Department of Modern Languages

Graduate Course Descriptions

Spanish (SPN)

SPN 500- and 600-level courses may be taken by students admitted to the MA in Spanish program or as part of the Master of Education degree program in Curriculum and Instruction. (Please see the Master of Education section of this Catalog for further information.) Other graduate students and non-degree graduate students need departmental authorization to register for graduate courses.

SPN 501 Research Methods (2-4 credits). Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Examines the problems of current research and the techniques of research and writing. Focuses on major applications of research to literature and culture, the development of independent research projects, and scholarly criticism in the discipline. Required course.

SPN 502 Advanced Grammar and Stylistics (4-0-4). Study of advanced grammatical problems, with contrastive analysis of selected aspects of English and Spanish. Use of stylistic elements in selected writers and for teachers.

SPN 534 Studies in Language and Linguistics (4-0-4). Topics to be announced in the online course schedule. May be repeated for credit with change of topic. Linguistics Studies course.

SPN 540 Field Experience Abroad (2-4 credits). Prerequisites: Permission of instructor and departmental approval. Specially arranged field experience abroad, providing intensive exposure to the student’s target countries and languages. May be preceded by a special preparatory course. Examples include supervised individual or group work-study experience in the target country followed by a period of travel and supervised two- to six-week group travel for students interested in a language or culture-oriented project. See the online course schedule and contact the departmental office for further information.

SPN 545 Studies in Spanish Civilization (4-0-4). Study of the civilization or culture of a particular period or of a topic, such as 20th-century Politics in Context or Civil War Mythology in Film and Art. Topics announced in the online course schedule. May be repeated for credit with change of topic.

SPN 546 Studies in Spanish-American Civilization (4-0-4). Study of the civilization or culture of a particular period or of a topic, such as colonialism, Caudillismo, art in the Caribbean, or writers of Spanish America. Topics announced in the online course schedule. May be repeated for credit with change of topic

SPN 564 Studies in Culture and Civilization (4-0-4). Topics to be announced in the online course schedule. May be repeated for credit with change of topic.

SPN 583 Studies in Spanish Literature (4-0-4). Study of a particular period, author, or theme of Spanish literature, such as the Picaresque novel, García Lorca, or Golden Age drama. Topics to be announced in the online course schedule. May be repeated for credit with change of topic.

SPN 584 Studies in Spanish-American Literature (4-0-4). Study of a particular period, author, or theme of Spanish-American literature, such as Romanticism, Rubén Darío, or indigenism. Topics to be announced in the online course schedule. May be repeated for credit with change of topic.

SPN 589 Studies in Literature (4-0-4). Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Topics to be announced in the online course schedule. May be repeated for credit with change of topic.

SPN 592 Special Topics: Study Abroad (1-6 credits). Study of a particular topic in Spanish language, literature, or civilization, as part of the University’s Study Abroad Program. May be repeated with change of topic

SPN 593 Special Topics in Spanish (1-4 credits). Intensive study of a particular topic in Spanish language, literature, or civilization. May be repeated for credit with change of topic.

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Mailing Address
Cleveland State University
College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
The Modern Languages Department
2121 Euclid Ave., RT 1619
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
Campus Location
Rhodes Tower, Room 1619
1860 East 22nd Street
Contact
Laura Graf
modlang@csuohio.edu
Phone: 216.687.4645
Fax: 216.687.4650
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