Spring 2012 Courses

102. Elementary Spanish II
Maria Baez M 8:30 - 9:25, W 8:30 - 9:25, F 8:30 - 9:25
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. More attention is paid to reading and writing.
204. Intermediate Spanish II
Eugenia Wheelwright 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 assistant. Grammar fundamentals are reviewed. Class conversation and written assignments are based on readings in modern literature.
204. Intermediate Spanish II
Eugenia Wheelwright 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 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 texts and 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
Nadia Celis T 2:30 - 3:55, TH 2:30 - 3:55
The study of a variety of texts and 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
Elena Cueto-Asin M 2:30 - 3:55, W 2:30 - 3:55
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. One weekly workshop with assistant in addition to class time. Conducted in Spanish.
209. Introduction to Hispanic Studies: Poetry and Theater
Enrique Yepes T 11:30 - 12:55, TH 11:30 - 12:55
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. One weekly workshop with assistant in addition to class time. Conducted in Spanish.
210. Introduction to Hispanic Studies: Essay and Narrative
Carolyne Wolfenzon Niego M 11:30 - 12:55, W 11:30 - 12:55
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.
210. Introduction to Hispanic Studies: Essay and Narrative
Esmeralda Ulloa 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 essay and narrative. Examines major literary works and movements in their historical and cultural context.
304. Dress and Body Politics in Latin America
Esmeralda Ulloa T 1:00 - 2:25, TH 1:00 - 2:25
Examines the significant role of the dressed body (both attire and the body itself) in the configuration of political discourse and national identity in Latin America. Focuses on verbal and visual representations of iconic figures such as Simón Bolívar, Pancho Villa, Rigoberta Menchú, and Evo Morales, among others. The connection of these often contradictory images to governance and collective identities explored in various contexts from the colonial period to the present. Conducted in Spanish.
327. Reading Spanish Film
Elena Cueto-Asin M 11:30 - 12:55, W 11:30 - 12:55
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.
329. Short Cuts: The Latin American Nouvelle
Gustavo Faveron-Patriau T 6:30 - 9:25
Focuses on Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Latin American literature through a number of masterpieces of the short novel genre. Authors may include Esteban Echevarria, Juana Manuela Gorriti, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, mario Vargas Llosa, Guillermo Cabrera Infante, and Mario Bellatin.
336. Reading Images: Intersections of Art, Film and Literature in Contemporary Latin America
Enrique Yepes T 2:30 - 3:55, TH 2:30 - 3:55
Considers how tensions between seeing and saying enable and/or obstruct understanding, empathy or spectatorship in case studies from the 1920s to the present. Periods include the restructuring of national identities in the 1920s, the ideological polarization after the Cuban Revolution in the 1960s, the confrontation of censorship in the 1970s and 80s, and the challenges of democracy and globalization in the 1990s and 2000s.