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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 235 Wellman Hall 59981

002

Michael Lazzara, Professor TR 10:30-11:50A 1130 Bainer Hall 59982

003

Maria Fernanda Díaz-Basteris, Graduate Student MWF 12:10-1:00P 205 Olson Hall 63585

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 (Old): None.
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

Section 003:

  • A Course Reader

Spanish 111N. Sounds and Words (3 units)
Travis Bradley, Professor

MWF 12:10-1:00P
212 Wellman Hall
CRN 62282

Course Description: Linguistic description of the sound patterns of Spanish and how those sounds can be used to form larger units, such as morphemes and words. Theoretical and practical comparisons with English and with other Romance languages.

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

GE credit (Old): Social Sciences.
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
212 Wellman Hall
CRN 62283

Course Description: Sound structure of modern Spanish; theoretical analysis of selected problems in pronunciation. Strongly recommended for prospective teachers of Spanish.

Prerequisite: Spanish 024 or 033; Linguistics 001 recommended.

GE credit (Old): Social Sciences.
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 116. Applied Spanish Linguistics (4 units)
Robert Blake, Professor

TR 12:10-1:30P
176 Chemistry Building
CRN 62284

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 001 and Spanish 024/024S or Spanish 033, or consent of instructor (rjblake@ucdavis.edu).

GE credit (Old): Social Sciences.
GE credit (New): Social Sciences.

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

Textbook:

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

Spanish 134A. Don Quijote I (4 units)
Charles Oriel, Lecturer

MWF 1:10-2:00P
146 Olson Hall
CRN 62285

Course Description: This course focuses on the first part of Don Quijote by Miguel de Cervantes, published in 1605. We will study key elements of Cervantes's masterpiece within the socio-cultural context of Golden Age Spain and as prototype for the modern novel.

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

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

Format: Lecture - 3 hours; Term Paper.

Textbook:

  • Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quijote (Legacy Edition), edited by Tom Lathrop  (European Masterpieces, 2012)
     

Spanish 142. Brujería, magia y secretos (4 units)
John Slater, Professor

TR 10:30-11:50A

168 Hoagland Hall
CRN 59986

Course Description: Are you interested in witchcraft and magic?  Have you ever wondered about the people who were accused of witchcraft or what people believed about magic?  In this course, we will study sixteenth- and seventeenth-century ideas about witchcraft and magic.  We will read works of literature (and see how literature affected the practice of witchcraft), we will read studies about witches and the justice system, and we will read historical documents such as spells.  Along the way, you’ll read stories and accounts of people who were bewitched, who sold their souls to the devil, and who tried to turn lead into gold. 

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

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

Format: Lecture - 3 hours; Term Paper.

Textbooks:

  • Lope de Vega, El caballero de Olmedo  (European Masterpieces, 2004)
  • Fernando de Rojas, La celestina  (European Masterpieces, 2003)

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

TR 12:10-1:30P
2016 Haring Hall
CRN 62286

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 (Old): Arts & Humanities.
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 172. Cultura Mexicana: Las Grandes Chingonas (4 units)
Robert Irwin, Professor

TR 9:00-10:20A
168 Hoagland Hall
CRN 62287

Course Description: Muchos ámbitos culturales en México fueron dominados por muchos años por hombres. En la literatura, casi no hay escritoras en el canon de literatura nacional antes de las últimas décadas del siglo XX. En el cine, son escasas las directoras. Hasta años recientes, tampoco hay muchos casos de artistas femeninas de renombre. No obstante la falta de oportunidades para mujeres, las mujeres de fuerte carácter sí han sido protagonistas en la cultura nacional mexicana. Estas mujeres, capaces no sólo de logros notables sino también de la dominación de los varones, parecen ser excepcionales en una cultura que asigna la feminidad un papel subordinada, en términos hasta violentos, a la masculinidad. Pero en realidad estas mujeres imponentes son tan numerosas que parecen representar algún tipo de corrección constante al sexismo institucionalizado en el nacionalismo mexicano. En este curso, se estudia el problema de la feminidad dominadora en la cultura mexicana a través de casos históricos de tanto la producción cultural (literatura, cine, música popular, telenovela, teatro) como la vida real. Se cuestionan las definiciones de la masculinidad y la feminidad en la cultural mexicana y la dinámica de machismo, vistas desde principios del siglo XX hasta la actualidad. Algunas de las figuras que se analizarán: la Adelita, las actrices Dolores del Río y María Félix, Rosario Castellanos, Camelia la Tejana, Paquita la del Barrio, Jesusa Rodríguez, la Reina del Sur, entre muchas más.

Prerequisite: Spanish 024 or 033.

GE credit (Old): Arts & Humanities and Social-Cultural Diversity.
GE credit (New): Arts & Humanities, Visual Literacy and World Cultures.

Format: Lecture - 3 hours; Term Paper.

Textbooks:

  • TBA

Spanish 174. Cultura Chicana: Bad Hombres: La Inmigración Mexicana a los Estados Unidos (4 units)
Robert Irwin, Professor

TR 1:40-3:00P
166 Chemistry Building
CRN 59996

Course Description: Durante la campaña presidencial del año pasado el candidato triunfador habló de los inmigrantes mexicanos en términos despectivos, implicando que un gran número de ellos eran criminales, y prometiendo deportarlos aceleradamente. Su política de deportación en realidad continúa la de la administración anterior en priorizar la deportación de “criminales”. ¿Pero qué es un “criminal”? Y cómo se debe pensar la criminalidad en el contexto de la inmigración indocumentada, la que por varias décadas se ha clasificado como delito. ¿Y por qué se enfoca la esta atención especialmente hacia los hombres? Esta clase se aproxima al proceso de la criminalización del inmigrante mexicano (y de los mexicano-americanos y los latinos del suroeste en general) en los Estados Unidos desde una perspectiva histórica. Se estudiarán varios casos de hombres mexicanos vistos como “malos” desde el siglo XIX hasta la actualidad. Se interrogarán tanto los mecanismos de fomentar estereotipos negativos como la mismas nociones de la criminalidad y la masculinidad en tales figuras como Joaquín Murrieta, Pancho Villa, el pachuco, los Siete de la Raza, y Luis Rodríguez, entre otras.

Prerequisite: Spanish 024/024S or 033.

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

Format: Lecture - 3 hours; Term Paper.

Textbooks:

  • TBA