Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonian Andes, Chile

101. BEGINNING SPANISH I 3 cr.
Intensive functional approach to the four language skills in a cultural context. Classroom, multimedia, computer-assisted instruction. For students with little or no previous study of Spanish or by placement test.

102. BEGINNING SPANISH II 3 cr.
Prerequisite: SP 101 or equivalent or by placement test. Amplification of language skills in a cultural context. Added emphasis on reading and writing.

198. BEGINNING INDEPENDENT STUDY 1-3 cr.
Supervised independent study of Spanish at the beginning level. May be repeated with a different topic.

199. SPECIAL TOPICS 1-3 cr.
Occasional course on a selected topic announced in advance. May be repeated with a different topic.

201-202. INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I, II 3 cr. each.
Prerequisite: SP 102 or equivalent or by placement test. Further development of the four language skills for communication in a cultural context; expansion of vocabulary, idiomatic usage, and grammar. SP 201 or equivalent prerequisite for SP 202.

298. INTERMEDIATE INDEPENDENT STUDY 1-3 cr.
Supervised independent study of Spanish at the intermediate level. May be repeated with a different topic.

299. SPECIAL TOPICS 1-3 cr.
Occasional course on a selected topic announced in advance. May be repeated with a different topic.

301. CONVERSATION IN SPANISH 3 cr.
Development of communicative competence in Spanish through oral practice and use of conversational strategies and techniques.

302. WRITING AND CREATIVITY 3 cr.
Development of writing ability in Spanish. Fundamentals and practice of creative writing across genres. Computer technology heavily utilized in the advanced development of different writing styles.

303. ORAL INTERPRETATION OF HISPANIC LITERATURE 3 cr.
Problems in analysis, criticism, interpretation, and communication of literature. Inclass oral interpretation of various types of prose, drama, poetry.

306. SPANISH FOR BUSINESS 3 cr.
Acquisition of linguistic skills and a sophisticated style for the business, legal, professional setting. Stresses the vocabulary and expressions used to describe economic and commercial structures, the language to solve problems and conduct negotiations, and the culture of the business world in Spanish.

307. POPULAR CULTURES OF SPANISH-SPEAKING COUNTRIES 3 cr.
Latin American and Spanish cultures as seen in carnival performance, music, dance, soap operas, and films. Discussion of the politics of everyday practices associated with these expressions within the sociopolitical processes of which they are a part.

309. HISPANIC CULTURE THROUGH MUSIC 3 cr.
Exploration of musical genres, themes, and singers throughout the Hispanic world.

310. THE CINEMA OF SPAIN 3 cr.
Selected films from Spain as an expression of culture, civilization, and language. Films, instruction, and discussion in Spanish.

311. PERSPECTIVES ON THE PEOPLE AND CULTURES OF SPAIN 3 cr.
Development of Spain, its people, and institutions from its origins to the present. Various aspects of Spanish culture and intellectual development, especially as found in language, literature, and art forms.

312. THE CINEMA OF LATIN AMERICA 3 cr.
Selected Latin American films as an expression of culture, civilization, and language. Films, instruction, and discussion in Spanish.

314. PERSPECTIVES ON NATIONS AND CULTURES OF LATIN AMERICA 3 cr.
Development of Latin American culture and institutions from colonial times to the present. Discussion of various aspects of Latin American culture and intellectual development, especially as found in language, literature, and art forms.

315. READINGS IN SPANISH AND LATIN AMERICAN LITERATURE 3 cr.
Introduction to close critical reading of literature in Spanish. The narrative, poetic, and dramatic texts come from various periods of Spanish and Latin American literature.

316. LATIN AMERICAN ROMANCES 3 cr.
Critical examination of 19th-century Latin American romance narratives. Discussion of how these texts served as foundational fictions for the nation and how the same romantic narratives continue to inform contemporary cultural production, including telenovelas, films, and literature.

321. ADVANCED SPANISH GRAMMAR 3 cr.
Theory and practice of Spanish grammatical structures based on everyday usage and on literary language. Guided and creative exercises and compositions.

322. AFRO-HISPANIC LITERATURE 3 cr.
Surveys the literary and cultural production of writers and artists of African descent in Latin America and the Caribbean, with attention to both their creative and theoretical texts.

324. LATIN AMERICAN FEMINIST VOICES 3 cr.
Examination of the awakening of feminine and feminist consciousness in the literary production of Latin American women writers, particularly from the 1920s to the present.

325. SELECTED READINGS FROM PENINSULAR SPANISH LITERATURE 3 cr.
An overview of the major writers of Spain through short readings of different genres from the Middle Ages to the present.

327. SELECTED READINGS FROM LATIN AMERICAN LITERATURE 3 cr.
An overview of the major writers of Latin America through short readings of different genres from the 19th century to the present.

329. HISPANIC IMMIGRANTS IN FILM, LITERATURE, AND MUSIC 3 cr.
Exploration of the cultural production by and about Latino immigrants in the United States.

331. ADVANCED SPANISH CONVERSATION 3 cr.
Development of advanced vocabulary and conversational techniques. Includes in-depth discussion and debate of current events and real-life issues as well as oral analysis of readings.

332. ADVANCED WRITING AND CREATIVITY 3 cr.
Theory and practice of correct grammatical usage of the written word. Exercises in advanced composition and creative writing.

334. TRANSLATION IN SPANISH 3 cr.
Methods and mechanics of translation; selection of proper tools. Comparison and evaluation of translated texts.

336. CONTEMPORARY MEXICAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE 3 cr.
Exploration of major trends in Mexican fiction, film, and music of the 20th and 21st centuries with special focus on post-revolutionary national identity, marginality, gender, migration, and drug wars.

338. CERVANTES 3 cr.
Study of the works of Cervantes, with special attention to the Quijote and the Novelas ejemplares.

340. CONTEMPORARY NARRATIVE OF ARGENTINA, CHILE, AND URUGUAY 3 cr.
Postmodern fiction and urban chronicles written over the last two decades in Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay, where the topics of exile and collective memory, marginality, gender, and violence find expression in the post-dictatorship imagination.

342. POETRY AND NARRATIVE OF THE GOLDEN AGE 3 cr.
Poetry, the mystics, and the beginnings of the novel, with special emphasis on the picaresque. 344. SPANISH SHORT STORIES 3 cr. Spanish narrative trends from the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Authors include Juan Valera, Emilia Pardo Braźan, Ana María Matute, Camilo José Cela, Carmen Laforet, Soledad Puértolas, Mercedes Abad.

346. LATIN AMERICAN SHORT STORY 3 cr.
Major trends in the contemporary short story in Latin America. Selections from Horacio Quiroga, Jorge Luis Borges, Juan Rulfo, Julio Cortázar, Gabriel García Márquez, Carlos Fuentes, Isabel Allende, and others.

348. CONTEMPORARY SPANISH DRAMA 3 cr.
Innovative dramatic works as manifestations of issues related to Spanish society since the early 20th century: the Spanish Civil War and its effects, political repression and the quest for freedom, gender and sexuality, memory, and strategies toward artistic innovation. Students may stage a performance of one of the plays studied.

350. CONTEMPORARY LATIN AMERICAN DRAMA 3 cr.
Representative works of contemporary Latin American drama. Students may stage a performance of one of the plays studied.

352. LITERATURE OF MODERN SPAIN 3 cr.
Outstanding writers from Spain’s Generation of 1898 to the present. Selections from prose, poetry, and drama writers such as Miguel de Unamuno, Antonio Machado, Juan Ramón Jiménez, Gerardo Diego, Federico García Lorca, Miguel Delibes, Ana María Matute, José Ruibal, Carmen Laforet, Carmen Martín Gaite, Maruja Torres.

398. INDEPENDENT STUDY 1-3 cr.
Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Supervised independent study. May be repeated with a different topic.

399. SPECIAL TOPICS 1-3 cr.
Occasional course on a selected topic announced in advance. Designed to respond to students’ and faculty interest in specific themes or issues not otherwise covered in the curriculum.

410. SENIOR CAPSTONE IN SPANISH AND HISPANIC STUDIES 3 cr.
Capstone experience chosen in consultation with student’s advisor in Spanish. The experience should reflect both the student’s interest in Spanish and the courses s/he has taken to fulfill the major. Options include an independent study, a capstone course, or an academic experience in a Spanish-speaking country.