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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
Spring 2014 :: SPAN W1101
SPAN
1101
69639
001
TuThF 11:40a - 12:55p
413 HAMILTON HALL
F. Rosales-Varo 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1101
26264
002
TuThF 2:40p - 3:55p
325 PUPIN LABORATORIES
F. Rosales-Varo 11 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1101
27065
003
TuThF 4:10p - 5:25p
325 PUPIN LABORATORIES
F. Rosales-Varo 17 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1101
06086
004
MWTh 6:10p - 7:25p
225 MILBANK HALL
T. Darwich 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1101
17100
005
TuThF 2:40p - 3:55p
206 CASA HISPANICA
O. Rodriguez 16 / 15 [ More Info ]
Spring 2014 :: SPAN W1102
SPAN
1102
23742
001
TuThF 2:40p - 3:55p
254 INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS BLDG
F. Meizoso 9 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1102
74895
002
TuThF 4:10p - 5:25p
254 INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS BLDG
F. Meizoso 7 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1102
29685
003
TuThF 6:10p - 7:25p
507 HAMILTON HALL
F. Meizoso 9 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1102
21431
004
MWF 8:40a - 9:55a
424 PUPIN LABORATORIES
M. Perez-Serrano 13 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1102
19687
005
MWF 10:10a - 11:25a
424 PUPIN LABORATORIES
M. Perez-Serrano 13 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1102
17050
006
MWF 11:40a - 12:55p
424 PUPIN LABORATORIES
M. Perez-Serrano 16 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1102
63319
007
MWF 2:40p - 3:55p
607 HAMILTON HALL
W. Muniz 16 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1102
65526
009
MWF 8:40a - 9:55a
425 PUPIN LABORATORIES
J. Jimenez-Caicedo 17 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1102
24427
010
MWF 10:10a - 11:25a
425 PUPIN LABORATORIES
J. Jimenez-Caicedo 16 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1102
77619
011
MWF 11:40a - 12:55p
425 PUPIN LABORATORIES
J. Jimenez-Caicedo 16 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1102
19108
012
TuThF 11:40a - 12:55p
707 HAMILTON HALL
P. Rozencvaig 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1102
00511
013
MWTh 6:10p - 7:25p
207 MILBANK HALL
H. Goya Lujambio 17 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1102
07842
014
TuThF 8:40a - 9:55a
307 MILBANK HALL
M. Lozano 16 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1102
02224
015
TuThF 10:10a - 11:25a
237 MILBANK HALL
M. Lozano 16 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1102
06432
016
TuThF 2:40p - 3:55p
225 MILBANK HALL
M. Arce-Fernandez 16 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1102
02413
017
TuThF 4:10p - 5:25p
225 MILBANK HALL
M. Arce-Fernandez 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
Autumn 2014 :: SPAN W1101
SPAN
1101
29602
001
MWF 8:40a - 9:55a
255 INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS BLDG
S. Acosta 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1101
70915
002
TuThF 8:40a - 9:55a
201 CASA HISPANICA
J. Avila 8 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1101
18944
003
MWF 10:10a - 11:25a
412 PUPIN LABORATORIES
M. Ferrer 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1101
11774
004
TuThF 11:40a - 12:55p
313 PUPIN LABORATORIES
A. Marin-Cobos 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1101
63930
005
TuThF 10:10a - 11:25a
201 CASA HISPANICA
A. Quintero 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1101
13255
006
MWF 11:40a - 12:55p
505 CASA HISPANICA
R. Valdovinos 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1101
16173
007
TuThF 6:10p - 7:25p
505 CASA HISPANICA
J. Ruiz Campillo 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1101
72107
010
TuThF 2:40p - 3:55p
609 HAMILTON HALL
A. Craig-Florez 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1101
00997
013
TuThF 8:40a - 9:55a
TBA
L. Pons Coll 0 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1101
27595
015
TuThF 4:10p - 5:25p
254 INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS BLDG
P. Valero-Puertas 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
Autumn 2014 :: SPAN W1102
SPAN
1102
00615
007
MWTh 10:10a - 11:25a
TBA
A. Mora 11 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1102
03187
008
MWTh 11:40a - 12:55p
TBA
A. Mora 13 / 15 [ More Info ]

SPAN BC 1103x Intensive Review of Elementary Spanish

Course for incoming students whose score on the placement examination puts them between the beginning and intermediate levels. To be followed by BC1202.
Prerequisites: "L" course. Enrollment limited to 15 students.
4 points

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
Spring 2014 :: SPAN W1201
SPAN
1201
68716
001
MWF 11:40a - 12:55p
255 INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS BLDG
L. Abraham 16 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1201
10474
002
MWF 2:40p - 3:55p
253 INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS BLDG
L. Abraham 16 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1201
73315
003
MWF 4:10p - 5:25p
253 INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS BLDG
L. Abraham 17 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1201
29003
004
TuThF 11:40a - 12:55p
505 CASA HISPANICA
D. Azurdia 16 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1201
68170
005
TuThF 8:40a - 9:55a
313 HAMILTON HALL
D. Wurst 17 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1201
77544
006
TuThF 10:10a - 11:25a
224 PUPIN LABORATORIES
R. Llopis-Garcia 16 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1201
67579
007
MWF 8:40a - 9:55a
318 HAMILTON HALL
I. Atutxa 14 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1201
03325
009
MWTh 10:10a - 11:25a
501 Diana Center
J. Suarez-Garcia 17 / 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
Spring 2014 :: SPAN W1202
SPAN
1202
29952
001
TuThF 2:40p - 3:55p
407 HAMILTON HALL
G. Ruiz-Fajardo 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1202
65943
002
TuThF 4:10p - 5:25p
407 HAMILTON HALL
G. Ruiz-Fajardo 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1202
74896
003
TuThF 10:10a - 11:25a
222 PUPIN LABORATORIES
J. Ruiz Campillo 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1202
73309
004
TuThF 11:40a - 12:55p
222 PUPIN LABORATORIES
J. Ruiz Campillo 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1202
61231
005
TuThF 2:40p - 3:55p
222 PUPIN LABORATORIES
J. Ruiz Campillo 16 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1202
70682
006
MWF 10:10a - 11:25a
607 HAMILTON HALL
S. Montero 9 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1202
14850
007
MWF 11:40a - 12:55p
316 HAMILTON HALL
S. Montero 11 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1202
73660
008
MWF 2:40p - 3:55p
425 PUPIN LABORATORIES
S. Montero 14 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1202
62977
009
MWF 11:40a - 12:55p
224 PUPIN LABORATORIES
I. Alonso-Aparicio 14 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1202
72737
010
MWF 2:40p - 3:55p
224 PUPIN LABORATORIES
I. Alonso-Aparicio 13 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1202
16582
011
MWF 4:10p - 5:25p
224 PUPIN LABORATORIES
I. Alonso-Aparicio 10 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1202
70392
012
TuThF 10:10a - 11:25a
325 PUPIN LABORATORIES
D. Romero 13 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1202
21135
013
TuThF 11:40a - 12:55p
325 PUPIN LABORATORIES
D. Romero 13 / 17 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1202
10308
015
MWF 8:40a - 9:55a
315 HAMILTON HALL
J. Alvarez 12 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1202
17235
016
TuThF 8:40a - 9:55a
201 CASA HISPANICA
A. Codebo 13 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1202
09567
017
MWTh 10:10a - 11:25a
202 MILBANK HALL
A. Mora 16 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1202
04230
018
MWTh 11:40a - 12:55p
202 MILBANK HALL
A. Mora 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1202
09111
019
TuThF 8:40a - 9:55a
302 MILBANK HALL
L. Pons Coll 7 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1202
06478
021
TuThF 11:40a - 12:45p
302 MILBANK HALL
L. Pons Coll 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1202
76299
022
TuThF 6:10p - 7:25p
325 PUPIN LABORATORIES
O. Useche 8 / 15 [ More Info ]
Autumn 2014 :: SPAN W1202
SPAN
1202
04596
011
MWTh 11:40a - 12:55p
TBA
J. Suarez-Garcia 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1202
05504
012
MWTh 1:10p - 2:25p
TBA
J. Suarez-Garcia 15 / 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
Spring 2014 :: SPAN W1208
SPAN
1208
06469
001
MWTh 11:40a - 12:55p
327 MILBANK HALL
J. Suarez-Garcia 7 / 15 [ More Info ]
Autumn 2014 :: SPAN W1208
SPAN
1208
73245
001
TuThF 11:40a - 12:55p
325 PUPIN LABORATORIES
D. Romero 5 / 15 [ More Info ]

Bridge Courses

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 W 3300x or y (Section 20) Advanced Language through Content: Translating Cultures - Advanced Spanish for Native Speakers

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.

Through special attention to translation theory and practice in the context of an examination of the issue of multiculturalism in New York, the course aims to increase critical skills, awareness of formal/informal registers, and command of academic writing structures among native speakers with varying degrees of previous language instruction.
Prerequisites: Completion of the language requirement or the equivalent. 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, SPAN W3330.
3 points

SPAN W 3300x (Section 21) Advanced Language through Content: Hispanic Cultures in the Age of Globalization

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. A look at the changes and challenges in Latin America and Spain brought about by the circulation of cultures, people, ideas and images in an increasingly "global" world. Topics may include migration, narcotrafico, gender and sexuality, language plurality, the environment and the use of new technologies. - J. Crapotta
Prerequisites: Completion of the language requirement. Corequisites: This course should be taken simultaneously with, or followed by, W3330. Both are prerequisites for all other courses in the Spanish major. 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.
3 points

SPAN W 3300x or y (Section 23) Advanced Language through Content: Reading and Interpreting Narrative

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.

In conjunction with the work on language skills, a guide to the practices of close reading and textual interpretation, illustrated with modern and contemporary Hispanic texts.

- W. Rios-Font
Prerequisites: 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. Both are prerequisites for all other courses in the Spanish major.

SPAN W 3300x or y (Section 24) Advanced Language through Content: Cultura - An Online Cross-Cultural Dialogue

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. An online cross-cultural exchange with students from Leon, Spain, focusing on an exploration and comparison of the values, attitudes and assumptions of Spanish and US societies. Students communicate through forums, read cultural materials and discuss and analyze their findings. - J. Suarez Garcia, J. Crapotta.
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

SPAN W 3300x or y (Section 29) Advanced Language through Content: Immigration and U. S. Educational Policies

This course will explore, from a historical perspective to the present, the educational policies that have been implemented in the US and their effects on minority groups. Special emphasis will be given to Hispanic immigrants and the English -Only policies passed in states with a large immigrant population. - M. Lozano
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. 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. Corequisites: This course should be taken simultaneously with, or followed by, W3330.
3 points

SPAN W 3300x (Section 4) Advanced Language through Content: Theatre & Society in Contemporary Spain

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.

An examination of how contemporary Spanish theatre reflects and reacts to important sociopolitical and cultural issues. Reading and analysis of one-act plays.

- J. Crapotta
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. Both are prerequisites for all other courses in the Spanish major.
3 points
Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: SPAN W3300
SPAN
3300
23707
004
MW 10:10a - 11:25a
411 HAMILTON HALL
M. Velazquez 5 / 15 [ More Info ]
Autumn 2014 :: SPAN W3300
SPAN
3300
18845
004
MW 11:40a - 12:55p
206 CASA HISPANICA
I. Atutxa 3 / 15 [ More Info ]

SPAN W 3300x (Section 9) Advanced Language through Content: Short Stories in Latin America

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.

An exploration of short stories written by Jorge Luis Borges, Jose Maria Arguedas, Julio Cortazar, Juan Rulfo, and Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Silvina Ocampo, Cristina Peri Rossi, and Luisa Valenzuela.

- O. Bentancor
Prerequisites: 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. Both are prerequisites for all other courses in the Spanish major.
3 points

SPAN W 3330x or y (Section 26) 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: 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. General Education Requirement: Cultures in Comparison (CUL).
3 points

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). General Education Requirement: Literature (LIT).
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: SPAN W3349
SPAN
3349
15673
001
TuTh 5:40p - 6:55p
206 CASA HISPANICA
M. Castillo 4 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
3349
25766
002
MW 1:10p - 2:25p
206 CASA HISPANICA
A. Mendez-Oliver 12 / 15 [ More Info ]
Autumn 2014 :: SPAN W3349
SPAN
3349
71643
001
TuTh 10:10a - 11:25a
206 CASA HISPANICA
M. Ibanez Aristondo 15 / 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). General Education Requirement: Literature (LIT).
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: SPAN W3350
SPAN
3350
26664
001
MW 8:40a - 9:55a
206 CASA HISPANICA
P. Valero-Puertas 8 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
3350
66727
002
TuTh 10:10a - 11:25a
206 CASA HISPANICA
B. Johnson 14 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
3350
10929
003
MW 11:40a - 12:55p
201 CASA HISPANICA
G. Herzovich 12 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
3350
01239
004
TuTh 10:10a - 11:25a
327 MILBANK HALL
R. Briggs 8 / 15 [ More Info ]
Autumn 2014 :: SPAN W3350
SPAN
3350
70076
001
TuTh 1:10p - 2:25p
201 CASA HISPANICA
G. Perez-Firmat 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
3350
23146
002
MW 11:40a - 12:55p
316 HAMILTON HALL
A. Espinoza Staines 15 / 15 [ More Info ]

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

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: SPAN BC3469
SPAN
3469
09783
001
TuTh 1:10p - 2:25p
202 MILBANK HALL
R. Briggs 5 / 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

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). 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). 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 3127x or y Don Quijote

Study of Cervantes' masterpiece, concentrating on the narrative models available to him and his own creation of the novel. Readings also include selected Novelas Ejemplares and critical studies.
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). General Education Requirement: Literature (LIT). 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). General Education Requirement: Literature (LIT). 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). 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
TBA
W. Rios-Font 10 / 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). 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 3382x or y (Section 1) Languages in Contact: Sociolinguistic Aspects of U. S. Spanish

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- M. Lozano
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
Spring 2014 :: SPAN BC3382
SPAN
3382
03665
001
TuTh 11:40a - 12:55p
307 MILBANK HALL
M. Lozano 11 / 15 [ More Info ]

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. 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. General Education Requirement: Literature (LIT).
3 points

SPAN BC 3443x or y (Section 1) 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 3445x (Section 1) Novel and Nation in Nineteenth-Century Spain and Latin America

Examination of the scope and limits of the novel as a tool in the enterprise of constructing the modern nation in early 19th-Century Spain and Latin America. Selected texts exemplify the exploration of nascent national identities after the dissolution of the Spanish Empire, with emphasis on polemical struggles over the definition of "nation" and "novel" on both sides of the Atlantic.

- A. Wright
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
TBA
R. Briggs 10 / 15 [ More Info ]

SPAN BC 3447x or y Mysteries, Manuscripts, and Secret Societies: Twentieth Century Rewritings of the Nineteenth-Century Spanish Novel

A look at the recasting of Spain's nineteenth century and its novels through contemporary rewritings of the detective, historical fiction, and mystery-thriller genres. Recent works will be read alongside original nineteenth-century texts that they imitate and parody, to explore this trends significance in the context of modern Spanish literature and culture. - A. Wright
Prerequisites: Completion of the language requirement. W3300, W3330. "L" course; enrollment limited to 15 students. General Education Requirement: Literature (LIT).
3 points

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 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 General Education Requirement: Literature (LIT).
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: SPAN BC3466
SPAN
3466
08568
001
MW 4:10p - 5:25p
237 MILBANK HALL
O. Bentancor 17 / 15 [ More Info ]

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 3510x or y (Section 1) 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
Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: SPAN BC3510
SPAN
3510
07552
001
TuTh 11:40a - 12:55p
323 MILBANK HALL
M. Horn 14 / 15 [ More Info ]

SPAN BC 3655x or y The Films of Luis Bunuel and the Spanish Literary Tradition

Journey through the works of the renowned Spanish filmmaker Luis Bunuel and the literary movements from which he drew inspiration. We will establish a dialogue between his films and Spanish artistic trends such as surrealism, the picaresque, esperpento, and relalism. Authors include Garcia Lorca, Valle Inclan, Perez Galdos. [In Spanish].
Prerequisites: "L" course: enrollment limited to 15 students. Completion of language requirement, third-year language sequence (W3300; W3330), and introductory surveys (W3349, W3350). General Education Requirement: Literature (LIT). General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART).
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). 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). General Education Requirement: Cultures in Comparison (CUL). 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
TBA
R. Briggs 16 / 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 (Section 1) 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.
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.
General Education Requirement: Cultures in Comparison (CUL). General Education Requirement: Literature (LIT).
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: SPAN W3265
SPAN
3265
07881
001
MW 2:40p - 3:55p
405 MILBANK HALL
A. Mac Adam 79 [ More Info ]

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