Spanish (SPAN)

SPAN*1100  Introductory Spanish I  Fall and Winter  (LEC: 3, LAB: 1)  [0.50]  

This course introduces students to the basics of spoken and written Spanish through the study of grammar, vocabulary and culture. The course is for students with no previous studies in Spanish.

Offering(s): Also offered through Distance Education format.  
Restriction(s): This course is not intended for students with prior knowledge in Spanish. Students with previous knowledge in the language must seek advice on course selection from the Head of Spanish and Hispanic Studies and might be assigned to another level of Spanish.  
Department(s): School of Languages and Literatures  
Location(s): Guelph  
SPAN*1110  Introductory Spanish II  Fall and Winter  (LEC: 3, LAB: 1)  [0.50]  

This is a continuation of SPAN*1100. Students will develop and apply increased reading, writing, listening and oral skills in Spanish through the study of new vocabulary, grammatical structures and culture.

Prerequisite(s): SPAN*1100  
Department(s): School of Languages and Literatures  
Location(s): Guelph  
SPAN*2000  Intermediate Spanish I  Fall and Winter  (LEC: 3, LAB: 1)  [0.50]  

This course is for students who have completed either first year University Spanish or 4U Spanish as well as for those who are heritage speakers. This course examines cultural topics and grammatical structures in greater depth while focusing on vocabulary acquisition, and development of oral, written, and listening skills.

Equate(s): HISP*2000  
Department(s): School of Languages and Literatures  
Location(s): Guelph  
SPAN*2010  Intermediate Spanish II  Winter Only  (LEC: 3, LAB: 1)  [0.50]  

Students will acquire and apply improved skills in reading, writing, and conversation through further study of grammar and culture. The course encourages students to enhance their analytical and linguistic skills through the use of appropriate structures as they formulate and support opinions.

Prerequisite(s): SPAN*2000  
Department(s): School of Languages and Literatures  
Location(s): Guelph  
SPAN*2040  Culture of Spain  Fall Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course is an examination of the historical and cultural events that provided the background for the development of modern Spain, as well as a visual survey of Spanish culture.

Prerequisite(s): HISP*1110 or SPAN*1110  
Equate(s): HISP*2040  
Department(s): School of Languages and Literatures  
Location(s): Guelph  
SPAN*2990  Hispanic Literary Studies  Winter Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course is an introduction to literary studies in Spanish. The course focuses on critical terminology and methods through a selection of prose, poetry and drama from Spain and Spanish America.

Prerequisite(s): HISP*1110 or SPAN*1110  
Equate(s): HISP*2990  
Department(s): School of Languages and Literatures  
Location(s): Guelph  
SPAN*3080  Spanish American Culture  Winter Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course is a survey through selected readings, class discussion and audio-visual materials of the Spanish American countries, their histories, society, institutions and culture.

Prerequisite(s): HISP*2000 or SPAN*2000  
Equate(s): HISP*3080  
Department(s): School of Languages and Literatures  
Location(s): Guelph  
SPAN*3210  Topics in Hispanic Studies  Fall and Winter  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course, taught in Spanish, with texts in the original language, provides an intensive study of a specific aspect of Hispanic Studies.

Prerequisite(s): 1 of SPAN*2990, SPAN*3220, SPAN*3230  
Department(s): School of Languages and Literatures  
Location(s): Guelph  
SPAN*3220  Literature and Arts I: Spain  Fall Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course will be taught in Spanish, with texts studied in the original language, and provides a detailed examination of a theme, period or movement in the literature and/or arts of Spain.

Prerequisite(s): HISP*2990 or SPAN*2990  
Equate(s): HISP*3220  
Department(s): School of Languages and Literatures  
Location(s): Guelph  
SPAN*3230  Literature and Arts II: Latin America  Winter Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course will be taught in Spanish, with texts studied in the original language, and provides a detailed examination of a theme, period or movement in the literature and/or arts of Latin America.

Prerequisite(s): HISP*2990 or SPAN*2990  
Equate(s): HISP*3230  
Department(s): School of Languages and Literatures  
Location(s): Guelph  
SPAN*3240  Topics in Hispanic Linguistics  Winter Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course offers an introduction to linguistic topics including history of the Spanish language, language variation and change, and Spanish phonetics, which may vary from year to year.

Offering(s): Offered in odd-numbered years.  
Prerequisite(s): HISP*1110 or SPAN*1110  
Equate(s): HISP*3240  
Department(s): School of Languages and Literatures  
Location(s): Guelph  
SPAN*3500  Advanced Spanish I  Fall Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This is an advanced language course that focuses on the refinement of students' written and verbal communication skills in Spanish.

Prerequisite(s): HISP*2010 or SPAN*2010  
Equate(s): HISP*3500  
Department(s): School of Languages and Literatures  
Location(s): Guelph  
SPAN*3700  Experiential Learning and Language  Summer, Fall, and Winter  [0.50]  

This course provides an opportunity for independent study based on an experiential project in Spanish or Hispanic Studies. The project (approximately 70 hours) must be approved by a faculty member in the School of Languages and Literatures. It will include research about experiential learning, a reflective piece of writing and a public oral presentation about the project.

Offering(s): Also offered through Distance Education format.  
Prerequisite(s): 10.00 credits including 1.50 credits in Spanish.  
Restriction(s): A minimum cumulative average of 70% in all Spanish course attempts. Instructor consent required.  
Department(s): School of Languages and Literatures  
Location(s): Guelph  
SPAN*3800  Directed Readings in Hispanic Studies  Unspecified  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

A reading course in Spanish or Spanish American literature designed according to the previous studies and the interests of the individual student. Normally, students will not be permitted to take more than two courses in the Directed Readings sequence.

Prerequisite(s): 1.00 credits from the following: (HISP*3220 or SPAN*3220), (HISP*3230 or SPAN*3230), SPAN*3080  
Equate(s): HISP*3800  
Restriction(s): Instructor consent required.  
Department(s): School of Languages and Literatures  
Location(s): Guelph  
SPAN*3810  Directed Readings in Hispanic Studies  Unspecified  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

A reading course in Spanish or Spanish American literature designed according to the previous studies and the interests of the individual student. Normally, students will not be permitted to take more than two courses in the Directed Readings sequence.

Prerequisite(s): 1.00 credits from the following: (HISP*3220 or SPAN*3220), (HISP*3230 or SPAN*3230), SPAN*3080  
Equate(s): HISP*3810  
Restriction(s): Instructor consent required.  
Department(s): School of Languages and Literatures  
Location(s): Guelph  
SPAN*4100  Seminar in Hispanic Studies  Fall and Winter  (LEC: 3)  [1.00]  

This seminar is taught in Spanish, with texts studied in the original language. It provides an opportunity for students to study and research a specific aspect of Hispanic Studies.

Prerequisite(s): (HISP*4410 or SPAN*4410), (HISP*4420 or SPAN*4420)  
Department(s): School of Languages and Literatures  
Location(s): Guelph  
SPAN*4410  Senior Seminar on Latin American  Winter Only  (LEC: 3)  [1.00]  

This capstone seminar is taught in Spanish, with texts studied in the original language, and will explore in detail a major movement, period or theme in Latin American literature or culture. Students who have completed this course previously should register in SPAN*4100.

Offering(s): Offered in odd-numbered years.  
Prerequisite(s): HISP*2990 or SPAN*2990  
Department(s): School of Languages and Literatures  
Location(s): Guelph  
SPAN*4420  Senior Seminar on Spain or Africa  Winter Only  (LEC: 3)  [1.00]  

This seminar is taught in Spanish, with readings from texts in the original language. It addresses a major issue, movement, theme or period in the literature and culture of Spain, or, in some years, of the Spanish-speaking regions of Africa.

Offering(s): Offered in even-numbered years.  
Prerequisite(s): HISP*2990 or SPAN*2990  
Department(s): School of Languages and Literatures  
Location(s): Guelph  
SPAN*4500  Spanish Translation - Theory and Practice  Winter Only  (LEC: 3)  [1.00]  

This course introduces students to the theory and practice of translation by applying current theoretical principles and linguistic precision to the process of translation from Spanish to English and English to Spanish. Students work with a variety of texts from multiple fields, including journalism, business, science and literature.

Prerequisite(s): HISP*3500 or SPAN*3500  
Equate(s): HISP*4500  
Department(s): School of Languages and Literatures  
Location(s): Guelph  
SPAN*4840  Research Paper in Hispanic Studies  Summer, Fall, and Winter  (LEC: 3)  [1.00]  

Students will write an intensive research paper in Spanish on a topic relating to a literary or linguistic subject in Hispanic Studies. This paper will be completed within one semester and students will be assigned to a faculty supervisor who will oversee the project.

Prerequisite(s): 1 of SPAN*3210, SPAN*3220, SPAN*3230  
Restriction(s): Instructor consent required.  
Department(s): School of Languages and Literatures  
Location(s): Guelph