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Spanish

5083. Directed Readings   (3 s.h.)

Prerequisite: Permission of chairperson required.

This course is by arrangement with the appropriate course director and special permission of department chair.

5121. Survey in Spanish Lit   (3 s.h.)

This course is devoted to an exhaustive analysis of a particular topic in a period or periods of Spanish Peninsular literature.

5122. Medieval Spanish Literature   (3 s.h.)

This course analyzes Spanish texts written during the Middle Ages.

5124. 16th- and 17th-Century Spanish Literature  (3 s.h.)

This course is devoted to the study of the literature produced during what has been called the Spanish Golden Age.

5126. Cervantes   (3 s.h.)

The course entails an in-depth study of Miguel de Cervantes' selected works.

5136. 18th- and 19th-Century Spanish Literature  (3 s.h.)

This course is devoted to the study of Spanish literature during the 18th and 19th centuries.

5137. Hispanic Modernism   (3 s.h.)

Using significant works by leading authors (i.e., Casal, Gutierrez Najera, Jimenez, Machado, Marti, Unamuno, and/or Valle-Inclan), this course explores aspects of Modernity in Spain and/or Spanish America.

5138. 20th- and 21st-Century Spanish Literature  (3 s.h.)

This course is devoted to the study of Spanish literature during the 20th and/or 21st centuries.

5141. Survey in Spanish-American Literature (3 s.h.)

This course is a study of a selected movement or of a particular period or periods of Spanish-American Literature.

5142. Spanish-American Short Story   (3 s.h.)

The course surveys the nature and development of the Spanish-American short story from a contemporary or historical perspective.

5143. Spanish-American Novel   (3 s.h.)

This course is devoted to the in-depth study of Spanish-American narrative texts.

5144. Spanish-American Poetry   (3 s.h.)

This course studies the trends in Latin American poetry from pre-Hispanic times to the present.

5146. National Literatures of Spanish America   (3 s.h.)

This course studies the literature of a particular country of Latin America.

5147. 20th-  and 21st-Century Puerto Rican Authors   (3 s.h.)

This course covers topics and authors in Puerto Rican literature.

5148. Latin American Literature of Social Conflict   (3 s.h.)

This course analyzes class, ethnic, gender, religious, and other social conflicts in Latin American literature.

5151. Comparative Caribbean Literature  (3 s.h.)

This course is a comparative study of representative literary works of Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and non-Spanish speaking nations of the Caribbean.

5152. U.S. Latino Literature  (3 s.h.)

This course examines contemporary U.S. Latino literature focusing on topics of ethnic struggle, biculturalism, linguistic diversity, and intellectual and artistic creativity.

5161. Hispanic Literature through Art   (3 s.h.)

This course is a comparative study of trends and styles in Hispanic literature in the context of trends and styles in the history of art.

5301. Spanish Phonetics   (3 s.h.)

This course studies the articulatory and acoustic nature of Spanish phonemes and allophones, the syllable, stress, suprasegmentals, and intonation, with attention to regional variation and comparisons with English.

5302. Introduction to Spanish Linguistics   (3 s.h.)

This course covers concepts and methods of linguistic description and explanation applied to the phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics of the Spanish language.

5303. Spanish/English Contrasts   (3 s.h.)

This course is a systematic study of the phonological, morphosyntactic, and lexico-semantic patterns of Spanish and English.

5304. Spanish Applied Linguistics   (3 s.h.)

This course takes a linguistic approach to theories of language learning and teaching, including second language acquisition.

5305. History of the Spanish Language   (3 s.h.)

This course covers the development of the Spanish language from its early beginnings (Latin) to the many present-day regional, social, and stylistic varieties.  Analysis is made of the phonological, morphological, syntactic, lexical, and semantic changes Spanish went through. 

5306. Spanish Sociolinguistics   (3 s.h.)

This course covers the concepts and methods in sociolinguistic research as applied to the study of variation and change in the Spanish language.

5401. The Art of Translation   (3 s.h.)

This is an advanced course on the strategies of translating literary texts from Spanish to English, including practice and practical orientation.

8001. Hispanic Bibliography and Research   (3 s.h.)

This course presents the tools and methods of research and investigation in Spanish and Ibero-American languages and literatures.

8110. Seminar in Spanish and Spanish-American Literature  (3 s.h.)

The students examine intensively particular topics or issues concerning Spanish and Spanish-American literature. This course may be repeated if subject varies.

8122. Seminar in Medieval Spanish Literature   (3 s.h.)

This course studies the strategies of literary composition in Medieval texts. Attention is given to the context of Medieval society.

8126. Spanish Contemporary Thought   (3 s.h.)

Major essayists covered in this course include Ortega and Unamuno. Their assessments of Cervantine fiction and Ayala`s views the of Spanish Baroque are also discussed.

8130. Seminar in Golden Age Literature   (3 s.h.)

This course studies representative works of the Spanish Golden Age.

8140. Seminar in 18th- and 19th-Century Spanish-American Literature  (3 s.h.)

This course is a study of the literature produced in Latin America in the 18th and 19th centuries with special emphasis on Modernism.

8141. Seminar in 20th- and 21st-Century Spanish-American Literature  (3 s.h.)

This course is a study of the Romantic movement in Spanish America and its ties to cultural identity.

8146. Colonial and 19th-Century Spanish-American Literature   (3 s.h.)

This course is a study of the prose and poetry produced in Colonial Spanish-American literature.  It may deal with a particular author, theme, or genre.

8147. 20th- and 21st-Century Spanish-American Literature  (3 s.h.)

This graduate seminar discusses contemporary Spanish-American long narratives. This is a topics course with changing content.

8149. Spanish-American Theater  (3 s.h.)

This graduate seminar deals with the developments in Spanish-American theater since naturalism. It focuses on the changes from illusionism to anti-illusionism through contacts with absurdist, Artaudian, Brechtian, and existentialist models.

8161. Critical Approaches to Hispanic Literature  (3 s.h.)

This course provides an overview of critical theories and schools of thought in literary criticism.

8300. Seminar in Spanish Linguistics   (3 s.h.)

This course covers selected problems in the field of Spanish language and linguistics using a contemporary analytical and/or historical approach.

8301. Spanish Phonology and Morphology   (3 s.h.)

This course provides an advanced theoretical and applied study of the sound system and the morphological system of present day Spanish and their relationship to each other.

8302. Syntax   (3 s.h.)

This course covers the advanced theoretical study of Spanish syntax that combines generalizations of a descriptive nature with current syntactic theories such as functionalism and minimalism.  Topics studied are noun phrase and verb phrase structure, case assignment and arguments, predication, transitivity/intransitivity, voice, and syntactic relations.

8303. Hispanic Dialectology   (3 s.h.)

This course discusses the mechanisms of dialectal differentiation in Spain and Latin America as the result of diatopic, diastratic, and diachronic changes through normal language transmission and internal development, with special attention given to both historical and contemporary perspectives.

8304. Spanish Language of Puerto Rico   (3 s.h.)

This course studies the history, dialectology, and sociolinguistics of the Spanish language in Puerto Rico.  Special attention is given to aspects of linguistic change as they affect grammatical systems.

8305. Comparative Romance Linguistics   (3 s.h.)

This seminar covers topics from several Romance languages - Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and French - including synchronic and diachronic perspectives.

8385. Internship in the Teaching of Spanish   (3 s.h.)

This is a theoretical and practical course required for all new teaching assistants.  Theories and applications of teaching Spanish as a foreign language, class management, lesson planning, curriculum design, testing, and grading are covered.  Supervision of teaching of Spanish language classes is provided.

9001. Spanish for Graduate Reading Knowledge

This course provides guidance and practice in the reading of Spanish language texts for students preparing for the Spanish reading/translation exam.

9083. Directed Readings   (3 s.h.)

 

9991. Directed Research   (3 s.h.)
Prerequisite: Permission of chairperson required.


This course is offered for students who wish to pursue independent study of research topics with faculty supervision. It is not to be used as a substitute for courses offered in the Department.

9993. Preliminary Exam Prep   (1-6 s.h.)

This course must be taken by all students in the M.A. program who do not enroll for some other course.

9998. Pre-Dissertation Research   (1-6 s.h.)

This course must be taken by all students in the Ph.D. dissertation program who do not enroll for some other course.

9999. Dissertation Research   (1-12 s.h.)


This course is intended only for those students who have achieved Ph.D. candidacy. A minimum of 6 semester hours is required for graduation.

 

Updated 11.17.09