Spanish (SPAN)

Subject Number Title Hours Catalog Description General Education Category
SPAN 101 Elementary Spanish I 4 hours. Beginning communication skills in Spanish and introduction to the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world in a technology-enhanced course.   Credit is not given for SPAN 101 if the student has credit for SPAN 110.  For students who have never studied Spanish. See departmental Website for placement information.  Use of a computer and internet access are required.  This course requires students to complete approximately eight hours of online materials per week. A high-speed connection, while not required, is strongly suggested.
SPAN 102 Elementary Spanish II 4 hours. Continuation of SPAN 101.    Credit is not given for SPAN 102 if the student has credit for SPAN 110.  For students who have never studied Spanish. See departmental website for placement information.  Use of a computer and internet access are required.  This course requires students to complete approximately eight hours of online materials per week. A high-speed connection, while not required, is strongly suggested.    Prerequisite(s): SPAN 101 or the equivalent.
SPAN 103 Elementary Spanish III 4 hours. Continuation of SPAN 102 and SPAN 110.   See departmental Website for placement information. Use of a computer and internet access required.  This course requires students to complete approximately eight hours of online materials per week. A high-speed connection, while not required, is strongly suggested.  Prerequisite(s): SPAN 102 or SPAN 110 and placement by the department. 
SPAN 104 Topics in Spanish Language and Culture 4 hours. Can be used to complete the fourth semester requirement in Spanish. Students work with short literary and cultural readings in Spanish and review some specific grammatical concepts.   See departmental website for placement information.  Use of a computer and internet access are required.  This course requires students to complete approximately eight hours of online materials per week. A high-speed connection, while not required, is strongly suggested.  Prerequisite(s): SPAN 103 and appropriate score on the department placement test or placement by department.
SPAN 113 Spanish for Bilinguals I 4 hours. Introduction to formal written Spanish, grammar, and reading for students who already possess basic to intermediate communicative skills in the language. Emphasis on writing and vocabulary building. This is a blended-online and classroom course. Use of a computer and Internet access is required. A high-speed connection, while not required, is strongly suggested. Prerequisite(s): Placement by the department. 
SPAN 114 Spanish for Bilinguals II 4 hours. Formal written Spanish, grammar, and reading for students who already possess advanced communicative skills in the language. Continuation of Spanish 113. Increased emphasis on composition and reading ability. This is a blended-online and classroom course. Use of a computer and Internet access is required. A high-speed connection, while not required, is strongly suggested. Prerequisite(s): SPAN 113 or placement by the department. 
SPAN 192 From the Convent to the Streets: Latin American Women Writers in Translation 3 hours. Introduction to literature by Latin American women from the seventeenth century to the present. Focus on the role literature has played in the negotiation of gender identities in the private and the public spheres. Same as GWS 192, and LALS 192. No credit toward any major or minor program in Spanish. Taught in English. Class Schedule: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Lecture and one Discussion. Individual and Society, and World Cultures course.
SPAN 196 Totalitarianism, Writing, and Cinema 3 hours. An introduction to French, Spanish, and Italian writing and films dealing with the issue of totalitarianism. Various authors are examined within a broad context of European thinking on totalitarianism. Same as FR 196, and ITAL 196. Taught in English. Two additional hours for viewing films (every two weeks). Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor. 
SPAN 200 Spanish Conversation and Basic Writing 3 hours. Practice of conversational strategies for developing communicative competence in Spanish. Short essay composition for developing writing competence in Spanish. Review of basic grammatical structures. Not open to fluent Spanish speakers. Prerequisite(s):  Grade of C or better in SPAN 104.
SPAN 202 Spanish Grammar in Practice 3 hours. Reviews basic concepts in Spanish grammar, including verb conjugations, tense, mood, aspect, prepositions, and pronouns. Previously listed as SPAN 305. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in SPAN 104 or grade of C or better in SPAN 114; or appropriate score on the department placement test.
SPAN 203 Extensive Reading and Writing for Non-Native Speakers of Spanish 3 hours. Development of linguistic, rhetorical, organizational, and analytical skills in Spanish composition. Development of reading and critical thinking skills in Spanish. Practice of oral skills. Review and practice of grammar. Open only to non-native speakers of Spanish. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in SPAN 104; and credit or concurrent registration in SPAN 202; and completion of the university writing requirement.
SPAN 204 Extensive Reading and Writing for Heritage Speakers of Spanish 3 hours. Development of linguistic, rhetorical, organizational, and analytical skills in Spanish composition. Development of reading and critical thinking skills in Spanish. Practice of oral skills. Review and practice of grammar. Open only to heritage speakers of Spanish. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in SPAN 114; and credit or concurrent registration in SPAN 202; and completion of the university writing requirement.
SPAN 206 Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics 4 hours. General introduction to the major areas of linguistic analysis: syntax, phonology, meaning and variation.  The writing of essays that prepare students for formal research in the field of linguistics. Prerequisite(s): Credit or concurrent registration in SPAN 202. 
SPAN 210 Introduction to the Formal Analysis of Hispanic Texts 3 hours. Formal and content analysis of Hispanic essays, short stories and novels, poems, and plays. Application of basic literary concepts through the writing of critical and argumentative analysis. Prerequisite(s): Credit or concurrent registration in SPAN 203 or credit or concurrent registration in SPAN 204; and completion of the university writing requirement. Creative Arts, and World Cultures course.
SPAN 212 Cultural and Literary Studies in Spain and Latin America 4 hours. Prepares students to examine problems of cultural and literary analysis from a theoretical perspective.  It will provide a foundation for the more advanced topic courses at the 300 level. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better or concurrent registration in SPAN 210; and completion of the university writing requirement and sophomore standing or above. 
SPAN 220 Spanish for Business and Law I 3 hours. Introduction to conversation, composition, and grammar, emphasizing usage specific to the areas of business and law. Intended for students who want to acquire basic knowledge of Spanish for the legal and business professions. Prerequisite(s): Credit or concurrent registration in SPAN 202; and completion of the university writing requirement; or approval of the department. Recommended background: Grade of C or better or concurrent registration in SPAN 203 or grade of C or better in SPAN 204.
SPAN 221 Spanish for Health Personnel I 3 hours. Introduction of Spanish vocabulary and specialized communication skills in the area of the health professions. Prerequisite(s): Credit or concurrent registration in SPAN 202; and completion of the university writing requirement; or approval of the department. Recommended background: Grade of C or better or concurrent registration in SPAN 203 or grade of C or better or concurrent registration in SPAN 204.
SPAN 224 Bilingual/Bicultural Hispanic American Writers 3 hours. Introduces students to the phenomenon of the bilingual and bicultural Hispanic American writer. Taught in English. Prerequisite(s): Completion of the university writing requirement. US Society course.
SPAN 225 Spanish and Latin American Culture through Literature and Film 3 hours. Introduces students to the Hispanic cultures, both Peninsular and Latin American, as represented in literature and film throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. Taught in English. Two hours per week to view films. Prerequisite(s): Completion of the university writing requirement.  World Cultures course.
SPAN 226 Early Modern Spanish and Colonial Latin American Literature and Culture in Translation 3 hours. Introduces students to a variety of Early Modern Peninsular and Colonial Latin American literary texts and other cultural artifacts in translation. Taught in English. Prerequisite(s): Completion of the university writing requirement. Creative Arts, and World Cultures course.
SPAN 228 Introduction to Translation Theory 3 hours. Introduction to the theory of translation and translations of simple texts in both directions: Spanish/English and English/Spanish. Prerequisite(s): SPAN 202 and sophmore standing or above; or consent of the instructor.
SPAN 230 Civilization and Culture of Spain 3 hours. Historical, social, and cultural aspects of Spanish civilization. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite(s): Credit or concurrent registration in SPAN 203 or credit or concurrent registration in SPAN 204. Past, and World Cultures course.
SPAN 231 Civilization and Culture of Latin America 3 hours. Historical, social, and cultural aspects of Latin American civilization. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite(s): Credit or concurrent registration in SPAN 203 or credit or concurrent registration in SPAN 204. Past, and World Cultures course.
SPAN 278 Latin American/Latino Film Studies 3 hours. Latin American and U.S. Latino film as expressing and impacting socioeconomic, political, ideological and literary systems, modes of "elite" and popular culture, everyday life.   Same as LALS 278.  Prerequisite(s):  LALS 101 or LALS 102 or LALS 109.
SPAN 295 Latino Literary Studies 3 hours. Major trends, genres, works, themes, and writers related to Latino history and culture, mainstream and minority U.S., Latin American and third world literatures.   Same as ENGL 295 and LALS 295. US Society course.
SPAN 303 Advanced Oral Presentation, Writing, and Analysis 3 hours. Advanced instruction in linguistic, rhetorical, organizational, and analytical skills in Spanish composition. Further development of reading and critical thinking skills in Spanish. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in SPAN 203 or grade of C or better in SPAN 204; and completion of the university writing requirement.
SPAN 320 Business for Spanish and Law II 3 hours. Advanced instruction in conversation, composition, and grammar, emphasizing usage specific to the areas of business and law. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in SPAN 220; and completion of the university writing requirement; and sophomore standing or above. Recommended background: Grade of C or better or concurrent registration in SPAN 203 or rade of C or better or concurrent registration in SPAN 204.
SPAN 321 Spanish for Health Personnel II 3 hours. Advanced training in Spanish vocabulary and specialized communication skills in the area of the health professions. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in SPAN 221; and sophomore standing or above. Recommended background: Grade of C or better or concurrent registration in SPAN 203 or grade of C or better or concurrent registration in SPAN 204.
SPAN 328 Advanced Translation 3 hours. The translation of specialized texts from the source language into the target language. Overview of legal, commercial and health related vocabulary and concepts. Introduction to the translation of literary texts. Prerequisite(s): SPAN 228; and sophmore standing or above; or consent of the instructor. Recommended background: Grade of C or better in SPAN 210; or grade of C or better in SPAN 220; or grade of C or better in SPAN 221.
SPAN 360 Study Abroad 0 TO 18 hours. Subjects taken in a variety of areas while studying abroad in Spain, or Central or South America during the student¿s sophomore, junior or senior year of study at UIC. May be repeated. Prerequisite(s): Approval of the department. Recommended background: SPAN 104 or SPAN 114.
SPAN 361 The Structure of Spanish 3 hours. Introduction to the syntactic analysis of the Spanish sentence. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in SPAN 206; and sophomore standing or above.
SPAN 362 Sounds of Spanish 3 hours. Introductory analysis of and practice in the Spanish sound system. Contrastive work in English and Spanish sounds. Laboratory exercises. Previously listed as SPAN 205. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in SPAN 206; and sophomore standing or above.
SPAN 363 Spanish in Society 3 hours. Investigation of the role of language in society or of society in language with a focus on Spanish and issues of Latinos. Sociolinguistics investigates aspects of language structure and use. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in SPAN 206; and sophomore standing or above.
SPAN 364 Acquisition of Spanish 3 hours. Examination of the psychological and social aspects of the acquisition of Spanish as a first language, a second language, and in bilingual contexts.  Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in SPAN 206; and sophomore standing or above.
SPAN 365 Meaning in Language 3 hours. Introduction to the study of meaning in human language.  Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in SPAN 206; and sophomore standing or above.
SPAN 366 Current Topics in Spanish Linguistics 3 hours. Topics will reflect the general agenda of linguistics. May cover advanced issues in Phonetics or Phonology, Syntax, Semantics or Pragmatics, Second Language Acquisition or Heritage Language Instruction. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in SPAN 206; and sophomore standing or above.
SPAN 370 Writing and Research in the Major 1 hour. Perfecting writing and expository skills in English. Required for majors in the department. Same as FR 370, and ITAL 370. Prerequisite(s): Junior or senior standing and approval of the department. 
SPAN 375 Current Topics in Hispanic Studies 3 hours. Study of Hispanic literary and/or cultural production focusing on a specific theme, critical approach, or genre-related issue which currently has special relevance within the discipline. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in SPAN 212; and completion of the university writing requirement; and sophomore standing or above.
SPAN 376 Topics in Politics, the Economy, and Law in Hispanic Culture 3 hours. Basic introduction to the syntax and rhetoric of legality, order and hierarchy in Spain and/or Latin America as these elements are manifested in literary and cultural texts. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in SPAN 212; and completion of the university writing requirement; and sophomore standing or above.
SPAN 377 Topics in Health, the Psyche, and the Human Body in Hispanic Culture 3 hours. Topics will address issues regarding the representation of the body, and different notions of illness and health in Hispanic literature, film, and other media. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in SPAN 212; and completion of the university writing requirement; and sophomore standing or above.
SPAN 378 Topics in Hispanic Cultural and Media Studies 3 hours. Studies of transculturation as a guiding principle in the development of Hispanic identities.  Exploration of changing definitions of race, nation, immigration, hybridity, and consumption. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in SPAN 212; and completion of the university writing requirement; and sophomore standing or above.
SPAN 379 Topics in Cultural Difference and the Politics of Translation 3 hours. Exploration of the ways in which different forms of cultural production participate in the construction and deconstruction of national, regional, class, and gender identities. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in SPAN 212; and completion of the university writing requirement; and sophomore standing or above.
SPAN 380 Professional Development 0 hours. Students will be trained in the preparation of resumes, curriculum vitae, and presentation letters for academic and professional settings. Will practice interviewing skills. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in SPAN 206 and grade of C or better in SPAN 212. Open only to seniors; or approval of the department with the completion of at least two 300- and/or 400-level Spanish courses excluding SPAN 320, SPAN 321, and SPAN 360.
SPAN 399 Independent Study 1 TO 3 hours. Individual reading or research project under the supervision of a faculty member. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours. Students may register for more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): SPAN 206 and 212; and consent of the instructor.
SPAN 400 History of the Spanish Language 3 OR 4 hours. Origins and development of Spanish; phonological, morphological, syntactic development of the language; foreign influences; origin of dialects. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): SPAN 362 or SPAN 401 or consent of the instructor.
SPAN 401 Intensive Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics 4 hours. An intensive introduction to phonetics/phonology, syntax, and semantics of Spanish. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing.
SPAN 402 Spanish Syntax 3 OR 4 hours. Introduction to the generative approach to Spanish syntax. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): SPAN 361 or consent of the instructor.
SPAN 403 Advanced Spanish Syntax 3 OR 4 hours. In-depth examination of current theoretical issues in Spanish syntax. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): SPAN 402 or consent of the instructor.
SPAN 404 Spanish Phonology and Morphology 3 OR 4 hours. Analysis of the phonological and morphological structure of Spanish. Emphasis on the production and mental representation of sounds. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): SPAN 362 or consent of the instructor.
SPAN 405 Advanced Spanish Phonology and Morphology 3 OR 4 hours. Advanced and detailed study of the phonological and morphological structure of Spanish. Emphasis on current theories. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): SPAN 404 or consent of the instructor.
SPAN 406 Spanish Sociolinguistics 3 OR 4 hours. Past and current theoretical and empirical sociolinguistics as applied to the study of variation within Spanish and U.S. Hispanic communities. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): SPAN 363 or consent of the instructor.
SPAN 407 Methods of Literary and Cultural Analysis 3 OR 4 hours. Introduction to basic tools and critical vocabulary to conduct advanced work in Hispanic literature. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate horus. Taught in Spanish or English. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above and completion of two 300-level courses in Spanish literature; or consent of the instructor.
SPAN 408 Hispanic Dialectology 3 OR 4 hours. Descriptive and historical analysis of the most salient linguistic phenomena of peninsular and American Spanish dialects. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): SPAN 362 or SPAN 401; or consent of the instructor.
SPAN 409 Semantics and Pragmatics in Spanish 3 OR 4 hours. Introduction to the study of meaning in language with a focus on Spanish.  Includes formal/compositional semantics and an introduction to pragmatics. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): SPAN 365 or SPAN 401; or consent of the instructor.
SPAN 411 Topics in Medieval and Early Modern Spanish Literature and Culture 3 OR 4 hours. Exploration of topics and theoretical approaches to the literature and culture of medieval and early modern Spain. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated if topics vary. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above. Completion of two 300-level courses in Spanish literature; or consent of the instructor.
SPAN 414 Topics in Cervantes' Don Quijote 3 OR 4 hours. Examination of current critical and theoretical approaches to Cervantes Don Quijote, including questions of gender, class, historiography, and ideology. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated if topics vary. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above and completion of two 300-level courses in Spanish literature; or consent of the instructor.
SPAN 421 Topics in 18th and 19th Century Spanish Literature and Culture 3 OR 4 hours. Exploration of topics and theoretical approaches to Peninsular literature and culture from the Neoclassical period through the Generation of 1898. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated if topics vary. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above and completion of two 300-level courses in Spanish literature; or consent of the instructor.
SPAN 422 Topics in 20th and 21st Century Spanish Literature and Culture 3 OR 4 hours. Exploration of topics; sociological and historical approaches to the literature and culture from the vanguard movements of the early 20th century through the present day. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated if topics vary. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above and completion of two 300-level courses in Spanish literature; or consent of the instructor.
SPAN 427 Studies in Language Policy and Cultural Identity 3 OR 4 hours. Examines the development, articulation, and effects of language policies on identity formation and culture. Focuses on the United States and the Spanish language, although other countries and languages are included. Same as LALS 427. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Taught in English. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above. Reading and writing knowledge of Spanish.
SPAN 430 Topics in Colonial History, Literature, and Culture 3 OR 4 hours. Topics in colonial literature, history and culture intended to introduce students to the main methodologies, paradigms, issues and critical approaches to colonial studies. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated if topics vary. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above and completion of two 300-level courses in Spanish literature; or consent of the intstructor.
SPAN 431 Topics in Latin American Letters from the Revolutionary Era to Independence 3 OR 4 hours. Nineteenth-century literary trends from the beginnings of the novel through Romanticism and Realism to Urban naturalism. Prose and poetry. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated if topics vary. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above and completion of two 300-level courses in Spanish literature; or consent of the instructor.
SPAN 434 Topics in Latin American Letters from Modernismo to the Early 1970's 3 OR 4 hours. Emergence of new literary and cultural trends from the beginning of the 20th century to the end of the so-called Latin American Boom. It may include fiction, poetry, film, theater, as well as less traditional genres. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated if topics vary. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above and completion of two 300-level courses in Spanish literature; or consent of the instructor.
SPAN 435 Topics in Contemporary Urban Latin American and Latino Culture, Literature, and the Arts 3 OR 4 hours. Study of particular cultural, artistic or literary phenomenon in urban Latin American and Latino culture, literature or the arts.  Emphasis on cultural studies and/or literary analysis.  Critical writing is an important component of the course. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated if topics vary. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above for undergraduate students, completion of two 300-level courses in Spanish literature; or consent of the instructor.
SPAN 436 Special Topics in the Teaching of Spanish 1 TO 4 hours. Course content is announced prior to each term in which course is given. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Taught in English. Some semesters, may be taught in Spanish. Prerequisite(s): Approval of the department. 
SPAN 440 Theory and Methods in Teaching Heritage Speakers 3 OR 4 hours. Reviews theories in bilingual development, sociolinguistics, and language teaching in order to understand best practices in and develop coherent materials for teaching heritage language learners. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above; and consent of the instructor. Recommended background: Credit or concurrent registration in SPAN 363 or cCredit or concurrent registration in SPAN 448 or credit or concurrent registration in SPAN 449.
SPAN 448 Foundations of Second Language Teaching 3 OR 4 hours. Provides an introduction to second language acquisition research and its implications for communicative language teaching. Emphasis is on creating activities to develop high school students' communicative abilities in speaking and listening. Same as FR 448, and GER 448. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Taught in English. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above; and consent of the instructor  and three courses at the 200- and 300-levels. 
SPAN 449 Teaching Second Language Literacy and Cultural Awareness 3 OR 4 hours. Examines the nature of literacy as a reciprocal relationship between readers, writers, texts and culture. Students learn the practical and theoretical foundations of classroom teaching of second language reading and writing skills. Same as FR 449, and GER 449. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Taught in English. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above; and consent of the instructor. 
SPAN 451 Educational Practice with Seminar I 6 hours. The first half of a two-segment sequence of practice teaching, including seminar, to meet certification requirements for teaching in grades six through twelve. Graduate credit only with approval of the department. Prerequisite(s): Good academic standing in a teacher education program, completion of 100 clock hours of pre-student-teaching field experiences, and approval of the department. 
SPAN 452 Educational Practice with Seminar II 6 hours. The second half of a two-segment sequence of practice teaching, including seminar, to meet certification requirements for teaching in grades six through twelve. Graduate credit only with approval of the department. Prerequisite(s): Good academic standing in a teacher education program, completion of 100 clock hours of pre-student-teaching field experiences, credit or concurrent registration in SPAN 451, and approval of the department. 
SPAN 487 Computer Assisted Language Learning 3 OR 4 hours. An introduction to computer assisted language learning (CALL):  the use of computer technology in second language reading and research.  The effectiveness of CALL technology is assessed based on SLA theory and research studies. Same as GER 487 and LING 487. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Taught in English. Extensive computer use required. Prerequisite(s): LING 483 or CI 483 or GER 448 or FR 448 or SPAN 448 or GER 449 or FR 449 or SPAN 449; or SPAN 502 or FR 502 or the equivalent; and senior standing or above.
SPAN 494 Special Topics 3 OR 4 hours. Topics will vary from term to term and may cover such areas as literary theory or culture. Same as FR 494 and ITAL 494. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Taught in English. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above; and approval of the department.