Spring 2016

Spring 2016 Undergraduate Course Schedule

Spanish-Language Courses

Courses on Literature & Culture 

Spanish 101-3 Elementary Spanish Spanish 220-0 Introduction to Literary Analysis
Spanish 115-2 Accelerated Elementary Spanish  Spanish 250-0 Literature in Spain before 1700
Spanish 121-3 Intermediate Spanish Spanish 261-0 Literature in Latin America since 1888
Spanish 199-0 Language in Context: Contemporary Spain Spanish 277-0 Introduction to Latina/o Literature
Spanish 201-0 Conversation on Human Rights:  Latin America Spanish 321-0 Golden Age Drama
Spanish 203-0 Individual and Society through Written Expression

Spanish 331-0 Realism in Spain: The Problem of Representation

Spanish 204-0 Reading and Writing the Art of Protest Spanish 361-1 Latin America: Studies in Culture and Society – Mexican Visual Culture
Spanish 206-0 Spanish for Professions: Business Spanish 395-0 Special Topics in Latin American, Latino, and/or Iberian Cultures: Media and Technology in the Andes 
Spanish 208-0 Spanish for Professions: Health Care

Portuguese-Language Courses

Spanish 281-0 Spanish Phonetics and Phonology

Portuguese 101-3 Elementary Portuguese

Portuguese 115-1: Portuguese for Spanish Speakers
Portuguese 115-2: Portuguese for Spanish Speakers
*Denotes class taught in English *Portuguese 210-0: Icons, Legends, and Myths in Brazil

SPANISH-LANGUAGE COURSES

Spanish 101-3 Elementary Spanish
Course Description: For students who have studied Spanish less than two years. Communicative method. Development of speaking, listening, conversation, and grammar skills, as well as knowledge of Hispanic culture, through context. Three class meetings a week. Outside online video program twice a week.
Prerequisites: Span 101-2 or Spanish Language Placement Exam
Restrictions: No P/N; First class required
Offered: MWF 9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3 pm
Course Coordinator: Susan Pechter
Instructors: Heather Colburn, Rifka Cook, Benay Stein, Raquel Amorese, Susan Pechter

Spanish 115-2 Accelerated Elementary Spanish
Course Description: For students with some previous experience in Spanish. Communicative method used for development of speaking, listening, conversation, and grammar skills in a cultural context. Three class meetings a week. Outside online video program twice a week. Offered winter and spring.
Prerequisites: Span 115-1 or sufficient score on Spanish Language Placement Exam
Restrictions: No P/N; First class required.
Course Coordinator: Deborah Rosenberg
Offered: MWF 9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm
Instructors: Maria Teresa Villanueva, Nelida Aubeneau, Chyi Chung, Heather Colburn

Spanish 121-3 Intermediate Spanish
Course Description: Communicative method. Further development of grammar, vocabulary, speaking, and writing skills through readings in modern prose. Three class meetings a week. Outside online video program twice a week.
Prerequisites: Span 121-2 or Spanish Language Placement Exam
Restrictions: No P/N; First class required
Offered: MWF 8am, 9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm
Course Coordinator: Nelida Aubeneau
Instructors: Stewart Adams, Maria Moran, Shannon Millikin, Joel Colom-Mena, Jill Felton, Raquel Amorese, Anna Diakow, Tasha Seago-Ramaly

Spanish 199-0 Language in Context: Contemporary Spain
Course Description: An introduction to the culture and politics of contemporary Spain in the basis for review and further development of some of the most problematic grammatical patterns in Spanish.
Prerequisites: Span 121-3, 125-0, AP score of 4, or Spanish Language Placement Exam.
Restrictions: No P/N; First class required
Offered: MWF 10am
Course Coordinator: Elena Lanza
Instructor: Elena Lanza

Spanish 201-0 Conversation on Human Rights: Latin America
Course Description: First course of sequence designed to develop speaking strategies and structures through analysis of modern (20th- and 21st- century) Latin American culture. Emphasis on accurate informal conversation.
Prerequisites: Span 199 or Spanish Language Placement Exam
Restrictions: No P/N; First class required
Offered: MWF 10 am, 12pm, 2pm
Course Coordinator: Penny Nichols
Instructor: Penny Nichols, Maria Moran

Spanish 203-0 Individual and Society through Written Expression
Course Description: First course of sequence designed to develop writing skills and structures through examination of the relationship between the individual and society. Emphasis on short texts and essays.
Prerequisites: Span 201, AP score of 5, or Spanish Language Placement Exam.
Restrictions: No P/N; First class required
Offered: MWF 11am, 12pm, 1pm
Course Coordinator: Elisa Baena
Instructor: Elisa Baena, Joel Colom-Mena

Spanish 204-0 Reading and Writing the Art of Protest
Course Description: Second course of a sequence designed to develop writing skills and structures through analysis of socially committed art. Emphasis on cultural analysis and development of longer essays.
Prerequisites: Span 203 or 207
Restrictions: No P/N; First class required
Offered: MWF 9am, 11am
Course Coordinator: Denise Bouras
Instructors: Denise Bouras, Anna Diakow,

Spanish 206-0 Spanish for Professions: Business
Course Description: Advanced course for developing communication skills in Spanish for business purposes. Emphasis on language skills for the global marketplace: specialized terminology; writing; comprehension of cultural nuances in the Spanish-speaking business world.
Prerequisite: Span 201, AP score of 5, or departmental placement
Restrictions: No P/N; First class required
Offered: MWF 10pm
Instructor: Benay Stein

Spanish 208-0 Spanish for Professions: Health Care
Course Description: Development of advanced Spanish communication skills and of a thorough and personal cultural knowledge of the Chicago-area Hispanic community through readings, discussions, writing, and required volunteer commitment.
Prerequisite: Span 203
Restrictions: No P/N; First class required
Offered: MWF 11pm
Instructor: Maria Teresa Villanueva

Spanish 281-0 Spanish Phonetics and Phonology
Course Description: Theory and practice of Spanish sounds and phonology. Articulation and production, classification and description, combination and syllabification, sonority sequencing, prosodic features, and prevalent dialectal variations.
Prerequisite: Span 204 or equivalent
Offered: MWF 2am
Instructor: Shannon Millikin

COURSES ON LITERATURE & CULTURE

Spanish 220-0 Introduction to Literary Analysis
Course description: Introduction to textual analysis and to topics such as genre, narratology, prosody, and figurative language, aiming to prepare the student to read, discuss, and write analytically in Spanish about literature and culture.
Prerequisites: Span 204 or AP 5 in Spanish Language AND Literature
Offered: MWF 10am, TTh12:30pm
Instructors: Nathalie Bouzaglou, María Alejandra Uslenghi

Spanish 250-0 Literature in Spain before 1700
Course description: Survey of the origins of the Spanish language and the development of Spanish literature from the Middle Ages to the end of the Spanish Golden Age. Study of representative figures and major literary developments in conjunction with political and cultural history.
Prerequisites: Span 220 (may be taken concurrently)
Offered: MWF 9am
Instructor: Dario Fernandez-Morera

Spanish 261-0 Literature in Latin America since 1888
Course Description: Survey of the modern period, including modernismo, the historical avant-garde, the “Boom,” and recent literary trends. Authors such as Delmira Agustini, Jorge Luis Borges, Julio Cortázar, Rubén Darío, Gabriel García Márquez, José Martí, Pablo Neruda, Cristina Peri Rossi, and Elena Poniatowska.
Prerequisite: Span 220 (may be taken concurrently)
Offered: MWF 12pm
Instructor: Nathalie Bouzaglo

Spanish 277-0 Introduction to Latina/o Literature
Course Description: The unifying question that we will examine throughout the course will be whether there is such a thing as Latino/a literature. If indeed there is, how can we define it and what are its characteristics? Students will read an increasingly diversifying literary corpus that does not necessarily reflects, but invents Latino/a identities and ways of being in the world. We will begin studying Chicano and Nuyorican literary texts from the 1960s and 1970s, and conclude with texts by emerging voices such as Héctor Tobar and Patricia Engel. Our readings will represent various literary genres, voices, and discourses that exemplify the various styles of writing created by a diverse group of national, ethnic, racial, and gendered subjects. We will emphasize historical continuities since the 1960s and 70s, while also exploring the relationship between genres and emerging social issues. Thus, by the end of the quarter students will have acquired a historical overview of the heterogeneous literary voices and aesthetics that constitute U.S. Latino/a literature as well as an awareness of the internal debates around the creation of a national Latino/a literary canon.
Offered: TTh 11am
Instructor: Frances Aparicio

Spanish 321-0 Golden Age Drama
Course Description: Major dramatists of the 17th century, including Cervantes, Lope de Vega, Tirso de Molina, and Calderón de la Barca.
Prerequisite: 1 course from 250, 251, 260, or 261
Offered: MWF 1pm
Instructor: Dario Fernandez-Morera

Spanish 331-0 Realism in Spain: The Problem of Representation
Course Description: Theories and practices of realist authors in modern Spanish and Catalan literature. Issues of literary representation and mimesis. Aesthetic and ideological foundations of realism in the 19th century and in 20th-century variants such as social realism, neorealism, surrealism, postmodern realism and documentarism.
Prerequisite: 1 course from Span 250, 251, 260, or 261
Offered: TTh 9:30am
Instructor: Elisa Marti-Lopez

Spanish 361-1 Latin America: Studies in Culture and Society – Mexican Visual Culture
Course Description: Mexican Visual Culture This seminar will explore key moments in the development of modern visual culture in Mexico, from the turn of the nineteenth into the twentieth century. We will look into the fundamental artistic and literary movements that contributed to craft the image of modern Mexico: survey and studio photography and modernistas at the turn of century; the Mexican Revolution through the photojournalism in the Casasola Archive and Azuela's Los de abajo; The Mexican Renaissance in Muralismo and eccentric figures like Frida Kahlo; Estridentismo and modernist photographers (Tina Modotti, Manuel and Lola Alvarez Bravo); Mexican urbanization in the photography of Nacho López and literary chronicles; Indigenous identity in the works of Mariana Yampolsky, Flor Garduño y Graciela Iturbide. We will pay attention to how these cultural expressions, artists and writers articulate and represent a vision of modernity in relation to fundamental categories like race, gender, class and native culture.
Prerequisites: Span 220
Offered: TTh 2pm
Instructor: María Alejandra Uslenghi

Spanish 395-0 Special Topics in Latin American, Latino, and/or Iberian Cultures:
Media and Technology in the Andes
Course Description: The literary representations of photography, cinema, media, means of transportation, and other technologies provide distinct points of view on how modernity has been perceived in the Andes. This course will introduce students to the recognition of those perspectives by looking closely at movies, performances, novels and short stories produced from the 19th century to the present day. We will explore the different ways in which the appropriation of new technologies has changed the nature of Andean cultural production itself: its language, style, narrative structures, the narrator's and characters' worldviews. Texts include contemporary theoretical works on technology and culture, as well as a number of literary texts written by major figures of the Andean region
Prerequisite: 1 course from Span 250, 251, 260, or 261
Offered: TTh 12:30pm
Instructor: Jack Martinez Arias

PORTUGUESE-LANGUAGE COURSES

Portuguese 101-3 Elementary Portuguese
Course Description: Portuguese 101-3 is an elementary level language course designed for students in the beginner level of Portuguese. Based on the communicative approach, the course highlights the acquisition of basic language skills, listening, speaking, reading and writing, emphasizing grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation of Brazilian Portuguese in meaningful cultural contexts. In Portuguese 101-3, the contexts are structured around the theme "Os passatempos", "As festas e tradições", e "O mercado de trabalho". The course also offers insights into the history and culture of the Portuguese speaking countries in Europe, Africa and America. Focusing on the mastery of the language, it is important to emphasize that Portuguese is the language spoken for instruction and interaction among students.
Prerequisites: 101-2 or Portuguese Language Placement Test
Restrictions: No P/N; First class required
Offered: MWF 10am
Instructor: Ana Thome Williams

Portuguese 115-1: Portuguese for Spanish Speakers
Course Description: For students proficient in Spanish. Comparative sociolinguistic and interactive approach to communicative competence emphasizing pronunciation, intonation, sentence structure, and patterns of spoken and written Portuguese.
Prerequisite: AP 5 or equivalent on the Spanish Language Placement Exam
Offered: MWF 3pm
Instructor: Ana Thome Williams

Portuguese 115-2: Portuguese for Spanish Speakers
Course Description: For students proficient in Spanish. Comparative sociolinguistic and interactive approach to communicative competence emphasizing pronunciation, intonation, sentence structure, and patterns of spoken and written Portuguese.
Prerequisite: Port 115-1, AP 5, or equivalent on the Spanish Language Placement Exam
Offered: MWF 11pm
Instructor: Ana Thome Williams

Portuguese 210-0: Icons, Legends, and Myths in Brazil
Course Description: In this course we will read and analyze some of the foundational myths, legendary figures and narratives that have persisted in the Brazilian imagination throughout the centuries. We will survey and discuss a number of historical events and fictional-mythical representations from the colonial period to the present in order to understand how these narratives have contributed to the construction of national identities and, at the same time, excluded other possibilities of self-figuration, expression and political organization. Literature & Fine Arts (Area VI) Historical Studies (Area IV). Discussion sections in English (sect. 61) and Portuguese (sect. 62)
Prerequisite: This is required only for registration the section 62 that it is in Portuguese: 1-Prerequisite of 121- 3 or 115-2 OR 2-Permission from the instructor
Offered: MW 11am
Instructor: Cesar Braga-Pinto