Courses for Spring 2018

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 SPANISH SPEAKER PIO, CARLOS 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 MTWRF 1200PM-0100PM 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 ACCEL INTERMD PORTUGUESE PIO, CARLOS 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; SEE SPECIAL MESSAGE IN DEPARTMENT HEADER; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
        PRTG 134-302 ACCEL INTERMD PORTUGUESE MTWR 0100PM-0200PM 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; SEE SPECIAL MESSAGE IN DEPARTMENT HEADER; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
          PRTG 202-301 ADVANCED PORTUGUESE FLANNERY, MERCIA 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 two novels; 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 TR 1030AM-1200PM Topics vary. For current course description, please see department's webpage: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/hispanic-portuguese-studies/pc
              CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; PRIOR LANGUAGE EXPERIENCE REQUIRED; CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
              PRTG 240-401 TOPICS IN LUSOPHONE CULTURE - SOCIETY AND VISUAL ARTS PIO, CARLOS 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 acts, fashion, architectural styles, and landscape architecture from the 1960s through 2015. 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 taught in English.
                CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
                ROML 120-680 ELEMENTARY QUECHUA II MENDOZA-MORI, AMERICO TR 0530PM-0730PM
                  LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                  ROML 140-680 INTERMEDIATE QUECHUA II MENDOZA-MORI, AMERICO TR 0730PM-0900PM Continuation of ROML130
                    ROML 690-401 FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING AND LEARNING MCMAHON, KATHRYN 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 120-301 ELEMENTARY SPANISH II 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 TR 0930AM-1030AM
                        MWF 1000AM-1100AM
                        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 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 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 120-305 ELEMENTARY SPANISH II 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 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 TR 0130PM-0230PM
                                  MWF 0100PM-0200PM
                                  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 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 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 MTWRF 1200PM-0100PM Spanish 121 is designed for students who have some prior experience in Spanish. This 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 other Spanish courses, Spanish 121 emphasizes the development of foundational reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills while exploring the rich cultural mosaic of the Spanish-speaking world. Students will participate in pair, small-group and whole-class activities that focus on meaningful and accurate communication skills in the target language.
                                          ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                          SPAN 121-302 ELEMENTARY SPANISH TR 0130PM-0230PM
                                          MWF 0100PM-0200PM
                                          Spanish 121 is designed for students who have some prior experience in Spanish. This 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 other Spanish courses, Spanish 121 emphasizes the development of foundational reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills while exploring the rich cultural mosaic of the Spanish-speaking world. Students will participate in pair, small-group and whole-class activities that focus on meaningful and accurate communication skills in the target language.
                                            ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                            SPAN 125-680 SPAN FOR MED PROF ELEM 2 MW 0600PM-0830PM The continuation of Spanish 115, Spanish 125 is a second-semester elementary medical Spanish language course. See the description of Spanish 115. Spanish 125 is a second-semester elementary Medical Spanish Language that continues to develop the fundamentals of practical Spanish, with a special focus 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. Students will be expected to participate in classroom activities such as role-plays based on typical office and emergency procedures in order to develop meaningful and accurate communication skills in the target language. The class will be conducted entirely in Spanish.
                                              ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                              SPAN 130-301 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I MWRF 0900AM-1000AM Spanish 130 is a first-semester intermediate-level language course that emphasizes the development of the four basic skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking skills) 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 meaningful contexts. 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.
                                                ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                                SPAN 130-302 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I R 0930AM-1030AM
                                                MWF 1000AM-1100AM
                                                Spanish 130 is a first-semester intermediate-level language course that emphasizes the development of the four basic skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking skills) 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 meaningful contexts. 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.
                                                  ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                                  SPAN 130-303 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I MWRF 1100AM-1200PM Spanish 130 is a first-semester intermediate-level language course that emphasizes the development of the four basic skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking skills) 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 meaningful contexts. 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.
                                                    ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                                    SPAN 130-304 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I MWRF 1200PM-0100PM Spanish 130 is a first-semester intermediate-level language course that emphasizes the development of the four basic skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking skills) 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 meaningful contexts. 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.
                                                      ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                                      SPAN 130-305 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I MWRF 1200PM-0100PM Spanish 130 is a first-semester intermediate-level language course that emphasizes the development of the four basic skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking skills) 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 meaningful contexts. 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.
                                                        ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                                        SPAN 130-306 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I MWRF 1200PM-0100PM Spanish 130 is a first-semester intermediate-level language course that emphasizes the development of the four basic skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking skills) 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 meaningful contexts. 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.
                                                          ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                                          SPAN 130-307 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I R 0130PM-0230PM
                                                          MWF 0100PM-0200PM
                                                          Spanish 130 is a first-semester intermediate-level language course that emphasizes the development of the four basic skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking skills) 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 meaningful contexts. 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.
                                                            ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                                            SPAN 130-308 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I MTWR 0200PM-0300PM Spanish 130 is a first-semester intermediate-level language course that emphasizes the development of the four basic skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking skills) 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 meaningful contexts. 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.
                                                              ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                                              SPAN 130-309 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I MTWR 0300PM-0400PM Spanish 130 is a first-semester intermediate-level language course that emphasizes the development of the four basic skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking skills) 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 meaningful contexts. 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.
                                                                ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                                                SPAN 134-301 ACCEL INTERMEDIATE SPAN TR 0900AM-1030AM
                                                                MWF 0900AM-1000AM
                                                                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. During the spring semester, Spanish 134 is limited to those students who have satisfied the language requirement in another language. During the summer, the course is open to all students who meet placement requirements. This course satisfies the language requirement in Spanish.
                                                                  ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; PERMISSION NEEDED FROM DEPARTMENT; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; ONE TERM COURSE
                                                                  SPAN 140-301 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II MTWF 0900AM-1000AM Spanish 140, the continuation of Spanish 130, is a fourth-semester language course that offers students the opportunity to acquire communicative skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) while developing their awareness and appreciation of the Spanish-speaking world. Topics studied may include the environment, the arts, social relations, and conflict and violence. This course satisfies the language requirement in Spanish.
                                                                    ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; ONE TERM COURSE
                                                                    SPAN 140-302 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II MTWF 0900AM-1000AM Spanish 140, the continuation of Spanish 130, is a fourth-semester language course that offers students the opportunity to acquire communicative skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) while developing their awareness and appreciation of the Spanish-speaking world. Topics studied may include the environment, the arts, social relations, and conflict and violence. This course satisfies the language requirement in Spanish.
                                                                      ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; ONE TERM COURSE
                                                                      SPAN 140-303 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II T 0930AM-1030AM
                                                                      MWF 1000AM-1100AM
                                                                      Spanish 140, the continuation of Spanish 130, is a fourth-semester language course that offers students the opportunity to acquire communicative skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) while developing their awareness and appreciation of the Spanish-speaking world. Topics studied may include the environment, the arts, social relations, and conflict and violence. This course satisfies the language requirement in Spanish.
                                                                        ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; ONE TERM COURSE
                                                                        SPAN 140-304 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II T 0930AM-1030AM
                                                                        MWF 1000AM-1100AM
                                                                        Spanish 140, the continuation of Spanish 130, is a fourth-semester language course that offers students the opportunity to acquire communicative skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) while developing their awareness and appreciation of the Spanish-speaking world. Topics studied may include the environment, the arts, social relations, and conflict and violence. This course satisfies the language requirement in Spanish.
                                                                          ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; ONE TERM COURSE
                                                                          SPAN 140-305 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II MTWF 1100AM-1200PM Spanish 140, the continuation of Spanish 130, is a fourth-semester language course that offers students the opportunity to acquire communicative skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) while developing their awareness and appreciation of the Spanish-speaking world. Topics studied may include the environment, the arts, social relations, and conflict and violence. This course satisfies the language requirement in Spanish.
                                                                            ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; ONE TERM COURSE
                                                                            SPAN 140-306 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II MTWF 1100AM-1200PM Spanish 140, the continuation of Spanish 130, is a fourth-semester language course that offers students the opportunity to acquire communicative skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) while developing their awareness and appreciation of the Spanish-speaking world. Topics studied may include the environment, the arts, social relations, and conflict and violence. This course satisfies the language requirement in Spanish.
                                                                              ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; ONE TERM COURSE
                                                                              SPAN 140-307 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II MTWF 1100AM-1200PM Spanish 140, the continuation of Spanish 130, is a fourth-semester language course that offers students the opportunity to acquire communicative skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) while developing their awareness and appreciation of the Spanish-speaking world. Topics studied may include the environment, the arts, social relations, and conflict and violence. This course satisfies the language requirement in Spanish.
                                                                                ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; ONE TERM COURSE
                                                                                SPAN 140-308 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II MTWF 1200PM-0100PM Spanish 140, the continuation of Spanish 130, is a fourth-semester language course that offers students the opportunity to acquire communicative skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) while developing their awareness and appreciation of the Spanish-speaking world. Topics studied may include the environment, the arts, social relations, and conflict and violence. This course satisfies the language requirement in Spanish.
                                                                                  ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; ONE TERM COURSE
                                                                                  SPAN 140-309 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II MTWF 1200PM-0100PM Spanish 140, the continuation of Spanish 130, is a fourth-semester language course that offers students the opportunity to acquire communicative skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) while developing their awareness and appreciation of the Spanish-speaking world. Topics studied may include the environment, the arts, social relations, and conflict and violence. This course satisfies the language requirement in Spanish.
                                                                                    ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; ONE TERM COURSE
                                                                                    SPAN 140-310 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II MTWF 1200PM-0100PM Spanish 140, the continuation of Spanish 130, is a fourth-semester language course that offers students the opportunity to acquire communicative skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) while developing their awareness and appreciation of the Spanish-speaking world. Topics studied may include the environment, the arts, social relations, and conflict and violence. This course satisfies the language requirement in Spanish.
                                                                                      ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; ONE TERM COURSE
                                                                                      SPAN 140-311 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II T 0130PM-0230PM
                                                                                      MWF 0100PM-0200PM
                                                                                      Spanish 140, the continuation of Spanish 130, is a fourth-semester language course that offers students the opportunity to acquire communicative skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) while developing their awareness and appreciation of the Spanish-speaking world. Topics studied may include the environment, the arts, social relations, and conflict and violence. This course satisfies the language requirement in Spanish.
                                                                                        ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; ONE TERM COURSE
                                                                                        SPAN 140-312 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II T 0130PM-0230PM
                                                                                        MWF 0100PM-0200PM
                                                                                        Spanish 140, the continuation of Spanish 130, is a fourth-semester language course that offers students the opportunity to acquire communicative skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) while developing their awareness and appreciation of the Spanish-speaking world. Topics studied may include the environment, the arts, social relations, and conflict and violence. This course satisfies the language requirement in Spanish.
                                                                                          ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; ONE TERM COURSE
                                                                                          SPAN 140-313 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II T 0130PM-0230PM
                                                                                          MWF 0100PM-0200PM
                                                                                          Spanish 140, the continuation of Spanish 130, is a fourth-semester language course that offers students the opportunity to acquire communicative skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) while developing their awareness and appreciation of the Spanish-speaking world. Topics studied may include the environment, the arts, social relations, and conflict and violence. This course satisfies the language requirement in Spanish.
                                                                                            ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; ONE TERM COURSE
                                                                                            SPAN 140-314 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II MTWR 0200PM-0300PM Spanish 140, the continuation of Spanish 130, is a fourth-semester language course that offers students the opportunity to acquire communicative skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) while developing their awareness and appreciation of the Spanish-speaking world. Topics studied may include the environment, the arts, social relations, and conflict and violence. This course satisfies the language requirement in Spanish.
                                                                                              ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; ONE TERM COURSE
                                                                                              SPAN 140-315 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II MTWR 0200PM-0300PM Spanish 140, the continuation of Spanish 130, is a fourth-semester language course that offers students the opportunity to acquire communicative skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) while developing their awareness and appreciation of the Spanish-speaking world. Topics studied may include the environment, the arts, social relations, and conflict and violence. This course satisfies the language requirement in Spanish.
                                                                                                ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; ONE TERM COURSE
                                                                                                SPAN 140-316 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II MTWR 0300PM-0400PM Spanish 140, the continuation of Spanish 130, is a fourth-semester language course that offers students the opportunity to acquire communicative skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) while developing their awareness and appreciation of the Spanish-speaking world. Topics studied may include the environment, the arts, social relations, and conflict and violence. This course satisfies the language requirement in Spanish.
                                                                                                  ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; ONE TERM COURSE
                                                                                                  SPAN 140-317 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II MTWR 0300PM-0400PM Spanish 140, the continuation of Spanish 130, is a fourth-semester language course that offers students the opportunity to acquire communicative skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) while developing their awareness and appreciation of the Spanish-speaking world. Topics studied may include the environment, the arts, social relations, and conflict and violence. This course satisfies the language requirement in Spanish.
                                                                                                    ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; ONE TERM COURSE
                                                                                                    SPAN 140-318 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II MTWR 0300PM-0400PM Spanish 140, the continuation of Spanish 130, is a fourth-semester language course that offers students the opportunity to acquire communicative skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) while developing their awareness and appreciation of the Spanish-speaking world. Topics studied may include the environment, the arts, social relations, and conflict and violence. This course satisfies the language requirement in Spanish.
                                                                                                      ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; ONE TERM COURSE
                                                                                                      SPAN 140-601 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II TR 0600PM-0800PM Spanish 140, the continuation of Spanish 130, is a fourth-semester language course that offers students the opportunity to acquire communicative skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) while developing their awareness and appreciation of the Spanish-speaking world. Topics studied may include the environment, the arts, social relations, and conflict and violence. This course satisfies the language requirement in Spanish.
                                                                                                        ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; ONE TERM COURSE
                                                                                                        SPAN 145-680 SPAN FOR MED PROF INT 2 TR 0600PM-0800PM The continuation of Spanish 135, Spanish 145 is a second-semester intermediate-level medical Spanish language course. See the description of Spanish 135. This course satisfies the language requirement in Spanish. 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. The class will be conducted entirely in Spanish.
                                                                                                          ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; ONE TERM COURSE
                                                                                                          SPAN 180-301 SPANISH CONVERSATION TBA TBA- Must be a resident of the Modern Language College House.
                                                                                                            ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; MODERN LANGUAGE COLLEGE HOUSE SEMINAR; PERMISSION NEEDED FROM DEPARTMENT; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                                                                                            SPAN 202-301 ADVANCED SPANISH 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 Sergio Bizio's Rabia. 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.).
                                                                                                              ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                                                                                              SPAN 202-302 ADVANCED SPANISH 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 Sergio Bizio's Rabia. 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.).
                                                                                                                ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                                                                                                SPAN 202-303 ADVANCED SPANISH 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 Sergio Bizio's Rabia. 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.).
                                                                                                                  ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                                                                                                  SPAN 202-304 ADVANCED SPANISH R 0130PM-0230PM
                                                                                                                  MWF 0100PM-0200PM
                                                                                                                  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 Sergio Bizio's Rabia. 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.).
                                                                                                                    ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                                                                                                    SPAN 202-305 ADVANCED SPANISH 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 Sergio Bizio's Rabia. 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.).
                                                                                                                      ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                                                                                                      SPAN 202-306 ADVANCED SPANISH 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 Sergio Bizio's Rabia. 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.).
                                                                                                                        ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                                                                                                        SPAN 205-301 ADV SPAN/MED PROFS: Advanced Medical Spanish GRABNER TRAVIS, LINDA MWF 0100PM-0200PM 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. 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 healthcare fields. Through readings and authentic materials on contemporary health issues—for example, H1N1 influenza, comparative healthcare systems, malnutrition, 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 healthcare issues affecting the Hispanic/Latino patient. Short oral presentations and a poster session at semester’s end will complement topics covered in class.
                                                                                                                          ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                                                                                                          SPAN 208-301 BUSINESS SPANISH I 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. 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, videos, and class discussions, we will analyze the current business environment in the region taking into consideration local economies and markets in light of their recent history, politics, resources, and relevant current events.
                                                                                                                            LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                                                                                                            SPAN 208-302 BUSINESS SPANISH I 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. 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, videos, and class discussions, we will analyze the current business environment in the region taking into consideration local economies and markets in light of their recent history, politics, resources, and relevant current events.
                                                                                                                              LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                                                                                                              SPAN 208-680 BUSINESS SPANISH I 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. 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, videos, and class discussions, we will analyze the current business environment in the region taking into consideration local economies and markets in light of their recent history, politics, resources, and relevant current events.
                                                                                                                                LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                                                                                                                SPAN 212-301 Advanced Spanish II: Grammar and Composition 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 throrough 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.
                                                                                                                                  LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                                                                                                                  SPAN 212-302 Advanced Spanish II: Grammar and Composition MWF 1200PM-0100PM 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 throrough 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.
                                                                                                                                    LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                                                                                                                    SPAN 212-303 Advanced Spanish II: Grammar and Composition MWF 1200PM-0100PM 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 throrough 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.
                                                                                                                                      LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                                                                                                                      SPAN 212-304 Advanced Spanish II: Grammar and Composition MWF 0100PM-0200PM 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 throrough 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.
                                                                                                                                        LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                                                                                                                        SPAN 215-301 SP FOR PROFESSIONS I 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.
                                                                                                                                          SPAN 219-301 TEXTS AND CONTEXTS ESPOSITO, ANTHONY MWF 1000AM-1100AM The primary aim of this course is to develop students' knowledge of the geographical, historical and cultural contexts of the Spanish-speaking world. At the same time that they are introduced to research techniques and materials available in Spanish, students strengthen their language skills through reading, oral presentations, video viewing, and regular writing assignments. The 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) ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCE SECTOR; CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
                                                                                                                                            SPAN 219-302 TEXTS AND CONTEXTS MWF 1100AM-1200PM The primary aim of this course is to develop students' knowledge of the geographical, historical and cultural contexts of the Spanish-speaking world. At the same time that they are introduced to research techniques and materials available in Spanish, students strengthen their language skills through reading, oral presentations, video viewing, and regular writing assignments. The 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) ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCE SECTOR; CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
                                                                                                                                              SPAN 219-303 TEXTS AND CONTEXTS MWF 1100AM-1200PM The primary aim of this course is to develop students' knowledge of the geographical, historical and cultural contexts of the Spanish-speaking world. At the same time that they are introduced to research techniques and materials available in Spanish, students strengthen their language skills through reading, oral presentations, video viewing, and regular writing assignments. The 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) ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCE SECTOR; CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
                                                                                                                                                SPAN 219-304 TEXTS AND CONTEXTS MWF 1200PM-0100PM The primary aim of this course is to develop students' knowledge of the geographical, historical and cultural contexts of the Spanish-speaking world. At the same time that they are introduced to research techniques and materials available in Spanish, students strengthen their language skills through reading, oral presentations, video viewing, and regular writing assignments. The 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) ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCE SECTOR; CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
                                                                                                                                                  SPAN 219-305 TEXTS AND CONTEXTS MWF 0100PM-0200PM The primary aim of this course is to develop students' knowledge of the geographical, historical and cultural contexts of the Spanish-speaking world. At the same time that they are introduced to research techniques and materials available in Spanish, students strengthen their language skills through reading, oral presentations, video viewing, and regular writing assignments. The 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) ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCE SECTOR; CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
                                                                                                                                                    SPAN 223-301 INTRO LITERARY ANALYSIS 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) ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; ARTS & LETTERS SECTOR; CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
                                                                                                                                                      SPAN 223-302 INTRO LITERARY ANALYSIS 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) ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; ARTS & LETTERS SECTOR; CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
                                                                                                                                                        SPAN 223-303 INTRO LITERARY ANALYSIS 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) ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; ARTS & LETTERS SECTOR; CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
                                                                                                                                                          SPAN 223-304 INTRO LITERARY ANALYSIS 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) ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; ARTS & LETTERS SECTOR; CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
                                                                                                                                                            SPAN 223-305 INTRO LITERARY ANALYSIS 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) ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; ARTS & LETTERS SECTOR; CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
                                                                                                                                                              SPAN 348-301 DON QUIXOTE NOW AND THEN SOLOMON, MICHAEL 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
                                                                                                                                                                CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
                                                                                                                                                                SPAN 388-401 CYBORGS, ROBOTS, AND GADGETS: TECHNOLOGIES IN CONTEMPORARY HISPANIC CINEMA CABALLO-MARQUEZ, REYES MWF 1100AM-1200PM Contemporary Latin American and Spanish Cinema offer a great reflection on the role that new technologies have in the film industry, and in our lives, in the digital era. Often, we find that technologies are used in an original way to overcome financial shortages in times of crisis, or when resources are limited. In this context, sometimes it is actually thanks to the new technologies that the work of new directors can be produced or distributed. Some recent Latin American and Spanish sci-fi movies find genuine ways to bring about social and political commentary through the use of technological narratives. Reflections on technology are often found in many other film genres too. Our aim in this course will be to explore the use of technology in film in the present and in the past, as well as to study narratives that place technology at the center. We will focus our study on films where technology is a key factor, and will reflect on the impact of technologies in our experience as spectators as well. The film selection for this course will include the works of directors Pedro Almodóvar, Alejandro Amenábar, Ignacio Ferreras, Kike Maíllo, Juan Carlos Maneglia and Tana Schémbori, Carlos Marques-Marcet, and Alex Rivera, among others. The course will be conducted entirely in Spanish.
                                                                                                                                                                  CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
                                                                                                                                                                  SPAN 388-402 THE SPANISH LABYRINTH: THE FILMS OF PEDRO ALMODOVAR GUADALUPE, OLGA MWF 1200PM-0100PM The metaphor of the labyrinth has been used to explain the complexities of Spanish History that led to the Spanish civil war, and it has been recently employed again in the title of a recent monograph about Almodovar’s cinema to reflect on his iconic status both as a postmodern artist and as the best representative figure of the new and liberated Spain emerging from decades of dictatorship and cultural backwardness. One of the most acclaimed filmmakers of the world, Almodóvar is unquestionably the most international of today’s Spanish filmmakers. The aim of the course is to familiarize students with Pedro Almodovar’s films and to shed some light to the intricacies of its themes, cultural background, and visual style. Together with first and secondary literature, we will offer an overview of Almodovar’s career from his early iconoclastic Post Franco films of the late 1970’s and early 1980’s to his most recent work that has gained him a reputation as an international auteur. Some of the topics covered will include questions of nacional identity, gender, sexuality, as well as Almodovar’s original use of genre, visual style, and the director’s relationship to the postmodern concepts of performance and parody.
                                                                                                                                                                    CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
                                                                                                                                                                    SPAN 388-403 LATIN AMERICAN CINEMA DE LA CAMPA, ROMAN TR 0300PM-0430PM
                                                                                                                                                                      CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
                                                                                                                                                                      SPAN 390-401 STORIES WE TELL: LATIN AMERICA AND THE SHORT STORY TELLEZ, JORGE MW 0200PM-0330PM Topics vary. Please see the Spanish Department's website for the current course description: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/hispanic-portuguese-studies/pc
                                                                                                                                                                        CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
                                                                                                                                                                        SPAN 390-402 LATIN AMERICAN LITERARY LANDSCAPES BROCK, ASHLEY 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 It is hard to imagine Latin American literature without its most iconic landscapes: the barren expanses of las pampas, los desiertos, los páranos, and los sertones, the densely woven vegetation and winding rivers of la selva, the steep ravines and precipices of los Andes, etc. Far from being inert backdrops for human activity, such landscapes often appear to drive the narrative, to exert control over the thoughts and actions of people, and to function as characters themselves. In this class, we will ask how the landscape informs individual, national, and literary identities and how texts that focus on natural landscapes might reflect on and respond to the environmental change and degradation that so often accompany projects of “civilization,” modernization, and industrialization. Course requirements include short written assignments, quizzes, an oral presentation, and a final paper.
                                                                                                                                                                          CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
                                                                                                                                                                          SPAN 394-401 THE SECRET CIRCLE: CRIME & CONSPIRACY FICTIONS IN CONTEMP LT AM LITERATURE MONTOYA, OSCAR 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
                                                                                                                                                                            CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
                                                                                                                                                                            SPAN 396-401 MEXICO: REVOLUTION AND CULTURE BECKMAN, ERICKA 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
                                                                                                                                                                              CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
                                                                                                                                                                              SPAN 396-402 THE NEW LATIN AMERICAN LITERARY BOOM: WOMEN WRITERS IN THE 21ST CENTURY GARCIA SERRANO, MARIA 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 Something unprecedented has been happening lately in the Latin American literary market and scene. Women writers in great numbers have been publishing without encountering major constraints or pressures, and their fictional work has been receiving more awards and critical accolades than ever before. Hence, the assertion made by a critic in El País that “the other Latin American Boom is female” (“El otro ‘boom’ latinoamericano es femenino”) merits to be considered and unpacked. For example, compared to their literary precursors, have the 21st-century female authors presented the customary topics of family, motherhood, sexuality, illness, etc. in a radical new way? Which are the social, political, economic, and aesthetic conditions that have given raise to this proliferation of female authors and the wide acceptance of their fictional worlds? How do these conditions differ from the Latin American literary Boom of the 20th century? These are some of the questions that we will attempt to answer throughout the course of the semester while scrutinizing the narrative written by Samanta Schweblin (Argentina), Mariana Enríquez (Argentina), Mónica Ojeda (Ecuador), Lina Meruane (Chile), and Rita Indiana (Dominican Republic).
                                                                                                                                                                                CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
                                                                                                                                                                                SPAN 397-401 LITERATURE AND DICTATORSHIP IN LATIN AMERICA BROCK, ASHLEY 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 In this class, we will examine Latin American texts from a wide range of genres and media (including graphic novels, films, and the visual arts,) created in or about dictatorships. We will ask how experiences of oppression, violence, and censorship shape the daily life, consciousness, and memory of those living under repressive regimes. What possibilities and limitations does literature (and art more generally) present as a means of expressing trauma and resisting tyranny? Though we will focus primarily on representations of the dictatorships in the Southern Cone in the second half of the twentieth century, we will draw on texts from a variety of national traditions and historical periods to better understand the continuities and differences among the forms that state repression and violence has taken in Latin America as well as the range of responses available to writers and artists. Course requirements include short written assignments, quizzes, an oral presentation, and a final research project.
                                                                                                                                                                                  CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
                                                                                                                                                                                  SPAN 397-402 LABOR IN CONTEMPORARY LATIN AMERICAN LITERATURE AND FILM BECKMAN, ERICKA 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
                                                                                                                                                                                    CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
                                                                                                                                                                                    SPAN 630-301 STORYBOOKS: THE BRIEF NARRATIVE COLLECTIONS IN MEDIEVAL SPAIN SOLOMON, MICHAEL R 1200PM-0300PM Topics vary. Please see the Spanish Department's website for the current course description: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/hispanic-portuguese-studies/pc
                                                                                                                                                                                      SPAN 686-301 REALISMO Y NACION: LA HERENCIA LIBERAL EN EL XIX LOPEZ, IGNACIO T 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 En este curso estudiamos la evolución del Realismo en la novela española del XIX. En un principio, conectamos su origen con el fracaso de la revolución liberal que promueve la superación del Romanticismo prestando atención a Juan Valera (Pepita Jiménez), Pedro A de Alarcón (El escándalo), Pereda (Don Gonzalo) y el primer Galdós (Doña Perfecta). Seguidamente, estudiamos el desarrollo del Naturalismo leyendo detalladamente las obras centrales de la novela española del XIX, La Regenta (L. Alas) y Fortunata y Jacinta (Galdós). Concluimos el curso con la lectura de La madre Naturaleza (Pardo Bazán), ejemplo de una novela ambivalente que partiendo del modelo naturalista apunta a un tipo de novela nueva. La nota final se calcula considerando un trabajo final escrito a lo largo de 10 semanas, una o dos presentaciones orales, una presentación y elaboración bibliográfica, y la participación activa en clase.
                                                                                                                                                                                        SPAN 690-301 FORMS: THE PICARESQUE IN MEXICO, 1690-2013 TELLEZ, JORGE M 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 The picaresque, because of its versatile and adaptable nature, has spread widely across countries, languages, and literary traditions from 1554 until the present. Depending on one’s point of view, it pertains to the rise of the Western novel; the social and economic crises of 16th and 17th-century Europe; the Spanish colonial expansion; and also to a long-standing literary tradition of satire that can be traced from the classical period until the present time. In this seminar, we will study how this dissemination transpired in Mexico, and why this is relevant to understand the production and circulation of Mexican literature from colonial times to the 21st century. We will read picaresque narratives by Carlos de Sigüenza y Góngora, Fray Servando Teresa de Mier, José Joaquín Fernández de Lizardi, Elena Poniatowska, Valeria Luiselli, among others, and discuss them along with current theoretical debates on literary (new) formalisms.
                                                                                                                                                                                          SPAN 694-401 CONTEMPORARY LATIN AMERICAN CINEMA DE LA CAMPA, ROMAN W 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 This course will examine some of the best-known Latin American films in light of various strands of influential theoretical models pertaining to the area, such as New Latin American Film, imperfect cinema, third world film, national cultural identity critiques and neoliberal manifestations. In particular, we will explore whether the waning of revolutionary and other utopian discourses has given way to themes and techniques that feature migratory displacement, new gender formation and neoliberal ambivalence in Latin American cinema. The goal is not only to observe how these topics shift the focus from national histories or ideological common places but also to study how these films engage new video cultures and market pressures in their pursuit of audiences. Film theory and criticism will therefore accompany the discussion of screened movies. The list of films will include Wild Tales, 7 Days in Havana, Revolución, XXY, No, City of God, Silent Night, Love is a Bitch, Memories of Underdevelopment, I The Worst of All, El Topo, Pixote, Entranced Earth, The Young and the Damned, El Mariachi, among others. The class will be mainly taught in English but the films will be subtitled in English and students who wish to do so may write their papers and make their presentations in English or Spanish. A minimum of two 15-page papers and a class presentation will be required.
                                                                                                                                                                                            SPAN 698-301 WRKSHP ON SCHOLARLY WRTG F 1200PM-0300PM This course aims to develop awareness about what constitutes effective scholarly prose in Spanish. It proposes to hone the student's handling of writing as a vehicle for the expression of intellectual thought, but also to develop a consciousness of the rhetorical strategies that can be used to advance a critical argument effectively. Extensive writing exercises will be assigned; these will be followed by intense and multiple redactions of the work originally produced. The ulitmate goal is to make students develop precision, correctness, and elegance in written Spanish. Students will also work on a class paper written previously, with a view to learning the process of transforming a short, limited expression of an argument into a publishable article.