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Courses: Spanish and Portuguese

Undergraduate Courses - Spanish
SPAN 1001 - Elementary Spanish I

Introduction to listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish and to the culture of Spanish-speaking regions. This course meets three (3) hours per week in the classroom and requires at least one (1) additional hour per week of online and/or language laboratory instruction.

Hours:
4



Notes:
Not open to students who have credit in SPAN 1002 or higher or to native speakers

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SPAN 1001H - Honors Beginning Spanish

An intensive course introducing vocabulary and basic grammatical structures through contextualized, task-based and content-based exercises. Classroom instruction is conducted solely in Spanish and consists of interactive, collaborative work with practical application in authentic situations to develop the four basic skills. For Honors Program students. Not open to native speakers.

Hours:
4



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SPAN 1002 - Elementary Spanish II

Continued listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish and to the culture of Spanish-speaking regions. This course meets three (3) hours per week in the classroom and requires at least one (1) additional hour per week of online and/or language laboratory instruction.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: SPAN 1001 or departmental permission

Hours:
4



Notes:
Not open to students with credit in SPAN 2001 or higher or to native speakers

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SPAN 1002H - Honors Elementary Spanish II

Honors Elementary SPAN II is an enriched continuation of SPAN 1001 that focuses on skills development in speaking, listening, comprehension, reading, writing, and familiarization with aspects of the target culture. The Honors course is sometimes taught on an individualized basis or in conjunction with a regular section of SPAN 1002. The honors section fosters greater development of skills through personalized attention and specialized assignments. For enrollment in Honors classes, students must have a 3.2 college GPA, or incoming freshmen must show a combined 1100+ SAT (or 24+ ACT) and a 3.5+ high school GPA. Students must have completed any LS requirements. Note: Not open to students who have credit in SPAN 2001 or higher or to native speakers.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: SPAN 1001 or permission of instructor

Hours:
4



Notes:
Not open to students who have credit in SPAN 2001 or higher or to native speakers

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SPAN 1006A - Accelerated Beginning Spanish

Accelerated 6-credit course for students with one to two years of a foreign language in high school. Can be taken in lieu of SPAN 1001 and 1002 or their equivalent. This communication-based program provides an intensive introduction to the first year of Spanish. It stresses proficiency through fundamental grammar, conversation, composition, and diction and familiarizes students with aspects of the target cultures.

Hours:
6



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SPAN 1022 - Heritage Language Spanish I

In this first course of the Heritage Language Spanish sequence the student will master the phonetics of reading in Spanish, will improve his/her vocabulary, and master the grammar of Spanish in order to write simple documents accurately and read journalistic writing with comprehension. Appropriate use will be made of applicable software and the Internet. This class will include lab work.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

Hours:
3



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SPAN 1200 - Elementary Spanish for Medical Professionals

This course develops communicative proficiency for the standard medical interview, emphasizes role-play exercises and vocabulary building, and provides discussion of Hispanic cultural attitudes about health issues. Course conducted in Spanish. This course is for elective credit only and may not substitute for other 1000 or 2000-level Spanish courses.

Hours:
3



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SPAN 2001 - Intermediate Spanish I

Continued development and reinforcement of the fundamentals of grammar, vocabulary acquisition, pronunciation, listening, speaking, reading and writing. Designed to increase linguistic and cultural proficiency through the situational use of the language and the study of authentic materials from Spanish-speaking regions. Language laboratory and online assignments. Class conducted in Spanish.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: SPAN 1002

Hours:
3



Notes:
Not open to students who have credit in SPAN 2002 or higher or to native speakers

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SPAN 2001H - Honors Intermediate Spanish I

Honors Intermediate Spanish I is an enriched version of SPAN 2001. The first of two intermediate language courses presenting the fundamentals of grammar, pronunciation, conversation, reading and writing. Designed to increase proficiency in Spanish skills through study of authentic materials: dialogues, readings, writing exercises, and dictation/pronunciation drills. This course continues familiarizing students with the culture of Spanish speaking regions. Students who completed a third year of high school Spanish with a grade of A may be a candidate to take this course; students may also take a placement test to gain access. The Honors course is sometimes taught on an individualized basis or in conjunction with a regular section of SPAN 2001. The honors section is a more intensive course that will build greater development of skills through personalized attention and specialized assignments. For enrollment in Honors classes, students must have a 3.2 college GPA, or incoming freshmen must show a combined 1100+ SAT (or 24+ ACT) and a 3.5+ high school GPA. Students must have completed any LS requirements.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: SPAN 1002 or high school equivalent as defined above

Hours:
3



Notes:
Not open to students who have credit in SPAN 2002 or higher or to native speakers

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SPAN 2002 - Intermediate Spanish II

Continued development and reinforcement of the fundamentals of grammar, vocabulary acquisition, pronunciation, listening, speaking, reading and writing. Designed to increase linguistic and cultural proficiency through the situational use of the language and the study of authentic materials from Spanish-speaking regions. Language laboratory and online assignments. Class conducted in Spanish.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: SPAN 2001 or placement by the Department of Spanish

Hours:
3



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SPAN 2002H - Honors Intermediate Spanish II

Honors Intermediate Spanish II is the second of two intermediate language courses presenting the fundamentals of grammar, pronunciation, conversation, and reading and writing. This honors section will provide a more rigorous immersion into conversation and reading comprehension using real world and culturally-oriented readings to expand students' knowledge of the Spanish-speaking world. Students will have a comprehensive review of grammar designed to strengthen and consolidate earlier course work. The Honors course is sometimes taught on an individualized basis or in conjunction with a regular section of SPAN 2002. The honors section fosters greater development of scholarly potential through personalized attention and specialized assignments. For enrollment in Honors classes, students must have a 3.2 college GPA, or incoming freshmen must show a combined 1100+ SAT (or 24+ ACT) and a 3.5+ high school GPA. Students must have completed any LS requirements.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: SPAN 2001

Hours:
3



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SPAN 2006A - Accelerated Intermediate Spanish

An accelerated intermediate course appropriate for students with significant prior experience in Spanish who wish to complete the intermediate level in one semester. This communication-based program extends and deepens awareness and use of linguistic functions in Spanish and introduces the history and culture of Hispanophone countries. This course provides a review of grammar and stresses proficiency through oral and written communication. The course includes cultural and literary selections of the Spanish-speaking world and web-enhanced instruction. Can be taken in lieu of SPAN 2001 and 2002 or their equivalent. Recommended for minors and majors in Spanish. Conducted in the target language. May not be taken by students who have completed SPAN 2001 and 2002 or their equivalent. Open to native or heritage speakers of the language.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: SPAN 1002, SPAN 1006A, or placement by the Department of Spanish

Hours:
6



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SPAN 2901 - Special Topics in Spanish

Study of an area of language, literature or culture not fully covered in other regular courses. Topics vary and are announced in advance. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: SPAN 2002, SPAN 2006A, or placement by the Department of Modern Languages

Hours:
3



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SPAN 2902 - Special Topics in Spanish

Study of an area of language, literature or culture not fully covered in other regular courses. Topics vary and are announced in advance. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: SPAN 2002, SPAN 2006A, or placement by the Department of Modern Languages

Hours:
1-3



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SPAN 2903 - Special Topics in Spanish

Study of an area of language, literature or culture not fully covered in other regular courses. Topics vary and are announced in advance. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: SPAN 2002, SPAN 2006A, or placement by the Department of Modern Languages

Hours:
3



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SPAN 2911 - Spanish Practicum

Spanish Practicum courses are designed to provide students with the opportunity to use their language skills in everyday situations. Each student will choose, organize, and complete one Spanish project.

Hours:
3



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SPAN 2912 - Spanish Practicum

Spanish Practicum courses are designed to provide students with the opportunity to use their language skills in everyday situations. Each student will choose, organize, and complete one Spanish project.

Hours:
3



Notes:
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

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SPAN 2913 - Spanish Practicum

Spanish Practicum courses are designed to provide students with the opportunity to use their language skills in everyday situations. Each student will choose, organize, and complete one Spanish project.

Hours:
3



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SPAN 2950 - Study Abroad

The study of the Spanish language and Spanish culture in a native environment. Designed especially for students in a Study Abroad Program of the University System of Georgia.

Hours:
1-6



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SPAN 2960 - Study Abroad

The study of the Spanish language and Spanish culture in a native environment. Designed especially for students in a Study Abroad Program of the University System of Georgia.

Hours:
1-6



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SPAN 2970 - Study Abroad

The study of the Spanish language and Spanish culture in a native environment. Designed especially for students in a Study Abroad Program of the University System of Georgia.

Hours:
1-6



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SPAN 2990 - Special Topics

Study of an area of language, literature or culture not fully covered in other regular courses. Topics vary and announced in advance. May be repeated for 1-3 credit hours for a maximum of six credits if topic is different.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: SPAN 2002, SPAN 2006A, or placement by the Department of Modern Languages

Hours:
1-3



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SPAN 3010 - Spanish Culture and Civilization

A study of the civilizations, history and cultures of Spain from their origins to the present. Various subtopics include literature, the arts, politics, film, bullfighting, and the economy. Course material will be studied through the use of literary and cultural readings, films, slides, music, video, and the internet. Class conducted in Spanish.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: SPAN 2002, SPAN 2006A, or placement by the Department of Modern Languages

Hours:
3



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SPAN 3020 - Latin American Culture and Civilization

A study of the multi-faceted cultures of Latin America, including literary, social, racial, and historical aspects. Drawing on literature, film visual arts, music and mass media, the course explores the diverse cultures, histories, and politics of Latin American countries from the pre-Hispanic period to the present. Class conducted in Spanish.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: SPAN 2002, SPAN 2006A, or placement by the Department of Spanish

Hours:
3



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SPAN 3031 - Mexican Cultures & Societies

This course examines Mexican cultures by studying their ancient histories and complex societies. This class will attempt to shed light on the reasons for the lack of understanding that exists between Mexico and the United States. This course will increase student awareness of global interdependence and cultural pluralism. Class conducted in Spanish.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: SPAN 2002, SPAN 2006A, or placement by the Department of Modern Languages

Hours:
3



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SPAN 3035 - Traditional and Contemporary Andean Cultures

This course is designed to give students an understanding of the current intricacies of Peruvian Andean Cultures. Peruvian society has been transformed by the interface of Andean, Western, African and Amazonian traditions. The running themes of the course will be history, imposition of culture, cultural and intercultural manipulations, identity, representation of women, politics, food, music and literature; these will be addressed from a multidisciplinary perspective. Class conducted in Spanish.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: SPAN 2002 or permission of the instructor

Hours:
3



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SPAN 3040 - Latin American Music: Mapping the Sounds of the Spanish New World

This course focuses on the characteristics and intercultural influences of music in selected Latin American regions and their diasporic influences in the United States. It is a journey through the social, political and cultural aspects of key musical traditions and genres in Latin-America, incorporating sound, literary, and film narratives. Class conducted in Spanish.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: SPAN 2002 or placement by the Department of Spanish

Hours:
3



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SPAN 3060 - Law Enforcement Spanish

This course is an introduction to concepts of Law Enforcement and cross-cultural communication. Students will learn practical legal terminology, how to handle real world and professional situations and a special awareness of the Hispanic community. Class is conducted in Spanish.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisites: SPAN 2002, SPAN 2006A, or placement by the Department of Spanish

Hours:
3



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SPAN 3110 - Introduction to Literature

An introductory literature course that traces the development of Spanish and Spanish-American literature through the study of representative texts in the various genres. Works are examined in their cultural and historical contexts through the use of literary and cultural readings, film, music, video, and the Internet. Readings include selections from Cervantes, Rulfo, Borges, García Márquez, Unamuno, Quevedo, Darío, Mistral, García Lorca, Neruda and Octavio Paz. Class conducted in Spanish.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: SPAN 2002, SPAN 2006A, or placement by the Department of Spanish

Hours:
3



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SPAN 3260 - Introduction to Latinx Literature and Culture in the United States

Survey of voices drawn from Cuban, Dominican, Mexican, Puerto Rican, and other groups of Latin American descent in the U.S. Discussion of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, political presence, and identity formation through the examination of various genres (short stories, microfiction, autobiography, poetry, novel, film, and music). Class conducted in Spanish.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: SPAN 2002 or SPAN 2006A with a grade of C or higher

Hours:
3



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SPAN 3310 - Spanish Conversation

Emphasis on oral proficiency. Guided conversation, realistic scenarios, vocabulary building, and free discussion prepare students for authentic communication situations. Class conducted in Spanish.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: SPAN 2001, SPAN 2002, SPAN 2006A, or placement by the Department of Spanish

Hours:
3



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SPAN 3320 - Advanced Spanish Conversation II

An advanced conversation course for students who have completed SPAN 2002 or the equivalent. This course continues the development of Spanish speaking and listening skills with secondary emphasis on grammar. The class will consist of discussions, oral and written activities on a variety of topics with emphasis on increasing the span of every day vocabulary and the knowledge of popular expressions.

Hours:
3



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SPAN 3330 - Introduction to Spanish Theater

This course serves as an introduction to all the pertinent aspects of theater in Spanish in order to increase the student's understanding, appreciation and critical perceptions of performance texts in Spanish and the theatrical event. Class will also serve to enhance the student's oral proficiency and cultural understanding as well as studying the major theatrical trends over the centuries. Active participation in a variety of theatrical productions is required.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: SPAN 2002

Hours:
3



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SPAN 3410 - Spanish Phonetics

A study of the sound system in Spanish, syllabication, the phonetic alphabet, and its use. Intensive oral practice aimed at improving orthography and pronunciation. An introduction is given to speech characteristics and dialectical differences in Peninsular and Spanish American phonology. Open to heritage and native speakers. Laboratory work will be required.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: SPAN 2002, SPAN 2006A, or placement by the Department of Spanish

Hours:
3



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SPAN 3420 - Acquisition of Spanish as a Second Language

This course will serve as an introduction to theories of language acquisition with a specific focus on Spanish language learning. This course will address topics on SLA, and learning theories as students attempt to explain the hows and whys of language learning. We will frame the theories in the context of their own language learning experiences.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisites: SPAN 2001 and SPAN 2002

Hours:
3



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SPAN 3430 - Spanish in the U.S.

This course will provide students with a descriptive overview of the linguistic characteristics of different Spanish-speaking communities in the United States. Focus will be on the context in which Spanish is used in society, contact with English, language and identity, historical context, the role of Spanish in everyday contexts, and the future of the Spanish language in the U.S. Class conducted in Spanish.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: SPAN 2002 or SPAN 2006A, or permission from the instructor

Hours:
3



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SPAN 3510 - Spanish Grammar and Composition

An advanced study of Spanish grammar with practice in written thematic expression. Class conducted in Spanish.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: SPAN 2002, SPAN 2006A, or placement by the Department of Spanish

Hours:
3



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SPAN 3520 - Spanish for Heritage Speakers

This course is designed for native Spanish-speaking students who have grown up in the United States and begin or continue their formal study of Spanish. By the end of this course, students will be writing well in Spanish and speaking with an improved command of a variety of formal spoken Spanish. The primary focus of this course will be grammar and spelling. This course is specifically designed for those students who speak Spanish at home and therefore already have some proficiency in speaking the language but who, at the same time, have not yet mastered all aspects of grammar and the written language.

Hours:
3



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SPAN 3530 - Latin American & Spanish Film

This course requires students to have intermediate Spanish skills. It will provide students with the skills to analyze and review Latin American and Spanish films critically. Students will review the history of these Spanish-speaking countries and will gain cultural competency as they become aware of how language and culture are invariably intertwined. This course also studies how the Hollywood film industry contributes to shaping and promoting stereotypes of Latinos in the USA. 

Hours:
3



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SPAN 3610 - Commercial Spanish

An introduction to the economic and business practices of the contemporary Hispanic world, as well as a basic foundation in business terminology. Emphasis will be placed on language and culture within a Hispanic business context. Class conducted in Spanish.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: SPAN 2002, SPAN 2006A, or placement by the Department of Spanish

Hours:
3



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SPAN 3620 - Medical Spanish

A course for students who desire to expand their Spanish knowledge in the field of medicine. Provides an overview of language, grammar, and culture related specifically to medical fields, and provides oral and written opportunities to practice an active vocabulary in health related situations. Emphasis on the development of oral, listening, reading, and writing skills at the advanced level of proficiency as defined by ACTFL.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisites: ENGL 1102 with a grade of C or higher and either SPAN 2002, SPAN 2006A, or placement by the Department of Spanish

Hours:
3



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SPAN 3630 - Translation Theory and Practice I

This course addresses the fundamental principles and translation techniques as they apply to the medical field, business world, and advertising. The course covers aspects of translation theory and practice, and of translation as a profession which prepares students to produce Spanish ↔ English translations. Required course for the Certificate in Spanish Translation.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisites: SPAN 2002 and ENGL 1102, or permission of instructor

Hours:
3



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SPAN 3640 - Translation Theory and Practice II

This course addresses the fundamental principles and translation techniques as they apply to the legal and law enforcement field, technology realm, and sports world. The course covers aspects of translation theory and practice, and of translation as a profession which prepares students to produce Spanish ? English translations. Required course for the Certificate in Spanish Translation.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisites: SPAN 2002 and ENGL 1102, or permission of instructor

Hours:
3



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SPAN 3650 - Introduction to Interpreting

This course is designed to develop skills in oral interpretation between Spanish and English through the study of language nuances and techniques in interpretation applied to various professional and informal settings. At least one other SPAN 3000 or 4000-level course is highly recommended before taking SPAN 3650.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: SPAN 3310

Hours:
3



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SPAN 3660 - Literary Translation

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the translation of literary texts. The course will study Spanish literature in chronological order and by the different literary genres as they developed in the language. Students will examine epic poetry, chronicles and legends and fables of the Middle Ages, Renaissance poetry and essays, the emergence of the novel, Baroque theater, political essays from the Enlightenment, the poetry of Romanticism, the literature of the Spanish Civil War, the Movida, terrorism, the rise of technology, social media, blogs and texting.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: SPAN 2001 and SPAN 2002 or SPAN 2006A, or permission from the instructor

Hours:
3



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SPAN 3950 - Study Abroad

The study of the Spanish language and Spanish culture in a native environment. Designed especially for students in a Study Abroad Program of the University System of Georgia.

Hours:
1-6



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SPAN 3960 - Study Abroad

The study of the Spanish language and Spanish culture in a native environment. Designed especially for students in a Study Abroad Program of the University System of Georgia.

Hours:
1-6



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SPAN 3970 - Study Abroad

The study of the Spanish language and Spanish culture in a native environment. Designed especially for students in a Study Abroad Program of the University System of Georgia.

Hours:
1-6



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SPAN 3990 - Special Topics

Study of an area of language, literature or culture not fully covered in other regular courses. Topics vary and announced in advance. May be repeated for 1-3 credit hours for a maximum of six credits if topic is different.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: SPAN 2002, SPAN 2006, or placement by the Department of Spanish

Hours:
1-3



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SPAN 4040 - Mysticism, Shamanism, and the New Age Movement in Latin America

A study of the dominant worldviews throughout Latin America that challenge or differ from the Western perspective. This course explores the philosophical and practical aspects of notable examples of Christian mysticism, shamanism, and a selection of elements exemplary of the New Age movement. Class conducted in Spanish.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisites: Two Spanish courses at the 3000 level or higher or placement by the Department of Spanish

Hours:
3



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SPAN 4110 - Latin American Literature I

Introductory survey of Latin American literature from pre-Columbian times to the advent of Modernism around 1885, encompassing Aztec and Mayan literature, the Chronicles, the Baroque, the Enlightenment, Romanticism, Realism, and Naturalism. Class conducted in Spanish.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: SPAN 2002, SPAN 2006A, or placement by the Department of Spanish

Hours:
3



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SPAN 4120 - Latin American Literature II

Introductory survey of Latin American literature from c. 1885 to the present-encompassing Modernism, Social and Psychological Realism, the Avant-Garde, the Indigenista movement, the 'Boom' and Postmodernism. Class conducted in Spanish.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: SPAN 2002, SPAN 2006A, or placement by the Department of Spanish

Hours:
3



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SPAN 4130 - Women Writers of Latin America and Spain

A study of selections by Latin-American and/or Spanish women writers. The course examines the evolution of their perspectives in the building of Identity, Progress, Nation and Gender from the 1500's to today. All activities, debates, and written assignments encourage the balanced and proficient development of all skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Class conducted in Spanish.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: SPAN 2002, SPAN 2006A, or placement by the Department of Spanish

Hours:
3



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SPAN 4170 - Spanish Literature of the Golden Age

A study of selections by Spanish writers of the Golden Age by genre and in chronological order beginning with the sonnets of Garcilaso de la Vega and ending with the theatre of Calderon de la Barca. Class conducted in Spanish.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: SPAN 2002, SPAN 2006A, or placement by the Department of Spanish

Hours:
3



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SPAN 4200 - Modern Spanish Literature

A study of works by Spanish writers from the early nineteenth century to the present, encompassing Romanticism, Realism, Naturalism, the Generations of 98 and 27, and post-war and contemporary periods. Class conducted in Spanish.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: SPAN 2002, SPAN 2006A, or placement by the Department of Spanish

Hours:
3



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SPAN 4210 - 21st Century Spanish Literature

A study of peninsular Spanish writers of the twenty-first century beginning with the death of Franco and moving through the Transition, the Movida, the introduction of the Euro and the terrorist attack in Atocha that brought profound cultural changes to the country. Class conducted in Spanish.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: SPAN 2002, SPAN 2006A, or placement by the Department of Spanish

Hours:
3



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SPAN 4220 - Microfiction in the Spanish-Speaking World

A study of Spanish and Latin-American twenty-first century short literary and audiovisual narratives, including micro-stories, micro-movies, video clips, and movie trailers. The course will also include creative production in various brief formats. Class conducted in Spanish.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisites: SPAN 2002 or SPAN 2006A, or placement by the Department of Spanish

Hours:
3



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SPAN 4240 - Creative Writing in Spanish

Introductory course in creative writing in Spanish. The course will involve creative production in various forms and genres. Assignments will combine to motivate and refine students' writing. Class conducted in Spanish.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: Any SPAN 3000-level class with a grade of C or higher, or placement by the Department of Spanish

Hours:
3



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SPAN 4410 - Spanish Linguistics

This course will provide students with a survey of Spanish linguistics. The class will study Spanish pronunciation (phonology), word structure (morphology), history of the language and its status today as a world language, linguistic variation among different dialects of Spanish, language attitudes, Spanish in the U.S., and language in the educational system (bilingualism). Class conducted in Spanish.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: MLAN 2010 and either SPAN 2002 or SPAN 2006

Hours:
3



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SPAN 4420 - Spanish Sociolinguistics

This course will provide students with a survey of Spanish sociolinguistics which is the study of how language and social factors interact. Students will be introduced to themes such as how age, socioeconomic status, and gender influence our language; how languages vary across the Spanish-speaking world; what happens to languages that come into contact with each other; bilingualism and Spanish in the US and as a heritage language here; how our attitudes toward a speaker's language influence our perception of him or her; the  relationship between language and identity; and factors influencing how policies and laws involving language are passed. Class conducted in Spanish.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: MLAN 2010 and either SPAN 2002 or SPAN 2006

Hours:
3



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SPAN 4430 - History of the Spanish Language

This course serves as an overview of the diachronic (across time) evolution of modern Spanish from spoken Latin. Data from phonetics/phonology and morpho-syntax will form the basis of study. Topics covered include: the development of Vulgar Latin and Proto-Romance, the Old Spanish phonological system, morpho-syntactic changes from Latin to Spanish, and the influences of contact languages on modern Spanish. The linguistic analysis of texts and the processes of language change will also figure prominently.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: SPAN 2002, or professor recommendation required

Hours:
3



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SPAN 4510 - Advanced Spanish Language Skills

An advanced language course designed to increase the student's overall mastery of the language. This course will follow a holistic approach that encourages the balanced development of all skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing, with sound knowledge of advanced grammatical principles. Class discussions and activities as well as written assignments are based on topics of current interest researched by the students, literary selections, films, and the press.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: SPAN 2002 or SPAN 2006

Hours:
3



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SPAN 4900 - Translation Capstone Experience

This course is a culminating experience for students pursuing the Translation Certificate. This course provides the opportunity to demonstrate the skills acquired through the courses that are part of the translation certificate and to develop a portfolio that displays all those skills for future employers. Having completed or nearly completed all the courses towards the Translation Certificate, students will create a portfolio that integrates their growth and development as translators. Student must have previously completed SPAN 3630, SPAN 3640, and at least two additional SPAN courses used to fulfil the requirements of the Translation Certificate.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: Departmental permission required

Hours:
3



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SPAN 4910 - Study Abroad

The study of Spanish language and Hispanic culture in a native environment. Designed especially for students in a study abroad program of the University System of Georgia.

Hours:
1-6



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SPAN 4920 - Study Abroad

The study of Spanish language and Hispanic culture in a native environment. Designed especially for students in a study abroad program of the University System of Georgia.

Hours:
1-6



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SPAN 4930 - Study Abroad

The study of Spanish language and Hispanic culture in a native environment. Designed especially for students in a study abroad program of the University System of Georgia.

Hours:
1-6



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SPAN 4940 - Study Abroad

The study of Spanish language and Hispanic culture in a native environment. Designed especially for students in a study abroad program of the University System of Georgia.

Hours:
1-6



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SPAN 4950 - Study Abroad

The study of the Spanish language and Hispanic culture in a Native environment. Designed especially for students in the Study Abroad Program of the University System of Georgia.

Hours:
1-6



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SPAN 4960 - Study Abroad

The study of the Spanish language and Hispanic culture in a Native environment. Designed especially for students in the Study Abroad Program of the University System of Georgia.

Hours:
1-6



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SPAN 4970 - Study Abroad

The study of the Spanish language and Hispanic culture in a native environment. Designed especially for students in the Study Abroad Program of the University System of Georgia.

Hours:
1-6



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SPAN 4980 - Study Abroad

The study of the Spanish language and Hispanic culture in a native environment. Designed especially for students in the Study Abroad Program of the University System of Georgia.

Hours:
1-6



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SPAN 4990 - Special Topics

Study of an area of language, literature or culture not fully covered in other regular courses. Topics vary and are announced in advance. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: SPAN 2002, SPAN 2006A, or placement by the Department of Spanish

Hours:
1-3



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SPAN 4995 - Spanish Internship

This course provides students with the opportunity to observe Hispanic culture, communicate daily (primarily) in Spanish to enhance the student's proficiency and work in an area related to a student's career interest. To complete this course, students must work a total of 220 hours in a Spanish speaking country/environment. Internship placements are subject to the approval of the Internship Coordinator.

Hours:
6



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Graduate Courses - Spanish
SPAN 5100 - Elem Spanish for Educators

An elementary Spanish course for educators that provides vocabulary and basic orial communication skills that facilitate the sharing of school-related information with non-English speaking Latino students and parents in the K-12 setting.

Hours:
3

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SPAN 5200 - Elem Spanish Healthcare Profes

This course develops communicative proficiency for the standard medical interview, emphasizes role-play exercises and vocabulary building, and provides discussion of Hispanic cultural attitudes about health issues. In addition to work required of undergraduates, graduate students must demonstrate more advanced vocabulary and interview skills. Course conducted in Spanish.

Hours:
3

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Undergraduate Courses - Portuguese
PORT 1001 - Elementary Portuguese I

An introduction to Lusano culture and to the fundamentals of listening, speaking, reading and writing Portuguese designed for those who have never studied it before or who need a review. Active classroom use of the language. Language laboratory assignments.

Hours:
4



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PORT 1002 - Elementary Portuguese II

A continuation of PORT 1001 introducing new vocabulary and basic structures through contextualized, active language use.  Further study of Lusano culture at the elementary level. This course will meet for three (3) hours per week in the classroom and will be supplemented with additional instruction online and in the language laboratory for the 4th credit hour. Course instruction conducted in Portuguese.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: PORT 1001

Hours:
4



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PORT 2001 - Intermediate Portuguese I

Continued development and reinforcement of the fundamentals of grammar, vocabulary acquisition, pronunciation, listening, speaking, reading and writing. Designed to increase linguistic and cultural proficiency through the situational use of the language and the study of authentic materials from Brazil and Portugal. Language laboratory and online assignments. Course instruction conducted in Portuguese.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: PORT 1002

Hours:
3



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PORT 2002 - Intermediate Portuguese II

Continued development and reinforcement of the fundamentals of grammar, vocabulary acquisition, pronunciation, listening, speaking, reading and writing. Designed to increase linguistic and cultural proficiency through the situational use of the language and the study of authentic materials from Brazil and Portugal. Course instruction conducted in Portuguese.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: PORT 2001

Hours:
3



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