University of Guelph

1996-97 Undergraduate Calendar


XII--Course Descriptions

Spanish Studies

Department of Languages and Literatures

Note: Literary texts are, at all levels, studied in the original language. Students registering in Literature courses will be expected to have the appropriate knowledge.

88-110 Introductory Spanish F,W(3-1)

A course providing the basics of spoken and written Spanish for students with no previous studies in the language. Special attention is given to oral practice.

88-111 Intermediate Spanish F,W(3-1)

A continuation of 88-110 with emphasis on oral work.

Prerequisites: 88-110.

88-200 Spanish Language I F(3-1)

A course designed to develop facility in reading, writing, understanding and speaking Spanish. Conversation, grammar and language laboratory practice.

Prerequisites: OAC Spanish or 88-111 or equivalent.

88-201 Spanish Language II W(3-1)

A continuation of 88-200 through a study of literature.

Prerequisites: 88-200.

88-204 Spanish Civilization F(3-0)

An examination of the historical and cultural events that provided the background for the development of modern Spain, as well as a visual survey of Spanish culture.

Prerequisites: OAC Spanish or 88-111 or consent of the instructor.

88-210 Spanish American Civilization W(3-0)

A survey through class discussion and audio-visual materials of the Spanish American countries, their society, institutions, and culture.

Prerequisites: OAC Spanish or 88-111 or consent of the instructor.

88-302 Modern Spanish Prose W(3-0)

The course will study the rise of the novel and other emerging prose forms, such as the novela corta and the cuento, after 1870. (Offered in odd-numbered years.)

88-306 Golden Age Theatre and Poetry F(3-0)

A study of the Spanish classical theatre and representative Baroque poets. (Offered in even-numbered years.)

88-307 Modern Hispanic Theatre W(3-0)

A study, through selected texts, of different aspects of Modern Spanish and Spanish American theatre. (Offered in even-numbered years.)

88-330 Modern Spanish American Prose F(3-0)

A study, through selected texts, of the most important aspects of Spanish American Prose up to 1940. (Offered in odd-numbered years.)

88-331 The Modern Spanish American Short Story and Poetry F(3-0)

A study of the modern Spanish American short story and an examination of the evolution of poetry among the leading Modernist and post-Modernist poets. (Offered in even-numbered years.)

88-350 Spanish Grammar and Composition I F(3-1)

Prose composition, translation, language structure. Oral practice in the language laboratory.

Prerequisites: 88-201.

88-352 Spanish Grammar and Composition II W(3-1)

A continuation of 88-350 with emphasis on translation, oral and written composition.

Prerequisites: 88-350.

88-353 Administrative and Commercial Spanish W(3-0)

A detailed study of the Spanish language as it is currently used in adminstration and business. It will cover areas such as administrative correspondence, reports, employment, business communication and advertising.

Prerequisites: 88-350.
Corequisites: 88-352.

88-380 to 88-382 Directed Readings in Spanish Studies (3-0)

A reading course in Spanish or Spanish American literature designed according to the previous studies and the interests of the individual student. Normally, students will not be permitted to take more than two courses in the Directed Readings sequence.

Prerequisites: 2 Spanish literature course credits at the 300-level.

88-403 Golden Age Prose F(3-0)

A study of some outstanding prose writers and poets of the 16th and 17th centuries. (Offered in odd-numbered years.)

88-406 The Contemporary Spanish American Novel W(3-0)

The search for new and more universal modes of expression among major Spanish American prose writers of today. (Offered in even-numbered years.)

88-407 Contemporary Spanish American Poetry W(3-0)

The influence of the Vanguardist movements of the early 20th century on Spanish American poetry and a study of contemporary poets, especially Pablo Neruda. (Offered in odd-numbered years.)

88-408 Modern Spanish Poetry W(3-0)

A study of some of the principal poets of the 20th century. (Offered in even-numbered years.)

88-450 Spanish Translation and Composition I F(3-0)

An advanced composition course, with intensive written and oral practice with an emphasis on translation.

Prerequisites: 88-352.

88-452 Spanish Translation and Composition II W(3-0)

A continuation of the work done in 88-450, developing creative oral and written expression with an emphasis on translation.

Prerequisites: 88-450.

88-484 Research Paper in Spanish Studies

A research paper in Spanish on any language or literature subject approved by the department. This paper will be the equivalent of a semester course.

88-485 The Contemporary Spanish Novel W(3-0)

A study of the work of contemporary Spanish novelists, and of the literary movement since the Spanish Civil War. (Offered in odd-numbered years.)

1996-97 Undergraduate Calendar
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