Courses and Sample Curriculum

Spanish Course Descriptions: 2020/2021

**TENTATIVE COURSE OFFERINGS, SUBJECT TO CHANGE**

101 = course being offered (bold & underline)

 = counts toward ‘expertise’ requirement for MINOR only
♦ = counts toward ‘expertise’ requirement for MAJOR and MINOR
LC 
= counts towards ‘expertise’ requirement for the Literature and Culture concentration of the major
LS = counts towards ‘expertise’ requirement for the Language and Society concentration of the major

Course Catalog Fall 2020 Winter 2021Spring 2021Min ◊ Maj ♦ LC LS
101, 102, 103101102103 
111, 112 111112 
150, 151150   
199    
201, 202, 203201202203 
218, 228218218, 228228 
238, 248    
299  299 
301301301301 
303303303303 
305305305305 
307307 307 
308308308308 
311311311311 
312312312312 
315    
320320320320 
322322322322
324324324324 
341    
342 342342 
343    
344344344344 
348 348348♦ LC LS
350 350 ♦ 
351   ♦ 
353 353 ♦ 
355355355355 
399 399399 
407, 407/507 407407/507♦ LC (LS F20 only)
410   ♦ LC
420, 420/520 420/520420/520♦ LS
424, 424/524 424/524 ♦ LS
425, 425/525425 425/525♦ LC LS
428, 428/528   ♦ LS
436   ♦ LC
437, 437/537   ♦ LC
448, 448/548   ♦ LC LS
450, 450/550   ♦ LC
451, 451/551   ♦ LC
452, 452/552   ♦ LC
460   ♦ LC
466, 466/566   ♦ LC
480, 480/580   ♦ LC 
490, 490/590490  ♦ LC
607607   
608    
680    
690 690690 
     

 

 = counts toward ‘expertise’ requirement for MINOR only
♦ = counts toward ‘expertise’ requirement for MAJOR and MINOR


FALL 2020

SPAN 101: First-Year Spanish- Various
Emphasis on the development of speaking, reading, and writing skills; introduction to Hispanic culture. Sequence. Conducted in Spanish.  

SPAN 150: Cultures of the Spanish-speaking world

This course will explore narratives of resistance, migration, intimacy, and travel (including space travel), in recently-translated texts from Latin America. How is the outsider or explorer portrayed, and how might that change in translation? How do stories of marginality or loss create new contexts of reading? Is the fantastic, the magical, the exaggerated, or the impossible the same everywhere? Some of the writers studied have long been recognized in their home languages, but are only recently available in English; others are garnering attention among English-language readers early in their careers. 

SPAN 201: Second-Year Spanish- Various
Continued development of Spanish-language skills; emphasis on diversity of Hispanic cultures. Sequence. Conducted in Spanish.  

SPAN 218: Latino Heritage I
Intermediate Spanish course designed specifically for Heritage learners of Spanish. This class allows students to explore important cultural production from the Spanish-speaking world, with a focus on Latino culture in the U.S., while building their communicative skills in Spanish. This course cannot be combined with SPAN 201, 202, 203 for more than 15 credits of second-year Spanish. Course taught in Spanish and Spanglish.  See SHL page for more details.  

SPAN 301: Cultura y lengua: identidades hispanas
Develops advanced language skills through analysis of major historical influences in the cultures of Spanish-speaking regions: Spain, Latin America, and the United States.  

SPAN 303: Cultura y lengua: expresiones artísticas
Develops advanced language skills through the study of cultural products (e.g., art, literature, film, music) in Spanish-speaking societies.  

SPAN 305: Cultura y lengua: cambios sociales
Develops advanced language skills through the investigation of major currents of change in modern Spanish-speaking societies; gender issues, technology, revolution and counterrevolution.  

SPAN 307: Oral Skills- Various
In this course, students who have completed at least two years of Spanish work on building vocabulary, practicing verbal forms in conversational context, perfecting grammatical structures and pronunciation, and developing complex ideas in discussion, debate, and presentation formats. Prerequisite: two years of Spanish (or placement into third-year Spanish). 2.0 credits.  

SPAN 308: Comunidades Bilingues
Develops advanced language skills through the analysis of social and linguistic dynamics of communities in Spain, Latin America, and the United States where Spanish encounters another language. Taught in Spanish. Sequence with SPAN 301, 303, 305.  

SPAN 311. Advanced Writing in Spanish - Zunterstein
This requirement for the Spanish major provides additional language development for students early on in the major, emphasizing academic writing skills in Spanish.Prereq: two from SPAN 301, 303, 305, 308.

SPAN 312: Spanish in the Media - Rothgery
Designed for heritage learners. Examines the role of Spanish in various forms of media such as television, Internet, and literature. Students practice advanced writing skills necessary to participate in argumentative writing and close textual readings. Prereq: any two from SPAN 301, 303, 305 or 308; SPAN 308 is recommended.   

SPAN 320: Intensive Spanish Grammar Review - Zunterstein
Review and development of the more complex aspects of Spanish grammar with special attention to idiomatic usage. Prereq: SPAN 203 or 228.

SPAN 322: Introduction to Spanish Linguistics - Loza
The course content focuses on the analysis of the basic linguistic characteristics of the Spanish language. It introduces students to the study of the Spanish sound system (phonetics and phonology), formation of words (morphology), sentence structure (syntax), as well as the evolution of the different Spanish varieties (historic, regional, and social). This class will prepare students for higher-level courses in Hispanic linguistics and others in which Spanish is used in formal academic contexts.  Prereq: SPAN 308; one course from SPAN 301, SPAN 303, SPAN 305, SPAN 311, SPAN 312.  

SPAN 324: Spanish Pronunciation and Phonetics - Davis
Study of Spanish sounds, rhythms, and intonation; supervised pronunciation practice. Prereq: SPAN 308; one course from SPAN 301, SPAN 303, SPAN 305, SPAN 311, SPAN 312.

SPAN 344: Hispanic Cultures through Literature IV - Sepulveda
Introduces students to a variety of texts written in the Hispanic world in their literary, artistic, and historical contexts, from the 20th century into the 21st. Sequence with SPAN 341, 342, 343. Prereq: two from SPAN 301, 303, 305, 308. Approved to satisfy Category I-Arts and Letters general-education group requirement. Approved to satisfy Category B: international cultures multicultural requirement.  

SPAN 355. Creative Writing in Spanish - Sepulveda
This course aims to expand the students’ creative capabilities in Spanish through several writing exercises (poetry and fiction). Students will develop their literary sensitivity as well as their critical judgment and interpretative skills. Writing creatively diversifies the students' experience with the Spanish language.  Prereq: SPAN 311; one course from SPAN 341, SPAN 342, SPAN 343, SPAN 344, SPAN 350, SPAN 351, SPAN 353.  

SPAN 425: Literary Translation- Gladhart
We begin with the premise that the practices and theories of literary translation are profoundly interconnected and can most productively be explored together. Practicing (and thinking about) translation gives us insight into the complexities of reading and of studying multiple languages. The practice of translation enhances and refines language skills in both the source and target language. Translation also engages the promises of and obstacles to cross-cultural communication and understanding. This seminar-workshop gives practical experience in literary translation, through shared exercises and individual projects. Readings will address the pragmatic challenges encountered in practice exercises and activities, and explore issues in translation theory. The work for this course will include analysis of selected literary texts alongside their translations; critical readings of translators’ introductions and notes; readings of texts in translation history and theory; and a substantial literary translation (short story, novel excerpt, selection of poems, graphic novel extract). We will examine various approaches to issues including linguistic similarity and dissimilarity; translation as close critical reading; questions of dramatic and poetic translation; the translation of gender, social class, and political geography; and the creative uses writers and poets have made of translation. Readings and discussion in both Spanish and English. Prereq: SPAN 311 or SPAN 312; one course from SPAN 320, SPAN 322, SPAN 324, SPAN 341, SPAN 342, SPAN 343, SPAN 344.

SPAN 428: Spanish in the U. S. - Grammon
Is Latino a racial category? Why do people get so mad when they hear “para español, oprima nueve?” Is Oregon a Spanish word? Does mixing English and Spanish actually ruin my grammar? Is Spanish a threat to our national unity? Is the word Latinx a form of Anglo imperialism? Does raising a child in Spanish at home hinder their ability to learn English? Don’t they speak like Don Quixote Spanish in New Mexico? Is Spanglish even a language? Why is it problematic to say “el cheapo”? Does Spanish have a future in the U.S.? 

Spanish 428: Spanish in the U.S. explores answers to these and other questions through critical discussion and analysis of scholarly texts and popular media. Our goal is to develop a critical awareness the myths, discourses and ideologies that inform the past, present, and future of Spanish in the territory now known as the United States of America. In addition to active participation in class discussions, students are responsible for completing reading quizzes, analysis/reflection papers, and a mini research project on a topic of their choosing. Prereq: two from SPAN 320, SPAN 322, SPAN 324.

SPAN 490: Latin American Cities  – Velasco
This course will guide the student through the Latin American urban experience. We will explore the interplay of urban landscapes, neoliberalism, and human behavior in the cultural production (literature, films, music, festivals, and street culture) of five major cities in Latin America: Mexico City, Buenos Aires, La Paz, Havana, and Santiago. The primary and secondary documents of the course will map the social, economic, and cultural geographies of actual cities. This approach will allow the students to analyze the complexity of the urban formations and to think critically about the city not only as physical space but fundamentally as the product of social relations in times of political, economic, and cultural transformations.

SPAN 607: Contemporary Poetics: Spain and Latin America through its Poets - Enjuto Rangel
In this course we will discuss Spanish and Latin American Contemporary Poetry from a Transatlantic Perspective and in dialogue with the poets themselves. This will be a unique poetic experience, because students will get a chance to encounter some of the poets they are reading, ask them questions and establish a real dialogue. We will study poetry through close readings of the texts and in connection to their respective historical, political and cultural contexts. Students will be asked to analyze these poems as well as essays on poetic theory and literary criticism. From an interdisciplinary perspective, I also encourage students to think of the poetic texts through other artistic mediums as films, paintings, music, political and aesthetic manifestos. Spain and Latin America are multicultural, multilingual, and multiracial spaces, and we will explore contemporary poetics in Spanish, Mayan, Mapuche, Portuguese, Basque, Catalan, and Galician, through both original versions and translations.. ***Satisfies expertise-level credit for SPAN major concentrations: Literature and Culture (LC), and Language and Society (LS)

 


 

WINTER 2021

SPAN 102: First-Year Spanish- Various
Emphasis on the development of speaking, reading, and writing skills; introduction to Hispanic culture. Sequence. Conducted in Spanish.  

SPAN 111: Intensive Beginning Spanish
Intensive study for experienced language learners (ex: took Spanish in high school).
Introduction to Hispanic culture. Prereq for 111: previous study of Spanish or competence in
another language.

SPAN 202: Second-Year Spanish- Various
Continued development of Spanish-language skills; emphasis on diversity of Hispanic cultures. Sequence. Conducted in Spanish.  

SPAN 218: Latino Heritage I - Various
Intermediate Spanish course designed specifically for Heritage learners of Spanish. This class allows students to explore important cultural production from the Spanish-speaking world, with a focus on Latino culture in the U.S., while building their communicative skills in Spanish. This course cannot be combined with SPAN 201, 202, 203 for more than 15 credits of second-year Spanish. Course taught in Spanish and Spanglish.  See SHL page for more details.

SPAN 228 Latino Heritage II - Various
Intermediate-level oral skills and academic Spanish development for heritage language learners of Spanish. Helps students establish a personal connection between their Spanish language heritage and the wider Spanish-speaking world. Course taught in Spanish and Spanglish. SHL page page for more details.

SPAN 301: Cultura y lengua: identidades hispanas - Various
Develops advanced language skills through analysis of major historical influences in the cultures of Spanish-speaking regions: Spain, Latin America, and the United States.  

SPAN 303: Cultura y lengua: expresiones artísticas - Various
Develops advanced language skills through the study of cultural products (e.g., art, literature, film, music) in Spanish-speaking societies.  

SPAN 305: Cultura y lengua: cambios sociales - Various
Develops advanced language skills through the investigation of major currents of change in modern Spanish-speaking societies; gender issues, technology, revolution and counterrevolution.  

SPAN 308: Comunidades Bilingues - Various
Develops advanced language skills through the analysis of social and linguistic dynamics of communities in Spain, Latin America, and the United States where Spanish encounters another language. Taught in Spanish. Sequence with SPAN 301, 303, 305.  

SPAN 311. Advanced Writing in Spanish - Rothgery
This requirement for the Spanish major provides additional language development for students early on in the major, emphasizing academic writing skills in Spanish.Prereq: two from SPAN 301, 303, 305, 308.

SPAN 312: Spanish in the Media - Zunterstein
Designed for heritage learners. Examines the role of Spanish in various forms of media such as television, Internet, and literature. Students practice advanced writing skills necessary to participate in argumentative writing and close textual readings. Prereq: any two from SPAN 301, 303, 305 or 308; SPAN 308 is recommended.   

SPAN 320: Intensive Spanish Grammar Review- Various
Review and development of the more complex aspects of Spanish grammar with special attention to idiomatic usage.

SPAN 322: Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics - Loza
The course content focuses on the analysis of the basic linguistic characteristics of the Spanish language. It introduces students to the study of the Spanish sound system (phonetics and phonology), formation of words (morphology), sentence structure (syntax), as well as the evolution of the different Spanish varieties (historic, regional, and social). This class will prepare students for higher-level courses in Hispanic linguistics and others in which Spanish is used in formal academic contexts. ↑

SPAN 324: Spanish Pronunciation and Phonetics - Grammon
Study of Spanish sounds, rhythms, and intonation; supervised pronunciation practice.

SPAN 342: Hispanic Cultures through Literature II- Sepulveda
Introduces students to a variety of texts written in the Hispanic world in their literary, artistic, and historical contexts, from the 16th century to the Latin American independences. Sequence with SPAN 341, 343, 344. Prereq: two from SPAN 301, 303, 305, 308. Approved to satisfy Category I-Arts and Letters general-education group requirement. Approved to satisfy Category B: international cultures multicultural requirement.

SPAN 344: Hispanic Cultures through Literature IV - García Caro
Introduces students to a variety of texts written in the Hispanic world in their literary, artistic, and historical contexts, from the 20th century into the 21st. Sequence with SPAN 341, 342, 343. Prereq: two from SPAN 301, 303, 305, 308. Approved to satisfy Category I-Arts and Letters general-education group requirement. Approved to satisfy Category B: international cultures multicultural requirement.

Span 350 Introducción a la Poesía - Enjuto
En este curso estudiaremos la poesía en múltiples épocas y países, desde poemas náhuas y jarchas medievales hasta poemas barrocos, románticos, vanguardistas, y poesía contemporánea en forma de rap o canciones en España y América Latina. Estudiaremos cómo los textos literarios dialogan con sus contextos históricos y culturales. Nuestras discusiones también se concentrarán en el análisis formal de los poemas. En el transcurso del trimestre trabajaremos para lograr escribir ensayos bien estructurados y con lecturas críticas originales. Prereq: two from SPAN 301, 303, 305, 308.

SPAN 353 Introduction to Narrative - Millar
Explores important aspects of Spanish narrative; reading texts from different periods of Spanish and Spanish American literature. Emphasizes formal aspects and critical reading.
Prereq: two from SPAN 301, 303, 305, 308.

SPAN 355: Escritura creativa en lengua castellana / Creative Writing in Spanish- Sepulveda
Este curso busca potenciar las capacidades creativas de los estudiantes de castellano a través de variados ejercicios de escritura. Durante el trimestre el alumno desarrollará su sensibilidad literaria así como también su juicio crítico e interpretativo mediante sesiones de taller y de discusión grupal. Se espera que el alumno escriba poemas, cuentos y, posiblemente, capítulos de algún proyecto mayor de ficción literaria según sea su interés. También será pertinente escribir guiones y textos creativos híbridos en caso de que el alumno tenga interés en ello. Realizaremos ejercicios de escritura dirigida y leeremos textos ad hoc a los proyectos individuales de escritura. Al término del curso, el alumno deberá presentar como proyecto final un conjunto de escritos creativos que den cuenta de su trabajo en clase, incluyendo borradores y correcciones. La última sesión de clase será una presentación pública del proyecto final dirigida a la comunidad universitaria.  Prereq: SPAN 311; one course from SPAN 341, SPAN 342, SPAN 343, SPAN 344, SPAN 350, SPAN 351, SPAN 353.   

SPAN 399: Business Spanish - Lara

SPAN 407/507: La poesía y la poiesis en la tradición hispana, siglos 15-17 -  Middlebrook
Este curso presenta un panorama de la teoría y la práctica de la poesía en la tradición hispana durante la época que solemos denominar “la primera modernidad” o “el renacimiento” y “el barroco.” Teorías consideradas: el platonismo y el neoplatonismo; las teorías de la lírica planteadas por Horacio y sus seguidores en los siglos 16/17; el petrarquismo. La lista de poetas leídos incluye a Fernando de Rojas, Garcilaso de la Vega, Juan Boscán, Hernando de Acuña, Fernando de Herrera, Luis de Góngora, Francisco de Quevedo, Miguel de Cervantes, “Clarinda,” “Amarilis,” Bernardo de Balbuena, sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. MA PERIOD 1 (or PERIOD 2 with advance permission). Prereq: two from SPAN 341, SPAN 342, SPAN 343, SPAN 344.

SPAN 407: Latin American Dictatorship Novels - Millar
En este curso, examinaremos el fenómeno literario de la “novela de dictadura” en América Latina. Nuestro enfoque será tres novelas de la segunda mitad del siglo XX, aunque discutiremos los orígenes de este género literario en el siglo XIX y principios del siglo XX. Nuestro análisis se tratará de los contextos culturales e históricos de las obras literarias y prestaremos atención especial a las cuestiones formales y éticas que introduce el uso de la ficción narrativa y la novela como género literario como espacio de debate sobre dictadores y sistemas autoritarios. Por ejemplo, ¿por qué y cómo llega a ser la novela un tipo de repositorio para archivar y debatir historias y experiencias con dictadura? ¿Cómo interpretamos el uso de técnicas como la exageración, la parodia, el anacronismo y otras técnicas no realistas? ¿Cómo podemos leer y escribir sobre la dictadura éticamente?

SPAN 420/520. Spanish Linguistics: Applied Linguistics - Loza
Este curso le ofrece al alumno una introducción a las cuestiones teóricas, sociolingüísticas y pedagógicas que rodean la enseñanza e investigación de segundas lenguas y lenguas heredadas. En el curso se leerán artículos importantes en el campo para que los estudiantes adquieran un conocimiento del campo de la lingüística aplicada.

SPAN 424/524: History of the Spanish Language - Davis
Linguistic changes and social-historical influences on the development of Spanish from its roots in Latin to the diversity of modern dialects. Prereq: Two from SPAN 320, 322, 324.

SPAN 690. (Post)colonial Spanish Cultures, 1810-2021 - García Caro

This advanced research seminar considers the cultural and literary relations of Spain with its former colonies in the Americas and northern Africa from the period of independence to the late 20th Century. Participants in the seminar will be able to reframe the archive of Spanish cultural production since 1810 and position it within a postcolonial context. Through a study of postcolonial theory, students will investigate cultural representations and debates about national formation, emancipation, post and neo-colonial ventures, Pan-Hispanism, and Hispanidad. We will concentrate on five specific moments that will allow us to look at texts and issues that are not often studied in the context of contemporary peninsular literature. These five moments are: the Enlightenment and the wars for independence; romanticism and (mis)recognition; the crisis of 1898; neocolonialism in the early 20th Century; the post-Civil War period. 

By considering significant efforts by Spanish intellectuals to critique or resituate but also to reconsider and recreate Spain’s imperial pasts we will be able to engage in a reassessment of the role of empire and colonialism in characterizations of Spanish identity and culture. The emphasis on the struggle between modernization or Europeanization and traditionalism has displaced the debate about Spanish identity away from Spain’s political and cultural involvement abroad. This seminar seeks to allow graduate students in Hispanic studies to challenge earlier narratives of the literary canon and invite them to look for traces of the colonial experience in the contemporary cultural archive. Throughout the course, students will search for patterns of cultural appropriation of the Americas and North Africa in Spanish texts: a cultural production that reveals a fractured post-imperial outlook rather than a consistently neo-colonial perception of the former colonies. Such an outlook reflects competing internal models (monarchical, republican) that offer alternative views on Spain’s place within the Atlantic commercial system. This fractured perspective can be described as alternating between a paternalistic, post-imperial role vis-à-vis the Americas, with programs for solidarity or recuperation of influence, and a penchant for belonging and integration, where a colonial narrative nevertheless transpires. The experience of the traveler, in their thematic search for exoticism and violence, is contrasted with that of the exile and their search for familiar resemblance and a home. These competing narratives, oscillating between paternal and fraternal modes, will challenge students to re-read contemporary Spanish texts within the framework of postcolonial studies.


 

SPRING 2021

SPAN 103: First-Year Spanish- Various
Emphasis on the development of speaking, reading, and writing skills; introduction to Hispanic culture. Sequence. Conducted in Spanish.  

SPAN 112: Intensive Beginning Spanish
Intensive study for experienced language learners (ex: took Spanish in high school).
Introduction to Hispanic culture. Prereq for 111: previous study of Spanish or competence in
another language.

SPAN 203: Second-Year Spanish- Various
Continued development of Spanish-language skills; emphasis on diversity of Hispanic cultures. Sequence. Conducted in Spanish.  

SPAN 228: Latino Heritage II - Various
Intermediate-level oral skills and academic Spanish development for heritage language learners of Spanish. Helps students establish a personal connection between their Spanish language heritage and the wider Spanish-speaking world. Course taught in Spanish and Spanglish. See SHL page for more details: https://rl.uoregon.edu/undergraduate/shl/

SPAN 299: Spanish through Translation/ Traducir hacia el español - Gladhart 
This course serves as the completion of second-year Spanish, one approach to completing SPAN 203. It is a beginning course in translation, Spanish to English and English to Spanish, emphasizing hands-on translation activities as a means to develop reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills in both languages. We will work with short, self-contained texts (flash fiction, poems, letters, short essays), and texts for specific purposes (letters, recipes).

Goals:  Advance Spanish language skills through regular verbal and written practice. Develop tools for evaluating a translation. Use translation as a tool to practice close, critical reading, developing greater understanding and appreciation of literary texts in the process. Knowing that students will come to the class with varying levels of skill in both English and Spanish, translation exercises will move in both directions (that is, all students will translate from Spanish to English, and from English to Spanish). Thinking about translation can also help us understand the possibilities and constraints of different languages, or specific points of grammar (e.g. ser and estar in Spanish; the necessity of pronouns in English that can be omitted in Spanish). Course activities will leave room for you to identify on your own texts (and kinds of texts) you are interested in translating.

At the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • use a variety of dictionaries and other reference tools
  • identify and evaluate the tools most appropriate to a given translation task
  • distinguish between interpretation (oral) and translation (of text)
  • identify the skills required to translate or interpret
  • recognize the goals or priorities that shape a given translation
  • translate a short literary text from Spanish to English and from English to Spanish

Level: for students who have completed 202 or equivalent.

SPAN 299 Sp St: Guatemala: Texts and tyrants - Herrmann
What happens when a military regime commits genocide? How do art and media show resistance to abuses of power?

This class is a case study of the figure of the tyrant, using the history and contemporary cultures of Guatemala, which has been subjected to brutal, homicidal dicatorships in the 19th and 20th centuries. We will use film, literary texts, theater, and documentary sources to study how the terror engendered by tyrants are represented in different media.By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • describe the historical events and social conditions that lead to tyranny in general
  • compare and contrast the historical and social contexts in Guatemala that produced repressive dictatorships
  • identify media and artistic representations of tyranny in literature, film, and documentary sources
  • relate these histories to events and contexts in present-day U.S.

Students will work in Spanish, English, and Spanglish, with many original sources in Spanish. The professor will provide the support necessary for students to increase their Spanish-language skills in reading and listening, to access original sources, and in speaking and writing, to develop professional-level productive ability in the language.

Level: for students who have completed 202 or equivalent.

SPAN 299 Sp St: Lengua y ciencia - Rothgery

Designed to appeal to science-oriented students with an interest in languages, this course offers an alternative focus for Spanish 203 with modules on Food Science of First Peoples; Language, Writing Systems and Reality; and Perspectives within Space-Time. The primary goal is to continue developing Spanish language proficiency–speaking, listening, reading and writing–within a cultural framework and to create consciousness of the scientific contributions to humanity by indigenous civilizations and the Spanish speaking world.Objetivos del cursoAl final del curso, los estudiantes podrán:

  • Reconocer las contribuciones científicas de los pueblos originarios.
  • Reconocer los aportes científicos de los hispanos en EE.UU., de España y Latinoamérica y explicar sus contribuciones a la sociedad internacional.
  • Articular la relación entre la salud, la cultura y la comida, ya que la alimentación va más allá del acto de comer.            
  • Describir prácticas agroecológicas que todavía subsisten en las regiones de Mesoamérica y de los Andes.
  • Reconocer la relación entre lengua y realidad.
  • Crear metáforas y sistemas conceptuales que tienen la fuerza de re-humanizar los sujetos y, de una manera, alterar la realidad.
  • Participar en los discursos comunitarios sobre las ciencias dentro de un marco cultural.

Level: for students who have completed 202 or equivalent.

SPAN 301: Cultura y lengua: identidades hispanas - Various
Develops advanced language skills through analysis of major historical influences in the cultures of Spanish-speaking regions: Spain, Latin America, and the United States.  

SPAN 303: Cultura y lengua: expresiones artísticas - Various
Develops advanced language skills through the study of cultural products (e.g., art, literature, film, music) in Spanish-speaking societies.  

SPAN 305: Cultura y lengua: cambios sociales - Various
Develops advanced language skills through the investigation of major currents of change in modern Spanish-speaking societies; gender issues, technology, revolution and counterrevolution.  

SPAN 307: Oral Skills - Leon-Howarth
In this course, students who have completed at least two years of Spanish work on building vocabulary, practicing verbal forms in conversational context, perfecting grammatical structures and pronunciation, and developing complex ideas in discussion, debate, and presentation formats. Prerequisite: two years of Spanish (or placement into third-year Spanish). 2.0 credits.  

SPAN 308: Comunidades Bilingues - Various 
Develops advanced language skills through the analysis of social and linguistic dynamics of communities in Spain, Latin America, and the United States where Spanish encounters another language. Taught in Spanish. Sequence with SPAN 301, 303, 305.  

SPAN 311. Advanced Writing in Spanish - Zunterstein
This requirement for the Spanish major provides additional language development for students early on in the major, emphasizing academic writing skills in Spanish.Prereq: two from SPAN 301, 303, 305, 308.

SPAN 312: Spanish in the Media - Costales
Designed for heritage learners. Examines the role of Spanish in various forms of media such as television, Internet, and literature. Students practice advanced writing skills necessary to participate in argumentative writing and close textual readings. Prereq: any two from SPAN 301, 303, 305 or 308; SPAN 308 is recommended.   

SPAN 320: Intensive Spanish Grammar Review - Zunterstein
Review and development of the more complex aspects of Spanish grammar with special attention to idiomatic usage.

SPAN 322: Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics 
The course content focuses on the analysis of the basic linguistic characteristics of the Spanish language. It introduces students to the study of the Spanish sound system (phonetics and phonology), formation of words (morphology), sentence structure (syntax), as well as the evolution of the different Spanish varieties (historic, regional, and social). This class will prepare students for higher-level courses in Hispanic linguistics and others in which Spanish is used in formal academic contexts

SPAN 342: Hispanic Cultures through Literature II- Sepulveda
Introduces students to a variety of texts written in the Hispanic world in their literary, artistic, and historical contexts, from the 16th century to the Latin American independences. Sequence with SPAN 341, 343, 344. Prereq: two from SPAN 301, 303, 305, 308. Approved to satisfy Category I-Arts and Letters general-education group requirement. Approved to satisfy Category B: international cultures multicultural requirement.

SPAN 344: Hispanic Cultures through Literature IV- García-Caro
Introduces students to a variety of texts written in the Hispanic world in their literary, artistic, and historical contexts, from the 20th century into the 21st. Sequence with SPAN 341, 342, 343. Prereq: two from SPAN 301, 303, 305, 308. Approved to satisfy Category I-Arts and Letters general-education group requirement. Approved to satisfy Category B: international cultures multicultural requirement.

SPAN 348: United States Latino Literature and Culture - García-Caro
Introduction to Hispanic literature written in the United States. Close reading and discussion of selected texts by Hispanic authors; emphasis on literary trends and themes. Prereq: two from SPAN 301, 303, 305, 308.

SPAN 355: Escritura creativa en lengua castellana / Creative Writing in Spanish- Sepulveda
Este curso busca potenciar las capacidades creativas de los estudiantes de castellano a través de variados ejercicios de escritura. Durante el trimestre el alumno desarrollará su sensibilidad literaria así como también su juicio crítico e interpretativo mediante sesiones de taller y de discusión grupal. Se espera que el alumno escriba poemas, cuentos y, posiblemente, capítulos de algún proyecto mayor de ficción literaria según sea su interés. También será pertinente escribir guiones y textos creativos híbridos en caso de que el alumno tenga interés en ello. Realizaremos ejercicios de escritura dirigida y leeremos textos ad hoc a los proyectos individuales de escritura. Al término del curso, el alumno deberá presentar como proyecto final un conjunto de escritos creativos que den cuenta de su trabajo en clase, incluyendo borradores y correcciones. La última sesión de clase será una presentación pública del proyecto final dirigida a la comunidad universitaria.  Prereq: SPAN 311; one course from SPAN 341, SPAN 342, SPAN 343, SPAN 344, SPAN 350, SPAN 351, SPAN 353.   

SPAN 399: Los latinos y la educación- Latinos and Education- Costales
This course will provide a critical analysis of the social, political, economic and cultural factors surrounding the educational experience of Latinos in the United States, and their manifestation in cultural production (murals, poetry, music, film, memoir, etc). Develops advanced language skills as well as awareness of linguistic variation in the field.

SPAN 407: Literatura Y Chamanismo - Sepulveda
El objetivo de este seminario es explorar las culturas chamánicas de raigambre indígena, española y africana en América Latina. Abordaremos conceptos tales como brujería, nguillatún, alquimia, santería, psicomagia, nagualismo y realismo mágico, así como también examinaremos el significado de algunos ritos ceremoniales llevados a cabo con “plantas de poder”. Leeremos novelas, cuentos, poemas, ensayos y testimonies contemporáneos, examinando la conexión existente entre literatura y cognición a la luz de las muchas percepciones de la realidad presentes en las cosmologías chamánicas y en las prácticas contraculturales. Incluiremos también lecturas complementarias sobre antropología, mitología y etnobotánica y veremos películas y documentales que nos permitan entender más cabalmente el contexto de nuestro estudio.

SPAN 407/507: Escritura e identidad en la primera modernidad - Middlebrook
En este curso, leemos una selección de poesía y prosa que nos ayudará a reflexionar sobre el tema de la identidad, tal cómo esta la pensamos hoy en día cómo se iba desarrollándola en la época que solemos llamar, “la primera modernidad” o “el barroco” hispano. La lista de escritores y escritoras leídos incluye a Baltasar Gracián, Catalina (Antonio) de Erauso, Miguel de Cervantes, María de Zayas. MA PERIOD 1 o 2.  Prereq: two from SPAN 341, SPAN 342, SPAN 343, SPAN 344.

SPAN 420/520 Spanish Linguistics - Grammon
This class examines phenomena associated with language contact in Latin America and Spain, with a particular focus on Spanish in contact with indigenous and other Romance languages. Major themes explored in this class include translanguaging and code-switching, creole languages and ethnolects, language shift and endangerment, bilingualism & language mixing, lexical and structural borrowing, and language transfer and interference. Case studies of language contact situations are paired with key theoretical constructs, allowing students to explore connections between social and linguistic processes and critically reflect on the sociocultural dimensions of multilingual practices. Over the course of the term, students will give in-class presentations and engage with academic articles through written assignments and classroom discussions. Students will peruse a topic of personal interest through a term paper where they can investigate a language contact phenomenon or situation not examined in class. 

SPAN 425/525: Literary Translation- Gladhart
We begin with the premise that the practices and theories of literary translation are profoundly interconnected and can most productively be explored together. Practicing (and thinking about) translation gives us insight into the complexities of reading and of studying multiple languages. The practice of translation enhances and refines language skills in both the source and target language. Translation also engages the promises of and obstacles to cross-cultural communication and understanding. This seminar-workshop gives practical experience in literary translation, through shared exercises and individual projects. Readings will address the pragmatic challenges encountered in practice exercises and activities, and explore issues in translation theory. The work for this course will include analysis of selected literary texts alongside their translations; critical readings of translators’ introductions and notes; readings of texts in translation history and theory; and a substantial literary translation (short story, novel excerpt, selection of poems, graphic novel extract). We will examine various approaches to issues including linguistic similarity and dissimilarity; translation as close critical reading; questions of dramatic and poetic translation; the translation of gender, social class, and political geography; and the creative uses writers and poets have made of translation. Readings and discussion in both Spanish and English. Prereq: SPAN 311 or SPAN 312; one course from SPAN 320, SPAN 322, SPAN 324, SPAN 341, SPAN 342, SPAN 343, SPAN 344.

SPAN 690: Literatura Afro-latinoamericana, Siglos XIX-XXI - Millar
En este curso, examinaremos obras literarias y fílmicas por autores afro-latinoamericanos, y sobre personas de herencia africana en América Latina. Discutiremos los desarrollos teóricos más importantes sobre las construcciones raciales y la negritud en América Latina con un enfoque en el Caribe, pero también consideraremos otras regiones incluso Centroamérica, Sudamérica y el Brasil (los textos brasileños estarán disponibles en inglés o español). Analizaremos fenómenos como la esclavitud, la abolición y la ciudadanía negra; “blanqueamiento” e ideas de  “democracia racial”; los movimientos de negrismo y negritud; la literatura de protesta; y acercamientos poscoloniales a las identidades de los afro-descendientes. Nos concentraremos en obras de los siglos XIX y XX, y consideraremos cómo las ideas sobre la cultura afro-latinoamericana, la raza y las personas afro-latinoamericanas se construyen a través de fenómenos históricos y sociales. Discutiremos la manera en que estas construcciones se relacionan con movimientos intelectuales nacionales y regionales en América Latina.