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UW TACOMA
Division of Culture, Art and Comm
SPANISH - TACOMA

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TSPAN 101 Elementary Spanish (5)
Stresses communicative approach to language for students with no previous knowledge of Spanish or score of less than 176 on UWT placement test.
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TSPAN 102 Elementary Spanish (5)
Continues TSPAN 101. Stresses communicative approach to language. Prerequisite: either TSPAN 101, TSPAN 121, or score of 176-225 on UWT placement test.
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TSPAN 103 Elementary Spanish (5)
Continues TSPAN 102. Stresses communicative approach to language. Prerequisite: either TSPAN 102, TSPAN 110, TSPAN 122, or score of 226-275 on UWT placement test.
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TSPAN 110 Elementary Spanish Review (5)
Combines and reviews material covered in TSPAN 101-TSPAN 102 to prepare student to enter TSPAN 103. Cannot be taken in addition to TSPAN 101-TSPAN 102, TSPAN 121, or TSPAN 122. Prerequisite: score of 100-175 on UWT placement test. Offered: AWSp.
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TSPAN 121 Spanish Immersion (5)
Covers the equivalent of elementary Spanish (SPAN 101, 102, 103) through an alternative "planned immersion" method with video as the central medium of presentation. Prerequisite: score of 0-15 on SP100A placement test if Spanish is language of admission.
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TSPAN 122 Spanish Immersion (5)
Covers the equivalent of elementary Spanish (SPAN 101, 102, 103) through an alternative "planned immersion" method with video as the central medium of presentation. Prerequisite: TSPAN 121.
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TSPAN 123 Spanish Immersion (5)
Covers the equivalent of elementary Spanish (SPAN 101, 102, 103) through an alternative "planned immersion" method with video as the central medium of presentation. Prerequisite: TSPAN 122.
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TSPAN 134 Intensive First-Year Spanish (15)
Equivalent of 121, 122, 123. Employs "planned immersion" method with video as the central medium of presentation. Not open for credit to students who have taken 121, 122, 123 or 102, 103. Offered: S.
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TSPAN 199 Foreign Study - Elementary (2-16, 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 103.
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TSPAN 201 Intermediate (5) VLPA
Intensive practice in speaking, reading, and writing. Review of Spanish grammar. Oral practice based on literary and cultural readings. Prerequisite: either TSPAN 103, TSPAN 123, TSPAN 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.
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TSPAN 202 Intermediate (5) VLPA
Intensive practice in speaking, reading, and writing. Review of Spanish grammar. Oral practice based on literary and cultural readings. Prerequisite: either TSPAN 201 or score of 76-145 on SP200A placement test.
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TSPAN 203 Intermediate (5) VLPA
Intensive practice in speaking, reading, and writing. Review of Spanish grammar. Oral practice based on literary and cultural readings. Prerequisite: either TSPAN 202, TSPAN 210, or score of 146-165 on SP200A placement test.
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TSPAN 210 Accelerated Intermediate Spanish (5) 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 T103, SPAN T123, or TSPAN 134
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TSPAN 299 Foreign Study - Intermediate (2-16, max. 16) VLPA
Intermediate instruction in approved foreign study program. Further study at 200 level subject to placement test score.
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TSPAN 301 Spanish Grammar and Lexicon (5, max. 10) VLPA
Reviews Spanish grammar structures and vocabulary to develop students' capacity to understand and express themselves in Spanish with more accuracy. Helps students master concepts required for advance reading, writing, and oral proficiency. Prerequisite: either TSPAN 203, TSPAN 210, TSPAN 299, or score of 166-175 on SP200A placement test.
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TSPAN 302 Spanish Conversation (5, max. 10) VLPA
Emphasizes oral proficiency and listening comprehension using film, television, music, journalistic, and literary texts as a way to understand linguistic and cultural diversity within the Spanish-speaking world. Prerequisite: either TSPAN 203, TSPAN 210, TSPAN 299, or score of 166-174 on SP200A placement test.
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TSPAN 303 Spanish Stylistics and Composition (5, max. 10) VLPA
Develops writing skills for a wide variety of purposes, with activities to build vocabulary and strengthen knowledge of grammar. Includes pre-writing exercises, peer-editing and revision of texts, plus introduction to translation. Prerequisite: either TSPAN 203, TSPAN 210, TSPAN 299, or score of 166-174 on SP200A placement test.
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TSPAN 315 Business Communication in Spanish (5) VLPA
Develops Spanish language skills (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) within the contest of the Spanish-speaking business world. Emphasizes business-specific culture and concepts. Prerequisite: minimum of 5 credits of Spanish language at the 300-level or higher.
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TSPAN 335 Hispanic Linguistics (5) VLPA
Focuses on factors that affect the Spanish language (including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics); the history of the Spanish language; as well as social factors that contribute to dialectical variation among Spanish speakers. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite: either TSPAN 201, TSPAN 302, or TSPAN 303.
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TSPAN 348 Writing and the Research Process (5) VLPA
Offers students the opportunity to develop their Spanish-language writing, speaking, reading, and listening skills while also learning how to carry out different kinds of research, design research projects, and produce a variety of written texts. Prerequisite: minimum of 5 credits of Spanish language at 300-level or higher.
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TSPAN 351 Introduction to Hispanic Literary Studies (5) VLPA
Introduces techniques of literary analysis, as applied to examples of narrative, poetry, and theater from Spain, Spanish American, and U.S. Latino culture. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite: one TSPAN 300-level course.
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TSPAN 352 Introduction to Hispanic Cultural Studies (5) VLPA Alcaide Ramirez, Duncan
Acquaints students with different approaches to cultural studies, using key notions of elite, mass and folk culture of Spanish-speaking societies and examples. Topics include globalization/ modernization vs. tradition; transculturation vs. assimilation; community; family and tradition; gender and race; class. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite: one 300-level Spanish language class.
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TSPAN 374 Hispanic Culture Through Film (5) VLPA
Introduces students to the cinema of the Spanish-speaking world and explores films within various national contexts. Explores issues related to politics, social change, gender, class, and ethnicity. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite: either TSPAN 351 or T SPAN 352.
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TSPAN 376 Hispanic Film Directors (5) I&S
Examines cultural and aesthetic issues related to specific Hispanic film directors. Explores issues of cultural identity as it relates to gender, race, and socio-economic status. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite: either TSPAN 351 or TSPAN 352.
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TSPAN 388 Contemporary United States Latina/o Literature (5) VLPA, DIV
Focuses on contemporary literature by U.S.-based Chicana/o, Puerto Rican, Cuban American, and Dominican American authors from the 1960s to the present with attention to hybrid culture(s), identity, social justice, language, and socio-cultural circumstances to understand literary expression in relation to Latina/o histories. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite: TSPAN 351.
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TSPAN 393 Foreign Study (2-10, max. 20) VLPA
Study in Spanish speaking country outside the standard Spanish curriculum of the University of Washington. Prerequisite: TSPAN 301 or TSPAN 314, either of which may be taken concurrently.
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TSPAN 420 Advanced Spanish Grammar (5) VLPA
Acquaints students with more complex grammatical structures, with attention to idiomatic language uses and structures. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite: minimum of 10 credits of upper-division Spanish language.
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TSPAN 425 Advanced Communication Skills (5) VLPA
Promotes higher level proficiency in spoken and written Spanish. Examines regional differences, formal and informal styles of communication, cultural notions related to specific speech patterns, and social interactions. Develops idiomatic knowledge of the language. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite: minimum of 10 credits of Spanish language at the 300-level or higher.
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TSPAN 430 Translation Techniques and Practices (5) VLPA
Focuses on theory, practice, and mechanics of translation of a wide variety of texts, literary, and non-literary. Prerequisite: minimum of 10 credits of upper-division Spanish language.
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TSPAN 451 Hispanic Women Writers (5) VLPA
Analyzes novels, short stories, poetry, testimony, drama, and essays by contemporary Hispanic women writers. Includes themes such as dictatorship, political and sexual repression, gender constructions, colonialism, racism, class issues, etc. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite: TSPAN 351; TSPAN 352: minimum of 10 additional credits of Spanish language at the 300-level or higher.
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TSPAN 461 Mexican Film (5) VLPA
Familiarizes students with important trends in cinema and culture in Mexico through the analysis and study of representative films, directors, and cultural movements. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite: T SPAN 351; T SPAN 352; 10 additional credits of T SPAN courses at the 300-level.
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TSPAN 464 Mexican Literature and Culture (5) VLPA
Analyzes significant trends in Mexican culture through literature and other forms of cultural production, including art, music, folklore, and film/television/print media. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite: T SPAN 351; T SPAN 352; 10 additional credits of T SPAN courses at the 300-level.
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TSPAN 471 The Hispanic Caribbean (5) VLPA
Analyzes significant trends in the Hispanic Caribbean through literature and other forms of cultural production, including art, music, folklore, and film. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite: T SPAN 351; T SPAN 352; 10 additional credits of upper-division T SPAN courses.
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TSPAN 480 Contemporary Spanish Culture (5)
Analyzes significant historical, social, and political events in contemporary Spain through literature and other forms of cultural production, including art, music, dance, and film. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite: TSPAN 351; TSPAN 352: minimum of 10 additional credits of Spanish language at the 300-level or higher; cannot be taken for credit if credit earned in T HISP 490.
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TSPAN 496 Experiential Learning in Spanish (1-10, max. 10)
Engages students in an individualized project that combines academic and work experience in the local Spanish-speaking community. Supplements and enhances formal in-class language training. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite: TSPAN 301; TSPAN 302; TSPAN 303; TSPAN 351; TSPAN 352. Credit/no-credit only.
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