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SPANISH AND HISPANIC STUDIES

SPAN 325 – Hispanic Women Writers, 2 credits. E1. A study of contemporary Spanish and Latin American women writers with emphasis on feminist literary theory. The course may also fulfill requirements for a women’s studies minor. This course can also count toward the women’s studies program. Prerequisites: SPAN 320 – Spanish Grammar in Context and SPAN 321 – Composition and Conversation in Cultural Contexts or permission of the instructor SPAN 326 R – Appreciating Hispanic Literature, 4 credits. E. A survey of major works from both Spanish and Latin American writers, this course introduces students to basic methods of literary analysis and various critical approaches to the study of narrative fiction, poetry and drama. Prerequisites: SPAN 320 – Spanish Grammar in Context and SPAN 321 – Composition and Conversation in Cultural Contexts or permission of the instructor SPAN 331 G – Business Spanish, 4 credits. E2. A course designed for students interested in using Spanish for a business-related career. Cross-cultural management skills, international economic trends and international marketing theory appropriate to the Hispanic business world are emphasized. This course must be completed prior to the semester abroad internship in Mexico City. This course can also count toward the global studies program. Prerequisite: SPAN 321 – Composition and Conversation in Cultural Contexts or SPAN 320 – Spanish Grammar in Context SPAN 335 – Advanced Oral Communication, 2 credits. E1. The objective of this course is to develop speaking skills in Spanish in both formal and informal discourse. Formal, precise speech is practiced through mock trials. Informal speech is practiced in conversation, debates and other class activities. Prerequisite: SPAN 321 – Composition and Conversation in Cultural Contexts SPAN 341 – The Culture of Spain, 2 credits. E. A study of Spain’s rich cultural and artistic heritage and political development from prehistoric times to the present. This course can also count toward the global studies program. Prerequisite: SPAN 321 – Composition and Conversation in Cultural Contexts or SPAN 320 – Spanish Grammar in Context SPAN 351 – Contemporary Latin American Culture, 2 credits. D. This course explores current political, social and artistic developments taking place in Latin American countries. Issues of race, class and gender, as well as the image of nations and the reality of governments, receive special attention as elements that promote a multicultural approach to the study of culture. Students make constant use of the World Wide Web in order to be up-to-date on the events and debates shaping contemporary Latin America. This course can also count toward the global studies program. Prerequisite: SPAN 321 – Composition and Conversation in Cultural Contexts or SPAN 320 – Spanish Grammar in Context SPAN 361 – Latin American Historical and Cultural Perspectives, 2 credits. E. Focusing on Latin America’s culture and civilizations, this course analyzes the shaping of these countries, including contributions made by different ethnic groups, the road to independence, internal and external conflicts, the search for identity, and major achievements. This course can also count toward the global studies program. Prerequisite: SPAN 321 – Composition and Conversation in Cultural Contexts or SPAN 320 – Spanish Grammar in Context SPAN 363 – Mexican Culture, 2 credits. D. A four-week living experience with a family, this course forms the culture component of the Mexico Summer Study Program. In addition to constant immersion in the Spanish language and culture with families, students investigate historical sites, attend cultural events, and participate in field trips to sites that reflect contemporary Mexican society. Readings and a reflective dialogue journal are required. This course can also count toward the global studies program. Prerequisite: SPAN 112 – Beginning Spanish II SPAN 365 – Introduction to Translation, 2 credits. E2. An introduction to the theory, methods, techniques and challenges encountered in translation from English to Spanish and Spanish to English. Contextualized translation of documents and reports related to professions and academic disciplines form a major component of the course. Prerequisite: SPAN 320 – Spanish Grammar in Context

SPAN 366 – Introduction to Interpretation, 2 credits. D. An introduction to the basic principles of oral interpretation including consecutive interpretation, simultaneous interpretation and sight translation. Professional issues, ethical standards and accuracy are given special consideration. Prerequisite: SPAN 365 – Introduction to Translation SPAN 367 – Spanish for Health Professions, 2 credits. E2. Designed for students who have health-related majors or minors, this course addresses the need of health care providers to understand the language and culture of the patients with whom they come in contact. Students learn about medical terminology as well as ethics as practiced in the U.S. and in Spanish-speaking countries. Prerequisite: SPAN 320 – Spanish Grammar in Context and SPAN 321 – Composition and Conversation in Cultural Contexts or permission of the instructor SPAN 380 – Special Topics, 2 to 4 credits. D. Courses covering various topics of interest in this particular discipline are offered regularly. Contact department chair for more information. SPAN 386, PSC 386 Z – Modern Spain: A Critical Look, 4 credits. E1. Offered as part of the fall semester program in Segovia, Spain, this course examines a series of moral and ethical questions raised by modern Spanish history, from the Spanish Civil War and a study of the ideologies in conflict, the participation of American volunteers in the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, U.S. government policy during the war, aspects of the 36-year dictatorship of General Francisco Franco, population movements, the political assassination of Franco’s hand-picked successor, Basque nationalism and ETA terrorism (the latter of which originated during the Franco regime), to the Spain after the transition to democracy, the Spain of the European Union and the global world. This course can also count toward the global studies program. Prerequisite or co-requisite: SPAN 321 – Composition and Conversation in Cultural Contexts SPAN 390 – Cooperative Education, 1 to 8 credits. D. SPAN 395 – Cooperative Education at the Concordia Language Villages, 2 to 4 credits. D. This course is intended to provide students of modern languages with opportunities to teach and study the language of their choice at the Concordia Language Villages. Prerequisite for acceptance: at least two years of coursework or the equivalent in the language. The final decision on acceptance into this course is based on mutual agreement of both Concordia language department faculty and Concordia Language Villages faculty concerning both the student and the project. A total maximum equivalent of two full courses from 390 and 395 may be counted toward graduation. SPAN 411 – Latin American Literature, 4 credits. D. A historical study of major works by Latin American writers from European contact to the present day. The course will include the review and refinement of literary theory and text interpretation and analysis with practical applications. Prerequisites: SPAN 320 – Spanish Grammar in Context and SPAN 321 – Composition and Conversation in Cultural Contexts or permission of the instructor SPAN 412 – Contemporary Spanish-American Narrative, 4 credits. D. Concentrates on 20th century narrative fiction by key figures of the SpanishAmerican literary intelligentsia, including the so-called “Boom” and “PostBoom” writers. This course can also count toward the global studies program. Prerequisites: SPAN 320 – Spanish Grammar in Context and SPAN 321 – Composition and Conversation in Cultural Contexts or permission of the instructor SPAN 413 – Topics in Latin American Literature, 2 credits. E. Selected topics whose main focus is a thorough understanding and interpretation of literary, cultural, historical and societal factors that give shape to Latin America. Concentration could be on a period, a literary genre, a literary movement, a thematic unit, representative texts, representative authors or an author in particular. Repeat credit is allowed for varying topics. This course can also count toward the global studies program. Prerequisites: SPAN 320 – Spanish Grammar in Context and SPAN 321 – Composition and Conversation in Cultural Contexts or permission of the instructor

Academic Catalog 2013-14  

2013-14 Concordia College Catalog | June 2013, Volume III

Academic Catalog 2013-14  

2013-14 Concordia College Catalog | June 2013, Volume III