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PGSE0103A-S13

CRN: 20530

Beginning Portuguese III

This course is a continuation of Portuguese 0102. Intensive reading, writing, and speaking. (PGSE 0102) 5 hrs. lect./disc.

PGSE0215A-S13

CRN: 21494

Advanced Portuguese

Advanced Portuguese
This course is a continuation of either PGSE 0201 or PGSE 0210. It is designed to balance textual and cultural analysis with a thorough review of grammar at an intermediate/high level. Students will hone their critical thinking and linguistic skills through guided readings, oral discussions, and short written assignments on Lusophone cultural topics. (PGSE 0201 or PGSE 0210 or by waiver) 6 hrs. lect./disc.

PGSE0215B-S13

CRN: 21529

Advanced Portuguese

Advanced Portuguese
This course is a continuation of either PGSE 0201 or PGSE 0210. It is designed to balance textual and cultural analysis with a thorough review of grammar at an intermediate/high level. Students will hone their critical thinking and linguistic skills through guided readings, oral discussions, and short written assignments on Lusophone cultural topics. (PGSE 0201 or PGSE 0210 or by waiver) 6 hrs. lect./disc.

PGSE0500A-S13

CRN: 20533

Independent Study

Independent Study
(Approval Required)

PGSE0500B-S13

CRN: 20858

Independent Study

Independent Study
(Approval Required)

PGSE0500D-S13

CRN: 21834

Independent Study

Independent Study
(Approval Required)

SPAN0103A-S13

CRN: 20445

Beginning Spanish III

Beginning Spanish III
This course is a continuation of SPAN 0102. Intensive reading, writing, and oral activities will advance students' proficiency in Spanish in an academic setting. (SPAN 0102) 5 hrs. lect./disc.

SPAN0103B-S13

CRN: 20446

Beginning Spanish III

Beginning Spanish III
This course is a continuation of SPAN 0102. Intensive reading, writing, and oral activities will advance students' proficiency in Spanish in an academic setting. (SPAN 0102) 5 hrs. lect./disc.

SPAN0103C-S13

CRN: 22557

Beginning Spanish III

Beginning Spanish III
This course is a continuation of SPAN 0102. Intensive reading, writing, and oral activities will advance students' proficiency in Spanish in an academic setting. (SPAN 0102) 5 hrs. lect./disc.

SPAN0105A-S13

CRN: 21308

Accelerated Basic Spanish

Accelerated Basic Spanish
This accelerated course is designed to reinforce, in one semester, the basic linguistic structures that students need in order to reach the intermediate level of proficiency in Spanish. Strong emphasis will be given to reading and composition. SPAN 0105 is designed specifically for students with 2-3 years of high school Spanish, but who have not yet achieved intermediate proficiency. (Placement test required) 5 hrs. lect./disc.

SPAN0210A-S13

CRN: 20031

Intermediate Spanish I

Intermediate Spanish I
A course designed to consolidate the skills attained in SPAN 0101, SPAN 0102, and 0103 or the equivalent (0105). A grammar review will accompany an intensive component of readings, discussions, and compositions. (SPAN 0103, SPAN 0105, or placement) 3 hrs. lect./disc.

SPAN0210B-S13

CRN: 21702

Intermediate Spanish I

Intermediate Spanish I
A course designed to consolidate the skills attained in SPAN 0101, SPAN 0102, and 0103 or the equivalent (0105). A grammar review will accompany an intensive component of readings, discussions, and compositions. (SPAN 0103, SPAN 0105, or placement) 3 hrs. lect./disc.

SPAN0210C-S13

CRN: 20034

Intermediate Spanish I

Intermediate Spanish I
A course designed to consolidate the skills attained in SPAN 0101, SPAN 0102, and 0103 or the equivalent (0105). A grammar review will accompany an intensive component of readings, discussions, and compositions. (SPAN 0103, SPAN 0105, or placement) 3 hrs. lect./disc.

SPAN0210D-S13

CRN: 22484

Intermediate Spanish I

Intermediate Spanish I
A course designed to consolidate the skills attained in SPAN 0101, SPAN 0102, and 0103 or the equivalent (0105). A grammar review will accompany an intensive component of readings, discussions, and compositions. (SPAN 0103, SPAN 0105, or placement) 3 hrs. lect./disc.

SPAN0220A-S13

CRN: 20085

Intermediate Spanish II

Intermediate Spanish II
A course for students seeking to perfect their academic writing skills in Spanish. The course is also an introduction to literary analysis and critical writing and will include reading and oral discussion of literary texts. The course will also include a thorough review of grammar at a fairly advanced level. This course may be used to fulfill the foreign languages distribution requirement. (SPAN 0210 or placement) 3 hrs. lect./disc.

SPAN0220B-S13

CRN: 20088

Intermediate Spanish II

Intermediate Spanish II
A course for students seeking to perfect their academic writing skills in Spanish. The course is also an introduction to literary analysis and critical writing and will include reading and oral discussion of literary texts. The course will also include a thorough review of grammar at a fairly advanced level. This course may be used to fulfill the foreign languages distribution requirement. (SPAN 0210 or placement) 3 hrs. lect./disc.

SPAN0220C-S13

CRN: 20091

Intermediate Spanish II

Intermediate Spanish II
A course for students seeking to perfect their academic writing skills in Spanish. The course is also an introduction to literary analysis and critical writing and will include reading and oral discussion of literary texts. The course will also include a thorough review of grammar at a fairly advanced level. This course may be used to fulfill the foreign languages distribution requirement. (SPAN 0210 or placement) 3 hrs. lect./disc.

SPAN0220D-S13

CRN: 20093

Intermediate Spanish II

Intermediate Spanish II
A course for students seeking to perfect their academic writing skills in Spanish. The course is also an introduction to literary analysis and critical writing and will include reading and oral discussion of literary texts. The course will also include a thorough review of grammar at a fairly advanced level. This course may be used to fulfill the foreign languages distribution requirement. (SPAN 0210 or placement) 3 hrs. lect./disc.

SPAN0220E-S13

CRN: 20735

Intermediate Spanish II

Intermediate Spanish II
A course for students seeking to perfect their academic writing skills in Spanish. The course is also an introduction to literary analysis and critical writing and will include reading and oral discussion of literary texts. The course will also include a thorough review of grammar at a fairly advanced level. This course may be used to fulfill the foreign languages distribution requirement. (SPAN 0210 or placement) 3 hrs. lect./disc.

SPAN0300A-S13

CRN: 20076

Intro to Hispanic Literature

An Introduction to the Study of Hispanic Literature
This course in literature and advanced language is designed to introduce students to literary analysis and critical writing. The work will be based on the reading of a number of works in prose, drama, and poetry. Frequent short, critical essays will complement readings and provide students with practice in writing. This course is required for Spanish majors. (SPAN 0220 or equivalent) 3 hrs. lect./disc.

SPAN0300B-S13

CRN: 20077

Intro to Hispanic Literature

An Introduction to the Study of Hispanic Literature
This course in literature and advanced language is designed to introduce students to literary analysis and critical writing. The work will be based on the reading of a number of works in prose, drama, and poetry. Frequent short, critical essays will complement readings and provide students with practice in writing. This course is required for Spanish majors. (SPAN 0220 or equivalent) 3 hrs. lect./disc.

SPAN0304A-S13

CRN: 22276

Ideas and Cultures of Spain

Ideas and Cultures of Spain
An analysis of major sociopolitical and cultural elements in representative Spanish texts, from the Middle Ages to the present. Works to be discussed will illustrate cultural elements that bear upon the formation of present day Spanish civilization. (SPAN 0220 or equivalent) 3 hrs. lect./disc.

SPAN0304B-S13

CRN: 22488

Ideas and Cultures of Spain

Ideas and Cultures of Spain
An analysis of major sociopolitical and cultural elements in representative Spanish texts, from the Middle Ages to the present. Works to be discussed will illustrate cultural elements that bear upon the formation of present day Spanish civilization. (SPAN 0220 or equivalent) 3 hrs. lect./disc.

SPAN0308A-S13

CRN: 22489

Spain and Spanish America

Today's Issues in Spain and Spanish America
In this course we will survey current issues in Spain and Spanish America. Based mainly on readings from Latin American and Spanish publications, we will examine the recent history of Spanish speaking countries, within the context of cultural, social, political, and economic changes. Specific case studies will include government policies pertaining to sustainable development; the impact of poverty, land distribution, and growing megatropolis; trade agreements (Mercosur, FTAA, NAFTA, EU); the role of Indian movements; immigration; the debates surrounding use, and control of natural resources; regional vs. global integration; and the Region's perception of United States' international policy. This is a discussion based course that will use multiple information sources. (SPAN 0220 or equivalent) 3 hrs. lect./disc.

SPAN0320A-S13

CRN: 22277

Hispanic Creative Writing

Hispanic Creative Writing
In this course we will focus on creative writing as a way to develop a deeper understanding of the Spanish language. We will achieve this goal by using the language and our imagination to tell stories. This course will also provide the opportunity to read and discuss literary works of important Hispano-American authors including Onneti, Borges, Rulfo, Cortázar, and Méndez. We will also read theoretical texts by Francisco Guzmán Burgos, Pablo Fernández, Alex Grijelmo, Ricardo Piglia, Jorge Luis Borges, among others. (SPAN 0220 or placement exam at 0300-level). 3 hrs. lect./disc.

SPAN0322A-S13

CRN: 22278

Hispanic Linguistics

Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics
This course is an introduction to the theory and methodology of linguistics as applied to the study of Spanish. The goals of the course are to understand the basic characteristics of human language (and of Spanish in particular), and to learn the techniques used to describe and explain linguistic phenomena. In this course, we will study the sound system (phonetics/phonology), the structure of words (morphology), the construction of sentences (syntax), the history of the Spanish language, and variation. We will examine texts, speech samples, and songs that illustrate the linguistic phenomena. (SPAN 0220 or equivalent) 3 hrs. lect./disc.

SPAN0366A-S13

CRN: 22325

Lat Am Vision/Space/Modernity

On Alephs and Moebius Strips: Vision and Space in Latin American Modernity
Taking as our cue Jorge Luis Borges' short story "The Aleph" and its cinematic interpretation in the cult film Moebius, we will explore how the defining features of modern experience, simultaneity and speed, influence the way spaces are represented in Latin American cultural artifacts. We will analyze short stories by Abraham Valdelomar, Oscar Cerruto, Julio Cortázar, and Borges; a novel by César Aira; essays by Ezequiel Martínez Estrada; paintings by Rugendas and Xul Solar; and a selection of cartographic material. Our reading of the primary material will be informed by theories developed by Beatriz Sarlo and Marc Augé. (At least two courses at the 0300-level or above or by waiver) 3 hrs. lect./disc.

SPAN0392A-S13

CRN: 22326

Span Identity/Generation '98

Spanish National Identity at the End of the Empire: Literature and Music of the Generation of '98
National identities reflect the conflicts and contradictions in the social and political arenas in which they are constructed and conceptualized. What is the role of literature and music in the building of Spanish National Identity? In this course we will study the social and political circumstances in Spain from the end of the 19th Century to the Civil War (1936-39). We will focus on literary texts of the writers of the Generation of '98 as well as on musical traditions as diverse as the "zarzuela," and the "pasodoble," that contributed to change the notion of National Identity in Spain. Writers to be analyzed include Angel Ganivet, José Martínez Ruiz "Azorín," Pío Baroja, Ramiro de Maeztu, Antonio Machado, Miguel de Unamuno, and Ramón Maria del Valle Inclán; composers include Manuel de Falla and Isaac Albéniz. (At least two courses at the 0300-level or above or by waiver) 3 hrs. lect./disc.

SPAN0396A-S13

CRN: 22356

Voices Across the Atlantic

Voices Across the Atlantic: Literature of the Spanish (American) Avant-garde
The avant-garde was a cosmopolitan phenomenon that challenged fixed boundaries. The Spanish and Latin American vanguards have common roots, beginning with the European journey of Vicente Huidobro in 1918. This Transatlantic dialogue continued through Jorge Luis Borges, who became an ultraísta in Spain and established the Argentine branch of the movement. In this course we will read prose, poetry, and essays produced on both sides of the Atlantic in the Interwar years (1919-1938). We will emphasize how these works channel—and criticize—a desire for the modern, how they pursue radical experimentation, and how they contest reason to embrace irrationality and fragmentation. (At least two courses at the 0300-level or above or by waiver).

SPAN0444A-S13

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WAGS0444A-S13

CRN: 22454

Sex, Violence, and Culture

Sex, Violence, and Culture
In this course we will critically investigate the historical and contemporary manifestations of sexual violence within their cultural, biological, and individual expressions. We will also examine how gender--as a powerful category that shapes the way we see others and others see us-can be used to create a context for the justification of gender-based violence. Discussion and analysis of a wide variety of materials, including literary texts, essays, films, music, and videos, will form the basis of our exploration of the representation of sexual violence in Hispanic literature. Readings will include literary texts by authors Antonio Muñoz Molina, Roberto Bolaño, and Juan Bonilla, as well as theoretical texts by Fausto-Sterling, Katz, Brownmiller, Jensen, and O'Toole. (Two Spanish courses numbered 0350 or above, or by waiver.) 3 hrs. sem.

SPAN0452A-S13

CRN: 22327

Marxism in Latin America

Marxism in Latin America
What is Latin American Marxism? The writings of Karl Marx constitute a foundational discourse, which has given rise to many interpretations. Through readings in political philosophy, history, and study of literature and film, we will explore the trajectories of the Socialist and Communist parties; proposals to imagine a specifically Latin American route to an egalitarian society; and the Liberation Theology movement, which couples Catholic and Marxist thought. Readings will include works by: Marx, Azuela, Eisenstein, Mariátegui, Trotsky, Maroff, Castro, Frei Betto, and García Linera. (Spanish Majors, must take at least two courses of level 0350 or above, or by waiver) 3 hrs. sem.

SPAN0500A-S13

CRN: 20534

Independent Study

Independent Study
The department will consider requests by qualified juniors and senior majors to engage in independent work. (Approval only)

SPAN0500B-S13

CRN: 20625

Independent Study

Independent Study
The department will consider requests by qualified juniors and senior majors to engage in independent work. (Approval only)

SPAN0500C-S13

CRN: 20626

Independent Study

Independent Study
The department will consider requests by qualified juniors and senior majors to engage in independent work. (Approval only)

SPAN0500E-S13

CRN: 20628

Independent Study

Independent Study
The department will consider requests by qualified juniors and senior majors to engage in independent work. (Approval only)

SPAN0500I-S13

CRN: 20632

Independent Study

Independent Study
The department will consider requests by qualified juniors and senior majors to engage in independent work. (Approval only)

SPAN0500J-S13

CRN: 20633

Independent Study

Independent Study
The department will consider requests by qualified juniors and senior majors to engage in independent work. (Approval only)

SPAN0500K-S13

CRN: 20861

Independent Study

Independent Study
The department will consider requests by qualified juniors and senior majors to engage in independent work. (Approval only)

SPAN0500L-S13

CRN: 20862

Independent Study

Independent Study
The department will consider requests by qualified juniors and senior majors to engage in independent work. (Approval only)

SPAN0500M-S13

CRN: 22646

Independent Study

Independent Study
The department will consider requests by qualified juniors and senior majors to engage in independent work. (Approval only)

SPAN0500N-S13

CRN: 21272

Independent Study

Independent Study
The department will consider requests by qualified juniors and senior majors to engage in independent work. (Approval only)

SPAN0500O-S13

CRN: 21389

Independent Study

Independent Study
The department will consider requests by qualified juniors and senior majors to engage in independent work. (Approval only)

SPAN0705A-S13

CRN: 20535

Senior Honors Thesis

Senior Honors Thesis
The department will award honors, high honors, or highest honors on the basis of a student's work in the department and performance in SPAN 0705. (Approval only)

SPAN0705B-S13

CRN: 20598

Senior Honors Thesis

Senior Honors Thesis
The department will award honors, high honors, or highest honors on the basis of a student's work in the department and performance in SPAN 0705. (Approval only)

SPAN0705C-S13

CRN: 20599

Senior Honors Thesis

Senior Honors Thesis
The department will award honors, high honors, or highest honors on the basis of a student's work in the department and performance in SPAN 0705. (Approval only)

SPAN0705E-S13

CRN: 20601

Senior Honors Thesis

Senior Honors Thesis
The department will award honors, high honors, or highest honors on the basis of a student's work in the department and performance in SPAN 0705. (Approval only)

SPAN0705I-S13

CRN: 20605

Senior Honors Thesis

Senior Honors Thesis
The department will award honors, high honors, or highest honors on the basis of a student's work in the department and performance in SPAN 0705. (Approval only)

SPAN0705K-S13

CRN: 20863

Senior Honors Thesis

Senior Honors Thesis
The department will award honors, high honors, or highest honors on the basis of a student's work in the department and performance in SPAN 0705. (Approval only)

SPAN0705L-S13

CRN: 20864

Senior Honors Thesis

Senior Honors Thesis
The department will award honors, high honors, or highest honors on the basis of a student's work in the department and performance in SPAN 0705. (Approval only)

SPAN0705N-S13

CRN: 21273

Senior Honors Thesis

Senior Honors Thesis
The department will award honors, high honors, or highest honors on the basis of a student's work in the department and performance in SPAN 0705. (Approval only)

SPAN0705O-S13

CRN: 21391

Senior Honors Thesis

Senior Honors Thesis
The department will award honors, high honors, or highest honors on the basis of a student's work in the department and performance in SPAN 0705. (Approval only)