Single Subject Credential - Spanish

Department

Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures

Saul Jimenez-Sandoval, Chair
Peters Building, Room 393
559.278.2386
FAX: 559.278.7878
www.fresnostate.edu/artshum/mcll/

Degrees and Programs Offered

BA in French, B.A.
BA in Spanish, B.A.
CRED in Single Subject Credential - French
CRED in Single Subject Credential - Spanish
MA in Spanish, M.A.
MN in French, Minor
MN in German, Minor
MN in Spanish, Minor
MN in Classical Studies, Minor

Because of increasing mobility in our modern world, it takes no time at all to travel to places where people speak a language other than English. If you visit or go to work in another country you will quickly learn the fallacy of the phrase, "Everyone speaks English there; don't worry!" Even in California, scarcely a day goes by that you do not hear people conversing in a language other than English, because the United States has a wealth of different heritage languages. Whether you travel overseas or stay in the United States, you will be more culturally sensitive if you are bilingual and bicultural. For example, agricultural, health, and music professionals benefit from knowing another language. It is never too late to acquire another culture and language.

The goal of the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures is to encourage multiculturalism and multilingualism in the Central Valley. That includes preparing students for communication in some of the important heritage languages of the area: German, Spanish, French, Italian, and Portuguese. These are also important languages of Mexico, Central and South America, and the European Union, so students are able to travel or work overseas with greater ease. The department also offers Greek and Latin, as well as Classical Studies and Humanities.

The department has programs for those who wish to be middle and high school teachers of French and Spanish. We offer courses to prepare those who wish to be bilingual/ cross-cultural teachers in elementary schools. We also offer courses in Italian, Portuguese, and other languages to the surrounding community. The department offers a major and a minor in French and Spanish, a minor in German, a minor in Humanities, and a minor in Classical Studies. We collaborate with the Department of Linguistics to offer the B.A. Option in Language Studies.

Students completing the M.A. in Spanish often teach at high schools, community colleges, or go on to Ph.D. programs. Our Master of Arts program in Spanish is one of the largest and best in the California State University system. Students come from all over California to study with our prestigious faculty members. Our faculty members are well-recognized for their expertise in Spanish language pedagogy; Golden Age literature; contemporary Mexican, South American, and Peninsular literature; Spanish linguistics and dialectology; creative writing in Spanish; and Hispanic culture. M.A. students may apply for a limited number of teaching assistant positions.

Study Abroad Programs: Apply as a Sophomore

Sophomore students having a minimum GPA of 3.0 are eligible to apply for participation during their junior or senior years in one of the International Programs organized by the California State University System under agreements with universities in 18 countries, including France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Spain, and Peru. See International Programs (Overseas). Students may find it useful to consult with a professor in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures. A small scholarship is available for qualified study abroad scholars.

Courses

Modrn & Clscl Lang & Lit

CI 161. Mth Mtl F L

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 999 units

EHD 154B. Final Student Teaching Seminar - French

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in EHD 155B. Seminar to accompany final student teaching that provides opportunities for candidates to investigate and discuss variety of topics and strategies and to reflect on issues that surface during their student teaching experience.

Units: 1

EHD 154B. Final Student Teaching Seminar - Spanish

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in EHD 155B. Seminar to accompany final student teaching that provides opportunities for candidates to investigate and discuss variety of topics and strategies and to reflect on issues that surface during their student teaching experience.

Units: 1

EHD 154B. Final Student Teaching Seminar - German

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in EHD 155B. Seminar to accompany final student teaching that provides opportunities for candidates to investigate and discuss variety of topics and strategies and to reflect on issues that surface during their student teaching experience.

Units: 1

EHD 155B. Studt Tchg Germ

Prerequisites: admission to student teaching, EHD 155A, CI 161 (or concurrently, depending on major departmental policy); senior or post baccalaureate standing; approval of major department including subject matter competency approval; completion of the subject matter preparation program or passing the subject matter examination(s) designated by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Supervised teaching in single subject classroom; assignment is for the full day; five days per week. CR/NC grading only.

Units: 5-10, Repeatable up to 999 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

EHD 155B. Studt Tchg Span

Prerequisites: admission to student teaching, EHD 155A, CI 161 (or concurrently, depending on major departmental policy); senior or post baccalaureate standing; approval of major department including subject matter competency approval; completion of the subject matter preparation program or passing the subject matter examination(s) designated by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Supervised teaching in single subject classroom; assignment is for the full day; five days per week. CR/NC grading only.

Units: 5-10, Repeatable up to 999 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

EHD 155B. Studt Tchg Fren

Prerequisites: admission to student teaching, EHD 155A, CI 161 (or concurrently, depending on major departmental policy); senior or post baccalaureate standing; approval of major department including subject matter competency approval; completion of the subject matter preparation program or passing the subject matter examination(s) designated by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Supervised teaching in single subject classroom; assignment is for the full day; five days per week. CR/NC grading only.

Units: 5-10, Repeatable up to 999 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

FL 10T. Topics in Foreign Language

Beginning or intermediate speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in a selected language.

Units: 1-4

FL 131. Trends in Foreign Language Teaching

Current trends and issues in foreign language teaching. Evaluation of recent teaching materials. May include on-campus practice in teaching beginning languages.

Units: 3

FL 170. Community Service

Directed fieldwork in a project which uses language skills developed through previous study of a foreign language. Projects may include working with public school foreign language teachers and students, interpreting/ translating for public/ private service agencies, or other approved projects. CR/NC grading only.

Units: 1-3

FL 190. Independent Study

See Academic Placement -- Independent Study. Approved for SP grading.

Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to 6 units

FREN 1A. Elementary French

Beginning course in conversational and written French. Not open to students with two or more years of high school French credit. (CAN FREN 2)

Units: 4
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

FREN 1B. Elementary French

Prerequisite: G.E. Foundation A2; FREN 1A recommended or permission of instructor. Second semester course in conversational and written French. Not open to those with three or more years of high school French credit. G.E. Breadth C2. (CAN FREN 4)

Units: 4
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: C2

FREN 2A. French for Communication

Prerequisite: G.E. Foundation A2; FREN 1B or equivalent recommended. Second year course that emphasizes speaking and reading, and a review of basic French grammar. G.E. Breadth C2. (CAN FREN 8)

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: C2

FREN 2B. French for Communication

Prerequisite: G.E. Foundation A2; FREN 2A or equivalent recommended. Second year course that emphasizes speaking and reading skills. G.E. Breadth C2. (CAN FREN 10)

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: C2

FREN 4. Reading and Writing

FREN 2B or equivalent recommended. Opportunity to increase reading and writing skills in preparation for upper-division coursework in French.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall

FREN 5. Conversation

FREN 2A or equivalent recommended. May be taken concurrently with FREN 2A or FREN 4. Development of listening and speaking skills. Exclusive use of French in an informal class atmosphere. Conversations on assigned topics, extemporaneous discussions.

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 6 units
Course Typically Offered: Spring

FREN 103. Advanced Grammar and Composition

Two semesters of Intermediate French recommended. To be taken twice for the major. Written assignments in French on varied topics with emphasis on composition. Written exercises in French on specific points of grammar. (Fall semester)

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 6 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

FREN 109. French Literature, Culture, and Society from the Middle Ages to Today

Prerequisites: G.E. Foundation and Breadth Area C. Two semesters of intermediate French recommended. Intellectual, cultural and social background of major literary movements and representative authors from the earliest period to the present. Selected readings. Taught in French. (Fall semester) G.E. Integration IC.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: IC

FREN 110. French Theater

FREN 109 recommended. Drama in France from the Renaissance to the present, with emphasis on the 17th and 20th centuries. Reading and discussion of representative works.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall

FREN 111. The French Novel

FREN 109 recommended. The novel as a reflection of French society. Analysis of major works from various periods.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall

FREN 112. French Prose: Essay and Short Story

FREN 109 recommended. Analysis of prose works by such authors as Montaigne, Voltaire, Maupassant, Camus, Sartre.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall

FREN 113. French Poetry

FREN 109 recommended. Introductory course in poetry as a genre; principles of French versification. Students will be exposed to major contributions of the French in poetry. Thematic and/or chronological presentations (movements, "isms").

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Spring

FREN 120T. Topics in French Civilization

FREN 103 recommended or permission of instructor. Possible topics: French contributions to Western Civilization (art, music, architecture, history, science). Special emphasis on contemporary France. The history of Anglo-French and Franco-American relations. Linguistic, cultural, intellectual, political, commercial, and diplomatic similarities and differences explored. Taught in French.

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 6 units

FREN 120T. French Heritage in the US

This course introduces American student interested in French, to several living Francophone cultures in the United States. The communities include the original French-speaking settlers in the US, descendants of the Acadians from Canada?s Maritime Provinces in Maine, the Haitian community of Miami, and more recent French-speaking immigrant peoples from Africa, Asia, and Europe.

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 6 units

FREN 132. French Phonology and Structural Analysis

Completion of one semester of FREN 103 recommended. As a progression toward mastery, an investigation of the French language as a functioning code of verbal communication. Relationships of oral/written aspects and contrasts with American English. Intensive drill on individual pronunciation problems.

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 6 units
Course Typically Offered: Spring

FREN 149. Voices of Africa

Prerequisites: G.E. Foundation and Breadth Area C. Study of representative works by such writers as Achebe, Senghor, and Mphahlele which reveal the attitudes of modern Africans toward their land, their traditions, and their encounter with the 20th century world. Course taught in English. G.E. Integration IC.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: IC

FREN 150. Advanced Conversation

Two semesters of Intermediate French recommended. Intensive practice in oral expression in French. Emphasis on current affairs in France.

Units: 3

FREN 160T. Selected Topics in French Studies

FREN 103 recommended or permission of instructor. Topics chosen from French literature (genre, themes, movements), from French linguistics (History of the Language; Contrastive Analysis: English/French), or French Culture and Civilization.

Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to 6 units

FREN 190. Independent Study

See Academic Placement -- Independent Study. Approved for RP grading.

Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to 6 units

FREN 290. Independent Study

See Academic Placement -- Independent Study. Approved for RP grading.

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 6 units

GERM 1A. Elementary German

Beginning course. Imparts basic speaking, listening, reading, and writing abilities in German as well as introduces the cultures of Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Not open to students with two or more years of high school German credit.

Units: 4
Course Typically Offered: Fall

GERM 1B. Elementary German

Prerequisite: G.E. Foundation A2; GERM 1A recommended or permission of instructor. Second semester course. Develops speaking, listening, reading, and writing abilities; broadens knowledge of German, Swiss and Austrian cultures. Not open to those with three or more years of high school German. G.E. Breadth C2.

Units: 4
Course Typically Offered: Spring
GE Area: C2

GERM 2A. Intermediate German

Prerequisite: G.E. Foundation A2; GERM 1B recommended or permission of instructor. Third semester course. Builds reading, conversational, and writing facilities in German; develops linguistic and cultural mastering of varied, increasingly complex situations. General review of grammar syntax; cultural topics. G.E. Breadth C2.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall
GE Area: C2

GERM 2B. Intermediate German

Prerequisite: G.E. Foundation A2; GERM 2A recommended or permission of instructor. Fourth semester course. Builds further reading, conversational, and writing facilities in German; develops general linguistic and cultural competence. General review of grammar and syntax; cultural topics. G.E. Breadth C2.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Spring
GE Area: C2

GERM 8T. Selected Topics in German

GERM 1A recommended or permission of instructor. Language experience outside classroom stressed in oral topics. Problem vocabulary and grammar topics. CR/NC grading only.

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 2 units

GERM 50. Conversation

GERM 2B or concurrently recommended or permission of instructor. Conversation on prepared topics, brief talks by students, short scenes from plays, sharpening of listening skills and oral expression. Preparation for "survival" in German speaking countries. (Spring semester)

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 6 units
Course Typically Offered: Spring

GERM 101. Composition

GERM 2B recommended or permission of instructor. Development of written expression through intensive practice, vocabulary building, grammar and syntax review, cooperative work on improving composition, analysis of varying styles. May be taken twice. (Fall semester)

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 6 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall

GERM 103T. German Culture and Civilization

Studies in principal aspects of German (also Austrian and Swiss) history, thought, customs, institutions, film, arts, music, folklore, contemporary life; influence on Western civilization. Taught in English.

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 6 units

GERM 112. German Literature to 1750

GERM 2B recommended or permission of instructor. In-depth studies of German literature prior to 1750: Medieval, Renaissance, Reformation, Baroque, Enlighten ment; including such authors as Wolfram, Walther von der Vogelweide, Luther, Grim melshausen. Critical analysis of texts, lecture, discussion, student reports.

Units: 3

GERM 114. German Literature through the Classical Age

GERM 2B recommended or permission of instructor. From the beginnings to Goethe's death in 1832, concentrating on the Classical Age (Lessing, Schiller, Goethe). Critical analysis of texts, lecture, discussion, student reports.

Units: 3

GERM 116. Nineteenth Century Literature

GERM 2B recommended or permission of instructor. Investigates major 19th century authors such as Brentano, Tieck, Hoffmann, Buchner, Stifter, Keller, Raabe, Fontane. Critical analysis of texts, lecture, discussion, student reports.

Units: 3

GERM 118A. Modern Literature: 1890-1945

GERM 2B recommended or permission of instructor. Investigates Classical Modernity (1890-World War II), including such authors as Kafka, Rilke, Mann, Brecht, Musil. Critical analysis of texts, lecture, discussion, student reports.

Units: 3

GERM 118B. Contemporary Literature: 1945-Present

GERM 2B recommended or permission of instructor. Investigates the Postmodern Age (World War II to the present), including such author as Grass, Boll, Frisch, Handke, Bernhard, Wolf. Critical analysis of texts, lecture, discussion, student reports.

Units: 3

GERM 150. Advanced Conversation

GERM 2B or concurrently recommended or permission of instructor. Intensive practice in advanced oral German to cultivate ease within a number of speech situations. Emphasis on current affairs in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. (Spring semester)

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 6 units
Course Typically Offered: Spring

GERM 160T. Topics in German Studies

Intensive analysis, discussion, and evaluation of significant facets of German life through the study of specific movements, literary problems, themes, films, cultural artifacts, music, institutions, epochs, folklore, and regions.

Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to 12 units

GERM 190. Independent Study

See Academic Placement -- Independent Study. Approved for RP grading.

Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to 6 units

GERM 290. Independent Study

See Academic Placement -- Indpendent Study. Approved for RP grading.

Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to 6 units

GRK 1A. Elementary Greek

Prerequisite: G.E. Foundation A2. An introduction to the fundamentals of Classical and New Testament Greek, with practice in reading and writing the Greek language. Background study: Greek culture and its relevancy to the modern world. G.E. Breadth C2.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall
GE Area: C2

GRK 1B. Elementary Greek

Prerequisite: G.E. Foundation A2, GRK 1A or permission of instructor. Second semester course in Classical and New Testament Greek; completion of the fundamentals of Greek grammar. Emphasis on translation practice and composition skills. Background study: Greek culture and its relevancy to the modern world. G.E. Breadth C2.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Spring
GE Area: C2

GRK 10. The Rise of Rationalism: 5th C. Athens

The origins of argumentation, logic, rhetoric, inductive thinking, and the role of literature in fifth-century Athens, as reflected in selections from Plato, Thucydides, Euripides, and the orators. Discussions and lectures. Conducted in English.

Units: 3

GRK 131T. Greek Literature

Prerequisite: GRK 1B. Concentration on a major Classical Greek poet or prose author. Translation and discussion. Research reports on literary, historical, and textual problems.

Units: 3

GRK 131T. Plato's The Apology

Careful readings of Attic prose build upon the basics of vocabulary, grammar and syntax. Together with increasing mechanical competency (recognition of forms, grammatical constructions, etc.), some attention will be given to the ways in which prose informs, persuades, instructs, and entertains through the careful choices and arrangement of words and thoughts, giving an introduction to the form, language and style of Platonic dialogue and of the Apology in particular ? "familiar and conversational"as it claims to be. Students acquire competence in the foundational vocabulary, syntax, and style of Plato?s dialogues, and cultivate the ability to comprehend unadapted Greek prose and translate it with appropriate assistance into contemporary English, grasping the similarities and differences between the two languages.

Units: 3

GRK 190. Independent Study

See Academic Placement -- Independent Study. Approved for RP grading.

Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to 6 units

ITAL 1A. Elementary Italian

Beginning course in conversational and written Italian with special emphasis on Italian culture (literature, music, philosophy and lifestyle).. Not open to those with two or more years of high school Italian credit.

Units: 4
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: C2

ITAL 1B. Elementary Italian

Prerequisite: G.E. Foundation A2; ITAL 1A recommended or permission of instructor. Second semester course in conversational and written Italian. Not open to those with three or more years of high school Italian credit. G.E. Breadth C2.

Units: 4
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: C2

ITAL 2A. Intermediate Italian

Prerequisite: G.E. Foundation A2; ITAL 1B recommended or permission of instructor. Review of grammar and syntax; composition; oral practice, reading of short stories and plays. G.E. Breadth C2.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: C2

ITAL 2B. Intermediate Italian

Prerequisite: G.E. Foundation A2; ITAL 2A recommended or permission of instructor. Oral and written composition; reading of short stories, novels, biographies. G.E. Breadth C2.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: C2

ITAL 5. Conversation

ITAL 1B recommended. May be taken concurrently with ITAL 2A or ITAL 2B. Development of listening skills and oral fluency through discussion, vocabulary exercises, and conversations on assigned topics.

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 6 units

ITAL 160T. Selected Topics in Italian Studies

Topics chosen from Italian literature (genre, themes, movements, particular authors), from Italian culture or civilization, or from Italian cinema.

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 9 units

ITAL 190. Independent Study

See Academic Placement -- Independent Study. Approved for RP grading.

Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to 6 units

LATIN 1A. Elementary Latin

Prerequisite: G.E. Foundation A2. An introduction to the fundamentals of the Latin language, grammar, and its practical relation to Romance languages and English. Background study: Roman culture and its relevance to the modern world. G.E. Breadth C2.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: C2

LATIN 1B. Elementary Latin

Prerequisites: G.E. Foundation A2, LATIN 1A or permission of instructor. Second semester course in Latin; completion of the fundamentals of Latin grammar. Emphasis on translation practice and composition skills. Background study: Roman culture and its relevance to modern world. G.E. Breadth C2.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: C2

LATIN 131T. Latin Literature

Prerequisite: LATIN 1B. Concentration on a major Latin poet or prose author. Translation and discussion. Research reports on literary, historical, and textual problems.

Units: 3

LATIN 131T. Advanced Composition

The composing of Latin prose sentences based on grammatical and syntactical study and models from ancient Roman authors, especially Caesar. Composition is the traditional bridge course between basic grammar study (1A-1B) and reading of Latin authors.

Units: 3

LATIN 131T. Caesar

Concentration on a major Latin poet or prose author. Transalation and discussion. Research reports on literary, historical, and textual problems.

Units: 3

LATIN 132. Classical Mythology

Greco-Roman myths, emphasis on their impact on the fine arts and literatures of the Western World. Illustrated lectures. Taught in English.

Units: 3

LATIN 190. Independent Study

See Academic Placement -- Independent Study. Approved for RP grading.

Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to 6 units

PORT 1A. Elementary Portuguese

Prerequisite: G.E. Foundation A2. Beginning course in conversational and written Portuguese, including Luso-Brazilian cultural traditions (literature, music, philosophy and lifestyle). Not open to those with two or more years of high school Portuguese credit.

Units: 4
Course Typically Offered: Fall
GE Area: C2

PORT 1B. Elementary Portuguese

Prerequisite: G.E. Foundation A2; PORT 1A recommended or permission of instructor. Second semester course in conversational and written Portuguese. Not open to those with three or more years of high school Portuguese credit. G.E. Breadth C2.

Units: 4
Course Typically Offered: Spring
GE Area: C2

PORT 2A. Intermediate Portuguese

PORT 1B recommended or permission of instructor. Intermediate course emphasizing speaking, listening, reading longer texts, writing compositions, grammar, and Luso-Braizilian culture.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall

PORT 2B. Intermediate Portuguese

PORT 2A recommended or permission of instructor. Continuation of PORT 2A emphasizing speaking, listening, grammar, reading longer literature, writing compositions, and Luso-Brazilian culture.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Spring

SPAN 1A. Elementary Spanish

Beginning course in conversational and writtten Spanish. Emphasis on reading, writing, listening, speaking, and culture of Spanish-speaking peoples.

Units: 4
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

SPAN 1B. Elementary Spanish

Prerequisite: G.E. Foundation A2; SPAN 1A recommended or permission of instructor. Second semester course in conversational and written Spanish. G.E. Breadth C2.

Units: 4
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: C2

SPAN 2A. Spanish for Communication

Prerequisite: G.E. Foundation A2. Second year course that emphasizes speaking and reading skills. G.E. Breadth C2.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: C2

SPAN 2B. Spanish for Communication

Prerequisite: G.E. Foundation A2. Second year course the emphasizes speaking and reading skills. G.E. Breadth C2.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: C2

SPAN 3. Reading and Writing

Prerequisite: G.E. Foundation A2; SPAN 2A or SPAN 2B recommended. Opportunity to increase reading and writing skills in preperation for upper-division coursework in Spanish. G.E. Breadth C2.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: C2

SPAN 4A. Spanish for the Bilingual Student

Prerequisite: G.E. Foundation A2. For the native speaker of Spanish who has intensive life experience using the Spanish language. Grammar is stressed, but speaking, reading, and writing skills are also further developed. G.E. Breadth C2.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: C2

SPAN 4B. Spanish for the Bilingual Student

Prerequisite: G.E. Foundation A2. Recommended: SPAN 3 or permission of instructor. For students from a bilingual background who have previous formal study of Spanish. Emphasis on productive language skills, grammar, advanced reading comprehension, and culture using peninsular and Latin American texts. G.E. Breadth C2.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: C2

SPAN 5. Spanish for Conversation

SPAN 2A or SPAN 2B recommended. Emphasis on spoken Spanish; development of oral fluency through class discussion, conversation games, and vocabulary exercises.

Units: 3

SPAN 8T. Fundamental Skills in Spanish

Instruction in fundamental problems in writing and word usage, such as accentuation, spelling, and vocabulary. Intended primarily for students who need more work in specific areas of writing and speaking. CR/NC grading only.

Units: 1-2, Repeatable up to 4 units

SPAN 10. Spanish in Context

Two years of high school Spanish, SPAN 1B recommended or permission of instructor. Intended for those who are enrolled in our summer study abroad program. Emphasizes speaking, reading, and cultural interaction with members of the community. (Summer only)

Units: 3-6
Course Typically Offered: Summer

SPAN 110T. Practical Spanish for Professionals

Applicable for minor. Preparation of professionals and paraprofessionals in California Spanish to work with the Spanish speaking in the following fields: health, education, social work, business, law, agriculture, and psychology.

Units: 3

SPAN 112. Reader's Theater in Spanish

SPAN 3 or SPAN 4B recommended. Dramatic readings of prose and poetry selections performed by students in front of the class. Discussion focuses on a critical reading of the text and preparation of the performance. Public presentations and recordings optional.

Units: 3

SPAN 113. Structure of Spanish

SPAN 3 or SPAN 4B recommended. An introductory descriptive survey of the structure of standard Spanish: sounds, spelling, word formation, and grammar.

Units: 3

SPAN 115. Basic Principles of Translation

SPAN 3 or SPAN 4B recommended. Specific problems of Spanish to English and English to Spanish translation, with emphasis on idiomatic expressions. Some attention to specialized vocabulary. Use of bilingual dictionaries.

Units: 3

SPAN 117. Advanced Conversation and Reading

SPAN 3 or SPAN 4B recommended. Reading and discussion of current periodicals, newspapers, and magazines that reflect the cultural patterns of the Spanish-speaking countries.

Units: 3

SPAN 119. Advanced Grammar

SPAN 3 or SPAN 4B recommended. Special emphasis on grammar review and development of writing skills. Analysis of grammatical constructions.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

SPAN 121A. Composition A

SPAN 119 highly recommended. Refinement of writing skills through vocabulary development, spelling exercises, and composition. Special emphasis on problems created by differences between the spoken and written language.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

SPAN 121B. Composition B

Prerequisite: SPAN 121A. Greater refinement of writing skills necessary for SPAN 140 and further upper-division courses in Hispanic literature. Special emphasis on anlyzing a literary text by written means.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

SPAN 124. Oral and Written Expression

SPAN 2B, SPAN 3, SPAN 4B, or SPAN 10 recommended. Systematic analysis of students'ability to express themselves, both orally and in writing. Development of vocabulary, pronunciation, and grammatical structures. (Summer only)

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Summer

SPAN 125. Hispanic Cultural Productions (taught in Spanish)

Prerequisite: G.E. Foundation and Breadth Area C. Recommended: SPAN 3 or SPAN 4B. Interdisciplinary approach to global examination of cultural productions of Spain and Latin America through readings, lectures, films, and other media. This course is taught in Spanish. G.E. Integration IC.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: IC

SPAN 129. Mexican Culture (taught in Spanish)

Prerequisites: G.E. Foundation and Breadth Area C. Recommended: SPAN 2B, or SPAN 3, or SPAN 4B. Interdisciplinary approach to Mexican culture. Study of geography, history, politics, the arts, aspects of daily life, and cultural patterns by means of reading assignments, lectures by the instructor and invited guests, films and other media. This course is taught in Spanish. G.E. Integration IC.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: IC

SPAN 130. Introduction to Spanish Linguistics

SPAN 119 recommended or permission of instructor. Basic principles of Spanish linguistics, including aspects of syntax, morphology, phonetics, dialectology, and historical linguistics.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall

SPAN 134. Spanish in Bilingual Schools

SPAN 118 and SPAN 121A recommended or permission of instructor. Emphasis on Spanish language development for bilingual teachers at the elementary level. Presentation of specialized vocabulary in teaching elementary courses. Development and evaluation of bilingual teaching materials in Spanish. (Formerly SPAN 104)

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

SPAN 137. Applied Spanish Linguistics

SPAN 130 recommended or permission of instructor. Analysis of Spanish with emphasis on areas of phonetics, pronunciation, and grammar which cause the greatest problems in learning and teaching the language. Readings and practice in the development of instructional strategies and materials.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Spring

SPAN 139. Spanish of the Southwest

SPAN 3 or SPAN 4B recommended. Research on dialect differences in California and the Southwest, including the linguistic, social, and cultural determinants. Emphasis on the Spanish of the San Joaquin Valley.

Units: 3

SPAN 140. Introduction to Literary Analysis

Required: SPAN 119, SPAN 121B, or permission of instructor. Readings and appreciation of Hispanic literature to familiarize the student with fiction and poetry as art forms.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

SPAN 142. Introduction to Spanish Literature

SPAN 3 or SPAN 4B recommended. Selected readings from those literary works which have fundamentally affected the development of Spanish civilization, from El Cid to Lorca. Provides a historical framework for the study of Spanish literature.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

SPAN 143. Introduction to Spanish-American Literature

SPAN 3 or SPAN 4B recommended. Selected readings from those literary works which have fundamentally affected the development of Spanish American civilization, from Hernan Cortes to Octavio Paz. Provides an historical framework for the study of Spanish American literature.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

SPAN 145. Mexican Literature

SPAN 140 or permission of instructor. Study of the works of such major Mexican literary figures as Sor Juana, Gutierrez Najera, Azuela, and Fuentes.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall

SPAN 147. Twentieth Century Spanish-American Literature

SPAN 140 or permission of instructor. Intensive study of selected Spanish-American works including writings of Azuela, Fuentes, Carpenter, Vargas Llosa; outstanding poets such as Neruda, Vallejo, and Paz.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Spring

SPAN 148T. Major Themes in Hispanic Literature

SPAN 140 or permission of instructor. Reading and in-depth analysis of the works of major Hispanic authors and/or themes.

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 6 units

SPAN 148T. Cultural Memory in Latin America

Reading and in-depth analysis of different kind of works of important Latin American authors through the theme of memory and trauma. This course explores how literary works bear witness to personal and historical experience of social and political injustice. Also, it will introduce students to the genre called testimonio hispanoamericano, which entails aesthetic, ethical, and ideological issues related to its production and diffusion. The course will consider the representation of traumatic experiences in the works of a broad range of authors: the way those authors remember, work through trauma, and envelop their important social message into an aesthetically compelling production.

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 6 units

SPAN 149. The Golden Age

SPAN 140 or permission of instructor. A study of Spanish Renaissance Man and his environment. His sociopolitical, esthetic, and literary ideas are studied through readings in Garcilaso, San Juan de la Cruz, and other authors.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Spring

SPAN 150. Twentieth Century Spanish Literature

SPAN 140 or permission of instructor. A study of Spanish Existential Man. His sociopolitical, esthetic, and literary ideas are studied through readings in Unamuno, Ortega y Gassett, Lorca, Jose Hierro, and other authors.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall

SPAN 165. Modernismo - 1950

Prerequisite: SPAN 140, SPAN 142, & SPAN 143, or permission of instructor. In-depth study of the authors from Modernismo and Vanguardia: Dario, Machado, Vallejo, Huidobro, Lorca, Neruda, Paz, and Bombal. Introduction to the ideas of Marx, Nietzsche, and Freud.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Spring

SPAN 170. Senior Seminar in Spanish Studies

Senior standing, 20 upper-division units of Spanish coursework recommended, SPAN 140 required, or permission of instructor. Culminating experience in the major that includes summative assessment of language, linguistic, cultural, and literary proficiency. Readings and research projects. Addresses individual needs of graduating majors. (Spring semester)

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

SPAN 190. Independent Study

See Academic Placement -- Independent Study. Approved for RP grading.

Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to 6 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

SPAN 201. Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language

Strategies for implementing Spanish curriculum at post-secondary level. Study of instructional techniques, procedures, resources, and methods of assessing student performance in post-secondary settings. Practical application of second language acquisition research.

Units: 3

SPAN 202. Introduction to Literary Theory

Prerequisite: Spanish major or permission of instructor. Introduction to the study of theory, from Plato to Derrida to Post-Colonialism, as it relates to the study of Hispanic literature.

Units: 3

SPAN 203. Applied Literary Theory

Prerequisite: SPAN 202. Theory and practice of literary analysis. Application of research, bibliographical and critical methods to literary texts.

Units: 3

SPAN 204. Spanish Syntax

Prerequisite: Spanish major or permission of instructor. An analysis of the grammatical structures of the Spanish language. Includes contrastive analysis of Spanish and English syntax.

Units: 3

SPAN 205. History of the Spanish Language

Phonological, morphosyntactic, lexical and semantic development of the Spanish language, from the Pre-Roman period to Modern Spanish.

Units: 3

SPAN 210. Spanish American Short Story

Prerequisite: Spanish major or permission of instructor. Study of the short story as an art form in Latin America and analysis of short stories of such writers as Quiroga, Arreola, Rulfo, Bombal, Borges and Cortazar.

Units: 3

SPAN 214. Generation of '98

Prerequisite: Spanish major or permission of instructor. Advanced analysis of the literature of Spain written at the time of the final collapse of Spain's empire. Includes works by Azorin, Baroja, Unamuno, Valle-Inclan, Machado, Ortega, and Jimenez.

Units: 3

SPAN 215. Hispanic Women Writers

Prerequisite: Spanish major or permission of instructor. Discussion and close written analysis of poetry, novels, theater and essays written by Hispanic women from 1535 to present.

Units: 3

SPAN 216. Masterpieces of Hispanic Theater

Prerequisite: Spanish major or permission of instructor. Discussion and close written analysis of peninsular and Spanish American theater masterpieces, historical milieu and cultural context.

Units: 3

SPAN 218T. Topics in Hispanic Literary Studies

Prerequisite: Spanish major or permission of instructor. Hispanic literary topics such as Hispanic Realism, Novel and Cinema, Violence in Hispanic Literature, Novel of Dictatorship, Novel of the Indian in Latin America.

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 6 units

SPAN 219T. Top Creat Writ

Prerequisite: Spanish major or permission of instructor. Topics in advanced creative writing in Spanish including poetry, fiction and/or non-fiction.

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 9 units

SPAN 222. Cervantes

Prerequisite: Spanish major or permission of instructor. In-depth study of Don Quixote and selected Novelas ejemplares. Includes discussion of works, lectures, and written research.

Units: 3

SPAN 224. Major Hispanic Novelists

Prerequisite: Spanish major or permission of instructor. Research and in-depth study of the novels of major Hispanic novelists.

Units: 3

SPAN 225. Modernismo - 1950

Prerequisite: Spanish major or permission of instructor. Research and in-depth study of the literature from Modernismo through 1950. Discussion and written analysis of the major authors from the period.

Units: 3

SPAN 226. Major Hispanic Poets

Prerequisite: Spanish major or permission of instructor. Research and in-depth study of the poetry of major Hispanic poets. Discussion and written analysis of the poetry on one of the following poets: Machado, Lorca, Dario, Neruda.

Units: 3

SPAN 227. Novel of Formation

Analysis of the Latin American novel of formation. Discussion of issues such as the formation of an individual's sense of gender, race, and class, ane the role of travel, memory, orality, and writing in the socialization of youth.

Units: 3

SPAN 230. History of Spanish

The linguistic development of the Spanish language from Latin to the present day including the sound system, word formation and etymology, and grammar, within a social and cultural context.

Units: 3

SPAN 245. Mexican Literature

Prerequisite: Spanish major or permission of instructor. Discussion and analysis of representative works of Mexican literature from the Precolombian Period through the 1980s. Includes study of major cultural and artistic movements in literature, the visual arts and film.

Units: 3

SPAN 247. The Spanish American "Boom"

In-depth study of the Spanish-American "new novel" that emerged in the 1960s. Analysis of factors leading to this "boom" and impact of this new narrative style on subsequent writers in Latin America and on a broader scale.

Units: 3

SPAN 249. Golden Age

Advanced analysis of prose narratives, poems, and theatrical works from Spain's Renaissance and Baroque periods in their historical and cultural contexts.

Units: 3

SPAN 250. Spanish Post-War Literature

Prerequisite: Spanish major or permission of instructor. Discussion and analysis of representative works of Spanish literature from 1939 through the 1980s. Examines literary production during the Francoist Dictatorship and the transition to a democratic government.

Units: 3

SPAN 255. Nineteenth Century Spanish Literature

Prerequisite: Spanish major or permission of instructor. Discussion and analysis of representative works of Spanish literature from the Romantic, Realist, and Naturalist Movement.

Units: 3

SPAN 257. Spanish American Testimonio

Analysis of Spanish American Testimonio genre through representative texts. Discussion of aesthetic, etical, and ideological issues related to the production and diffusion of these texts, such as authority/authorship, literature/anthropology, writing/orality, memory, political engagement, manipulation, and resistance.

Units: 3

SPAN 259. The Poetics of Caribbeanness

Prerequisites: Spanish major or permission of instructor. Analysis of literary and artistic movements in the Spanish Caribbean, from the colonial times to the present, through representative works, emphasizing how the interactions of race, gender, and ethnicity affect the construction of individual and national identities.

Units: 3

SPAN 267. Early 20th Century Spanish Literature

Prerequisite: Spanish major or permission of instructor. Discussion and analysis of represnetative works of Spanish literature from Modernismo, the Generation of 1914, and the Generation of 1927.

Units: 3

SPAN 270. Research Methods

Training in the search for, proper selection of, and proper use of secondary sources in support of a research paper's thesis that participates in currently scholarly debates related to Hispanic literature of all time periods.

Units: 3

SPAN 290. Independent Study

See Academic Placement -- Independent Study. Approved for RP grading.

Units: 2-3, Repeatable up to 6 units

SPAN 298. Project

See Criteria for Thesis and Project. Writing and/or editing materials suitable for school programs from elementary through high school level, such as children's literature, original poetry, testing devices, and translations. Approved for RP grading.

Units: 3-6

SPAN 298C. Project Continuation

Pre-requisite: Project SPAN 298. For continuous enrollment while completing the project. May enroll twice with department approval. Additional enrollments must be approved by the Dean of Graduate Studies.

Units: 0

SPAN 299. Thesis

Prerequisite: See Criteria for Thesis and Project. Preparation, completion, and submission of an acceptable thesis for the completion of the master's degree. Approved for RP grading.

Units: 3-6

SPAN 299C. Thesis Continuation

Pre-requisite: Thesis 298. For continuous enrollment while completing the thesis. May enroll twice with department approval. Additional enrollments must be approved by the Dean of Graduate Studies.

Units: 0

Requirements

Credential Program Requirements

To enter the Single Subject Credential Program, students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.97. In addition, before students are eligible to do final student teaching, they must pass speaking and writing exit tests.

For Bilingual/Cross-Cultural Language and Academic Development Credentials, see Education -- Literacy and Early Education Department.

The Single Subject Preparation Program in French is 33 units: FREN 103 (6 units), 109, 120T (3-6 units), 132, 150, 160T (3-6 units); and 9 units selected from FREN 110, 111, 112, 113.

The Single Subject Preparation Program in Spanish consists of SPAN 117, 119, 121A-B, 125 or 129, 130, 137, 140, 142, 143, 170; and 6 units selected from SPAN 145, 147, 148T, 149, 150.

Faculty

Name Degree Email Phone
Amaral, Jacinta R Doctor of Philosophy jacintaa@csufresno.edu 559.278.4595
Avila, Debbie M Doctor of Philosophy deavila@csufresno.edu 559.278.6616
Bergman, Ted Lars L Doctor of Philosophy tbergman@csufresno.edu 559.278.4056
Bowser, Mabel O Master of Arts mbowser@csufresno.edu
Castillo, Elsa C Master of Arts elsac@csufresno.edu 559.278.2386
Chapman, Honora H Doctor of Philosophy hchapman@csufresno.edu 559.278.4757
Doub, Yolanda A Doctor of Philosophy ydoub@csufresno.edu 559.278.5756
Eastin, Curtis J Master of Arts cjeastin@csufresno.edu 559.278.1108
Eastin, Kristi A Doctor of Philosophy keastin@csufresno.edu 559.278.1108
Engle, David G Doctor of Philosophy daviden@csufresno.edu 559.278.2708
Halvorson, Cheri Y chalvorson@csufresno.edu
Hernandez, Maria E mehernandez@csufresno.edu
Hernandez-Garcia, Celina Master of Arts celinahg@csufresno.edu
Jimenez-Sandoval, Saul Doctor of Philosophy sjimenez@csufresno.edu 559.278.2393
Johnson, Keith E Doctor of Philosophy kejohnson@csufresno.edu 559.278.6122
Kuhn, Rose Marie Doctor of Philosophy rosemk@csufresno.edu 559.278.6890
Leon, Francisco J Bachelor of Arts frleon@csufresno.edu
Lo Bianco, Loredana Bachelor of Arts llobianco@csufresno.edu 559.278.6437
Lopez, Alejandra Master of Arts allopez@csufresno.edu
Martinez, Jesus G Master of Arts jesusmartinez@csufresno.edu 559.278.2426
Medina-Sancho, Gloria Doctor of Philosophy gmedina@csufresno.edu 559.278.6963
Mobili, Giorgio P Doctor of Arts gmobili@csufresno.edu 559.278.6963
Munoz, Natalie M Doctor of Philosophy nmunoz@csufresno.edu
Ramos Jordan, Alicia aramosjordan@csufresno.edu
Sands, Isolina Doctor of Education isands@csufresno.edu 559.278.2426
Sanmartin, Paula Doctor of Philosophy psanmartin@csufresno.edu 559.278.8803
Thornton, Bruce S Doctor of Philosophy brucet@csufresno.edu 559.278.7037
Torrance, James G Doctor of Philosophy jamesto@csufresno.edu 559.278.8263
Yang, Kao-Ly Doctor of Philosophy kayang@csufresno.edu 559.278.6437
Zapata, Carol M Doctor of Philosophy czapata@csufresno.edu 559.278.2426
Zhernovey, Yevgen Doctor of Philosophy yevgenz@csufresno.edu 559.278.6437