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Romance Studies

238 Dey Hall, CB# 3170
(919) 962-2062
NOTE: Auditing is not permitted in Romance Studies.

FRENCH

First Session, 2021

FREN 101 Elementary French (3)

Introduces the essential elements of French structure and vocabulary and aspects of French and francophone culture. Aural comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Students may not receive credit for both FREN 101 and FREN 111. REMOTE ONLY-SYNCHRONOUS.

FREN 203 Intermediate French I (3)

Prerequisite, FREN 102, 105, 111, 401, or equivalent. Develops language skills for communication. Review of elementary French with increasing emphasis on reading and writing in the context of contemporary French and francophone culture. Students may not receive credit for both FREN 203 and 212 or 402. REMOTE ONLY-SYNCHRONOUS.

Second Session, 2021

FREN 102 Elementary French II (3)

Prerequisite, FREN 101. Continues the study of essential elements of French structure, vocabulary, and aspects of French and francophone culture. Aural comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Students may not receive credit for both FREN 102 and FREN 105, 111, or 401. REMOTE ONLY-SYNCHRONOUS.

ITALIAN

First Session, 2021

ITAL 203 Intermediate Italian I (3)

Prerequisite, ITAL 102, 401, or equivalent.  Develops language skills for communication. Reviews and expands grammar of elementary Italian with increasing emphasis on reading and writing in the context of Italian culture. Students may not receive credit for both ITAL 203 and ITAL 402. REMOTE ONLY-SYNCHRONOUS.

Second Session, 2021

ITAL 102 Elementary Italian II (3)

Prerequisite, ITAL 101 or equivalent. Continues study of essential elements of Italian structures, vocabulary, and aspects of Italian culture. Aural comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing are stressed in that order. Students may not receive credit for both ITAL 102 and ITAL 401. REMOTE ONLY-SYNCHRONOUS.

PORTUGUESE

First Session, 2021

PORT 101 Elementary Portuguese I (3)

Introduces the essential elements of Portuguese structure and vocabulary and aspects of Brazilian and Portuguese culture. Aural comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing are stressed in that order. Students may not receive credit for both PORT 101 and PORT 111 or 401. REMOTE ONLY-SYNCHRONOUS.

PORT 203 Intermediate Portuguese I (3)

Prerequisite, PORT 102, 111, 401, or equivalent. Further development of language with emphasis on speaking, writing, and a review of grammar. Includes advanced Portuguese structures, cultural and literary texts. Students may not receive credit for both PORT 203 and PORT 212 or 402. REMOTE ONLY-SYNCHRONOUS.

PORT 316 Brazilian Performance in Music and Dance: Capoeira (3)

ONLINE. Study of Brazilian capoeira from its roots to the present day. Focus on verbal and nonverbal discourse experienced through the rules, songs, movements, rhythms, rituals of capoeira. In English; credit for major/minor in Portuguese if readings and written work are done in Portuguese. REMOTE ONLY-MOSTLY ASYNCHRONOUS.

Second Session, 2021

PORT 102 Elementary Portuguese II (3)

Prerequisite, PORT 101. Continues study of essential elements of Portuguese structure, vocabulary, and aspects of Brazilian and Portuguese culture. Aural comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing are stressed in that order. Students may not receive credit for both PORT 102 and PORT 111 or 401. REMOTE ONLY-SYNCHRONOUS.

ROML

First Session, 2021

ROML 194 Service Learning in Romance Studies (1)

MAYMESTER; Session I. Permission of the instructor. Service learning component for students enrolled in Romance Studies APPLES courses. May not count toward any major or minor offered in the department. Note: Available to students enrolled in SPAN 344 during Maymester and to students enrolled in SPAN 329 during Session I. REMOTE ONLY-SYNCHRONOUS.

SPANISH

First Session, 2021

SPAN 101 Elementary Spanish I (3)

Introduces the essential elements of Spanish structure and vocabulary and cultural aspects of the Spanish-speaking world. Aural comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing are stressed. Students may not receive credit for both SPAN 101 and SPAN 100, 111, or 401. Available as REMOTE ONLY-SYNCHRONOUS and REMOTE ONLY-MOSTLY ASYNCHRONOUS.

SPAN 102 Elementary Spanish II (3)

Prerequisite, SPAN 100 or 101. Continues the study of the essential elements of Spanish structure, vocabulary, and the cultural aspects of the Spanish-speaking world. Aural comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Students may not receive credit for both SPAN 102 and SPAN 105, 111, 401 or 404. REMOTE ONLY-SYNCHRONOUS.

SPAN 105 Spanish for High Beginners (4)

ONLINE. Accelerated course that covers SPAN 101 and 102 for students with previous study of Spanish. Aural comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Students may not receive credit for both SPAN 105 and SPAN 102, 111, 401, or 404. Seven-week course of study. REMOTE ONLY-ALL ASYNCHRONOUS.

SPAN 203 Intermediate Spanish I (3)

Prerequisite, SPAN 102, 104, 105 , 111 , 401 , or equivalent. Develops language skills for communication. Review of elementary Spanish. Expands awareness of the Spanish-speaking world through readings and discussion of representative texts. Available as REMOTE ONLY-SYNCHRONOUS and IN-PERSON AND REMOTE LEARNERS.

SPAN 261 Advanced Spanish in Context (3)

ONLINE. Prerequisite, SPAN 204. Fifth semester Spanish course required for all majors and minors that uses literature, film, and culture as a basis for reviewing grammatical concepts, developing writing competency, and improving overall communication skills. Students may not receive credit for both SPAN 261 and SPAN 267. REMOTE ONLY-ALL ASYNCHRONOUS.

SPAN 301 Introduction to Literary and Cultural Analysis (3)

ONLINE. Prerequisite, SPAN 261. Prepares students to formulate and communicate critical analyses of literary works in at least three genres chosen from theater, poetry, essay, narrative, and film while situating the readings within a cultural context. Students will improve Spanish language proficiency and appreciation of different world views through literature and culture. Previously offered as SPAN 260. Students may not receive credit for both SPAN 301 and SPAN 260 or 302. REMOTE ONLY-ALL ASYNCHRONOUS.

SPAN 329 Spanish for Professional and Community Engagement (3)

ONLINE. Prerequisite, SPAN 324, 325, or 328. Eighth-semester capstone course applying skills in Spanish language and cultures to professional and community contexts. Assignments include professional documents, community service work and projects, and a research project. Open only to students in the minor in Spanish for the professions. For an additional credit, you can also enroll in ROML 194 and complete 30 service-learning hours with the community partner of your choice either near campus in Chapel Hill or in your home town (or wherever you’ll be while taking the course.) You may complete your service hours over both summer sessions. REMOTE ONLY-ALL ASYNCHRONOUS.

SPAN 344 Latin American Cultural Topics: Spanish Language and Culture through Documentaries and other Films (3)

MAYMESTER. Prerequisite, SPAN 261 or 267. This course studies trends in thought, art, film, music, social practices, in the Spanish speaking Americas, including the United States. Topics may include colonialism, race, class, ethnicity, modernization, ecology, religion, gender, and popular culture. First session section also available (see below). REMOTE ONLY-SYNCHRONOUS.

SPAN 344 Latin American Cultural Topics: Nation and the Transnational: Borders, Immigration, Race, Ethnicity, and Gender (3)

Prerequisite, SPAN 261 or 267. This course studies trends in thought, art, film, music, social practices, in the Spanish speaking Americas, including the United States. Topics may include colonialism, race, class, ethnicity, modernization, ecology, religion, gender, and popular culture.
Explore historical and current events, multimedia and selected 19th-20th century literary works to discover why the Mexico/US border and immigration have become controversial issues. We’ll probe: intersections of race, ethnicity, gender, nation, and the transnational; (post)colonialism, slavery, transculturation, hybridity, stereotypes, diaspora, US criminalization of immigration, labor practices, ethics, etc. REMOTE ONLY-SYNCHRONOUS.

SPAN 361 Hispanic Film. (3)

MAYMESTER. ONLINE. Prerequisite, SPAN 261 or SPAN 267. Study of contemporary cultural, historical, and aesthetic issues through narrative film, documentary, and other media from Latin America and Spain. REMOTE ONLY-SYNCHRONOUS.

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SPAN 369 Introduction to Translation (3)

Prerequisites, SPAN 261 or 267, and 300. Theory and practice of translation through a dual approach of conceptual readings and classroom discussion and workshops in interdisciplinary fields. Emphasizes cultural role of the translator as mediator.

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Second Session, 2021

SPAN 102 Elementary Spanish II (3)

Prerequisite SPAN 101 or equivalent. Continues the study of the essential elements of Spanish structure, vocabulary, and the cultural aspects of the Spanish-speaking world. Aural comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Students may not receive credit for both SPAN 102 and SPAN 105, 111, 401, or 404. REMOTE ONLY-SYNCHRONOUS.

SPAN 203 Intermediate Spanish I (3)

Prerequisite, SPAN 102, 104, 105, 111, 401, or equivalent. Develops language skills for communication. Review of elementary Spanish. Expands awareness of the Spanish-speaking world through readings and discussion of representative texts. Students may not receive credit for both SPAN 203 and SPAN 212, 402, or 405. REMOTE ONLY-SYNCHRONOUS.

SPAN 204 Intermediate Spanish II (3)

Prerequisite, SPAN 203 or equivalent. Continued development of language skills for communication. Considers finer points of linguistic structure. Expands awareness of Spanish culture through reading, inquiry, and class discussion. Students may not receive credit for both SPAN 204 and SPAN 212 or 402. REMOTE ONLY-SYNCHRONOUS.

SPAN 261 Advanced Spanish in Context (3)

ONLINE. Prerequisite, SPAN 204. Fifth semester Spanish course required for all majors and minors that uses literature, film, and culture as a basis for reviewing grammatical concepts, developing writing competency, and improving overall communication skills. Students may not receive credit for both SPAN 261 and SPAN 267, 300, or 326. REMOTE ONLY-ALL ASYNCHRONOUS.

SPAN 329 Spanish for Professional and Community Engagement (3)

ONLINE. Prerequisite, SPAN 324, 325, or 328. Eighth-semester capstone course applying skills in Spanish language and cultures to professional and community contexts. Assignments include professional documents, community service work and projects, and a research project. Open only to students in the minor in Spanish for the professions.

SPAN 344 Latin American Cultural Topics: Performance, Power, and Politics: 20th/21st Century Latin American Theatre (3)

ONLINE. Prerequisite, SPAN 261 or 267. This course studies trends in thought, art, film, music, social practices, in the Spanish speaking Americas, including the United States. Topics may include colonialism, race, class, ethnicity, modernization, ecology, religion, gender, and popular culture.

This course begins by laying the foundation of the key elements of performance, power, and politics. It then explores how contemporary Latin American theatre reflects and impacts these intertwining phenomena with units on borders, institutions, oppression, and identity. Beyond reading and writing, students will view performances and interviews with theatricians. REMOTE ONLY-ALL ASYNCHRONOUS.

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