Graduate courses offered in fall 2016

SPAN 524 Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics (TTh 4-5:15 p.m.; taught by Dr. Lisa Wagner)

Introduction to basic linguistic concepts, exploration of communicative strategies, and investigation of Hispanic culture and dialectology.

SPAN 554 Hispanic Culture Through Film and Media (M 5:30-8:15 p.m.; taught by Dr. Manuel Medina)

Study of specific/selected issues focusing on the Hispanic cultural milieu; its multiracial values and means of communication as manifested in the visual and print media (film, television, newspapers, documentaries, etc.).

SPAN 611 Introduction to Methods and Research in Hispanic Studies (Th 5:30-8:15 p.m.; taught by Dr. Greg Hutcheson)

An introduction to graduate studies in Spanish. Emphasis on critical approaches to Hispanic studies, scholarly writing in Spanish, and research methods using print and electronic resources. This course must be taken within the first 18 credit hours of graduate studies.

SPAN 644 Approaches to Hispanic Literature (T 5:30-8:15 p.m.; taught by Dr. Mary Makris)

TOPIC IN FALL 2016: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Hispanic Literature and Cultures

This course takes an interdisciplinary approach to Hispanic Literature and Cultures.  In addition to examining literary and cultural materials from Latin American and Spain (prose, poetry, theater, and film by canonical authors/directors as well as material intended for children), we will apply various literary theories to the materials we consider.

Possible themes/readings:

  • Critical Theory Today by Lois Tyson
  • Spanish Civil War/Guernica—poetry in English (Norm Rosten) and Spanish (Pablo Neruda, César Vallejo, Gloria Fuertes); prose (“La lengua de las mariposas” by Manuel Rivas); theatre (“Guernica un grito” by Jéronimo López Mozo)
  • child protagonists/Children’s literature: poetry by Gloria Fuertes; Under the Feet of Jesus (Chicano literature, Helena Maria Viramontes); Y no se lo tragó la tierra (Chicano literature, Tomás Rivera); Kasweka(Pepa Aurora Rodríguez); selected stories by Ana María Matute
  • immigration: film Al otro lado (Gustavo Loza); Cajas de cartón (Francisco Jiménez), selected short stories from Por la via de Tarifa (Nieves García Benito); La mirada del hombre oscuro (Ignacio del Moral)
  • my favorites:  selected poetry by Federico García Lorca; Rafael Alberti; Anna Rossetti; Margarita Merino; lyrical essays by Azorín

SPAN 661 Foundations of Translation and Interpreting (W 5:30-8:15 p.m.; taught by Dr. Clare Sullivan)

Provides a theoretical background to the field of intercultural communication in its written and oral modalities. Introduces skills necessary for active practice in the main subfields of the profession. Requires reflection on ethical and cultural implication in the field.