Spanish Graduate Course Offerings

SPAN 601 - Advanced Spanish Grammar

The study and practice of selected problems of written and oral Spanish syntax and vocabulary as well as textual analysis.

SPAN 603 - History of the Spanish Language

Where did Spanish come from? Spoken Latin never died, but rather evolved day by day, century by century, to modern Spanish and the other Romance Languages. Features of Latin essential to Spanish will be studied, as will be the development of Spanish sounds and words from their Latin sources. You will learn how to develop Latin oculum to Spanish ojo, factum to hecho and lots of other things. This course really broadens your knowledge of Spanish.

SPAN 615 - Latin American Literature and its Political Context

In-depth analysis of selected works by contemporary Latin American authors, focusing on techniques used by these writers to reveal the political upheaval that has affected Latin America in recent years.

SPAN 616 - Cervantes: Don Quixote

The reading of Don Quijote in Spanish; major themes of the book. The life and times of Cervantes. Antecedents to Don Quijote in Spanish literature. The purpose of Don Quijote. Introduction to the language of Cervantes.

SPAN 617 - Hispanic Nobel Prize Authors

Studies the works of Spanish and Latin American Nobel Prize authors - Echegaray, Benavente, Mistral, Jimenez, Asturias, Aleixandre, Neruda, Garcia Marquez, Paz and Cela - in relation to their cultural milieux on the regional, national and international levels and in relation to their authors’ biographies.

SPAN 618 - God, Man and Woman

Analysis of the presentation of God, man and woman in a selection of narrative poems, dramas and novels from the 15th to the 17th centuries. Authors studied include Santillana, Diego de San Pedro, Luis de Leon, Zayas and others.

SPAN 620 - Topics: Medieval Literature

Works of one or more authors or of a special theme or genre within Spanish medieval literature. Example: Love and Passion in the Middle Ages on the Iberian Peninsula. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

SPAN 621 - Spanish Medieval Literature

Survey of the major authors and genres of Spanish medieval literature from the early lyric poetry through narrative poetry, short story, drama, novel to the 15th century.

SPAN 630 - Latin American Novel and Cinema

Study of a selection of novels of the 20th century which brought international recognition to Latin American writers. These novelists depict the social, economic, political and cultural traits of their respective countries. Film versions of some of the novels illustrate artistic interpretations of the subject matter.

SPAN 636 - Topics: Literature of the Spanish Golden Age

Works of one or more authors or of a special theme or genre within Spanish literature of the Golden Age (16th and 17th centuries). May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

SPAN 639 - Postwar Spanish Narrative

Covers the Spanish novel from 1962 to the present. Focuses on novels by leading authors such as Luis Martin-Santos, Juan Goytisolo, Carmen Martin Gaite, and Esther Tusquets. Analysis of these works is grounded in international literary theory and criticism.

SPAN 640 - Topics: Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Hispanic Literature

Works of one or more authors or of a special theme or genre within Hispanic literature of the 18th and 19th centuries. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

SPAN 647 - Contemporary Hispanic Fiction by Women

Explores current fiction by women in Spain and Spanish America. Analyzes selected works as individual literary creations, and also situates them in their cultural, historical and aesthetic contexts, using appropriate critical methodologies.

SPAN 650 - Topics: Modern Hispanic Literature 1898 - 1936

Works of one or more authors or of a special theme, genre, or topic within Hispanic literature from 1898 to 1936. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

SPAN 651 - Contemporary Spanish Poetry

Analysis of Spanish poetry from Becquer to the present day. Special emphasis on stylistics.

SPAN 655 - Selected Authors, Works, and Themes

Works of one or more outstanding authors or on a special theme. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

SPAN 660 - Topics: Contemporary Hispanic Literature 1936 - Present

Works of one or more authors or of a special theme, genre, or topic within Hispanic literature from 1936 to the present. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

SPAN 662 - Topics: Hispanic Short Fiction

Explores short stories and novellas by major writers of the Hispanic world. Each narrative is analyzed as an individual work of literature and is situated in its literary, historical and critical contexts. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

SPAN 664 - Contemporary Spanish-American Literature by Women

Explores 20th century fiction by major women authors from diverse regions of Spanish America. Analyzes works as individual literary creations, and situates each author in her specific socio-cultural, historical and literary contexts. Examines the international criticism elicited by each work.

SPAN 675 - Topics: Hispanic Culture and Civilization

Study of topics in Hispanic culture and civilization, ranging through the geography, history, art and society of Spain and Latin American countries. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

SPAN 869 - Master's Thesis

SPAN 875 - Seminar: Topics in Spanish Literature

Study of selected topics, authors and works in the various fields of Spanish literature. Variable content. Emphasizes preparation of seminar presentations and term papers. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.