Undergraduate Courses

Build your Spanish fluency and skills!

Latin America Through Contemporary Film

Soccer, Society, and Culture in the Hispanic World

Hispanic Literature I

Histories of Violence in Contemporary Mexico

Indigenous Latin America, Environment, and Social Justice

Our objectives and learning outcomes for our language courses are according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) as a user of Spanish. Global scale - Table 1 (CEFR 3.3): Common Reference levels

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Summer Session - Tentative Schedule
June - August 2023

Courses
Instructors
Dates
SPAN 100A: Beginners' Spanish I

Chrissie Forster June 8 - June 30
MTWRF (5 days/week)
10:30AM-12:20PM
On Campus
 
SPAN 100B: Beginners' Spanish II Alicia Ulysses July 5 - July 27
MWR (3 days/week)
6:00PM-9:00PM
On Campus

SPAN 307: Latin American Culture Through Music (in English)

Chrissie Forster June 8 - June 30
MWF 
1:30PM-4:20PM
Online (Zoom)
 
SPAN 205: 'Histories of Violence in Contemporary Mexico (in English) 
This course will provide an analysis of the socio-political, economic, cultural and media influences that have underlined the origins of the war on drugs, border violence and feminicidios. It will include an overview of class, race, and gender divides that have created and continue to sustain a culture of violence, oppression, and discrimination in modern Mexico. There will be by-weekly topics where we will be able to focus on the many portrayals of each social issue.
Alicia Ulysses July 5 - July 27
MWR
10:30AM- 1:30PM 
Online (Zoom)

January 9 - April 6, 2023

Courses
Instructors
 

SPAN 100A: Beginners' Spanish I
A01-A03, A05

Chrissie Forster
Gabriela McBee
Alicia Ulysses
 
SPAN 100B: Beginners' Spanish II
A01-A03
Chrissie Forster
Alicia Ulysses
 
SPAN 249: Intensive Intermediate Spanish Alicia Ulysses

 
SPAN 250B: Intermediate Spanish II
A01-A02
Gabriela McBee
Pablo Restrepo Gautier
 
SPAN 185: Latin America Through Contemporary Film (in English)
The objective of this course is to offer the student a panoramic vision of contemporary Hispanic cinema. Because the “Hispanic World” is geographically vast and culturally diverse, the limitations of time require that a selection of material be made. The student will be introduced to a variety of cinematic genres (eg. Historical Drama, Comedy, Horror, Social Realism and Documentary) representing four main regions of filmmaking: Spain, North and Central America, The Caribbean, and
South America.
Chrissie Forster  
SPAN 305A: 'Soccer, Society and Culture in the Hispanic World' (in English)
An online course, taught in English, that examines the presence of soccer, or futbol, in Spain and Latin America since the beginning of the twentieth century to our days, highlighting its profound impact in culture, politics, economics, and media. It will also cover soccer in literature, art, and film. It features some of the most iconic players who have played the sport (Pelé, Maradona, Messi), soccer as business, and the rise of women's soccer in Latin America, among others topics. The goal (pun intended!) is to gain a better understanding of Hispanic culture and society through the examination of the most popular sport in the region.
Dan Russek   
SPAN 390: Hispanic Literature I 
A survey course of original works by major Spanish American authors in the genres of narrative, essay and poetry from Pre-Hispanic times to the present. The course aims to introduce you to the most important names, texts, trends and debates in Latin American literature. Its goal is to provide the cultural and historical context of the literature produced in this region of the Americas.
Dan Russek   
SPAN 449:Intensive Advanced Spanish Silvia Colás Cardona  
SPAN 490B: English-Spanish Translation Pablo Restrepo Gautier  
SPAN 484E: Revolutions & Dictators, 20th Century Latin America (in English) Matthew Koch  

September 7 - December 6, 2022

Courses
Instructors
SPAN 100A: Beginners' Spanish I
A01-A07
Chrissie Forster
Rosa Stewart

Alicia Ulysses
Pablo Restrepo Gautier
SPAN 149: Intensive Begninners' Spanish
A01-A02
Gabriela McBee
Alicia Ulysses
SPAN 205: 'Histories of Violence in Contemporary Mexico (in English) 
This course will provide an analysis of the socio-political, economic, cultural and media influences that have underlined the origins of the war on drugs, border violence and feminicidios. It will include an overview of class, race, and gender divides that have created and continue to sustain a culture of violence, oppression, and discrimination in modern Mexico. There will be by-weekly topics where we will be able to focus on the many portrayals of each social issue.
Alicia Ulysses
SPAN 250A: Intermediate Spanish I
A01-A03
Silvia Colás Cardona
Pablo Restrepo Gautier 
SPAN 304: Indigenous Latin America, Eco and Social Justice (in English) Latin America and the Caribbean are home to over 50 million people who belong to more than 600 Indigenous groups. In this course we will study a few of them, centering our attention on the wealth of knowledge and the vibrancy of their diverse cultures, some endangered while others strongly resurging everywhere in the region. The ancestral wisdom and teachings brought forward offer ideas and solutions that we all can learn from as they are relevant to many shared global concerns. Gabriela McBee
SPAN 349: Intensive Upper Intermediate Spanish Chrissie Forster
SPAN 484D: Struggle for Independence in Latin America (in English) Matthew Koch
     

 

 

Fall 2021  Course Instructor
SPAN 100A Beginners' Spanish I Rosa Stewart
Alicia Ulysses
Gabriela McBee
SPAN 149 Intensive Beginners' Spanish Alicia Ulysses
Gabriela McBee
SPAN 185 Hispanic Culture Through Film (in English) Online course Chrissie Forster
SPAN 250A Intermediate Spanish I

Alicia Ulysses
Silvia Colás Cardona
SPAN 391 Hispanic Literature II Pablo Restrepo Gautier
SPAN 306 Spanish Culture (in English) Silvia Colás Cardona
SPAN 349 Intensive Upper Intermediate Spanish Chrissie Forster
SPAN 483C Modern Latin American Literature & the Arts Dan Russek
SPAN 484C Conquest in Latin America (in English) Matthew Koch



Spring 2022    
SPAN 100A Beginners' Spanish I Chrissie Forster
Estelle Kurier
Dan Russek
SPAN 100B Beginners' Spanish II Chrissie Forster
Rosa Stewart
SPAN 249 Intensive Intermediate Spanish Gabriela McBee
Alicia Ulysses
SPAN 250B Intermediate Spanish

Alicia Ulysses
SPAN 304 Indigenous Latin America, Social Justice and the Environment (in English) Gabriela McBee
SPAN 305A Topic: Mexican Culture Through Food (in English)

Rosa Stewart 
SPAN 390

Hispanic Literature II Dan Russek 
SPAN 449 Intensive Advanced Spanish Silvia Colás Cardona
SPAN 469

Topic: Defying Androcentrism: Women, Gender, Self-Expression Marina Bettaglio
SPAN 485A
 
Spanish Film Silvia Colás Cardona
2021 Summer

100B: Beginners' Spanish II                                                  
149:   Intensive Beginners' Spanish
307:   Latin American Culture Through Music (in English)
484E: Revolutions and Dictators in 20th Century Latin America (in English)                 

2021 Spring

100A: Beginners' Spanish I                                                          
100B: Beginners' Spanish II                                                  
149:   Intensive Beginners' Spanish                                      
249:   Intensive Intermediate Spanish                                      
250B: Intermediate Spanish II
305A: Topic: Mexican Culture through Food (in English)                                                                                                     
305B: Topic: Latin American Film of the Last 30 Years                    
350B: Upper Intermediate Spanish II                                       
391:   Hispanic Literature II                                                     
450B: Advanced Spanish II                                                             
LAS 400: Topic: Community Empowerment (in English)             

2020 Fall

100A: Beginners' Spanish I                                                                                         
149:   Intensive Beginners' Spanish                                         
250A: Intermediate Spanish I                                                  
304:   Indigenous Latin America, Social Justice,                         
          Environment (in English)
350A: Upper Intermediate Spanish I                                         
390:   Hispanic Literature I                                                      
417:   Global Perspectives in the Spanish-speaking World
450A: Advanced Spanish I                                                     
484E: Revolutions and Dictators in 20th Century Latin America (in English)