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Joel Rini

Professor
Department Chair
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department for Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese
Office location and address
New Cabell Hall 455
1605 Jefferson Park Ave
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Education
Ph.D., University of Michigan
M.A., University of Michigan
B.S., Kent State University
SPAN 116: Intensive Introductory Spanish
This is the non-credit option for SPAN 1016.
SPAN 126: Intensive Introductory Spanish
This is the non-credit option for SPAN 1026.
SPAN 216: Intensive Intermediate Spanish
This is the non-credit option for SPAN 2016.
SPAN 226: Intensive Intermediate Spanish
This is the non-credit option for SPAN 2026.
SPAN 1016: Intensive Introductory Spanish
Credits: 3
This intensive course begins with instruction in basic oral expression, listening comprehension, elementary reading and writing, and continues with further development of these four skills at the intermediate level. Part of the Summer Language Institute.
SPAN 1026: Intensive Introductory Spanish
Credits: 3
This intensive course begins with instruction in basic oral expression, listening comprehension, elementary reading and writing, and continues with further development of these four skills at the intermediate level. Part of the Summer Language Institute. Prerequisites: SPAN 1016 or equavalent.
SPAN 2016: Intensive Intermediate Spanish
Credits: 3
This intensive course begins with instruction in intermediate level oral expression, listening comprehension, reading and writing, and continues with further development of these four skills. Part of the Summer Language Institute. Prerequisites: SPAN 1016 & 1026 or equivalent.
SPAN 2026: Intensive Intermediate Spanish
Credits: 3
This intensive course begins with instruction in intermediate level oral expression, listening comprehension, reading and writing, and continues with further development of these four skills. Part of the Summer Language Institute. Prerequisites: SPAN 1016 , 1026 and 2016 or equivalent.
SPAN 3000: Phonetics
Credits: 3
Conducted in Spanish.
SPAN 4200: History of the Language
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: SPAN 3200 and 3010, or 3000 and 3010, or departmental placement.
SPAN 4203: Structure of Spanish
Credits: 3
This is an advanced introduction to the study of fundamental aspects of the sound and grammatical systems of the Spanish language. The course will start by analyzing present-day (syllable, word and phrase) structures of the language and it will progress toward a more detailed examination of some of the linguistic processes and changes involved in the development of those structures. Prior coursework in linguistics is expected. Pre-requisites: SPAN 3015 Phonetics and SPAN 3200 Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics
SPAN 4600: Literature and Cinema
Credits: 3
Explores the relationship between literature and film as narrative arts, focusing on contemporary classics of the Spanish and Spanish-American novel and their cinematic adaptations. Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement.
SPAN 4620: Hispanic Women Writers
Credits: 3
Examines writings by women authors of Spain and Latin America, using the texts as a basis for studying the evolving roles and paradigms of women in these societies. Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement
SPAN 7220: History of the Language
Credits: 3
The development of the Spanish language from its origins.