Spring 2019

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
PORT 102-01 Elementary Portuguese
Instructor: Shawn Stein
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 314
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. 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 307
PORT 202-01 Intermediate Portuguese II
Instructor: Shawn Stein
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 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
1030:TR   BOSLER 214
PORT 242-01 Brazilian Cultural and Social Issues
Instructor: Carolina Castellanos
Course Description:
Cross-listed with LALC 242-01. In this class students learn about a variety of aspects of Brazilian culture and social issues. While highly discussed topics in Brazil and about Brazil, such as carnival, malandragem, and jeitinho are examined, throughout the semester students explore three different types of encounters: Native encounters, African and Afro-Brazilian encounters, and gender encounters. Students analyze these ideas concentrating on the nature of the encounters and the criticisms generated. Also, the class examines issues of representation related to marginalization, violence and banditry. In order to carry out the analysis of ideas and cultural representations and their development, students work with a variety of texts from different disciplines - literature, anthropology, sociology, history, and film - and follow an intersectional methodology. This course is cross-listed as LALC 242. Offered every year.
1130:MWF   BOSLER 213
Courses Offered in SPAN
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
SPAN 101-01 Elementary Spanish
Instructor: Mariana Past
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 308
SPAN 101-02 Elementary Spanish
Instructor: Mariana Past
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 309
SPAN 101-03 Elementary Spanish
Instructor: Juan Benito-Ruano
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 102-02 Elementary Spanish
Instructor: Abraham Quintanar
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: Abraham Quintanar
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 321
SPAN 102-05 Elementary Spanish
Instructor: Jorge Sagastume
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   LIBRY E. ASIAN
SPAN 201-01 Intermediate Spanish
Instructor: Carolina Castellanos
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 305
SPAN 201-02 Intermediate Spanish
Instructor: Amaury 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 319
SPAN 201-03 Intermediate Spanish
Instructor: Amaury 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 319
SPAN 201-04 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.
1030:MTWRF   SCLGAX 214
SPAN 201-05 Intermediate Spanish
Instructor: Antonio Rivas Bonillo
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 213
SPAN 201-06 Intermediate Spanish
Instructor: Antonio Rivas Bonillo
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 213
SPAN 202-01 Advanced Grammar
Instructor: Erin Diaz
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 306
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 308
SPAN 202-03 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.
1130:MWF   BOSLER 308
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. 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.
 
SPAN 231-01 Analyzing Latin American Literature
Instructor: Elise Bartosik-Velez
Course Description:
Cross-listed with LALC 200-04.This course will focus on developing students' writing skills as we read a wide selection of Latin American literature. Emphasis will be placed on developing techniques for performing close readings and how to write a convincing literary analysis in Spanish.
0900:TR   BOSLER 306
SPAN 231-02 Reading the Southern Cone: Lessons in Sustainability
Instructor: Angela DeLutis-Eichenberger
Course Description:
Cross-listed with LALC 200-05.In September 2015, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It was built from 17 Sustainable Development Goals aimed at attaining sustainable development for our world. These objectives are: No Poverty; Zero Hunger; Good Health and Well-Being; Quality Education; Gender Equality; Clean Water and Sanitation; Affordable and Clean Energy; Decent Work and Economic Growth; Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure; Reduced Inequalities; Sustainable Cities and Communities; Responsible Consumption and Production; Climate Action; Life Below Water; Life on Land; Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions; Partnerships for the Goals. Dickinsons working definition of sustainability captures many of the UNs articulated goals. It states that, sustainability is about more than recycling and the environment. Sustainability is about answering a fundamental question: How do we improve the human condition equitably in this and future generations, while conserving environmental systems necessary to support healthy and vibrant societies? [] Like most definitions, ours is born of a concern for the future of the planet, its people and its living systems, which are threatened by a growing human footprint that is consuming and degrading environmental resources at a rapid pace. It recognizes essential needs of vast numbers of people are not being met in the present, and that poverty and inequality are amplifiers of vulnerability to environmental and other hazards. It is motivated by values that seek balance among economic development, eradication of poverty and hunger, advancement of social justice, and protection of the natural world. Inspired by such approaches to sustainability and such definitions, this course examines a variety of environmental and sociopolitical issues affecting the Southern Cone, as they appear in a series of contemporary literary pieces. Widening the analytical frame, the course also discusses these issues as they may apply to private/personal, local, state, national, and global contexts. Please note that there will be several required field trips for this class (i.e. to Fur and Fowl Barn or Haldeman Island and to the Dickinson College Farm). This course is writing intensive.
1330:MR   BOSLER 213
SPAN 231-03 Reading the Southern Cone: Lessons in Sustainability
Instructor: Angela DeLutis-Eichenberger
Course Description:
Cross-listed with LALC 200-06.In September 2015, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It was built from 17 Sustainable Development Goals aimed at attaining sustainable development for our world. These objectives are: No Poverty; Zero Hunger; Good Health and Well-Being; Quality Education; Gender Equality; Clean Water and Sanitation; Affordable and Clean Energy; Decent Work and Economic Growth; Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure; Reduced Inequalities; Sustainable Cities and Communities; Responsible Consumption and Production; Climate Action; Life Below Water; Life on Land; Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions; Partnerships for the Goals. Dickinsons working definition of sustainability captures many of the UNs articulated goals. It states that, sustainability is about more than recycling and the environment. Sustainability is about answering a fundamental question: How do we improve the human condition equitably in this and future generations, while conserving environmental systems necessary to support healthy and vibrant societies? [] Like most definitions, ours is born of a concern for the future of the planet, its people and its living systems, which are threatened by a growing human footprint that is consuming and degrading environmental resources at a rapid pace. It recognizes essential needs of vast numbers of people are not being met in the present, and that poverty and inequality are amplifiers of vulnerability to environmental and other hazards. It is motivated by values that seek balance among economic development, eradication of poverty and hunger, advancement of social justice, and protection of the natural world. Inspired by such approaches to sustainability and such definitions, this course examines a variety of environmental and sociopolitical issues affecting the Southern Cone, as they appear in a series of contemporary literary pieces. Widening the analytical frame, the course also discusses these issues as they may apply to private/personal, local, state, national, and global contexts. Please note that there will be several required field trips for this class (i.e. to Fur and Fowl Barn or Haldeman Island and to the Dickinson College Farm). This course is writing intensive.
1500:MR   BOSLER 213
SPAN 231-04 Writing About Literature, Art and Film for Academic Purposes
Instructor: Jorge Sagastume
Course Description:
Cross-listed with LALC 200-07.The overarching goal of this course is to introduce students, in Spanish, to key aspects of college-level academic work: critical thinking, effective writing, careful reading, engaged discussion, and research skills. In reading, writing, and discussing, we will focus on the concept of argument and the construction and communication of effective arguments. In the process, students should be able to develop the ability to recognize and critique the arguments of others and to formulate and defend their own arguments based on logical thinking and evidence. This particular course has been designed with some specific ideas in mind: through Latin American literature, film and art, we will address the following questions: Who am I?, What can I know? and How shall I live?, emphasizing our place in this world and the civic responsibilities we have towards the society we share with others.
1330:MR   LIBRY E. ASIAN
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.
1030:MWF   BOSLER 306
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.
1130:MWF   BOSLER 306
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 305-01 Introduction to Literary and Cultural Analysis
Instructor: Elise Bartosik-Velez
Course Description:
Cross-listed with LALC 200-08. 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 306
SPAN 305-02 Introduction to Literary and Cultural Analysis
Instructor: Amaury Sosa
Course Description:
Cross-listed with LALC 200-09. 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 321
SPAN 351-01 U.S. Latina/o-Caribbean Literature
Instructor: Mariana Past
Course Description:
Cross-listed with LALC 351-01. This course, taught in Spanish, provides a literary and interdisciplinary examination of the experience of members of the Latina/o-Caribbean diaspora in the United States (Cubans, Dominicans, Puerto Ricans, and Haitians). Students will become familiarized with various theoretical perspectives on the artistic, social, political, and economic condition of Latina/o-Caribbean writers as producers of American culture. Attention will be given to understanding the ties between literary and social transformation in cultural production of the Latina/o-Caribbean diaspora. Prerequisite: 305. This course is cross-listed as LALC 351.
1500:MR   BOSLER 319
SPAN 365-01 Intro to Hispanic Linguistics
Instructor: Erin Diaz
Course Description:
Taught in English. This course serves as an introduction to the concepts of theoretical linguistics (phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, etc.) as well as applied linguistics (language pedagogy, pragmatics, second language acquisition, sociolinguistics, etc.). The approach to this course can be thematic or more narrowly focused and comparative in nature. The course can be taught in English with a Spanish FLIC option and when offered with a FLIC option, advanced learners of other foreign languages are welcome. Prerequisite: 231 or approval of the professor.
1330:TF   BOSLER 213
SPAN 380-01 Foreigners in Their Own Country: Postwar Spanish Diaspora and its Remembrance in Contemporary Spain
Instructor: Antonio Rivas Bonillo
Course Description:
In 1939 the victory of Francos fascist army over republican and other leftist forces imposed an authoritarian regime. Facing prison or a certain death, many republicans (or rojos) were impelled to leave their homes and country, which started a massive population displacement that would take many shapes. Among the 500,000 exiles, many arrived as refugees to the French border. During World War II, and as a consequence of the Nazi occupation of France, some would experience deportation to Nazi concentration camps, such as Buchenwald and Mauthausen, where 4,800 republican Spaniards perished. After the end of WWII and at the beginning of the Cold War, the survivors would face a decades-long exile in different countries, such as Puerto Rico, Mexico, Argentina, The Soviet Union, and France. Traumatic episodes from this time left their trace in fiction, recent documentaries, memoirs, and other autobiographical accounts. A selection of these materials will be used to study the following topics: the experience of loss, the self-representation of the aptrida, memory as resistance, the portrayal of horror, and the politics of memory.
1330:MR   BOSLER 314
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 314
SPAN 500-01 U.S. Latinx Depictions in Theater & Performance
Instructor: Amaury Sosa
Course Description:
 
SPAN 500-02 Providing Healthcare to Spanish-Speaking Immigrants in Central PA
Instructor: Asuncion Arnedo-Aldrich
Course Description:
 
SPAN 500-03 Healthcare & Latin American Migrants in the US: History & Future Challenges
Instructor: Elise Bartosik-Velez
Course Description:
 
SPAN 500-04 The Effects of Mexican Immigration of Food, Community and Identity in the United States
Instructor: Antonio Rivas Bonillo
Course Description:
 
SPAN 500-05 Shaping Identity: Immigration in Latin America
Instructor: Jorge Sagastume
Course Description:
 
SPAN 500-06 History and Evolution of Mestizo Identity and Politics in U.S.
Instructor: Eva Copeland
Course Description:
 
SPAN 550-01 Religious Ideology in the Conquest & Colonization of the Indies
Instructor: Elise Bartosik-Velez
Course Description:
 
SPAN 550-02 Dictatorship and Trauma in the Dominican Republic
Instructor: Mariana Past
Course Description:
 
SPAN 550-03 Contextualizing Chilean Literature Through the Legal Code
Instructor: Angela DeLutis-Eichenberger
Course Description: