Middlebury Language School Graduate Programs

 

Schedule

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SPAN6501A-L14

CRN: 60154

Intro to Advanced SP Grammar

This course utilizes an integrated approach to bridging the gap between intermediate and advanced levels of language, putting particular emphasis on some of the most essential topics of Spanish grammar such as: 1) Rules of orthographical accents; 2) Ser vs. Estar; 3) Uses of past tenses, indicative mood; 3) Prepositions (a, por, para); 4) Basic uses of the subjunctive/subordinate clauses; 5) Indicative vs. subjunctive mood; 6) Conjunctions.
The approach to these grammar topics will take into consideration the theoretical aspects as well as the practical use in speech and writing. Authentic cultural readings of diverse types and sources will serve as a context for linguistic practice and written exercises in the classroom. (1 unit) This course meets two hours a day.

Required materials: Theory, practical exercises, articles, and other reading materials are provided by the professors at Middlebury online in “Moodle”.

SPAN6501B-L14

CRN: 60322

Intro to Advanced SP Grammar

This course utilizes an integrated approach to bridging the gap between intermediate and advanced levels of language, putting particular emphasis on some of the most essential topics of Spanish grammar such as: 1) Rules of orthographical accents; 2) Ser vs. Estar; 3) Uses of past tenses, indicative mood; 3) Prepositions (a, por, para); 4) Basic uses of the subjunctive/subordinate clauses; 5) Indicative vs. subjunctive mood; 6) Conjunctions.
The approach to these grammar topics will take into consideration the theoretical aspects as well as the practical use in speech and writing. Authentic cultural readings of diverse types and sources will serve as a context for linguistic practice and written exercises in the classroom. (1 unit) This course meets two hours a day.

Required materials: Theory, practical exercises, articles, and other reading materials are provided by the professors at Middlebury online in “Moodle”.

SPAN6501C-L14

CRN: 60153

Intro to Advanced SP Grammar

This course utilizes an integrated approach to bridging the gap between intermediate and advanced levels of language, putting particular emphasis on some of the most essential topics of Spanish grammar such as: 1) Rules of orthographical accents; 2) Ser vs. Estar; 3) Uses of past tenses, indicative mood; 3) Prepositions (a, por, para); 4) Basic uses of the subjunctive/subordinate clauses; 5) Indicative vs. subjunctive mood; 6) Conjunctions.
The approach to these grammar topics will take into consideration the theoretical aspects as well as the practical use in speech and writing. Authentic cultural readings of diverse types and sources will serve as a context for linguistic practice and written exercises in the classroom. (1 unit) This course meets two hours a day.

Required materials: Theory, practical exercises, articles, and other reading materials are provided by the professors at Middlebury online in “Moodle”.

SPAN6502A-L14

CRN: 60157

Advanced Spanish Grammar

This is a mandatory course for first summer graduate students. The class is focused in some of the more important topics on Spanish grammar such as: a) some uses of ser and estar; b) uses of indicative tenses, paying special attention to past forms; c) uses of the subjunctive; d) study of subordinate clauses, focusing on the uses of subordinate conjunctions and values of indicative and subjunctive in these sentences. The course will have not only a theoretical dimension but also a practical orientation, with exercises designed to improve the comprehension of all these subjects. (1 unit)

Required text: Electronic material provided at Middlebury.

SPAN6502B-L14

CRN: 60155

Advanced Spanish Grammar

This is a mandatory course for first summer graduate students. The class is focused in some of the more important topics on Spanish grammar such as: a) some uses of ser and estar; b) uses of indicative tenses, paying special attention to past forms; c) uses of the subjunctive; d) study of subordinate clauses, focusing on the uses of subordinate conjunctions and values of indicative and subjunctive in these sentences. The course will have not only a theoretical dimension but also a practical orientation, with exercises designed to improve the comprehension of all these subjects. (1 unit)

Required text: Electronic material provided at Middlebury.

SPAN6502C-L14

CRN: 60156

Advanced Spanish Grammar

This is a mandatory course for first summer graduate students. The class is focused in some of the more important topics on Spanish grammar such as: a) some uses of ser and estar; b) uses of indicative tenses, paying special attention to past forms; c) uses of the subjunctive; d) study of subordinate clauses, focusing on the uses of subordinate conjunctions and values of indicative and subjunctive in these sentences. The course will have not only a theoretical dimension but also a practical orientation, with exercises designed to improve the comprehension of all these subjects. (1 unit)

Required text: Electronic material provided at Middlebury.

SPAN6505A-L14

CRN: 60158

Adv Academic Writing

The course aims at developing students academic writing skills through the understanding of key concepts of discourse analysis such as reference, cohesion, and coherence. A variety of text types will be analyzed in class. Rhetoric devices such as argumentation, hypothesis, and exposition will be presented and practiced through writing tasks, with group work integrated into the course. Special attention will be given to the articulation of class activities with the requirements of other courses at the same level. (1 unit).

Required text: Electronic material provided at Middlebury.

SPAN6505B-L14

CRN: 60159

Adv Academic Writing

The course aims at developing students academic writing skills through the understanding of key concepts of discourse analysis such as reference, cohesion, and coherence. A variety of text types will be analyzed in class. Rhetoric devices such as argumentation, hypothesis, and exposition will be presented and practiced through writing tasks, with group work integrated into the course. Special attention will be given to the articulation of class activities with the requirements of other courses at the same level. (1 unit).

Required text: Electronic material provided at Middlebury.

SPAN6505C-L14

CRN: 60160

Adv Academic Writing

The course aims at developing students academic writing skills through the understanding of key concepts of discourse analysis such as reference, cohesion, and coherence. A variety of text types will be analyzed in class. Rhetoric devices such as argumentation, hypothesis, and exposition will be presented and practiced through writing tasks, with group work integrated into the course. Special attention will be given to the articulation of class activities with the requirements of other courses at the same level. (1 unit).

Required text: Electronic material provided at Middlebury.

SPAN6560A-L14

CRN: 60161

Literary Analysis

This course will introduce the graduate student to the techniques of literary analysis, critical thinking, reading, and interpreting Hispanic literary texts. It is divided into three segments, each of which is devoted to the analytic strategies pertinent to one major genre: narrative, poetry, and drama. Each student will write several papers and actively participate in class discussions. (1 unit)

Required texts: Antonio Sobejano-Morán, Tornasol (Panda Publications, newest edition); Lope de Vega, La dama boba (Madrid: Cátedra, newest edition).

SPAN6560B-L14

CRN: 60162

Literary Analysis

This course will introduce the graduate student to the techniques of literary analysis, critical thinking, reading, and interpreting Hispanic literary texts. It is divided into three segments, each of which is devoted to the analytic strategies pertinent to one major genre: narrative, poetry, and drama. Each student will write several papers and actively participate in class discussions. (1 unit)

Required texts: Antonio Sobejano-Morán, Tornasol (Panda Publications, newest edition); Lope de Vega, La dama boba (Madrid: Cátedra, newest edition).

SPAN6560C-L14

CRN: 60163

Literary Analysis

This course will introduce the graduate student to the techniques of literary analysis, critical thinking, reading, and interpreting Hispanic literary texts. It is divided into three segments, each of which is devoted to the analytic strategies pertinent to one major genre: narrative, poetry, and drama. Each student will write several papers and actively participate in class discussions. (1 unit)

Required texts: Antonio Sobejano-Morán, Tornasol (Panda Publications, newest edition); Lope de Vega, La dama boba (Madrid: Cátedra, newest edition).

SPAN6560D-L14

CRN: 60164

Literary Analysis

This course will introduce the graduate student to the techniques of literary analysis, critical thinking, reading, and interpreting Hispanic literary texts. It is divided into three segments, each of which is devoted to the analytic strategies pertinent to one major genre: narrative, poetry, and drama. Each student will write several papers and actively participate in class discussions. (1 unit)

Required texts: Antonio Sobejano-Morán, Tornasol (Panda Publications, newest edition); Lope de Vega, La dama boba (Madrid: Cátedra, newest edition).

SPAN6580A-L14

CRN: 60240

Literary Theory

The aim of this course is to introduce students to the various schools that set the grounds for modern literary and cultural criticism. Class discussions will concentrate on the understanding of theoretical texts, as well as, on the reading and analysis of literature and cultural products. We will engage with the main theoretical currents of our time such as structuralism, postructuralism, feminism, and cultural studies. (1 unit)

Required text: Electronic material provided at Middlebury.

SPAN6609A-L14

CRN: 60223

Uses Subjunctive Spanish

Values and Uses of Subjunctive in Spanish

Subjunctive constitutes one of the basic topics of Spanish grammar and is one of the most important problems in the acquisition of Spanish as a second language. This course focuses on the study of how, when, and why the subjunctive is used in Spanish. In addition, it will also pay attention to other issues such as the values and uses of subjunctive in independent and subordinated sentences, and how these values and uses can be explained by teachers of Spanish in their classes. The course will have not only a theoretical dimension but also a practical orientation, with exercises designed to improve the comprehension of subjunctive in Spanish. (1 unit)

Required text: Electronic material provided at Middlebury

SPAN6613A-L14

CRN: 60572

Grammar of Colloquial Spanish

Although students in this course already have an advanced level of standard Spanish used in the formal register, they need to know colloquial uses which will make them closer to the competence of native speakers in the communicative processes of everyday life. This course has two objectives: 1) to make students able to know explicitly the pragmatic and grammatical resources of oral discourse and 2) to make them able to use them automatically. In order to achieve this goal, we will concentrate on the uses of morphological and syntactic elements which offer expressive possibilities to the communicative intentions of the Spanish speaking person. We will include colloquial "panhispanic" features, although we will refer to some relevant features of some dialects both of America and Spain. As a methodology we will combine the study of the required text and other material provided by the teacher, with practice based on the analysis of real conversations recorded in video.

Required text: Margarita Porroche Ballesteros, Margarita. 2009. Aspectos de gramática del español coloquial para profesores de español como L2 (Madrid: Arco/Libros, 2009).

SPAN6617A-L14

CRN: 60426

Art & Technology - New Media

Contemporary Art, Technology, and New Media
*Three-week course, first session*

This course is conceived like a trip around the interesting and problematic relationship between Art and Technology. Since the beginning, Art and technè have been inseparable concepts. The historical Avant- gardes of the beginning of the 20th-century modified this view and deeply examined this relationship. The new technological discovers and the media that appeared during this century changed completely the Art landscape. Our course purposes an overview of the different art manifestations focusing in Latin-American productions such as video art, net art, interactive art, installations, urban interventions, performance art, blog art; and also will analyze the changes in the new spectators, as users or /operators and the social consequences that this situation involves. (.5 unit)

SPAN6620A-L14

CRN: 60350

History of Spanish Language

We will study a broad introduction to the history of the Spanish language. From its distant origins in Latin learned by the early inhabitants of the Iberian Peninsula, to its privileged position of language in today's world, and in its Peninsular and Atlantic variants. We will study the evolution (phonetic, morphological, syntactic, and lexical) of Spanish at successive stages (origins, medieval, modern, classic, current). We will reflect on it's relationship to historical events that have shaped the Hispanic civilization and the development of the Spanish language. Finally, we will analyze significant texts of each historical moment and discuss their most relevant linguistic and stylistic characteristics. (1 unit)

Required text: Mª Jesús Torrens Álvarez, Evolución e historia de la lengua española (Arco / Libros, 2007).

SPAN6621A-L14

CRN: 60324

Syntax of the Spanish Language

The purpose of this course is to provide a balanced combination of theory and practice concerning the structure of a sentence in Spanish and the basic problems when teaching Spanish grammar. The course focuses in the grammatical relationships between the components of the simple and dependent sentences. Course topics include: the Spanish order of the words, the alternance between the indicative and the subjunctive in the different types of dependent sentences, the different values of SE, the use of the prepositions, etc. Students will analyze texts in order to better understand the most complex questions of Spanish grammar. (l unit)

Required text: Mariluz Gutiérrez Araus, Problemas fundamentales de la gramática del español como 2 / L (Madrid: Arco Libros, 2012, 4ª ed.).

SPAN6630A-L14

CRN: 60435

Migration & Exile Contemp Thea

Migration and Exile in Contemporary Spanish American Theater

This course will examine Spanish American plays from both the 20th-and 21st-centuries that explore the topic of migration in thematic and symbolic terms. We will study the various manifestations of migration—immigration, emigration, exile, and return—as each of them are connected to social, political, economic, psychological, linguistic, and physical realities. The movement of peoples and communities from one continent, country, or region to another has become a frequent occurrence, and playwrights have seen, interpreted, and staged the drama and instability behind this uprooting. The goal is to study Spanish American plays from countries and regions that have experience significant amounts of internal and external migration, as well as countries that have experienced massive emigration. The course will be divided in both regions and topics: Argentina: Displacement and disappearance; Mexico/U.S. Borderlands; The Caribbean: “Sailing” Away; Pilgrimage and Memory: The Andean Region. Some of the playwrights to be studied include René Marqués (Puerto Rico); Roberto Cossa (Argentina); Arístides Vargas (Argentina/Ecuador), Sabina Berman (México); Grupo Yuyachkani (Perú); Hugo Salcedo (México). (1 unit)

Required text: Roberto Cossa, La nona (Corregidor, January 1, 2006) (ISBN: 10-9500515369 ISBN 13:978-9500515368); René Marqués, La carreta: Drama entres actos (Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico: Editoral Cultural, 1983 or most recent edition (ISBN-10: 8428306737 ISBN-13: 978-8428306737).

SPAN6641A-L14

CRN: 60574

History of Mexico

History of Mexico: Politics & Culture from the Conquest to the Present

This course addresses the history of Mexico in a monographical way, from the process of conquest in the 16th-century that established the New Spain to current politics of the present days. With approaches to significant events, representative figures and iconic documents, the course aims to provide elements to understand the historical reality of one of the most interesting and complex Latin American countries. (1 unit)

Required text: Electronic materials provided at Middlebury.

SPAN6642A-L14

CRN: 60575

Documentary Film

Documentary Film Current Society in Spain
*Three-week course, second session*

Creative documentaries are a perfect way to perceive a society. Through the eyes of the filmmakers, one can understand a country, and at the same time, understand the creator behind. In this course we will analyze the most creative documentary filmmakers in contemporary Spain. Directors such as José Luis Lopez Linares, Diego Galán, José Luis Guerín, and others, will help us understand better the recent history of Spain. (.5 unit)

SPAN6645A-L14

CRN: 60576

Dictatorship-Democracy Cinema

Dictatorship to Democracy through Spanish Cinema
*Three-week course, second session*

Spain underwent a fast transition from a dictatorship to a democracy. This course will show how the films reflected those changes and opened the perception of the world by filmmakers and audiences. We will explore the work of filmmakers such as Carlos Saura, Antonio Hernández, Vicente Aranda, Iciair Bollaín, Julio Medem, and others... (.5 unit)

SPAN6646A-L14

CRN: 60600

Mexican Cinema & Identity

Three-week course, first session

This course will focus on the great films of 20th-Century Mexico in order to study the pivotal moments in the creation of Mexican identity. We will go from Santa, the first sound film of Mexican cinema, by Antonio Moreno to the acclaimed Amores Perros, the film of Alejandro González Iñárritu among others. While we study the films and their audiences and we will discuss the symbolic invention of the modern Mexican State from the post-revolution to modern days, with a special emphasis on the "Mexican Miracle" films and its posterior critique in directors as Luis Estrada and Carlos Reygadas. (.5 unit)

Required Text: Electronic materials provided at Middlebury.

SPAN6648A-L14

CRN: 60578

Julio Cortazar Short Stories

Spirituality and Revolution in the Short Stories of Julio Cortazar
*Three-week course, second session*

A survey of Julio Cortázar’s extensive body of short stories, focusing on two contrasting aspects of his work: his artistic appropriation of religious and theological elements and his left-wing political engagement from 1960 until his death in 1984. In our readings of many of Cortázar’s most famous stories, from “Casa tomada” and “Axolotl” to “El perseguidor” and “Apocalipsis de Solentiname,” we will explore Cortázar’s use of theological concepts such as sacredness, eternity, and prophecy, and the convergence between his fictions and the ideas of liberation theology. (.5 unit)

Required text: Julio Cortázar, La autopista del sur y otros cuentos ed. Aurora Bernárdez. (New York: Penguin Books, 1996. ISBN: 978-0140255805).

SPAN6662A-L14

CRN: 60241

Quijote De La Mancha

Don Quijote de la Mancha

Don Quixote is one of the most famous and widely read books in the whole world; therefore its capacity to generate critical literature seems to have no limits. Both the reading and the writing have undergone a revision that will inevitably transform the idea of literature and of the represented fiction. During the course we will focus on questions that belong to the critical canon, questions that will be discussed in the light of recent studies: The consideration that Don Quixote is the first modern novel; the fundamental idea that it breaks the inherited literary rules; its belonging to the category of playful and burlesque literature (the carnival, the parody of the classic paradigms, the ironic critique of the ideological structure, the mockery of its contemporary ones ...), etc... (1 unit)

Required texts: Miguel de Cervantes, El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de La Mancha, (Madrid: Catedra) 2 vols. (ISBN 978-84-376-2214-9, ISBN 978-376-2215-6).

SPAN6664A-L14

CRN: 60601

Short Story in Latin America

The Evolution of Short Story and Its Theory in Latin America

Three-week course, first session

This course will analyze with special attention short forms of narrative (short story as genre in its current forms) and its evolution in Latin America, with special emphasis on the “theory” behind the creation of many of its authors. From Horacio Quiroga and his “La gallina degollada” and his “Decálogo del perfecto cuentista” to Ricardo Piglia and his “Tesis sobre el cuento”, but also reading Juan Rulfo, Julio Cortázar, Julio Ramón Riibeyro, Inés Arredondo, among many others. (.5 unit)

Required Text: Electronic materials provided at Middlebury.

SPAN6667A-L14

CRN: 60227

Creative Writing

This class is designed to teach basic and fundamental techniques for improving reading and writing skills for poetry and creative essay. In order to achieve this objective, consider it fundamental to have an understanding of “other” styles of writing from “other” cultures, which in this case is that of Latin America. To that end, we will use as models of analysis, a selection of classic essays, short stories and poems from Contemporary Latin American Literature, written after 1900. Upon accessing a different world-vision through literature, the student will have the sufficient elements to better her/his use of written language, whether as a form of expression or communication. In order to achieve part of the course’s premise, which is to learn skillful writing, the student must first learn to read well, and to discover the “secrets of writing” from those authors who contributed new literary resources and forms of expression to literary history. The class will be conducted as a workshop, with the students’ essays, short stories, and poems as the principal subjects of weekly discussions. (1 unit)

SPAN6672A-L14

CRN: 60434

Federico Garcia Lorca

Fate, Love and Death in Federico Garcia Lorca: From Tragedy to Poetry

Federico García Lorca is one of Spain's greatest literary figures, and after Cervantes, perhaps the most widely recognized Spanish writer in the English-speaking world. The aim of this course is to study Lorca’s rural dramatic trilogy (Blood Wedding, Yerma, The House of Bernarda Alba), alongside selections of his poetry: Gypsy Ballads, Poema del canto jondo, and A Poet in New York). Social and anthropological issues such as honor, social class and desire, religion and taboo, homoerotism, the role of women in society, will be topics for discussion. Articles, documentaries, and class discussions will situate the varied works within the historical, socio-political, and cultural contexts that shaped Spain prior to the Civil War. Critical works will provide the necessary framework for the analysis of primary sources. Two short papers, in-class oral presentations, and active participation are required. (1 unit).

Required texts: Federico García Lorca, Amor de don Perlimplín con Belisa en su jardín (Madrid, Cátedra) (ISBN: 978-84-376-0899-0); Bodas de sangre (Madrid, Cátedra) (ISBN 978-84-376-0569-9); Yerma (Madrid, Cátedra, any edition); La casa de Bernarda Alba (Madrid, Cátedra) (ISBN: 978-84-376-2245-3); Selected Poems to be provided at Middlebury.

SPAN6688A-L14

CRN: 60427

Spanish &Latin American Poetry

This class studies poetry written in Latin America between 1830 and 2010 (from the independence days to the present). One of the objectives is to develop the interpretative and analytical capacity of students in reference to poetic language. It focuses in the study of rhetorical strategies which were considered radical for their times and which impose a formal rapture with the poetry of their times. This class studies the different tendencies of lyrical writing which develop during the historical period indicated such as poesía gauchesca Romanticism, Modernismo, and avant-garde. It also studies the most recent original aesthetic practices among which include neobaroque, language poetry, and cyber textual poetry. Among the theoretical topics to be included figure: modernization, off the margin lyrical writing, paratactic/avant-gardes, neo/modernity, and trans-territorialization. The class will give priority to those poems that challenge the active participation of reason and logical linear thinking. (1 unit)

SPAN6694A-L14

CRN: 60579

Technology Enhanced Lang Learn

Technology Enhanced Language Learning

This course explores the use of new technologies applied to the enhancement of student learning in the Spanish classroom. The course seeks to familiarize participants with classroom applications and digital pedagogy of TELL including Computer-Meditated-Learning (CML): technology-based instruction and computer-tutorials, as well as Computer-Mediated-Communication (CMC): blog, wikis, email, chat, and web forums. As a final project, students will develop a pedagogical project for appropriately integrating technology into their own instructional approach. (1 unit)

Required text: Gerardo Arrarte Carriquiry, Las tecnologías de la información en la enseñanza del español (Arco Libros, 2011) (ISBN 9788476358245); also electronic material provided at Middlebury.

SPAN6704A-L14

CRN: 60571

Intro to Sociolinguistics

Introduction to Sociolinguistics

This course is an introduction to sociolinguistic theory and its application to the Spanish language of Spain and Latin America. Besides the history and basic concepts of the discipline (especially that of the language change), we will mainly describe diastratic (linguistic variety characterized by socio-cultural status of the speaker) and diaphasic (the varieties used depending on the particular communicative situation; it deals with the use of different registers depending on the formal or colloquial context) varieties. We will especially deep in the variables of age, sex, and socio-economic level. Above all, we will pull up on the methodology of research in this area (collection techniques and interpretation of the data). Finally, we will study Spanish contacts with other languages (bilingualism, diglossia, pidgins, creole languages). (1 unit)

Required Text: Carmen Silva-Corvalán, Sociolingüística y pragmática del español (Washington: Georgetown UP, 2001).

SPAN6711A-L14

CRN: 60351

Prepositions in Spanish

Values and Uses of Prepositions in Spanish

Prepositions are considered one the most difficult topics in the acquisition of a second language. This course focuses on the study of uses and values of prepositions in Spanish in depth, and how they can be explained by teachers of Spanish in their classes. The course pays attention to some preposition with specific problems for an English speaker: A, EN, DE/DESDE, POR/PARA… Other issues will be studied such as uses of prepositions with verbs, adjectives, and nouns, and the role of prepositions in some grammatical matters (prepositional phrases, prepositional groups, etc.) The course will have not only a theoretical dimension but also a practical orientation, with exercises designed to improve the comprehension of prepositions in Spanish. (1 unit)

Required text: Electronic material provided at Middlebury.

This course is cross-listed with Professional Preparation for Teachers.

SPAN6715A-L14

CRN: 60290

Intro to Spanish Phonetics

Introduction to Spanish Phonetics

This course is an introduction to: (1) the fundamental notions and concepts that allow the analysis of the sounds used in natural languages, and (2) the system of sounds and phonemes in contemporary Spanish. Hence, no previous training in phonetics or phonology is needed. The course has two components: (a) a descriptive one: which are the sounds of Spanish? What are they like and how are they pronounced? In which contexts and situations do they appear?, and (b) an applied-practical one: contrasting these sounds with those in English, identifying the pronunciation challenges for students of Spanish as a Second Language and addressing them. The goal will be to help remove the foreign accents as regards phonic units. (1 unit)

Required texts: Armin Schwegler, Juergen Kempff, A. Ameal-Guerra, Fonética y fonología españolas (Wiley & Sons, 4th ed., 2010).

This course is cross-listed with Professional Preparation for Teachers

SPAN6721A-L14

CRN: 60291

Women through their Writing

History of Women Through Their Writings

In this course through the reading of text written by women --diaries, autobiographies, and letters-- we will examine the process of construction of gender identity at various stages of history and the perception that women had of their own situation. We will also analyze the political, social, and legal discussions which made possible the emergence of feminism in Spain and Latin America. (1 unit)

Required text: A selection of excerpts from the following texts and authors available in electronic form at Middlebury: Anna Caballé (dir.), La vida escrita por las mujeres. La pluma como espada. Del romanticismo al modernismo (Madrid: Círculo de Lectores, 2003); Birute Ciplijauskaité, La novela femenina contemporánea. Hacia una tipología de la narración en primera persona (1970-1985) (Barcelona: Antrophos, 1988); Isabel Morant (dir.), Historia de las mujeres en España y América Latina (Madrid: Cátedra, 2005).

This course is cross-listed with Literature.

SPAN6729A-L14

CRN: 60323

The Indicative

This course studies the indicative mood in Spanish verb structure and its relation to other moods of the verbal system. It gives special attention to the reflexive use in order to develop the student's proficiency in this aspect of the Spanish language. One of the goals for this course is to improve the use of such linguistic forms in different contexts and situations by practicing effective communication. The course will combine descriptive presentations by the professor with active participation and exercises by students. (1 unit).

Required text: Electronic material provided at Middlebury.

SPAN6739A-L14

CRN: 60573

Independence Spanish America

The course provides a comprehensive and critical approach to the revolutionary historical process that implied the collapse of the Spanish Monarchy and the rise of national states. With the lecture and discussion of renovated historiography and foundational documents, the course seeks to explain the advent of political modernity in the Hispanic world in the early decades of the 19th-century. (1 unit)

Required text: Electronic materials provided at Middlebury.

SPAN6742A-L14

CRN: 60326

Classic Works of Spanish Lit

Classical Works of Spanish Literature

During the Middle Ages the world was a reflection of the will of God, a design of the Providence that did not admit the possibility of change. Each element of this social order had to humbly its place in the world. Rebelling against the financial, sexual, political status quo, was deemed a criticism of the perfection of the divine creation. Immobilism was, therefore, absolute. It wasn’t until the Renaissance that such a state of affairs was questioned. In Spain, in 1499, a converted Jew (converso) wrote a book that will open the door to a different view of human demeanor in society, its understanding and interpretation of the inherited world and prompted the debate of the relationship between knowledge and experience. It was an enormous change, with fundamental implications in order to understand the subsequent course of History. The book in called Celestina and its author, Fernando de Rojas. From this moment on, literature took a different path from the one it had followed until then, and blossomed into what has been called the Golden Age of Spanish literature. In the course, Obras clasicas de la literature española, we will read and discuss the most famous texts of Classical Spanish literature. This will be done through a reading of the text in depth, but nevertheless adapting the classical text to our present sensitivity. In addition this course will help to better understand the language and history of Spain. (1 unit).

Required texts: Fernando de Rojas, La Celestina, ed. Patricia S. Finch (Newark: Delaware: Cervantes&CO., Juan de la Cuesta) (ISBN 1-58977-011-0); Lazarillo de Tormes, ed. Francisco Rico (Madrid: Cátedra) (ISBN 978-84-376-0660-6); Calderon de la Barca, La vida es sueño, ed. Ciriaco Moron (Madrid: Catedra); also electronic material provided at Middlebury.

SPAN6771A-L14

CRN: 60577

Indigenismo Span Amer Lit&Cult

Indigenismo in Spanish American Literature and Culture
*Three-week course, second session*

Introduction to Indigenismo, a wide-ranging cultural movement (1930s to 1950s) upholding the rights and dignity of Spanish America’s indigenous peoples. The course explores the roots of Indigenismo in Colonial mestizo writers and 19th-century reformists, its flowering in 20th-century visual artists and narrators, and its echoes in today’s indigenous-inspired political movements and films in countries such as Bolivia, Guatemala, Mexico, and Peru. Discussion of texts by Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, Clorinda Matto de Turner, José Carlos Mariátegui, Miguel Angel Asturias, José María Arguedas, Rosario Castellanos, Rigoberta Menchú, and films by Emilio Fernández, Claudia Llosa, and Icíar Bollaín. (.5 unit)

Required text: Electronic material provided at Middlebury.

SPAN6786A-L14

CRN: 60372

Contemporary Argentine Art

Three-week course, first session

This course will cover an overview of the current state of the art in Argentina. We will cover works from the mid-80's to today. The problematic relationship between the artistic and economic and social crises that shook the country in 2001 and the world in 2008, will be a topic of particular concern to our course. While Buenos Aires is one of the most important centers of production and circulation, we will also attempt to reflect the artistic situation in various cities, paying particular attention to Rosario, as the epicenter of production in contemporary art. We will work with paintings, sculptures, video art, performances, interventions, installations, and artistic productions that are evidence of the crossing of languages and their interdisciplinary nature. (.5 unit)

SPAN6788A-L14

CRN: 60580

Second Language Assessment

This course will focus on how to design, develop, and implement different kinds of language tasks and tests in order to assess competence of learners of Spanish as L2, both in oral and written language skills. In order to achieve these goals, we first will review the most influential models of language as communicative competence to make clear what is to be tested when we want to assess language ability in L2. Then, the course will concentrate in the analysis and design of the different possible type of tests tasks aimed for the assessment of Spanish L2. This course, even though will reflect on the substance of language ability and the theories underlying the making of a good test, will have a practical orientation. The main purpose is to provide future teachers of SL2 with both a theoretical basis which will allow them to have a critical vision of the topic of testing, as well as with the resources to develop useful tests for the variety of situations they might find in their different teaching contexts. Therefore the methodology will combine theory and practice with discussions from the readings from the required text and other sources, critical reviews of different examples of L2 test, and the design and development of tests tasks of different levels for oral and written skills. (1 unit)

Required text: Teresa Bordón, La evaluación de la lengua en el marco de E/L2: Bases y procedimientos (Madrid. Arco Libros, 2006) (ISBN: 84-7635-644-7).

SPAN6795A-L14

CRN: 60271

Second Language Acquisition

This course is an introduction to the field of Second Language Acquisition and its pedagogical applications in the Spanish-language classroom. The course will be structured around the topic of second language learning theories and will focus on the psychological and linguistic challenges of learning and teaching Spanish. By the end of the course students will have a working knowledge of theory and research that explains how a second language is acquired. (1 unit)

Required text: Kim Griffin, Lingüística aplicada a la enseñanza del español como 2/L. 2a ed. (Arco Libros, 2011); other materials provided electronically at Middlebury.

This course is cross-listed with Language/Linguistics.

SPAN6796A-L14

CRN: 60270

Teaching Language Methodology

In this courses students will become familiar with the current trends in foreign-language teaching and connect their own experience as language learners and language teachers with the concepts and ideas encountered in the readings. Through personal and group reflections and discussions, students will develop a vision for improving the teaching of Spanish as a Foreign Language. By the end of the course, students will be able to critically evaluate existing teaching practices and materials based on their understanding of theory and research in second language acquisition and develop teaching materials for the classroom. (1 unit)

Required text: Electronic material provided at Middlebury.

SPAN6904A-L14

CRN: 60233

Research Paper

SPAN6920A-L14

CRN: 60627

Teaching Practicum

This course is for DML degree students