Graduate Program

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GRADUATE COURSES

(See Catalog Numbering System.)

Spanish (SPAN)

SPAN 201. Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language

Strategies for implementing Spanish curriculum at post-secondary level. Study of instructional techniques, procedures, resources, and methods of assessing student performance in post-secondary settings. Practical application of second language acquisition research.

Units: 3

SPAN 202. Introduction to Literary Theory

Prerequisite: Spanish major or permission of instructor. Introduction to the study of theory, from Plato to Derrida to Post-Colonialism, as it relates to the study of Hispanic literature.

Units: 3

SPAN 203. Applied Literary Theory

Prerequisite: SPAN 202. Theory and practice of literary analysis. Application of research, bibliographical and critical methods to literary texts.

Units: 3

SPAN 204. Spanish Syntax

Prerequisite: Spanish major or permission of instructor. An analysis of the grammatical structures of the Spanish language. Includes contrastive analysis of Spanish and English syntax.

Units: 3

SPAN 205. History of the Spanish Language

Phonological, morphosyntactic, lexical and semantic development of the Spanish language, from the Pre-Roman period to Modern Spanish.

Units: 3

SPAN 210. Spanish American Short Story

Prerequisite: Spanish major or permission of instructor. Study of the short story as an art form in Latin America and analysis of short stories of such writers as Quiroga, Arreola, Rulfo, Bombal, Borges and Cortazar.

Units: 3

SPAN 214. Generation of '98

Prerequisite: Spanish major or permission of instructor. Advanced analysis of the literature of Spain written at the time of the final collapse of Spain's empire. Includes works by Azorin, Baroja, Unamuno, Valle-Inclan, Machado, Ortega, and Jimenez.

Units: 3

SPAN 215. Hispanic Women Writers

Prerequisite: Spanish major or permission of instructor. Discussion and close written analysis of poetry, novels, theater and essays written by Hispanic women from 1535 to present.

Units: 3

SPAN 216. Masterpieces of Hispanic Theater

Prerequisite: Spanish major or permission of instructor. Discussion and close written analysis of peninsular and Spanish American theater masterpieces, historical milieu and cultural context.

Units: 3

SPAN 218T. Topics in Hispanic Literary Studies

Prerequisite: Spanish major or permission of instructor. Hispanic literary topics such as Hispanic Realism, Novel and Cinema, Violence in Hispanic Literature, Novel of Dictatorship, Novel of the Indian in Latin America.

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 6 units

SPAN 219T. Top Creat Writ

Prerequisite: Spanish major or permission of instructor. Topics in advanced creative writing in Spanish including poetry, fiction and/or non-fiction.

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 9 units

SPAN 222. Cervantes

Prerequisite: Spanish major or permission of instructor. In-depth study of Don Quixote and selected Novelas ejemplares. Includes discussion of works, lectures, and written research.

Units: 3

SPAN 224. Major Hispanic Novelists

Prerequisite: Spanish major or permission of instructor. Research and in-depth study of the novels of major Hispanic novelists.

Units: 3

SPAN 225. Modernismo - 1950

Prerequisite: Spanish major or permission of instructor. Research and in-depth study of the literature from Modernismo through 1950. Discussion and written analysis of the major authors from the period.

Units: 3

SPAN 226. Major Hispanic Poets

Prerequisite: Spanish major or permission of instructor. Research and in-depth study of the poetry of major Hispanic poets. Discussion and written analysis of the poetry on one of the following poets: Machado, Lorca, Dario, Neruda.

Units: 3

SPAN 227. Novel of Formation

Analysis of the Latin American novel of formation. Discussion of issues such as the formation of an individual's sense of gender, race, and class, ane the role of travel, memory, orality, and writing in the socialization of youth.

Units: 3

SPAN 230. History of Spanish

The linguistic development of the Spanish language from Latin to the present day including the sound system, word formation and etymology, and grammar, within a social and cultural context.

Units: 3

SPAN 245. Mexican Literature

Prerequisite: Spanish major or permission of instructor. Discussion and analysis of representative works of Mexican literature from the Precolombian Period through the 1980s. Includes study of major cultural and artistic movements in literature, the visual arts and film.

Units: 3

SPAN 247. The Spanish American "Boom"

In-depth study of the Spanish-American "new novel" that emerged in the 1960s. Analysis of factors leading to this "boom" and impact of this new narrative style on subsequent writers in Latin America and on a broader scale.

Units: 3

SPAN 249. Golden Age

Advanced analysis of prose narratives, poems, and theatrical works from Spain's Renaissance and Baroque periods in their historical and cultural contexts.

Units: 3

SPAN 250. Spanish Post-War Literature

Prerequisite: Spanish major or permission of instructor. Discussion and analysis of representative works of Spanish literature from 1939 through the 1980s. Examines literary production during the Francoist Dictatorship and the transition to a democratic government.

Units: 3

SPAN 255. Nineteenth Century Spanish Literature

Prerequisite: Spanish major or permission of instructor. Discussion and analysis of representative works of Spanish literature from the Romantic, Realist, and Naturalist Movement.

Units: 3

SPAN 257. Spanish American Testimonio

Analysis of Spanish American Testimonio genre through representative texts. Discussion of aesthetic, etical, and ideological issues related to the production and diffusion of these texts, such as authority/authorship, literature/anthropology, writing/orality, memory, political engagement, manipulation, and resistance.

Units: 3

SPAN 259. The Poetics of Caribbeanness

Prerequisites: Spanish major or permission of instructor. Analysis of literary and artistic movements in the Spanish Caribbean, from the colonial times to the present, through representative works, emphasizing how the interactions of race, gender, and ethnicity affect the construction of individual and national identities.

Units: 3

SPAN 267. Early 20th Century Spanish Literature

Prerequisite: Spanish major or permission of instructor. Discussion and analysis of represnetative works of Spanish literature from Modernismo, the Generation of 1914, and the Generation of 1927.

Units: 3

SPAN 270. Research Methods

Training in the search for, proper selection of, and proper use of secondary sources in support of a research paper's thesis that participates in currently scholarly debates related to Hispanic literature of all time periods.

Units: 3

SPAN 290. Independent Study

See Academic Placement -- Independent Study. Approved for RP grading.

Units: 2-3, Repeatable up to 6 units

SPAN 298. Project

See Criteria for Thesis and Project. Writing and/or editing materials suitable for school programs from elementary through high school level, such as children's literature, original poetry, testing devices, and translations. Approved for RP grading.

Units: 3-6

SPAN 298C. Project Continuation

Pre-requisite: Project SPAN 298. For continuous enrollment while completing the project. May enroll twice with department approval. Additional enrollments must be approved by the Dean of Graduate Studies.

Units: 0

SPAN 299. Thesis

Prerequisite: See Criteria for Thesis and Project. Preparation, completion, and submission of an acceptable thesis for the completion of the master's degree. Approved for RP grading.

Units: 3-6

SPAN 299C. Thesis Continuation

Pre-requisite: Thesis 298. For continuous enrollment while completing the thesis. May enroll twice with department approval. Additional enrollments must be approved by the Dean of Graduate Studies.

Units: 0

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