SPAN - Spanish

Offered By:
Faculty of Arts

Below are the courses available from the SPAN subject code. Select a course to view the available classes, additional class notes, and class times

SPAN 111 - Beginners' Spanish I View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-2)

Intended for students with no previous knowledge of the language and designed to develop basic skills: listening, reading, speaking, writing, and intercultural competence. Note: not to be taken by students with native or near native proficiency, or with Spanish 30 or its equivalents in Canada and other countries.


SPAN 112 - Beginners' Spanish II View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-2)

Prerequisite: SPAN 111 or consent of Department. Note: not to be taken by students with native or near native proficiency, or with Spanish 30 or its equivalents in Canada and other countries.


SPAN 211 - Intermediate Spanish I View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 5-0-0)

Intended to further develop knowledge of spoken and written Spanish with a focus on intercultural communicative competence. Prerequisite: Spanish 30 (or equivalent) or SPAN 112 or consent of Department. Note: not to be taken by students with advanced standing equivalent or near native ability.


SPAN 212 - Intermediate Spanish II View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 5-0-0)

A continuation of Spanish 211. Prerequisite: SPAN 211 or consent of Department. Note: Not to be taken by students with advanced standing equivalent or near native ability.


SPAN 300 - Advanced Spanish View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 4-0-0)

A high-intermediate to advanced-level course intended to improve overall proficiency in spoken and written Spanish. Emphasis on intercultural communicative competence. Prerequisite: SPAN 212 or consent of Department. Note: Not to be taken by students with advanced standing equivalent or near native ability or with credit in SPAN 306.


SPAN 306 - Spanish for Heritage Speakers View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 4-0-0)

Intended for speakers with an advanced level of oral proficiency, but no previous formal study of Spanish. Focus is on topics such as grammar and sentence structure, spelling and punctuation, interference between English and Spanish, and colloquial versus formal usages with the objective of improving skills in oral and written communication. Prerequisite: consent of Department. Note: Not to be taken by students with credit in SPAN 300.


SPAN 314 - Civilization and Culture of Spain View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Through a series of selected topics, the course offers a panoramic view of Spanish civilization and culture from the Medieval Period to our present time with an overall emphasis on the construction of 'Spanish' cultural identities. Prerequisite: SPAN 300 or 306 or consent of Department.


SPAN 315 - Civilization and Culture of Latin America View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

A panoramic overview of Latin American civilization and culture from Precolumbian times to the present. Designed to provide an introduction to the major trends in thought and cultural forms. Prerequisite: SPAN 300 or 306 or consent of Department.


SPAN 320 - Introduction to Literary Analysis View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Students develop the skills required for advanced studies in Spanish and Spanish American literature through the careful study of a variety of literary texts. Prerequisite: SPAN 300 or 306 or consent of Department.


SPAN 321 - Foundational Fictions of Spanish America View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Readings from selected texts to continue language acquisition and to introduce students to aspects of Spanish American literature and culture. Prerequisite: SPAN 300 or 306 or consent of Department.


SPAN 323 - Latin American Literature and the Environment View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

The study of the relationship of Latin American writing and writers to the environment with a focus on the landscape and current ecological concerns. Prerequisite: SPAN 300 or 306 or consent of Department.


SPAN 325 - Introduction to Cinema View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-3)

Some of the major works of film of Spain and/or Spanish America. Prerequisite: SPAN 300 or 306 or consent of Department.


SPAN 326 - Hispanic Children's Literature View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Key works of children's literature in Spain and Latin America. Prerequisite: SPAN 300 or 306 or consent of Department.


SPAN 332 - The Culture of Food View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Through an examination of texts about food (cookbooks, novels, films, music, journalism, etc.) students will gain an understanding of how food serves as a locus for concerns about nationalism, ethnicity, gender, and politics in Latin America. Prerequisite: SPAN 300 or 306 or consent of Department.


SPAN 333 - Reading Popular Culture View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

The course will look at questions of nation, class, race and gender in Hispanic popular cultural production. Prerequisite: SPAN 300 or 306 or consent of Department.


SPAN 335 - The Spanish Caribbean View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Literature and culture in Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. Prerequisite: SPAN 300 or 306 or consent of Department.


SPAN 341 - The 'Roaring Twenties' in Transatlantic Perspective View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Cultural production of Spanish America and Spain in the 1920's. Prerequisite: SPAN 300 or 306 or consent of Department.


SPAN 370 - The Sounds of Spanish View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Sound system of Spanish: phonetics, phonology, evolution of the language. Special attention to the pronunciation differences from English. Prerequisite: SPAN 300 or 306 or consent of Department.


SPAN 373 - Spanish as a World Language View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Focus on the evolution of Spanish from Latin and its spread around the world. Examines the different varieties of Spanish as well as practices and attitudes regarding the use of Spanish in different regions. Prerequisite: SPAN 300 or 306 or consent of Department. Note: Not open to students with credit in SPAN 372. May be taken in place of SPAN 372 for program requirements.


SPAN 378 - Teaching Spanish as a Second Language View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Approaches to language teaching, Spanish grammar pedagogy, and specific issues in teaching Spanish structures and skills. Prerequisite: SPAN 300 or 306 or consent of Department. Note: Not open to students with credit in SPAN 478. May be taken in place of SPAN 478 for program requirements.


SPAN 398 - Special Topics in Language/Linguistics View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Prerequisites: SPAN 300 or 306 or consent of Department.


SPAN 399 - Special Topics in Literature/Culture View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Prerequisite: SPAN 300 or 306 or consent of Department.


SPAN 405 - Exercises in Translation: Spanish into English View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Prerequisites: *3 in SPAN at the 300 level excluding 300 and 306, or consent of the Department. Note: This course can also be applied to the MLCS Certificate in Translation Studies.


SPAN 406 - Exercises in Translation: English into Spanish View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Prerequisites: *3 in SPAN at the 300 level excluding 300 and 306, or consent of the Department. Note: This course can also be applied to the MLCS Certificate in Translation Studies.


SPAN 407 - Advanced Grammar and Composition View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Focus on meanings expressed by different grammatical structures in Spanish, with reference to translation differences with English. Practice of different styles of writing. Prerequisites: *3 in SPAN at the 300 level excluding 300 and 306, or consent of the Department. Note: This course can also be applied to the MLCS Certificate in Translation Studies.


SPAN 425 - Hispanic Filmmakers View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-3)

Study of one to three different Hispanic filmmakers. Prerequisites: SPAN 320 or consent of the Department.


SPAN 426 - Creative Non-Fiction Workshop in Spanish View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

A writing workshop in Spanish. Students will gain exposure to evolving issues, standards, and research methodologies in professional writing. Genres may include literary journalism, memoir, travel writing, and personal essay. Prerequisite: *3 in SPAN at the 300-level excluding 300 and 306, or consent of Department.


SPAN 428 - Spanish Literary Masterpieces View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

An in-depth study of the most influential works of Span. Prerequisites: SPAN 320 or consent of the Department.


SPAN 440 - Topics in Spanish Peninsular Literature and Culture View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Prerequisites: SPAN 320 or consent of the Department.


SPAN 441 - Reading Colonial Culture View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Colonial Identities, power and ideology, mobilized through various forms of representation. Prerequisites: SPAN 320 or consent of the Department.


SPAN 444 - Hispanic Drama View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

A study of different dramatic forms from Spain and/or Latin America in their historical, social, political, and cultural contexts. Prerequisites: SPAN 320 or consent of the Department.


SPAN 460 - Self Portraits in Writing View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Testimonial writing, biography, and autobiography, memories, correspondence, diaries, interviews and confessions. Prerequisites: SPAN 320 or consent of Department.


SPAN 475 - Spanish in Society View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Language as a social phenomenon. Description of dialects in Spanish. Language shift, bilingualism, language attrition, code-switching and language attitudes. Prerequisites: *3 in SPAN at the 300-level excluding 300 and 306, or consent of Department.


SPAN 476 - The Acquisition of Spanish View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Issues relating to the acquisition of Spanish as a second language, education, and language policies, and language pedagogy in the literature and in practice. Prerequisites: *3 in SPAN at the 300-level excluding 300 and 306, or consent of Department.


SPAN 495 - Honors Thesis View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)
There is no available course description.

SPAN 498 - Special Topics in Language/Linguistics View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Prerequisites: *3 in SPAN at the 300 level excluding 300 and 306 or consent of Department


SPAN 499 - Special Topics in Literature/Culture View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Prerequisites: SPAN 320 or consent of Department


SPAN 505 - Exercises in Translation: Spanish to English View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-3)

Prerequisite: consent of Department.


SPAN 506 - Exercises in Translation: English to Spanish View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-3)

Prerequisite: consent of Department.


SPAN 525 - Hispanic Filmmakers View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-3)

Prerequisite: consent of Department.


SPAN 526 - Creative Non-Fiction Workshop in Spanish View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

A writing workshop in Spanish. Students will gain exposure to evolving issues, standards, and research methodologies in professional writing. Genres may include literary journalism, memoir, travel writing, and personal essay. Prerequisite: *3 in SPAN at the 300-level excluding 300 and 306, or consent of Department.


SPAN 528 - Spanish Literary Masterpieces View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Prerequisite: consent of Department.


SPAN 535 - Topics in Hispanic Culture View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Prerequisite: consent of Department.


SPAN 541 - Reading Colonial Culture View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Prerequisite: consent of Department.


SPAN 542 - Hispanic Drama View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Prerequisite: consent of Department.


SPAN 552 - Indigenous America View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Prerequisite: consent of Department.


SPAN 555 - Literature, War, and Revolution View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Prerequisite: consent of Department.


SPAN 556 - Constructing the Nation View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Prerequisite: consent of Department.


SPAN 560 - Self Portraits in Writing View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Prerequisite: consent of Department.


SPAN 575 - Spanish in Society View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Prerequisite: consent of Department.


SPAN 576 - The Acquisition of Spanish View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Prerequisite: consent of Department.


SPAN 599 - Directed Reading View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Prerequisite: consent of Department.


SPAN 615 - Latin American Film in Theory and Context View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)
There is no available course description.

SPAN 698 - Topics in Spanish Linguistics View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Prerequisite: consent of Department.


SPAN 699 - Topics in Spanish Literature and Culture View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Prerequisite: consent of Department.