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Spanish and Portuguese Current Courses

Fall 2024

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
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. This course will be offered as determined by student needs and on a tutorial (one-on-one) basis based on faculty availability. Prerequisite: 200 or 201
01:30 PM-02:45 PM, TF
BOSLER 305
Courses Offered in SPAN
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
SPAN 101-01 Elementary Spanish
Instructor: Erin Diaz
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.
08:30 AM-09:20 AM, MTWRF
BOSLER 305
SPAN 101-02 Elementary Spanish
Instructor: Erin Diaz
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 305
SPAN 101-03 Elementary Spanish
Instructor: Asuncion Arnedo
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.
01:30 PM-02:20 PM, MTWRF
BOSLER 319
SPAN 102-01 Elementary Spanish
Instructor: Adriana da Silva
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
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
LIBRY E. ASIAN
SPAN 102-03 Elementary Spanish
Instructor: Adriana da Silva
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 310
SPAN 102-04 Elementary Spanish
Instructor: Asuncion Arnedo
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
LIBRY E. ASIAN
SPAN 102-05 Elementary Spanish
Instructor: Julie Lesman
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 309
SPAN 201-01 Intermediate Spanish
Instructor: Allen Zegarra
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
LIBRY ALDEN
SPAN 201-02 Intermediate Spanish
Instructor: Julie Lesman
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 214
SPAN 201-03 Intermediate Spanish
Instructor: Allen Zegarra
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
LIBRY ALDEN
SPAN 201-04 Intermediate Spanish
Instructor: Julie Lesman
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 214
SPAN 201-05 Intermediate Spanish
Instructor: Angela DeLutis-Eichenberger
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 306
SPAN 201-06 Imtermediate 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.
01:30 PM-02:20 PM, MTWRF
BOSLER 214
SPAN 201-07 Intermediate Spanish
Instructor: Adriana da Silva
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 315
SPAN 202-01 Intermediate Spanish II
Instructor: Mariana Past
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.
09:30 AM-10:20 AM, MTWRF
BOSLER 213
SPAN 202-02 Intermediate Spanish II
Instructor: Mariana Past
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 213
SPAN 202-03 Intermediate Spanish II
Instructor: Mariana Past
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 306
SPAN 229-01 Conversando con Literatura y Filme
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, 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 306
SPAN 231-01 Hispanic Cultures through Women's Voices
Instructor: Eva Copeland
Course Description:
Cross-listed with WGSS 201-05. This class explores literary texts and films created by women writers and directors from Latin America, the Caribbean, and Spain. The course delves into overarching themes such as representation, identity, diversity, gender roles, and empowerment.
01:30 PM-02:45 PM, MR
BOSLER 305
SPAN 231-02 Hispanic Cultures through Women's Voices
Instructor: Eva Copeland
Course Description:
Cross-listed with WGSS 201-06.This class explores literary texts and films created by women writers and directors from Latin America, the Caribbean, and Spain. The course delves into overarching themes such as representation, identity, diversity, gender roles, and empowerment.
03:00 PM-04:15 PM, MR
BOSLER 305
SPAN 231-03 Chilean and Argentine Adventures through Contemporary Literature
Instructor: Angela DeLutis-Eichenberger
Course Description:
This class will embark on a series of literary adventures crafted by some of the most well-known contemporary authors tied to Chile and Argentina. Special attention will be given to literary works about Valparaso, Chile, and by authors from Mendoza, Argentina (both sites of one of our study-abroad programs). Using the selected texts as vehicles for literary analysis, students will write and revise several formal papers throughout the semester.
01:30 PM-02:45 PM, TF
BOSLER 318
SPAN 239-01 Spanish for the Health Professions
Instructor: Jorge Sagastume
Course Description:
Cross-listed with LALC 239-01. 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.
03:00 PM-04:15 PM, TF
LIBRY E. ASIAN
SPAN 299-01 Analyzing Contemporary Migration to Spain through Literature and Film
Instructor: Eva Copeland
Course Description:
This course focuses on current narratives depicting migration journeys from Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America to Spain. Exploring diverse literary genres like poetry, short stories, novels, as well as visual mediums such as graphic novels and films, the course explores the topic of migration literature and analyzes how these migration stories address themes of national and cultural identity, displacement and belonging, subjectivity, diversity, and the dynamics of memory and forgetting.
09:00 AM-10:15 AM, TR
BOSLER 314
SPAN 380-01 Topics in the Middle Ages
Instructor: Abraham Quintanar
Course Description:
This course explores approaches the study of the Middle Ages, 11th to13th-centuries, by topics, rather than by focusing on history per se. Some of the topics explored are disability, domestic violence, medicine, social aspects of reproductive situations of women, diversity and (in)equity. It does not concentrate solely on one specific geographical area or one particular Medieval culture, though it mainly concentrates on some cultural aspects of some Western European countries as well as the Middle East. This course aims to show how some of these cultures may be interrelated.
11:30 AM-12:20 PM, MWF
BOSLER 314
SPAN 380-02 The Profitability of 19th Century Slave Trade in the Americas through Literary and Cinematic Sources
Instructor: Allen Zegarra
Course Description:
Cross-listed with LALC 300-01. The slave trade in the Americas has been explored through several lenses. Despite the enormous amount of information available, one aspect that still arouses controversy is whether it was a profitable business. This course uses literary and cinematic sources to approach the profitability of the slave trade in 19th century Americas. Based on the information provided in the primary sources (novels and films), the mechanisms used to obtain profits from the slave trade are identified, classified, analyzed, and contrasted with those from secondary sourceshistory, sociology, philosophy, and business. The use of novels and films as primary sources aims at establishing how profitability in the slave trade in 19th century Americas is depicted and how this depiction mirrors or clashes with reality. Pierre Bourdieus, Stuart Halls, Louis Althussers, and Michel Foucaults perspectives, among others, will provide theoretical frameworks to guide our sessions.
03:00 PM-04:15 PM, MR
BOSLER 314
SPAN 401-01 Senior Research Seminar
Instructor: Elise Bartosik-Velez
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. 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
BOSLER 318