238 Course Descriptions
2018-2019 USC Upstate Catalog
SPAN U321. Latin American Civilization (3) Cultural heritage of the Latin
American people from the pre-Columbian period to the present. Prerequisite:
SPAN U202 or consent of instructor.
SPAN U350. Selected Spanish Studies Abroad (3-6) Development of
advanced level communication skills together with immersion in the culture
of a foreign country. Prerequisite: SPAN U202 or U250 or consent of instructor.
SPAN U340. Discovering Spanish Writers (3) A study of literary texts that
represent one or more periods, genres, or literary movements in Spain. Course
may be repeated once with change in topic. Prerequisite or Co-requisite:
SPAN U301 or consent instructor.
SPAN U341. Discovering Spanish American Writers (3) A study of literary
texts that represent one or more periods, genres, or literary movements
in Spanish America. Course may be repeated once with change in topic.
Prerequisite or Co-requisite: SPAN U301 or consent of instructor.
SPAN U398. Topics in Spanish Language or Literature (3) Intensive
study in selected areas chosen by the instructor. Prerequisite: SPAN U301
or consent of instructor.
SPAN U399. Independent Study (1-3) Directed research and reading
project outside the classroom of a complex and extensive nature in keeping
with the student's major creative and/or scholarly interests. May be repeated
with the consent of the instructor and advisor for a total of no more than six
hours of undergraduate credit. Prerequisites: GPA 2.0 overall, 2.5 in foreign
language courses, and consent of faculty supervisor.
SPAN U420. U.S. Latino Literature (3) A core grouping of Latino authors
who were either born or raised in the United States and whose texts are
written primarily in English. The selected texts are bilingual. Prerequisite:
SPAN U309 or consent of instructor.
SPAN U431. Masterworks of Hispanic Literature (3) Selected masterpieces
written in Spanish. Selections are samplings of great literature
from the Spanish-speaking world. Prerequisite or Corequisite: SPAN U301
or consent of instructor.
SPAN U451. Second Language Acquisition (3) An introduction to major
learning theories with particular focus on those dealing with acquisition
of a second or foreign language. Field experience is required. Prerequisite:
SPAN U453. Introduction to Romance Linguistics (3) Descriptive and
historical analyses of the Romance languages, beginning with their origins
in Latin. Prerequisite: SPAN U309 or FREN U309 or consent of instructor.
SPAN U454. Spanish Linguistics (3) Basic concepts and terminology essential
to the study of Spanish phonology and phonetics, morphology, syntax,
lexicon, semantics, language change and language variation. Prerequisite:
SPAN U309 or consent of instructor.
SPAN U490. Senior Seminar in Spanish (3) Reading and research on
selected topics designed to integrate knowledge, to explore ethical issues,
and to gain experience in research and oral presentation. Prerequisite:
SPAN U301, U309, U310, U314 and three additional upper division Spanish
courses, or consent of instructor.
SPAN U499. Internship (1-3) Supervised professional experience or
research outside of the classroom, involving a meaningful project or
activity for the employing firm or organization and a scholarly project for
the student. For three credit hours, a student is to work 135 hours with
an approved agency; for two credit hours, 90 hours; for one credit hour,
45 hours. A contractual agreement signed by the student, the instructor
of record, and other designated faculty and administrators is required. A
student may repeat SPAN U499 once with a different internship contract
description for a total of no more than six hours of undergraduate credit.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing; a minimum of six hours in major
courses numbered U300 and above; GPA 2.0 overall, 2.5 in Spanish courses;
and consent of the faculty supervisor and advisor.
SPCH U201. Public Speaking (1) A course in the theory and structure
of public speaking communication principles. Must be taken in the same
semester as SPCH U201R. Prerequisite: ENGL U102 or the consent of the
SPCH U201R. Public Speaking Recitation (2). A course in practice
and performance of public speaking communication principles. Must be
taken in the same semester as SPCH U201. Prerequisite: ENGL U102 or the
consent of the instructor.
SPCH U201H. Public Speaking Honors (3) An in-depth consideration
of theories and principles of speech construction, analysis and delivery.
The writings of classical and contemporary philosophers, theorists and
rhetoricians are considered. Intensive reading, writing, research, delivery
and a service component are included. Prerequisites: ENGL U102; admission
to honors program as a second year student or permission of director
of honors program.
SPCH U301. Theories and Principles of Human Communication (3)
Theoretical perspectives, principles and models that inform contemporary
Communication Studies. Course assignments and materials provide functional,
interpretive, critical and practical understanding of communication
research (e.g., interpersonal, organizational and/or intercultural contexts).
Emphasis is placed on the application of theories and course concepts to
a variety of issues and problems in local, national and global contexts.
Prerequisites: SPCH U201, U201R or consent of instructor.
SPCH U303. Ethics in Human Communication (3) Investigation of
ethical principles informing everyday communication practice in relational,
organizational, mediated and cultural contexts. A case study approach to the
building and nurturing of more ethical relationships, organizations, communities
and media practices is emphasized. Prerequisites: SPCH U201/U201R.
SPCH U309. Small Group Communication (3) The application of small
group communication theory and techniques to personal, academic and
professional group experiences. Particular emphasis is placed on improving
communication skills in group contexts, understanding group roles, managing
group conflict, applying theories of leadership/membership and learning