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Courses for Graduate Credit: Foreign Languages and Literatures (2005-2006)

Department Chairperson: Morris Vos
Department Office: Morgan Hall 332
Department Telephone: 309/298-1558 Fax: 309/298-1060

Graduate Faculty

  • Professor
    • Morris Vos, Ph.D., Indiana University
  • Associate Professor
    • Colleen J. Combs, Ph.D., University of Illinois

Associate Graduate Faculty

  • Assistant Professors
    • Guadalupe M. Cabedo-Timmons, Ph.D., University of Illinois
    • Ivan Jimenez Williams, Ph. D., University of Alberta

Course Descriptions

401G Modern Spanish Syntax I. (3) A systematic study of the morphological and syntactical elements of Spanish with practice in application. Prerequisite: SPAN 326 or equivalent.

402G Modern Spanish Syntax II. (3) Continued systematic study of the morphological and syntactical elements of Spanish with practice in application. Prerequisites: SPAN 326 or equivalent, and graduate standing.

408G Spanish Civilization and Culture. (3) A survey of peninsular civilization and prehistoric past to the post-Franco present, emphasizing cultural achievements of universal significance. Conducted in Spanish. Recommended for teachers.

409G Spanish American Civilization. (3) The study of fundamental historical and cultural facts concerning Spanish America; the role of contrasting value systems of Spanish America and the United States in intercultural communication. Conducted in Spanish.

439G Foreign language Methods. (3) An exploration of current foreign language teaching methodologies and techniques through assigned readings, discussion, and practical application such as microteaching. Prerequisites: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.

449G Spanish for Content-Based Instruction. (3) The study of Spanish vocabulary and phrases for the teaching of different subjects of the school curriculum including mathematics, science, social studies, and grammar. Prerequisites: Graduate standing.

450G Foreign Language Workshop. (1-6) Recommended for teachers. Usually offered once or twice per summer. Topics vary: advanced language study; methodology update; proficiency measurement techniques; computer-assisted instruction.

452G Spanish Literature of the 19th Century. (3) Study of major works with emphasis on romanticism and realism. Prerequisite: SPAN 327 or equivalent.

453G The Generation of 1898. (3) Representative works of the major figures of early twentieth century Spanish literature. Prerequisite: SPAN 327 or equivalent.

454G Spanish Literature of the 20th Century. (3) Study of major works of prose, poetry, and drama from the Generation of 1898 to the present, with emphasis on the novel. Prerequisite: SPAN 327 or equivalent.

456G Masterpieces of Spanish American Literature. (3) Selected works of prose, poetry, and drama from the colonial period to the present. Prerequisite: SPAN 327 or equivalent.

457G Contemporary Spanish American Prose. (3) Selected prose works of major contemporary Spanish American writers. Prerequisite: SPAN 327 or equivalent.

460G Professional Readings in Spanish. (1, repeatable to 3 for different topics) Independent readings in selected professional areas including accounting, criminology, international relations, law, marketing, medical services, political science, social work, sociology, tourism. Prerequisite: SPAN 326 or equivalent, and graduate standing.

492G Individual Studies in Spanish. (1-5, repeatable to 5)Prerequisites: Advanced standing and permission of Department Chairperson.

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