Fall 2021

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
PORT 101-01 Elementary Portuguese
Instructor: Carolina Castellanos
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.
09:30 AM-10:20 AM, MTWRF
BOSLER 307
PORT 201-01 Intermediate Portuguese
Instructor: Giselda Pereira
Course Description:
This course will be taught via live remote instruction by our Resident Director in Brazil. Review of Portuguese syntax. Introduction to conversation and composition through selected cultural and literary readings. Prerequisite: 102 or the equivalent. This course fulfills the language graduation requirement.
10:30 AM-11:20 AM, MTWRF
Online
PORT 202-01 Intermediate Portuguese II
Instructor: Giselda Pereira
Course Description:
This course will be taught via live remote instruction by our Resident Director in Brazil. 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
01:30 PM-02:45 PM, MR
Online
Courses Offered in SPAN
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
SPAN 101-01 Elementary Spanish
Instructor: Eliana Torres
Course Description:
This course will be taught via live remote instruction by our Resident Director in Argentina. This is the first course in the language sequence. The course focuses on all four language skills: listening, reading, writing, speaking, with an emphasis on vocabulary development and listening comprehension development. Prerequisite: Placement exam.
08:30 AM-09:20 AM, MTWRF
Online
SPAN 101-02 Elementary Spanish
Instructor: Julie Lesman
Course Description:
This is the first course in the language sequence. The course focuses on all four language skills: listening, reading, writing, speaking, with an emphasis on vocabulary development and listening comprehension development. Prerequisite: Placement exam.
09:30 AM-10:20 AM, MTWRF
BOSLER 314
SPAN 101-03 Elementary Spanish
Instructor: Julie Lesman
Course Description:
This is the first course in the language sequence. The course focuses on all four language skills: listening, reading, writing, speaking, with an emphasis on vocabulary development and listening comprehension development. Prerequisite: Placement exam.
10:30 AM-11:20 AM, MTWRF
BOSLER 319
SPAN 102-01 Elementary Spanish
Instructor: Asuncion Arnedo-Aldrich
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.
08:30 AM-09:20 AM, MTWRF
BOSLER 319
SPAN 102-02 Elementary Spanish
Instructor: Asuncion Arnedo-Aldrich
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.
09:30 AM-10:20 AM, MTWRF
BOSLER 319
SPAN 102-03 Elementary Spanish
Instructor: Mariana Past
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.
10:30 AM-11:20 AM, MTWRF
BOSLER 315
SPAN 102-04 Elementary Spanish
Instructor: Sebastian Antezana Quiroga
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.
09:30 AM-10:20 AM, MTWRF
DENNY 112
SPAN 102-05 Elementary Spanish
Instructor: Sebastian Antezana Quiroga
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.
01:30 PM-02:20 PM, MTWRF
BOSLER 310
SPAN 102-06 Elementary Spanish
Instructor: Mariana Past
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.
09:30 AM-10:20 AM, MTWRF
BOSLER 315
SPAN 201-01 Intermediate Spanish
Instructor: Andrea Lopez
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.
08:30 AM-09:20 AM, MTWRF
BOSLER 306
SPAN 201-02 Intermediate Spanish
Instructor: Tina Antonicelli
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.
09:30 AM-10:20 AM, MTWRF
BOSLER 309
SPAN 201-03 Intermediate Spanish
Instructor: Andrea Lopez
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.
10:30 AM-11:20 AM, MTWRF
DENNY 110
SPAN 201-04 Intermediate Spanish
Instructor: Neryamn Nieves
Course Description:
3 days a week MWF with 1 day of asynchronous instruction. 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.
11:30 AM-12:20 PM, MWF
BOSLER 309
SPAN 201-05 Intermediate Spanish
Instructor: Tina Antonicelli
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.
10:30 AM-11:20 AM, MTWRF
BOSLER 309
SPAN 201-06 Intermediate Spanish
Instructor: Neryamn Nieves
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.
01:30 PM-02:20 PM, MTWRF
BOSLER 319
SPAN 202-01 Intermediate Spanish II
Instructor: Margaret Frohlich
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 or the equivalent.
08:30 AM-09:20 AM, MTWRF
LIBRY ALDEN
SPAN 202-02 Intermediate Spanish II
Instructor: Margaret Frohlich
Course Description:
Permission of Instructor Required. 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 or the equivalent.
09:30 AM-10:20 AM, MTWRF
LIBRY ALDEN
SPAN 202-03 Intermediate Spanish II
Instructor: Abraham Quintanar
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 or the equivalent.
10:30 AM-11:20 AM, MTWRF
BOSLER 321
SPAN 202-04 Intermediate Spanish II
Instructor: Angela DeLutis-Eichenberger
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 or the equivalent.
01:30 PM-02:20 PM, MTWRF
BOSLER 305
SPAN 229-01 Spanish Conversation
Instructor: Angela DeLutis-Eichenberger
Course Description:
The primary goal of this course is to continue to strengthen students' oral, aural, reading, and writing skills in Spanish while acquiring a broadened intercultural perspective. Course topics will consist of a focused cultural theme chosen by the professor. Examples of possible topics include: Current Events in Hispanic Societies, Chronicling Everyday Life, Geographical Explorations in the Spanish-Speaking World, and Gastronomy and Health in the Hispanic World.Prerequisite: 202, 203 or 205. NOTE: May be taken concurrently with 202, 231, 238 or 239. Students who have completed 231 or courses above 239 may not take this course.
09:30 AM-10:20 AM, MWF
BOSLER 310
SPAN 229-02 Spanish Conversation
Instructor: Angela DeLutis-Eichenberger
Course Description:
The primary goal of this course is to continue to strengthen students' oral, aural, reading, and writing skills in Spanish while acquiring a broadened intercultural perspective. Course topics will consist of a focused cultural theme chosen by the professor. Examples of possible topics include: Current Events in Hispanic Societies, Chronicling Everyday Life, Geographical Explorations in the Spanish-Speaking World, and Gastronomy and Health in the Hispanic World.Prerequisite: 202, 203 or 205. NOTE: May be taken concurrently with 202, 231, 238 or 239. Students who have completed 231 or courses above 239 may not take this course.
10:30 AM-11:20 AM, MWF
BOSLER 310
SPAN 231-01 Mexican Women in Drug Trafficking
Instructor: Carolina Castellanos
Course Description:
Cross-listed with WGSS 201-01.Across the world and throughout history, statistics have shown that men commit more crimes than women. However, womens involvement with drug trafficking in Mexico and in Latin America has grown exponentially. The main goal of this course is to analyze Mexican womens diverse and complex participation in drug trafficking while developing writing skills in Spanish. How are women represented? What are women saying and experiencing? Do womens participation in drug trafficking challenges traditional rules and values? Are conventional notions of femininity and masculinity redefined by womens participation in the criminal world? Students will read newspaper clips, testimonials, and interviews, watch a film, and listen to narcocorridos.
03:00 PM-04:15 PM, MR
BOSLER 313
SPAN 231-02 Framing the Marginalized I/Eye
Instructor: Amaury Leopoldo Sosa
Course Description:
Cross-listed with FMST 210-02.In this course, we unpack autobiographical accounts composed by marginalized writers, artists, and activists from the Caribbean, Latin America, Spain, and the United States. At the same time, we examine a variety of visual adaptations of these marginalized figures. In comparing these representations, we ask the following. What are the ethical negotiations that portraying ones life or that of another require? What rhetorical and visual techniques do these individuals use to frame their narratives? What does this framing include and exclude, and what is the relation between this inside and outside? Lastly, what do these different versions of self and other reveal about the cultural, historical, and political moment of their creation? Throughout, we address these questions in our analysis of the pcaro (trickster), Sor Juana Ins de la Cruz, Frida Kahlo, Reinaldo Arenas, Rigoberta Mench, Madame Sat, Pedro Lemebel, and others.
01:30 PM-02:45 PM, TF
BOSLER 214
SPAN 231-03 Mexican Women in Drug Trafficking
Instructor: Carolina Castellanos
Course Description:
Cross-listed with WGSS 201-02.Across the world and throughout history, statistics have shown that men commit more crimes than women. However, womens involvement with drug trafficking in Mexico and in Latin America has grown exponentially. The main goal of this course is to analyze Mexican womens diverse and complex participation in drug trafficking while developing writing skills in Spanish. How are women represented? What are women saying and experiencing? Do womens participation in drug trafficking challenges traditional rules and values? Are conventional notions of femininity and masculinity redefined by womens participation in the criminal world? Students will read newspaper clips, testimonials, and interviews, watch a film, and listen to narcocorridos.
01:30 PM-02:45 PM, MR
BOSLER 313
SPAN 239-01 Spanish for the Health Professions
Instructor: Asuncion Arnedo-Aldrich
Course Description:
Cross-listed with LALC-239-01.Permission of Instructor Required. This is a specialized course emphasizing Spanish language and culture as they relate to health and medicine. The course goal is written and oral communication and cultural fluency as they relate to Global Health Care, Food Security, Immigration, and the delivery of health-care services to Limited-English-Proficient, Hispanic patients. Off-campus volunteer work with native Spanish speakers is required. Prerequisite: 202 or 205. This course is cross-listed as LALC 239.
12:30 PM-01:20 PM, MWF
BOSLER 319
SPAN 299-01 Ethics in Latin American Literature and Film
Instructor: Jorge Sagastume
Course Description:
Cross-listed with LALC 300-03.
01:30 PM-02:45 PM, MR
EASTC 314
SPAN 380-01 Natural Disasters and Tropical Paradises: Fictions of the Contemporary Caribbean
Instructor: Mariana Past
Course Description:
Cross-listed with LALC 285-01, AFST 310-01 and ENGL 321-03.This seminar (taught in English) examines recent Caribbean literary responses to ostensibly natural disasters, with Haiti and Puerto Rico being central case studies. How do writers responses to crises like earthquakes and hurricanes reflect specific sites of struggle and larger social, political and cultural concerns affecting the region, such as climate change and migration? To what degree do short stories, novels, poems, and essays shape discourses of national identity related to race, class, and gender? This course, emphasizing critical analysis, research skills, and the writing process, will help students craft an effective literature review and carry out specialized, in-depth research. Students will advance towards a more comprehensive and comparative understanding of the complexities surrounding Caribbean cultural production and will become familiar with current debates surrounding postmodernity, globalization, and diaspora studies as well as Caribbean writers preoccupations with identity, agency, and belonging.
01:30 PM-02:45 PM, TF
BOSLER 314
SPAN 380-02 Artists Against the System
Instructor: Mark Aldrich
Course Description:
Cross-listed with LALC 300-01.There have always been rebel artists. In this course we will explore several cases (studying both texts and contexts) in the Spanish-speaking world of artists who through their work have fought censorship and other forms of oppression. We will study primarily works of literature, but will also consider examples of visual and performing art works that have received politicized receptions. Taught in Spanish.
10:30 AM-11:45 AM, TR
BOSLER 314
SPAN 380-03 Foundational Colonial Latin American Narratives
Instructor: Andrea Lopez
Course Description:
Cross-listed with LALC 300-02.This course will examine major themes and ideas from a group of colonial texts that became the foundations of the Latin American literary tradition. Students will analyze the rhetorical strategies and negotiations with the colonial order of a diverse group of writers, including conquistadors, indigenous peoples, mixed-raced, and creoles. The analysis will focus on themes such as the development of the idea of America, the polemics about the faculties of indigenous populations, the process of mestizaje [miscegenation], and the acculturation and resistance of indigenous peoples in terms of languages, traditions, and beliefs. Furthermore, the course will include discussions on the continuity and evolution of these themes in later Latin American fiction. Readings will include Cristobal Colns diaries, and chronicles by Bartolom de las Casas, Felipe Guamn Poma de Ayala, Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, Fernando de Alva Ixtlilxchitl, and Carlos de Sigenza y Gngora, among others.
03:00 PM-04:15 PM, MR
ALTHSE 201
SPAN 401-01 Senior Research Seminar
Instructor: Jorge Sagastume
Course Description:
Cross-listed with LALC 390-01.Permission of instructor required. Students will work on a semi-independent basis along with the professor on a focused research project. Students will choose a research project that investigates a particular aspect of Hispanic or Luso-Brazilian studies. Students will be required to submit regularly scheduled progress reports and will participate in discussions on research strategies, the writing process, and peer review of their writing. Students will be required to present their research at various stages. The culmination of this course will be a research paper that may serve as a launching pad for the Honors Thesis in the spring semester. Offered regularly in the fall and occasionally in spring semesters. Students may write their papers in Spanish or English, depending on their priorities and interests.Prerequisite: SPAN 299, two 300-level courses, and permission of the professor based on the professors advanced approval of the students topic. This course is cross-listed as LALC 390.
01:30 PM-04:30 PM, W
LIBRY E. ASIAN