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SPANISH (SP)

Professor Michael Schnepf, Advisor
Office: 219 B. B. Comer Hall

A Spanish placement examination administered by the University Test Service is included as part of the new-student orientation program. Students with two or more high-school units of Spanish who wish to continue the study of Spanish at The University of Alabama are eligible to take the Spanish placement examination. Students with fewer than two high-school units of Spanish are not eligible to take the placement examination.

SP 101 is open to students who have no prior high-school or college study of Spanish or who have fewer than two high-school units of Spanish, or who have departmental approval. SP 102 is open only to students who have completed SP 101 at The University of Alabama with a grade of "C" or higher. (Students with transfer credit equivalent to SP 101 are placed in SP 103.) SP 103 is open to students who have two or more high-school units of Spanish and to students with transfer credit equivalent to SP 101. Students with two or more high-school units of Spanish are ordinarily placed in SP 103 unless, on the basis of their performance on the Spanish placement examination, they qualify for placement in SP 201 or a higher-level Spanish course.

SP 101 Introductory Spanish I. Four 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. Four hours.

Prerequisite: SP 101 with a grade of "C" or higher, or language department placement.

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. Offered each year.

SP 103 Intensive Review of Elementary Spanish. Four 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.

SP 201 Intermediate Spanish I. Three hours.

Prerequisite: SP 102 or two years of high-school Spanish.

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

SP 202 Intermediate Spanish II. Three 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. Three 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. Three 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. Three hours.

Prerequisite: SP 353 or SP 356.

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

SP 361 Introduction to Romance Linguistics (also FR 361, IT 361). Three hours.

Prerequisite: Any 202-level foreign language course, or equivalent language proficiency and permission of the instructor.

SP 364 Spanish Civilization. Three 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. Three 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. Three 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. Three 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. Three 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. Three 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. Three 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. Three 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. Three 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. Three 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). Three 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). Three 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. Three 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. Three 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. Three 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. Three 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. Three 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. Three 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 Sánchez and Rodolfo Usigli.

SP 438 Spanish-American Short Story. Three 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 Márquez.

SP 441 Survey of Medieval Spanish Literature. Three 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 and Syntax. Three hours.

Prerequisites: SP 353 and SP 356.

Introduction to Spanish phonetics and syntax, with emphasis on the development of correct pronunciation and a more detailed examination of syntactic structures. Offered in the spring semester.

SP 488 Open Topics in Spanish Peninsular Literature. Three 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. Three 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. Three 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. Three 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. Three 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. Three 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. Three 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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