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Fall '00 Course Guide

Courses in Spanish (Division 484)

Fall Term, 2000 (September 6 December 22, 2000)

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Instructions for students requesting overrides for French or Spanish 101, 103, 231, or 232.

  1. Try to find a section that will fit into your schedule, since the Department cannot guarantee every student a space in a section of his/her own choice.

    However, do not register for a class that you cannot attend. You will not be eligible to override into the section of your choice if you are registered for any section of 101-232, even if you cannot attend that section.
  2. As it states in the Time Schedule any registered student who misses one of the first four class meetings will be dropped from the course, thereby leaving some open spaces for those students who have been closed out.

    If there is absolutely no section open which will fit your schedule, you should follow this procedure:
    1. Start attending the section you would like to get into on the first day of class. You will receive a Proof of Attendance form which must be signed by your instructor every day. You must attend a class every day, but it does not need to be the same section. All students must take action through T-T Registration to make sure their official schedule of courses matches the courses they are taking.
    2. On Tuesday, September 14 at 7:00 p.m., there will be a meeting in the basement of the MLB, rooms to be announced later, for each of the above courses. At these meetings, students will be assigned to remaining vacated spaces in the most fair and equitable manner possible, using a lottery system. At no time, however, will any class be allowed to exceed 25 students. Students must bring their printout of classes and the Proof of Attendance form to the meeting!
  3. Please note that you will not be allowed to change sections at these meetings. Beginning Wednesday, September 15, Elementary French Language Supervisors will hear requests for section changes and fill those requests to whatever degree is possible.
  4. Please ensure when adding with the override that you also add modifiers for pass/fail, etc.

Elementary Language Courses

Students who intend to continue a language begun in high school must take the Placement Test to determine the language course in which they should enroll. Spanish 102 is NOT open to students who have begun instruction in high school. It is strongly recommended that students who began Spanish at another college or university also take the placement test. Students must check with the Course Coordinator for any exceptions to the Placement Test level.


Spanish 101. Elementary Spanish.

Elementary Language Courses

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (LR).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

For students with little or no previous study of Spanish.

Course Objectives: the first part of an introduction to the Spanish language and culture; task- and content-based approach integrates grammar in a functional use through listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Language use encouraged through communicative activities rather than a sequence of linguistic units. Videos, audio cassette and computer materials incorporated.

Goals: Students completing Spanish 101 understand about different sociocultural norms, can act with awareness of such differences; speak, using memorized phrases and some original language; read short texts of familiar or simple structure for detailed comprehension, less familiar materials for gist and main ideas; write familiar material with considerable accuracy.

Work requirements/Evaluation criteria: Regular attendance essential. Participation in class includes asking and answering questions, initiating discussion, role playing and other situational activities. Grade based on oral participation, homework assignments, in-class work, three exams, and a final written and oral exam.

Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 1

Spanish 101. Elementary Spanish.

Elementary Language Courses

Section 016, 017 Section 016, 017 by Permission of Comprehensive Studies Program.

Instructor(s): Karen Primorac (kjprim@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (LR).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

For students with little or no previous study of Spanish.

Course Objectives: the first part of an introduction to the Spanish language and culture; task- and content-based approach integrates grammar in a functional use through listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Language use encouraged through communicative activities rather than a sequence of linguistic units. Videos, audio cassette and computer materials incorporated.

Goals: Students completing Spanish 101 understand about different sociocultural norms, can act with awareness of such differences; speak, using memorized phrases and some original language; read short texts of familiar or simple structure for detailed comprehension, less familiar materials for gist and main ideas; write familiar material with considerable accuracy.

Work requirements/Evaluation criteria: Regular attendance essential. Participation in class includes asking and answering questions, initiating discussion, role playing and other situational activities. Grade based on oral participation, homework assignments, in-class work, three exams, and a final written and oral exam.

Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 1

Spanish 102. Elementary Spanish, Continued.

Elementary Language Courses

Prerequisites & Distribution: Spanish 101. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 103. Spanish 102 is NOT open to students who have begun instruction at the high school level. Open only to students who have completed 101 at the University of Michigan. College or university transfer students who have received credit for one term are encouraged to enroll in Spanish 103. (4). (LR).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Continuation of Spanish 101.

Course Objectives: Introduction to Hispanic language and culture; task- and content-based approach integrates grammar in a functional use through listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Language use encouraged through communicative activities rather than a sequence of linguistic units. Videos, audio cassette and computer materials incorporated.

Goals: Students completing Spanish 102 will speak in short spontaneous conversations involving everyday topics, observing basic courtesy requirements; understand gist of one-way communications like radio and television; read for practical information; writer simple correspondence and short compositions on familiar topics, with good control of basic sentence structure.

Work requirements/Evaluation criteria: Regular attendance essential. Participation in class includes asking and answering questions, initiating discussion, role playing and other situational activities. Grade based on oral participation, homework assignments, in-class work, four exams, and a Final written and oral exam.

Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 1

Spanish 103. Review of Elementary Spanish.

Elementary Language Courses

Prerequisites & Distribution: Assignment by placement test or permission of department. Transfer students elect Spanish 103 if they have completed the equivalent of Spanish 101 elsewhere. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 102. (4). (LR).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Accelerated refresher course for students with two or three years of high school Spanish whose previous study did not occur within the preceding two years. Equivalent to 101 and 102 condensed into one term. Transfer students elect Spanish 103 if they have completed the equivalent of Spanish 101 elsewhere.

Course Objectives: Introduction to the Spanish language and culture task- and content-based approach integrates grammar in a functional use through listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Language use encouraged through communicative activities rather than a sequence of linguistic units. Video, audio cassette, and computer material incorporated.

Goals: Student completing Spanish 103 will hear about different sociocultural norms, can act with awareness of such differences; speak in short spontaneous conversations involving everyday topics, observing basic courtesy requirements; understand gist of one-way communication like radio and television; read for practical information; write simple correspondence and short compositions on familiar topics, with good control of basic sentence structure.

Work requirements/Evaluation criteria: Regular attendance essential. Participation in class includes asking and answering questions, initiating discussion, role playing and other situational activities. Grade based on oral participation, homework assignments, in-class work, four exams, and a Final written and oral exam.

Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 1

Spanish 111. First Special Reading Course.

Special Elementary Reading Courses

Section 001.

Prerequisites & Distribution: May not be elected for credit by undergraduates who have already received credit for high school or college Spanish. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 101, 102, or 103. (4). (Excl).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Spanish 111 and 112 are designed for students interested mainly in the acquisition of a reading knowledge of the language. They are open to graduates, juniors, and seniors; and to others by special permission. For graduate students a grade of B or better in Spanish 112 satisfies the basic reading knowledge requirement for the doctorate.

Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 1

Spanish 231. Second-Year Spanish.

Elementary Language Courses

Prerequisites & Distribution: Spanish 102 or 103; or assignment by placement test. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 112 or 230. (4). (LR).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course is designed to improve the speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills of students and to provide some insight into the literature and culture of Spanish-speaking people. Course grade is based on a series of quizzes and exams (written and oral) designed to assess ability to read, write, and understand spoken Spanish plus periodic written work and oral class participation.

Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 1

Spanish 232. Second-Year Spanish, Continued.

Elementary Language Courses

Prerequisites & Distribution: Spanish 231; or assignment by placement test. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 230 or 112. (4). (LR).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

The principal aim of this course is to acquire a more profound understanding of the history, politics, society, culture, customs, and literature of the Hispanic world through listening, writing, reading, and speaking activities in Spanish. At the same time, students develop the language tools, both grammatical functions and vocabulary, necessary to discuss issues of relevance to Hispanic culture and to analyze these situations while expressing their own personal opinions, reactions, conclusions, and possible outcomes to hypothetical situations. Therefore, the practice and application of grammatical features and vocabulary is integrated into the content of the course and students are expected to formally study and practice these structures individually through the explanations provided in the textbook and the practice activities assigned as homework. Materials include newspaper articles, cultural readings, videos, short lectures, audio cassette, and computer materials. Work requirements/evaluation criteria: Regular attendance crucial. Participation in class includes asking and answering questions, initiating discussion, role playing and other situational activities. Grade based on oral participation, homework assignments, in-class work, compositions, exams, and a final written and oral exam.

Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 1

Spanish 232. Second-Year Spanish, Continued.

Elementary Language Courses

Section 010 Introduction to Hispanic Culture

Instructor(s): Ivan Martinez (idmartin@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Spanish 231; or assignment by placement test. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 230 or 112. (4). (LR).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

The goal of this course is to introduce participants to the cultural reality of the Hispanic world by studying various aspects of its history, social issues/problems, current and past customs. The most important aim of the course is to provide participants with an experience with Hispanic culture that will give them a true sense of cultural understanding. At the same time, students will be exposed to the major communicative functions that characterize the intermediate levels of proficiency, that is, participants will:

a. narrate and describe in the present, past, and future;

b. express and support opinions, express feelings and emotions about present, past, and future events; and

c. hypothesize about the future and present.

The course is conducted entirely in Spanish. Various writing assignments are required: three exams, quizzes, oral examination, oral presentation, final paper, and a final exam.

Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 1

Spanish 232. Second-Year Spanish, Continued.

Elementary Language Courses

Section 027, 031, 035 Latino Culture Through Community Service.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Spanish 231; or assignment by placement test. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 230 or 112. (4). (LR).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Latino Culture through Community Service.

This course will be a query into the nature of the Latino community through the topic of culture. Not only will we be discussing Latino culture in a seminar setting, but we will be providing two hours a week of community service in after-school tutoring to the Latino community in southwest Detroit. The goals of this course, then, are two-fold, and encompass the objectives of both a service-learning course and a fourth-term Spanish language course. You will be exploring and "testing" different cultural understandings of service, including, and especially, your own. This class is not just about providing a service in terms of logging hours, but to go beyond, through analysis, reflection and evaluation to address the variety of needs of the Latino culture in our community.

Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 1

Spanish 270. Spanish Conversation for Non-Concentrators.

Other Language Courses

Prerequisites & Distribution: Spanish 232. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Spanish 275 or 276. A maximum of six credits of Spanish 270, 275, and 276 may be counted toward graduation. (3). (Excl). May not be included in a concentration plan in Spanish.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Spanish 270 is a practical Spanish course for non-concentrators interested in the Spanish language and in contemporary Hispanic culture. Texts include journalistic prose as well as journal formatted videos aimed at increasing students' knowledge of current affairs in Spain and Latin America. Audio tapes will be employed to improve pronunciation, vocabulary, and listening skills. Class format includes group discussions, debates, oral presentations, and role-playing. Attendance and participation will be mandatory and will constitute a large part of the course grade. Grades will also be determined by examination of students' listening and expressive skills. Finally, students will practice writing in various practical formats such as letters, book or movie reviews, etc. These written exercises will form the final component of the course grade.

Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 1

Spanish 275. Grammar and Composition.

Other Language Courses

Prerequisites & Distribution: Spanish 232. A maximum of six credits of Spanish 270, 275, and 276 may be counted toward graduation. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Spanish 275 is intended to increase the accuracy of students' Spanish and to increase vocabulary and cultural knowledge through readings. The course is centered on a grammar-review text. Students do readings in Spanish, prepare compositions and other exercises, and expand vocabulary. Time is allotted to class discussion of readings and especially to the treatment of recurrent problems of grammar. Classes are taught in Spanish. The final grade is based on weekly translations, tests, and class participation.

Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 1

Spanish 276. Reading and Composition.

Other Language Courses

Prerequisites & Distribution: Spanish 232. A maximum of six credits of Spanish 270, 275, and 276 may be counted toward graduation. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Spanish 276 is intended to improve students' ability to read Spanish prose, as well as their skills in conversational and written Spanish. To this end, students will be presented with a variety of written, visual, and audio materials designed to stimulate discussion, both written and oral. Compositions are assigned regularly and oral presentations by students are required. Classes are conducted exclusively in Spanish. The final grade is based on compositions, exams, and participation in class discussions or presentations.

Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 1

Spanish 305. Spanish for Business and the Professions.

Other Language Courses

Section 001 Spanish for the Medical Professions.

Instructor(s): Ann Hilberry (hilberry@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Spanish 275 and 276. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course's objective is to prepare students who will be working in medical fields to interact with the Spanish speaking population. Students will build up their Spanish vocabulary and will hone their linguistic skills to prepare them to communicate effectively in Spanish in situations relating to the medical professions. The course will be conducted entirely in Spanish and will require active daily participation on the part of the students as great emphasis will be placed on pair work and small group work. The final grade will be based on class participation, written assignments, a written midterm exam, and an oral final exam.

Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: No Data Given.

Spanish 320. Introduction to the Study of Literature.

Literature

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Dennis Pollard (dennisdp@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Spanish 275 and 276. (3). (HU).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

In this introduction to the study of literature, specifically literature written in Spanish, we will consider topics of literary study and methods of analysis. We shall examine three of the most commonly-taught literary genres prose fiction, lyric poetry, and drama. In addition, we will study the essay. The discussion of each reading will focus on one or more specific aspects of literary style appropriate to the genre under consideration. The principal text for the course, Aproximaciones al estudio de la literatura hispánica, will be supplemented by other readings from the four literary modes. The basic class format is discussion, with very few lectures, so regular attendance and participation will be critical. Students will make presentations on readings during the term. Each student will complete written projects of approximately five pages on each of the genres. Each paper will be read and commented on by fellow students as well as the instructor. There will be two exams on material covered.

Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 1

Spanish 320. Introduction to the Study of Literature.

Literature

Section 002.

Instructor(s): A Anderson

Prerequisites & Distribution: Spanish 275 and 276. (3). (HU).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course introduces students to narrative fiction, poetry, drama, argumentative essays, and critical literature. It emphasizes the formal aspects of each genre, including appropriate terminology and analytical/interpretive approaches.

Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: No Data Given.

Spanish 320. Introduction to the Study of Literature.

Literature

Section 003, 004.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Spanish 275 and 276. (3). (HU).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course introduces students to narrative fiction, poetry, drama, argumentative essays, and critical literature. It emphasizes the formal aspects of each genre, including appropriate terminology and analytical/interpretive approaches.

Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 1

Spanish 332. Short Narrative in Latin America/Spain.

Literature

Section 001 Short Narratives of Latin America.

Instructor(s): Alejandro Herrero-Olaizola (aherrero@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Spanish 275 and 276. (3). (HU).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

El curso presta atención a los aspectos más relevantes de la ficción corta y del cuento hispanoamericano de acuerdo a las lecturas en detalle (close readings) propuestas en el programa. Dichas lecturas en su mayoría de autores contemporáneos se completan con textos secundarios que aportan un diálogo crítico con respecto a las clasificaciones (tradicionales) del cuento/relato (short story) como una revisión terminológica e histórica de las aproximaciones críticas a la cuentística hispanoamericana y a la presencia de formas narrativas breves. LECTURAS PROVISIONALES: Seymour Menton. El cuento hispanoamericano (selección). Borges, Jorge Luis. Obras completas (selección). Cortázar, Julio. Un tal Lucas. Donoso, José. Cuentos. García Márquez, Gabriel. Eréndira. Quiroga, Horacio. Cuentos de amor, locura y muerte.

EVALUACION: Tres ensayos cortos (3 x 20%= 60%), un diario (20%), participación (20%)

Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 1

Spanish 341. Introduction to Latin American Cultures.

Literature

Section 001 Testimony and Human Tradition in Latin America

Instructor(s): Javier Sanjines (sanjines@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Spanish 275 and 276. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This is an introductory course to Latin American culture and civilization during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. By concentrating on the lives of ordinary people, the purpose of the course is to approach Latin America without the dreary high seriousness of history.The course will focus on stories and living testimonies of how people face the difficulties of everyday life in Latin America with hope and great determination.

Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 1

Spanish 350. Independent Studies.

Literature

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of concentration advisor. (1-3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be elected for credit more than once with permission.

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Interested students should contact the concentration advisor.

Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 5, P/I

Spanish 368. Literature and the Other Arts.

Literature

Section 001 Meets with Dance 358.001

Instructor(s): Lucia Suarez (suarez@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Spanish 275 and 276, and one additional 300-level course. (3). (HU).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

No Description Provided


Spanish 373. Topics in Hispanic Literatures and Cultures.

Literature

Section 001 Topic?

Prerequisites & Distribution: Spanish 275 and 276, and one additional 300-level course. (3). (HU). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

No Description Provided


Spanish 381. Survey of Latin American Literature, I.

Literature

Section 001 Colonial Latin American Literature

Instructor(s): Gustavo Verdesio (verdesio@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Spanish 275 and 276, and one additional 300-level course. (3). (HU).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course is an overview of Colonial Latin American literature. Because it is impossible to exhaustively cover the whole literary corpus of this historical period in an academic term, we will rather focus on the canonical texts that have been (and still are) fundamental for the understanding of the cultural development of the continent. We will read some texts produced by precolombian cultures fist. We will later move to Columbus, Cortés and other early Conquistadors and discoverers that provides us with the first images of America. In this way, we will cover almost three centuries of literary textual production, until we reach the time when the Spanish colonies are preparing to fight for their independence. Students will see how closely related literary practice and socio-political and economic issues have been throughout the colonial period. The readings will be supplemented by the viewing of films that deal with some of the issues discussed in the texts.

Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 1

Spanish 387. Social Forces and Literary Expression in Golden Age Spain.

Literature

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Enrique Garcia (enriqueg@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Spanish 275 and 276, and one additional 300-level course. (3). (HU).

Credits: (3; 2 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

El presente curso examinará el período comúnmente llamado Siglo de Oro desde una perspectiva cultural que abordará el estudio de los siglos XVI y XVII en España desde un amplio número de perspectivas (histórica, sociológica, política, artística), y en donde se estudiará la historia intelectual de estos años a través de documentos primarios y lecturas asignadas, así como ciertos materiales audiovisuales. Algunos de los temas de debate serán, por ejemplo, el de la Inquisición y la famosa "leyenda negra", las minorías culturales y raciales en la Península, o los movimientos artísticos y su relación con el momento histórico (Garcilaso, Don Quijote, Quevedo, el mito de don Juan, etc.). La clase y lecturas serán en español.

Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 1

Spanish 391. Junior Honors Course.

Literature

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of departmental Honors Committee. (3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Readings of selected works from the literatures of Spain and Spanish America. Conferences, written reports, and term papers.

Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: No Data Given.

Spanish 392. Junior Honors Course.

Literature

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of departmental Honors Committee. (3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Readings of selected works from the literatures of Spain and Spanish America. Conferences, written reports, and term papers.

Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: No Data Given.

Spanish 411. Advanced Syntax.

Other Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Olga Gallego (ogallego@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Spanish 275 and 276. Spanish 405 is strongly recommended. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course is an introduction to the analysis of the major morphological and syntactic structures of Spanish. The course begins with a consideration of morphology, with topics such as the function of inflexional suffixes, the role of derivational suffixes, word order rules, verb morphology, etc. and then moves to the description and analysis of the simple and complex sentence, their syntax and their use. The course will be complemented by practical exercises, and the identification, segmentation and analysis of the various types of sentences studied. There will be a midterm, a final exam, and a required research project.

Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 1

Spanish 413/Rom. Ling. 413/EducationD 455. Teaching Spanish/Applications of Linguistics.

Other Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Olga Gallego (ogallego@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Spanish 275 and 276. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course will assist teachers of Spanish as a foreign language, and students interested in language learning in the process of clarifying their own beliefs about language learning and teaching, both in terms of theoretical issues and practical implications for classroom instruction. The course will review second/foreign language acquisition theories and examine their pedagogical application of the classroom. Students will become familiar with different methodologies and teaching techniques. Emphasis will be given to curriculum design and material development for teaching and testing all four skills within a student-centered philosophy of teaching. A portion of each class session will be devoted to microteaching sessions as a means of providing students with hands-on teaching experience and concrete input on their teaching techniques, allowing students to gain a better understanding of what is needed to become an effective teacher of Spanish.

Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 1

Spanish 414/Rom. Ling. 414. Background of Modern Spanish.

Other Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Steven Dworkin

Prerequisites & Distribution: Spanish 275 and 276, and three additional 300-level courses. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This lecture course surveys the historical, social, cultural, and literary background against which the spoken Latin of the Iberian Peninsula evolved into Spanish. The emphasis is on the external rather than the internal history of Spanish. Topics covered include the influence on the development of Spanish of such diverse languages as Basque, Gothic, Arabic, French, Italian, and Literary Latin, the role of the Reconquest (Reconquista) in shaping the linguistic map of Spain, and the circumstances leading to the rise of the Castilian dialect as the national standard. The course will be taught in Spanish. The textbook will be made available in a course pack. In addition, graduate students will be required to read the chapters dealing with Spain in Roger Wright, Late Latin and Early Romance. There will be a midterm and final exams, and a written report. Prerequisite: Good reading knowledge of Spanish.

Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 1

Spanish 435. Independent Study.

Literature

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of department. (1-3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for a total of three credits.

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Interested students should contact the concentration advisor.

Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 5, P/I

Spanish 448. Hispanic Culture Through Community Service Learning.

Literature

Section 001.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Any 300 level Spanish course. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course is for students interested in using the Spanish language within a social context and in interacting with local Latino/a communities. It integrates work within a Spanish-speaking community with academic readings and learning about U.S. Latino or Hispanic culture. Students go once a week to the community site and also attend a weekly class seminar where they reflect on the theoretical, cultural, linguistic and practical issues regarding their service experience.

Students can complete this course by working as peer mentors for community-service learning courses in Spanish or by enrolling in a community-service learning course within a Hispanic/Latino community setting.

Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 1

Spanish 459. Don Quijote.

Literature

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Enrique Garcia (enriqueg@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Spanish 275 and 276, and three additional 300-level courses. (3). (HU).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

El presente seminario estudiará este texto canónico desde una perspectiva contemporánea, enfatizando en su contextualización socio-política, histórica y literaria, además de nuevos acercamientos que se adaptan a la sensibilidad moderna. Se prestará atención a aspectos tales como la naturaleza del texto (posibles receptores, género y clase), su consideración narratológica como lectura frente al género popular y auditivo del teatro, su carácter innovador frente a la novela clásica y su lugar dentro de la escena cultural barroca. Simultáneamente, se analizarán aspectos estrictamente literarios como la coherencia textual, personajes y marginalidad, espacios urbanos y rurales, sexualidad latente o abierta, violencia y cuerpo, paradigmas de subversión ideológica, subtradiciones literarias en juego o espacios míticos y simbólicos. La clase y lecturas asignadas serán en español.

Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 1

Spanish 465. The Modern Spanish Novel I.

Literature

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Julie Highfill

Prerequisites & Distribution: Spanish 275 and 276, and three additional 300-level courses. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Galdós' novel, Fortunata y Jacinta, like other realist novels of the nineteenth century, displays a vast and complex social world. The voyeuristic narrator surveys the neighborhoods of Madrid and peers into the homes of diverse character types: the newly rich bourgeois, the slum-dweller, the fallen woman, the charity worker, the parasite, the usurer, the consumptive, the free-thinker. But however empirical its aims this novelistic observatory is of course a fictional construction that produces a real-life effect. Moreover, in its time, Fortunata y Jacinta participated in an entertainment industry through which serial novels precursors to television soap operas were avidly consumed by middle-class readers. In this course we will examine the contradictions of Galdós' realist enterprise as revealed in his novel, essays, and speeches. Additional readings include historical documents, critical, and theoretical essays. Assignments include two essays (7-8 pages each), two exams, and a class presentation (in groups).

Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 1

Spanish 468. Spanish Theater of the Twentieth Century.

Literature

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Andrew Anderson

Prerequisites & Distribution: Spanish 275 and 276, and three additional 300-level courses. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

No Description Provided


Spanish 470. Latin-American Literature, Sixteenth to Nineteenth Centuries.

Literature

Section 001 First Images of America: the Early Chroniclers

Instructor(s): Gustavo Verdesio (verdesio@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Spanish 275 and 276, and three additional 300-level courses. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

The objective of this course is to study some of the stages of the long process best defined as the intellectual (and/or ideological) creation of America by the European subject. The course will focus on the culture specific ways in which European subjects confronted the new as well as on the ways they produced knowledge about the unknown. In order to do so, we will read the first text written by a European explorer, the Diary of Columbus (a paradigmatic narrative that served as a model for other texts), where the author gives an account of the new lands and their inhabitants. Next, we will read E. O'Gorman, who advances a theory about America as an entity or concept created by the European imagination (with the help of Columbus' Diary as a point of departure). After O'Gorman, we will study the Letters of Vespucci, the man after whom America was named and from whom a good number of myths about the New World started to gain currency. Another text to be analyzed is Pigafetta's account of Magellan's voyage of circumnavegation. Pedro Mártir will give us the chance to study an early encyclopedic summa of knowledge about the new lands. The last author to be studied, Ulric Schmidel, produced a little known narrative that shows the other side of the Conquest: a failed enterprise (the first foundation of Buenos Aires).

Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 1

Spanish 475. Latin American Narrative of the Twentieth Century.

Literature

Section 001 Testimonial Narratives of Latin America.

Instructor(s): Alejandro Hererro-Olaizola (aherrero@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Spanish 275 and 276, and three additional 300-level courses. (3). (Excl). May be elected for a total of 9 credits.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

The historical representation of Latin America from Colonial texts emphasized the remarkable qualities of this newly discovered world. These early accounts were often conditioned by the need to justify the activities undertaken by the conquerors, and resulted in the blending of supposedly objective historical discourse with literary and personal accounts. This intertwining of the literary and the personal in historical accounts persists as a significant mode of contemporary expression in Latin America. This course will examine the writing of personal accounts and witnessing (testimonios) in the construction of historical discourse. We will pay particular attention to the significance of this documentary trend in relation to the socio-economic and ideological conflicts endemic in today's Latin America.

TENTATIVE READING LIST:

García Márquez. La aventura de Miguel Littín clandestino en Chile
. Relato de un náufrago.
Elena Poniatowska. Hasta no verte Jesus mío.
Elizabeth Burgos. Me llamo Rigoberta Menchú.
Miguel Barnet. Biografía de un cimarrón.
Barrios de Chungara, Domitila. Si me permiten hablar.

GRADING: Active participation (20%), Midterm paper (30%), Final paper (30%), Oral Reports (20%)

Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 1

Spanish 485. Case Studies in Peninsular Spanish and Latin American Literature.

Literature

Section 001 XIXth Century Foundational Fictions: The Andean Case

Instructor(s): Javier Sanjines

Prerequisites & Distribution: Spanish 275 and 276, and three additional 300-level courses. (3). (Excl). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

No Description Provided


Spanish 490. Spanish Honors: Introduction to Literary Studies and Criticism.

Literature

Section 001.

Prerequisites & Distribution: One 400-level Spanish literature course, and permission of Honors advisor. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

No Description Provided


Spanish 491. Senior Honors Course.

Literature

Prerequisites & Distribution: Open only to seniors by permission of the departmental Honors Committee. (3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Supervised independent studies and a program of selected readings including conferences, term papers or reports, and written examinations.

Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: No Data Given.

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