Spanish Courses

Winter 2023

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Elementary Spanish II

SPAN 112 - Michelson, Seth R.

Emphasis on listening comprehension and speaking, with gradual introduction of reading and writing.

Intermediate Spanish II

SPAN 162 - Michelson, Seth R.

Intensive, concentrated course in review grammar and reading, with practice in listening and speaking.

Intermediate Spanish II

SPAN 162 - Lott, Olivia M.

Intensive, concentrated course in review grammar and reading, with practice in listening and speaking.

Advanced Intermediate Spanish

SPAN 164 - Renker, Theresa (Tess)

Emphasis on reading and composition skills, with extensive practice in speaking and listening through class discussion. Some grammar review.

Conversational Skills

SPAN 204 - Reyes, Antonio

Development of speaking skills for communication in Spanish. Acquisition and use of practical vocabulary and development of pronunciation skills.

Spanish Civilization and Culture

SPAN 211 - Konstantinova, Iana

A survey of significant developments in Spanish civilization. The course addresses Spanish heritage and the present-day cultural patterns formed by its legacies. Readings, discussions and papers, primarily in Spanish, for further development of communication skills.

Spanish-American Civilization and Culture

SPAN 212 - Botta, Monica B.

A survey of significant developments in Spanish-American civilizations. The course addresses Spanish-American heritage and the present-day cultural patterns formed by its legacies. Readings, discussions and papers primarily in Spanish for further development of communication skills.

Introducción a la literatura española

SPAN 220 - Renker, Theresa (Tess)

Spanish literary masterpieces from the Poema del Cid through the present. Readings and discussions are primarily in Spanish.

Introducción a la literatura hispanoamericana

SPAN 240 - Botta, Monica B.

Spanish-American literary masterpieces from colonial times through the present. Readings and discussions are primarily in Spanish.

Introducción al análisis literario

SPAN 275 - Michelson, Seth R.

Preparation for analysis of Hispanic literature. Composition develops style and method for analyzing prose, poetry, and drama in Spanish. Conversation continues vocabulary building and concentrates on discussion of literary themes.

Spanish-American Short Story

SPAN 340 - Barnett, Jeffrey C. (Jeff)

A study of the Spanish-American short story with special attention to the works of Quiroga, Borges, Cortázar, and Valenzuela.

Spanish Grammar Rules: The Making of a Language

SPAN 380 - Reyes, Antonio

This course analyzes areas of the Spanish language that are problematic for non-native speakers of Spanish. At the same time, students explore the processes involved in the standardization of a language, in particular the Spanish language, as a social and political construct.

Spanish-American Seminar: Migration and Bordering in Latin American Literature and Film

SPAN 398C - Renker, Theresa (Tess)

What is a border? What is “bordering”? How do borders relate to race, coloniality, and imperialism? “Migration and Bordering” examines literature, film, and cultural production from two distinct national contexts and their respective borderlands: Mexico and Peru. Via our examination of creative works that treat the crossing of these territories and the various borders that cross them, we will work to challenge static definitions of “the border” and engage critically with various “bordering regimes.” Our transnational, comparative work with Mexico and Peru will allow us to trace various classes of borders – international, provincial, economic, racial, etc. – and the processes of bordering that uphold them. Moreover, our work across national contexts will encourage us to identify the borders and bordering regimes that impact our own lives, communities, and countries of origin. Thus, and over the course of the semester, we will employ literature and film as catalysts for deep reflection, critical thinking, and collective theorizing. Students are welcome and encouraged to bring their own experiences, disciplinary backgrounds, and expertise to the classroom. Over the course of the semester, students can expect to complete weekly discussion board posts, experiment with documentary poetry, and work together to build a collaborative Digital Humanities page. Class will be conducted in Spanish.

Directed Individual Study: Pluma: The Making of a Literary Magazine

SPAN 401A - Michelson, Seth R.

Nature and content of course to be determined by students' needs and by instructors acquainted with their earlier preparation and performance.

Fall 2022

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Elementary Spanish I

SPAN 111 - Reino, Jayne E.

Emphasis on listening comprehension and speaking, with gradual introduction of reading and writing.

Intermediate Spanish I

SPAN 161 - Renker, Theresa (Tess)

Intensive, concentrated course in review grammar and reading, with practice in listening and speaking.

Intermediate Spanish I

SPAN 161 - Reyes, Antonio

Intensive, concentrated course in review grammar and reading, with practice in listening and speaking.

Advanced Intermediate Spanish

SPAN 164 - Michelson, Seth R.

Emphasis on reading and composition skills, with extensive practice in speaking and listening through class discussion. Some grammar review.

Advanced Intermediate Spanish

SPAN 164 - Barnett, Jeffrey C. (Jeff)

Emphasis on reading and composition skills, with extensive practice in speaking and listening through class discussion. Some grammar review.

Advanced Intermediate Spanish

SPAN 164 - Renker, Theresa (Tess)

Emphasis on reading and composition skills, with extensive practice in speaking and listening through class discussion. Some grammar review.

Conversational Skills

SPAN 204 - Reino, Jayne E.

Development of speaking skills for communication in Spanish. Acquisition and use of practical vocabulary and development of pronunciation skills.

Conversational Skills

SPAN 204 - Lott, Olivia M.

Development of speaking skills for communication in Spanish. Acquisition and use of practical vocabulary and development of pronunciation skills.

Intro to Hispanic Linguistics

SPAN 209 - Reyes, Antonio

This course provides a broad view of major subfields of linguistic study with a particular focus on data drawn from the Spanish language. Class discussions begin with broader questions, such as "What is language?" and "How do language and human behavior intersect?"; throughout the term students revisit those questions in light of topics presented in class. By the end of the course, students demonstrate an understanding of the many facets of the Spanish language and also the linguistic principles as can be applied to any language. The course covers major concepts in Spanish phonology and phonetics, Spanish morphology and syntax, and lastly, Spanish dialectology.

Introducción a la literatura española

SPAN 220 - Konstantinova, Iana

Spanish literary masterpieces from the Poema del Cid through the present. Readings and discussions are primarily in Spanish.

Introducción a la literatura hispanoamericana

SPAN 240 - Botta, Monica B.

Spanish-American literary masterpieces from colonial times through the present. Readings and discussions are primarily in Spanish.

Introducción al análisis literario

SPAN 275 - Botta, Monica B.

Preparation for analysis of Hispanic literature. Composition develops style and method for analyzing prose, poetry, and drama in Spanish. Conversation continues vocabulary building and concentrates on discussion of literary themes.

Spanish-American Poetry

SPAN 344 - Michelson, Seth R.

Analysis of the most relevant poetic texts of Spanish-America, including U.S. Hispanic poetry, beginning with precursors of 20th-century poetry and spanning to contemporary works. Representative works include those by Octavio Paz, Gabriela Mistral, Pablo Neruda, Nicanor Parra, Ernesto Cardenal, Raúl Zurita, among others.

Literature of Spain Seminar: Transitions and Crises: Political Culture of 21st-Century Spain

SPAN 397A - / Kamara, Mohamed

As in many parts of the world, Spain as a nation and as the place of residence of millions of people has experienced enormous change in the 21st century.  These changes include, but are not limited to: actions to understand and bring to light the abuses of the Franco dictatorship; a recognition of what was not accomplished by the so-called “Transition to Democracy”; climate change and environmental crisis; migratory movements; the economic crisis of 2008; and, through the 15-M movement, the expression of a desire for political movements that are broader and more accessible to the “pueblo.” Working through Cultural Studies, which presupposes adopting multi- and interdisciplinary approaches, we will embark upon an analysis of literary, journalistic, academic, and audiovisual texts to awaken conversation about the debates, struggles, and collective efforts that have shaped the first 20 years of 21st-century Spain.  SPAN 397 is a topics course and can therefore be repeated if the topic is different.

Spanish-American Seminar: Cultural Production in the Hispanic World

SPAN 398B - Lott, Olivia M.

This seminar will develop a definition and familiarity of ‘cultural production’ as an area of study and will investigate how it applies to the Hispanic World. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different.

Spring 2022

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ADVANCED INTERMED SPANISH

SPAN 165 - Barnett, Jeffrey C. (Jeff)

CONVERSATIONAL SKILLS

SPAN 204 - Reino, Jayne E.

SEVILLE & FDN SPANISH CIVILIZ

SPAN 213 - Bailey, Matthew J.