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SPANISH

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SPAN 101 Elementary Spanish (5)
Methods and objectives are primarily oral-aural. Language laboratory is required. First in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: score of 0-15 on SP100A placement test if Spanish is language of admission. No credit if Spanish is the language of admission. Cannot be taken for credit if SPAN 121 already taken.

SPAN 102 Elementary Spanish (5)
Methods and objectives are primarily oral-aural. Second in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: either SPAN 101, or score of 16-44 on SP100A placement test. Cannot be taken for credit if SPAN 122 already taken.

SPAN 103 Elementary Spanish (5)
Methods and objectives are primarily oral-aural. Third in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: either SPAN 102, SPAN 110 or score of 45-69 on SP100A placement test. Cannot be taken for credit if SPAN 123 already taken.

SPAN 110 Basic Spanish Review (5)
Covers the equivalent of SPAN 101 and SPAN 102 to prepare for SPAN 103. May not be taken in addition to SPAN 101 or SPAN 102. Prerequisite: score of 10-44 on SP100A placement test. Offered: AWSp.

SPAN 121 Spanish Immersion (5)
Covers the equivalent of elementary Spanish (SPAN 101). Uses an alternative "planned immersion" method with video as the central medium of presentation. First in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: no previous Spanish study, or score of 0-15 on SP100A placement test if Spanish is language of admission. Cannot be taken for credit if SPAN 101 already taken.
Instructor Course Description: Donally S Kennedy

SPAN 122 Spanish Immersion (5)
Covers the equivalent of elementary Spanish (SPAN 102). Uses an alternative "planned immersion" method with video as the central medium of presentation. Second in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: SPAN 121. Cannot be taken for credit if SPAN 102 already taken.

SPAN 123 Spanish Immersion (5)
Covers the equivalent of elementary Spanish (SPAN 103). Uses an alternative "planned immersion" method with video as the central medium of presentation. Third in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: SPAN 122. Cannot be taken for credit if SPAN 103 already taken.

SPAN 134 Intensive First-Year Spanish (15)
Equivalent of SPAN 121, SPAN 122, SPAN 123. Employs "planned immersion" method with video as the central medium of presentation. Not open for credit to students who have taken SPAN 121, SPAN 122, SPAN 123 or SPAN 102, SPAN 103. Offered: S.
Instructor Course Description: Estefania Yanci

SPAN 199 Foreign Study - Elementary (1-16, max. 16)
Elementary instruction in approved foreign study program. Students who wish to satisfy foreign language proficiency requirement must see the departmental adviser and may be required to take additional courses through SPAN 103.

SPAN 201 Intermediate Spanish (5) VLPA
Intensive practice in speaking, reading, and writing. Review of Spanish grammar. Oral practice based on literary and cultural readings. First in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: either SPAN 103, SPAN 123, SPAN 134, score of 70-100 on SP100A placement test, minimum score of 51 on SP TL placement test, or score of 0-75 on SP200A placement test.
Instructor Course Description: Ganeshdath D. Basdeo Phillip L. Markley Estefania Yanci

SPAN 202 Intermediate Spanish (5) VLPA
Intensive practice in speaking, reading, and writing. Review of Spanish grammar. Oral practice based on literary and cultural readings. Second in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: either SPAN 201 or score of 76-145 on SP200A placement test.
Instructor Course Description: David J Sanchez Norma G. Kaminsky Estefania Yanci

SPAN 203 Intermediate Spanish (5) VLPA
Intensive practice in speaking, reading, and writing. Review of Spanish grammar. Oral practice based on literary and cultural readings. Third in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: either SPAN 202, SPAN 210, or score of 146-165 on SP200A placement test.
Instructor Course Description: David J Sanchez Leon M. Bensadon Estefania Yanci

SPAN 205 Culture of Andalusia (3) VLPA/I&S
Introduction to the culture and society of Andalusia, Southern Spain, regional vs. national identity, syncretism of Arab, Jewish, and Christian cultures, and a variety of contemporary cultural manifestations, among them Carnaval, flamenco, the Alhambra, and contemporary literature and cinema. Of particular interest to students considering study abroad in Cadiz. Prerequisite: either SPAN 202 or SPAN 210; may not be repeated for credit.

SPAN 206 Arts and Culture of Oaxaca (3) VLPA/I&S Gonzalez
Introduction to the contemporary culture of Oaxaca, Mexico, particularly painting, folk arts, and Days of the Dead, in the context of recent Mexican politics and society. Prerequisite: SPAN 103, which may be taken concurrently.

SPAN 210 Accelerated Intermediate Spanish (10) VLPA
Merges SPAN 201 and SPAN 202. Designed to build listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills and to expand knowledge of culture and literature of the Spanish-speaking world. Combines classroom experience with accelerated Web-enhanced activities provided through Spain's Instituto Cervantes. Prerequisite: either SPAN 103, SPAN 123, SPAN 134, score of 70-100 on SP100A placement test, minimum score of 51 on SP TL placement test, or score of 0-75 on SP200A placement test; may not be taken for credit if credit earned in SPAN 201 and SPAN 202.

SPAN 227 Intermediate Conversation (2, max. 6) VLPA
Focuses on developing intermediate conversation skills - listening and speaking - and increasing vocabulary in varying situations. Discussions are based on contemporary Spanish films, current articles, fiction, and essays. Not open to students whose native language is Spanish. Prerequisite: either SPAN 103, SPAN 123, or SPAN 134.

SPAN 237 Foreign Study - Intermediate Conversation (2-6, max. 6) VLPA
For participants in approved foreign study programs. Prerequisite: either SPAN 103, SPAN 123, or SPAN 134.

SPAN 292 Experiential Learning in Spanish - Intermediate (1-3, max. 3) I&S
An experiential learning project in an NGO or non-profit organization in the Spanish-speaking community that engages students in ways that supplement their formal in-class trainings. Prerequisite: SPAN 103.

SPAN 299 Foreign Study - Intermediate (1-16, max. 16) VLPA
Intermediate instruction in approved foreign study program. Further study at 200 level subject to placement test score.

SPAN 301 Advanced Spanish (5) VLPA
Emphasizes oral skills while continuing to refine reading comprehension and written expression. It aims to develop the abilities to successfully deal with comprehension and production of oral texts of an academic and professional nature. Not a conversation course. Prerequisite: either SPAN 203 or score of 166-175 on SP200A placement test.
Instructor Course Description: Estefania Yanci

SPAN 302 Advanced Spanish (5) VLPA
Develops writing techniques and strategies for the production of Spanish texts of an academic and professional nature. Prerequisite: SPAN 301 or SPAN 310, either of which may be taken concurrently.
Instructor Course Description: Estefania Yanci

SPAN 303 Advanced Spanish (5) VLPA
Develops writing techniques and strategies for the creation of essays on literary criticism and cultural analysis. Prepares students to deal successfully with academic writing in Hispanic literature and culture courses. Prerequisite: either SPAN 302 or SPAN 310.
Instructor Course Description: Leon M. Bensadon Maria Mediavilla

SPAN 304 Survey of Spanish Literature: 1140-1498 (3) VLPA
Masterpieces of Spanish literature from origins to 1498. Prerequisite: either SPAN 301, SPAN 302, SPAN 303, 310, SPAN 314, SPAN 315, SPAN 316, or SPAN 330.
Instructor Course Description: Suzanne Helen Petersen

SPAN 305 Survey of Spanish Literature: 1498-1681 (3/5) VLPA Gilbert
Prerequisite: either SPAN 301, SPAN 302, SPAN 303, 310, SPAN 314, SPAN 315, SPAN 316, or SPAN 330.

SPAN 306 Survey of Spanish Literature: 1681 to the Present (3) VLPA Mercer
Prerequisite: either SPAN 301, SPAN 302, SPAN 303, 310, SPAN 314, SPAN 315, SPAN 316, or SPAN 330.
Instructor Course Description: Leigh K. Mercer Maria Diaz

SPAN 307 Introduction to Latin American Literature: Colonial Era through Early Independence (3/5) VLPA Albarran
Study of selected works from the sixteenth through the nineteenth century, with special emphasis on their historical and cultural relevance. Development of reading and writing skills. Prerequisite: either SPAN 301, SPAN 302, SPAN 303, 310, SPAN 314, SPAN 315, SPAN 316, or SPAN 330.
Instructor Course Description: Raquel Albarran Lauro H Flores

SPAN 308 Introduction to Latin American Literature: Independence to the Present (3/5) VLPA
Study of selected works of twentieth-century Latin American literature and their sociohistorical context. Development of reading and writing skills. Prerequisite: either SPAN 301, SPAN 302, SPAN 303, 310, SPAN 314, SPAN 315, SPAN 316, or SPAN 330.
Instructor Course Description: Anna B. Witte

SPAN 311 Spanish for Reading Knowledge I (5) VLPA Bensadon
Intended primarily for graduate students. Emphasis on developing reading comprehension of Spanish texts which are pertinent to graduate student's field of research. Credit may not be applied toward Spanish major.

SPAN 312 Spanish for Reading Knowledge II (5) VLPA Bensadon
Intended primarily for graduate students. Emphasizes developing reading comprehension of Spanish texts which are pertinent to graduate student's field of research. Credit may not be applied toward Spanish major. Prerequisite: SPAN 311.

SPAN 313 Business Communication in Spanish (5) VLPA Bensadon
This intermediate level course offers students the opportunity to develop their Spanish language skills (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) within the context of the Spanish-speaking business world. Business-specific culture emphasized. Prerequisite: either SPAN 301, SPAN 302, SPAN 303, SPAN 310, SPAN 314, SPAN 315, SPAN 316, or SPAN 330, any of which may be taken concurrently.
Instructor Course Description: Maria Belen Toro Marin

SPAN 314 Spanish for Bilingual/Heritage Students (5) VLPA Gillman
Provides bilingual students whose formal education has primarily been in English with the skills necessary to succeed in upper-division Spanish classes. Intensive review of grammar, readings of literary and journalistic texts, Web-based exercises, writing review, and a play to enhance their verbal skills. Offered: AW.

SPAN 315 Spanish for Bilingual/Heritage Students (5) VLPA Gillman
Emphasizes reading, with attention to problems particular to Spanish-heritage students. Emphasis on critical reading, vocabulary expansion, and grammar review. Prerequisite: SPAN 314. Offered: WSp.

SPAN 316 Stylistics and Composition for Heritage Students (5) VLPA Bensadon
Emphasis on the process of writing essays to help students develop a notion of style in Spanish, with attention to problems particular to Spanish heritage students. Prerequisite: SPAN 315. Offered: ASp.

SPAN 317 Spanish and Latin American Literature in English Translation (5, max. 10) VLPA
Spanish and Latin American literature in English translation, with consideration of their background and influence. Does not fulfill any major or minor requirement.

SPAN 318 Cervantes' Don Quixote in English (5) VLPA Gilbert
Cervantes' Don Quixote de la Mancha: close study of this comic masterpiece, and the life, times, and works of its author. Consideration of the work's enduring influence and vitality. Does not fulfill any major or minor requirement.

SPAN 319 Mexican Literature (3) VLPA Witte
Analysis of selected works of Mexican literature from the second half of the twentieth century: short stories, poetry, essay, and theatre. Focus on issues such as nationalism and national identity, gender, ethnicity, dependent development, and globalization. Prerequisite: either SPAN 301, SPAN 302, SPAN 303, 310, SPAN 314, SPAN 315, SPAN 316, or SPAN 330.

SPAN 321 Introduction to Hispanic Literary Studies (5) VLPA Witte
Acquaints the third-year student with elementary techniques of literary analysis, as applied to examples of narrative, poetry, and theater, within the context of the Spanish and Latin American literary traditions. Prerequisite: either SPAN 301 or SPAN 314, or SPAN 302, SPAN 303, SPAN 310, SPAN 314, SPAN 315, SPAN 316, or SPAN 330, any of which may be taken concurrently. Offered: A.
Instructor Course Description: Ana Luengo

SPAN 322 Introduction to Hispanic Cultural Studies (5) VLPA/I&S Mercer
Introduces students to elite, mass, and folk cultures of Latin America, Spain, and Latinos in the United States. Sample topics include transculturation, globalization, border culture, and relations between culture, democratization, and human rights. Prerequisite: either SPAN 301 or SPAN 314; or SPAN 302, SPAN 303, SPAN 310, SPAN 314, SPAN 315, SPAN 316, or SPAN 330, any of which may be taken concurrently. Offered: W.
Instructor Course Description: Ana M Raftery Leigh K. Mercer

SPAN 323 Introduction to Spanish Linguistics (5) VLPA Fernandez Dobao
Synchronic and diachronic linguistic analysis of Spanish, including Spanish phonetics and phonology, morphology, syntax, and evolution of the language. Prerequisite: either SPAN 301 or SPAN 314, or SPAN 302, SPAN 303, SPAN 310, SPAN 314, SPAN 315, SPAN 316, or SPAN 330, any of which may be taken concurrently. Offered: SpS.
Instructor Course Description: Ana M. Fernandez Dobao Ganeshdath D. Basdeo

SPAN 327 Advanced Conversation (2-6, max. 6) VLPA
Focuses on developing advanced conversational skills - listening and speaking - to fluency and increasing vocabulary in varying situations. Discussions are based on contemporary Spanish films, current articles, fiction, and essays. Does not fulfill any major or minor requirement. Not open to students whose native language is Spanish. Prerequisite: either SPAN 301, SPAN 302, SPAN 303, SPAN 310, SPAN 314, SPAN 315, SPAN 316, or SPAN 330, any of which may be taken concurrently.

SPAN 328 Spanish Cultural Studies (5, max. 10) VLPA/I&S
Focusing on historical, social, and ideological aspects of modern Spanish culture. Lectures, readings, discussions, and written work in Spanish. Prerequisite: either SPAN 301, SPAN 310, or SPAN 314.

SPAN 329 Latin American Cultural Studies (5, max. 10) VLPA/I&S
Focuses on historical, social, and ideological aspects of modern Latin American culture. Lectures, readings, discussions, and written work in Spanish. Prerequisite: either SPAN 301, SPAN 310, or SPAN 314.

SPAN 330 Composition and Literary / Cultural Analysis (5) VLPA
Includes writing of critical essays, practicing critical reading, developing promising thesis statements, and training in research methods. Emphasizes critiquing fellow students' work as collaborative activities. Prerequisite: either SPAN 302, SPAN 310, or SPAN 315.

SPAN 331 Themes in Mexican-American Studies (5) VLPA/I&S
Examination of significant historical and cultural themes of the Mexican-American experience. Prerequisite: either SPAN 301, SPAN 302, SPAN 303, SPAN 310, SPAN 314, SPAN 315, SPAN 316, or SPAN 330, any of which may be taken concurrently.

SPAN 332 Chicano Film and Narrative (5) VLPA/I&S Flores
Provides an historical overview of the evolution of Chicano culture through film. Critically examines the portrayal and self-portrayal of Chicanos in film and selected works of narrative. Prerequisite: either SPAN 301, SPAN 302, SPAN 303, SPAN 310, SPAN 314, SPAN 315, SPAN 316, or SPAN 330, any of which may be taken concurrently.
Instructor Course Description: Lauro H Flores

SPAN 333 Hispanic Film Studies (5) VLPA/I&S Mercer
Introduction to major issues in the study of Hispanic cinema from various national contexts. The relationship of film to other types of narrative, and of film to society, specifically relations between class, gender, ethnicity, and artistic production, as well as between cinema and social change. Prerequisite: either SPAN 301, SPAN 302, SPAN 303, SPAN 310, SPAN 314, SPAN 315, SPAN 316, or SPAN 330, any of which may be taken concurrently.
Instructor Course Description: Leigh K. Mercer

SPAN 334 Latin American Film (5) VLPA/I&S
Overview of the history of Latin American cinema, including the new Latin American cinema of the 1960s; the development of strong film industries in Mexico, Cuba, and Brazil; and recent developments in the context of globalization and democratization. Prerequisite: either SPAN 301, SPAN 302, SPAN 303, SPAN 310, SPAN 314, SPAN 315, SPAN 316, or SPAN 330, any of which may be taken concurrently.
Instructor Course Description: Cynthia Steele

SPAN 336 Creative Storytelling in Spanish (5) VLPA/I&S
Introduction to the theory and practice of storytelling in Spanish. Helps prepare the Spanish language teacher for the classroom. Focuses on the improvement of presentation skills, creativity, and the integration of story in the (second) language classroom.
Instructor Course Description: Anna B. Witte

SPAN 337 Foreign Study Advanced Conversation (2-6, max. 6) VLPA
For participants in foreign study program. Does not fulfill any major requirement. Prerequisite: either SPAN 301, SPAN 302, SPAN 303, SPAN 310, SPAN 314, SPAN 315, SPAN 316, or SPAN 330, any of which may be taken concurrently.

SPAN 339 Women Writers (3) VLPA Diaz
Critical analysis of Chicana/Latina writers in the United States; or by Spanish-American, Luso-Brazilian, and Spanish women writers in their specific socio-historical context. Prerequisite: either SPAN 301, SPAN 302, SPAN 303, 310, SPAN 314, SPAN 315, SPAN 316, or SPAN 330.

SPAN 340 Introduction to Latin American Poetry (3) VLPA
Traces the oral, musical, and written traditions of Latin American poetry. Prerequisite: either SPAN 301, SPAN 302, SPAN 303, SPAN 310, SPAN 314, SPAN 315, SPAN 316, or SPAN 330.

SPAN 350 Drama (3) VLPA Gilbert
Generic study of Spanish drama. Prerequisite: either SPAN 301, SPAN 302, SPAN 303, SPAN 310, SPAN 314, SPAN 315, SPAN 316, or SPAN 330.

SPAN 351 Poetry (3) VLPA O' Hara
Generic study of Spanish poetry. Prerequisite: either SPAN 301, SPAN 302, SPAN 303, SPAN 310, SPAN 314, SPAN 315, SPAN 316, or SPAN 330.

SPAN 352 Fiction (3) VLPA Petersen
Generic study of Spanish fiction. Prerequisite: either SPAN 301, SPAN 302, SPAN 303, SPAN 310, SPAN 314, SPAN 315, SPAN 316, or SPAN 330.
Instructor Course Description: Ana M Raftery Suzanne Helen Petersen

SPAN 360 Contemporary Spain (5) VLPA/I&S Raneda
Social, political, and cultural developments in Spain since the end of the Franco dictatorship in 1975. Extensive use of Spanish Web sites. Prerequisite: either SPAN 301, SPAN 302, SPAN 303, SPAN 310, SPAN 314, SPAN 315, SPAN 316, or SPAN 330. Offered: jointly with JSIS A 360.
Instructor Course Description: I. Raneda-Cuartero

SPAN 390 Supervised Study (2-6, max. 20)

SPAN 392 Experiential Learning in Spanish (1-3, max. 3)
Experiential learning project in the local Spanish-speaking community. Engages students in ways that supplement/enhance formal in-class language training. Prerequisite: SPAN 203. Credit/no-credit only.

SPAN 393 Foreign Study (1-10, max. 20) VLPA
Study in Spanish speaking country outside the standard Spanish curriculum of the University of Washington. Prerequisite: either SPAN 301, SPAN 302, SPAN 303, SPAN 310, SPAN 314, SPAN 315, SPAN 316, or SPAN 330, any of which may be taken concurrently.

SPAN 394 Special Topics in Spanish Literature (3/5, max. 10) Gomez-Bravo
Focuses on an individual Spanish author or a special topic in Spanish literature. May be repeated once. Prerequisite: either SPAN 301, SPAN 302, SPAN 303, SPAN 310, SPAN 314, SPAN 315, SPAN 316, or SPAN 330.
Instructor Course Description: Donald W. Gilbert Kelly Sullivan Maria Diaz

SPAN 395 Special Topics in Latin American Literature (3/5, max. 10) Albarran
Focuses on an individual Latin American author or a special topic in Latin American literature. May be repeated once. Prerequisite: either SPAN 301, SPAN 302, SPAN 303, SPAN 310, SPAN 314, SPAN 315, SPAN 316, or SPAN 330.
Instructor Course Description: Raquel Albarran

SPAN 396 Special Topics in Spanish Cultural Studies (3/5, max. 10) VLPA/I&S
Focuses on a special topic related to Spanish cultural studies. Prerequisite: either SPAN 301, SPAN 302, SPAN 303, SPAN 310, SPAN 314, SPAN 315, SPAN 316, or SPAN 330.

SPAN 400 The Syntactic Structure of Spanish (5) VLPA Strozer, Zagona
Scientific study of the syntax of Spanish: structure of phrases, transformationally derived structures, grammatical relations, principles of interpretation. Prerequisite: either SPAN 301 or SPAN 314; either ANTH 203, LING 200, LING 201, LING 203, LING 400, or SPAN 323. Offered: jointly with SPLING 400.

SPAN 401 The Morphological Structure of Spanish (5) VLPA Strozer, Zagona
Principles of word formation, including derivational and inflectional morphology. Relationship between inflectional morphology and other components of grammar. Prerequisite: either SPAN 301 or SPAN 314; either ANTH 203, LING 200, LING 201, LING 203, LING 400, or SPAN 323. Offered: jointly with SPLING 401.

SPAN 402 The Phonological Structure of Spanish (5) VLPA Strozer, Zagona
Phonological component of the generative grammar of Spanish; representations of syllabic and segmental units, phonological rules, distinctive features and their articulatory correlates. Prerequisite: either SPAN 301 or SPAN 314; either ANTH 203, LING 200, LING 201, LING 203, LING 400, or SPAN 323. Offered: jointly with SPLING 402.

SPAN 403 The Evolution of the Spanish Language (5) VLPA Zagona
Historical survey of Spanish phonology, morphology, and syntax, from Latin origins to the modern language. Prerequisite: either SPAN 301 or SPAN 314; either ANTH 203, LING 200, LING 201, LING 203, LING 400, or SPAN 323. Offered: jointly with SPLING 403.
Instructor Course Description: Ganeshdath D. Basdeo

SPAN 404 Dialects of World Spanish (5) VLPA Fernandez Dobao
Introduction to dialectical variants of Spanish. Considers standardization and the real academia; variation and change; pragmatics and politeness; Spanish in contact; sound, word formation, and grammar variation. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite: either SPAN 301 or SPAN 314; either SPAN 323, LING 200, or LING 400. Offered: jointly with SPLING 404.

SPAN 405 Spanish Phonetics (5) VLPA
Analysis of sounds: training in pronunciation, intonation, and close transcription of Spanish language in its modalities. Prerequisite: either SPAN 301 or SPAN 314; either ANTH 203, LING 200, LING 201, LING 203, LING 400, or SPAN 323. Offered: jointly with SPLING 405.

SPAN 406 Advanced Spanish Grammar (5) VLPA Diaz
Problems of Spanish grammar. Differences from English grammar. Techniques for the effective teaching of Spanish. Prerequisite: either SPAN 303, SPAN 316 or SPAN 330; SPAN 323. Offered: jointly with SPLING 406; AWSp.
Instructor Course Description: Alison M. Stevens David J Sanchez Farris Furman Anderson

SPAN 407 Bilinguismo: Made in USA (5) VLPA/I&S Fernandez Dobao
Introduces students to the study of bilingualism, focusing on Spanish/English bilingualism in the United States. Explores bilingualism as both an individual and social phenomenon, and aims to raise students' awareness about its benefits as well as complexities. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite: either SPAN 301 or SPAN 314; either SPAN 323, LING 200, or LING 400. Offered: jointly with SPLING 407.
Instructor Course Description: Ana M. Fernandez Dobao

SPAN 408 Spanish Translation Workshop (5) VLPA Witte
Intensive practice in translation to and from Spanish. Texts include literary prose, poetry, expository writing, newspaper and magazine articles. Problems of standard versus colloquial language, transposition of cultural references, concept of fidelity in translation. Prerequisite: either SPAN 303, SPAN 316, or SPAN 330; either SPAN 323, LING 200, or LING 400; recommended: SPAN 406.
Instructor Course Description: Anna B. Witte Cynthia Steele

SPAN 410 Creative Writing in Spanish (5) VLPA O' Hara
Creative writing in poetry for students undertaking fourth year advanced coursework in Spanish literature. Prerequisite: either SPAN 303 or SPAN 316; SPAN 321.
Instructor Course Description: Edgar O'Hara

SPAN 414 Spanish Literature: Eighteenth Century (5) VLPA Mercer
Prerequisite: either SPAN 303 or SPAN 316; SPAN 321.

SPAN 415 Spanish Literature: Nineteenth Century (5) VLPA Mercer
Prerequisite: either SPAN 303 or SPAN 316; SPAN 321.

SPAN 416 Spanish Literature: 1900 to the Present (5) VLPA Geist, Mercer
Spanish literature of the twentieth century prior to the Civil War to the present. Prerequisite: either SPAN 303 or SPAN 316; SPAN 321.

SPAN 420 Spanish Poetry: Origins Through the Fifteenth Century (5) VLPA Petersen
Prerequisite: either SPAN 303 or SPAN 316; SPAN 321.
Instructor Course Description: Suzanne Helen Petersen

SPAN 423 Spanish Poetry: The Golden Age, Sixteenth Through Seventeenth Centuries (5) VLPA Gilbert
Prerequisite: either SPAN 303 or SPAN 316; SPAN 321.
Instructor Course Description: Donald W. Gilbert

SPAN 424 Hispanic Poetry: 1870 - 1936 (5) VLPA Geist
Modern lyric poetry of the Hispanic world. The period studied extends from 1870 to 1936 and deals with thirteen major poets, from Becquer to Hernandez. Prerequisite: either SPAN 303 or SPAN 316; SPAN 321.

SPAN 433 Golden Age Prose (5) VLPA Gilbert
Representative, and outstanding, prose works of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Spain. Prerequisite: either SPAN 303 or SPAN 316; SPAN 321.

SPAN 436 Spanish Novel of the Nineteenth Century (5) VLPA Mercer
Representative works of Galdos, Clarin, Pereda, Valera, and Blasco Ibanez. Prerequisite: either SPAN 303 or SPAN 316; SPAN 321.

SPAN 438 Spanish Novel: 1900 - Present (5) VLPA Geist
Spanish novel from the generation of 1898 to the present. Prerequisite: either SPAN 303 or SPAN 316; SPAN 321.

SPAN 439 Women Writers (5) VLPA/I&S Diaz
Feminist analysis of selected texts by Chicana/Latina writers in the United States as well as by Spanish-American, Luso-Brazilian and/or Spanish women writers in their specific socio-historical contexts. Prerequisite: either SPAN 303 or SPAN 316; SPAN 321.

SPAN 440 Spanish Drama: 1150-1600 (5) VLPA Gilbert
From the beginning to Lope de Vega. Prerequisite: either SPAN 303 or SPAN 316; SPAN 321.

SPAN 441 Spanish Drama: 1600-1635 (5) VLPA Gilbert
Spanish theatre of the seventeenth century, with emphasis on Lope de Vega. Prerequisite: either SPAN 303 or SPAN 316; SPAN 321.

SPAN 442 Latin American Colonial Theatre and Performance (5) VLPA Albarran
Study of formal Spanish American theatre, performance, and theatricalization of power in political, religious, and social life. Emphasizing how indigenous and European forms combined to create unique forms of spectacle in the Americas. Prerequisite: either SPAN 303 or SPAN 316; SPAN 321.

SPAN 445 The Modern Theatre in Spain, 1700-1900 (5) VLPA Mercer
Literature and historical context of Spain's theatre in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Prerequisite: either SPAN 303 or SPAN 316; SPAN 321.
Instructor Course Description: Leigh K. Mercer

SPAN 446 Modern Spanish Theatre: 1900 to Present (5) VLPA Mercer
Examines works of Spain's major dramatists since 1900 and their relationship to Spain's changing social and political context. Prerequisite: either SPAN 303 or SPAN 316; SPAN 321.

SPAN 447 Modern Latin American Theater (5) VLPA Witte
Study of the origin, development, and achievements of Latin American theater with an overview of its history prior to the twentieth century. Prerequisite: either SPAN 303 or SPAN 316; SPAN 321.

SPAN 449 Spanish Drama and Play Production (5, max. 10) VLPA Witte
Prerequisite: either SPAN 303 or SPAN 316; SPAN 321.

SPAN 453 Cervantes and His Times (5) VLPA Gilbert
Study of Cervantes and his moment in Spanish history, with special attention to his cultural and artistic environment. Prerequisite: either SPAN 303 or SPAN 316; SPAN 321.
Instructor Course Description: Donald W. Gilbert

SPAN 461 Topics in Latin American Cultural Studies (5, max. 10) VLPA/I&S Albarran, O' Hara
Examines Latin American society and its cultural production. Major movements in the development of Latin American society and intellectual life as reflected in music, the visual arts, literature, etc. Specific topics vary. Prerequisite: either SPAN 303 or SPAN 316; SPAN 322.
Instructor Course Description: Raquel Albarran Maria J. Feliciano

SPAN 462 Topics in Spanish Cultural Studies (5, max. 10) VLPA/I&S Gomez-Bravo, Gilbert, Petersen
Examines Spanish society and its cultural production. Major movements in the development of Spanish society and intellectual life as reflected in music, the visual arts, literature, etc. Specific topics vary. Prerequisite: either SPAN 303 or SPAN 316; SPAN 322.
Instructor Course Description: Ana M Raftery

SPAN 464 Chicana Expressive Culture (5) VLPA/I&S
Expressive culture of Mexican women in United States. Cultural and artistic practices in home, film, literary (print, oral), performing, and visual arts. Focuses on ways Chicana visual artists re-vision traditional iconography. Prerequisite: either SPAN 303 or SPAN 316; SPAN 322.

SPAN 465 Contemporary Chicano Literature (5) VLPA Flores
Examines one or more problems, themes, and/or figures in the developing body of Chicano literature. Prerequisite: either SPAN 303 or SPAN 316; SPAN 321.
Instructor Course Description: Lauro H Flores

SPAN 466 Chicano Literature: Fiction (5) VLPA Flores
Examines nineteenth- and early twentieth-century fiction, as well as contemporary works in attempts to trace the development of Chicano fiction in the proper historical trajectory. Prerequisite: either SPAN 303 or SPAN 316; SPAN 321.
Instructor Course Description: Lauro H Flores

SPAN 467 Spanish Women (5) VLPA/I&S
Women's culture in Spain, focusing on women's experience during Civil War; persecution and censorship of women activists, artists, intellectuals during Franco years; changes in women's culture brought about by reintroduction of democracy; major issues addressed by contemporary Spanish feminists. Prerequisite: either SPAN 303 or SPAN 316; SPAN 322.
Instructor Course Description: Kristee K Boehm

SPAN 468 Latin American Women (5) VLPA/I&S Albarran
The elaboration of discourses of identity in relation to gender, ethnicity, social class, and nationality, by women writers from South America, Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. Testimonial literature, literature and resistance, women's experimental fiction. Prerequisite: either SPAN 303 or SPAN 316; SPAN 321. Offered: jointly with GWSS 468.

SPAN 472 Colonial Prose (5) VLPA Albarran
Study of major genres of prose writing in Spanish America during the sixteenth through eighteeenth centuries, including history writing, travel writing, historiography, and nascent forms of fictional writing. Prerequisite: either SPAN 303 or SPAN 316; SPAN 321.

SPAN 473 Latin American Fiction: Nineteenth Century (5, max. 15) VLPA Albarran
Study of prose fiction in Latin America in the nineteenth century. Prerequisite: either SPAN 303 or SPAN 316; SPAN 321.
Instructor Course Description: Leigh K. Mercer

SPAN 474 Latin American Fiction: Twentieth Century (5) VLPA O' Hara
Study of prose fiction in Latin America in the twentieth century. Prerequisite: either SPAN 303 or SPAN 316; SPAN 321.
Instructor Course Description: Lauro H Flores

SPAN 475 Latin American Poetry: Colonial Through Nineteenth Century (5) VLPA Albarran
Poetic movements of the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries in Spanish American, Renaissance, baroque, neoclassicism, romanticism, and modernism. Prerequisite: either SPAN 303 or SPAN 316; SPAN 321.

SPAN 476 Contemporary Latin American Poetry (5) VLPA O' Hara
Evolution of Latin American poetry, from postmodernism and vanguardism to the most recent poetic expression: Prerequisite: either SPAN 303 or SPAN 316; SPAN 321.

SPAN 477 Latin American Essay (5) VLPA O' Hara
Literary expression of ideas in Latin American countries, nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Prerequisite: either SPAN 303 or SPAN 316; SPAN 321.

SPAN 479 The City and Latin American Literature: Points of Departure (5) VLPA/I&S O' Hara
Representations of Latin American, United States, and European cities by Latin American authors, and of Latin American and Latino cities by authors from other literary traditions. The literary relation of urbanization to modernization, globalization, exile, and alienation. Prerequisite: either SPAN 303 or SPAN 316; SPAN 321.

SPAN 480 Spanish Medieval Literature (5) VLPA Petersen
Principal literary works of the Spanish Middle Ages in the context of evolving intellectual, spiritual, and artistic climates of the period. Covers the evolution of narrative and lyric prose and verse in both their traditional and learned manifestations. Prerequisite: either SPAN 303 or SPAN 316; SPAN 321.
Instructor Course Description: Suzanne Helen Petersen

SPAN 481 Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Spanish Literature (5) VLPA Gilbert
Spanish literature of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Close study of key texts from all genres as well as their socio-historical contexts. Prerequisite: either SPAN 303 or SPAN 316; SPAN 321.

SPAN 482 Eighteenth- through Twentieth-Century Spanish Literature (5) VLPA Mercer
Survey of Spanish literature since 1700, and its historical context. Prerequisite: either SPAN 303 or SPAN 316; SPAN 321.

SPAN 483 Latin American Literature: Origins to Independence (5) VLPA Albarran
The elaboration of discourses of legitimization by the Spanish conquistadores, and of resistance and accommodation by native and mestizo peoples; the development of a New World Baroque aesthetic; literatures of independence from Spain and of nation-building. Prerequisite: either SPAN 303 or SPAN 316; SPAN 321.

SPAN 484 Latin American Literature: Modernismo to the Present (5) VLPA O' Hara
Principal literary movements of Latin America, late nineteenth century to the present, with particular emphasis on poetry and narrative: modernismo, postmodernismo, the vanguard, nueva and novisima narrativa. Includes essays and autobiographical writings to help place the literary works in socio-historical perspective. Prerequisite: either SPAN 303 or SPAN 316; SPAN 321.
Instructor Course Description: Lauro H Flores

SPAN 486 Photography and Cultural Studies in Latin America (5) VLPA/I&S Steele
Interdisciplinary exploration of the connections between visual anthropology (ethnography through photography and film), documentary and art photography, and colonial and post-colonial discourse in Latin America during the twentieth century. Prerequisite: either SPAN 303 or SPAN 316; SPAN 322; one additional SPAN 300-level course beyond 303. Offered: jointly with JSIS A 486.

SPAN 487 Mexican Cinema (5) VLPA/I&S Steele
Analysis of representative films about post-revolutionary Mexico by directors from both the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema (1940-1960) and the Mexican New Film movement (1975-the present). Revolutionary nationalism, modernization and its discontents; construction of gender, class, and ethnicity; migration and globalization. Prerequisite: either SPAN 303 or SPAN 316; SPAN 321.
Instructor Course Description: Cynthia Steele

SPAN 488 The Fantastic in Latin American Literature (5) VLPA O' Hara
Introduction to the Fantastic in literature, in contrast to realism, and how the concept has been adapted by Latin American authors. May focus on a particular writer: Augusto Monterroso (Guatemala) or Julio Cortazar (Argentina), or survey various authors. Prerequisite: either SPAN 303 or SPAN 316; SPAN 321.

SPAN 489 The Mexico-U.S. Border in Literature and Film (5) VLPA/I&S Steele
Analysis of the Mexico-U.S. Border region in literature and film of the 1990s and early 2000s. Includes migration, tourism, NGOs, globalization, transnational commerce, multiculturalism, and politics of gender, sexuality, and race. Prerequisite: either SPAN 303 or SPAN 316; either SPAN 321 or SPAN 322; one additional 300-level course above SPAN 303. Offered: jointly with JSIS A 489.

SPAN 490 Honors Seminar (2-5, max. 10) VLPA
Special studies in Spanish literature. Required of candidates for Honors and Distinction in Spanish.

SPAN 491 Individual Authors and Special Topics in Spanish Literature (5, max. 10) VLPA
Focus on an individual Spanish author or a special problem in Spanish literature. Prerequisite: either SPAN 303 or SPAN 316; SPAN 321.
Instructor Course Description: Felix Viscarret Saracho Martin Hugo Jarmick

SPAN 492 Individual Authors and Special Topics in Latin American Literature (5, max. 10) VLPA
Focuses on an individual Latin American author or a special problem in Latin American literature. Prerequisite: either SPAN 303 or SPAN 316; SPAN 321.
Instructor Course Description: Maria Diaz

SPAN 493 Foreign Study (2-10, max. 20) VLPA
Advanced study in Spanish speaking country outside the standard Spanish curriculum of the University of Washington. Prerequisite: either SPAN 303, SPAN 316, or SPAN 330; SPAN 321; SPAN 322; either SPAN 304, SPAN 305, SPAN 306, SPAN 307, SPAN 308, SPAN 319, SPAN 339, SPAN 340, SPAN 350, SPAN 351, SPAN 352, SPAN 394, or SPAN 395.

SPAN 495 Study in Spain (2-10, max. 20) VLPA
Advanced study in Spain in approved foreign study programs. Prerequisite: either SPAN 303, SPAN 316, or SPAN 330; SPAN 321; SPAN 322; either SPAN 304, SPAN 305, SPAN 306, SPAN 307, SPAN 308, SPAN 319, SPAN 339, SPAN 340, SPAN 350, SPAN 351, SPAN 352, SPAN 394, or SPAN 395.

SPAN 499 Special Topics (1-5, max. 10)
Topics to meet special needs.

SPAN 510 Methodology of Spanish Language Teaching (5) Fernandez Dobao
Theoretical and practical foundations of current trends in second/foreign language teaching. Emphasis on communicative and task-based approaches to Spanish language teaching. Required for beginning Spanish teaching assistants. Credit/no-credit only.

SPAN 521 The Renaissance in Spain (5, max. 20) Gilbert
Literary creation and the cultural, social, historical context of Spanish literature from La Celestina through the sixteenth century. Extensive study of secondary materials, intensive analysis of representative literary texts.

SPAN 522 The Renaissance in Spain (5, max. 20) Gilbert
Literary creation and the cultural, social, historical context of Spanish literature from La Celestina through the sixteenth century. Extensive study of secondary materials, intensive analysis of representative literary texts.

SPAN 541 History of the Spanish Language (5, max. 20) Fernandez Dobao
Summary of the evolution of Spanish language from the fragmentation of Peninsular Romance to Cantar de Mio Cid. The main work consists of analysis of early Castilian texts.

SPAN 542 History of the Spanish Language (5, max. 20) Fernandez Dobao
Summary of the evolution of Spanish language from the fragmentation of Peninsular Romance to Cantar de Mio Cid. The main work consists of analysis of early Castilian texts.

SPAN 561 Spanish-American Novel From 1940 to the Present (5, max. 20)

SPAN 571 The Modern Essay in Spanish America (5, max. 20)

SPAN 572 Twentieth-Century Spanish Poetry (5, max. 20)

SPAN 573 Twentieth-Century Spanish-American Poetry (5, max. 20)

SPAN 575 Literary Criticism (5)

SPAN 577 Contemporary Literary Theory (5)
Introduction to various structuralist and poststructuralist theories of literary analysis, including those developed by Hispanic theorists, and their application to the study of texts from the Spanish and Latin American traditions.

SPAN 590 Special Seminar and Conference (1-10, max. 30)
Group seminars, or individual conferences, are scheduled under this number to meet special needs. Prerequisite: permission of the Graduate Program Coordinator.
Instructor Course Description: Ana M. Fernandez Dobao

SPAN 591 Literary Problems: Middle Ages (5, max. 20) Gomez-Bravo, Petersen

Instructor Course Description: Ana M Raftery

SPAN 592 Literary Problems: Renaissance (5, max. 20) Gomez-Bravo

Instructor Course Description: Ana M Raftery

SPAN 593 Literary Problems: Golden Age (5, max. 20)

Instructor Course Description: Donald W. Gilbert

SPAN 594 Literary Problems: Eighteenth Century (5, max. 20)

SPAN 595 Literary Problems: Nineteenth Century (5, max. 20)

Instructor Course Description: Leigh K. Mercer

SPAN 596 Literary Problems: Twentieth Century (5, max. 20)

Instructor Course Description: Anthony L Geist

SPAN 597 Literary Problems: Spanish-American Colonial Literature (5, max. 20) Albarran

Instructor Course Description: Raquel Albarran

SPAN 598 Literary Problems: Latin America (5, max. 20)

Instructor Course Description: Cynthia Steele Edgar O'Hara Lauro H Flores

SPAN 600 Independent Study or Research (*-)

SPAN 700 Master's Thesis (*-)
Credit/no-credit only.

SPAN 800 Doctoral Dissertation (*-)
Credit/no-credit only.