Graduate Courses in Spanish (SPAN)
5300 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN SPANISH On demand.
5315 MASTERPIECES OF PENINSULAR LITERATURE AND CULTURE This course explores several full-length masterpieces of Peninsular literature and culture that have come not only to define the field of Peninsular studies, but also to be associated with Spain in the greater arena of cultural consciousness. By studying these texts in depth and in the original language, as well as in the context of other "masterpieces" from all genres and major periods, students will be challenged to explore how these works define (or defy) the canon and/or cultural identity which Spain has sought to establish for itself. Discussion/lecture. On demand. (Core course)
5340 HISTORY OF THE SPANISH LANGUAGE This course offers a study of the development of the modern Spanish language from its Latin, Romance, and Medieval dialects to its current form. It considers such topics as the fundamentals of linguistics, phonetic change, the development of the verbal system, the dissolution of the case system, regional variations, and non-latinate influences (such as Arabic and Greek) on Spanish. Attention will also be paid to some of the historical factors that influenced the development of Spanish such as the Reconquest and the formation of an empire under the Catholic monarchs. Includes analysis and discussion of selected texts that are representative of the language's development. Fall. (Core course)
5345 MASTERPIECES OF SPANISH-AMERICAN LITERATURE This course offers a study of literary works and masterpieces of some of the most influential writers in Spanish America. Attention will be paid to historical factors that have shaped the development of literature in this region of the world such as the Conquest, the Colonies, the War of Independence, the Age of Violence, and revolutions. It will include analysis and discussion of selected texts. The course presents a selection of works that have been recognized by specialists, scholars, and critics as outstanding in Spanish American Literature. Discussion/lecture. (Core course)
5350 INTRODUCTION TO SPANISH LINGUISTICS This course is an introduction to the Spanish language system. After a basic examination of linguistic concepts this course will extensively explore Spanish phonetics, phonology, morphology and syntax. In addition to an overview of the history of the Spanish language, it may consider the implications of sociolinguistics, semantics, and linguistic variation. On demand
5395 ADVANCED SPANISH LITERATURE: THEME COURSE Special studies in various genres, literary movements, or authors. May be repeated for credit under different topics. Prerequisite: one upper-division literature course or permission of department. On demand.
5396 HISPANIC STUDIES: THEME COURSE Special studies relating modern analytical essays and writing to sociological, political, cultural, and philosophical aspects and/or trends in the Spanish-speaking world. May be repeated for credit under different topics. Prerequisite: one upper-division civilization course or permission of department. On demand.
6301 APPLIED SPANISH LINGUISTICS Phonological, morphological, and syntactical problems encountered by the teacher of Spanish. On demand.
6302 ADVANCED SPOKEN AND WRITTEN SPANISH Intensive practice in speaking and writing Spanish. On demand.
6330 HISPANIC AUTHOR SEMINAR This course offers a thorough study of selected works of a single major author in Spain or Spanish America. Attention will be given to the evolution in their writing, the employment of different literary genre, and the cultural and historical contexts which inform their creative acts and reception. Discussion/lecture. On demand.
6335 SEMINAR ON LITERARY GENRE This course offers a thorough study of a single literary genre, such as novel, short story, poetry, drama, or essay, in Spain or Spanish America. In this course, students will examine the degree to which a genre is governed by its own poetics, responds to shared sociocultural preoccupations, and changes over time and space. Discussion/lecture. On demand.
6340 SEMINAR ON GABRIEL GARCIA MARQUEZ This course offers an in-depth study of the literary works of the Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1984, Garcia Marquez is presently Latin America's most widely known and admired novelist. His fiction imparts not only the stark reality of an emerging continent, but also, through the humanistic and universalizing elements of myth, imagination, and aesthetic perception, an original and peculiar vision of the human condition. Discussion/lecture. On demand.
6380 THESIS RESEARCH The MA thesis in Spanish will require candidates to explore in-depth a topic of their choosing and approved by a faculty member.
6395 STUDIES IN SPANISH LITERATURE: THEME COURSE Special topics on various genres, literary movements, or authors. May be repeated for credit under different topics. On demand.
6396 HISPANIC STUDIES: THEME COURSE Special studies relating modern analytical essays and writings to sociological, political, cultural, and philosophical aspects of the Spanish-speaking world. May be repeated for credit under different topics. On demand.
6397 TOPICS IN ADVANCED SPANISH LINGUISTICS This course allows for the exploration of a variety of advanced linguistic topics, varying by semester according to program needs, faculty availability and expertise, and student demand. Discussion/lecture. May be retaken for credit under a different topic. Prerequisite: Graduate status. Offered on demand.
6398/6698 TRAVEL SEMINAR ABROAD Intensive study in Mexico, Spain, or another approved Spanish-speaking country. Classes in Spanish grammar, conversation, history, literature, culture, and contemporary topics. Summer only.