Courses

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Beginning Spanish I (SPAN-111)
Students learn about the Spanish-speaking world while they start developing their Spanish linguistic skills in four basic areas (listening, speaking, reading, and writing). Students do a variety of written and oral activities that include formal and informal presentations, skits, short essays, etc. The course is conducted in Spanish.
Beginning Spanish I (SPAN-111)
Students learn about the Spanish-speaking world while they start developing their Spanish linguistic skills in four basic areas (listening, speaking, reading, and writing). Students do a variety of written and oral activities that include formal and informal presentations, skits, short essays, etc. The course is conducted in Spanish.
Beginning Spanish II (SPAN-112)
Students continue learning about the Spanish-speaking world while they solidify their Spanish linguistic skills at the ACTFL novice level in the four basic areas (listening, speaking, reading, and writing). Students do a variety of written and oral activities that include formal and informal presentations, skits, short essays, etc. The course is conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: Spanish 111 or placement.
Beginning Spanish II (SPAN-112)
Students continue learning about the Spanish-speaking world while they solidify their Spanish linguistic skills at the ACTFL novice level in the four basic areas (listening, speaking, reading, and writing). Students do a variety of written and oral activities that include formal and informal presentations, skits, short essays, etc. The course is conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: Spanish 111 or placement.
Introductory Topics in Spanish (SPAN-199)
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit.
Introductory Topics in Spanish (SPAN-199)
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit.
Intermediate Spanish (SPAN-211)
Students further their knowledge of the Spanish-speaking world while developing a functional comprehension and use of spoken and written Spanish at the ACTFL novice-high/intermediate-low level. The course solidifies grammar structures and emphasizes the acquisition of cultural knowledge about the Spanish-speaking world through a wide variety of visual and written texts. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: Spanish 112 or placement.
Intermediate Spanish (SPAN-211)
Students further their knowledge of the Spanish-speaking world while developing a functional comprehension and use of spoken and written Spanish at the ACTFL novice-high/intermediate-low level. The course solidifies grammar structures and emphasizes the acquisition of cultural knowledge about the Spanish-speaking world through a wide variety of visual and written texts. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: Spanish 112 or placement.
Communication Skills (SPAN-213)
Students will enhance their proficiency in oral and written Spanish, in order to solidify a low-intermediate ACTFL level. Students will develop skills such as summarizing, comparing, contrasting and synthesizing. Students will practice communicational abilities through discussions, oral presentations, debates, reports and film reviews. Audiovisual materials, Internet based resources and cultural readings will be frequently used texts. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: Spanish 211 or placement.
Communication Skills (SPAN-213)
Students will enhance their proficiency in oral and written Spanish, in order to solidify a low-intermediate ACTFL level. Students will develop skills such as summarizing, comparing, contrasting and synthesizing. Students will practice communicational abilities through discussions, oral presentations, debates, reports and film reviews. Audiovisual materials, Internet based resources and cultural readings will be frequently used texts. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: Spanish 211 or placement.
Writing Workshop (SPAN-215)
Students will develop their writing skills through an intensive review of Spanish grammar. They will also cover advanced linguistic structures (use of idioms, que vs. cual, preposition use, etc.). Students will learn a range of composition tools (connectors, the usuage of synonymy and MLA style) which will help them expand their writing abilities and knowledge. This course is designed to develop student's writing skills in a wide variety of genres. Students will write, edit, and evaluate their work and that of their peers', following textual models. Students will solidify a low-intermediate ACTFL level. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: Spanish 213 or placement.
Writing Workshop (SPAN-215)
Students will develop their writing skills through an intensive review of Spanish grammar. They will also cover advanced linguistic structures (use of idioms, que vs. cual, preposition use, etc.). Students will learn a range of composition tools (connectors, the usuage of synonymy and MLA style) which will help them expand their writing abilities and knowledge. This course is designed to develop student's writing skills in a wide variety of genres. Students will write, edit, and evaluate their work and that of their peers', following textual models. Students will solidify a low-intermediate ACTFL level. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: Spanish 213 or placement.
Introduction to Hispanic Literature (SPAN-220)
What is literature? What is it good for? How is Hispanic literature different from literature written in English? Short stories, poems, plays and essays representative of various Spanish-speaking countries are read and analyzed in this class. Students will learn and practice the skills of close reading, informed discussion and analytical writing about literature. Students will develop an understanding of the nature of literary genres and literary concepts (themes, character, conflict, point of view, figurative language). Students will develop an appreciation of literature and the ability to interpret it by writing short analytical essays, doing oral presentations, reciting poetry and performing plays. Students will achieve an intermediate-mid ACTFL level. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: Spanish 215 or placement.
Introduction to Hispanic Literature (SPAN-220)
What is literature? What is it good for? How is Hispanic literature different from literature written in English? Short stories, poems, plays and essays representative of various Spanish-speaking countries are read and analyzed in this class. Students will learn and practice the skills of close reading, informed discussion and analytical writing about literature. Students will develop an understanding of the nature of literary genres and literary concepts (themes, character, conflict, point of view, figurative language). Students will develop an appreciation of literature and the ability to interpret it by writing short analytical essays, doing oral presentations, reciting poetry and performing plays. Students will achieve an intermediate-mid ACTFL level. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: Spanish 215 or placement.
Introduction to Hispanic Cultures (SPAN-230)
Students are introduced to important cultural characteristics and productions from both Latin America and Spain. This course offers a historical framework to identify, analyze and contrast fundamental cultural themes, actors and events. Students will develop analytical and critical skills to understand similarities and differences between Spain and Latin America. Students will achieve an intermediate-mid ACTFL level. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: Spanish 215 or placement.
Introduction to Hispanic Cultures (SPAN-230)
Students are introduced to important cultural characteristics and productions from both Latin America and Spain. This course offers a historical framework to identify, analyze and contrast fundamental cultural themes, actors and events. Students will develop analytical and critical skills to understand similarities and differences between Spain and Latin America. Students will achieve an intermediate-mid ACTFL level. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: Spanish 215 or placement.
Intermediate Topics in Spanish (SPAN-299)
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit.
Intermediate Topics in Spanish (SPAN-299)
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit.
Translation Studies: Being Translingual and Transcultural (SPAN-314)
This course introduces students to the existing world of translation. Students work with written texts, transferring text from a source language into a target language (Spanish-English and English-Spanish). This is far more than replacing one word with another: the translator must also convey the style, tone, and intent of the text. Focus is on the actual process of translation: what the translator does and why. Students will work mostly with literary and journalistic texts. Students will gain an understanding of different cultural communication styles. Students will familiarize themselves with the relationship between language and power, and the role of the translator as the "in-between" agent. Prerequisite: SPAN 215, 220 and 230.
Translation Studies: Being Translingual and Transcultural (SPAN-314)
This course introduces students to the existing world of translation. Students work with written texts, transferring text from a source language into a target language (Spanish-English and English-Spanish). This is far more than replacing one word with another: the translator must also convey the style, tone, and intent of the text. Focus is on the actual process of translation: what the translator does and why. Students will work mostly with literary and journalistic texts. Students will gain an understanding of different cultural communication styles. Students will familiarize themselves with the relationship between language and power, and the role of the translator as the "in-between" agent. Prerequisite: SPAN 215, 220 and 230.
Grammar in Context (SPAN-315)
Students will conduct an in-depth analysis of the Spanish grammatical system, which includes core areas of linguistics such as morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics. Students will analyze the Spanish grammatical system in a wide variety of written and oral texts. For example, contrastive analysis will be used as a method of problem solving. Spanish will be the medium of instruction as well as the content area. Written work and oral presentations in Spanish should be produced at the ACTFL intermediate-high level. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisites: Spanish 215 and either Spanish 220 or Spanish 230.
Grammar in Context (SPAN-315)
Students will conduct an in-depth analysis of the Spanish grammatical system, which includes core areas of linguistics such as morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics. Students will analyze the Spanish grammatical system in a wide variety of written and oral texts. For example, contrastive analysis will be used as a method of problem solving. Spanish will be the medium of instruction as well as the content area. Written work and oral presentations in Spanish should be produced at the ACTFL intermediate-high level. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisites: Spanish 215 and either Spanish 220 or Spanish 230.
Survey of Spanish Literature (SPAN-320)
Students will analyze Spanish Literature from the Middle Ages to the Twentieth Century within its historical, sociocultural and artistic contexts. This course offers an overview of main literary periods, authors and genres. Students will examine a variety of texts and the outstanding characteristics of their authors. Students will engage in critical analysis of texts through research essays, creative projects and oral presentations, at the ACTFL intermediate-high level. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisites: Spanish 215, Spanish 220 and Spanish 230.
Survey of Spanish Literature (SPAN-320)
Students will analyze Spanish Literature from the Middle Ages to the Twentieth Century within its historical, sociocultural and artistic contexts. This course offers an overview of main literary periods, authors and genres. Students will examine a variety of texts and the outstanding characteristics of their authors. Students will engage in critical analysis of texts through research essays, creative projects and oral presentations, at the ACTFL intermediate-high level. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisites: Spanish 215, Spanish 220 and Spanish 230.
Transatlantic Myth Busters: The Black Legend (SPAN-322)
Was Inquisition an evil machine created by the Spaniards to terrorize the world? Did the Spanish Empire rule over half of the world through fear and punishment? Is Spain a barbaric country? Students will address these and other questions that arose during the 16th and 17th centuries in Europe to analyze the expansion of the Spanish Empire. In this class, we will study different power relationships between Spain and Latin America and, Spain and Europe. Through historical, literary and cultural texts students will analyze the myth known as "The Black Legend" and learn about different social and political structures and discursive strategies that sustain power. Students will also explore how these have been transformed and survive nowadays. Prerequisite: SPAN 215, 220, and 230.
Transatlantic Myth Busters: The Black Legend (SPAN-322)
Was Inquisition an evil machine created by the Spaniards to terrorize the world? Did the Spanish Empire rule over half of the world through fear and punishment? Is Spain a barbaric country? Students will address these and other questions that arose during the 16th and 17th centuries in Europe to analyze the expansion of the Spanish Empire. In this class, we will study different power relationships between Spain and Latin America and, Spain and Europe. Through historical, literary and cultural texts students will analyze the myth known as "The Black Legend" and learn about different social and political structures and discursive strategies that sustain power. Students will also explore how these have been transformed and survive nowadays. Prerequisite: SPAN 215, 220, and 230.
Hispanic Culture Through Service Learning in Central Ohio (SPAN-323)
Students learn about the cultures and varied history of Latino communities in the USA and use their Spanish language skills through service with local Hispanic communities. Specific questions on education and representation of Mexican Americans, Cubans, Puerto Ricans and Central-Americans are explored. Written work and oral presentations in Spanish are produced at the ACTFL intermediate-high level. Students analyze texts, evaluate films and documentaries, and write journals reflecting on the students' experiences with the Latinos we work with.
Hispanic Culture Through Service Learning in Central Ohio (SPAN-323)
Students learn about the cultures and varied history of Latino communities in the USA and use their Spanish language skills through service with local Hispanic communities. Specific questions on education and representation of Mexican Americans, Cubans, Puerto Ricans and Central-Americans are explored. Written work and oral presentations in Spanish are produced at the ACTFL intermediate-high level. Students analyze texts, evaluate films and documentaries, and write journals reflecting on the students' experiences with the Latinos we work with.
Survey of Latin American Literature (SPAN-325)
Students will analyze texts from Pre-Columbian times to the present within their historical, sociocultural and artistic contexts. This course offers an overview of main literary periods, authors and genres. Students will examine a variety of texts and the outstanding characteristics of their authors. Students will engage in critical analysis of texts through research essays, creative projects and oral presentations, at the ACTFL intermediate-high level. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisites: Spanish 215, Spanish 220 and Spanish 230.
Survey of Latin American Literature (SPAN-325)
Students will analyze texts from Pre-Columbian times to the present within their historical, sociocultural and artistic contexts. This course offers an overview of main literary periods, authors and genres. Students will examine a variety of texts and the outstanding characteristics of their authors. Students will engage in critical analysis of texts through research essays, creative projects and oral presentations, at the ACTFL intermediate-high level. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisites: Spanish 215, Spanish 220 and Spanish 230.
Cultures of Spain (SPAN-330)
Students will analyze how the different people of Spain conceive of and represent themselves, their attitudes, values and beliefs. Through a multidisciplinary approach, students will explore questions about national and regional identities, religious and ethnic communities, cultural movements and institutions, canon formation and popular culture. Following a historical perspective, students will examine the evolution of institutions, traditions and various artistic endeavors. Historical, cultural, philosophical texts will be the basis of this class. Students will hone the skills of interpreting, relating, categorizing, and critiquing cultural works and periods. Students will write analytical essays, present oral reports and take exams as part of the course evaluation. Students will achieve an ACTFL intermediate-high level. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisites: Spanish 215, Spanish 220 and Spanish 230.
Cultures of Spain (SPAN-330)
Students will analyze how the different people of Spain conceive of and represent themselves, their attitudes, values and beliefs. Through a multidisciplinary approach, students will explore questions about national and regional identities, religious and ethnic communities, cultural movements and institutions, canon formation and popular culture. Following a historical perspective, students will examine the evolution of institutions, traditions and various artistic endeavors. Historical, cultural, philosophical texts will be the basis of this class. Students will hone the skills of interpreting, relating, categorizing, and critiquing cultural works and periods. Students will write analytical essays, present oral reports and take exams as part of the course evaluation. Students will achieve an ACTFL intermediate-high level. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisites: Spanish 215, Spanish 220 and Spanish 230.
Cultures of Latin America (SPAN-335)
Students will analyze selected historical themes such as revolution, gender and sexual politics, Southern cone dictatorships, human rights, and memory. Students will work with a variety of texts: films, testimonies, performance art, and fine arts. Students will engage in critical analysis of texts through research essays, creative projects and oral presentations, at the ACTFL intermediate-high level. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisites: Spanish 215, Spanish 220 and Spanish 230.
Cultures of Latin America (SPAN-335)
Students will analyze selected historical themes such as revolution, gender and sexual politics, Southern cone dictatorships, human rights, and memory. Students will work with a variety of texts: films, testimonies, performance art, and fine arts. Students will engage in critical analysis of texts through research essays, creative projects and oral presentations, at the ACTFL intermediate-high level. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisites: Spanish 215, Spanish 220 and Spanish 230.
Directed Study (SPAN-361)
Directed Study (SPAN-361)
Directed Study (SPAN-362)
Directed Study (SPAN-362)
Independent Study (SPAN-363)
Independent Study (SPAN-363)
Independent Study (SPAN-364)
Independent Study (SPAN-364)
Advanced Topics in Spanish (SPAN-399)
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit.
Advanced Topics in Spanish (SPAN-399)
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit.
Seminar in Language (SPAN-415)
Language is an extremely complex natural phenomenon that has inspired countless artists, philosophers, scientists, pundits, and comedians over the centuries. This course takes a scientific approach to the study and understanding of language. Students conduct an in-depth study and discussion of selected topics in language, grammar, linguistics, or translation. Written and oral presentations in Spanish are produced at the ACTFL intermediate-high/advanced-low level. Conducted in Spanish. This course involves the writing of a research paper. Prerequisites: Spanish 315, Spanish 220 and Spanish 230.
Seminar in Language (SPAN-415)
Language is an extremely complex natural phenomenon that has inspired countless artists, philosophers, scientists, pundits, and comedians over the centuries. This course takes a scientific approach to the study and understanding of language. Students conduct an in-depth study and discussion of selected topics in language, grammar, linguistics, or translation. Written and oral presentations in Spanish are produced at the ACTFL intermediate-high/advanced-low level. Conducted in Spanish. This course involves the writing of a research paper. Prerequisites: Spanish 315, Spanish 220 and Spanish 230.
Seminar in Peninsular Literature (SPAN-420)
Study and discussion in depth of a selected topic, writer or work from Peninsular literature. Students will summarize, compare and contrast, synthesize and evaluate the literary works of an author or a specific literary group of writers. Students will hone their research skills and will demonstrate them through oral presentations, in-depth discussions, creative work, research papers, poster sessions, webspaces, and wikis that meet the ACTFL intermediate-high/advanced-low level standards. This course will involve the writing of a research paper. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisites: SPAN 320 or 325.
Seminar in Peninsular Literature (SPAN-420)
Study and discussion in depth of a selected topic, writer or work from Peninsular literature. Students will summarize, compare and contrast, synthesize and evaluate the literary works of an author or a specific literary group of writers. Students will hone their research skills and will demonstrate them through oral presentations, in-depth discussions, creative work, research papers, poster sessions, webspaces, and wikis that meet the ACTFL intermediate-high/advanced-low level standards. This course will involve the writing of a research paper. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisites: SPAN 320 or 325.
Seminar in Latin American Literature (SPAN-425)
Study and discussion in depth of a selected topic, writer or work from Latin America literature. Students will summarize, compare and contrast, synthesize and evaluate cultural themes, actors and events. Students will hone their research skills and will demonstrate them through oral presentations, in-depth discussions, creative work, research papers, poster sessions, webspaces, and wikis that meet the ACTFL intermediate-high/advanced-low level standards. This course will involve the writing of a research paper. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisites: SPAN 320 or 325.
Seminar in Latin American Literature (SPAN-425)
Study and discussion in depth of a selected topic, writer or work from Latin America literature. Students will summarize, compare and contrast, synthesize and evaluate cultural themes, actors and events. Students will hone their research skills and will demonstrate them through oral presentations, in-depth discussions, creative work, research papers, poster sessions, webspaces, and wikis that meet the ACTFL intermediate-high/advanced-low level standards. This course will involve the writing of a research paper. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisites: SPAN 320 or 325.
Seminar in Spanish Culture (SPAN-430)
Students will study and discuss in depth a selected topic, artist or creative work in the culture of Peninsular Spain. Building up on cultural structures studied in previous courses, students will advance personal critiques and evaluations of creative works. Students will hone their research skills and will demonstrate them through oral presentations, in-depth discussions, creative work, research papers, poster sessions, webspaces, and wikis that meet the ACTFL intermediate-high/advanced-low level standards. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisites: Spanish 215, Spanish 220, Spanish 230 and Spanish 330.
Seminar in Spanish Culture (SPAN-430)
Students will study and discuss in depth a selected topic, artist or creative work in the culture of Peninsular Spain. Building up on cultural structures studied in previous courses, students will advance personal critiques and evaluations of creative works. Students will hone their research skills and will demonstrate them through oral presentations, in-depth discussions, creative work, research papers, poster sessions, webspaces, and wikis that meet the ACTFL intermediate-high/advanced-low level standards. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisites: Spanish 215, Spanish 220, Spanish 230 and Spanish 330.
Seminar in Latin American Culture (SPAN-435)
Students will study and discuss in depth a selected topic, artist, creative work or cultural period in Latin America. Students will summarize, compare and contrast, synthesize and evaluate cultural themes, actors and events. Students will hone their research skills and will demonstrate them through oral presentations, in-depth discussions, creative work, research papers, poster sessions, webspaces, and wikis that meet the ACTFL intermediate-high/advanced-low level standards. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisites: Spanish 215, Spanish 220, Spanish 230 and Spanish 335.
Seminar in Latin American Culture (SPAN-435)
Students will study and discuss in depth a selected topic, artist, creative work or cultural period in Latin America. Students will summarize, compare and contrast, synthesize and evaluate cultural themes, actors and events. Students will hone their research skills and will demonstrate them through oral presentations, in-depth discussions, creative work, research papers, poster sessions, webspaces, and wikis that meet the ACTFL intermediate-high/advanced-low level standards. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisites: Spanish 215, Spanish 220, Spanish 230 and Spanish 335.
Seminar in Hispanic Transatlantic Culture (SPAN-440)
Students will engage in an in-depth study of selected topics in the frame of the Atlantic World, which addresses the relations between the cultures of Peninsular Spain and Latin America from a transatlantic perspective. Students will question Western systems of thought, will interrogate structures of power and will develop new connections to the realities of the Hispanic World. Students will summarize, compare and contrast, synthesize and evaluate cultural themes, actors and events. Students will hone their research skills and will demonstrate them through oral presentations, in-depth discussions, creative work, research papers, poster sessions, webspaces, and wikis that meet the ACTFL intermediate-high/advanced-low level standards. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisites: Spanish 215, Spanish 220, Spanish 230 and two courses at the 300 level.
Seminar in Hispanic Transatlantic Culture (SPAN-440)
Students will engage in an in-depth study of selected topics in the frame of the Atlantic World, which addresses the relations between the cultures of Peninsular Spain and Latin America from a transatlantic perspective. Students will question Western systems of thought, will interrogate structures of power and will develop new connections to the realities of the Hispanic World. Students will summarize, compare and contrast, synthesize and evaluate cultural themes, actors and events. Students will hone their research skills and will demonstrate them through oral presentations, in-depth discussions, creative work, research papers, poster sessions, webspaces, and wikis that meet the ACTFL intermediate-high/advanced-low level standards. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisites: Spanish 215, Spanish 220, Spanish 230 and two courses at the 300 level.
Senior Research (SPAN-451)
Senior Research (SPAN-451)
Senior Research (SPAN-452)
Senior Research (SPAN-452)