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Bryn Mawr College
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Course Offerings

This page displays the schedule of Bryn Mawr courses in this department for this academic year. It also displays descriptions of courses offered by the department during the last four academic years.

For information about courses offered by other Bryn Mawr departments and programs or about courses offered by Haverford and Swarthmore Colleges, please consult the Course Guides page.

For information about the Academic Calendar, including the dates of first and second quarter courses, please visit the College's master calendar.

Fall 2014

COURSE TITLE SCHEDULE/
UNITS
MEETING TYPE TIMES/DAYS LOCATION INSTRUCTOR(S)
SPAN B001-001 Beginning Spanish I Semester / 1 Lecture: 8:10 AM- 9:00 AM MWF Taylor Hall G Berard,K.
Lecture: 7:55 AM- 8:45 AM TTH Taylor Hall G
Drill: 7:55 AM- 8:45 AM T Taylor Hall C
SPAN B001-002 Beginning Spanish I Semester / 1 Lecture: 9:10 AM-10:00 AM MWF Taylor Hall G Berard,K.
Lecture: 8:55 AM- 9:45 AM TTH Taylor Hall G
Drill: 8:55 AM- 9:45 AM T Taylor Hall C
SPAN B001-003 Beginning Spanish I Semester / 1 LEC: 10:10 AM-11:00 AM MWF Thomas Hall 104 Tamayo,A.
LEC: 9:55 AM-10:45 AM TTH Thomas Hall 104
LEC: 9:55 AM-10:45 AM T Thomas Hall 129
SPAN B002-001 Beginning Spanish II Semester / 1 Lecture: 10:10 AM-11:00 AM MWF Taylor Hall G Berard,K.
Lecture: 9:55 AM-10:45 AM TTH Taylor Hall G
Drill: 9:55 AM-10:55 AM T Taylor Hall C
SPAN B101-001 Intermediate Spanish I Semester / 1 Lecture: 11:10 AM-12:00 PM MWF Thomas Hall 111 Puig-Herz,A.
Discussion: 5:10 PM- 8:00 PM M Thomas Hall 111
SPAN B101-002 Intermediate Spanish I Semester / 1 Lecture: 10:10 AM-11:00 AM MWF Thomas Hall 111 Puig-Herz,A.
Discussion: 5:10 PM- 8:00 PM M Thomas Hall 111
SPAN B102-001 Intermediate Spanish II Semester / 1 Lecture: 1:10 PM- 2:30 PM MW Taylor Hall E Puig-Herz,A.
Discussion: 5:10 PM- 8:00 PM M Taylor Hall E
SPAN B102-002 Intermediate Spanish II Semester / 1 Lecture: 9:55 AM-11:15 AM TTH Thomas Hall 102 Bishop,S., Gaspar,M.
Discussion: 5:10 PM- 8:00 PM M Taylor Hall E
SPAN B110-001 Introducción al análisis cultural Semester / 1 Lecture: 12:55 PM- 2:15 PM TTH Thomas Hall 104 Gaspar,M.
SPAN B120-001 Introducción al análisis literario Semester / 1 LEC: 12:10 PM- 1:00 PM MWF Taylor Hall E Quintero,M.
SPAN B120-002 Introducción al análisis literario: For Heritage Speakers Semester / 1 LEC: 2:25 PM- 3:45 PM TTH Carpenter Library 13 Sacerio-Garí,E.
SPAN B208-001 Drama y sociedad en España Semester / 1 Lecture: 2:40 PM- 4:00 PM MW Thomas Hall 116 Quintero,M.
SPAN B223-001 Género y modernidad en la narrativa del siglo XIX Semester / 1 Lecture: 9:55 AM-11:15 AM TTH Dalton Hall 212E Song,R.
SPAN B322-001 Queens, Nuns, and Other Deviants in the Early Modern Iberian World Semester / 1 Lecture: 10:10 AM-11:30 AM MW Dalton Hall 2 Quintero,M.
SPAN B332-001 Novelas de las Américas Semester / 1 Lecture: 12:10 PM- 2:00 PM W Thomas Hall 129 Gaspar,M., Majstorovic,G.
SPAN B350-001 Lo fantástico y el cuento hispanoamericano Semester / 1 Lecture: 12:10 PM- 2:00 PM TH Carpenter Library 15 Sacerio-Garí,E.
SPAN B398-001 Senior Seminar Semester / 1 Lecture: 7:10 PM- 9:00 PM M Thomas Hall 118 Dept. staff, TBA

Spring 2015

COURSE TITLE SCHEDULE/
UNITS
MEETING TYPE TIMES/DAYS LOCATION INSTRUCTOR(S)
SPAN B002-001 Beginning Spanish II Semester / 1 Lecture: 9:10 AM-10:00 AM MWF Thomas Hall 104 Arribas,I.
Lecture: 8:55 AM- 9:45 AM TTH Thomas Hall 104
SPAN B002-002 Beginning Spanish II Semester / 1 Lecture: 10:10 AM-11:00 AM MWF Thomas Hall 111 Tamayo,A.
Lecture: 9:55 AM-10:45 AM TTH Thomas Hall 111
SPAN B002-003 Beginning Spanish II Semester / 1 LEC: 9:10 AM-10:00 AM MWF Thomas Hall 111 Tamayo,A.
LEC: 8:55 AM- 9:45 AM TTH Thomas Hall 111
SPAN B101-001 Intermediate Spanish I Semester / 1 Lecture: 11:10 AM-12:00 PM MWF Taylor Hall C Puig-Herz,A.
Discussion Sessions: 5:10 PM- 8:00 PM M Taylor Hall C
SPAN B101-002 Intermediate Spanish I Semester / 1 Lecture: 10:10 AM-11:00 AM MWF Taylor Hall C Puig-Herz,A.
SPAN B102-001 Intermediate Spanish II Semester / 1 Lecture: 10:10 AM-11:00 AM MWF Thomas Hall 104 Arribas,I.
Discussions: 5:10 PM- 8:00 PM M Thomas Hall 104
SPAN B102-002 Intermediate Spanish II Semester / 1 Lecture: 12:10 PM- 1:00 PM MWF Thomas Hall 104 Arribas,I.
Discussion: 5:10 PM- 8:00 PM M Thomas Hall 104
SPAN B110-001 Introducción al análisis cultural Semester / 1 Lecture: 2:40 PM- 4:00 PM MW Thomas Hall 116 Song,R.
SPAN B120-001 Introducción al análisis literario Semester / 1 Lecture: 9:55 AM-11:15 AM TTH Thomas Hall 104 Gaspar,M.
SPAN B242-001 José Martí y el equilibrio mundial Semester / 1 Lecture: 12:55 PM- 2:15 PM TTH Thomas Hall 102 Sacerio-Garí,E.
SPAN B243-001 Tópicos en la literatura hispana: Ambición, mito y fantasía Semester / 1 LEC: 2:25 PM- 3:45 PM TTH Thomas Hall 116 Gaspar,M.
SPAN B265-001 Escritoras españolas: entre tradición, renovación y migración Semester / 1 Lecture: 1:10 PM- 2:30 PM MW Thomas Hall 251 Puig-Herz,A.
SPAN B323-001 Memoria y Guerra Civil Semester / 1 Lecture: 7:10 PM- 9:00 PM M Thomas Hall 116 Song,R.
SPAN B351-001 Tradición y revolución: Cuba y su literatura Semester / 1 Lecture: 7:10 PM- 9:00 PM T Carpenter Library 25 Sacerio-Garí,E.
Film: 7:10 PM- 9:00 PM TH Carpenter Library 25
SPAN B399-001 Senior Essay Semester / 1

Fall 2015

(Class schedules for this semester will be posted at a later date.)

2014-15 Catalog Data

SPAN B001 Beginning Spanish I Fall 2014 Grammar, composition, conversation, listening comprehension; readings from Spain, Spanish America and the Hispanic community in the United States. Assumes no previous study of Spanish. Practice sessions with a language assistant. Course does not meet an Approach

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SPAN B002 Beginning Spanish II Fall 2014, Spring 2015 Grammar, composition, conversation, listening comprehension; readings from Spain, Spanish America and the Hispanic community in the United States. Practice sessions with a language assistant. Prerequisite: SPAN B001 or placement. Course does not meet an Approach

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SPAN B101 Intermediate Spanish I Fall 2014, Spring 2015 A thorough review of grammar with special emphasis on speaking, listening, reading, and writing (group activities and individual presentations). Readings from the Hispanic world. Additional practice and conversation sessions with a language assistant on Monday evenings. Prerequisite: SPAN 002 or placement. Course does not meet an Approach

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SPAN B102 Intermediate Spanish II Fall 2014, Spring 2015 Continuation of a thorough review of grammar with special emphasis on reading and writing. Selected readings from the Hispanic world. Additional practice and conversation sessions with a language assistant on Monday evenings. Prerequisite: SPAN 101 or placement. Course does not meet an Approach

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SPAN B110 Introducción al análisis cultural Fall 2014, Spring 2015 An introduction to the history and cultures of the Spanish-speaking world in a global context: art, folklore, geography, literature, sociopolitical issues, and multicultural perspectives. This course is a requisite for the Spanish major. Prerequisite: SPAN 102 or placement. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Counts toward Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures

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SPAN B115 Focus: Taller del español escrito Not offered 2014-15 This class will encompass a detailed review of Spanish grammar and writing techniques. We will examine the most challenging grammar topics for non-native speakers. A selection of readings will be the point of departure for acquiring a greater control of grammar and expanding vocabulary through a diverse range of writing exercises. This is a half-semester Focus course. Prerequisite: SPAN B102 or Placement exam.

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SPAN B117 Focus: Spanish Conversation and Performance Not offered 2014-15 This is a half-semester focus course. Conducted in Spanish, this focus course further develops the audio-lingual skills that the students have acquired in their early Spanish language training. This course, designed to enhance students' fluency and pronunciation in Spanish, combines a content-based language instruction with an interactive task-based approach. Students increase their aural/oral fluency through the use of theater exercises and short theatrical works, and through their participation in a variety of communicative activities such as poetry readings, dialogues, debates, group discussions, and presentations on a wide range of topics. Diverse readings, audio recordings and video screenings constitute the course materials.

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SPAN B120 Introducción al análisis literario
Section 002 (Fall 2014): For Heritage Speakers Fall 2014, Spring 2015 Readings from Spanish and Spanish-American works of various periods and genres (drama, poetry, short stories). Main focus on developing analytical skills with attention to improvement of grammar. Prerequisite: SPAN 102, or placement. Writing Intensive Critical Interpretation (CI) Counts toward Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures

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SPAN B208 Drama y sociedad en España Fall 2014 A study of the rich dramatic tradition of Spain from the Golden Age (16th and 17th centuries) to the 20th century within specific cultural and social contexts. The course considers a variety of plays as manifestations of specific sociopolitical issues and problems. Topics include theater as a site for fashioning a national identity; the dramatization of gender conflicts; and plays as vehicles of protest in repressive circumstances. Counts toward the Latin American, Latino and Iberian Peoples and Cultures Concentration. Prerequiste: SPAN B110 and/or B120 (previously SPAN B200/B202); or another SPAN 200-level course. Critical Interpretation (CI) Inquiry into the Past (IP) Counts toward Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures

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SPAN B211 Borges y sus lectores Not offered 2014-15 Primary emphasis on Borges and his poetics of reading; other writers are considered to illustrate the semiotics of texts, society, and traditions. Prerequiste: SPAN B110 and/or B120 (previously SPAN B200/B202); or another SPAN 200-level course. Critical Interpretation (CI) Cross-listed as COML B212 Counts toward Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures

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SPAN B217 Narratives of Latinidad Not offered 2014-15 This course explores how Latina/o writers fashion bicultural and transnational identities and narrate the intertwined histories of the U.S. and Latin America. We will focus on topics of shared concern among Latino groups such as imperialism and annexation, the affective experience of migration, race and gender stereotypes, the politics of Spanglish, and struggles for social justice. By analyzing novels, poetry, performance art, testimonial narratives, films, and essays, we will unpack the complexity of Latinadad in the Americas. Cross-listed as ENGL B217 Counts toward Africana Studies Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies Counts toward Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures

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SPAN B223 Género y modernidad en la narrativa del siglo XIX Fall 2014 A reading of 19th-century Spanish narrative by both men and women writers, to assess how they come together in configuring new ideas of female identity and its social domains, as the country is facing new challenges in its quest for modernity. Prerequisites: SPAN B110 and/or B120 (previously SPAN B200/B202); or another SPAN 200-level course.
Current topic description: Offered as a writing intensive course in Fall 2014.
Writing Intensive Inquiry into the Past (IP) Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies Counts toward Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures

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SPAN B231 El cuento y novela corta en España Not offered 2014-15 Traces the development of the novella and short story in Spain, from its origins in the Middle Ages to our time. The writers will include Pardo Bazán, Cervantes, Clarín, Don Juan Manuel, Matute, María de Zayas, and a number of contemporary writers such as Julián Marías and Soledad Puértolas. Our approach will include formal and thematic considerations, and attention will be given to social and historical contexts. Prerequiste: SPAN B110 and/or B120 (previously SPAN B200/B202); or another SPAN 200-level course. Critical Interpretation (CI) Counts toward Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures

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SPAN B232 Encuentros culturales en América Latina Not offered 2014-15 This course introduces canonical Latin American texts through translation scenes represented in them. Arranged chronologically since the first encounters during the conquest until contemporary times, the readings trace different modulations of a constant linguistic and cultural preoccupation with translation in Latin America. Translation scenes are analyzed through close reading, and then considered as barometers for understanding the broader cultural climate. Special emphasis is placed on key notions for literary analysis and translation studies, as well as for linking the literary text with cultural, social, political, and historical processes. Prerequiste: SPAN B110 and/or B120 (previously SPAN B200/B202); or another SPAN 200-level course. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Inquiry into the Past (IP)

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SPAN B237 Latino Dictator Novel in Americas Not offered 2014-15 This course examines representations of dictatorship in Latin American and Latina/o novels. We will explore the relationship between narrative form and absolute power by analyzing the literary techniques writers use to contest authoritarianism. We will compare dictator novels from the United States, the Caribbean, Central America, and the Southern Cone. Critical Interpretation (CI) Cross-listed as ENGL B237 Cross-listed as COML B237 Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies Counts toward Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures

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SPAN B242 José Martí y el equilibrio mundial Spring 2015 An introductory course on José Martí: the writer, the thinker, the revolutionary. Texts include selections from La Edad de Oro (a magazine for children), essays on the arts, the United States, Nuestra América, political struggle and interdependence ("world equilibrium"), a selection of his poetic works and a novella. Prerequiste: SPAN B110 and/or B120 (previously SPAN B200/B202); or another SPAN 200-level course. Critical Interpretation (CI)

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SPAN B243 Tópicos en la literatura hispana
Section 001 (Spring 2015): Ambición, mito y fantasía
Section 001 (Spring 2014): Políticas de la visibilidad en América Latina
Section 001 (Fall 2013): ¡A morirse de risa! Spring 2015 This is a topic course. Topics vary. SPAN B110 and/or B120 (previously SPAN B200/B202); or another 200-level.
Current topic description: The early writings of the New World straddle between history and fantasy, fact and legend. In this course, we will trace classic writings of this period when gold was as real as the Fountain of Youth, beginning with Columbus' arrival, through the chronicles of conquest, to the fantastic travel narratives of the late 17th century.
Writing Intensive Critical Interpretation (CI) Counts toward Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures

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SPAN B260 Ariel/Calibán y el discurso americano Not offered 2014-15 A study of the transformations of Ariel/Calibán as images of Latin American culture. Prerequiste: SPAN B110 and/or B120 (previously SPAN B200/B202); or another SPAN 200-level course. Critical Interpretation (CI) Inquiry into the Past (IP) Cross-listed as COML B260 Counts toward Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures

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SPAN B265 Escritoras españolas: entre tradición, renovación y migración Spring 2015 Fiction by women writers from Spain in the 20th and 21st century. Breaking the traditional female stereotypes during and after Franco's dictatorship, the authors explore through their creative writing changing sociopolitical and cultural issues including regional identities and immigration. Topics of discussion include gender marginality, feminist studies and the portrayal of women in contemporary society. Prerequiste: SPAN B110 and/or B120 (previously SPAN B200/B202); or another SPAN 200-level course. Critical Interpretation (CI) Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies Counts toward Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures

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SPAN B270 Literatura y delincuencia: explorando la novela picaresca Not offered 2014-15 A study of the origins, development and transformation of the picaresque genre from its origins in 16th- and 17th-century Spain through the 21st century. Using texts, literature, painting, and film from Spain and Latin America, we will explore topics such as the construction of the (fictional) self, the poetics and politics of criminality, transgression in gender and class. Prerequiste: SPAN B110 and/or B120 (previously SPAN B200/B202); or another SPAN 200-level course. Cross-listed as COML B271 Counts toward Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures

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SPAN B307 Cervantes Not offered 2014-15 A study of themes, structure, and style of Cervantes' masterpiece Don Quijote and its impact on world literature. In addition to a close reading of the text and a consideration of narrative theory, the course examines the impact of Don Quijote on the visual arts, music, film, and popular culture. Counts toward the Latin American, Latino and Iberian Peoples and Cultures Concentration. Prerequisite: at least one SPAN 200-level course. Counts toward Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures

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SPAN B308 Teatro del Siglo de Oro: negociaciones de clase, género y poder Not offered 2014-15 A study of the dramatic theory and practice of 16th- and 17th-century Spain. Topics include the treatment of honor, historical self-fashioning and the politics of the corrales, and palace theater. Prerequisite: at least one SPAN 200-level course. Cross-listed as COML B308

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SPAN B309 La mujer en la literatura española del Siglo de Oro Not offered 2014-15 A study of the depiction of women in the fiction, drama, and poetry of 16th- and 17th-century Spain. Topics include the construction of gender; the idealization and codification of women's bodies; the politics of feminine enclosure (convent, home, brothel, palace); and the performance of honor. The first half of the course will deal with representations of women by male authors (Calderón, Cervantes, Lope, Quevedo) and the second will be dedicated to women writers such as Teresa de Ávila, Ana Caro, Juana Inés de la Cruz, and María de Zayas. Prerequisite: at least one SPAN 200-level course. Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies Counts toward Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures

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SPAN B311 Crimen y detectives en la narrativa hispánica contemporánea Not offered 2014-15 An analysis of the rise of the hard-boiled genre in contemporary Hispanic narrative and its contrast to classic detective fiction, as a context for understanding contemporary Spanish and Latin American culture. Discussion of pertinent theoretical implications and the social and political factors that contributed to the genre's evolution and popularity. This course will be given in conjunction with Cities 229. Prerequisite: at least one SPAN 200-level course. Cross-listed as COML B312

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SPAN B321 Del surrealismo al afrorealismo Not offered 2014-15 Examines artistic texts that trace the development and relationships of surrealism, lo real maravilloso americano, realismo mágico and afrorealismo. Manifestos and literary works by Latin American authors will be emphasized: Miguel Angel Asturias, Alejo Carpentier, Gabriel García Márquez, Isabel Allende, Laura Esquivel, Quince Duncan. Prerequisite: at least one SPAN 200-level course. Counts toward Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures

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SPAN B322 Queens, Nuns, and Other Deviants in the Early Modern Iberian World Fall 2014 The course examines literary, historical, and legal texts from the early modern Iberian world (Spain, Mexico, Peru) through the lens of gender studies. The course is divided around three topics: royal bodies (women in power), cloistered bodies (women in the convent), and delinquent bodies (figures who defy legal and gender normativity). Course is taught in English and is open to all juniors or seniors who have taken at least one 200-level course in a literature department. Students seeking Spanish credit must have taken BMC Spanish 110 and/or 120 and at least one other Spanish course at a 200-level, or received permission from instructor. Cross-listed as COML B322 Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies Counts toward Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures

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SPAN B323 Memoria y Guerra Civil Spring 2015 A look into the Spanish Civil War and its wide-ranging international significance as both the military and ideological testing ground for World War II. This course examines the endurance of myths related to this conflict and the cultural memory it has produced along with the current negotiations of the past that is taking place in democratic Spain. Prerequisite: at least one SPAN 200-level course. Cross-listed as HIST B323 Counts toward Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures

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SPAN B332 Novelas de las Américas Fall 2014 What do we gain by reading a Latin American or a US novel as "American" in the continental sense? What do we learn by comparing novels from "this" America to classics of the "other" Americas? Can we find through this Panamericanist perspective common aesthetics, interests, conflicts? In this course we will explore these questions by connecting and comparing major US novels with Latin American classics of the 20th and 21st century. We will read these works in clusters to illuminate aesthetic, political and cultural resonances and affinities. This course is taught in Spanish. Prerequisite: at least one SPAN 200-level course. Cross-listed as ENGL B332 Cross-listed as COML B332 Counts toward Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures

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SPAN B350 Lo fantástico y el cuento hispanoamericano Fall 2014 Special attention to the double, the fantastic and the sociopolitical thematics of short fiction in Spanish America. Authors include Quiroga, Borges, Carpentier, Rulfo, Cortázar and Valenzuela. Prerequisite: at least one SPAN 200-level course. Counts toward Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures

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SPAN B351 Tradición y revolución: Cuba y su literatura Spring 2015 An examination of Cuba, its history and its literature with emphasis on the analysis of the changing cultural policies since 1959. Major topics include slavery and resistance; Cuba's struggles for freedom; the literature and film of the Revolution; and literature in exile. Prerequisite: at least one SPAN 200-level course. Counts toward Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures

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SPAN B398 Senior Seminar The study of special topics, critical theory and approaches with primary emphasis on Hispanic literatures. A requirement for Spanish Majors. Topics will be prepared jointly with the students.

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SPAN B399 Senior Essay Available to Spanish majors whose proposals are approved by the department.

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SPAN B403 Supervised Work Independent reading, conferences, and a long paper; offered to senior students recommended by the department.

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