Spanish 500 Level Courses
503. Advanced Spanish Composition & Stylistics. Three semester hours.
505. Children's Literature in Spanish. Three semester hours.
Designed for teachers or prospective teachers. Emphasis will be placed on class, group, and individual study and discussion of special problems that may arise in the pupil's reading of literature, particularly questions that relate to the bilingual-bicultural child. Prerequisite: Undergraduate courses in Spanish or Spanish language proficiency.
514. Mexican American Literature. Three semester hours.
Reading and analysis of selected works by major Chicano and U.S. Hispanic authors who write in Spanish. Ideas, writing techniques, language, cultural aspects, etc., will be examined.
516. Latin American Literature. Three semester hours.
A study of Latin American literature with emphasis on prose fiction or poetry and drama. Authors treated in prose fiction may include Isaacs, Borges, Garcia Marquez, Fuentes, and Vargas Llosa; in poetry and drama, authors treated may include Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, Hernandez, Marti, Ruben Dario, Mistral, Neruda, Paz and Carballido.
518. Thesis. Six semester hours.
Graded on a satisfactory (S) or unsatisfactory (U) basis.
535. Comparative Literature. Three semester hours.
A comparative study of movements or themes in Hispanic Literature with those of other literatures. Comparative studies may include the Don Juan legend, the Picaresque novel, the Romancero in western literature, the impact of the qestes in French literature, and the Symbolist, Parnassian, and Modernist movements in western poetry.
550. Major Literary Figures. Three semester hours.
A seminar on major literary writers of either Peninsular or Latin American Literature. Selections may include works of Cervantes, Calderón de le Barca, Fray Luis de León, Pérez Galdós, García Lorca, Bécquer, Cela, Ortega y Gasset, Cortázar, Neruda, Allende, Storni. May be repeated for credit when the emphasis varies.
555. Literary Movements. Three semester hours.
A study of one of the significant literary movements in Peninsular or Latin American literature. The course may focus on a topic such as Renaissance and Golden Age, Generation of '98, Romanticism, Realism and Naturalism, Modernism, Multiculturalism and Representation. May be repeated for credit when the emphasis changes.
560. Studies in Genres. Three semester hours.
Studies by genre (fiction, drama, poetry) of selected works from Peninsular or Latin American literature in which the emphasis is on the type of literature rather than on the period or author.
597. Special Topics. One to four semester hours.
Organized class. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Permission of the department head.