Spanish and Portuguese courses

SPAN 1010 Introductory Spanish I
Introductory Spanish I
The overall goal of this course is developing proficiency in the 4 language skills (listening, reading, speaking, and writing) essential to communicative language learning. The course uses a task-based approach which provides the learner with opportunities to use the language interactively.
Pre-requistites: Departmental placement only.
credit hours: 4

SPAN 1020 Introductory Spanish II
Introductory Spanish II
Continuation of SPAN 1010. The overall goal of this course is developing proficiency in the four language skills (listening, reading, speaking, and writing) essential to communicative language learning. The course uses a task-based approach which provides the learner with opportunities to use the language interactively.
Pre-requistites: For students who have completed 1010 at Tulane; other introductory students must enroll in 1120.
credit hours: 4

SPAN 1120 Intensive Introductory Spanish
Intensive Introductory Spanish
The overall goal of this course is developing proficiency in the four language skills (listening, reading, speaking, and writing) essential to communicative language learning. The course uses a task-based approach which provides the learner with opportunities to use the language interactively.
Notes: In the place of SPAN 1010 and SPAN 1020.
Pre-requistites: Departmental placement only.
credit hours: 4

SPAN 2030 Intermediate Spanish
Intermediate Spanish
The overall goal of this course is developing proficiency in the four language skills (listening, reading, speaking, and writing) essential to communicative language learning. The course uses a task-based approach which provides the learner with opportunities to use the language interactively. The overall goal of this course is developing proficiency in the four language skills (listening, reading, speaking, and writing) essential to communicative language learning. The course uses a task-based approach which provides the learner with opportunities to use the language interactively.
Pre-requistites: Departmental placement only. Continuation of SPAN 1020 or 1120.
credit hours: 4

SPAN 2040 Spanish Conversation and Composition
Spanish Conversation and Composition
This course is designed to develop oral proficiency in Spanish through the study and analysis of recorded, visual, and written texts, as well as a variety of pair and group activities. Special emphasis is placed on pronunciation, vocabulary acquisition, and a review of Spanish grammar and syntax.
Pre-requistites: SPAN 2030 or equivalent.
credit hours: 3

SPAN 3040 Spanish Grammar and Writing
Spanish Grammar and Writing
Analysis and practice in the written language. With addition of the registration number Spanish 3880 Writing. Practicum, this course fulfills the college intensive-writing requirement for Spanish major speakers.
Notes: Not open to native speakers.
Pre-requistites: SPAN 2040 or special permission.
credit hours: 3

SPAN 3050 Spanish Grammar and Writing for Business
Spanish Grammar and Writing for Business
This course studies the Spanish language as it is used in business and law. It provides students with the lexicon related to these topics, as well as with contexts for its usage and practice in the Spanish-speaking world.
Pre-requistites: SPAN 2040 or special permission
credit hours: 3

SPAN 3060 Spanish Grammar and Writing for the Medical Profession
Spanish Grammar and Writing for the Medical Profession
This course introduces students to Spanish for the health sciences. Spanish major and minors interested in the health professions are encouraged to enroll, along with pre-medical and public health majors and minors.
Pre-requistites: SPAN 2040 or special permission
credit hours: 3

SPAN 3070 Latin American Literature in English Translation
Latin American Literature in English Translation
A survey of Spanish American literary writings of special cultural and historical interest, for students not prepared to read the Spanish original.
Notes: Does not count toward the Spanish major or minor.
credit hours: 3

SPAN 3130 Introduction to Latin American Cultures
Introduction to Latin American Cultures
Introduction to the cultural diversity of Latin America through the study of contemporary literary, social, political, and popular culture trends as observed by selected literary figures, intellectuals, and artists.
Notes: Not open to native speakers.
Pre-requistites: SPAN 3040 or SPAN 3050 or SPAN 3060
credit hours: 3

SPAN 3240 Introduction to Spanish Culture
Introduction to Spanish Culture
This course offers the intermediate student a brief introduction and survey of Spanish culture beginning during the earliest moments of the Spanish nation and continuing through the present, primarily though nonliterary means. This discussions is supplemented by cultural readings and visual media to give an overview of Spanish culture.
Pre-requistites: SPAN 3040 or SPAN 3050 or SPAN 3060
credit hours: 3

SPAN 3270 Spanish and Latin American Literatures and Cultures
Spanish and Latin American Literatures and Cultures
Through a series of readings from Latin America and Spain, students receive instruction in literary terminology, vocabulary building, and strategies for enhanced reading comprehension. Significant emphasis on the continued development of linguistic skills and critical analysis.
Pre-requistites: SPAN 3130 or SPAN 3240 or SPAN 3350
credit hours: 3

SPAN 3280 Film and Visual Culture in Spanish
Film and Visual Culture in Spanish
Through a series of film viewings, readings, and access to other visual media from Latin America and Spain, students receive instruction in how to discuss and analyze visual culture in Spanish. Vocabulary building and strategies for enhanced viewing and reading comprehension are stressed. Significant emphasis on the continued development of linguistic skills.
Pre-requistites: SPAN 3130 or 3240 or 3350
credit hours: 3

SPAN 3350 Introductory Topics in Hispanic Cultures
Introductory Topics in Hispanic Cultures
An introduction to Hispanic cultures from different thematic perspectives, which may include: US Latino culture, Jewish cultural production in Latin America and/or the Iberian peninsula, theatrical and performative practices in the Hispanic world, etc.
Pre-requistites: SPAN 3040 or SPAN 3050 or SPAN 3060
credit hours: 3

SPAN 3450 Don Quijote in Translation
Don Quijote in Translation
Conducted in English with readings in translation. Not open to majors or native speakers. A study of Cervantes' masterpiece Don Quijote and the two outstanding picaresque novels, the anonymous Lazarillo de Tormes and Francisco de Quevedo's Buscón. The works are studied within the context of the period, with some emphasis given to their importance in the development of the modern European novel.
Notes: Does not count toward the Spanish major or minor.
credit hours: 3

SPAN 3890 Service Learning
Service Learning
Students complete a service activity in the community in conjunction with the content of a three-credit corequisite course.
Pre-requistites: Departmental approval.
credit hours: 0

SPAN 4060 Pre-20th Century Readings in Spanish
Pre-20th Century Readings in Spanish
For majors in Spanish, 4060 is a prerequisite for all other courses at the 4000-level and above. An introduction to the literature and critical issues of early Hispanic cultures until modernismo". Students acquire fundamental skills in literary and critical analysis as well as a basic understanding of key cultural topicssuch as medieval "convivencia" the social order in early modern Spain indigenous concerns in colonial Latin America.
Pre-requistites: 3000-level sequence
credit hours: 3

SPAN 4100 Constructions of Gender and Sexuality in Hispanic Culture
Constructions of Gender and Sexuality in Hispanic Culture
This course focuses on issues of gender and sexuality in Spain and/or Latin America with emphasis on one area or the other depending of the staffing in a given year. It includes consideration of literary and other texts, including popular music, art, and cinema.
Pre-requistites: 3000-level sequence. SPAN 4060 required for Majors.
credit hours: 3

SPAN 4110 Modern Spanish American Literature
Modern Spanish American Literature
Major authors of the nineteenth and twentieth-centuries, including Martí , Darío , Vallejo, Alfonso Reyes, Borges, Rulfo, Paz, and Carpentier.
Pre-requistites: 3000-level sequence. SPAN 4060 required for Majors.
credit hours: 3

SPAN 4120 Social Problems in Spanish American Literature
Social Problems in Spanish American Literature
The chief problems of Latin American society as reflected in poetry, short fiction, essay, and theatre. Representative works concerning the Mexican revolution; the social status of women, Indians and blacks; the life of urban and rural working classes; tyranny and political repression.
Pre-requistites: 3000-level sequence. SPAN 4060 required for Majors.
credit hours: 3

SPAN 4130 Topics in Spanish American Literature
Topics in Spanish American Literature
Readings in Spanish American stories, essays, and poems, focusing on a topic of historical and cultural importance. Some themes: women in Spanish American literature, regionalism and indigenismo, Afro-Latin American writing, testimonio. The precise topic varies from year to year.
Pre-requistites: 3000-level sequence. SPAN 4060 required for Majors.
credit hours: 3

SPAN 4131 Creative Writing in Spanish
Creative Writing in Spanish
This course offers students the tools to articulate their ideas and experiences in a narrative form in Spanish. The course is designed to achieve this in two ways: by learning specific techniques through readings of short stories both in Spanish and English, which will be refined through numerous exercises; and by working through the semester on the crafting of at least one short story or non fiction piece, about which the professor will make observations and suggestions as each student present advances of their work. During the semester students will extensively practice writing, critical reading, and peer editing. The course introduces students to literary terminology and places significant emphasis on vocabulary building.
Pre-requistites: 3000-level sequence. SPAN 4060 required for Majors.
credit hours: 3

SPAN 4140 Introduction to Colonial Letters
Introduction to Colonial Letters
This course satisfies the pre-twentieth-century requirement. Introduction to the literary monuments and cultural history of colonial Spanish America (1492-1815), with special focus on the relationship between first-person narration and Spanish legal traditions. Cultural icons of the colonial period to be studied include Hernán Cortés.
Pre-requistites: 3000-level sequence. SPAN 4060 required for Majors.
credit hours: 3

SPAN 4150 Spanish Literature of the 20th Century
Spanish Literature of the 20th Century
Selections from the writings in all genres from the Generation of 1898 to the present.
Pre-requistites: 3000-level sequence. SPAN 4060 required for Majors.
credit hours: 3

SPAN 4160 Afro-Hispanic Literatures and Cultures
Afro-Hispanic Literatures and Cultures
This course examines history, literature, and culture of Afro-Latin Americans from the colonial period up to the present. Throughout the course, students read articles concerning slavery, race relations, Afro-Atlantic religions, music, and Black political movements in Latin America. These readings provide socio-cultural context from the analysis of selected literary texts.
Pre-requistites: 3000-level sequence. SPAN 4060 required for Majors.
credit hours: 3

SPAN 4170 Spanish Film
Spanish Film
The development of the cinema in Spain from its origins to the present. Contextual topics such as the effects of civil war and censorship are discussed. Emphasis on a theoretical approach to the medium, with close analysis of individual films by directors such as Buñuel , Saura, Erice, and Almodóvar, among others.
Pre-requistites: 3000-level sequence. SPAN 4060 required for Majors.
credit hours: 3

SPAN 4180 Topics in Latin American Cultural Studies
Topics in Latin American Cultural Studies
Introduction to multiple aspects of Latin American culture. Students study a variety of cultural production, ranging from literature, film, music, and art, to cooking, comics, and TV to form as complete as possible a vision of Latin America's complex and multifaceted culture. Can be repeated for credit up to 3 times.
credit hours: 3

SPAN 4190 Introduction to Latin American Film
Introduction to Latin American Film
The development of cinema in Latin American from its arrival as an imported technology to the present. Films studied in relation to the sociopolitical environment and emphasis placed on close analysis as well as a contextual understanding of the material. Topics include the struggle to create national film industries, the “art film” and New Cinema movements, and recent trends in countries such as Mexico and Argentina.
Pre-requistites: 3000-level sequence. SPAN 4060 required for Majors.
credit hours: 3

SPAN 4200 The Historical Novel of Latin America
The Historical Novel of Latin America
Study of recent works by Latin America's premier novelists that considers how these writers articulate modern cultural identities by narrative the lives of iconic figures of the colonial past. Contemporary essays and selections from colonial texts are also discussed. Authors include Arenas, Carpentier, Fuentes,García Márquez , Lobo, Posse, Vargas Llosa.
Notes: Does not fulfill colonial-nineteenth century Latin American requirement.
Pre-requistites: 3000-level sequence. SPAN 4060 required for Majors.
credit hours: 3

SPAN 4210 Topics in Latin American Cinema
Topics in Latin American Cinema
A topics course on the cinemas of Latin America. Possible themes include representations of history, violence and politics, subaltern subjectivities, genres, cinema and cultural imperialism. The course may refer to a particular national tradition or to Latin American film in general. 
Pre-requistites: 3000-level sequence. SPAN 4060 required for Majors.
credit hours: 3

SPAN 4230 Visual Culture in Golden Age Spain
Visual Culture in Golden Age Spain
This course studies the cultural role of images, largely painting, in Spain during the period 1500-1700. Topics explored include: the pictorial use of mythological themes in the projection of imperial power, the importance of portraiture in the legitimization of the Spanish monarchy, the art market and the social status of the artist. While painting is our main focus, we also examine other visual documents such as maps and read literary works that illuminate the functions of images in the period.
Notes: This course satisfies the pre-twentieth-century requirement.
Pre-requistites: 3000-level sequence. SPAN 4060 required for Majors.
credit hours: 3

SPAN 4260 Spanish Phonetics and Phonology
Spanish Phonetics and Phonology
A detailed investigation of the speech sounds of Spanish, their organization, and their proper articulation. Practice both in class and with recorded material.
Pre-requistites: 3000-level sequence. SPAN 4060 required for Majors.
credit hours: 3

SPAN 4270 Iberoamerican Dialectology
Iberoamerican Dialectology
Survey of the varieties of Spanish spoken in Spain, Latin America, and the United States. We look at variation in pronunciation and grammatical usage, such as the tu/usted/vos, as well as variation by age, gender, and social class.
Pre-requistites: 3000-level sequence. SPAN 4060 required for Majors.
credit hours: 3

SPAN 4280 Sex, Sentiment and Marriage
Sex, Sentiment and Marriage
In the 18th century. there is a change in the expectations for marriage and gender relations in general. Instead of the assumption that marriage was to secure property and family alliances, there arose the hope that men and women would find attraction and companionship in marriage. We will look at the process of change in ideas about marriage. the education of women. the right to choose a spouse. romantic love and sexual seduction. and practical problems of the division of power in a marriage.
Pre-requistites: Prerequisite: SPAN 3000 sequence.
credit hours: 3

SPAN 4350 Topics in Spanish Literature and Culture
Topics in Spanish Literature and Culture
A topics course on the literature and culture of Spain. Possible themes include science and literature, construction of gender and sexuality, revolution and repression, honor and violence, popular culture, satire, and metanarrative.
Pre-requistites: 3000-level sequence. SPAN 4060 required for Majors.
credit hours: 3

SPAN 4420 Introduction to Multicultural Medieval Iberia
Introduction to Multicultural Medieval Iberia
Introduction to the cultural issues of medieval Iberia from the eighth century to 1500. Students read a variety of medieval stories, miracles, and historical documents in order to actively discuss Iberia's diverse Jewish, Muslim, and Christian communities, and to engage with such topics as courtly love, health and healing, pilgrimage, the reconquest, and medieval work.
Notes: This course satisfies the pre-twentieth-century requirement.
Pre-requistites: 3000-level sequence. SPAN 4060 required for Majors.
credit hours: 3

SPAN 4430 Literature of the Golden Age
Literature of the Golden Age
Readings and discussions of selected dramatic, poetic, and prose works of the Siglo de Oro by Cervantes, Lope de Vega, Tirso de Molina, Calderón, Quevedo and Luis de Góngora.
Notes: This course satisfies the pre-twentieth-century requirement.
Pre-requistites: 3000-level sequence. SPAN 4060 required for Majors.
credit hours: 3

SPAN 4510 Hispanic Cities
Hispanic Cities
This class explores the history, artistic production, literature, and cultural issues related to a Hispanic city, such as Buenos Aires, Madrid, Mexico City, or Seville. In an effort to investigate the city in a broad national and international context, the course connects an urban area to important events and sites in Latin American and Spain. Taught in rotation by different faculty in the department, the focus on a particular city changes with the professor.
Pre-requistites: 3000-level sequence. SPAN 4060 required for Majors.
credit hours: 3

SPAN 4520 Spanish Cultural Studies
Spanish Cultural Studies
Spanish cultural studies applies interdisciplinary approaches to the study of popular and mass cultural forms. Depending on the instructors' specialization, the course may encompass various chronological periods or special themes. In addition to the specifics of individual syllabi, all classes explore the role of culture in nation formation, the organization of leisure time through the culture industry, culture as a site of power, concepts of high and low culture, and how various cultural systems cut across boundaries of class, race, religion, and gender.
Pre-requistites: 3000-level sequence. SPAN 4060 required for Majors.
credit hours: 3

SPAN 4610 National Cinemas in Latin America
National Cinemas in Latin America
A detailed historical, thematic, and stylistic analysis of individual national cinemas in Latin America (Cuban cinema, Brazilian cinema, Mexican cinema, for example). Emphasis will be placed on understanding the development of national cinema industries and movements in the context of other social, economic, political, and aesthetic forces. May be repeated for credit if the national cinema studied is different.
Notes: COMM 4190, Intro to Latin American Cinema, is highly recommended, although not a prerequisite.
Pre-requistites: 3000-level sequence. SPAN 4060 required for Majors.
credit hours: 3

SPAN 4830 Hispanic Literature Topics in English Translation
Hispanic Literature Topics in English Translation
A study of Spanish and/or Latin American literary works in translation within a specific interdisciplinary topics format based on a central theme or problem. To receive credit toward the Spanish major or minor, all written work and selected weekly readings must be completed in Spanish.
Pre-requistites: 3000-level sequence. SPAN 4060 required for Majors.
credit hours: 3

SPAN 4910 Independent Studies
Independent Studies
Pre-requistites: Departmental approval.
credit hours: 3

SPAN 4920 Independent Studies
Independent Studies
Pre-requistites: Departmental approval.
credit hours: 3

SPAN 6000 Independent Studies
Independent Studies
Pre-requistites: 4000-level sequence and departmental approval.
credit hours: 3

SPAN 6010 Methods of Teaching Spanish and Portuguese
Methods of Teaching Spanish and Portuguese
A general survey of applied linguistics, teaching and testing methodology, and language laboratory use.
Pre-requistites: 4000-level sequence.
credit hours: 3

SPAN 6020 Research Methods and Bibliography
Research Methods and Bibliography
A basic undergraduate introduction to the theory and praxis of writing term papers, Senior theses, or longer research projects according to the norms of the Modern Language Association Style Sheet. Emphasis on bibliographical documentation, methods of citation and annotated bibliographies. The course also includes a panoramic introduction to contemporary literary theory and methods of literary analysis (neo-positivism, formalism, phenomenology, reception theory, psychoanalytic criticism, feminism, Marxism, post-colonialism, cultural studies).
Pre-requistites: 4000-level sequence.
credit hours: 3

SPAN 6060 Bilingualism in the Hispanic World
Bilingualism in the Hispanic World
This course is to teach students about the sociology of language from specific cases of language content and bilingualism in the Spanish-speaking world. Student learn about Spanish in many varied social settings, as well as about first and second language acquisition; language maintenance, shift, and death; code switching; speech production and processing; and bilingual education and language policy.
Pre-requistites: 4000-level sequence.
credit hours: 3

SPAN 6080 Special Topics in Applied Linguistics
Special Topics in Applied Linguistics
The purpose of this course is to assist future teachers interested in second language learning and teaching, both in terms of theoretical issues and practical implications. Subject varies every semester.
Pre-requistites: 4000-level sequence.
credit hours: 3

SPAN 6090 Indigenous Peoples of the Colonial New World
Indigenous Peoples of the Colonial New World
This course satisfies the pre-twentieth-century requirement. An examination of early colonial writings that memorialized and debated the status of American peoples and cultures. Ethnographic accounts of European and Creole authors are read together with indigenous testimonies, with focus on topics such as: noble savagery, the debates on the just causes for military conquest, European perceptions of indigenous languages and religious practices, and the confrontation between oral tradition and written culture.
Pre-requistites: 4000-level sequence.
credit hours: 3

SPAN 6100 Literary Theory
Literary Theory
An introduction to modern theories of literary analysis. Readings consist of primary texts in the schools of thought to be studied, which may include formalism, stylistics, semiotics, reader-oriented approaches, structuralism, deconstruction, feminism, poststructuralism, queer theory, and postcolonial studies.
Pre-requistites: 4000-level sequence.
credit hours: 3

SPAN 6110 Foundations of Colonial Spanish American Literature (1492-1830)
Foundations of Colonial Spanish American Literature (1492-1830)
Examination of literary, historical, and legal texts written in Spanish America, from 1492, the year of Columbus' arrival to the New World, to 1830, the beginning of the independence period. The origin and development of the field of colonial literary studies also considered. Visual texts and films to complement Spanish readings.
Pre-requistites: 4000-level sequence; satisfies pre-twentieth-century requirement.
credit hours: 3

SPAN 6140 The Literature of Central America
The Literature of Central America
Representative literary figures of the six Central American countries, including Darío, Asturias, Cardenal, Alegría, and Cuadra.
Pre-requistites: 4000-level sequence.
credit hours: 3

SPAN 6150 The Literature of the Spanish Caribbean
The Literature of the Spanish Caribbean
With emphasis on the nineteenth and twentieth-centuries, the course traces the literary development of the Spanish Antilles (Cuba, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico) through the works of Heredia, Hostos, Villaverde, Martí­, Avellaneda, Palés Matos, Guillén, Bosch, Marqués, Carpentier, Lezama Lima, Cabrera Infante, Sarduy, L. R. Sánchez, and Ferré, among others.
Pre-requistites: 4000-level sequence.
credit hours: 3

SPAN 6170 Modernism in Spanish American Literature
Modernism in Spanish American Literature
Study of the modernist movement through the works of Martí­, Gutiérrez Nájera, Casal, Silva, Darío, Rodó, Agustini and others.
Pre-requistites: 4000-level sequence.
credit hours: 3

SPAN 6180 Contemporary Spanish American Short Story
Contemporary Spanish American Short Story
A study of the contemporary short story of Spanish America with emphasis on major authors such as Borges, Cortázar, Onetti, Rulfo, Carpentier, García Márquez, Silvina Ocampo and others.
Pre-requistites: 4000-level sequence.
credit hours: 3

SPAN 6190 Avant-Garde Movements in Latin America
Avant-Garde Movements in Latin America
This course surveys the avant-garde movements in Spanish America and Brazil, focusing on the period from 1916 to 1935. Some of the movements to be examined include Huidobro's creacionismo, ultraismo, Brazilian modernismo and verdeamarelismo, Mexican estridentismo and the Contemporáneos group and the impact in Latin America of surrealism and other European avant-garde movements. Readings in both Spanish and Portuguese, and the class is taught in both languages, but fluency in both languages is not expected.
Pre-requistites: 4000-level sequence.
credit hours: 3

SPAN 6200 Recent Spanish American Novel
Recent Spanish American Novel
A study of the major achievements and experiments in the contemporary Spanish American novel.
Pre-requistites: 4000-level sequence.
credit hours: 3

SPAN 6210 The Essay in Spanish America
The Essay in Spanish America
A panoramic view of the essay in Spanish America. The leading authors (Bello, Sarmiento, Hostos, Martí­, Rodó , Mariátegui, Borges, Castellanos, Ferré, Paz and others) are studied with emphasis on their contributions to the genre.
Pre-requistites: 4000-level sequence.
credit hours: 3

SPAN 6220 Chronicles and Epics of Spanish Conquest
Chronicles and Epics of Spanish Conquest
This course examines the ways in which the discovery and conquest of America were narrated, with special focus on the relationship between early modern historiography, legal traditions, and rhetorical standards and practices. Chronicles and epics of the Spanish colonial era are evaluated in relation to Renaissance humanism and philosophy, Spanish colonial language policy and linguistic theory, the status of the Americas and Native Americans in natural and moral history, and debates concerning the justice of imperial conquest and governance.
Pre-requistites: 4000-level sequence; satisfies pre-twentieth-century requirement.
credit hours: 3

SPAN 6230 El Barroco de Indias
El Barroco de Indias
Assessment of the Baroque in Spain's American viceroyalties during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries in its relation to contemporary European literary practices, political culture, and religious values. Readings of works by Europeans (Góngora, Quevedo, Calderón de la Barca, Gracián) as well as Americans of European descent (Balbuena, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Espinosa Medrano, Peralta Barnuevo). Also considered are modern re-interpretations of the place of the Baroque in Spanish America's cultural tradition (Picón Salas, Lezama Lima, Paz, Sarduy).
Pre-requistites: 4000-level sequence
credit hours: 3

SPAN 6250 La Ilustracin: Spanish Literature of the 18th Century
La Ilustracin: Spanish Literature of the 18th Century
This course satisfies the pre-twentieth-century requirement. This course examines Spanish literature of the 18th century. There is special emphasis on the attempts of the Ilustrados to direct and regulate cultural production and the popular resistance to such attempts.
Pre-requistites: 4000-level sequence.
credit hours: 3

SPAN 6260 Spanish Novel of the 19th Century
Spanish Novel of the 19th Century
This course satisfies the pre-twentieth-century requirement. The development of the novel in the nineteenth-century, its different forms and literary trends: romanticism, realism, naturalism. Special attention is paid to Fernán Caballero, Alarcón, Valera, Palacio Valdés, Pereda, Galdós, Pardo Bazán, Alas, Blasco Ibáñez.
Pre-requistites: 4000-level sequence.
credit hours: 3

SPAN 6270 Spanish Romanticism
Spanish Romanticism
This course satisfies the pre-twentieth-century requirement. This course examines Spanish romanticism in the context of European trends. Special attention is given to the economic and political upheavals of the early nineteenth-century and the connection of these to the privileging of the individual subject.
Pre-requistites: 4000-level sequence.
credit hours: 3

SPAN 6330 Spanish Prose of the Golden Age
Spanish Prose of the Golden Age
This course satisfies the pre-twentieth-century requirement. Lectures and discussions of Lazarillo de Tormes, Cervantes's Novelas ejemplares, selections from Guzmán de Alfarache by Mateo Alemán, El Buscón and Los Sueños of Quevedo, and the novels of María de Zayas as well as the writings of Santa Teresa and Gracián.
Pre-requistites: 4000-level sequence.
credit hours: 3

SPAN 6410 Don Quijote
Don Quijote
This course satisfies the pre-twentieth-century requirement. Discussions of Don Quijote in its entirety in the context of the intellectual and cultural tendencies of the Siglo de Oro and modern critical approaches.
Pre-requistites: 4000-level sequence.
credit hours: 3

SPAN 6430 Drama of the Golden Age
Drama of the Golden Age
This course satisfies the pre-twentieth-century requirement. Discussions of the plays of Lope de Vega, Calderón de la Barca, Tirso de Molina, Ruiz de Alarcón and other dramatists in the context of modern critical studies.
Pre-requistites: 4000-level sequence.
credit hours: 3

SPAN 6440 Poetry of the Golden Age
Poetry of the Golden Age
This course satisfies the pre-twentieth-century requirement. Discussions of the pivotal movements represented by the poetry of Boscán, Garcilaso, Luis de León, Santa Teresa, San Juan de la Cruz, Lope de Vega, Góngora, and Quevedo.
Pre-requistites: 4000-level sequence.
credit hours: 3

SPAN 6450 Spanish American Theatre
Spanish American Theatre
Main tendencies of the contemporary Spanish American theatre with emphasis upon such writers as Usigli, Marqués, Solórzano, Buenaventura, Arrufat, Piñera, Garro, and Chocrón.
Pre-requistites: 4000-level sequence.
credit hours: 3

SPAN 6460 Contemporary Spanish American Poets
Contemporary Spanish American Poets
The poetry in Latin America after modernismo. Special attention in each semester the course is offered is given to the work of four or five poets selected from among Vallejo, Huidobro, Agustini, Storni, Borges, Neruda, Parra, Paz, Guillén, Mistral, Cardenal and Lezama Lima.
Pre-requistites: 4000-level sequence.
credit hours: 3

SPAN 6510 History of the Spanish Language
History of the Spanish Language
This course satisfies the pre-twentieth-century requirement. Evolution of Castilian from Roman times through the Middle Ages with consideration of internal change and outside influences.
Pre-requistites: 4000-level sequence.
credit hours: 3

SPAN 6520 Mexican Literature
Mexican Literature
Study of the various tendencies of Mexican literature from the colonial period to the present. Special attention is given to representative authors such as Balbuena, Sor Juana, Fernández de Lizardi, Gutiérrez Nájera , Azuela, Rulfo, Fuentes, Paz, Garro and others.
Pre-requistites: 4000-level sequence.
credit hours: 3

SPAN 6530 Literature of the Andean Countries
Literature of the Andean Countries
Representative works from Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia and Venezuela, with special emphasis on the twentieth-century. Study of such authors as the Inca Garcilaso, Guaman Poma, Isaacs, Matto de Turner, González Prada, Mariátegui, Arguedas, Vallejo, Gallegos, Vargas Llosa, García Márquez, Teresa de la Parra.
Pre-requistites: 4000-level sequence.
credit hours: 3

SPAN 6540 Literature of the Southern Cone
Literature of the Southern Cone
Survey of the literature of Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, and Chile from romanticism to the present. Study of such authors as Sarmiento, José Hernández, Blest Gana, Güiraldes, Quiroga, Huidobro, Mistral, Neruda, Borges, Bombal, Felisberto Hernández, Silvina Ocampo, Roa Bastos, Donoso, Parra, Eltit.
Pre-requistites: 4000-level sequence.
credit hours: 3

SPAN 6570 Spanish Poetry and Poetics, 1900-1939
Spanish Poetry and Poetics, 1900-1939
Examines the evolution of early twentieth-century Spanish poetry, then-current theories of poetry, and accompanying attitudes in literary criticism, especially canon formation.
Pre-requistites: 4000-level sequence.
credit hours: 3

SPAN 6610 Spanish Novel, Theory, and Criticism, 1900-1939
Spanish Novel, Theory, and Criticism, 1900-1939
Examines the evolution of the novel in the early part of the twentieth-century, with attention given to its relationship to philosophical and literary critical writing.
Pre-requistites: 4000-level sequence.
credit hours: 3

SPAN 6650 Modernism and Spain
Modernism and Spain
Examines Spanish participation in Modernism, the international literary movement of the early twentieth-century.
Pre-requistites: 4000-level sequence.
credit hours: 3

SPAN 6670 The Spanish Novel from Post-War to Post-Franco
The Spanish Novel from Post-War to Post-Franco
This course studies developments in the novel in Spain from the 1940s to the present. Special attention is given to the national context during this time, including the experience of dictatorship, transition, and democracy, as well as to the way in which the Spanish novel has interfaced with trends in Europe and the Americas; theoretical selections from formalism to post-structuralism are also discussed.
Pre-requistites: 4000-level sequence.
credit hours: 3

SPAN 6680 Spectacle and Popular Culture in Spain Since 1939
Spectacle and Popular Culture in Spain Since 1939
This course examines the significance of diverse forms of spectacle and popular culture, principally theatre and film but discussion of phenomena such as the novela rosa, comic books, or the bolero may also be included, within the changing context of Spain since the Civil War. The role of these media in the formation of a national subject is foregrounded, as are related theoretical issues such as high culture/low culture and modernism/postmodernism.
Pre-requistites: 4000-level sequence.
credit hours: 3

SPAN 6690 Spanish Poetry and Poetics Since 1939
Spanish Poetry and Poetics Since 1939
This course examines Spanish poetry published from the Civil War to the present. While working to situate Spanish poetry within a larger European and American context, the course also considers and critiques the attempts by critics and creative writers to theorize a poetical practice and construct a literary history and canon.
Pre-requistites: 4000-level sequence.
credit hours: 3

SPAN 6710 Contemporary Fiction in Spanish America and Brazil
Contemporary Fiction in Spanish America and Brazil
A comparison of the contemporary fiction of Spanish America and Brazil. Topics vary, but may include: the short story; race, gender and nationalism; the regionalist novel; experimental fiction; fiction and popular culture. Among the selected authors are Julio Cortázar, Guimarães Rosa, Fonseca, Borges, Clarice Lispector, Rulfo, Donoso, Icaza, Ramos, Rivera. Reading competence in Spanish and Portuguese to be established by previous course work or judgment of instructor.
Pre-requistites: 4000-level sequence.
credit hours: 3

SPAN 6720 19th-Century Spanish American Literature
19th-Century Spanish American Literature
This course satisfies the pre-twentieth-century requirement. A study of the literature of the emerging nations in Spanish America, with special attention to new genres such as the anti-slavery novel, gauchesque poetry, and the indigenist novel. Authors include Bolívar, Bello, Gómez de Avellaneda, Manzano, Sarmiento, Hernández , Isaacs, Galván, and Matto de Turner.
Pre-requistites: 4000-level sequence.
credit hours: 3

SPAN 6730 Women Writers in Spain
Women Writers in Spain
This course covers literature by women authors from the Middle Ages through the twentieth-century. Examination of the poetic, prose, dramatic, and cinematic works by women in Spain from a theoretical perspective that considers how the writers studied, communicate their experiences as women and authors in various historical, political, social, and artistic contexts.
Pre-requistites: 4000-level sequence.
credit hours: 3

SPAN 6740 Women Writers of Latin America
Women Writers of Latin America
A literary analysis of prose, poetry, and theatre by Latin American women tracing the development of intellectual thought in various Latin American societies. Cinematic works included. Special attention to the evolution of gender roles in conjunction with the development of a race, class, and ethnic consciousness as reflected in the literature of women. Authors include: Sor Juana, Gómez de Avellaneda, Matto de Turner, Storni, Agustini, Parra, Castellanos, Ferré, Allende, Eltit, Poniatowska.
Pre-requistites: 4000-level sequence.
credit hours: 3

SPAN 6750 Borges
Borges
Study of the poetry, prose fiction, and essayistic works of Jorge Luis Borges, in addition to an introduction to the vast secondary bibliography on the author.
Pre-requistites: 4000-level sequence.
credit hours: 3

SPAN 6760 Border Studies
Border Studies
Explores contemporary border theory from an historical perspective in the context of the Americas. Examines postmodern/postcolonial notions of racial and cultural difference and otherness as they play out in nineteenth-century literature. Looks at border culture along the US-Mexican border as well as in other Latin American contexts.
Pre-requistites: 4000-level sequence.
credit hours: 3

SPAN 6780 Latin American Cultural Studies
Latin American Cultural Studies
The course is an intensive survey of Latin American cultural studies. Topics to be studied include: interactions among popular, erudite, and mass cultures; debates on modernity and postmodernity; relations between alphabetic and non-alphabetic writing systems in colonial and post colonial contexts; emergence and development of Latin American concepts such as mestizaje, hybridity, transculturation, heterogeneity; relations between culture and the state; issues of class, race, and gender in the study of Latin American culture. Theorists to be studies include Néstor García Canclini, José Martín Barbero, Beatriz Sarlo, Nelly Richard, Roberto Schwarz, Silviano Santiago.
Pre-requistites: 4000-level sequence.
credit hours: 3

SPAN 6790 Latin American Film and Visual Culture
Latin American Film and Visual Culture
A study of Latin American cinema and visual culture from a historical, theoretical, and cultural perspective. Possible topics include: national cinemas, genre, main historical movements in Latin American film, Third Cinema and armed struggle in Latin America, New Latin American cinemas, cinema and other visual arts, Latin American documentary.
Pre-requistites: 4000-level sequence.
credit hours: 3

SPAN 6810 Reading Medieval Iberia
Reading Medieval Iberia
This course satisfies the pre-twentieth-century requirement. A study of the literatures and cultures of medieval Iberia through the fifteenth century, with a focus on topics that may include Andalusi poetry, love in the Libro de buen amor, or medieval manuscript culture.
Pre-requistites: 4000-level sequence.
credit hours: 3

SPAN 6850 Senior Seminar
Senior Seminar
This course is a seminar on major authors of the Hispanic literary tradition from both Spain and Latin America.  This course fulfills the Writing Intensive Requirement.  
Notes: Open only to graduating seniors.
Pre-requistites: 4000-level sequence.
credit hours: 3

SPAN 6910 Special Topics
Special Topics
credit hours: 3

SPAN 6920 Special Topics
Special Topics
Pre-requistites: 4000-level sequence
credit hours: 3

SPAN 7910 Graduate Seminar: Topics in Peninsular Literature
Graduate Seminar: Topics in Peninsular Literature
Notes: Open to Graduate Students ONLY
credit hours: 3

SPAN 7920 Graduate Seminar: Topics in Spanish American Literature
Graduate Seminar: Topics in Spanish American Literature
Notes: Open to Graduate Students ONLY
credit hours: 3

SPAN 7960 Ph.D Prep and Prof. Development
Ph.D Prep and Prof. Development
This seminar prepares students for the Ph.D. exam and dissertation prospectus. It is designed both as a workshop in academic research and writing and as a forum for examining the nature of our discipline and issues related to professionalization for academic careers.
Notes: Open to Graduate Students ONLY
credit hours: 3

SPAN 9980 Master's Research
Master's Research
credit hours: 0

SPAN 9990 Dissertation Research
Dissertation Research
credit hours: 0

SPAN H4990 Honors Thesis
Honors Thesis
Pre-requistites: Requires approval of department and Honors Committee.
credit hours: 3

SPAN H5000 Honors Thesis
Honors Thesis
Pre-requistites: Requires approval of department and Honors Committee.
credit hours: 3