Texas Tech University

Spanish Graduate Courses

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2018

Summer I

CMLL 5301 Fundmntls:Research & Scholar: "Academic Communication in Language Studies" MTWRF 2-3:50 ENGLPHL 264  McChesney, Anita
SPAN 5341 Intensive Spanish for Graduate Research I MTWRF 2-3:50 ENGLPHL 153  Cole, George
  The importance of languages to scholars is incalculable in the process of research through their careers. Unlike other language courses, which attempt to balance the acquisition of the four skills (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) in a communicative way, this class will focus primarily on the development of reading proficiency. Students will be provided with extensive work with the most common lexical items in Spanish; practice with recognizing the main processes of Spanish derivational morphology (how words are formed from other words); an analytical approach to Spanish syntax (sentence structure); applying familiar reading comprehension techniques to reading tasks in the target language; and daily reading and translation exercises.
SPAN 5355 Seminar in Hispanic Literature: Crime Fiction MTWRF 2-3:50 EDUC 303 Zamora, Jorge

 

Summer II

SPAN 5342 Intensive Spanish for Graduate Research II MTWRF 2-3:50 ENGPHIL 264 Cole, George
  The importance of languages to scholars is incalculable in the process of research through their careers. Unlike other language courses, which attempt to balance the acquisition of the four skills (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) in a communicative way, this class will focus primarily on the development of reading proficiency. Students will be provided with extensive work with the most common lexical items in Spanish; practice with recognizing the main processes of Spanish derivational morphology (how words are formed from other words); an analytical approach to Spanish syntax (sentence structure); applying familiar reading comprehension techniques to reading tasks in the target language; and daily reading and translation exercises.
SPAN 5385 Seminar: Hispanic Linguistics: Sociolinguistics & 2nd Language Acquisition MTWRF 2-3:50 EDUC 317 Long, Avizia
  This seminar will explore the intersection between sociolinguistics and second language acquisition—specifically, the ways in which social context influences second language learning. In addition to offering a review of basic principles of sociolinguistics, multiple theoretical approaches that afford a role for social factors in the acquisition of second languages will be reviewed, along with the associated, growing body of empirical research and applications to the second language classroom. Students will be evaluated by means of critical summaries of published studies, oral presentations, and comprehensive written assessments.

 

Fall

LING 5322 Theoretical and Research Foundations of Sec Lang Teaching  M 3:30-6:30    TBD
SPAN 5352/CMLL 5302 Methods of Literary Criticism W 3:30-6:30   Barta, Peter
SPAN 5361 Medieval Literature  T 3:30-6:30    Scarborough, Connie
  Students will read significant sections of the following works: Poema de Mio Cid, Libro de buen amor, and Celestina. In addition we will read selections from other works of narrative and lyrical poetry as well as didactic prose (these will be taken from the MA reading list as it is presently configured). PhD students enrolling in the course will also be required to read secondary critical materials for the three major works to be studied. There will be a final exam, closely resembling a MA exam format (the final exam for PhD students will have additional questions comparable to ones asked on PhD exams). PhD students will write analyses of the secondary materials assigned. MA students will write a descriptive final paper on a short work not read as part of the class.
SPAN 5374 19th Century Latin American Literature MW 2-3:20   Miklos, Alicia
SPAN 5381 Hispanic Lit of the Southwest  Th 3:30-6:30   Pérez, Genaro
SPAN 5385 Sem. Hispanic Linguistics: Language Ideologies  Th 3:30-6:30    Regan, Brendan
SPAN 5386 Sem Acq of Span as a Sec Lang: SLA Seminar  W 5-8    Pascual, Diego
SPAN 5343 Studies in Spanish
Acquisition and Dev of Skills
 T 3:30-6:30    Elola, Idoia
  The purpose of this course is three-fold: (1) to provide an overview of issues in second language acquisition related to Spanish; (2) to strengthen the students' foundation and understanding of the Spanish language (syntax, semantics, phonetics, phonology, etc.); and (3) to raise students' awareness of how second language learners of Spanish acquire the target language. In addition, students will be able to design la research proposal and conduct research, the results of which can be applied in their language classes and future graduate work.
PORT 5342 Intensive Portuguese II  TR 2-3:20   Regan, Brendan