Courses for Spring 2020

Title Instructor Location Time All taxonomy terms Description Section Description Cross Listings Fulfills Registration Notes Syllabus Syllabus URL Course Syllabus URL
PRTG 114-301 PRTG FOR SPAN SPEAKER I PIO, CARLOS WILLIAMS HALL 316 MTWR 1100AM-1200PM Portuguese 114 is designed for students who have studied Spanish. The course begins with exposure to basic vocabulary and structures, advancing at an accelerated pace. Classroon activities will emphasize pronunciation, spoken production as well as language structures and vocabulary. Students will participate in pairs, small-groups and whole-class activities that focus on the meaningful and accurate exchange of information. The class will be conducted in Portuguese.
    ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
    PRTG 120-301 ELEMENTARY PORTUGUESE II DOS SANTOS, LENIR WILLIAMS HALL 320 MTWRF 0100PM-0200PM This class continues the development of a basic proficiency that will help reinforce the student's abilities and confidence. A broad range of lively, high-interest readings such as newspaper and magazine articles in current events on Brazilian culture will allow the student to gain a genuine sense of current usage. A Brazilian movie is presented and discussed in groups. Daily homework assignments involve writing exercises, short compositions and group projects.
      ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
      PRTG 134-301 PRTG FOR SPAN SPEAKER II PIO, CARLOS WILLIAMS HALL 316 MTWR 1200PM-0100PM Portuguese 134 is an accelerated intermediate course designed for students who have taken Portuguese for Spanish Speakers I, or its equivalent. Classroom activities will emphasize the development of pronunciation and spoken production, the use of language structures and vocabulary at the intermediate level. In addition, students will explore movies, music, short stories, and other media as they further develop reading, speaking and interpretive skills in Portuguese. The course will be conducted in Portuguese.
        ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
        PRTG 202-301 ADVANCED PORTUGUESE FLANNERY, MERCIA WILLIAMS HALL 516
        WILLIAMS HALL 516
        TR 1200PM-0100PM
        MW 1200PM-0100PM
        This course is designed for students who have already taken basic and intermediate levels of Portuguese. It complements students' knowledge of Portuguese by emphasizing the use of advanced grammatical structures and vocabulary. Classes will focus on practicing such advanced language structures by reading a diverse range of texts, including short stories by different authors of the Lusophone countries, and one novel; speaking and writing about a variety of contemporary texts; watching movies and documentaries; and listening to news, songs and other authentic audio material. The emphasis will be on language usage and culture. This course will be conducted in Portuguese.
          ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
          PRTG 221-402 CULTURE AND IDENTITY OF THE LUSOPHONE WORLD FLANNERY, MERCIA WILLIAMS HALL 219 TR 1030AM-1200PM Topics vary. For current course description, please see department's webpage: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/hispanic-portuguese-studies/pc This course is designed to provide advanced-level students with additional exposure to Portuguese language and culture, as they broaden their knowledge of the Lusophone world and its identity. Classes will focus on discussions and students presentations based on articles, literary texts, and movies or documentaries from, and about, the different regions of the world where Portuguese is spoken. We will start with Portugal and Brazil, and end with Angola and Mozambique, and their cultural expressions. A series of important themes related to the Lusophone world, its history, the dialogues among its different countries, and contemporary challenges will be incorporated in this course as a way to familiarize students with key themes. At the end of this course, students should 1) have developed their oral and written expressions in Portuguese, at the advanced-level, and 2) be able to recognize and discuss important themes, historical figures, and cultural characteristics of the Lusophone world. This course will be conducted in Portuguese. Prerequisites: PRTG202 or instructor’s permission.
            CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; PRIOR LANGUAGE EXPERIENCE REQUIRED; CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
            PRTG 240-401 TOPICS IN LUSOPHONE CULTURE - SOCIETY AND VISUAL ARTS PIO, CARLOS FISHER-BENNETT HALL 140 MW 0200PM-0330PM Topics vary. For current course description, please see department's webpage: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/hispanic-portuguese-studies/pc This course will analyze interdisciplinary themes of contemporary Brazil, Portugal, and African Portuguese-speaking countries culture through film production, music, architectural styles, and literature from the 1960s through 2016. It will cover topics such as the influence of the Cinema Novo from Brazil on African cinema, immigration in Brazil and Portugal, colonial cinema in Africa, women's rights, resistance, and independence. The course intends to observe and analyze (1) specific movements of music and cinema in Brazil, Portugal, Guinea-Bissau, and Angola, (2) and also their social and historical settings, and (3) question the future challenges they pose. The different materials used in class discussions will enable students to understand the history, society, and culture of the said countries, and also build up vocabulary, develop critical thinking, and improve their communication (oral and writing) skills. Students will also be able to compare these topics to their own background and social experiences. The course will be conducted in Portuguese.
              CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; PRIOR LANGUAGE EXPERIENCE REQUIRED; CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
              ROML 690-401 FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING AND LEARNING MCMAHON, KATHRYN WILLIAMS HALL 543 W 0100PM-0400PM This is a year-long course required of all first-year Teaching Assistants in French and Italian. It is designed to provide new instructors with the necessary practical support to carry out their teaching responsibilities effectively. It will also introduce students to various approaches to foreign language teaching as well as to current issues in second language acquisition.
                SPAN 115-680 SPAN FOR MED PROF ELEM 1 VARGAS, PATRICIA WILLIAMS HALL 202 MW 0600PM-0830PM Spanish 115 is a first-semester elementary Medical Spanish Language course and the first in the Spanish for Medical Professions sequence. It is designed for students with no prior coursework in Spanish. This course teaches beginning students the fundamentals of practical Spanish with an emphasis on medical situations and basic medical terminology. In this course, particular attention will be given to developing speaking and listening skills, as well as cultural awareness. It incorporates activities, vocabulary, and readings of particular interest to healthcare practitioners, while adhering to the goals and scope of Spanish 110, the first-semester Spanish language course. Students who have already taken Spanish 110 will not receive credit for Spanish 115. Although these courses have different numbers, they are at the same level. Students who have already fulfilled the language requirement (AP, SAT II, etc.) or have taken courses at the 200- and 300-level may not take basic level language courses (100-level courses) in the same language. They will not receive credit for this course (Spanish 115). Prerequisite: Offered through the Penn Language Center.
                  ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                  SPAN 120-301 ELEMENTARY SPANISH II MITCHELL, KRISTINA WILLIAMS HALL 202 MTWRF 0900AM-1000AM The continuation of Spanish 110, Spanish 120 is a second-semester elementary language course. See the description of Spanish 110.
                    ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                    SPAN 120-302 ELEMENTARY SPANISH II PACHECO GALARCE, ISRAEL WILLIAMS HALL 303
                    WILLIAMS HALL 303
                    MWF 1000AM-1100AM
                    TR 0930AM-1030AM
                    The continuation of Spanish 110, Spanish 120 is a second-semester elementary language course. See the description of Spanish 110.
                      ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                      SPAN 120-303 ELEMENTARY SPANISH II PACHECO GALARCE, ISRAEL WILLIAMS HALL 203 MTWRF 1100AM-1200PM The continuation of Spanish 110, Spanish 120 is a second-semester elementary language course. See the description of Spanish 110.
                        ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                        SPAN 120-304 ELEMENTARY SPANISH II CANCELED The continuation of Spanish 110, Spanish 120 is a second-semester elementary language course. See the description of Spanish 110.
                          ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                          SPAN 120-305 ELEMENTARY SPANISH II ZARATE VEGA, ANDREA WILLIAMS HALL 303 MTWRF 1200PM-0100PM The continuation of Spanish 110, Spanish 120 is a second-semester elementary language course. See the description of Spanish 110.
                            ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                            SPAN 120-306 ELEMENTARY SPANISH II LEON-BLAZQUEZ, LIDIA WILLIAMS HALL 4 MTWRF 1200PM-0100PM The continuation of Spanish 110, Spanish 120 is a second-semester elementary language course. See the description of Spanish 110.
                              ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                              SPAN 120-307 ELEMENTARY SPANISH II ALLAN, CHAD WILLIAMS HALL 317 MTWRF 1200PM-0100PM The continuation of Spanish 110, Spanish 120 is a second-semester elementary language course. See the description of Spanish 110.
                                ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                SPAN 120-308 ELEMENTARY SPANISH II CANCELED The continuation of Spanish 110, Spanish 120 is a second-semester elementary language course. See the description of Spanish 110.
                                  ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY
                                  SPAN 120-309 ELEMENTARY SPANISH II LEON-BLAZQUEZ, LIDIA WILLIAMS HALL 633 MTWRF 0200PM-0300PM The continuation of Spanish 110, Spanish 120 is a second-semester elementary language course. See the description of Spanish 110.
                                    ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                    SPAN 120-601 ELEMENTARY SPANISH II BROWNSTONE, VERONICA WILLIAMS HALL 315 MW 0600PM-0830PM The continuation of Spanish 110, Spanish 120 is a second-semester elementary language course. See the description of Spanish 110.
                                      ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; ONLY OPEN TO LPS STUDENTS; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                      SPAN 121-301 ELEMENTARY SPANISH FELICIANO ARROYO, SELMA WILLIAMS HALL 705 MTWRF 1200PM-0100PM Spanish 121 is designed for students who have some prior experience in Spanish. It is an intensive elementary-level language course that in one semester covers the material studied over two semesters in our Spanish 110 and Spanish 120. The course provides a quick-paced review of material normally covered in a first-semester Spanish course and then proceeds to introduce new material so students will be prepared to take Spanish 130 during the subsequent semester. As in other Spanish courses, Spanish 121 emphasizes the development of foundational listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills while exploring the rich cultural mosaic of the Spanish-speaking world. Through listening activities and mini documentaries shown in class, students will develop their aural and oral skills at the same time that they will become familiarized with different varieties of standard spoken Spanish. Students will be given ample opportunties to practice orally and in writing so that they can reinforce newly acquired vocabulary adn linguistic structures. Readings focused on a specific country or region, visual items (such as maps, photos adn films) and a class project will advance students' knowledge of Hispanic cultural practices and products while increasing their intercultural competence. Conducted entirely in Spanish, this class will provide you with guided practice before moving to more independent and spontaneous language production. You will participate in paired, small-group and whole-class activities that simulate real-life situations that will help you gain confidence communicating in Spanish. Goals: By the end of this course students can expect to handle a variety of day-to-day situations in a Spanish-speaking setting such as: 1) Introduce themselves, use greetings, describe people, places and things, give instructions, tell time, go shopping, order meals in a restaurant, and make travel plans. 2) Talk about themselves, families, and friends regarding academic life, daily routines, health, work, leisure, and preferences (using the present and past tenses). 3) Use the cultural information learned in class as an icebreaker to find common ground with a wide variety of Spanish speakers.
                                        ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                        SPAN 121-302 ELEMENTARY SPANISH FELICIANO ARROYO, SELMA WILLIAMS HALL 705
                                        WILLIAMS HALL 705
                                        TR 0130PM-0230PM
                                        MWF 0100PM-0200PM
                                        Spanish 121 is designed for students who have some prior experience in Spanish. It is an intensive elementary-level language course that in one semester covers the material studied over two semesters in our Spanish 110 and Spanish 120. The course provides a quick-paced review of material normally covered in a first-semester Spanish course and then proceeds to introduce new material so students will be prepared to take Spanish 130 during the subsequent semester. As in other Spanish courses, Spanish 121 emphasizes the development of foundational listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills while exploring the rich cultural mosaic of the Spanish-speaking world. Through listening activities and mini documentaries shown in class, students will develop their aural and oral skills at the same time that they will become familiarized with different varieties of standard spoken Spanish. Students will be given ample opportunties to practice orally and in writing so that they can reinforce newly acquired vocabulary adn linguistic structures. Readings focused on a specific country or region, visual items (such as maps, photos adn films) and a class project will advance students' knowledge of Hispanic cultural practices and products while increasing their intercultural competence. Conducted entirely in Spanish, this class will provide you with guided practice before moving to more independent and spontaneous language production. You will participate in paired, small-group and whole-class activities that simulate real-life situations that will help you gain confidence communicating in Spanish. Goals: By the end of this course students can expect to handle a variety of day-to-day situations in a Spanish-speaking setting such as: 1) Introduce themselves, use greetings, describe people, places and things, give instructions, tell time, go shopping, order meals in a restaurant, and make travel plans. 2) Talk about themselves, families, and friends regarding academic life, daily routines, health, work, leisure, and preferences (using the present and past tenses). 3) Use the cultural information learned in class as an icebreaker to find common ground with a wide variety of Spanish speakers.
                                          ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                          SPAN 125-680 SPAN FOR MED PROF ELEM 2 BOGLOVITS, JOHN WILLIAMS HALL 301 MW 0600PM-0830PM The continuation of Spanish 115, Spanish 125 is a second-semester elementary medical Spanis Spanish 115. Prerequisite: The prerequisites for registering for this course are clearly detailed in this Credit Regulation Form: https://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/roml/spanish/undergraduate/SPANISH 125 CRF.pdf. Students will have to complete and submit this form during the first week of classes so their instructors can verify that they are are enrolled in the appropriate course. Also, course offered through the Penn Language Center.
                                            ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                            SPAN 130-301 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I FERNANDEZ, FRANCISCO WILLIAMS HALL 4 MWRF 0900AM-1000AM Spanish 130, a first-semester intermediate-level course, emphasizes students' acquisition of new vocabulary and linguistic structures in a cultural and communicative context while building on their previous speaking, reading, listening and writing skills. A substantial amount of the course is devoted to learning and using the past tenses. As in other Spanish courses, students will take part in a wide range of activities, including video blogging, role-plays, film viewings, listening to music and class discussions of current social and cultural topics. Unique to this course is the creation of a "cultural journal"throughout the semester in which students pursue their own interests in the Spanish-speaking world while taking advantage of some of the rich resources within Philadelphia's own Hispanic community. Goals: By the end of this course students can expect to handle a variety of common situations in a Spanish-speaking setting such as: 1) Narrate past actions, ranging from personal anecdotes to historical events 2) Give advice, recommendations, and commands to people 3) Express their feelings and doubts when reacting to what others have said 4) Talk about their future expectations and wishes 5) Demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of Hispanic cultural practices and products. Prerequisite: The prerequisites for registering for this course are clearly detailed in this Credit Regulation Form, which students will have to complete and submit during the first week of classes so their instructor can verify that are enrolled in the appropriate course: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/hispanic-portuguese-studies/sites/www.sas.upenn.edu.hispanic-portuguese-studies/files/SPANISH%20115%20CRF 0.pdf
                                              ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                              SPAN 130-302 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I JIMENEZ-CORRETJER, ADABEL WILLIAMS HALL 319
                                              WILLIAMS HALL 319
                                              MWF 1000AM-1100AM
                                              R 0930AM-1030AM
                                              Spanish 130, a first-semester intermediate-level course, emphasizes students' acquisition of new vocabulary and linguistic structures in a cultural and communicative context while building on their previous speaking, reading, listening and writing skills. A substantial amount of the course is devoted to learning and using the past tenses. As in other Spanish courses, students will take part in a wide range of activities, including video blogging, role-plays, film viewings, listening to music and class discussions of current social and cultural topics. Unique to this course is the creation of a "cultural journal"throughout the semester in which students pursue their own interests in the Spanish-speaking world while taking advantage of some of the rich resources within Philadelphia's own Hispanic community. Goals: By the end of this course students can expect to handle a variety of common situations in a Spanish-speaking setting such as: 1) Narrate past actions, ranging from personal anecdotes to historical events 2) Give advice, recommendations, and commands to people 3) Express their feelings and doubts when reacting to what others have said 4) Talk about their future expectations and wishes 5) Demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of Hispanic cultural practices and products. Prerequisite: The prerequisites for registering for this course are clearly detailed in this Credit Regulation Form, which students will have to complete and submit during the first week of classes so their instructor can verify that are enrolled in the appropriate course: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/hispanic-portuguese-studies/sites/www.sas.upenn.edu.hispanic-portuguese-studies/files/SPANISH%20115%20CRF 0.pdf
                                                ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                                SPAN 130-303 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I CARLO, SENEN DAVID RITTENHOUSE LAB 4E9 MWRF 1100AM-1200PM Spanish 130, a first-semester intermediate-level course, emphasizes students' acquisition of new vocabulary and linguistic structures in a cultural and communicative context while building on their previous speaking, reading, listening and writing skills. A substantial amount of the course is devoted to learning and using the past tenses. As in other Spanish courses, students will take part in a wide range of activities, including video blogging, role-plays, film viewings, listening to music and class discussions of current social and cultural topics. Unique to this course is the creation of a "cultural journal"throughout the semester in which students pursue their own interests in the Spanish-speaking world while taking advantage of some of the rich resources within Philadelphia's own Hispanic community. Goals: By the end of this course students can expect to handle a variety of common situations in a Spanish-speaking setting such as: 1) Narrate past actions, ranging from personal anecdotes to historical events 2) Give advice, recommendations, and commands to people 3) Express their feelings and doubts when reacting to what others have said 4) Talk about their future expectations and wishes 5) Demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of Hispanic cultural practices and products. Prerequisite: The prerequisites for registering for this course are clearly detailed in this Credit Regulation Form, which students will have to complete and submit during the first week of classes so their instructor can verify that are enrolled in the appropriate course: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/hispanic-portuguese-studies/sites/www.sas.upenn.edu.hispanic-portuguese-studies/files/SPANISH%20115%20CRF 0.pdf
                                                  ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                                  SPAN 130-304 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I FERNANDEZ, FRANCISCO WILLIAMS HALL 315 MWRF 1200PM-0100PM Spanish 130, a first-semester intermediate-level course, emphasizes students' acquisition of new vocabulary and linguistic structures in a cultural and communicative context while building on their previous speaking, reading, listening and writing skills. A substantial amount of the course is devoted to learning and using the past tenses. As in other Spanish courses, students will take part in a wide range of activities, including video blogging, role-plays, film viewings, listening to music and class discussions of current social and cultural topics. Unique to this course is the creation of a "cultural journal"throughout the semester in which students pursue their own interests in the Spanish-speaking world while taking advantage of some of the rich resources within Philadelphia's own Hispanic community. Goals: By the end of this course students can expect to handle a variety of common situations in a Spanish-speaking setting such as: 1) Narrate past actions, ranging from personal anecdotes to historical events 2) Give advice, recommendations, and commands to people 3) Express their feelings and doubts when reacting to what others have said 4) Talk about their future expectations and wishes 5) Demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of Hispanic cultural practices and products. Prerequisite: The prerequisites for registering for this course are clearly detailed in this Credit Regulation Form, which students will have to complete and submit during the first week of classes so their instructor can verify that are enrolled in the appropriate course: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/hispanic-portuguese-studies/sites/www.sas.upenn.edu.hispanic-portuguese-studies/files/SPANISH%20115%20CRF 0.pdf
                                                    ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                                    SPAN 130-305 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I JIMENEZ-CORRETJER, ADABEL WILLIAMS HALL 203 MWRF 1200PM-0100PM Spanish 130, a first-semester intermediate-level course, emphasizes students' acquisition of new vocabulary and linguistic structures in a cultural and communicative context while building on their previous speaking, reading, listening and writing skills. A substantial amount of the course is devoted to learning and using the past tenses. As in other Spanish courses, students will take part in a wide range of activities, including video blogging, role-plays, film viewings, listening to music and class discussions of current social and cultural topics. Unique to this course is the creation of a "cultural journal"throughout the semester in which students pursue their own interests in the Spanish-speaking world while taking advantage of some of the rich resources within Philadelphia's own Hispanic community. Goals: By the end of this course students can expect to handle a variety of common situations in a Spanish-speaking setting such as: 1) Narrate past actions, ranging from personal anecdotes to historical events 2) Give advice, recommendations, and commands to people 3) Express their feelings and doubts when reacting to what others have said 4) Talk about their future expectations and wishes 5) Demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of Hispanic cultural practices and products. Prerequisite: The prerequisites for registering for this course are clearly detailed in this Credit Regulation Form, which students will have to complete and submit during the first week of classes so their instructor can verify that are enrolled in the appropriate course: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/hispanic-portuguese-studies/sites/www.sas.upenn.edu.hispanic-portuguese-studies/files/SPANISH%20115%20CRF 0.pdf
                                                      ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                                      SPAN 130-306 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I CARLO, SENEN DAVID RITTENHOUSE LAB 4C6 MWRF 1200PM-0100PM Spanish 130, a first-semester intermediate-level course, emphasizes students' acquisition of new vocabulary and linguistic structures in a cultural and communicative context while building on their previous speaking, reading, listening and writing skills. A substantial amount of the course is devoted to learning and using the past tenses. As in other Spanish courses, students will take part in a wide range of activities, including video blogging, role-plays, film viewings, listening to music and class discussions of current social and cultural topics. Unique to this course is the creation of a "cultural journal"throughout the semester in which students pursue their own interests in the Spanish-speaking world while taking advantage of some of the rich resources within Philadelphia's own Hispanic community. Goals: By the end of this course students can expect to handle a variety of common situations in a Spanish-speaking setting such as: 1) Narrate past actions, ranging from personal anecdotes to historical events 2) Give advice, recommendations, and commands to people 3) Express their feelings and doubts when reacting to what others have said 4) Talk about their future expectations and wishes 5) Demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of Hispanic cultural practices and products. Prerequisite: The prerequisites for registering for this course are clearly detailed in this Credit Regulation Form, which students will have to complete and submit during the first week of classes so their instructor can verify that are enrolled in the appropriate course: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/hispanic-portuguese-studies/sites/www.sas.upenn.edu.hispanic-portuguese-studies/files/SPANISH%20115%20CRF 0.pdf
                                                        ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                                        SPAN 130-307 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I JIMENEZ-CORRETJER, ADABEL WILLIAMS HALL 4
                                                        WILLIAMS HALL 6
                                                        R 0130PM-0230PM
                                                        MWF 0100PM-0200PM
                                                        Spanish 130, a first-semester intermediate-level course, emphasizes students' acquisition of new vocabulary and linguistic structures in a cultural and communicative context while building on their previous speaking, reading, listening and writing skills. A substantial amount of the course is devoted to learning and using the past tenses. As in other Spanish courses, students will take part in a wide range of activities, including video blogging, role-plays, film viewings, listening to music and class discussions of current social and cultural topics. Unique to this course is the creation of a "cultural journal"throughout the semester in which students pursue their own interests in the Spanish-speaking world while taking advantage of some of the rich resources within Philadelphia's own Hispanic community. Goals: By the end of this course students can expect to handle a variety of common situations in a Spanish-speaking setting such as: 1) Narrate past actions, ranging from personal anecdotes to historical events 2) Give advice, recommendations, and commands to people 3) Express their feelings and doubts when reacting to what others have said 4) Talk about their future expectations and wishes 5) Demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of Hispanic cultural practices and products. Prerequisite: The prerequisites for registering for this course are clearly detailed in this Credit Regulation Form, which students will have to complete and submit during the first week of classes so their instructor can verify that are enrolled in the appropriate course: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/hispanic-portuguese-studies/sites/www.sas.upenn.edu.hispanic-portuguese-studies/files/SPANISH%20115%20CRF 0.pdf
                                                          ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                                          SPAN 130-308 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I MENDOZA-MORI, AMERICO WILLIAMS HALL 204 MTWR 0200PM-0300PM Spanish 130, a first-semester intermediate-level course, emphasizes students' acquisition of new vocabulary and linguistic structures in a cultural and communicative context while building on their previous speaking, reading, listening and writing skills. A substantial amount of the course is devoted to learning and using the past tenses. As in other Spanish courses, students will take part in a wide range of activities, including video blogging, role-plays, film viewings, listening to music and class discussions of current social and cultural topics. Unique to this course is the creation of a "cultural journal"throughout the semester in which students pursue their own interests in the Spanish-speaking world while taking advantage of some of the rich resources within Philadelphia's own Hispanic community. Goals: By the end of this course students can expect to handle a variety of common situations in a Spanish-speaking setting such as: 1) Narrate past actions, ranging from personal anecdotes to historical events 2) Give advice, recommendations, and commands to people 3) Express their feelings and doubts when reacting to what others have said 4) Talk about their future expectations and wishes 5) Demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of Hispanic cultural practices and products. Prerequisite: The prerequisites for registering for this course are clearly detailed in this Credit Regulation Form, which students will have to complete and submit during the first week of classes so their instructor can verify that are enrolled in the appropriate course: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/hispanic-portuguese-studies/sites/www.sas.upenn.edu.hispanic-portuguese-studies/files/SPANISH%20115%20CRF 0.pdf
                                                            ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                                            SPAN 130-309 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I MENDOZA-MORI, AMERICO WILLIAMS HALL 203 MTWR 0300PM-0400PM Spanish 130, a first-semester intermediate-level course, emphasizes students' acquisition of new vocabulary and linguistic structures in a cultural and communicative context while building on their previous speaking, reading, listening and writing skills. A substantial amount of the course is devoted to learning and using the past tenses. As in other Spanish courses, students will take part in a wide range of activities, including video blogging, role-plays, film viewings, listening to music and class discussions of current social and cultural topics. Unique to this course is the creation of a "cultural journal"throughout the semester in which students pursue their own interests in the Spanish-speaking world while taking advantage of some of the rich resources within Philadelphia's own Hispanic community. Goals: By the end of this course students can expect to handle a variety of common situations in a Spanish-speaking setting such as: 1) Narrate past actions, ranging from personal anecdotes to historical events 2) Give advice, recommendations, and commands to people 3) Express their feelings and doubts when reacting to what others have said 4) Talk about their future expectations and wishes 5) Demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of Hispanic cultural practices and products. Prerequisite: The prerequisites for registering for this course are clearly detailed in this Credit Regulation Form, which students will have to complete and submit during the first week of classes so their instructor can verify that are enrolled in the appropriate course: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/hispanic-portuguese-studies/sites/www.sas.upenn.edu.hispanic-portuguese-studies/files/SPANISH%20115%20CRF 0.pdf
                                                              ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                                              SPAN 134-301 INTERMEDIATE SPAN: ACCEL GARCIA, ANDRES WILLIAMS HALL 306
                                                              WILLIAMS HALL 306
                                                              MWF 0900AM-1000AM
                                                              TR 0900AM-1030AM
                                                              During the spring semester, Spanish 134 is limited to those students who have satisfied the language requirement in another language. During the summer, (at the Penn campus and the Penn-in-Buenos Aires Summer Abroad Program), Spanish 134 is open to all students. Spanish 134 is an intensive intermediate-level language course that covers the material presented in Spanish 130 and Spanish 140. The course emphasizes the development of the four canonical skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) within a culturally based context. Class time will focus on communicative activities that combine grammatical concepts, relevant vocabulary, and cultural themes. Students will participate in pair, small-group and whole-class activities to practice linguistics skills in a meaningful context. Major course goals include: the acquisition of intermediate-level vocabulary, the controlled use of the past tense and major uses of the subjunctive, and the development of writing skills. Students who have previously studied Spanish must take the online placement examination. Students who have already fulfilled the language requirement in Spanish may not take basic level language courses (110-145) in the same language. Any questions about placement should be addressed to the Director of the Spanish Language Program. Prerequisite: The prerequisites for registering for this course are clearly detailed in this Credit Regulation Form: https://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/roml/spanish/undergraduate/SPANISH%20134%SPRING%20CRF.pdf (Spring CRF) or https://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/roml/spanish/undegraduate/SPANISH 134 SUMER CAMPUScrf.pdf (Summer CRF)
                                                                ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; PERMISSION NEEDED FROM DEPARTMENT; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; ONE TERM COURSE
                                                                SPAN 135-680 SPAN FOR MED PROF INT I VARGAS, PATRICIA WILLIAMS HALL 205 TR 0600PM-0800PM Spanish 135 is a first-semester intermediate-level language course that emphasizes the development of the four basic skills (reading, writing, listening, and speaking), and the acquisition of medical terminology. Students will be expected to participate in classroom activities such as role-plays based on everyday situations that they may encounter at work settings such as doctors' offices, clinics, hospitals, and emergency rooms in order to develop meaningful and accurate communication skills in the target language. Students will also review and acquire other essential tools of communication in the target language applicable both within and outside the medical field. Major course goals include: the acquisition of intermediate-level vocabulary, the controlled use of the past tense, and the development of writing skills at a paragraph level with transitions. Students who have already taken Spanish 130 will not receive credit for Spanish 135. Although these courses have different numbers, they are at the same level. Students who have already fulfilled the language requirement (AP, SAT II, etc.) or have taken courses at the 200- and 300-level may not take basic-level language courses (100-level courses) in the same language. They will not receive credit for this course (Spanish 135). Prerequisite: Offered through the Penn Language Center. Also, the prerequisites for registering for this course are clearly detailed in this Credit Regulation Form, which students will have to complete and submit during the first week of classes so their instructors can verify that they are enrolled in the appropriate course. https://www.sas.upenn.edu/hispanic-portuguese-studies/sites/www.sas.upenn.edu.hispanic-portuguese-studies/files/SPANISH%20115%20CRF 0 pdf.
                                                                  ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                                                  SPAN 140-301 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II CAVALLI, DANIELA WILLIAMS HALL 24 MTWF 0900AM-1000AM Spanish 140 is a fourth-semester language course that both reinforces and enhances the communicative skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) previously acquired while exploring the rich cultural mosaic of the Spanish-speaking world. Class activities are designed so that students can build up these four skills in order to function at an intermediate language level. Readings focused on contemporary social and political issues of the Hispanic world will advance your knowledge of Hispanic and cultural practices while increasing your intercultural competence. Unique to this course is the preparation of an oral presentation on a topic related to the Hispanic world throughout the semester and presented during the last days of classes. The purpose of this task is to help students develop their presentational competence in Spanish. Conducted entirely in Spanish, this class will provide students with ample opportunties to work in small groups and in pairs while gaining confidence communicating in Spanish. This course satisfies the language requirement at Penn. Goals: By the end of this course, students can expect to handle a variety of situations in a Spanish-speaking setting, such as: 1) Express their opinions on a variety of contemporary events and issues 2) Defend their position when presented with a hypothetical situation 3) Deliver short presentations on a chosen subject after thorough preparation 4) Demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of Hispanic cultural practices and products. Prerequisite: The prerequisites for registering for this course are clearly detailed in this Credit Regulation Form, which students will have to complete and submit during the first week of classes so their instructors can verify that they are enrolled in the appropriate course: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/hispanic-portuguese-studies/sites/www.sas.upenn.edu.hispanic-portuguese-studies/files/SPANISH%20115%20CRF 0 pdf.
                                                                    ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; ONE TERM COURSE
                                                                    SPAN 140-302 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II CANCELED Spanish 140 is a fourth-semester language course that both reinforces and enhances the communicative skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) previously acquired while exploring the rich cultural mosaic of the Spanish-speaking world. Class activities are designed so that students can build up these four skills in order to function at an intermediate language level. Readings focused on contemporary social and political issues of the Hispanic world will advance your knowledge of Hispanic and cultural practices while increasing your intercultural competence. Unique to this course is the preparation of an oral presentation on a topic related to the Hispanic world throughout the semester and presented during the last days of classes. The purpose of this task is to help students develop their presentational competence in Spanish. Conducted entirely in Spanish, this class will provide students with ample opportunties to work in small groups and in pairs while gaining confidence communicating in Spanish. This course satisfies the language requirement at Penn. Goals: By the end of this course, students can expect to handle a variety of situations in a Spanish-speaking setting, such as: 1) Express their opinions on a variety of contemporary events and issues 2) Defend their position when presented with a hypothetical situation 3) Deliver short presentations on a chosen subject after thorough preparation 4) Demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of Hispanic cultural practices and products. Prerequisite: The prerequisites for registering for this course are clearly detailed in this Credit Regulation Form, which students will have to complete and submit during the first week of classes so their instructors can verify that they are enrolled in the appropriate course: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/hispanic-portuguese-studies/sites/www.sas.upenn.edu.hispanic-portuguese-studies/files/SPANISH%20115%20CRF 0 pdf.
                                                                      ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; ONE TERM COURSE
                                                                      SPAN 140-303 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II GIMENEZ, TERESA WILLIAMS HALL 4
                                                                      WILLIAMS HALL 4
                                                                      MWF 1000AM-1100AM
                                                                      T 0930AM-1030AM
                                                                      Spanish 140 is a fourth-semester language course that both reinforces and enhances the communicative skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) previously acquired while exploring the rich cultural mosaic of the Spanish-speaking world. Class activities are designed so that students can build up these four skills in order to function at an intermediate language level. Readings focused on contemporary social and political issues of the Hispanic world will advance your knowledge of Hispanic and cultural practices while increasing your intercultural competence. Unique to this course is the preparation of an oral presentation on a topic related to the Hispanic world throughout the semester and presented during the last days of classes. The purpose of this task is to help students develop their presentational competence in Spanish. Conducted entirely in Spanish, this class will provide students with ample opportunties to work in small groups and in pairs while gaining confidence communicating in Spanish. This course satisfies the language requirement at Penn. Goals: By the end of this course, students can expect to handle a variety of situations in a Spanish-speaking setting, such as: 1) Express their opinions on a variety of contemporary events and issues 2) Defend their position when presented with a hypothetical situation 3) Deliver short presentations on a chosen subject after thorough preparation 4) Demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of Hispanic cultural practices and products. Prerequisite: The prerequisites for registering for this course are clearly detailed in this Credit Regulation Form, which students will have to complete and submit during the first week of classes so their instructors can verify that they are enrolled in the appropriate course: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/hispanic-portuguese-studies/sites/www.sas.upenn.edu.hispanic-portuguese-studies/files/SPANISH%20115%20CRF 0 pdf.
                                                                        ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; ONE TERM COURSE
                                                                        SPAN 140-304 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II VELASCO-GONZALEZ, MONICA WILLIAMS HALL 201
                                                                        WILLIAMS HALL 201
                                                                        MWF 1000AM-1100AM
                                                                        T 0930AM-1030AM
                                                                        Spanish 140 is a fourth-semester language course that both reinforces and enhances the communicative skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) previously acquired while exploring the rich cultural mosaic of the Spanish-speaking world. Class activities are designed so that students can build up these four skills in order to function at an intermediate language level. Readings focused on contemporary social and political issues of the Hispanic world will advance your knowledge of Hispanic and cultural practices while increasing your intercultural competence. Unique to this course is the preparation of an oral presentation on a topic related to the Hispanic world throughout the semester and presented during the last days of classes. The purpose of this task is to help students develop their presentational competence in Spanish. Conducted entirely in Spanish, this class will provide students with ample opportunties to work in small groups and in pairs while gaining confidence communicating in Spanish. This course satisfies the language requirement at Penn. Goals: By the end of this course, students can expect to handle a variety of situations in a Spanish-speaking setting, such as: 1) Express their opinions on a variety of contemporary events and issues 2) Defend their position when presented with a hypothetical situation 3) Deliver short presentations on a chosen subject after thorough preparation 4) Demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of Hispanic cultural practices and products. Prerequisite: The prerequisites for registering for this course are clearly detailed in this Credit Regulation Form, which students will have to complete and submit during the first week of classes so their instructors can verify that they are enrolled in the appropriate course: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/hispanic-portuguese-studies/sites/www.sas.upenn.edu.hispanic-portuguese-studies/files/SPANISH%20115%20CRF 0 pdf.
                                                                          ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; ONE TERM COURSE
                                                                          SPAN 140-305 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II CAVALLI, DANIELA WILLIAMS HALL 220 MTWF 1100AM-1200PM Spanish 140 is a fourth-semester language course that both reinforces and enhances the communicative skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) previously acquired while exploring the rich cultural mosaic of the Spanish-speaking world. Class activities are designed so that students can build up these four skills in order to function at an intermediate language level. Readings focused on contemporary social and political issues of the Hispanic world will advance your knowledge of Hispanic and cultural practices while increasing your intercultural competence. Unique to this course is the preparation of an oral presentation on a topic related to the Hispanic world throughout the semester and presented during the last days of classes. The purpose of this task is to help students develop their presentational competence in Spanish. Conducted entirely in Spanish, this class will provide students with ample opportunties to work in small groups and in pairs while gaining confidence communicating in Spanish. This course satisfies the language requirement at Penn. Goals: By the end of this course, students can expect to handle a variety of situations in a Spanish-speaking setting, such as: 1) Express their opinions on a variety of contemporary events and issues 2) Defend their position when presented with a hypothetical situation 3) Deliver short presentations on a chosen subject after thorough preparation 4) Demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of Hispanic cultural practices and products. Prerequisite: The prerequisites for registering for this course are clearly detailed in this Credit Regulation Form, which students will have to complete and submit during the first week of classes so their instructors can verify that they are enrolled in the appropriate course: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/hispanic-portuguese-studies/sites/www.sas.upenn.edu.hispanic-portuguese-studies/files/SPANISH%20115%20CRF 0 pdf.
                                                                            ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; ONE TERM COURSE
                                                                            SPAN 140-306 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II VELASCO-GONZALEZ, MONICA WILLIAMS HALL 205 MTWF 1100AM-1200PM Spanish 140 is a fourth-semester language course that both reinforces and enhances the communicative skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) previously acquired while exploring the rich cultural mosaic of the Spanish-speaking world. Class activities are designed so that students can build up these four skills in order to function at an intermediate language level. Readings focused on contemporary social and political issues of the Hispanic world will advance your knowledge of Hispanic and cultural practices while increasing your intercultural competence. Unique to this course is the preparation of an oral presentation on a topic related to the Hispanic world throughout the semester and presented during the last days of classes. The purpose of this task is to help students develop their presentational competence in Spanish. Conducted entirely in Spanish, this class will provide students with ample opportunties to work in small groups and in pairs while gaining confidence communicating in Spanish. This course satisfies the language requirement at Penn. Goals: By the end of this course, students can expect to handle a variety of situations in a Spanish-speaking setting, such as: 1) Express their opinions on a variety of contemporary events and issues 2) Defend their position when presented with a hypothetical situation 3) Deliver short presentations on a chosen subject after thorough preparation 4) Demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of Hispanic cultural practices and products. Prerequisite: The prerequisites for registering for this course are clearly detailed in this Credit Regulation Form, which students will have to complete and submit during the first week of classes so their instructors can verify that they are enrolled in the appropriate course: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/hispanic-portuguese-studies/sites/www.sas.upenn.edu.hispanic-portuguese-studies/files/SPANISH%20115%20CRF 0 pdf.
                                                                              ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; ONE TERM COURSE
                                                                              SPAN 140-307 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II GIMENEZ, TERESA WILLIAMS HALL 5 MTWF 1100AM-1200PM Spanish 140 is a fourth-semester language course that both reinforces and enhances the communicative skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) previously acquired while exploring the rich cultural mosaic of the Spanish-speaking world. Class activities are designed so that students can build up these four skills in order to function at an intermediate language level. Readings focused on contemporary social and political issues of the Hispanic world will advance your knowledge of Hispanic and cultural practices while increasing your intercultural competence. Unique to this course is the preparation of an oral presentation on a topic related to the Hispanic world throughout the semester and presented during the last days of classes. The purpose of this task is to help students develop their presentational competence in Spanish. Conducted entirely in Spanish, this class will provide students with ample opportunties to work in small groups and in pairs while gaining confidence communicating in Spanish. This course satisfies the language requirement at Penn. Goals: By the end of this course, students can expect to handle a variety of situations in a Spanish-speaking setting, such as: 1) Express their opinions on a variety of contemporary events and issues 2) Defend their position when presented with a hypothetical situation 3) Deliver short presentations on a chosen subject after thorough preparation 4) Demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of Hispanic cultural practices and products. Prerequisite: The prerequisites for registering for this course are clearly detailed in this Credit Regulation Form, which students will have to complete and submit during the first week of classes so their instructors can verify that they are enrolled in the appropriate course: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/hispanic-portuguese-studies/sites/www.sas.upenn.edu.hispanic-portuguese-studies/files/SPANISH%20115%20CRF 0 pdf.
                                                                                ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; ONE TERM COURSE
                                                                                SPAN 140-308 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II CAVALLI, DANIELA WILLIAMS HALL 220 MTWF 1200PM-0100PM Spanish 140 is a fourth-semester language course that both reinforces and enhances the communicative skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) previously acquired while exploring the rich cultural mosaic of the Spanish-speaking world. Class activities are designed so that students can build up these four skills in order to function at an intermediate language level. Readings focused on contemporary social and political issues of the Hispanic world will advance your knowledge of Hispanic and cultural practices while increasing your intercultural competence. Unique to this course is the preparation of an oral presentation on a topic related to the Hispanic world throughout the semester and presented during the last days of classes. The purpose of this task is to help students develop their presentational competence in Spanish. Conducted entirely in Spanish, this class will provide students with ample opportunties to work in small groups and in pairs while gaining confidence communicating in Spanish. This course satisfies the language requirement at Penn. Goals: By the end of this course, students can expect to handle a variety of situations in a Spanish-speaking setting, such as: 1) Express their opinions on a variety of contemporary events and issues 2) Defend their position when presented with a hypothetical situation 3) Deliver short presentations on a chosen subject after thorough preparation 4) Demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of Hispanic cultural practices and products. Prerequisite: The prerequisites for registering for this course are clearly detailed in this Credit Regulation Form, which students will have to complete and submit during the first week of classes so their instructors can verify that they are enrolled in the appropriate course: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/hispanic-portuguese-studies/sites/www.sas.upenn.edu.hispanic-portuguese-studies/files/SPANISH%20115%20CRF 0 pdf.
                                                                                  ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; ONE TERM COURSE
                                                                                  SPAN 140-309 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II MORALES CRUZ, HUMBERTO WILLIAMS HALL 1 MTWF 1200PM-0100PM Spanish 140 is a fourth-semester language course that both reinforces and enhances the communicative skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) previously acquired while exploring the rich cultural mosaic of the Spanish-speaking world. Class activities are designed so that students can build up these four skills in order to function at an intermediate language level. Readings focused on contemporary social and political issues of the Hispanic world will advance your knowledge of Hispanic and cultural practices while increasing your intercultural competence. Unique to this course is the preparation of an oral presentation on a topic related to the Hispanic world throughout the semester and presented during the last days of classes. The purpose of this task is to help students develop their presentational competence in Spanish. Conducted entirely in Spanish, this class will provide students with ample opportunties to work in small groups and in pairs while gaining confidence communicating in Spanish. This course satisfies the language requirement at Penn. Goals: By the end of this course, students can expect to handle a variety of situations in a Spanish-speaking setting, such as: 1) Express their opinions on a variety of contemporary events and issues 2) Defend their position when presented with a hypothetical situation 3) Deliver short presentations on a chosen subject after thorough preparation 4) Demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of Hispanic cultural practices and products. Prerequisite: The prerequisites for registering for this course are clearly detailed in this Credit Regulation Form, which students will have to complete and submit during the first week of classes so their instructors can verify that they are enrolled in the appropriate course: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/hispanic-portuguese-studies/sites/www.sas.upenn.edu.hispanic-portuguese-studies/files/SPANISH%20115%20CRF 0 pdf.
                                                                                    ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; ONE TERM COURSE
                                                                                    SPAN 140-310 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II MENDOZA-MORI, AMERICO WILLIAMS HALL 25 MTWF 1200PM-0100PM Spanish 140 is a fourth-semester language course that both reinforces and enhances the communicative skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) previously acquired while exploring the rich cultural mosaic of the Spanish-speaking world. Class activities are designed so that students can build up these four skills in order to function at an intermediate language level. Readings focused on contemporary social and political issues of the Hispanic world will advance your knowledge of Hispanic and cultural practices while increasing your intercultural competence. Unique to this course is the preparation of an oral presentation on a topic related to the Hispanic world throughout the semester and presented during the last days of classes. The purpose of this task is to help students develop their presentational competence in Spanish. Conducted entirely in Spanish, this class will provide students with ample opportunties to work in small groups and in pairs while gaining confidence communicating in Spanish. This course satisfies the language requirement at Penn. Goals: By the end of this course, students can expect to handle a variety of situations in a Spanish-speaking setting, such as: 1) Express their opinions on a variety of contemporary events and issues 2) Defend their position when presented with a hypothetical situation 3) Deliver short presentations on a chosen subject after thorough preparation 4) Demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of Hispanic cultural practices and products. Prerequisite: The prerequisites for registering for this course are clearly detailed in this Credit Regulation Form, which students will have to complete and submit during the first week of classes so their instructors can verify that they are enrolled in the appropriate course: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/hispanic-portuguese-studies/sites/www.sas.upenn.edu.hispanic-portuguese-studies/files/SPANISH%20115%20CRF 0 pdf.
                                                                                      ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; ONE TERM COURSE
                                                                                      SPAN 140-311 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II VELASCO-GONZALEZ, MONICA WILLIAMS HALL 316
                                                                                      WILLIAMS HALL 217
                                                                                      MWF 0100PM-0200PM
                                                                                      T 0130PM-0230PM
                                                                                      Spanish 140 is a fourth-semester language course that both reinforces and enhances the communicative skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) previously acquired while exploring the rich cultural mosaic of the Spanish-speaking world. Class activities are designed so that students can build up these four skills in order to function at an intermediate language level. Readings focused on contemporary social and political issues of the Hispanic world will advance your knowledge of Hispanic and cultural practices while increasing your intercultural competence. Unique to this course is the preparation of an oral presentation on a topic related to the Hispanic world throughout the semester and presented during the last days of classes. The purpose of this task is to help students develop their presentational competence in Spanish. Conducted entirely in Spanish, this class will provide students with ample opportunties to work in small groups and in pairs while gaining confidence communicating in Spanish. This course satisfies the language requirement at Penn. Goals: By the end of this course, students can expect to handle a variety of situations in a Spanish-speaking setting, such as: 1) Express their opinions on a variety of contemporary events and issues 2) Defend their position when presented with a hypothetical situation 3) Deliver short presentations on a chosen subject after thorough preparation 4) Demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of Hispanic cultural practices and products. Prerequisite: The prerequisites for registering for this course are clearly detailed in this Credit Regulation Form, which students will have to complete and submit during the first week of classes so their instructors can verify that they are enrolled in the appropriate course: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/hispanic-portuguese-studies/sites/www.sas.upenn.edu.hispanic-portuguese-studies/files/SPANISH%20115%20CRF 0 pdf.
                                                                                        ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; ONE TERM COURSE
                                                                                        SPAN 140-312 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II CANCELED Spanish 140 is a fourth-semester language course that both reinforces and enhances the communicative skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) previously acquired while exploring the rich cultural mosaic of the Spanish-speaking world. Class activities are designed so that students can build up these four skills in order to function at an intermediate language level. Readings focused on contemporary social and political issues of the Hispanic world will advance your knowledge of Hispanic and cultural practices while increasing your intercultural competence. Unique to this course is the preparation of an oral presentation on a topic related to the Hispanic world throughout the semester and presented during the last days of classes. The purpose of this task is to help students develop their presentational competence in Spanish. Conducted entirely in Spanish, this class will provide students with ample opportunties to work in small groups and in pairs while gaining confidence communicating in Spanish. This course satisfies the language requirement at Penn. Goals: By the end of this course, students can expect to handle a variety of situations in a Spanish-speaking setting, such as: 1) Express their opinions on a variety of contemporary events and issues 2) Defend their position when presented with a hypothetical situation 3) Deliver short presentations on a chosen subject after thorough preparation 4) Demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of Hispanic cultural practices and products. Prerequisite: The prerequisites for registering for this course are clearly detailed in this Credit Regulation Form, which students will have to complete and submit during the first week of classes so their instructors can verify that they are enrolled in the appropriate course: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/hispanic-portuguese-studies/sites/www.sas.upenn.edu.hispanic-portuguese-studies/files/SPANISH%20115%20CRF 0 pdf.
                                                                                          ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; ONE TERM COURSE
                                                                                          SPAN 140-313 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II GIMENEZ, TERESA WILLIAMS HALL 843 MTWR 0200PM-0300PM Spanish 140 is a fourth-semester language course that both reinforces and enhances the communicative skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) previously acquired while exploring the rich cultural mosaic of the Spanish-speaking world. Class activities are designed so that students can build up these four skills in order to function at an intermediate language level. Readings focused on contemporary social and political issues of the Hispanic world will advance your knowledge of Hispanic and cultural practices while increasing your intercultural competence. Unique to this course is the preparation of an oral presentation on a topic related to the Hispanic world throughout the semester and presented during the last days of classes. The purpose of this task is to help students develop their presentational competence in Spanish. Conducted entirely in Spanish, this class will provide students with ample opportunties to work in small groups and in pairs while gaining confidence communicating in Spanish. This course satisfies the language requirement at Penn. Goals: By the end of this course, students can expect to handle a variety of situations in a Spanish-speaking setting, such as: 1) Express their opinions on a variety of contemporary events and issues 2) Defend their position when presented with a hypothetical situation 3) Deliver short presentations on a chosen subject after thorough preparation 4) Demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of Hispanic cultural practices and products. Prerequisite: The prerequisites for registering for this course are clearly detailed in this Credit Regulation Form, which students will have to complete and submit during the first week of classes so their instructors can verify that they are enrolled in the appropriate course: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/hispanic-portuguese-studies/sites/www.sas.upenn.edu.hispanic-portuguese-studies/files/SPANISH%20115%20CRF 0 pdf.
                                                                                            ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; ONE TERM COURSE
                                                                                            SPAN 140-314 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II GUADALUPE, OLGA WILLIAMS HALL 24 MTWR 0200PM-0300PM Spanish 140 is a fourth-semester language course that both reinforces and enhances the communicative skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) previously acquired while exploring the rich cultural mosaic of the Spanish-speaking world. Class activities are designed so that students can build up these four skills in order to function at an intermediate language level. Readings focused on contemporary social and political issues of the Hispanic world will advance your knowledge of Hispanic and cultural practices while increasing your intercultural competence. Unique to this course is the preparation of an oral presentation on a topic related to the Hispanic world throughout the semester and presented during the last days of classes. The purpose of this task is to help students develop their presentational competence in Spanish. Conducted entirely in Spanish, this class will provide students with ample opportunties to work in small groups and in pairs while gaining confidence communicating in Spanish. This course satisfies the language requirement at Penn. Goals: By the end of this course, students can expect to handle a variety of situations in a Spanish-speaking setting, such as: 1) Express their opinions on a variety of contemporary events and issues 2) Defend their position when presented with a hypothetical situation 3) Deliver short presentations on a chosen subject after thorough preparation 4) Demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of Hispanic cultural practices and products. Prerequisite: The prerequisites for registering for this course are clearly detailed in this Credit Regulation Form, which students will have to complete and submit during the first week of classes so their instructors can verify that they are enrolled in the appropriate course: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/hispanic-portuguese-studies/sites/www.sas.upenn.edu.hispanic-portuguese-studies/files/SPANISH%20115%20CRF 0 pdf.
                                                                                              ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; ONE TERM COURSE
                                                                                              SPAN 140-315 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II MOORE, JAMES WILLIAMS HALL 316 MTWR 0200PM-0300PM Spanish 140 is a fourth-semester language course that both reinforces and enhances the communicative skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) previously acquired while exploring the rich cultural mosaic of the Spanish-speaking world. Class activities are designed so that students can build up these four skills in order to function at an intermediate language level. Readings focused on contemporary social and political issues of the Hispanic world will advance your knowledge of Hispanic and cultural practices while increasing your intercultural competence. Unique to this course is the preparation of an oral presentation on a topic related to the Hispanic world throughout the semester and presented during the last days of classes. The purpose of this task is to help students develop their presentational competence in Spanish. Conducted entirely in Spanish, this class will provide students with ample opportunties to work in small groups and in pairs while gaining confidence communicating in Spanish. This course satisfies the language requirement at Penn. Goals: By the end of this course, students can expect to handle a variety of situations in a Spanish-speaking setting, such as: 1) Express their opinions on a variety of contemporary events and issues 2) Defend their position when presented with a hypothetical situation 3) Deliver short presentations on a chosen subject after thorough preparation 4) Demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of Hispanic cultural practices and products. Prerequisite: The prerequisites for registering for this course are clearly detailed in this Credit Regulation Form, which students will have to complete and submit during the first week of classes so their instructors can verify that they are enrolled in the appropriate course: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/hispanic-portuguese-studies/sites/www.sas.upenn.edu.hispanic-portuguese-studies/files/SPANISH%20115%20CRF 0 pdf.
                                                                                                ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; ONE TERM COURSE
                                                                                                SPAN 140-316 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II GUADALUPE, OLGA WILLIAMS HALL 214 MTWR 0300PM-0400PM Spanish 140 is a fourth-semester language course that both reinforces and enhances the communicative skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) previously acquired while exploring the rich cultural mosaic of the Spanish-speaking world. Class activities are designed so that students can build up these four skills in order to function at an intermediate language level. Readings focused on contemporary social and political issues of the Hispanic world will advance your knowledge of Hispanic and cultural practices while increasing your intercultural competence. Unique to this course is the preparation of an oral presentation on a topic related to the Hispanic world throughout the semester and presented during the last days of classes. The purpose of this task is to help students develop their presentational competence in Spanish. Conducted entirely in Spanish, this class will provide students with ample opportunties to work in small groups and in pairs while gaining confidence communicating in Spanish. This course satisfies the language requirement at Penn. Goals: By the end of this course, students can expect to handle a variety of situations in a Spanish-speaking setting, such as: 1) Express their opinions on a variety of contemporary events and issues 2) Defend their position when presented with a hypothetical situation 3) Deliver short presentations on a chosen subject after thorough preparation 4) Demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of Hispanic cultural practices and products. Prerequisite: The prerequisites for registering for this course are clearly detailed in this Credit Regulation Form, which students will have to complete and submit during the first week of classes so their instructors can verify that they are enrolled in the appropriate course: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/hispanic-portuguese-studies/sites/www.sas.upenn.edu.hispanic-portuguese-studies/files/SPANISH%20115%20CRF 0 pdf.
                                                                                                  ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; ONE TERM COURSE
                                                                                                  SPAN 140-317 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II MOORE, JAMES WILLIAMS HALL 204 MTWR 0300PM-0400PM Spanish 140 is a fourth-semester language course that both reinforces and enhances the communicative skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) previously acquired while exploring the rich cultural mosaic of the Spanish-speaking world. Class activities are designed so that students can build up these four skills in order to function at an intermediate language level. Readings focused on contemporary social and political issues of the Hispanic world will advance your knowledge of Hispanic and cultural practices while increasing your intercultural competence. Unique to this course is the preparation of an oral presentation on a topic related to the Hispanic world throughout the semester and presented during the last days of classes. The purpose of this task is to help students develop their presentational competence in Spanish. Conducted entirely in Spanish, this class will provide students with ample opportunties to work in small groups and in pairs while gaining confidence communicating in Spanish. This course satisfies the language requirement at Penn. Goals: By the end of this course, students can expect to handle a variety of situations in a Spanish-speaking setting, such as: 1) Express their opinions on a variety of contemporary events and issues 2) Defend their position when presented with a hypothetical situation 3) Deliver short presentations on a chosen subject after thorough preparation 4) Demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of Hispanic cultural practices and products. Prerequisite: The prerequisites for registering for this course are clearly detailed in this Credit Regulation Form, which students will have to complete and submit during the first week of classes so their instructors can verify that they are enrolled in the appropriate course: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/hispanic-portuguese-studies/sites/www.sas.upenn.edu.hispanic-portuguese-studies/files/SPANISH%20115%20CRF 0 pdf.
                                                                                                    ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; ONE TERM COURSE
                                                                                                    SPAN 140-318 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II RODRIGUEZ, BERTA WILLIAMS HALL 218
                                                                                                    WILLIAMS HALL 218
                                                                                                    MW 0400PM-0500PM
                                                                                                    TR 0430PM-0530PM
                                                                                                    Spanish 140 is a fourth-semester language course that both reinforces and enhances the communicative skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) previously acquired while exploring the rich cultural mosaic of the Spanish-speaking world. Class activities are designed so that students can build up these four skills in order to function at an intermediate language level. Readings focused on contemporary social and political issues of the Hispanic world will advance your knowledge of Hispanic and cultural practices while increasing your intercultural competence. Unique to this course is the preparation of an oral presentation on a topic related to the Hispanic world throughout the semester and presented during the last days of classes. The purpose of this task is to help students develop their presentational competence in Spanish. Conducted entirely in Spanish, this class will provide students with ample opportunties to work in small groups and in pairs while gaining confidence communicating in Spanish. This course satisfies the language requirement at Penn. Goals: By the end of this course, students can expect to handle a variety of situations in a Spanish-speaking setting, such as: 1) Express their opinions on a variety of contemporary events and issues 2) Defend their position when presented with a hypothetical situation 3) Deliver short presentations on a chosen subject after thorough preparation 4) Demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of Hispanic cultural practices and products. Prerequisite: The prerequisites for registering for this course are clearly detailed in this Credit Regulation Form, which students will have to complete and submit during the first week of classes so their instructors can verify that they are enrolled in the appropriate course: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/hispanic-portuguese-studies/sites/www.sas.upenn.edu.hispanic-portuguese-studies/files/SPANISH%20115%20CRF 0 pdf.
                                                                                                      ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; ONE TERM COURSE
                                                                                                      SPAN 140-601 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II RABOSO MANAS, AMELIA WILLIAMS HALL 305 TR 0600PM-0800PM Spanish 140 is a fourth-semester language course that both reinforces and enhances the communicative skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) previously acquired while exploring the rich cultural mosaic of the Spanish-speaking world. Class activities are designed so that students can build up these four skills in order to function at an intermediate language level. Readings focused on contemporary social and political issues of the Hispanic world will advance your knowledge of Hispanic and cultural practices while increasing your intercultural competence. Unique to this course is the preparation of an oral presentation on a topic related to the Hispanic world throughout the semester and presented during the last days of classes. The purpose of this task is to help students develop their presentational competence in Spanish. Conducted entirely in Spanish, this class will provide students with ample opportunties to work in small groups and in pairs while gaining confidence communicating in Spanish. This course satisfies the language requirement at Penn. Goals: By the end of this course, students can expect to handle a variety of situations in a Spanish-speaking setting, such as: 1) Express their opinions on a variety of contemporary events and issues 2) Defend their position when presented with a hypothetical situation 3) Deliver short presentations on a chosen subject after thorough preparation 4) Demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of Hispanic cultural practices and products. Prerequisite: The prerequisites for registering for this course are clearly detailed in this Credit Regulation Form, which students will have to complete and submit during the first week of classes so their instructors can verify that they are enrolled in the appropriate course: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/hispanic-portuguese-studies/sites/www.sas.upenn.edu.hispanic-portuguese-studies/files/SPANISH%20115%20CRF 0 pdf.
                                                                                                        ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; ONE TERM COURSE
                                                                                                        SPAN 145-680 SPAN FOR MED PROF INT 2 RODRIGUEZ, BERTA WILLIAMS HALL 218 TR 0600PM-0800PM Spanish 145, the continuation of Spanish 135, is an intermediate-level integrated skills language course. It emphasizes the development of reading, writing, listening, and speaking abilities. Students will be expected to participate actively in classroom activities such as communicative activities, role-playing based on typical doctor/patient interactions as well as other medical situations. Students will also review and learn other essential tools of communication applicable both inside and outside the medical field. Students who have already taken Spanish 140 will not receive credit for Spanish 145. Although these courses have different numbers, they are at the same level. Students who have already fulfilled the language requirement (AP, SAT II, etc.) or have taken courses at the 200- and 300-level may not take basic level language courses (100-level courses) in the same language. They will not receive credit for this course (Spanish 145). This course satisfies the language requirement in Spanish. Prerequisite: The prerequisites for registering for this course are clearly deatailed in this Credit Regulation Form: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/hispanic-portuguese-studies/sites/www.sas.upenn.edu. hispanic-portuguese-studies/files/SHANISH%20110%20CRF.pdf. Students will have to complete and submit this form during the first week of classes so the instructors can verify that they are enrolled in the appropriate course. Also, this course is offered through the Penn Language Center.
                                                                                                          ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; ONE TERM COURSE
                                                                                                          SPAN 180-301 SPANISH CONVERSATION GOLDGEL CARBALLO, DARIO TBA TBA- Must be a resident of the Modern Language College House. Prerequisite: Residence in Modern Language House
                                                                                                            ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; MODERN LANGUAGE COLLEGE HOUSE SEMINAR; PERMISSION NEEDED FROM DEPARTMENT; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                                                                                            SPAN 202-301 ADVANCED SPANISH CABALLO-MARQUEZ, REYES WILLIAMS HALL 2 MWRF 1100AM-1200PM The purpose of this course is twofold: (a) to develop students' communicative abilities in Spanish, that is, speaking, listening, reading and writing, and (b) to increase their awareness and understanding of Hispanic cultures and societies. Homework and classroom activities are designed to help students build their oral proficiency, expand and perfect their knowledge of vocabulary and grammatical structures, improve their reading and writing skills, and develop their critical thinking abilities. The material for this class includes short stories, newspaper articles, poems, songs, cartoons, video clips and a novel, such as Cesar Aira's La villa. At the completion of this course, students will feel confident discussing and debating a variety of contemporary issues (cultural and religious practices, family relationships, gender stereotypes, political events, immigration to the USA, etc.). Any questions about placement should be addressed to the Director of the Spanish Language Program.
                                                                                                              ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                                                                                              SPAN 202-302 ADVANCED SPANISH LOZANO, LENIN WILLIAMS HALL 215 MWRF 1200PM-0100PM The purpose of this course is twofold: (a) to develop students' communicative abilities in Spanish, that is, speaking, listening, reading and writing, and (b) to increase their awareness and understanding of Hispanic cultures and societies. Homework and classroom activities are designed to help students build their oral proficiency, expand and perfect their knowledge of vocabulary and grammatical structures, improve their reading and writing skills, and develop their critical thinking abilities. The material for this class includes short stories, newspaper articles, poems, songs, cartoons, video clips and a novel, such as Cesar Aira's La villa. At the completion of this course, students will feel confident discussing and debating a variety of contemporary issues (cultural and religious practices, family relationships, gender stereotypes, political events, immigration to the USA, etc.). Any questions about placement should be addressed to the Director of the Spanish Language Program.
                                                                                                                ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                                                                                                SPAN 202-303 ADVANCED SPANISH CANCELED The purpose of this course is twofold: (a) to develop students' communicative abilities in Spanish, that is, speaking, listening, reading and writing, and (b) to increase their awareness and understanding of Hispanic cultures and societies. Homework and classroom activities are designed to help students build their oral proficiency, expand and perfect their knowledge of vocabulary and grammatical structures, improve their reading and writing skills, and develop their critical thinking abilities. The material for this class includes short stories, newspaper articles, poems, songs, cartoons, video clips and a novel, such as Cesar Aira's La villa. At the completion of this course, students will feel confident discussing and debating a variety of contemporary issues (cultural and religious practices, family relationships, gender stereotypes, political events, immigration to the USA, etc.). Any questions about placement should be addressed to the Director of the Spanish Language Program.
                                                                                                                  ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                                                                                                  SPAN 202-304 ADVANCED SPANISH CANCELED The purpose of this course is twofold: (a) to develop students' communicative abilities in Spanish, that is, speaking, listening, reading and writing, and (b) to increase their awareness and understanding of Hispanic cultures and societies. Homework and classroom activities are designed to help students build their oral proficiency, expand and perfect their knowledge of vocabulary and grammatical structures, improve their reading and writing skills, and develop their critical thinking abilities. The material for this class includes short stories, newspaper articles, poems, songs, cartoons, video clips and a novel, such as Cesar Aira's La villa. At the completion of this course, students will feel confident discussing and debating a variety of contemporary issues (cultural and religious practices, family relationships, gender stereotypes, political events, immigration to the USA, etc.). Any questions about placement should be addressed to the Director of the Spanish Language Program.
                                                                                                                    ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                                                                                                    SPAN 202-305 ADVANCED SPANISH LEBAUDY, GERALDINE WILLIAMS HALL 220 MTWR 0200PM-0300PM The purpose of this course is twofold: (a) to develop students' communicative abilities in Spanish, that is, speaking, listening, reading and writing, and (b) to increase their awareness and understanding of Hispanic cultures and societies. Homework and classroom activities are designed to help students build their oral proficiency, expand and perfect their knowledge of vocabulary and grammatical structures, improve their reading and writing skills, and develop their critical thinking abilities. The material for this class includes short stories, newspaper articles, poems, songs, cartoons, video clips and a novel, such as Cesar Aira's La villa. At the completion of this course, students will feel confident discussing and debating a variety of contemporary issues (cultural and religious practices, family relationships, gender stereotypes, political events, immigration to the USA, etc.). Any questions about placement should be addressed to the Director of the Spanish Language Program.
                                                                                                                      ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                                                                                                      SPAN 202-306 ADVANCED SPANISH LEON-BLAZQUEZ, LIDIA WILLIAMS HALL 6 MTWR 0300PM-0400PM The purpose of this course is twofold: (a) to develop students' communicative abilities in Spanish, that is, speaking, listening, reading and writing, and (b) to increase their awareness and understanding of Hispanic cultures and societies. Homework and classroom activities are designed to help students build their oral proficiency, expand and perfect their knowledge of vocabulary and grammatical structures, improve their reading and writing skills, and develop their critical thinking abilities. The material for this class includes short stories, newspaper articles, poems, songs, cartoons, video clips and a novel, such as Cesar Aira's La villa. At the completion of this course, students will feel confident discussing and debating a variety of contemporary issues (cultural and religious practices, family relationships, gender stereotypes, political events, immigration to the USA, etc.). Any questions about placement should be addressed to the Director of the Spanish Language Program.
                                                                                                                        ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                                                                                                        SPAN 205-301 ADV SPAN/MED PROFS: Advanced Medical Spanish GRABNER TRAVIS, LINDA WILLIAMS HALL 218 MWF 1200PM-0100PM The goal of this course is to provide advanced practice in Spanish to those students who are interested in pursuing careers in the medical and health care fields. Through readings and authentic materials on contemporary health issues, for example, i.e., H1N1 influenza, comparative healthcare systems, obesity, "chagas" disease, etc., students will acquire the vocabulary and grammatical structures needed to discuss a wide array of topics pertaining to the health-related professions. Students will also gain awareness of those health care issues affecting the Hispanic/Latino patient. Oral and written presentations will complement topics covered in class.
                                                                                                                          ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                                                                                                          SPAN 208-301 BUSINESS SPANISH I LEBAUDY, GERALDINE WILLIAMS HALL 301 MW 0330PM-0500PM Spanish for Business I provides advanced-level language students with technical vocabulary and communicative skills covering business concepts as they apply to the corporate dynamics of the Spanish-speaking world, with a special emphasis on Latin America. Through readings, presentations, discussions, and video materials, we shall analyze those cultural aspects that characterize the business environment in the region as well as focus on economies and markets in light of their history, politics, resources and pressing international concerns.
                                                                                                                            LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                                                                                                            SPAN 208-302 BUSINESS SPANISH I LEBAUDY, GERALDINE WILLIAMS HALL 2 TR 0300PM-0430PM Spanish for Business I provides advanced-level language students with technical vocabulary and communicative skills covering business concepts as they apply to the corporate dynamics of the Spanish-speaking world, with a special emphasis on Latin America. Through readings, presentations, discussions, and video materials, we shall analyze those cultural aspects that characterize the business environment in the region as well as focus on economies and markets in light of their history, politics, resources and pressing international concerns.
                                                                                                                              LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                                                                                                              SPAN 208-680 BUSINESS SPANISH I LEBAUDY, GERALDINE WILLIAMS HALL 219 TR 0600PM-0730PM Spanish for Business I provides advanced-level language students with technical vocabulary and communicative skills covering business concepts as they apply to the corporate dynamics of the Spanish-speaking world, with a special emphasis on Latin America. Through readings, presentations, discussions, and video materials, we shall analyze those cultural aspects that characterize the business environment in the region as well as focus on economies and markets in light of their history, politics, resources and pressing international concerns.
                                                                                                                                LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                                                                                                                SPAN 212-301 Advanced Spanish II: Grammar and Composition MOORE, JAMES WILLIAMS HALL 306 MWF 1100AM-1200PM Spanish 212 is an advanced-level language course that emphasizes the acquisition of the tools necessary for successful written expression in Spanish. These tools include a solid knowledge of the major points of Spanish grammar, an ample vocabulary, control of the mechanics of the language (spelling, punctuation, etc.), and a thorough understanding of the writing process. Throughout the semester, students will use these tools to analyze authentic texts and to produce a variety of written assignments. By the end of the course, students will have developed their awareness of the norms of standard Spanish and learned to incorporate these features into their own writing. The class will be conducted in Spanish and students are expected to speak in Spanish at all times. Any questions about placement should be addressed to the directors of the Spanish language program.
                                                                                                                                  LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                                                                                                                  SPAN 212-302 Advanced Spanish II: Grammar and Composition CANCELED Spanish 212 is an advanced-level language course that emphasizes the acquisition of the tools necessary for successful written expression in Spanish. These tools include a solid knowledge of the major points of Spanish grammar, an ample vocabulary, control of the mechanics of the language (spelling, punctuation, etc.), and a thorough understanding of the writing process. Throughout the semester, students will use these tools to analyze authentic texts and to produce a variety of written assignments. By the end of the course, students will have developed their awareness of the norms of standard Spanish and learned to incorporate these features into their own writing. The class will be conducted in Spanish and students are expected to speak in Spanish at all times. Any questions about placement should be addressed to the directors of the Spanish language program.
                                                                                                                                    LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                                                                                                                    SPAN 212-303 Advanced Spanish II: Grammar and Composition KNIGHT, JEAN WILLIAMS HALL 5 MW 0200PM-0330PM Spanish 212 is an advanced-level language course that emphasizes the acquisition of the tools necessary for successful written expression in Spanish. These tools include a solid knowledge of the major points of Spanish grammar, an ample vocabulary, control of the mechanics of the language (spelling, punctuation, etc.), and a thorough understanding of the writing process. Throughout the semester, students will use these tools to analyze authentic texts and to produce a variety of written assignments. By the end of the course, students will have developed their awareness of the norms of standard Spanish and learned to incorporate these features into their own writing. The class will be conducted in Spanish and students are expected to speak in Spanish at all times. Any questions about placement should be addressed to the directors of the Spanish language program.
                                                                                                                                      LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                                                                                                                      SPAN 215-301 SP FOR PROFESSIONS CARLO, SENEN WILLIAMS HALL 307 MW 0200PM-0330PM Spanish for the Professions is designed to provide advanced-level language students with a wide-ranging technical vocabulary and the enhancement of solid communicative skills within the cultural context of several developing Latin American countries. Focusing on topics such as politics, economy, society, health, environment, education, science and technology, the class will explore the realities and underlying challenges facing Latin America. Through essays, papers, articles, research, discussions, case studies, and videotapes, we shall take an in-depth look at the dynamics of Latin American societies. The course will focus on--but not be restricted to--Mexico, Cuba and Argentina. Any questions about placement should be addressed to the Director of the Spanish Language Program.
                                                                                                                                        SPAN 219-301 TEXTS AND CONTEXTS FERNANDEZ, FRANCISCO WILLIAMS HALL 203 MWF 1000AM-1100AM The primary aim of this course is to develop students' knowledge of the geographical, historical and cultural contexts in those regions where Spanish is used . At the same time that they are introduced to research techniques and materials available in Spanish, students strengthen their language skills through readings, class discussions, and frequent writing assignments. This course is designed to give students a broad understanding of Hispanic culture that will prepare them for upper-level course work and study abroad.
                                                                                                                                          Hum & Soc Sci Sector (new curriculum only) CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCE SECTOR; CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
                                                                                                                                          SPAN 219-302 TEXTS AND CONTEXTS GRABNER TRAVIS, LINDA WILLIAMS HALL 301 MWF 1100AM-1200PM The primary aim of this course is to develop students' knowledge of the geographical, historical and cultural contexts in those regions where Spanish is used . At the same time that they are introduced to research techniques and materials available in Spanish, students strengthen their language skills through readings, class discussions, and frequent writing assignments. This course is designed to give students a broad understanding of Hispanic culture that will prepare them for upper-level course work and study abroad.
                                                                                                                                            Hum & Soc Sci Sector (new curriculum only) CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCE SECTOR; CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
                                                                                                                                            SPAN 219-303 TEXTS AND CONTEXTS KNIGHT, JEAN FISHER-BENNETT HALL 406 MWF 1200PM-0100PM The primary aim of this course is to develop students' knowledge of the geographical, historical and cultural contexts in those regions where Spanish is used . At the same time that they are introduced to research techniques and materials available in Spanish, students strengthen their language skills through readings, class discussions, and frequent writing assignments. This course is designed to give students a broad understanding of Hispanic culture that will prepare them for upper-level course work and study abroad.
                                                                                                                                              Hum & Soc Sci Sector (new curriculum only) CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCE SECTOR; CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
                                                                                                                                              SPAN 219-304 TEXTS AND CONTEXTS ESPOSITO, ANTHONY WILLIAMS HALL 304 MWF 0100PM-0200PM The primary aim of this course is to develop students' knowledge of the geographical, historical and cultural contexts in those regions where Spanish is used . At the same time that they are introduced to research techniques and materials available in Spanish, students strengthen their language skills through readings, class discussions, and frequent writing assignments. This course is designed to give students a broad understanding of Hispanic culture that will prepare them for upper-level course work and study abroad.
                                                                                                                                                Hum & Soc Sci Sector (new curriculum only) CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCE SECTOR; CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
                                                                                                                                                SPAN 219-305 TEXTS AND CONTEXTS PASCUAL IVARS, JOAQUIN WILLIAMS HALL 843 MWF 0100PM-0200PM The primary aim of this course is to develop students' knowledge of the geographical, historical and cultural contexts in those regions where Spanish is used . At the same time that they are introduced to research techniques and materials available in Spanish, students strengthen their language skills through readings, class discussions, and frequent writing assignments. This course is designed to give students a broad understanding of Hispanic culture that will prepare them for upper-level course work and study abroad.
                                                                                                                                                  Hum & Soc Sci Sector (new curriculum only) CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCE SECTOR; CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
                                                                                                                                                  SPAN 223-301 INTRO LITERARY ANALYSIS FELICIANO ARROYO, SELMA WILLIAMS HALL 318 MWF 1000AM-1100AM By helping students develop skills to carefully read and analyze Spanish literary works, Spanish 223 prepares them for upper-level courses and study abroad. After reviewing the main elements and conventions of the most popular genres (narrative, poetry, theater and essay), students become familiarized with current theoretical approaches to the study of literature with the purpose of applying them to their own analytical writing. The last weeks of the semester are devoted to the reading of a well-crafted detective novel and the examination of both its formal features and its ideological underpinnings. Throughout the course, students will have ample opportunities to hone their skills through the close reading and class discussion of varied and stimulating literary works produced by canonical and non-canonical Hispanic authors.
                                                                                                                                                    Arts & Letters Sector (all classes) CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; ARTS & LETTERS SECTOR; CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
                                                                                                                                                    SPAN 223-302 INTRO LITERARY ANALYSIS CARDENAS, JUAN WILLIAMS HALL 303 MWF 1100AM-1200PM By helping students develop skills to carefully read and analyze Spanish literary works, Spanish 223 prepares them for upper-level courses and study abroad. After reviewing the main elements and conventions of the most popular genres (narrative, poetry, theater and essay), students become familiarized with current theoretical approaches to the study of literature with the purpose of applying them to their own analytical writing. The last weeks of the semester are devoted to the reading of a well-crafted detective novel and the examination of both its formal features and its ideological underpinnings. Throughout the course, students will have ample opportunities to hone their skills through the close reading and class discussion of varied and stimulating literary works produced by canonical and non-canonical Hispanic authors.
                                                                                                                                                      Arts & Letters Sector (all classes) CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; ARTS & LETTERS SECTOR; CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
                                                                                                                                                      SPAN 223-303 INTRO LITERARY ANALYSIS MONTOYA, OSCAR WILLIAMS HALL 421 MWF 1200PM-0100PM By helping students develop skills to carefully read and analyze Spanish literary works, Spanish 223 prepares them for upper-level courses and study abroad. After reviewing the main elements and conventions of the most popular genres (narrative, poetry, theater and essay), students become familiarized with current theoretical approaches to the study of literature with the purpose of applying them to their own analytical writing. The last weeks of the semester are devoted to the reading of a well-crafted detective novel and the examination of both its formal features and its ideological underpinnings. Throughout the course, students will have ample opportunities to hone their skills through the close reading and class discussion of varied and stimulating literary works produced by canonical and non-canonical Hispanic authors.
                                                                                                                                                        Arts & Letters Sector (all classes) CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; ARTS & LETTERS SECTOR; CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
                                                                                                                                                        SPAN 223-304 INTRO LITERARY ANALYSIS MONTOYA, OSCAR WILLIAMS HALL 203 MWF 0100PM-0200PM By helping students develop skills to carefully read and analyze Spanish literary works, Spanish 223 prepares them for upper-level courses and study abroad. After reviewing the main elements and conventions of the most popular genres (narrative, poetry, theater and essay), students become familiarized with current theoretical approaches to the study of literature with the purpose of applying them to their own analytical writing. The last weeks of the semester are devoted to the reading of a well-crafted detective novel and the examination of both its formal features and its ideological underpinnings. Throughout the course, students will have ample opportunities to hone their skills through the close reading and class discussion of varied and stimulating literary works produced by canonical and non-canonical Hispanic authors.
                                                                                                                                                          Arts & Letters Sector (all classes) CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; ARTS & LETTERS SECTOR; CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
                                                                                                                                                          SPAN 380-301 CHEATING HEARTS: WOMEN'S ADULTERY AND THE SPANISH REALIST NOVEL GUADALUPE, OLGA WILLIAMS HALL 319 MWF 1200PM-0100PM Topics vary. Please see the Spanish Department's website for the current course description: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/hispanic-portuguese-studies/pc Female adultery and the character of la mujer insatisfecha provide many of the plots that run through nineteenth-century European realistic fiction written by male authors such as Anna Karenina or Madame Bovary. Love triangles in these novels transgress the boundaries of family, age, social class, laws, religion, and gender. This course will explore the theme of extra and intramarital relations in several major Spanish literary works of the second half of the 19th century by the major male and female authors of Spanish Realism such as Galdós, Clarín, or Pardo Bazán. Narratives of sexual infidelity and desire, as well as personal letters, will be analyzed from gender, social, cultural, historical, and ideological perspectives. Students will be invited to draw comparisons between the texts and other representations of both male and female adultery across different media and cultures.
                                                                                                                                                            CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
                                                                                                                                                            SPAN 386-401 MADNESS AND WOMEN IN CONTEMPORARY HISPANIC LITERATURE GARCIA-SERRANO, MARIA VICTORIA WILLIAMS HALL 29 MWF 1100AM-1200PM This course covers topics in contemporary Spanish Culture, its specific emphasis varying with the instructor. Please see the Spanish Department's website for the course description: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/hispanic-portuguese-studies/pc To examine the depiction of women identified as suffering from a mental illness in contemporary Hispanic narrative is the main goal of this course. After getting familiarized with some of the concepts, studies, and debates that the theme of "female madness" has generated across the disciplines (history, feminism, literary criticism, psychology and psychoanalysis), students will delve into the analysis and interpretation of a selection of Hispanic literary texts whose female protagonist’s mental disorder was precipitated by maternity, domesticity, sexuality, creativity, historical events, or biculturalism. Throughout the course students will attest to the enormous endurance and versatility of the "loca" character, capable of adapting to a wide range of creative, political, and ideological agendas.
                                                                                                                                                              CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
                                                                                                                                                              SPAN 386-402 THE IMAGE-THOUGHT: EXPLORING PHILOSOPHICAL CONCEPTS THRU SPANISH CINEMA MORENO CABALLUD, LUIS WILLIAMS HALL 219 MW 0200PM-0330PM This course covers topics in contemporary Spanish Culture, its specific emphasis varying with the instructor. Please see the Spanish Department's website for the course description: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/hispanic-portuguese-studies/pc This course will analyze several contemporary Spanish films from the point of view of their capacity to generate philosophical thought. We will understand philosophy not as a corpus of established knowledge, but as a desire to think that always needs to challenge conventional assumptions. We will read philosophical texts by Spanish authors in parallel to the study of Spanish films, using this double approach to work on crucial concepts such as “identity”, “subjectivity”, “reality”, “language”, “power”, “life”, “body” and “interdependence”, among others.
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                                                                                                                                                                SPAN 388-401 CROSSING BORDERS IN HISPANIC CINEMA CABALLO-MARQUEZ, REYES WILLIAMS HALL 741 MWF 0100PM-0200PM Topics vary. Please see the Spanish Department's website for the current course description: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/hispanic-portuguese-studies/pc Through the lens of border crossing, we will explore a variety of topics in Contemporary Spanish/Latin American Cinema, such as immigration and emigration narratives in times of globalization, new localisms, and the emergence of glocal vs. national films. A fluid conceptualization of the border will also allow us to explore how Contemporary Spanish/Latin American Cinema talks about gender, race, nationalisms, immigration, history, and transgressions. Beyond the thematic focus, the main objective of this course will be to gain a general understanding of film theory, cinematographic language, and film criticism.
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                                                                                                                                                                  SPAN 388-402 SPANISH NON-FICTIONAL FILM MORENO CABALLUD, LUIS WILLIAMS HALL 705 MW 0330PM-0500PM Topics vary. Please see the Spanish Department's website for the current course description: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/hispanic-portuguese-studies/pc This course will explore the flourishing of the genre of documentary and non-fiction film in the last decades in Spain. We will study poetic, experimental, and social documentaries in their socio-historical context. For this we will need to engage not only films and film theory texts, but also historical recounts of contemporary Spain. We will also analyze the limits between non-fiction and fiction film, focusing on some recent works that have critically blurred the distinction between both genres.
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                                                                                                                                                                    SPAN 388-403 CINEMAS OF RESISTANCE IN SPAIN FROM NEOREALISM TO ALMODOVAR (1950-1985) SOLOMON, MICHAEL WILLIAMS HALL 321 TR 1200PM-0130PM Topics vary. Please see the Spanish Department's website for the current course description: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/hispanic-portuguese-studies/pc This course surveys the various cinematic attempts to counter the politics and social policies of Francisco Franco’s dictatorship in Spain from the 1950’s through the decade following Franco’s death in 1975. Working with loosely defined movements such as Spanish Neorealism, New Spanish Cinema, and The Barcelona School, the course will examine strategies to thwart Franco’s censorship and to reconstruct national identity through cinema.
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                                                                                                                                                                      SPAN 390-401 CONTEMPORARY COLUMBIAN LITERATURE: VIOLENCE AND REDEMPTION MONTOYA, OSCAR WILLIAMS HALL 6 MWF 1000AM-1100AM Topics vary. Please see the Spanish Department's website for the current course description: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/hispanic-portuguese-studies/pc Colombia has recently become a case of international interest. After fifty years of internal armed conflict, the government and the oldest communist guerrilla in the world signed a peace agreement. However, in a surprising result, voters rejected the treaty in a public referendum. How does one explain these simultaneous longing for peace and will to continue war? This seminar will explore the particularities of the Colombian case through narrative and movies, combining different theoretical approaches, from postcolonialism to gender studies, but focusing on the relationship between literature, cultural productions, and political history and theory. We will analyze the causes and effects of the persistent violence in the country, the emergence of guerrillas, the rise of narco ‘capos’, the ‘guerra sucia’ against progressive political parties --and the constant struggle of the Colombian people to overcome this history of violence, and to build a more inclusive and democratic country.
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                                                                                                                                                                        SPAN 390-402 EL DESIERTO: LATIN AMERICAN LITERATURE OF THE DESERT BROCK, ASHLEY WILLIAMS HALL 205 TR 0300PM-0430PM Topics vary. Please see the Spanish Department's website for the current course description: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/hispanic-portuguese-studies/pc This course explores the prevalence of desert spaces in Latin American literature. Considering the desert both as a physical landscape—encompassing a range of ecosystems from the Argentine pampas, to the Brazilian sertão, the to the Mexican páramo—and as a figurative construct, we will ask what role it plays in narratives individual, regional, and national identity. How are desert spaces, real and imagined, traversed by questions of gender, race, class, modernization, memory, and migration? What challenges does this spaced defined by its emptiness pose to literary and visual representation and to historical and political understanding? We will examine visual works, films, and sound recordings alongside literary and critical texts.
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                                                                                                                                                                          SPAN 396-401 COLONIAL LATIN AMERICAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE TELLEZ, JORGE WILLIAMS HALL 1 TR 0130PM-0300PM Topics vary. Please see the Spanish Department's website for the current course description: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/hispanic-portuguese-studies/pc The colonial period in Latin America spans more than 400 years. In this course, we study the culture of the Spanish-speaking Americas from the moment Christopher Columbus arrived in the Caribbean to the Latin American wars of independence during the 19th century. We analyze the role that religion and race played in the emergence of colonial societies and the development of national revolutionary discourses. We reflect on the tensions between indigenous populations and Spanish settlers and study the literary culture that developed in the New World.
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                                                                                                                                                                            SPAN 397-401 WHAT IS MEXICO? QUESTIONING MEXICAN ICONS TELLEZ, JORGE FISHER-BENNETT HALL 16 TR 1030AM-1200PM Topics vary. Please see the Spanish Department's website for the current course description: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/hispanic-portuguese-studies/pc This course studies Mexico through many lenses. From history to art, from anthropology to pop culture, from literature to film, our primary objective is to question current and past iconicity to develop a more complex and nuanced understanding of Mexican history and culture.
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                                                                                                                                                                              SPAN 397-402 BREATHING INTO THE CHAOS: CULTURE AND SOCIETY OF THE SPANISH CARIBBEAN CASAMAYOR, ODETTE MEYERSON HALL B4 TR 1200PM-0130PM Topics vary. Please see the Spanish Department's website for the current course description: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/hispanic-portuguese-studies/pc A thorough panorama of contemporary Spanish-Caribbean societies (Cuba, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and their diasporic communities), this course enhances the students' knowledge of the region's main historical, political, and sociocultural trends. The aim, however, is not to study the Spanish Caribbean as a homogenous entity, but to understand the similarities and differences between these three nations. In "Breathing into the Chaos," students examine Caribbean multiples narratives of survival and resilience within a global context, through the study of 20th and 21st-centuries literary, cinematographic, musical, visual and performative works. Cultural analysis is supported by a theoretical framework encompassing foundational Caribbean thoughts on identity and identification. The main issues covered in this course include nationhood and Caribbeanness; racial, gender, and sexual inequalities; the impact of migration; revolutionary ideals; dictatorship; and historical delusion.
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                                                                                                                                                                                SPAN 650-301 WHY EARLY MODERN SPAIN? SOLOMON, MICHAEL VAN PELT LIBRARY 626
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                                                                                                                                                                                Topics vary. Please see the Spanish Department's website for the current course description: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/hispanic-portuguese-studies/pc This seminar offers a graduate-level introduction to the major literary works and genres from Early Modern Spain while questioning the relevancy of this period for modern scholars. Combining a typical seminar discussion session with corresponding guest lectures by specialists in early modern Spanish literature, we will explore the major works from Celestina, to Don Quixote and significant genres such as the picaresque, pastoral, and sentimental novels, poetry, and Spanish theater including Lope de Vega and Calderón de la Barca. The seminar and lectures will be conducted in English and all required readings will be available in English and Spanish. The seminar and public lectures will be held in the Kislak Center (6th floor Van Pelt Library) where we will have access to the library’s extraordinary collection of rare books from Early Modern Spain. Topics and guest lectures include: Jan. 16 Opening Round Table: Antonio Feros (Penn), Víctor Pueyo Zoco (Temple). Jan. 23 Celestina (Fernando de Rojas): Michael Solomon and Ana-Ameyda-Cohen (Penn). Jan. 30 The Sentimental Novel: Emily Francomano (Georgetown University). Feb. 6 The Invention of Early Modern Poetry: Victor Sierra-Matute (NYU). Feb. 13 The pastoral novel and the end of nature: Steve Dolph (Drexel University). Feb. 20 The Picaresque novel: Labor, Bodies, Displacement: Jorge Téllez (Penn). Feb. 27 Acquired Male Habits: Imbrications of Gender, Class, and Race in the Inquisition Case of Eleno de Céspedes (1587-89): Israel Burshatin (Haverford Colleage). March 4 Women and the comedia: María Cristina Quintero (Bryn Mawr College). March 26. Pierre Vilar and "The Age of Don Quixote: Roger Chartier (Penn). April 2 Staging Difficult Conversations: Sex, Violence, and the Comedia Today: Sonia Velázquez (Indiana University). April 9 Why the Persiles Now? Marina Brownlee (Princeton University). April 17 Looking for Don Quixote in World Cinema: Michael Solomon (Penn). For more information, contact Michael Solomon (solomonm@sas.upenn.edu)
                                                                                                                                                                                  SPAN 686-301 GIRAFFES AFLAME: THE SURREALIST CINEMA OF LUIS BUNUEL LOPEZ, IGNACIO WILLIAMS HALL 543 W 0400PM-0700PM Topics vary. Please see the Spanish Department's website for the current course description: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/hispanic-portuguese-studies/pc Este seminario se ocupa del cine de Luis Buñuel, el gran director de cine del Surrealismo. Otros directores de cine han sido vinculados con el movimiento surrealista (Cocteau, Hitchcock, Lynch, Kaufmann, etc.), pero todos ellos participan del movimiento surrealista como una opción retórica disponible que puede añadirse a otras corrientes complementarias. Buñuel, en cambio, es ESENCIALMENTE surrealista de tal modo que es preciso entender el movimiento (su retórica y su filosofía incluidas) para entender a aquél. En este seminario desarrollamos el argumento de que, paradójicamente, lo inverso también es verdad; esto es, es necesario entender a Buñuel para comprender el Surrealismo. Esto último se debe a que el Surrealismo se estudia desde dos puntos, que no son privilegiados, pero resultan fundamentales para entender la crítica del Surrealismo, y que se entienden como complementarios. El primero corresponde a la ruptura inicial, y que hemos de fechar en torno a 1918 cuando termina la Primera Gran Guerra; y, el segundo, a la decadencia ulterior, que se inicia en torno a 1939, y se corresponde con el inicio de la Segunda Guerra Mundial. Se estudia el Surrealismo vinculado a estos dos puntos. Al primero correspondería el Manifiesto Surrealista (1924) de Breton y Goll; al segundo, las «Notas sobre el Surrealismo» de Adorno (Notas sobre literatura, 1958). Es como si, entre principio y fin, no hubiera contenido sino tan sólo una serie de hechos episódicos no encadenados que sugieren que el movimiento nació y murió. Aquí es donde Buñuel importa. El desarrollo de su carrera como cineasta da contenido al Surrealismo y, si podemos hablar de la supervivencia del Surrealismo más allá de la ruptura inicial, esto es posible en la medida en que hablamos del arte de artistas que, como ocurre significativamente con Luis Buñuel (y otros, como Óscar Domínguez o Matta), continuaron fieles al movimiento hasta el final, y resultaron enormemente críticos con aquellos otros artistas de vanguardia (p.ej., Dalí, Ernst, Magritte) que sucumbieron a la sociedad de consumo y promovieron un arte que había convertido el movimiento inicial en una mera fórmula retórica. Es esencial la participación activa en la clase. Hay que ver las películas antes de venir a clase. Todos los materiales están reproducidos en canvas. Todos los participantes en el seminario tienen que escribir un trabajo de investigación (23-30 pp.). El tema de dicho trabajo es la última película de Buñuel: Cet obscur objet du désir (1977). Lista de películas: Un perro andaluz, Comiendo erizos, La Edad de Oro, Las Hurdes, Los Olvidados, Nazarín, Viridiana, El ángel exterminador, La muerte en el jardín, Belle de Jour, Tristana, Discreto encanto de la burguesía, Oscuro objeto del deseo. Note: The course will be taught in Spanish and it is not open only to graduate students.
                                                                                                                                                                                    SPAN 690-301 THE DARK SIDE OF THE BOOM: ARGUEDAS, RULFO, GUIMARAES ROSA BROCK, ASHLEY WILLIAMS HALL 319 M 0200PM-0500PM Topics vary. Please see the Spanish Department's website for the current course description: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/hispanic-portuguese-studies/pc Some of the most innovative Latin American writers of the mid-twentieth century have remained on the margins of la nueva nueva narrativa latinoamericana and the so-called Boom. This course focuses on a trio of such writers—José María Arguedas, Juan Rulfo, and João Guimarães Rosa—asking what their marginality or illegibility within familiar narratives of the Boom tells us about the way this literary-cum-market phenomena has been conceived. In addition to offering students a sustained and close encounter with literary texts that are notoriously perplexing and difficult to categorize, the course returns to Ángel Rama’s theory of narrative transculturation, asking both to what extent it is still helpful in articulating the aesthetic project that unites these three authors and what it misses. Ultimately, our collective challenge will be to answer the question: what is this shared endeavor and which of the theoretical frameworks available today are most helpful in distilling its stakes and strategies?
                                                                                                                                                                                      SPAN 697-301 CON TINTA NEGRA: WRITING BLACK EXPERIENCE IN LATIN AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN CASAMAYOR, ODETTE WILLIAMS HALL 219 T 0300PM-0600PM Topics vary. Please see the Spanish Department's website for the current course description: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/hispanic-portuguese-studies/pc What does it mean to be black in Latin America? This question launches our wide-ranging examination of the black experience in Latin America, the Caribbean, and its diaspora, since slavery to the present. In this course, students will combine the analysis of literary, cinematic, musical, visual and performative works with the study of historical, political and sociocultural processes shaping the existence of Afro-descendants. The scrutiny of systemic racial exclusion and marginalization will allow the understanding of how these dividing practices condition cultural production. Close readings and thorough debates will engage students in a consistent deconstruction of the idea of blackness in the Americas.