This dual-level course will introduce students to the fundamental concepts of the field of Spanish linguistics and give them the skills to apply those concepts to the study and analysis of the Spanish language. The course will include an overview of the basic fields of linguistic analysis, with particular emphasis on the areas of morphology, phonetics and syntax. Attention will also be devoted to dialectal varieties of Spanish, including the use of Spanish in the United States. Class instruction is in Spanish. MSPAN 4710 meets with MSPAN 3710, with differentiated assignment lengths and expectations by level.
Prerequisite(s): MSPAN 3100 Spanish Composition and six credits from "Core Skills" courses (MSPAN 3010 Spanish Conversation, MSPAN 3020 Introduction to Spanish Phonetics, MSPAN 3030 Reading Spanish, MSPAN 3040 Spanish Grammar Review, MSPAN 3050 Spanish Language and Writing, or MSPAN 3060 Spanish Reading/Grammar Review); or permission of the department chair.