Fall 2022

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
PORT 101-01 Elementary Portuguese
Instructor: PORT STAFF, Margaret Frohlich
Course Description:
This course will be taught via live remote instruction by our Resident Director in Brazil with one day in person with a TA. 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
LIBRY ALDEN
PORT 201-01 Intermediate Portuguese
Instructor: Carolina Castellanos
Course Description:
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
BOSLER 310
PORT 304-01 Afro-Brazilian Literature
Instructor: Carolina Castellanos
Course Description:
Cross-listed with AFST 304-01 and LALC 304-01. 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.
11:30 AM-12:20 PM, MWF
BOSLER 306
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 309
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 309
SPAN 101-03 Elementary Spanish
Instructor: Margaret Frohlich
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
LIBRY ALDEN
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 308
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 308
SPAN 102-03 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
BOSLER 319
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.
09:30 AM-10:20 AM, MTWRF
BOSLER 319
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 305
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.
08:30 AM-09:20 AM, MTWRF
BOSLER 306
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.
09:30 AM-10:20 AM, MTWRF
BOSLER 306
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.
10:30 AM-11:20 AM, MTWRF
DENNY 21
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.
09:30 AM-10:20 AM, MTWRF
DENNY 21
SPAN 201-05 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 305
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 214
SPAN 201-07 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 305
SPAN 202-01 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.
08:30 AM-09:20 AM, MTWRF
BOSLER 305
SPAN 202-02 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.
09:30 AM-10:20 AM, MTWRF
BOSLER 313
SPAN 202-03 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.
10:30 AM-11:20 AM, MTWRF
BOSLER 313
SPAN 202-04 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 306
SPAN 203-02 Spanish for Heritage Speakers
Instructor: Abraham Quintanar
Course Description:
Spanish for Heritage Speakers is an intermediate language course that incorporates 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.

SPAN 229-01 Spanish Conversation
Instructor: Mark Aldrich
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 314
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.
12:30 PM-01:20 PM, MWF
BOSLER 314
SPAN 231-01 Lessons Learned: Thinking and Writing about Contemporary Film in Spanish America
Instructor: Jorge Sagastume
Course Description:
The primary goal of this course is to develop students' writing skills in Spanish. Course topics will consist of a focused cultural theme chosen by the professor. Examples of possible topics include: Hispanic Cultures through Film: Students will learn about the current culture and history of Spanish-speaking countries through discussion of films. This course will emphasize acquisition of the critical skills necessary to analyze Spanish-language cinema within the context of its country of origin. Hispanic Cultures through Painting: This course will analyze major themes in Hispanic cultures through the lens of painting. Readings that illuminate social, political, and cultural contexts will prepare students to better appreciate the historical significance of a wide variety of well-known painters. Hispanic Cultures through Literature: Students will learn the literary tradition of selected countries through novels, poems, and short plays by representative writers. Emphasis will be on tracing the development of the culture of the country studied. Hispanic Cultures through Media: Students will learn the values, mores and traditions of selected Spanish-speaking countries through popular media and its portrayal of current events. Emphasis will be on analyzing Spanish-language newspapers, magazines and television in order to understand their imagined audience. Prerequisite: 202 or 205.
03:00 PM-04:15 PM, MR
LIBRY E. ASIAN
SPAN 231-02 Fiesta: Rituals & Celebrations in Spain & the Americas
Instructor: Mark Aldrich
Course Description:
The primary goal of this course is to develop students' writing skills in Spanish. In this course students will learn about some of the major festivals and rituals that are central to Hispanic cultures. We will study different kinds of fiestas in Spain and Latin America from multiple perspectives, and will strive to understand many of their multiple roles in terms of community, religion, entertainment, and even tourism. Part of our learning will develop from representations of fiestas in visual arts, literature, first person accounts, and popular media.
01:30 PM-02:45 PM, TF
BOSLER 319
SPAN 231-03 Female Leaders in Latin American History and Culture
Instructor: Andrea Lopez
Course Description:
Cross-listed with WGSS 301-03.This course examines contemporary representations of Latin American female leaders from the 16th century to the 19th century. Students will learn about the origins and evolution of the representation of these characters over time. They will analyze and write about a wide range of materials including historical documents, works of literature, paintings, movies, music, and other forms of media production. The female leaders studied in this course will include Anacaona from Haiti, Malintzin from Mexico, Santa Rosa de Lima from Peru, Manuela Saenz from Ecuador, and Juana Azurduy from Bolivia/Argentina, among others. By the end of this course students will be able to define how female leaders became keystones for building their countries national identity and how their representation reflect the tensions and hopes of society.
01:30 PM-02:45 PM, MR
BOSLER 319
SPAN 239-01 Spanish for the Health Professions
Instructor: Asuncion Arnedo
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.
12:30 PM-01:20 PM, MWF
BOSLER 319
SPAN 299-01 Migration and Exile in Caribbean Contexts
Instructor: Mariana Past
Course Description:
In this course we will explore a variety of texts by Caribbean and diasporic writers (in Spanish) that address issues of migration and exile from different cultural and historical perspectives. Our focus will be on developing effective tools, techniques, and critical approaches for reading and interpreting works of literature, film, and music. Students will learn to examine discourses, analyze arguments, and construct and defend arguments of their own, orally and in writing.
01:30 PM-02:45 PM, MR
BOSLER 314
SPAN 380-01 Early/Modern Crossdressing and Transgression
Instructor: Amaury Leopoldo Sosa
Course Description:
Cross-listed with WGSS 301-04 and THDA 302-01.Why did crossdressing feature so prominently in the literary, theatrical , and cultural texts of the Spanish Siglo de Oro? How did these gender-bending performances captivate the imagination of writers, readers, and theatergoers? What were the aesthetic, ethical, and political consequences of this practice? In this course, we unpack the construction and function of this figure, we examine the threat this tradition poses, and we analyze these transgressions in light of early modern and contemporary theories gender and sexuality. While our primary cases are from Spain (Miguel de Cervantes, Lope de Vega, Tirso de Molina, Pedro Caldern de la Barca, Mara de Zayas y Sotomayor, and Ana Caro Malln de Soto), we compare these to examples from Spanish America (Sor Juana Ins de la Cruz), England (William Shakespeare), and contemporary television and film representations. Throughout, we consider questions of womanhood, desire, honor, vengeance, marriage, religion, nationalism, sovereignty, and resistance. This course will be taught in English with the option for FLIC.
01:30 PM-02:45 PM, TF
BOSLER 208
SPAN 385-01 Reimagining the Line: Contemporary Arts and Political Imagination at the Mexico-US Border
Instructor: Sebastian Antezana Quiroga
Course Description:
Cross-listed with LALC 385-01 and WGSS 301-01.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.
03:00 PM-04:15 PM, MR
BOSLER 314
SPAN 401-01 Senior Research Seminar
Instructor: Eva Copeland
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
BOSLER 319
SPAN 500-01 Literature, Grammar, Syntax: The Latin American Short Story
Instructor: Jorge Sagastume
Course Description: