Graduate courses offered in spring 2018

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

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

SPAN 544: Advanced Grammar and Stylistics (MW 4-5:15 p.m.; taught by Dr. Greg Hutcheson)

An intensive review of the more problematic aspects of Spanish grammar; a reflection on the nature and functions of written language; and a hands-on-workshop on achieving clarity and grace in written texts. Students will have the chance to explore the Spanish used in diverse professional contexts. Class projects will include researching and writing a newspaper article, creating an ad campaign, and designing a resume that targets specific career goals. (We'll be using the text Developing Writing Skills in Spanish for this class.)

SPAN 624: Special Topics in Hispanic Linguistics (W 5:30-8:15 p.m.; taught by Dr. Lisa Wagner)

TOPIC IN SPRING 2018: Language, Society, and Power. Topics covered will include: language and power, language and identity, language and communities, language as social action, language policy, and discourse analysis. In addition to exploring core concepts in sociolinguistics, students will engage in human subjects training and will complete a mock human subjects protocol in lieu of a final course paper.

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

TOPIC IN SPRING 2018: Contemporary Mexican Poetry. This class will explore some of the many emerging voices in the current Mexican poetry scene. After considering the historical and cultural context that shapes art and culture across the border, we will read a series of poets in Spanish and indigenous languages. Our readings will be enriched by virtual visits from several of the authors and accompanied by theoretical readings on literature, ‘oralitura’ and translation. We will also engage in a translation workshop.

SPAN 662 Education and Social Service Interpreting (M 5:30-8:15 p.m.; taught by Dr. Lluís Baixauli-Olmos)

Prerequisite: SPAN/TRPR 661 or consent of instructor. Explores the educational and social service interpreting settings; provides intensive practice in consecutive interpreting and sight translation at the intermediate-advanced level.