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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, 2020

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.

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.

SECOND SESSION, 2020

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.

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.

 ITALIAN

 

FIRST SESSION, 2020

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.

SECOND SESSION, 2020

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.

PORTUGUESE

 

FIRST SESSION, 2020

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.

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.

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

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.

SECOND SESSION, 2020

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 111or 401.

ROML

FIRST SESSION, 2020

ROML 194 Service Learning in Romance Studies (1)

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.

SPANISH

 

FIRST SESSION, 2020

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.

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.

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.

SPAN 261 Advanced Spanish in Context (3)

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.

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.

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.

SPAN 344 Latin American Cultural Topics (3)

MAYMESTER. Prerequisite, SPAN 300, 320, 321, 322, 323, or 326. 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.

SPAN 361 Hispanic Film. (3)

MAYMESTER. 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.

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SPAN 373 Studies in Latin American Literature (3)

ONLINE. Prerequisite, SPAN 301 or 302. The literature of Spanish America from pre-Colombian times to the present. Representative authors and texts from various literary movements will be studied in their sociohistorical contexts.

In this course, we will read selected masterworks from different periods and examine video, music, and art.  We will explore what it means to be Hispanic American or Latino(a/ix); injustice, liberty and poverty; human rights; gender; race; the environment; fantasy and reality; (post)colonialism and more.  We will review how to analyze literary genres and the most important movements that our works exemplify, as well as learn about their authors.  This course will be taught in Spanish.

SECOND SESSION, 2019

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.

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.

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.

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.

SPAN 261 Advanced Spanish in Context (3)

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.

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.

SPAN 329 Spanish for Professional and Community Engagement (3)

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 (3)

ONLINE. Prerequisite, SPAN 300, 320, 321, 322, 323, or 326. 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.