Internship in the Teaching of Spanish
Pedagogical theory and practicum for teaching assistants, including reading, directed observation and teaching of language classes. Required for all new teaching assistants.
An overview of critical theories and schools of thought in literary criticism.
Spanish Phonology and Morphology
Advanced theoretical and applied study of the sound system and of the morphological system of present day Spanish, and of their relationships to each other.
Advanced theoretical study of present day Spanish syntax with special attention to problems of description.
The linguistic geography of Spain and Spanish America. Dialect dictionaries and grammars. Attention given to both historical and contemporary perspectives.
Seminar in the Spanish Language
Selected problems in the field of Spanish language and linguistics using a contemporary analytical and/or historical approach.
A comparison of the sound, word, and sentence patterns of Spanish and English.
An in-depth study of the canonical works of the Spanish Middle Ages: the Libro de Buen Amor, Conde Lucanor and others.
Seminar in Medieval Literature
Study of the strategies of literary composition in Medieval texts. Attention given to the context of Medieval society.
Spanish Epics and Ballads
The origins, evolution, and transmission of the epic and romance.
Seminar in the Renaissance
An analysis of works and authors that represent the Renaissance including the perspective encountered in the transition between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
Study of the Quijote with the possible inclusion of novelas ejemplares, theater, and other works.
Spanish Contemporary Thought
Major essayists: Unamuno and Ortega, and their assessments of Cervantine fiction; Ayala`s views the of Spanish Baroque.
Seminar in Nineteenth Century Spanish Literature
Treatment of a major figure or figures, or genre in nineteenth-century Spanish literature.
Seminar in 20th Century Spanish Literature
In-depth study of the most significant authors of the 20th century in Spain.
The Art of Translation
An advanced course on the strategies of translating literary texts from Spanish to English, including practice and practical orientation.
Puerto Rican Literature I
Topics and authors in Puerto Rican literature.
An articulatory study of the sounds of Spanish with attention to regional variation and comparisons with English.
Grammatical Structure of Spanish I.
Concepts and procedures of linguistic description applied to sounds, word formation, syntax and semantics of the Spanish language.
Spanish Applied Linguistics
A linguistic approach to language learning and teaching, including theory and descriptive analysis.
History of the Spanish Language
A study of critical developments in the linguistic and social history of Spanish.
Concepts and methods in sociolinguistic research as applied to the study of variation and change in the Spanish language.
Survey in Spanish American Lit II
A study of a selected movement or of a particular period or periods of Spanish American Literature.
Spanish-American Short Story
The nature and development of the Spanish-American short story from a contemporary or historical perspective.
Spanish American Novel
Course devoted to the in-depth study of Spanish American narrative texts.
Contemporary Spanish-American Fiction
Selected topics and themes in contemporary Spanish-American fiction.
National Literatures of Spanish America
Study of the literature of a particular country of Latinoamerica.
Latin American Poetry
A study of trends in Latin American poetry from pre-Hispanic times to the present.
Latin American Literature of Social Conflict
Analysis of class, ethnic, gender, religious and other social conflicts in Latin American literature.
Medieval Spanish Texts
An introduction to the study of Medieval Spanish texts, with a focus on manuscripts as linguistics, literary, and cultural documents.
Survey in Spanish Lit II
Course devoted to an exhaustive analysis of a particular topic in a period or periods of Spanish Peninsular literature.
16th and 17th Century Theater
A study of the major playwrights of the Golden Age: Lope de Vega, Tirso de Molina, Calderon de la Barca.
16th and 17th Century Prose
An overview of the radical changes in literary genres from the romance to the picaresque novel.
Cervantes: Don Quijote
Cervantes' literary masterpiece, its historical context and impact on Spanish culture.
Poetry and Drama
Study of the most relevant poetic movements and theatre plays of the 20th century.
Realism and Naturalism in the Spanish Novel
A study of each literary movement through their chief exponents, Galdos and Clarin.
Contemporary Spanish Novel
A selection of contemporary classics from post Civil War to the 21st century.
Contemporary Spanish Poetry
Representative selections from the generation of 1927, surrealism, social realism, and recent Peninsular poetry.
Hispanic Literature through Art
Comparative study of trends and styles in Hispanic literature in the context of trends and styles in the history of art.
Preliminary Exam Prep
Must be taken by all students in the MA program who do not enroll for some other course.
Spanish American Romanticism
A study of the Romantic movement in Spanish America and of its ties to cultural identity.
Spanish American Modernism
A study of the Modernist movement, its origins, development, and impact. Emphasis on poetry.
Seminar in 19th Century Spanish American Lit
A study of the literature produced in Latinoamerica in the 19th century with special emphasis on Modernism.
Seminar in 20th Century Spanish American Literature
Investigation of a trend, topic, or figure pertinent to 20th century Spanish American literature. (Appropriate for Ph.D. students.)
Rotation of study: the literature of Mexico and Central America; of the Andean countries; of Argentina and Uruguay; or of the Caribbean. Readings from the literature of selected countries or a selected country and study of major literary figures.
Must be taken by all students in the Ph.D. dissertation program who do not enroll for some other course.
Prerequisite: Permission of chairman required.
Offered for students who wish to pursue independent study of research topics with faculty supervision. Not to be used as a substitute for courses offered in the Department.
Hispanic Bibliography and Research
Tools and methods of research and investigation in Spanish and Ibero-American languages and literatures.
Must be taken by all students in M.A. thesis programs who do not enroll for some other course.
Spanish for Graduate Reading Knowledge
Provides guidance and practice in the reading of Spanish language texts for students preparing for the Spanish reading/translation exam.
Must be taken each semester by all Ph.D. candidates who have completed preliminary examinations until completion of the required semester hours for the degree.