Graduate Courses

Courses at the graduate level challenge professionals to continue expanding the boundaries of their understanding. Students may choose from a variety of subjects through the program in Spanish that will build upon existing skills in teaching, translation, analysis and more!

Graduate Courses

SPAN-S 507 Foreign Language Institute (3 cr.) Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Spanish or consent of instructor. Intended primarily for teachers. Intensive interdepartmental course involving language laboratory and audiovisual equipment and techniques, lecture, assignments in contemporary civilization (in the foreign language), and discussion of classroom use of applied linguistics. Taught only in the summer. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

SPAN-S 508 Varieties of Spanish (3 cr.) This course is an advanced descriptive analysis of the varieties of Spanish spoken around the globe. A detailed analysis of the phonetic, lexical and morphosyntactic aspects of such varieties is provided with an aim to define its different macrodialectal areas, including Spanish in the US and Creole languages.

SPAN-S 511 Spanish Syntactic Analysis (3 cr.) Prerequisite: SPAN-S 326 or consent of instructor. Introduction to the analysis of syntactic data. Focus on developing theoretical apparatus required to account for a range of syntactic phenomena in Spanish.

SPAN-S 513 Introduction to Hispanic Sociolinguistics (3 cr.) Prerequisite: SPAN-S 326 or consent of instructor. Examination of the relationship between language and society in the Spanish-speaking world. Survey of a wide range of topics relevant to Spanish: language as communication, the sociology of language, and linguistic variation. Taught in Spanish.

SPAN-S 515 The Acquisition of Spanish as a Second Language (3 cr.) Prerequisites: SPAN-S 326 AND SPAN-S 428, or consent of instructor. Surveys the empirical research conducted on Spanish in order to address the question: How does a nonnative linguistic system develop? The course is organized around four topics: morpheme acquisition studies, interlanguage development, input processing, and Universal Grammar.

SPAN-S 517 Methods of Teaching College Spanish (3 cr.) Prerequisite: SPAN-S 428 or consent of instructor. Trains graduate students to teach the freshman and intermediate college courses in Spanish.

SPAN-S 518 Studies in Latino and Spanish American Culture (3 cr.) Prerequisite: SPAN-S 412 or consent of instructor. Introduction to themes and topics in the study of the cultural phenomena produced in Latin America and among Hispanics in the United States: popular culture, colonialism, and the Other.

SPAN-S 519 Practicum in the Teaching of Spanish (3 cr.) Prerequisite: SPAN-S 517 or consent of instructor. Practical application of the teaching methodology explored in SPAN-S 517. Students will undertake teaching projects supervised by a graduate faculty member in Spanish and meet with their mentors to assess their teaching objectives, techniques, materials and outcomes.

SPAN-S 521 Spanish Grammar and Linguistics for Teachers I (3 cr.) Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Spanish or consent of graduate director. Themes and issues in Spanish grammar and Hispanic linguistics selected for their relevance to teaching Spanish to nonnative speakers. Pedagogical implications and teaching strategies will be discussed. Content is distinct from that of SPAN-S 524.

SPAN-S 523 Spanish Literature, Art, and Culture for Teachers I (3 cr.) Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Spanish or consent of graduate director. Authors, artists, themes, and issues in Spanish literature, visual art, and cultural life selected to enrich the teaching of Spanish to nonnative speakers. Pedagogical implications and teaching strategies will be discussed. Content is distinct from that of SPAN-S 525.

SPAN-S 524 Spanish Grammar and Linguistics for Teachers II (3 cr.) Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Spanish or consent of graduate director. Themes and issues in Spanish grammar and Hispanic linguistics selected for their relevance to teaching Spanish to nonnative speakers. Pedagogical implications and teaching strategies will be discussed. Content is distinct from that of SPAN-S 521.

SPAN-S 525 Spanish Literature, Art, and Culture for Teachers II (3 cr.) Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Spanish or consent of graduate director. Authors, artists, themes, and issues in Spanish literature, visual art, and cultural life selected to enrich the teaching of Spanish to nonnative speakers. Pedagogical implications and teaching strategies will be discussed. Content is distinct from that of SPAN-S 523.

SPAN-S 527 Graduate Internship in Spanish (3-6 cr.) Prerequisites: SPAN-S 517 AND consent of instructor. A supervised internship on the application of Spanish studies in educational work settings. Each intern will be assigned a project supervised by a graduate faculty member in Spanish. Interns will complete a portfolio of workplace learning and self-evaluation; they will also be visited by a faculty coordinator and evaluated in writing by their on-site supervisors.

SPAN-S 528 Comparative Stylistics and Translation (3 cr.) Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of instructor. This is an introductory course to the practice and evaluation of translation. Students will get hands-on experience with many different text types from a variety of areas and professions and develop skills to translate them into both English and Spanish. At the same time, students will have the opportunity to discuss some of the theoretical and professional issues involved in translation as a profession.

SPAN-S 529 Specialized Translation I (Business/Legal/Governmental) (3 cr.) Prerequisite: SPAN-S 528 or equivalent, or consent of instructor. This class provides an overview of the methods and terminology resources for the translation of commercial, economic, financial, legal, and governmental documents as well as intensive practice in these areas of translation.

SPAN-S 530 Specialized Translation I (Scientific/Technical/Medical) (3 cr.) Prerequisite: SPAN-S 528 or equivalent, or consent of program. This class provides an overview of the methods and terminology resources for the translation of technical, scientific, and medical documents as well as intensive practice in these areas of translation.

SPAN-S 627 Individual Readings in Spanish (3-6 cr.) Enables students to work on a reading project that they initiate, plan, and complete under the direction of a department faculty member in Spanish. Credit hours depend on scope of project.

SPAN-S 680 Topics in Contemporary Spanish American Literature (3 cr.) Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Spanish or consent of instructor. Topics include poetry, drama, short story, novel, and essay.

SPAN-S 686 M.A.T. Thesis (2-4 cr.) Prerequisite: Authorization of graduate director. Students will identify a research theme and develop it under the guidance of a director (IUPUI professor) and a co-director (University of Salamanca professor). The topic will be related to the teaching of Spanish language or to the teaching of an aspect of Hispanic literature or culture. Can be repeated for up to 6 hours.

SPAN-S 650 Topics in the Teaching of Spanish (3 cr.) Prerequisite: Graduate Standing or consent of instructor. Seminar in selected topics related to the teaching of Spanish, such as assessment, teaching materials development, the teaching of specific linguistic skills. May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

More Info

For specific courses offered in a specific semester see the Schedule of Classes at Student Central.

Contact Rosa Tezanos-Pinto, Director of Spanish and Graduate Programs.