Spanish Fall 2018: Expanded Graduate Course Descriptions

Spanish 201. Literary Theory I (4 units)

Robert Irwin, Professor

R 4:10-7:00P
109 Olson Hall
CRN 43336

Course Description: Basic theories and practical approaches to modern and contemporary Hispanic literature. Emphasis on formalism, poststructuralism, socio-cultural discourses, and ideologies.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of instructor (rmirwin@ucdavis.edu).

Format: Seminar - 3 hours; Term Paper.

Textbooks:

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Spanish 215. Technology in Foreign Language Teaching (4 units)

Robert Blake, Professor

W 4:10-7:00P
151 Olson Hall
CRN 42508

Course Description:  This course will introduce graduate students to the field of CALL: computer assisted language learning. We will examine how the web, computer-assisted communication, social computing, and online programs and games can utilized in pursuit of second language learning. Examination and applications will be drawn from Spanish, French, German, and ESL. No prior technological experience is required.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor (rjblake@ucdavis.edu); Spanish 205 and 206 recommended.

Format: Seminar - 3 hours; Term Paper.

Textbook:

  • Robert J. Blake, Brave New Digital Classroom: Technology and Foreign Language Learning [2nd Edition]  (Georgetown University Press, 2013)

Spanish 258. Spanish Literature of the Renaissance and Golden Age: Prose (4 units)

John Slater, Professor

M 4:10-7:00P
117 Olson Hall
CRN 42510

Course Description: The origins and development of the Spanish novel during the Renaissance and the Spanish Golden Age.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of instructor (jslater@ucdavis.edu).

Format: Seminar - 3 hours; Term Paper.

Textbooks:

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Spanish 390. The Teaching of Spanish in College (4 units)

Claudia Sanchez-Gutierrez, Professor

MW 2:10-4:00P
244 Olson Hall
CRN 40323

Course Description:  Theoretical instruction in modern teaching methods and demonstration of their practical application. Required of graduate teaching assistants.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Format: Lecture - 2 hours; Discussion - 2 hours.

Textbooks:

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