UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN OSHKOSH

Course Offerings - FOREIGN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES - Spanish


49-101 Spanish IA/Project Success (HU) 2 cr.

Equivalent to the first half of 49-110 in content, but requires twice the amount of time to cover the material. Special early emphasis on Spanish sound system and corresponding written form. Emphasis on basic audio-lingual skills, acquisition of an active vocabulary, rapid reading for comprehension and fundamental concepts of grammar.
49-102 Spanish IB/Project Success (HU) 2 cr.
Equivalent to the second half of 49-110 in content, but requires twice the amount of time to cover the material. Prerequisite: 49-101 or consent of instructor.
49-103 Spanish IIA/Project Success (HU) 2 cr.
Equivalent to 49-111 in content and credits, but requires twice the amount of time to cover the material. Prerequisite: 49-102 or consent of instructor.
49-104 Spanish IIB/Project Success (HU) 2 cr.
Equivalent to the second half of 49-111 in content, but requires twice the amount of time to cover the material. Prerequisite: 49-103 or consent of instructor.
49-110 Introduction to Spanish I (HU) (4+1) 4 cr.
Emphasis on basic audio-lingual skills, acquisition of an active vocabulary, rapid reading for comprehension and fundamental concepts of grammar.
49-111 Introduction to Spanish II (HU) (4+1) 4 cr.
Prerequisite: 49-110 or Placement Test.
49-112 Honors: Introduction of Spanish I (HU) (4+1) 4 cr.
Emphasis on basic audio-lingual skills, acquisition of an active vocabulary, rapid reading for comprehension and fundamental concepts of grammar. Equivalent of 49-110 for students enrolled in the University Scholars program. Prerequisite: University Scholar.
49-113 Honors: Introduction to Spanish II (HU) (4+1) 4 cr.
Emphasis on basic audio-lingual skills, acquisition of an active vocabulary, rapid reading for comprehension and fundamental concepts of grammar. Equivalent of 49-111 for students enrolled in the University Scholars program. Prerequisite: 49-112 or 49-110 plus University Scholar.

49-203 Intermediate Structure and Expression (HU) 3 cr.

Structural review, development of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. Will count toward the Bachelor of Arts language requirement. Prerequisite: 49-111 or Placement Test.
49-204 Intermediate Reading (HU) 3 cr.
Emphasis on reading and discussion of selected works of authors and/or materials of current interest. Will count toward fulfillment of the Bachelor of Arts language requirement. Prerequisite: 49-203 or Placement Test.
49-207 Intermediate Conversation I (HU) 2 cr.
Emphasis on developing listening and speaking skills in everyday situations. It is strongly recommended that 49-207 be taken concurrently with 49-203. Prerequisite: 49-111 or Placement Test.
49-208 Intermediate Conversation II (HU) 2 cr.
Continuation of 49-207. It is strongly recommended that 49-208 be taken concurrently with 49-204. Prerequisite: 49-111 or Placement Test.
49-231 Spanish for the Medical Profession 3 cr.
A course specifically designed to serve the diverse needs of medical personnel. Emphasizes oral communication with Spanish speaking patients and acquisition of a medical vocabulary. Prerequisite: 49-203 and 49-207.
49-248 Fourth Semester Spanish for CAPP Programs (HU) 5 cr.
An intensive two-semester course taught at high schools affiliated with the CAPP program featuring development of advanced intermediate conversational skills and reading skills through the study of works of Spanish and Spanish American literature and other appropriate materials. This course is a substitute for 49-204 and 49-208.
49-301 Advanced Composition and Conversation 3 cr.
Development of written and oral facility using materials in Spanish civilization. Prerequisite: 49-204.
49-304 Advanced Composition and Conversation II 3 cr.
Prerequisite: 49-301.
49-307 Phonetics 3 cr.
Survey of Spanish phonology and contrastive study of Spanish and English. Detailed phonetic analysis of allophones as determined by environment. Oral practice and improvement of pronunciation are important aspects of the course. Prerequisite: 49-204.
49-308 Business Spanish 3 cr.
Designed to provide an introduction to business and legal terminology and to acquaint students with vocational opportunities including Spanish banking, marketing, and credit document translations as well as legal translations. Includes a workshop emphasizing the composition and preparation of business correspondence and vouchers. Prerequisite: At least one 300 level Spanish class or instructors's permission.
49-309 Conversación Avanzada 1-4 cr.
An intensive oral course for advanced students conducted entirely in Spanish. Prerequisite: At least one 300 level Spanish class or instructor's permission.
49-312 Advanced Grammar 3 cr.
Thorough and specific survey of advanced grammatical principles with intensive examination of syntax and of constituents of the Spanish utterance. Prerequisite: 49-204 or equivalent.
49-313 Gramática Avanzada II 3 cr.

A continuation of the study of specific advanced grammatical principle and syntax. Prerequisite: 49-312.
49-315 Survey of Spanish Literature I 3 cr.
From the 11th century to the end of the 17th century. Prerequisite: Two courses at the 300 level to include either 49-312 or 49-313, or consent of instructor.
49-318 Survey of Spanish Literature II 3 cr.
From the 18th century to the present. Prerequisite: Two courses at the 300 level to include either 49-312 or 49-313, or consent of instructor.
49-320 Survey of Latin-American Literature I 3 cr.
Introduction to the principal works and writers of the colonial period including Bernal Díaz del Castillo, El Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, and Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. Prerequisite: Two courses at the 300 level to include either 49-312 or 49-313, or consent of instructor.
49-325 Survey of Latin-American Literature II 3 cr.
Continuance of 49-320, a brief study of the definitive literature and authors from the 19th century to contemporary writings, including Sarmiento, Palma, Hernández, Martí, Darío, Borges, Fuentes, García Márquez, Allende, Neruda and Mistral. Prerequisite: Two courses at the 300 level to include either 49-312 or 49-313, or consent of instructor.
49-332 Spanish Civilization 3 cr.
Study of the geography and civilization of Spain to include Spanish history from the earliest settlers through our times, the evolution of Spanish society, painting, sculpture and architecture from pre-Roman times through our days, Spanish music from the Middle Ages to present-day folk-song, Spanish folklore, proverbs and tales, and the uniqueness of modern Spain. This course is taught exclusively in Spanish and is a prerequisite for the Oshkosh in Salamanca program.
49-334 Latin American Civilization 3 cr.
A broad survey of Latin America giving greater importance to the causes and effects of meaningful events on cultural development than to bare historical data. High priority will be given to demonstrating the unity of Latin American culture notwithstanding its varied contours. Present-day political, economical and social structure will also be emphasized in order to show the old and new facets of Latin American reality.
49-335 Mexican Civilization 3 cr.
A study of Mexican history, politics, geography, art, literature, music and customs. This course is taught exclusively in Spanish and is a prerequisite for students participating in the Study Program in Mexico. Prerequisite: 49-204.
49-341 Spanish for Medical Professions 3 cr.

A course specifically designed to serve the diverse needs of medical personnel. Emphasizes oral communication with Spanish-speaking patients and acquisition of medical vocabulary.

49-342 Spanish for Human Services 3 cr.

A course specifically designed to serve the diverse needs of human service personnel. Emphasizes oral communication with Spanish-speaking clients and acquisition of related vocabulary.
49-343 Spanish for Law Enforcement 3 cr.

A course specifically designed to serve the diverse needs of law enforcement personnel. Emphasizes oral communication in Spanish for personnel in the field of law enforcement.
49-350 Masterpieces of Spanish Literature in English Translation 3 cr.
The study of selected major works of Spanish literature belonging to many periods, from the Middle Ages to the 20th century including the works of Cervantes, Calderón, Galdós, Unamuno, and Lorca.
49-360 Special Topics 1-3 cr.
Literary Topics as announced. Previous topics include; Latin American Theatre of the 20th Century. History of the Spanish Language, Golden Age Theatre, and Modern Latin American Novel. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite:Two courses at the 300 level to include either 49-312 or 49-313, or consent of instructor.
49-361 Special Topics in Spanish Linguistics: Optional Content (3+0) 3 cr.

Topics in Spanish Linguistics as announced. With a different subtitle, and the signature of the department chair, it may be taken more than once. Topics might include Advanced Composition and Stylistics, Syntax and Lexicography and Advanced Grammar III. Prerequisite: Completion of 49-312 or 313 or consent of instructor.

49-362 Special Topics in Spanish Literature: Optional Content (3+0) 3 cr.

Literary topics in Spanish literature as announced. With a different subtitle, and the signature of the department chair, it may be taken more than once. Topics might include "Don Quijote", "La vida es sueno", "El Libro de Buen Amor", La Celestinea", and "Early Spanish Epic Poetry". Prerequisite: Completion of one 300-level literature course or consent of instructor.

49-363 Special Topics in Spanish Civilization: Optional Content (3+0) 3 cr.

Topics in Spanish civilization as announced. With a different subtitle, and the signature of the department chair, it may be taken more than once. Topics might include: "An in-depth Study of the Cultural Impact of the Road to Santiago", "The Arabic Contribution to the Language and Culture of Spain", and "The Role of Humanism in 16th Century Spanish Culture". Prerequisite: Completion of 49-332, 49-334, or 49-334 or consent of instructor.
49-364 Special Topics in Latin American Literature: Optional Content (3+0) 3 cr.

This course may be offered with different content. With a different subtitle, and the signature of the department chair, it may be taken more than once. Topics might include Contemporary Mexican Literature, Literature of Argentina, Chile and Uruguay, Latin American Novel, Indigenous and Indigenist Voices in Latin American Literature, Latin American Non-fiction, and Latin American Women Authors. Prerequisite: Completion of one 300-level literature course or consent of instructor.

49-365 Special Topics in Latin American Civilization: Option Content (3+0) 3 cr.

Topics in Latin American Civilization as announced. This course may be offered with different content. With a different subtitle, and the signature of the department chair, it may be taken more than once. Topics might include the interrelationship between folk customs, dress, beliefs, religious and secular ceremonies, in a given region of Latin America (i.e. the Caribbean, Southern Cone or Central America). Prerequisite: Completion of 49-332, 49-334, or 49-335 or consent of instructor.
49-375 Masterpieces of Spanish American Literature in English Translation 3 cr.
The study of selected major works of Spanish American literature. Stress is placed on the works of major authors including Borges, Asturias, Sábato, García Márquez, Cortázar, Fuentes, Benedetti, Vargas-Llosa, Neruda and Paz.
49-376 Honors: Masterpieces of Spanish American Literature in Translation 3 cr.
An intensive study of selected major works of Spanish American literature. Stress is placed on the works of major authors including Borges, Asturias, Sábato, Garcíbato, García Márquez, Cortázar, Fuentes, Vargas-Llosa, Neruda and Paz.
49-401 Medieval and Renaissance Literature 3 cr.
Treatment of major prose and poetry from the 11th to the 16th century, including Poema de Mío Cid, La Celestina and the Libro de Buen Amor. Prerequisite: Two courses at the 300 level to include either 49-312 or 49-313, or consent of instructor.
49-404 Golden Age Literature 3 cr.
Study of Renaissance and Baroque 16th and 17th century masterpieces including Lazarillo and works of Cervantes, Lope de Vega, Tirso de Molina, Calderón, Garcilaso, Góngora and Quevedo. Prerequisite: Two courses at the 300 level to include either 49-312 or 49-313, or consent of instructor.
49-412 The Twentieth Century 3 cr.
The study of Modern Spanish prose, drama and poetry beginning with the Generation of 98. Includes works of Baroja, Machado, Unamuno, Valle-Inclán, Ortega y Gasset Lorca, Cela and Matute. Prerequisite: Two courses at the 300 level to include either 49-312 or 49-313, or consent of instructor.
49-420 Latin American Short Story 3 cr.
A study of major authors and movements from the Romantic Period to the present day. Included are the works of Quiroga, Borges, Cortázar, Fuentes, and García Márquez. Prerequisite: Two courses at the 300 level to include either 49-312 or 49-313, or consent of instructor.
49-446 Independent Study 1-3 cr.
See Independent Study under Course and Academic Advisement Policies information for general course description, general prerequisites, and proper contract form requirements.
49-456 Related Readings 1-3 cr.
See Related Readings under Course and Academic Advisement Policies information for general course description, general prerequisites, and proper contract form requirements.
49-474 Honors: Thesis 1-6 cr.
Prerequisites: University scholar status and junior standing. Honors thesis projects include any advanced independent endeavor in the student's major field of study, e.g., a written thesis, scientific experiment or research project, or creative arts exhibit or production. Proposals (attached to Independent Study contract) must show clear promise of honors level work and be approved by a faculty sponsor. Course title for transcript will be "Honors Thesis." Completed projects will be announced and presented to interested students and faculty. Maximum of 6 credits.

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