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Graduate Courses
Spanish 604       Topics in Literary, Film, and Cultural Theories
Advanced studies of modern literary, film, and cultural theories and various schools of thought, with application to works of Hispanic literatures, cultures, and film.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Also known as:
(formerly Spanish 601)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Spanish 606       Topics in Early Modern Literature Written in Spanish
An in-depth study of early-modern literary texts (prose, theatre, and/or poetry) taking into account their historical and sociocultural context as well as secondary criticism and relevant theoretical approaches.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Also known as:
(formerly Spanish 615)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Spanish 608       Specialized Studies in Hispanic Linguistics and Language Teaching
A critical and comprehensive review of any subfield within Hispanic Linguistics and/or an in-depth study of the acquisition and/or the teaching of Spanish.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Spanish 612       Cervantes Studies
An in-depth study of Miguel de Cervantes’ works taking into account its historical and sociocultural context as well as secondary criticism and relevant theoretical approaches.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Spanish 616       Topics in Spanish and Spanish American Poetry
An in-depth study of Hispanic poetry, major works and authors, aesthetic movements, and selected themes, including exile and migration, violence, mourning and memory.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Spanish 626       Topics in Spanish and Spanish American Prose Fiction
Critical analysis of the most important trends in Spanish and Spanish American prose fiction of the 20th/21st Century. Selected topics might include, among others, the relationship between body and nation building, the bildungsroman, violence and resistance, travel, displacement and sense of place.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Spanish 628       Feminisms and Gender Studies
Critical analysis of historical and contemporary debates in feminist and gender studies. Focus on feminist theories to analyze works by 20th and 21st Century Latin American or Spanish women writers. Examination of the relationship between sex and gender, and the multiple factors (power relations, space, ethnicity, class, nationality) that influence the construction of both femininities and masculinities.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Spanish 632       Critical Analysis of Hispanic Film
A critical and comprehensive study of Hispanic Film, including genres, movements, histories, distribution, and cultural reception. Content can be organized based on region, topic, genre, filmmakers and/or by identifiable traditions. Additional focus on contemporary theories and cinematographic techniques.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Also known as:
(formerly Spanish 641)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Spanish 637       Identities and Post-Colonial Voices
An in-depth study of cultural identity formations in works by Latin American writers by using post-colonial theories proposed by Walter Mignolo, Nestor García Canclini, Sara Castro-Klaren, and Santiago Castro Gómez among many others.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Spanish 643       Special Topics in Hispanic Culture, Language or Literature
An intensive examination of special topics and approaches to the study of the Hispanic world. Delivered in seminar format or independent research and/or reading project that culminates in a major final paper.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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