Spanish Graduate Courses
Class times for future semesters are subject to change. Do not rely on this page for scheduling; instead please visit the TTU Schedule of Classes page.
SPAN 5343-002: Eye Tracking and L2 Processing
R 6:00-8:50 PM
SPAN 5356-001: Border Studies
T 3:30-6:20 PM
In this course, we will trace the theoretical foundations and key literary and performative works in the field of border studies. Through an interdisciplinary, transnational framework, we will examine the history, present debates, and future directions of the field. The seminar will be divided into the following modules: "Hybridity and its Critiques," "The History of U.S.-Mexico Border Militarization, "Artivism and Performance," and "Queering Global Borders." Theoretical readings include works by Gloria Anzaldúa, Néstor García Canclini, Walter Mignolo, María Socorro Tabuenca, Claire Fox, José Manuel Valenzuela Arce, and others. We will examine literature and performance from Mexico and the United States, including works by Luis Humberto Crosthwaite, Yuri Herrera, Helena María Viramontes, Cristina Rivera Garza, Rosina Conde, Guillermo Gómez Peña, and others. Assignments will focus on developing academic writing and speaking skills through the genres of abstracts, book reviews, conference presentations, and a publishable article.
SPAN 5375-001: Modernismo
R 3:30-6:20 PM
El curso será un estudio del movimiento literario conocido como "Modernismo" que se desarrolló principalmente en Hispanoamérica a finales del siglo XIX y principios del XX. Se estudiará a los autores más representativos del movimiento en los diferentes países de habla hispana. Se analizarán también las técnicas, estilos, temas y preocupaciones intelectuales de los modernistas, todo dentro del contexto de la época en que se desarrolló el movimiento.
SPAN 5384-001: L2 Writing/LING 5320-001
T 3:00-5:50 PM
The focus of this course is to showcase the most pertinent areas of research and practice for educators who are seeking a deeper understanding of L2 and HL (digital) writing. This course advocates for the development and implementation of (digitally mediated) instructional practices in the light of theoretical and pedagogical perspectives. The course offers (1) the development of classroom tasks that will support students' growing L2 and HL multiliteracies; (2) forms of providing feedback and assessment; and (3) insights for those who wish to engage in research or to study instructional methods that could not only guide their own practice, and (4) ideas for instructional and curricular practices for diverse learning contexts (e.g., international contexts).
SPAN 5385-001: Bilingual Minds: Psycholinguistics of Bilingualism
R 3:00-5:50 PM
Bilingual speakers have been defined as mental jugglers due to their (fascinating) ability to functionally manage two languages in a single mind. This course will provide a comprehensive introduction to the psychology of bilingualism by exploring the cognitive mechanisms underlying bilingual language processing, development, and use while drawing on theory and empirical research from the field of psycholinguistics. The course will focus on four general topics: (1) Language, Mind & the Brain, (2) Bilingual Language Acquisition and Processing, (3) The Role of Individual Differences, and (4) The Consequences of Bilingualism. By the end of the course, students will be able to critically read literature on the psycholinguistics of bilingualism with a thorough understanding of the major conceptual and methodological issues in the field of psycholinguistics. In addition, this course will prepare students interested in incorporating psycholinguistic methods to answer questions related to bilingualism, language, and cognition as part of their own research agenda to have the foundational knowledge to successfully begin to do so.