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    Spanish and Portuguese

    Applicable for the 2020-2021 academic year.

    Spanish and Portuguese Website

    Associate Professor: Wood, N. (Chair), Ruiz, C., Arroyo-Rodriguez, D., Marinescu, A..; Visiting Assistant Professor: Castro, A., Herbozo-Duarte, J.

    REQUIREMENTS FOR THE HISPANIC STUDIES MAJOR

    Major Requirements

    HISPANIC STUDIES MAJOR (Revised March 2020)

    Core Course Requirements

    1. Two prerequisite courses: 305 (or 312) & 306
    2. Three Thematic core courses:
      1. SP350 “Transatlantic Studies”
      2. SP360 “Studies of Periodization”
      3. SP370 “Genre Studies”
    3. Four 300-level elective courses; may include one CLAC designated interdisciplinary course or one PG designated course or one relevant course taught outside of the department and approved by student petition; may include up to 2 units of transfer credit from non-CC study abroad program.
    4. One SP433 Culminating Project

    TOTAL: 10 units

    Romance Languages (Spanish Major; second language focus in French, Italian or Portuguese)

    • Primary focus in either Spanish, French or Italian (choose one)
    • Secondary language in either Spanish, French, Italian or Portuguese (choose one)
      1. Two prerequisite courses: 305 (or 312) and 306
      2. Three literature or culture courses at 300-level
      3. One course in Research Methods (431)
      4. One course for Senior Thesis or Project (432 or 433)
      5. Second-language focus
        • Courses for second-language focus in Spanish, French, Italian or Portuguese: 305 and 2 additional culture or literature courses
      6. Third-language focus
        • 101 level Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese or Latin

    TOTAL: 11-12 units

    Up to two courses from an unaffiliated program (study abroad or transfer credit) will be accepted into the major. Students must consult with advisor prior to participation on study abroad programs and must submit course syllabi and other materials (papers, exams, etc.) upon return from study abroad for major credit.  Students who study abroad on programs other than Colorado College's must take at least two courses beyond 306 at Colorado College in addition to 431 and 432 (or 433) as well as complete the major requirements as described above, to receive a Spanish degree from the college.

    SP299 and adjunct courses do not count towards the major.

    Distinction is awarded based on senior thesis (432) and departmental work.

    Students who study abroad on programs other than Colorado College’s must take at least two courses beyond 306 at Colorado College in addition to 431 and 432 (if student meets thesis requirements), as well as completing major requirements as described above, to receive a Spanish degree from the college. Students who are not eligible for 432 must take an additional upper division course to satisfy the 10-unit Spanish major requirement and the 11–12 unit Romance languages Spanish major requirement.

    Transferring students and students who have taken the Advanced Placement exam should contact the department before taking any language or literature course, since some of the requirements for the major may be waived.

    Minor Requirements

    Spanish Minor -- 5 units beyond SP201:

    All students who wish to minor in Spanish must complete five units beyond SP201.  The prerequisite for admission to the minor is SP201 (2 units) or equivalent. Students must complete a minimum of five courses, including the following:  305, 306 and three additional courses from 300-level courses. College transfer credit will be accepted, but at least three 300-level Spanish courses must be completed at Colorado College. Up to two units of credit from an unaffiliated program (either study abroad or transfer credit) will be accepted into the minor.  SP 299 and adjunct courses do not count towards the minor.

    Courses

    Spanish

    SP100 Pre-Elementary Spanish

    This course is intended for students with no previous Romance Language experience, who have never studied Spanish before. A systematic introduction to grammar, pronunciation and the differences between Spanish and English structures. (Not offered 2020-21).

    Prerequisite: No prior Spanish.

    .5 unit

    SP101 Elementary Spanish

    Study of basic grammatical structures and patterns with exercises meant to develop proficiency in speaking, listening, reading and writing presented in a cultural context.

    Prerequisite: Language Placement Examination Required.

    1 or 2 units — Cardenas, Castro, Herbozo Duarte, Norton

    SP103 Review of Elementary Spanish

    A lower-level maintenance course for students who plan to continue their study of Spanish. A systematic review of grammar with supervised conversation practice.

    Prerequisite: Spanish 101 or equivalent.

    .25 unit — Gracia

    SP104 Review of Elementary Spanish

    A lower-level maintenance course for students who plan to continue their study of Spanish. A systematic review of grammar with supervised conversation practice.

    Prerequisite: Spanish 101 or equivalent.

    .25 unit — Gracia

    SP111 Elementary Spanish in Spain

    (Summer only 2020-21).

    Prerequisite: consent of instructor & Program Fee: $4,200.

    2 units

    SP201 Intermediate Spanish

    Review of fundamentals of Spanish grammar, composition, reading, and oral practice. Readings and discussion periods on topics of Hispanic cultures including literature, art, music and film.

    Prerequisite: Spanish 101 or equivalent.

    2 units — Castro, Mendez-Hasselman, Norton

    SP203 Oral Review of Intermediate Spanish

    An upper-level maintenance course for students who plan to continue their study of Spanish. A systematic review of grammar with supervised conversation practice.

    Prerequisite: Spanish 201 or equivalent.

    .25 unit — Gracia

    SP204 Oral Review of Intermediate Spanish

    An upper-level maintenance course for students who plan to continue their study of Spanish. A systematic review of grammar with supervised conversation practice.

    Prerequisite: Spanish 201 or equivalent.

    .25 unit — Gracia

    SP209 Spanish Theater Workshop

    Participation in performance and production of a Spanish-language play, presented in Spanish. Rehearsal time 6-8 weeks. (Not offered 2020-21).

    .25 unit

    SP211 Intermediate Spanish in Spain

    (Summer only 2020-21).

    Prerequisite: consent of instructor & Spanish 111. Program Fee: $4,200.

    2 units

    SP301 Review of Language with Emphasis on Civilizations and Cultures of the Spanish-speaking Regions

    Prerequisite: Spanish 201.

    .25 unit — Gracia

    SP302 Review of Language with Emphasis on Civilizations and Cultures of the Spanish-speaking Regions

    Prerequisite: Spanish 201.

    .25 unit — Gracia

    SP304 Cultural Context and Oral Practice

    Transitional course between intermediate-level and advanced level language courses. Students will develop higher levels of listening comprehension, oral competence, and socio-cultural communicative proficiency and will acquire oral strategies of expression through the study of written and recorded cultural material dealing with a variety of aspects, issues, and realities of the Spanish speaking world. Student activities in the course will include interactive oral presentations of selected web-based materials, of reading and recordings from targeted cultures such as: comic strips, articles, magazines, film clips, songs, etc.

    Prerequisite: 201 or equivalent.

    1 unit — Herbozo Duarte

    SP305 Cultural Context and Written Expression

    Intensive writing and conversation through the study of literary and cultural texts of the Spanish-speaking world. Thematic focus will be determined by instructor.

    Prerequisite: Spanish 201 or equivalent.

    1 unit — Cardenas, Castro, Wood

    SP306 Cultural Context and Critical Analysis

    Continues the acquisition of the Spanish language and trains students in the most important methods of critical analysis through readings in different genres.

    Prerequisite: 305 or equivalent.

    1 unit — Cardenas, Herbozo Duarte, Ruiz

    SP307 Hispanic Culture

    The study of Hispanic societies and their cultural productions, such as film, art, music, language and literature. Ordinarily taught as part of a foreign study program. (Not offered 2020-21).

    Prerequisite: Spanish 305 or consent of instructor.

    1 unit

    SP308 Culture and Language Across the Curriculum in Spanish

    This course may be taught in the Spanish and Portuguese Department or cross-listed in another Program or Department. The course must include some readings/discussion in Spanish and written assignments will be produced in Spanish. Cross-lists must be approved by Spanish and Portuguese Department. Topics will vary depending on instructor. 1 unit.

    Prerequisite: Spanish 201.

    1 unit

    SP312 Oral Practice and Composition Abroad

    Advanced composition and conversation through the study of literary and cultural texts. Ordinarily taught as part of a foreign study program.

    Prerequisite: Spanish 201 (or equivalent) and consent of instructor.

    1 unit — Marinescu

    SP316 Topics in Hispanic Literature and Culture

    Study of Hispanic authors, genres, literary periods, cinema or cultural trends not represented in the regular curriculum. The structure of the particular course is determined by the nature of the topic and the preference of the instructor.

    Prerequisite: Spanish 306.

    1 unit — Castro, Herbozo Duarte, Marinescu

    SP350 Transatlantic Studies:

    This course will explore cultural expression from a comparative focus on the Iberian Peninsula, the Americas and/or Africa. The aim is to move beyond the north-south, east-west divisions and challenge nationalistic narratives and instead privilege a critical, transnational, and comparativist reconstruction of Atlantic archives. Texts, expressive forms, regions and time periods under study will vary depending on instructor. May be repeated once for elective credit with a different instructor and topic. 1 unit.

    Prerequisite: Spanish 306.

    1 unit — Marinescu

    SP360 Studies of Periodization:

    This course highlights the role of periodization in literary studies focusing on cultural production from periods prior to the 19th century. The purpose is to expose students to the intrinsic value of learning about pre-Columbian, Medieval, Golden Age, Colonial and other Early Modern periods. This course serves to ensure that students will understand the relationship between power, discourse and knowledge production across centuries. Expressive forms and specific time periods under study will vary depending on instructor. May be repeated once for elective credit with a different instructor and topic. 1 unit.

    Prerequisite: Spanish 306.

    1 unit

    SP370 Genre Studies:

    This course allows students to engage in a close study of one specific genre of cultural production. The objective of this course is an in-depth focus on the formal qualities and characteristics of the genre under study. Courses may include, but are not limited to: the novel, the essay, the short story, poetry, theater, film, visual and/or performing arts, etc. Texts, expressive forms, geographical emphasis and time periods under study will vary depending on instructor. May be repeated once for elective credit with a different instructor and topic. 1 unit.

    Prerequisite: Spanish 306.

    1 unit — Ruiz

    SP409 Independent Reading:

    Senior majors only. Departmental consent. Primarily for senior thesis work beyond regularly scheduled courses and not available to substitute for those courses.

    1 unit — Marinescu

    SP432 Honors Senior Thesis

    Intensive writing and supervised revision of senior thesis with oral defense. The work will be carried independently under the supervision of a regular Spanish faculty member. Thesis will be written in Spanish and will be 40-50 pages in length; it will demonstrate sufficient and clear proficiency in written Spanish, critical analysis of relevant cultural productions, and integrated research in the area of study. Open only to students who have satisfied GPA requirements of 3.5 and 3.7 from the college and the department, respectively. Students who successfully complete this course will be eligible to apply to graduate with Distinction.

    Prerequisite: Spanish 431. Only open to majors with 3.5 (college) & 3.7 (dept.) GPA’s.

    1 unit — Marinescu, Ruiz, Wood

    Portuguese

    PG103 Review of Elementary Portuguese

    An elementary-level maintenance course for students who plan to continue their study of Portuguese. A systematic review of grammar with supervised conversation practice. (Not offered 2020-21).

    .25 unit

    PG104 Review of Elementary Portugese

    An elementary-level maintenance course for students who plan to continue their study of Portuguese. A systematic review of grammar with supervised conversation practice. (Not offered 2020-21).

    .25 unit

    PG199 Brazilian Music and Language

    This course will introduce students to some of the musical traditions of twentieth and twenty-first century Brazil as well as basic communication in Portuguese language. Students will explore traditions such as forró, samba, bossa nova, tropicália, MPB, sertaneja, batucada, funk, among others. Course may be taught in Portuguese depending on enrollment and prior language experience of students.

    .5 unit — Wood

    PG203 Oral Review of Intermediate Portuguese

    An intermediate-level skills maintenance course for students who plan to continue their study of Portuguese. A systematic review of grammar with supervised conversation practice. (Not offered 2020-21).

    Prerequisite: Portuguese 298 or equivalent.

    .25 unit

    PG204 Oral Review of Intermediate Portuguese

    An intermediate-level skills maintenance course for students who plan to continue their study of Portuguese. A systematic review of grammar with supervised conversation practice. (Not offered 2020-21).

    Prerequisite: Portuguese 298 or equivalent.

    .25 unit

    PG216 Topics in Brazilian Culture

    This course will explore Brazilian authors, genres, literary periods, cinema or cultural trends at the introductory level. The structure of this course is determined by the nature or the topic and the preference of instructor. This course will be conducted in English or Portuguese, at instructor discretion. May be taught in Brazil. (Not offered 2020-21).

    1 unit

    PG300 Portuguese for Spanish-speakers

    This course is designed for students who are either native speakers of Spanish or those who have studied Spanish through the intermediate level. This course will rely upon the linguistic skills attained by Spanish-speakers to introduce rammatical structures and vocabulary at an accelerated pace. The focus of the course will be on communication within Brazilian Portuguese including speaking, listening, writing, and reading. Using a communicative and context-based methodology this course will take students through the intermediate level of Portuguese and prepare them for more advanced language study.

    Prerequisite: Portuguese 101, Spanish 201, placement into Spanish 305 or consent of instructor. .

    1 unit — Wood

    PG301 Review of Language with Emphasis on Civilizations and Cultures of the Portuguese-speaking Regions

    (Not offered 2020-21).

    Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and Portuguese 300.

    .25 unit

    PG302 Review of Language with Emphasis on Civilization and Cultures of the Portuguese-speaking Regions

    (Not offered 2020-21).

    Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor and Portuguese 300.

    .25 unit

    PG307 Lusophone Language and Cultures

    Introduction to one or several Lusophone countries through Portuguese language study and their cultural productions, such as film, art, music, and literature. Ordinarily taught as part of a foreign study program.

    Prerequisite: Spanish 201, Portuguese 300 or consent of instructor.

    1 unit

    PG308 Culture and Language Across the Curriculum in Portuguese

    This course may be taught in the Spanish and Portuguese Department or cross-listed in another program or department. The course must include some readings/discussion in Spanish and written assignments will be produced in Portuguese. Cross-lists must be approved by Spanish and Portuguese Department. Topics will vary depending on instructor. 1 unit.

    Prerequisite: Portuguese 300.

    1 unit — Oliveira de Jesus