Apr 12, 2024  
Undergraduate Record 2017-2018 
    
Undergraduate Record 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

Course Descriptions


 

South Asian Studies

  
  • SAST 3640 - Women & Politics in S Asia


    This course examines the role of women in politics in the countries of South Asia (including India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan) from the colonial to the modern period. Particular attention is paid to issues of democracy and authoritarian rule; identity politics (including religion, nationalism, and caste); political institutions and processes; and political violence. Cross-listed with PLCP 3640.



    Credits: 3
  
  • SAST 3701 - Business and Banking in South Asia


    South Asia, the region which stretches from Afghanistan to Burma and down to Sri Lanka, has been the center of thousands of years of trade and finance. In this course we will investigate the early history of this vast flow through the following: the highlights of the history of business and banking, trade and finance from about 1500 B.C to the early European merchant adventurers , the worlds and cultures that were implicated in that history.



    Credits: 3
  
  • SAST 4991 - South Asian Studies Capstone Seminar


    This is the fourth-year capstone seminar for students majoring in South Asian Studies. This course will draw on the multidisciplinary interests of the students who participate to create a collaborative and collegial environment in which to investigate some of the foundational concepts and categories involved in the construction of “South Asia” as unified area of academic discourse.



    Credits: 3
  
  • SAST 4993 - Independent Study


    Independent Study course



    Credits: 1 to 3

Spanish

  
  • SPAN 116 - Intensive Introductory Spanish


    This is the non-credit option for SPAN 1016.



    Credits: 0
  
  • SPAN 126 - Intensive Introductory Spanish


    This is the non-credit option for SPAN 1026.



    Credits: 0
  
  • SPAN 216 - Intensive Intermediate Spanish


    This is the non-credit option for SPAN 2016.



    Credits: 0
  
  • SPAN 226 - Intensive Intermediate Spanish


    This is the non-credit option for SPAN 2026.



    Credits: 0
  
  • SPAN 1010 - Elementary Spanish


    Develops listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. SPAN 1010 and 1020 enable students to successfully perform linguistic tasks that allow them to communicate in everyday situations (e.g., greeting, narrating, describing, ordering, comparing and contrasting, and apologizing). Five class hours and one laboratory hour. Followed by SPAN 2010. Prerequisite: For students who have not previously studied Spanish.



    Credits: 4
  
  • SPAN 1016 - Intensive Introductory Spanish


    This intensive course begins with instruction in basic oral expression, listening comprehension, elementary reading and writing, and continues with further development of these four skills at the intermediate level. Part of the Summer Language Institute.



    Credits: 3
  
  • SPAN 1020 - Elementary Spanish


    Develops listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. SPAN 1010 and 1020 enable students to successfully perform linguistic tasks that allow them to communicate in everyday situations (e.g., greeting, narrating, describing, ordering, comparing and contrasting, and apologizing). Five class hours and one laboratory hour. Followed by SPAN 2010. Prerequisite: For students who have not previously studied Spanish.



    Credits: 4
  
  • SPAN 1026 - Intensive Introductory Spanish


    This intensive course begins with instruction in basic oral expression, listening comprehension, elementary reading and writing, and continues with further development of these four skills at the intermediate level. Part of the Summer Language Institute. Prerequisites: SPAN 1016 or equavalent.



    Credits: 3
  
  • SPAN 1060 - Accelerated Elementary Spanish


    Develops listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Five class hours. Covers the material in SPAN 1010-1020 in an accelerated one semester format. Followed by SPAN 2010. Prerequisite: Previous background in Spanish (1-2 years of high school Spanish) and Spanish placement exam score of 0-325, or SAT II score of 420-510.



    Credits: 4
  
  • SPAN 2010 - Intermediate Spanish


    Further develops the listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. SPAN 2010 enables students to successfully perform linguistic tasks that allow them to communicate in everyday situations (e.g., narrating present, past and future activities, and expressing hopes, desires, and requests). Students also read journalistic and literary selections designed for Spanish-speaking audiences. Three class hours. Laboratory work is required. Followed by SPAN 2020. Prerequisite: Passing grade in SPAN 1020 or 1060; a score of 520-590 on the SAT II test; 326-409 on the UVa placement test; or permission of the department.



    Credits: 3
  
  • SPAN 2015 - Spanish for Engineering


    Spanish for Engineering is a three-credit intermediate level course designed to provide a thorough foundation in all the language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing, but focuses on the development of communication skills in a professional context for Engineering.



    Credits: 3
  
  • SPAN 2016 - Intensive Intermediate Spanish


    This intensive course begins with instruction in intermediate level oral expression, listening comprehension, reading and writing, and continues with further development of these four skills. Part of the Summer Language Institute. Prerequisites: SPAN 1016 & 1026 or equivalent.



    Credits: 3
  
  • SPAN 2020 - Advanced Intermediate Spanish


    Enables students to successfully perform linguistic tasks that allow them to communicate in everyday situations and handle complications (e.g., asking for, understanding and giving directions, expressing happiness and affection, and persuading). Students may choose either SPAN 2020A, which includes reading literary and cultural selections or SPAN 2020C, which includes selected medical readings. Three class hours. Laboratory work is required. Prerequisite: Passing grade in SPAN 2010; SAT II test scores of 600-640; UVa placement test score of 410-535; IB exam score of 5 or 6; or permission of the department. Note: Prerequisite for the following courses: SPAN 2020 or the equivalent.



    Credits: 3
  
  • SPAN 2026 - Intensive Intermediate Spanish


    This intensive course begins with instruction in intermediate level oral expression, listening comprehension, reading and writing, and continues with further development of these four skills. Part of the Summer Language Institute. Prerequisites: SPAN 1016 , 1026 and 2016 or equivalent.



    Credits: 3
  
  • SPAN 2100 - The Social Support Systems of Latin America


    A supervised internship fort students interested in the health care professions and sociology as a complement to SPAN 2020 during the UVa Summer Spanish program. The latter includes health care, education, and other social services like social security and old age benefits. Final research paper required



    Credits: 1
  
  • SPAN 3000 - Phonetics


    Conducted in Spanish.



    Credits: 3
  
  • SPAN 3010 - Grammar and Composition I


    This course seeks to develop advanced literacy in Spanish through extensive reading, writing, analysis, and discussion of authentic literary texts and videos. Emphasis is placed on how grammatical forms codify meaning and how grammar and meaning interact to construct the language and textual structure expected in the following academic genres: the critical review, the persuasive essay, and the research paper.



    Credits: 3
  
  • SPAN 3020 - Grammar and Composition II


    This course seeks to develop advanced literacy in Spanish through extensive reading, writing, analysis, and discussion of authentic literary texts and videos. Emphasis is placed on how grammatical forms codify meaning and how grammar and meaning interact to construct the language and textual structure expected in the following academic genres: the comparative essay, the argumentative essay, and the research paper.



    Credits: 3
  
  • SPAN 3030 - Cultural Conversations


    Conversation course devoted to different aspects of Spanish, Spanish American, or Latino culture. Student-led discussion of materials ranging from films and music videos to radio programs, newspapers, and the Internet. Prerequisite: SPAN 3010 or departmental placement.



    Credits: 3
  
  • SPAN 3031 - Conversation Cinema: Latin America


    Conversation course whose subject matter is Latin American cinema. Films will be discussed in the context of the history and culture of various countries. Prerequisite: SPAN 3010



    Credits: 3
  
  • SPAN 3032 - Conversation Cinema - Spain


    This is conversation course in Spanish, with a focus on Spanish film. It is closed to native and heritage speakers, and to students who have had a conversation course already; instructor permission required. Students will improve vocabulary, grammar, comprehension, and pronunciation. Class participation is essential. Quizzes, daily activities, short written paper, oral final exam. Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement.



    Credits: 3
  
  • SPAN 3040 - Business Spanish


    Prerequisite: SPAN 3010 or departmental placement.



    Credits: 3
  
  • SPAN 3050 - Spanish for Medical Professionals


    This course is designed for students planning to work in the health care field and who want to develop fundamental written and oral skills and vocabulary for the assessment of Spanish speaking patients in a variety of settings. Students will gain familiarity with non-technical and semi-technical functional vocabulary, along with idiomatic expressions and situational phrases that are used in medical Spanish.



    Credits: 3
  
  • SPAN 3200 - Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics


    Conducted in Spanish.



    Credits: 3
  
  • SPAN 3300 - Texts and Interpretation


    Prerequisite: SPAN 3010 or departmental placement. Note: SPAN 3300 or instructor permission is prerequisite for any course in Spanish literature or culture with a number above SPAN 3300.



    Credits: 3
  
  • SPAN 3400 - Survey of Spanish Literature I (Middle Ages to 1700)


    Prerequisite: SPAN 3010 and 3300, or departmental placement.



    Credits: 3
  
  • SPAN 3410 - Survey of Spanish Literature II (1700 to Present)


    Prerequisite: SPAN 3010 and 3300, or departmental placement.



    Credits: 3
  
  • SPAN 3420 - Survey of Latin American Literature I (Colonial to 1900)


    Prerequisite: SPAN 3010 and 3300, or departmental placement.



    Credits: 3
  
  • SPAN 3430 - Survey of Latin American Literature II (1900 to Present)


    Prerequisite: SPAN 3010 and 3300, or departmental placement.



    Credits: 3
  
  • SPAN 4010 - Advanced Grammar and Composition


    Prerequisite: SPAN 3010 or departmental placement.



    Credits: 3
  
  • SPAN 4040 - Translation from Spanish to English


    Translation Spanish and English Prerequisite: SPAN 3010 and 3300, or departmental placement.



    Credits: 3
  
  • SPAN 4050 - Global Integration of Latin America


    This course is designed to prepare students for careers in international business by introducing them to business practices, trade organizations, and financial institutions in the Spanish-speaking world. A secondary goal is to help students attain a more sophisticated level of speaking and writing in Spanish, through readings, discussion, and written assignments in Spanish.



    Credits: 3
  
  • SPAN 4200 - History of the Language


    Prerequisite: SPAN 3200 and 3010, or 3000 and 3010, or departmental placement.



    Credits: 3
  
  • SPAN 4201 - Hispanic Dialectology and Bilingualism


    Prerequisite: SPAN 3200 and 3010, or 3010 and 3010, or departmental placement.



    Credits: 3
  
  • SPAN 4202 - Hispanic Sociolinguistics


    Prerequisite: SPAN 3200 and 3010, or 3000 and 3010, or departmental placement.



    Credits: 3
  
  • SPAN 4203 - Structure of Spanish


    This is an advanced introduction to the study of fundamental aspects of the sound and grammatical systems of the Spanish language. The course will start by analyzing present-day (syllable, word and phrase) structures of the language and it will progress toward a more detailed examination of some of the linguistic processes and changes involved in the development of those structures. Prior coursework in linguistics is expected. Pre-requisites: SPAN 3015 Phonetics and SPAN 3200 Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics



    Credits: 3
  
  • SPAN 4210 - History of the Spanish Language II


    The course examines the development of the Spanish language through texts produced from the Middle Ages to the present day. The main goal will be the interpretation of individual texts as a source of linguistic data and the analysis of language in its cultural, social and historical context. Including texts from Latin American and Spain, the commentary will cover the analysis of phonological, grammatical and lexical aspects. Prerequisites: SPAN 3000 or SPAN 3200



    Credits: 3
  
  • SPAN 4220 - Linguistic Theories of Writing: The Advanced Language Learner


    Following systemic functional linguistics, this course examines the advanced capacities of first, second, and heritage language learners. Its main goal is to describe how these capacities are realized linguistically in written (academic) language ‘among other means’ through lexical density, grammatical metaphor, clause-combining strategies, and impersonality. Prior coursework in linguistics is expected. Prerequisite: SPAN 3200 or equivalent



    Credits: 3
  
  • SPAN 4300 - Latin-American Literature from Colonial Period to 1900


    Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement



    Credits: 3
  
  • SPAN 4310 - Latin American Women Writers from 1900 to the Present


    Study of major Latin American women writers from 1900 to the present, including poets, essayists, playwrights, and fiction writers. Discussion will focus on the literary representation of issues related to gender and culture. Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement.



    Credits: 3
  
  • SPAN 4311 - Latin-American Literature After 1900


    Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement



    Credits: 3
  
  • SPAN 4312 - Mexican Literature


    Study of major literary works from the 20th and 21st centuries by Mexican authors, including poetry, fiction, essay and/or theatre. Discussion will focus on literary representation, historical and gender issues relevant to this period in Mexican society. Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement



    Credits: 3
  
  • SPAN 4319 - Borges


    This course offers an overview of Borges’ short stories and some essays and poems. The aim is to present Borges as dominating the great shift in literary sensibility in Spanish America in the 1940s, his influence on the ‘Boom’ and the relevance of his work to the notions of Modernism and Post-modernism in the Anglo-Saxon sense. The course will attempt to cover not only the thematics of Borges’ main works but also his innovations in technique. Study of major literary works from the 20th and 21st centuries by Mexican authors, including poetry, fiction, essay and/or theatre. Discussion will focus on literary representation, historical and gender issues relevant to this period in Mexican society. Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement



    Credits: 3
  
  • SPAN 4320 - Contemporary Latin-American Short Fiction


    Contemporary Latin-American Short Fiction Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement.



    Credits: 3
  
  • SPAN 4321 - Contemporary Latin-American Novel


    Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement



    Credits: 3
  
  • SPAN 4400 - Spanish Literature from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance


    Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement



    Credits: 3
  
  • SPAN 4401 - Spanish Literature of the Golden Age


    Spanish Literature of the Golden Age Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement.



    Credits: 3
  
  • SPAN 4402 - Don Quixote


    Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement.



    Credits: 3
  
  • SPAN 4410 - Spanish Literature from the Enlightenment to Romanticism


    Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement



    Credits: 3
  
  • SPAN 4412 - Spanish Literature from Realism to the Generation of 1898


    Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement



    Credits: 3
  
  • SPAN 4413 - Modern Spanish Literature


    Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement



    Credits: 3
  
  • SPAN 4420 - Spanish Contemporary Poetry


    The purpose of this course is to help the student read and understand poetry in Spanish. By approaching the works of relevant Spanish and Latin American poets from different perspectives, the student will become more familiar with poetry in Spanish. Part of the course is dedicated to introducing the student into the creative mood of literature. In order to do that, the students have to translate poetry from Spanish into English, and they are also encouraged to write some poetry or poetical prose in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430,or departmental placement.



    Credits: 3
  
  • SPAN 4450 - Contemporary Latin American Novella


    A panorama of contemporary Latin American literature’s main trends through the study of novellas published between 1935 and the end of the 20th century. Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement.



    Credits: 3
  
  • SPAN 4500 - Special Topics Seminar: Literature


    Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement.



    Credits: 3
  
  • SPAN 4510 - Special Topics Seminar: Literature


    Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement.



    Credits: 3
  
  • SPAN 4520 - Special Topics Seminar: Culture and Civilization


    Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement



    Credits: 3
  
  • SPAN 4530 - Special Topics Seminar: Language


    Prerequisite: SPAN 3010 and 3300, or departmental placement; instructor permission.



    Credits: 3
  
  • SPAN 4560 - Special Topics Seminar: Literature and Culture Catholic Univ Valencia


    A full immersion course at the Catholic University, Valencia for students enrolled in the University of Virginia in Valencia program. Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement



    Credits: 3
  
  • SPAN 4600 - Literature and Cinema


    Explores the relationship between literature and film as narrative arts, focusing on contemporary classics of the Spanish and Spanish-American novel and their cinematic adaptations. Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement.



    Credits: 3
  
  • SPAN 4610 - Women Between Cultures: U.S. Latinas in Their Writing


    This course examines how Latina women in the United States have articulated in their literature the experience of living within two sets of cultural codes, considering variants such as class, race religious beliefs, and language. Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement



    Credits: 3
  
  • SPAN 4620 - Hispanic Women Writers


    Examines writings by women authors of Spain and Latin America, using the texts as a basis for studying the evolving roles and paradigms of women in these societies. Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement



    Credits: 3
  
  • SPAN 4621 - Latin American Women Poets


    In this course we will read extensively from the poetry of the three most famous women poets of Latin America in the twentieth century: Uruguay’s Delmira Agustini, Argentina’s Alfonsina Storni, and Chile’s Gabriela Mistral, the first Latin American to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement



    Credits: 3
  
  • SPAN 4700 - Spanish Culture and Civilization


    Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement.



    Credits: 3
  
  • SPAN 4701 - The Inquisition in Spain and Latin America


    The Inquisition in Spain and Latin America



    Credits: 3
  
  • SPAN 4702 - Islam in Europe: Muslim Iberia


    An introduction to Islam and a cultural history of al-Andalus (Muslim Iberia) from the year 711 until the expulsion of the Moriscos-Muslims converted, often forcibly, to Christianity-from early modern Spain in 1609. Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement



    Credits: 3
  
  • SPAN 4703 - Hispanic Intellectual History


    Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement



    Credits: 3
  
  • SPAN 4704 - Islamic Iberia


    An introduction to Islam and the cultural history of al- Andalus (Islamic Iberia) from 711 until the expulsion of the Morsicos from early modern Spain in 1609. Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement.



    Credits: 3
  
  • SPAN 4705 - Spanish Mass Media


    Introduction to Spanish mass means of communication. Study of the mechanisms used, and media’s sociological importance. Special emphasis on radio and television.



    Credits: 3
  
  • SPAN 4706 - Spanish 20th Century History


    The crisis of the restoration of the Spanish monarchy, Primo de Rivera’s dictatorship, the Second Republic, the Civil War, the Franco Era, the transition from dictatorship to democracy.



    Credits: 3
  
  • SPAN 4707 - Introduction to Spanish Art


    Spanish art is among the richest and most important examples of world art. Its heritage is comprised of works dating from prehistoric times with the caves at Altamira up to the 21 st Century (Calatrava, Mariscal), including the rich architectural legacy of the Romans, the gothic castles and churches of the Middle Ages, Golden Age painting (Velázquez, El Greco, Murillo, Ribera), and the great names of the 20 th Century (Gaudí, Picasso, Dalí, Miró)



    Credits: 3
  
  • SPAN 4708 - Picasso


    The Spanish tradition after Goya and the cultural atmosphere of the 19th century. The formation of Picasso and the different periods of his work. Iconographic problems. The creation of “Guernica”.



    Credits: 3
  
  • SPAN 4709 - Modern Spanish Art


    This course studies the main art works produced in the 19th and 20th centuries: Goya, Picasso, Dalí, Miró, Tapies, Chillida, Villanueva, Gaudí and Calatrava will be contemplated from an eminently cultural view. In addition to analyzing the different productions from a technical viewpoint, they will serve as models to understand social and cultural trends of the period.



    Credits: 3
  
  • SPAN 4710 - Latin American Culture and Civilization


    Latin American Culture and Civilization



    Credits: 3
  
  • SPAN 4711 - 1492 and the Aftermath


    Examines Spanish attempts to understand and figure the Americas, as well as American indigenous reactions to them. Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement



    Credits: 3
  
  • SPAN 4712 - Travelers in Latin America


    In this course we will study diaries and accounts of travelers in Latin America since the first European got in contact with the continent for the first time What did they see? What did they want to see? How did the describe it? How much influence their account had in the construction of continental imaginary. We will start with el Diario of Christopher Columbus, and finish with some diaries of today. Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement



    Credits: 3
  
  • SPAN 4713 - Economy of the European Union


    A broad approach to the Spanish Economy (starting with its modernization) and its integration in the EEC. Focus on the role of Europe in the world economy and politics, and the future of the Euro as a new reserve currency.



    Credits: 3
  
  • SPAN 4714 - Empire & Imperialism in Early Modern Spain


    This course will examine the history and ideology of empire in the Spanish-speaking world from 1492 through 1700. Emphasis will be placed on the reading of period texts in the original language. Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement



    Credits: 3
  
  • SPAN 4715 - Cuban Culture Through Cinema


    The aim of this course is to study Cuban films in the context of Cuba’s history and culture. The course will include the viewing of films outside the classroom (roughly one a week), readings about the films, history, and culture. Please note that out-of-class preparation and the reading load will be significant. The format of the class will be lecture/discussion with a strong emphasis on class participation. Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement.



    Credits: 3
  
  • SPAN 4800 - Language House - Casa Bolívar


    Fully immersive living experience in Spanish, with daily active participation in weekly events.



    Credits: 1
  
  • SPAN 4960 - Spanish Creative Writing Workshop


    This course is taught by two of the most distinguished and exciting writers in the Spanish-speaking world today, with extensive experience giving writing workshops. It is dedicated to creative writing (short stories), emphasizing creative, and suggesting ways to initiate the creative process. Students need to have a good command of the Spanish Language, at 400 level or similar. Undergraduate as well as graduate students are welcome. Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement.



    Credits: 3
  
  • SPAN 4980 - Distinguished majors colloquium


    The Colloquium allows DMPs in Spanish to meet regularly with the DMP coordinator to discuss research strategies, documentation styles, and structure and style in extended expository writing as they are working independently on a thesis. It also provides a forum for presenting and discussing work-in-progress. Pre-requisite: Acceptance in DMP



    Credits: 3
  
  • SPAN 4989 - Distinguished Major in Spanish Thesis


    Distinguished majors in Spanish will meet individually with their thesis advisors to discuss progress and revise drafts of their theses. At the end of the semester, they will present the results of their research in a public forum.



    Credits: 3
  
  • SPAN 4993 - Independent Study


    Prerequisite: instructor permission.



    Credits: 1 to 3

Spanish in Translation

  
  • SPTR 3402 - Don Quixote in English


    Credits: 3
  
  • SPTR 3716 - China in Western Eyes, 1200-1700


    This course examines the birth of a western image of China in the writings of European travelers who visited the country during the medieval and early modern periods. It emphasizes the sixteenth century contributions of Portuguese and Spanish travel writers, as well as the seventeenth century work of Jesuit missionaries. All texts to be read in English translation.



    Credits: 3
  
  • SPTR 3850 - Fiction of the Americas


    In this seminar, we will study the centuries long ‘conversations’ between North American and Spanish American writers. Principally through short stories and some novels, we will examine their mutual fascination. Our reading list will include works by Edgar Allan Poe, Ambrose Bierce, Horacio Quiroga, John Reed, Mariano Azuela, William Faulkner, Jorge Luis Borges, Julio Cortázar, García Márquez, Carlos Fuentes, Margaret Atwood, Manuel Puig



    Credits: 3
  
  • SPTR 4704 - Islam in Medieval Europe: Islamic Iberia


    An introduction to Islam and the cultural history of al- Andalus (Islamic Iberia) from 711 CE until the expulsion of the Morsicos from early modern Spain in 1609



    Credits: 3
  
  • SPTR 4728 - Span Am Cult & Inst


    Span Am Cult & Inst



    Credits: 3

Statistics

  
  • STAT 1100 - Chance: An Introduction to Statistics


    Studies introductory statistics and probability, visual methods for summarizing quantitative information, basic experimental design and sampling methods, ethics and experimentation, causation, and interpretation of statistical analyzes. Applications use data drawn from current scientific and medical journals, newspaper articles, and the Internet. Students will not receive credit for both STAT 1100 and STAT 1120.



    Credits: 3
  
  • STAT 1120 - Introduction to Statistics


    Includes graphical displays of data, relationships in data, design of experiments, causation, random sampling, probability distributions, inference, confidence intervals, tests of hypotheses, and regression and correlation. Students will not receive credit for both STAT 1100 and STAT 1120.



    Credits: 3
  
  • STAT 2020 - Statistics for Biologists


    This course includes a basic treatment of probability, and covers inference for one and two populations, including both hypothesis testing and confidence intervals. Analysis of variance and linear regression are also covered. Applications are drawn from biology and medicine.



    Credits: 4
  
  • STAT 2120 - Introduction to Statistical Analysis


    Introduction to the probability and statistical theory underlying the estimation of parameters and testing of statistical hypotheses, including those arising in the context of simple and multiple regression models. Students will use computers and statistical programs to analyze data. Examples and applications are drawn from economics, business, and other fields. Students will not receive credit for both STAT 2120 and ECON 3710. Prerequisite: MATH 1210 or equivalent; co-requisite: Concurrent enrollment in a discussion section of STAT 2120.



    Credits: 4
  
  • STAT 2720 - Introduction to Mathematical Probability and Statistics


    An introduction to the mathematical foundations of probability and statistics. Topics include discrete and continuous random variables; discrete, continuous, and joint probability distributions; sampling distributions, point estimation; confidence intervals and hypothesis testing for one and two samples. The software Stata will be incorporated. Prerequisite: One of MATH 1220, MATH 1320, or APMA 1110.



    Credits: 3
  
  • STAT 3010 - Statistical Computing and Graphics


    Introduces statistical computing using S-PLUS. Topics include descriptive statistics for continuous and categorical variables, methods for handling missing data, basics of graphical perception, graphical displays, exploratory data analysis, and the simultaneous display of multiple variables. Students should be experienced with basic text-editing and file manipulation on either a PC or a UNIX system, and with either a programming language (e.g. BASIC) or a spreadsheet program (e.g. MINITAB or EXCEL). Credit earned in this course cannot be applied toward a graduate degree in statistics. Prerequisite: STAT 1100 or 1120 or instructor permission.



    Credits: 3
  
  • STAT 3080 - From Data to Knowledge


    Most elementary statistics courses start with a technique & present various surface level examples. This course will use relatively complicated data sets and approach them from multiple angles with elementary statistical techniques. Simulation techniques such as the bootstrap will also be used. Conceptual discussion in lectures is supplemented with hands-on practice in applied data-analysis tasks using R statistical software. Prerequisite: An introductory statistics course.



    Credits: 3
  
  • STAT 3110 - Foundations of Statistics


    Credits: 3
 

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