Spanish Graduate Courses

Fall - 2015

CMLL 5302/SPAN 5352-001 Theoretical Foundations/ Methods of Literary Criticism (DW) W 1500-1750 FORL 00255 Barta, Peter
LING 5322-002 Foundations of Language Teach TR 1530-1650 FORL 00103 Tecedor, Marta
PORT 5341-001 Intensive Grad Portuguese I TR 1630-1750 FORL 00116 Ladeira, Antonio
PORT 5355 001 Reading In Luso-Brazilian Lit TR 0930-1050 FORL 00255 Ladeira, Antonio
PORT 7000-001 Research ARR 0000-0000 Ladeira, Antonio
SPAN 5340-001 Spanish Linguistics TR 1400-1520 FORL 00018 Elola, Idoia
SPAN 5345-001 History of the Spanish Language TU 1800-2050 FORL 00103 Scarborough, Connie
SPAN 5354-001 Hispanic Lit Concepts M 1800-2050 FORL 00106 Cole, George
SPAN 5362-001 Golden Age Literature TH 1800-2050 FORL 00106 Beusterien, John
SPAN 5370-001 Colonial Spanish Literature W 1800-2050 FORL 00104 Guengerich, Sara

Summer I - 2015

SPAN 5355/HIST 5355 Graduate Seminar — Colonial Blackness MTWRF 2:00-3:50 PM FL 114, Dr. Sara Guengerich

Black people have been part of the Spanish American colonial encounter from the outset, playing an essential role in the configuration of both societies and cultures of all Latin American peoples. Yet, their voices and agency have been concealed and distorted in the "literary" and textual expressions of the period. This course will examine the voices, agency and identity construction of the African descendants that emerge from archival documents, legal treatises, chronicles religious literature, poetry, and visual documents. We will explore the racial politics of Church and State and the evolution of racial constraints at key moments of the colonial period.

Part of the class will be devoted to the study of theoretical articles on the concept of race and issues of subjectivity, identity and racial construction. The course will have a paleography training component for those students interested in consulting Spanish American archives from the period, and have reading proficiency in the language. Class discussion and most of the readings will be in English (and translations whenever possible); however papers, and written assignments can be written in Spanish or English.

The course is designed to be cross-listed with other departments, but students that would like to pursue the Spanish Paleography training must register for the Spanish graduate credits.

SPAN 5341-001 Intensive Spanish for Graduate Research MTWRF 2:00-3:50 PM Dr. Neil Anderson
Spanish readings with related grammar to acquaint graduates with Spanish as a research skill; equivalent to two years of normal coursework. Not intended to meet major or minor degree requirements.

Summer II - 2015

SPAN 5340 Spanish Applied Linguistics MTWRF 2:00-3:50 PM FL 104, Dr. Diego Pascual

Have you ever thought about why there are so many irregulars verbs in Spanish? or why pronunciation differs depending on the region native speakers live? This course addresses topics such as these ones (and many more) so as to explore the uniqueness of the Spanish language.

Applied linguistics is an interdisciplinary field of study concerned with the study of Language with relevance to its acquisition, learning and instruction. In this context, students will explore various areas of linguistic study (i.e., morphology, syntax, phonology, semantics, etc.) as they relate to the acquisition of Spanish as a second language and the teaching of Spanish. In addition to those interested in the field of Linguistics, current/future teachers of Spanish will also benefit from taking this course as, upon completion of the course, they will better understand the language as well as the complexities associated with its acquisition in adulthood.

SPAN 5342-001 Intensive Spanish for Graduate Research II MTWRF 2:00-3:50 PM Dr. Neil Anderson
Spanish readings with related grammar to acquaint graduates with Spanish as a research skill; equivalent to two years of normal coursework. Not intended to meet major or minor degree requirements.