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

Section Instructor Days / Time Room CRN

001

Cristina Martinez-Carazo, Professor MW 10:00-11:20A 229 Wellman Hall 41126

002

Emilio Bejel, Professor TR 9:00-10:20A 101 Olson Hall 41127

003

Diana Aramburu, Professor TR 12:10-1:30P 116 Viehmeyer Hall 44038

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)

   Sections 002 & 003:

  • Readings available online
     

Spanish 110. Advanced Spanish Composition (4 units)
Charles Oriel, Lecturer

MWF 1:10-2:00P
125 Olson Hall
CRN 44039

Course Description: This course focuses on improving writing in Spanish. In addition to addressing the mechanics of clear writing (syntax and the structure of paragraphs and arguments), there will also be a thorough review of the Spanish grammatical system, including such important areas as narration in the past (preterite and imperfect), sequence of tenses, the uses of the subjunctive and conditional modes, and the rules of accentuation.

Prerequisite: Spanish 024 or 033.

GE credit (Old): None.
GE credit (New): Writing Experience.

Format: Lecture - 3 hours.

Textbook:

  • Maria Canteli Dominicis, Repase y escriba: Curso avanzado de gramática y composición [7th Edition]  (Wiley, 2013)
     

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

MWF 12:10-1:00P
176 Chemistry Building
CRN 41128

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
176 Chemistry Building
CRN 41129

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 117. Teaching Spanish as a Native Tongue in the US: Praxis and Theory (4 units)
Cecilia Colombi, Professor

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

Discussion Sections:

Section Discussion Leader Day / Time Room CRN

001

Lina Reznicek-Parrado T 5:10-6:00P 163 Olson Hall 41131

002

Lina Reznicek-Parrado F 3:10-4:00P 163 Olson Hall 41132

003

Lina Reznicek-Parrado R 5:10-6:00P 163 Olson Hall 44040

Course Description: Designed for students interested in teaching Spanish to native speakers. Focus on cultural diversity of the Spanish speaking population in the United States; applied language teaching methodologies in the context of teaching Spanish to native speakers at different levels.

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

GE credit (Old): None.
GE credit (New): Oral Literacy.

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

Textbook:

  • Mi Lengua: Spanish as a Heritage Language in the United States, edited by Ana Roca and Mary Cecilia Colombi  (Georgetown University Press, 2003)
     

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

MWF 11:00-11:50A
147 Olson Hall
CRN 41133

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 137N. Twentieth-Century Spanish Fiction (4 units)
Diana Aramburu

TR 3:10-4:30P
204 Art Building
CRN 44041

Course Description: Study of novels and short stories that represent innovative literary techniques as well as the ideological changes that have taken place in the second half of twentieth-century Spain in connection with the historical tensions following the Spanish Civil War, through the dictatorship, the democratic transition, the desencanto, and the current socioeconomic crisis as reflected in these fictions.

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.

Textbooks:

  • Readings will be online
     

Spanish 144. Sexualidades Barrocas (4 units)
John Slater, Professor

MW 4:10-6:00P
204 Art Building
CRN 44042

Course Description: Learn about the history of cross-dressing, transvestism, hermaphroditism, sexuality and gender in the Spanish Baroque.  We will read historical documents, early scientific writings, autobiography, and literature from Spain and Latin America about ways in which human beings experienced sexuality and constructed identity.  If you are interested in history and you want to understand how people in the past thought about reproduction, identity, freedom, and politics, this is the course for you!

Prerequisite: Spanish 024/S or Spanish 033.

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

Format: Lecture - 3 hours; Project - 1 hour.

Textbooks:

  • Catalina de Erauso, Historia de la Monja Alférez, Catalina de Erauso, escrita por ella misma  (Cátedra, 2006)
  • Tirso de Molina, Don Gil de las calzas verdes, edited by Esther Fernández Rodríguez  (European Masterpieces, 2013)
     

Spanish 159. New Argentine Cinema (4 units)
Ana Peluffo, Professor

TR 10:30-11:50A
204 Art Building
CRN 41140

Course Description: In this course we will study filmic responses to the severe economic crisis that took place in Argentina in 2001. We will pay particular attention to discourses of race, gender and class and to the ways in which films question the expansion of neoliberal policies and globalization. Films by Lucrecia Martel, Lucía Puenzo, Ana Katz, Pablo Trapero, Celina Murga, and Israel Caetano will be the focus of the course, but other filmmakers will also be covered.  Topics to be discussed include the visions of Argentina that films promote, basic terms and concepts in film studies, and the relationship between narrative and documentary cinema. We will also read interviews with directors and theoretical essays by film critics.

Grading Criteria: Two exams (40 %), two film reviews (40%) , one cultural project (20%).

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 172. Estudios culturales mexicanos: la diversidad sexual en el México contemporáneo (4 units)
David Tenorio, Associate Instructor

MWF 10:00-10:50A
1007 Giedt Hall
CRN 41141

Course Description: A partir de una perspectiva de género, incorporando la temática de la sexualidad, este curso ofrece una visión panorámica de la producción cultural en México desde 1901 hasta la actualidad. Como puntos de abordaje, se presentan varios hitos en la representación sociocultural de las prácticas y los discursos que han dado forma a las nociones de masculinidad, feminidad y sexualidad y las transformaciones que estas han sufrido a lo largo del siglo XX. Del mismo modo, se realiza una aproximación a los temas, las dinámicas, las tendencias y los lugares comunes de la diversidad sexual en el México contemporáneo. Incorporando una diversidad de textos culturales (i.e. novelas, ensayos, notas periodísticas, videos, películas, arte, música, etc.), el curso se enfoca temáticamente en los modelos de género que circulaban antes, durante y después de la Revolución de 1910, los debates acerca de la homosexualidad durante la década de los años 40, 50 y 60, la gestación del activismo a favor de la diversidad sexual en los años 70, la producción cultural de temática homosexual, el espacio urbano en el desarrollo de prácticas sexualmente disidentes, la pandemia del VIH/SIDA, la vida nocturna, las manifestaciones de lo sexual en las zonas fronterizas y en las comunidades indígenas de Oaxaca, el lesbianismo, la transexualidad, el debate sobre lo queer, los símbolos culturales de la diversidad sexual y las prácticas cotidianas de la llamada comunidad LGBT en México. El curso tiene como objetivo desarrollar las habilidades de pensamiento crítico en el estudiante a través del estudio de los supuestos que fijan, homogenizan y perpetúan las narrativas tradicionales y estereotipadas que derivan en una dicotomía de cómo se vive la sexualidad en el México de hoy.

Prerequisite: Spanish 024 or 033.

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

Format: Lecture - 3 hours; Term Paper.

Textbooks:

  • None