Department of Modern Languages

College of Fine Arts and Humanities

Daren Snider, Ph.D., Chair

Jonathan Dettman, Graduate Program Committee Chair - (308) 865-8493, dettmanjc@unk.edu

Master of Arts in Education

French Graduate Faculty

Associate Professor: Sonja Kropp

German Graduate Faculty

Associate Professor: Daren Snider

Spanish Graduate Faculty

Assistant Professor: Jonathan Dettman, Michelle Warren

Graduate Program Committee

J. Dettman (Chair), S. Kropp, D. Snider, G. Tracy (COE), M. Warren

French (FREN)

German (GERM)

Spanish (SPAN)

SPAN 800P – Golden Age Drama     3 credit hours

A study of the dramatists of the Golden Age in Spain.

SPAN 804 – Early Spanish Literature     3 credit hours

Studies of representative works of Spanish literature from its beginning to 1680.

SPAN 805 – Structure of the Spanish Language     3 credit hours

A review of advanced Spanish grammar with special emphasis on applied and/or socio-linguistics and issues related to Spanish instruction.
Prerequisite: Admission into the MAE in Spanish program

SPAN 808P – Comparative Grammar     3 credit hours

A comparative and contrastive study of the structures of Spanish and English.

SPAN 814 – Oral, Written & Cultural Fluency     3 credit hours

Designed to raise the students' level of cultural knowledge and of proficiency in oral and written form to that of fluency.
Prerequisite: SPAN 304 and graduate status and SPAN 305 or SPAN 360

SPAN 815 – Seminar in Contemporary Spanish Thought     3 credit hours

Main literary (and in part philosophical) figures and trends in twentieth and twenty-first century Spain and Latin America.

SPAN 816 – Seminar in Contemporary Latin American Prose Writings     3 credit hours

Main literary trends and most important prose writers of Latin America in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

SPAN 818 – Seminar in Contemporary Drama     3 credit hours

Study of the most important present-day dramatists writing in Spanish.

SPAN 820P – Spanish Novel     3 credit hours

The novels of Spain from the generation of 1898 to present.

SPAN 825P – Modern Spanish Poetry     3 credit hours

Survey of Spanish and Latin American poetry of the present day.

SPAN 830P – Latin American Literature     3 credit hours

Survey of representative works of Latin American literature from its beginning to the present period.

SPAN 835P – Cervantes     3 credit hours

The principal works of Cervantes with special emphasis on Don Quixote.

SPAN 840 – Topics in Peninsular Literature and Culture     3 credit hours

In this course, students will have the opportunity to explore various genres of texts by Spanish artists and authors. Topic to be selected and announced in schedule of courses. May be taken more than once.
Total Credits Allowed: 9.00
Prerequisite: Admission into the MAE in Spanish program

SPAN 845 – Topics in Latin American Literature and Culture     3 credit hours

The study of selected works in Latin American literature and culture. Topic to be selected and announced in schedule of courses. May be taken more than once.
Total Credits Allowed: 9.00
Prerequisite: Admission into the MAE in Spanish program

SPAN 850 – Topics in U.S. Latino/Chicano Literature and Culture     3 credit hours

The study of selected works in U.S. Latino/Chicano literature and culture. Topic to be selected and announced in schedule of courses. May be taken more than once.
Total Credits Allowed: 9.00

SPAN 860P – History of the Spanish Language     3 credit hours

A study of the development of the Spanish language since its origins as related to phonetic and other linguistic changes.

SPAN 870P – Seminar in Spanish/ Latin American Studies     3 credit hours

The study of literary works and cultural contexts. Topic to be selected and announced in schedule of courses. May be taken more than once.
Total Credits Allowed: 6.00

SPAN 875 – Graduate Study Abroad     3 credit hours

A study of the language and culture of Hispanic countries. This study will be conducted in a Spanish-speaking country; it also requires a research paper to be presented to UNK graduate faculty.
Prerequisite: SPAN 814 or permission of graduate chair

SPAN 876 – Graduate Study Abroad     3 credit hours

A study of the language and culture of Hispanic countries. This study will be conducted in a Spanish-speaking country; it also requires a research paper to be presented to UNK graduate faculty.
Prerequisite: SPAN 814 or permission of graduate chair

SPAN 880 – Professional Development     3 credit hours

Spanish professional development sequence.
Prerequisite: Any 800-level course in Spanish

SPAN 896 – Thesis     6 credit hours

SPAN 897 – Directed Readings in Spanish     1-3 credit hours

Individual studies and research under the guidance of a graduate faculty member. May be taken twice for two separate studies or research approved by the graduate faculty in the specific language.
Total Credits Allowed: 3.00
Prerequisite: Any 800 level course in Spanish or Spanish-American literature

SPAN 898 – Special Topics     1-3 credit hours

Special topics to be determined by the Department of Modern Languages. May be taken more than once.
Total Credits Allowed: 18.00
Prerequisite: Admission into the MAE in Spanish program

SPAN 899 – Independent Studies in Spanish     1-3 credit hours

Individual studies and research under the guidance of a faculty member. May be taken twice for two separate studies or research in Spanish.
Total Credits Allowed: 6.00