Spanish and Portuguese

Spanish Lower-Division Courses

1. Elementary Spanish. (4) Lecture, three hours; laboratory, two hours. Taught in Spanish. Laboratory is online. Introductory Spanish language and culture course that is proficiency-oriented, communicative, and task-based to help develop communicative competence in four skill areas (listening, speaking, reading, and writing), as well as cultural competence. P/NP or letter grading.

1G. Reading Course for Graduate Students. (4) Lecture, three hours. Knowledge of Spanish not required. May not be applied toward degree requirements. S/U grading.

2. Elementary Spanish. (4) Lecture, three hours; laboratory, two hours. Taught in Spanish. Laboratory is online. Introductory Spanish language and culture course that is proficiency-oriented, communicative, and task-based to help develop communicative competence in four skill areas (listening, speaking, reading, and writing), as well as cultural competence. P/NP or letter grading.

2A. Intensive Spanish. (4) Lecture, 20 hours; laboratory, five hours. Enforced requisite: course 1 or one year of high school Spanish. Intensive basic course in Spanish, with cultural activities, field trips, luncheons. Offered in summer only. P/NP or letter grading.

2G. Reading Course for Graduate Students. (4) Lecture, three hours. Enforced requisite: course 1G. May not be applied toward degree requirements. S/U grading.

3. Elementary Spanish. (4) Lecture, three hours; laboratory, two hours. Taught in Spanish. Laboratory is online. Introductory Spanish language and culture course that is proficiency-oriented, communicative, and task-based to help develop communicative competence in four skill areas (listening, speaking, reading, and writing), as well as cultural competence. P/NP or letter grading.

3A. Intensive Spanish. (4) Lecture, 20 hours; laboratory, five hours. Enforced requisite: course 1 or one year of high school Spanish. Intensive basic course in Spanish, with cultural activities, field trips, luncheons. Offered in summer only. P/NP or letter grading.

4. Intermediate Spanish. (4) Lecture, three hours; laboratory, two hours. Taught in Spanish. Laboratory is online. Intermediate Spanish language and culture course designed to increase communicative ability. Acquisition of cultural competence and introduction to study of literature. Comprehension of conversations and stretches of connected discourse, reading of texts with minimum use of dictionary, writing with increased grammatical accuracy and control of sentence structure, coherence, and text organization, talking about past, present, and future events, and expression of preferences, feelings, beliefs, and opinions. P/NP or letter grading.

5. Intermediate Spanish. (4) Lecture, three hours; laboratory, two hours. Taught in Spanish. Laboratory is online. Intermediate Spanish language and culture course designed to increase communicative ability. Acquisition of cultural competence and introduction to study of literature. Comprehension of conversations and stretches of connected discourse, reading of texts with minimum use of dictionary, writing with increased grammatical accuracy and control of sentence structure, coherence, and text organization, talking about past, present, and future events, and expression of preferences, feelings, beliefs, and opinions. P/NP or letter grading.

7A. Introductory Spanish for Heritage Speakers. (4) (Formerly numbered 7.) Lecture, three hours; laboratory, two hours. Laboratory is online. Designed for students who are from Spanish-speaking family background and have some knowledge of Spanish. Introductory course to further develop communicative abilities, both verbal and written, and to increase knowledge of grammatical structures and achieve communicative competence. P/NP or letter grading.

7B. Intermediate Spanish for Heritage Speakers. (4) Lecture, three hours; laboratory, two hours. Enforced requisite: course 3 or 7A or Spanish placement test. Laboratory is online. Designed for students who are from Spanish-speaking family background and have some knowledge of Spanish. Intermediate course to further develop communicative abilities, both verbal and written, and to increase knowledge of grammatical structures and achieve communicative competence. P/NP or letter grading.

8A-8B. Spanish Conversation. (2-2) Discussion, three hours. Course 8A is open to students with credit for course 4. Students who have completed course 3 with grade of B or better may be admitted. P/NP or letter grading.

9A-9B. Advanced Conversation. (2-2) Discussion, three hours. Enforced requisite: course 8B. P/NP or letter grading.

10. Intensive Elementary Spanish. (12) Lecture, 20 hours. Intensive elementary instruction in speaking, listening, reading, and writing equivalent to courses 1, 2, and 3, with emphasis on Spanish grammar and Hispanic culture. Offered in summer only. P/NP or letter grading.

11A-11B. Catalan Language and Culture I, II. (4-4) Lecture, six hours. Introduction to oral and written Catalan language. Two-term accelerated language sequence equivalent to three terms of traditional pattern and designed for advanced undergraduate and graduate students. P/NP or letter grading. 11A. Preparation: at least two years of college-level Spanish, Portuguese, or another Romance language other than Catalan. 11B. Requisite: course 11A.

12A-12B-12C. Basque Language and Culture I, II, III. (4-4-4) Lecture, five hours. Introduction to Basque language and culture. Three-term language sequence with emphasis on listening, speaking, reading, writing, and cultural competence. P/NP or letter grading. 12B. Requisite: course 12A. 12C. Requisite: course 12B.

19. Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars. (1) Seminar, one hour. Discussion of and critical thinking about topics of current intellectual importance, taught by faculty members in their areas of expertise and illuminating many paths of discovery at UCLA. P/NP grading.

25. Advanced Spanish Composition. (4) Lecture, three hours. Requisite: course 5. Emphasis on development of communicative abilities, both verbal and written, as well as on increasing comprehension of variety of forms of cultural production in Spanish language and on preparation for more advanced Spanish courses. P/NP or letter grading.

27. Advanced Spanish Composition for Heritage Speakers. (4) Lecture, three hours. Requisite: course 5. Practice in reading and writing of Spanish for students with oral proficiency in Spanish (in lieu of course 25). P/NP or letter grading.

28A. Spanish for Special Purposes: Medical. (4) Lecture, three hours. Enforced requisite: course 5. Practice in speaking, reading, and writing Spanish using appropriate vocabulary and cultural situations for students with special interest in fields such as medicine, business, law, etc. P/NP or letter grading.

M35. Spanish, Portuguese, and Nature of Language. (5) (Same as Portuguese M35.) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Introduction to language study within context of Romance languages, focusing on Spanish and Portuguese. Nature of language: structure, diversity, evolution, social and cultural settings, literary uses. Study of language and its relation to other areas of human knowledge. P/NP or letter grading.

42. Iberian Cultures. (5) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour. Required of majors. Lectures taught in English; discussion sections taught in either Spanish or English. Highlights of civilization of Spain, with emphasis on artistic, economic, social, and historical development as background for upper-division courses. P/NP or letter grading.

44. Latin American Cultures. (5) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour. Required of majors. Lectures taught in English; discussion sections taught in either Spanish or English. Highlights of civilization of Spanish America, with emphasis on artistic, economic, social, and historical development as background for upper-division courses. P/NP or letter grading.

60A-60B-60C. Hispanic Literatures in Translation. (4-4-4) Lecture, three hours. Class readings and analysis of selected works in translation. Classroom discussion, papers, and examinations in English. 60A. Spanish Literature; 60B. Spanish-American Literature; 60C. Don Quijote.

88A-88Z. Lower Division Seminars. (4 each) Seminar, three hours. Knowledge of Spanish not essential. Variable topics courses designed to explore various themes and issues pertinent to Hispanic literature and culture.

89. Honors Seminars. (1) Seminar, three hours. Limited to 20 students. Designed as adjunct to lower-division lecture course. Exploration of topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities and led by lecture course instructor. May be applied toward honors credit for eligible students. Honors content noted on transcript. P/NP or letter grading.

89HC. Honors Contracts. (1) Tutorial, three hours. Limited to students in College Honors Program. Designed as adjunct to lower-division lecture course. Individual study with lecture course instructor to explore topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities. May be repeated for maximum of 4 units. Individual honors contract required. Honors content noted on transcript. Letter grading.

97. Variable Topics in Spanish. (2) Lecture, two hours. Variable topics course with lectures, discussions, and papers; consult Schedule of Classes or department counselor for topic to be offered in specific term. May be repeated for credit. P/NP or letter grading.

99. Student Research Program. (1 to 2) Tutorial (supervised research or other scholarly work), three hours per week per unit. Entry-level research for lower-division students under guidance of faculty mentor. Students must be in good academic standing and enrolled in minimum of 12 units (excluding this course). Individual contract required; consult Undergraduate Research Center. May be repeated. P/NP grading.