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Spanish

Fall 2008

101. Elementary Spanish I
Eugenia Wheelwright M 9:30 - 10:25, W 9:30 - 10:25, F 9:30 - 10:25
Three class hours per week and weekly conversation sessions with assistant, plus laboratory assignments. An introduction to the grammar of Spanish, aiming at comprehension, reading, writing, and simple conversation. Emphasis is on grammar structure, with frequent oral drills. Spanish 101 is open to first- and second-year students who have had less than two years of high school Spanish.

203. Intermediate Spanish I
Carolyne Wolfenzon Niego M 9:30 - 10:25, W 9:30 - 10:25, F 9:30 - 10:25
Three class hours per week and one weekly conversation session with the teaching assistant. Grammar fundamentals are reviewed. Class conversation and written assignments are based on readings in modern literature.

203. Intermediate Spanish I
Elena Cueto-Asin M 10:30 - 11:25, W 10:30 - 11:25, F 10:30 - 11:25
Three class hours per week and one weekly conversation session with the teaching assistant. Grammar fundamentals are reviewed. Class conversation and written assignments are based on readings in modern literature.

204. Intermediate Spanish II
Esmeralda Ulloa T 11:30 - 12:55, TH 11:30 - 12:55
Three class hours per week and one weekly conversation session with the assistant. Grammar fundamentals are reviewed. Class conversation and written assignments are based on readings in modern literature.

205. Advanced Spanish
Nadia Celis T 10:00 - 11:25, TH 10:00 - 11:25
The study of a variety of journalistic and literary texts and visual media, together with an advanced grammar review, designed to increase written and oral proficiency, as well as appreciation of the cultural history of the Spanish-speaking world. Foundational course for the major. Three class hours per week and one weekly conversation session with assistant.

205. Advanced Spanish
Enrique Yepes T 1:00 - 2:25, TH 1:00 - 2:25
The study of a variety of journalistic and literary texts and visual media, together with an advanced grammar review, designed to increase written and oral proficiency, as well as appreciation of the cultural history of the Spanish-speaking world. Foundational course for the major. Three class hours per week and one weekly conversation session with assistant.

205. Advanced Spanish
John Turner M 2:30 - 3:55, W 2:30 - 3:55
The study of a variety of journalistic and literary texts and visual media, together with an advanced grammar review, designed to increase written and oral proficiency, as well as appreciation of the cultural history of the Spanish-speaking world. Foundational course for the major. Three class hours per week and one weekly conversation session with assistant.

209. Introduction to Hispanic Studies: Poetry and Theater
Enrique Yepes T 10:00 - 11:25, TH 10:00 - 11:25
A chronological introduction to the cultural production of the Spanish-speaking world from Pre-Columbian times to the present, with particular emphasis on the analysis of poetry and theater. Examines major literary works and movements in their historical and cultural context.

210. Introduction to Hispanic Studies: Essay and Narrative
Nadia Celis T 1:00 - 2:25, TH 1:00 - 2:25
A chronological introduction to the cultural production of the Spanish-speaking world from Pre-Columbian times to the present, with particular emphasis on the analysis of essay and narrative. Examines major literary works and movements in their historical and cultural context.

327. Reading Spanish Film
Elena Cueto-Asin M 1:00 - 2:25, W 1:00 - 2:25
A panoramic study of the film traditions of Spain from their origins in 1896 to the most recent trends, including directors from Luis Bunuel to Pedro Almodóvar. Narrative notions of film semiotics are applied to read Spanish film as literary and artistic manifestations of tendencies such as surrealism, social realism, tremendism, etc., and in connection with political and social phases of modern history of Spain (the Republic, the Civil War, the Franco regime, and the transition to democracy). In addition to regular class sessions, attendance at weekly film screenings is required.

328. Don Quijote
John Turner M 11:30 - 12:55, W 11:30 - 12:55
Study of the text of Cervantes’s seminal work in its historical and cultural context, and consideration of some of its interpretations, in Spain and elsewhere.

340. River Plate Writers
Carolyne Wolfenzon Niego M 2:30 - 3:55, W 2:30 - 3:55
Studies nineteenth- and twentieth-century Argentinian and Uruguayan authors, focusing on the political and historical contexts in which they created their fictional works. Main course topics will include the representation of the city in Southern Cone literature, the relationship between fiction and visual arts during the twentieth century, and the discourses of political identity in Argentina and Uruguay. Authors will include Esteban Echevarría, Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, Roberto Arlt, Silvina Ocampo, Jorge Luis Borges, Adolfo Bioy Casares, Luisa Valenzuela, Ricardo Piglia, Juan Carlos Onetti, among others.

341. Colonial Experience and Post-colonial Perspectives
Esmeralda Ulloa T 2:30 - 3:55, TH 2:30 - 3:55
A contextualized study of key texts from the Colonial period with special attention to the way in which our historical and ideological distance informs our readings. How do contemporary scholarship on the concepts of history, text, and power enhance or limit our understanding? Texts include letters and journals of the conquistadors, mestizo narratives of lost empires and cultures, treatises on the legal status of the natives, and narratives of shipwreck and adventure in the New World, among others.