12171

ARTH 160   Survey of Latin American Art

Susan Aberth

. T . Th .

4:40 -6:00 pm

OLIN 102

AART/DIFF

Cross-listed: LAIS (core course)   Related interest:  Africana Studies, Theology  A broad overview of art and cultural production in Latin America, including South and Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean. The survey will commence with an examination of major pre-Columbian civilizations and a field trip to the Metropolitan Museum.  This is followed by an examination of the contact between Europe and the Americas during the colonial period, the Independence movements and art of the 19th century, and finally the search for national identity in the modern era.  All students welcome. .

Class size: 22

 

12180

ARTH 286   Spanish Art and Architecture:

 El Greco to Goya

Susan Merriam

M . W . .

10:10 - 11:30 am

OLIN 102

AART

 

12092

HIST 2134   Comparative Atlantic Slave Societies

Christian Crouch

M . W . .

11:50 -1:10 pm

OLIN 204

HIST

 

12317

PS 222   Democracy in Latin America

Omar Encarnacion

M . W . .

3:10 -4:30 pm

OLINLC 206

SSCI

 

12135

SPAN 110   Accelerated First Year Spanish

Jose Montelongo

. T W Th

 . . . .  F

9:15 -10:15 am

9:15 – 10:15 am

OLINLC 115

OLINLC 208

FLLC

Cross-listed:  LAIS   A first-year course designed for the student who has had some prior exposure to Spanish or who has excellent command of another Romance language. All the major topics in grammar will be covered, and the course will provide intensive practice in the four skills (speaking, comprehension, reading and writing). The course will provide a streamlined review of basic topics in grammar and provide more detail and exercises for advanced topics. The textbook will be supplemented with authentic video material from Spain and 'Latin America. One additional hour per week of practice with the Spanish tutor and a substantial amount of work in the language resource center will also be required. The course will prepare the student for summer language programs abroad or Spanish 201 the following semester. Prospective students must speak with instructor prior to registration.  Class size: 18

 

12151

SPAN 201   Intermediate Spanish I

David Rodriguez-Solas

. T W Th F

10:10 - 11:10 am

OLIN 305

FLLC

Cross-listed:  LAIS   For students who have completed Spanish 106, 110, or the equivalent (  two or three solid years of high school Spanish). This course is designed to perfect the student's command of all four language skills (speaking, aural comprehension, reading, and writing). This will be achieved through an intensive grammar review, conversational practice, reading of modern Spanish texts, writing simple compositions, and language lab work. Prospective students must speak with instructor prior to registration.   Class size: 18

 

12152

SPAN 202   Intermediate Spanish II

Jose Montelongo

. T W Th F

12:00 -1:00 pm

OLINLC 208

FLLC

Cross-listed:  LAIS   This course continues refining and perfecting the student’s mastery of speaking, reading, comprehending, and writing Spanish.  Advanced study of grammar is supplemented by a video series and authentic readings on a wide variety of topics related to Spanish and Latin American history, literature, music, and art.  Current topics in culture such as the Latin American military dictatorships or issues surrounding the Hispanic presence in the United States will be discussed.  In addition to shorter readings, such as excerpts from Don Quixote and indigenous Mexican poetry, students may read a short modern novel.  Prerequisite: Spanish 201 or permission of instructor.  Prospective students must speak with instructor prior to registration. Class size: 18

 

12155

SPAN 236   Representations of the Spanish Civil War

David Rodriguez-Solas

. T . Th .

11:50 -1:10 pm

OLINLC 210

FLLC

Cross-listed: Human Rights, LAIS  The Spanish Civil War has been portrayed and memorialized in literary and artistic works in Spain and elsewhere since its outbreak in 1936. This course will review representations of the war in literature, art, and film. We will study how it has been thematized by exiles (Ayala, Aub), and contemporary novelists (Rivas, Méndez). We will also explore how theater (Sanchis Sinisterra, Alberti) and film (Erice’s The Spirit of the Beehive and Del Toro’s Devil’s Backbone) used the motif of haunting as an allegory of the past. Particular attention is paid to international reactions to the war by Orwell, Hemingway, Malraux, Pablo Neruda, and César Vallejo. Other materials include Picasso’s Guernica, Agustí Centelles and Robert Capa’s photographies, and the Abraham Lincoln Brigade archives. Conducted in English.  Class size: 18

 

12154

SPAN 265   Introduction to Literary Analysis: Poetry, Narrative, Drama & Essays

Nicole Caso

M . W . .

10:10 - 11:30 am

OLINLC 208

FLLC

This course is designed to be a bridge between Spanish language classes and 300-level seminars of literature and culture from Spain and Latin America.  We will develop a critical vocabulary that will provide the foundation for close readings and in-depth literary analysis, and will spend considerable time working on developing skills for writing analytical essays in Spanish.  The semester will be devoted to engaging with four literary genres:  poetry, narrative, drama, and essays.  The authors on our reading list will include many of the primary writers from Spain and Latin America, whose works span the vast historical period from the middle ages and the Spanish American colony to contemporary times.  This is not meant to be a survey of all literary periods, however.  Our focus will be on acquiring the basic skills for literary analysis.  Conducted in Spanish.  Class size: 18

 

12153

SPAN 302   Introduction to Latin American Literature

Jose Montelongo

. T . Th .

4:40 -6:00 pm

OLINLC 206

FLLC

Cross-listed:  LAIS   This course serves as an introduction to the interpretation of literary texts from Latin America.  It covers a broad range historically—from pre-Conquest times to the present—and presents all literary genres, including poetry, short stories, novels, essays, and plays.  This course is intended to prepare students for more advanced and specialized courses in Hispanic literature.  A great deal of attention is paid to the development of critical skills, both verbally and in writing.  Class size: 15

 

12156

SPAN 353   Contemporary  Spain: Literature, Film, and Culture

David Rodriguez-Solas

. . W . .

1:30 -3:50 pm

OLINLC 208

FLLC

This seminar will explore current issues of Spain’s society, cultures and politics through literary and cultural production. The topics we will cover reflect both the ongoing debates and traits of contemporary Spanish culture. How do novels and films deal with immigration? What tensions do multilingualism provoke regionally and nationally? How is domestic and international terrorism represented in fictional works? Why the Spanish Civil War and Francoism still shape public debates? How films contribute to make Barcelona the paradigm of modernization in Spain? Among the literary works we will read are Marse’s El amante bilingüe, Pedrero’s Ana el once de marzo, Nini’s Diario de un ilegal. In this course we will analyze films such as Almodóvar’s Hable con ella, and Médem’s La pelota vasca. Students will also work with examples of recent scholarship on cultural analysis, photographies, documentary films, and newspapers. Taught in Spanish.  Class size: 15