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

Section Instructor Days / Time Room CRN
001 Emilio Bejel, Professor MWF 10:00-10:50A 1120 Hart Hall 89145
002 Michael Lazzara, Professor TR 10:30-11:50A 235 Wellman Hall 89146
003 Charles Oriel, Lecturer MWF 2:10-3:00P 167 Olson Hall 91644

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 002:

  • A Course Reader

Section 003:

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

Spanish 115. History of the Spanish Language (4 units)
Silvia Aguinaga, Associate Instructor

MWF 12:10-1:00P
140 Physics Building
CRN 89150

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. Not open for credit to students who have completed course 115S.

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

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

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

Textbooks:

  • TBA

Spanish 116. Applied Spanish Linguistics (4 units) 
Robert Blake, Professor

TR 10:30-11:50A
166 Chemistry Building
CRN 89151

Course Description: Exploration of the major theoretical and practical issues concerning learning Spanish as a second language. For students interested in teaching Spanish as a career. Not open to students who have taken equivalent course 116S.

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

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

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

Textbooks:

  • TBA

Spanish 118. Diachronic and Synchronic Variation in Spanish (4 units)
Travis Bradley, Professor

MWF 1:10-2:00P
2016 Haring Hall
CRN 91645

Course Description: This course presents a survey of linguistic variation in Spanish across time and place. First, we examine structural developments since the period of spoken Latin, induced by natural language change and by external influences. This overview sets the stage for an exploration of the dialect structure of the contemporary Spanish-speaking world. Special consideration will be given to Judeo-Spanish, preserved by the Sephardic Jews expelled from Spain in 1492, and to Peninsular and American Spanish varieties. The course assumes that students have some prior exposure to Spanish phonetics and/or structural phonology.

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

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

Format: Lecture - 3 hours; Term Paper.

Textbook:

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

Spanish 130. Survey of Spanish Literature to 1700 (4 units)
Cristina Gonzalez, Professor

TR 9:00-10:20A
184 Young Hall
CRN 89152

Course Description: Survey of Spanish literature (narrative, poetry and drama) to 1700. Emphasis will be on the multicultural birth of the Spanish culture, the formation and growth of the Spanish language and letters through its written records and the literature of the early period.

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

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

Format: Lecture - 3 hours; Term Paper.

Textbooks:

  • TBA

Spanish 134B. Don Quijote II (4 units)
Charles Oriel, Lecturer

MWF 11:00-11:50A
147 Olson Hall
CRN 89153

Course Description: This course will focus on the second part of Cervantes’s masterpiece, Don Quijote, published in 1615. Aside from studying Cervantes’s novelistic technique and its 17th-century context, we will also consider how his novel has affected the subsequent development of more modern fiction, including such authors as Miguel de Unamuno, Jorge Luis Borges and Julio Cortázar.

Prerequisite: Spanish 134A.

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 147. Anglos, Latinos & the Spanish Black Legend (4 units)   In English      [Cross-listed with EDU 147]
Cristina González, Professor

TR 10:30-11:50A
194 Young Hall
CRN 89157

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

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

Textbooks:

  • TBA

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

TR 12:10-1:30P
212 Wellman Hall
CRN 89159

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 from Campus Copies

Spanish 153. Latin American Short Story (4 units) 
Leopoldo Bernucci, Professor

TR 1:40-3:00P
166 Chemistry Building
CRN 89160

Course Description: Evolution of the Latin American short story from the 19th century to the present. Emphasis will be on the contemporary period.

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.

Textbooks:

  • TBA

Spanish 157. Great Works of Latin American Literature/Culture (4 units)
Robert Newcomb, Associate Professor

MW 12:10-2:00P   (updated time)
223 Olson Hall
CRN 91646

Course Description: Study of major works of Latin American literature/culture and their cultural and literary milieus. May include novels, poetry, film, etc. Works may be analyzed in terms of style, influence, cultural significance, political importance, and/or commercial success.

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:

  • TBA

Spanish 177. California and Latin America (4 units)
Robert Irwin, Professor

Lecture
TR 12:10-1:30P
206 Olson Hall

Section Disc. Leader Days / Time Room CRN
001 TBA T 4:10-5:00P TBA 89163
002 TBA W 4:10-5:00P TBA 89164
003 TBA R 4:10-5:00P TBA 89165
004 TBA R 5:10-6:00P TBA 89166

Course Description: Este curso trata la historia de contacto cultural como consecuencia de migraciones, invasiones, colaboraciones, conflictos, acuerdos, intercambios, influencias, etc. entre Alta California (ahora el estado de California de Estados Unidos) y el resto de América Latina desde la época de la guerra de 1846-1848 hasta la actualidad, con un enfoque en las representaciones hechas en América Latina (tanto en México como en otros países del continente) de California, las representaciones hechas en California (especialmente desde la industria emblemática de la expresión cultural del estado, la del cine hollywoodense) de América Latina, y también las representaciones hechas de la California latinoamericana, la de los Californios, los mexicanos, los braceros, los pachucos, los pochos, los chicanos, los centroamericanos, los chilenos y los demás “latinos” que han vivido y que viven en el estado, y que de alguna manera le han hecho a California no sólo una región latinoamericana, sino uno de los centros principales productores de cultura latino-americana.

May be taken to fulfill requirement for majors in Chicano/Latino literature/culture (in lieu of SPA 117, 174 or 176) - or as an elective.

Prerequisite: Spanish 024/024S, or Spanish 033.

GE credit (Old): None.
GE credit (New): American Cultures Governance & History and Domestic Diversity.

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

Textbooks:

  • A Course Reader

Spanish 178A. Spanish for the Professions (4 units)
Agustina Carando, Assistant Professor

Lecture
MWF 12:10-1:00P
206 Olson Hall

Section Disc. Leader Days / Time Room CRN
001 TBA M 4:10-5:00P TBA 91886
002 TBA M 5:10-6:00P TBA 91887
003 TBA W 4:10-5:00P TBA 91888
004 TBA W 5:10-6:00P TBA 91889

Course Description: For students with an advanced level of Spanish interested in the use of Spanish in the health care, legal and law enforcement and marketing and business professions. Field trips documenting the use of Spanish in the public context.

Prerequisite: Spanish 024/024S, or Spanish 033.

GE credit (Old): Arts & Humanities or Social Sciences.
GE credit (New): Arts & Humanities or Social Sciences; Domestic Diversity, Oral Literacy and Writing Experience.

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

Textbooks:

  • TBA

Spanish 179Y. Science and Politics of the Human Body in the Spanish-Speaking World (4 units)    In English
Emilio Bejel, Professor, and John Slater, Professor

W 4:10-6:00P
3 Kleiber Hall
CRN 89167

Course Description: This course explores the intersections of power, media, and knowledge about the human body in Spain, Latin America, and the Hispanic-Latina/o population in the United States from the 16th century to the present, with a particular focus on Latin America during the last three centuries. If you think that some people are just naturally bad, for example, you probably think its natural that the state treats those people (and punishes those people) in a certain way.  In other words, your ideas about human nature affect the kind of government you want.  However, the reverse has often proven to be true, too: structures of power influence the way people understand human beings and human bodies.  That is especially true when it comes to issues of race, gender, and sex; governments and institutions long controlled whether people from different races could marry, for example. Not open for credit to students who have taken equivalent course Spanish 179.

Hybrid Mechanics (half in-class; half online)
Students will have in-class discussions (sometimes called the "face to face" portion of this course or "f2f"), on-line assignments (including quizzes, videos, and discussion groups), and more traditional assignments (reading and writing).  All of the readings and other materials will be available on our course’s Canvas website (canvas.instructure.com/courses/817518).  There are no required books or readers.  However, class attendance and participation in f2f discussions are required.  So is participation in online activities through the Canvas site.  One of the first assignments in this class will be to learn how to use Canvas.

Prerequisite: None.

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

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

Textbooks:

  • All reading materials will be available on Canvas website.