Spanish Courses

Spring 2022

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Advanced Intermediate Spanish

SPAN 165 - Barnett, Jeffrey C. (Jeff)

Students with credit in SPAN 165 may not receive subsequent credit in a lower numbered Spanish course. Students may not receive degree credit for both SPAN 162 and 165. This course takes place during the 4-week spring-term in Costa Rica. Students live with host families and attend classes five days per week for four hours in the morning and two additional hours in the afternoon. Emphasis is on speaking and comprehension skills developed in small groups with no more than three students per instructor, with extensive practice in reading and writing. Some Grammar review. Cultural component is based on visits to sites of cultural interest as well as readings and discussion on Costa Rica culture; Central-America and Latin America culture more broadly.

Supervised Study Abroad: Costa Rica

SPAN 201 - Barnett, Jeffrey C. (Jeff)

Spring Term Abroad course. Direct exposure to the language, people, and culture of Costa Rica. Designed to improve grammar and vocabulary of the advanced student through intensive training in Spanish with special emphasis on oral proficiency. The program also includes a home-stay with a Costa Rican family, excursions to local and national sites of interest, cultural activities, and a service-learning component at the local elementary school, hospital, law and accounting firms, or other community agencies.

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.

Seville and the Foundations of Spanish Civilization

SPAN 213 - Bailey, Matthew J.

This course takes place in Seville, Spain, and uses this privileged location to study the cultures of Foundational Spain. Primary focus is on the medieval and Renaissance periods, from the troubled co-existence of Muslims, Jews, and Christians to the Christian reconquest and subsequent Empire. Significant cultural currents are examined through texts (literary, historical, and religious), direct contact with art and architecture through site visits, and with hands-on exposure to early and contemporary cuisine. Students live in homestays, attend daily classes, participate in site visits, and engage with the local culture independently and through planned activities.

Winter 2022

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Elementary Spanish II

SPAN 112 - Reino, Jayne E.

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

Intermediate Spanish II

SPAN 162 - Konstantinova, Iana

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

Intermediate Spanish II

SPAN 162 - Kuettner, Paul R. (Dick)

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

Intermediate Spanish II

SPAN 162 - Reino, Jayne E.

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

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 - Montes de Oca, Yenisei

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

Conversational Skills

SPAN 204 - Knowles, John

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 - Mayock, Ellen C.

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.

Introducción a la literatura española

SPAN 220 - Mayock, Ellen C.

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

Introducción a la literatura española

SPAN 220 - Hernandez, Julia C.

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 - Barnett, Jeffrey C. (Jeff)

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

Introducción al análisis literario

SPAN 275 - Hernandez, Julia C.

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.

Literature of Spain Seminar

SPAN 397A - Hernandez, Julia C.

A seminar focusing on a single period, genre, motif, or writer. The specific topic will be determined jointly according to student interest and departmental approval. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different.

Winter 2022, SPAN 397A-01: Literature of Spain Seminar: Writing the Other and Writing the Self in Early Modern Contact Zones (3). Prerequisites: SPAN 220 & 275. Travel narratives, ethnographic accounts, geographic descriptions, and other "literatures of encounter" became a hallmark of the global early modern period, as new zones of cultural contact proliferated and as inhabitants of and visitors to these spaces communicated their experiences through texts. As this course will explore, such genres have just as much to say about their creators as about the subjects they depict: in writing what was to them "other," authors held a mirror to themselves. We will consider how ancient and medieval literary conventions for describing the "fantastic," the "wondrous," the "exotic," or simply "the other" were transformed to convey new types of cultural encounters brought about by Spain's imperial expansion within the Peninsula, throughout the Mediterranean, and across the Atlantic and Pacific worlds.  Readings will reflect a range of encounters as told by diverse voices, from indigenous perspectives on colonization (Anales de Tlatelolco ; Guaman Poma de Ayala's Nueva corónica y buen gobierno ), women's accounts of global travel (Catalina de Erauso, La monja alférez ), and non-European visitor's depictions of the Peninsula (Abd al-Basit, Viaje a Granada ). Canonical literary accounts (Cervantes's "Captive's Tale") and colonizing perspectives (Cabeza de Vaca, Los naufragios ) will create space for exploring which voices win out in creating lasting historical narratives of encounters. (HL) Hernández.

Spanish-American Seminar

SPAN 398A - Botta, Monica B.

A seminar focusing on a single period, genre, motif, or writer. Recent topics have included "Spanish American Women Writers: From America into the 21st Century," "20th Century Latin America Theater," and "Past, Memory, and Identity in Contemporary Argentina's Cultural Products." May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different.

Winter 2022, SPAN 398A-01: Spanish-American Seminar: Representaciones del yo y el espacio autobiográfico (3). Prerequisites: SPAN 240. Este curso examina los recursos que emplean los sujetos autobiográficos para su representación en una serie de relatos, testimonios, y documentales en primera persona. El seminario se centra en algunos aspectos vinculados con la imagen autorial, el mito personal y la escena de escritura y de lectura, así como también analiza nociones teóricas que indagan los nexos entre la autoconfiguración, la identidad y la conciencia de género, de clase y de raza. (HL) Botta.

 

Directed Individual Study

SPAN 401 - Hernandez, Julia C.

Nature and content of course to be determined by students' needs and by instructors acquainted with their earlier preparation and performance. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different.

Fall 2021

We do not offer any courses this term.