Fall Quarter 2018

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Spanish 100. Principles of Hispanic Literature & Criticism (4 units)

Section Instructor Days / Time Room CRN
001 Charles Oriel, Lecturer MWF 10:00-10:50A 251 Olson Hall 40211
002 Emilio Bejel, Professor TR 1:40-3:00P 207 Olson Hall 42723

Course Description: This course is an introduction to textual analysis with readings from Spanish and Spanish American literature and culture. The course will deal with basic genres: narrative, poetry, drama, and essay and will provide students with the opportunity to acquire the basic technical vocabulary of the Hispanic literary and cultural critic.

Prerequisite: Spanish 024 or 033.

GE credit (New): Arts & Humanities, Oral Literacy, World Cultures and Writing Experience.

Format: Lecture - 3 hours; Writing or Discussion - 1 hour.

Textbooks: 

Section 001:

  • TBA

Section 002:

  • TBA

Spanish 111N. Sounds and Words (3 units)

Travis Bradley, Professor

MWF 12:10-1:00P
223 Olson Hall
CRN 40214

Course Description: This course provides an introduction to the sound system of Spanish. After an initial overview of the goals of contemporary linguistic theory, we will explain how speech sounds are produced from an articulatory point of view. Using the framework of structural phonology, which deals with notions like phoneme versus allophone, complementary distribution versus free variation, and contrast versus neutralization, we will see how sounds are organized and represented as part of the linguistic competence of Spanish speakers. The course also introduces generative phonology, which permits a deeper understanding of the systematic, rule-governed nature of sound patterns. Throughout the course, theoretical and practical comparisons will be made with English and other languages, including Portuguese. The course will be conducted in Spanish.

Prerequisite: Spanish 024 or 033, or consent of instructor (tgbradley@ucdavis.edu); Linguistics 001 recommended.

GE credit (New): Social Sciences.

Format: Lecture - 3 hours.

Textbook:

  • Jose Ignacio Hualde, et al., Introduccion a la Linguistica Hispanica [2nd Edition]  (Cambridge University Press, 2010)

Spanish 113. Spanish Pronunciation (4 units)

Travis Bradley, Professor

MWF 2:10-3:00P
2016 Haring Hall
CRN 40215

Course Description: This course focuses on the phonetics and phonology of modern Spanish. Students will explore in a systematic and formal manner the similarities and differences between the sound systems of Spanish and English. Attention will also be given to dialectal differences that exist among major varieties of Spanish spoken around the world. This course is of particular interest to prospective teachers seeking to formalize their understanding of the Spanish and English sound systems in order to assist future students with issues of pronunciation. The course will be conducted in Spanish.

Prerequisite: Spanish 024 or 033; Linguistics 001 recommended.

GE credit (New): Social Sciences.

Format: Lecture - 3 hours; Term Paper.

Textbook:

  • Jorge M. Guitart, Sonido y Sentido: Teoría y Práctica de la Pronunciación del Español con Audio CD  (Georgetown University Press, 2004)

Spanish 130. Spanish Literature to 1700 (4 units)

Charles Oriel, Lecturer

MWF 1:10-2:00P
106 Olson Hall
CRN 42521

Course Description: This course is a survey of major Spanish literary works (prose, poetry and drama) from the Middle Ages. Reading selections include "Cantar de Mio Cid," "Los milagros de Nuestra Señora," "Libro de Buen Amor," "El Conde Lucanor" and "La Celestina." We will attempt to read these works within the context of Spanish culture and society during four centuries (1100 - 1500).

Prerequisite: Spanish 100/100S, 141/141S, or 170/170S.

GE credit (New): Arts & Humanities and World Cultures.

Format: Lecture - 3 hours; Term Paper.

Textbooks:

  • Fernando de Rojas, La Celestina  (Juan de la Cuesta, 2003)
  • Don Juan Manuel, El Conde Lucanor  (European Masterpieces, 2008)

Spanish 141. Introduction to Spanish Culture (4 units)

Robert Newcomb, Professor

TR 12:10-1:30P
1060 Bainer Hall
CRN 42502

Course Description: Introduction to history, geography and culture of Spain. Art, history of ideas, and everyday cultural manifestations. Introduction to critical reading and textual analysis.

Prerequisite: Spanish 024/024S or 033.

GE credit (New): Arts & Humanities, Visual Literacy, and World Cultures.

Format: Lecture - 3 hours; Writing/Discussion - 1 hour.

Textbooks:

  • TBA

Spanish 142. Special Topics in Spanish Cultural and Literary Studies (4 units)

Cristina Martinez-Carazo, Professor

TR 9:00-10:20A
168 Hoagland Hall
CRN 40219

Course Description: Special topics in the study of Spanish literature and culture. May be repeated for credit up to two times.

Prerequisite: Spanish 100/100S, 141/141S, or 170/170S.

GE credit (New): Arts & Humanities, Oral Literacy, World Cultures, and Writing Experience.

Format: Lecture - 3 hours; Term Paper.

Textbooks:

  • TBA

Spanish 147. Origins and Educational Implications of Anti-Hispanic Prejudice (4 units)

John Slater, Professor

TR 3:10-4:30P
6 Olson Hall
CRN 42514

Course Description: Examination of Anti-Hispanic prejudice in the United States focusing on the "Black Legend," a 16th Century anti-Spanish myth underpinning the doctrine of "Manifest Destiny." Exploration of the Legend's presence in contemporary American society through interviews and analysis of school textbooks.

Prerequisite: None.

GE credit (New): Arts & Humanities, American Cultures, Governance & History, Domestic Diversity, and Writing Experience.

Format: Lecture/Discussion - 3 hours; Fieldwork; Term Paper.

Textbooks:

  • TBA

Spanish 148. Cinema in the Spanish-Speaking World in Translation (4 units)

Cristina Martinez-Carazo, Professor

Lecture: TR 3:10-4:30P
212 Wellman Hall

Film Viewing: T 6:10-9:00P
212 Wellman Hall

CRN 42505

Course Description: This course will analyze the construction of Spanish identity and the socio-historical events that have shaped it through film. The selection of movies and texts presented in this class will help the students to improve their ability to read films aesthetically, culturally, and historically. Cultural aspects such as gender differences, the role of women in Spanish society, the political situation, social structures, economical aspects, power institutions, religion will be studied through movies. The emphasis will be on the cultural information illustrated by these films. No prior knowledge of cinematography techniques and principles will be required.

Prerequisite: Spanish 024/024S or 033.

GE credit (New): Arts & Humanities, Visual Literacy and World Cultures.

Format: Lecture - 3 hours; Film Viewing - 3 hours.

Textbook:

  • Barry Jordan and Mark Allinson, Spanish Cinema: A Student's Guide  (Bloomsbury Academic, 2005)

Spanish 151. Survey of Latin American Literature from 1900 to the Present (4 units)

Michael Lazzara, Professor

MW 10:00-11:50A
168 Hoagland Hall
CRN 40221

Course Description: Using a thematic approach, this course provides an introduction to contemporary Latin American literature through the close reading of major writers of the 20th and 21st centuries. Analyses of short stories, novels, poems, music and films will open debates on important issues like the construction of identities, the writing of history and memory, colonialism, the effects of exile and migration, and the ever-renewed struggle between civilization and barbarism. As we read, our goal will be to discover how literature speaks in its own way about history, politics, identity and culture.

Prerequisite: Spanish 100/100S or 141/141S or 170/170S.

GE credit (New): Arts & Humanities and World Cultures.

Format: Lecture - 3 hours; Term Paper or Discussion - 1 hour.

Textbooks:

  • Gabriel García Márquez, Cien años de soledad  (Nuevas Ediciones de Bolsillo, 2008)
  • José Emilio Pacheco, Las batallas en el desierto  (Ediciones Era, 2011)
  • A Course Reader

Spanish 171. Music from Latin America (4 units)           [Taught in English]

Carol Hess, Professor

Lecture: 
MWF 11:00-11:50A
105 Music Building

Section Discussion Leader Days / Time Room CRN
001 TBA R 10:00-10:50A 105 Music Building 43273
002 TBA M 3:10-4:00P 115 Music Building 43284

Course Description: This course takes human experience as a point of departure for musical understanding. Students explore topics such as music and identity, music and the body, music and religion, and other broad themes as they relate to the study of musics of Latin America, gaining fluency with musical concepts and cultural-historical contexts. Nearly fifty genres are covered, including music of indigenous communities, popular genres, folk and classical music. Several assignments revolve around film and the ways in which music enhances, complements, or contradicts the action onscreen. No previous musical background is required. Class is taught in English.

May be repeated for credit up to one time when the topic differs.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor (cahess@ucdavis.edu).

GE credit (New): Arts & Humanities, Visual Literacy, World Cultures and Writing Experience.

Format: Lecture - 3 hours; Discussion - 1 hour.

Textbooks:

  • TBA

Spanish 173. Cinema and Latin American Culture (4 units)

Emilio Bejel, Professor

Lecture: 
TR 4:40-6:00P
118 Olson Hall

Film Viewing: 
R 6:10-9:00P
118 Olson Hall

CRN 42507

Course Description: Understanding Latin American cultures through cinema. History and critical analysis of Latin American film. Focus on a national cinematic tradition. Comparative experiences in different parts of Latin America and/or a particular era. Conducted entirely in Spanish.

Prerequisite: Spanish 024/024S or 033.

GE credit (New): Arts & Humanities, Visual Literacy and World Cultures.

Format: Lecture/Discussion - 3 hours; Film Viewing - 3 hours.

Textbook:

  • Michael Chanan, Cuban Cinema  (University of Minnesota Press, 2004)

Spanish 174. Chicano Culture: Mexican Migrations to the United States: Bandidos, Braceros and Bad Hombres (4 units)

Robert Irwin, Professor

TR 1:40-3:00P
115 Hutchison Hall
CRN 40225

Course Description: Este curso presenta un recorrido histórico de las olas migratorias mexicanas hacia "el norte" con enfoques tanto en las perspectivas y experiencias de los mismos migrantes como en su imagen pública en los Estados Unidos. Se estudiará esta historia a través de una serie de obras culturales (literatura, música popular, cine, arte visual), haciendo hincapié en algunas figuras de renombre, tales como Joaquín Murrieta, la Santa de Cabora, Juan Soldado, Lupe Vélez "the Mexican Spitfire", los Deportados de los Gatos, los Siete de la Raza, Emilio Varela y Camelia la Texana, Chalino Sánchez, Elvira Arellano, Alejandro González Iñárritu, entre otros - y  en grupos como los pachucos, los braceros y los DREAMers. Momentos claves de esta historia: la guerra mexicano-estadounidense de 1846-48, la revolución mexicana, el programa del bracero, el movimiento chicano, la actualidad.

Prerequisite: Spanish 024 or 033.

GE credit (New): Arts & Humanities, American Cultures, Governance & History and Domestic Diversity.

Format: Lecture - 3 hours; Term Paper.

Textbooks:

  • Materials available on Canvas