Fall '99 Course Guide

Courses in Spanish (Division 484)

Fall Term, 1999 (September 8 – December 22, 1999)

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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

Instructor(s): María Dorantes (lourdes@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~lourdes/spanish101.html

For students with very 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; and write familiar material with 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, a cultural project, three exams, a final written exam, a journal and two oral exams.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 1, Section 099. See Romance Language Override Statement for Important Information.

Spanish 101. Elementary Spanish.

Elementary Language Courses

Section 016, 017 – By Permission of Comprehensive Studies Program.

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

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

No Description Provided.

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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.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 1, Section 099. See Romance Language Override Statement for Important Information.

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.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 1, Section 099. See Romance Language Override Statement for Important Information.

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: http://www.umich.edu/~span231/

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.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: See Romance Language Override Statement for Important Information.

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.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 1, Section 099. See Romance Language Override Statement for Important Information.

Spanish 232. Second-Year Spanish, Continued.

Elementary Language Courses

Section 007 – España a través de su música.

Instructor(s): María Pérez-Bazán (mperezba@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: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~mperezba/spanish.htm

This course aims at analyzing and enjoying different styles of music which are or have been significant to the people in Spain throughout ancient and modern history, as a means of representing their individuality and variety, as well as a way of reflecting today's social, political and cultural issues: from classic to folk, from canción protesta to casual songs, from "typical Spanish" to the influence of the English-speaking world. While expanding their musical knowledge, students will develop the four linguistic skills (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), together with a series of grammatical topics. Students will have the chance to deal with a series of audio and video materials (songs, interviews, films…) as well as texts from newspapers, magazines, literature, etc. The materials are a course pack, a grammar handbook, and a reading. The course requirements include tests, two compositions, short projects and presentations, a final project, and an oral exam. No musical knowledge is required.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 1 Waitlist Code: 1, Section 099. See Romance Language Override Statement for Important Information.

Spanish 232. Second-Year Spanish, Continued.

Elementary Language Courses

Section 018 – Hispanic Caribbean Presence: Movement, Words, and Voices Between The Islands and the United States.

Instructor(s): Monica Lladó-Ortega (monicacl@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.

This course seeks to give students the opportunity to explore and gain knowledge of the history and culture of the Hispanic Caribbean (Cuba, Puerto Rico, and República Dominicana), through its literature, film, music, and art. We will ponder important cultural, social, and political issues regarding the islands and their relationship to the United States and to each other. Three main themes will be addressed through our reading, viewing, and listening: (1) The Immigration and Exile experiences; (2) Identity and Sexuality; (3) Language issues: Bilingualism, English Only etc., etc… At the same time you will acquire the language tools, both grammatical functions and vocabulary, necessary to discuss issues of relevance to Hispanic culture and to express your own opinions, reactions, conclusions, and possible outcomes to hypothetical situations.

The texts that will be included will be from both island based authors/artists and authors/artists that have immigrated/or were born in the United States. Through short stories, poetry, music, films, and paintings a mirror of the diversity of the Hispanic Caribbean and its presence in the United States will be revealed. The authors that will be studied include the following; Puerto Rico: Julia de Burgos, Abelardo Díaz Alfaro, Manuel Ramos Otero and Esmeralda Santiago; Cuba: Alejo Carpentier, José Martí, Cristina García, Lourdes Casal, and Achy Obejas; República Dominicana: Junot Díaz and Julia Alvarez, among others. The films will include: Bitter Sugar; Héroes de otra patria; Nueba yol; and Cuentos de Abelardo.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 1, Section 099. See Romance Language Override Statement for Important Information.

Spanish 232. Second-Year Spanish, Continued.

Elementary Language Courses

Section 026 – Spanish Culture Through Community Service. Students must also reserve ONE of the following time slots to complete the service component of the course: Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday 2-6pm. Students MUST register for both section 026 and ONE of the service sections 027, 028, or 029.

Instructor(s): Figueras

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.

This course will be a query into the nature of the Hispanic community through the topic of culture. Not only will we be discussing Hispanic in a seminar setting, but we will be providing two hours a week of community service in after-school tutoring to the Hispanic 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 course in 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 Hispanic culture in our community.

Note: Class meets Monday 2-4 pm. Students must also reserve ONE of the following time slots to complete the service component of the course: Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday 2-6pm. Students MUST register for both section 026 and ONE of the service sections 027, 028, or 029. Students are required to attend training workshops on Saturday, September 11, and Saturday, September 18, 1999. Any registered student who is absent from either workshop will be automatically dropped from the course.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 1, Section 099. See Romance Language Override Statement for Important Information.

Spanish 232. Second-Year Spanish, Continued.

Elementary Language Courses

Section 030 – Spanish Culture Through Community Service. Students must also reserve ONE of the following time slots to complete the service component of the course: Monday, Wednesday, or Thursday 2-6pm. Students MUST register for both section 030 and ONE of the service sections 031, 032, or 033.

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.

This course will be a query into the nature of the Hispanic community through the topic of culture. Not only will we be discussing Hispanic in a seminar setting, but we will be providing two hours a week of community service in after-school tutoring to the Hispanic 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 course in 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 Hispanic culture in our community.

Note: Class meets Tuesday 2-4 pm. Students must also reserve ONE of the following time slots to complete the service component of the course: Monday, Wednesday, or Thursday 2-6pm. Students MUST register for both section 030 and ONE of the service sections 031, 032, or 033. Students are required to attend training workshops on Saturday, September 11, and Saturday, September 18, 1999. Any registered student who is absent from either workshop will be automatically dropped from the course.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 1, Section 099. See Romance Language Override Statement for Important Information.

Spanish 232. Second-Year Spanish, Continued.

Elementary Language Courses

Section 034 – Spanish Culture Through Community Service. Students must also reserve ONE of the following time slots to complete the service component of the course: Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday 2-6pm. Students MUST register for both section 034 and ONE of the service sections 035, 036, or 038.

Instructor(s): Frances Aparicio (franapar@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.

This course will be a query into the nature of the Hispanic community through the topic of culture. Not only will we be discussing Hispanic in a seminar setting, but we will be providing two hours a week of community service in after-school tutoring to the Hispanic 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 course in 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 Hispanic culture in our community.

Note: Class meets Monday 1-3 pm. Students must also reserve ONE of the following time slots to complete the service component of the course: Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday 2-6pm. Students MUST register for both section 034 and ONE of the service sections 035, 036, or 038. Students are required to attend training workshops on Saturday, September 11, and Saturday, September 18, 1999. Any registered student who is absent from either workshop will be automatically dropped from the course.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 1, Section 099. See Romance Language Override Statement for Important Information.

Spanish 270(358). 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.

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Spanish 275(361). 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: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~dennisdp/Spanish.275.html

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.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 1, Section 099. See Romance Language Override Statement for Important Information.

Spanish 275(361). Grammar and Composition.

Other Language Courses

Section 003.

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

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: https://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/1999/fall/lsa/span/275/003.nsf

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.

Text: "Investigación de gramática" en Shaman Drum

Projects: These will involve interviewing native speakers on their use of some of the structures we will discuss this term. Prior to the interview, each student will discuss the proposed questions with me. The project will include the results of the interviews and a discussion of conclusions which may be drawn.

Chapter quizzes: These will occupy one half of a class period. Each will include material covered in one chapter, although some carryover is inevitable.

Daily participation: This includes daily discussion, reports and exercises from the text. This will be graded strictly. Many homework asignments call for thought and analysis and it is expected that all students will prepare a thoughtful reponse for all these exercises. Other work is to be written and may be collected on assigned days.

THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE FOR ATTENDANCE AND PARTICIPATION.

Compositions: These will be assigned periodically throughout the term.

NO ASSIGNMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THE CLASS PERIOD WHEN THEY ARE DUE.

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Spanish 276(362). 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: https://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/1999/fall/lsa/span/276/001.nsf

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.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 1, Section 099. See Romance Language Override Statement for Important Information.

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.

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Spanish 310. Advanced Composition and Style.

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.

Students in this course will acquire an advanced understanding of grammatical structures while further developing their writing skills in Spanish. They will engage in extensive writing practice using a process approach that involves successive revisions. In addition students will acquire research skills and learn strategies for writing description, narrative, and argumentative essays. Course requirements: three essays, three exams, research paper. Course conducted in Spanish. Intended audience: Spanish concentrators and other students with significant training in Spanish language.

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Spanish 320. Introduction to the Study of Literature.

Literature

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Andrew Anderson (andander@umich.edu)

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.

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Spanish 320. Introduction to the Study of Literature.

Literature

Section 002.

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

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: https://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/1999/fall/lsa/span/320/002.nsf

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.

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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.

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Spanish 328. Studies in Latin(o) American Popular Culture.

Literature

Section 001 – Performance and Agency in Latin American Popular Cultures.

Instructor(s): Jossianna Arroyo (jarroyo@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

What is the specificity of popular cultures in Latin America? Which have been some of their roles in the "representation" of Latin American identities? The purpose of this course is to analyze some texts, films, music, documentaries to answer these questions, specifically, the constructions of race, gender, and sexual identities, and how they relate to notions of performance, performativity and agency in Latin American cultures. One oral presentation and 10-page paper required.

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Spanish 332. Short Narrative in Latin America/Spain.

Literature

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Perez

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Narrative, as a mode of thought and as a cultural practice, imposes designs upon human experience. In literature and in life, narrative makes experience in time meaningful, by shaping, ordering, and linking disparate events. Narrative also "has designs" on its participants and its readers – instilling in us the desire for coherent identities, logical explanations, and satisfying resolutions. In this course, as we examine narrative designs, we will also explore the possibilities for creative freedom within (and without) these designs. Primary readings include recent fiction from Spain and Latin America (including Brazil). Major assignments include two exams, two analytic-interpretive papers (5-8 pages each), and an original narrative (either fictional or autobiographical). Evaluation will be based on written assignments, as well as class participation. Discussions will be conducted in Spanish.

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Spanish 340(375). Introduction to Iberian Cultures.

Literature

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Frank Casa (fcasa@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course seeks to give an overview of Spanish history and society by focusing on some of the major points of its history. The course will have unit readings on a variety of topics that go from the Moorish conquest, to the role of the Inquisition, the Conquest of America as well as the more problematic modern period that includes the Civil War, the dictatorship, and the return to democracy.

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Spanish 341(376). Introduction to Latin American Cultures.

Literature

Section 001.

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

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

In this course, we will explore the multiple aspects of Latin American Cultures. We will follow the text (one to two sections per week) and supplement the readings with movies, t.v. clips, and music presentations on Fridays. Students are expected to keep a journal that I will collect once a month. The journals will include reactions to the Friday screenings as well as brief essay responses to the questions at the end of the sections which must be prepared for class presentations.

This is an interactive muti-media class intended to give participants a better understanding of the myriad dimensions of Latin American Cultures both in Latin America and the United States. Class projects will be assigned on a weekly basis. Classes conducted in Spanish only.

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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.

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Spanish 373. Topics in Hispanic Literatures and Cultures.

Literature

Section 001.

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

No Description Provided.

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Spanish 381. Survey of Latin American Literature, I.

Literature

Section 001 – Colonial through Romanticism.

Instructor(s): Alejandro Herrero-Olaizola (aherrero@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 presents an overview of the major trends and authors in the Spanish American literary tradition from the time of discovery to Romanticism. The course completes the survey of Spanish 382. Emphasis will be given to the close reading of selected texts. The course is structured in three sections following a chronological study of representative works and authors: (1) Conquista y Colonización; (2) Barroco hispanoamericano; and (3) Literatura de la Independencia: Liberalismo y Romanticismo

Required Textbooks:
Burns, E. Bradford. Latin America; A Concise Interpretive History. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1982. 6th edition.
Chang-Rodríguez, Raquel and Malva Filer, eds. Voces de Hispanoamérica: Antología Literaria. Boston: Heinle and Heinle Publishers, 1996.
Franco, Jean. An Introduction to Spanish-American Literature. London: Cambridge UP, 1994. 3rd edition.

Additional Readings:
Anderson-Imbert, Enrique. Historia de la literatura hispanoamericana. Detroit: Wayne State UP, 1969.
Burkholder, Mark A. and Lyman L. Johnson. Colonial Latin America. New York: Oxford UP, 1994.
Fernández Moreno, César. Latin America in its Literature. New York: Holmes & Meier, 1980.

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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.

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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.

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Spanish 411. Advanced Syntax.

Other Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Steve Dworkin (dworkin@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Spanish 275 and 276. (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, 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.

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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.

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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.

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Spanish 456. Golden Age.

Literature

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Enrique Garcia

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course will deal with the major writers of the Spanish Golden age: Garcilaso, Fray Luis de Leon, Gongora, San Juan de la Cruz, Quevedo, Lope de Vega, Calderon, and Tirso de Molina. Among the works to be read will be poetry, narrative, and theater. We will focus both on the cultural and literary aspects of the texts in question.

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Spanish 459. Don Quijote.

Literature

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Frank Casa (fcasa@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Don Quijote es la cumbre de la literatura española y una de las mas importantes de la literatura universal. En ella están presentes tanto los problemas e ideales y problemas de la época de su autor como los de todos los tiempos. La lectura del Quijote es un ejercicio de la mas alta calidad, reconfortante al mismo tiempo que produce una excepcional emocion estetica. El curso tiene como objeto que el estudiante haga una introduccion a la obra que le permita disfrutar tanto de los mundos ideologicos de retórico del Quijote. El estudiante debe leer detenidamente la obra y hacer un trabajo sobre un tema especifico, segun la metodologia que el profesor requiere.

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Spanish 467. Literary and Artistic Movements in Modern Spain.

Literature

Section 001.

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

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

Literature

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Gustavo Verdesio

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course will focus on Ancient Andean civilization and the early colonial times in Perú. Its purpose is to give students a general idea about the cultural peculiarities of the Inca civilization, with special attention to its institutions and its religion.

We will read two authors whose native language was Spanish (Cieza de León and Inca Garcilaso) and whose cultural background was mostly European. The latter, however, being the son of a Spanish Captain and an Inca princess, was familiar with quechua, the indigenous language spoken in the area of influence of the Inca empire. We will study their descriptions of Inca social, political, an economic organization, as well as their version of Inca religion.

We will also read a scholarly work on religious issues (by Sabine MacCormack) and compare it to what the previous authors had said about the topic. Next, we will study the texts of two quechua native speakers: Titu Cusi Yupanqui (the penultimate Inca), Santacruz Pachacuti (whose Spanish was strongly contaminated by his native tongue). They will provide us with substantially different views on Inca culture. The book by Steve Stern deal with the different ways in which indigenous peoples from the Andes adapted to the changes provoked by European colonization. The book by Nathan Wachtel will help us have a more complete panorama of the cultural and ideological background or Andean cultures and their responses to the challenges posed to them by Western civilization.

Finally, the compilation by Malpass will shed some light on the potential of a research agenda that combines the study of colonial chronicles with archaeological investigations.

Texts required:

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Spanish 475. Latin American Narrative of the Twentieth Century.

Literature

Section 001 – Cuban/Cuban-American Reality.

Instructor(s): Lucia Suarez (suarez@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.

In this course, we will engage in an intensive analysis of the historical events, intersecting ideological narratives, cinematic presentations, political evolution, and personal experiences that have resulted in a complex and complicated Cuban/Cuban-American reality.

Particular attention will be given to the construction of identity in a revolutionary state, in exile, and in the overlapping spaces. How is Cuba mythified and demonized at the same time? What constructs a "Cuban Condition?" How are memories created, imagined, and recalled? What role does nostalgia play in the dynamics of the dismembered Cuban family?

The objective of this course is to explore the multiple dimensions that inform Cuban exile, memory, and nostalgia, its representation and how that has affected us in different ways. The class is conducted in Spanish.

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

Literature

Section 001 – Narrativa Indigenista.

Instructor(s): Andrew Anderson (andander@umich.edu)

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

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

Literature

Section 003 – The New Narrative of Latin America: The Novel Of The "Boom".

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

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.

This course will examine the forms of the new Latin America narrative that captured the imagination of an international reading audience in the 1960s,1970s, and beyond. We will read primary texts by majors authors of the "Boom" such as Cortázar, Fuentes, García Márquez, Puig, Donoso, and Vargas Llosa, as well as relevant critical essays that will help us contextualize the editorial and critical success of these writers.

This course begins with a study of Borges's aesthetics innovations and their influence on the "Boom" writers, especially the use of models of narrative into playful and self-conscious discursive expressions, the so-called "revolutionary" writing. We will pay particular attention to oppositional models such as novela primitiva and novela de creación which relate contemporary Latin America literature to broader world-wide literary trends.

Primary Readings (required):
Jorge Luis Borges. Ficciones (selección)
Julio Cortázar. Relatos
Carlos Fuentes. La muerte de Artemio Cruz.
Gabriel García Márquez. Cien años de soledad
Mario Vargas Llosa. La ciudad y los perros.
José Donoso. El lugar sin límites

Secondary Readings:
Carlos Fuentes. La nueva novela hispanoamericana
Angel Rama. La novela en América Latina: 1920-1980
David Viñas et al. Mas allá del boom: literatura y mercado.

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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).

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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.

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