Spanish Winter 2018: Expanded Graduate Course Descriptions

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Spanish 203. Research Methodologies (1 unit)
Robert Newcomb, Professor

F 2:10-4:00P
151 Olson Hall

CRN 74670

Course Description: Introduction to the range of scholarly research methodologies currently being realized in Spanish linguistics, literary and cultural studies: archival research, textual analysis, discourse analysis, statistics for linguistics, etc.; introduction to scholarly writing (MLA style) and scholarly publishing.

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

Format: Seminar - 2 hours.

Textbooks:

  • TBA

Spanish 215. Special Topics in Spanish Linguistics (4 units)
Agustina Carando, Professor

W 4:10-7:00P
244 Olson Hall
CRN 71717

Course Description: Specialized topics in Hispanic linguistics (e.g., pragmatics, sociolinguistics, topics in syntax, semantics, or diachronic studies). May be repeated for credit when topic differs.

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

Format: Seminar - 3 hours; Term Paper.

Textbooks:

  • TBA

Spanish 224. Spanish Film (4 units)
Cristina Martinez-Carazo, Professor

R 4:10-7:00P
109 Wellman Hall
CRN 74651

Course Description: Partiendo de la producción cinematográfica del franquismo, articulada a partir del proyecto de (re-) construcción de la nación según los parámetros de la dictadura, rastrearemos, en primer lugar, la evolución del cine de la España democrática y su función dentro de la  construcción/reconstrucción de la identidad nacional para debatir a continuación los procesos de hibridación que nos permiten hablar de una industria cinematográfica transnacional y/o global. En función de ello reflexionaremos sobre el modo en que España se inserta en esta dinámica transnacional (tanto a nivel económico como estético) y las miradas que proyecta sobre la problemática realidad de finales del segundo milenio y principios del tercero (inmigración, derechos humanos, violencia, desempleo…).

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

Format: Seminar - 3 hours; Term Paper.

Textbooks:

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Spanish 274. Latin American Epic (4 units)
Leopoldo Bernucci, Professor

T 4:10-7:00P
244 Olson Hall
CRN 71718

Course Description: A study of the Latin American epic in light of its European tradition and its autochthonous formation, covering 400 years of poetry. Special attention given to “Americanism,” intertextuality, rhetoric and poetics, poetry technique and the imaginary-real duality. Authors studied include Alonso de Ercilla, Pedro de Oña, Basílio da Gama, Santa Rita Durão, Sousândrade, and Pablo Neruda.

For a full description in Spanish, please click here.

May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor.

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

Format: Seminar - 3 hours; Term Paper.

Textbook:

  • TBA