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Maria Esparza Rodriguez

Assistant Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department for Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese
Office location and address
1605 Jefferson Park Ave
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
SPAN 2010: Intermediate Spanish
Credits: 3
Further develops the listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. SPAN 2010 enables students to successfully perform linguistic tasks that allow them to communicate in everyday situations (e.g., narrating present, past and future activities, and expressing hopes, desires, and requests). Students also read journalistic and literary selections designed for Spanish-speaking audiences. Three class hours. Laboratory work is required. Followed by SPAN 2020. Prerequisite: Passing grade in SPAN 1020 or 1060; a score of 520-590 on the SAT II test; 326-409 on the UVa placement test; or permission of the department.
SPAN 2020: Advanced Intermediate Spanish
Credits: 3
Enables students to successfully perform linguistic tasks that allow them to communicate in everyday situations and handle complications (e.g., asking for, understanding and giving directions, expressing happiness and affection, and persuading). Students may choose either SPAN 2020A, which includes reading literary and cultural selections or SPAN 2020C, which includes selected medical readings. Three class hours. Laboratory work is required. Prerequisite: Passing grade in SPAN 2010; SAT II test scores of 600-640; UVa placement test score of 410-535; IB exam score of 5 or 6; or permission of the department. Note: Prerequisite for the following courses: SPAN 2020 or the equivalent.
SPAN 3300: Texts and Interpretation
Credits: 3
In this course we will be covering a variety of basic approaches to literary texts that enable us to analyze & understand them better. The course will be organized on the basis of literary genre (narrative, theater, poetry, etc.), with a portion of the semester dedicated to each. Short texts in Spanish for readings will be drawn from both Spanish & Latin Am literature, and from a range of time periods. Prerequisite: SPAN 3010 or dept. placement.
SPAN 4040: Translation from Spanish to English
Credits: 3
Translation Spanish and English Prerequisite: SPAN 3010 and 3300, or departmental placement.