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SPA 501 Theories and Methods of Research in Spanish Linguistics This course aims at introducing general linguistic theories about the Spanish language. 3
SPA 502 Spanish Historical Linguistics This course introduces general theories of historical linguistics. Through a diachronic study of the developmental process of the Spanish language, the formation and characteristics of modern Spanish are analyzed. 3
SPA 503 Spanish Dialectology In this course, data from various Spanish dialects are compared and contrasted. 3
SPA 506 History of Spanish Literature and Commentary of Text I This course aims at the fundamental understanding of the origin of Spanish literature through reading and commenting on literary works produced during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance Period. 3
SPA 507 History of Spanish Literature and Commentary of Text II Through the study of the masterpieces of the Spanish Golden Age, the historical background and general tendency of Spanish literature during the Renaissance and Baroque Ages is presented. 3
SPA 508 History of Spanish Literature and Commentary of Text III This course introduces Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries' major Spanish authors and their masterpieces. 3
SPA 509 History of Latin American Literature I This course surveys the prose, drama and poetry of Latin America from the colonial period to the era of Romanticism and Realism. 3
SPA 510 History of Latin American Literature II This course surveys the prose, drama and poetry of Latin America from Modernism to the present. 3
SPA 551 Experimental Spanish Phonetics and Phonology This course presents theories of phonetics and phonology and their theoretical applications to the Spanish language. 3
SPA 552 Spanish Morpho-Syntax This course covers traditional and current syntactic and morphological theory. 3
SPA 553 Spanish Semantics This course covers the meaning of words and sentences through various semantic theories. 3
SPA 554 Spanish Pragmatics This course introduces theories and concepts concerning language use in Spanish. 3
SPA 555 Major Texts in Spanish Linguistics This course presents classic and major texts in the field of Spanish Linguistics. DEPARTMENT OF SPANISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE 271 3
SPA 556 Comparative Studies in Indo-European Linguistics This course examines the characteristics of the Romance languages, which are part of the Indo-European language family. 3
SPA 557 Topics in Spanish Linguistic Theory This course covers theories and practical methods which are necessary for the study of Spanish linguistics. 3
SPA 558 Spanish Socio-linguistics In this course, theories of socio-linguistics concerning Spanish are introduced. 3
SPA 559 Spanish Psycholinguistics This course applies the theory of psycholinguistics to the analysis of the Spanish language. 3
SPA 560 Philosophy of the Spanish Language This course covers the philosophy of language by examining aspects of logic and other approaches to Spanish. 3
SPA 561 Spanish Mathematical Linguistics This course explores linguistic applications of various mathematical notions and mathematical and logical tools that are useful in linguistic research. 3
SPA 562 Spanish Computational Linguistics This course provides an introduction to the computational tools used in linguistic analysis and the computational concepts used to understand the structure of language. 3
SPA 563 Topics on Spanish Translation This course examines Spanish translation and interpretation through an error analysis of texts and practical applications. 3
SPA 564 Seminar on Spanish Lexicology and Lexicography This course covers the analysis and solution of practical problems in the education and acquisition of Spanish vocabulary, and in the compilation of dictionaries through an overview of major theories of Spanish lexicology and lexicography. 3
SPA 565 Spanish Language Information Processing This course covers computational theories and practices to apply them to the information of the Spanish language. 3
SPA 566 Spanish Speech Processing This course covers theories and methods of Spanish speech processing by applying a digital processing system developed in computational linguistics. This course also covers methods of multimedia sampling. 3
SPA 567 Spanish Linguistic Data Processing This course introduces concepts, principles, and skills of programming and programming language and how they are applied to Spanish data. 3
SPA 568 Spanish Natural Language Processing This course introduces theories and methods of computational processing to analyze the Spanish language. 3
SPA 569 Cognitive Foundation for Spanish Linguistics This course covers theories of cognitive science and relevant methodology in analyzing the Spanish language. 3
SPA 570 Morpho-syntax of the Spanish Verbs This course enhances the understanding of classical texts by investigating periodical differences of the developmental stages of tense and moods from Latin verbs to contemporary Spanish verbal conjugation. 3
SPA 571 Historical Syntax of Spanish This course presents a diachronical analysis of Spanish syntax through an examination of major changes in the language. 3
SPA 572 Historical Morpho-syntax of Spanish This course introduces a historical approach and its solutions to issues in contemporary Spanish. 3
SPA 573 Special Topics in Spanish Sociolinguistics This course will focus on the socio-economic and socio-linguistic analysis of the Spanish used in the Hispanic community in the United States and the interaction between Spanish and Korean used in the Korean community in Latin America. 3
SPA 575 Studies in Old Spanish This course will focus on the profound analysis of medieval Spanish through examining the morpho-syntactic aspect of the late colloquial Latin and early Romance. 3
SPA 576 Studies on Regional Characteristics of Latin America This course attempts to offer general introduction to Latin America’s geography, climates, demography, society, languages, religions, industrial sectors, political systems, folklore, festivities etc. Also, it discusses about Latin America’s history, economy and politics since the discovery by Columbus unto the beginning of the 20th century. 3
SPA 577 Studies on Society of Latin America This course aims to investigate the social and cultural features of Latin America. The focus of the study is the social specificity and universality of the Latin American society. 3
SPA 601 Spanish Poetry This course introduces major poets' poems and the characteristic backgrounds of Spanish poetry. 3
SPA 602 Latin American Poetry This course examines major poets' poems and the characteristic backgrounds of Latin American poetry. 3
SPA 603 20th Century Spanish Novel This course presents the 20th century Spanish novel regarding various themes and a critical analysis of major works. Major writers and their historical, cultural, and literary perspectives are also introduced. 3
SPA 604 Spanish Realism Novel This course introduces Spanish novels of realism through various themes. Critical analysis as well as major writers in light of their historical, cultural and literary perspectives are also presented.
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SPA 605 Latin American Novel This course introduces the Latin American novel through various themes. A critical analysis of major works as well as major writers in light of historical, cultural and literary perspectives are also presented. 3
SPA 606 History of Spanish Thought This course presents the intellectual history of Spain by analyzing the main texts of representative thinkers from the Middle Age, Renaissance, and modern-day such as Miguel de Unamuno, José Ortega y Gasset, etc. 3
SPA 607 History of Latin American Thought This course provides an introduction to a wide array of Latin American thought and ideology by analyzing major texts. A focus is on writer's struggles to acquire their own identity and a critique on Modernity as defined by Third World intellectuals. 3
SPA 609 Studies on Latin American Drama This course investigates Latin American drama from various themes and introduces major works and criticism as well as major writers in light of historical, cultural and literary perspectives. 3
SPA 610 Studies on Spanish Drama This course examines Spanish drama from various themes and a critical analysis of major dramatic works as well as major writers in light of historical, cultural and literary perspectives. 3
SPA 611 Studies on Cervantes' Novel This course covers commentary and analysis of forms, structures and stylistics in Cervantes' major novels. 3
SPA 612 Studies on Spanish Baroque Literature This course investigates the Spanish Golden Age and reviews the historical background and general tendency of Spanish literature during the Baroque Period. 3
SPA 613 Studies on Cervantes' Drama This course provides a commentary and analysis of Cervantes' short dramas. 3
SPA 614 Latin American Avant-guard Narrative This course focuses on various and experimental themes of Latin American avant-guard narratives. 3
SPA 615 Spanish Comparative Literature This course presents an overview of the relationships between Hispanic literature and other European or Asian literature. By reading various works written in different languages, works are compared based on thematic and structural analyses and the universality or regional uniqueness of themes are discussed. 3
SPA 616 Spanish Stylistics This course introduces literary theory and criticism and applies them to a stylistic approach of the major texts of Hispanic literature. 3
SPA 617 Theories and Methods of Research in Spanish Literature This course deals with methods of research in Hispanic Literature in addition to literary theory and criticism. 3
SPA 618 Spanish Semiotics This course covers general theories of semiotics and applies them to analyze Spanish texts. 3
SPA 619 Cultural Studies in Spanish Literature This course focuses on various aspects of Spanish culture such as politics, history, religion, art, music, and cinema which are portrayed in Spanish literary texts. 3
SPA 620 Spanish Society and Folklore This course analyzes various folklorist models to define a Spanish archetype and to comprehend Spanish culture and society. 3
SPA 621 Criticism in Spanish Literature This course covers the major topics in Spanish literature which have had a significant impact on modern literature. 3
SPA 622 Criticism of Latin American Literature This course presents major topics in Latin American literature which have had a significant impact on contemporary world literature. 3
SPA 623 Boom Generation Novel This course examines a broad range of Latin American thought and ideology by analyzing major texts. A focus will be placed on the struggles of writers to form a unique identity and a critique of Modernity according to Third World intellectuals. 3
SPA 624 Special Topics on Latin American Literature This course examines special topics in Latin American literature such as Magic Realism, real marvellous, and Neo-Baroque by analyzing representative works. The inclusion of these works in universal literary theory are investigated. 3
SPA 625 Realism in Latin American Novel This course presents issues in Realism and broadly defines it to compare it with Fantastic Novels, Magic Realism and the real marvellous. 3
SPA 626 Rubén Darío and Modernism This course investigates Modernism and closely examines the works of Rubén Darío, José Martí, José Enrique Rodó and their predecessors. In addition, the impact of Modernism in Latin American literary history and its descendents are examined. 3
SPA 629 Studies on History of Latin America This course aims to investigate the current cultural & social features of Latin America especailly based on the historical background of Latin America. The path dependent theory helps to find the historical courses which dominate the current features of Latin American society. 3
SPA 701 Spanish Language Policy This course deals with language policy in Spain and Latin America through a comparison of various theories of general language policy. 3
SPA 702 Middle Age Spanish This course focuses on the Spanish language and its evolution in the Middle Age. 3
SPA 703 Methodology on Information Processing of the Spanish Language This course introduces relevant methodology for the most efficient method of analyzing a Spanish corpus. 3
SPA 704 Spanish Corpus Studies This course deals with various issues and problems related to techniques of designing a Spanish corpus 3
SPA 705 Dictionary Compilation and Information Processing of Spanish Words This course presents methods of designing databases in compiling Spanish dictionaries and methods of sorting related information. 3
SPA 706 Design Research for Spanish Database and Software This course deals with various problems in designing a database and software to digitalize materials in Spanish. 3
SPA 708 Special Topics in the History of Spanish Phonology This course examines transformational processes through a diachronic study and synchronic principles of the Spanish phonetic system. 3
SPA 709 Special Topics in the History of Spanish Morphology This course focuses on the evolution of Spanish morphemes in relation to diachronic principles. 3
SPA 710 Special Topics in the History of Spanish Syntax This course focuses on the transformational process of Spanish syntactic structure from a diachronic perspective. 3
SPA 711 Special Topics in the History of Spanish Semantics This course examines the transformational process of Spanish word meaning from a diachronic perspective and the synchronic principles of Spanish semantic systems. 3
SPA 712 Special Topics in the History of Spanish Lexicology This course examines the transformational process of Spanish words from a diachronic perspective and synchronic principles of Spanish lexical systems. 3
SPA 713 Special Topics in Spanish Socio-linguistics This course deals with linguistic differences among regions and classes from a sociolinguistic view. 3
SPA 714 Special Topics in Spanish Dialectology This course deals with various dialects of Spanish and their differences through contemporary theories of dialectology. 3
SPA 715 Stylistics and Rhetoric in Academic Work This course introduces techniques for writing a doctoral dissertation, short conference papers, scholarly articles. In addition, rhetorical and stylistic guidelines are presented. 3
SPA 716 History of the Spanish Language This course presents an analysis of the phonetic development of Spanish from Late Latin to modern times and a detailed examination of the morphological development of the Spanish language from Latin. An analysis of syntactic and semantic developments in the Romance language is also provided. 3
SPA 717 Spanish Applied Linguistics This course provides an introduction to prominent theories and applied research in the field of second language acquisition that have informed the language teaching profession in recent years. At the same time, the course offers guidance in practical matters of teaching university level Spanish courses: lesson planning, textbook evaluation, testing, contrastive phonology, materials design and the use of new technology in instruction. 3
SPA 718 Generative Syntax and Semantics This course introduces a generative approach to the Spanish language by examining the relation among syntax, semiotics and phonology and style, metaphor and meter. 3
SPA 719 Spanish Dialectology This course provides an overview of the major dialect areas of the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America. The influence and contribution of cultural and historical features and indigenous languages to their formation of Spanish is also examined. 3
SPA 720 Linguistic History of the Romance Languages This course provides a survey of the origin and development of the Romance Languages from Latin, with special emphasis on the French, Italian and the Iberian languages. 3
SPA 721 Special Topics in Medieval Spanish This course is designed for reading and analyzing Spanish texts from early periods. 3
SPA 722 Semiotics marketing methodology in Latin America This course focuses on semiotics approach to marketing area and considers Latin America as one of characteristics through social, cultural, and historical factor in Latin America. In exploring the potential of semiotics in relation to marketing methodology and the uniqueness of Latin America, this course overviews the related theories and analyses practical cases in the real world. 3
SPA 723 Sociological methodology in Latin America This course focuses theoretically on the applicability of sociological methodology to social research related to Latin America. Practically, students are required to practice social research methodology through real case analysis. 3
SPA 801 Medieval Spanish Literature This course considers the production of hegemonic discourses 􀙓as well as the representation of marginal voices 􀙓in texts chosen from the 13th through the 15th centuries (El Cantar de Mio Cid, the Libro de Apolonio, the Libro del caballero Zifar, El Conde Lucanor, El Libro de buen amor and La Celestina). Chief among the questions posed by this course are the ways in which Medieval Spain is defined in different chronological contexts in relation to race, politics, and economy. 3
SPA 802 Framed Narratives of Medieval Europe This course presents textual and historical issues in the principal collections of framed narratives : The Thousand and One Nights, Sendebar, Decameron, Kalila and Dimna, Canterbury Tales, El Conde Lucanor. Special attention is given to issues of authority and absolutism; originality, translation and retelling; oral and written narratives as well as canon formation in the new vernaculars; and the cultural and historical reconfigurations of medieval Europe as present in these texts. 3
SPA 803 Medieval Spanish Lyric and Romancero This course focuses on the medieval lyric world of the Iberian Peninsula with a special interest in the Castilian tradition of the late Middle Ages. 3
SPA 804 Epic of the Indies : La Epopeya de Indias 􍾤Europe's Epic Representation of its Encounter with its "Others" in the Sixteenth Century This course begins by examining the epic tradition within, and against which, the "epics of the Indies" were written. Selections are taken from Virgil's Aeneid, Lucan's Pharsalia, and Ariosto's Orlando Furioso. Once the framework of the epic tradition and pertinent Renaissance theories of imitation have been examined, an epic representation of America with the "Cortés" sections from Luis Zapata's Carlo famoso will be read, and then Alonso de Ercilla's Araucana will be carefully read. All readings will be presented in conjunction with a review of the critical literature, with special emphasis on current analyses and debates about the representation of America and the "other" in the sixteenth century. 3
SPA 805 Picaresque Writing in Spain and Colonial Spanish America This course introduced picaresque, which is a form of narrative told from the perspective of individuals of low social class. The trajectory of this mode of writing in colonial Spanish America is reconstructed, of which the roots can be traced back to Lazarillo de Tormes in Spain. The course examines how a kind of text that thematizes poverty and scarcity unfolds within the context of colonialism and imperialism. The following texts are considered : Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, Relación de los naufragios ; Carlos de Sigüenza y Góngora, Infortunios de Alonso Ramírez; Fernández de Lizardi, El periquillo sarniento. 3
SPA 806 Golden Age Drama This course provides a study of the "comedia" and the "auto sacramental" from Lope de Vega to Calderon de la Barca. 3
SPA 807 Studies in Spanish Renaissance and Baroque Poetry This course provides a survey of Spanish Golden Age poetry and its ideology and esthetics from the Renaissance to Baroque periods and from Garcilaso to Quevedo. 3
SPA 808 Cervantes, Old Worlds and New This course focuses on the reading of a selection of Cervantes's dramas and novellas ; Don Quixote, Parts I and II and a range of critical readings of this seminal novel; and Los trabajos de Persiles y Sigismunda, Cervantes's Byzantine romance of cultural encounter and religious pilgrimage. 3
SPA 809 Studies on Don Quijote This course focuses on a close reading of Cervantes' masterpiece with emphasis on its significance for modern fiction. The relationship of author, characters, and reader; reality and fantasy in fiction ; literary imitation vs. literary invention. 3
SPA 810 Aesthetics and Ideologies of Spanish Romanticism This course consists of a survey of Romantic literary production and its relationship with historic and political movements. The works of Cadalso, Böhl de Faber, Mora, Larra, Mesonero Romanos, Espronceda, Saavedra, Coronado, Gil y Carrasco, Zorrilla, Bécquer, and Castro are analyzed. 3
SPA 811 Studies on Realism of the Spanish Novel This course focuses on a study of Spanish Realism of the 19th century (Alarcón, Pereda, Valera, Galdós, Clarín, Pardo Bazán, Palacio Valdés, Picón, and Ortega Munilla). 3
SPA 812 Spanish Literature from 1898 to the Civil War The course focuses on the ideologies and historical backgrounds of Generation of 98 and its influence on esthetic notion, which combines Avant-garde and Nationalism. 3
SPA 813 Literature and Society in Post-Franco Spain This course provides an overview of the construction of national and individual identities in literature and film produced after the death of Franco and during the process of Spain's integration into the European Community. Texts by Goytisolo, Montalbán, Riera, Semprúm, and Atxaga, among others will be read and films by Pilar Miró, Almodóvar, Gutiérrez Aragón, and Chavarrí will be screened. 3
SPA 814 Cultural Studies : Spain This course focuses on various aspects of Spanish culture, including its continuing relation with the societies of Latin America. Spanish politics, history, religions, art forms, music, and literatures, from ancient times to the present are examined. 3
SPA 815 Studies on Spanish Essay This course focuses on the essays of major Spanish thinkers such as Unamuno and Ortega y Gasset. Philosophical issues like existentialism, stylistic mode of expression and their world view are explored. 3
SPA 816 Studies on Spanish Film This course presents a cultural critique of Spanish film history. Topics range from the study of the production of a Spanish national identity within a changing global context to the study of a particular movement (for example, Nuevo cine de mujeres), period (for example, Civil War), or author (for example, Luis Buñuel or Pedro Almodóvar), to a critical survey of Spanish film from the 1920s to the present. 3
SPA 817 The Spanish New World in the Narrative Imagination of the Americas This course focuses on reinterpretations of the Spanish conquest and Spanish American independence themes in the narrative tradition of twentieth-century Latin America : Reinaldo Arenas, Alejo Carpentier, Gabriel García Márquez. Narrative transformations that transcend time and/or cultural traditions and the complex relationships between empirical and symbolic referentiality in historical and fictional writing are considered. 3
SPA 818 Theorizing Literature and Colonialism in Latin America This course surveys and critiques the works of recent theorists focusing on colonialism and/or literature and other forms of symbolic representation in Latin America before 1810. 3
SPA 819 The Life, Works, Times, and Travails of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz This course explores the written works (poetry, theater, and letters) produced by the celebrated seventeenth-century Mexican nun, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. Focus is on two major themes : first, the construction of a gendered, female voice in Sor Juana's works despite the confines of a rigidly controlled patriarchal society and cultural tradition and second, the elaboration of a creole, New World consciousness or identity in New Spain during her lifetime. Of particular interest in this regard is the reading of Sor Juana's works in the context of the overall set of cultural phenomena associated with the Mexican Baroque. 3
SPA 820 Race, Slavery, and Politics in Afro-Hispanic and Indo-American Literature This course focuses on works written in Spanish America pertaining to the Afro-Hispanic experience. These texts represent a different vision of society, not from the perspective of the master but that of the slave. Strategies of Afro-Hispanic discourse and its intersection with that of the dominant society are analyzed. 3
SPA 821 Problems of the Barbarians in Modern Latin American Literature This course attempts to read a series of canonical texts from Latin America's past in juxtaposition to some of the most recent literary productions which deal, in radically different ways, with similar themes and obsessions, particularly the paradigmatic polarity CIVILIZACION - BARBARIE. Continuities and ruptures, transgressions and traditions, are stressed. Readings include Sarmiento, Borges, Carpentier, Castellanos, Rivera, Gallegos. 3
SPA 822 Popular Heroes, Deceivers and Criminals in Latin American Literature This course analyzes the construction of some representations in fiction (madness, delinquency, et.) and the critical-theoretical perspectives they engender. Texts by Cambaceres, Quiroga, Arlt, Borges, and others are presented. 3
SPA 823 Identity Fables in Latin American Fiction This course examines the theoretical notion of "identity fables" in a series of Latin American novels in order to make specific correlations between culture-literature and justice- difference. 3
SPA 824 Cultural Studies : Latin America This course provides a cross-disciplinary and thematic approach to Latin American cultural studies. Politics, history, religions, art forms, literatures, music, cinema, and popular culture, from pre-Columbian civilizations to the present are examined. 3
SPA 825 Love and Tragedy in Latin American Literature This course explores the union of love and tragedy in various works of Latin America. Both novels and poetry that explore how Aristotle's view of history and poetry is dramatically changed in the writings of the New World will be read.. Works by García-Márquez, Sor Juana, Guillén, Neruda, Mastretta, Esquivel, and others are presented. 3
SPA 826 Spanish-American Poetry of 20th Century This course focuses on a close reading of poets representative of literary movements in Latin America including the vanguard, the rise of the feminine voice, and the poetry of commitment. Emphasis is given on the works of Vallejo, Neruda, Borges, Mistral, Paz, and Pizarnik, with showings of related films (Il postino, Cartas del parque, and others). 3
SPA 827 The Short Story in Latin America This course, by taking advantage of the brevity of the texts considered, examines theoretical issues involving interpretation, the Latin American canon, and the question of reading. Short stories from the entire range of the Latin American literary tradition, including colonial and Brazilian are presented. 3
SPA 828 The Literature of the Caribbean This course focuses on a textual and cultural study of Caribbean literature. Focus is given on the Spanish Caribbean with some texts from French- and English-speaking islands as well. Authors include Alejo Carpentier, Luis Rafael Sánchez, Derek Wolcott, Ana Lydia Vega, Reinaldo Arenas, and V. S. Naipaul. 3
SPA 829 From Dictatorship to Democracy : Literary Discourse and Critical Debate This course examines the transition from dictatorship to democracy in Latin America by focusing on the ways in which subjects and the state emerge in literature and theory. A focus is on Argentina and Chile. Several issues are considered : the manifestations of authoritarian culture under the guise of paternalism and the resistances that this engenders (expressed in disguise) ; the transition to neoliberal politics and a market-run. 3
SPA 830 Studies on 20th Century Spanish-American Novel The course concentrates on major trends and authors from the Mexican Revolution through the "boom" novelists of the Sixties. Azuela, Guiraldes, Rulfo, Fuentes, Vargas Llosa are among the novelists included. 3
SPA 831 Contemporary Spanish-American Drama and Cinema This course explores the principal Spanish-American dramatists and Movie Directors, and their movements in the twentieth century. 3
SPA 832 Studies on Gabriel García Márquez This course provides an analysis of the texts of Gabriel García Márquez and critical essays about his works. Special issues like Magic Realism and narrative techniques are discussed. 3
SPA 833 Chivalrous Literature and Fantastic Literature This course, by focusing on Chivalry Novels, compares these with Contemporary Fantastic Novels and Chronicles in 15th and 16th Centuries to determine the origins of Novels. 3
SPA 834 Studies on La Celestina This course, through a close-reading La Celestina, presents the social backgrounds and literature of the transitional epoch between the Middle Age and Renaissance. Its influences are examined by reading Celestina's broods. 3
SPA 835 Studies on Erasmus This course focuses on Erasmus who significantly influenced Spanish Humanism. Intellectuals maps and panoramas at the time of Spanish Golden Age are examined. 3
SPA 836 Study of Modernity in Latin America This course provides an overview of the works of Hispanic Modernists. 3
SPA 837 Spanish Topics on Latin American Literature This course provides an overview of the influence of Spanish Literature in Latin American Literature. 3