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    Catalan Language

    CAT 3180 Introduction to Catalan 1
    Credits: 3; Prereq: completion of second year in another Romance language or instructor permission.
    Students acquire a working knowledge of the Catalan language and the aspects of Catalan culture and society. No previous experience with Catalan required, although knowledge of another Romance language (through intermediate level) is required.
    CAT 3182 Introduction to Catalan 2
    Credits: 3; Prereq: CAT 3180 or instructor permission.
    To expand the linguistic and cultural knowledge acquired in CAT 3180 and to further develop an understanding of Catalan art, culture and society. Emphasis on speaking, listening, reading and writing.
    CAT 3280 Intermediate Catalan
    Credits: 3; Prereq: CAT 3182 or equivalent.
    Review and extend knowledge of grammar, vocabulary, culture; develop oral and written skills; begin reading literary works; and consolidate knowledge of Catalan culture.
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    CAT 3281 Intermediate Catalan 2
    Credits: 3; Prereq: CAT 3180 or equivalent.
    Second semester in the intermediate Catalan language and culture sequence, continuing the study of the language and culture of Catalonia with emphasis on linguistic proficiency and cultural knowledge.
    CAT 4905 Independent Studies in Catalan
    Credits: 3; can be repeated with change in content up to 9 credits. Prereq: CAT 3280 or equivalent, or instructor permission.
    For advanced students of Catalan who seek independent work not offered in another course.
    CAT 4956 Overseas Studies
    Credits: 1 to 18; can be repeated with change in content up to 18 credits. Prereq: undergraduate adviser permission.
    This course provides a mechanism by which coursework taken as part of an approved study abroad program can be recorded on the UF transcript and counted toward graduation.
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    Portuguese Language and Literature

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    POR 1130 Beginning Portuguese 1
    Credits: 5.
    First course in the basic Portuguese language sequence, which emphasizes the language as spoken in Brazil. Develops basic communication skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening. This course is not open to proficient speakers of Spanish.
    POR 1131 Beginning Portuguese 2
    Credits: 5; Prereq: POR 1130 with minimum grade of C, or S, or the equivalent.
    Continuation of the series in basic Portuguese, which emphasizes the language as spoken in Brazil. Develops basic communication skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening. This course is not open to proficient speakers of Spanish. 
    POR 3010 Introduction to Portuguese and Brazil (accelerated)
    Credits: 5; Prereq: FRE 3300, SPN 3300 or equivalent.
    Designed for students with knowledge of another Romance language (usually Spanish) through study or home experience. A complete introduction to the language, assuming that students have no previous study of Portuguese. It also satisfies the CLAS and Journalism foreign-language requirement in one semester.
    POR 3224 Applied Portuguese
    Credits: 1 to 5; can be repeated with change in content up to 5 credits; Prereq: instructor permission.
    Portuguese-language reading and discussions to accompany and complement courses of diverse content offered in other departments. Readings and discussions are in Portuguese to develop vocabulary and fluency related to the content of the companion course and to provide an international perspective on the issues of the main course. (N)
    POR 3242 Oral and Written Practice
    Credits: 3; Prereq: POR 1131, POR 3010 or the equivalent.
    Intermediate-level course emphasizing all four skills; consists of printed and electronic readings, writing essays and taking notes, oral discussions and presentations, lab activities and grammar review.
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    POR 3243 Composition and Conversation
    Credits: 3; Prereq: POR 1131 or POR 3010, or the equivalent.
    An intermediate-level course with continued expansion of vocabulary, review of essential grammar and structures and development of reading, writing and speaking skills.
    POR 3500 Luso-Brazilian Civilization
    Credits: 3; Prereq: POR 3242 or the equivalent, or instructor permission.
    Introduction to the central historical events, political institutions, intellectual currents and artistic movements in the foundation and development of Portugal, Brazil and Lusophone Africa. Preview of topics studied in other literature and culture courses. (H and N)
    POR 3502 Brazilian Culture
    Credits: 3; Prereq: POR 3242 or instructor permission.
    Introduction to the study of modern cultural forms, including folk pageantry, performance arts, literature, film and television.
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    POR 3701 Introduction to Portuguese Linguistics
    Credits: 3; Prereq: POR 3242 or POR 3243 with minimum grade of C.
    An introduction to the basic concepts and analytical techniques of linguistics, applied specifically to the Portuguese language. Practices the linguistic analysis of the sounds, words and sentences of Portuguese, with relevant comparisons to Spanish and English where applicable.
    POR 4420 Advanced Composition and Syntax
    Credits: 3; Prereq: POR 3243 or the equivalent (intermediate proficiency).
    A language course that distinguishes Portuguese from related Romance tongues, including the more difficult aspects of grammar and structure, specialized vocabulary, different stylistic registers, and application of these to translation and original composition.
    POR 4956 Overseas Studies
    Credits: 3 to 6; can be repeated with change in content up to 6 credits. Prereq: undergraduate adviser permission.
    This course provides a mechanism by which coursework taken as part of an approved study abroad program can be recorded on the UF transcript and counted toward graduation.
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    POW 3100 Introduction to Literature in Portuguese
    Credits: 3; Prereq: POR 3243 or the equivalent, or instructor permission.
    A survey of literature written in Portuguese by major authors from Portugal, Brazil and Lusophone Africa. Primary emphasis falls on narrative and comparisons of developments in Portugal and the former colonies. (H and N)
    POW 3130 Introduction to Brazilian Literature 1
    Credits: 3; Prereq: POR 3243 or the equivalent, or instructor permission.
    A survey of literary production in Brazil 1500-1900, including the literature of discovery, colonial manifestations and the major works of Romanticism, Realism and Parnassianism. (H and N)
    POW 3131 Introduction to Brazilian Literature 2
    Credits: 3; Prereq: POR 3243 or the equivalent, or program coordinator permission.
    A survey of 20th-century literary movements: premodernism, modernism and regionalism in prose and poetry, with an emphasis on the fiction of contemporary writers. (H and N)
    POW 4380 Contemporary Brazilian Poetry
    Credits: 3; Prereq: introductory knowledge of Brazilian literature.
    A study of lyric, both literary and musical, in the second half of the 20th century, including experimental trends, political verse, popular music and youth movements.
    POW 4382 Brazilian Drama
    Credits: 3; Prereq: introductory knowledge of Brazilian literature.
    A survey of the milestones of Brazilian theatre with an emphasis on 20th century plays. In addition to the plays, the course also presents the theoretical framework and political context of theatrical production in Brazil. (H and N)
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    POW 4450 The Modernist Movement in Brazilian Literature
    Credits: 3; Prereq: introductory knowledge of Brazilian literature.
    Readings in fiction, poetry and essay of the nationalist and avant-garde decades of the 1920s and 1930s. Discussions are designed to situate Brazilian letters in diverse national and international contexts. Literary works are complemented by considerations of concurrent production in music and the arts.
    POW 4454 Nineteenth-Century Brazilian Literature
    Credits: 3; Prereq: introductory knowledge of Brazilian literature.
    The major literary trends of the 19th century, primarily in fiction (Romanticism, Realism and Naturalism), poetry and essays, to familiarize students with representative works of each literary movement and genre. (H and N)
    POW 4480 Contemporary Brazil Narrative
    Credits: 3.
    Rotating topics may include studies in genre (the short story, the novel), theme (science fiction) or author (Rubern Fonseca, Clarice Lispector, Guimaraes Rosa). (H and N)
    POW 4700 Machado de Assis and His Contemporaries
    Credits: 3; Prereq: introductory knowledge of Brazilian literature.
    Machado de Assis, the 19th-century master of Brazilian letters, produced writings of every literary genre, including literary criticism, poetry and drama, in addition to his ingenious short stories and novels. This course surveys Machado's work and compares his novels to those of his contemporaries. (H and N)
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    POW 4905 Individual Work
    Credits: 1 to 3; Prereq: instructor permission.
     Individual work in Portuguese.
    POW 4911 Undergraduate Research in Portuguese
    Credits: 0 to 3; can be repeated with change in content up to 6 credits.
    Course provides firsthand, supervised research in Portuguese. Projects may involve inquiry, design, investigation, scholarship, discovery or application in Portuguese.
    POW 4930 Readings in Luso-Brazilian Literature and Culture
    Credits: 3; Prereq: introductory knowledge of Luso-Brazilian literature.
    Diverse subjects in Brazilian and Portuguese studies, including the Brazilian Northeast, the Afro-Brazilian world, the culture of dictatorship, popular genres and popular music. In addition to readings of original texts, course may incorporate sound recordings and film.
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    PRT 3391 Brazilian Cinema
    Credits: 4.
    Critical analysis of Brazilian film and the relationship of content to social and political forces.
    PRT 3930 Special Topics in Lusophone Culture and Civilization
    Credits: 1 to 4.
    Variable topics in Brazilian, Portuguese or Luso-African culture and civilization, including globalism, regionalism, song literature, film and video, negritude, women's movements and Amazonian discourse.
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    Spanish Language and Literature

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    SPN 1130 Beginning Spanish 1
    Credits: 5; Prereq: no previous Spanish study; or the required score on a departmentally-approved Spanish placement test; or approval of the lower division coordinator. Not open to bilingual speakers of Spanish.
    First course in the basic Spanish language sequence, developing basic communication skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening. Course meets three times weekly; students are required to work online for the remaining credit.
    SPN 1131 Beginning Spanish 2
    Credits: 5; Prereq: SPN 1130 with minimum grade of C; or the required score on a departmentally-approved Spanish placement test; or approval of the lower division coordinator. Not open to bilingual speakers of Spanish.
    Second course in the basic Spanish language sequence, continuing development of basic communication skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening. Course meets three times weekly; students are required to work online for the remaining credit.
    SPN 1134 Accelerated Spanish Review
    Credits: 5.
    Provides a rapid review of basic communicative Spanish as preparation for intermediate Spanish courses. The course is for students with previous Spanish study but insufficient placement scores to move to the 2000 level.
    SPN 1180 Elementary Spanish: Review and Progress
    Credits: 3; Prereq: refer to placement section. Not open to bilingual speakers of Spanish.
    Alternative to SPN 1130, for students who have previous experience in Spanish. This course covers the material of SPN 1130 and meets three times weekly. SPN 1131 follows this course.
    SPN 1182 Preparation for Intermediate Spanish
    Credits: 3; Prereq: refer to placement section. Not open to bilingual speakers.
    Alternative to SPN 1131, for students who have had four years of high school Spanish or the equivalent, but whose placement scores are not high enough for SPN 2200. This course combines the material of SPN 1130 and 1131 in one semester, and meets three times weekly. SPN 2200 follows this course.
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    SPN 2032 Spanish for Medical Personnel
    Credits: 3; Prereq: SPN 2201 or SPN 2340, or the equivalent, or instructor permission.
    Develops the practical medical vocabulary and conversational skills needed in clinical situations.
    SPN 2200 Intermediate Spanish 1
    Credits: 3; Prereq: SPN 1131 or SPN 1134 or SPN 1182 with a minimum grade of C or the equivalent placement scores on SAT II, IB or AP tests or the equivalent placement score or the equivalent coursework as approved by the undergraduate coordinator. Not open to bilingual speakers of Spanish.
    First of the intermediate Spanish language sequence. Develops intermediate skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening. Course builds communicative competence and enhances social and cultural awareness of the Spanish-speaking world. The course is taught entirely in Spanish.
    SPN 2201 Intermediate Spanish 2
    Credits: 3; Prereq: SPN 2200 with a minimum grade of C or the equivalent placement scores on SAT II, IB or AP tests or the equivalent placement score or the equivalent coursework as approved by the undergraduate coordinator. Not open to bilingual speakers of Spanish.
    Second course in the intermediate Spanish language sequence. Continues development of intermediate skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening. Course continues to enhance communicative competence and social and cultural awareness. The course is taught entirely in Spanish.
    SPN 2240 Intensive Communication Skills
    Credits: 3; Prereq: SPN 2201 with a minimum grade of C or the equivalent placement scores on SAT II, IB or AP tests or the equivalent placement score or the equivalent coursework as approved by the undergraduate coordinator. Not open to bilingual speakers of Spanish.
    Develops the ability to understand oral and written Spanish and is required of all majors and minors who are not bilinguals, unless they initially placed above this level. Course is preparation for 3000-level courses.
    SPN 2270 Intermediate Spanish Abroad
    Credits: 3; Prereq: SPN 2201 or the equivalent placement scores on SAT II, IB or AP tests, and undergraduate coordinator permission.
    This course is equivalent to SPN 2240, the obligatory first course in the Spanish major and minor for non-bilinguals. Preparation for upper-division Spanish courses. Promotes cultural awareness and develops an active command of the language by means of intensive interaction with the people and current issues and events of the Spanish-speaking host city and surrounding area.
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    SPN 2271 Accelerated Intermediate Spanish Abroad
    Credits: 3; Prereq: SPN 1131 or SPN 1134 with a minimum grade of C or the equivalent placement scores on SAT II, IB or AP tests.
    Students acquire intermediate communicative skills in Spanish through interaction in Spanish-speaking communities. Offered abroad only, course depends on intensive language immersion for successful acquisition in a shortened period of time. Successful completion of this course is comparable to having passed SPN 2200 and SPN 2201.
    SPN 2340 Introduction to Reading and Writing for Bilingual Speakers
    Credits: 3; Prereq: placement test or department-administered test for bilingual speakers.
    An intermediate-level course for bilingual speakers of Spanish who have achieved a certain speaking and listening ability outside the classroom, but who have had little or no formal exposure to the language (e.g., one or two years of high school Spanish). Emphasizes practice in reading and developing vocabulary, and introduces grammar and orthographic rules. Includes selected literary readings from Hispanic/Latino and Spanish or Spanish-American writers. Required of all majors and minors who are bilinguals, unless they initially placed above this level.
    SPN 2442 Intensive Intermediate Spanish for Business
    Credits: 3; Prereq: SPN 1131 or the equivalent.
    An intensive intermediate-level course for students interested in learning Spanish in the context of the business world. Includes business vocabulary and business practices in the Hispanic world.
    SPN 2471 Accelerated Spanish Abroad
    Credits: 1 to 5; Prereq: SPN 2200 or the equivalent placement scores on SAT II, IB, or AP tests, and section coordinator or undergraduate adviser permission.
    Reviews major aspects of grammar in a context that enhances understanding of the Spanish or Spanish-American way of life and modes of expression. Reading comprehension and composition are developed through readings on diverse topics related to Latin America and Spain.
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    SPN 3036 Spanish for Health Professions
    Credits: 3; Prereq: SPN 3300 or SPN 3350 with minimum grade of C, or equivalent linguistic knowledge as determined by instructor.
    Provides students with the linguistic and cultural skills necessary for effectively treating Spanish-speaking patients with medical emergencies, illnesses and other health issues.
    SPN 3224 Applied Spanish
    Credits: 1 to 5; can be repeated with change in content up to 5 credits; only 3 credits can count toward the major or minor. Prereq: SPN 3300 or SPN 3350, or undergraduate coordinator permission.
    Spanish-language section designed to accompany and complement courses offered in other departments. Readings and discussions are in Spanish to develop vocabulary and fluency related to the content of the companion course and to provide an international perspective on the issues of the main course. (N)
    SPN 3300 Spanish Grammar and Composition 1
    Credits: 3; Prereq: SPN 2240; can be taken concurrently with SPN 2240 or SPN 3301. Not open to bilingual speakers of Spanish.
    Intensive language course to develop mastery of grammatical principles, increase vocabulary and enhance writing and composition skills. This course (or SPN 3350 for bilingual speakers) is a prerequisite for most 3000/4000-level Spanish courses.
    SPN 3301 Spanish Grammar and Composition 2
    Credits: 3; Prereq: SPN 3300; can be taken concurrently with SPN 3300. Not open to bilingual speakers of Spanish.
    Continues review of Spanish grammar begun in SPN 3300 and concentrates on intensive writing practice in expository Spanish. Highly recommended for Spanish majors and minors who are not taking the bilingual sequence. This course is a prerequisite for SPN 4420, Advanced Composition and Syntax.
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    SPN 3350 Spanish Grammar and Composition for Bilingual Speakers
    Credits: 3; Prereq: placement test or department-administered test for bilingual speakers, or bilingual sequence coordinator permission, or SPN 2340 with minimum grade of B.
    Emphasizes the normative aspects of the language and grammar that are problematic for students who have learned the language through extended exposure outside the classroom (formal training of three or four years in high school) and whose speaking and comprehension abilities are more developed than their writing and reading skills. Develops vocabulary, style and ability to use different levels of language. Weekly compositions. This course (or SPN 3300 for non-bilinguals) is a prerequisite for most 3000/4000-level Spanish courses.
    SPN 3392 Spanish Conversation, Film and Culture
    Credits: 3; Prereq: SPN 2240 or placement test. Not open to bilingual speakers of Spanish.
    Enhances students' oral skills in Spanish through movie reviews, oral reports, debates and class discussions. Introduces students to current social, economic and political issues in Latin-America and Spain through the critical analysis of contemporary Spanish-language films.
    SPN 3414 Advanced Spanish Conversation 2
    Credits: 3; Prereq: SPN 2240 or instructor permission. Not open to bilingual speakers of Spanish.
    Authentic materials of the Hispanic world are used to improve listening, comprehension and speaking skills. Oral expression is used in conversation and in formal and informal presentations on a variety of topics.
    SPN 3440 Commercial Spanish
    Credits: 3; Prereq: SPN 3300 or SPN 3350, or the equivalent as approved by the undergraduate coordinator.
    An introduction to the vocabulary and business practices of the Hispanic world. Emphasis on oral and written business communications. Overview of cultural differences within the Hispanic world and between the U.S. and the Hispanic world, with emphasis on the business impact. (S and N)
    SPN 3442 Marketing and Advertising in the Spanish-Speaking World
    Credits: 3; Prereq: SPN 2340 or SPN 3300, or instructor permission.
    An introduction to the related fields of marketing and advertising as they pertain to the Spanish-speaking world. Focuses on marketing campaigns and advertising strategies, in print and on television. Emphasis on the cultural element(s) and context(s) of marketing/advertising campaigns. Covers a representative sampling of Spanish-speaking countries, with special attention to Spain, Mexico, Argentina and the United States. Group work required for some class projects.
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    SPN 3451 Spanish Translation and Interpretation: Theory and Practice
    Credits: 3; Prereq: SPN 3300 or SPN 3350 or the equivalent.
    Provides an introduction to the theories and principles of translation and interpretation, combined with practice in English-to-Spanish and Spanish-to-English translations. Working individually and in groups, students will acquire translation techniques for a variety of genres, such as literary texts, letters, legal documents, newspapers, commercial advertisements, etc.
    SPN 3472 Advanced Communicative Spanish Abroad
    Credits: 3; can be repeated with change in content up to 6 credits. Prereq: SPN 2240 or SPN 2340, or placement scores on SAT II, IB, or AP tests, or equivalent coursework approved by the section coordinator or undergraduate adviser.
    Practical, in-class communication exercises in comprehension, speaking, reading and writing. Classroom activities are coordinated with homework to emphasize communication. The foreign setting also serves as a living language laboratory.
    SPN 3510 Culture and Civilization of Spain
    Credits: 3; Prereq: SPN 3300 or SPN 3350, or equivalent coursework approved by the undergraduate coordinator.
    A survey of Spanish history, customs and the arts from ancient times to the present. The course devotes considerable attention to life in contemporary Spain since the death of General Franco in 1975. (H and N)
    SPN 3520 Culture and Civilization of Spanish America
    Credits: 3; Prereq: SPN 3300 or SPN 3350, or equivalent coursework approved by the undergraduate adviser.
    The rich and often conflicting diversity of the Americas as well as the historical experiences that allow us to speak of the Americas as a whole: The conquest, the colonial period, the struggles for independence against (neo)colonialism, the clashing and mixing of cultures, the yoke of slavery and servitude, the formation of rigid social hierarchies, and the frustrated search for democracy and economic development. These phenomena are followed in a variety of artistic media, from painting to poetry and from music to film. (H and N)
    SPN 3572 Revolving Topics Abroad
    Credits: 3 to 6; can be repeated with change in content up to 6 credits.
    Rotating topics course focusing on Spanish culture and civilization.
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    SPN 3700 Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics
    Credits: 3; Prereq: SPN 3300 or SPN 3350.
    Initial overview of central theories and applications of linguistic analysis in the study of Spanish. The phonological, grammatical, discursive and social structures of Spanish are considered within five areas of popular inquiry in Hispanic linguistics: history of Spanish, language variation and change, Spanish in contact with other languages, political and educational linguistics, and acquisition of Spanish as a first and second language. Conducted entirely in Spanish. This course is a prerequisite for all 4000-level courses in Hispanic linguistics.
    SPN 3831 Spanish for the Legal Professions
    Credits: 3; Prereq: SPN 3300 or SPN 3350, or instructor permission.
    Prepares students for professional work in legal professions in a Spanish-speaking environment. Enables students to understand legal texts and arguments, write documents and express themselves using legal vocabulary. Covers a broad mix of practical legal terminology, vocabulary and conversational skills. Conducted entirely in Spanish.
    SPN 3930 Topics in Spanish and Spanish American Culture and Civilization
    Credits: 3. Prereq: SPN 3300 or SPN 3350, or undergraduate adviser permission.
    Variable topics in Latin American culture and civilization, including racial identity, feminism, regionalism, music, film, art, religion and sports.
    SPN 3948 Spanish Service Learning
    Credits: 3; can be repeated with change in content up to 6 credits. Prereq: SPN 2240.
    Engages students in the local Spanish-speaking community through academic investigation and service work. Course consists of classroom meetings, community projects outside of class, and reflective assignments. Course may be taken a maximum of one time on UF's campus and one time abroad.
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    SPN 4314 Advanced Composition and Syntax for Bilingual Speakers
    Credits: 3; Prereq: SPN 3350 with minimum grade of B or placement test or department-administered test for bilingual speakers.
    Emphasizes aspects of Spanish style, syntax and registers that are problematic for the bilingual speaker (as defined in SPN 2340 and SPN 3350). Some formal training in the language is expected (SPN 3350 or equivalent in a Spanish-speaking country). Prospective students must take a department placement test and/or see the faculty member in charge of the course.
    SPN 4420 Advanced Composition and Syntax
    Credits: 3; Prereq: SPN 3301 or the equivalent, and undergraduate coordinator permission. Not open to bilingual speakers of Spanish.
    Emphasizes the finer aspects of Spanish syntax, vocabulary and style that give the advanced student difficulties. Class discussion, drills and written compositions.
    SPN 4713 Spanish Second Language Acquisition
    Credits: 3; Prereq: SPN 3300 or SPN 3350, and SPN 3700 or LIN 3010.
    Overview of second language acquisition theory with discussion of empirical studies on the acquisition of Spanish. Emphasis on research design and the analysis of oral or written production of learners of Spanish.
    SPN 4780 Spanish Phonetics
    Credits: 3; Prereq: SPN 3300 or SPN 3350, and SPN 3700 or LIN 3010.
    Focuses on the precise description of Spanish pronunciation with some attention to dialect features and contrastive English phonetics.
    SPN 4822 Sociolinguistics of the Spanish-Speaking World
    Credits: 3; Prereq: SPN 3300 or SPN 3350, and SPN 3700 or LIN 3010.
    General overview of sociolinguistic issues of the contemporary Spanish-speaking world: language variation, language contact, discourse analysis, language attitudes, policy and planning, and social factors in language acquisition and use.
    SPN 4830 Introduction to Spanish and Spanish American Dialectology
    Credits: 3; Prereq: SPN 3300 or SPN 3350, and SPN 3700 or LIN 3010.
    Principles and methods of dialectology applied to the study of regional varieties of Spanish in Spain and in Spanish America.
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    SPN 4840 Introduction to the History of the Spanish Language
    Credits: 3; Prereq: SPN 3300 or SPN 3350, and SPN 3700 or LIN 3010 and SPN 4780.
    The phonological, morphological, syntactic and semantic evolution of the Spanish language from Latin.
    SPN 4850 Introduction to the Structure of Spanish
    Credits: 3; Prereq: SPN 3300 or SPN 3350, and SPN 3700 or LIN 3010.
    Explores syntactic, morphological and semantic aspects of the Spanish language.
    SPN 4851 Spanish Bilingualism
    Credits: 3; Prereq: SPN 3700 or LIN 3010, or the equivalent.
    Examines the internal and external factors that lead to and result from bilingualism in regions where Spanish is spoken. Organized into three primary components: social aspects; linguistic aspects; political and educational aspects.
    SPN 4905 Individual Work
    Credits: 1 to 4; only 3 credits can count toward the major or minor; Prereq: undergraduate coordinator permission.
    For advanced majors and minors who seek independent work not offered in another course. Must be arranged individually with Spanish faculty. For honors thesis use SPN 4906.
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    SPN 4906 Honors Thesis
    Credits: 1 to 3.
     Special course for honors thesis preparation.
    SPN 4911 Undergraduate Research in Spanish
    Credits: 0 to 3; can be repeated with change in content up to 6 credits.
    Course provides firsthand, supervised research in Spanish. Projects may involve inquiry, design, investigation, scholarship, discovery or application in Spanish.
    SPN 4930 Revolving Topics in Linguistics and Culture
    Credits: 3; can be repeated with change in content up to 9 credits. Prereq: SPN 3300 or SPN 3350, and SPN 3700 or LIN 3010.
    Variable content course providing opportunity for in-depth study of linguistic and cultural topics not offered in other courses and of topics of special current significance.
    SPN 4956 Overseas Studies
    Credits: 1 to 18; can be repeated with change in content up to 18 credits. Prereq: undergraduate adviser permission.
    This course provides a mechanism by which coursework taken as part of an approved study abroad program can be recorded on the UF transcript and counted toward graduation.
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    SPT 2101 Masterpieces of Spanish Literature
    Credits: 3; not for credit toward the major or minor.
    Selected readings in English translation of major works of Spanish literature. Designed especially for students with no knowledge of Spanish. Satisfies general education.
    SPT 3511 U.S. Latino/Hispanic Cultures
    Credits: 3.
    Examines major cultural trends in U.S. Latino/Hispanic communities and explores music, dance, film, literature, theatre, oral culture, art, food and fashion. This course is taught in English and draws on readings, film, video, slide viewing, lectures and class discussions.
    SPT 4393 Contemporary Spanish Theater and Film
    Credits: 4; Prereq: one 3000-level SPW course or the equivalent.
    Analysis of plays and films in context of contemporary Spanish society, such as crisis of traditional institutions, shifting roles of women and impact of immigration.
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    SPW 3030 Survey of Spanish-American Literature: From Discovery to Independence
    Credits: 3; Prereq: SPN 3300 or SPN 3350, or the equivalent.
    Overview of Spanish-American literature and its cultural context from the European conquest of the Americas to the 19th century. Introduces principal literary movements and authors, and trains students to read critically and to appreciate literary Spanish. (H and N)
    SPW 3031 Survey of Spanish-American Literature: From Independence to Contemporary Times
    Credits: 3; Prereq: SPN 3300 or SPN 3350, or the equivalent.
    End of the 19th century to the present. Introduces principal literary movements and authors, and trains students to read critically and to analyze literary Spanish. Reading of major authors who may include Borges, Garcia Marquez, Neruda, Fuentes and Ferre. (H and N)
    SPW 3080 Survey of Spanish American Literature: Mexico
    Credits: 3; Prereq: SPN 3300 or SPN 3350, or the equivalent.
    Instruction in critical reading and writing about selected works from representative authors and movements in Mexican literature. Focus on issues of genre, historical development and Mexican culture.
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    SPW 3100 Intro to Spanish Literature 1
    Credits: 3; Prereq: SPN 3300 or SPN 3350, or the equivalent.
    Selected readings in epic, lyric, ballad and popular poetry, early forms of recreational and didactic prose and dramatic works from Spain's Medieval and Golden Ages are presented with attention to form and historical context. (H and N)
    SPW 3101 Intro to Spanish Literature 2
    Credits: 3; Prereq: SPN 3300 or SPN 3350, or the equivalent.
    Provides an overview of Spanish literature and its cultural context from the 18th century to the present. Introduces principal literary movements and authors and trains students to read critically and to analyze literary Spanish. (H and N)
    SPW 4190 Seminar in Spanish-American Literature and Culture
    Credits: 3; Prereq: any one 3000-level SPW course or the equivalent.
    The advanced study of a writer, period, movement, region or topic of Spanish-American literature not ordinarily offered in the department. Refer to department website for specific description.
    SPW 4204 Readings in Colonial Spanish-American Literature
    Credits: 3; Prereq: any one 3000-level SPW course or the equivalent.
    Examination of the literature produced in the territories colonized by Spain from the conquest to the declaration of independence by the colonies.
    SPW 4213 Spanish Prose Fiction of the Golden Age
    Credits: 3; Prereq: any one 3000-level SPW course or the equivalent.
    Examines a literary landscape of rampant generic diversity before novelistic norms were solidified as known them today. Readings and lectures in Spanish.
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    SPW 4233 Readings in Spanish-American Narrative from the Origins to Criollismo
    Credits: 3; Prereq: any one 3000-level SPW course or the equivalent.
    A guide to the narrative fiction of Spanish America before the take-off of the 1940s-1950s that prepared for the boom of the Spanish-American new narrative of the 1960s. It covers the period between the 19th century (Romanticism) and the 1930s.
    SPW 4263 Readings in the Spanish Novel of the Nineteenth Century
    Credits: 3; Prereq: any one 3000-level SPW course or the equivalent.
    Readings in the Spanish novel of the 19th century. A survey of major authors from costumbrismo to the realism and naturalism of Galdos, Clarin and Pardo Bazan.
    SPW 4270 Readings in Post-war Narrative
    Credits: 3; Prereq: any one 3000-level SPW course or the equivalent.
    Outstanding stories and novels of contemporary Spanish writers in relation to the historical and cultural context of post-civil war Spain.
    SPW 4282 Readings in Contemporary Spanish-American Narrative 1
    Credits: 3; Prereq: any one 3000-level SPW course or the equivalent.
    The period of modernization of fiction and the development of new narrative modes in the 1940s and the 1950s; may include magical realism, the detective story and the new urban narratives.
    SPW 4283 Readings in Contemporary Spanish-American Narrative 2
    Credits: 3; Prereq: any one 3000-level SPW course or the equivalent.
    The new narrative or the boom and post-boom of Latin-American fiction, 1960s to the present.
    SPW 4304 Readings in Spanish-American Theatre
    Credits: 3; Prereq: any one 3000-level SPW course or equivalent.
    The analysis of selected plays and films from Spanish-America and an introduction to the history, theory and practice of the theatrical arts in the region with comparisons to theatre of other regions (e.g., the U.S., Europe, Brazil) and a focus on the 20th century.
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    SPW 4310 Readings in Spanish Drama of the Golden Age
    Credits: 3; Prereq: any one 3000-level SPW course or the equivalent.
    Variable readings in Spanish Classical Theater by Lope de Vega, Pedro Calderon de la Barca, Tirso de Molina and others, including entremeses and Autos sacramentales. The course focuses on the comedia's appeal to lettered and unlettered spectators and its potential for mass control and social protest.
    SPW 4353 Readings in Spanish-American Poetry from Romanticism to Vanguardism
    Credits: 3; Prereq: any one 3000-level SPW course or the equivalent.
    A close reading and critical analysis of the masterpieces of Spanish-American poetry from Romanticism to the Avant-Garde movements of the 20th century, including Modernism. Authors may include Heredia, Echeverria, Hernandez, Avellaneda, Marti, Dario and the women writers of posmodernismo.
    SPW 4354 Readings in Contemporary Spanish-American Poetry
    Credits: 3; Prereq: any one 3000-level SPW course or the equivalent.
    A close reading and critical analysis of masterpieces by the major 20th-century poets of Spanish-America, including recent writers.
    SPW 4364 Readings in the Spanish-American Essay
    Credits: 3; Prereq: any one 3000-level SPW course or the equivalent.
    Examination of major texts from the early 19th century to the present focusing on such themes as the search for identity and the definition of ethnic, racial, social and class categories.
    SPW 4521 U.S. Hispanic Literature
    Credits: 3; Prereq: any one 3000-level SPW course or the equivalent.
    Reading, discussion and analysis of works by U.S. Hispanic or Latino/a writers with an examination of the cultural life and social conditions of the Puerto Rican, Cuban and Chicano communities in the U.S.
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    SPW 4532 Introduction to Spanish Romanticism
    Credits: 3; Prereq: any one 3000-level SPW course or the equivalent.
    By studying the canonical works of that moment (Rousseau, Feijoo, Cadalso, Jovellanos, Miranda, Bolivariable, Zorrilla, Rivas, Larra, Espronceda, Gomez de Avellaneda, Goya), the course explores the achievements, contradictions and failures of the enlightenment as well as the new organization by Romanticism in Spain and Latin America.
    SPW 4604 Don Quixote
    Credits: 3; Prereq: any one 3000-level SPW course or the equivalent.
    A close reading of Cervantes' masterpiece that emphasizes the origins of the modern novel as a genre and its implication in the history of ideas.
    SPW 4720 Readings in Spanish Literature from the Generation of 1898 to 1927
    Credits: 3; Prereq: any one 3000-level SPW course or the equivalent.
    A survey of turn-of-the-century Spanish crises from the perspective of the first generation of Spanish modernists. Authors include Unamuno, Costa, Machado, Valle-Inclin, Baroja and Ortega y Gassett.
    SPW 4723 Readings in Spanish Literature from the Generation of 1927 to the Present
    Credits: 3; Prereq: any one 3000-level SPW course or equivalent.
    Studies the development of Spanish literature in this century beginning with the brilliant poets of the generation of 1927, continuing with representative fiction, drama and poetry of the years after the Civil War and concluding with fiction and poetry of the 1990s.
    SPW 4780 Hispanic Women Writers
    Credits: 3; Prereq: any one 3000-level SPW course or the equivalent.
    A seminar dedicated to the exploration of literary works written in Spanish by women of Spain, Latin America and/or the United States.
    SPW 4930 Revolving Topics in Literature and Culture
    Credits: 3; Prereq: any one 3000-level SPW course or the equivalent.
    Variable content provides opportunity for in-depth study of literary and cultural topics not offered in other courses.
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