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Spanish

5083. Directed Readings   (1-3 s.h.)

Prerequisite: By arrangement with the appropriate professor and special permission of the department chair.

Guided readings in Spanish focus on themes and topics in Hispanic culture, literature, and/or linguistics.

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

The course is a survey of selected periods and themes of Spanish 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.)

This 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 survey of selected periods and themes in Spanish-American literature.

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

This course explores the evolution of the Spanish-American short story.

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

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

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

This course studies the trends in Spanish-American poetry.

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

This course studies literature in its cultural context, focusing on texts from one or more countries in Spanish 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 from 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 U.S. Latino literature.

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   (2-3 s.h.)

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

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

This course studies aspects of medieval Spanish literature.

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

Major essayists covered in this course include Ortega and Unamuno. 

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

This course studies aspects of Golden Age Spanish literature.

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

This course studies aspects of 18th- and/or 19th-century Spanish literature.

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

 

This course studies aspects of 20th- and/or 21st-century Spanish literature.

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

This course studies aspects of colonial and/or 19th-century Spanish-American literature.

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

This course studies aspects of 20th- and/or 21st-century Spanish-American literature.

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

This graduate seminar deals with the developments in Spanish-American theater since Naturalism. 

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   (2-3 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.

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 theoretical and practical course is 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.

8985.  Teaching in Higher Education: Foreign Languages   (3 s.h.)

This course focuses on learning theory and the best teaching practices, with the aim of preparing students for effective higher education teaching.

9001.  Spanish for Graduate Reading Knowledge   (1 s.h.)

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.)

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.

9991.  Directed Research   (1-3 s.h.)

Prerequisite: By arrangement with the appropriate professor and special permission of the department chair.

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.

9994.  Preliminary Exam Prep   (1-6 s.h.)

Prerequisite: Limited to graduate students who have completed all coursework.

This course must be taken by all graduate students in the semester following coursework completion. 

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

Prerequisite: Limited to graduate students who have completed all coursework and their preliminary exams.

This course must be taken by all students in the Ph.D. program who have finished coursework, passed the preliminary examination, and are preparing the dissertation proposal.

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

Prerequisite: Limited to students who have achieved Ph.D. candidacy.

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

 

 

Updated 10.4.10