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Majors in Spanish

Spanish BA

There are many reasons to major in Spanish:

  • You enjoy learning the language and examining its features with our department's experts in linguistics.
  • You are curious about the role of the Spanish language and Spanish-speaking people in the world, in the US, in local communities and maybe in your own family.
  • You like exploring film, literature, music and other works with our professors' expert guidance.
  • Learning about Spanish and the Spanish-speaking world allows you to examine your other major or professional goals through an additional lens.

So whatever your reason for majoring --or double majoring-- in Spanish, we welcome you, your interests and your insights.

Key highlights of the major:

  • The only required course is SPAN 228: Spanish Composition.
  • Spanish majors must complete at least 33 credit hours of SPAN coursework (at the 200-level or higher).
  • Of the 33 credit hours, students must complete at least 12 hours of advanced courses (300 or 400 level courses).
  • Students must also meet an approved supporting coursework requirement (more information in the table below).
  • In order to graduate, your GPA (including transfer work) in the major must be a 2.0 or above, and your overall GPA must be 2.0 or above.
  • If you received a score of 4 or 5 on the Spanish AP exam, you already have credit for two courses in the major (SPAN 200 and 204).
Minimum of 33 credit hours of Spanish Courses
SPAN 228: Spanish Composition (does not need to be the first course taken)3 cr. hrs.
4-6 additional 200-level SPAN courses*12-18 cr. hrs.
4-6 300- and/or 400-level SPAN courses12-18 cr. hrs.
Note: The number of 200-, 300-, or 400-level Spanish courses depends on student choice (within the given range), but must add up to 33 hours. 33 cr. hrs. of SPAN courses
Supporting Coursework
Supporting coursework, a minor, or a second major in an area of study chosen by the student and approved by the advisor. 15-21 cr. hrs.
Total hours for the major48-54 cr. hrs.

*With permission of the adviser, students will be able to take up to two SPAN courses that are taught in a language other than Spanish. Or up to two 200-level SPAN courses can be substituted with any of the following:BASQ 401andBASQ 402,CATL 401andCATL 402,PORT 401andPORT 402, andLAST 445. These courses do not count for advanced hours and do not substitute for SPAN 228.

Spanish BAT

Would you like to be a Spanish teacher? The Bachelor of Arts in the Teaching of Spanish (BAT) is specifically designed to prepare our students to become K-12 teachers of Spanish. In fact, the Spanish BATprogram has a 100% placement rate, with every student stepping into a teaching job after graduation. Then, within their classrooms they inspire the next generation of Spanish majors.

Because the Spanish BAT combines coursework in Spanish with the requirements of the Foreign Language Teacher Education (FLTE) program, it is important that you discuss your interest with our Spanish advisor, Mr. Brady Hughes ([email protected]), during your freshman and sophomore years. With him, you will create a clear timeline for completing your Spanish courses, studying abroad (if possible) and applying to the BAT/Foreign Language Teacher Education (FLTE) program. Students who are accepted into the BAT/FLTE program then work with Dr. Pamela Greene, FLTE Director, to complete the necessary FLTE coursework, field experience, student teaching and licensure requirements.

CodeTitleHours
Core Spanish Courses
SPAN 228Spanish Composition3
SPAN 477Spanish Grammar and Communicative Language Teaching3
27-30 additional hours of coursework in SPAN at the 200, 300, and/or 400 level, including at least two literature and culture courses and at least two linguisitics courses, chosen from among the following: SPAN 250, 252, 254, 303, 305, 307, 308, 309, 310, 312, 318, 320, 324, 326, 395, related SPAN 299 or SPAN 399 study abroad courses, or related SPAN 400-level courses with advisor approval.27-30
Core Professional Education Courses
FLTE 471Introduction to Second Language Teaching4
FLTE 475Learning to Teach World Language4
FLTE 478Secondary World Language Teaching 14
EPS 201Foundations of Education3
EPSY 201Educational Psychology3
SPED 405General Educator's Role in Special Education3
EDPR 442Educational Practice in Secondary Education12
Total Hours63-68
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In the fall semester, students enroll for 3 hours with instruction occurring in the first 10 weeks. In the spring semester, students enroll for 1 hour with instruction occurring in the first 4 weeks.

Sours: https://spanport.illinois.edu/academics/spanish-undergraduate/majors-spanish

Undergraduate Admissions

What is Spanish?

In this major, you’ll gain mastery of the Spanish language while learning core concepts of Spanish culture, literature, and linguistics. Our program offers a variety of opportunities so that you can shape your studies to fit your interests. You'll have chances to study abroad, work with faculty, and take part in community service. This degree will prepare you to engage in a changing world where Spanish is a crucial language. The Spanish major is often chosen in conjunction with another major. There is also a Teacher Education option that prepares students to teach Spanish.

Career Options

  • Business
  • Medicine
  • Public service
  • Teaching
  • Translation

Post-Graduation Success1

91% employed or continuing education

57% employed after graduation

31% attending graduate school

$44,043 average starting annual income

Sample employer destinations: Boeing, Aerotek, Teach for America View All

Sample grad school destinations: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Illinois at Chicago, John Marshall Law School View All

Program Resources

College of Liberal Arts & SciencesProgram WebpageDegree Requirements

Sours: https://myillini.illinois.edu/Programs/MajorDetail/10KV0307BALA
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SPAN - Spanish

Courses

SPAN 101   Elementary Spanish I   credit: 4 Hours.

Intensive course for beginner students of Spanish. Students will develop basic listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in Spanish to a novice high level, based on the proficiency scale stipulated by the American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) and to provide them with an introduction to the various cultures of the Spanish-speaking world and Hispanics in the United States.

SPAN 122   Intensive Elementary Spanish   credit: 4 Hours.

Intensive beginning Spanish, equivalent to the first two semesters, for students with little or no experience in Spanish or whose skills need refreshing. This is considered a second level course for purposes of fulfilling the University General Education Language requirement. Prerequisite: None or assignment by placement exam. Students who have the equivalent of four or more years credit in Spanish at the secondary level will not receive credit for SPAN 122.

SPAN 142   Spanish in the Professions   credit: 4 Hours.

Introduction to Spanish in business, law, medical, education & social service fields, with a focus on the importance of bilingualism in the U.S., strategies for lifelong learning, and culture considerations. The development of functional use of Spanish within the professional context is the major focus of the course. This is considered a fourth level course for purposes of fulfilling the University General Education Language requirement. Credit is not given for both SPAN 141 and SPAN 142. Prerequisite: SPAN 130 (formerly numbered 103), equivalent course, or placement score.

SPAN 150   Language and Identity in Latinx Communities in the US   credit: 3 Hours.

Exploration of the complicated relationship between language and identity among Latinx in the US. You will develop an understanding of why there is a continuum of language ability in English and Spanish and why language shift to English is a natural phenomenon. You will learn about bilingualism at an individual, cognitive, and social level, and understand how language and identity are interconnected. In addition, you will learn the role that culture plays in the manner in which language is approached and practiced and how that interaction impacts identity constructions as related to race and gender.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
Social & Beh Sci - Soc Sci
Cultural Studies - US Minority

SPAN 232   Spanish in the Community   credit: 3 Hours.

Introduction to Spanish-speaking communities in the Champaign-Urbana area, focusing on issues of particular interest to the local Hispanic community, developing contextualized oral proficiency, and facilitating student civic engagement. Active student reflection is structured throughout the course. Meets two hours a week in class and two hours a week in community-based service work. In their interactions with community members and organizations students both learn from and contribute to the community. Same as LAST 232. Prerequisite: SPAN 141, SPAN 142, or equivalent.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
Cultural Studies - US Minority

SPAN 248   Latin American Diaspora through Film: Beyond Braceros, Narcos, and Latin Lovers   credit: 3 Hours.

Study of the relationships between Latinx and Latin American culture through film, focusing on sociohistorical processes (migrations, assimilation, political struggles, nationalism, globalization). It goes beyond onscreen stereotypes about Latinx and Latin Americans (narcotraffickers, undocumented migrants and Latin lovers) promoting nuanced perspectives on issues affecting Latinas/os and Latin Americans in their relationship with US culture. 40% of the films are Latin American and 60% Latinx (made in the US). Taught in English. Same as LLS 248.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
Humanities - Lit & Arts
Cultural Studies - US Minority

SPAN 250   Approaches to Literature   credit: 3 Hours.

Words have the power to transport us to other worlds and help us understand how we see our own. In this class, students will learn to analyze a broad range of literary texts (short stories, essays, novels, poetry, comics, etc.) of the Spanish-Speaking world, and explore their intersections with broader historical and cultural issues. Prerequisite: SPAN 228.

SPAN 254   Approaches to Culture   credit: 3 Hours.

Our world is filled with diverse and often contradictory cultural messages. In this class students will examine how culture shapes values, beliefs, habits and artistic production in Iberian, Latin American and/or Latinx communities. Focusing on issues relevant to the Spanish-speaking world, students will analyze a range of cultural objects and practices, such as film, visual art, social media, food, music and literature. Prerequisite: SPAN 228.

SPAN 308   Spanish in the United States   credit: 3 Hours.

Descriptive and critical overview of the linguistic practices of the different Spanish-speaking communities in the U.S. The main objective of the course is to develop critical and linguistic awareness about the relationship among language, individual, and society. Special emphasis on historical migration patterns and settlements, characteristics of Spanish in contact with English, and language use and attitude patterns. Same as LLS 308. Prerequisite: SPAN 228 or consent of instructor.

SPAN 309   Varieties of Spoken Spanish   credit: 3 Hours.

Relationship between language, individual and society in the context of the spread of Spanish in the world, concentrating on Spanish varieties spoken in Spain and Latin America, including the United States, but will also give an overview of Spanish in Africa (Equatorial Guinea, Morocco), and other parts of the world (Israel, Turkey, the Philippines). Prerequisite: SPAN 252 or consent of instructor. May be taken concurrently with SPAN 252.

SPAN 310   Premodern Spanish Literatures & Cultures   credit: 3 Hours.

A critical analysis of selected texts and authors representative of the Medieval and Early Modern periods in the context of Iberian cultures. Particular emphasis on the relationship between cultural practices and the construction of national identities prior to 1700, as well as on the plurality of cultures that shaped what is now Spain. Specific sections may emphasize critical topics such as gender, ideology, literary form, nationalisms, race, and sexuality, among others. Prerequisite: SPAN 228.

SPAN 318   Spanish Cultural Studies I   credit: 3 Hours.

A critical analysis of historical events, institutions, artistic production, symbols and values representative of Spanish (Iberian) cultures. Particular emphasis on the relationship between specific cultural practices and/or values and the construction of national identities prior to 1700. May be repeated in separate terms to a maximum of 6 hours, if topics vary. Prerequisite: SPAN 228.

SPAN 320   Spanish Cultural Studies II   credit: 3 Hours.

Critical analysis of selected historical events, artistic production, debates, symbols and values representative of Spanish (Iberian) cultures in the modern and contemporary periods. Particular emphasis on the relationship between cultural practices and national identities, as well as on contextualized analysis of different types of cultural phenomena. May be repeated in separate terms to a maximum of 6 hours, if topics vary. Prerequisite: SPAN 228.

SPAN 324   Latin America Cultural Studies I   credit: 3 Hours.

Examination of the complexities, ramifications and ambiguities of the cultural encounters, processes and expressions which took place in Latin America between different racial and ethnic groups from Pre-Columbian times to the 1800. Particular emphasis will be placed on the critical analysis of major cultural events, periods and issues that influenced the formation of identities in these territories. May be repeated in separate terms to a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite: SPAN 228.

SPAN 326   Latin America Cultural Studies II   credit: 3 Hours.

Panoramic view of Latin American cultures since the end of the colonial period (roughly 1820) to the present. Examination of the major debates, authors and cultural issues that shaped those cultures or that were shaped by them. Specific themes may vary by semester, and may include the following: slavery, colonialism and neocolonialism, revolution, mestizaje, gender, the state, and modernization. Analysis will include diverse cultural phenomena, as well as consideration of cultural perspectives and practices. May be repeated in separate terms to a maximum of 6 hours, if topics vary. Prerequisite: SPAN 228.

SPAN 332   Spanish and Entrepreneurship   credit: 3 Hours.

Entrepreneurship means more than starting a business. This course emphasizes social entrepreneurship, in which the basic process of entrepreneurship-opportunity recognition, resource gathering and value creation is used to address social issues, not to create profits. Students do community-based learning in non-profits serving the local Spanish-speaking community, thereby building their language skills, acquiring cultural knowledge and gaining hands-on experience with social entrepreneurship (theory and practice). Each week class meets two hours in class and two hours in community-based service work. Prerequisite: SPAN 228.

SPAN 431   Spanish Morphology   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Introductory course to basic concepts of morphological structure and word formation from a functional perspective. The course centers around the specific morphological characteristics of Spanish, considering historical and dialectal variation. Taught in Spanish. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: SPAN 305 or equivalent; or consent of instructor.

SPAN 434   History of the Spanish Language   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Study of the historical evolution of the Spanish language, from its origins in Latin to its spread and development in Spain and Latin America, considering also the influence of other languages on Spanish. Both internal history (changes in phonology, morphology, syntax and lexicon) and external history are examined. Taught in Spanish. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: SPAN 252 or equivalent introduction to Spanish or General Linguistics or consent of instructor.

SPAN 437   The Acquisition of Spanish   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Examination of the acquisition of Spanish by monolinguals, bilinguals, and second language learners. After a general introduction to theories of language acquisition, the focus of the course is on empirical investigations of the acquisition of the phonology, lexicon, morphology and syntax of Spanish by each to the learner groups listed above. Taught in Spanish. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: SPAN 303 and SPAN 305 or equivalent, or consent of instructor.

SPAN 466   Colonial Span Amer Studies   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

In-depth study of colonial Spanish American discursive and cultural production from Pre-Hispanic times to the eighteenth century. Emphasis is placed upon the intellectual and cultural climate from which these texts emerged. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 undergraduate hours or 8 graduate hours if topic varies. Prerequisite: SPAN 314 and SPAN 324.

SPAN 571   Proseminar For Lang Tchg   credit: 4 Hours.

In-depth exploration of fundamental concepts in foreign language teaching; designed for departmental Teaching Assistants; topics include classroom discourse, teaching approaches, reading, listening, writing, and principles of language testing. Same as PORT 571. 4 graduate hours. No professional credit. Prerequisite: Teaching assistantship in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese or consent of instructor.

SPAN 572   Theory and Literary Criticism   credit: 4 Hours.

Presentation of major critical theories for the analysis of literary and cultural texts since the mid-20th century. Hispanic, Luso-Brasilian, and U.S. Latina/o critical theory will be studied. Students will demonstrate their understanding of these theories by critically engaging texts written in Spanish, Portuguese, or the foreign language of their specialization. Same as PORT 572. 4 graduate hours. No professional credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese or consent of instructor.

SPAN 580   Classroom Language Acquisition   credit: 4 Hours.

Provides for an introduction to the context, process(es), and product of classroom language acquisition; emphasis is placed upon research, research findings, and implications of research. Same as EIL 580, FR 580, GER 580, ITAL 580, and PORT 580. 4 graduate hours. No professional credit. Prerequisite: FLTE 471 or equivalent, or consent of instructor.

SPAN 584   Theories in Second Language Acquisition   credit: 4 Hours.

Course introduces doctoral students to current mainstream theories (e.g., linguistic, psycholinguistic, cognitive, and social) used in SLA research. Emphasis is on gaining fundamental understanding of how theories work in SLA, how to evaluate them, and what they attempt to explain. Same as CI 584, EALC 584, EPSY 563, FR 584, GER 584, ITAL 584, LING 584, and PORT 584. 4 graduate hours. No professional credit. Prerequisite: LING 489 or equivalent or consent of instructor.

Sours: http://catalog.illinois.edu/courses-of-instruction/span/
Spanish Major Snippets

Spanish, BALAS

for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts & Sciences Major in Spanish


A Major Plan of Study Form must be completed and submitted to the Student Affairs Office before the end of the fourth semester (48-60 hours). Please see your adviser.

Departmental distinction: To be considered for departmental distinction, a student must maintain a 3.5 grade point average and fulfill special additional requirements. See the department's honors adviser.


General education: Students must complete the Campus General Education requirements including the campus general education language requirement.


Minimum required major and supporting course work: equates to 48 hours, including 33 hours in Spanish courses at the 200-level or higher. 

Twelve hours of 300- and 400-level in the major must be taken on this campus.


Minimum hours required for graduation: 120 hours.

CodeTitleHours
133

SPAN 228

Spanish Composition
215-21
Total Hours48-54
Sours: http://catalog.illinois.edu/undergraduate/las/spanish-balas/

Major uiuc spanish

Teaching of Spanish, BA

for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in the Teaching of Spanish


Prerequisite to application to the Teaching program
GPA of 2.5 in all Spanish content courses in the major.
Contact the Foreign Language Teacher Education Program for information:https://flte.illinois.edu/

In order to remain in good standing in this program and be recommended for licensure, candidates are required to maintain UIUC, cumulative, content area, and professional education, grade-point averages of 2.5 (A+= 4.0). Candidates should consult their advisor or the Council on Teacher Education for the list of courses used to compute these grade-point averages.
Illinois law requires all candidates for licensure in World Languages pass the appropriate language content-area test prior to student teaching, and an oral proficiency test in their content major language prior to licensure.

Departmental distinction: To be eligible for departmental distinction, a student must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0, display exceptional teaching ability, and complete an approved project or series of projects. Consult the Spanish departmental advisor for details.

Study Abroad: It is strongly recommended that future teachers of Spanish engage in one or more semesters of study in a Spanish-speaking country. A number of the curricular requirements may be met through the Year Abroad Program or other approved programs; see Study Abroad Programs.

General education: Students must complete the Campus General Education requirements including the campus general education language requirement.


Minimum required major and supporting course work: Minimum required course work normally equates to 33-36 hours in Teaching Area of Concentration and 33 hours of professional education courses.


Minimum hours required for graduation: 127 hours.

CodeTitleHours
SPAN 228Spanish Composition3
SPAN 477Spanish Grammar and Communicative Language Teaching3
27-30
FLTE 471Introduction to Second Language Teaching4
FLTE 475Learning to Teach World Language4
FLTE 478Secondary World Language Teaching 14
EPS 201Foundations of Education3
EPSY 201Educational Psychology3
SPED 405General Educator's Role in Special Education3
EDPR 442Educational Practice in Secondary Education12
Total Hours63-68
Sours: http://catalog.illinois.edu/undergraduate/las/teaching-spanish-ba/
Spanish Major Snippets

Spanish Undergraduate

Spanish Undergraduate

Hola. We welcome you to Spanish at Illinois, where we offer programs and courses that will improve your Spanish, increase your knowledge of Hispanic cultures and prepare you to thoughtfully engage in a changing world where Spanish is a major language. You can make your experience in Spanishfit your unique interests through our study abroad options, opportunities to work closely with faculty, courses on a wide array of topics, online courses and community service learning. We are committed to guiding students to meaningful learning outcomes through the Spanish major and the Teaching of Spanish major. And by the way, there’s no need to stick to just one language. Our department also offers courses in Basque, Catalan and Portuguese. 

The world doesn't work in just one language, and neither should you.

Dear prospective/admitted students and parents: Please send an email to Ann Abbott, Director of Undergraduate Studies, at [email protected] to set up an online meeting. We can address your questions and show you how studying Spanish at Illinois will open you to a world of languages, cultures, perspectives, intellectual challenges and careers.

¡Síguenos on social media!

Facebook On our Spanish Advising Facebook page we post scholarship information, job leads and cultural events on campus. Dale "me gusta" a la página y selecciona la opción para "recibir notificaciones".

We encourage you to follow us on our Instagram and Twitter as well, where you can learn about our department seminars, faculty and student features, course information, and more! Our handle on both Twitter and Instagram is @SpanPort_UIUC.

In Spanish, te damos la bienvenida.

Sours: https://spanport.illinois.edu/academics/spanish-undergraduate

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  • PORT 150 - FALL 2020

    WRITING BRAZILIANS INTO THE U.S.

    This course looks at Brazilians in the U.S. through the interdisciplinary approaches of cultural studies and ethnic studies. Students will learn how Brazilian identity in the U.S.  is not uniform or static, but rather historically contingent, plural, and contested, and how migrants and their...

    Course Description for PORT 150 - FALL 2020

  • SPAN 324 SEC A - FALL 2020

    LATIN AMERICAN RELIGION, MYTH AND RITUALS: THEN AND NOW

    This course focuses on the profound cultural and symbolic continuities and changes of religious myths and rituals in Latin America from the past to the present. Tracing religious texts and practices from the Pre-Colombian era, through colonialism and postcolonialism, through the present, this...

    Course Description for SPAN 324 SEC A - FALL 2020

  • SPAN 324 SEC B - FALL 2020

    WHY WE EAT WHAT WE EAT: FOOD AND CULTURE IN LATIN AMERICA

    This course examines the relationship between food, culture and society in colonial Latin America and its impact on our society today including the US. Why we eat what we eat is a product of the encounters between these diverse societies (European, indigenous and African) in the past and the result...

    Course Description for SPAN 324 SEC B - FALL 2020

  • SPAN 320 SEC X - FALL 2020

    QUEER VOICES OF SPANISH LITERATURE AND CULTURE

    This course serves as a panoramic introduction to Spanish literatures and cultures from the perspective of the non-heteronormative subject, from 1898 through the present. Under the label of queer the class includes a heterogeneous group of voices, experiences, historical figures and fictional...

    Course Description for SPAN 320 SEC X - FALL 2020

  • SPAN 320 SEC D - FALL 2020

    GLOBAL SPAIN: BETWEEN AMERICA, EUROPE, AND THE MEDITERRANEAN

    In this course, we will explore the construction of the image of Spain for foreign consumption from the turn of the twentieth Century to the present. We will analyze the presence of Spain beyond its borders, including aspects such as military and economic colonialism, migration, tourism, sports,...

    Course Description for SPAN 320 SEC D - FALL 2020

  • SPAN 312 - FALL 2020

    MINOR LITERATURES: CATALAN, BASQUE AND GALICIAN LITERATURES IN THE SPANISH CONTEXT

    We will analyze some of Basque (Euskera), Galician, Catalan literature masterpieces by paying attention to issues of linguistic deterritorialization, politicization, visibility, and cultural translation. All of these languages have a long history and rich literatures. However, unlike Castilian,...

    Course Description for SPAN 312 - FALL 2020

  • SPAN 572 - FALL 2020

    THEORY & LIT CRIT: CONVERSATIONS WITH HISPANISM BETWEEN COLONIALISM & POSTCOLONIALISM

    An overview of critical theories for the analysis of literary and cultural texts since the mid-20th century, including Spanish, Latin American, Luso-Brazilian, and U.S. Latinx schools of thought. On one level, this seminar functions as a presentational overview of major critical theories and...

    Course Description for SPAN 572 - FALL 2020

  • SPAN 305 - FALL 2020

    THE STRUCTURE OF SPANISH

    An in-depth investigation of the structure of Spanish, with a secondary focus on syntactic variation, especially structural differences with English. Introduces concepts and techniques essential for syntactic analysis and description. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 252 or consent of...

    Course Description for SPAN 305 - FALL 2020

  • SPAN 468 - FALL 2020

    FANTASTIC FICTIONS: (RE)READING CONTEMPORARY LATIN AMERICAN FICTION

    During the mid- and late-20 century, Latin American novels and short stories became international sensations, enjoying unprecedented commercial and critical success. “Fantastic Fictions” will examine several of the most celebrated canonical and emergent authors in Spanish America. From Borges to...

    Course Description for SPAN 468 - FALL 2020

  • SPAN 202 - FALL 2020

    SPANISH FOR BUSINESS

    In this class you will actively use your Spanish every day, learn about being an effective bilingual professional and develop fundamental intercultural skills. CRN 32868     T/R 9:30 – 10:50  1024l Foreign Languages Building  Prof. Ann Abbott, [email protected]

    Course Description for SPAN 202 - FALL 2020

  • SPAN 232 - FALL 2020

    SPANISH IN THE COMMUNITY

    In this service-learning course, you will learn with and from local Latinx immigrants as you volunteer two hours each week with a local organization that serves our immigrant community. Time in the classroom focuses on immigration policies, life in the “new Latino diaspora” and the headlines...

    Course Description for SPAN 232 - FALL 2020

  • SPAN 308 - SPRING 2020

    SPANISH IN THE UNITED STATES

    Did you know that the United States now has over 50 million Spanish-speakers, making it the second largest Spanish-speaking population in the world, after Mexico? In this course, we will explore the past, present, and future of the many different Spanish-speaking communities in the U.S. The main...

    Course Description for SPAN 308 - SPRING 2020

  • SPAN 464 - SPRING 2020

    DISSOLVING BORDERS IN SPAIN (1898-1960)

    During the period we'll explore in this course, borders of all kinds dissolve, are smashed, and are reconfigured. At the beginning of this era we find the first recorded transgender wedding in Spain's history.  The period closes with director Luis Buñuel releasing an English-language film, in...

    Course Description for SPAN 464 - SPRING 2020

  • SPAN 320 - SPRING 2020

    GLOBAL SPAIN: BETWEEN AMERICA, EUROPE, AND THE MEDITERRANEAN

    In this course, we will explore the construction of the image of Spain for foreign consumption from the turn of the twentieth Century to the present. We will analyze the presence of Spain beyond its borders, including aspects such as military and economic colonialism, migration, tourism, sports,...

    Course Description for SPAN 320 - SPRING 2020

  • SPAN 312 - SPRING 2020

    Spanish Migrations in Literature and Culture

    This course will examine how both emigration and immigration have been portrayed in the Spanish literature and in others cultural manifestations since 1900 to the present. In order to analyze the different Spanish migrations, the course will explore the historical, political, social, and economic...

    Course Description for SPAN 312 - SPRING 2020

  • SPAN 324 - SPRING 2020

    Africa in Colonial Latin America: Diasporas and the Cultures Within

    This course examines how the experiences of African slaves since their arrival with colonizing Spaniards to the Americas in the 16th century, culturally shaped what is known today as Latin America. Through music, food, dance, art, religion, labor and clothing, African migrants became part of...

    Course Description for SPAN 324 - SPRING 2020

  • SPAN 232 - SPRING 2020

    Spanish in the Community

    In this service-learning course, you will learn with and from local Latinx immigrants as you volunteer two hours each week with a local organization that serves our immigrant community. Time in the classroom focuses on immigration policies, life in the “new Latino diaspora” and the headlines...

    Course Description for SPAN 232 - SPRING 2020

  • SPAN 332 - SPRING 2020

    Spanish and Entrepreneurship: Languages, Cultures and Communities

    Learn the fundamentals of social entrepreneurship, a practice that seeks opportunities at the nexus of languages, cultures and communities. We will focus on the question of how to create linguistically- and culturally-appropriate programming within nonprofits. To make those nonprofits sustainable...

    Course Description for SPAN 332 - SPRING 2020

  • PORT 404 - SPRING 2020

    Brazil in America

    How is Brazil intertwined with and seemingly distinct from an American hemisphere? With some attention to class, gender, race and sexuality, this course explores the making of Brazil across the Spanish- and English-speaking Americas.   SPRING 2020 - Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:00...

    Course Description for PORT 404 - SPRING 2020

  • SPAN 326 - SPRING 2020

    Mexican Cinema

    This course is an introduction to the classics of Mexican Cinema, from silent film until today. We will examine genres like melodrama, horror, comedy, and the comedia ranchera, in order to think about the way in which film has crystalized ideas about Mexican identity. We will study Mexican stars...

    Course Description for SPAN 326 - SPRING 2020

  • SPAN 467 - SPRING 2020

    Romance and Race in 19th Century Latin America

    This course explores why many authors turned to romance in order to rethink categories of race and gender. We will delve into stories of forbidden love that feature slaves, bandits, lepers, and prostitutes in order to consider how Latin American identity was rewritten in the nineteenth century....

    Course Description for SPAN 467 - SPRING 2020

  • SPAN/LLS 246

    From Deviants to Divas: Performance and Storytelling in Latinx Popular Culture

    In this course, we will engage with the diverse and unique ways writers and artists perform and tell stories about their Latinidad. With special attention to deviance and divadom, the course materials underscore how Latinx women and LGBTQ persons push the limits of gender and sexuality in our...

    Course Description for SPAN/LLS 246

  • SPAN 535

    The Politics of Pleasure: Latin America Queered, Exposed, Affected

    This seminar focuses on the implications, possibilities, and failures of a Latin America “of sex” or rather a Latin America “with a sexuality.”   In The History of Sexuality, Vol. 1, Michel Foucault posits, “We...are in a society of ‘sex,’ or rather a society ‘with a sexuality’: the mechanisms of...

    Course Description for SPAN 535

  • SPAN 466

    Ecological Transformations, Natural Disasters and Cultural Changes in Colonial Spanish America

    This course will offer a cultural and critical perspective of the way ecology, natural disasters, and human actions are intrinsically intertwined.   In recent years powerful earthquakes in Mexico, the strongest hurricane ever recorded devastating the island of Puerto Rico in 2017, and severe...

    Course Description for SPAN 466

  • SPAN 468

    Latin American Natures

    This course will examine the evolution of discourses on nature in Latin American literature and film throughout the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. We will dig into texts that thematize the environment, and examine how they refer to the conservation and destruction of nature. Students will...

    Course Description for SPAN 468

  • SPAN 326

    Animals in Latin American Literature

    In this course, we will study representations of animals in Latin American culture and examine why writers and artists thought with animals to work through human questions of gender, race, and sexuality. Specifically, we will look at topics including metamorphosis, pets, evolution, indigenous...

    Course Description for SPAN 326

  • SPAN 324

    FOOD AND CULTURE IN SPANISH AMERICA

    This course examines the relationship between food, culture and society in colonial Spanish America and its impact on our society today. Why we eat what we eat is a product of the encounters between diverse societies (European, indigenous and African) in the past and the result of subsequent...

    Course Description for SPAN 324

  • SPAN 326

    Sex and Power in the Latin American Aesthetic Imaginary

    In this course, we will study the aesthetic representations of sex and sexuality in Latin American literary and artistic work from the mid-twentieth century to the present. With special attention to the influence—and resistance—of feminist, queer, and critical race theories, we will address the...

    Course Description for SPAN 326

  • SPAN 590

    NARRATIVE AND EMPATHY

    When we become immersed in the stories of others, our own lives change, for better or worse, for a few seconds or for years. How do storytellers use the potential for empathy to affect readers or viewers? What are the ethical implications of these uses? Participants will explore these questions by...

    Course Description for SPAN 590

  • SPAN 535

    Urban Desires: Sex and the City in Caribbean Cultures

    This course seeks to explore visions of the metropole in Caribbean and U.S. Caribbean cultures.  To what extent do real-and-imagined urban spaces constitute a site of containment, possibility, uneven development, hybridity and/or homogenizing hegemony in Caribbean cultural production?  How does...

    Course Description for SPAN 535

  • BASQUE 401

    Beginners' Basque

    Basque is the ancestral language of the Basque people spoken in the north of Spain and south of France. BASQ 401 aims to provide students with basic communication in Basque, and endeavors to enhance students’ appreciation for Basque language and culture via realia and select readings on a variety...

    Course Description for BASQUE 401

  • SPAN 465

    Literatura incendiaria: engaged literature in 20th and 21st-century Spain

    The indignados movement marked a before and an after in the contemporary history of Spain. In the field of literature, this moment coincides with a return of engaged literature, as the current reality requires a writer who assumes the responsibility to denounce and make visible the...

    Course Description for SPAN 465

  • SPAN 324

    Objects in Motion: The Circulation of Culture in Colonial Latin America

    What do tangible objects such as textiles, silverwork, maps, books, jewelry, paintings, clothing, furniture, kitchen utensils, and food tell us about the history and culture of Latin America? How through the history of objects can we learn about the identity construction of people in the colonial...

    Course Description for SPAN 324

  • PORT 403

    Brazilian Regionalisms

    This course aims to break open the singular idea of “Brazil” to reveal many Brazils, exposing students to the tremendous regional diversity that both enriches and complicates our understanding of the Federative Republic. Brazilian Regionalisms Brazil is a country of continental proportions—larger...

    Course Description for PORT 403

  • PORT 404

    20th Century Brazilian Social Thought

    This course will familiarize students with the broad trends and debates in Brazilian social and historical thought during the long 20th century. Course taught in English We will pay particular attention to the notions of race, ethnicity, and nation, focusing on seminal texts by some Brazil’s most...

    Course Description for PORT 404

  • SPAN 326 G

    Which Way Home?: Latin American Immigration and Emigration

    As one of the most divisive issues of our time, immigration has quickly become a major topic of focus in literature, film, and journalism. This course will examine Latin American immigration and emigration as social, political, and cultural phenomena. We will study novels, plays, newspaper articles...

    Course Description for SPAN 326 G

  • SPAN 326 F

    FICTION CINEMA IN LATIN AMERICA: GETTING REEL

    This course will critically consider the construction of a new Latin American international cinema from a Cultural Studies approach, investigating how it fulfills or disrupts desires for a borderless world, how it represents local and global conflict, whether it successfully “translates” the...

    Course Description for SPAN 326 F

  • SPAN 590

    Affective Transformations: the politics, emotions and aesthetics of change in modern and contemporary Spanish culture

    The course will explore the politics, emotions and aesthetics of change in the context of modern and contemporary Spanish culture. “Change” will be understood in a broad sense, including conversion, metamorphosis, revolution, exchange, substitution or deviation. Particular attention will be paid...

    Course Description for SPAN 590

  • SPAN 468

    Megalópolis: Latin American Urban Culture in Literature, Film, and other Media

    Buenos Aires. Mexico City. Bogotá. Rio de Janeiro. The Virtual City. How does one “read” the contemporary urban metropolis of Latin America, whether real or imagined? Megacities are ever-present in Latin American cultural production, portrayed either through narratives of progress and modernization...

    Course Description for SPAN 468

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