SPA - Spanish

SPA 101 Elementary College Spanish I

Course Description: An introduction to the Spanish language and culture through a comprehensive approach designed to develop fundamental communication skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Supplemental videos, tapes, films, and other materials are incorporated in the course.

Course Rotation: Fall, Spring, and Summer.

3 credits

SPA 102 Elementary College Spanish II

Prerequisite: SPA 101 or 2 years of high school Spanish.

Course Description: A continuation of the principles established in SPA 101. In addition, the course will introduce more complex sentence structures, past and future verb tenses, the subjunctive mood, and increase fundamental vocabulary. Supplementary videos, tapes, films, and other materials are incorporated in the course.

Course Rotation: Fall, Spring, and Summer.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite for SPA 102 ( Course : SPA 101 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or ( Test: Spanish Placement 20 to 21) or ( Test: Language Placement Override 98 to 99)

SPA 107 Spanish for Health Science Professions I

For Nursing majors only. (Not open to students who have taken SPA 101 or SPA 102).

Course Description: For the health science career oriented person who has little or no knowledge of the Spanish language. Emphasis on active participation in speaking and listening. Material relevant to everyday situations. Cultural background is presented in order to improve awareness of the attitudes of the community. Recommended for nursing and medical technology students and others in health science fields who find the need to communicate with members of the Spanish-speaking community.

Course Rotation: PLV: Fall and Spring.

3 credits

SPA 154 Topics from Hispanic Literature and Culture in Translation I

Course Description: This course deals with subjects selected from the literature or cultures of Spain or Latin America. Knowledge of Spanish is not required.

Course Rotation: Fall and Spring.

3 credits

SPA 154E Topic: Contemporary Latin American Writers

3 credits

SPA 154G Topic: Latin American Literature and Film

Course conducted in English.

Course Description: This course will introduce students to the inter-textual nature of films by Latin American women, to their written narratives and films.

3 credits

SPA 154H Topic: Contemporary Latin American Women Writers - Cultural Traditions

3 credits

SPA 154N Topic: Hispanic Cultural Experiences in New York City

Course Description: In this course we will examine Latino and writing in New York. Beginning with a historical overview of Latino writers of New York in the early twentieth century we will continue through the Civil Rights struggle of the 1960s, through the emergence of women writers in the 1990s and beyond. Some of the writers to be covered will include: Junot Diaz, Angie Cruz and Ernesto Quinones. Various themes that are commonly associated with Latino literature will be explored: Immigration, migration, historical change, identity, language, loss and reclamation of homeland and exile. This class will also include excursions in New York City during class time.

3 credits

SPA 154P Topic: Spain: Saints and Sinners

Prerequisite: None

Course conducted in English.
Course Description: This course deals with subjects selected from the literature or cultures of Spain or Latin America. Knowledge of Spanish is not required.

3 credits

SPA 154Q Topic: Negotiating Border Lines - Latino Films of the United States

Prerequisite: None

Course conducted in English.
Fulfills 3 credits Latin American Studies Minor/Certificate, Group C

3 credits

SPA 154R Topic: Borders of Latino/a Identity: An Introduction to Latino/a Literature and Culture of the US

Prerequisite: None

Course conducted in English.

Satisfies 3 credits toward Latin American Studies Minor or Certificate. New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge I. Service Learning Component.

Course Description: This course will introduce students the dynamics of literature and culture of Latinos in the U.S. by reading short fiction, plays, and poetry; by listening to a rich oral tradition of the spoken word; by viewing films, both fiction and documentaries from diverse traditions and perspectives; and by listening to invited guest lecturers. The course content will be linked to specific service experiences, which will engage students with the Latino community in N.Y. (or N.J.) by working on specific projects.

3 credits

SPA 154S Perspectives on America: The Experience of Latina Writers

Course Description: This course deals with subjects selected from the literature or cultures of Spain or Latin America. Knowledge of Spanish is not required.

3 credits

SPA 154U Topics in Modern Language: The Splendor of Spain: Art and Culture

Prerequisite: None

Course conducted in English.
Course Description: This course focuses on the Iberian civilization of Spain: its people, life and culture from the earliest settlers, through the Middle Ages and the Golden Age, to the present day. The diverse society of Christians, Jews, and Moslems, as well as the distinctive regions and ethnic groups of Catalonia, Andalucia, the Basque country, Galicia, Castile, and Asturias are studied. The great Spanish artists and architects (El Greco, Velazquez, Goya, Gaudi, Dali, Miro, and Picasso) are examined, as are Spanish traditions and festivals (Holy Week in Seville, pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, and bullfighting). Traditional Spanish music and dance (Federico Garcia Lorca), and Spanish film are explored. Spain is studied from historical and intellectual perspectives, including contemporary life in Spain (women's issues, the new democracy and the monarchy, family values, and student life in Spain). Includes trip to the Museo Casa de Espana.

3 credits

SPA 154V Latin American Cinema

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge III. Fulfills 3 credits towards Latin American Studies certificate, Group C. For Old Core and transfer students: Lubin, Seidenberg, and Lienhard students may use this course to meet the Core requirements. Education and Dyson students may use this course for Enhancement or Dyson overlay. Course conducted in English.

Course Description: The course will explore the major movements in Latin American cinema beginning with the initial importance of the Mexican and Argentine film industry of the late 1940s and their aesthetics in relation to the socio-political climate of major Latin American nations.

3 credits

SPA 154X Topic: Contemporary Spain on the Canvas, Stage, Screen and Page

Transfer students may use this course to meet the Core requirements. Education and Dyson students may use this course for Enhancement or Dyson overlay.

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge IV.

Course Description: This course offers students an overview of modern Spain with respect to history and culture. A wide array of cultural topics from the 20th – 21st centuries will be presented in their historical contexts and will include the following areas: music, dance, art, theater, film, literature, bullfighting, and misc. other public spectacles and traditions. The historical periods will be broken down into the following: Pre-Civil War, Civil War, Franco dictatorship, and the current democracy. Economic, social, religious, and political issues for each period will also be considered. Students will engage in the course topics through a variety of readings, in-class discussions, audio-visual materials, research, 2-3 cultural excursions, and several writing assignments. This course will be taught in English.

3 credits

SPA 154Z Topic: Contemporary Culture of Spain

Course Description: Through a selection of readings, plays, art exhibits, and films this course will explore the richness of Spanish culture by taking an in-depth look at its glorious and controversial history, its diversity of religious and cultural influences (Christian, Jewish, and Muslim), and its present day contributions. Students will be required to attend class regularly, write an eight page research paper and participate in the travel portion of the course. The travel portion will include cultural excursions through major cities of Spain such as Madrid, Segovia, Toledo and Barcelona.

Course Rotation: NY: Spring.

3 credits

Prerequisites

SPA 283 Min Grade D or SPA 312 Min Grade D

SPA 155A Topic: Contemporary Culture of Spain: The Films of Pedro Almodovar

Course Description: A study of the career and accomplishments of Spain's most successful, controversial and internationally known filmmaker from his early films of the 1970s to his later widely-acclaimed films such as "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown," "Bad Education," "All About My Mother," "Volver" and 2009's "Broken Embraces." Taught in English; films will have subtitles.

3 credits

SPA 155D Topic: Culture and Travel Course to Argentina

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge III or Area of Knowledge IV.

Course Description: This course will offer an overview of modern Argentina on the occasion of its bicentennial celebration. Major topics will include literature, theater, film, art, music, tango, recent history, politics, economy, and traditions. The course will meet weekly throughout the semester, and will provide the academic foundation that will enhance the student’s cultural experience abroad. Students will have required reading and writing assignments related to the topics studied. The course will be conducted in English.

Course Rotation: NY and PL: Spring, odd years.

3 credits

SPA 155E Topics:The Fantastic Reality of Spanish Spirit

Course Description: This course will focus on the unique aspects of Spanish culture and experience as they present themselves thematically in literature and film. Emphasis will be placed on the manner in which these ideas have contributed to current questions and to the way we see the world around us. We will view and analyze films that bring this literature to life. Discussion and written assignments about major themes will accompany the showing of these films. The material shall traverse the centuries from the Middle Ages to the present day: from the heroic The Cid to the social reality of the picaresque world and its confrontation with the fantastic dreams of Don Quixote. We will look at the egotistical Don Juan, the Trickster of Seville, the philosophical questions of Miguel de Unamuno and Graham Greene, and the societal changes and political confrontations of modern society (Don_Segundo Sombra and The Lost City). All readings and discussions will be conducted in English.

Course Campus:Pleasantville.

3 credits

SPA 196A Field Study in Argentina

Prerequisite: None

Course conducted in English.

Course Description: This course will prepare the student for an intensive 9-day cultural excursion to Argentina and Chile. The student will be given a required reading list that includes selections on the two nation's history, literature, art, music and present day social and political realities. These readings will provide an academic backdrop that will enhance the student's cultural experience abroad. There will be a pre-trip orientation, date to be announced. The itinerary includes five days in Buenos Aires and three days in Santiago. The students will visit museums, theatres, restaurants, gaucho ranches, vineyards and other places of cultural interests.

1 credits

SPA 196B Field Study in Central America

Course Description: The course will focus on the history, culture and literature of Central America. Students will be required to prepare an 8-page research paper.

1 credits

SPA 196C Topic: Field Study: Panama

Course Description: Sustainable Panama will offer students a unique field-based, research-oriented learning experience in a dynamic, developing Latin American culture historically tied to world maritime commerce. Subjects to be studied will include biodiversity and natural-cultural heritage, housing and urban design, tourism, sustainable building design and landscape planning, and projects involving water, land use, infrastructure and energy and renewable resources. The one-week travel component of the course, too be held in Panama during Spring Break Session March 2008, will address issues concerning urbanization and conservation of the Panama Canal metropolitan landscape. Instruction will be conducted in English.

0 - 1 credits

SPA 251A Topic in Hispanic Literature in Translation: Spanish Literature and Film

3 credits

SPA 263 Spanish for Native Speakers

Prerequisite: The ability to speak and understand Spanish at near-native fluency and the ability to write at a basic level in Spanish. Not open to students who have taken SPA 101 or SPA 102. Students without any writing experience should take SPA 101 and SPA 102. Fulfills 3 credits toward Latin American Studies Minor/Certificate, Group B.

Course Description:A course in language skills designed to meet the needs of native Spanish speakers. A review of the fundamentals of grammar, use of the accent mark, expansion of vocabulary, and correct pronunciation. Emphasis will be placed on developing strong writing skills. Students will be introduced to intermediate cultural and literary texts.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall. PLV: TBA.

3 credits

SPA 264 Spanish for Native Speakers II

3 credits

SPA 280 Intensive Review of Spanish

Prerequisite: SPA 102 or 3 years of high school Spanish. Fulfills 3 credits toward Latin American Studies Minor/Certificate, Group B.

Course Description: This course is designed to bring students at an elementary level of proficiency in Spanish into the intermediate level of proficiency in reading, writing, speaking and understanding as well as to fostering cultural awareness.

Course Description: NYC: Fall, Spring, and Summer. PLV: Fall and Spring.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite for SPA 280 ( Course : SPA 102 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or ( Test: Spanish Placement 30 to 31) or ( Test: Language Placement Override 98 to 99)

SPA 281 Intermediate Spanish I

Prerequisite: SPA 102 or 3 years of high school Spanish.

Course Description: A review and expansion of the principles learned in the first year of Spanish. Greater emphasis will be placed on reading and writing skills. Based on readings to texts related to contemporary cultural issues, the student will enhance his knowledge of the language and the culture.

Course Description: PLV: Fall.

3 credits

Prerequisites

SPA 102 Minimum Grade of D

SPA 282 Intermediate Spanish II

Prerequisite:SPA 280 or equivalent.

Course Description:A review and expansion of the principles learned in the first year of Spanish. Greater emphasis will be placed on reading and writing skills. Based on readings to texts related to contemporary cultural issues, the student will enhance his knowledge of the language and the culture.

Course Rotation: PLV: Spring.

3 credits

Prerequisites

SPA 280 Minimum Grade of D

SPA 283 Intermediate Spanish Conversation

Prerequisite: SPA 280 or 4 years of high school Spanish. Fulfills 3 credits toward Latin American Studies Minor/Certificate, Group B.

Course Description: An intermediate level course for students who possess a solid foundation in the fundamentals of the language and who wish to improve their conversational ability to communicate effectively.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall, Spring, and Summer.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite for SPA 283 ( Course : SPA 280 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or ( Test: Spanish Placement 40 to 41) or ( Test: Language Placement Override 98 to 99)

SPA 284 Intermediate Spanish Composition

Prerequisite: SPA 280 or 4 years of high school Spanish.

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge II or Area of Knowledge III. Fulfills 3 credits toward Latin American Studies Minor/Certificate, Group B.

Course Description: An intermediate level course for students who possess a solid foundation in Spanish and who wish to improve their writing skills. Students will be expected to complete a series of compositions written in Spanish.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall, Spring, and Summer. PLV: TBA.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite for SPA 284 ( Course : SPA 280 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or ( Test: Spanish Placement 40 to 41) or ( Test: Language Placement Override 98 to 99)

SPA 285 Intermediate Spanish for Business

Course Description: An intensive, intermediate-level course for the student interested in learning Spanish in the context of the business world. The purpose is to further develop practical language skills and introduce students to vocabulary and business practices of the Hispanic world.

Course Rotation: PLV: TBA.

3 credits

SPA 301 Spanish Conversation, Diction, and Phonetics

Prerequisite: 6 credits of intermediate Spanish or 4 years of high school Spanish.

Course Description: For advanced foreign language students. This course aims at developing a high level of fluency in the spoken language and increasing vocabulary through oral and written exercises. Laboratory required. The course will be conducted entirely in Spanish.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall, Spring, and Summer. PLV: TBA.

3 credits

SPA 302 Advanced Spanish Composition

Prerequisite: 6 credits of intermediate Spanish or 4 years of High School Spanish equivalent.

Course Description: A course for those wishing to improve their ability to write correct idiomatic Spanish. The stress is on acquisition of a wider vocabulary and structural understanding of the language. Topics will be selected from literature and culture.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall and Spring. PLV: TBA.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite for SPA 302 ( Course : SPA 200 to 299. Required Courses: 2. Minimum Grade of D. ) or ( Test: Spanish Placement 50 to 51) or ( Test: Language Placement Override 98 to 99)

SPA 303 Advanced Oral and Written Expression

Prerequisite: 6 credits of intermediate Spanish or 4 years of High School Spanish.

Course Description: A course for those wishing to improve their ability to speak and write idiomatic Spanish. The stress is on acquisition of correct pronunciation and a wider vocabulary through appropriate oral drills and written exercises.

3 credits

SPA 304 Spanish Translation, Interpretation, and Conversation

Prerequisite: 6 credits of intermediate Spanish or 4 years of High School Spanish.

Course Description: A course designed to develop the student's ability to translate from English to Spanish and vice versa. Emphasis will be placed on clear interpretations in both languages. Conversation is encouraged and experience in conversational translation will be provided.

Course Rotation: NYC: Spring.

3 credits

SPA 305 Spanish for Professional Communication

Prerequisite: One 300-level Spanish course.

Revised Course Description: A course designed to develop the skills of business communication in Spanish. Students will be introduced to a great variety of commercial and marketing concepts and terminology, case studies and cultural and geography literacy. This course also includes studies on business practices and cultural differences between managers from Latin America and the United States. Students will be expected to complete a term paper and oral and/or written reports.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall. PLV: TBA.

3 credits

SPA 306 Spanish for Professional Communication II

Prerequisite: One 300 level Spanish course.
Conducted in Spanish

Course Description: A continuation of the principles in commercial language and communication skills presented in SPA 305 (formerly SPA 213). In this course the students will be introduced to finance and accounting definitions and terminology, and will continue with additional case studies, and intercultural and geographic literacy. This course also includes a comprehensive study of the structure of NAFTA. Students will be expected to complete a term paper and oral and/or written report.

Course Rotation: NYC: Spring. PLV: TBA.

3 credits

SPA 310 Introduction to Spanish Culture

Prerequisite: One 300 level Spanish course.

Course Description: A study of the civilizations, history, and cultures of Spain from its origins to the present. Various subtopics include literature, the arts, politics, film, bullfighting, the economy, etc. Course material will be studied through the use of literary and cultural readings, films, slides, music, video, museum visits, and the Internet. Course is conducted in Spanish, final research paper and presentation are required.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall and Summer. PLV: TBA.

3 credits

SPA 311 Introduction to Latin American Culture

Prerequisite: One 300 level Spanish course.

Course Description: A study of the multifaceted culture of Latin America, including literary, social, racial, and historical aspects. It is the goal of the course to acquaint the student with comparative views of Latin American cultures. Classroom discussion will be based on readings in the Spanish language.

Course Rotation: NYC: Spring and Summer. PLV: Fall - Even years.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite for SPA 311 ( Course : SPA 200 to 299. Required Courses: 2. Minimum Grade of D. ) or ( Test: Spanish Placement 50 to 51) or ( Test: Language Placement Override 98 to 99)

SPA 312 Cultural Field Studies in Spain

Prerequisite: One 300-level course. Permission of the Instructor is required for registration. Required orientation meeting to be determined.

Course Description: A general view of the customs, lifestyle, language, literature, and history of the Iberian Penninsula. The course involves a combination of readings and personal contact with a target region or regions through on-site visitation. In conjunction with the travel experience, classes, and individual study projects are arranged.

3 credits

SPA 313A Field Study in Latin American Culture

3 credits

SPA 316 Masterpieces of Spanish Literature I

Prerequisite: One 300 level Spanish course

Course Description: A selection of seminal works in prose, poetry and theater by several of Spain's most important and influential writers of the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries. The course will be conducted entirely in Spanish and students will read the texts in the original. Term paper required.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall and Spring. PLV: TBA.

3 credits

SPA 317 Masterpieces of Spanish Literature II

Prerequisite: One 300-Level Spanish course.

Course Description: A selection of seminal works in prose, poetry and theater by several of Spain's most important and influential writers of the 19th and 20th centuries. The course will be conducted entirely in Spanish and students will read the texts in the original. Term paper required.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall and Spring.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite for SPA 317 ( Course : SPA 300 to 399. Required Courses: 1. Minimum Grade of D. ) or ( Test: Spanish Placement 50 to 51) or ( Test: Language Placement Override 98 to 99)

SPA 319 Masterpieces of Spanish American Literature I

Prerequisite: One 300 level Spanish course
.

Course Description: A survey on the major authors of Latin America and their writings. Readings, lectures, written, and oral reports.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall and Spring.

3 credits

SPA 320 Masterpieces of Spanish American Literature II: Dictatorships

Prerequisite: One 300-Level Spanish course

Course Description:A survey on the major authors of Latin America and their writings. Readings, lectures, written, and oral reports.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall and Spring.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite for SPA 320 ( Course : SPA 300 to 399. Required Courses: 1. Minimum Grade of D. ) or ( Test: Spanish Placement 50 to 51) or ( Test: Language Placement Override 98 to 99)

SPA 321 Literature and Culture of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean

Prerequisite: One 300-Level Spanish course.

Course Description: A survey of the major literary and cultural contributions of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean with reading and analysis of appropriate texts. Students will be expected to complete oral and/or written reports.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall.

3 credits

SPA 323 Modern Latin American Prose

Prerequisite: One 300-Level Spanish course


Course Description: A survey of the work of selected outstanding prose writers starting with the novel of the Mexican Revolution up to the present day. Attention will be given to the long and short narrative and to the essay.

Course Rotation: NYC: Spring. PLV: Fall - Odd years.

3 credits

SPA 332 Golden Age Literature in Spain

Prerequisite: One 300-Level Spanish course.

Course Description: An in depth study of Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes, a survey of literary selections from the picaresque and novels of chivalry.

Course Rotation: Fall.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite for SPA 332 ( Course : SPA 300 to 399. Required Courses: 1. Minimum Grade of D. ) or ( Test: Spanish Placement 50 to 51) or ( Test: Language Placement Override 98 to 99)

SPA 337 Twentieth Century Spanish Literature

Prerequisite: One 300-Level Spanish Course.

Updated Course Description: A study of the poetry, prose and drama of the Post-war generation and the contemporary period. Readings from such writers as Lorca, Cela, Laforet, Montero, Pedrero, Buero-Vallejo, and Reverte.

Course Rotation: NYC: Spring. PLV: TBA.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite for SPA 337 ( Course : SPA 300 to 399. Required Courses: 1. Minimum Grade of D. ) or ( Test: Spanish Placement 50 to 51) or ( Test: Language Placement Override 98 to 99)

SPA 344 The Short Story and Essay in Spanish America

Prerequisite: One 300 Level Spanish course.

Course Description: The course will focus on the historical development of the short story and essay with an examination of the works of their outstanding authors, especially those of the modern period. Students will be expected to complete a term paper and oral and/or written report.

Course Rotation: NYC: Spring. PLV: TBA.

3 credits

SPA 345 Latin American Theatre

Prerequisite: One 300-Level Spanish course.

Course Description: A study of the modern Latin American drama, its historical roots as well as psychological, sociological, and political undercurrents of the theater.

Course Rotation: NYC: Spring.

3 credits

SPA 346 Hispanic Literature and Culture in the United States

Prerequisite: One 300 Level Spanish course.
Fulfills 3 credits toward Latin American Studies Minor/Certificate, Group C.

Course Description: A study of the Hispanic cultural heritage in North America. Emphasis will be given to the influence of the Hispanic in the 20th century American letters, art, music, and film.

Course Rotation: NYC: Spring - Odd years.

3 credits

SPA 347 The Culture of Mexico

Prerequisite: One 300-Level Spanish course.

Course Description: This course studies the literature, history, economics and culture of Mexico from its origins to the present. All lectures and classroom discussions will be in Spanish and will be based on selected cultural and literary readings, videos, and films. Students will be expected to complete a term paper and oral and/or written report.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall - Even years and Summer.

3 credits

SPA 380 Spanish Seminar

Course Description: Seminars are designed to complement the student's knowledge of Spanish literature by either covering material not included in other courses or by investigating in great detail a major author or work.

3 credits

SPA 380B Topic: Latin American Novels and Films

3 credits

SPA 380C Seminar: Culture of Spain through Film

3 credits

SPA 380E Spanish Seminar: Nobel Prize Winners of Spain and Latin America

Course Description: This course will provide an overview of some of the best writing of contemporary times from Spain and Latin America: the Nobel Prize Winners of Literature. Since the Nobel Prize was initiated in 1902, eleven Hispanic authors have been honored in the field of literature: Jose Echegaray, Jacinto Benavente, Gabriel Mistral, Juan Ramon Jimenez, Miguel Angel Asturias, Pablo Neruda, Vicente Aleixandre, Gabriel Garcia Marques, Jose Camilo Cela, Octavio Paz, and Mario Vargas Llosa.

Course Rotation: NY: Fall, odd years.

3 credits

Prerequisites

SPA 280 Minimum Grade of D and ( SPA 283 Minimum Grade of D or SPA 284 Minimum Grade of D)

SPA 380F Topics: Spanish Seminar: Publishing for the Spanish Speaking World

Course Description:This course will explore book publishing, children’s and adult literature, fiction and non-fiction, with an emphasis on literature for the growing Spanish speaking population within the United States, from evaluating manuscripts to acquisitions, contracts, editorial, design and printed books. Students will get to evaluate manuscripts, make decisions and gain a clear understanding of how the industry works. Whenever possible, we will invite editors, writers and illustrators as well as publishers from the US, Spain, and Latin America.

3 credits

Prerequisites

SPA 303 Minimum Grade of D

SPA 381 Magical Realism in the Literature and Film of Latin America and the Caribbean

Course Description: This course studies the literature and film of Latin America and the Caribbean in the context of Magical Realism. Magical Realism is a transformation of the common and the everyday into the magical and the unreal. It is an art of surprises. We will study the very particular way that Magical Realism functions in the context of Latin America, works we will study many include Garcia Marquez’ One Hundred Years of Solitude, Jorge Amado’s Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands and Laura Esquivel’s Like Water for Chocolate.

Course Rotation: NY:Fall

3 credits

SPA 390 Honors Project in Spanish

3 credits

SPA 391 Spanish Internship

Course Description: Internship may be arranged in the major or related field with cooperating organizations or companies in the area for a period of eight weeks.

3 credits

SPA 395 Independent Study in Spanish

Prerequisite: One 300 Level Spanish Course.

Course Description: With the approval of the appropriate faculty member, the department chairperson, and the academic dean, students may select a topic for guided research that is not included in the regular course offerings. The student meets regularly with the faculty member to review progress. A research project or paper must also be submitted.

1 - 3 credits

SPA 480 Tradition and Change in Latin America: Contemporary Culture in Latin America

Prerequisite: One 300-Level Spanish Course.

Course Description: This course provides an examination of the historical, social, and political contexts of the contemporary Hispanic experience through the analysis of different cultural representations such as film, media, plastic arts, music and literature. Readings and discussion are in Spanish. Special emphasis will be placed on the controversial expansion of the Panama Canal and its environmental, financial and cultural implications of such a mega project. This course involves an optional travel component to Panama during Spring break March 2008.

3 credits

SPA 480A Seminar: Women Writers of Spain and America

Prerequisite: One 300-Level Spanish course.

3 credits

SPA 480B Spanish Seminar: Nobel Prize Winners of Spain

Prerequisite: One 300-level course in Spanish.

Course Description: This course will examine the literary production of Nobel Prize winners of literature from Spain.

3 credits

SPA 480C Seminar: Love and Repression in Modern Latin American and Caribbean Literature and Film

Prerequisite: 300-level course in Spanish. Satisfies 3 credits towards Latin American Studies Minor or Certificate. Course is conducted in Spanish.

Course Description: This course is an introduction to the literature and film of Latin America and the Caribbean with special focus on the tension between love and repression (or authoritarianism). The struggle between the writer (or filmmaker) and society and the outcome of that struggle will be examined and discussed. Possible authors include Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Isabel Allende, Rosario Ferre, Rigoberta Menchu, Miguel Barnet and Ariel Dorfman.

3 credits

SPA 480D Magical Realism in Latin American Literature and Cinema

Prerequisite: Students should have completed at least on 300-level course or received approval from the Chair or professor.

Course Description: This course studies the literature and film of Latin America in the context of Magical Realism. Magical Realism is a transformation of the common and the everyday into the magical and the unreal. It is an art of surprises. We will study the very particular way that Magical Realism functions in the context of Latin America. Workd to be studied include: Garcia Marquez' One hundred Years of Solitude, Jorge Amado's Dona Flor and her Two Husbands and Laura Esquivel's Like Water for Chocolate. This course is conducted in Spanish.

3 credits

SPA 480E Contemporary Hispanic Culture through Film: A Collaborative Student Project through Blogs and Wikis

Course Descriptio: The main objective of the course is at the same time to develop proficiency in all four skills and to provide a contemporary view of Hispanic, Latin American and Spanish culture, through the study of film. The course will be conducted entirely in Spanish. In this course we will explore cinematographic modes of representing reality in Hispanic Countries. We will take into account the many facts that determine the filmic representations of the Spanish-speaking societies of the last third of the 20th and the 21st centuries. Such factors include class, race, gender, culture, aesthetics and ideology. We will therefore study different strategies adopted by Spanish-language film directors in order to articulate their perceptions of the social realities in which they are immersed.

This course will also introduce Web 2.0 (blogs, wikis, podcast, rss feed, Second Life discussion groups, etc) tools and students will join discussion about culture through Spanish-speaking blogs. The course will be based around a collaborative wiki project to be determined by consensus where students will incorporate their own podcasts as well as comment personal and group projects on specific scenes, directors, films, topics and countries.

3 credits

SPA 480F Topic: Latin American Literature and Film of the 21st Century: The Andean World

Course Description: This course will explore the most current literature and film of Latin America by studying novels, short stories, poems, essays, plays and movies to have an understanding of culture, identity, gender issues and diversity of people. Some of the writers we will study include Noriega, Roncagliolo and Restrepo.

3 credits

SPA 490 Spanish Internship

Prerequisite: Permission of the department chairperson. Students must demonstrate an adequate level of language proficiency.

Course Description: Internship may be arranged in the major or related field with cooperating organizations or companies in the area for a period of eight weeks.

Course Rotation: Fall, Spring, and Summer.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite for SPA 490 ( Course : SPA 300 to 399. Required Courses: 1. Minimum Grade of D. ) or ( Test: Language Placement Override 98 to 99)