Formerly SPAN 378. Exploration of diverse cultural aspects of today's Spain through films and newspaper articles. The topics discussed will serve as a springboard for further development of writing skills.
Formerly SPAN 408. This course explores the national cinemas of various regions of Latin America. Special attention is given to the different periods of its development, to the close relationship between political contexts and filmmaking, to the understanding of Latin American cinema from cultural studies views, and to the current shaping of Latin America in light of globalization.
Formerly SPAN 490. Research in Hispanic literature, Hispanic linguistics, Hispanic culture and civilization. Open to qualified juniors and seniors interested in a topic not covered in other courses.
Formerly SPAN 471. A variable topics course designed to build on student knowledge of chicano/a literature and culture gained earlier in the curriculum. Past topics have included the Chicano/a novel, and Transitions and Translations Chicano/a Autobiography.
Formerly SPAN 352. Introduction to the study of the Spanish language covering the following areas of research: history, phonetics/phonology, morphosyntactic system, lexicon, semantics, pragmatics, sociolilnguistics, and language acquisition.
Topics and credit hours may vary each semester. Contact department for current semester's topic(s).
Formerly SPAN 495. Independent research projects by outstanding Hispanic Studies majors leading to a substantial honors essay, undertaken in close cooperation with a departmental faculty member, who must first approve the thesis proposal.
Formerly SPAN 453. This course will analyze certain types of cultural productions (fiction, movies, etc.) produced in geographical contact zones, that generate hybrid languages and genres. These are products of migrations and nomadic people.
Formerly SPAN 403. This course aims to offer students a systematic contact with a representative sample of the literature and scholarship about the mutual relationships between human societies and their natural environments, particularly but not exclusively in Latin America. Taught in Spanish.
Formerly SPAN 392. This research seminar will explore contemporary trends in Cuban culture through literary texts, films, music and works of art. We will examine the ways in which politics and the practices of artistic representation intersect in post-revolutionary Cuba. A research trip to Cuba has been organized as part of this seminar. Course taught in Spanish.