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    Spanish

    Languages & Literatures

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    Marilyn Durham
    Department Chair
    Phone: (262) 472-5050
    Location: Laurentide 3207

    Peter Hoff
    Foreign Language Coordinator
    Phone: (262) 472-1591
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    Mary Orval
    Academic Dept Assoc
    Phone: (262) 472-1036
    Location: Laurentide 3209

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    Course Descriptions

    Spanish Courses

    BEGINNING SPANISH (GH)

    Spanish 141, Credits: 4

    An elementary course with oral emphasis. Grammar, reading, writing, conversation.

    TRAVEL STUDY

    Spanish 291, Credits: 1-3

    Variable topics. Group activity oriented presentations emphasizing `hands on` and participatory instructional techniques. Prereq: 3 credits of Political Science, Sociology, Global Perspectives, Individual and Society and consent of instructor.

    SPANISH PHONETICS

    Spanish 310, Credits: 3

    A study of the elements of speech sounds, the application of sounds to understanding and speaking, with emphasis on oral practice.

    SPANISH FOR SPANISH SPEAKERS

    Spanish 320, Credits: 3

    The course presents students the opportunity to achieve a clear grasp of written and oral formal Spanish as well as comprehension of the origins, development, and richness of Spanish and the peoples that speak it. This setting also offers a culturally contextualized, structured forum for the exploration of topics pertaining to the linguistic and cultural identity of Spanish speakers within and without the United States.

    SPANISH CIVILIZATION

    Spanish 350, Credits: 3

    Study of the political, social, intellectual, artistic and literary development of Spain and Hispanic areas from remote times to the present day.

    SPANISH AMERICAN CIVILIZATION

    Spanish 360, Credits: 3

    An introduction to the geography, history, literature, sociology, economics and political life of Spanish America.

    SPANISH FOR BUSINESS

    Spanish 370, Credits: 3

    A course for those students who plan to use or may need to use their proficiency in Spanish in a business career. This course provides an introduction to concepts and terminology associated with doing business in Spanish-speaking countries or with the Hispanic community in this country; affords practice in employing those concepts and terminology in the oral, reading and writing skills; and offers a brief overview of the culture and structure of the Hispanic business world.

    SPANISH FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONS

    Spanish 371, Credits: 3

    This course is a Spanish language course geared toward individuals studying or working in health-related areas.The course is devoted to the study of medical Spanish terminology and the cultural issues related to successful interactions with Spanish-speaking patients and their families in the clinical encounter. It will introduce the student to a wide array of vocabulary particular to the medical field, as well as help the student develop a cultural understanding of medicine and illness in the Spanish-speaking world to prepare for potential work with Spanish-speaking patients in future careers in medicine, nursing, social work, translation/interpretation, or mental health settings.

    INTRODUCTION TO LEGAL SPANISH & THE HISPANIC COMMUNITY

    Spanish 372, Credits: 3

    This course reinforces the student's Spanish skills while focusing on many different aspects of working with the Hispanic community that relate to the law. The class will cover a broad mix of legal contexts, while building the student's practical legal terminology and written oral communication skills. In addition, emphasis will be placed on cultural issues that may affect successful interaction with Spanish-speaking individuals and families faced with matters concerning the law.

    SPANISH CONVERSATION

    Spanish 390, Credits: 1

    Designed to maintain and increase oral fluency in Spanish. Emphasis on spontaneous use of the language. Repeatable five times for a maximum of 6 credits in major/degree.

    SURVEY OF SPANISH LITERATURE

    Spanish 451, Credits: 3

    General history of Spanish literature from its beginning to the end of the eighteenth century. Reading of representative works of each genre.

    SURVEY OF SPANISH LITERATURE

    Spanish 452, Credits: 3

    General history of Spanish literature from the end of the eighteenth century to the present day. Reading of representative works of each genre.

    SPANISH CLASSICS

    Spanish 481, Credits: 3

    Topics alternate: 1) Don Quixote, 2) Golden Age drama, 3) Golden Age prose. Repeatable with change of topic.

    CONTEMPORARY SPANISH AMERICAN NARRATIVE

    Spanish 483, Credits: 3

    Students will study in depth selected novels and short stories from the beginning of the Spanish American new narrative in the 1940's through its "boom" in the 1960's, to the present. Different works and/or authors will be studied each term the course is offered.

    WOMEN WRITERS OF SPAIN AND THE AMERICAS

    Spanish 484, Credits: 3

    This course introduces students to literary production of women writers from Spain/Latin America (XVI century-present). Exposed to various themes and writing styles, students will engage in textual analysis and critical discussion to reflect on the authors' cultural and historic challenges, and about the historical and social impact of their works.

    WORKSHOP

    Spanish 490, Credits: 1-3

    Variable topics. Group activity oriented presentations emphasizing `hands on` and participatory instructional techniques. Repeatable

    TRAVEL STUDY

    Spanish 491, Credits: 1-3

    Variable topics. Faculty-led courses abroad.

    INTERNSHIP IN SPANISH

    Spanish 493, Credits: 1-3

    Internships are available in business, government or social service agencies for suitably prepared students wishing to pursue a career that involves foreign languages. Repeatable. Satisfactory/No Credit Grade Basis Only.

    SEMINAR

    Spanish 494, Credits: 1-3

    Variable topics. Group activity. An advanced course of study in a defined subject matter area emphasizing a small group in intense study with a faculty member. Repeatable one time.

    SPECIAL STUDIES

    Spanish 496, Credits: 1-3

    Variable topics. Group activity. Not offered regularly in the curriculum but offered on topics selected on the basis of timeliness, need, and interest, and generally in the format of regularly scheduled Catalog offerings. Repeatable.

    INDEPENDENT STUDY

    Spanish 498, Credits: 1-3

    Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable for a maximum of 6 credits in major/degree.

    Location

    College of Letters & Sciences
    Laurentide Hall 4100
    University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
    800 W. Main Street
    Whitewater, WI 53190-1790

    Contact

    Office of the Dean
    Phone: (262) 472-1621
    E-mail: lamkinn@uww.edu

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