Spanish Spring 2018: 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 Leopoldo Bernucci, Professor TR 9:00-10:20A 167 Olson Hall 79714
003 Emilio Bejel, Professor TR 10:30-11:50A 212 Wellman Hall 82779

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:

  • TBA

Section 003:

  • TBA

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

MWF 12:10-1:00P
176 Chemistry Building
CRN 81594

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 131N: Survey of Spanish Literature: 1700 to the Present (4 units)
Charles Oriel, Lecturer

MWF 11:00-11:50A
204 Art Building
CRN 81595

Course Description: This survey course focuses on Spanish literature from the year 1700 through the present day. This long period includes various literary, social, political and cultural movements, such as the Enlightenment, Romanticism, Naturalism, the Generation of ’98 and Surrealism, all of which will be taken into account and discussed in class. Readings include examples of all the main literary genres: essay, poetry, novel, short story and drama.

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:

  • Fernando Ibarra and Alberto Machado da Rosa, Antología de Autores Españoles, Vol II: Antiguos y Modernos  (Prentice Hall, 1995)
  • Miguel de Unamuno, Abel Sánchez: Una historia de pasión  (Espasa Calpe/Austral, 2005)
  • Federico Garcia Lorca, Bodas de Sangre  (Catedra, 1990)

Spanish 133N: The Golden Age of Literature of Spain (4 units)
Charles Oriel, Lecturer

MWF 1:10-2:00P
223 Olson Hall
CRN 81596

Course Description: This course will focus on literary masterpieces from the Spanish Golden Age (16th and 17th centuries). Readings will include several short novels (the first picaresque novel, Lazarillo de Tormes, and several shorter novels by Miguel de Cervantes), poetry (Garcilaso de la Vega, Fray Luis de León, Góngora and Quevedo) and well-known dramas by Lope de Vega, Tirso de Molina and Calderón de la Barca. We will try to consider all of these works within their historical, social, political and cultural contexts. 

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

  • Vida de Lazarillo de Tormes y de sus fortunas y adversidades, edited by Annette Grant Cash and James C. Murray  (Juan de la Cuesta, 2002)
  • Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Four Stories from Cervantes' Novelas ejemplares, edited by Michael J. McGrath  (European Masterpieces, 2008)
  • Tirso de Molina, El burlador de Sevila, edited by R. John McCaw  (European Masterpieces, 2003)
  • Pedro Calderon de la Barca, La vida es sueño / Life is a Dream [2nd Edition], edited by Vincent Martin  (European Masterpieces, 2006)
  • Anthology of Spanish Golden Age Poetry, edited by R. John McCaw and Kathleen Thornton Spinnenwebber  (European Masterpieces, 2007)
  • Lope de Vega, Fuenteovejuna, edited by Matthew A. Wyszinski  (Juan de la Cuesta, 2003)

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

TR 12:10-1:30P
166 Chemistry Building
CRN 79727

Course Description: This course will provide an introduction to Latin American literature through the close reading of major writers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Particular attention will be given to the social context of short stories, poems and other cultural artifacts from different geographical areas of Latin America.  Topics to be discussed include: tradition and modernity; civilization and barbarism; discourses of gender and ethnicity; literature and the emotions, and the relationship between text and image.

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

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

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

Textbook:

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

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

MW 10:00-11:50A
147 Olson Hall
CRN 79729

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 173. Cinema and Latin American Culture (4 units)
Emilio Bejel, Professor

Lecture: 
TR 3:10-4:30P
217 Olson Hall

Film Viewing: 
R 6:10-9:00P
205 Olson Hall

CRN 81597

Course Description: Understanding Latin American cultures through cinema. History and critical analysis of Latin American film. Focus on a national cinematic tradition. Comparative experiences in different parts of Latin America and/or a particular era. Conducted entirely in Spanish.

Prerequisite: Spanish 024/024S or 033.

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

Format: Lecture/Discussion - 3 hours; Film Viewing - 3 hours.

Textbook:

  • Michael Chanan, Cuban Cinema  (University of Minnesota Press, 2004)

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

Lecture
TR 1:40-3:00P
1301 Shrem Hall

Section Disc. Leader Days / Time Room CRN
001 TBA T 4:10-5:00P 7 Wellman Hall 79731
002 TBA W 4:10-5:00P 7 Wellman Hall 79732
003 TBA R 4:10-5:00P 163 Olson Hall 79733
004 TBA R 5:10-6:00P 267 Olson Hall 79734

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:
TR 12:10-1:30P
118 Olson Hall

Section Disc. Leader Days / Time Room CRN
001 TBA M 4:10-5:00P 207 Wellman Hall 79735
002 TBA M 5:10-6:00P 207 Wellman Hall 79736
003 TBA W 4:10-5:00P 101 Wellman Hall 79737

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