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Spanish Course Descriptions: 2017/2018

**TENTATIVE COURSE OFFERINGS, SUBJECT TO CHANGE**

101 = course being offered (bold & underline)

 = counts toward ‘expertise’ requirement for MINOR only
 = counts toward ‘expertise’ requirement for MAJOR and MINOR

Course Catalog  Spring 2018  Summer 2018   Fall 2018  Min  Maj
101, 102, 103  103  101, 102, 103 101
111, 112   112
150, 151 150
199
201, 202, 203  203 201, 202, 203 201
218, 228  228 218
238, 248
301  301  301 301
303  303 303
305  305 305
307  307 307
308  308  308 308
311  311 311
312  312 312
315
320  320  320 320
322  322  322 322
324 324  324 324
341  341  341  
342 342  
343  343 343  
344  344 344  
348  348  348 348 ♦ 
350  350 ♦ 
351  351 351 ♦ 
353  353  353 353 ♦ 
399  399 399
407, 407/507 407 407 ♦ 
410 410 ♦ 
420, 420/520  420/520  420 ♦ 
424, 424/524 ♦ 
425, 425/525 ♦ 
428, 428/528 428/528  428 ♦ 
436 ♦ 
437, 437/537 ♦ 
448, 448/548 448/548 ♦ 
450, 450/550 450/550 ♦ 
451, 451/551 ♦ 
452, 452/552 ♦ 
460 ♦ 
466, 466/566 ♦ 
480, 480/580  480/580 ♦ 
490, 490/590 490 ♦ 
607
680
690  690

 

 = counts toward ‘expertise’ requirement for MINOR only
 = counts toward ‘expertise’ requirement for MAJOR and MINOR

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SPRING 2018

SPAN 103: First-Year Spanish
Emphasis on the development of speaking, reading, and writing skills; introduction to Hispanic culture. Sequence. Conducted in Spanish. 

SPAN 112: Intensive Beginning Spanish- Various
Intensive study for experienced language learners (ex: took Spanish in high school).
Introduction to Hispanic culture. Prereq for 111: previous study of Spanish or competence in
another language.

SPAN 203: Second-Year Spanish- Various
Continued development of Spanish-language skills; emphasis on diversity of Hispanic cultures. Sequence. Conducted in Spanish. 

SPAN 301: Cultura y lengua: identidades hispanas
Develops advanced language skills through analysis of major historical influences in the cultures of Spanish-speaking regions: Spain, Latin America, and the United States. 

SPAN 303: Cultura y lengua: expresiones artísticas
Develops advanced language skills through the study of cultural products (e.g., art, literature, film, music) in Spanish-speaking societies. 

SPAN 305: Cultura y lengua: cambios sociales
Develops advanced language skills through the investigation of major currents of change in modern Spanish-speaking societies; gender issues, technology, revolution and counterrevolution. 

SPAN 307: Oral Skills- Arias
In this course, students who have completed at least two years of Spanish work on building vocabulary, practicing verbal forms in conversational context, perfecting grammatical structures and pronunciation, and developing complex ideas in discussion, debate, and presentation formats. Prerequisite: two years of Spanish (or placement into third-year Spanish). 2.0 credits.  

SPAN 308: Comunidades Bilingues
Develops advanced language skills through the analysis of social and linguistic dynamics of communities in Spain, Latin America, and the United States where Spanish encounters another language. Taught in Spanish. Sequence with SPAN 301, 303, 305. 

SPAN 311: Advanced Writing in Spanish
Provides additional language development for students, emphasizing academic writing skills in Spanish. Prereq: Any two of SPAN 301, 303, or 305. 

SPAN 312: Spanish in the Media
Designed for heritage learners. Examines the role of Spanish in various forms of media such as television, Internet, and literature. Students practice advanced writing skills necessary to participate in argumentative writing and close textual readings. Prereq: any two from SPAN 301, 303, 305 or 308; SPAN 308 is recommended.   

SPAN 320: Intensive Spanish Grammar Review
Review and development of the more complex aspects of Spanish grammar with special attention to idiomatic usage. 

SPAN 322: Introduction to Spanish Linguistics- Otero
The course content focuses on the analysis of the basic linguistic characteristics of the Spanish language. It introduces students to the study of the Spanish sound system (phonetics and phonology), formation of words (morphology), sentence structure (syntax), as well as the evolution of the different Spanish varieties (historic, regional, and social). This class will prepare students for higher-level courses in Hispanic linguistics and others in which Spanish is used in formal academic contexts.

SPAN 341 Hispanic Cultures through Literature I- Powell
Introduces students to a variety of texts written in the Hispanic world in their literary, artistic,
and historical contexts, from 1100 to 1600.

SPAN 343: Hispanic Cultures through Literature III- Various
This class introduces students to a variety of literary works from Latin American Independences to the Spanish Civil War, with emphasis on their relationship to historical events and critical representation of Iberian and Latin American societies.

The “long nineteenth century” is the century of crisis, flanked by revolutions, transformations and wars. We will cover from the Wars of Independence in Latin America and the Napoleonic Wars in the Iberian Peninsula to the Spanish Civil War. We will study changes in the key concepts that articulate 19th and early 20th century debates in a Transatlantic framework, without losing sight of the intellectual context that runs parallel to the changes in these concepts: revolution and freedom, nation building and subject formation, civilization, progress, national identity, democracy, modernity, modernization. Among other topics, we will trace by analyzing short stories, poems, plays, and other cultural products: the colonial legacy in the hegemonic nation building projects of the intellectual liberal elites; the conflict between lettered elites and popular masses; bourgeois revolutions; imperial nostalgia for the lost colonies; building of national identity in Spain; the inextricability of fiction from politics; aesthetic innovations at the brink of the Spanish civil war.

SPAN 344: Hispanic Cultures through Literature IV- Plescia, Tejada-Lopez
Introduces students to a variety of texts written in the Hispanic world in their literary, artistic, and historical contexts, from the 20th century into the 21st. Sequence with SPAN 341, 342, 343. Prereq: two from SPAN 301, 303, 305, 308. Approved to satisfy Category I-Arts and Letters general-education group requirement. Approved to satisfy Category B: international cultures multicultural requirement.

SPAN 348: US Latino Literature and Culture- Taylor
This course is an introduction to literature by Hispanic writers in the United States. Students
will read a range of literary genres by 19th and 20th century Hispanic authors and will
address relevant literary, cultural and social themes in class discussion and writing
assignments. Course material varies in theme. Topics studied include: borderlands, USLatin
American relations, the politics of language, Chicano/Latino identities, Chicana/Latina
feminism, migration and exile, and popular culture. Students are expected to read, discuss,
and write in Spanish, although course material varies in linguistic registers (Spanish,
English, Spanglish, Caló, etc.). This course satisfies the “American Cultures” category for
the UO Multicultural Requirement

SPAN 350: Spanish Poetry- Powell
This course has three aims: (1) You learn appreciation – to identify and enjoy the nuances
of poetic language – and analytical acumen, for Spanish and Latin American lyric poetry.
We cover a historical span from the (so-called) “Middle” Ages, to the trans Atlantic/ Pacific
Baroque, to Romanticism, to the modern Avant-Garde, to the present. Above all, we
investigate how the life of poetry lives in us. 2) You improve your close reading in Spanish
and skills for critical analysis of poetry. We read for form and for content, learning to pick
relevant details out of a text. Note: this will help your reading of any kind of literature in any
language. You will define and use basic vocabulary for literary analysis and criticism
(names for major periods of literary style; terms for describing imagery and figurative
language in literary works; and key words for cultural elements). 3) You practice “buildingblock”
steps toward writing about literature and develop these analytically and creatively;
including a library-research project; in Spanish; at an advanced undergraduate level.
Creative writing practices include imitation of poetic structures and exploration of figurative
language (In Spanish).

SPAN 399 Latinos & Education- Costales
This course will provide a critical analysis of the social, political, economic and cultural factors surrounding the educational experience of Latinos in the United States, and their manifestation in cultural production. It develops advanced language skills as well as awareness of linguistic variation in the field. Taught in Spanish.

SPAN 407 Reading Borges- Bottaro
Este curso es una introducción gradual a la compleja obra de Jorge Luis Borges, uno de los más influyentes escritores latinoamericanos del siglo XX. Vamos a investigar las claves de su proyecto estético y los temas recurrentes en su escritura. Prestaremos atención a su relación con el fascismo y el nacionalismo, el rosismo y el peronismo; sus reescrituras de la polémica civilización-barbarie y de la gauchesca; su pasión por el cuento policial clásico; su construcción de Buenos Aires, las orillas, el Sur, y Palermo. Estudiaremos el rol de las bibliotecas, los laberintos, los espejos, los dobles, los tigres, y las ideas que conectan los conceptos de representación, reescritura, traducción, citación en Borges. Finalmente, prestaremos atención a la relación de Borges con otros escritores y artistas argentinos y extranjeros (por ejemplo, Xul Solar, Victoria Ocampo, Bioy Casares, Julio Cortázar, Umberto Eco, Lewis Caroll, Baudrillard, Pablo Katchadjian, y otros).

SPAN 420/520 Applied Sociolinguistics- Holguin
In this course, we will explore the usefulness of the field of Sociolinguistics in today’s workplace and in everyday life. Students will analyze a wide range of perspectives and research techniques in the field of Sociolinguistics, including  stylistic linguistic variation, discourse analysis, and ethnography. By exploring both campus and regional community speakers’ perceptions, identity performances, humor, translingualism, and cross-cultural communication, students will gain deeper insights into the diverse applications of knowledge around language and society in existing careers and professions. This course requires the completion of field work, which can satisfy the mandatory 30-hour experiential learning requirement for Spanish majors in the Department of Romance Languages.

SPAN 428/528: Spanish in the United States- Holguin
This course provides the background knowledge and analytical tools to critically explore the use of the Spanish language, its linguistic characteristics, and narratives about its use within the United States. The goals of this course include the assessment of language stereotypes, common beliefs, and media discourses, as well as one’s own positioning on the borderlands. MA periods 3 and 4.

SPAN 480/580 Haunted Literature- Bottaro
The role of photography was strongly debated in the 19th century. First hailed for its association with realism as the “pencil of nature” and later used for its evidentiary value in criminal identification by police departments, this privileged medium for the representation of reality was questioned from the beginning for its capacity to distort the real. Seen originally as the cypher of modernity and the product of science and progress, Latin American writers were also haunted by photographs, fascinated by their obscure powers of duplication and their “magical” and spiritual properties. This course explores the relation between emerging photographic technologies and their aesthetic impact in Latin American literature. We will trace the persistence of the past in the present,  discuss the “revelatory” power of photography, and analyze ways in which photography promoted, reinforced, or contested racialized and gendered forms of aesthetic communication. We will study different kinds of photographic collections alongside texts by authors including:

José Martí, Rubén Darío, Eduardo L. Holmberg, Euclides da Cunha, Horacio Quiroga, Carlos Onetti, Silvina Ocampo, and Jorge Luis Borges, as well as a variety of theoretical texts. MA periods: 3 and 4.

SPAN 690: Theorizing the Plantation- Millar
What is the Plantation, and what have been its effects on Caribbean and Latin American culture? This course will examine the development of the Plantation in the Americas as an economic, political, socio-historical and cultural marker of modernity. Our goals will be to think through theoretical and literary writings on the plantation system and its associated socio-cultural institutions (colonialism, slavery, sugarocracy, etc.) in Spanish and Portuguese-language contexts. We will discuss questions such as: How does the Plantation change as a system through time and in different places? What intersecting sources and forms of knowledge come about through the Plantation, and what kinds of social and epistemological violence does the Plantation produce? How does the Plantation serve as both a violent and repressive, as well as a nostalgic and idyllic, counterpoint to the metropolis, while it simultaneously becomes a site of economic and industrial modernization? All readings will be available in English and the language of their composition. MA Periods: 3 and 4

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SUMMER 2018

SPAN 101, 102, 103: First-Year Spanish
Emphasis on the development of speaking, reading, and writing skills; introduction to Hispanic culture. Sequence. Conducted in Spanish.

SPAN 201, 202, 203: Second-Year Spanish
Continued development of Spanish-language skills; emphasis on diversity of Hispanic cultures. Sequence. Conducted in Spanish.

SPAN 301: Cultura y lengua: identidades hispanas
Develops advanced language skills through analysis of major historical influences in the cultures of Spanish-speaking regions: Spain, Latin America, and the United States.

SPAN 308: Comunidades Bilingues
Develops advanced language skills through the analysis of social and linguistic dynamics of communities in Spain, Latin America, and the United States where Spanish encounters another language. Taught in Spanish. Sequence with SPAN 301, 303, 305.

SPAN 320: Intensive Spanish Grammar Review
Review and development of the more complex aspects of Spanish grammar with special attention to idiomatic usage. 

SPAN 322: Introduction to Spanish Linguistics
The course content focuses on the analysis of the basic linguistic characteristics of the Spanish language. It introduces students to the study of the Spanish sound system (phonetics and phonology), formation of words (morphology), sentence structure (syntax), as well as the evolution of the different Spanish varieties (historic, regional, and social). This class will prepare students for higher-level courses in Hispanic linguistics and others in which Spanish is used in formal academic contexts.

SPAN 324: Spanish Pronunciation and Phonetics
Study of Spanish sounds, rhythms, and intonation; supervised pronunciation practice.

SPAN 341 Hispanic Cultures through Literature I
Introduces students to a variety of texts written in the Hispanic world in their literary, artistic,
and historical contexts, from 1100 to 1600.

SPAN 348: US Latino Literature and Culture
This course is an introduction to literature by Hispanic writers in the United States. Students
will read a range of literary genres by 19th and 20th century Hispanic authors and will
address relevant literary, cultural and social themes in class discussion and writing
assignments. Course material varies in theme. Topics studied include: borderlands, USLatin
American relations, the politics of language, Chicano/Latino identities, Chicana/Latina
feminism, migration and exile, and popular culture. Students are expected to read, discuss,
and write in Spanish, although course material varies in linguistic registers (Spanish,
English, Spanglish, Caló, etc.). This course satisfies the “American Cultures” category for
the UO Multicultural Requirement.

SPAN 353: Intro to Hispanic Narrative
This course explores important aspects of contemporary Spanish and Latin American narrative. We will discuss the multiple meanings of narrative texts as well as think about the power of narrative in our daily lives. The readings are very short, but we will emphasize formal aspects and in-depth critical readings. We will draw from a variety of Spanish and Latin American short stories, graphic novels and films. In Spanish.

SPAN 420/520: Spanish Pragmatics- Sykes

This seminar is designed to engage students in the study of Spanish pragmatics – the way meaning is communicated and interpreted through language. In doing so, we will use both theoretical and empirical inquiry to examine L1/L2 Spanish pragmatic behaviors, basic research methods, and applied topics in Spanish pragmatics. Taught as a full day seminar during zero week, the course will entail intensive, hands-on study followed by an applied project to engage students around their topics of choice. Class activities will include groups discussions and presentations related to the course readings, reflective journaling, activity design, and a final research project proposal, tailored to the level of the enrolled students.

SPAN 428: Spanish in the United States
This course provides the background knowledge and analytical tools to critically explore the use of the Spanish language, its linguistic characteristics, and narratives about its use within the United States. The goals of this course include the assessment of language stereotypes, common beliefs, and media discourses, as well as one’s own positioning on the borderlands.


FALL 2018

SPAN 101: First-Year Spanish- Various
Emphasis on the development of speaking, reading, and writing skills; introduction to Hispanic culture. Sequence. Conducted in Spanish. 

SPAN 150: Cultures of the Spanish Speaking World- Davis

This course is an introduction to cultures of the Spanish-speaking world with an emphasis on comics and graphic novels. In this course we will learn about the graphic novel as an artistic vehicle for studying the history and cultures of Spain and Latin America (including the Latino US). There will be a series of guest appearances from Spanish faculty members who will speak about their areas of specialization, so this course is a great way to learn all about the minor and major in Spanish in Romance Languages and meet the professors who teach in the program. This course satifies the CAS requirements for Arts and Letters (A&L) and Multicultural (IC – International Cultures).

SPAN 201, 202: Second-Year Spanish- Various
Continued development of Spanish-language skills; emphasis on diversity of Hispanic cultures. Sequence. Conducted in Spanish. 

SPAN 218: Latino Heritage I
Intermediate Spanish course designed specifically for Heritage learners of Spanish. This class allows students to explore important cultural production from the Spanish-speaking world, with a focus on Latino culture in the U.S., while building their communicative skills in Spanish. This course cannot be combined with SPAN 201, 202, 203 for more than 15 credits of second-year Spanish. Course taught in Spanish and Spanglish.  See SHL page for more details. 

SPAN 301: Cultura y lengua: identidades hispanas
Develops advanced language skills through analysis of major historical influences in the cultures of Spanish-speaking regions: Spain, Latin America, and the United States. 

SPAN 303: Cultura y lengua: expresiones artísticas
Develops advanced language skills through the study of cultural products (e.g., art, literature, film, music) in Spanish-speaking societies. 

SPAN 305: Cultura y lengua: cambios sociales
Develops advanced language skills through the investigation of major currents of change in modern Spanish-speaking societies; gender issues, technology, revolution and counterrevolution. 

SPAN 307: Oral Skills- Various
In this course, students who have completed at least two years of Spanish work on building vocabulary, practicing verbal forms in conversational context, perfecting grammatical structures and pronunciation, and developing complex ideas in discussion, debate, and presentation formats. Prerequisite: two years of Spanish (or placement into third-year Spanish). 2.0 credits.  

SPAN 308: Comunidades Bilingues
Develops advanced language skills through the analysis of social and linguistic dynamics of communities in Spain, Latin America, and the United States where Spanish encounters another language. Taught in Spanish. Sequence with SPAN 301, 303, 305. 

SPAN 311: Advanced Writing in Spanish
Provides additional language development for students, emphasizing academic writing skills in Spanish. Prereq: Any two of SPAN 301, 303, or 305. 

SPAN 312: Spanish in the Media- Rothgery
Designed for heritage learners. Examines the role of Spanish in various forms of media such as television, Internet, and literature. Students practice advanced writing skills necessary to participate in argumentative writing and close textual readings. Prereq: any two from SPAN 301, 303, 305 or 308; SPAN 308 is recommended.   

SPAN 320: Intensive Spanish Grammar Review
Review and development of the more complex aspects of Spanish grammar with special attention to idiomatic usage. 

SPAN 322: Introduction to Spanish Linguistics
The course content focuses on the analysis of the basic linguistic characteristics of the Spanish language. It introduces students to the study of the Spanish sound system (phonetics and phonology), formation of words (morphology), sentence structure (syntax), as well as the evolution of the different Spanish varieties (historic, regional, and social). This class will prepare students for higher-level courses in Hispanic linguistics and others in which Spanish is used in formal academic contexts. 

SPAN 324: Spanish Pronunciation and Phonetics
Study of Spanish sounds, rhythms, and intonation; supervised pronunciation practice. 

SPAN 342: Hispanic Cultures through Literature II- Garcia-Pabon
Introduces students to a variety of texts written in the Hispanic world in their literary, artistic, and historical contexts, from the 16th century to the Latin American independences. Sequence with SPAN 341, 343, 344. Prereq: two from SPAN 301, 303, 305, 308. Approved to satisfy Category I-Arts and Letters general-education group requirement. Approved to satisfy Category B: international cultures multicultural requirement.  

SPAN 343: Hispanic Cultures through Literature III- Various
This class introduces students to a variety of literary works from Latin American Independences to the Spanish Civil War, with emphasis on their relationship to historical events and critical representation of Iberian and Latin American societies.

The “long nineteenth century” is the century of crisis, flanked by revolutions, transformations and wars. We will cover from the Wars of Independence in Latin America and the Napoleonic Wars in the Iberian Peninsula to the Spanish Civil War. We will study changes in the key concepts that articulate 19th and early 20th century debates in a Transatlantic framework, without losing sight of the intellectual context that runs parallel to the changes in these concepts: revolution and freedom, nation building and subject formation, civilization, progress, national identity, democracy, modernity, modernization. Among other topics, we will trace by analyzing short stories, poems, plays, and other cultural products: the colonial legacy in the hegemonic nation building projects of the intellectual liberal elites; the conflict between lettered elites and popular masses; bourgeois revolutions; imperial nostalgia for the lost colonies; building of national identity in Spain; the inextricability of fiction from politics; aesthetic innovations at the brink of the Spanish civil war.

SPAN 344: Hispanic Cultures through Literature IV- Various
Introduces students to a variety of texts written in the Hispanic world in their literary, artistic, and historical contexts, from the 20th century into the 21st. Sequence with SPAN 341, 342, 343. Prereq: two from SPAN 301, 303, 305, 308. Approved to satisfy Category I-Arts and Letters general-education group requirement. Approved to satisfy Category B: international cultures multicultural requirement. 

SPAN 348: US Latino Literature and Culture- Taylor
This course is an introduction to literature by Hispanic writers in the United States. Students
will read a range of literary genres from colonial times as well as 19th and 20th century Hispanic authors to
address relevant literary, cultural and social themes in class discussion and writing
assignments. Topics studied include: borderlands, US-Latin
American relations, the politics of language, Chicano/Latino identities, Chicana/Latina
feminism, migration and exile, and popular culture. Students are expected to read, discuss,
and write in Spanish, although course material varies in linguistic registers (Spanish,
English, Spanglish, Caló, etc.). This course satisfies the “American Cultures” category for
the UO Multicultural Requirement.

SPAN 351: Introduction to Theater- Gladhart
Explores important aspects of Spanish theater; reading plays from different periods of
Spanish and Spanish American literature. Emphasizes formal aspects and critical reading.
Prereq: two from SPAN 301, 303, 305, 308.

SPAN 353: Intro to Narrative- Millar
Explores important aspects of Spanish narrative; reading texts from different periods of Spanish and Spanish American literature. Emphasizes formal aspects and critical reading.  

SPAN 410: Escritura creativa en lengua castellana / Creative Writing in Spanish- Sepulveda
Este curso busca potenciar las capacidades creativas de los estudiantes de castellano a través de variados ejercicios de escritura. Durante el trimestre el alumno desarrollará su sensibilidad literaria así como también su juicio crítico e interpretativo mediante sesiones de taller y de discusión grupal. Se espera que el alumno escriba poemas, cuentos y, posiblemente, capítulos de algún proyecto mayor de ficción literaria según sea su interés. También será pertinente escribir guiones y textos creativos híbridos en caso de que el alumno tenga interés en ello. Realizaremos ejercicios de escritura dirigida y leeremos textos ad hoc a los proyectos individuales de escritura. Al término del curso, el alumno deberá presentar como proyecto final un conjunto de escritos creativos que den cuenta de su trabajo en clase, incluyendo borradores y correcciones. La última sesión de clase será una presentación pública del proyecto final dirigida a la comunidad universitaria.  

SPAN 450/550: Andean Baroque- Garcia-Pabon
Course description TBA

SPAN 490: Meso-American Foodways- Taylor
Course description TBA



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