Spanish & Portuguese Courses - Fall 2021


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Spanish Language Courses

SPA 1-3: Elementary Spanish

SPA 21-22: Intermediate Spanish

SPA 23-24: Spanish Composition

SPA 31: Heritage Spanish Program 

This is the first course of the series. It develops presentational and writing skills working on a personal understanding and experience of topics such as language, identity, and community. SPA 31 fulfills GE credit: AH, OL, WC, WE.

Spanish Undergraduate Courses

SPA 100: Principles of Literary Criticism
Sec. 001 Professor Leopoldo Bernucci 

SPA 100 is an introduction to textual analysis with literary readings and films from the Hispanic culture. This course deals with literary genres, such as poetry, narrative, and drama and also, with cultural productions like movies and documentaries. SPA 100 is designed to provide participants with the opportunity to
acquire basic technical vocabulary and methodological tools for applying the principles of literary and cinema criticism to the study of canonic and non-canonic texts produced by authors from the Hispanic world. Students will be evaluated primarily based on their participation in class discussions, written assignments, and quizzes. SPA 100 prepares participants for more specialized upper division courses. MATERIALS: This course does not require a textbook. All the course materials will be available online or in CANVAS. LANGUAGE: SPA 100 will be taught entirely in Spanish. Students should be able to read, speak, and write in Spanish comfortably in order to succeed.

SPA 100: Principles of Literary Criticism
Sec. 002  Genesis Bui

SPA 100 is an introduction to textual analysis with literary readings and films from the Hispanic culture. This course deals with literary genres, such as poetry, narrative, and drama and also, with cultural productions like movies and documentaries. SPA 100 is designed to provide participants with the opportunity to
acquire basic technical vocabulary and methodological tools for applying the principles of literary and cinema criticism to the study of canonic and non-canonic texts produced by authors from the Hispanic world. Students will be evaluated primarily based on their participation in class discussions, written assignments, and quizzes. SPA 100 prepares participants for more specialized upper division courses. MATERIALS: This course does not require a textbook. All the course materials will be available online or in CANVAS. LANGUAGE: SPA 100 will be taught entirely in Spanish. Students should be able to read, speak, and write in Spanish comfortably in order to succeed.

SPA 115: History of the Spanish Language
Instructor: Professor Claudia Sánchez-Guitiérrez

En este curso se presentará el desarrollo de la lengua española desde sus raíces latinas hasta el presente.  Se estudiarán los factores culturales, históricos y literarios más relevantes que han afectado la evolución lingüística hasta dar con la lengua moderna.  Se presentarán los rasgos más sobresalientes de la lingüística histórica de manera que sean útiles para el estudio de la literatura.  Se espera que el estudiante participe activamente en la discusión de los fenómenos lingüísticos que se encuentran en los textos originales estudiados en clase. Habrá una serie de ejercicios prácticos con la finalidad de ayudarle al estudiante a entender los cambios que ha sobrellevado lengua a través del tiempo.

This course will present the development of the Spanish language from its Latin roots to the present. It will also present students with the most relevant cultural, historical, and literary factors that have influences linguistic change. We will discuss the most salient features of historical linguistics, which will be presented in a way that is useful for the study of literature. In addition, students are expected to actively participate in the discussion of the linguistic phenomena found in the texts that we will cover during class. There will be a series of practical exercises to help students understand the changes that the language has undergone over time.

***Tentative Syllabus/ Programa tentativo del curso
Week 1
El cambio lingüístico / La España romana y visigoda / La España Al- Ándalus y los arabismos
Week 2 La Reconquista / Los galicismos, italianismos, americanismos, anglicismos y las glosas

Week 3 La base Latina, las vocales y otros procesos fonológicos pt.1
Week 4 Las consonantes y los procesos fonológicos pt. 2 / La yod
Week 5 Las consonantes y los procesos fonológicos pt. 3 / El seso y ceceo
Week 6 La sintaxis/ La variación lingüística del español

Grading/ Notas:  
25%--  primer examen en Canvas
25%--  segundo examen en Canvas

25%--  ensayo final
20%--  ejercicios/Tarea (#1-#6)
5%--  participación (discusión e informes)

SPA 117: La enseñanza del español como lengua heredada en los Estados Unidos: Teoría y práctica / Teaching Spanish as a Native Tongue in the US: Theory & Praxis
Daniela Cerbino

Este curso está diseñado para aquellas personas interesadas en la enseñanza del español como lengua heredada en el contexto de los Estados Unidos. El curso tiene como objetivo que las estudiantes identifiquen y reflexionen sobre los temas que afectan a la comunidad hispanohablante y desarrollen estrategias pedagógicas aplicables a la enseñanza de estudiantes bilingües. Al mismo tiempo, se espera que las estudiantes desarrollen sus propios repertorios lingüísticos de español académico. Algunos temas que se cubren en el curso son ideologías lingüísticas, cambio de código y translanguaging, políticas lingüísticas y mantenimiento lingüístico, entre otros.

This course is designed for those interested in teaching Spanish as a heritage language in the US. Students will identify and reflect upon key issues and challenges in the teaching of Spanish and to develop pedagogical strategies applicable to the teaching of bilingual students. At the same time, students in this course will develop their own academic registers in Spanish. Topics covered include linguistic ideology, codeswitching and translanguaging, linguistic policy, and language maintenance, among others.

SPA 118: Peer-tutoring in Spanish (Special Topics in Spanish Linguistics)
Prof. Agustina Carando

Drawing on key readings on the field of writing pedagogy, writing center research, and sociolinguistics, this course will provide an overview of the best practices and current debates surrounding peer-tutoring in the context of Spanish. The course will especially appeal to students with interests in areas such as education, language variation, and multilingual writing. Students will have the opportunity to observe our experienced tutors in action, contribute to the center, and practice tutoring. Those who successfully complete the course will be eligible to apply for future tutoring positions in the department. Readings: The Rowman & Littlefield Guide for Peer Tutors (2020), and additional articles provided on Canvas.

Lecture—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): SPA 111N; or Consent of Instructor. Study of specialized topics in Spanish linguistics, for example: language and use; text and context; language and society; bilingualism; Spanish dialectology; syntax and semantics. May be repeated up to 1 Time(s) when topic differs. GE credit: SS.

SPA 130: Survey of Spanish Lit to 1700
Charles Oriel

Lecture—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): SPA 100 or SPA 100S or SPA 141 or SPA 141S or SPA 170 or SPA 170S. Survey of Spanish literature (narrative, poetry and drama) to 1700, Emphasis on the multicultural birth of the Spanish culture, the formation and growth of the Spanish language and letters through its written records and the literature of the early period. GE credit: AH, WC.

SPA 134A: Don Quijote I
Charles Oriel

Lecture—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): SPA 100 or SPA 100S or SPA 141 or SPA 141S or SPA 170 or SPA 170S. Critical interpretation of Don Quijote Part One by Cervantes. Focused study of key elements within the socio-cultural context of Golden Age Spain. Don Quijote as prototype for the modern novel. GE credit: AH, WC, WE.

SPA 142: Special Topics in Spanish Culture/Literature
Prof. De La Nuez

Lecture—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): SPA 100 or SPA 100S or SPA 141 or SPA 141S or SPA 170 or SPA 170S. Special topics in the study of Spanish literature and culture. May be taught abroad. May be repeated up to 2 Time(s). GE credit: AH, OL, WC, WE.

SPA 150N: Latin American Lit through 1900
Prof. Leo Bernucci

Lecture—3 hour(s); Term Paper/Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): SPA 100 or SPA 100S or SPA 141 or SPA 141S or SPA 170 or SPA 170S. Latin American literature from preconquest texts and the chronicles of the Conquest to romanticism and modernism. Reading selections include fiction, poetry, drama and essays. GE credit: AH, WC. E

SPA 151: Latin American Lit 1900-Present
Prof. Michael Lazzara

Lecture—3 hour(s); Term Paper/Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): SPA 100 or SPA 100S or SPA 141 or SPA 141S or SPA 170 or SPA 170S. Latin American literature from 1900 to the present. Reading selections include fiction, poetry, drama, essays, testimonio, etc. GE credit: AH, WC.

SPA 153: Latin American Short Story
TBA

Lecture—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): SPA 100 or SPA 100S or SPA 141 or SPA 141S or SPA 170 or SPA 170S. Evolution of the Latin American short story from the 19th century to the present. Emphasis on the contemporary period. GE credit: AH, WC.

SPA 169: Topics in Chicanx/Latinx
Lizbeth de la Cruz Santana

Lecture—3 hour(s); Project (Term Project). Prerequisite(s): SPA 024 or SPA 024S or SPA 033; or Consent of Instructor. Special topics in the study of Chicanx and/or Latinx literature and culture. May be repeated up to 1 Time(s) when topic differs. GE credit: AH, DD.

SPA 170: Intro to Latin American Culture
Hugo Garcia Manriquez

Lecture—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): SPA 024 or SPA 024S or SPA 033. Introduction to history, geography and culture of Latin America. Multiple genres of cultural production and representation, with a focus on cultural diversity and regional difference. Introduction to critical reading and textual analysis. Not open for students who have completed equivalent SPA 170S. GE credit: AH, VL, WC, WE.

SPA 174: Chicano Culture
Prof. Robert Irwin

Please see the schedule or the course search tool for the different course sections and their corresponding CRNs

Durante la campaña presidencial de 2016 el candidato triunfador habló de los inmigrantes mexicanos en términos despectivos, implicado que un gran número de ellos eran criminales, una retórica que se repitió en 2018 sobre los centroamericanos con la llegada de una caravana de migrantes a la frontera. Las políticas de detención y deportación de migrantes en EEUU, y de disuasión y rechazo de solicitantes de asilo en la frontera sur en realidad no son nuevas; más bien continúan políticas implementadas en administraciones anteriores de priorizar la deportación de "criminales". ¿Pero qué es un "criminal"? Y cómo se debe pensar la criminalidad en el contexto de la inmigración indocumentada, la que por varias décadas se ha clasificado como delito. ¿Y por qué se enfoca esta atención especialmente en los varones mexicanos y centroamericanos? Esta clase se aproxima al proceso de la criminalización del inmigrante mexicano y centroamericanos (y de los latinos del suroeste en general) desde una perspectiva histórica. Se estudiarán various casos de hombres mexicanos o centroamericanos vistos como "malos" desde el siglo XIX hasta la actualidad. Se interrogarán tanto los mecanismos de fomentar estereotipos negativos como la mismas nociones de la criminalidad y la masculinidad en tales figuras como Joaquín Murrieta, Pancho Villa, el pachuco, los activistas del movimiento chicano, los cholos, los maras, los narcos, entre otras.

Prerequisite: Spanish 024/024S, or Spanish 033.

GE credit (New): American Cultures Governance & History, Arts and Humanities, and Domestic Diversity.


Spanish Graduate Courses

SPA 215: Spanish of the United States (Special Topics in Spanish Linguistics)
Agustina Carando

Drawing from research in language contact, bilingualism, sociolinguistics and education, this course aims at familiarizing students with the features of Spanish spoken in the U.S. context, promoting an understanding of the diverse population of heritage speakers and their language practices. Topics include translanguaging and code-switching, the notion of Spanglish, Spanish in contact with English, language attitudes, literacy development, and pedagogical implications. Readings: research articles will be provided on Canvas.

Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. SPA 205 and SPA 206 recommended. Specialized topics in Hispanic linguistics (e.g., pragmatics, sociolinguistics, topics in syntax, semantics, or diachronic studies). May be repeated for credit when topic differs. May be repeated for credit.

SPA 232: Latinx Studies: Agencias, Espacios, Saberes Migrantes
Prof. Robert Irwin
miércoles 4:10-7:00
Sproul 622
CRN 52987

Este seminario se aproxima al campo de estudios latinos desde la liminalidad que implican los proceso históricos de migración y exclusión en Estados Unidos. Se tratarán las transformaciones ocasionadas por la territorialización (sobre todo en California), y también el desarraigo; las visibilizaciones y las borradoras; las persecuciones y las resiliencias. Algunos conceptos clave: el nepantlismo, las gnosis fronteriza, la autonomía de migración, el rasquachismo, la disimulación, lo “almost latino”, “queer of color critique”. Aparte de lecturas literarias, testimoniales y teóricas, se estudiarán algunas aproximaciones metodológicas a la investigación comprometida a la colaboración comunitaria. Algunxs autores programadxs: Gloria Anzaldúa, Walter Mignolo, Sarah Ahmed, Tomás Ybarra Frausto, Amarela Varela, Sayak Valencia, Gilberto Rosas, Maylei Blackwell, Catherine Ramírez, Nicholas De Genova, José Quiroga, Juana María Rodríguez, Cecilia Menjívar, Raúl Coronado, Douglas Oviedo, Sonia Guiñansaca, Óscar Zeta Acosta, Reyes Tijerino, Octavio Paz, Vicente Pérez Rosales, Teresa Urrea, Ricardo Flores Magón, Chela Sandoval. También se estudiará el archivo y el proyecto de investigación “Humanizando la Deportación” (http://humanizandoladeportacion.ucdavis.edu/es/
<http://humanizandoladeportacion.ucdavis.edu/es/>).

Texto recomendado: /Keywords for Latina/o Studies/, Deborah Vargas,
Lawrence LaFountain Stokes y Nancy Mirabal, eds. (NYU Press)

SPA 274: Topics in Latin American Literature
Prof. Rob Newcomb

Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing or consent of instructor. Artistic development of a major Latin American writer and his/her intellectual and literary milieu or study of a special topic, period, or genre. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor.

SPA 390: Teaching Spanish in College
Prof. Claudia Sanchez-Gutierrez

Lecture—2 hour(s); Discussion—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing. Theoretical instruction in modern teaching methods and demonstration of their practical application. Required of graduate teaching assistants.


Portuguese Courses

POR 1: Elementary Portuguese
Eugenia Da Silva Fernandes

POR 21: Intermediate Portuguese
Eugenia Da Silva Fernandes


POR 100: Luso-Brazilian Literature and Criticism
Prof. Rob Newcomb

Lecture—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): POR 022 or POR 023; or Consent of Instructor. Principles of literary criticism applied to the study of fiction, poetry, and essays of major literary writers of the Luso-Brazilian world. GE credit: AH, WC, WE.