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French, Hispanic and Italian Studies, Faculty of Arts

SPAN: Spanish

All 400-level Spanish courses titled "Topics in..." may be taken twice for credit, with different content, to a maximum of 6 credits.


SPAN 101 (3) Beginners' Spanish I
Grammar, composition, translation, oral practice.
SPAN 102 (3) Beginners' Spanish II
Grammar, composition, translation, oral practice.
Prerequisite: SPAN 101.
SPAN 201 (3) Intermediate Spanish I
Grammar, composition, translation, oral practice, readings.
Prerequisite: SPAN 102.
SPAN 202 (3) Intermediate Spanish II
Grammar, composition, translation, oral practice, readings.
Prerequisite: SPAN 201.
SPAN 206 (3) Conversational Spanish I
Conversation (group discussion and debates), readings, and grammar review.
Prerequisite: One of SPAN 12, SPAN 202.
SPAN 207 (3) Conversational Spanish II
Conversation (group discussion and debates), readings, and grammar review.
Prerequisite: SPAN 206.
SPAN 221 (3) Introduction to Literary Analysis in Spanish
Critical analysis (e.g., terminology, analytical concepts) of at least three genres through the study of selected Iberian and Latin American literary texts. This course is required for the Major Program and is taught in Spanish.
Prerequisite: SPAN 202.
SPAN 222 (3) Introduction to the Analysis of Hispanic Cultural Texts
Critical analysis of different cultural genres such as music, cinema, art, photography, through the study of selected Iberian and Latin American cultural texts. Not available for credit toward the Major or Minor in Spanish. Taught in Spanish.
Prerequisite: SPAN 202.
SPAN 280 (3) Selected Topics on Revolution in Latin America (in English)
A cultural studies approach to Revolution in Latin America: basic concepts of revolt and revolution, highlighting the intersection of political, literary, and cultural production during Latin American revolutionary periods.
SPAN 301 (3) Advanced Spanish I
Composition, translation, and oral practice. Special emphasis on pronunciation and syntax.
Prerequisite: One of SPAN 202, SPAN 207.
SPAN 302 (3) Advanced Spanish II
Composition, translation, and oral practice. Special emphasis on pronunciation and syntax.
Prerequisite: SPAN 301.
SPAN 303 (3) Conversational Spanish for Advanced Speakers
Conversational Spanish, based on topics from current electronic media sources. Recommended for upper-level students and heritage speakers of Spanish. For students at Level C1 (CEFR). For further information on CEFR levels see http://www.fhis.ubc.ca/undergraduate/spanish/advising/deciding-what-spanish-course-to-take.html.
SPAN 308 (3) Spanish for Business
Not available for credit toward a Major or Minor in Spanish.
Prerequisite: SPAN 202 or 12 credits of Spanish.
SPAN 309 (3) Business Spanish of International Trade in the Hispanic World (in Spanish)
The language and the legal, logistic, and administrative procedures of international trade. For students at level B2 (CEFR). For further information on CEFR levels see http://www.fhis.ubc.ca/undergraduate/spanish/advising/deciding-what-spanish-course-to-take.html. Not available for credit toward a Major or Minor in Spanish.
SPAN 310 (3) Advanced Spanish for Native and Bilingual Speakers
Not available for credit toward a Major or Minor in Spanish.
Prerequisite: Placement test required.
SPAN 312 (3/6) d Topics in Latin American Literature in Translation
Introduction for the non-specialist to the major contemporary Latin American literary works and their cultural background. Not available for credit toward a Major or Minor program in Spanish.
SPAN 321 (3) Introduction to Spanish Civilization and Culture
History and culture of Spain.
Prerequisite: One of SPAN 202, SPAN 207.
SPAN 322 (3) Latin-American Civilization and Culture
History and culture of Latin-America.
Prerequisite: One of SPAN 202, SPAN 207.
SPAN 357 (3) Survey of Peninsular Literature and Culture from the Origins to 1700
Prerequisite: SPAN 302 and one of SPAN 220, SPAN 221.
Corequisite: SPAN 302 may be taken as a co-requisite, with the permission of the instructor or the Spanish Major Adviser.
SPAN 358 (3) Survey of Peninsular Literature and Culture from 1700 to the Present
Prerequisite: SPAN 302 and one of SPAN 220, SPAN 221.
Corequisite: SPAN 302 may be taken as a co-requisite, with the permission of the instructor or the Spanish Major Adviser.
SPAN 364 (3) Survey of Spanish-American Literature and Culture to the 1820s
Prerequisite: One of SPAN 220, SPAN 221 and SPAN 302.
Corequisite: SPAN 302 may be taken as a corequisite, with the permission of the instructor or the Spanish Major Adviser.
SPAN 365 (3) Survey of Spanish-American Literature and Culture since the 1820s
Prerequisite: One of SPAN 220, SPAN 221 and SPAN 302.
Corequisite: SPAN 302 may be taken as a co-requisite, with the permission of the instructor or the Spanish Major Adviser.
SPAN 401 (3) Advanced Translation: Spanish-English
Intensive training in advanced translation from a variety of sources (literary, journalistic, legal and technical), with an introduction to translation theory.
Prerequisite: SPAN 302.
SPAN 402 (3) Advanced Spanish III
Advanced studies in Spanish language and style.
Prerequisite: SPAN 302.
SPAN 403 (3) History of the Spanish Language
The origins and development of Spanish; study of representative texts.
Prerequisite: SPAN 302.
SPAN 404 (3/6) d Topics in Hispanic Cinema
Prerequisite: One of SPAN 220, SPAN 221 and SPAN 302.
SPAN 405 (3/6) d Topics in Peninsular and Latin-American Culture
Prerequisite: One of SPAN 220, SPAN 221 and SPAN 302.
SPAN 406 (3) Gender Representation(s) in Hispanic Literature and Culture
Analysis of major works from the eleventh century to the present.
Prerequisite: One of SPAN 220, SPAN 221 and SPAN 302.
SPAN 410 (3) Medieval Literature
Topics in Spanish Literature from its origins to 1500.
Prerequisite: One of SPAN 220, SPAN 221 and SPAN 302.
SPAN 411 (3) Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics
Spanish as a linguistic system from its origins to the present: structure of words and sentences, dialectal varieties. For native and heritage speakers or students at Level C1 (CEFR). For further information on CEFR levels see http://www.fhis.ubc.ca/undergraduate/spanish/advising/deciding-what-spanish-course-to-take.html.
Prerequisite: SPAN 302.
SPAN 420 (3) Golden-Age Literature
Topics in Spanish Literature from 1500 to 1700.
Prerequisite: One of SPAN 220, SPAN 221 and SPAN 302.
SPAN 430 (3/6) d Topics in Peninsular Literature and Culture from the 18th Century to the Present
Prerequisite: One of SPAN 220, SPAN 221 and SPAN 302.
SPAN 450 (3/6) d Topics in Spanish Language
Introduction to some problems of dialectology and/or other Romance languages spoken in the Hispanic world.
Prerequisite: SPAN 302.
SPAN 468 (6) Romance Linguistics
The Indo-European background, Classical and Vulgar Latin; the origin, development and spread of the Romance languages; their vocabulary, phonology, morphology, syntax; vernacular Latin texts and Romance texts.
Prerequisite: Two years study of each of two Romance languages or two years of one Romance language and one year of Latin.
Equivalency: FREN 468, RMST 468.
SPAN 470 (3/6) d Topics in Spanish-American Colonial and Nineteenth-Century Literature
Prerequisite: One of SPAN 220, SPAN 221 and SPAN 302.
SPAN 490 (3/6) d Topics in Spanish-American Literature of the Twentieth-Century
Prerequisite: One of SPAN 220, SPAN 221 and SPAN 302.
SPAN 495 (3) Research Intensive Seminar in Hispanic Literature and Culture
SPAN 498 (3-6) c Directed Reading
Focus on a topic agreed on by both Faculty Supervisor and student. Restricted to students with 4th year standing and permission from both the Department Head and Faculty Supervisor.
SPAN 499 (3) Honours Essay
SPAN 501 (3/6) d Theoretical Approaches to Literature
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
SPAN 502 (3/6) d Studies in Hispanic Feminisms
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
SPAN 504 (3/6) d Studies in Hispanic Cinema
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
SPAN 505 (3/6) d Studies in Peninsular and Latin-American Culture
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
SPAN 520 (3/6) d Golden-Age Literature
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
SPAN 527 (3/6) d Selected Topics in Medieval Spanish Literature
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
SPAN 530 (3/6) d Peninsular Literature of the Eighteenth, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
SPAN 548 (3) Graduating Essay
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
SPAN 549 (6) Master's Thesis
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
SPAN 550 (3/6) d Studies in Peninsular and Latin-American Languages and Literatures
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
SPAN 570 (3/6) d Spanish-American Colonial Literature
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
SPAN 580 (3/6) d Nineteenth-Century Spanish-American Literature
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
SPAN 590 (3/6) d Twentieth-Century Spanish-American Literature
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
SPAN 649 (0) Doctoral Dissertation

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