Southwestern

Engaging Minds, Transforming Lives

Spanish

Courses

Below you will find a list of our current or recent offerings. See the course catalog for descriptions and updated information.

  • 15-001 SELECTED TOPICS
    May be repeated with change in content.
  • 15-002 SELECTED TOPICS
    May be repeated with change in content.
  • 15-003 SELECTED TOPICS
    May be repeated with change in content.
  • 15-004 SELECTED TOPICS
    May be repeated with change in content.
  • 15-014 SPANISH I
    Introduction to the language for students with no prior study of Spanish. Skills development in listening, speaking, writing, reading and cultural study. Departmental approval required for enrollment in Spanish 15-014, and contingent on placement exam results and language background.
  • 15-024 SPANISH II
    Introduction to the language. Skills development in listening, speaking, writing, reading and cultural study. Prerequisite: Spanish 15-014 with a grade of C- or better or equivalent placement.
  • 15-114 SPANISH III
    Intermediate course on Spanish language and culture with emphasis on listening, speaking, reading and writing. Continued practice in the target language. An additional goal is to develop practical language learning opportunities facilitated through community-based learning projects. Prerequisite: Spanish 15-024 with a grade of C- or better or equivalent placement.
  • 15-124 SPANISH IV
    Intermediate course designed to develop communicative skills in Spanish, focusing on listening, speaking, writing and reading in the target language. An additional goal is to develop further knowledge of the varieties and complexities of the cultures of the Spanish speaking world. Prerequisite: Spanish 15-114 with a grade of C- or better or equivalent placement. Exit interview/examination is required to satisfy course requirements.
  • 15-301 SELECTED TOPICS
    May be repeated with change in content. Prerequisite: Spanish 15-124 or equivalent placement.
  • 15-302 SELECTED TOPICS
    May be repeated with change in content. Prerequisite: Spanish 15-124 or equivalent placement.
  • 15-303 SELECTED TOPICS
    May be repeated with change in content. Prerequisite: Spanish 15-124 or equivalent placement.
  • 15-304 SELECTED TOPICS
    May be repeated with change in content. Prerequisite: Spanish 15-124 or equivalent placement.
  • 15-334 CONVERSATION THROUGH HISPANIC CINEMA
    An intermediate level course designed to improve conversational Spanish skills through the discussion of movies from around the Spanish-speaking world. Although the course focuses on conversational Spanish, it also offers a review of Spanish grammar and allows for practice with written and presentational Spanish as well. Recommended for Spanish minors. Prerequisite: Spanish 15-124 or equivalent placement. (WA) (IP)
  • 15-344 INTRODUCTION TO LITERARY STUDIES
    An intermediate-level course designed to introduce students to the interpretation of literary texts and to promote the acquisition of the technical vocabulary needed to describe and debate literary issues. Recommended for Spanish majors. Prerequisite: Spanish 15-124 or equivalent placement or permission of instructor. (WA)
  • 15-354 CULTURES OF LATIN AMERICA
    Exploration of Latin American cultures incorporating a variety of materials and approaches, such as geography, history, architecture, literature, music, art and religion. Prerequisite: Spanish 15-124 or equivalent placement or permission of instructor. (H) (IP) (SJ)
  • 15-364 CULTURES OF SPAIN
    Exploration of Peninsular Spanish cultures incorporating a variety of materials and approaches, such as geography, history, architecture, literature, music, art and religion. Prerequisite: Spanish 15-124 or equivalent placement or permission of instructor. (H) (IP) (SJ)
  • 15-404 SELECTED TOPICS IN IBERIAN LITERATURE
    May be repeated with change in topic. Prerequisite: Spanish 15-344. (H)
  • 15-414 READINGS IN MEDIEVAL AND EARLY MODERN
    Interpretation and analysis of pre-19th-century representative texts from Spain, emphasizing Medieval and Golden Age literature. May be repeated for credit with change in topic. Prerequisite: Spanish 15-344. (H)
  • 15-424 READINGS IN CONTEMPORARY IBERIAN
    Interpretation and analysis of 19th-, 20th- and/or 21st-century representative texts from Spain. May be repeated for credit with change in topic. Prerequisite: Spanish 15-344. (H)
  • 15-434 DON QUIJOTE
    Interpretation and analysis of the seminal work in Spanish literature, Don Quijote. Prerequisite: Spanish 15-344.
  • 15-444 IBERIAN LITERATURE ABROAD
    Prerequisite: Spanish 15-334 or 15-344. (H)
  • 15-454 RACE AND IMMIGRATION IN SPANISH
    Exploration of literature written by and about immigrants and people classified as other in Spain. Prerequisite: Spanish 15-344. (H)
  • 15-504 SELECTED TOPICS IN HISPANO-AMERICAN
    May be repeated for credit with change in topic. Prerequisite: Spanish 15-344.
  • 15-514 READINGS IN PRE-20TH-CENTURY
    Interpretation and analysis of pre-20th century representative texts from Hispano-America. Prerequisite: Spanish 15-344. (H)
  • 15-524 READINGS IN CONTEMPORARY
    Interpretation and analysis of 20th- and/or 21st-century representative texts from Hispano-America. May be repeated for credit with change in topic. Prerequisite: Spanish 15-344. (H)
  • 15-534 CULTURAL MEMORY IN LATIN AMERICA
    This interdisciplinary course will explore the construction of cultural memorycollective meaningful understandings of the past and present in a given socio historical contextin contemporary Latin America through the examination of symbolic systems, practices, and cultural products: written and audiovisual narratives, music, memorials, and popular traditions. Prerequisite: Spanish 15-334 or 15-344.
  • 15-544 HISPANO-AMERICAN LITERATURE ABROAD
    Prerequisite: Spanish 15-334 or 15-344.
  • 15-614 TOPICS IN HISPANIC FILM
    Interpretation and analysis of selected works by Spanish and/or Latin American directors. May be repeated for credit with change in topic. Prerequisites: One 300 level course. (H) (IP) .
  • 15-624 TOPICS IN HISPANIC LITERATURE
    Interpretation and analysis of selected Iberian and/or Hispano-American works. May be repeated for credit with change in topic. Prerequisites: Spanish 15-344. (H) .
  • 15-634 TOPICS IN HISPANIC CULTURE
    Interpretation and analysis of selected cultural events and festivities, works of art and/or literary works by Iberian and/or Hispano-American authors. May be repeated for credit with change in topic. Prerequisites: One 300 level course. (H) (IP)
  • 15-644 GENDER, RACE AND NATIONALISM IN SPANISH
    Discussion of topics such as body, performance, migration and cultural exchange through the viewing, discussing and analyzing of recent films from Spain and the Mediterranean world. Prerequisites: One 300 level course.
  • 15-654 CITTZENSHIP & CONFLICT COLOMBIAN CINEMA
    This course studies structures of power, specifically the way that state institutions, in many instances, become the source of or promote discrimination, violence, and exploitation. These films expose the complex relation between citizenship, state practices and insurgent forces giving audiences an opportunity to reflect on the differences in state regulations and citizen responses that evolve from the population's urgent need to secure their survival. Prerequisites: One 300 level course. (SJ), (IP), (WA), (H)
  • 15-664 GENDER, RACE & NTNLSM IN SPANISH CINEMA
  • 15-704 SELECTED TOPICS IN LINGUISTICS
    May be repeated with change in topic. Prerequisite: Spanish 15-124 or equivalent placement.
  • 15-714 SPANISH SOCIOLINGUISTICS
    Study of the use of the Spanish language in its social context with analysis of variations that occurs over geographic, class, gender, racial, and educational lines. Focus on current issues in sociolinguistics as well as the fields main findings, approaches, and research methodologies. Prerequisite: Spanish 15-124 or equivalent.
  • 15-724 SPANISH PHONETICS AND PHONOLOGY
    Study of the theoretical concepts and analytical tools used to describe and categorize sounds in natural languages, focusing specifically on the sound system of Spanish. Prerequisite: Spanish 15-124 or equivalent.
  • 15-734 SPANISH IN THE UNITED STATES
    Study of the use of the Spanish language in the United States, focusing primarily on linguistic phenomena evidenced in the various speech communities, as well as the social, historical, political, and educational forces that influence Spanish language use, maintenance, and Spanish/English bilingualism. Prerequisite: Spanish 15-124 or equivalent.
  • 15-744 LINGUISTICS ABROAD
    Prerequisite: Spanish 15-334 or 344.
  • 15-901 TUTORIAL
  • 15-902 TUTORIAL
  • 15-903 TUTORIAL
  • 15-904 TUTORIAL
  • 15-934 RESEARCH SEMINAR FOR SENIORS
    Fulfills the requirements for a capstone experience in Spanish. Offered only in the spring. Prerequisites: Spanish 15-344, 15-354 or 15-364, and four additional upper-level electives. Exit interview/examination is required to satisfy course requirements. (WA)
  • 15-941 ACADEMIC INTERNSHIP
    Must be taken Pass/D/F. Prerequisite: any 300-level course and instructor/supervisor approval. May be repeated.
  • 15-942 ACADEMIC INTERNSHIP
    Must be taken Pass/D/F. Prerequisite: any 300-level course and instructor/supervisor approval. May be repeated.
  • 15-943 ACADEMIC INTERNSHIP
    Must be taken Pass/D/F. Prerequisite: any 300-level course and instructor/supervisor approval. May be repeated.
  • 15-944 ACADEMIC INTERNSHIP
    Must be taken Pass/D/F. Prerequisite: any 300-level course and instructor/supervisor approval. May be repeated.
  • 15-951 INDEPENDENT STUDY
    May be repeated with change in content. Prerequisite: Spanish 15-334 or 15-344.
  • 15-952 INDEPENDENT STUDY
    May be repeated with change in content. Prerequisite: Spanish 15-334 or 15-344.
  • 15-953 INDEPENDENT STUDY
    May be repeated with change in content. Prerequisite: Spanish 15-334 or 15-344.
  • 15-954 INDEPENDENT STUDY
    May be repeated with change in content. Prerequisite: Spanish 15-334 or 15-344.
  • 15-984 HONORS
    By invitation only.