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All students register for a total of two course units (c.u.)*. Course offerings are subject to change. Students attending this program enroll in two classes at either the 200- or 300-level. The minimum requirement to participate in the program is successful completion of SPAN 140, 134 or 145 (or equivalent) by the start of the program.

Advanced Spanish II

SPAN 212 (1 c.u.)

  • Pre-requisite: Completion of SPAN 134, 140 or 145 (or equivalent) by the start of the program
  • Students who take this course must also take SPAN 226

Spanish 212, as taught in Madrid, is an advanced-level language course that emphasizes the acquisition of the tools necessary for successful oral and written expression in Spanish. These tools include a solid foundation in the major points of Spanish grammar, an ample vocabulary, control of the mechanics of the language (spelling, punctuation, etc.) and a solid understanding of the role of grammar in effective oral and written communication.

Spanish Culture and Civilization: Pre-and Early Modern

SPAN 226 (1 c.u.)

  • Taught by Anthony P. Esposito, PhD and staff
  • Pre-requisite: Completion of SPAN 134, 140 or 145 (or equivalent) by the start of the program
  • Fulfills requirements: Cross-Cultural Analysis
  • Students who take this course must also take either SPAN 212 or SPAN 227 according to level

A general introduction to the study of Spanish culture, this course is designed to help students understand the historical foundations of contemporary Spanish society, its values and its institutions. The focus is on the main events of Spanish history and the origins and continuity of social and political institutions from pre-modern Spain up to the beginning of the modern era.

Topics in Spanish Culture: Modern and Contemporary

SPAN 227 (1 c.u.)

  • Pre-requisite: SPAN 212 or successful completion of SPAN 202 with a grade of A or A- (or equivalent) by the start of the program
  • Fulfills requirements: Cross-Cultural Analysis
  • Students who take this course must also take SPAN 226

This course presents a variety of approaches to modern and contemporary Spain. In addition to stressing notions of academic writing and formal analysis, students will read a variety of texts taken from literary, historical and journalistic sources, as well as film.

Modern and Contemporary Spanish Literature

SPAN 380 (1 c.u.)

  • Pre-requisite: SPAN 219 or SPAN 223 by the start of the program
  • Fulfills requirement: Cross-Cultural Analysis
  • Students who take this course must also take SPAN 386

This course, which complements SPAN 386, introduces students to the intersectionality of the main literary, historical, and social currents in modern and contemporary Spain. The specific course content and approach is unique to this program in Madrid and is open to students who may have already taken another section of SPAN 380 or SPAN 386 on campus.

Studies in Spanish Culture: Modern and Contemporary

SPAN 386 (1 c.u.)

  • Pre-requisite: SPAN 219 or SPAN 223 by the start of the program
  • Fulfills requirement: Cross-Cultural Analysis
  • Students who take this course must also take SPAN 380

This course, which complements SPAN 380, introduces students to the intersectionality of the main literary, historical and social currents in modern and contemporary Spain. The specific course content and approach is unique to this program in Madrid and is open to students who may have already taken another section of SPAN 380 or SPAN 386 on campus.

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Philadelphia, PA 19104-3335

(215) 898-7326
summer@sas.upenn.edu

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