Spanish (Hispanophone Studies)

Justin Crumbaugh, Chair

Nieves Romero-Diaz, Study Abroad Advisor for Spain and Latin America

Esther Castro, Language Program Director

Debra Morrissey, Academic Department Coordinator


105 Ciruti Language Center
413-538-2347
https://www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/spanish

Overview and Contact Information

The Department of Spanish, Latina/o, and Latin American Studies engages in the multidisciplinary study of the past, current state, and emerging realities of societies and cultures of Latin America, Spain, the Caribbean, and the Latina/o heritage populations within the United States and their relations with each other and with the wider world. To that end, our courses adopt a variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches, including literary studies, film and media studies, social history, and politics.

The Department of Spanish, Latina/o, and Latin American Studies also collaborates closely with a number of other departments and programs on campus, frequently crosslisting courses with film studies, gender studies, history, and Romance languages and cultures. Regular cocurricular activities organized by the department (film series, lectures, etc.) also engage the larger college community in the interests of our students and faculty. In addition to providing opportunities for learning on campus, the department also strongly recommends that students study off campus in a Spanish-speaking context in order to enhance their language skills and to forge their own connections to place through language.

Spanish—the second most spoken language in the United States today and one of the three most spoken languages in the world— has become a crucial part of civic engagement and global citizenship. Facility with the language has been an important component of career success for many Mount Holyoke graduates in fields including government, law, business, international affairs, education, journalism, medicine, and the performing arts.

To this end, the major and minor in Spanish (Hispanophone Studies) include a variety of courses intended to facilitate proficiency in the language and contextualize and analyze issues relevant to Spanish speakers abroad and in the U.S., such as terrorism, migration, and imperialism.

Faculty

This area of study is administered by the Department of Spanish, Latina/o, and Latin American Studies:

Lowell Gudmundson, Professor of Latin American Studies and History

Dorothy Knight-Mosby, Professor of Spanish; Associate Dean of Faculty

Nieves Romero-Díaz, Professor of Spanish

Justin Crumbaugh, Associate Professor of Spanish, Latina/o and Latin American Studies, Teaching Spring Only

David Hernández, Assistant Professor of Spanish, Latina/o, and Latin American Studies

Vanessa Rosa, Assistant Professor of Latina/o Studies

Esther Castro, Senior Lecturer in Spanish; Spanish Language Program Director, Teaching Spring Only

Dimaris Barrios-Beltrán, Visiting Language Instructor in Spanish

Flávia Cunha, Language Instructor in Spanish

Elena García Frazier, Language Instructor in Spanish

Antonio Illescas, Language Instructor in Spanish

Adriana Pitetta, Visiting Lecturer in Spanish, Latina/o and Latin American Studies

Requirements for the Major

A minimum of 32 credits:

SPAN-212Preparation for Advanced Studies4
A minimum of three 300-level courses: 112
At least one must be taken in the senior year at Mount Holyoke
Four other courses in Spanish at any level, within the following restrictions:16
Two 200-level introductory courses (above SPAN-212) must be taken prior to enrolling in any 300-level course
At least one of the courses above SPAN-212 has to concentrate on Spain and/or Latin America before 1800.
Total Credits32
1

Excluding SPAN-395 which may not be counted as one of these four courses.

Additional Specifications

  • Courses in Latin American Studies count toward the Spanish major (see next bullet about courses in English).
  • If a student spends a semester in a Spanish-speaking place or is a Spanish native speaker, two courses taught in English at Mount Holyoke by department faculty can be counted toward the major. If not, only one course taught in English (if cross-listed or approved by the department) will be allowed.
  • For one semester abroad, a student can get up to 8 credits towards her major at the 200 or 300 level, and up to 20 credits for two semesters abroad. For the major in Spanish, the department will accept no more than 8 credits taken abroad at the 300 level.
  • Decisions regarding credit transfers from study abroad will be based on academic criteria. Students should save course syllabi, written assignments, and any other relevant materials. Courses on a variety of subjects (literature, history, art, film, but also political science, economics, sociology) may count toward the major, but only if the study abroad advisor approves of the course contents and objectives.

Requirements for the Minor

A minimum of 20 credits:

SPAN-212Preparation for Advanced Studies4
At least one 300-level course 14
Three other courses at the 200 or 300-level. One 100-level course could be substituted for one of these12
Total Credits20
1

Note: two 200-level introductory courses (above SPAN-212) must be taken prior to enrolling in a 300-level course.

Additional Specifications

  • The 300-level required course must be taken in the department.
  • No course in English can be counted toward the minor.
  • Independent Study (SPAN-395) may not be used as part of the minor.
  • No more than 8 credits toward the minor can be completed abroad. Spanish minors should take all their courses abroad in Spanish.

Teacher Licensure

Students interested in pursuing licensure in the field of Spanish can combine their course work in Spanish with a minor in education. In some instances course work in the major coincides with course work required for licensure; in other cases, it does not. For specific course requirements for licensure within the major of Spanish (Hispanophone Studies), please consult your advisor or the chair of the Department of Spanish, Latina/o, and Latin American Studies. Further information about the minor in education and the Teacher Licensure program is available in other sections of the catalog, or consult Ms. Lawrence in the psychology and education department.

Licensure also requires a formal application as well as passing scores on the Massachusetts Test of Educator Licensure (MTEL) in both the literacy component and the subject matter component. Copies of the test objectives for the MTEL are available in the Department of Spanish, Latina/o, and Latin American Studies and in the Department of Psychology and Education.

Additional information about the Licensure Program, including application materials, can be found on the Teacher Licensure Program website.

Course Advice

Placement

Students with no prior knowledge of Spanish can enroll in SPAN-101.

Any student with prior course work in Spanish must do the following:

  1. take an online placement test within two months of registration, and
  2. complete a language questionnaire (located in the online First-Year Curriculum Guide).

Upon reviewing both the questionnaire and placement test results, the department may require a level change.

Notes

Students are strongly encouraged to take their language courses in close succession, without lapses between one level and the next.

Students who have previously taken Spanish courses at Mount Holyoke and who wish to continue their study of Spanish must have the prerequisites stipulated for specific courses.

All courses satisfy distribution requirements unless indicated otherwise.

All courses are conducted in Spanish unless indicated otherwise.

Students contemplating study abroad in Spain or Latin America are encouraged to elect a Spanish course in the first semester of their first year.

Course Offerings

SPAN-101 Elementary Spanish

Fall and Spring. Credits: 4

A dynamic and interactive introduction to Spanish and Spanish American cultures. Covers the basic grammar structures of the Spanish language through extensive use of video, classroom practice, and weekly conversation sessions with a native language assistant. Assumes no previous study of Spanish.

Applies to requirement(s): Humanities; Language
D. Barrios-Beltrán, E. Castro, F. Cunha, E. García Frazier

SPAN-199 Preparation for Intermediate Spanish

Fall and Spring. Credits: 4

A fast-paced review of basic Spanish grammar. Stresses Spanish and Spanish American culture through readings, films, and weekly conversation sessions with a native language assistant.

Applies to requirement(s): Humanities; Language
D. Barrios-Beltrán, E. Castro, J. Crumbaugh, F. Cunha, E. García Frazier, A. Illescas
Prereq: SPAN-101 or SPAN-102 or by obtaining a qualifying score on placement exam.

SPAN-201 Intermediate Spanish

Fall and Spring. Credits: 4

Strives for mastery of complex grammatical structures and continues work on writing and reading skills. Frequent compositions, selected literary readings, class discussions, and debates on films and current events. Weekly conversation sessions with a native language assistant. May be taken without Spanish 199 to satisfy the language requirement.

Applies to requirement(s): Humanities; Language
F. Cunha, E. García Frazier, A. Illescas
Prereq: SPAN-199 or by obtaining a qualifying score on placement exam.

SPAN-209 Composition and Culture

Fall and Spring. Credits: 4

Emphasis on written expression in Spanish through frequent assignments emphasizing difficult grammatical structures or idiomatic usages, sentence and paragraph structure, making smooth transitions, writing the short essay, writing descriptions, engaging in personal or business correspondence, analyzing texts, doing library research, and drafting and completing research papers. Students will comment on each other's work in the classroom and/or via the use of email or Web sites and will practice techniques of self-editing and self-criticism.

Applies to requirement(s): Humanities; Language
Other Attribute(s): Speaking-Intensive, Writing-Intensive
D. Barrios-Beltrán
Prereq: SPAN-201. Coreq: SPAN-209L.

SPAN-212 Preparation for Advanced Studies

Fall and Spring. Credits: 4

This course will equip students of Spanish with a variety of skills that prepare them for upper-division courses. Specific areas of study will include introduction to literary genres and movements; practice in critical reading and writing; study of figures of speech, rhetoric, and style; presentation of oral reports; use of library resources. In addition, students acquire basic knowledge of the geography, history, and culture of the Hispanic world.

Applies to requirement(s): Humanities; Language
Other Attribute(s): Speaking-Intensive
N. Romero-Díaz
Prereq: SPAN-201 or SPAN-209.

SPAN-217 Portuguese for Spanish Speakers I

Not Scheduled for This Year. Credits: 4

This course is specially designed for students who are proficient in Spanish or another Romance language. This previous knowledge will be drawn upon to promote fast and solid acquisition of linguistic skills in Portuguese. Course conducted in Portuguese. Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to: interact with other students and the instructor in Portuguese; describe and compare people, places, and things in Portuguese; communicate future plans in Portuguese; narrate and understand past events in Portuguese; offer and understand advice and directions in Portuguese; give and understand opinions in Portuguese; and hypothesize in Portuguese.

Crosslisted as: LATAM-217
Applies to requirement(s): Humanities; Language
F. Cunha
Prereq: SPAN-201 or placement test.
Advisory: Permission of instructor if you have proficiency in other Romance languages.
Notes: Students with proficiency in other Romance languages should seek permission of the instructor.

SPAN-227 Portuguese for Spanish Speakers - Intermediate

Not Scheduled for This Year. Credits: 4

The goal of this course is to offer students sophisticated linguistic tools that will allow them to interact and communicate in Portuguese in socio-cultural contexts that go beyond their immediate personal experience and daily life. The course is designed for students who have previous experience with Portuguese and are already familiar with the majority of the grammatical structures of the language. Through the use of authentic written texts, videos, and songs, students will broaden and deepen their reading, writing, listening, and speaking abilities in Portuguese. Course taught in Portuguese.

Crosslisted as: LATAM-227
Applies to requirement(s): Humanities; Language
F. Cunha
Prereq: SPAN-217.

SPAN-230 Identities & Intersections

SPAN-230GV Identities & Intersections: An Introduction: 'Assault, Rape, and Murder: Gendered Violence from Medieval to Contemporary Spain'

Spring. Credits: 4

This survey course will review the complex interaction of gender and violence as a personal and institutional issue in Spain from Medieval times to the present. What are the ideological and sociocultural constructs that sustain and perpetuate violence against women? What are the forms of resistance women have put into play? Among the texts, we will study short stories by Lucanor (thirteenth century) and María de Zayas (seventeenth century), song by Bebé and movie by Boya&iacuten (twentieth century), contemporary news (twenty-first century), and laws (from the thirteenth century to the present).

Crosslisted as: GNDST-204GV
Applies to requirement(s): Humanities; Language
Other Attribute(s): Speaking-Intensive, Writing-Intensive
N. Romero-Díaz
Prereq: SPAN-212.

SPAN-240 Visual Cultures: An Introduction

SPAN-240CN Visual Cultures, An Introduction: 'Introduction to Spanish and Latin American Cinema'

Spring. Credits: 4

This course offers a broad introduction to the history, politics and aesthetics of Latin American and Spanish cinema. The course also introduces students to the basic terminology and methodologies of film studies.

Crosslisted as: FLMST-203
Applies to requirement(s): Humanities; Language
Other Attribute(s): Speaking-Intensive, Writing-Intensive
J. Crumbaugh
Prereq: SPAN-212.
Notes: Taught in Spanish.

SPAN-250 Concepts and Practices of Power

SPAN-250LM Concepts and Practices of Power: 'Making Latin America: From Independence to the Present'

Fall. Credits: 4

This transdisciplinary course is an introduction to Latin America through its cultural production (literature, film, music, painting, dancing, comics, performance, among others). We are going to address some of the most important moments of the continents' history: independence period, modernization, nationalism, Mexican Revolution, Latin America and the Cold War, Cuban Revolution, Literary Boom in Latin America, Southern Cone cultural production during dicatorships, politics of memory, popular media and mass culture. These cultural products and historical moments will also be interacting with some of the most relevant concepts of gender theory, cultural studies, critical race theory and human rights.

Applies to requirement(s): Humanities; Language; Multicultural Perspectives
Other Attribute(s): Speaking-Intensive, Writing-Intensive
A. Pitetta
Prereq: SPAN-212.
Notes: Taught in Spanish; can be counted toward IR major

SPAN-250MG Concepts and Practices of Power: 'Spanish Migrations'

Not Scheduled for This Year. Credits: 4

This course examines migration and transnational movements in relation to Spain. Students will explore the implications of migration and the significance of self and public imaging in the definition of a Spanish national identity. After studying the participation of Spanish emigrants during the '50s and the '60s in the reconstruction of Europe, the class will organize its discussion around the main immigrant groups present in contemporary Spain: from Africa (Moroccan and Sub-Saharan), from Asia (Pakistani and Chinese), and from Latin America (Dominican and Equatorian). We will analyze different type of discourses, from literature and film to music and social media.

Applies to requirement(s): Humanities; Language
Other Attribute(s): Speaking-Intensive, Writing-Intensive
N. Romero-Díaz
Prereq: SPAN-212.
Notes: Taught in Spanish; can be counted toward IR major

SPAN-250MV Concepts and Practices of Power: 'Moving Latin America: An Introduction to the Continent Through Its Social Movements'

Not Scheduled for This Year. Credits: 4

This interdisciplinary course provides an introduction to the political and cultural landscape of Latin America through the lenses of some of its social movements. It focuses on some of the region's most recent polemics and political innovations in order to establish the foundation for a deeper understanding of contemporary Latin America while interrogating its geopolitical boundaries. Some themes are the impact of social movements on national policy shifts, the significance of indigenous groups for political discourse, or the use of human right agendas in local contexts.

Applies to requirement(s): Humanities; Language; Multicultural Perspectives
Other Attribute(s): Speaking-Intensive, Writing-Intensive
A. Pitetta
Prereq: SPAN-212.
Notes: Taught in Spanish.

SPAN-260 Studies in Language and Society

A broad introduction to the study of specific form/meaning relations in the linguistic system of Spanish and the function of language in society. Topics may include, but are not limited to, languages in contact, bilingualism, teaching methodology, translation and interpretation, sociolinguistics, phonetics and phonology, morpho-syntax, semantics and pragmatics. The specific course contents and examples examined will vary each semester.

SPAN-260BL Studies in Language and Society: An Introduction: 'Being Bilingual'

Not Scheduled for This Year. Credits: 4

This course will introduce students to key issues and concepts in the study of bilingualism with a focus on communities in which Spanish interacts with other languages in Latin America, Spain, and the United States. One of the main goals of the course is to create awareness about the multidimensional nature of bilingualism as an individual, socio-political, cultural, and a psycholinguistic phenomenon. Topics will include degrees of bilingualism and the notion of "bilingual continua", language acquisition and language processing, relations between language and identity, the linguistic effects of other languages in different Spanish varieties, language maintenance and language loss, language policies and bilingual education.

Applies to requirement(s): Humanities; Multicultural Perspectives
Other Attribute(s): Speaking-Intensive, Writing-Intensive
E. Castro
Prereq: SPAN-209.

SPAN-260CN Studies in Language and Society: An Introduction: 'Spanish Across the Continents'

Not Scheduled for This Year. Credits: 4

This course will introduce students to the various varieties of Spanish throughout the world including North and South America, Spain, North Africa and regions where Judeo-Spanish is spoken. Topics will include the historical reasons for the presence and development of Spanish in different regions and the main causes of language variation, such as contact with other languages and social factors. The analysis of oral texts (audio and video recordings) will be a main component of the coursework.

Applies to requirement(s): Humanities; Multicultural Perspectives
Other Attribute(s): Speaking-Intensive, Writing-Intensive
E. Castro
Prereq: SPAN-209 or higher.

SPAN-295 Independent Study

Fall and Spring. Credits: 1 - 4

The department
Instructor permission required.

SPAN-330 Adv. Studies in Ident. & Intersection

This course will concentrate on the various literary genres and cultural movements that have shaped Latin America from modernism to the present. Topics will focus on different genres and the expression of diverse ideologies through literature.

SPAN-330BW Advanced Studies in Identities and Intersections: 'De Brujas y Lesbiana and Other "Bad Women" in the Spanish Empire'

Not Scheduled for This Year. Credits: 4

During the Spanish Empire (16th-18th centuries), witches, prostitutes, transvestite warriors, lesbians and daring noblewomen and nuns violated the social order by failing to uphold the expected sexual morality of the ideal woman. They were silenced, criticized, punished, and even burned at the stake. Students will study contradictory discourses of good and evil and beauty and ugliness in relation to gender in the Spanish Empire. We will analyze historical and literary texts as well as film versions of so-called "bad" women -- such as the Celestina, Elena/o de Céspedes, Catalina de Erauso and Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz.

Crosslisted as: GNDST-333BW
Applies to requirement(s): Humanities; Language
Other Attribute(s): Speaking-Intensive, Writing-Intensive
N. Romero-Díaz
Prereq: Two 200-level Spanish courses above SPAN-212.

SPAN-330FA Advanced Studies in Identities and Intersections: 'Writing as Women: Female Autobiographical Writings in Latin America'

Spring. Credits: 4

Who speaks in a text? What relationship exists between literature, images and identity? How can we portray ourselves in specific socio-political contexts? How do women writers build themselves as authors in the context of a patriarchal literary tradition? How do they address problems of subjectivity, self-representation and self-legitimation? What are the challenges that the self-writing poses to women writers like a black Brazilian woman living in favelas who supports her family by digging through the garbage for paper and scraps to sell; a nun and poet during the colonial period in Mexico; a political prisoner and survivor from a Southern Cone concentration camp during the Argentinian dictatorship; K'iche' political activist and survivor of the Guatemalan Civil War? How do those challenges interact with those of other women writes with more privileged positions in their societies? The course focuses on a heterogeneous corpus of Latin American texts (novels, diaries, letters, poetry and memoirs) that display a literary female personae in a variety of contexts and how they shape the process of construction of woman as author in Latin America from the colonial period until now.

Applies to requirement(s): Humanities; Language; Multicultural Perspectives
Other Attribute(s): Speaking-Intensive, Writing-Intensive
A. Pitetta
Prereq: Two 200-level Spanish courses above SPAN-212.

SPAN-330SL Advanced Studies in Identities and Intersections: 'Spain and Islam'

Fall. Credits: 4

This course will explore questions and concerns regarding the "Islamic constant" of Spanish history. We will focus on four major political and cultural contexts: the coexistance and conflicts among Jews, Muslims, and Christians in Medieval Iberia; the "moriscos" (converted Muslims) of Imperial Spain (sixteenth-seventeenth centuries); Spanish orientalism and colonial enterprises in Africa between the end of the nineteenth and the first half of the twentieth centuries; and the question of the Muslim emigrants in contemporary Spain. Readings will include literary texts, political and legal documents, historical accounts, and other cultural material such as arquitecture, film, and documentaries.

Applies to requirement(s): Humanities; Language; Multicultural Perspectives
Other Attribute(s): Speaking-Intensive, Writing-Intensive
N. Romero-Díaz
Prereq: Two 200-level Spanish courses above SPAN-212.

SPAN-340 Advanced Studies in Visual Cultures

A broad introduction to the study of visual representation in Latin American, Spanish, and U.S. Latina/o culture. Students will examine the articulation of a variety of topics in media such as film, television, fine arts, Internet, and/or video. The specific course contents and examples will vary each semester.

SPAN-340GZ Advanced Studies in Visual Cultures: 'The Female Gaze in Latin America'

Fall. Credits: 4

This course addresses different ways in which women see the world and create worlds and experiences through filmmaking in Latin America. What role do women directors play in contemporary Latin American culture? How can feminist theoretical frameworks shape an understanding of the topics and forms in circulation? How do the affective labor issues regarding the film industry affect the women as film creators? With a focus on feature films directed by women working in diverse national and regional contexts, this course looks at female authorship and feminist aesthetics, Latin American cultural studies, postcolonial and subaltern studies, human rights, social movements and transnational politics in their interaction with films as discourses and practices that creates new ways of looking at and understanding the continent. We will focus specifically in the ways in which these directors/films address issues of gender identities, sexual orientation, intersectionality, the relation between culture- embodiment-senses, borders between the human, the animal and the monster.

Applies to requirement(s): Humanities; Language; Multicultural Perspectives
Other Attribute(s): Speaking-Intensive, Writing-Intensive
A. Pitetta
Prereq: Two courses in Spanish at the 200-level above SPAN-212.

SPAN-340MW Advanced Studies in Visual Cultures: 'Memory (of) War'

Not Scheduled for This Year. Credits: 4

The medium of cinema has shown persistent concern with war and memory, and has constituted a heated battleground for rememberance and erasure of the past. Through cinema, in other words, we most clearly see both memories of war and subsequent wars among competing memories. The Spanish Civil War (1936-1939), the repressive military regime of Francisco Franco (1939-1975), and recent attempts to "recuperate" memory all dramatize these dynamics and raise a number of larger questions. How do destruction and devastation register through the visual? What happens when we attempt to police memory (through censorship, propaganda, etc.)? What and why do people choose to remember or forget?

Crosslisted as: FLMST-370MW, CST-349MW
Applies to requirement(s): Humanities; Language
Other Attribute(s): Speaking-Intensive, Writing-Intensive
J. Crumbaugh
Prereq: Two courses in Spanish at the 200-level above SPAN-212.

SPAN-340PA Advanced Studies in Visual Cultures: 'Natural's Not in It: Pedro Almodóvar'

Spring. Credits: 4

This course studies the films of Pedro Almodóvar, European cinema's favorite bad boy turned acclaimed auteur. On the one hand, students learn to situate films within the context of contemporary Spanish history (the transition to democracy, the advent of globalization, etc.) in order to consider the local contours of postmodern aesthetics. On the other hand, the films provide a springboard to reflect on larger theoretical and ethical debates. For instance, what can a weeping transvestite teach us about desire? What happens when plastic surgery and organ transplants become metaphors? Under what circumstances, if any, can spectators find child prostitution cute?

Crosslisted as: FLMST-380PA, GNDST-333PA
Applies to requirement(s): Humanities
Other Attribute(s): Speaking-Intensive, Writing-Intensive
J. Crumbaugh
Prereq: SPAN-212.
Notes: Weekly evening screenings. Taught in English.

SPAN-350 Advanced Studies in Concepts and Practices of Power

SPAN-350QH Advanced Studies in Concepts and Practices of Power: 'Queering the Horror: Militancy, Sadism, and Transvestism in Representations of the Southern Cone 1970-1989'

Not Scheduled for This Year. Credits: 4

The bloody dictatorships that took place during the 1970s and 1980s in the Southern Cone left behind a legacy of political violence, torture, sexual abuse, and disappearance of political dissidents. The Southern Cone states themselves became sadistic death machines like never before in these countries' histories. Bodies became territories of punishment and discipline as well as of struggle, resistance, and difference. We will analyze the way in which recent cultural production (film, novel, short stories, and theatre) of the Southern Cone and historical texts imagine and represent those "body struggles" through transvestite and queer bodies and dissident women's bodies, and by replacing the masculine icons of the left-wing militants and the state military terrorists of the 1970s.

Applies to requirement(s): Humanities; Language; Multicultural Perspectives
A. Pitetta
Prereq: Two 200-level Spanish courses above SPAN-212.
Notes: Taught in Spanish.

SPAN-360 Advanced Studies in Language and Society

This interdisciplinary seminar will focus on a comparative study of Romance languages or literatures. Topics will vary from semester to semester. Seminar discussions will be conducted in English, but students wishing to obtain language credit are expected to read works in at least one original language. Papers will be written in either English or the Romance language of the student's choice.

SPAN-360HE Advanced Studies in Language and Society: 'Heroes & Infidels: Masculine Identity and The Birth of Europe in Medieval Romance Classics'

Spring. Credits: 4

In this course we will read the canonical works that have shaped the national identity of European Romance countries such as Spain, France, Italy, Portugal, and Romania: from the medieval Chanson the Roland and Cantar del mio Cid to the early modern Don Quixote, Os Lusíadas, Orlando Furioso, and Mesterul Manole. We will discuss the performed masculinity of heroes, enemies, and mediators at the threshold between worlds. We will employ a decolonial critical approach to the Medieval, to question past and present wars against the infidel and their roles in the shaping of a modern European identity.

Crosslisted as: ROMLG-375HE, ITAL-361HE, FREN-321HE, MEDST-300HE
Applies to requirement(s): Humanities
Other Attribute(s): Speaking-Intensive, Writing-Intensive
M. Lovato
Advisory: For Language Majors: two courses in culture and literature at the 200 level. Also open to non-language majors with no prerequisite.
Notes: Note: Students wishing to obtain 300-level credit in French, Italian, or Spanish must read texts and write papers in the Romance language for which they wish to receive credit.

SPAN-360TR Advanced Studies in Language and Society: 'Into Translation: Connecting Words and Worlds in English and Spanish'

Not Scheduled for This Year. Credits: 4

This course will explore the different components of the translation process from a multidimensional perspective: translation as a textual activity, translation as communication, and as a cognitive and learning processes. The main objective will be for students to develop their theoretical and practical understanding of the translation process through the analysis of translations, discussions of the main issues in the field, and extensive practice of translation of different types of texts between English and Spanish.

Applies to requirement(s): Humanities; Language
E. Castro
Prereq: Two courses in Spanish at the 200-level above 212.

SPAN-395 Independent Study

Fall and Spring. Credits: 1 - 8

The department
Instructor permission required.