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SPAN W 1101x and y-W1102 Elementary First-Year Course

Introductory course to Spanish as a vehicle for oral and written communication. Emphasis on speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing. Fundamentals of grammar.
Prerequisites: "L" course; enrollment limited to 15 students.
4 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: SPAN W1101
SPAN
1101
29602
001
MWF 8:40a - 9:55a
255 INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS BLDG
S. Acosta 13 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1101
70915
002
TuThF 8:40a - 9:55a
201 CASA HISPANICA
A. Enrigue 16 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1101
18944
003
MWF 10:10a - 11:25a
412 PUPIN LABORATORIES
A. Marin-Cobos 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1101
11774
004
TuThF 11:40a - 12:55p
313 PUPIN LABORATORIES
M. Ferrer 14 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1101
63930
005
TuThF 10:10a - 11:25a
201 CASA HISPANICA
A. Quintero 14 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1101
13255
006
MWF 11:40a - 12:55p
505 CASA HISPANICA
R. Valdovinos 16 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1101
16173
007
TuThF 6:10p - 7:25p
505 CASA HISPANICA
J. Ruiz Campillo 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1101
04304
009
TuThF 10:10a - 11:25a
327 MILBANK HALL
L. Pons Coll 13 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1101
72107
010
TuThF 2:40p - 3:55p
609 HAMILTON HALL
A. Craig-Florez 13 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1101
04913
011
TuThF 11:40a - 12:55p
327 MILBANK HALL
L. Pons Coll 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1101
09207
012
MW 2:40p - 3:55p
323 MILBANK HALL
Th 2:40p - 3:55p
306 MILBANK HALL
J. Perez Zapatero 16 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1101
00997
013
TuThF 8:40a - 9:55a
327 MILBANK HALL
L. Pons Coll 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1101
95950
014
MWF 4:10p - 5:25p
253 INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS BLDG
L. Tucker 14 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1101
27595
015
TuThF 4:10p - 5:25p
254 INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS BLDG
A. Enrigue 14 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1101
87205
016
MWF 6:10p - 7:25p
511 HAMILTON HALL
S. Goldberg 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
Autumn 2014 :: SPAN W1102
SPAN
1102
24045
001
TuThF 10:10a - 11:25a
325 PUPIN LABORATORIES
D. Romero 14 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1102
70007
002
MWF 11:40a - 12:55p
253 INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS BLDG
L. Abraham 13 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1102
66585
003
MWF 2:40p - 3:55p
407 HAMILTON HALL
L. Abraham 14 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1102
22599
004
MWF 4:10p - 5:25p
407 HAMILTON HALL
L. Abraham 11 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1102
77243
005
TuThF 2:40p - 3:55p
425 PUPIN LABORATORIES
F. Meizoso 12 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1102
22454
006
TuThF 11:40a - 12:55p
307 PUPIN LABORATORIES
P. Rozencvaig 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1102
00615
007
MWTh 10:10a - 11:25a
207 MILBANK HALL
A. Mora 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1102
03187
008
MWTh 11:40a - 12:55p
207 MILBANK HALL
A. Mora 15 / 15 [ More Info ]

SPAN W 1201x and y Intermediate Course, Part I

Further development of spoken and written communication skills. Review of grammar and syntax. Discussion and analysis of short literary texts. Some linguistic and cultural analysis of contemporary internet materials, videos and films.
Prerequisites: W1102 or W1103 or the equivalent. "L" course. Enrollment limited to 15 students.
4 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: SPAN W1201
SPAN
1201
74925
002
TuThF 4:10p - 5:25p
425 PUPIN LABORATORIES
F. Meizoso 11 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1201
20479
003
TuThF 6:10p - 7:25p
425 PUPIN LABORATORIES
F. Meizoso 12 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1201
23335
004
TuThF 8:40a - 9:55a
425 PUPIN LABORATORIES
M. Perez-Serrano 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1201
68428
005
TuThF 10:10a - 11:25a
424 PUPIN LABORATORIES
M. Perez-Serrano 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1201
77656
006
TuThF 11:40a - 12:55p
424 PUPIN LABORATORIES
M. Perez-Serrano 12 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1201
62833
007
MWF 8:40a - 9:55a
313 PUPIN LABORATORIES
L. Tucker 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1201
61625
008
MWF 10:10a - 11:25a
313 PUPIN LABORATORIES
L. Tucker 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1201
13062
009
MWF 2:40p - 3:55p
313 PUPIN LABORATORIES
I. Alonso-Aparicio 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1201
23729
010
MWF 4:10p - 5:25p
313 PUPIN LABORATORIES
I. Alonso-Aparicio 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1201
19218
011
MWF 11:40a - 12:55p
222 PUPIN LABORATORIES
I. Alonso-Aparicio 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1201
08349
012
MWTh 10:10a - 11:25a
225 MILBANK HALL
J. Suarez-Garcia 17 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1201
08647
013
MWTh 11:40a - 12:55p
307 MILBANK HALL
M. Arce-Fernandez 18 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1201
02433
014
MWTh 1:10p - 2:25p
307 MILBANK HALL
M. Arce-Fernandez 17 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1201
06179
015
MWTh 2:40p - 3:55p
307 MILBANK HALL
M. Arce-Fernandez 17 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1201
06409
017
TuThF 10:10a - 11:25a
307 MILBANK HALL
M. Lozano 14 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1201
07617
018
TuThF 8:40a - 9:55a
307 MILBANK HALL
M. Lozano 14 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1201
27600
020
TuThF 6:10p - 7:25p
101 KNOX HALL
P. Valero-Puertas 9 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1201
78291
021
TuThF 8:40a - 9:55a
C01 80 CLAREMONT
D. Colmenares Gonzalez 14 / 15 [ More Info ]

SPAN W 1202x and y Intermediate Course, Part II

Review of more advanced grammar points. Readings, discussions, and analysis of important literary works by Spanish and Latin American authors. Analysis and discussions of contemporary internet materials, videos and films.
Prerequisites: W1201 or equivalent. Please notice Barnard's SPAN 1203/04 have become SPAN 1201/02. Thus, if you previously took 1203, you should register for 1202.
"L" course. Enrollment limited to 15 students.

3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: SPAN W1202
SPAN
1202
25848
001
TuThF 2:40p - 3:55p
325 PUPIN LABORATORIES
G. Ruiz-Fajardo 13 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1202
13092
002
TuThF 4:10p - 5:25p
325 PUPIN LABORATORIES
G. Ruiz-Fajardo 14 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1202
72252
003
TuThF 6:10p - 7:25p
325 PUPIN LABORATORIES
G. Ruiz-Fajardo 13 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1202
28943
004
TuThF 10:10a - 11:25a
224 PUPIN LABORATORIES
R. Llopis-Garcia 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1202
19295
005
TuThF 11:40a - 12:55p
224 PUPIN LABORATORIES
C. Fernandez-Gutierrez 13 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1202
22072
006
MWF 11:40a - 12:55p
412 PUPIN LABORATORIES
S. Montero 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1202
68045
007
MWF 2:40p - 3:55p
424 PUPIN LABORATORIES
S. Montero 13 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1202
14318
008
MWF 4:10p - 5:25p
424 PUPIN LABORATORIES
S. Montero 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1202
62478
009
MWF 10:10a - 11:25a
222 PUPIN LABORATORIES
C. Fernandez-Gutierrez 13 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1202
10312
010
MWF 8:40a - 9:55a
206 CASA HISPANICA
C. Fernandez-Gutierrez 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1202
04596
011
MWTh 11:40a - 12:55p
302 LEHMAN HALL
J. Suarez-Garcia 17 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1202
05504
012
MWTh 1:10p - 2:25p
225 MILBANK HALL
J. Suarez-Garcia 17 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1202
27533
013
TuThF 2:40p - 3:55p
253 INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS BLDG
A. Enrigue 9 / 15 [ More Info ]

SPAN W 1208x Spanish for Native Speakers

Designed for heritage and non-heritage students from Spanish-speaking backgrounds who have listening/speaking proficiency beyond the intermediate level, but little or no formal instruction. Introduction to Spanish grammar with emphasis on syntax, writing/reading skills, and vocabulary acquisition. May be taken instead of Intermediate Spanish (1201/1202) to satisfy language requirement.
Prerequisites: Oral fluency. "L" course. Enrollment limited to 15 students.
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: SPAN W1208
SPAN
1208
73245
001
TuThF 11:40a - 12:55p
325 PUPIN LABORATORIES
D. Romero 14 / 15 [ More Info ]

Bridge Courses

SPAN W 3300x or y Advanced Language through Content

Content-based advanced study of selected aspects of grammar and vocabulary, aimed at increasing proficiency in speaking, listening comprehension, and reading comprehension, with a special emphasis on writing. Topic varies according to instructor. Sections and topics taught at the Department of Spanish and Latin American Cultures include: Hispanic Cultures in the Age of Globalization; Translating Cultures - Advanced Spanish for Native Speakers; Cultura - An Online Cross-Cultural Dialogue; Reading and Interpreting Narrative; Theatre & Society in Contemporary Spain; Short Stories in Latin America; and Immigration and U. S. Educational Policies.
Prerequisites: Completion of the language requirement. "L" course; enrollment limited to 15 students. IMPORTANT: This course replaces the former W3200 and BC3004. If you have taken those courses, do not enroll for W3300. Although section topics vary, you may only take 3300 ONCE. Corequisites: This course should be taken simultaneously with, or followed by, W3330.
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: SPAN W3300
SPAN
3300
23391
001
MW 2:40p - 3:55p
325 PUPIN LABORATORIES
F. Rosales-Varo 14 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
3300
64953
002
MW 10:10a - 11:25a
206 CASA HISPANICA
D. Wurst 13 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
3300
15529
003
TuTh 2:40p - 3:55p
201 CASA HISPANICA
S. Torrent 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
3300
18845
004
MW 11:40a - 12:55p
206 CASA HISPANICA
I. Atutxa 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
3300
08102
006
MW 1:10p - 2:25p
501 MILBANK HALL
J. Perez Zapatero 7 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
3300
01208
007
TuTh 11:40a - 12:55p
325 MILBANK HALL
M. Lozano 14 / 15 [ More Info ]

SPAN W 3330 Introduction to the Study of Hispanic Cultures

Information and skills needed to interpret a wide variety of cultural objects produced in Spain and Spanish America: literary, filmic, artistic, architectural, urban, etc. Focus on interpretation as an activity and as the principal operation though which culturally sited meaning is created and analyzed. Among the categories and topics discussed will be history, national and popular cultures, literature (high/low), cultural institutions, migration, and globalization. This course also continues work on speaking, listening, and reading comprehension, with a special emphasis on writing, begun in W3300.
Prerequisites: Spanish 3300 (formerly Spanish 3332),Enrollment limited to 15. Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Corequisites: This course follows W3300 in the bridge course sequence; but may, with instructor/advisor permission, be taken concurrently.
The course studies cultural production in the Hispanic world with a view to making students aware of its historical and constructed nature. It explores concepts such as language, history, and nation; culture (national, popular, mass, and high); the social role of literature; the work of cultural institutions; globalization and migration; and the discipline of cultural studies. The course is divided into units that address these subjects in turn, and through which students will also acquire the fundamental vocabulary for the analysis of cultural objects. The course also stresses the acquisition of rhetorical skills with which to write effectively in Spanish about the topics discussed. This course is required for the major and the concentration in Hispanic Studies.

3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: SPAN W3330
SPAN
3330
29535
001
TuTh 11:40a - 12:55p
206 CASA HISPANICA
M. Velazquez 12 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
3330
29328
002
TuTh 11:40a - 12:55p
505 CASA HISPANICA
D. Azurdia 11 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
3330
05437
006
MW 2:40p - 3:55p
302 MILBANK HALL
A. Mora 11 / 15 [ More Info ]

SPAN W 3349x and y Hispanic Cultures I: Islamic Spain through the Colonial Period

Provides students with an overview of the cultural history of the Hispanic world, from eighth-century Islamic and Christian Spain and the pre-Hispanic Americas through the late Middle Ages and Early Modern period until about 1700, covering texts and cultural artifacts from both Spain and the Americas.
Prerequisites: "L" course: enrollment limited to 15 students. Completion of language requirement, third-year language sequence (W3300; W3330). BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Literature (LIT)..
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: SPAN W3349
SPAN
3349
71643
001
TuTh 10:10a - 11:25a
206 CASA HISPANICA
M. Ibanez Aristondo 13 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
3349
16705
002
MW 10:10a - 11:25a
201 CASA HISPANICA
P. Grieve 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
3349
09556
003
TuTh 1:10p - 2:25p
206 CASA HISPANICA
R. Stein 10 / 15 [ More Info ]

SPAN W 3350x and y Hispanic Cultures II: Enlightenment to the Present

Survey of cultural production of Spain and Spanish America from the eighteenth to the twenty-first century, focusing on how the 19th-Century rupture of the political ties between Spain and the new nations opened new spaces for cultural exchange and for the articulation of cultural, national and linguistic identity.
Prerequisites: "L" course: enrollment limited to 15 students. Completion of language requirement, third-year language sequence (W3300; W3330). BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Literature (LIT)..
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: SPAN W3350
SPAN
3350
70076
001
TuTh 1:10p - 2:25p
201 CASA HISPANICA
G. Perez-Firmat 12 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
3350
23146
002
MW 11:40a - 12:55p
316 HAMILTON HALL
A. Espinoza Staines 17 / 15 [ More Info ]

Literature and Culture Courses



SPAN BC 3099x or y Independent Study

Enables students to pursue subjects not covered by courses currently taught. To arrange this course, a student must present a member of the faculty with a program of study and obtain an Independent Study form. This form (and the program of study) must be approved both by the sponsoring faculty member and the chair of the department. The form must then be submitted to the Committee on Programs and Academic Standing for final approval. No faculty member of any rank may direct more than one BC3099 in any given semester.
Prerequisites: Spanish W3300, W3330, W3349, and W3350. Other upper-level courses as determined by instructor.
3 points

SPAN BC 3112x or y Love and Eroticism in Contemporary Latin American Literature

Introduction to the artistic manifestations of love and eroticism and their relationship to social attitudes. Works by Gabriela Mistral, Vicente Huidobro, Neruda, Paz, Borges, Isabel Allende, Vargas Llosa, and Garcia Marquez.
Prerequisites: "L" course: enrollment limited to 15 students. Completion of language requirement, third-year language sequence (W3300; W3330), and introductory surveys (W3349, W3350).
3 points

SPAN BC 3117y Literature of the Southern Cone: The Dialects of Fantasy and Reality

Examination of the literature of the Southern Cone: Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, and Chile; the tension between fantastic literature and literary realism. Readings include Borges, Casares, Ocampo, Onetti, Donoso, and Roa Bastos.
Prerequisites: "L" course: enrollment limited to 15 students. Completion of language requirement, third-year language sequence (W3300; W3330), and introductory surveys (W3349, W3350). BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Literature (LIT)..
3 points

SPAN BC 3119x or y Literature of the Andes: Revolution and Identity

The region of the Andes (Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia, Peru, and Chile) has produced great poets - Mistral, Neruda, and Vallejo - as well as extraordinary novelists, Donoso and Vargas Llosa. This course seeks to identify the essential traits of the region's literature and relate them to its tumultuous history.

- A. Mac Adam
Prerequisites: "L" course: enrollment limited to 15 students. Completion of language requirement, third-year language sequence (W3300; W3330), and introductory surveys (W3349, W3350). BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Literature (LIT)..
3 points

SPAN BC 3120x or y Twentieth-Century Puerto Rican Literature

A study of Puerto Rican authors (Ferre, Sanchez, Pedreira, Julia de Burgos, Gonzalez, Marques) and their interpretation of socio-historical development in Puerto Rico. The relationship of these texts to historical writing (e.g., Quintero Rivera), and the revisionist trend in Puerto Rican historiography.
Prerequisites: "L" course: enrollment limited to 15 students. Completion of language requirement, third-year language sequence (W3300; W3330), and introductory surveys (W3349, W3350).
3 points

SPAN BC 3122x or y Contemporary Latin American Short Fiction

Readings of short stories and novellas by established and emerging writers from Spanish America and Brazil. Defines the parameters of Latin American short fiction by exploring its various manifestations, fantastic literature, protest writing, satire, and realism. Among the authors to be studied will be: Machado de Assis, Borges, Garcia Marquez, Ana Lydia Vega, Clarice Lispector, Silvina Ocampo, and Jose Donoso.
Prerequisites: "L" course: enrollment limited to 15 students. Completion of language requirement, third-year language sequence (W3300; W3330), and introductory surveys (W3349, W3350).
3 points

SPAN BC 3131x or y Memory and Violence: Film and Literature of Spanish Civil War

Contemporary Spanish films serve as a point of departure for the study of the Civil War and Franco periods as both historical fact and myth. Includes an analysis of its representation in memoirs and literary works and its significance in light of Spain recent political transformation.
Prerequisites: "L" course: enrollment limited to 15 students. Completion of language requirement, third-year language sequence (W3300; W3330), and introductory surveys (W3349, W3350). BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Literature (LIT).. BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART)..
3 points

SPAN BC 3134x or y Marriage and Adultery in 19th-Century Spanish Fiction

Consideration of the conflicting interests of 19th-century society as represented through the themes of marriage and adultery: the desire for social stability vs. the potentially subversive drive for freedom and self-affirmation. The roles of women, class, culture, and religion emphasized in works by Galdos, Clarin, Caballero, and others.
Prerequisites: "L" course: enrollment limited to 15 students. Completion of language requirement, third-year language sequence (W3300; W3330), and introductory surveys (W3349, W3350).
3 points

SPAN BC 3141x or y La Novela del Boom, 1962 - 1970

Close reading of the novels that place Spanish America in the mainstream of worldwide literary production during the sixties. Authors include: Fuentes, Cortazar, Cabrera Infante, Vargas Llosa, Puig, and Donoso.
Prerequisites: "L" course: enrollment limited to 15 students. Completion of language requirement, third-year language sequence (W3300; W3330), and introductory surveys (W3349, W3350).
3 points

SPAN BC 3142x or y Film-Literature Relations in Modern Latin American Narrative

Intertextual relations between film and literature. Authors and film makers include: Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Laura Esquivel, Borges, Maria Luisa Bemberg, Vargas Llosa, and Fina Torres.
Prerequisites: "L" course: enrollment limited to 15 students. Completion of language requirement, third-year language sequence (W3300; W3330), and introductory surveys (W3349, W3350). BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Literature (LIT).. BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART)..
3 points

SPAN BC 3143x or y Literature of the Spanish Caribbean

Study of works from the Spanish-speaking islands of the Caribbean, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico, in order to unravel the cultural traits, historical patterns, and politicoeconomic realities that these islands may or may not have in common.
Prerequisites: "L" course: enrollment limited to 15 students. Completion of language requirement, third-year language sequence (W3300; W3330), and introductory surveys (W3349, W3350). BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Literature (LIT)..
3 points

SPAN BC 3148x or y Contra Franco Vivamos mejor? Literature and Popular Culture of the Spanish Dictatorship (1936-75)

Examination of the literature and culture produced in Spain during the dictatorship of Francisco Franco: the interaction between culture allowed and sponsored by the regime, and the voices of resistance against repression and censorship.
Prerequisites: "L" course: enrollment limited to 15 students. Completion of language requirement, third-year language sequence (W3300; W3330), and introductory surveys (W3349, W3350).
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: SPAN BC3148
SPAN
3148
01589
001
TuTh 1:10p - 2:25p
318 MILBANK HALL
W. Rios-Font 12 / 15 [ More Info ]

SPAN BC 3151x or y Spanish Film: Cinematic Representation of Spain

Examination of Spanish film in both theoretical and historical terms. Considers political and ideological changes through the 20th century and their repercussions in cinematic representation. Topics include: surrealism and Bunuel's legacy; representations of Franco and the civil war; censorship and self-censorship; gender, sexualities, and national identities; film, literature relations.
Prerequisites: "L" course: enrollment limited to 15 students. Completion of language requirement, third-year language sequence (W3300; W3330), and introductory surveys (W3349, W3350). BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART)..
3 points

SPAN BC 3159x or y Angels and Seagulls: the Cultural Construction of Womanhood in Nineteenth Century Spain

Reading of 19th-Century Spanish journalistic, medical, and legal texts, conduct manuals, and novels by both men and women, to assess how they come together in configuring new ideas of female identity and its social domains, as aristocratic rule is gradually being replaced by a new bourgeois order.
Prerequisites: "L" course: enrollment limited to 15 students. Completion of language requirement, third-year language sequence (W3300; W3330), and introductory surveys (W3349, W3350).
3 points

SPAN BC 3267 Transatlantic Travel Writing in Translation

Since Columbus's diary the relationship between Europe and the New World has been fraught with the illusion and disappointment raised by European expectations. This course will read the Atlantic in both directions, listening to European travelers who go west and Spanish Americans who journey east to a new Old World. - R. Briggs
3 points

SPAN BC 3382x or y Languages in Contact: Sociolinguistic Aspects of U. S. Spanish

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Prerequisites: "L" course: enrollment limited to 15 students. Completion of language requirement, third-year language sequence (W3300; W3330), and introductory surveys (W3349, W3350).
3 points

SPAN BC 3435x Language and Revolution

Kant's Enlightenment motto, sapere aude, took on political significance for Spanish American revolutionaries who made their case in prose, pushing against the constraints of the essay. This course traces the genre's evolution from the transatlantic debate over political independence to the exuberant declarations of intellectual independence that would follow. - R. Briggs
Prerequisites: SPAN W3349 or SPAN W3350; Sophomore standing. BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Literature (LIT)..
3 points

SPAN BC 3442x or y The Bourgeois Imagination in Nineteenth-Century Spain

Through both literary and popular print culture, examination of the new class in 19th century Spain produced by economic industrialization and political liberalism and how it ensured its hegemony. Negotiates its foundational issues - power, money, law, city life, education, aesthetics, virtue, marriage, sexuality, and style.

- W. Rios-Font
Prerequisites: SPAN W3349, SPAN W3350, SPAN W3300, SPAN W3330 or permission of instructor. Enrollment limited to 15 students. BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Literature (LIT)..
3 points

SPAN BC 3443x or y Catalan Culture, from Regionalism to Nationalism (1886-1936)

In the nineteenth century, the failure of the Spanish State to find political alternatives to centralism, coupled with Catalonia's industrial and economic takeoff, led to the development of a strong regionalist sentiment, and eventually a nationalist movement. From this period and through the beginning of the Spanish Civil War, intellectuals became engaged in the creation of a cultural repertoire to ground and strengthen the claim to a Catalan nationality. In this course, we will examine both the burgeoning literature in dialogue with Spanish and European currents, and the establishment of other national traditions in the fields of art, language, music, urban planning/architecture, and sport. - W. Rios-Font
Prerequisites: "L" course: enrollment limited to 15 students. Completion of language requirement, third-year language sequence (W3300; W3330), and introductory surveys (W3349, W3350).
3 points

SPAN BC 3446 Venezuela: Robbery and Nature

This course will read Venezuela backwards in films, poems, novels and essays, from the present-tense struggle over the legacy of chavismo to the early days of independence. The constant thread will be the conflict between development and nature with special attention to natural resources and eco-critical approaches. - R. Briggs
Prerequisites: SPAN W3349 or SPAN W3350 and Language requirements 3300, 3330
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: SPAN BC3446
SPAN
3446
04330
001
MW 1:10p - 2:25p
530 ALTSCHUL HALL
R. Briggs 6 / 15 [ More Info ]

SPAN BC 3455x or y Empire and Technology in the Colonial World

Exploration of the scientific and technological practices through which the Spanish Empire established and legitimated itself during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Chronicles and travel literature will show how knowledges such as cartography, metallurgy, and botany grounded technological expansion and its deployment of indigenous peoples and resources. - O. Bentancor
Prerequisites: "L" course: enrollment limited to 15 students. Completion of language requirement, third-year language sequence (W3300; W3330), and introductory surveys (W3349, W3350).
3 points

SPAN BC 3456 Puerto Rico From Spanish Province to U.S Commonwealth: Colonial Experiences

This course analyzes how political conflicts and cultural attitudes emerged in Puerto Rico throughout colonial Spanish rule (1492-1898) reappear or influence developing thought after the transfer of sovereignty to the United States and through the 1952 creation of the Commonwealth, as manifested in legal, journalistic, literary, and other cultural works. - W. Rios-Font
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: SPAN BC3456
SPAN
3456
09211
001
TuTh 4:10p - 5:25p
302 MILBANK HALL
W. Rios-Font 7 / 15 [ More Info ]

SPAN BC 3466 Rock Music and Literature in the Southern Cone

In this course we will explore different social and cultural aspects of the shifting and complex interrelations between rock and literature in the Southern Cone. We will examine some representative novels, short stories, documentaries, secondary bibliography, and songs in the field. - O. Bentancor
Prerequisites: "L" course: enrollment limited to 15 students. Completion of language requirement, third-year language sequence BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Literature (LIT)..
3 points

SPAN BC 3469 Pan-Americanism

Explores the rich tradition of essays, poems, novels and films that define themselves with or against the notion of a shared American reality. Authors include Borges, Sarmiento, Mary Peabody Mann, Soledad Acosta de Samper and Marie Arana. Taught in Spanish. - R. Briggs
Prerequisites: L course: enrollment limited to 15 students. Completion of language requirement, third-year language sequence (W3300; W3330), and introductory surveys (W3349, W3350).
3 points

SPAN BC 3470x Latin(o) American Art in New York City: Critical Interventions, Institutions, and Creative Lives

Considers the trajectory and intervention of Latin(o) American art in New York City's artistic landscape. We will map the relation between Latin(o) American art and key art institutions, study critical receptions, and look at some of the lives and works of Latin(o) American artists in NYC.

- M. Horn
Prerequisites: SPAN W3300, SPAN W3330, SPAN W3349, SPAN W3350; Sophomore standing.
3 points

SPAN BC 3471 Mexico: From Barroco to Narco: Culture and Power in Mexico

The course surveys Mexican literature and culture from the 17th to the 21st century. It seeks to identify the voices that define Mexico over the centuries, beginning with Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz in Colonial New Spain and ending with Elmer Mendoza in the drug-cartel ridden Culiacán of our own days, Readings include poetry, essays, and novels, including such authors as Octavio Paz, Juan Rulfo, and Carlos Fuentes.
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: SPAN BC3471
SPAN
3471
09470
001
MW 8:40a - 9:55a
307 MILBANK HALL
A. Mac Adam 7 / 15 [ More Info ]

SPAN BC 3475 Fictional Foundations: Puerto Rico and the Spanish Empire, 1808-1898

Throughout the nineteenth century, Puerto Ricans were developing a sense of nationality, without an accompanying movement to achieve independence from Spain. This course examines this apparent contradiction, the hybrid sense of their own identity and nature that it generates among individuals who feel both Spanish and Puerto Rican, and its manifestation in literature and other cultural texts. - W. Rios-Font
Prerequisites: "L" course: enrollment limited to 15 students. Completion of language requirement, third-year language sequence (W3300; W3330), and introductory surveys (W3349, W3350).
3 points

SPAN BC 3510x or y Gender and Sexuality in Latin American Cultures

Examines constructions of gender and sexuality in Latin American cultures. Through a close analysis of critical, literary, and visual texts, we explore contemporary notions of gender and sexuality, the socio-cultural processes that have historically shaped these, and some theoretical frameworks through which they have been understood. - M. Horn
Prerequisites: L" course: enrollment limited to 15 students. Completion of language requirement, third-year language sequence (W3300; W3330), and introductory surveys (W3349, W3350).
3 points

SPAN BC 3671x or y Spanish Literature from 1975: The Postmodern Discourse

Close reading of some of the most significant works and trends of post-Franco Spain in the light of postmodern theories. Readings will include works by Martin-Gaite, Vazquez Montalban, Montserrat Roig, Lourdes Ortiz, J.J. Millas, Ana Rosetti, Paloma Pedrero, Antonio Gala, Almudena Grandes.
Prerequisites: "L" course: enrollment limited to 15 students. Completion of language requirement, third-year language sequence (W3300; W3330), and introductory surveys (W3349, W3350). BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Literature (LIT)..
3 points

SPAN BC 3990x Travel, Empire and Cosmopolitanism in the Hispanic World

This course will work retrospectively through the transatlantic Hispanic tradition, analyzing essays, poems, novels and movies that locate themselves against the larger structure of an empire (be it US, British or Spanish) and its corresponding webs of translation and trade. While "travel writing" in the Hispanic tradition has long included accounts of the New World written back to Spanish readers, we will examine other vectors as well: texts written back to the New World by American travelers in Europe, Spanish and Spanish American impressions of the burgeoning US empire, and textual and cinematic attempts to position the local within a global community of observers, readers and/or viewers. Central topics include the manipulation of the trope of civilization vs. barbarity, the peripheral critique of global capitalism, the question of local vs. universal perspectives on culture, and, above all, the aesthetic and political agendas that further (and are furthered by) the notion of cosmopolitanism, that "placeless place" (in the words of Camilla Fojas) "that remains to be thought." - R. Briggs
Prerequisites: Prerequisites: Course intended to be taken by all Spanish majors during the fall of their senior year. "L" course: enrollment limited to 15 students. Completion of language requirement, third-year language sequence (W3300; W3330), and introductory surveys (W3349,W3350). BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Cultures in Comparison (CUL).. BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Literature (LIT)..
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: SPAN BC3990
SPAN
3990
02884
001
W 9:00a - 10:50a
227 MILBANK HALL
R. Briggs 18 / 15 [ More Info ]

Courses in English

Any literature course in the original language or in translation in the department of Spanish and Latin American Cultures fulfills the general education requirement, Literature. Be aware that not all courses automatically qualify. Eligible courses must clearly emphasize literary texts, methods, and theories.


CPLS BC 3142x The Spanish Civil War in Literature and the Visual Arts

The Spanish Civil War (1936-39), which culminated with the beginning of Francisco Franco's long dictatorship, foreshadowed the WWII European conflict. It generated unprecedented foreign involvement, as well texts and images by artists from both within and outside Spain--from film (documentary and fictional), through painting (Picasso), to narrative and nonfiction.
BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Literature (LIT)..
3 points

SPAN BC 3264x The Boom: The Spanish American Novel, 1962-70

The writing that catapulted Latin America into the mainstream of world culture: Fuentes, Garcia Marquez, Manuel Puig, Julio Cortazar, Jose Donoso, and Mario Vargas Llosa. - A. MacAdam
Prerequisites: For reading and writing in Spanish, satisfaction of language requirement and one SPA literature course. To receive major or Comparative Literature credit, readings and written work must be done in Spanish. May not be taken with SPAN BC3141. Requirements for Spanish majors: completion of language requirement, third-year language sequence (BC3004 or W3200; V3330), and introductory surveys (V3349, V3350).
3 points

SPAN W 3265y Latin American Literature in Translation

Study of contemporary Latin American narrative; its origins and apotheosis. Readings include Machado de Assis, Borges, Garcia Marquez, Puig, and others.
BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Cultures in Comparison (CUL).. BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Literature (LIT)..
3 points


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