Course Descriptions

Spanish, Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies

SPAN: Spanish

Students who have successfully completed Spanish 12 with a minimum of 70% must enrol in Spanish classes at the 200 level. After successfully completing Spanish courses at the 200 level or above, students can no longer take 100-level Spanish courses for credit. SPAN 150 is excluded from these restrictions.


SPAN 101 (3) Beginners' Spanish I
Development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish. [3-0-0]
SPAN 102 (3) Beginners' Spanish II
Development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: SPAN 101.
SPAN 150 (3) Cultural Images of Latin America
An interdisciplinary approach to Latin American cultures, art, and literatures. In English. Not for credit toward a Minor, Major, or Honours program in Spanish. [3-0-0]
SPAN 201 (3) Advanced Beginners' Spanish I
Grammar, introduction to composition, oral practice, and reading. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: Either (a) a score of 70% or higher in Spanish 12 or equivalent, or (b) SPAN 102.
SPAN 202 (3) Advanced Beginners' Spanish II
A continuation of SPAN 201. Grammar, composition, oral practice, and reading. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: One of SPAN 201, SPAN 203.
SPAN 203 (3) Oral Expression I
Students will incorporate vocabulary and grammar in oral production. Not suitable for native Spanish speakers. This course may be taught abroad. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: Either (a) a score of 70% or higher in Spanish 12 or equivalent, or (b) SPAN 102.
SPAN 204 (3) Oral Expression II
This course is a continuation of SPAN 203. Not suitable for native Spanish speakers. This course may be taught abroad. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: One of SPAN 201, SPAN 203.
SPAN 298 (3) Intensive Intermediate Spanish (Heritage)
Integrated skills in modern Spanish. Emphasis on reading and writing. Designed for students who are native, near-native, or heritage speakers, and for those who are more proficient and/or literate in Spanish. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: Contact the Spanish language advisor for an assessment test.
SPAN 301 (3) Intermediate Spanish I
Intermediate grammar, composition, oral practice, and reading. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: One of SPAN 202, SPAN 204, SPAN 298 or equivalent.
SPAN 302 (3) Intermediate Spanish II
A continuation of SPAN 301. Intermediate grammar, composition, oral practice, and reading. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: SPAN 301.
SPAN 305 (3) Hispanic Literature and Criticism I
Overview of Spanish and Spanish-American literature, and introduction to literary criticism. Poetry and narrative.
SPAN 306 (3) Hispanic Literature and Criticism II
Overview of Spanish and Spanish-American literature, and introduction to literary criticism. Theatre and literary non-fiction.
SPAN 308 (3/6) d Topics in Hispanic Cinema
In English. Films will be subtitled. Available for credit towards a Minor in Spanish, and Major in French and Spanish, with instructor's permission for students who undergo evaluation in Spanish. With different topics, this course may be taken more than once for credit. Credit will only be granted for up to a maximum of 6 credits of SPAN 280 and SPAN 308.
SPAN 312 (3) Spanish and English in Contrast
Linguistic analysis of the similarities and differences between Spanish and English. The sound systems and the formation of words and sentences will be compared. Difficulties for second-language learning will also be discussed. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: A score of 70% or higher in one of SPAN 202, SPAN 204, SPAN 299, or SPAN 241.
SPAN 315 (3) Introduction to Spanish Linguistics
Spanish phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and linguistic variation. Not offered every year. [3-0-0]
Corequisite: SPAN 301.
SPAN 318 (3) Hispanic Literature in Film
Hispanic literature and its adaptation into film considered from an interdisciplinary perspective, including theory of film adaptation.
SPAN 320 (3) Spanish American Short Story
An understanding and analysis of literary texts through selected authors and short stories from Spanish America.
SPAN 328 (3) The Spanish Inquisition, from Anti-Judaism to Persecution
In English. Survey and analysis of the ideological background and historical development of the Spanish Inquisition in the context of western anti-Judaism. Students may be evaluated in Spanish with instructor's permission. Available for credit towards a Minor in Spanish or Major in French and Spanish only for students evaluated in Spanish.
SPAN 360 (3) Literature and Power in the Hispanic World
In English. Survey and analysis of reactionary Hispanic literature. Students may be evaluated in Spanish with instructor's permission. Available for credit towards a Minor in Spanish or Major in French and Spanish only for students evaluated in Spanish.
SPAN 380 (3/9) d Selected Studies in Spanish
Topics in Spanish or Spanish American language, literature, culture, or linguistics.
Corequisite: SPAN 301 or permission of the instructor.
SPAN 401 (3) Advanced Spanish I
Advanced grammar, composition, oral practice, and reading. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: SPAN 302 or equivalent
SPAN 402 (3) Advanced Spanish II
Advanced grammar, composition, oral practice, and reading.
Prerequisite: SPAN 401.
SPAN 407 (3) History of the Spanish Language
Origin, development, and spread of the Spanish language. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: SPAN 301 and one of SPAN 312, SPAN 315.
SPAN 408 (3) Hispanic Cultures in Cinema
This course explores Latin American and Spanish films both as artistic endeavors (formal qualities, cinematic styles and influences) and as cultural documents of the nation in question.
SPAN 409 (3) Varieties of Spanish
Dialects in the Spanish speaking world. Differences in morphology, phonetics, phonology, semantics, and syntax. [3-0-0]
Corequisite: SPAN 302 or equivalent.
SPAN 410 (3) Medieval Spain and Its Literatures
In English. Introduction to Spain's Medieval period and its literature. Lectures in English; tutorials in English or Spanish. Students may be evaluated in Spanish with instructor's permission. Available for credit towards a Minor in Spanish or Major in French and Spanish only for students evaluated in Spanish.
SPAN 419 (3) Translation from Spanish to English
Theory and practice, including interpretation. [3-0-0]
Corequisite: SPAN 302 or equivalent.
SPAN 425 (3) Translation from English to Spanish
Theory and practice, including interpretation. [3-0-0]
Corequisite: SPAN 302 or equivalent.
SPAN 440 (3) Advanced Spanish Composition
Emphasis on sentence and paragraph structure.
SPAN 441 (3) Spanish Applied Linguistics
Application of linguistic studies in the second-language classroom. [3-0-0]
Corequisite: SPAN 302 or equivalent.
SPAN 442 (3) The Sounds of Spanish
An exploration of the sounds and sound patterns of Spanish through the use of video, audio recordings, music and texts. Focus will be on the analysis and practice of Spanish pronunciation, including Spanish of the Americas and Peninsular Spanish. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: SPAN 301 or equivalent.
SPAN 455 (3) Hispanic Novel
Novels will be discussed with a focus on Spanish and Latin American history, politics, and cultural values as they are reflected in the literary works being studied.
SPAN 495 (3/9) d Directed Studies
Topics in Peninsular Spanish or Spanish American literature, culture, language, and linguistics.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and permission of the department required.

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