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The course level at which students begin their study of Spanish is determined by several factors. These factors include the following: the number of high-school units complete; language placement examination scores; or, for those with native or heritage competency, faculty evaluation.

Level        Placement Criteria
SP 101No prior instruction in Spanish, fewer than two high-school units in
Spanish, instruction more than four years ago, or UA placement test
SP 102UA credit for SP 101
SP 103Two high-school units of Spanish or SP 101 at another institution
SP 201Credit for SP 102 or SP 103 or UA placement test
SP 202Credit for SP 201 or UA placement test
SP 300Credit for SP 202 or UA placement test

SP 101 Introductory Spanish I. 4 hours.

Five hours of instruction per week. The course is the first semester of college-level study of Spanish. Offered each year.

SP 102 Introductory Spanish II. 4 hours.
Prerequisite: SP 101 with a grade of “C-” or higher at UA.

Continuation of written and oral skills in Spanish. Five hours of instruction per week. The course is the second semester of college-level study of Spanish. Conducted in Spanish. Offered each year.

SP 103 Intensive Review of Elementary Spanish. 4 hours.
Prerequisite: Two or more high-school units of Spanish or Introductory Spanish I at another university.

Five hours of instruction per week. Intensive review and accelerated study of Spanish language at the first- and second-semester college level. Conducted in Spanish. Offered each year.

SP 201 Intermediate Spanish I. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: SP 102, SP 103, or placement.

Review and development of grammar and syntax; development of speaking, reading, and writing skills.

SP 202 Intermediate Spanish II. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: SP 201 or two years of high-school Spanish.

Review and development of grammar and syntax; development of speaking, reading, and writing skills.

SP 353 Spanish Conversation. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: SP 202 or three years of high-school Spanish.

The course is also offered in Spain as SP 352; it is not open to native speakers. Oral drills, pronunciation exercises, and simple oral reports. Offered each semester.

SP 356 Advanced Grammar and Composition. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: SP 202 or three years of high-school Spanish.

The course is also offered in Spain as SP 354. Review of Spanish grammar with emphasis on written expression in Spanish. Offered each semester.

SP 360 Commercial Spanish. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: SP 353 or SP 356.

Spanish business vocabulary and practices. Offered in the spring semester.

SP 361 Introduction to Romance Linguistics (same as FR 361 and IT 361). 3 hours.
Prerequisite: Any 202-level foreign language course, or equivalent language proficiency and permission of the instructor.

SP 364 Spanish Civilization. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: SP 353.

The course is also offered in Spain as SP 363. Study of Spanish artistic heritage and social and political institutions. Offered in the fall semester.

SP 366 Spanish-American Civilization. 3 hours.
Prerequisites: SP 353 and SP 356, or permission of the instructor.

Study of the development of Spanish-American civilization from pre-Colombian times to the present. Offered in the spring semester.

SP 371 Survey of Spanish Literature. 3 hours.
Prerequisites: SP 353 and SP 356, or permission of the instructor.

Study of major works in Spanish literature from the Middle Ages through the 18th century. SP 371 and SP 372 offered in alternate semesters.

SP 372 Survey of Spanish Literature. 3 hours.
Prerequisites: SP 353 and SP 356, or permission of the instructor.

Spanish literature from the 19th century to the present. Readings from important authors, lectures, reports, and analysis. SP 372 and SP 371 offered in alternate semesters.

SP 375 Masterpieces of Spanish-American Literature I. 3 hours.
Prerequisites: SP 353, SP 356, and SP 366; or permission of the instructor.

Study of selected great works in the development of Spanish-American literature from the colonial period to modernism. Offered in the fall semester.

SP 376 Masterpieces of Spanish-American Literature II. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: SP 375, SP 371, or SP 372.

Study of selected great works of Spanish-American literature from modernism to the present. Offered in the spring semester.

SP 390 Open Topics. 3 hours.
Prerequisites: SP 356 and permission of the instructor.

Special studies on topics related to Spanish language, literature, and culture. The content of the course varies from semester to semester. A maximum of 6 credit hours may be earned in SP 390.

SP 415 Spanish-American Colonial Texts. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: SP 371, SP 372, SP 375, or SP 376.

Thorough study of current issues in Spanish-American colonial texts, with emphasis on colonialism, and the role of writing in colonization.

SP 416 Nineteenth-Century Spanish-American Literature I. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: SP 371, SP 372, SP 375, or SP 376.

Thorough study of 19th-century Spanish-American literature, with emphasis on Social Romanticism, Romanticism, and Romantic Realism.

SP 417 Nineteenth-Century Spanish-American Literature II. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: SP 371, SP 372, SP 375, or SP 376.

Thorough study of 19th-century Spanish-American literature, with emphasis on Naturalism and Modernism.

SP 418 Twentieth-Century Spanish-American Novel (previously SP 412). 3 hours.
Prerequisites: Two of the following: SP 371, SP 372, SP 375, SP 376; or permission of the instructor.

A study of the novelistic currents and selected major novelists from the Mexican Revolution to the present. Offered in alternate years.

SP 419 Twentieth-Century Spanish-American Poetry (previously SP 414). 3 hours.
Prerequisites: Two of the following: SP 371, SP 372, SP 375, SP 376; or permission of the instructor.

A study of the poetic movements from modernismo to the present, with emphasis on some of the most important poets, such as Gabriela Mistral, Pablo Neruda, and Octavio Paz. Offered in alternate years.

SP 420 The Spanish Enlightenment. 3 hours.
Prerequisites: SP 356 and two of the following: SP 371, SP 372, SP 375, SP 376.

Specialized readings on topics related to the Spanish Enlightenment and 18th-century Spanish literature in general. Topics vary.

SP 421 Nineteenth-Century Spanish Prose. 3 hours.
Prerequisites: SP 353, SP 356, and two of the following: SP 371, SP 372, SP 375, or SP 376.

Reading and discussion of complete texts representative of the literary movements of the period; lectures and reports. Offered in alternate years.

SP 422 Nineteenth-Century Spanish Poetry and Theatre. 3 hours.
Prerequisites: SP 353, SP 356, and two of the following: SP 371, SP 372, SP 375, or SP 376.

Important dramatists and poets of the period and their works; lectures, discussions, and reports. Offered in alternate years.

SP 425 Twentieth-Century Spanish Literature I. 3 hours.
Prerequisites: SP 356 and two of the following: SP 371, SP 372, SP 375, or SP 376.

Reading and discussion of complete texts representative of the literary movements of the period; lectures and reports. Offered in alternate years.

SP 426 Twentieth-Century Spanish Literature II. 3 hours.
Prerequisites: SP 356 and two of the following: SP 371, SP 372, SP 375, or SP 376.

Reading and discussion of complete texts representative of the literary movements of the period; lectures and reports. Offered in alternate years.

SP 434 Spanish-American Theatre. 3 hours.
Prerequisites: Two of the following: SP 371, SP 372, SP 375, SP 376; or permission of the instructor.

A study of the development of the Spanish-American theatre from its origins to the present, with emphasis on 20th-century authors such as Florencio Sànchez and Rodolfo Usigli.

SP 438 Spanish-American Short Story. 3 hours.
Prerequisites: Two of the following: SP 371, SP 372, SP 375, SP 376; or permission of the instructor.

A study of the short story from “El Matadero” to the present, with emphasis on 20th-century writers such as Horacio Quiroga, Jorge Luis Borges, and Gabriel García Màrquez.

SP 441 Survey of Medieval Spanish Literature. 3 hours.
Prerequisites: SP 356 and two of the following: SP 371, SP 372, SP 375, or SP 376.

El Cantar de Mio Cid and other texts usually read in modern Spanish translation; lecture, discussion, and reports. Offered according to demand.

SP 484 Spanish Phonetics. 3 hours.
Prerequisites: SP 353 and SP 356 and two of the following: SP 371, SP 372, SP 375, or SP 376 or permission of the instructor.

Introduction to Spanish phonetics with emphasis on the development of correct pronunciation and basic phonetic transcription. Offered in the spring semester.

SP 488 Open Topics in Spanish Peninsular Literature. 3 hours.
Prerequisites: SP 353, SP 356, and two of the following: SP 371, SP 372, SP 375, SP 376, or permission of the instructor.

Topics vary, and the course may be repeated for credit. Offered according to demand.

SP 489 Open Topics in Spanish-American Literature. 3 hours.
Prerequisites: SP 353, SP 356, and two of the following: SP 371, SP 372, SP 375, SP 376, or permission of the instructor.

Topics vary, and the course may be repeated for credit. Offered according to demand.

SP 490 Open Topics. 3 hours.
Prerequisites: SP 353, SP 356, and two of the following: SP 371, SP 372, SP 375, SP 376, or permission of the instructor.

Topics vary, and the course may be repeated for credit. Offered according to demand.

SP 491 Cervantes. 3 hours.
Prerequisites: SP 353, SP 356, and two of the following: SP 371, SP 372, SP 375, SP 376, or permission of the instructor.

In-depth study of Don Quixote. Offered in the fall semester.

SP 493 Sixteenth-Century Peninsular Literature. 3 hours.
Prerequisites: SP 353, SP 356, and two of the following: SP 371, SP 372, SP 375, SP 376, or permission of the instructor.

Reading and discussion of selected works of the period. Offered in alternate years.

SP 494 Seventeenth-Century Peninsular Literature. 3 hours.
Prerequisites: SP 353, SP 356, and two of the following: SP 371, SP 372, SP 375, SP 376, or permission of the instructor.

Reading and discussion of selected works of the period. Offered in alternate years.

SP 498 Honors Seminar. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: Completion of minimum requirements for the major in Spanish.

An intensive examination of a selected topic dealing with Spanish culture, literature, and/or linguistics, with emphasis on student research.

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