Spring 2020

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
PORT 200-01 Portuguese for Speakers of a Romance Language
Instructor: Carolina Castellanos
Course Description:
This course is designed for students who have previously studied another Romance language and would like develop speaking, reading, writing and listening skills in Portuguese. The course assumes no previous knowledge of Portuguese, and will rely on the comparative grammar and cognate vocabulary of Spanish and other Romance languages to develop language skills over the course of the semester. In addition, the class will explore aspects of Portuguese-speaking cultures in Europe, Latin America and Africa. Prerequisites: four semesters of a Romance language (or the equivalent), or permission of instructor.
1030:MTWRF   BOSLER 321
PORT 304-01 Afro-Brazilian Literature
Instructor: Carolina Castellanos
Course Description:
Cross-listed with AFST 304-01 and LALC 304-01.Course taught in English. This class analyzes the literary production of Afro-Brazilians writers, as well as the representation of Afro-Brazilian characters in literary texts. It reviews different literary periods and the images those periods created and/or challenged and how they have affected and continue to affect the lives of Afro-Brazilians. Also, by paying particular attention to gender and social issues in different regional contexts, the class considers how Brazilian authors of African descent critically approach national discourses, such as racial democracy and Brazilianness. Taught in English. Available as a FLIC option in Portuguese. This course is cross-listed as AFST 304 and LALC 304. Offered every two years.
1130:MWF   BOSLER 321
Courses Offered in SPAN
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
SPAN 101-02 Elementary Spanish
Instructor: Margaret Frohlich
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 319
SPAN 101-03 Elementary Spanish
Instructor: Margaret Frohlich
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.
1030:MTWRF   BOSLER 319
SPAN 102-01 Elementary Spanish
Instructor: Elise Bartosik-Velez
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 305
SPAN 102-02 Elementary Spanish
Instructor: Elise Bartosik-Velez
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 305
SPAN 102-03 Elementary Spanish
Instructor: Juan Benito-Ruano
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 306
SPAN 102-04 Elementary Spanish
Instructor: Angela DeLutis-Eichenberger
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 305
SPAN 102-05 Elementary Spanish
Instructor: Juan Benito-Ruano
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 307
SPAN 201-01 Intermediate Spanish
Instructor: Mariana Past
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 313
SPAN 201-02 Intermediate Spanish
Instructor: Mariana Past
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 313
SPAN 201-03 Intermediate Spanish
Instructor: Amaury Leopoldo Sosa
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 201-04 Intermediate Spanish
Instructor: Amaury Leopoldo Sosa
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: Erin Diaz
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 306
SPAN 201-06 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.
1330:MTWRF   BOSLER 319
SPAN 202-01 Advanced Grammar
Instructor: Eva Copeland
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   BOSLER 314
SPAN 202-02 Advanced Grammar
Instructor: Eva Copeland
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 202-03 Advanced Grammar
Instructor: Mark Aldrich
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 319
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 with little or no formal academic formation in Spanish, 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 little or no previous formal training in Spanish -- one year or less of high school Spanish-- who live in a home in which Spanish is spoken and who speak Spanish at home. This course fulfills the foreign language graduation requirement.
0830:MTWRF   BOSLER 306
SPAN 229-01 Talking about Hispanophone Cultures through Literature, Film, and Art
Instructor: Abraham Quintanar
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 or 231. Students who have completed 231 or above may not take this course.
1030:MWF   BOSLER 313
SPAN 231-01 Ecocritical Literary Tours through South America
Instructor: Angela DeLutis-Eichenberger
Course Description:
This course examines a selection of contemporary literary works primarily from Chile and Argentina through an ecocritical lens. Authors to be studied may include: Baldomero Lillo, Horacio Quiroga, Gabriela Mistral, Pablo Neruda, Julio Cortzar, Braulio Arenas, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Francisco Coloane, Luis Seplveda, Pa Barros, Luisa Valenzuela, Pedro Lemebel, and Nicanor Parra.
1330:MR   BOSLER 305
SPAN 231-02 East Side Stories: Narratives of Resistance from Cuba's Oriente
Instructor: Mariana Past
Course Description:
This seminar explores cultural production from and about Cuba's Oriente region, an area culturally distinct from Havana. What historical memories, migratory patterns, and resistance efforts inform narratives from this area? What enduring tensions exist between Cuba's capital and its Eastern side? How has writing served as a tool of resistance in Oriente, providing alternative perspectives on cubanidad (Cubanness) that have shaped discourses of national identity, including race, class, and gender? Students will read and respond to a wide range of texts (short stories, films, poems, and a novel); particular emphasis will be placed on critical analysis and writing skills, as well as the writing process. The objective of this course is to prepare students to continue their studies of Spanish, study abroad, and understand a unique part of the Caribbean region with an informed and nuanced perspective.
1330:TF   BOSLER 310
SPAN 231-03 Monsters and Other Worlds. Tales and Themes of the Supernatural through Women’s Narratives
Instructor: Toni Rivas Bonillo
Course Description:
Cross-listed with WGSS 201-05.The primary goal of this course is to develop students' writing skills in Spanish. This course will focus on stories, films, and other cultural artifacts that explore alternative representations of reality. During the semester, we will analyze works by Mariana Enrquez, Samantha Schweblin, Amparo Dvila, Patricia Esteban Erls, Julio Cortzar, Remedios Varo, and Paco Plaza (among others). Students will learn about social, political, and cultural contexts necessary to illuminate themes and contexts related to the different course materials and to shape critical responses to works in the fantastic genre. Among other questions, the course will seek to understand how the different types of fantasy work, why writers explore horror and fear, and what lies behind the creation of monsters and supernatural entities. A special emphasis of the course will be the work of women authors. Among other issues, discussions, activities, and writing assignments will deal with the stereotyping female characters and their roles in fantastic fiction as well as how these conventional tropes have been challenged by women creators. Both in class and homework assignments approach writing as a process, and students will engage in drafts, peer editing, and revisions of their work.
1500:MR   BOSLER 313
SPAN 238-01 Spanish for Business Professions
Instructor: Asuncion Arnedo-Aldrich
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 205.
0930:MWF   BOSLER 321
SPAN 238-02 Spanish for Business Professions
Instructor: Asuncion Arnedo-Aldrich
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 205.
1030:MWF   BOSLER 214
SPAN 238-03 Spanish for Business Professions
Instructor: Asuncion Arnedo-Aldrich
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 205.
1230:MWF   BOSLER 319
SPAN 295-01 Introduction to U.S. Latina/o Literature and Culture
Instructor: Amaury Leopoldo Sosa
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
1230:MWF   BOSLER 314
SPAN 305-01 Introduction to Literary and Cultural Analysis
Instructor: Jorge Sagastume
Course Description:
Cross-listed with LALC 300-02. 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.
1500:TF   LIBRY E. ASIAN
SPAN 305-02 Introduction to Literary and Cultural Analysis
Instructor: Toni 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.
1030:TR   BOSLER 309
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.
0900:TR   BOSLER 314
SPAN 380-01 Borges and the Universe in Numbers
Instructor: Jorge Sagastume
Course Description:
Cross-listed with LALC 300-01. Normally, literature is viewed as an artistic form of entertainment while mathematics as a discipline that studies quantity, structure, space and change, establishing truth by means of rigorous reasoning. However, there are many forms of fiction that address the same via metaphors, which, in turn, depart from mathematics and philosophy. The focus of this course will be to analyze fiction and its intersection with mathematics and philosophy to uncover specific messages leading to different understandings of our universe/world. The class will study selected narratives by Jorge Luis Borges that deal with the concepts of infinity and the absolute, but not from a mystical point of view, instead from a mathematical and philosophical perspective.
1330:TF   LIBRY E. ASIAN
SPAN 380-02 Entanglements in the Colonial Americas
Instructor: Elise Bartosik-Velez
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ENGL 341-03.NOTE: Taught in English. This course will encourage students to rethink the traditional nation-centric narratives of British and Spanish American history, according to which the histories and literatures of the two regions developed separately and rarely overlapped. Instead, we will learn just how entangled these histories really were. Students will read both historical and literary texts as we explore how peoples of the Early Americas navigated fluid environments in which multilingual and multicultural experiences were not unusual and helped constitute complex intersectional personal and regional identities. This course ultimately asks students to consider what it meant to be American in such dynamic zones of exchange. The course will be taught in English. Readings will be in both English and Spanish; English translations of Spanish texts will be provided for students enrolling in English 341, who will submit written work in English. Students registering for Spanish 380 are expected to read the Spanish originals and required to submit written work in Spanish.
1500:MR   BOSLER 314
SPAN 500-01 Gender and Nation in Angeles Mastretta's Novels
Instructor: Eva Copeland
Course Description: