Expanded Course Descriptions: Summer 2013

Summer Special Session

June 24 to September 13, 2013

Spanish 001A: Intensive Elementary Spanish

To learn more about Intensive Elementary Spanish, click HERE.



(Please look for lower-division Spanish classes at http://summer-sessions.ucdavis.edu/)
 


Summer Session I

June 24 to August 2, 2013

***Spanish 100, "Principles of Hispanic Literature & Criticism" was cancelled on June 19, 2013***


Spanish 142: The Spanish Essay and the Generation of 1898

Robert Newcomb
TWR 2:10-3:50P, 167 Olson
CRN 53388

Course Description: The purpose of this course is two-fold: 1) to familiarize students with the essay as a genre utilized by Spanish writers and intellectuals to address a wide range of literary, political, cultural, and other topics; 2) to introduce students to Spain’s "Generación del 98" (Generation of 1898), a group of writers who in their literary production and public lives questioned the meaning and value of Spanish culture during a period in which Spain, now stripped of its final Caribbean colonies by the U.S., was rocked by a profound, even existential crisis. Combining these two themes, we will focus our readings on essays, newspaper articles, and literary non-fiction written by key members from the Generación del 98, including Miguel de Unamuno, Azorín, Ramón del Valle-Inclán and Joan Maragall. Among the many topics addressed by these writers, we will discuss the following: Spain in crisis; the enigma of Spanish identity, history, and difference; national tradition versus reform; regionalisms; Spain and the world.

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

GE credit (Old): None.
GE credit (New): Arts & Humanities, Oral Literacy, World Cultures, and Writing Experience.

Format: Lecture - 3 hours; Term Paper.

Textbooks:

  • TBA
     

Spanish 159: Special Topics in Latin American Literature and Culture

Leopoldo Bernucci
TWR 12:10-1:50P, 227 Olson
CRN 52928

Course Description: An examination of the most representative Spanish American authors as a course of study in the art of story telling, short story theory, literary history and individual poetics, and as an incursion into narrative theories in general.

Different modalities of tales are treated in this course: realist, fantastic, marvelous, and real-marvelous. Readings from such writers as Echeverría, Quiroga, Borges, Bombal, Rulfo, Carpentier, García Márquez, Cortázar, and Ocampo.

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

GE credit (Old): None.
GE credit (New): Arts & Humanities and World Cultures.

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

Textbooks:

  • A Course Reader
     

Spanish 176: Literature in Spanish Written in the United States

Francisco Alarcón
MTW 10:00-11:40A, 1128 Hart
CRN 52929

Course Description: This course is a survey of the literary and cultural contributions of the main Spanish-speaking populations present in the United States: Chicanos, Puerto Ricans, Cuban-Americans, Central Americans, and other Latinos.

Prerequisite: SPA 24 or SPA 33.

GE credit (Old): Arts & Humanities and Diversity.
GE credit (New): Arts & Humanities and Domestic Diversity.

Format: Lecture-3 hours; Term Paper.

Textbooks:

  • Francisco X. Alarcón, From the Other Side of Night / Del otro lado de la noche: New and Selected Poems (University of Arizona Press, 2002)
  • Kenya Dworkin-Mendez, et al., En Otra Voz: Antologia de la Literatura Hispana de los Estados Unidos (Arte Publico Press, 2002)
  • Cherrie Morago, et al., Esta Puente, Mi Espalda: Voces de Mujeres Tercermundistas En Los Estados Unidos (ISM Press, 1988)
  • Julian Olivares, Cuentos Hispanos de los Estados Unidos = Hispanic Stories from the United States (Arte Publico Press, 1993)
  • Manuel Maria Martin Rodriguez, La Voz Urgente: Antologia de literatura chicana en Español (Editorial Fundamentos, 1995)
     

Summer Session II

August 5 to September 13

***Spanish 115, "History of the Spanish Language" was cancelled on July 22, 2013***


Spanish 116: Applied Spanish Linguistics

Robert Blake
MTW 2:10-3:50P, 115 Wellman
CRN 73614

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: Linguistics 1 and SPA 24 or SPA 33, or consent of instructor.

GE credit (Old): None.
GE credit (New): Social Sciences.

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

Textbooks:

  • Dale A. Koike and Carol A. Klee, Lingüistica aplicada: Adquisición del español como segunda lengua (Wiley, 2012)
     

***Spanish 117, "Spanish for Bilinguals" was cancelled on June 21, 2013***


Spanish 141: Introduction to Spanish Culture

Cristina Martínez-Carazo
TWR 12:10-1:50P, 1342 Storer
CRN 73278

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

Prerequisite: SPA 24, SPA 24S, or SPA 33.

GE credit (Old): Arts & Humanities and Diversity.

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

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

Textbooks:

  • A Course Reader
     

Spanish 150N: Latin American Literature to 1999

Linda Egan
MTW 12:10-1:50P, 103 Wellman
CRN 73622

Course Description: This is a survey course using one principal anthology to look as closely as possible at major authors and works of the nascent Spanish-American literature, from Columbus's Diary to modernism at the end of the 19th century. The goals of the course, in addition to acquainting majors and minors with significant milestones in the development of a new Spanish-language literature, include strengthening reading ability and sharpening critical skills. Literary terms and concepts introduced in Spanish 100 will be assumed for practical application.

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

GE credit (Old): None.
GE credit (New): Arts & Humanities and World Cultures.

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

Textbooks:

  • Rachel Chang-Rodriguez and Malva E. Filer, Voces de Hispanoamerica, 4th Edition (Cengage Learning, 2012)