,D2,C2,D5) (10)  GE Electives (D3,D4,B2) (9)
   Elective/Minor (3)

Junior Year: 30 units

 Fall Semester (15 units)  Spring Semester (15 units)
 SPAN 300 (3)  SPAN 301 (3)
 SPAN 302 (2)  SPAN 304 (3)
 SPAN 303 (3)  SPAN 307 (3)
 SPAN 305 (3)  GE UD (C3,D1) (6)
 SPAN 306 (3)  
 GE UD (E1) (3)  

Senior Year: 27 units

 Fall Semester (15 units)  Spring Semester (12 units)
 SPAN 400 (3)  SPAN 497 (3)
 SPAN 496 (3)  Electives/Minor (9)
 Electives/Minor (9)  
 Total semester units:  120

Spanish Courses (SPAN)

Classes are offered in the semesters indicated. Please see the Schedule of Classes for most current information and faculty teaching assignments.

Note: unless otherwise stated, classes are conducted in Spanish.

101 Basic Spanish, First Semester (4)

Spanish for beginners. Elementary oral expression and fundamentals of grammar; cultural readings, and beginning practice in composition. Must be taken concurrently with SPAN 101L.

101L Language Laboratory (1)

A minimum of two academic hours (100 minutes) of weekly practice in the language laboratory. CR/NC only. Must be taken concurrently with SPAN 101.

102 Basic Spanish, Second Semester (4)

Spanish for beginners, second level. Elementary oral expression and fundamentals of grammar; cultural readings and practice in composition. Must be taken concurrently with SPAN 102L. Prerequisite: SPAN 101 or equivalent.

102L Language Laboratory (1)

A minimum of two academic hours (100 minutes) of weekly practice in the language laboratory. CR/NC only. Must be taken concurrently with SPAN 102.

150 Elementary Conversation (2)

Directed conversation in Spanish for elementary-level students. Includes individual and class assignments in laboratory. May be repeated for credit. Admission by consent of instructor.

201 Intermediate Spanish, First Semester (4)

Review of fundamentals and a study of complex structural patterns. Reading of authentic cultural materials used in Spain and Latin America. Weekly compositions. Must be taken concurrently with SPAN 201L. Prerequisite: SPAN 102 or equivalent.

201L Language Laboratory (1)

A minimum of two academic hours (100 minutes) of weekly practice in the language laboratory. CR/NC only. Must be taken concurrently with SPAN 201.

202 Intermediate Spanish, Second Semester (4)

Communicative grammar patterns in Spanish. Reading of current authentic cultural materials and weekly practice in composition. Must be taken concurrently with SPAN 202L. Prerequisite: SPAN 201 or equivalent.

202L Language Laboratory (1)

A minimum of two academic hours (100 minutes) of weekly practice in the language laboratory. CR/NC only. Must be taken concurrently with SPAN 202.

250 Intermediate Conversation (2)

Practice in essential communicative fluency in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 102 or equivalent.

300 Advanced Grammar and Composition (3)

Practice of advanced Spanish through literary and nonliterary texts, videos and/or classroom activities, to encourage the students ability to capture and comprehend ideas in Spanish, and use of speaking, writing and reading skills. Prerequisite: SPAN 202 or equivalent.

301 Advanced Composition (3)

Compositions to achieve a mastery of the written language. Introduction to the preparation of critical essays and studies. Weekly compositions. Prerequisite: SPAN 300.

302 Research and Analysis (3) /Fall

This research and analysis class will teach research methods, as well as bibliography and citation requirements. Students will learn to refine searches on the Internet; evaluate Web pages according to criteria of currency, accuracy, authority, coverage, and design; learn about database journals; prepare an annotated bibliography; draft a paper; and receive/do a peer critique before completing a final paper. Prerequisite: SPAN 202.

303 Phonetics (3) /Fall

The sound system and pronunciation of standard Spanish in contrast to the sound system and pronunciation of American English. Content includes theory and practice. Prerequisite: SPAN 202.

304 Linguistics (3) /Spring

Topics in Spanish linguistics: historical, applied, structural, and dialectal. Prerequisites: SPAN 202 and SPAN 303.

305 Advanced Reading (3)

An intensive course in reading and systematic vocabulary-building to prepare students for upper-division courses in literature and culture. Prerequisite: SPAN 202.

306 Introduction to Spain (3) /Fall

The culture of Spain in its history, literature, and art. Lectures, readings and discussion. Prerequisite: SPAN 305.

307 Introduction to Latin America (3) /Spring

The culture of Latin America in its history, literature, and art. Lectures, readings, and discussion. Prerequisite: SPAN 305.

310 On-Line/Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition (3)

Grammar review at advanced level. Intensive writing practice. Similar to Spanish 300, but taught on-line with specific disciplinary projects. Prerequisite: SPAN 202.

350 Advanced Conversation (2)

Subject matter for conversation drawn from topics of general cultural interest (politics, film, theater, folklore, etc.). May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: SPAN 250 or equivalent.

395 Community Involvement Program (CIP) (1-4)

CIP involves students in basic community problems, performing such tasks as tutoring, coaching, and reading for the blind. Students receive 1-4 units, depending on the specific tasks performed. A total of 6 units of CIP credit may be applied toward a degree.

400 Special Topics (3)

A study in detail of a period, a theme, or an art form in Spanish or Hispanic literature, history, or culture. Prerequisite: SPAN 306 and 307 or equivalent.

410 Spanish Translation: Theory and Practice (3)

Introduction to translation theory; service-learning translation project. Survey of principal translation resources, critical evaluation of representative translations, and examination of translation techniques. Collaboration on a translation project with authentic texts provided by agreement with public service agencies representing a wide range of fields. Prerequisite: 12 upper-division Spanish units or instructor consent.

426 Seminar in Modern Varieties of Spanish (3)

The phonological and morphosyntactic character of contemporary regional spoken Spanish (Caribbean, Andean, Gauchesque, Andalusian, etc.) A practical introductory sociolinguistic analysis of regional languages in Spain and Latin America (Galician, Basque, Catalan and Indo-American languages). Prerequisites: SPAN 303 and 304.

427 Spanish Teaching Methodologies (3) /Spring

Practical application of linguistic principles to the teaching of Spanish. Topics include discussion and practice of methods and materials for teaching Spanish, technological resources for the Spanish teacher and learner, and techniques for learner testing and evaluation. Prerequisite: SPAN 304 or consent of instructor.

495 Special Studies (1-4)

Directed, individual study on subjects of special interest. Students must prepare a proposal that is subject to the approval of the Spanish program.

496 Seminar in Spanish Literature (3) /Fall

A detailed study of a representative Spanish author. Requires discussion in class and a term paper. Prerequisites: SPAN 306 and 307 or equivalent.

497 Seminar in Latin American Literature (3) /Spring

A detailed study of a representative Hispanic author or region. Requires discussion in class and a term paper. Prerequisites: SPAN 306 and 307 or equivalent.

499 Internship (1-4)

An internship in Spanish must combine: 1) service in a school or an agency in which Spanish is the operational language; 2) the selection of a topic for observation and study; 3) preparation of a bibliography and a reading list related to the internship activity; 4) a term paper that reflects both the internship work experience and appropriate research. For proposals and placement, please see the program coordinator.


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