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University of Calgary Calendar 2018-2019 COURSES OF INSTRUCTION Course Descriptions S Spanish SPAN
Spanish SPAN

Instruction offered by members of the School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures in the Faculty of Arts.

French, Italian and Spanish-speaking students or students with previous knowledge of these languages (including graduates of a bilingual or immersion program) must consult the School to be placed in a course corresponding to their level of linguistic competence. Native speakers are not eligible to take language courses by special assessment or to receive advanced credit for them.

To register in Senior Courses (300 level and above), students must have completed Spanish 203 or 205, or have obtained the consent of the School.

Junior Courses
Spanish 201       Beginners' Spanish I
A comprehensive course for students with no prior knowledge of Spanish, focused on listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills having to do with immediate needs in everyday situations. Emphasis on intercultural awareness of Spanish-speaking cultures.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Spanish 201 and 30 will not be allowed.
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Spanish 203       Beginners' Spanish II
Development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills on familiar topics and topics of personal interest.  Emphasis on intercultural awareness of Spanish-speaking cultures.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1)
Prerequisite(s):
Spanish 30 or 201.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Spanish 203 and 205 will not be allowed.
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Spanish 205       Intensive Spanish
A challenging task-oriented course, intended for students exiting high school with Spanish 30 or equivalent, Spanish 201 or previous knowledge of Spanish. Prepares students to transition to Spanish 303.
Course Hours:
6 units; F(8-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Spanish 30 or 201.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Spanish 205 and either 203 or 301 will not be allowed.
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Senior Courses
Spanish 301       Intermediate Spanish I
Advances the development of the three major modes of communication: interactional, interpretative, and presentational, with emphasis on intercultural understanding of Spanish-speaking cultures.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1T)
Prerequisite(s):
Spanish 203.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Spanish 301 and 205 will not be allowed.
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Spanish 303       Intermediate Spanish II
Advances the development of the three major modes of communication: interactional, interpretative, and presentational, with emphasis on intercultural understanding of Spanish-speaking cultures, enabling communication on a variety of topics and comprehension and discussion of more complex texts and ideas.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1T)
Prerequisite(s):
Spanish 301 or 205.
Notes:
Normally Spanish 303 and Spanish 323 are taken concurrently.
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Spanish 321       Contemporary Hispanic Cultures
Study of current issues in the Hispanic world as seen through various media sources such as newspapers, magazines, television and especially the web. Introduction to tools and resources for such study. Extensive reading, written work and oral presentations.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Spanish 203 or 205.
Antirequisite(s):
Not open to students with credit in 400-level Spanish courses or higher.
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Spanish 323       Introduction to Textual Analysis and Composition
Focus on all forms of communication in Spanish, including journalistic, scientific, literary texts and other media, with emphasis on critical reading as well as analytical written assignments.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Spanish 301 or 205.
Antirequisite(s):
Not open to students with credit in 400-level Spanish courses or higher.
Notes:
Normally Spanish 303 and Spanish 323 are taken concurrently.
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Spanish 405       High-Intermediate Spanish
Development of reading skills through selected online materials or books. Increased emphasis on accurate pronunciation and ability to communicate in a more spontaneous Spanish as well as in written form. Review of selected grammatical structures, vocabulary enrichment and development of conversation skills dealing with cultural issues.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Spanish 303 and 3 units of Spanish at the 300 level or above.
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Spanish 407       Critical Thinking in Spanish
Designed to develop students' critical thinking skills and academic writing proficiency. Further development of reading and writing skills, through the analysis of selected texts and constant practice in writing expository and argumentative essays from outline to completion. Writing is seen as a process that includes many states of development, revision and editing.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Spanish 303 and 3 units of Spanish at the 300 level or above.
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Spanish 421       Introduction to Hispanic Prose
Analysis of selected Spanish and Spanish-American novels, short stories and essays, with an emphasis on literary analysis and literary history.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Spanish 303 and 3 units of Spanish at the 300 level or above.
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Spanish 423       Introduction to Hispanic Poetry and Drama
Analysis of Spanish and/or Spanish-American poetry and plays, with an emphasis on literary analysis and literary history.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Spanish 303 and 3 units of Spanish at the 300 level or above.
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Spanish 437       Spanish and Latin American Short Story
The analysis and interpretation of shorter fictional forms in Spain and Latin America, progressing from basic narrative techniques to the broad range of critical approaches to literary works. Strong emphasis will be placed on the understanding of the Hispanic cultures through literature and the development of critical thinking.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Spanish 303 and 3 units of Spanish at the 300 level or above.
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Spanish 441       Women's Perspectives
Literary, artistic and other cultural works produced by Spanish, Latin American, Caribbean and Latina women. A variety of topics and disciplines (film, art, photography, philosophy, etc.) will be examined. Class material will include theoretical and critical texts, primarily from feminism. Format and content of course may vary from year-to-year.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Spanish 303 and 3 units of Spanish at the 300 level or above.
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Spanish 471       Hispanic Cinema
Study of Spanish, Latin American, Caribbean and Chicano cinema in its historical, political, and social context. Examines a variety of topics (national and gender identities, construction of myths, relations of cinema to popular culture, relations of cinema and literature, etc.). Use of contemporary theories of cinematographic expression. Format and content of course may vary from year-to-year.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Spanish 303 and 3 units of Spanish at the 300 level or above.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Spanish 473       Hispanic Cultures
Overview of Hispanic history, literature and art. Use of essays, journalism, films and electronic media for classroom discussion. Format and content of course may vary from year-to-year.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Spanish 303 and 3 units of Spanish at the 300 level or above.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Spanish 475       Topics in Spanish Language
Topics in Spanish phonology, dialectology, and other general aspects of the Spanish language. Format and content of course may vary from year-to-year.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Spanish 303 and 3 units of Spanish at the 300 level or above.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Spanish 499       Topics in Hispanic Studies
Discussion of selected topics in Hispanic language, literature or culture.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Spanish 303 and 3 units of Spanish at the 300 level or above.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Spanish 505       Advanced Spanish
Advanced course in Spanish language and culture with particular emphasis on composition, vocabulary building and linguistic accuracy. Includes a capstone project to combine the knowledge and skills learned in the Spanish the Major with other areas of concentration. It may include readings and enhancement of learning through other media.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Spanish 405 and 9 units (1.5 full-course equivalents) in Spanish at the 400 level.
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Spanish 523       Translation
Introduction to the theory and practice of translation from Spanish into English and from English into Spanish. Format and content of course may vary from year-to-year to include other languages in addition to English.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Spanish 405 and 9 units (1.5 full-course equivalents) in Spanish at the 400 level.
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Spanish 533       Uses of Spanish as a Second Language
Introduction to basic issues related to the teaching of Spanish as a second language. In special circumstances the theoretical component may be taught in English. The practical component may vary from year-to-year.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Spanish 405 and 9 units (1.5 full-course equivalents) in Spanish at the 400 level.
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Spanish 553       Spanish American Literature to 1900
A survey of Spanish American literature in its cultural and historical context. Includes the study of indigenous voices, literature of the conquest, as well as the colonial period and the major authors of the nineteenth century. Format and content of course may vary from year-to-year.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Spanish 405 and 9 units (1.5 full-course equivalents) in Spanish at the 400 level.
Also known as:
(formerly Spanish 433)
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Spanish 555       Spanish American Literature after 1900
Study of the major movements and authors of the twentieth century. Format and content of course may vary from year-to-year.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Spanish 405 and 9 units (1.5 full-course equivalents) in Spanish at the 400 level.
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Spanish 557       Current Trends in Hispanic Studies
In-depth study of literary and cultural issues which could include marginalization, identity, nationalism, the emergence of silenced voices, or other new developments. Format and content of course may vary from year-to-year.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Spanish 405 and 9 units (1.5 full-course equivalents) in Spanish at the 400 level.
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Spanish 563       Medieval Literature
Representative works of literature in the Spanish language from the tenth to the fifteenth centuries.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Spanish 405 and 9 units (1.5 full-course equivalents) in Spanish at the 400 level.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Spanish 563 and 565 will not be allowed.
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Spanish 567       Early Modern Literature
Representative works of literature in the Spanish language from the sixteenth to the seventeenth centuries. Format and content of course may vary from year-to-year.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Spanish 405 and 9 units (1.5 full-course equivalents) in Spanish at the 400 level.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Spanish 567 and 565 will not be allowed.
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Spanish 571       Art and Literature
Study of the interrelations of the visual arts and literature, using as its reference Hispanic literary texts and works of art. Format and content of course may vary from year-to-year.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Spanish 405 and 9 units (1.5 full-course equivalents) in Spanish at the 400 level.
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Spanish 573       Critical Analysis of Hispanic Cinemas
In-depth study of Hispanic Cinemas, including genres, movements, histories, industrial mechanisms of distribution, and cultural reception, in consolidated, developing and emerging film industries. Content can be organized based on region (Chicano/a, Mexican, Spanish cinema, etc.); topic (identity, transnationalism, women’s cinema, etc.); genre (road movie, documentary, border cinema, auteur cinema, etc.); filmmakers and/or by identifiable traditions (cine de la movida, Nuevo cine latinomericano, New cinemas, etc.). Use of contemporary theories and study of cinematographic techniques.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Spanish 405 and 9 units (1.5 full-course equivalents) in Spanish at the 400 level.
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Spanish 581       Spanish Literature and Culture from the Eighteenth Century to the Spanish Civil War
Survey of major works and cultural movements from the eighteenth century to the early twentieth century. Focus on reading and analytical skills. Format and content of the course may vary from year-to-year.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Spanish 405 and 9 units (1.5 full-course equivalents) in Spanish at the 400 level.
Also known as:
(formerly Spanish 481)
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Spanish 583       Spanish Literature and Culture from the Spanish Civil War to the Present
Interdisciplinary course stressing the relationship between various cultural manifestations and their socio-political background. Format and content of course may vary from year-to-year.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Spanish 405 and 9 units (1.5 full-course equivalents) in Spanish at the 400 level.
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Spanish 593       Literary Theory
An introduction to modern literary theory and its various schools of thought, with application to works of Hispanic literature.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Spanish 405 and 9 units 1.5 full-course equivalents) in Spanish at the 400 level.
Notes:
This course is mandatory for students registered in the Spanish Honours Program.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Spanish 598       Honours Thesis
Students carry out a research project under the supervision of a faculty member and submit a thesis written in Spanish.
Course Hours:
6 units; F(0-3T)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to Spanish Honours program and completion of 75 units (12.5 full-course equivalents).
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Spanish 599       Advanced Topics in Hispanic Studies
A specialized course for advanced students. Course may function as a seminar or as a directed readings course.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Spanish 405 and 9 units (1.5 full-course equivalents) in Spanish at the 400 level.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Graduate Courses

Note: The School will give graduate credit for 500-level courses in cases it deems exceptional. This option is subject to the approval of the School. Graduate students taking a 500-level course for graduate credit will be asked to complete additional requirements.

Spanish 601       Literary and Cultural Theory

Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Spanish 613       Critical Analysis of Medieval Texts

Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Spanish 615       Golden Age Literature

Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Spanish 617       Theatre and Performance in the Nineteenth or Twentieth Centuries

Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Spanish 619       Post-Franco Literature, Art and Film

Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Spanish 621       Art, Film and Literature in the Spanish Avant-Garde

Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Spanish 623       Spanish American Literature and Culture to 1900

Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Spanish 625       Twentieth-Century Spanish American Literature

Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Spanish 627       Avant-Garde Movements in Spanish America

Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Spanish 631       Popular Culture

Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Spanish 633       Writings in Exile

Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Spanish 635       Literature and the Visual Arts in Hispanic Culture

Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Spanish 637       Identities and Post-Colonial Voices

Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Spanish 639       Hispanic Female Voices

Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Spanish 641       Hispanic Cinema

Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Spanish 643       Special Topics in Hispanic Culture, Language or Literature

Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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