University of Hawaii at Hilo Catalog 2013–2014

Spanish (SPAN) Courses

College of Arts and Sciences, Languages

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Spanish (SPAN)

College of Arts and Sciences, Languages

SPAN 101  Elementary Spanish I (4) Beginning course, primarily emphasizing oral practice. Laboratory drill.

SPAN 102  Elementary Spanish II (4) Beginning course, primarily emphasizing oral practice. Laboratory drill. Pre: SPAN 101 or equivalent.

SPAN 200  Interm Conversational Spanish (3) This course is intended for students who have gained some basic knowledge of Spanish language but need to improve their fluency and vocabulary necessary for practical functions in life: greetings and self-introduction, being or hosting guests, shopping, travel, airport situations, study abroad, etc. SPAN 200 will enhance SPAN 102 and 102 and complement SPAN 201, enabling the student to acquire oral fluency. Prereq or coreq: SPAN 102 or instructor's consent.

SPAN 201  Intermediate Spanish I (4) Continuation of oral practice with increasing emphasis on reading and written composition. Laboratory drill. Pre: SPAN 102 or equivalent.

SPAN 202  Interm Spanish II (4) Continuation of oral practice with increasing emphasis on reading and written composition. Laboratory drill. Pre: SPAN 201 or equivalent.

SPAN 301  Adv Spanish Conversation (3) (lec., lab) Advanced Spanish Conversation will place emphasis on 2 of the 4 language skills: listening and speaking. The study of Spanish conversation in 15 common contexts will give the student a much deeper awareness of cultural expectations and norms in the Latin world. Knowledge of their courtesies and respect, their customs and situational idiosyncrasies is critical to create business or interpersonal relations. The student will also learn how Anglo customs overstep bounds and create offense in the Hispanic collective cultures. Student will gain fluidity and comprehension as well as cross-cultural understanding.

SPAN 302  Adv Spanish Reading/Writing (3) (lec., lab) Advanced Spanish Reading and Writing (302) will markedly extend the student's ability to read and write in a second language. Cultural expectations and practice are necessary to produce articles, journalism, business writing and literary analysis. The 302 is for students with Intermediate Spanish experience or with immersion experience in a Spanish or Latin culture. This course will teach students to critically comprehend Spanish texts, requiring them to reflect on these texts by producing written Spanish. Fifteen cultural texts will be read; fifteen papers and their corrections will be required.

SPAN 368  Gender & Women LatAm Lit/Film (3) Latin American men and women of alternative genders in the 20th century have lived in vastly different conditions and upheaval spanning feudalism to postcolonial thought. From genocide to authoritarian institutions of torture, the people in the texts and films had to endure turmoil and violent clashes of ideas. This course captures the Latin perspective of four different sociological spaces that women occupy in Latin America: the Indigenous space, the patriarchal latifundio, the mestizo space of markets, and the professional women under the military governments. Latin American and French feminist theories are used to clarify these contexts. (Same as WS 368).

SPAN 369  Lat&Glob Docum&Film:Crit Analy (3) This course will engage students in Latin and Global documentaries and films in the context of their perspectives, providing an excellent window into culture and world conflict. The students lives in a global world today in which expansion of mindsets must become elastic with the practice of cultural exposure and analysis.


SPAN x94 Special Topics in Subject Matter (Arr.) (IO) Special topics chosen by the instructor. Course content will vary. May be repeated for credit, provided that a different topic is studied. Additional requirements may apply depending on subject and topic.

SPAN x99 Directed Studies (Arr.) (IO) Statement of planned reading or research required. Pre: instructor’s consent.

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