2012-2014 Catalog

Undergraduate Course Descriptions

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Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
SPAN 101Beginning Spanish I3.00
Study of language fundamentals with emphasis on listening, speaking, and reading skills. Practice in writing. Only for students with no previous Spanish study, or consent of instructor.
General Education Attributes:
HHE World Lang, Culture, Philos
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
SPAN 102Beginning Spanish II3.00
Continuation of SPAN 101.
General Education Attributes:
HHE World Lang, Culture, Philos
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is completion of SPAN 101, or appropriate placement test score, or consent of instructor.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
SPAN 189Spanish Elective1.00 - 9.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-S course.
SPAN 201Intermediate Spanish I3.00
Review of grammar. Emphasis on oral skills, writing, and reading of Spanish.
General Education Attributes:
HHE World Lang, Culture, Philos
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is completion of SPAN 102, appropriate placement test score, or consent of instructor.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
SPAN 202Intermediate Spanish II3.00
Continuation of SPAN 201.
General Education Attributes:
HHE World Lang, Culture, Philos
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is completion of SPAN 201, appropriate placement test score, or consent of instructor.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
SPAN 289Spanish Elective1.00 - 9.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-S course.
SPAN 300Advanced Spanish3.00
In-depth study of grammar points that pose problems for students of Spanish, practice in composition, and the reading of contemporary literature.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is completion of SPAN 202, appropriate placement test score, or consent of instructor.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Every Other Year
SPAN 301Conversational Spanish3.00
Speaking skills developed through reading and discussion of contemporary texts.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is completion of SPAN 202, appropriate placement test score, or consent of instructor.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
SPAN 303Latin American Culture and Civilization3.00
Study in the cultural production of Latin American literature, music, art, and film in the context of contemporary Latin-American history.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is completion of SPAN 202, appropriate placement test score, or consent of instructor.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Every Other Year
SPAN 307An Exploration of Spanish Speaking Cultures0.00 - 3.00
In this study abroad course the history, culture and folklore of the Spanish Speaking World will be explored through a myriad of Spanish and Latin American literary tests, music, and film. Students will also have the opportunity to interact directly in Spanish with native speakers through a variety of activities woven into the course. During this course the students will have the opportunity to visit historic sites and museums to allow them to experience the culture firsthand. Reading, writing, and oral work will be done in Spanish. Course may be repeated for credit with different study abroad experience.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is completion of SPAN 201, appropriate placement test score, or consent of instructor.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
SPAN 315Voices of Hispanic Women3.00
Course taught in Spanish focusing on the lives and experiences of Hispanic women writers, artists, and filmmakers from Latin America, the United States, and Spain. Examines the present status of women as they leave the traditional setting of home and emerge into the public sphere of influence and power. Studies the effects of poverty, war, and revolution on women and their families as well as the impact of immigration on identity and self.
General Education Attributes:
DIV Diversity
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is completion of SPAN 202, appropriate placement test score, or consent of instructor.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
SPAN 350Latino Culture in the U.S.3.00
This course, taught in Spanish, introduces the art, literature, and history of Chicanos or Mexican-Americans, Puerto-Rican Americans, and Cuban-Americans.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is completion of SPAN 202, appropriate placement test score, or consent of instructor.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
SPAN 360Special Topics in Literature and Culture3.00 - 9.00
Studies in Hispanic literature and/or culture. Taught in Spanish. May be repeated for up to nine credits with different content.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is completion of SPAN 202, appropriate placement test score, or consent of instructor.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
SPAN 389Spanish Elective1.00 - 12.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-S course.
SPAN 399Study Abroad1.00 - 6.00
Formal study of the Spanish language, culture, and literature usually at UW-Superior's cooperating institution in Costa Rica. Students attend lectures on Spanish-speaking countries, culture and history, the environment, women's issues, literature and the arts. Includes home stays with families and opportunities for travel within the country. Information is available in the Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. Program must be approved by the department before departure and consent of the instructor is required.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
SPAN 489Spanish Elective1.00 - 9.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-S course.
SPAN 498Independent Study1.00 - 6.00
For advanced students who have successfully completed upper-division-level courses in Spanish and are capable of independent work. Studies carried on under direction of instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms

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