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Spanish

Credits:
4

Pronunciation, fundamentals of grammar, composition, and reading of texts of graded difficulty.

Credits:
4

Pronunciation, fundamentals of grammar, composition, and reading of texts of graded difficulty.

Credits:
4
Degree Requirements:
F10

Review and continuation of grammar; composition; training for oral proficiency. Reading of modern literary works of Spain and Spanish
America.

Prerequisites:
Credits:
4

Review and continuation of grammar; composition; training for oral proficiency. Reading of modern literary works of Spain and Spanish
America.

Prerequisites:
Credits:
4
Degree Requirements:
F10, F11

An intensive study of Spanish at Estudio Sampere, Universidad de Deusto, or other host institutions.

Prerequisites:
Credits:
4
Degree Requirements:
F10, F11

An intensive study of Spanish at Estudio Sampere’s Cuenca, Ecuador location or other host institutions. This course satisfies the
proficiency requirement in foreign languages, as well as the foundation requirement for experiential learning beyond the Rhodes campus.

Prerequisites:
Credits:
4

A study of the most difficult aspects of the Spanish language with emphasis on the four skills of speaking, understanding spoken
Spanish, writing, and reading. Special attention is given to the idiomatic character of the language. Text materials deal with civilization
and current events. Aural comprehension and oral production are stressed in 301; composition is stressed in 302, a writing intensive
course. These courses need not be taken in sequence. While students may take both courses, either one will satisfy a minor/major
requirement and act as a prerequisite for more advanced courses. Students who have previously taken Spanish 305 or Spanish 309 have
in most cases already gained the competencies stressed in 301 and should enroll in 302 if they need a course at this level. Spanish 301
and 302 are intended to be taken early in the minor or major; for this reason Senior minors and majors may not enroll in these courses
without the instructor's permission.

Prerequisites:
Credits:
4
Degree Requirements:
F2, Teaching/Learning Elective

A study of the most difficult aspects of the Spanish language with emphasis on the four skills of speaking, understanding spoken
Spanish, writing, and reading. Special attention is given to the idiomatic character of the language. Text materials deal with civilization
and current events. Aural comprehension and oral production are stressed in 301; composition is stressed in 302, a writing intensive
course. These courses need not be taken in sequence. While students may take both courses, either one will satisfy a minor/major
requirement and act as a prerequisite for more advanced courses. Students who have previously taken Spanish 305 or Spanish 309 have
in most cases already gained the competencies stressed in 301 and should enroll in 302 if they need a course at this level. Spanish 301
and 302 are intended to be taken early in the minor or major; for this reason Senior minors and majors may not enroll in these courses
without the instructor's permission.

Prerequisites:
Credits:
4
Degree Requirements:
F4

Reading and analysis of selected works of Peninsular Spanish literature from a range of genres. Beginning with a brief introduction to
Spain’s multicultural past, the course will provide students with a panoramic survey of the major periods in Spanish cultural and literary
history from the 11th through the 21st centuries. Emphasis given to the fundamentals of literary research and analysis. Ideally, this
course should be taken early in the minor/major, shortly after completing 301 or 302.

Prerequisite: Spanish 301 or 302 or 305 or 309

Credits:
4
Degree Requirements:
F11

A study of the most difficult aspects of the Spanish language with emphasis on the four skills of speaking, understanding, writing, and
reading. Special attention is given to the idiomatic character of the language. The course is offered in conjunction with Estudio Sampere
or Universidad de Deusto.

Prerequisites:
Credits:
4
Degree Requirements:
F4

A panoramic overview of literary and cultural movements from the pre-Columbian era to the present. Emphasis given to the
fundamentals of literary research and analysis. Ideally, this course should be taken early in the minor/major, shortly after completing 301
or 302.

 

Prerequisite: Spanish 301 or 302 or 305 or 309

Credits:
1

Discussion of contemporary issues in Spanish-speaking communities with emphasis on improving oral proficiency.

Prerequisite: Spanish 301, or 302, or 305, or 309

Credits:
4
Degree Requirements:
F11

A study of the most difficult aspects of the Spanish language with emphasis on the four skills of speaking, understanding, writing, and
reading. Special attention is given to the idiomatic character of the language. Text materials deal with civilization and current events. The
course is offered in conjunction with Estudio Sampere (Cuenca, Ecuador) or IES (Buenos Aires, Argentina).

Prerequisites:
Credits:
4

A course in which students read and analyze texts pertaining to the U.S. Hispanic experience as they work with agencies that work
alongside Hispanic communities of Memphis.

Prerequisite: Spanish 301, or 302, or 305, or 309

Credits:
4

The aim of this course is to introduce students to the various schools of thought that set the grounds for modern literary and cultural
criticism. Each school questions inherited views of the world postulated by its predecessors, and refashions the textual practices in
literary and cultural studies. Through a reading and discussion of Latin American texts, this course examines how developments in
theory alter our field of study and how the literary realm itself shapes the views of critics. Some of the theories to be studied are
Formalism, Structuralism, Deconstruction, Reader-Response, Feminisms, Gender Theories, and Postcolonial Theory.

Prerequisite: Spanish 301, or 302, or 305, or 309

Credits:
4
Degree Requirements:
F5

A study of the works of Spanish American dramatists from the colonial era to the present.

Prerequisite: Spanish 301, or 302, or 305, or 309

Credits:
4
Degree Requirements:
F9, F11

This course focuses on how debates about space and place, cities, and nature serve as forums of contemplation and contestation of the political, historical, geographic, and literary foundations of Hispanic imaginaries. Authors have found in natural and urban landscapes a suggestive literary locus of unrest and ambiguity to problematize and disrupt the physical, metaphysical, and ontological symbolic value ascribed to them by predecessors. Writers adopt these changing representations in order to point to paradoxes and contradictions in notions of the colonial, the imperial, the national, the local, and the global. We will dedicate part of the course to contemporary reconsiderations of the relationship between urban life and the natural world taking place in Latin America, and conduct engaged research on civic engagement through literature, art, and philosophy, as expressed in Cartonera publishing in Memphis.

Credits:
4

A study of the major movements and representatives of Spanish American Poetry, from pre-Columbian era to the present.

Prerequisite: Spanish 301, or 302, or 305, or 309

Credits:
4
Degree Requirements:
F9

The course focuses on the visual, literary, and cartographic production of the pre-Hispanic world and Spanish American Colonial culture
and the re-imagination of the period in the last century. Some topics include: Inca and Mesoamerican maps, codices, and graffiti;
contrasting narratives of conquest; the earliest elaboration of global worlds; the debate on the nature of Amerindians and early notions of
Human Rights; imperial discourses; gender and race; and satire and humor. Authors include Pre-Hispanic poets and mapmakers,
Cristobal Colón, Hernán Cortés, Fernando de Ixtlilxóchitl, Bartolomé de las Casas, Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, Inca Garcilaso de la
Vega, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Carlos Sigüenza y Góngora, and Juan de Valle Caviedes among others. Movies and contemporary texts
on the Colonial past will serve to the study of the modern reception of this cultural production.

Prerequisite: Spanish 301 or 302 or 305 or 309

Credits:
4

This course aims to raise and examine issues associated with women’s literary expression through the study of works by some of the
most prominent Spanish writers of the last two centuries. Questions of marginality (as related to gender, language and culture), female
sexuality and creativity, and the challenge of writing under the watchful eye of state censors will be addressed.

Prerequisite: Spanish 301 or 302 or 305 or 309

Credits:
4

The primary focus is on women writers from the Middle Ages to the end of the seventeenth century. It explores how women writers inthe Hispanic world, such as Florencia Pinar, Teresa de Jesús, Catalina de Erauso, Juana Inés de la Cruz, and María de Zayas, negotiate
gender construction and its impositions through literature. For these women, literary production becomes the site of gender-related political resistance, and in some instances, gender redefinition or what could be called a Hispanic proto-feminism. The course deals with a variety of literary genres, such as poetry, short novel, theater, autobiography, and letters, as well as some oral tradition.

Prerequisite: Spanish 301 or 302 or 305 or 309

Credits:
4

A study of gender in works by women and men writers. Topical units composed of texts representing various genres, regions, and periods.

Prerequisite: Spanish 301 or 302 or 305 or 309

Credits:
4

Emphasis on a particular genre or the literature of a specific Hispanic nation.

Prerequisite; Spanish 301, or 302, or 305, or 309

Credits:
4

A study of contemporary Southern Cone literature including short stories, novels, theatre, poetry, and essays.

Prerequisite: Spanish 301 or 302 or 305 or 309

Credits:
4

A study of major Central American fiction, poetry, drama, and essays. Particular attention to works published after 1950, although some
selections from before 1950 may be included to develop understandings of cultural, literary, and socio-historical contexts.

Prerequisite: Spanish 301 or 302 or 305 or 309

Credits:
4

The medieval Iberian Peninsula was famously home to a variety of cultural communities, defined not only by their religion (Muslims, Christians, or Jews) but also by their place of origin, their relationship to majority culture, or their social origin and occupation. This course examines medieval Iberian cultural communities and their contentious and collaborative relationships to one another, primarily through the lens of their written cultural production (such as literature or historiography), but also taking into account other cultural manifestations such as art, music, textiles, etc. In a given semester, the class may focus on one specific community, issue, or genre.

Prerequisite: Any of the following: 301, 302, 305, 309

Credits:
4
Degree Requirements:
F5, F9

From the Visión de los vencidos to Alfonso Reyes’s Visión de Anáhuac, Mexican literature has shared its space and maintains a constant dialogue/friction with other types of cultural representation. Focusing on the interplay of four different types of art (photography, painting, literature and film) we will examine in this course five key moments for Mexican literary production and visual arts, from the Mexican Revolution to the present. Writers such as Rulfo and Poniatowska, muralistas like Orozco and Rivera, photographers such as Ituribide and López, and filmmakers from Buñuel to Cuarón will help us in examining and reframing the most common issues of Mexican cultural studies, such as cultural identity and the remaking of the indigenous past; cultural hybridization; the creation of the Modern Mexican nation; race, class, sexuality and gender relations; and immigration/border issues with the US.

Prerequisites: Spanish 301, 301, 305, 309 or permission of the instructor

Credits:
4

A study of major Mexican writers of the 20th and 21st centuries. May include works by Juan Rulfo, Rosario Castellanos, Elena Garro,
Carlos Fuentes, Octavio Paz, and Carlos Monsiváis.

Spanish 301 or 302 or 305 or 309

Credits:
4

A study of major novelists since 1950. May include works by Alejo Carpentier, Roberto Bolaño, Mario Vargas Llosa, Cristina Peri
Rossi, and Gabriel García Márquez.

Prerequisite: Spanish 301 or 302 or 305 or 309

Credits:
4

A study of Spanish American short story writers. May include works by Jorge Luis Borges, Augusto Monterroso, Luisa Valenzuela, Julio
Cortázar, and Horacio Quiroga.

Prerequisite:Spanish 301 or 302 or 305 or 309

Credits:
4

This course aims to give the student an overview of the literary development of Spain during the 18th and 19th centuries. Emphasis is
given to the main cultural and literary movements: Enlightenment, Romanticism and Realism.

Prerequisite: Spanish 301 or 302 or 305 or 309

Credits:
4

This course aims to study some of the most important authors and literary works of what has been called Spain’s “Silver Age” at the beginning of the 20th century. Two key moments in Spanish history serve as bookends for the readings: the “Disaster” of 1898 and the Spanish Civil War of 1936-1939. We’ll begin the course by studying representative works of authors included in the so-called Generation of 98, the first of the important literary and artistic generations of the 20th century. When we read the poetry of the Generation of 27, we’ll see the tension between their recognition of the importance of their immediate predecessors and new tendencies toward more avant-garde aesthetic concerns and poetic practices. The connections between literary art, Cubism and Surrealism will also be explored. Since the course is cross-listed with the Gender and Sexuality Studies program, we’ll approach literary works through the lens of gender analysis, focusing specifically on constructions of masculinity, femininity and queer identities, the connection between gender and genre, and the voicing of difference. The course’s readings include many works and authors recognized within the canon of great works in Spanish literature, but we will also read many works by authors traditionally excluded from the canon, with the aim of exploring the possible reasons and motives for their exclusion.

Prerequisite: Any of the following Spanish 301, 302, 305, 309

Credits:
4

This course aims to study Spanish literature published during the years following the Spanish Civil War of 1936-9 to the present, with a particular focus on identity viewed through the lens of gender studies. In reading works produced during the Franco dictatorship, we’ll see the impact of state censorship on artistic production, and we’ll trace the effects of the regime’s promotion of traditional configurations and expressions of gender in selected literary texts and films. In works published following Franco’s death in 1975, we will explore how art and literature provide opportunities for a certain coming to grips with the historical memory of four decades of dictatorship. All readings, discussions and writing assignments will be in Spanish.

Prerequisite: Any of the following Spanish 301, 302, 305, 309

Credits:
4
Degree Requirements:
F5

This course offers an in-depth look at some of the main films, genres, directors, and styles of Spanish cinema in the specific context of
Spanish culture and history, as well as of wider European and world film history. In addition, it introduces students to key terms and
concepts of cinematic analysis and film theory. In a given semester, the course may focus on a specific filmmaker, genre, or period.

Prerequisite: Spanish 301 or 302 or 305 or 309

Credits:
4

This course focuses on 16th- and 17th-century poetry and prose. May include works by Quevedo, Góngora, Garcilaso de la Vega,
Cervantes, Zayas, Teresa de Jesús, and Juan de la Cruz.

Prerequisite: Spanish 301 or 302 or 305 or 309

Credits:
4

This course will study major playwrights of the Golden Age such as Lope de Vega, Pedro Calderón de la Barca, Tirso de Molina, María
de Zayas, Juana Inés de la Cruz and Juan Ruiz de Alarcón, amongmany others. Written and staged between the end of the 16th and the
end of the 17th centuries—a period known for its literary and artistic activity both in the New World and Spain—these plays are
important because of their themes, audience and treatment of critical issues such as gender definition, national identity, and conflicts of
class.

Prerequisite: Spanish 301 or 302 or 305 or 309

Credits:
4

This course aims to familiarize students with Miguel de Cervantes’s masterpiece, considered one of the classics of 17th-century Spanish
literature. Questions of readership, authorship, and narrative, among others, will be examined.

Prerequisite: Spanish 301 or 302 or 305 or 309

Credits:
4
Degree Requirements:
F9

The sixteenth and seventeenth centuries witnessed the rise of one of the earliest global powers in the Western Modern world: the Spanish
Empire. This course examines the notion of Spanish Empire as it is expressed in the literary production of the times, and how this affects
its consideration in the following centuries and up until today. Challenging the metageographies that inform the study of the field, we
will adopt a transatlantic framework to promote comparisons, and explore interactions, between texts that are conventionally labeled as
separate creations of Latin American vs. Peninsular literature. Using our framework, we seek to fashion a more complex panorama and
achieve a deeper understanding of the discourses behind this early global phenomenon. Readings include Mesoamerican Poetry and the
descriptions of the earliest Conquistadors; histories of the Incas and Moriscos in the Peninsula; contemporary short stories and their
filmic representations among others. Through the study of these works we will inquire into concepts like nation, race, identity, empire
and their role on the elaboration of the Hispanic imaginary.

Prerequisite: Spanish 301 or 302 or 305 or 309

Credits:
4

An overview of major topics of Hispanic literatures and cultures. Emphasis is given to the process of conceiving and developing a
substantial library of research, and to the elaboration of a major research paper and a formal academic presentation based upon the essay.

Credits:
4-8

  

Credits:
4-8