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SPAN W 1101x and y-W1102 Elementary First-Year Course

Introductory course to Spanish as a vehicle for oral and written communication. Emphasis on speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing. Fundamentals of grammar.
Prerequisites: "L" course; enrollment limited to 15 students.
4 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2016 :: SPAN W1101
SPAN
1101
71085
001
MWF 8:40a - 9:55a
206 CASA HISPANICA
A. Enrigue 11 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1101
14582
002
MWF 10:10a - 11:25a
201 CASA HISPANICA
A. Enrigue 14 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1101
28105
003
MWF 11:40a - 12:55p
201 CASA HISPANICA
A. Enrigue 9 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1101
27334
004
TuThF 2:40p - 3:55p
254 INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS BLDG
A. Bande 7 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1101
69407
005
TuThF 4:10p - 5:25p
254 INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS BLDG
A. Bande 8 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1101
27148
007
TuThF 8:40a - 9:55a
325 PUPIN LABORATORIES
F. Meizoso 13 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1101
72683
008
TuThF 10:10a - 11:25a
325 PUPIN LABORATORIES
F. Meizoso 9 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1101
14189
009
TuThF 5:40p - 6:55p
424 PUPIN LABORATORIES
F. Meizoso 8 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1101
06086
010
TuThF 2:40p - 3:55p
307 MILBANK HALL
T. Darwich 11 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1101
00511
011
TuThF 4:10p - 5:25p
307 MILBANK HALL
T. Darwich 4 / 15 [ More Info ]
Spring 2016 :: SPAN W1102
SPAN
1102
61762
001
MWF 8:40a - 9:55a
412 PUPIN LABORATORIES
J. Jimenez-Caicedo 14 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1102
24251
002
MWF 10:10a - 11:25a
412 PUPIN LABORATORIES
J. Jimenez-Caicedo 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1102
71168
003
MWF 11:40a - 12:55p
412 PUPIN LABORATORIES
J. Jimenez-Caicedo 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1102
61465
004
TuThF 2:40p - 3:55p
313 PUPIN LABORATORIES
J. Ruiz-Campillo 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1102
15937
005
TuThF 4:10p - 5:25p
313 PUPIN LABORATORIES
J. Ruiz-Campillo 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1102
14887
006
TuThF 5:40p - 6:55p
313 PUPIN LABORATORIES
J. Ruiz-Campillo 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1102
61988
007
MWF 11:40a - 12:55p
307 MATHEMATICS BUILDING
L. Abraham 13 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1102
63145
008
MWF 2:40p - 3:55p
255 INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS BLDG
L. Abraham 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1102
27328
009
TuThF 10:10a - 11:25a
313 PUPIN LABORATORIES
H. Gonzalez Alvarez 16 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1102
76014
010
TuThF 11:40a - 12:55p
313 PUPIN LABORATORIES
H. Gonzalez Alvarez 14 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1102
23314
011
TuThF 8:40a - 9:55a
313 PUPIN LABORATORIES
H. Gonzalez Alvarez 13 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1102
67002
012
TuThF 10:10a - 11:25a
307 MATHEMATICS BUILDING
A. Bande 9 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1102
07842
014
MWTh 1:10p - 2:25p
225 MILBANK HALL
M. Arce-Fernandez 17 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1102
02224
015
MWTh 2:40p - 3:55p
225 MILBANK HALL
M. Arce-Fernandez 14 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1102
06432
016
TuThF 8:40a - 9:55a
327 MILBANK HALL
L. Pons Coll 16 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1102
02413
017
TuThF 10:10a - 11:25a
327 MILBANK HALL
L. Pons Coll 14 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1102
03325
018
TuThF 11:40a - 12:55p
327 MILBANK HALL
L. Pons Coll 14 / 15 [ More Info ]
Autumn 2016 :: SPAN W1101
SPAN
1101
12964
001
MWF 8:40a - 9:55a
325 PUPIN LABORATORIES
A. Bande 10 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1101
73693
002
MWF 10:10a - 11:25a
412 PUPIN LABORATORIES
A. Bande 13 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1101
25358
003
MWF 11:40a - 12:55p
255 INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS BLDG
J. Cadena Botero 10 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1101
65180
004
MWF 10:10a - 11:25a
424 PUPIN LABORATORIES
D. Barbazan Capeans 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1101
70784
005
TuTh 10:10a - 11:25a
424 PUPIN LABORATORIES
F 10:10a - 11:25a
652 SCHERMERHORN HALL
R. Llopis-Garcia 13 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1101
67797
006
TuThF 8:40a - 9:55a
222 PUPIN LABORATORIES
F. Meizoso 13 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1101
11251
007
TuThF 10:10a - 11:25a
222 PUPIN LABORATORIES
F. Meizoso 14 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1101
70918
008
TuThF 5:40p - 6:55p
313 PUPIN LABORATORIES
F. Meizoso 12 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1101
29709
009
MWF 4:10p - 5:25p
325 PUPIN LABORATORIES
I. Ameixeiras Cundins 9 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1101
63271
010
MWF 11:40a - 12:55p
313 HAMILTON HALL
D. Barbazan Capeans 8 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1101
69000
011
TuThF 11:40a - 12:55p
222 PUPIN LABORATORIES
N. Basile 10 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1101
26887
012
TuTh 2:40p - 3:55p
423 KENT HALL
F 2:40p - 3:55p
114 KNOX HALL
D. Romero 10 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1101
04304
013
TuThF 8:40a - 9:55a
307 MILBANK HALL
L. Pons Coll 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1101
04913
014
TuThF 10:10a - 11:25a
307 MILBANK HALL
L. Pons Coll 14 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1101
09207
015
MWTh 11:40a - 12:55p
325 MILBANK HALL
M. Arce-Fernandez 16 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1101
00997
016
TuThF 11:40a - 12:55p
307 MILBANK HALL
L. Pons Coll 11 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1101
07364
017
MWTh 1:10p - 2:25p
225 MILBANK HALL
M. Arce-Fernandez 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
Autumn 2016 :: SPAN W1102
SPAN
1102
64011
001
MWF 10:10a - 11:25a
224 PUPIN LABORATORIES
L. Abraham 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1102
75227
002
MWF 11:40a - 12:55p
224 PUPIN LABORATORIES
L. Abraham 14 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1102
61149
003
MWF 8:40a - 9:55a
313 PUPIN LABORATORIES
J. Cominguez 14 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1102
25545
004
MWF 10:10a - 11:25a
313 PUPIN LABORATORIES
J. Cominguez 13 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1102
10760
005
MWF 11:40a - 12:55p
313 PUPIN LABORATORIES
J. Cominguez 13 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1102
65537
006
TuThF 5:40p - 6:55p
253 INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS BLDG
J. Ruiz-Campillo 10 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1102
16672
007
TuTh 10:10a - 11:25a
601B FAIRCHILD LIFE SCIENCES BLDG
F 10:10a - 11:25a
316 HAMILTON HALL
O. Barreto 13 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1102
19084
008
TuThF 2:40p - 3:55p
253 INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS BLDG
J. Ruiz-Campillo 14 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1102
24588
009
TuThF 4:10p - 5:25p
253 INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS BLDG
J. Ruiz-Campillo 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1102
00615
010
Tu 2:40p - 3:55p
225 MILBANK HALL
ThF 2:40p - 3:55p
202 MILBANK HALL
J. Perez Zapatero 17 / 15 [ More Info ]

SPAN W 1201x and y Intermediate Course, Part I

Further development of spoken and written communication skills. Review of grammar and syntax. Discussion and analysis of short literary texts. Some linguistic and cultural analysis of contemporary internet materials, videos and films.
Prerequisites: W1102 or W1103 or the equivalent. "L" course. Enrollment limited to 15 students.
4 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2016 :: SPAN W1201
SPAN
1201
22685
001
MWF 8:40a - 9:55a
255 INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS BLDG
D. Mejia 10 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1201
69789
002
MWF 10:10a - 11:25a
413 HAMILTON HALL
A. Mendez 11 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1201
62634
003
MWF 11:40a - 12:55p
413 HAMILTON HALL
A. Allen-Mossman 9 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1201
20936
004
TuThF 10:10a - 11:25a
424 PUPIN LABORATORIES
L. Tucker 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1201
63777
005
TuThF 11:40a - 12:55p
424 PUPIN LABORATORIES
L. Tucker 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1201
15081
006
TuThF 2:40p - 3:55p
253 INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS BLDG
F. Rosales-Varo 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1201
27845
007
TuThF 4:10p - 5:25p
253 INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS BLDG
F. Rosales-Varo 12 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1201
14337
008
MWF 8:40a - 9:55a
505 CASA HISPANICA
O. Duran-Garcia 7 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1201
16613
009
TuThF 2:40p - 3:55p
424 PUPIN LABORATORIES
L. Tucker 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1201
09567
013
MWTh 8:40a - 9:55a
501 MILBANK HALL
M. Lozano 14 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1201
04230
014
MWTh 10:10a - 11:25a
501 MILBANK HALL
M. Lozano 17 / 15 [ More Info ]

SPAN W 1202x and y Intermediate Course, Part II

Review of more advanced grammar points. Readings, discussions, and analysis of important literary works by Spanish and Latin American authors. Analysis and discussions of contemporary internet materials, videos and films.
Prerequisites: W1201 or equivalent. Please notice Barnard's SPAN 1203/04 have become SPAN 1201/02. Thus, if you previously took 1203, you should register for 1202.
"L" course. Enrollment limited to 15 students.

3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2016 :: SPAN W1202
SPAN
1202
70931
001
MWF 8:40a - 9:55a
224 PUPIN LABORATORIES
C. Fernandez-Gutierrez 13 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1202
10111
002
MWF 10:10a - 11:25a
224 PUPIN LABORATORIES
C. Fernandez-Gutierrez 13 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1202
22963
003
MWF 11:40a - 12:55p
224 PUPIN LABORATORIES
C. Fernandez-Gutierrez 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1202
60212
004
TuThF 10:10a - 11:25a
222 PUPIN LABORATORIES
M. Perez-Serrano 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1202
72316
005
TuThF 11:40a - 12:55p
222 PUPIN LABORATORIES
M. Perez-Serrano 14 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1202
15415
006
TuThF 2:40p - 3:55p
412 PUPIN LABORATORIES
M. Perez-Serrano 14 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1202
13573
007
MWF 10:10a - 11:25a
307 PUPIN LABORATORIES
S. Montero 14 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1202
73002
008
MWF 11:40a - 12:55p
307 PUPIN LABORATORIES
S. Montero 14 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1202
72864
009
MWF 2:40p - 3:55p
307 PUPIN LABORATORIES
S. Montero 14 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1202
64066
010
TuThF 10:10a - 11:25a
425 PUPIN LABORATORIES
A. Craig-Florez 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1202
71434
011
TuThF 11:40a - 12:55p
425 PUPIN LABORATORIES
A. Craig-Florez 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1202
12188
012
TuThF 2:40p - 3:55p
425 PUPIN LABORATORIES
G. Ruiz-Fajardo 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1202
25670
013
TuThF 10:10a - 11:25a
602 LEWISOHN HALL
R. Llopis-Garcia 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1202
69642
014
TuThF 11:40a - 12:55p
602 LEWISOHN HALL
R. Llopis-Garcia 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1202
68230
015
TuThF 4:10p - 5:25p
425 PUPIN LABORATORIES
G. Ruiz-Fajardo 14 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1202
09111
019
MWTh 11:40a - 12:55p
237 MILBANK HALL
A. Mora 14 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1202
04596
020
MWTh 1:10p - 2:25p
237 MILBANK HALL
A. Mora 14 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1202
06478
021
MWTh 2:40p - 3:55p
237 MILBANK HALL
A. Mora 12 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1202
06384
022
TuThF 2:40p - 3:55p
324 MILBANK HALL
J. Perez Zapatero 11 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
1202
06469
023
Tu 4:10p - 5:25p
237 MILBANK HALL
ThF 4:10p - 5:25p
207 MILBANK HALL
J. Perez Zapatero 13 / 15 [ More Info ]

SPAN W 1208x Spanish for Native Speakers

Designed for heritage and non-heritage students from Spanish-speaking backgrounds who have listening/speaking proficiency beyond the intermediate level, but little or no formal instruction. Introduction to Spanish grammar with emphasis on syntax, writing/reading skills, and vocabulary acquisition. May be taken instead of Intermediate Spanish (1201/1202) to satisfy language requirement.
Prerequisites: Oral fluency. "L" course. Enrollment limited to 15 students.
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2016 :: SPAN W1208
SPAN
1208
90846
001
TuThF 11:40a - 12:55p
325 PUPIN LABORATORIES
D. Romero 15 / 15 [ More Info ]

Bridge Courses

SPAN W 3300x or y Advanced Language through Content

Content-based advanced study of selected aspects of grammar and vocabulary, aimed at increasing proficiency in speaking, listening comprehension, and reading comprehension, with a special emphasis on writing. Topic varies according to instructor. Sections and topics taught at the Department of Spanish and Latin American Cultures include: Hispanic Cultures in the Age of Globalization; Translating Cultures - Advanced Spanish for Native Speakers; Cultura - An Online Cross-Cultural Dialogue; Reading and Interpreting Narrative; Theatre & Society in Contemporary Spain; Short Stories in Latin America; and Immigration and U. S. Educational Policies.
Prerequisites: Completion of the language requirement. "L" course; enrollment limited to 15 students. IMPORTANT: This course replaces the former W3200 and BC3004. If you have taken those courses, do not enroll for W3300. Although section topics vary, you may only take 3300 ONCE.
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2016 :: SPAN W3300
SPAN
3300
71677
001
TuTh 11:40a - 12:55p
307 PUPIN LABORATORIES
A. Quintero 5 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
3300
60582
002
TuTh 10:10a - 11:25a
307 PUPIN LABORATORIES
A. Marin-Cobos 4 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
3300
63905
003
MW 2:40p - 3:55p
313 PUPIN LABORATORIES
S. Acosta 12 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
3300
67099
004
MW 10:10a - 11:25a
425 PUPIN LABORATORIES
R. Valdovinos 6 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
3300
20809
005
MW 11:40a - 12:55p
206 CASA HISPANICA
M. Ferrer 7 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
3300
74680
006
TuTh 4:10p - 5:25p
222 PUPIN LABORATORIES
P. Rozencvaig 10 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
3300
14025
007
TuTh 5:40p - 6:55p
425 PUPIN LABORATORIES
G. Ruiz-Fajardo 10 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
3300
04348
008
MW 11:40a - 12:55p
325 MILBANK HALL
M. Arce-Fernandez 11 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
3300
01614
009
TuTh 1:10p - 2:25p
324 MILBANK HALL
J. Perez Zapatero 6 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
3300
14533
010
TuTh 10:10a - 11:25a
315 HAMILTON HALL
E. Ubeda 4 / 15 [ More Info ]
Autumn 2016 :: SPAN W3300
SPAN
3300
16490
001
MW 10:10a - 11:25a
206 CASA HISPANICA
D. Mejia 8 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
3300
74740
002
Tu 10:10a - 11:25a
652 SCHERMERHORN HALL
Th 10:10a - 11:25a
558 EXT SCHERMERHORN HALL
O. Duran-Garcia 9 / 9 [ More Info ]
SPAN
3300
73266
003
MW 2:40p - 3:55p
201 CASA HISPANICA
A. Lavin 9 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
3300
72941
004
MW 1:10p - 2:25p
201 CASA HISPANICA
A. Allen-Mossman 6 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
3300
15784
005
MW 4:10p - 5:25p
602 NORTHWEST CORNER
A. Mendez 4 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
3300
69630
006
TuTh 11:40a - 12:55p
253 ENGINEERING TERRACE
F. Rosales-Varo 12 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
3300
73980
007
TuTh 2:40p - 3:55p
316 HAMILTON HALL
M. Perez-Serrano 14 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
3300
70790
008
TuTh 10:10a - 11:25a
201 CASA HISPANICA
E. Ubeda 8 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
3300
04772
009
MW 11:40a - 12:55p
225 MILBANK HALL
M. Lozano 13 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
3300
10780
011
MW 11:40a - 12:55p
402 HAMILTON HALL
J. Jimenez-Caicedo 6 / 15 [ More Info ]

SPAN W 3349x and y Hispanic Cultures I: Islamic Spain through the Colonial Period

Provides students with an overview of the cultural history of the Hispanic world, from eighth-century Islamic and Christian Spain and the pre-Hispanic Americas through the late Middle Ages and Early Modern period until about 1700, covering texts and cultural artifacts from both Spain and the Americas.
Prerequisites: "L" course: enrollment limited to 15 students. Completion of language requirement, third-year language sequence (W3300). BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Historical Studies (HIS).. BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Literature (LIT)..
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2016 :: SPAN W3349
SPAN
3349
65419
001
MW 5:40p - 6:55p
315 HAMILTON HALL
I. Atutxa 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
3349
17487
002
TuTh 2:40p - 3:55p
201 CASA HISPANICA
N. Blanco Mourelle 16 / 15 [ More Info ]
Autumn 2016 :: SPAN W3349
SPAN
3349
24164
001
TuTh 5:40p - 6:55p
505 CASA HISPANICA
R. Valdovinos 10 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
3349
75459
002
MW 10:10a - 11:25a
201 CASA HISPANICA
P. Grieve 14 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
3349
60009
003
MW 2:40p - 3:55p
206 CASA HISPANICA
D. Colmenares 12 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
3349
28443
004
TuTh 10:10a - 11:25a
505 CASA HISPANICA
M. Ibanez Aristondo 9 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
3349
09462
005
TuTh 2:40p - 3:55p
237 MILBANK HALL
O. Bentancor 16 / 15 [ More Info ]

SPAN W 3350x and y Hispanic Cultures II: Enlightenment to the Present

Survey of cultural production of Spain and Spanish America from the eighteenth to the twenty-first century, focusing on how the 19th-Century rupture of the political ties between Spain and the new nations opened new spaces for cultural exchange and for the articulation of cultural, national and linguistic identity.
Prerequisites: "L" course: enrollment limited to 15 students. Completion of language requirement, third-year language sequence (W3300). BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Literature (LIT)..
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2016 :: SPAN W3350
SPAN
3350
61994
001
MW 8:40a - 9:55a
201 CASA HISPANICA
W. Muniz 18 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
3350
75915
002
MW 1:10p - 2:25p
206 CASA HISPANICA
D. Wurst 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
3350
27228
004
TuTh 11:40a - 12:55p
206 CASA HISPANICA
J. Barriendos 17 / 15 [ More Info ]
Autumn 2016 :: SPAN W3350
SPAN
3350
77192
001
MW 11:40a - 12:55p
505 CASA HISPANICA
S. Acosta 10 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
3350
15405
002
TuTh 11:40a - 12:55p
201 CASA HISPANICA
G. Perez-Firmat 16 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
3350
27777
003
TuTh 4:10p - 5:25p
505 CASA HISPANICA
A. Quintero 14 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
3350
27552
004
MW 8:40a - 9:55a
201 CASA HISPANICA
M. Ferrer 11 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
3350
71046
005
TuTh 10:10a - 11:25a
206 CASA HISPANICA
A. Marin-Cobos 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
3350
86032
006
MW 4:10p - 5:25p
201 CASA HISPANICA
A. Espinoza Staines 6 / 15 [ More Info ]
SPAN
3350
60832
007
TuTh 8:40a - 9:55a
505 CASA HISPANICA
A. Fernandez Cebrian 3 / 15 [ More Info ]

Literature and Culture Courses



SPAN BC 3099x or y Independent Study

Enables students to pursue subjects not covered by courses currently taught. To arrange this course, a student must present a member of the faculty with a program of study and obtain an Independent Study form. This form (and the program of study) must be approved both by the sponsoring faculty member and the chair of the department. The form must then be submitted to the Committee on Programs and Academic Standing for final approval. No faculty member of any rank may direct more than one BC3099 in any given semester.
Prerequisites: Third-year bridge course (W3300), and introductory surveys (W3349, W3350.
3 points

SPAN BC 3148x or y Contra Franco Vivamos mejor? Literature and Popular Culture of the Spanish Dictatorship (1936-75)

Examination of the literature and culture produced in Spain during the dictatorship of Francisco Franco: the interaction between culture allowed and sponsored by the regime, and the voices of resistance against repression and censorship.
Prerequisites: Third-year bridge course (W3300), and introductory surveys (W3349, W3350).
3 points

SPAN BC 3151x or y Spanish Film: Cinematic Representation of Spain

Examination of Spanish film in both theoretical and historical terms. Considers political and ideological changes through the 20th century and their repercussions in cinematic representation. Topics include: surrealism and Bunuel's legacy; representations of Franco and the civil war; censorship and self-censorship; gender, sexualities, and national identities; film, literature relations.
Prerequisites: Third-year bridge course (W3300), and introductory surveys (W3349, W3350). BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART)..
3 points

SPAN BC 3267 Transatlantic Travel Writing in Translation

Since Columbus's diary the relationship between Europe and the New World has been fraught with the illusion and disappointment raised by European expectations. This course will read the Atlantic in both directions, listening to European travelers who go west and Spanish Americans who journey east to a new Old World. - R. Briggs
Prerequisites: Third-year bridge course (W3300), and introductory surveys (W3349, W3350).
3 points

SPAN BC 3361 Jorge Luis Borges in Context

This course locates the life and writing of the seminal Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges in national and international historical and literary contexts. - A. MacAdam
Prerequisites: Language requirement, SPAN3300 and either SPAN3349 or 3350 BC: Partial Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Language (LAN).. BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Literature (LIT)..
3 points

SPAN BC 3375 Literary Translation

This course seeks to explore the techniques and skills required for the translation of literary text from Spanish to English. - A. MacAdam
Prerequisites: Language requirement SPAN330 and SPAN3349 or 3350 BC: Partial Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Language (LAN).. BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Literature (LIT)..
3 points

SPAN BC 3376 Rethinking Spanish Translation

Through special attention to translation method and practice, this course aims to develop a solid foundation on which to build the full set of competences required to become thoughtful, alert, self-critical translator while extending and improving the students' competence of Spanish through complex translation tasks of a wide range of texts presented with a progressive overall structure and thematic organization. With a professional approach, it focuses on translation as a cross-cultural and crosslinguistic communicative activity that integrates areas such as interlanguage pragmatics, discourse analysis and transfer. - J. Perez-Zapatero
3 points

Course
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Call Number/
Section
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Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2016 :: SPAN BC3376
SPAN
3376
09419
001
TuTh 1:10p - 2:25p
501 MILBANK HALL
J. Perez Zapatero 10 / 15 [ More Info ]

SPAN BC 3382x or y Languages in Contact: Sociolinguistic Aspects of U. S. Spanish

Sociolinguistics studies the connections between language and social categories such as class, gender, and ethnicity. This course will address how social, geographic, cultural, and economic factors affect the different usages of Spanish among its millions of speakers. Through theory and practice of various research tools including Ethnography of Communication and Discourse Analysis, students with explore topics such as English-Spanish contact in the US, code-switching, and Spanglish, as well as issues of identity, bilingualism, and endangered languages. - M. Lozano
Prerequisites: Third-year bridge course (W3300), and introductory surveys (W3349, W3350).
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2016 :: SPAN BC3382
SPAN
3382
03665
001
MW 11:40a - 12:55p
501 MILBANK HALL
M. Lozano 16 / 15 [ More Info ]

SPAN BC 3435x Language and Revolution

Kant's Enlightenment motto, sapere aude, took on political significance for Spanish American revolutionaries who made their case in prose, pushing against the constraints of the essay. This course traces the genre's evolution from the transatlantic debate over political independence to the exuberant declarations of intellectual independence that would follow. - R. Briggs
Prerequisites: Third-year bridge course (W3300), and introductory surveys (W3349, W3350). BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Literature (LIT)..
3 points

SPAN BC 3440x or y Marriage and Adultery in 19th-Century Spanish Fiction

Consideration of the conflicting interests of 19th-century society as represented through the themes of marriage and adultery: the desire for social stability vs. the potentially subversive drive for freedom and self-affirmation. The roles of women, class, culture, and religion emphasized in works by Galdos, Clarin, Caballero, and others.
Prerequisites: Third-year bridge course (W3300), and introductory surveys (W3349, W3350).
3 points

SPAN BC 3441x or y Angels and Seagulls: the Cultural Construction of Womanhood in Nineteenth Century Spain

Reading of 19th-Century Spanish journalistic, medical, and legal texts, conduct manuals, and novels by both men and women, to assess how they come together in configuring new ideas of female identity and its social domains, as aristocratic rule is gradually being replaced by a new bourgeois order.
Prerequisites: Third-year bridge course (W3300), and introductory surveys (W3349, W3350).
3 points

SPAN BC 3442x or y The Bourgeois Imagination in Nineteenth-Century Spain

Through both literary and popular print culture, examination of the new class in 19th century Spain produced by economic industrialization and political liberalism and how it ensured its hegemony. Negotiates its foundational issues - power, money, law, city life, education, aesthetics, virtue, marriage, sexuality, and style. - W. Rios-Font
Prerequisites: Third-year bridge course (W3300), and introductory surveys (W3349, W3350). BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Literature (LIT)..
3 points

SPAN BC 3443x or y Catalan Culture, from Regionalism to Nationalism (1886-1936)

In the nineteenth century, the failure of the Spanish State to find political alternatives to centralism, coupled with Catalonia's industrial and economic takeoff, led to the development of a strong regionalist sentiment, and eventually a nationalist movement. From this period and through the beginning of the Spanish Civil War, intellectuals became engaged in the creation of a cultural repertoire to ground and strengthen the claim to a Catalan nationality. In this course, we will examine both the burgeoning literature in dialogue with Spanish and European currents, and the establishment of other national traditions in the fields of art, language, music, urban planning/architecture, and sport. - W. Rios-Font
Prerequisites: Third-year bridge course (W3300), and introductory surveys (W3349, W3350).
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2016 :: SPAN BC3443
SPAN
3443
09783
001
TuTh 1:10p - 2:25p
327 MILBANK HALL
W. Rios-Font 6 / 15 [ More Info ]

SPAN BC 3446 Venezuela: Robbery and Nature

This course will read Venezuela backwards in films, poems, novels and essays, from the present-tense struggle over the legacy of chavismo to the early days of independence. The constant thread will be the conflict between development and nature with special attention to natural resources and eco-critical approaches. - R. Briggs
Prerequisites: Third-year bridge course (W3300), and introductory surveys (W3349, W3350).
3 points

SPAN BC 3449x or y Memory and Violence: Film and Literature of Spanish Civil War

Contemporary Spanish films serve as a point of departure for the study of the Civil War and Franco periods as both historical fact and myth. Includes an analysis of its representation in memoirs and literary works and its significance in light of Spain recent political transformation.
Prerequisites: Third-year bridge course (W3300), and introductory surveys (W3349, W3350). BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Literature (LIT).. BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART)..
3 points

SPAN BC 3455x or y Empire and Technology in the Colonial World

Exploration of the scientific and technological practices through which the Spanish Empire established and legitimated itself during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Chronicles and travel literature will show how knowledges such as cartography, metallurgy, and botany grounded technological expansion and its deployment of indigenous peoples and resources. - O. Bentancor
Prerequisites: Third-year bridge course (W3300), and introductory surveys (W3349, W3350).
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2016 :: SPAN BC3455
SPAN
3455
01776
001
MW 2:40p - 3:55p
327 MILBANK HALL
O. Bentancor 6 / 15 [ More Info ]

SPAN BC 3456 Puerto Rico From Spanish Province to U.S Commonwealth: Colonial Experiences

This course analyzes how political conflicts and cultural attitudes emerged in Puerto Rico throughout colonial Spanish rule (1492-1898) reappear or influence developing thought after the transfer of sovereignty to the United States and through the 1952 creation of the Commonwealth, as manifested in legal, journalistic, literary, and other cultural works. - W. Rios-Font
Prerequisites: Third-year bridge course (W3300), and introductory surveys (W3349, W3350).
3 points

SPAN BC 3457x or y Literatures of the Hispanophone Caribbean

Study of works from the Spanish-speaking islands of the Caribbean, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico, in order to unravel the cultural traits, historical patterns, and politicoeconomic realities that these islands may or may not have in common. - M. Horn
Prerequisites: Third-year bridge course (W3300), and introductory surveys (W3349, W3350). BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Literature (LIT)..
3 points

SPAN BC 3466 Rock Music and Literature in the Southern Cone

In this course we will explore different social and cultural aspects of the shifting and complex interrelations between rock and literature in the Southern Cone. We will examine some representative novels, short stories, documentaries, secondary bibliography, and songs in the field. - O. Bentancor
Prerequisites: Third-year bridge course (W3300), and introductory surveys (W3349, W3350). BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Literature (LIT)..
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2016 :: SPAN BC3466
SPAN
3466
02425
001
TuTh 4:10p - 5:25p
307 MILBANK HALL
O. Bentancor 16 / 15 [ More Info ]

SPAN BC 3467y Literature of the Southern Cone: The Dialects of Fantasy and Reality

Examination of the literature of the Southern Cone: Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, and Chile; the tension between fantastic literature and literary realism. Readings include Borges, Casares, Ocampo, Onetti, Donoso, and Roa Bastos.
Prerequisites: Third-year bridge course (W3300), and introductory surveys (W3349, W3350. BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Literature (LIT)..
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2016 :: SPAN BC3467
SPAN
3467
08332
001
MW 10:10a - 11:25a
318 MILBANK HALL
A. Mac Adam 8 / 15 [ More Info ]

SPAN BC 3468x or y Literature of the Andes: Revolution and Identity

The region of the Andes (Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia, Peru, and Chile) has produced great poets - Mistral, Neruda, and Vallejo - as well as extraordinary novelists, Donoso and Vargas Llosa. This course seeks to identify the essential traits of the region's literature and relate them to its tumultuous history. - A. Mac Adam
Prerequisites: Third-year bridge course (W3300), and introductory surveys (W3349, W3350. BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Literature (LIT)..
3 points

SPAN BC 3469 Pan-Americanism

Explores the rich tradition of essays, poems, novels and films that define themselves with or against the notion of a shared American reality. Authors include Borges, Sarmiento, Mary Peabody Mann, Soledad Acosta de Samper and Marie Arana. Taught in Spanish. - R. Briggs
Prerequisites: Third-year bridge course (W3300), and introductory surveys (W3349, W3350).
3 points

SPAN BC 3470x Latin(o) American Art in New York City: Critical Interventions, Institutions, and Creative Lives

Considers the trajectory and intervention of Latin(o) American art in New York City's artistic landscape. We will map the relation between Latin(o) American art and key art institutions, study critical receptions, and look at some of the lives and works of Latin(o) American artists in NYC. - M. Horn
Prerequisites: Third-year bridge course (W3300), and introductory surveys (W3349, W3350).
3 points

SPAN BC 3471 Mexico: From Barroco to Narco: Culture and Power in Mexico

The course surveys Mexican literature and culture from the 17th to the 21st century. It seeks to identify the voices that define Mexico over the centuries, beginning with Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz in Colonial New Spain and ending with Elmer Mendoza in the drug-cartel ridden Culiacán of our own days, Readings include poetry, essays, and novels, including such authors as Octavio Paz, Juan Rulfo, and Carlos Fuentes.
Prerequisites: Third-year bridge course (W3300), and introductory surveys (W3349, W3350).
3 points

SPAN BC 3475 Fictional Foundations: Puerto Rico and the Spanish Empire, 1808-1898

Throughout the nineteenth century, Puerto Ricans were developing a sense of nationality, without an accompanying movement to achieve independence from Spain. This course examines this apparent contradiction, the hybrid sense of their own identity and nature that it generates among individuals who feel both Spanish and Puerto Rican, and its manifestation in literature and other cultural texts. - W. Rios-Font
Prerequisites: Third-year bridge course (W3300), and introductory surveys (W3349, W3350).
3 points

SPAN BC 3476x or y Twentieth-Century Puerto Rican Literature

A study of Puerto Rican authors (Ferre, Sanchez, Pedreira, Julia de Burgos, Gonzalez, Marques) and their interpretation of socio-historical development in Puerto Rico. The relationship of these texts to historical writing (e.g., Quintero Rivera), and the revisionist trend in Puerto Rican historiography.
Prerequisites: Third-year bridge course (W3300), and introductory surveys (W3349, W3350). Not offered in 2016-2017.
3 points

SPAN BC 3479x or y La Novela del Boom, 1962 - 1970

Close reading of the novels that place Spanish America in the mainstream of worldwide literary production during the sixties. Authors include: Fuentes, Cortazar, Cabrera Infante, Vargas Llosa, Puig, and Donoso.
Prerequisites: Third-year bridge course (W3300), and introductory surveys (W3349, W3350).
3 points

SPAN BC 3480x or y Love and Eroticism in Contemporary Latin American Literature

Introduction to the artistic manifestations of love and eroticism and their relationship to social attitudes. Works by Gabriela Mistral, Vicente Huidobro, Neruda, Paz, Borges, Isabel Allende, Vargas Llosa, and Garcia Marquez.
Prerequisites: Third-year bridge course (W3300), and introductory surveys (W3349, W3350.
3 points

SPAN BC 3481x or y Contemporary Latin American Short Fiction

Readings of short stories and novellas by established and emerging writers from Spanish America and Brazil. Defines the parameters of Latin American short fiction by exploring its various manifestations, fantastic literature, protest writing, satire, and realism. Among the authors to be studied will be: Machado de Assis, Borges, Garcia Marquez, Ana Lydia Vega, Clarice Lispector, Silvina Ocampo, and Jose Donoso.
Prerequisites: Third-year bridge course (W3300), and introductory surveys (W3349, W3350).
3 points

SPAN BC 3482x or y Film-Literature Relations in Modern Latin American Narrative

Intertextual relations between film and literature. Authors and film makers include: Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Laura Esquivel, Borges, Maria Luisa Bemberg, Vargas Llosa, and Fina Torres.
Prerequisites: Third-year bridge course (W3300), and introductory surveys (W3349, W3350). BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Literature (LIT).. BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART)..
3 points

SPAN BC 3510x or y Gender and Sexuality in Latin American Cultures

Examines constructions of gender and sexuality in Latin American cultures. Through a close analysis of critical, literary, and visual texts, we explore contemporary notions of gender and sexuality, the socio-cultural processes that have historically shaped these, and some theoretical frameworks through which they have been understood. - M. Horn
Prerequisites: Third-year bridge course (W3300), and introductory surveys (W3349, W3350).
3 points

SPAN BC 3671x or y Spanish Literature from 1975: The Postmodern Discourse

Close reading of some of the most significant works and trends of post-Franco Spain in the light of postmodern theories. Readings will include works by Martin-Gaite, Vazquez Montalban, Montserrat Roig, Lourdes Ortiz, J.J. Millas, Ana Rosetti, Paloma Pedrero, Antonio Gala, Almudena Grandes.
Prerequisites: Third-year bridge course (W3300), and introductory surveys (W3349, W3350). BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Literature (LIT)..
3 points

SPAN BC 3990x Senior Seminar: Travel, Empire and Cosmopolitanism in the Hispanic World

This course will work retrospectively through the transatlantic Hispanic tradition, analyzing essays, poems, novels and movies that locate themselves against the larger structure of an empire (be it US, British or Spanish) and its corresponding webs of translation and trade. While "travel writing" in the Hispanic tradition has long included accounts of the New World written back to Spanish readers, we will examine other vectors as well: texts written back to the New World by American travelers in Europe, Spanish and Spanish American impressions of the burgeoning US empire, and textual and cinematic attempts to position the local within a global community of observers, readers and/or viewers. Central topics include the manipulation of the trope of civilization vs. barbarity, the peripheral critique of global capitalism, the question of local vs. universal perspectives on culture, and, above all, the aesthetic and political agendas that further (and are furthered by) the notion of cosmopolitanism, that "placeless place" (in the words of Camilla Fojas) "that remains to be thought." - R. Briggs
Prerequisites: Prerequisites: Course intended to be taken by all Spanish majors during the fall of their senior year. Third-year bridge course (W3300), and introductory surveys (W3349, W3350). BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Cultures in Comparison (CUL).. BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Literature (LIT)..
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2016 :: SPAN BC3990
SPAN
3990
03982
001
Th 2:10p - 4:00p
502 Diana Center
R. Briggs 9 / 15 [ More Info ]

Courses in English

Any literature course in the original language or in translation in the department of Spanish and Latin American Cultures fulfills the general education requirement, Literature. Be aware that not all courses automatically qualify. Eligible courses must clearly emphasize literary texts, methods, and theories.


CPLS BC 3142x The Spanish Civil War in Literature and the Visual Arts

The Spanish Civil War (1936-39), which culminated with the beginning of Francisco Franco's long dictatorship, foreshadowed the WWII European conflict. It generated unprecedented foreign involvement, as well texts and images by artists from both within and outside Spain--from film (documentary and fictional), through painting (Picasso), to narrative and nonfiction.
BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Literature (LIT)..
3 points

SPAN BC 3264x The Boom: The Spanish American Novel, 1962-70

The writing that catapulted Latin America into the mainstream of world culture: Fuentes, Garcia Marquez, Manuel Puig, Julio Cortazar, Jose Donoso, and Mario Vargas Llosa. - A. MacAdam
3 points

SPAN W 3265y Latin American Literature in Translation

Study of contemporary Latin American narrative; its origins and apotheosis. Readings include Machado de Assis, Borges, Garcia Marquez, Puig, and others.
BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Cultures in Comparison (CUL).. BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Literature (LIT)..
3 points

Course
Number
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Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2016 :: SPAN W3265
SPAN
3265
07881
001
MW 10:10a - 11:25a
207 MILBANK HALL
A. Mac Adam 47 [ More Info ]

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