Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Unless otherwise noted below or in the Course Scheduleall upper-division Portuguese courses are conducted in Portuguese, and all upper-division Spanish courses are conducted in Spanish.

The information in parentheses after a course number is the Texas Common Course Numbering (TCCN) designation. Only TCCN designations that are exact semester-hour equivalents of University courses are listed here. Additional TCCN information is given in Appendix A.

Portuguese Civilization: PRC

Lower-Division Courses

PRC 119S, 219S, 319S, 419S, 519S, 619S, 719S, 819S, 919S. Topics in Portuguese Civilization.

This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Study Abroad Office. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. Transfer credit is awarded for work in an affiliated studies program. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Upper-Division Courses

PRC 320E. Topics in Brazilian Studies.

Focuses on significant issues in Brazilian society and culture. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May not be counted toward fulfillment of the foreign language requirement for any bachelor's degree. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 1: Samba to Hip Hop: Brazilian Popular Music. Same as Latin American Studies 328 (Topic 1). Examines the role of popular music in relationships of power with subordination and the impact of music as a form of cultural expression.
Topic 2: Global Brazil: Immigration and Diaspora in Brazilian Culture. Same as Latin American Studies 328 (Topic 2). Examination of twentieth-century literature, films, and other cultural artifacts that capture the multicultural reality of Brazilian society and challenge the image of Brazil as a unified, harmonious, racially-mixed nation. Subjects include contemporary textual and visual representations of the Brazilian diaspora in the United States and Europe. Only one of the following may be counted: Latin American Studies 328 (Topic 2), 370P (Topic 6), Portuguese Civilization 320E (Topic 2), Portuguese 375 (Topic 7).
Topic 3: Afro-Luso-Brazilian Worlds. Same as Latin American Studies 328 (Topic 3). Study of the myths and realities in the Afro-Luso-Brazilian worlds and the connections and contrasts between them. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 374E (Topic: Afro-Luso-Brazilian Worlds), Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: Afro-Luso-Brazilian Worlds), Latin American Studies 328 (Topic 3), 370P (Topic: Afro-Luso-Brazilian Worlds), Portuguese Civilization 320E (Topic: Afro-Luso-Brazilian Worlds), 320E (Topic 3).

PRC 129S, 229S, 329S, 429S, 529S, 629S, 729S, 829S, 929S. Topics in Portuguese Civilization.

This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Study Abroad Office. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. Transfer credit is awarded for work in an affiliated studies program. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Portuguese: POR

Lower-Division Courses

POR 601D. First-Year Portuguese I.

Development of speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills; building vocabulary, learning basic rules and terminology of grammar; and gaining a better understanding of Portuguese-speaking cultures, with focus on Brazil, in order to communicate in an accurate, effective, and informed manner within a variety of socio-cultural situations. Six lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Portuguese 601D and 610D; 604; 406 and 407; 508; 610S.

POR 303S. Portuguese for Professional Purposes.

Designed for students in a variety of disciplines who require basic Portuguese language skills while studying abroad. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May not be counted toward fulfillment of the foreign language requirement for any bachelor's degree. May not be counted toward a major in Portuguese.

POR 604. Accelerated First-Year Portuguese.

Designed primarily for language majors and students who demonstrate exceptional language ability or scholarship. Six lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Portuguese 601D and 610D; 604; 406 and 407; 508; 610S. Prerequisite: Consent of the lower-division coordinator for Portuguese.

POR 406 (TCCN: PORT 1411). First-Year Portuguese I.

Four lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Portuguese 601D and 610D; 604; 406 and 407; 508; 610S.

POR 407 (TCCN: PORT 1412). First-Year Portuguese II.

Four lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Portuguese 601D and 610D; 604; 406 and 407; 508; 610S. Prerequisite: Portuguese 406 with a grade of at least C.

POR 508. Alternate First-Year Portuguese for Spanish Students.

Designed to provide qualified Spanish students a rapid introduction to the Portuguese language; emphasis on grammar, vocabulary, and translation in the context of Brazilian culture. Five lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Portuguese 601D and 610D; 604; 406 and 407; 508; 610S. Prerequisite: Spanish 312L with a grade of at least B.

POR 610D. First-Year Portuguese II.

Development of speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills; building vocabulary, learning basic rules and terminology of grammar; and gaining a better understanding of Portuguese-speaking cultures, with focus on Brazil, in order to communicate in an accurate, effective, and informed manner within a variety of socio-cultural situations. Six lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: 604, 610D, 610S. Only one of the following may by counted: Portuguese 610D, 612, 312K, 516. Prerequisite: Portuguese 601D or 407 with a grade of at least C.

POR 610S. Portuguese for Spanish Speakers I.

Designed to provide qualified Spanish-speaking students a rapid introduction to Portuguese language. Development of speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills; building vocabulary, learning basic rules and terminology of grammar; and gaining a better understanding of Portuguese-speaking cultures, with a focus on Brazil, in order to communicate in an accurate, effective, and informed manner within a variety of socio-cultural situations. Six lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Portuguese 601D and 610D; 604; 406 and 407; 508; 610S.

POR 611D. Second-Year Portuguese.

Focuses on the development of speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills while building vocabulary. Reviews rules and terminology of Portuguese grammar. Introduces complex grammar structures and Portuguese speaking cultures, with a focus on Brazil, in order to communicate in an accurate, effective, and informed manner within a variety of socio-cultural situations. Six lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Portuguese 611D; 611S; 612; 312K and 312L; 516. Prerequisite: Portuguese 508, 610D, 610S, or 312K with a grade of at least C.

POR 611S. Portuguese for Spanish Speakers II.

Continuation of Portuguese 610S. Six lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Portuguese 611S, 612, 312K and 312L, 516. Portuguese 610D and 611S may not both be counted. Portuguese 611D and 611S may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Portuguese 604, 508, or 610S with a grade of at least C.

POR 612. Accelerated Second-Year Portuguese: Oral Expression, Reading, and Composition.

Covers the same material as Portuguese 312K and 312L, but in one semester. Six lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Portuguese 610D and 611D; 611S; 612; 312K and 312L; 516. Prerequisite: Portuguese 604 or 508 with a grade of at least B, or Portuguese 407 with a grade of A; and consent of the lower-division coordinator for Portuguese.

POR 312K (TCCN: PORT 2311). Second-Year Portuguese I: Oral Expression, Reading, and Composition.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Portuguese 610D and 611D; 611S; 612; 312K and 312L; 516. Prerequisite: Portuguese 604, 407, or 508 with a grade of at least C.

POR 312L (TCCN: PORT 2312). Second-Year Portuguese II: Oral Expression, Reading, and Composition.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Portuguese 610D and 611D; 611S; 612; 312K and 312L; 516. Prerequisite: Portuguese 312K with a grade of at least C.

POR 516. Alternate Second-Year Portuguese for Spanish Speakers.

For qualified Spanish-speaking students, continued practice in the Portuguese language; emphasis on oral expression, vocabulary expansion, writing, and review of grammar in the context of cultural and literary readings. Five class hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Portuguese 610D and 611D; 611S; 612; 312K and 312L; 516. Prerequisite: Portuguese 508 with a grade of at least B.

POR 318. Conversation and Composition.

Intensive practice in oral expression, based on cultural readings, with some writing. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Portuguese 312L. With consent of the lower-division coordinator for Portuguese, Portuguese 312L may be taken concurrently.

POR 319C. Culture and Conversation.

Designed to improve oral skills and speaking strategies in different discourse genres including informal, formal, academic, and travel. Analysis and discussion of videos, films, short stories, and news articles highlighting Portuguese-speaking culture, with a focus on Brazil. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Portuguese 611D, 611S, 612, 312L, or 516.

POR 119S, 219S, 319S, 419S, 519S, 619S, 719S, 819S, 919S. Topics in Portuguese.

This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Study Abroad Office. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. Transfer credit is awarded for work in an affiliated studies program. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Upper-Division Courses

POR 321. Sounds and Intonation.

Introduction to the study of Portuguese phonetics and phonology, focusing on four aspects: mechanisms of sound production, representation of sounds and intonation, dialect variation, and comparison with English. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Portuguese 327C or 362, and three hours of upper-division coursework in Portuguese or Portuguese Civilization.

POR 322C. Conference Course in Luso-Brazilian Civilization.

Conference course. Prerequisite: Portuguese 611D, 611S, 612, or 312L, and written consent of the department chair.

POR 322L. Conference Course in Luso-Brazilian Literature.

Conference course. Portuguese 611D, 611S, 612 or 312L, and written consent of the department chair.

POR 327C. Advanced Grammar and Writing in Context.

Study and practice of Portuguese grammar, including reading exercises and guided composition designed to develop writing skills across styles. Students will be exposed to various topics in Portuguese language, literature, and culture. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Portuguese 327C and 362 may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Portuguese 611D, 611S, 612, 312L, or 516.

POR 328C. Introduction to Literatures and Cultures.

Same as Latin American Studies 370P (Topic 2). Overview of Luso-Brazilian literatures and cultures, including the arts and popular expressions from a multidisciplinary perspective. Among the regions studied are Brazil, Portugal, and related areas in Africa. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Portuguese 611D, 611S, 612, 312L, or 516.

POR 129S, 229S, 329S, 429S, 529S, 629S, 729S, 829S, 929S. Topics in Portuguese.

This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Study Abroad Office. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. Transfer credit is awarded for work in an affiliated studies program. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

POR 130D. Portuguese across Disciplines.

Students read and discuss Portuguese language materials related to the subject matter of another designated course. One lecture hour a week for one semester May not be counted towards fulfillment of the foreign language requirement for any bachelor's degree. Prerequisite: One upper-division Portuguese course or consent of instructor.

POR 330L. Introduction to Language and Linguistics in Society.

Examines the dynamics of language structure and use throughout the Portuguese-speaking world. Covers topics such as sound systems, grammatical structures, historical developments, language learning and loss, dialect differences, and their social significance. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Portuguese 611D, 611S, 612, 312L, or 516.

POR 341. Luso-Brazilian Civilization and Culture.

Analysis of social, political, and cultural aspects of Portugal and/or Brazil. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Portuguese 611D, 611S, 612, 312L, or 516.

Topic 1: Afro-Brazilians: Literature, Culture, Political Agency. Same as Latin American Studies 370P (Topic 12). Only one of the following may be counted: Latin American Studies 370P (Topic: Afro-Brazilians: Literature, Culture, Political Agency), 370P (Topic 12), Portuguese 341 (Topic: Afro-Brazilians: Literature, Culture, Political Agency), 341 (Topic 1).
Topic 2: Cultural Differences Between the United States and Brazil. Same as Latin American Studies 370P (Topic 13). Only one of the following may be counted: Latin American Studies 370P (Topic: Cultural Differences between USA and Brazil), 370P (Topic 13), Portuguese 341 (Topic: Cultural Differences between USA and Brazil), 341 (Topic 2).

POR 343. Topics in Indigenous Cultures in the Americas.

Examines how indigenous writers, artists, and cultural producers have established their own voices and languages through writing and other forms of media. Analyzes the indigenous artistic and intellectual production in concrete political and cultural contexts. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Portuguese 327C or 362, and three hours of upper-division coursework in Portuguese or Portuguese Civilization.

POR 344. Topics in Iberian Literatures and Cultures.

Themes and issues in the cultural production of the Iberian world. Examination of various cultural expressions as they apply to specific political and historical contexts. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Portuguese 327C or 362, and three hours of upper-division coursework in Portuguese or Portuguese Civilization.

Topic 1: Lusophone African Literatures and Cultures. Overview of the lusophone African literatures and cultures, especially in Angola, Mozambique, and Cape Verde. Portuguese 329 and 344 (Topic 1) may not both be counted.

POR 348. Studies of African Cultures in Dialogue.

Studies the cultural production of African and Afro-descendant people in the Iberian and Latin American worlds. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Portuguese 327C or 362, and three hours of upper-division coursework in Portuguese or Portuguese Civilization.

Topic 1: Race and Slavery in Brazil. Same as Latin American Studies 370P (Topic 7). Focus on the differing meanings and values attributed by major Brazilian writers to the national "race." Topics include images of slavery and slaves in the Brazilian abolitionist literature; fictional and self-representational literature by Afro-Brazilian authors; the debate around the "Black Aesthetic"; and finally, the representation of Afro-Brazilians in other media such as film, painting, television, and popular music (samba, hip-hop, funk). Only one of the following may be counted: Latin American Studies 370P (Topic: The Color of Progress: Race and Slavery in Brazil), 370P (Topic 7), Portuguese 348 (Topic 1), 375 (Topic: The Color of Progress: Race and Slavery in Brazil).
Topic 2: Afro-Brazilian Diaspora. Same as Latin American Studies 370P (Topic 8). Examines Afro-Brazilians in the post-abolition (1888 and after) era and the strategies deployed by cultural producers and participants in social movements to overcome the barriers to the achievement of political power and self-determination.
Topic 3: Brazilian and African Dialogues. Same as Latin American Studies 370P (Topic 9). A general introduction to the colonial and post-colonial experiences of Portuguese-speaking Africa. Overview of the socio-political and economic experiences of the lusophone African countries under colonialism. Examination of the armed struggle and the combative literary outpourings that impacted morale in the fight for independence.

POR 350F. Topics in Film and Media Cultures.

Audiovisual and media production treatment examined through themes in contemporary Iberian, Latin American, or African societies. Subjects include the analysis of the language, audiovisual, and media cultures and their implications. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Portuguese 327C or 362, and three hours of upper-division coursework in Portuguese or Portuguese Civilization.

Topic 1: Contemporary Brazilian Film. Same as Latin American Studies 370P (Topic 3). Explores recent filmmaking in Brazil as an art form and as a method of articulating important aspects and concerns of contemporary Brazilian society. Topics include cinema and development, modernization, national and regional identity, race, social exclusion, violence, and neoliberalism. Only one of the following may be counted: Latin American Studies 370P (Topic 3), Portuguese 350F (Topic 1), 350K.
Topic 2: Brazilian Film and Culture. Same as Latin American Studies 370P (Topic 4). Students will be given a critical overview of Brazilian cinema, from the silent era to the present day, with an emphasis on the late twentieth- and early twenty-first-centuries. Only one of the following may be counted: Latin American Studies 370P (Topic 4), Portuguese 350F (Topic 2), Portuguese 350K.

POR 352. Brazilian and Spanish American Literature.

Brazilian and Latin American literature and culture from the twentieth century and later. Studies the literary trends and social roles in the region while comparing and contrasting the culture and history from both Spanish America and Brazil. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Portuguese 611D, 611S, 612, 312L, or 516.

POR 353. Sociolinguistics.

Same as Latin American Studies 370P (Topic 11). Explores the interrelationship of language and society with reference to the Portuguese-speaking world. Examines how socio-economic , political, and anthropological factors like race, social class, gender, age, and identity influence linguistics forms. Three hours a week for one semester. Latin American Studies 370P (Topic 11) and Portuguese 353 may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Portuguese 327C or 362, and 330L.

POR 354. United States Latino Literatures and Cultures in Context.

Same as Latin American Studies 370P (Topic 10). Examines the United States Latino literary and cultural production from a multidisciplinary perspective, through literature, film, music, and performance. Analyzes the literatures and experiences of Brazilian American writers and artists in their historical and cultural specificities. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Latin American Studies 370P (Topic 10) and Portuguese 354 may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Portuguese 327C or 362, and three hours of upper-division coursework in Portuguese or Portuguese Civilization.

POR 362. Advanced Composition.

Translation of English texts into Portuguese and free composition; special attention to idiomatic expressions and to grammatical and syntactical features. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Portuguese 611D, 611S, 612, 312L, or 516.

POR 364L. Applied Linguistics.

Introduction to the linguistic structure of Portuguese; application of linguistic principles to the teaching of Portuguese. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Portuguese 611D, 611S, 612, 312L, or 516.

POR 367P. Portuguese for the Professions.

Develop vocabulary, grammar, expressions, and interactional skills for professional purposes. Topics include cultural issues that influence professional activities in Portuguese-speaking communities. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Portuguese 327C or 362, and 330L.

Topic 1: Business in Brazilian Life and Culture. Same as Latin American Studies 322 (Topic 16). Cultural aspects of business practices in Brazil. Only one of the following may be counted: Latin American Studies 322 (Topic 16), 370P (Topic: Cultural Aspects of Doing Business in Brazil), Portuguese 367P (Topic 1), Portuguese Civilization 320E (Topic: Cultural Aspects of Doing Business in Brazil).

POR 368C. Topics in Languages in Contact.

Examination of Portuguese in contact with other languages among different regional varieties in historical and contemporary settings. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Portuguese 327C or 362, and 330L.

POR 368S. Topics in Language Structure and Use.

Examines the major structural components of Portuguese and how these are used in context to fulfill a variety of communicative functions. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Portuguese 327C or 362, and 330L.

POR 375. Topics in Brazilian Literature and Culture.

Important themes or issues in the Brazilian culture production. Designed to explore various cultural expressions and to understand them in specific political and historical contexts. Also may explore the cultural dialogues Brazil has established with other nations or regions. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Portuguese 327C or 362, and three hours of upper-division coursework in Portuguese or Portuguese Civilization.

Topic 5: Brazil: An Introduction. Same as Latin American Studies 370P (Topic 1: Brazil: An Introduction).
Topic 6: Gender, Sexuality, and Labor in Brazilian Culture. Same as Latin American Studies 370P (Topic 5). Introduction to the vast spectrum of working women characters, including maids, prostitutes, teachers, factory workers, doctors, street vendors, and unpaid housewives, in Brazilian literature and film, in order to examine the roles of race and gender in shaping the stereotypes surrounding women's labor in modern Brazil. Latin American Studies 370P (Topic 5) and Portuguese 375 (Topic 6) may not both be counted.
Topic 7: Global Brazil: Immigration and Diaspora in Brazilian Culture. Same as Latin American Studies 370P (Topic 6). Examination of twentieth-century literature, films, and other cultural artifacts that capture the multicultural reality of Brazilian society and challenge the image of Brazil as a unified, harmonious, racially-mixed nation. Subjects include contemporary textual and visual representations of the Brazilian diaspora in the United States and Europe. Latin American Studies 370P (Topic 6) and Portuguese 375 (Topic 7) may not both be counted. Additional prerequisite: Portuguese 327C and one of the following: 328C, 330L, or Portuguese Civilization 320E.

POR 378H. Honors Seminar.

Honors seminar on a special topic in literature, linguistics, or civilization. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, admission to the Portuguese Honors Program, and consent of the honors adviser.

POR 379C. Capstone Seminar in Literatures and Cultures.

Central issues, concepts, and themes that define Luso-Brazilian literatures and cultures. Focus on a specific case study or case studies that result in the production of a research paper on a particular topic of interest. Three semester hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Portuguese 327C, 328C, and twelve hours of upper-division coursework in Portuguese.

POR 379H. Honors Tutorial Course.

Supervised individual research on a literary, linguistic, or cultural problem, culminating in a written thesis. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Credit or registration for Portuguese 379C or 379L, upper-division standing, admission to the Iberian and Latin American Languages and Cultures Honors Program, and consent of the honors adviser.

POR 379L. Capstone Seminar in Linguistics.

Central issues, concepts, and themes that define linguistics. Focus on a specific case study or case studies that result in the production of a research paper on a particular topic of interest. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Portuguese 327C, 330L, and twelve hours of upper-division coursework in Portuguese.

Spanish Civilization: SPC

Lower-Division Courses

SPC 119S, 219S, 319S, 419S, 519S, 619S, 719S, 819S, 919S. Topics in Spanish Civilization.

This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Study Abroad Office. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as cousework taken in residence. Transfer credit is awarded for work in an affiliated studies program. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Upper-Division Courses

SPC 320C. Topics in Iberian or Latin American Studies.

Significant issues in Iberian or Latin American societies and cultures. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Topic 1: Jewish Voices from Latin America. Same as Jewish Studies 363 (Topic 15) and Latin American Studies 328 (Topic 4). An introduction to Jewish writers from Brazil and Latin America, with an emphasis on those whose works portray the situation of the Jewish communities in their respective cities and countries. Only one of the following may be counted: Jewish Studies 363 (Topic: Latin American Jewish Writers), 363 (Topic 15), Latin American Studies 328 (Topic 4), 370S (Topic: Latin American Jewish Writers), 370S (Topic 32), Spanish 352 (Topic), 355 (Topic 3), Spanish Civilization 320C (Topic 1). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 2: Mediascapes: Literature and Media in the Caribbean. Same as Latin American Studies 328 (Topic 5). Analyzes the relationship between literature and media technologies in contemporary Caribbean cultures. Only one of the following may be counted: Latin American Studies 328 (Topic 5), 370S (Topic 28), Spanish Civilization 320C (Topic 2), Spanish 350K (Topic 5).

SPC 129S, 229S, 329S, 429S, 529S, 629S, 729S, 829S, 929S. Topics in Spanish Civilization.

This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Study Abroad Office. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may counted as coursework taken in residence. Transfer credit is awarded for work in an affiliated studies program. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Spanish: SPN

Lower-Division Courses

SPN 301. Spanish for Graduate Students in Other Departments.

For graduate students in other departments seeking to fulfill degree language requirements. No auditors. Purpose: To introduce fundamentals of grammar and lexicon to enable students to read texts in their areas of specialization. Primary aim: To allow students to acquire reading proficiency. Also presents audio-aural aspect. Three class hours a week for one semester. Offered every fall semester. May not be used to fulfill the undergraduate foreign language requirement. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

SPN 601D. First-Year Spanish I.

Focus on the development of multilingual literacy through the analysis and use of Spanish to achieve linguistic competence (simple present and past tenses, pronouns, adjectives), communication and interactional competence (complimenting, thanking, requesting, giving opinions), and metalinguistic competence (parts of speech, sociolinguistic cues, dialectal differences). Six lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Spanish 601D, 604, 506. Only one of the following may be counted: Spanish 601D, 604, 507, 508K.

SPN 303S. Spanish for Professional Purposes.

Designed for students in a variety of disciplines who require basic Spanish language skills while studying abroad. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May not be counted toward fulfillment of the foreign language requirement for any bachelor's degree. May not be counted toward a major in Spanish.

SPN 604. Accelerated Introductory Spanish for Heritage Learners.

Designed primarily for students who have a cultural and linguistic connection to Spanish. Six lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Spanish 601D, 604, 506. Only one of the following may be counted: Spanish 601D, 604, 507, 508K. Spanish 604 and 312K may not both be counted. Spanish 604 and 610D may not both be counted.

SPN 305. Spanish for Graduate Students in Other Departments.

No auditors. Continuation of Spanish 301. Vocabulary and grammar expansion through intense practice in reading texts according to class interests; increased emphasis on the audio-aural aspect. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered every spring semester. May not be used to fulfill the undergraduate foreign language requirement. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and Spanish 301 or consent of instructor.

SPN 506 (TCCN: SPAN 1511). First-Year Spanish I.

Designed for students who have not previously studied any Spanish. Five lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Spanish 601D, 604, 506.

SPN 507 (TCCN: SPAN 1512). First-Year Spanish II.

Five lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Spanish 601D, 604, 507, 508K. Prerequisite: Spanish 506 with a grade of at least C.

SPN 508K. Alternate First-Year Spanish II.

An accelerated review of grammatical structures covered in Spanish 506, followed by study of the new material covered in Spanish 507. Five lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Spanish 601D, 604, 507, 508K. Prerequisite: Transfer credit or credit by examination for Spanish 506, or high school coursework in Spanish, or credit for Spanish 506 earned at the University of Texas at Austin more than one calendar year ago, with a grade of at least C.

SPN 610D. First-Year Spanish II.

Focus on the development of multilingual literacy through the analysis and use of Spanish to achieve linguistic competence (commands, subjunctive, hypotheticals, future), communication and interactional competence (disagreeing, suggesting, turn taking), and metalinguistic competence (critical analysis of oral and written texts, dialectal differences). Six lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Spanish 604, 610D, 312K. Prerequisite: Spanish 601D, 507, or 508K with a grade of at least C.

SPN 611D. Second-Year Spanish.

Focus on the development of multilingual literacy through the analysis and use of Spanish to achieve linguistic competence (aspect, mood, compound tenses, passive voice), communication and interactional competence (pragmatics, cultural perspectives), and metalinguistic competence (critical analysis of oral and written texts, dialectal differences). Six lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Spanish 611D, 612, 312L. Prerequisite: Spanish 604, 610D or 312K with a grade of at least C.

SPN 612. Accelerated Intermediate Spanish for Heritage Learners.

Designed primarily for students who have a cultural and advanced linguistic connection to Spanish. Six lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Spanish 611D, 612, 312L. Prerequisite: Spanish 604 or 610D with a grade of at least C.

SPN 312K (TCCN: SPAN 2311). Second-Year Spanish I.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Spanish 610D and 312K may not both be counted. Spanish 604 and 312K may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Spanish 604, 507, or 508K with a grade of at least C.

SPN 312L (TCCN: SPAN 2312). Second-Year Spanish II.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Spanish 611D, 612, 312L. Prerequisite: Spanish 312K with a grade of at least C.

SPN 318. Conversation and Composition.

Designed to give intensive practice in oral expression, based on cultural readings, with some writing. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Spanish 315N and 318 may not both be counted. May not be counted toward a major in Spanish. This course or the equivalent is recommended but not required for all majors in Spanish. Prerequisite: Spanish 611D or 312L.

SPN 319. Advanced Oral Expression.

Designed to develop listening comprehension and oral skill to an advanced level. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May not be counted toward a major in Spanish. Recommended for all Spanish majors. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

SPN 119S, 219S, 319S, 419S, 519S, 619S, 719S, 819S, 919S. Topics in Spanish.

This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Study Abroad Office. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. Transfer credit is awarded for work in an affiliated studies program. May not be counted toward a major in Spanish. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Upper-Division Courses

SPN 327C. Advanced Grammar and Writing in Context.

Study and practice of Spanish grammar that includes reading exercises and guided composition designed to develop writing skills across styles. Students will be exposed to various topics in Spanish language, literature, and culture. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Spanish 327C, 327G, or 327N. Prerequisite: Spanish 611D, 612, or 312L.

SPN 327N. Academic Writing for Heritage Speakers.

Designed specifically for heritage speakers of Spanish and includes a wide range of cultural readings and writing tasks. Aims to strengthen the clarity and organization of writing, promote critical thinking, and master grammar points of particular concern to heritage speakers. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Spanish 327C, 327G, or 327N. Prerequisite: Spanish 611D, 612, or 312L.

SPN 327W. Advanced Grammar and Composition II.

Develops writing skills needed for upper-division coursework in Spanish. Emphasizes grammar in Spanish language, literature, and culture, exploring different compositional styles. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Spanish 327C (or 327G) or 327N with a grade of at least C.

SPN 328. Spanish Civilization.

A survey of the social, political, and cultural history of Spain. Three lecture hours and one discussion hour a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Spanish 611D, 612, or 312L.

SPN 328C. Introduction to Literatures and Cultures.

Same as Latin American Studies 370S (Topic 27). Overview of Iberian and/or Latin American literatures and cultures, including the arts and popular expressions, from a multidisciplinary perspective. Among the regions studied are Spain; North, Central, and South America; the Caribbean; and related areas in Africa. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Latin American Studies 370S (Topic 27), Spanish 328, 328C. Only one of the following may be counted: Latin American Studies 370S (Topic 3), 370S (Topic 27), Spanish 322K, 328C. Prerequisite: Spanish 611D, 612, or 312L.

SPN 129S, 229S, 329S, 429S, 529S, 629S, 729S, 829S, 929S. Topics in Spanish.

This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Study Abroad Office. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. Transfer credit is awarded for work in an affiliated studies program. May not be counted toward a major in Spanish. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

SPN 130D. Spanish across Disciplines.

Students read and discuss Spanish language materials related to the subject matter of another designated course. One lecture hour a week for one semester. May not be counted toward fulfillment of the foreign language requirement for any bachelor's degree. Prerequisite: One upper-division Spanish course or consent of instructor.

SPN 330L. Introduction to Language and Linguistics in Society.

Examines the dynamics of language structure and use throughout the Spanish-speaking world, and covers topics such as sound systems, grammatical structures, historical developments, language learning and loss, and dialect differences and their social significance. Spanish 330L and 345L may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Spanish 611D, 612, or 312L.

SPN 346. Sounds and Intonation.

Introduction to the study of Spanish phonetics and phonology, focusing on four aspects: mechanisms of sound production, representation of sounds and intonation, dialect variation, and comparison with English. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Spanish 327C (or 327G) or 327N, and 330L.

SPN 348C. Topics in Community Engagement.

Service learning course combining research project and engagement with local Spanish-speaking communities. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with additional community service hours to be arranged. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Spanish 327C (or 327G), or 327N.

Topic 1: Service Learning & Research in Spanish. Research on a subject that affects the Spanish-speaking members of the community, supported by a service internship in a relevant site. Students will choose from subjects related to affordable housing; literacy and education; nutrition and health services; immigration and deportation. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester, with additional fieldwork hours to be arranged. Spanish 348C (Topic 1) and 367P (Topic: Service Learning and Research in Spanish) may not both be counted.

SPN 350K. Topics in Film and Media Cultures.

Examines important themes in Iberian, Latin American, or African societies and examines their treatment in audiovisual and media production. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Spanish 350 and 350K may not both be counted unless the topics vary. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Spanish 327C (or 327G) or 327N, and 328C.

Topic 1: Gender Issues in Contemporary Latin American Cinema. Same as Latin American Studies 370S (Topic 24) and Women's and Gender Studies 335 (Topic 6). Studies Latin American cinema as a device of gender system formation and reinforcement, and as criticism of patriarchal hegemony; discusses questions related to sexuality depicted in Latin American films. Subjects covered include: maternity, prostitution, machismo, children's sexuality, homosexuality, heterosexuality, and gender violence in films from the 1930s to present. Conducted in Spanish. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Latin American Studies 370S (Topic 24), Spanish 350 (Topic: Gender in Contemporary Latin American Cinema), 350K (Topic 1), Women's and Gender Studies 335 (Topic 6), 340 (Topic: Gender in Contemporary Latin American Cinema). Additional prerequisite: Spanish 327C, (or 327), (or 327G), and three hours of upper-division coursework in either Spanish or Spanish Civilization.
Topic 2: Violence in Spanish Film. Focus on representations of violence in film from and about Spain since the 1920s to present. Includes the Spanish Civil War, torture, and other state-sanctioned violence; children and violence; violence against women; homophobic violence; terrorism; and ethnic and racist violence.
Topic 3: Latin American Film and Culture. Same as Latin American Studies 370S (Topic 25: Latin American Film and Culture). Overview of Latin American cinema from the silent era to present, with an emphasis on the last forty years. Subjects covered include: the development of the film industry (particularly in Argentina and Mexico in the 1930s and 1940s); the "New Wave" of Latin American cinema in the 1960s; and contemporary trends. Taught in Spanish. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Latin American Studies 370S (Topic 25), Spanish 350 (Topic: Latin American Film and Culture), 350K (Topic 3).
Topic 4: Latin American Literature and Film. Same as Latin American Studies 370S (Topic 26: Latin American Literature and Film). Studies, in a broad sense, the connections between Latin American cinema and literature, through extensive readings and in-class movie exhibitions. A number of renowned literary works by Latin American authors and their film versions will be analyzed with a comparative approach. Only one of the following may be counted: Latin American Studies 370S (Topic 26), Spanish 350 (Topic: Latin American Literature and Film), 350K (Topic 4), 352 (Topic: Literature and Cinema in Spanish America).
Topic 5: Mediascapes: Literature and Media in the Caribbean. Same as Latin American Studies 370S (Topic 28). Analyzes the relationship between literature and media technologies in contemporary Caribbean cultures. Examination of the notion and uses of Caribbean mediascapes; in other words, the uses of media technologies derived from film, television, the internet and YouTube, and the ways they are used and read in the Spanish Caribbean. Only one of the following may be counted: Latin American Studies 328 (Topic 5), 370S (Topic 28), Spanish 350K (Topic 5), Spanish Civilization 320C (Topic 2).
Topic 6: Indigenous Voices: From Nezahualcoyotl to Radio. Same as Latin American Studies 370S (Topic 29). Examines how Indigenous writers, intellectuals, and cultural producers have creatively established their own voices through writing and other forms of media. Only one of the following may be counted: Latin American Studies 370S (Topic: Indigenous Voices), 370S (Topic 29), Spanish 350 (Topic: Indigenous Voices), 350K (Topic 6).

SPN 351. Don Quijote and the Early Modern World.

Study of Cervantes's Don Quijote in depth in the original Spanish. Examines the author's views on artistic freedom, as well as his manipulation of literary genres and conventions, with his questions regarding the dominant political, religious, and literary discourses of early modern Spain. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Spanish 327C (or 327G) or 327N, and 328C.

SPN 352. Topics in Spanish and Spanish American Literature.

Major writers and works of Spanish and Spanish American literature. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic.

Topic 1: Spain in 1492. Spanish 350 (Topic: Spain in 1492) and 352 (Topic 1) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Spanish 325K, 325L, 326K, or 326L.
Topic 2: Literature of the Spanish Civil War. Prerequisite: Spanish 325K, 325L, 326K, or 326L.
Topic 3: The Latin American Short Story. Examination of the most representative Latin American authors as a course of study in the art of storytelling, literary history, individual poetics, and narrative theories. Prerequisite: Spanish 325K, 325L, 326K, or 326L.
Topic 4: Contemporary Caribbean Literature. Same as Latin American Studies 370S (Topic 44). Only one of the following may be counted: Latin American Studies 370S (Topic: Contemporary Caribbean Literature), 370S (Topic 44), Spanish 352 (Topic: Contemporary Caribbean Literature), 352 (Topic 4). Prerequisite: Spanish 611D, 612, or 312L.

SPN 353. Sociolinguistics.

Explores the interrelationship of language and society, with reference to the Spanish-speaking world. Studies how socioeconomic, political, and anthropological factors like race, social class, gender, age, and identity influence linguistics forms. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Spanish 327C (or 327G) or 327N, and 330L (or 345L).

SPN 355. Topics in Latin American Literatures and Cultures.

Study of important themes or issues in the cultural production of the Latin American world. Among the regions studied are Spain; North, Central, and South America; the Caribbean; and related areas in Africa. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Spanish 327C (or 327G) or 327N, and 328C.

Topic 1: Fantastic Fiction from Latin America. Same as Latin American Studies 370S (Topic 30). Analysis of short stories by Latin American writers that in some way represent an alternative to realism. Latin American Studies 370S (Topic 30) and Spanish 355 (Topic 1) may not both be counted.
Topic 2: Nonfiction Narratives from Latin America. Same as Latin American Studies 370S (Topic 31). Study of nonfiction works written in contemporary Latin America as experimental narrative forms that offer insight about current political, social, and economic problems of the region. Examination of these realities through readings and careful analysis of the works of popular nonfiction Latin American writers.
Topic 3: Jewish Voices from Latin America. Same as Latin American Studies 370S (Topic 32). Overview of popular Jewish writers from Brazil and Spanish America, with special emphasis on those who portray in their work the situation of the Jewish communities of their respective cities and countries. Only one of the following may be counted: Jewish Studies 363 (Topic: Latin American Jewish Writers), 363 (Topic 15), Latin American Studies 328 (Topic 4), 370S (Topic: Latin American Jewish Writers), 370S (Topic 32), Spanish 352 (Topic: Latin American Jewish Writers), 355 (Topic 3), Spanish Civilization 320C (Topic 1).
Topic 4: Sex and Sexuality in Latin America. Same as Latin American Studies 370S (Topic 33). Examines different representations of sex, sexuality, and eroticism in the various cultures of Latin America. These concepts do not refer to explicit or provocative texts or images in books, films, or photographs alone. On the contrary, they include a vast gamut of life, love, pain, and social conflict. Only one of the following may be counted: Latin American Studies 370S (Topic: Sexo/Sexualidad en Latinoamerica), 370S (Topic 33), Spanish 352 (Topic: Sexo/Sexualidad en Latinoamerica), 355 (Topic 4).
Topic 5: Revolutionary Imagination in Latin American Cultures. Same as Latin American Studies 370S (Topic 34). Explores literary expressions in Latin America that reflect a dissident or transgressive imaginary published during the revolutionary period (1960-1990). Examination of how different sociohistorical experiences require new narrative forms, and innovative ways of exploring and codifying collective community identities. Only one of the following may be counted: Latin American Studies 370S (Topic: Revolutionary Imagination in Latin American Literature), 370S (Topic 34), Spanish 352 (Topic: Revolutionary Imagination in Latin American Literature), 355 (Topic 5).
Topic 6: Violence in Contemporary Mexican Culture. Same as Latin American Studies 370S (Topic 23) and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 20). Studies the representation of violence in contemporary literary and cultural production in Mexico in order to understand social, political, and cultural implications of current violence there. Taught in Spanish. Only one of the following may be counted: Latin American Studies 370S (Topic 23), Spanish 350 (Topic 13), 355 (Topic 6), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 20). Additional prerequisite: Spanish 327C (or 327G) and three hours of upper-division coursework in Spanish or Spanish Civilization.
Topic 7: East/West/New World Encounters. Same as Latin American Studies 370S (Topic 36). Survey of works mostly in the Latin American and Hispanic literary tradition in which images or themes related to the East (Asia, Eastern Africa, the Middle East) are developed. Only one of the following may be counted: Latin American Studies 370S (Topic: Visions of the East in Latin American Writing), 370S (Topic 36), Spanish 352 (Topic: Visions of the East in Latin American Writing), 355 (Topic 7).
Topic 8: Memory and Writing in Caribbean Culture. Same as Latin American Studies 370S (Topic 37). Studies literary works from the greater Caribbean basin (with a focus on Cuba and Puerto Rico) in which the act of remembering is emphatically dramatized and described. Only one of the following may be counted: Latin American Studies 370S (Topic: Writing and Memory in Caribbean Literature), 370S (Topic 37), Spanish 355 (Topic 8), 375 (Topic: Writing and Memory in Caribbean Literature).
Topic 9: Literary Figurations in the Multimedia Age. Same as Latin American Studies 370S (Topic 38). Focuses on the figurations of sounds and images in literary language in the context of the multimedia environment of modern and contemporary Latin America. Only one of the following may be counted: Latin American Studies 370S (Topic: Literary Figurations in the Multimedia Age), 370S (Topic 38), Spanish 352 (Topic: Literary Figurations in the Multimedia Age), 355 (Topic 9).

SPN 356. Topics in Indigenous Cultures in the Americas.

Examines how indigenous writers, artists, and cultural producers have established their own voices and languages through writing and other forms of media. Analysis of the indigenous artistic and intellectual production in concrete political and cultural contexts. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Spanish 327C (or 327G) or 327N, and 328C.

Topic 1: Indigenous Voices in Latin American Literature. Same as Latin American Studies 370S (Topic 17). Only one of the following may be counted: Latin American Studies 370S (Topic 17), Spanish 350 (Topic 4), 356 (Topic 1). Additional prerequisite: Spanish 327C (or 327G) and three hours of upper-division coursework in Spanish or Spanish Civilization.
Topic 2: The Imagined Andes. Same as Latin American Studies 370S (Topic 22). Overview of literature and culture of the Andean regions. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Latin American Studies 370S (Topic: The Imagined Andes), 370S (Topic 22), Spanish 350 (Topic 12), 356 (Topic 2). Additional prerequisite: Spanish 327C (or 327G) and three hours of upper-division coursework in Spanish or Spanish Civilization.
Topic 3: Contemporary Mesoamerican Indigenous Literatures. Same as Latin American Studies 370S (Topic 41). Examines the early Mesoamerican mythological narrative, Popol Wuj, as well as twentieth-century Central American texts. Explores ethnicity, class, gender, and traditional cultures as main factors in regional negotiations of identity constructions. Only one of the following may be counted: Latin American Studies 370S (Topic: Contemporary Indigenous Literature), 370S (Topic 41), Spanish 352 (Topic: Contemporary Indigenous Literature), 356 (Topic 3).

SPN 357. Topics in Iberian Literatures and Cultures.

Study of important themes or issues in the cultural production of the Iberian world. Subjects include various cultural expressions and their relevance in specific political and historical contexts. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Spanish 327C (or 327G) or 327N, and 328C.

Topic 1: Hispanic Chivalry. Study of the origins of chivalry with mounted warriors in feudal and crusading warfare. Emphasis on how knights became either the goons and enforcers, robbers of barons, or heroes and protectors of the people with the end of the crusading and Reconquest eras. Only one of the following may be counted: Latin American Studies 370S (Topic: Hispanic Chivalry), Spanish 350 (Topic: Hispanic Chivalry), 357 (Topic 1).
Topic 2: Cultures in Contact in Medieval Spain. Focus on the works of literature that reflect the three cultures which coexisted and flourished for almost eight centuries in medieval Spain: the Islamic, the Jewish, and the Christian. Only one of the following may be counted: Spanish 350 (Topic 8), 352 (Topic: Literature of Spain of Three Cultures), 357 (Topic 2).
Topic 3: Space in Contemporary Iberian Literatures and Cultures. Studies the representation of space in contemporary Spanish literature, with an emphasis on questions of gender, sexuality, memory, class, and artistic imagination. Spanish 357 (Topic 3) and 372 (Topic: Space in Contemporary Spanish Literature) may not both be counted.
Topic 4: Violence and Identity in Early Modern Spain. Examines the tensions between individual and society, between self and other, in the dramatic literature of early modern Spain, focusing on the themes of war, conquest, race, sex, and gender. Only one of the following may be counted: Latin American Studies 370S (Topic: Violence and Identity in Early Modern Spain), Spanish 357 (Topic 4), or 376 (Topic: Violence and Identity in Early Modern Spain).

SPN 358. Studies of African Cultures in Dialogue.

Study of the cultural production of African and Afro-descendant people of the Iberian and Latin American worlds. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Spanish 327C (or 327G) or 327N, and 328C.

Topic 1: African Diasporas. Same as Latin American Studies 370S (Topic 42). Analysis of the sociocultural contexts of the African diaspora in the Americas with particular focus on the Caribbean and Brazil. Focuses on the contributions of the African diasporic populations and the stylistic strategies through which they constructed their social, political, and cultural agency. Only one of the following may be counted: Latin American Studies 370S (Topic: African Diaspora in Latin America and the Caribbean), 370S (Topic 42), Spanish 358 (Topic 1), 375 (Topic: African Diaspora in Latin America and the Caribbean).

SPN 359. United States Latino Literatures and Cultures in Context.

Same as Latin American Studies 370S (Topic 43). Examines the United States Latino literary and cultural production from multidisciplinary perspectives, such as literature, film, music, and performance. Analysis of the literatures and experiences of United States Latino writers and artists in their historical and cultural specificities. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Latin American Studies 370S (Topic 43) and Spanish 359 may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Spanish 327C (or 327G) or 327N, and 328C.

SPN 364L. Linguistics and the Spanish Learner.

Focuses on instructed and naturalistic second language (L2) development among adults. Subjects include: L2 acquisition theories, Spanish learners' difficulties, learners' and teachers' beliefs about L2, learners' motivations and needs, and heritage language learners. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Spanish 327C (or 327G) or 327N, and 330L (or 345L).

SPN 365C. Conference Course in Hispanic Civilization.

Conference course. Prerequisite: Spanish 612 or 312L; and written consent of the department chair.

SPN 365G. Conference Course in Hispanic Linguistics.

Conference course. Prerequisite: Spanish 612 or 312L; and written consent of the department chair.

SPN 365L. Conference Course in Hispanic Literature.

Conference course. Prerequisite: Spanish 612 or 312L; and written consent of the department chair.

SPN 367P. Spanish for the Professions.

Develops vocabulary, grammar, expressions, and interactional skills that are related to foreign language for professional purposes. Also covers cultural issues that affect professional activities in Spanish-speaking communities. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Spanish 327C (or 327G) or 327N.

Topic 1: Spanish for Health Care Professions. Same as Latin American Studies 322 (Topic 17). Designed to exercise fluency in both spoken and written language in health care situations. Focus on the complex grammatical concepts and cultural issues that affect professional activities in Spanish-speaking communities. Only one of the following may be counted: Latin American Studies 322 (Topic 17), Mexican American Studies 374 (Topic 30), Spanish 367K (Topic 7), 367P (Topic 1). Prerequisite: Spanish 327C (or 327G), 328C, and 330L.
Topic 2: Business in Hispanic Life and Culture. Same as Latin American Studies 322 (Topic 18). Only one of the following may be counted: Latin American Studies 322 (Topic 18), 370S (Topic 19), Spanish 350 (Topic 10), Spanish 367P (Topic 2). Prerequisite: Spanish 327C (or 327G) and 328C.
Topic 3: Translation Principles and Practice. Spanish 367K (Topic 4) and 367P (Topic 3) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Spanish 327C (or 327G) and 330L.

SPN 367T. Advanced Oral and Written Expression for Teachers.

Designed to help teacher candidates prepare to pass the state oral and written proficiency exams at the advanced level to obtain certification. Focus on oral proficiency for various genres of speaking with an emphasis on writing and reading of different genres. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Spanish 367K (Topic 1) and Spanish 367T may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Spanish 327C (or 327G) or 327N, and 330L.

SPN 368C. Topics in Languages in Contact.

Investigates Spanish in contact with other languages and among different regional varieties in historical and contemporary settings. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Spanish 327C (or 327G) or 327N, and 330L.

SPN 368S. Topics in Language Structure and Use.

Examination of the major structural components of the language and how these are used in context to fulfill a variety of communicative functions. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Spanish 367K and 368S may not both be counted unless the topics vary. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Spanish 327C (or 327G) or 327N, and 330L.

Topic 1: Rhetoric and Composition for Native Speakers. Writing and oral expression for use in academic and professional settings. Only one of the following may be counted: Mexican American Studies 374 (Topic 31), Spanish 367K (Topic 8), 368S (Topic 1).

SPN 377H. Honors Tutorial Course.

Supervised individual research on a literary, linguistic, or cultural problem, culminating in a written thesis. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, credit or registration for Spanish 379C or 379L, admission to the Iberian and Latin American Languages and Cultures Honors Program, and consent of the Honors adviser.

SPN 379C. Capstone Seminar in Literatures and Cultures.

Brings together central issues, concepts, and themes that define Iberian or Latin American literatures and cultures, while focusing on a specific case-study or case-studies. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Spanish 327C (or 327G), 328C, and twelve hours of upper-division coursework in Spanish.

SPN 679H. Honors Tutorial Course.

Supervised individual research on a literary, linguistic, or cultural problem, culminating in a written thesis of fifty to eighty typewritten pages. Conference course for two semesters. Prerequisite: For 679HA, upper-division standing, admission to the Spanish Honors Program, and consent of the honors adviser; for 679HB, Spanish 679HA.

SPN 379L. Capstone Seminar in Linguistics.

Brings together central issues, concepts, and themes that define linguistics, while focusing on a specific case-study or case-studies, that allow for the necessary depth and rigor to produce a research paper on a particular topic of interest. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Spanish 327C (or 327G), 330L, and twelve hours of upper-division coursework in Spanish.