Spanish (SPAN)

SPAN 1001. INTRODUCTION TO SPANISH I. (5 Credits)

An introductory course that focuses on the four skills: speaking, reading, writing and listening providing students with a basic knowledge of Spanish linguistic structures, vocabulary and culture, which studied interdependently, comprise the Spanish Language.

Mutually Exclusive: SPAN 1002.

SPAN 1002. INTRODUCTION TO SPANISH II. (3 Credits)

This course will enhance the reading, writing, speaking and listening skills acquired by students in Introduction to Spanish I or from prior study. It will further promote a deeper understanding of Spanish and Hispanic cultures.

Prerequisite: SPAN 1001.

Mutually Exclusive: SPAN 1001.

SPAN 1501. INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I. (3 Credits)

Review of grammar. Intensive practice in conversation and composition. Reading and discussion of graded literary texts. The second semester continues and amplifies the work of the first. Conducted in Spanish.

Attribute: IPE.

Prerequisites: SPAN 1001 or SPAN 1002.

SPAN 1502. INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II. (3 Credits)

Review of grammar. Intensive practice in conversation and composition. Reading and discussion of graded literary texts. Conducted in Spanish.

Attribute: IPE.

Prerequisite: SPAN 1501.

SPAN 2001. SPANISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE. (3 Credits)

Study of selected literary texts and review of pertinent grammatical structures, textual analysis, composition, and conversation. Conducted in Spanish.

Attributes: IPE, LALS.

Prerequisite: SPAN 1502.

SPAN 2301. ADVANCED FOR SPANISH SPEAKERS. (3 Credits)

An advanced review of grammar for students with bilingual experiences in English and Spanish. Study of selected literary texts. Textural analysis, continued development of written and oral skills.

Attributes: IPE, LALS.

Prerequisite: SPAN 1501.

SPAN 2305. SPANISH CONVERSATION AND COMPOSITION. (4 Credits)

Intensive practice of the spoken and written language with emphasis on proper use of idioms and buildings of vocabulary based on topics of interest and relevance. A basic course for prospective majors and minors, not open to Spanish native speakers. Four-credit courses that meet for 150 minutes per week require three additional hours of class preparation per week on the part of the student in lieu of an additional hour of formal instruction.

Attributes: IPE, LALS.

Prerequisites: SPAN 2001 or SPAN 2201 or SPAN 2301.

SPAN 2500. APPROACHES TO LITERATURE. (4 Credits)

A basic course in Spanish literature. Close readings in the major forms, prose fiction, poetry and drama, and an introduction to the varieties of critical strategies for reading them. Four-credit courses that meet for 150 minutes per week require three additional hours of class preparation per week on the part of the student in lieu of an additional hour of formal instruction.

Attributes: ALC, IPE, LAHA, LALS.

Prerequisites: SPAN 2001 or SPAN 2201 or SPAN 2301.

SPAN 2640. SPANISH AND NEW YORK CITY. (4 Credits)

This course works to achieve greater linguistic fluency and cultural understanding of the Spanish-speaking world. We will examine the Latin Americans and Latino experience in NYC through a variety of written and visual texts. Students will work in community to improve their language skills and cultural understanding in a highly contextualized environment. Community service required. Four-credit courses that meet for 150 minutes per week require three additional hours of class preparation per week on the part of the student in lieu of an additional hour of formal instruction.

Attributes: ACUP, ADVD, AMST, ASLT, IPE, LAHA, LALS, URST.

SPAN 2650. BUSINESS SPANISH. (4 Credits)

This course emphasizes key communicative skills to provide students with tools to work in Spanish in a wide variety of capacities. Students will learn essential vocabulary and discuss different cultural practices in the professional Spanish-speaking world. The class will explore important sectors of the economy in Spain, Latin America, and the United States as well as geographic elements (trade agreements, political circumstances, etc.) that shape them. Attention will be paid to both for-profit and non-profit models. Taught in Spanish. Four-credit courses that meet for 150 minutes per week require three additional hours of class preparation per week on the part of the student in lieu of an additional hour of formal instruction.

Attributes: IPE, LAHA, LALS.

SPAN 2655. CREATIVE WRITING IN SPANISH. (4 Credits)

This course will explore various modes of creative writing (journals, short stories, microcuentos, poems, etc.). Readings about the process of writing by Hispanic authors, and certain exemplary texts will serve as guide and inspiration, while a workshop format will allow for revising and developing as second language writers. Taught in Spanish. Four-credit courses that meet for 150 minutes per week require three additional hours of class preparation per week on the part of the student in lieu of an additional hour of formal instruction.

Attribute: IPE.

Prerequisite: SPAN 2500.

SPAN 2700. HISPANIC LEGENDS. (4 Credits)

This course will introduce students to fundamental myths, folktales, and fables from a variety of Spanish-speaking countries and periods. Special attention will be paid to sources, interpretation, and analysis of these stories. among topics to be considered are the types, structure and patterns of legends, the role of the hero, common devices such as personification, and orality. Written assignments include analytical essays, response papers, and creative writing. Taught in Spanish. Four-credit courses that meet for 150 minutes per week require three additional hours of class preparation per week on the part of the student in lieu of an additional hour of formal instruction.

Attributes: ALC, IPE, LALS.

Prerequisites: SPAN 2001 or SPAN 2301.

SPAN 3001. SPAIN: LITERATURE AND CULTURE SURVEY. (4 Credits)

A broad survey of Spanish culture through the study of some of its major literary figures and texts. The course will examine representative texts from important artistic movements in Spain, such as the Renaissance, the baroque, neoclassicism, romanticism, realism and postmodernism. By the end of the course, students will be able to define the main characteristics of these movements and will be familiar with important literary figures, such as Garcilaso de la Vega, Calderón de la Barca, Lope de Vega, Moratín, Bécquer, Larra, Leopoldo Alas, Pardo Bazán, Antonio Machado, Unamuno, Ramón Sénder, Aleixandre and Martín Gaite. Students will also be familiar with Spanish history and its relationship to the cultural field. Prereq: SPAN 2500 or Instructors Permission; Taught in Spanish. Four-credit courses that meet for 150 minutes per week require three additional hours of class preparation per week on the part of the student in lieu of an additional hour of formal instruction.

Attributes: ALC, COLI, INST, IPE, ISEU, LAHA, LALS.

Prerequisite: SPAN 2500.

SPAN 3002. LATIN AMERICA: LITERATURE AND CULTURE SURVEY. (4 Credits)

(May be applied to other groups depending on topic offered) The study of Spanish-American society through its cultural expressions: literature, art, music, film, and print journalism. To focus, in a given semester, on topics such as: "Literature and Art in Colonial Spanish America," "Literature and Film in Contemporary Spanish America," "Revolution in Spanish American Literature and Art," "Civilization and Barbarism," "National Identity, Race, and Gender in Spanish America," "Dictatorship and Resistance in Spanish America," and others. Taught in Spanish. Four-credit courses that meet for 150 minutes per week require three additional hours of class preparation per week on the part of the student in lieu of an additional hour of formal instruction.

Attributes: ACUP, ADVD, ALC, AMST, ASLT, COLI, GLBL, IPE, LAHA, LALS.

Prerequisite: SPAN 2500.

SPAN 3005. THEMES IN LATINA/O AND LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES. (4 Credits)

This course allows students to explore ways to synthesize key topics in Latin American and Latina/o Studies (LALS) as an interdisciplinary field of study. It will compare the distinct approaches to these topics of the different disciplines represented by the LALS faculty (including History, Literature, Film Studies, Theology, Art History, Sociology, and Anthropology). Conducted in English. Coursework in Spanish for credit toward the Spanish major and minor. Four-credit courses that meet for 150 minutes per week require three additional hours of class preparation per week on the part of the student in lieu of an additional hour of formal instruction.

Attributes: ALC, CCUS, COMC, COMM, IPE, LALS.

Prerequisite: SPAN 2500.

SPAN 3007. SPANISH LINGUISTICS. (4 Credits)

This course focuses on the linguistic study of the Spanish language. The course discusses the formal domains of language structure - including speech sounds and their mental representations, sentence structure and semantic meaning, as well as social realities of language use and language change across different varieties of Spanish in the world. The course is taught in Spanish. Four-credit courses that meet for 150 minutes per week require three additional hours of class preparation per week on the part of the student in lieu of an additional hour of formal instruction.

Attributes: ASSC, IPE, LALS.

Prerequisite: SPAN 2001.

SPAN 3066. SURVEY OF LATIN AMERICAN FILM. (4 Credits)

A panoramic view of the cinema of Hispanic America and Brazil, from the Golden Age of Mexican film to the present. Particular emphasis will be placed on students' use of the language itself of film studies, as well as on the connections between transnational networks of filmmakers and the emergence of pan-Latin American identities. Taught in Spanish. Prereq: SPAN 2500 or Instructor's Permission. Four-credit courses that meet for 150 minutes per week require three additional hours of class preparation per week on the part of the student in lieu of an additional hour of formal instruction.

Attributes: ALC, INST, IPE, ISLA, LAHA, LALS.

Prerequisite: SPAN 2500.

SPAN 3072. GEOGRAPHIES OF POWER/INJUSTICE. (4 Credits)

Throughout this course, the aim is to develop in students a critical perspective on the spatiality of social life, that is, to foster students understanding of how relations of power and dispossession are inscribed into the built environment in both urban and rural landscapes. Through in-depth study of 20th and 21st century Spanish American works of fiction and film, we will study how space (which simultaneously shapes, and is shaped by, social life)is politically produced and reproduced, thus creating structures of privilege and advantage for some, and of social control and cultural, gender and class exclusion or domination for others. Taught in Spanish. Four-credit courses that meet for 150 minutes per week require three additional hours of class preparation per week on the part of the student in lieu of an additional hour of formal instruction.

Attributes: IPE, ISLA, LALS.

SPAN 3210. TRANSATLANTIC PICARESQUE. (4 Credits)

Exploration of the origins of this uniquely entertaining genre, its most exemplary manifestation in Spain, and its transatlantic resource in the New World. Texts include Lazarillo de Tormes, El Buscon, De Don Catrin de La Fachenda, El Lazarillo de Ciegos Caminantes, and others. Four-credit courses that meet for 150 minutes per week require three additional hours of class preparation per week on the part of the student in lieu of an additional hour of formal instruction.

Attributes: ALC, COLI, IPE, LAHA, LALS.

Prerequisite: SPAN 2500.

SPAN 3230. SINFUL BUSINESS. (4 Credits)

Analysis of greed in Colonial and Golden Age writings on New World treasure. Exploration of Classical and Jungian roots of negativity toward commercial navigation. Prose and poetry by authors such as Horace, Ovid, Cabeza de Vaca, Siguenza y Gongora, Quevedo, and Gongora. Taught in Spanish. Four-credit courses that meet for 150 minutes per week require three additional hours of class preparation per week on the part of the student in lieu of an additional hour of formal instruction.

Attributes: ALC, IPE, LAHA, LALS.

Prerequisite: SPAN 2500 (may be taken concurrently).

SPAN 3250. GOD, GOLD, AND GLORY. (4 Credits)

In-depth examination of colonial narratives of exploration and conquest. Comparative study of text and film representations of this powerful moment of Spanish imperialism. Four-credit courses that meet for 150 minutes per week require three additional hours of class preparation per week on the part of the student in lieu of an additional hour of formal instruction.

Attributes: ALC, IPE, LAHA, LALS.

Prerequisite: SPAN 2500.

SPAN 3275. HYBRID FUTURES: A PANORAMA OF MEXICAN SHORT FICTION. (4 Credits)

This course will explore the main themes of Mexican science fiction, from the late nineteenth century to today, using a panoramic approach that encompasses different forms of cultural production and media (literature, film, comics, street art, etc.). Through the science fiction lenses we will examine Mexico’s relation to technology and the processes of modernization, as well as the imagined future of labor, gender, and immigration, among other issues. We will frame Mexican science fiction as part of a larger Latin American tradition, while also discussing the connections to more mainstream (i.e. American and English) visions of the genre. All materials will be available online.

Attributes: ALC, IPE, ISLA, LALS.

Prerequisite: SPAN 2500.

SPAN 3300. MODERN LATIN AMERICAN VISUAL CULTURE. (4 Credits)

In this course, we will identify, follow, and compare a number of narrative and historical currents as they are represented in Latin American visual culture, from independence to the present. We will do this across a broad variety of media, including concrete poetry, performance art, photography, painting, film, television, sculpture, comics, and theater. We will focus on theoretical, historical, ethical, political, and identitarian approaches to these different disciplinary categories of visual culture. Four-credit courses that meet for 150 minutes per week require three additional hours of class preparation per week on the part of the student in lieu of an additional hour of formal instruction.

Attributes: INST, IPE, ISLA, LAHA, LALS.

Prerequisite: SPAN 2500.

SPAN 3301. FEDERICO GARCIA LORCA AND HIS WORLD. (4 Credits)

The course is an in-depth study of the works and person of Spanish author Federico Garcia Lorca (1898-1936) in its socio-historical, artistic and cultural contexts. Four-credit courses that meet for 150 minutes per week require three additional hours of class preparation per week on the part of the student in lieu of an additional hour of formal instruction.

Attributes: ALC, IPE, ISEU, LALS.

Prerequisite: SPAN 2500.

SPAN 3305. POSTHUMAN MESTIZAJE AND THE NON-HUMAN TURN IN MEXICAN CULTURE. (4 Credits)

The course will study the posthuman subjects that emerge in Mexican culture in the late nineteenth century. We will study cyborgs, zombies, and other forms of posthuman beings and their relation to modernity. Secondly, we will focus on the non-human: technological objects, artificial intelligences, commodities, and other entities that have had a life on their own. Four-credit courses that meet for 150 minutes per week require three additional hours of class preparation per week on the part of the student in lieu of an additional hour of formal instruction.

Attributes: ALC, IPE, ISLA, LALS.

Prerequisite: SPAN 2500.

SPAN 3407. FOREIGNNESS & TRANSLATION: MULTILINGUAL AUTOBIO WRITING IN CONTEMP LATIN-AM & LATINO LIT (1980-2015). (4 Credits)

This course studies manifestations of multilingualism in contemporary Latin-American and Latino literature, more particularly multilingualism that creates a tension between mother tongue and adoptive language when one of the languages is Spanish. It focuses on narratives and memoirs written by authors whose roots are in the Southern Cone (Argentina and Chile: Manuel Puig, Sylvia Molloy, Paloma Vidal, Ariel Dorfman…), the Caribbean (Pérez Firmat, Judith Ortiz Cofer…) and México (Richard Rodríguez, Gloria Anzaldúa, Ilan Stavans…). The paradoxes of multlingualism will be approached formally (categories of multilingualism: alternating between languages, self-translation, code-switching…; rhetorical patterns, central tropes), thematically (identity construction and the perception of the self, the affective function of language) and sociologically (the difficulties to publish real bilingual texts as a consequence of unequal relationships of power between North and South). Four-credit courses that meet for 150 minutes per week require three additional hours of class preparation per week on the part of the student in lieu of an additional hour of formal instruction.

Attributes: ALC, IPE, ISLA, LALS.

Prerequisite: SPAN 2500.

SPAN 3530. EXCESS IN SPANISH LIT. (4 Credits)

National identity in Spain was constructed beyond European ethics and aesthetics. This course focuses on the tragic consequences of presenting Spain as the Other, examining representations in modern literature and film. Four-credit courses that meet for 150 minutes per week require three additional hours of class preparation per week on the part of the student in lieu of an additional hour of formal instruction.

Attributes: ALC, COLI, IPE, LAHA, LALS.

Prerequisite: SPAN 2500.

SPAN 3535. UNUS MUNDUS: DECONSTRUCTING 'TIME' THROUGH SPANISH LITERATURE. (4 Credits)

Four-credit courses that meet for 150 minutes per week require three additional hours of class preparation per week on the part of the student in lieu of an additional hour of formal instruction.

Attributes: ALC, IPE, ISEU.

Prerequisite: SPAN 2500.

SPAN 3540. SPAIN AND ISLAM. (4 Credits)

Islam has been a major constant in the construction of Spanish national and cultural identity from the Middle Ages to our present day. This course will explore the nature of this Islamic constant through the different political and cultural contexts of Spanish history. Course material will include literary sources from Medieval lyric to modern fiction as well as other cultural forms, including Medieval music and contemporary cinema. Four-credit courses that meet for 150 minutes per week require three additional hours of class preparation per week on the part of the student in lieu of an additional hour of formal instruction.

Attributes: ALC, COLI, IPE, ISEU, LAHA, LALS, MEST, MVLI, MVST.

Prerequisite: SPAN 2500.

SPAN 3550. EXPRESSING THE COLONIES. (4 Credits)

This course will consider Colonial texts following the age of discovery and conquest. Exploration of Sor Juana, el Inca Garcilaso, Balbuena, Acosta, Vazquez, de Espinosa, and others will seek to identify how the writings contributed to the expression of the newly established colonies and institutions. Four-credit courses that meet for 150 minutes per week require three additional hours of class preparation per week on the part of the student in lieu of an additional hour of formal instruction.

Attributes: ALC, IPE, LAHA, LALS.

Prerequisite: SPAN 2500.

SPAN 3560. REIMAGINING THE COLONIES. (4 Credits)

Study of modern Latin American historical fiction (novels and short stories) set in the Colonial period. Exploration of the factors that inform contemporary authors' literary imaginations as they envision and recreate this crucial period in Latin American history. Four-credit courses that meet for 150 minutes per week require three additional hours of class preparation per week on the part of the student in lieu of an additional hour of formal instruction.

Attributes: ALC, IPE.

Prerequisite: SPAN 2500.

SPAN 3561. REPRESENTING THE GYPSY. (4 Credits)

This course will explore the representation of the gypse in spanish literature and culture from the late Middle Ages to the present. Four-credit courses that meet for 150 minutes per week require three additional hours of class preparation per week on the part of the student in lieu of an additional hour of formal instruction.

Attributes: ALC, COLI, INST, IPE, ISEU, ISLA, LAHA, LALS, PJST.

Prerequisite: SPAN 2500.

SPAN 3575. PAINTING THE EMPIRE: UNDERSTANDING THE SPANISH EMPIRE THROUGH ART AND LITERATURE. (4 Credits)

The Golden Age of Spanish art and literature (known as “el Siglo de Oro”) coincided with the configuration of Spain as a global empire after the rise of the Habsburg dynasty to the Spanish throne (from around 1550 to around 1650). This course proposes a study of the main social, political and cultural conflicts that conformed that empire from a multidisciplinary perspective that combines the works of the empire’s most famous painters (El Greco, Diego Velázquez, José de Ribera, among others) with the works of its most representative writers (Lope de Vega, Miguel de Cervantes, María de Zayas, among others); topics such as the symbolic construction and shaping of space, gender, national identity or social and religious relationships will be approached through a combination of visual and textual representations. The course will also take great advantage of the important collections of Spanish Renaissance and Baroque painting held at several New York institutions such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art of the Hispanic Society of America, including visits to those institutions and field work. Four-credit courses that meet for 150 minutes per week require three additional hours of class preparation per week on the part of the student in lieu of an additional hour of formal instruction.

Attributes: ALC, COLI, IPE, LALS.

Prerequisite: SPAN 2500.

SPAN 3582. NEW YORK IN LATINO LITERATURE AND FILM. (4 Credits)

Four-credit courses that meet for 150 minutes per week require three additional hours of class preparation per week on the part of the student in lieu of an additional hour of formal instruction.

Attributes: ACUP, ADVD, ALC, AMST, ASLT, COLI, IPE, LAHA, LALS, PLUR.

Prerequisite: SPAN 2500.

SPAN 3583. NEW YORK CITY LATINO THEATRE AND PERFORMANCE. (4 Credits)

Explores the diversity of Latino performance styles in NYC, from theatrical performances to performance art and spoken word, by studying the works presented in NYC’s Latino repertory theaters, musical theater venues, performance art and spoken word presentations, such as El Repertorio Espanol, Teatro Circulo, the Puerto Rican Travelling Theater/Pregones Theater, and INTAR. It will study the works of performance artists such as Carmelita Tropicana and Josefina Baez, of spoken word poets such as Willie Perdomo, Edwin Torres and Caridad del la Luz, and Alberto Sandoval-Sanchez, and Diana Taylor. Conducted in Spanish. Four-credit courses that meet for 150 minutes per week require three additional hours of class preparation per week on the part of the student in lieu of an additional hour of formal instruction.

Attributes: IPE, LALS, PLUR.

Prerequisite: SPAN 2500.

SPAN 3610. CHILDREN'S GAZE IN LATIN AMERICAN LITERATURE. (4 Credits)

This course examines Latin American short stories, novels and poetry which focus on the way children and adolescents view the world and how they process their immediate socioeconomic and geographic contexts to construct their world view and find their place in society. Four-credit courses that meet for 150 minutes per week require three additional hours of class preparation per week on the part of the student in lieu of an additional hour of formal instruction.

Attributes: ALC, COLI, GLBL, IPE, LAHA, LALS.

Prerequisite: SPAN 2500.

SPAN 3625. SPANISH-AMERICAN SHORT FICTION. (4 Credits)

The short story and the short novel in Spanish America from its beginnings in the 19th-century. Authors may include: Echeverria, Quiroga, Borges, Rulfo, Fuentes, Carpentier, Cortar, Onetti, Garcia Marquez, Piera, Garro and Allende. Four-credit courses that meet for 150 minutes per week require three additional hours of class preparation per week on the part of the student in lieu of an additional hour of formal instruction.

Attributes: ALC, COLI, GLBL, INST, IPE, ISLA, LAHA, LALS.

Prerequisite: SPAN 2500.

SPAN 3642. SPANISH-AMERICAN LITERATURE AND POPULAR MUSIC. (4 Credits)

The significant role of popular music such as bolero, tango, milonga in Latin American Postmodern Novel. Authors may include: M. Puig, R. Sanchez, G. Cabrera Infante, L. Otero , M. Montero, R. Ampero. Four-credit courses that meet for 150 minutes per week require three additional hours of class preparation per week on the part of the student in lieu of an additional hour of formal instruction.

Attributes: ALC, COLI, INST, IPE, ISLA, LAHA, LALS.

Prerequisite: SPAN 2500.

SPAN 3701. SPANISH-AMERICAN WOMEN WRITERS. (4 Credits)

Texts by Spanish-American women writers from the Colonial period to the present. Issues of female writing and representation. Evaluation of the status of writing as a woman in recent critical theory. Authors may include: Sor Juana, Mistral, Bombal, Castellanos, Poniatowska, Ferre, and Allende. Four-credit courses that meet for 150 minutes per week require three additional hours of class preparation per week on the part of the student in lieu of an additional hour of formal instruction.

Attributes: ACUP, ADVD, ALC, AMST, ASLT, COLI, GLBL, INST, IPE, ISLA, LAHA, LALS, WGSS.

Prerequisite: SPAN 2500.

SPAN 3710. CONTEMPORARY LATIN AMERICAN FICTION. (4 Credits)

In this course we will study the major trends in Latin American fiction from the second half of the 20th Century onwards. Significant attention will be placed on writers of the 1960's "bloom" generation, their technical innovations and their role as intellectuals. Major post-boom authors will then be studied focusing on themes such as migration, transnationalism, memory, end-of-the-century politics of identity, and the increasing professionalization of the Latin American writer. Four-credit courses that meet for 150 minutes per week require three additional hours of class preparation per week on the part of the student in lieu of an additional hour of formal instruction.

Attributes: ALC, COLI, INST, IPE, ISLA, LALS.

Prerequisite: SPAN 2500.

SPAN 3712. LITERATURES OF THE LATIN AMERICAN BOOM AND POST-BOOM. (4 Credits)

We will first explore the "Boom," a time in the 1960s and 70s when certain Spanish American authors (such as García Márquez, Cortázar, Vargas Llosa, Fuentes, and Donoso) became known internationally for their sophisticated narrative techniques, engagement with politics, and re-imagining of national identity. We will then examine how more contemporary works of Spanish American fiction (by such authors as Poniatowska, Bolaño, Fuguet, and Eltit) grapple with the legacy of the "Boom." Other issues to be discussed include modernism, "magical realism," historical fiction, and works by authors transitioning between the Boom and Post-Boom (including Puig, Sarduy, and Allende). Taught in Spanish. Four-credit courses that meet for 150 minutes per week require three additional hours of class preparation per week on the part of the student in lieu of an additional hour of formal instruction.

Attributes: ALC, IPE, ISLA, LALS.

Prerequisite: SPAN 2500.

SPAN 3715. LATIN AMERICAN CYBERLITERATURE. (4 Credits)

Latin American Cyberliterature explores the articulation of cyberspace and literature and analyzes the use of hypertexts, blogs and blognovels by Faverón, Neuman, Paz Soldán, Volpi, Rivera Garza and Pron. Taught in Spanish. Four-credit courses that meet for 150 minutes per week require three additional hours of class preparation per week on the part of the student in lieu of an additional hour of formal instruction.

Attributes: ALC, COLI, IPE, ISLA, LALS.

Prerequisite: SPAN 2500.

SPAN 3730. WRITING VIOLENCE: PERU, 1980-2000. (4 Credits)

In this course we will study the different representations of violence in Peruvian narrative, poetry and film whose main subject was the armed conflict during the 1980's and 90's between the Peruvian state and subversive groups (Shining Path and MRTA). Most reading will be literary but the course has a strong interdisciplinary nature since a thorough study of historical, sociological and anthropological texts related to this period of Peruvian history and culture will be included. Four-credit courses that meet for 150 minutes per week require three additional hours of class preparation per week on the part of the student in lieu of an additional hour of formal instruction.

Attributes: ALC, COLI, GLBL, INST, IPE, ISLA, LAHA, LALS, PJST.

Prerequisite: SPAN 2500.

SPAN 3770. CULTURES OF MEMORY AND POSTMEMORY IN CONTEMPORARY CHILE. (4 Credits)

This course will explore artifacts and movements of cultural memory -- literature, criticism, film, photography, and other media -- that illuminate efforts in Chile to come to terms with the country’s recent dictatorial past. We will also discuss these artifacts in light of the idea of “postmemory”: how affiliations to, and representations of, this past are (re)constructed in the present and projected into the future. The course will include a week-long trip to Santiago, Chile over spring break. Four-credit courses that meet for 150 minutes per week require three additional hours of class preparation per week on the part of the student in lieu of an additional hour of formal instruction.

Attributes: ALC, COLI, INST, IPE, ISLA, LALS.

Prerequisite: SPAN 2500.

SPAN 3771. CULTURES OF MEMORY AND POST-MEMORY IN CONTEMPORARY CHILE. (1 Credit)

This course will explore artifacts and movements of cultural memory -- literature, criticism, film, photography, and other media -- that illuminate efforts in Chile to come to terms with the country’s recent dictatorial past. We will also discuss these artifacts in light of the idea of “postmemory”: how affiliations to, and representations of, this past are (re)constructed in the present and projected into the future. The course will meet once a week during the semester, and then include an optional, one-credit, two-week-long trip to Santiago, Chile immediately after the semester ends.

Attribute: IPE.

SPAN 3800. THE SPANISH DIASPORA. (4 Credits)

This course proposes a study of the main religious, political and intellectual Spanish diasporic waves from 1492 to 1939. By exploring different literary and cultural sources produced both inside and outside Spain it aims to determine the impact of exile and displacement in the fomation of Spanish national identity. Taught in Spanish. Four-credit courses that meet for 150 minutes per week require three additional hours of class preparation per week on the part of the student in lieu of an additional hour of formal instruction.

Attributes: ALC, COLI, IPE, ISEU, LAHA, LALS.

Prerequisite: SPAN 2500 (may be taken concurrently).

SPAN 3809. ARGENTINE LITERATURE AND FILM. (4 Credits)

The course will examine in Argentina the fruitful dialogue between literature and film. Analysis of the writers who incorporated into their writing procedures derived from film and created new models of representing reality. Among the authors to be explored are: Manuel Puig, Jorge Luis Borges, Julio Cortatzar, Adolfo Bioy Casares, Eduardo Sacheri, Guillermo Martinez. Four-credit courses that meet for 150 minutes per week require three additional hours of class preparation per week on the part of the student in lieu of an additional hour of formal instruction.

Attributes: ALC, FCRH, INST, IPE, ISLA, LALS.

Prerequisite: SPAN 2500.

SPAN 3820. CARIBBEAN LITERATURE. (4 Credits)

Important topics in Caribbean literature such as national identity and gender, national identity and race, discourses of modernity and modernization, dictatorship and resistance, revolution in literature, migration and exile as literary tropes, and the appropriation of popular cultural forms. Authors may include: Marti, Pales Matos, Guillen, Carpentier, Lezama Lima, Mir, Sanchez, Arenas, Verges, and Vega. Four-credit courses that meet for 150 minutes per week require three additional hours of class preparation per week on the part of the student in lieu of an additional hour of formal instruction.

Attributes: ACUP, ADVD, ALC, AMST, ASLT, COLI, GLBL, INST, IPE, ISLA, LAHA, LALS.

Prerequisite: SPAN 2500.

SPAN 3850. NARRATING THE CITY. (4 Credits)

As a result of massive internal migration, Latin America is now a predominantly urban space. This course explores the various ways in which the city has been imagined in contemporary Latin American film and literature. Analyzing works from a variety of countries and cultural traditions, we will discuss how literary and filmic fiction depict how individuals interact with different configurations of urban space, and how these interactions reproduce or challenge established structures of power. Four-credit courses that meet for 150 minutes per week require three additional hours of class preparation per week on the part of the student in lieu of an additional hour of formal instruction.

Attributes: ALC, COLI, INST, IPE, ISIN, ISLA, LAHA, LALS.

Prerequisite: SPAN 2500.

SPAN 3908. FRANCOIST SPAIN. (4 Credits)

This course focuses on cultural production during the regime of Francisco Franco (1939-1975), and examines the regime's ideological approach to the arts by studying the personalities and legislature that shaped the Francoist aesthetics. The course puts state sponsored and subversive art and dialogue with official policies and the struggle for their control to produce a more nuanced understanding of Franco's Spain. Four-credit courses that meet for 150 minutes per week require three additional hours of class preparation per week on the part of the student in lieu of an additional hour of formal instruction.

Attributes: ALC, IPE, LALS.

Prerequisite: SPAN 2500.

SPAN 3950. THE FANTASTIC IN SPANISH LITERATURE AND FILM. (4 Credits)

An exploration of the fantasy genre and subgenres in Spanish culture (its evolution, its social and political implications) from medieval chivalry novels and miracles to 21st century horror movies. Four-credit courses that meet for 150 minutes per week require three additional hours of class preparation per week on the part of the student in lieu of an additional hour of formal instruction.

Attributes: ALC, COLI, IPE, ISEU, LAHA, LALS.

Prerequisite: SPAN 2500.

SPAN 3990. SPANISH IMMERSION IN SPAIN. (3 Credits)

Students will receive instruction at their appropriate level of language competency. Classes will meet four hours per day, five days a week for a total of 80 hours. The course will be substituted for the correspondent level of Spanish language at the home university. In addition, participants will engage in a number of cultural excursions within Granada as well as take short trips to other parts of Andalusia. Cultural visits are organized by Prof. Lamas, who also supervises the academic progress of the students. Granada, a recognized World Heritage Site by UNESCO, is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and a center of flamenco culture. The program is based at the University of Granada.

Attribute: IPE.

SPAN 3995. SPANISH IN CONTEXT. (3 Credits)

Students receive instruction at their level of language competency at the University of Granada, and engage in a number of cultural activities, including visits, trips and workshops organized by the Program Director, Prof. Lamas, who monitors their academic progress. The class will be substituted by the appropriate language course of the Spanish sequence, beginner, intermediate, or advance. NOTE: Only participants in Fordham in Granada can register for this class.

Attribute: IPE.

SPAN 3999. TUTORIAL. (3 Credits)

Independent research and readings with supervision from a faculty member.

Attribute: IPE.

Prerequisite: SPAN 2500.

SPAN 4001. CERVANTES AND DON QUIXOTE. (4 Credits)

Lectures, readings and discussion of Don Quixote. Cervantes' importance for the development of modern fiction. Four-credit courses that meet for 150 minutes per week require three additional hours of class preparation per week on the part of the student in lieu of an additional hour of formal instruction.

Attributes: ALC, COLI, IPE, LAHA, LALS.

Prerequisite: SPAN 2500.

SPAN 4018. CUBA: REVOLUTION, LITERATURE AND FILM. (4 Credits)

This interdisciplinary capstone course will study the representation of the Cuban revolutionary process in literature, history, and film. It will explore some of the major topics on the Cuban revolutionary process from the vantage point of historical, literary and cinematic accounts: the relationship of intellectuals to the state, the revision of the past as antecedent to the Cuban revolution and its policies, the place of race, gender and sexuality in revolutionary culture, the Mariel exodus and the revolution’s relationship to Cuban diasporic communities, the critique of revolutionary rhetoric during the post-Soviet “special period” and issues related to consumption, gender, sexuality, race, urban development and subjectivity during the current period of economic and cultural transition from socialism. It will use an interdisciplinary historical, literary and cinematic approach to examine the Cuban revolutionary process. Conducted in English with texts in Spanish and English translation. Coursework in Spanish for credit toward the Spanish major and minor. Four-credit courses that meet for 150 minutes per week require three additional hours of class preparation per week on the part of the student in lieu of an additional hour of formal instruction.

Attributes: CCUS, COMC, COMM, FITV, GLBL, ICC, INST, IPE, ISLA, LALS.

SPAN 4100. SPEAKING FOR/AS THE OTHER. (4 Credits)

What are the implications of giving voice to those who are "voiceless"? This course explores the role of writing and speaking during the encounter of black, Indian, mestizo and Hispanic cultures in Latin America and Latina/o United States. By examining these cultural encounters, the course examines the political and ethical implications of speaking for and as the other. Conducted in English with texts in Spanish and English translation. Coursework in Spanish for credit toward the Spanish major and minor. Four-credit courses that meet for 150 minutes per week require three additional hours of class preparation per week on the part of the student in lieu of an additional hour of formal instruction.

Attributes: COLI, EP4, IPE, LALS, VAL.

SPAN 4511. SPANISH CIVIL WAR. (4 Credits)

This course examines how the Spanish Civil War has been represented in Spanish Cultural Production both during the war and in the decades following Four-credit courses that meet for 150 minutes per week require three additional hours of class preparation per week on the part of the student in lieu of an additional hour of formal instruction.

Attributes: ALC, COLI, ICC, INST, IPE, ISEU.

Prerequisite: SPAN 2500.

SPAN 4520. SPAIN IN CONTEXT. (4 Credits)

Focusing on the relationship between creativity and society, the course explores the literature and culture of Spain’s diverse regions. The course comprises the following elements: classes taught by Dr. Lamas, trips, cultural visits, and gatherings/workshops with prestigious Spanish intellectuals and artists (at the so-called tertulias). Students work in groups towards a final project, which will be presented in class as a Podcast, and handled to the instructor as a journal article ready for publication in the magazine Por Granada, available in print and on line. The course is offered in conjunction with Fordham in Granada. Only students enrolled in the Program can register for this class. Granada, a recognized World Heritage Site by UNESCO, is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It is the hometown of Federico García Lorca, and a center of flamenco culture. The Alhambra Palace, the Albaicín neighborhood, the Cathedral, and the numerous Baroque churches of the city are testimonies of its rich past, which continues to be alive through its vibrant university community. Four-credit courses that meet for 150 minutes per week require three additional hours of class preparation per week on the part of the student in lieu of an additional hour of formal instruction.

Attributes: ICC, IPE, LALS, PJST.

SPAN 4800. INTERNSHIP. (4 Credits)

SPAN 4855. FASCISMS, AESTHETICS & THE HISPANIC WORLD. (4 Credits)

This course will explore various iterations of fascism in Spain, Latin America, and the United States in the 20th and 21st centuries. We will concentrate first on debates among historians about the definitions and origins of fascism, and then move on to its aesthetic embodiments throughout the Spanish-speaking world. We will examine primary texts that both uphold and undermine fascist ideals, as well as theoretical texts that illuminate the mechanisms by which this works. Our discussions will be informed by historical, philosophical, and literary approaches to fascism’s beginnings its transnational and transatlantic repercussions; and the persistence today of fascist rhetoric and aesthetics on three continents, particularly vis-à-vis the growing Hispanic presence in the US. Four-credit courses that meet for 150 minutes per week require three additional hours of class preparation per week on the part of the student in lieu of an additional hour of formal instruction.

Attributes: ICC, IPE.

Prerequisite: SPAN 2500.

SPAN 4998. SENIOR THESIS TUTORIAL. (4 Credits)

Independent research, supervised by a faculty in the language, leading to the completion of a senior thesis.

Attribute: IPE.

SPAN 4999. TUTORIAL. (1 to 4 Credits)

Study of a particular aspect of Hispanic literature or thought. Independent research and readings. Weekly or bi-weekly meetings with faculty adviser. Designed for majors with permission of instructor.

Attribute: IPE.

Prerequisite: SPAN 2500.

SPAN 5090. SPANISH FOR READING. (0 Credits)

SPAN 9101. INTRODUCTION TO SPANISH I. (0 Credits)

SPAN 9152. INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II. (0 Credits)

SPAN 9305. SPANISH CONVERSATION & COMP. (0 Credits)