Spanish Major (B.A.) - Undergraduate (Combined B.A./M.A.T. with Teacher Certification in Spanish (Preschool-Grade 12) and Teacher of Students with Disabilities - 2015 University Catalog

The Dual Degree Dual Certification program is a 5-year program that leads to teacher certification in Spanish (grades P-12), teacher certification in Teacher of Students with Disabilities, a baccalaureate degree and a master’s degree. Interested students must apply to and be admitted to the Teacher Education Program as an undergraduate. Students must successfully complete the undergraduate portion of the program in order to be admitted to the Graduate School and complete the one-year master’s portion of the program.

Please visit the Teacher Education Program website for the required undergraduate professional sequence of courses, overall course outline, and other important Program requirements, guidelines, and procedures. Students also are strongly advised to review the Teacher Education Program Handbook.

A minimum of 120 semester hours of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA, and a minimum 2.0 major GPA. However, more than 120 semester hours may be required depending upon the major field of study. In addition to the major requirement outlined below, all university students must fulfill the set of General Education requirements applicable to their degree.


SPANISH MAJOR (BA/MAT)

Complete 2 requirements:

  1. MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

    Complete 45 semester hours including the following 3 requirement(s):

    1. REQUIRED COURSES

      Complete the following 9 courses:

      SPAN 241 Fundamentals of Spanish Grammar (3 hours lecture) 3
      SPAN 242 Spanish Composition and Stylistics (3 hours lecture) 3
      SPAN 343 Introduction to Spanish Phonetics (3 hours lecture) 3
      SPAN 348 Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics (3 hours lecture) 3
      SPAN 349 Introduction to Hispanic Literary Studies (3 hours lecture) 3
      SPAN 361 Voices of the Past and Present: Spain (3 hours lecture) 3
      SPAN 363 Voices of the Past and Present: Latin America (3 hours lecture) 3
      SPAN 410 Advanced Spanish Grammar (3 hours lecture) 3
      SPAN 421 Special Topics in Teaching Spanish K-12 (3 hours lecture) 3
    2. ELECTIVES

      Complete the following 2 requirement(s):

      1. LANGUAGE & LITERATURE ELECTIVES

        Complete 2 courses from the following:

        SPAN 344 Spanish Conversation (3 hours lecture) 3
        SPAN 346 Selected Topics in the Spanish Language (3 hours lecture) 3
        SPAN 350 Theory and Practice of Translation (3 hours lecture) 3
        SPAN 351 Fundamentals of Specialized Translation (3 hours lecture) 3
        SPAN 373 Selected Topics in Spanish and Latin American Literature (3 hours lecture) 3
        SPAN 420 Audiovisual Translation 3
        SPAN 439 Spanish Film and Fiction (3 hours lecture) 3
        SPAN 441 Contemporary Spanish Novel (3 hours lecture) 3
        SPAN 442 Spanish Poetry and Drama of the 19th Century (3 hours lecture) 3
        SPAN 443 Spanish Prose of the 19th Century (3 hours lecture) 3
        SPAN 444 Contemporary Spanish Theater (3 hours lecture) 3
        SPAN 446 The Latin American Essay (3 hours lecture) 3
        SPAN 447 Contemporary Spanish-American Short Story (3 hours lecture) 3
        SPAN 448 Contemporary Latin American Poetry (3 hours lecture) 3
        SPAN 449 The Spanish-American Novel (3 hours lecture) 3
        SPAN 450 Introduction to Interpreting (3 hours lecture) 3
        SPAN 452 Capstone Course in Translation (3 hours lecture) 3
        SPAN 460 El Quijote (3 hours lecture) 3
        SPAN 466 Contemporary Latin American Theater (3 hours lecture) 3
        SPAN 469 The Drama of the Golden Age (3 hours lecture) 3
        SPAN 470 Senior Seminar (3 hours seminar) 3
        SPAN 471 Contemporary Trends in the Spanish-American Novel (3 hours lecture) 3
        SPAN 472 Puerto Rican Literature and Thought (3 hours lecture) 3
        SPAN 473 Sexual Subversion in Contemporary Hispanic Literature and Film (3 hours lecture) 3
        SPAN 480 Independent Study 3
      2. CULTURE

        Complete 1 course from the following:

        SPAN 374 Cultural Studies: Spain (3 hours lecture) 3
        SPAN 376 Cultural Studies: Latin America and the Caribbean (3 hours lecture) 3
    3. GRADUATE COURSES

      Complete 2 requirement(s). These courses will also count toward the MAT portion of this program.

      1. Complete 2 courses:

        SPED 584 Assessment and Evaluation in the Inclusive Classroom 2-3
        SPED 585 Technology for Inclusive Classrooms 2-3
      2. Complete 1 course from the following with advisor approval:

        SPAN 501 Advanced Studies in the Spanish Language (3 hours lecture) 3
        SPAN 504 Introduction to Literary Theory (3 hours lecture) 3
        SPAN 505 History of Spanish Language (3 hours lecture) 3
        SPAN 507 Translation and Health Services (3 hours lecture) 3
        SPAN 509 Translation and the Law (3 hours lecture) 3
        SPAN 511 Consecutive Interpreting (3 hours lecture) 3
        SPAN 512 Simultaneous Interpreting (3 hours lecture) 3
        SPAN 516 Medieval Spanish Literature to the Fifteenth Century (3 hours lecture) 3
        SPAN 518 Teaching Spanish in K-12 (2.5 hours lecture) 3
        SPAN 520 Audiovisual Translation 3
        SPAN 521 Special Topics in Teaching Spanish K-12 (3 hours lecture) 3
        SPAN 522 Theatre of the Golden Age (3 hours lecture) 3
        SPAN 523 Prose and Poetry of the Golden Age (3 hours lecture) 3
        SPAN 524 Cervantes (3 hours lecture) 3
        SPAN 525 Enlightenment and Romanticism (3 hours lecture) 3
        SPAN 526 Spanish Novel of the 19th Century (3 hours lecture) 3
        SPAN 527 The Generation of 98 (3 hours lecture) 3
        SPAN 528 Spanish Fiction and Film (3 hours lecture) 3
        SPAN 530 Spanish Cultural History (3 hours lecture) 3
        SPAN 533 Contemporary Spanish Theater (3 hours lecture) 3
        SPAN 534 Contemporary Spanish Novel (3 hours lecture) 3
        SPAN 535 Contemporary Spanish Poetry (3 hours lecture) 3
        SPAN 537 Lorca (3 hours lecture) 3
        SPAN 540 Colonial Latin American Literature (3 hours lecture) 3
        SPAN 541 Latin American Literature of the 19th Century (3 hours lecture) 3
        SPAN 542 Contemporary Latin American Novel (3 hours lecture) 3
        SPAN 543 Contemporary Latin American Theater (3 hours lecture) 3
        SPAN 546 Modernismo in Latin America (3 hours lecture) 3
        SPAN 548 Latin American Novel: After the "Boom" (3 hours lecture) 3
        SPAN 549 Contemporary Latin American Short Story (3 hours lecture) 3
        SPAN 551 Contemporary Latin American Poetry (3 hours lecture) 3
        SPAN 560 Topics in Spanish, Latin American and Caribbean Literature (3 hours lecture) 3
        SPAN 562 Autobiographical Acts in Spain and in Latin America (3 hours lecture) 3
        SPAN 698 Master's Thesis 3
        SPAN 699 Master's Thesis Extension 1
  2. TEACHER ED PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (BA/MAT)

    1. TEACHER ED PRE-REQUISITE REQUIREMENTS

      Complete the following 3 requirements:

      1. HEALTH FOR TEACHER EDUCATION

        Complete 1 course from the following, or pass the MSU Health Knowledge Test available through the Center of Pedagogy:

        BIOL 100 Biological Sciences (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 4
        BIOL 107 Biology for Survival (3 hours lecture) 3
        BIOL 110 The Biology of Human Life (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 4
        BIOL 215 Human Heredity (3 hours lecture) 3
        BIOL 240 Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology I (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 3
        BIOL 241 Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology II (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 3
        BIOL 243 Human Anatomy and Physiology (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
        BIOL 380 Genetics (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
        HLTH 101 Personal Health Issues (3 hours lecture) 3
        HLTH 207 Safety, Accidents and Emergency Care. Starting Winter 2016: Injury Prevention and Emergency Care (3 hours lecture) 3
        HLTH 210 Consumer Health (3 hours lecture) 3
        HLTH 213 Perspectives on Drugs (3 hours lecture) 3
        HLTH 220 Mental Health (3 hours lecture) 3
        HLTH 290 Human Sexuality (3 hours lecture) 3
        HLTH 307 The Study of Human Diseases (3 hours lecture) 3
        HLTH 314 Public Health Aspects of Alcohol Abuse (3 hours lecture) 3
        HLTH 330 Foundations of Health Education. Starting Winter 2016: Health Education Methods (3 hours lecture) 3
        HLTH 411 School Health and Community Services (3 hours lecture) 3
        HLTH 430 Health Counseling. Starting Winter 2016: Counseling Skills for Public Health Professionals (3 hours lecture) 3
        HONP 210 Honors Seminar in Science (3 hours seminar, 2 hours lab) 4
        HONP 211 Honors Seminar in Contemporary Issues in Science (3 hours seminar) 3
        HPEM 150 Principles and Practice of Emergency Care (3 hours lecture) 3
        NUFD 182 Nutrition (3 hours lecture) 3
      2. SPEECH FOR TEACHER EDUCATION

        Complete the following:

        CMST 101 Fundamentals of Speech: Communication Requirement (3 hours lecture) 3
      3. ADDITIONAL TEACHER ED PRE-REQUISITES

        Complete the following 3 requirements:

        1. Complete 1 course from the following: .

          EDFD 200 Psychological Foundations of Education (3 hours lecture) 3
          PSYC 200 Educational Psychology (3 hours lecture) 3
        2. Complete the following 2 courses: .

          EDFD 220 Philosophical Orientation to Education (3 hours lecture) 3
          EDFD 221 Historical Foundations of American Education (3 hours lecture) 3
        3. Complete 1 course from the following: .

          EDFD 210 Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling (3 hours lecture) 3
          READ 210 Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling (3 hours lecture) 3
          SASE 210 Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling (3 hours lecture) 3
    2. UNDERGRADUATE PROFESSIONAL SEQUENCE I

      Complete the following 3 requirement(s):

      1. Complete 1 course from:

        ECEL 279 Foundation and Philosophy of Inclusive Education (3 hours lecture) 3
        SPED 279 Foundation and Philosophy of Inclusive Education (3 hours lecture) 3
      2. Complete 1 course from:

        EDFD 312 Educating English Language Learners (1 hour lecture) 1
        READ 312 Educating English Language Learners (1 hour lecture) 1
        SASE 312 Educating English Language Learners (1 hour lecture) 1
      3. Complete 1 course from:

        EDFD 305 Teaching for Equity & Diversity (3 hours lecture) 3
        READ 305 Teaching for Equity & Diversity (3 hour lecture) 3
        SASE 305 Teaching for Equity and Diversity (3 hours lecture) 3
    3. UNDERGRADUATE PROFESSIONAL SEQUENCE II

      Complete the following 2 courses:

      READ 411 Language & Literacy (3 hours lecture) 3
      SPED 367 Language-Based Strategies for Inclusive Classrooms (3 hour lecture) 3
    4. UNDERGRADUATE PROFESSIONAL SEQUENCE III

      Complete the following 2 courses:

      SPED 469 Inclusive Methods for Middle and Secondary Schools (3 hours lecture) 3
      SPED 488 Promoting Prosocial Behaviors in Inclusive Settings (3 hours lecture) 3

Course Descriptions:

BIOL100: Biological Sciences (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

The study of life from molecule to organism with focus on structure and function of cells, mechanisms of heredity and change, survey of animals and plants and their interrelationships in the living world. Open to non-majors as well as majors. BIOL 100 is not included in the GPA as a biology major course. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Natural/Physical Science Laboratory. 4 sh.

BIOL107: Biology for Survival (3 hours lecture)

Basic concepts of biology that focus on social implications of pollution, population control, radiation, drugs, pesticides, the genetic revolution, etc. For non-science majors. Biology majors may only take this course as a free elective. 3 sh.

BIOL110: The Biology of Human Life (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

The course is intended to serve the non-biology major and present a basic introduction to human anatomy and physiology. It will provide students with a laboratory experience so that they may learn the scientific method and its application in the field of human biology. This course will provide these students with a body of knowledge specific to human anatomy and physiology so that they may be well informed when dealing with important personal, family and societal issues relative to health and life-style decisions. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Natural/Physical Science Laboratory. 4 sh.

BIOL215: Human Heredity (3 hours lecture)

A non-major course introducing concepts of classical heredity and modern molecular genetics, which stresses the techniques and significance of genetic knowledge and research. 3 sh.

BIOL240: Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology I (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

Human anatomy and physiology for health education and physical education majors. Not for biology majors. Biology majors may only take this course as a free elective. 3 sh.

BIOL241: Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology II (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

Human anatomy and physiology for health education and physical education majors. Not for biology majors. Biology majors may only take this course as a free elective. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 240.

BIOL243: Human Anatomy and Physiology (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)

A study of the dynamics of the human body in relation to its structure and function is based on its nutritional input. Each organ system is discussed in relation to its contribution to the whole functioning organism, as well as a basic survey of its pathologies. Primarily for ADA certification. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 130.

BIOL380: Genetics (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)

Lecture and lab. Heredity, gene and chromosomal structure and function, gene regulation, mutation and repair, genes in populations, genetic manipulation, and applied genetics are covered. Lab exercises demonstrate genetic concepts. A semester-long project with research paper is required. Required of all biology majors and minors. Meets the University Writing Requirement for majors in Biology, Molecular Biology and Science Informatics. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 230 with a grade of C- or higher and CHEM 120 with a grade of C- or higher.

CMST101: Fundamentals of Speech: Communication Requirement (3 hours lecture)

This course introduces students to the theoretical and practical requirements of different types of public presentations and helps students develop an understanding and appreciation of the dynamic nature of the communication process. The course focuses on the basic elements of the communication process, listening, communicator and audience characteristics, basic research skills, and message composition and delivery. Students learn about the demands of public presentations in culturally and professionally diverse environments and develop presentation competence and flexibility. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Communication, Communication. Previous course SPCM 101 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

ECEL279: Foundation and Philosophy of Inclusive Education (3 hours lecture)

This course provides an overview of the historical and ideological trends that impact the education of children in inclusive settings. Students explore the historical, political and legal foundations of inclusive education; principles of inclusive planning, consultation, and collaboration; resources and services for effective inclusion and inclusive transition programs; characteristics of high and low-incidence disabilities; and implications for students with and without disabilities. This course includes a field experience in which students engage in reflective observation of inclusive classrooms. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 or HONP 100.

EDFD200: Psychological Foundations of Education (3 hours lecture)

The psychological foundations of education enable students to understand and apply essential topics in teaching and learning including development, motivation, diversity and assessment. Through relating theoretical frameworks to empirical research and applying them to classroom settings, students will be better able to understand their own experience as learners and conceptualize their future practice as teachers. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Social Science. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 or HONP 100.

EDFD210: Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling (3 hours lecture)

This course examines the public purposes of education in our social and political democracy. Students inquire into the role of schools in fostering the development of democratic principles and practices and examine various curriculum designs and pedagogical strategies. Students also explore the main issues stemming from the efforts to teach democratically in public educational institutions. Students complete 30 hours of fieldwork in an assigned high-performing urban school, which provides a context for these explorations. They examine and analyze successful practices of instruction and classroom management. Attendance at the first class is required to verify field expectations. This course is pre-requisite for admission into the teacher education program. Cross-listed with SASE 210 and READ 210. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Sophomore level or higher and ENWR 105 or HONP 100.

EDFD220: Philosophical Orientation to Education (3 hours lecture)

Western philosophical heritage as related to the issues and responsibilities of American education. Comparative analysis of past and current ideological movements that influence moral, social, and educational decisions of parents, political leaders, and professional educators. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Humanities, Philosophy or Religion. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 or HONP 100.

EDFD221: Historical Foundations of American Education (3 hours lecture)

This course offers students the crucial sequence of ideas that constitute one of the central themes in American society and culture. Since its beginnings, American thinkers have seen education as the key to an informed citizenry. Major themes in American education will be looked at through the reading of primary and secondary sources. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, American or European History. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 or HONP 100.

EDFD305: Teaching for Equity & Diversity (3 hours lecture)

This course examines the qualities of teachers, teaching, and schooling that foster the learning of students from diverse social and cultural backgrounds. Students explore the ways in which socialization experiences shape perceptions. They reflect on their own beliefs, assumptions, and perceptions about sociocultural identity and how their own socialization has shaped their perceptions of themselves and other people. Students also examine the nature and impact of the increasing social and cultural diversity in K-12 schools in the United States. They learn ways of teaching all children well and to develop positive relationships among teachers, parents and children. Cross-listed with READ 305 and SASE 305. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SASE 210, EDFD 210, or READ 210; and admission to Teacher Education Program.

EDFD312: Educating English Language Learners (1 hour lecture)

This course module exposes students to the central issues in the education of English language learners in US schools and helps them learn about best practices in education through hands-on experience creating and adjusting lessons and instruction to benefit the academic performance of English language learners as well as of all students. Issues addressed include sociocultural, legal, and political influences on the education of English language learners; principles of second language acquisition; and explicit practice in planning academic content instruction for English language learners. Cross listed with READ 312 and SASE 312. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: SASE 210, EDFD 210 or READ 210; and admission to the Teacher Education program.

HLTH101: Personal Health Issues (3 hours lecture)

Personal Health Issues examines health through six interrelated dimensions: physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, interpersonal and social, and environmental. This course examines how health choices impact society and the health of a community. Additionally, health policies and societal health issues are examined for their impact on the individual. This course emphasizes contemporary health issues using the national initiative Health People 2010 as a framework. Assessing health status, increasing health competencies to enhance decision-making skills, eliciting health-promoting behaviors, and interpreting existing and proposed social actions that ultimately affect individual, family, community and environmental health are central focuses of this course. 3 sh.

HLTH207: Safety, Accidents and Emergency Care. Starting Winter 2016: Injury Prevention and Emergency Care (3 hours lecture)

Provides for study of major safety areas including transportation, public safety, industrial and home safety. Emergency health care, first aid treatment, and preventive measures are considered in the context of individual, agency and institutional responsibilities. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Starting Winter 2016: HLTH 102.

HLTH210: Consumer Health (3 hours lecture)

Interpretation of individual economic activity as it relates to health service and health products. Includes analysis of factors influencing consumer health attitudes and behavior. 3 sh.

HLTH213: Perspectives on Drugs (3 hours lecture)

Provides for the study of licit as well as illicit drug use in contemporary society from the perspective of selected biomedical and psychosocial disciplines. Examines the effects of drugs on the individual and society in the context of changing social conditions and technological developments. Analyzes complex nature of the drug problem and rehabilitative and preventive measures and tentative solutions to this important aspect of human existence. 3 sh.

HLTH220: Mental Health (3 hours lecture)

Provides for the study of human emotional adjustment throughout the life cycle from biomedical and psychosocial perspectives. The factors that foster the development of emotional and mental well-being and the forces that contribute to the breakdown of human adjustment capabilities are identified and analyzed in light of research and clinical literature. Special attention is given to the strategies for the prevention of mental disorders and promotion of mental health. 3 sh.

HLTH290: Human Sexuality (3 hours lecture)

Students will explore many interacting cultural, personal and health factors relating to human sexual development, attitudes, and behaviors. Historical, anthropological, biological/physiological, socio-cultural and psychological factors will be introduced to encourage a broad perspective. Discussion of differing philosophical, ethical and moral positions will also aid students in making a critical assessment of intimate human relationships and acquaint them with criteria and processes for understanding themselves as sexual beings. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Social Science. 3 sh.

HLTH307: The Study of Human Diseases (3 hours lecture)

Provides a comprehensive study of diseases, their etiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment. Includes a review of causation theories and incidence patterns and focuses on major degenerative, neoplastic, metabolic, immunologic, and infectious diseases. Attention is given to prevention and control measures with an emphasis on the role of selected health/medical resources in disease management. Offered as HLTH 307 through Fall 2015. To become HLTH 208 effective Winter 2016. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: HLTH 105 or HPEM 150 or ATTR 201 and at least one 200-level course in HLTH, HPEM, or ATTR.

HLTH314: Public Health Aspects of Alcohol Abuse (3 hours lecture)

Examines the impact of alcohol abuse on public health. Society's attempts to diminish the impact are also explored. Includes study of effects of alcohol abuse on the family and workplace; prevention modalities and rehabilitation programs. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: HLTH 213 or HLTH 215.

HLTH330: Foundations of Health Education. Starting Winter 2016: Health Education Methods (3 hours lecture)

Provides a comprehensive study of the scientific, social, behavioral, educational, and legal foundations of health education. Traces the evolution and interprets the impact of related professions on school, community, and allied health education. Meets the University Writing Requirement for majors in Health. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Health Education major or departmental approval. Starting Winter 2016: HLTH 204.

HLTH411: School Health and Community Services (3 hours lecture)

Provides for an in-depth understanding of the school health program and community services. Includes study of school and health services, healthful school environment, and health education and community health services. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Health Education major or departmental approval. Starting Winter 2016: HLTH 330.

HLTH430: Health Counseling. Starting Winter 2016: Counseling Skills for Public Health Professionals (3 hours lecture)

Course focuses on factors influencing health and illness behavior with implications for behavioral intervention in health care. Included are the intervention strategies of prevention, crisis intervention, postvention and compliance, and the intervention techniques of assessment, interviewing, counseling skills and small group dynamics. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: HLTH 220 or HLTH 222 or departmental approval. Starting Winter 2016: HLTH 330.

HONP210: Honors Seminar in Science (3 hours seminar, 2 hours lab)

Interdisciplinary course in the natural and physical sciences consisting of seminars and laboratory experience. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Natural/Physical Science Laboratory. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: For Honors Program students only or by permission of instructor.

HONP211: Honors Seminar in Contemporary Issues in Science (3 hours seminar)

Interdisciplinary course in the natural and physical sciences applying the scientific method, scientific data analysis, reasoning and logic to selected contemporary issues. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: For Honors Program students only or by permission of instructor.

HPEM150: Principles and Practice of Emergency Care (3 hours lecture)

Provides for study of emergency care management. Provides knowledge and skills for teaching principles and practices of emergency care in a school or adult fitness setting. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Starting Winter 2016: Exercise Science (ESCI) or Physical Education w/ conc: Adult Fitness (PEAF) majors only or departmental approval.

NUFD182: Nutrition (3 hours lecture)

This course is designed to give students a general knowledge of the components of the food we eat, the nutrients necessary for a healthy life, the functions of nutrients and the interrelationships and metabolism of nutrients. The factors which influence the recommended dietary intake of nutrients, and theories and guidelines for screening nutrition risk and disease and prevention are presented. 3 sh.

PSYC200: Educational Psychology (3 hours lecture)

Required for teaching. Covers child and adolescent development; fundamentals of learning theory as applied to classroom situations, learning inhibition and academic non-achievement, personal-social adjustment, measuring and evaluating teaching-learning, creativity. Course may not be taken by Psychology majors for major credit effective Fall 1995. 3 sh.

READ210: Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling (3 hours lecture)

This course examines the public purposes of education in our social and political democracy. Students inquire into the role of schools in fostering the development of democratic principles and practices and examine various curriculum designs and pedagogical strategies. Students also explore the main issues stemming from the efforts to teach democratically in public educational institutions. Students complete 30 hours of fieldwork in an assigned high-performing urban school, which provides a context for these explorations. They examine and analyze successful practices of instruction and classroom management. Attendance at the first class is required to verify field expectations. This course is pre-requisite for admission into the teacher education program. Cross-listed with SASE 210 and EDFD 210. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Sophomore level or higher and ENWR 105 or HONP 100.

READ305: Teaching for Equity & Diversity (3 hour lecture)

This course examines the qualities of teachers, teaching, and schooling that foster the learning of students from diverse social and cultural backgrounds. Students explore the ways in which socialization experiences shape perceptions. They reflect on their own beliefs, assumptions, and perceptions about sociocultural identity and how their own socialization has shaped their perceptions of themselves and other people. Students also examine the nature and impact of the increasing social and cultural diversity in K-12 schools in the United States. They learn ways of teaching all children well and to develop positive relationships among teachers, parents and children. Cross listed with EDFD 305 and SASE 305. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SASE 210, READ 210, or EDFD 210; and admission to Teacher Education Program.

READ312: Educating English Language Learners (1 hour lecture)

This course module exposes students to the central issues in the education of English language learners in US schools and helps them learn about best practices in education through hands-on experience creating and adjusting lessons and instruction to benefit the academic performance of English language learners as well as of all students. Issues addressed include sociocultural, legal, and political influences on the education of English language learners; principles of second language acquisition; and explicit practice in planning academic content instruction for English language learners. Cross-listed with SASE 312 and EDFD 312. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: SASE 210, READ 210, or EDFD 210; and admission to the Teacher Education program.

READ411: Language & Literacy (3 hours lecture)

This course is designed to assist pre-service middle and secondary school teachers across majors in understanding the nature of language and literacy teaching and learning in their content areas. Students review basic components of reading, social and cultural aspects of literacy practice, and the specifics of language and literacy in different disciplines (e.g., distinct vocabulary, particular writing and reading demands). Students learn to develop a repertoire of teaching/learning literacy strategies that enhance comprehension. Students conduct sample assessments and content-area lessons with middle and high school students. Through observation in a content classroom, students learn ways of integrating literacy learning into their lessons as well as ways of organizing and managing the classroom to extend literacy learning. Fieldwork or service-learning experience is required. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SASE 210, READ 210, or EDFD 210; SASE 305, READ 305, or EDFD 305; and admission to Teacher Education Program.

SASE210: Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling (3 hours lecture)

This course examines the public purposes of education in our social and political democracy. Students inquire into the role of schools in fostering the development of democratic principles and practices and examine various curriculum designs and pedagogical strategies. Students also explore the main issues stemming from the efforts to teach democratically in public educational institutions. Students complete 30 hours of fieldwork in an assigned high-performing urban school, which provides a context for these explorations. They examine and analyze successful practices of instruction and classroom management. Attendance at the first class is required to verify field expectations. This course is pre-requisite for admission into the teacher education program. Cross-listed with READ 210 and EDFD 210. Previous course CURR 210 effective through Spring 2014. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Sophomore level or higher and ENWR105 or HONP100.

SASE305: Teaching for Equity and Diversity (3 hours lecture)

This course examines the qualities of teachers, teaching, and schooling that foster the learning of students from diverse social and cultural backgrounds. Students explore the ways in which socialization experiences shape perceptions. They reflect on their own beliefs, assumptions and perceptions about sociocultural identity and how their own socialization has shaped their perceptions of themselves and other people. Students also examine the nature and impact of the increasing social and cultural diversity in K-12 schools in the United States. They learn ways of teaching all children well and to develop positive relationships among teachers, parents and children. Cross listed with SASE 305 and READ 305. Previous course CURR 305 effective through Spring 2014. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SASE 210, EDFD 210, or READ 210.

SASE312: Educating English Language Learners (1 hour lecture)

This course module exposes students to the central issues in the education of English language learners in US schools and helps them learn about best practices in education through hands-on experience creating and adjusting lessons and instruction to benefit the academic performance of English language learners as well as of all students. Issues addressed include sociocultural, legal, and political influences on the education of English language learners; principles of second language acquisition; and explicit practice in planning academic content instruction for English language learners. Cross listed with READ 312 and EDFD 312. Previous course CURR 312 effective through Spring 2014. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: SASE 210, EDFD 210, or READ 210; and admission to the Teacher Education Program.

SPAN241: Fundamentals of Spanish Grammar (3 hours lecture)

This course is designed to improve students' knowledge of the basics of Spanish grammar and their ability to apply this knowledge in oral and written exercises. It centers on the various lexical categories and on their syntactic functions in phrases and simple sentences. Attention is given to the linguistic and communicative needs of both native and non-native speakers of Spanish. Taught in Spanish. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPAN 104 or equivalent.

SPAN242: Spanish Composition and Stylistics (3 hours lecture)

This course is designed to strengthen students' written Spanish in a variety of contexts: short narratives, descriptions, argumentative essays, and literary analysis. Attention is given to style, register, vocabulary enrichment, and referencing. The course emphasizes writing as a process and the critical thinking and research skills needed to fully develop, articulate, and support one's ideas. Meets the University Writing requirement for majors in Spanish. Taught in Spanish. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPAN 241.

SPAN343: Introduction to Spanish Phonetics (3 hours lecture)

The aim of this course is to examine the phonemic and phonetic systems of the Spanish language within the context of current linguistic theories. The course helps students and future teachers of the language improve their pronunciation in Spanish. It also helps them learn classroom techniques to foster the acquisition of proper pronunciation patterns. Special attention is given to phonetic dialectal differences in the Spanish-speaking world. Technology is used extensively. This course prepares students for the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview. Taught in Spanish. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPAN 241.

SPAN344: Spanish Conversation (3 hours lecture)

Practice in spoken Spanish through assigned topics and participation in discussions about daily life and world events; gives a competence in Spanish as an instrument of oral expression. Classes limited to 16 students. Required for certification. Native speakers of Spanish must substitute another elective. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPAN 241.

SPAN346: Selected Topics in the Spanish Language (3 hours lecture)

This course will explore one aspect of the Spanish language study which is either not covered in the curriculum or deserves more in-depth treatment than is possible in an existing course. May be repeated twice for a maximum of 9.0 credits. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPAN 241 and SPAN 242.

SPAN348: Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics (3 hours lecture)

This course provides students with an introduction to the scientific study of the Spanish language. It explores the phonological, morphological, syntactic, and semantic systems of the language within the context of current linguistic theories. It also gives special attention to the notion of linguistic variation and to sociolinguistic and pragmatic aspects of the language and how they are manifested in the various communities that constitute the Spanish-speaking world. Students will demonstrate their understanding of the structure and functionality of the Spanish language through a field study. Taught in Spanish. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPAN 242.

SPAN349: Introduction to Hispanic Literary Studies (3 hours lecture)

The course proposes to identify the characteristics of various literary genres and define the inner workings of a piece of literature. Selections from the epic poem, the ballad, drama, satirical essays, philosophical novels, etc., will be used to enable the students to define the uniqueness of each genre. Certain forms of literature such as the jarcha, romance, zejel, peculiar to the Spanish literary tradition will also be analyzed. The role of the author, the uses of images and irony, the narrative point of view, etc. will be stressed as essential to literary criticism. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPAN 241.

SPAN350: Theory and Practice of Translation (3 hours lecture)

This course is an introduction to translation into English and Spanish. Its aim to give students a detailed and comprehensive understanding of the basic principles of the theory of translation, main techniques and strategies for translating as well as the differences between English and Spanish regarding grammar, syntax, punctuation, register, and style. Students will learn to identify specific and general difficulties in texts at both the linguistic and extralinguistic level and how to solve them by applying the appropriate technique. Students will practice translating general texts taken from newspapers and magazines in both directions: from English into Spanish and Spanish into English. Meets the University Writing Requirement for majors in Spanish. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPAN 241 or equivalent.

SPAN351: Fundamentals of Specialized Translation (3 hours lecture)

The aim of this course is to build on the knowledge students have gained from SPAN350 and expose them to the different types of specialized translation from English into Spanish and vice versa. The types of texts used will be literary, legal, medical, technical, and commercial. Students will learn the specific grammatical and stylistic features of each type of text and the translation strategies relevant to each field. Students will also learn how to use specialized dictionaries and online glossaries. Special fee. Meets the University Writing Requirement for majors in Spanish. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPAN 350.

SPAN361: Voices of the Past and Present: Spain (3 hours lecture)

This course analyzes themes, topics and problems that are recurrent but also in the process of change in significant works of Spanish literature throughout the centuries. Readings will include canonical authors as well as lesser known writers. The focus of this course as well as the readings varies according to the instructor. Taught in Spanish. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPAN 241.

SPAN363: Voices of the Past and Present: Latin America (3 hours lecture)

This course analyzes themes, topics and problems that are recurrent, but also in the process of change, in significant works of Latin American literature throughout the centuries. Readings will include canonical authors as well as lesser known writers. The focus of this course, as well as the readings, varies according to the instructor. Taught in Spanish. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPAN 241.

SPAN373: Selected Topics in Spanish and Latin American Literature (3 hours lecture)

The exploration of a topic in Spanish or Latin American Literature which deserves more in depth treatment than is possible in an existing course. The specific topic will be announced each time the course is offered. This course may be repeated twice for a maximum of 9.0 credits. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPAN 361 and 363.

SPAN374: Cultural Studies: Spain (3 hours lecture)

This course provides an overview of the interaction between sociohistoric contexts and cultural expressions in Spain, taking into account the phenomenal culture development of Spain at the beginning of the 21st century and its surprising rupture from recurrent patterns of the past. Through the vehicles of literature, film, theater, art, and manifestations of pop culture, the course examines the tension between official and unofficial discourses of representation, manifestations of high and low culture, the negotiation of identity in Spain's various regions, and the restructuring of Spanish "nationhood." Contemporary phenomena will be analyzed in a retrospective fashion providing insights into earlier periods of Spanish cultural history. Taught in Spanish. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPAN 241.

SPAN376: Cultural Studies: Latin America and the Caribbean (3 hours lecture)

This course analyzes selected literary texts, films, and music from Latin America and the Caribbean that grapple such events and issues as the icons of culture; culture as commodity; culture as a site of resistance; and everyday cultural practices. Discussion will focus on theories about the nation, the role of national icons in the formation of cultural identity, cultural practices such as football, the bolero and Latin American telenovelas or soap operas, and the role of television and film. Students will be exposed to the cultural complexities of Latin America and the Caribbean and the relationship between "high" and "low" culture; oral culture and written culture; rural culture and urban culture; and the problems facing Latin America and the Caribbean today. Meets World Cultures Requirement. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPAN 232 or SPAN 241.

SPAN410: Advanced Spanish Grammar (3 hours lecture)

This course reviews and refines students' understanding of the most important structural features of Spanish. It gives special attention to the formation and analysis of complex syntactical structures, the interplay between Spanish morphology and syntax, and to areas that present the greatest level of difficulty for English speakers. Taught in Spanish. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPAN 348.

SPAN420: Audiovisual Translation

With the fast growth of the audiovisual translation industry, there is an increasing demand for high-quality subtitles, surtitles, closed captions, and video descriptions in film, opera and television. This course offers a practical approach to the art of audiovisual translation in all its forms. It uses software and audiovisual material taken from different authentic contexts for hands-on training and experimenting. In our state-of-the-art translation lab, students follow a step-by-step guided method to familiarize themselves with media's specific technical requirements and shape their translations in accordance with professional standards. To complete the course, students will assemble a final full-length audiovisual project of their choice. Meets the University Writing Requirement for majors in Spanish. Previous course SPAN 422 effective through Spring 2015. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPAN 350.

SPAN421: Special Topics in Teaching Spanish K-12 (3 hours lecture)

This course builds on the theoretical and practical foundation established in SPAN 418 by enabling students to delve deeper into specific aspects of language teaching. Students will fine tune their ability to create a wide variety of original pedagogical materials and implement different forms of assessment. They will develop additional strategies for maximizing use of the target language in the classroom, expand the ways in which they use technology to enhance language learning, and participate in multiple microteaching sessions. Students will also familiarize themselves with the specific needs of both second and heritage language learners and will explore strategies for addressing these needs. Required for students in teacher education program. Taught in Spanish. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPAN 418.

SPAN439: Spanish Film and Fiction (3 hours lecture)

A study of significant works of Spanish Literature from the end of the 19th century through the present time as well as films by important film directors that are either based on such texts or reflect their principal themes. The course will provide detailed study of the evolution of major political and social issues in Spain during the last two centuries and the representation of issues in literature and film. The specificities of the fiction and film will be an essential component of the course and different narrative strategies and cinematographic techniques relevant to each work will be discussed. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPAN 361.

SPAN441: Contemporary Spanish Novel (3 hours lecture)

This course examines selected works of Spanish novelists from the beginning of the 20th century to the present time, with particular emphasis on post Civil War writers and the relationship between the evolution of the novel as a literary genre and changing social, cultural, and political structure. Special attention will be given to the novel's role in reflecting and challenging stratified cultural values and in using complex narrative techniques to suggest the dismantling of traditional authority. Authors include Cela, Moix, Goytisolo, Martin Gaite, Rodoreda, among others. Taught in Spanish. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPAN 361.

SPAN442: Spanish Poetry and Drama of the 19th Century (3 hours lecture)

This course will examine main Spanish poets and dramatists of the 19th century. Textual analysis of the works of Rosalia de Castro, Gustavo Adolfo Becquer, Leandro Fernandez de Moratin, Duque de Rivas, Jose de Espronceda, and Jose Zorrilla will be situated in the context of Neoclassical and Romantic Poetics. Spanish readings will be accomanied by a study of classical rhetoric and references to the Poetics of Aristotle, Luzan, Victor Hugo, and William Wordsworth. Taught in Spanish. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPAN 361.

SPAN443: Spanish Prose of the 19th Century (3 hours lecture)

This course will examine main literary trends in the Spanish prose of the 19th century: Romanticism, Realism, and Naturalism. Selected readings from the works of Mariano Jose de Larra, Cecilia Bohl de Faber (Fernan Caballero), Juan Valera, Benito Perez Galdos, Leopoldo Alas, and Emilia Pardo Bazan will be studied in light of theories of the novel and the literary essay. Taught in Spanish. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPAN 361.

SPAN444: Contemporary Spanish Theater (3 hours lecture)

This course examines representative works of contemporary Spanish theater from the perspective of the relationship between social, political, physiological, and philosophical concerns and dramatic structure. The role of censorship during the Franco regime and its effect on Spanish theater and performance from 1939-1975 will be discussed as well as various political ideologies of the post Franco era and theater's role in portraying a changing urban society marked by shifting gender roles, consumerism, and the redefinition of cultural values. Readings include selection from main stream and independent theater, among them works of Lorca, Arrabal, Buero Vallejo, Pedrero, Romero, Falcon, and Alonso de Santos. Taught in Spanish. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPAN 361.

SPAN446: The Latin American Essay (3 hours lecture)

This course examines the Latin American essay from its beginnings in 1900 with Rodo's seminal essay Ariel through contemporary exponents of the genre such as Roberto Schwarz. The essay will be studied as a form in its own right, as a vehicle for charting shifts in theories of identity, and a barometer for trends in Latin American literature from Romanticism through the "boom" and current theories of hybridity and globalization. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPAN 363.

SPAN447: Contemporary Spanish-American Short Story (3 hours lecture)

Trends in the contemporary short story; the short story as an important genre in Spanish-American letters. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPAN 363.

SPAN448: Contemporary Latin American Poetry (3 hours lecture)

This course examines contemporary Latin American poetry and changing poetic movements from the Avant-garde through to the Neo-romantic and Neo-baroque. It explores the role of philosophy, religion, and myth in the elaboration of a poetic language. Students will investigate and approach the intricacies of diverse Latin American poetic strategies in the context of different critical practices. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPAN 363.

SPAN449: The Spanish-American Novel (3 hours lecture)

Development of the Spanish-American novel up to 1945. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPAN 363.

SPAN450: Introduction to Interpreting (3 hours lecture)

This course is designed to teach the student the specialized techniques of oral interpreting and to prepare them for a career in the field. Visits to observe professional interpreters at work will be arranged. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPAN 241.

SPAN452: Capstone Course in Translation (3 hours lecture)

The aim of the course is to engage students in an extensive translation project that entails two different aspects: translation and commentary. The first part consists of the translation of a text relevant to a specialized translation field (medicine, law, science, advertising, business, economics, literature, foreign affairs, etc). The second stage consists of a critical essay about the difficulties students encounter in the translation and the techniques and strategies used to solve them. The course includes group work involving students engaged in the translation of similar fields and individual sessions between each student and the professor. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPAN 351 or departmental approval.

SPAN460: El Quijote (3 hours lecture)

This course examines in depth Miguel de Cervantes's masterpiece. It focuses on such aspects as Cervantes's literary hall of mirrors; his use of narrative techniques that anticipate aspects of the contemporary novel; and his profound view of the human condition and of such themes as madness, the complexities of self and identity, shifting gender norms, challenges to authority, and the transformation of fiction into life and life into fiction. It also examines Cervantes's critique of 16th and early 17th century Spain and the relationship between Cervantes's life and the creation of Don Quijote. Taught in Spanish. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPAN 361.

SPAN466: Contemporary Latin American Theater (3 hours lecture)

Through critical reading of a corpus of works in contemporary Latin American theater, students will examine recurring themes of absolute power versus the quest for social justice, the colonial legacy and the forging of national identity, the power of language and the role of art in theater's trajectory over the course of the twentieth century. Major playwrights such as Rodolfo Usigli, Griselda Gambaro and Luis Rafael Sanchez are studied within the framework of contemporary theories of performance and reception in Latin America. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPAN 363.

SPAN469: The Drama of the Golden Age (3 hours lecture)

An overall approximation to early modern Spanish theater, this course focuses on text analysis and performance as two fundamental elements in the understanding and appreciation of Spanish comedias. It allows students to access the plays from different angles: 1) as texts that need to be studied analytically; 2) as cultural and historical exponents of a specific period; 3) as objects of literary and theatrical research; 4) as would-be productions waiting to be staged. After an introductory account on early modern Spanish theater and comedia performance then and now, classes are organized around three phases resembling those of theater production: text analysis, pre-production workshop, and staging. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPAN 361.

SPAN470: Senior Seminar (3 hours seminar)

Selected topics from Spanish and Spanish-American literature acquaint the student with the techniques of literary research. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPAN 361 and 363; Spanish majors only.

SPAN471: Contemporary Trends in the Spanish-American Novel (3 hours lecture)

The contemporary novel in Spanish America, with emphasis on the "Nueva Novela". 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPAN 363.

SPAN472: Puerto Rican Literature and Thought (3 hours lecture)

Insight into the literature and philosophy of the Caribbean Hispanic world; contemporary Puerto Rican writers and the emergent Puerto Rican influence in the United States metropolitan areas. Meets World Cultures Requirement. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPAN 363.

SPAN473: Sexual Subversion in Contemporary Hispanic Literature and Film (3 hours lecture)

This course examines various representations of sexual subversion in selected works and films of Spanish, Latin American, and Caribbean writers and film directors. It analyzes the role of the body and subversive sexualities in challenging politically imposed sexual norms and socially encoded gender practices. Topics include homosexuality and dissidence, transgender and performance, lesbianism, female bonding, and transsexualism. Selections from Allende, Goytisolo, Falcon, Arenas, Umpierre, Riera, Almodovar, Gutierrez Alea, Paris,and Bollain, among others. Taught in Spanish. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPAN 361 or SPAN 363.

SPAN480: Independent Study

Directed independent study and research in Spanish. Open to students with a 3.0 cumulative average in at least 9 semester hours of Spanish electives. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval.

SPAN501: Advanced Studies in the Spanish Language (3 hours lecture)

This course provides students with the opportunity to explore various linguistic-oriented topics and theories in order to expand their knowledge of the structure, usage and variation of the Spanish language both in the Spanish-speaking world and in the United States. The study of these topics will be done in connection with the analysis of various literary texts. Topics to be explored will change with each offering of this course. 3 sh.

SPAN504: Introduction to Literary Theory (3 hours lecture)

This course gives students a comprehensive view of different critical and theoretical approaches to literary studies, among them Russian Formalism, Structuralism, Feminist Theory, Postmodern and Postcolonial Studies, and gender and queer theory. Major articles of such theorists as Jacobson, Genette, Levi-Strauss, Barthes, Moi, Kristeva, Derrida, Foucault, Lyotard, Sidonie Smith, Benedict Anderson, Said, and Butler will be applied to specific literary texts from Latin America and Spain. 3 sh.

SPAN505: History of Spanish Language (3 hours lecture)

The aim of this course is to examine the evolution of the Spanish language from its origins to the present. It focuses on the phono-phonetic, morphological, syntactical, and semantic changes that characterized the evolution from Latin to modern Spanish from a political, sociological, and historical point of view. Topics include a structural and textual analysis of ancient documents and literary pieces. 3 sh.

SPAN507: Translation and Health Services (3 hours lecture)

This course is devoted to the teaching of the translation skills targeting the field of medical translation. Course content will reflect the variety of text types encountered in Medicine and Health Services including specialized medical articles and reports, informed consents, clinical trials, and prescription drug information. The course is oriented toward teaching students how to study the linguistic features of medical texts, determine the level of difficulty of a medical text and analyze it, set the voice and register of the translation, develop research and translation skills in medical contexts, and manage main terminology tools in the area of translation for health services. 3 sh.

SPAN509: Translation and the Law (3 hours lecture)

This course is devoted to the teaching of the translation skills targeting the field of the Law and the Judiciary. Course content will reflect the variety of text types encountered in different branches of the Law including specialized legislative materials, court documents, contracts, and personal legal documents such as birth certificates, last will and testaments, divorce settlement agreements, and powers of attorney, among others. The course is oriented toward teaching students how to study and analyze the linguistic features of legal texts, translate legal terminology from English into Spanish and vice versa, set the register of the translation, and develop research, analytical, and translation skills in the area of the Law. 3 sh.

SPAN511: Consecutive Interpreting (3 hours lecture)

This course develops the foundation for professional consecutive interpretation and trains students to broaden their interpreting abilities. Drawing on various techniques such as memory drills, note-taking strategies, and role-playing, students perform a series of skill-building exercises that will gradually lead to the consecutive interpretation of various kinds of speeches. Students are expected to develop the ability to observe/analyze their work, self critique their strategies, and recognize the opportunities for improvement. In this way, the course serves as an effective platform of high residual value that extends beyond the classroom and reaches the professional arena. By the end of the semester students will be able to perform consecutive interpretation both ways, in the target and source languages (English<>Spanish). 3 sh.

SPAN512: Simultaneous Interpreting (3 hours lecture)

This course develops the foundation for professional simultaneous interpretation and trains students to broaden their interpreting abilities. Drawing on basic drills such as shadowing, and dual tasking and advanced techniques such as paraphrasing, summarizing, and decalage, students perform a series of skill building exercises that will gradually lead to the simultaneous interpretation of various kinds of speeches. Students are expected to carry on research in order to build glossaries on their own as well as observe/analyze their work, self critique their strategies, and recognize the opportunities for improvement. In this way, the course serves as an effective platform of high residual value that extends beyond the classroom and reaches the professional arena. By the end of the semester students will be able to perform simultaneous interpretation and whispering in the direction of their choice (English<>Spanish) in large conference settings, smaller scale corporate meetings, and more personalized situations involving one or two participants. 3 sh.

SPAN516: Medieval Spanish Literature to the Fifteenth Century (3 hours lecture)

This course examines main philosophical concerns of the Middle Ages and the connections and dialogue that exist between works of this period and the contemporary world. Through close analyses of representative works, the course explores the roles played by identity, representation, and desire in the construction and reconstruction of the aesthetic of the self as well as the representation of the human in relation with the divine. 3 sh.

SPAN518: Teaching Spanish in K-12 (2.5 hours lecture)

This course is required for graduate students enrolled in either the Initial Certification or MAT program. It provides students with the theoretical and practical underpinnings of a communicative, standards-based approach to teaching Spanish as a world language in elementary and secondary schools. Students will become familiar with current theories of second language acquisition and explore their practical application to the Spanish language classroom. They wil learn a variety of teaching methods and develop lesson plans that incorporate state and national standards. Taught in Spanish. 3 sh.

SPAN520: Audiovisual Translation

With the fast growth of the audiovisual translation industry, there is an increasing demand for high-quality subtitles, surtitles, closed captions, and video descriptions in film, opera and television. This course offers a practical approach to the art of audiovisual translation in all its forms. It uses software and audiovisual material taken from different authentic contexts for hands-on training and experimenting. In Schmitt Hall's state-of-the-art translation lab, students follow a step-by-step guided method to familiarize themselves with media's specific technical requirements and to learn to shape their translations in accordance with professional standards. To complete the course, students will assemble a final full-length audiovisual project of their choice. 3 sh.

SPAN521: Special Topics in Teaching Spanish K-12 (3 hours lecture)

This course builds on the theoretical and practical foundation established in SPAN 518 by enabling students to delve deeper into specific aspects of language teaching. Students will fine tune their ability to create a wide variety of original pedagogical materials and implement different forms of assessment. They will develop additional strategies for maximizing their use of the target language in the classroom, expand the ways in which they use technology to enhance language learning, and participate in multiple microteaching sessions. Students will explore strategies for addressing these needs. Required for students in the Teacher Education program. Taught in Spanish. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPAN 518.

SPAN522: Theatre of the Golden Age (3 hours lecture)

Focusing on the Baroque chiaroscuro as a metaphor for the scission of the 17th century Spanish subjectivity, this course draws from Lacanian theory to articulate and analytical framework that allows a postmodern reading of comedias by both leading and peripheral playwrights. Recurring topoi, such as gender confusion, honor, uxoricide, rape, order and chaos, are contextualized and deconstructed in light of psychoanalysis and performativity. 3 sh.

SPAN523: Prose and Poetry of the Golden Age (3 hours lecture)

This course examines the works of major authors of the Spanish Golden-Age and concentrates on the subtextual dialogues established by these authors in reaction both against their time and space and themselves. Readings include canonical prose and poetry of the period as well as peripheral writings. Literary texts of the period are analyzed in the context of different currents in literary theory and genre studies. 3 sh.

SPAN524: Cervantes (3 hours lecture)

This course takes a closer look at the fragmented discourses intertwined in the texts of Cervantes. By drawing from different critiques and theories about Cervantes, among them those dealing with paradox, madness and sanity, nationhood and the satire of a monolithic Spanish identity, and the function of dialogue and intertextuality, this course delves into the many layers of Cervantes's writings. It also examines the narrative complexity of Cervantes's masterpiece and the ways in which Don Quijote anticipates many aspects of postmodern fiction. 3 sh.

SPAN525: Enlightenment and Romanticism (3 hours lecture)

This course exposes students to two of the literary manifestations of 18th and 19th century Spain. It explores the concept of the "Enlightenment" in the painting of Goya and the writings of Feijoo and Cadalso as well as the socioeconomic context of this period. It also examines European Romanticism in art and literature; selected Spanish Romantic poetry, drama, and essays, including the writings of Larra, Becquer, Rosalia de Castro, Duque de Rivas, and Zorrilla are analyzed in light of literary theories of the 18th and 19th centuries. 3 sh.

SPAN526: Spanish Novel of the 19th Century (3 hours lecture)

The focus of this course is the study of the so-called "novela realista" or the Spanish novel of the 19th century. It explores cultural, literary and socioeconomic influences on the novel as well as the theory and the practice of this genre in the 19th century. Texts of 19th century Spanish authors are accompanied by selected theoretical readings on the novel written by twentieth-century critics Miguel de Unamuno, Jose Ortega y Gasset, M. Bakhtin, Doritt Cohn, and Gerard Genette, among others. 3 sh.

SPAN527: The Generation of 98 (3 hours lecture)

This course examines major works of the generation of writers whose intellectual development coincides with the defeat of Spain in the Spanish-American War of 1898. Attitudes toward national identity, literature, culture, politics, gender, and philosophy will be explored as well as the concept of literary generations and their inclusions and exclusions. Readings will include selections from canonical writers - Unamuno, A. Machado, Valle-Inclan, Azorin, and Baroja - as well as texts from women writers - Caterina Albert and Carmen Burgos, among others - historically excluded from this generation. 3 sh.

SPAN528: Spanish Fiction and Film (3 hours lecture)

This course analyzes works of Spanish literature from the late 19th century to the present and films that are either based on specific texts or reflect their major themes. It discusses film and fiction as distinct modes of artistic expression and the process by which complex narrative strategies are rendered into visual images and cinematographic techniques. A variety of film genres, novelistic techniques, idological concerns, and gender roles are studied in the works of writers like Galdos, Tusquets, Rodoreda, Riera, and Munoz Molina and film directors, Bunuel, Bollain, Almodovar, Betriu and Miro, among others. 3 sh.

SPAN530: Spanish Cultural History (3 hours lecture)

A study of the formation and the nature of Spanish civilization through an investigation of the political, social and cultural trends and influences on the Iberian Peninsula from prehistoric times to the present. 3 sh.

SPAN533: Contemporary Spanish Theater (3 hours lecture)

This course examines selected works of Spanish theater from the beginning of the 20th century to the present. It explores the relationship between ideology and dramatic technique during the Franco regime and the Post Civil War and Post Franco periods, and the Spanish theater's appropriation and adaptation of theories of Artaud, Brecht, and the theater of the absurd, among others. The theater as a vehicle for social and political critique, subversion of gender norms, exploration of the complexities of identity formation, and challenge to historical values will be explored through selections of Valle-Inclan, Lorca, Arrabal, Buero Vallejo, Diosdado, Pedrero, and Romero, among others. 3 sh.

SPAN534: Contemporary Spanish Novel (3 hours lecture)

This course examines the evolution of the Spanish novel from the 20th century to the present and the relationship between the evolution of narrative techniques and strategies and changes in Spanish social and political structure. Theories of the novel offered by diverse European and American critics will be combined with the study of various novel forms from social realist to psychological realist and the postmodern and their respective debt to Cervantes's masterpiece, Don Quijote. The role of the novel in circumventing censorship, challenging official norms and myths, and dismantling traditional literary and political authority will be examined in the works of Cela, Delibes, Martin Santos, Falcon, Martin Gaite, Diaz-Mas, and Juan Goytisolo, among others. 3 sh.

SPAN535: Contemporary Spanish Poetry (3 hours lecture)

This course examines Spanish poetry from the beginning of the 20th century (Juan Ramon Jimenez, A. Machado) to the poetic expressions that emerged after Spanish Civil War (Miguel Hernandez and Gloria Fuertes, among others). Different trends, topics, influences and movements will be examined, among them Symbolist and post Romantic poetry at the beginning of the 20th century; European Ultraism and Futurism; Surrealist poetry; painting and cinema in Spain; the notion of "Avant-Garde"; art as a game; humor and irony in poetry; homoerotic expressions of love in the poetry of Federico Garcia Lorca and Luis Cernuda; and social poetry and the poetics of protest. Students will be exposed to classical notions of Rhetoric as part of the process of analysis of poetry. 3 sh.

SPAN537: Lorca (3 hours lecture)

This course examines the works of Spanish writer Federico Garcia Lorca (1936). His biography and his artistic collaborations with important artists such as Salvador Dali and Luis Bunuel will be explored. The course will pay attention to Lorca's traditional plays and poetry and will study Lorca's more obscure, surrealist endeavors such as Poeta en Nueva York, Asi que pasen cinco anos, Sonetos del amor oscuro and El publico. Students will be exposed to notions of classical rhetoric as well as queer readings of Lorca's writings. 3 sh.

SPAN540: Colonial Latin American Literature (3 hours lecture)

This course examines Colonial Latin American texts such as Hernan Cortes's Cartas de relacion, Cristobal Colon's Cartas del descubrimiento, Sor Juan Ines del la Cruz's writings, Dabeza de Vaca's Naufragio and Bartolome de las Casas's Brevisima relacion del la destruccion de las Indias, among others, in light of postmodern and post colonial interpretations. Semiotic and anthropological readings are also applied to the course selections. 3 sh.

SPAN541: Latin American Literature of the 19th Century (3 hours lecture)

This course provides an in-depth study of the aesthetics of Romanticism in Europe and its subsequent adaptation by Latin American writers. Special emphasis is given to Argentine Romantic writers of the period. Texts will be analyzed in the context of Romantic aesthetics and political, historical and social change in the Latin American continent. Realistic and Naturalist aesthetics will also be discussed as will such aspects of economic and social change as the growth of the city, the influx of immigrants, social exploitation, and racial strife. 3 sh.

SPAN542: Contemporary Latin American Novel (3 hours lecture)

This course is divided into three main components. The first one studies in depth the novels of the Mexican Revolution from Azuela to Carlos Fuentes. A sociological approach will be applied to the novels of this period and students will trace the changes that the novel of the Revolution reveals as it moves from one generation to another. The second component examines the novels of the land and of social reform from J.E. Rivera to the indigenous novel. Attention will be given to the Andean novel and the reappearance and adaptation of neo-realistic aesthetics. The third component deals with novels of the city, mainly in the southern tip of the continent. Argentine and Uruguayan novels will be studied carefully to reveal such aspects as the growth of the city, the relationship with European novels, the need for a new language, and the birth of the psychological novel. 3 sh.

SPAN543: Contemporary Latin American Theater (3 hours lecture)

Designed to offer a critical introduction to contemporary dramatic writings in Latin America. Students examine a corpus of works by playwrights from a variety of Latin American nations, movements, and decades, up to the present. Taking as point of departure The Tempest, William Shakespeare's drama of conquest and resistance, students will examine themes of social justice, identity, the power of language and the role of art in theater's trajectory over the course of the twentieth century and into the present century. Major playwrights such as Rodolfo Usigli, Griselda Gambaro, and Luis Rafael Sanchez are studied within the framework of contemporary theories of performance and reception in Latin America. 3 sh.

SPAN546: Modernismo in Latin America (3 hours lecture)

This course provides an in-depth study of the aesthetics of French Parnassian and Symbolist poetics and how these in turn lead directly to the Modernist aesthetics in Latin America. Special consideration is given to Decadentism and its rejection of the social and economic values represented by the European bourgeoisie. Works by Marti, Najera, Casals, Silva, Dario, and Lugones will be approached stylistically and thematically for the purpose of identifying the radical changes in the literary text from the perspectives of language, versification, forms, themes, and the unique poetics of each member of this movement. Special attention will be given to the works of Ruben Dario in tracing the development of Modernist poetics from the pre-Modernist period through the post-Modernist period. 3 sh.

SPAN548: Latin American Novel: After the "Boom" (3 hours lecture)

A critical examination of representative examples of the Spanish American novel from the "boom" to the "post-boom". 3 sh.

SPAN549: Contemporary Latin American Short Story (3 hours lecture)

The contemporary short story from the end of the "Modernista" period to the present time. Critical evaluation and analysis of representative works. 3 sh.

SPAN551: Contemporary Latin American Poetry (3 hours lecture)

This course offers an overview of significant trends in Latin American poetry from the Avant-Garde to the Postmodern, with particular attention given to the most contemporary expressions of Latin American poetry. The course will focus on authors such as Borges, Lange, Ocampo, Huidobro, Neruda, Vallejo, Lezama Lima, Pizarnik, German Belli, Gonzalo Rojas and Zurita. 3 sh.

SPAN560: Topics in Spanish, Latin American and Caribbean Literature (3 hours lecture)

This course explores contemporary narrative fiction from the Spanish Antilles (Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic). It examines foundational themes of Caribbean letters such as the plantation structure, the maroons, the repercussions of the French Revolution and the Age of the Enlightenment in the works of Alejo Carpentier, Miguel Barnett, Reinaldo Arenas and others. The works of Emilio Diaz Varcarcel, Ana Lydia Vega and Julia Alvarez highlight the problematic relationship of island and diaspora in the context of neocolonialism and identity. May be repeated once for a total of 6.0 credits. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Majors only.

SPAN562: Autobiographical Acts in Spain and in Latin America (3 hours lecture)

This course examines autobiographical texts from Spain and Latin America in light of general theories of the genre. Autobiography will be studied in the broadest sense and will encompass the study of testimony, letters, diaries, and autobiographical poetry. Readings will include texts written by Julia de Burgos, Garcia Marquez, Jorge Guillen, Lorca, Rigoberta Menchu, Renee Mendez-Capote, and Pedro Salinas, among others. 3 sh.

SPAN698: Master's Thesis

Independent research project done under faculty advisement. Students must follow the MSU Thesis Guidelines, which may be obtained from the Graduate School. Students should take SPAN 699 if they don't complete SPAN 698 within the semester. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval.

SPAN699: Master's Thesis Extension

Continuation of Master's Thesis Project. Thesis Extension will be graded as IP (in Progress) until thesis is completed, at which time a grade of Pass or Fail will be given. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: SPAN 698.

SPED279: Foundation and Philosophy of Inclusive Education (3 hours lecture)

This course provides an overview of the historical and ideological trends that impact the education of children in inclusive settings. Students explore the historical, political, and legal foundations of inclusive education; principles of inclusive planning, consultation, and collaboration; resources and services for effective inclusion and inclusive transition programs; characteristics of high and low-incidence disabilities; and implications for students with and without disabilities. This course includes a field experience in which students engage in reflective observation of inclusive classrooms. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 or HONP 100.

SPED367: Language-Based Strategies for Inclusive Classrooms (3 hour lecture)

This course focuses on research-based instructional practices for inclusive education. In this course, students explore approaches to reading and writing instruction for students with diverse learning needs and consolidate these into a repertoire of instructional strategies that can be used to meet the needs of students with disabilities at various stages of skill mastery. Procedures addressed in this course are applicable in inclusive as well as more restrictive settings, and address the needs of students from a broad array of cultural, linguistic, and economic backgrounds. Students explore such issues as: special education identification and why large numbers of students fail; the importance of explicit instruction for students with learning problems; lesson planning for multiple learning environments; characteristics of students with mild-to-moderate disabilities in reading, writing, and spelling; components of research-based instruction in reading, written expression,, and spelling; modifications, accommodations, and materials for teaching students with disabilities in inclusive settings; and professional standards, including New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards (NJCCCS) and New Jersey Professional Teaching Standards. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPED 279 or ECEL 279.

SPED469: Inclusive Methods for Middle and Secondary Schools (3 hours lecture)

This course enhances the ability of future educators to provide access to the curriculum for students with disabilities in middle and secondary schools. Educators learn how to apply principles of developmentally appropriate practice and curriculum design to improve the learning of students who exhibit abilities across a wide range. The emphasis is on research-based and practical techniques and strategies that can be utilized in the certification area in an inclusive setting, focusing mainly on the Strategies Intervention Model. Students explore resources for adapting content area curriculum. This course requires a field experience working in schools tutoring students who are experiencing academic or basic skills difficulties. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPED367

SPED488: Promoting Prosocial Behaviors in Inclusive Settings (3 hours lecture)

In this course, future teachers develop knowledge of theory and skills of practice related to the development of appropriate prosocial behaviors for students with disabilities within inclusive classroom settings. This course focuses on social behavior and the developmental and environmental factors that influence its expression. Students learn how to conduct a functional analysis of behavior, promote appropriate behavior, and develop a classroom setting that fosters prosocial behaviors. They explore principles of social/emotional learning, social skills development, data collection processes, schedules of reinforcement, monitoring of progress, social problem solving, and the promotion of a positive behavior plan. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPED279 or ECEL279.

SPED584: Assessment and Evaluation in the Inclusive Classroom

This course is designed to be an introduction for pre-service teachers in the field of Special Education assessment and accountability. The course will introduce students to elements of traditional assessment, including record keeping, grading, objective and essay testing, theories of validity as well as authentic, performance, and portfolio assessment. The keeping of anecdotal records, inclusion, heterogeneous groups, and accommodations will also be components of this course. 2 - 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPED 579. Students must be enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional Teaching Certificate (CRI), Educational Services Certificate (CRE) or Master of Education (MED).

SPED585: Technology for Inclusive Classrooms

The course is designed to provide educators with an understanding of how to use technology as a seamless part of the teaching and learning experience for students with disabilities in inclusive settings. Two main purposes for students with disabilities will be emphasized. Teachers will learn how to provide access to the curriculum for students with disabilities by using the principles of Universal Design for Learning as a framework for curriculum design. They will learn how to utilize technology to meet the unique needs of students with disabilities in order for them to attain maximum independence and participation in all environments. 2 - 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPED 579. Students must be enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional Teaching Certificate (CRI), Educational Services Certificate (CRE) or Master of Education (MED).