Spring 2018

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
PORT 102-01 Elementary Portuguese
Instructor: Giseli Tordin
Course Description:
An intensive study of the fundamentals of Portuguese grammar, with special attention given to pronunciation and oral expression. Composition and literary and cultural readings.Prerequisite: 101 or the equivalent
0930:MTWRF   BOSLER 307
PORT 202-01 Intermediate Portuguese II
Instructor: Carolina Castellanos
Course Description:
The primary goals of this course are to review and study advanced grammatical structures, as well as develop writing skills. The course will aim to further develop students formal knowledge of Portuguese by studying challenging grammatical structures and producing formal and informal texts, such as letters, reports, narrations, summaries, etc. In order to familiarize students further with the cultures of Portuguese speaking countries, the course will use diverse target-language materials, such as short stories, films, newspaper clips, blog entries, YouTube videos, songs, etc. This course is intended as the gateway to the Portuguese and Brazilian Studies minor. Prerequisite: 200 or 201
0900:TR   BOSLER 315
PORT 380-01 Pretty, Maidenlike, and a Housewife?
Instructor: Giseli Tordin
Course Description:
Cross-listed with LALC 300-03 and WGSS 301-01. In 2016 a Brazil's right-leaning magazine published an article on the wife of Brazil's vice-president, entitled Pretty, Maidenlike, and a Housewife. Subtly the magazine supported the idea that women do not occupy powerful positions. Instead, they must accompany a man. Unlike this stereotype (objected with a whole of outrage in social media), throughout the twentieth-century, a considerable number of Brazilian authors like Clarice Lispector, Marina Colassanti, Lygia Fagundes Telles, Adlia Prado, Guimares Rosa, Patrcia Melo, Lya Luft, Snia Coutinho, and filmmakers like Fernanda Vairelle, and Klber Mendona, among others have designed other destinies for the underrepresentation of women. Exploring themes like madness, eroticism, and aging, these authors subvert a set of beliefs that permeate the image of women insofar as reinstate women center-stage. We will study how a variety of authors believe that there is an overarching cultural background underlying minority or excluded groups. Therefore, this course aims at examining a broad range of Brazilian texts and films to understand how it is not homogeneity, but diversity, that pervades the cultures of social groups.
1130:MWF   BOSLER 222
PORT 380-02 Lusomusics
Instructor: Lila Ellen Gray
Course Description:
Cross-listed with AFST 220-08, LALC 200-02 and MUAC 210-02. This course investigates select musical genres and soundscapes in 20th-21st century Portugal, Cape Verde, Angola, and Brazil as a lens into understanding four national cultures interlinked through a common language, geographical positioning in relation to the Atlantic ocean, and histories of Portuguese colonialism. Working with a wide range of case studies, from urban and popular music genres, to revivals of traditional music and dance, to newly emergent expressive forms, Lusomusics uses musical ethnographies, histories, and sound and video recordings as the materials through which to think about colonialism/post-colonialism, culture, musical circulation, and contact. Likewise, this course introduces students to the analytic tools to think critically about the production and packaging of lusomusics and their histories for international markets for world music.
1500:TF   WEISS 212
Courses Offered in SPAN
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
SPAN 101-01 Elementary Spanish
Instructor: Antonio Rivas Bonillo
Course Description:
This course is designed for students who have never taken Spanish previously. The course focuses on all four language skills: listening, reading, writing, speaking, with an emphasis on vocabulary development and listening comprehension development. Prerequisite: No prior study of Spanish and permission of department.
0830:MTWRF   BOSLER 313
SPAN 101-02 Elementary Spanish
Instructor: Antonio Rivas Bonillo
Course Description:
This course is designed for students who have never taken Spanish previously. The course focuses on all four language skills: listening, reading, writing, speaking, with an emphasis on vocabulary development and listening comprehension development. Prerequisite: No prior study of Spanish and permission of department.
0930:MTWRF   BOSLER 313
SPAN 102-01 Elementary Spanish
Instructor: Erin Diaz
Course Description:
This course is a continuation of Spanish 101. The course focuses on all four langage skills: listening, reading, writing, speaking, with increasing emphasis on speaking. Prerequisite: 101. Upon completion, students go to 201.
0830:MTWRF   BOSLER 319
SPAN 102-02 Elementary Spanish
Instructor: Amaury Sosa
Course Description:
This course is a continuation of Spanish 101. The course focuses on all four langage skills: listening, reading, writing, speaking, with increasing emphasis on speaking. Prerequisite: 101. Upon completion, students go to 201.
0930:MTWRF   BOSLER 321
SPAN 102-04 Elementary Spanish
Instructor: Karin Davidovich
Course Description:
This course is a continuation of Spanish 101. The course focuses on all four langage skills: listening, reading, writing, speaking, with increasing emphasis on speaking. Prerequisite: 101. Upon completion, students go to 201.
0930:MTWRF   BOSLER 319
SPAN 102-05 Elementary Spanish
Instructor: Tina Antonicelli
Course Description:
This course is a continuation of Spanish 101. The course focuses on all four langage skills: listening, reading, writing, speaking, with increasing emphasis on speaking. Prerequisite: 101. Upon completion, students go to 201.
1030:MTWRF   BOSLER 308
SPAN 201-01 Intermediate Spanish
Instructor: Juan Benito-Ruano
Course Description:
This course is a continuation of Spanish 102. The course focuses on all four langage skills: listening, reading, writing, speaking, with increasing emphasis on writing and speaking. Prerequisite: 102 or placement by department. This course fulfills the language graduation requirement.
0830:MTWRF   BOSLER 307
SPAN 201-02 Intermediate Spanish
Instructor: Eva Copeland
Course Description:
This course is a continuation of Spanish 102. The course focuses on all four langage skills: listening, reading, writing, speaking, with increasing emphasis on writing and speaking. Prerequisite: 102 or placement by department. This course fulfills the language graduation requirement.
0930:MTWRF   BOSLER 310
SPAN 201-03 Intermediate Spanish
Instructor: Elise Bartosik-Velez
Course Description:
This course is a continuation of Spanish 102. The course focuses on all four langage skills: listening, reading, writing, speaking, with increasing emphasis on writing and speaking. Prerequisite: 102 or placement by department. This course fulfills the language graduation requirement.
0930:MTWRF   BOSLER 305
SPAN 201-04 Intermediate Spanish
Instructor: Eva Copeland
Course Description:
This course is a continuation of Spanish 102. The course focuses on all four langage skills: listening, reading, writing, speaking, with increasing emphasis on writing and speaking. Prerequisite: 102 or placement by department. This course fulfills the language graduation requirement.
1030:MTWRF   BOSLER 310
SPAN 201-05 Intermediate Spanish
Instructor: Juan Benito-Ruano
Course Description:
This course is a continuation of Spanish 102. The course focuses on all four langage skills: listening, reading, writing, speaking, with increasing emphasis on writing and speaking. Prerequisite: 102 or placement by department. This course fulfills the language graduation requirement.
1030:MTWRF   BOSLER 307
SPAN 202-02 Advanced Grammar
Instructor: Jorge Sagastume
Course Description:
The primary goal of this course is to develop students' formal knowledge of Spanish by reviewing and studying the more challenging grammatical structures. The course will also work on development of skills in reading, oral expression, and vocabulary development. The purpose of the course is to equip students with the formal grammatical background necessary to be successful in courses on Hispanic literatures, linguistics and cultures. Prerequisite: 201, 120, or the equivalent.
0930:MWF   LIBRY E. ASIAN
SPAN 202-03 Advanced Grammar
Instructor: Hector Reyes Zaga
Course Description:
The primary goal of this course is to develop students' formal knowledge of Spanish by reviewing and studying the more challenging grammatical structures. The course will also work on development of skills in reading, oral expression, and vocabulary development. The purpose of the course is to equip students with the formal grammatical background necessary to be successful in courses on Hispanic literatures, linguistics and cultures. Prerequisite: 201, 120, or the equivalent.
1030:MWF   BOSLER 309
SPAN 202-04 Advanced Grammar
Instructor: Hector Reyes Zaga
Course Description:
The primary goal of this course is to develop students' formal knowledge of Spanish by reviewing and studying the more challenging grammatical structures. The course will also work on development of skills in reading, oral expression, and vocabulary development. The purpose of the course is to equip students with the formal grammatical background necessary to be successful in courses on Hispanic literatures, linguistics and cultures. Prerequisite: 201, 120, or the equivalent.
1130:MWF   BOSLER 309
SPAN 203-01 Spanish for Heritage Speakers
Instructor: Abraham Quintanar
Course Description:
Spanish for Heritage Speakers is an intermediate language course designed for heritage learners, but which includes other student interests in specific content areas, such as US Latino immigration, identity, ethnicity, education, and representation in the media. Linguistic goals include vocabulary acquisition, improvement in writing, and enhancement of formal communicative skills. Prerequisite: Placement by department. This course is for students with no previous formal training, no high school Spanish, who live in a home in which Spanish is spoken. This course fulfills the foreign language graduation requirement.
0830:MTWRF   BOSLER 318
SPAN 231-01 Women in Drug Trafficking
Instructor: Carolina Castellanos
Course Description:
Cross-listed with LALC 200-05. Across the world and throughout history, statistics have shown that men commit more crimes than women. However, in recent years womens involvement with drug trafficking in Latin America has grown exponentially. The main goal of this class is to analyze womens diverse and complex participation in drug trafficking while developing writing skills in Spanish. How are women represented? What are women saying? Does womens participation in drug trafficking challenge traditional rules and values? Are traditional notions of femininity and masculinity redefined? Students will read testimonials and interviews and will compare them to short stories, films, and songs. The course content will mainly focus on Mexico.
1030:TR   BOSLER 309
SPAN 231-02 Writing About Sexuality and Cinema
Instructor: Margaret Frohlich
Course Description:
Cross-listed with FLST 210-05, WGSS 201-01 and LALC 200-01. The primary goal of this writing intensive course is to develop students writing skills in Spanish. Both in class and homework assignments approach writing as a process, and students will engage in drafts, peer editing, and revisions of their work. The courses central aim is to help students in the development of ideas, creativity, organization, and basic research skills that shape strong academic writing. Throughout the semester students will broaden their lexicon and knowledge of Hispanic cultures through the critical analysis of film and literature. As we analyze various representations of sexuality, we will discuss what these expressions of pleasure and desire tell us about cultural practices, beliefs, values, and social institutions. In addition to readings, you will be asked to watch films outside of class.
0930:MWF   BOSLER 314
SPAN 231-03 Analyzing Latin American Literature
Instructor: Elise Bartosik-Velez
Course Description:
Cross-listed with LALC 200-07. This course will focus on developing students' writing skills as we read a wide selection of Latin American literature, from the pre-Columbian period through the present. Emphasis will be placed on developing techniques for performing close readings and how to write a convincing literary analysis in Spanish.
1330:TF   BOSLER 314
SPAN 238-01 Spanish for Business Professions
Instructor: Karin Davidovich
Course Description:
This is a specialized course that emphasizes the language of business. Students will study the lexicon and language protocols appropriate to the basic functions of international business. The goal is to improve oral, reading, and writing skills while acquiring a general business vocabulary, and a broadened intercultural perspective. Prerequisite: 202, or permission of instructor.
1130:MWF   BOSLER 213
SPAN 238-02 Spanish for Business Professions
Instructor: Karin Davidovich
Course Description:
This is a specialized course that emphasizes the language of business. Students will study the lexicon and language protocols appropriate to the basic functions of international business. The goal is to improve oral, reading, and writing skills while acquiring a general business vocabulary, and a broadened intercultural perspective. Prerequisite: 202, or permission of instructor.
1230:MWF   BOSLER 213
SPAN 295-02 Introduction to U.S. Latina/o Literature and Culture
Instructor: Hector Reyes Zaga
Course Description:
Cross-listed with LALC 295-01. This interdisciplinary introduction to Latina/o Studies discusses foundational historical, cultural, political, artistic, and literary texts of the U.S. Latina/o community. This class will cover diasporic movements and issues of identity, with a particular focus on the Mexican, Puerto Rican, Dominican, and Cuban-American diaspora. Prerequisite: 231. This course is cross-listed as LALC 295
1500:TF   BOSLER 314
SPAN 305-01 Introduction to Literary and Cultural Analysis
Instructor: Amaury Sosa
Course Description:
This course introduces students to different methods of reading and analyzing cultural products of the Spanish-speaking world. Strong emphasis is placed on expanding and honing strategies for close reading and/or interpretation, a practice that requires paying careful attention to the formal features of cultural products as well as their thematic content and generic conventions. Students will develop the necessary methodological skills and vocabulary enabling them to produce writing for academic purposes, which includes conducting advanced research and incorporating secondary sources to strengthen students own written arguments. This course prepares students for upper-level Spanish courses by fostering their abilities to examine discourses, analyze arguments, and construct arguments of their own. Prerequisite: 231.
1330:TF   BOSLER 213
SPAN 305-02 Introduction to Literary and Cultural Analysis
Instructor: Antonio Rivas Bonillo
Course Description:
This course introduces students to different methods of reading and analyzing cultural products of the Spanish-speaking world. Strong emphasis is placed on expanding and honing strategies for close reading and/or interpretation, a practice that requires paying careful attention to the formal features of cultural products as well as their thematic content and generic conventions. Students will develop the necessary methodological skills and vocabulary enabling them to produce writing for academic purposes, which includes conducting advanced research and incorporating secondary sources to strengthen students own written arguments. This course prepares students for upper-level Spanish courses by fostering their abilities to examine discourses, analyze arguments, and construct arguments of their own. Prerequisite: 231.
1330:MR   BOSLER 213
SPAN 331-01 Modernismo and Vanguardias
Instructor: Jorge Sagastume
Course Description:
Cross-listed with LALC 331-01. This course will explore major literary and cultural trends in Spanish America Poetry from the Modernista and Vanguardia movements. The study of the concept of Modernity, its impact on humanity and the reaction of the intellectuals to it will be the main focus of the class. Emphasis will be given to poets such as Rubn Daro, Jos Mart, Delmira Agustini, and Jorge Luis Borges. Special attention will be paid to the connections of poetry and socio-politics in late Nineteenth-Century and early Twentieth-Century Spanish America. Prerequisite: 305. This course is cross-listed as LALC 331.
1500:MR   LIBRY E. ASIAN
SPAN 366-01 Introduction to Spanish Sociolinguistics
Instructor: Erin Diaz
Course Description:
This course will introduce students to the study of variation and change in Spanish based on a variety of sociological factors. The course will incorporate specific examples both in Spanish and in English. The course will be taught in English with a Spanish FLIC option. Advanced learners of other languages are welcome. Topics will include phonological variation, morphological and morphosyntactic variation, discourse analysis, and language in contact.Prerequisite: Spanish 305 or approval from the professor.
1330:MR   BOSLER 314
SPAN 380-01 Cubania and Cuban Cinema
Instructor: Margaret Frohlich
Course Description:
Cross-listed with FLST 310-02 and LALC 300-01.We will explore how film and documentary media shape national subjectivities in their presentation of history, culture, gender, sexuality, and politics. We will further our inquiry through readings, both in English and Spanish, from books and scholarly articles. Students should expect to invest a significant amount of time on film viewings outside of class, assigned readings, and multiple writing assignments as they sharpen their ability to analyze film content and technique. Participation in the May 21-28, 2018 trip to Cuba will be open to anyone taking this class. MetaMovments will be organizing the trip with a focus on developing an historical understanding of the African influence on Cuban culture and life over several Centuries; engaging with academics & historians, specializing in the multiple branches of Afro-Cuban ancestry: Yoruba, Congo, Arara, and Abakua, as well as strong Haitian & Jamaican traditions; and being immersed in the dance and music of the island, from the Afro-Cuban roots to the Salsa of today. Students will be have the opportunity to practice Afro-Cuban music and dance with groups like Raices Profundo and visit the International Film School and talk with filmmakers.
1330:TF   BOSLER 319
SPAN 410-01 En memoria del bien: Memory of Good Lovin' in the Libro de 'buen amor'
Instructor: Abraham Quintanar
Course Description:
This seminar explores the multiple forms of good love as well as crazy love and the role memory plays in loving well as well in avoiding loving not so well. We explore various aspects of love from Godly love to physical love, as presented in the Libro, as we try to answer the age-old question: what exactly is good love?
1330:W   BOSLER 214
SPAN 500-01 Intersectionality in the Mexican American Community
Instructor: Margaret Frohlich
Course Description:
 
SPAN 500-02 Testimonies of the Huarpe People from Lavalle
Instructor: Karin Davidovich
Course Description:
 
SPAN 500-03 Dictatorships, Testimonies, and Memories in Argentine Female Narratives
Instructor: Jorge Sagastume
Course Description:
 
SPAN 560-01 Transforming, Encoding from ASCII to XML in the Vidal Mayor
Instructor: Abraham Quintanar
Course Description:
 
SPAN 560-02 Recoding XML Procedural and Intellectual Content in Elena Maria Doc
Instructor: Abraham Quintanar
Course Description: