UNDERGRADUATE COURSES FOR GRADUATE CREDIT

SPAN 5110. Advanced Spanish Grammar and Syntax 3 sem. hrs.

Theoretical and practical study of selected major syntactic structures of Spanish. Emphasis on the development of advanced-level language functions, dialect variation, contrastive analysis, and pedagogical implications. Offered spring term. Prereq: SPAN 3001 and SPAN 3002 or SPAN 3005; or cons. of dept. ch.

SPAN 5120. Spanish Phonetics and Applied Linguistics 3 sem. hrs.

Study of Spanish phonetics, phonological and orthographic systems, morphological and syntactic structures, and pragmatics. Emphasis on articulation, conditioned and dialectal variation, acquisition of Spanish by English-speaking learners, and pedagogical implications. Offered annually. Prereq: SPAN 3001, SPAN 3005; or cons. of dept. ch.

SPAN 5140 Spanish Second Language Acquisition

Introduction to theories and approaches in second language acquisition. Examination of issues such as the similarities and differences between first and second language acquisition, theories of second language acquisition, factors that influence the language learning process, cognitive and sociocultural perspectives, the effect of study abroad on the development of second language acquisition, the testing of Spanish, and the role of instruction in Spanish second language learning. Offered occasionally. Prereq: SPAN 3001 and SPAN 3002, or SPAN 3005; or cons. of dept. ch.

SPAN 5150 Spanish as a World Language 3 sem. hrs.

Study of the status of Spanish in the world with reference to areas such as standardization, language history and variation, linguistic unification and fragmentation, discourse analysis, pragmatics, and contact with other world languages. Offered occasionally. Prereq: SPAN 3001 and SPAN 3002 or SPAN 3005; or cons. of dept. ch.

SPAN 5310. Spanish Film and Society 3 sem. hrs.

A comprehensive study of Spanish film. Special attention to the representation of key elements of the Spanish identity, such as family relations, culture, sex, gender, class, politics, and power. Course materials include films and readings in film theory. Offered occasionally. Prereq: SPAN 3500 or SPAN 3505; or cons. of dept. ch

SPAN 5315. Spanish American and Latino Film and Society 3 sem. hrs.

Study of Spanish-American and Latino film in accordance with contemporary cultural and film theory. Special attention to the representation of key elements of the Hispanic identity through culture, class, gender, sexuality, religion, politics and/or power. Viewings may include documentaries, feature length films, short films or films based on literature in and outside of class. Offered occasionally. Prereq: SPAN 3500 or SPAN 3505; or cons. of dept. ch.

SPAN 5350. Nobel Prize Winners of the Hispanic World 3 sem. hrs

Study of the literary achievements and representative works of such Hispanic Nobel Prize recipients as Aleixandre, Asturias, Benavente, Cela, Echegaray, García Márquez, Jiménez, Mistral, Neruda and Paz. Prereq: SPAN 3505, SPAN 3515 or SPAN 3520; or cons. of dept. ch.

SPAN 5400. U.S. Latino/a Literature 3 sem. hrs.

A comprehensive study of U.S. Latinos/as’ struggle for identity based on the ethnic, economic, historical, and cultural position of the Spanish-speaking population in the Untied States. Reading generally include Anaya, Castillo, Chévez, Cisneros, Díaz, and Rodríguez, among others. Offered occasionally. Prereq: SPAN 3500 or SPAN 3505; or cons. of dept. ch.

SPAN 5450. Afro-Caribbean Literature and Culture

Exploration of the relationship between literature and culture in the Afro-Hispanic Caribbean by focusing on themes of slavery, race, class, identity, religion, immigration, and politics through the works of such writers as Manzano, Gómez de Avellaneda, Villaverde, Barnes, Rodríguez Juliá, Paléz Matos, Guillén and Morejón. Offered occasionally. Prereq: SPAN4600, SPAN 4610, SPAN 4620 or SPAN 4630; or cons. of dept. ch.

SPAN 5500. Race, Culture and Religion in Early Spanish Literature 3 sem. hrs.

A study of representative literary texts from the Spanish Middle Ages to the 16th century with emphasis on both literary and cultural issues. Works studied generally include Poema del Mío Cid, Libro de Buen Amor, La Celestina and lyrical poetry. Offered occasionally. Prereq: SPAN 3505 or SPAN 3515; or cons. of dept. ch.

SPAN 5510. The Spanish Renaissance 3 sem. hrs.

Readings and analysis in literary historical context of selected, significant works from representative authors such as Lope de Vega, Calderón de la Barca, Tirso de Molina, Fray Luis de León, San Juan de la Cruz, Santa Teresa de Jesús, and Góngora. Offered occasionally. Prereq: SPAN 3505 or SPAN 3515; or cons. of dept. ch.

SPAN 5515. Cervantes’ Don Quijote 3 sem. hrs.

In-depth study and analysis of Cervantes’ masterpiece Don Quijote within the historical, political, and cultural context of the Spanish Golden Age. Special attention to his life, his novelistic theories, his literary works and importance in the creation of the modern novel. Offered occasionally. Prereq: SPAN 3505 or SPAN 3515; or cons. of dept. ch.

SPAN 5525. Spanish Literature: Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries 3 sem. hrs.

The major figures of the Enlightenment, Neoclassic, Romantic, Realist and Naturalist movements in Spain. Readings include Cadalso, Larra, Pardo Bazán, Clarín, and Galdós. Offered occasionally. Prereq: SPAN 3505 or SPAN 3520; or cons. of dept. ch.

SPAN 5550. Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Spanish Literature 3 sem. hrs.

Non-dramatic literature after 1898 with emphasis on the social significance of literary production in contemporary Spain. Readings include Unamuno, Laforet, Matute, Delibes, Goytisolo, and Vázquez Montalbán. Offered occasionally. Prereq: SPAN 3505 or SPAN 3516; or cons. of dept. ch.

SPAN 5560. Contemporary Spanish Theater 3 sem. hrs.

A study of the major formal and thematic developments in contemporary peninsular Spanish theater with emphasis on the works of such dramatists as Valle Inclán, Mihura, Casona, Sastre, Buero Vallejo, García Lorca, Nieva, and Pedrero. Offered occasionally. Prereq: SPAN 3505 or SPAN 3520; or cons. of dept. ch.

SPAN 5600. Spanish-American Literature: Pre-Columbian to Baroque 3 sem. hrs.

This course presents a panoramic overview of the major writers and relevant literary manifestations present in the Hispanic World from the pre-Columbian days (e.g. Aztecs, Mayans and Incas) through the Baroque. Writers studied include Colón, Cortés, Las Casas, Sor Juana and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, among others. Offered alternate years. Prereq: SPAN 3505 or SPAN 3515; or cons. of dept. ch.

SPAN 5610. Spanish-American Literature: Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries 3 sem. hrs.

Overview of the development of literature in Spanish America during the 18th and 19th centuries. Major movements studied include Romanticism, Realism, and Naturalism. Topics of particular interest include the promotion of independence, the search for national identity, and efforts to reform colonial practices such as slavery. Writers studied generally include: Fernández de Lizardi, Bello, Bolívar, Echeverría, Isaacs, Gómez de Avellaneda, Sarmiento, and Martí, among others. Offered alternate years. Prereq: SPAN 3505, SPAN 3515 or SPAN 3520; or cons. of dept. ch.

SPAN 5615. Spanish-American Literature: Modernismo and Vanguardismo 3 sem. hrs.

Study of Modernismo and the avant-garde movements in Spanish America. Writers studied include: Darío, Rodó, Huidobro, Storni, Vallejo, and Borges among others. Offered occasionally. Prereq: SPAN 3505 or SPAN 3520; or cons. of dept. ch.

SPAN 5620. Spanish-American Literature: The Boom to the Twenty-First Century 3 sem. hrs.

Study of various literary modes of thought and tendencies present in the Spanish America throughout the 20th century to the present in areas such as poetry, the short story, the short novel and the essay. Emphasis on the Boom and post-Boom tendencies. Writers studied generally include: Paz, Borges, Fuentes, García Márquez, Allende, Poniatowska and Menchú among others. Offered alternate years. Prereq: SPAN 3505 or SPAN 3520; or cons. of dept. ch.

SPAN 5640. Novels and Novelists in Spanish-America 3 sem. hrs.

This course focuses on the different trends, forms, and contents of the Spanish American novel as a genre, with emphasis on the works of such writers as Sabato, Fuentes, Carpentier, Ferré, Allende, Esquivel, Vargas Llosa and García Márquez. Offered occasionally. Prereq: SPAN 4600, SPAN 4610, SPAN 4620 or SPAN 4630; or cons. of dept. ch.

SPAN 5660. Spanish-American Theatre 3 sem. hrs.

Study of Spanish-American theatre from Colonial times to the present.

Writers studied include Sor Juana, Díaz, Gambaro, Marqués, Sánchez, Usigli, and Wolf, among others. Offered occasionally. Prereq: SPAN 3505, SPAN 3515 or SPAN 3520; or cons. of dept. ch.

SPAN 5670. Spanish American Short Story

Study of the development of the Spanish-American short story. Writers studied include Borges, Cortázar, Donoso, Ferré, García Márquez, Quiroga, and Valenzuela, among others.Offered occasionally. Prereq: SPAN4600, SPAN 4610, SPAN 4620 or SPAN 4630; or cons. of dept. ch.

GRADUATE COURSES:

SPAN 6000. Teaching College Spanish 3 sem. hrs.

Introduction to the principles of effective foreign language teaching. Readings in theories of second language learning and current pedagogical practices. Objectives include designing activities for the communicative classroom as well as appropriate assessment techniques. Offered fall term. Prereq: Required of all Spanish teaching assistants their first fall semester.

SPAN 6100. History of the Spanish Language 3 sem. hrs.

Historical development of the Spanish language from its origins to the present in Spain and Spanish America. Offered occasionally.

SPAN 6110. Studies in Spanish Applied Linguistics 3 sem. hrs.

Systematic study of language aimed at the application of descriptive, comparative, and historical linguistics to the language teaching situation. Applied linguistics in phonology, morphology, syntax, and contrastive analysis. Offered occasionally.

SPAN 6150. Strategies and Techniques of Advanced Written and Oral Communication in Spanish 3 sem. hrs.

Spanish syntactical and stylistic problems, plus advanced oral-aural work based on topical material of a literary, artistic, or cultural nature. Offered occasionally.

SPAN 6204. Spanish for Reading Knowledge 3 sem. hrs.

Provides an overview of Spanish grammar, reading comprehension of basic texts and translation practice for graduate students who plan to use Spanish in their field of research. Offered occasionally. Prereq: Students must be enrolled in the Graduate School.

SPAN 6300. Studies in Hispanic Cultural Studies 3 sem. hrs.

Study of a given topic in Hispanic Cultural Studies, such as film, Spanish culture, Spanish-America culture, or U.S. Latino literature and culture. Topic to be announced. Offered occasionally.

SPAN 6500. Studies in Medieval Spanish Literature 3 sem. hrs.

In depth study of the literary texts of Medieval Spain prior to the 16th century. Offered occasionally.

SPAN 6505. Studies in Spanish Renaissance Literature 3 sem. hrs.

The major trends in Spanish literature during the 15th and 16th centuries. Offered occasionally.

SPAN 6525. Studies in Spanish Literature: Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries 3 sem. hrs.

Significant trends and authors of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in Spain. Offered occasionally.

SPAN 6550. Studies in Spanish Literature: Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries 3 sem. hrs.

Contemporary Spanish literature from the Generation of 98 to the present. Offered occasionally.

SPAN 6575. Studies in Spanish Literature: Genre Study 3 sem. hrs.

In depth study of the development of a major genre in Spanish literature, such as theatre, short study, poetry or essay. The particular genre will vary. Offered occasionally.

SPAN 6600. Studies in Spanish-American Literature: Pre-Columbian to Baroque Period 3 sem. hrs.

Study of major trends and genres in Spanish-American literature since the Pre-Columbian period, with particular emphasis on the Cronicas and baroque poetry. Offered occasionally.

SPAN 6610. Studies in Spanish-American Literature: Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries 3 sem. hrs.

Study of major trends and genres in Spanish America during the 18th and 19th centuries, with particular emphasis on Romanticism, Realism, Naturalism and Modernismo. Writers studied generally include: Fernández de Lizardi, Bello, Bolívar, Echeverría, Isaacs, Gómez de Avellaneda, Sarmiento, Martí and Darío, among others. Offered occasionally.

SPAN 6650. Studies in Spanish-American Literature: Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries 3 sem. hrs.

Study of major trends in Spanish-American literature in the 20th and 21st centuries. Particular emphasis on the representative poets, dramatists and prose writers of the modern period. Offered occasionally.

SPAN 6675. Studies in Spanish-American Literature: Genre Study 3 sem. hrs.

Study of the development of a major genre in Spanish-American literature, such as theatre, short study, poetry or essay. The particular genre will vary. Offered occasionally.

SPAN 6995. Independent Study in Spanish 1-3 sem. hrs.

Offered every term. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch.

SPAN 6930. Special Topics in Spanish Language, Culture and Literature 3 sem. hrs.

Topics vary. Offered occasionally.


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