Spanish Winter 2019: Expanded Upper Division Course Descriptions

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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 101 Olson Hall 51976
002 Diana Aramburu, Professor TR 9:00-10:20A 1038 Wickson Hall 51977

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:

  • Carmelo Virgillo, Edward Friedman, and Teresa Valdivieso, Aproximaciones al Estudio de la Literatura Hispánica [Séptima Edición]  (McGraw Hill, 2011)

Section 002:

  • A Course Reader

Spanish 110. Advanced Spanish Composition (4 units)

Charles Oriel, Lecturer

MWF 1:10-2:00P
101 Olson Hall
CRN 51978

Course Description: This course focuses on improving writing in Spanish. In addition to addressing the mechanics of clear writing (syntax and the structure of paragraphs and arguments), there will also be a thorough review of the Spanish grammatical system, including such important areas as narration in the past (preterite and imperfect), sequence of tenses, the uses of the subjunctive and conditional modes, and the rules of accentuation.

Prerequisite: Spanish 024 or 033.

GE credit (Old): None.
GE credit (New): Writing Experience.

Format: Lecture - 3 hours.

Textbook:

  • Maria Canteli Dominicis, Repase y escriba: Curso avanzado de gramática y composición [Séptima Edición]  (Wiley, 2013)

Spanish 115. History of the Spanish Language (4 units)

Robert Blake, Professor

MW 10:00-11:30A
158 Olson Hall
CRN 51979

Course Description: This course examines the Spanish language from its roots in spoken Latin to modernity. There will be emphasis on the close relationship between historical events and language change, and the role that literature plays in language standardization.

Prerequisite: Spanish 024 or 033, or consent of instructor; Linguistics 001 recommended.

GE credit (New): Arts & Humanities or Social Sciences.

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

Textbook:

  • David A. Pharies, Breve historia de la lengua española: Segunda edición revisada  (University of Chicago Press, 2015)

Spanish 116. Applied Spanish Linguistics (4 units)

Robert Blake, Professor

MW 4:10-5:30P
147 Olson Hall
CRN 51980

Course Description: In this course students will review both the most difficult structural properties of Spanish (e.g. aspect, mood, subordination, sequence of tenses) as well as the most promising methodological approaches to teaching Spanish.  The course will be informed by insights from the field of applied linguistics, including CALL, computer-assisted language learning, and pragmatics.  The material is appropriate for anyone in general wishing to deepen their linguistic knowledge of Spanish as well as for future language professionals who specifically seek a career in teaching Spanish at the secondary or post-secondary levels.

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

GE credit (New): Social Sciences.

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

Textbook:

  • Robert Blake and Eve Zyzik, El español y la lingüística aplicada  (Georgetown University Press, 2016)

Spanish 117. Teaching Spanish as a Native Tongue in the US: Praxis and Theory (4 units)

Instructor TBA

MWF 12:10-1:00P
217 Olson Hall
CRN 55711

Course Description: Designed for students interested in teaching Spanish to native speakers. Focus on cultural diversity of the Spanish speaking population in the United States; applied language teaching methodologies in the context of teaching Spanish to native speakers at different levels.

Prerequisite: Spanish 024 or 033, or consent of instructor; Linguistics 001 recommended.

GE credit (New): Oral Literacy.

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

Textbooks:

  • TBA

Spanish 118. Spanish in the US (4 units)

Agustina Carando, Professor

TR 1:40-3:00P
168 Hoagland Hall
CRN 54627

Course Description: TBA

Prerequisite: Spanish 111N or consent of instructor (acarando@ucdavis.edu).

GE credit (New): Social Sciences.

Format: Lecture - 3 hours; Term Paper.

Textbooks:

  • TBA

Spanish 142. Women Writers from Spain (4 units)

Diana Aramburu, Professor

TR 12:10-1:30P
168 Hoagland Hall
CRN 51985

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

Prerequisite: Spanish 100 or 141 or 170.

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

Format: Lecture - 3 hours; Term Paper.

Textbooks:

  • Readings will be on Canvas

Spanish 150N. Survey of Latin American Literature to 1900 (4 units)

Leopoldo Bernucci, Professor

TR 3:10-4:30P
2016 Haring Hall
CRN 54628

Course Description: Spanish American literature from pre-Hispanic texts and the chronicles of the Conquest to Romanticism and Modernism. Reading selection includes history, fiction, poetry, drama, and essay.

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

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

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

Textbooks:

  • TBA

Spanish 159. Cuba: Revolución y Cultura (4 units)

Emilio Bejel, Professor

TR 10:30-11:50A
204 Art Building
CRN 51987

Course Description: TBA

Spanish 159 may be repeated for credit up to one time if topic or subject differs.

Prerequisite: Spanish 100 or 141 or 170.

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

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

Textbooks:

  • TBA