Graduate courses offered in fall 2018

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 611 Introduction to Methods and Research in Hispanic Studies (T 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, research methods using print and electronic resources, and professional development. This course must be taken within the first 18 credit hours of graduate studies.

SPAN 648 Hispanic Cultural Studies (Th 5:30-8:15 p.m.; taught by Dr. Thomas Wayne Edison)

TOPIC IN FALL 2018: “Estética africana en la literatura caribeña." This course will explore artistic productions that reflect African identity in the Hispanophone Caribbean, with a specific focus on the Ashé-esthetic sub-genre of poetry, short stories, film, and novels. Addressed will be the role of African spirituality, its influences on Caribbean identity, and its function as a form of cultural resistance to support black identity and promote unity in the Spanish-speaking Caribbean. In addition, we’ll examine Negrismo, Negritud(e), and the Harlem Renaissance and their role in shaping ideas of Blackness in the Caribbean Basin. Among the authors/works considered: poets Luís Pales Matos, Nicolás Guillén, Georgina Herrera, and Nancy Morejón;  the novels El reino de este mundo (Alejo Carpentier), Pelo bueno, pelo malo (Carmen Montañez), and Chombo (Carlos Guillermo Wilson); selected short stories by Quince Duncan, Cubena, and Lydia Cabrera; and the films La última cena (Tomás Gutiérrez Alea) and De cierta manera (Sara Gómez).

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.