Spring 2022

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
PORT 102-01 Elementary Portuguese
Instructor: Giselda Pereira
Course Description:
This course will be taught via live remote instruction by our Resident Director in Brazil. Monday-Thursday (synchrounous) and Friday (asynchronous) - 9:30-10:20am. (EST).Part of the Globally Integrated Semester in Brazil. 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
09:30 AM-10:20 AM, MTWRF
Online
PORT 200-01 Portuguese for Speakers of a Romance Language
Instructor: Carolina Castellanos
Course Description:
Part of the Globally Integrated Semester in Brazil. 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.
10:30 AM-11:20 AM, MTWRF
BOSLER 211
PORT 231-01 Portuguese Conversation and Composition
Instructor: Giselda Pereira
Course Description:
This course will be taught via live remote instruction by our Resident Director in Brazil.Part of the Globally Integrated Semester in Brazil. Advanced practice in oral and written Portuguese. In-class work focuses primarily on oral practice through presentations and class-wide discussions of these presentations, of current events, readings and films, as well as small group practice emphasizing everyday situations. Out-of-class work focuses on writing and revision of compositions with emphasis on both grammar and style. Prerequisite: 201, 200 or permission of the instructor.
10:30 AM-11:20 AM, MWF
Online
PORT 242-01 Brazilian Cultural and Social Issues
Instructor: Carolina Castellanos
Course Description:
Cross-listed with LALC 242-01.Part of the Globally Integrated Semester in Brazil. 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.
11:30 AM-12:20 PM, MWF
BOSLER 213
PORT 380-01 Popular Musics of the Portuguese Black Atlantic
Instructor: Ellen Gray
Course Description:
Cross-listed with LALC 200-02, AFST 220-04, and MUAC 210-01. Samba, samba, fado, morna, tropiclia, bossa nova. These are all popular music and dance forms from Portuguese speaking cultures. This interdisciplinary 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 and histories of colonialism and African diaspora. Working with a wide range of case studies, from urban and popular musics, to revivals of traditional music and dance, to newly emergent expressive forms, we will listen to sound recordings, watch documentary films about performance, and read and discuss widely. We will ask questions about relationships between musical expression and the enduring legacies of colonialism. We will study music making in relation to power and resistance. We will explore issues of cultural appropriation, musical exoticism and hybridity in the marketing of local musics for international world music consumers.No previous music experience or Portuguese skills necessary. Majors from across the College are welcome.
03:00 PM-04:15 PM, TF
WEISS 235
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: 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.
09:30 AM-10:20 AM, MTWRF
Online
SPAN 102-01 Elementary Spanish
Instructor: Andrea Lopez
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: Andrea Lopez
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 305
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
BOSLER 313
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 313
SPAN 201-01 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.
08:30 AM-09:20 AM, MTWRF
BOSLER 310
SPAN 201-02 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.
09:30 AM-10:20 AM, MTWRF
BOSLER 310
SPAN 201-03 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 310
SPAN 201-04 Intermediate Spanish
Instructor: Jorge Sagastume
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 E. ASIAN
SPAN 201-05 Intermediate Spanish
Instructor: Jorge Sagastume
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
LIBRY E. ASIAN
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.
01:30 PM-02:20 PM, MTWRF
BOSLER 213
SPAN 201-07 Intermediate Spanish
Instructor: Abraham Quintanar
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 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.
09:30 AM-10:20 AM, MTWRF
BOSLER 321
SPAN 202-02 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.
10:30 AM-11:20 AM, MTWRF
BOSLER 321
SPAN 202-03 Intermediate Spanish II
Instructor: Julie Lesman
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 319
SPAN 229-01 Conversing with Literature and Film
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.
08:30 AM-09:20 AM, MWF
BOSLER 314
SPAN 229-02 Conversing with Literature and Film
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.
12:30 PM-01:20 PM, MWF
BOSLER 314
SPAN 231-01 Gastronomy and Health in the Hispanic World
Instructor: Asuncion Arnedo-Aldrich
Course Description:
This course examines food narratives (literatura gastronmica) in order to learn about culture, eating habits, diet, food trends, and how these factors affect health. Reading materials (all in Spanish) will include novels, poetry, critical essays, documentaries, and gastroblogs to review the ways in which individuals, communities, and society produce, distribute, and consume foods. Sustainable food systems and food security will also be discussed. Students will learn about the basic principles of nutrition by studying key concepts such as digestion, metabolism, and requirements for a healthy diet. In addition to a research paper and short analytic papers, students will have the opportunity to engage in experiential activities at the College Farm and Stern Kitchen, and to do a creative project through contributions with varied content (gastro-multimedia, creation of a tasting menu, cooking demonstrations, food related music, etc.). Note: Due to COVID-19 some experiences may have to be adjusted.
01:30 PM-02:45 PM, MR
BOSLER 305
SPAN 231-02 Argentine Adventures through Contemporary Literature
Instructor: Angela DeLutis-Eichenberger
Course Description:
Part of the Globally Integrated Semester in Argentina.Students will complete the course for 1 credit on campus during the regularly scheduled Spring semester. At the conclusion of the semester, students completing the course as a "globally integrated program" will continue their studies for 3 weeks in Mendoza, Argentina to earn an additional half credit. This experience will culminate in a final reflection paper on their lived experiences and a short video highlighting how their abroad experience has led to a deeper understanding of the work first studied in Carlisle. Projected enrichment activities in Mendoza include: a guided visit through Mendoza; a tour of the Universidad Nacional de Cuyo (UNCUYO); a visit to the Cerro de la Gloria (commemorating San Martn and the independence of Argentina, Chile and Peru); a picnic in el Parque General San Martn (students will sip mate and meet students from UNCUYO); a trek in Mendozas mountains; a cooking class (students will learn how to cook typical Argentine dishes); a visit to several bodegas (wineries); a visit to the Museo del rea Fundacional and to the ruins of San Francisco; a visit to Lavalle, Altos Limpios, Reserva de Telteca, Asuncin; workshops with members from the huarpe community; a trek in Potrerillos; a tango class; a visit to D2 (a clandestine detention center from the dictatorship era); a visit to the Termas de Cacheuta (hot springs); and a trek to Cerro Arco. Pleasure, vice, punishment, apocalypse, death, golems, virtue, dance, dreams, creation, power...this course embarks on a series of literary adventures crafted by some of the most well-known contemporary authors tied to Argentina. These include: Leopoldo Lugones, Horacio Quiroga, Alfonsina Storni, Jorge Luis Borges, Luisa Valenzuela, Julio Cortzar, and Adolfo Bioy Casares. In the latter part of the semester, special attention is given to literary works by authors specifically from Mendoza: Juan Draghi Lucero, Liliana Bodoc, Antonio Di Benedetto, and Ricardo Sarmiento. These works engage a series of themes that dialogue with a Mendoza context: slavery, independence, dictatorship, and the indigenous (los huarpes). Using the selected texts as vehicles for literary analysis, students will write and revise a series of formal papers throughout the semester, culminating in a final research paper of longer extension.
09:30 AM-10:20 AM, MWF
BOSLER 314
SPAN 231-03 Gastronomy and Health in the Hispanic World
Instructor: Asuncion Arnedo-Aldrich
Course Description:
This course examines food narratives (literatura gastronmica) in order to learn about culture, eating habits, diet, food trends, and how these factors affect health. Reading materials (all in Spanish) will include novels, poetry, critical essays, documentaries, and gastroblogs to review the ways in which individuals, communities, and society produce, distribute, and consume foods. Sustainable food systems and food security will also be discussed. Students will learn about the basic principles of nutrition by studying key concepts such as digestion, metabolism, and requirements for a healthy diet. In addition to a research paper and short analytic papers, students will have the opportunity to engage in experiential activities at the College Farm and Stern Kitchen, and to do a creative project through contributions with varied content (gastro-multimedia, creation of a tasting menu, cooking demonstrations, food related music, etc.). Note: Due to COVID-19 some experiences may have to be adjusted.
01:30 PM-02:45 PM, TF
BOSLER 310
SPAN 295-01 Introduction to U.S. Latinx/Chicanx Literature and Culture
Instructor: Amaury Leopoldo Sosa
Course Description:
Cross-listed with LALC 295-01. This interdisciplinary introduction to Latinx/Chicanx Studies discusses foundational historical, cultural, political, artistic, and literary texts of U.S. Latinx/Chicanx communities. This class will cover the varied lives and identities of Latinx/Chicanx individuals, with a particular focus on the Mexican, Central American, and Caribbean diaspora. Specific course emphasis will depend on the professor. Prerequisite: 231. This course is cross-listed as LALC 295
03:00 PM-04:15 PM, MR
BOSLER 313
SPAN 299-01 Borracheras y resacas: Booze, Drunkeness and Sobriety in Spanish-Speaking Cultures
Instructor: Mark Aldrich
Course Description:
In this course we will study a wide variety of works from around the Spanish-speaking world in which alcohol has a protagonistic role. How have views towards alcohol abuse changed over time? How is it different from one culture to another? We will address these and many related questions. All the while, our principal interest will be to introduce techniques and approaches to reading and interpreting works of literature and other forms of artistic expression. Students will develop their ability to examine discourses, analyze arguments, and construct and defend arguments of their own, orally and in writing.
01:30 PM-02:45 PM, TF
BOSLER 314
SPAN 299-02 Conflict in Texts from the Southern Cone
Instructor: Angela DeLutis-Eichenberger
Course Description:
The goal of this course is to introduce students to techniques and/or approaches to read and interpret a variety of texts (literature, film, art, music, etc.), while developing the necessary skills in the field to examine discourses, analyze arguments, and construct and defend arguments of their own, orally and in writing. In this section, students will read, view, and listen to literary texts, films, and music, respectively, from the Southern Cone (primarily Argentina and Chile) in Spanish. They will read theoretical texts used to analyze them in English. Literary, film, and music content is framed around the theme of conflict. Students may explore how texts can be read to: dialog with difficult authorial, cultural, or historical moments; portray conflict while viewed as autonomous works; present psychological conflict; engage socioeconomic struggle; depict power conflict in a reflection of and/or challenge to conventional gender roles; play with language and conflicting meanings; raise questions or issues about nature and the environment; and address matters related to indigenous communities.
01:30 PM-02:45 PM, MR
BOSLER 214
SPAN 380-01 A Travel Through Multiple Wor(l)ds: Reading Modern Spanish America
Instructor: Jorge Sagastume
Course Description:
Cross-listed with LALC 300-02. This course introduces learners to Spanish American literature, from 1882 to the present, covering the most important literary movements of this period: Modernismo, Postmodernism, Vanguardismo and Poststructuralism. Students will be introduced to poetry, essay, and the art of the short story, shaped by prominent artists of yesterday and today. Participants in the course will gain a broader understanding of the literature created during the period, providing a base for upper-level classes in the field, while at the same time, helping them achieve an awareness of ones culture through the learning of other cultures from the Spanish American world, and thus becoming a more civically engaged citizen. Students will also develop the ability to draw analytical conclusions from studying texts in an interdisciplinary and increasingly cross-cultural and interconnected world.
01:30 PM-02:45 PM, MR
LIBRY ALDEN
SPAN 385-01 U.S. Latinx-Caribbean Literature
Instructor: Mariana Past
Course Description:
Cross-listed with LALC 385-01.Students who took LALC/SPAN 351 "U.S. Latinx-Caribbean Literature" with Prof. Past in Fall 2020 cannot take this course for credit since it is a repeat of the content. This class studies significant cultural, literary, and historical topics concerning U.S. Latinx, Chicanx, and/or Latin American and Caribbean communities and diasporas. A sampling of topics includes: The Mexican-American Border; Nueva York, Diaspora City; U.S. Latinos: Between Two Cultures; Latina/o Poetry; New Latino Narratives; Latina Writers; Afro-Latino Cultural Production in the U.S., Semiotics and the Aesthetics of Latina/o Cinema. Specific class topic to be decided by professor.
09:00 AM-10:15 AM, TR
BOSLER 314
SPAN 385-02 Reimagining the Line: Contemporary Arts and Political Imagination at the Mexico-US Border
Instructor: Sebastian Antezana Quiroga
Course Description:
Cross-listed with LALC 385-02 and WGSS 301-03. This course explores contemporary literary works, film, and art from and/or about the Mexico-US border. Concentrating both on its political and aesthetic dimensions, the course focuses on the (imaginary and yet very real) divisive nature of the border, on the systematic exploitation of its gender and ethnic minorities, as well as on the many forms of freedom produced by border experiences and arts. Students will analyze how border writers and artists come up with rhetorical and political strategies that allow them to reimagine themselves and their bi-national territory, and to generate challenging notions of citizenship, nationhood, and culture to establish more fluid and socially responsible modes of representation. In particular, the course pays close attention to works and creators that understand the border experience as one of instability and hardship, but also as a form of ideological resistance, subversive power, and freedom. Following the rich linguistic complexities of the Mexico-US border, the course will be taught mostly in Spanish, but it will also offer a few texts and materials in Spanglish and in English. Students are encouraged to bring their own interests and experiences to the course.
10:30 AM-11:45 AM, TR
BOSLER 314
SPAN 500-01 Study of Contemporary Argentine Literature
Instructor: Angela DeLutis-Eichenberger
Course Description:

SPAN 550-01 Translation Honors Project
Instructor: Mark Aldrich
Course Description:

SPAN 550-02 La representación literaria de las mujeres minoritarias en España contemporánea
Instructor: Margaret Frohlich
Course Description:

SPAN 550-03 Independent Research
Instructor: Jorge Sagastume
Course Description:

SPAN 550-04 Independent Research
Instructor: Carolina Castellanos
Course Description:

SPAN 550-05 Independent Research for Honor's Thesis
Instructor: Jorge Sagastume
Course Description:

SPAN 550-06 Translation Honors Project
Instructor: Mark Aldrich
Course Description: