University of Mississippi

Spanish Courses

B.A. COURSES  |  M.A. COURSES

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

A MAJOR IN SPANISH FOR THE B.A. DEGREE requires 30 semester hours beyond 200-level credits, including Spanish 303, 304, 330 and 331 (or equivalent) plus 18 additional hours.  Nine of the 18 additional hours must be at the 500 level and must include at least one literature course and one linguistics course.  Students must complete a minimum of 9 upper-division credits in residence on the University of Mississippi campus at Oxford, Tupelo, or Southaven.  A maximum of 15 of the 30 upper-division credits for the major may be taken through an approved study abroad program.

A MINOR IN SPANISH requires the completion of 15 hours beyond 200-level credits.  A maximum of 9 credits for the minor may be taken through an approved study abroad program.  Spanish 303 and 304, or the equivalent, are required for the minor.

COURSES OFFERED:

Click the link below to see the flow chart for the Spanish Basic Language Sequence: 
Flow Chart for 100- and 200-levels Spanish Basic Language Sequence

Click the link below to see the upper level courses offered for Summer and Fall 2012: 
Upper-Level Spanish Courses for Summer and Fall 2012

SPAN 101. ELEMENTARY SPANISH I. Introduction to the Spanish language, including reading, writing, and conversational skills for basic communication; cultural and linguistic information about the Spanish-speaking world. Prerequisite: Must have less than two years of high school instruction or will be dropped. (3)

SPAN 102. ELEMENTARY SPANISH II. Continuing introduction to the Spanish language, including reading, writing, and conversational skills for basic communication; cultural and linguistic information about the Spanish-speaking world. Prerequisite: Span 101. (3)

SPAN 111. INTENSIVE ELEMENTARY SPANISH. Spanish 101, 102, and a portion of 201 in one semester. To develop proficiency in Spanish, including reading, writing, conversational skills, and cultural information about the Spanish-speaking world. Prerequisite: Fewer than two years of high school instruction. (6)

SPAN 121. ACCELERATED ELEMENTARY SPANISH. Begins with a review of high school Spanish and continues with the study of the language, including reading, writing, and conversational skills for basic communication; cultural and linguistic information about the Spanish-speaking world. Prerequisite: Must have more than two years of high school instruction or will be dropped. (3)

SPAN 198. ELEMENTARY SPANISH STUDY ABROAD. Emphasis on building Spanish proficiency and learning cultural information while studying abroad in a Spanish-speaking country. (1-12)

SPAM 199. SPECIAL TOPICS IN SPANISH. Topics may vary. May be repeated once for credit. May not be used to fulfill foreign language requirement. Prerequisite: Span 102 or Span 111 or Span 121 or Span 198. (1-6)

SPAN 201. INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I. Development of proficiency in speaking, reading, writing, and understanding Spanish with cultural and linguistic information about the Spanish-speaking world. Prerequisite: Span 102 or Span 121. (3)

SPAN 202. INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II. Emphasis on communication and culture. Prerequisite: Span 201. (3)

SPAN 211. INTENSIVE INTERMEDIATE SPANISH. Continuation of Span 111. To develop continuing proficiency in Spanish, with cultural information about the Spanish-speaking world. Prerequisite: Span 111. (6)

SPAN 298. INTERMEDIATE SPANISH STUDY ABROAD. Emphasis on building Spanish proficiency and learning cultural information while studying abroad in a Spanish-speaking country. Prerequisite: Span 102 or Span 111. (1-12)

SPAN 299. SPECIAL TOPICS IN SPANISH. Topics may vary. May be repeated once for credit. May not be used to fulfill foreign language requirement. Prerequisite: Span 202 or Span 211 or Span 298. (1-6)

SPAN 303. CONVERSATION AND COMPOSITION I. Development of speaking and writing skills, including creative expression, work with higher-level text types, and the study of selected grammatical structures. Prerequisite: Span 202 or Span 211. (3)

SPAN 304. CONVERSATION AND COMPOSITION II. Continued development of speaking and writing skills, including creative expression, work with higher-level text types, and the study of selected grammatical structures. Prerequisite requirements for this course may also be satisfied by consent of instructor. Prerequisite: Span 303. (3)

SPAN 305. INTENSIVE CONVERSATION AND COMPOSITION. Span 303 and 304 in one semester. Students will not receive credit for Span 305 and Span 303 or 304. Recommended for minors and majors. Prerequisite: Span 202 or Span 211. (6)

SPAN 311. BUSINESS SPANISH. Practical application of specialized vocabulary for letter writing, interviewing techniques, and other commercial applications of Spanish. Prerequisite: Span 304 or Span 305. (3)

SPAN 321. SPANISH CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION. A survey of the development of the cultural life of Spain through significant historical, literary, artistic, and scientific works. Prerequisite: Span 303 or Span 305. (3)

SPAN 322. SPANISH AMERICAN CULTURE/CIVILIZATION. A survey of the development of the cultural life of Spanish America through significant historical, literary, artistic, and scientific works. Prerequisite: Span 303 or Span 305. (3)

SPAN 330. INTRODUCTION TO SPANISH LINGUISTICS. Introduction to the linguistic terminology and scientific techniques used to study the sounds, vocabulary, phrase and sentence structures, history and social uses of the Spanish language. (Same as Ling 330). Prerequisite: Span 304 or Span 305. (3)

SPAN 331. INTRO TO LIT AND LITERARY ANALYSIS. An introduction to terminology and techniques of literary analysis through narrative, poetry, and drama by Spanish and Spanish-American writers. Prerequisite: Span 304 or Span 305. (3)

SPAN 341. SPANISH IN THE U.S.. The language, culture, and oral and written traditions of large groups and small enclaves of Spanish speakers in the United States, including issues of language use, identity, and attitudes. Prerequisite: Span 330. (3)

SPAN 351. TOPICS IN LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES. A course designed for specific topics of narrower interest in Latin American studies field, to be offered on the basis of available personnel, the specific topic to be determined by the professor and student interest. (This course may not be used to fulfill the language requirement). (Same as G St 351). (3)

SPAN 361. CINEMA IN SPANISH. An analysis of films from Spain and/or Spanish America within their social, political, and historical contexts. Prerequisite: Span 304 or Span 305. (3)

SPAN 396. INTENSIVE SPANISH GRAMMAR REVIEW. Intensive analysis and review of grammatical structures. Content varies. May be repeated twice for credit for a maximum of 3 credit hours. Prerequisite: Span 202, Span 211. (1)

SPAN 397. CONVERSATION FOR UPPER-LEVEL SPANISH. Enhancement of receptive and productive skills through upper-level oral exercises and examination of authentic language, in order to converse in everyday contexts. May be repeated twice for credit. Prerequisite: Span 202 or Span 211. (1)

SPAN 398. UPPER-LEVEL SPANISH STUDY ABROAD. Emphasis on building Spanish proficiency and learning cultural information while studying abroad in a Spanish-speaking country. Prerequisite: Span 202 or Span 211. (1-12)

SPAN 399. SPECIAL TOPICS IN SPANISH. Topics vary. May be repeated once for credit, with permission of department. Prerequisite: Span 304 or Span 305. (3)

SPAN 529. CONTEMPORARY SPANISH. (3)

SPAN 561. ADVANCED TOPICS IN CINEMA IN SPANISH. Advanced study of topics related to films made in Spanish from Spain or Spanish America. The topics may be in culture, esthetics, language use, the history of film, cinema production, or other areas. Prerequisite: Span 331, Span 321 or Span 322 or graduate standing. (3)

SPAN 565. SPANISH AMERICAN WOMEN WRITERS. Poetry, drama, and narrative written by Spanish American women with particular attention to the themes, theories, and questions surrounding gender and escritura femenina. Prerequisite: Span 331. (3)

SPAN 571. ADVANCED GRAMMAR & COMPOSITION. Review and analysis of more sophisticated grammatical structures of the Spanish language. Prerequisite: Span 304. (3)

SPAN 572. SPANISH PHONETICS & PHONOLOGY. Introduction to the production of Spanish sounds, using linguistic analysis and articulatory practice to improve pronunciation skills. (Same as Ling 572). Prerequisite: Span 330. (3)

SPAN 573. SPANISH MORPHOLOGY AND SYNTAX. Analysis of the Spanish morphemic system and its organization into syntactic structures. (Same as Ling 573). Prerequisite: Span 330. (3)

SPAN 574. THE HISTORY OF SPANISH LANGUAGE. Development of the phonological and grammatical systems of Spanish from Latin to its modern dialects. (Same as Ling 574). Prerequisite: Span 572. (3)

SPAN 575. TOPICS IN APPLIED SPANISH LINGUISTICS. Content varies. May be repeated once for credit. (Same as Ling 575). Prerequisite: Span 571. (3)

576. ADVANCED SPANISH FOR BUSINESS. Introduction to spoken and written language of the Spanish-speaking business world. Acquisition of and practice with general commercial terminology used in Spanish for such functional business areas as economics, management, marketing, finance, and import-export. Prerequisite: Span 571. (3)

577. SURVEY OF SPANISH LITERATURE I. A study of the most representative writers of the Spanish Peninsula from the Epic through 1700. Prerequisite requirements for this course may also be satisfied by equivalent course work as approved by the department. Prerequisite: Span 331. (3)

SPAN 578. SURVEY OF SPANISH LITERATURE II. A study of the most representative writers of the Spanish Peninsula from 1701 to the present day. Prerequisite requirements for this course may also be satisfied by equivalent course work as approved by the department. Prerequisite: Span 331. (3)

SPAN 579. SURVEY OF SPANISH AMERICAN LITERATURE I. A survey of the canonical texts and movements of Spanish American literature from colonial times to modernism. Prerequisite requirements for this course may also be satisfied by equivalent course work as approved by the department. Prerequisite: Span 331. (3)

SPAN 580. SURVEY OF SPANISH AMERICAN LITERATURE II. A survey of the canonical texts and movements of Spanish American literature and culture from modernismo through the end of the 20th century. Prerequisite requirements for this course may also be satisfied by equivalent course work as approved by the department. Prerequisite: Span 331. (3)

SPAN 582. CERVANTES. Study of Cervantes’ major works, including “Don Quixote” and “Novelas ejemplares” in light of modern theoretical approaches. Prerequisite: one 500-level Spanish course. (3)

SPAN 583. GOLDEN AGE LITERATURE. Major Spanish writers of the 16th and 17th centuries. Prerequisite: one 500-level Spanish course. (3)

SPAN 585. EIGHTEENTH AND 19TH CENTURY SPAN. LIT. Study of the works of representative authors of the most important literary currents of 18th and 19th century Spain. Prerequisite: one 500-level Spanish course. (3)

SPAN 586. MODERN SPANISH LITERATURE. Study of literary works from the Generation of ’98 to the present in Spain. Prerequisite: one 500-level Spanish course. (3)

SPAN 587. SPANISH AMERICAN SHORT STORY. Development of the short story as a literary genre in Spanish America, with emphasis on recent trends. Prerequisite: one 500-level Spanish course. (3)

SPAN 588. SPANISH AMERICAN POETRY. Analysis of texts representative of major poetic movements in Spanish America. Prerequisite: one 500-level Spanish course. (3)

SPAN 589. SPANISH AMERICAN NOVEL. Study of selected novels of major Spanish American writers. Prerequisite: one 500-level Spanish course. (3)

SPAN 593. TOPICS IN CULTURAL STUDIES. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: one 500-level Spanish course. (3)

SPAN 598. ADVANCED SPANISH STUDY ABROAD. (1-12)

SPAN 599. SPECIAL TOPICS

SPAN 601. PROFESSIONAL ISSUES IN GRADUATE STUDY. (1)

SPAN 631. SEMINAR, HISPANIC STUDIES  I. (3)

SPAN 632. SEMINAR, HISPANIC STUDIES II. (3)

SPAN 671. RESEARCH METHODS. (3)

SPAN 672. RESEARCH AND PRACTICE IN SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION. (3)

SPAN 673. SEMINAR. (3)

SPAN 697. THESIS. (1-12)