Upcoming Spanish Courses

Information on upcoming Spring 2018 and Summer 2018 Spanish courses.

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SPRING 2018

dotsGLB/SPA 505 – Children & Adolescent Literature in Spanish

Delivery: Thursdays, 4:45pm-7:15pm at Dallas- UCD
CRN: TBA
Instructor: Dr. María Lamarque (maria.lamarque@tamuc.edu)
Texto requerido: TBA
Descripción: Esta clase introductoria presentará al estudiante los cuentos de hadas/cuentos populares canónicos, “La Cenicienta”, “Caperucita Roja” y “La Bella Durmiente” y sus adaptaciones/re-escrituras/traducciones escritas y fílmicas en el contexto global. La clase consistirá en un estudio comparativo de estas obras, su origen como parte de la cultura que las sostiene en países del Africa, Europa, Asia y América. Se estudiarán tres cuentos de hadas tradicionales (folktales/fairytales) desde un enfoque teórico literario/filosófico revisando los postulados de la investigación en el campo de los cuentos populares, así como las ideas de teóricos fundamentales, recientes y precursores de la literatura infantil y juvenil internacional.

dotsSPA 512  - Spanish Grammar for Teaching

Delivery: Wednesdays, 4:45pm-7:15pm at Dallas- UCD
CRN: TBA
Instructor: Dr. Flavia Belpoliti (Flavia.belpoliti@tamuc.edu)
Texto requerido:

  • Gutiérrez Araus, M. 2012. Problemas fundamentales de la gramática del español como L2. Madrid: ArcoLibros. ISBN 978-84-7635-599-2.
  • Varela Ortega, S.  2009. Morfología léxica: la formación de las palabras. Madrid:Gredos. ISBN 978-84-249-0000-0
  • Selected articles, available at E-College

Description: This course is an advanced review of key topics of Spanish grammar, with focus on Spanish Morphology and Syntax. Students will reflect on their own learning of complex grammatical aspects of the language, and on the work required from teachers of Spanish as a L2 and as a HL, who are responsible for the learning processes and competence development of students. This course will bring to light the difficult task of including accurate and meaningful grammatical explanations in the classroom, and will propose different options to create sound lesson plans for teaching Spanish grammar. The course will be conducted in Spanish with readings in English and Spanish.

dotsFLL 599  - Bibliography and Methods of Research

Delivery: Tuesdays, 4:45pm-7:15pm at Dallas- UCD
CRN: TBA
Instructor: Dr. Inma Lyons (Inma.Lyons@tamuc.edu)
Texto requerido:
  • Olave-Arias, Giohanny, Ilene Rojas-García y Mireya Cisneros-Estupiñan 2014. Cómo escribir la investigación académica. Bogotá: Ediciones de la U.  ISBN: 978-958-762-238-6. 
  • Selected articles and other materials will be distributed through eCollege.

Description: This course presents students the necessary tools to conduct research in the fields of Hispanic Literature and Film, Spanish Linguistics & Pedagogy, and Cultural Studies.  We will bring to light the resources, techniques and norms associated with academic work in relation to the fields mentioned above, and with the latest research trends within those fields.  An essential part of the course covers issues dealing with academic writing as a venue to communicate research in professional meetings. Students will familiarize themselves with the search, utilization and assessment of bibliographical and audiovisual resources, electronic or otherwise, such as monographs, edited vlumes, specialized publications, videos, etc.  The course will be conducted in Spanish although many of the readings will be in English.

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SUMMER 2018

dotsSPA550 - From Multiculturalism to Nationalism: Early Spanish Literature and Culture (June 2018)

Delivery: ONLINE
CRN: TBA
Instructor: Dr. Inma Lyons (Inma.lyons@tamuc.edu)
Texto requerido: The majorities of the literary works we will examine in this seminar are in the public domain and can be obtain legally for free from websites such as Cervantes Virtual and others.  Critical articles, book chapters, and other documents will be distributed by the professor.  Some of the works we will study are: Las jarchas, Poema de Mío Cid, El conde Lucanor, Lazarillo de Tormes, Fuenteovejuna.

Description: This course seeks to provide an understanding of Spanish major narrative (and narrative poetry), poetry, and dramatic works of literature of the Medieval and Golden Age periods within the context of politics, religion, gender, and society. Through an examination of literary and artistic artifacts, we explore a series of representations of historical figures, real and fictitious, that have invaded the popular imagination, through artistic texts, to become mythical in our times.  Many of these figures and the aura that surrounds them are representative of crucial transitions in Spanish society: from multiculturalism to nationalism, from colonization to loss of empire, from philosophical certainty to ambiguity.

dotsSPA 597  - Teaching García Márquez (June 2018)

Delivery: ONLINE
CRN: TBA
Instructor: Dr. María Lamarque (maria.lamarque@tamuc.edu)
Texto requerido:

  • Approaches to Teaching García Márquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude. Edited by M. Elena Valdés and Mario Valdés.
  • Cien años de soledad, Gabriel García Márquez [One Hundred Years of Solitude, Trans. Gregory Rabassa]

Description: The first part of the course will introduce the student to One Hundred Years of Solitude, García Márquez, major work and its teaching approaches. The second part of the course will study this work in translation and its various pedagogical scopes. Finally, the short stories and the filmic adaptations of: “La increíble y triste historia de la Cándida Eréndira y su abuela desalmada”, El coronel no tiene quien le escriba and “Un señor muy viejo con unas alas enormes” would be discussed and examined theoretically for teaching these narratives in the classroom.

dotsFLL 513  - Teaching Heritage Languages (July 2018)

Delivery: ONLINE
CRN: TBA
Instructor: Dr. Flavia Belpoliti (flavia.belpoliti@tamuc.edu)
Texto requerido: TBA

Description: This graduate course introduces students to the developing field of Heritage Language Education, with an emphasis on the bilingual English-Spanish learner of Hispanic heritage. Diverse aspects of bilingualism, heritage language acquisition, language loss and maintenance, as well as current approaches to the teaching of Spanish as Heritage Language will be presented and discussed. Participants in this course will work on demographic analysis, assessment of oral and written corpora produced by Hispanic students, and discussion of main issues affecting bilingual language development. Students will complete short assignments each week, and turn in a large project on curriculum design and pedagogical units for Hispanic students.