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Credit toward the degree may be earned in only one of the following: SPAN 101/102, or SPAN 110
Emphasis on development of comprehension of written and spoken Spanish; reading of simple texts dealing primarily with the Spanish-speaking world and with cultural and historical background of Spanish civilization; oral and aural drill supplemented by practice in pronunciation laboratory.
This course is a prerequisite for: SPAN 102
Credit Hours: 5
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: SPAN 101
Credit toward the degree may be earned in only one of the following: SPAN 101/102, or SPAN 110. A qualifying score on the Modern Language Placement Exam may be used in place of the pre-requisite course.
Continuation of SPAN 101.
This course is a prerequisite for: SPAN 201, SPAN 201H, SPAN 210
Credit Hours: 5
Course Delivery: Classroom
Credit toward the degree may be earned in only one of the following: SPAN 101/102, or SPAN 110. Designed for students with at least one year of high school Spanish.
Review and covers equivalent materials to those presented in SPAN 101-102 and counts as 101-102 in satisfying the liberal education requirements.
This course is a prerequisite for: SPAN 201, SPAN 201H, SPAN 210
Credit Hours: 6
Course Format: Lecture 6
Course Delivery: Classroom
Rapid course in the essentials of grammar followed by reading of varied types of literary and technical publications.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: SPAN 102, or SPAN 110.
Credit toward the degree may be earned in only one of the following: SPAN 201/202, or SPAN 210. A qualifying score on the Modern Language Placement Exam may be used in place of the pre-requisite course.
Intensive and extensive reading of moderately difficult Spanish texts; thorough review of minimum essentials of Spanish grammar; conversational practice supplemented by drill in pronunciation laboratory.
This course is a prerequisite for: SPAN 202, SPAN 202H
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Good standing in University Honors Program; SPAN 102 or 110.
A qualifying score on the Modern Language Placement Exam may be used in place of the pre-requisite course.
Honors course in second year Spanish.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: SPAN 201
Credit toward the degree may be earned in only one of the following: SPAN 201/202, or SPAN 210. A qualifying score on the Modern Language Placement Exam may be used in place of the pre-requisite course.
Continuation of SPAN 201. Reading of more difficult texts.
This course is a prerequisite for: SPAN 203, SPAN 204, SPAN 220
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Good standing in University Honors Program; SPAN 201.
A qualifying score on the Modern Language Placement Exam may be used in place of the pre-requisite course.
Honors course in second year Spanish.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: SPAN 202 or 210
Credit toward the degree may be earned in only one of the following: SPAN 203/204, or SPAN 220. A qualifying score on the Modern Language Placement Exam may be used in place of the pre-requisite course.
Focuses on the development of oral proficiency so that students may be able to express and discuss their ideas and experiences in clear, direct Spanish. Grammatical constructions and new vocabulary are presented and practiced mainly in conversation.
This course is a prerequisite for: SPAN 300, SPAN 300A, SPAN 300B, SPAN 303, SPAN 304
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: SPAN 202 or 210
Credit toward the degree may be earned in only one of the following: SPAN 203/204, or SPAN 220. A qualifying score on the Modern Language Placement Exam may be used in place of the pre-requisite course.
Focuses on the achievement of communicative proficiency so that students learn to express their own ideas and experiences in a coherent manner. Special emphasis on thematic content, organizational skills, and self-editing.
This course is a prerequisite for: SPAN 300, SPAN 300A, SPAN 300B, SPAN 303, SPAN 304
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: SPAN 102 or SPAN 110.
Credit toward the degree may be earned in only one of the following: SPAN 201/202, or SPAN 210. A qualifying score on the Modern Language Placement Exam may be used in place of the pre-requisite course.
Covers the same material as SPAN 201-202 and counts as 201-202 in satisfying the liberal education requirements.
This course is a prerequisite for: SPAN 203, SPAN 204, SPAN 220
Credit Hours: 6
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: SPAN 202 or SPAN 210.
Equivalent to SPAN 203 and SPAN 204. Credit toward the degree may be earned in only one of the following: SPAN 203/204, or SPAN 220. A qualifying score on the Modern Language Placement Exam may be used in place of the pre-requisite course.
Intensive intermediate reading, writing and conversation.Emphasis on communication and professional interactions and on the language of professional communities, such as business, journalism and mass communication, health and medicine, law and government. Particular emphasis on cultural knowledge to increase chances of professional work related to the Hispanic community.
This course is a prerequisite for: SPAN 300, SPAN 300A, SPAN 300B, SPAN 303, SPAN 304
Credit Hours: 6
Course Format: Lecture 6
Course Delivery: Classroom
Masterpieces of Spanish-American literature in translation. Selected texts to be announced in the schedule and course description booklet.
Credit Hours: 1-24
Course Delivery: Classroom
Masterpieces of Spanish-American literature in translation. Selected texts to be announced in the schedule and course description booklet.
Credit Hours: 1-24
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: SPAN 203 and 204; or SPAN 220
Credit toward the degree may be earned in only one of the following: SPAN 300, SPAN 300A, SPAN 300B or SPAN 303/304.
A block course combining SPAN 303 and 304 in one semester.
This course is a prerequisite for: SPAN 305, SPAN 317, SPAN 321, SPAN 331, SPAN 432
Credit Hours: 6
Course Format: Lecture 6
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: SPAN 203 and 204; or SPAN 220; and permission.
For students who grew up speaking Spanish at home in the context of the United States. Credit toward the degree may be earned in only one of the following: SPAN 300, SPAN 300A, SPAN 300B or SPAN 303/304.See instructor if you believe an equivalent course(s) may count for prerequisite.
A block course focusing on advanced reading and writing.
This course is a prerequisite for: SPAN 317
Credit Hours: 6
Course Format: Lecture 6
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 1
Prereqs: SPAN 203 and SPAN 204; or SPAN 220
Credit toward the degree may be earned in only one of the following: SPAN 300, SPAN 300A, SPAN 300B or SPAN 303/304.See instructor if you believe an equivalent course(s) may count for prerequisite.
Intensive advanced reading, writing and conversation; comparison of grammatical constructions and vocabulary in Spanish and English; review of basic translation and interpretation techniques.
This course is a prerequisite for: SPAN 305, SPAN 317
Credit Hours: 6
Course Format: Lecture 6
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: SPAN 203 and 204; or SPAN 220.
Credit toward the degree may be earned in only one of the following: SPAN 300, SPAN 300A, SPAN 300B or SPAN 303/304. See instructor if you believe an equivalent course(s) may count for prerequisite.
Introduction to literary texts and to the practice of reading for comprehension and interpretation. Students write short summaries of texts selected from Spanish and Spanish-American Literary works.
This course is a prerequisite for: SPAN 305, SPAN 317
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 2
SPAN 304
Prereqs: SPAN 203 and 204; or SPAN 220
Credit toward the degree may be earned in only one of the following: SPAN 300, SPAN 300A, SPAN 300B or SPAN 303/304.See instructor if you believe an equivalent course(s) may count for prerequisite.
Develops writing skills by concentrating on techniques for writing term papers, such as organizing ideas, structuring arguments and conducting bibliographic searches.
This course is a prerequisite for: SPAN 305, SPAN 317
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 1
Prereqs: SPAN 303 and SPAN 304, or SPAN 300, or SPAN 300B or equivalent.
Equivalent credit will not be granted from education abroad coursework unless taught by UNL faculty.
Analysis of oral, written and visual genres. Evaluation of contexts, regularities, conventions and forms. Acquisition of critical skills in the identification of basic ideological and formalistic issues within the genres being studied.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5
SPAN 311
Prereqs: SPAN 305 or equivalent.
Lectures, oral discussions, and written work in Spanish.
Examination of important  forms and themes in the history of early Latin-American literature.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
SPAN 312
Representative Spanish-American Authors Crosslisted as LAMS 312
Prereqs: SPAN 305 or equivalent.
Lectures, oral discussions, and written work in Spanish.
Masterpieces by great writers chosen from the Modernista period to the present time.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: SPAN 305 or equivalent.
Examination of important forms and themes in the history of Spanish literature.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5
Prereqs: SPAN 305 or equivalent.
Readings of masterpieces by great writers chosen from the eighteenth century to the present. Lectures, oral discussions, and written reports in Spanish.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5
Prereqs: SPAN 300, 300A, 300B, or 303/304.
Introduction to linguistic analysis as pertinent to the description and explanation of Spanish grammatical structure. Both theoretical and practical.
This course is a prerequisite for: SPAN 319, SPAN 403, SPAN 405, SPAN 407, SPAN 478, SPAN 497, SPAN 498
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: SPAN 317 or equivalent.
Description of the Spanish sound system: articulatory and acoustic phonetics, variation, oral practice.
This course is a prerequisite for: SPAN 407
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: SPAN 300, or equivalent.
Examination of important topics and issues in the history of Spanish culture and society.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 9
SPAN 331
Latin American Civilization Crosslisted as LAMS 331
Prereqs: SPAN 300 or equivalent.
Lectures, oral discussions, and written work in Spanish.
Latin American culture, pre-Columbian to the present.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5, 9
Prereqs: SPAN 305
See instructor if you believe an equivalent course(s) may count for prerequisite.
Cultural and linguistic adaptation (Spanish-English) of cultural artifacts such as movies, comics, songs, poetry, narrative prose, essays, etc. Particular emphasis will be put on developing literacy on software and digital tools.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: SPAN 305; and permission
Specific topic to be covered in any given semester and credit to be awarded to be determined by the instructor at that time. See instructor if you believe an equivalent course(s) may count for prerequisite.
Language, literature, and civilization.
Credit Hours: 1-24
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Permission
Special research project or reading program under the direction of a staff member in the department.
Credit Hours: 1-24
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Permission
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-6
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: SPAN 317 or equivalent.
For advanced students, particularly prospective teachers, who wish to improve their ability to write idiomatic Spanish.
Comparative study of the structure of complex sentences in Spanish and English: Translation and composition.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
SPAN 405/805
Prereqs: SPAN 317 or equivalent.
Theoretical and practical aspects of Spanish grammar.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: SPAN 317 and SPAN 319, or equivalent.
Changes in the sound system, evolution of morphological paradigms and general patterns of semantic change.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
SPAN 421/821
Prereqs: SPAN 305; and SPAN 311 or SPAN 312 or SPAN 331; and SPAN 314 or SPAN 315 or SPAN 321.
Examination of important forms and themes in the history of Spanish Medieval literature. Emphasis on the impact of digital tools on the humanities.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
Prereqs: SPAN 300 or permission.
Intensive advanced course in oral communication to gain proficiency in speaking Spanish through practice, creative construction of sentences, vocabulary building, and practical review of grammar and pronunciation.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
SPAN 441/841
Prereqs: SPAN 305; and SPAN 311 or SPAN 312 or SPAN 331; and SPAN 314 or SPAN 315 or SPAN 321.
Examination of important forms and themes in the history of Spanish Golden Age Poetry. Emphasis on the impact of digital tools on the humanities.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
SPAN 442/842
Prereqs: SPAN 305; and SPAN 311 or SPAN 312 or SPAN 331; and SPAN 314 or SPAN 315 or SPAN 321.
Examination of important forms and themes in the history of Early-Modern Spanish Prose. Emphasis on the impact of digital tools on the humanities.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
SPAN 445/845
Prereqs: SPAN 305; and SPAN 311 or SPAN 312 or SPAN 331; and SPAN 314 or SPAN 315 or SPAN 321.
Examination of important forms and themes in the history of Early-Modern Spanish Drama. Emphasis on the impact of digital tools on the humanities.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
Prereqs: SPAN 305; and SPAN 311 or SPAN 312 or SPAN 331; and SPAN 314 or SPAN 315 or SPAN 321.
Reading and study of nineteenth-century Spanish literature: drama, essay, novel, poetry, and short story. Such authors as Larra, Zorrilla, Duque de Rivas, Espronceda, Tamayo y Baus, Echegaray, Bécquer, Pérez Galdós, Clarín, and Valera.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: SPAN 305 and six additional hours from SPAN 311, SPAN 312, SPAN 314, SPAN 315.
Reading and analysis of Latin American texts dealing with human rights issues. Topics selected from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: SPAN 305; and SPAN 311 or SPAN 312 or SPAN 331; and SPAN 314 or SPAN 315 or SPAN 321.
Reading and analysis of Spanish poetry, with emphasis on A. Machado, Unamuno, Salinas, J. Guillén, García Lorca, and M. Hernández.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: SPAN 305; and SPAN 311 or SPAN 312 or SPAN 331; and SPAN 314 or SPAN 315 or SPAN 321.
Reading and analysis of significant Spanish narrative.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: SPAN 305; and SPAN 311 or SPAN 312 or SPAN 331; and SPAN 314 or SPAN 315 or SPAN 321.
Reading and analysis of dramas written by such playwrights as Benavente, Valle-Inclán, García, Lorca, Buero Vallejo, Sastre, and Arrabal.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
SPAN 459/859
Spanish-American Poetry Crosslisted as LAMS 459
Prereqs: 6 hrs from: SPAN/LAMS 311, SPAN/LAMS 312, SPAN 314, SPAN 315.
Spanish-American poetry.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
SPAN 460/860
Spanish-American Novel Crosslisted as LAMS 460
Prereqs: SPAN 305; and SPAN 311 or SPAN 312 or SPAN 331; and SPAN 314 or SPAN 315 or SPAN 321.
Spanish-American novels.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
SPAN 462/862
Spanish-American Short Story Crosslisted as LAMS 462
Prereqs: SPAN 305; and SPAN 311 or SPAN 312 or SPAN 331; and SPAN 314 or SPAN 315 or SPAN 321.
Masterpieces of the Spanish-American short story from its origins. Works of the twentieth century by authors such as Horacio Quiroga, Jorge Luis Borges, Maria Luisa Bombal, Juan Rulfo, Julio Cortazar, Rosario Castellanos, and Luisa Valenzuela.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
Prereqs: 6 hrs from SPAN 311, 312, 314, and/or 315.
Reading and analysis of Spanish and Spanish-American essays, with emphasis on Unamuno, Maeztu, Ortega y Gasset, Marañón, Marías, Picon Salas, Arciniegas, Mañach, Reyes, and Paz.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
SPAN 470/870
Women Writers of Spanish America Crosslisted as LAMS 470
Prereqs: 6 hrs from: SPAN/LAMS 311, SPAN/LAMS 312, SPAN 314, SPAN 315.
Masterpieces by women writers of Spanish America such as Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, Gertrudis Gomez de Avellaneda, Gabriela Mistral, Maria Luisa Bombal, and Victoria Ocampo.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: SPAN 305; and SPAN 311 or SPAN 312 or SPAN 331; and SPAN 314 or SPAN 315 or SPAN 321.
Examination of Cervantes’ masterpiece in its literary and social context. Emphasis on the impact of digital tools on the humanities.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
Prereqs: Senior standing or instructor's permission
Theory and practice of translation in professional settings. Introduction to linguistic and cultural challenges of Spanish/English, English/Spanish translation.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
Prereqs: SPAN 305; and SPAN 317; and SPAN 321 or SPAN 331
Shift from printed to digital texts and its implications for the humanities. Definitions of digital research, various theoretical and methodological approaches, and the consequences for the academy, publishers, classrooms, and libraries. Analysis of representative electronic projects related to Hispanic literature and culture. Design of a digital humanities research projects.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
Prereqs: Permission.
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-24
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: SPAN 305; and SPAN 317; and SPAN 321 or SPAN 331
Topic covered in any term determined by the instructor.
Topics dealing with specific aspects of Hispanic literature, culture, and linguistics.
Credit Hours: 3
Max credits per semester: 24
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: SPAN 305; and SPAN 317; and SPAN 321 or SPAN 331
Specific topic to be covered in any given semester and credit to be awarded to be determined by the instructor at that time.
Language, literature, and civilization.
Credit Hours: 1-24
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Permission
Specific topic to be covered in any given semester and credit to be awarded to be determined by the instructor at that time. Topics in the area of language, literature, and civilization.
Credit Hours: 1-24
Course Delivery: Classroom
SPAN 899
Prereqs: Admission to masters degree program and permission of major adviser
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 6-10
Course Delivery: Classroom
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
SPAN 942
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-3
Course Delivery: Classroom
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Permission
Medieval Spanish literature. Seminars in Spanish Under the headings listed below the works of one author, or a group of works centering in a period, or those illustrating the development of a literary age are studied with respect to content, sources, style, and influence.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-3
Course Delivery: Classroom
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-3
Max credits per degree: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
SPAN 991
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-3
Max credits per degree: 24
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-3
Max credits per degree: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Permission and successful completion of a graduate seminar Individual research on a literary or linguistic problem involving original investigation in areas not covered by seminars or thesis
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-8
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Permission
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-24
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Admission to doctoral degree program and permission of supervisory committee chair
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-24
Max credits per degree: 55
Course Delivery: Classroom

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