Course Descriptions

AP/SP 1000 6.0 (Y) Elementary Spanish

Instructors: TBA

Prerequisite: None. Departmental Course Entry Authorization slip required PRIOR TO ENROLMENT.

Note: Students who are Spanish-speakers are NOT allowed to enrol in AP/SP 1000 6.0 or AP/SP 2000 6.0. Such students are directed towards AP/SP 2010 6.0 Intermediate Spanish for Native Speakers.

Description: This is an intensive course introducing the language and culture of the Hispanic world. Equal attention is paid to the four skills, understanding, speaking, reading and writing. In addition, students acquire a command of all the essential grammatical structures of Spanish and a vocabulary of a minimum of 2500 items.

Format: Four class hours per week. Three of the class hours will be devoted to grammar, the other to cultural readings, beginning about the middle of the first term. There is additional language practice in the Multimedia Language Centre and with multimedia resources in class and online.

Texts: ¡ARRIBA! Comunicación y Cultura Zayas-Bazán & Fernández, 5th edition (Student Text/CD package), ¡ARRIBA! Comunicación y Cultura Zayas-Bazán & Fernández, 55h edition (Student Activities Manual)

AP/SP 1001 3.0 (F) Elementary Spanish for Professional Communication

Instructors: TBA

Prerequisite: None. Departmental Course Entry Authorization slip required PRIOR TO ENROLMENT. Note: Students who are Spanish-speakers are NOT permitted to enrol in AP/SP 1000 6.0 or AP/SP 2000 6.0. Such students are directed towards AP/SP 2010 6.0 Intermediate Spanish for Native Speakers.

Description: This course introduces students to the language and culture of the Spanish-speaking world, with a particular emphasis on communication for professional purposes. It focuses on developing comprehension and production for basic oral communication in a professional context (formal language skills). Students will have the opportunity to learn targeted Spanish vocabulary given their professional background and goals, including law, medicine, business, engineering or education. Course credit exclusions: AP/SP 1000 6.0, GL/SP 1000 6.0.

Format: Four class hours per week, devoted to grammar, interactive activities and cultural readings. There are additional language practice activities online and/or in the Multimedia Language Centre, as well as with multimedia resources in class and online.

Texts: ¡ARRIBA! Comunicación y Cultura Zayas-Bazán & Fernández, 5th edition (Student Text/CD package). ¡ARRIBA!Comunicación y Cultura Zayas-Bazán & Fernández, 5th edition (Student Activities Manual)

AP/SP 1002 3.0 (W) Elementary Spanish Grammar & Writing

Instructor: TBA

Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of Spanish gained at high school level or in other language training, according to Placement Testing procedures of the program; AP/SP 1001 3.0. Course credit exclusions: AP/SP 1000 6.0, GL/SP 1000 6.0.

Description: This intensive course exposes students to the language and culture of the Spanish-speaking world through Spanish grammar and writing. While speaking and listening in Spanish are practiced and polished, this course focuses on developing explicit knowledge of the basic grammatical and orthographic principles required to advance to an intermediate course in Spanish, with a special emphasis on written forms of communication. Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of Spanish gained at high school level or in other language training, according to Placement Testing procedures of the program; AP/SP 1001 3.0. Course credit exclusions: AP/SP 1000 6.0, GL/SP 1000 6.0.

Format: Four class hours per week, devoted to grammar, interactive activities and cultural readings. There are additional language practice activities online and/or in the Multimedia Language Centre, as well as with multimedia resources in class and online.

Texts: ¡ARRIBA! Comunicación y Cultura Zayas-Bazán & Fernández, 5th edition (Student Text/CD package). ¡ARRIBA!Comunicación y Cultura Zayas-Bazán & Fernández, 5th edition (Student Activities Manual)

AP/SP 2000 6.0 (Y) Intermediate Spanish

Instructors: TBA

Prerequisite: AP/SP 1000 6.0, Grade XII, Level 4 U/M High School Spanish or equivalent; or permission of the Department. Departmental Course Entry Authorization slip required PRIOR TO ENROLMENT.
Degree credit exclusions: AP/SP 1050 6.0, AP/SP 2010 6.0, GL/SP 1520 6.0
Note: Students who are Spanish-speakers are NOT allowed to enrol in AP/SP 1000 6.0 or AP/SP 2000 6.0. The grammatical and the cultural components in AP/SP 2010 6.0 treat those aspects of Spanish that especially challenge the abilities of the native speaker.

Description: This course is a formal study of Spanish that emphasizes the development of each of the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing through written exercises, compositions, oral presentations and conversations. The objective of this course is to broaden communicative language skills through written and oral exercises. Grammar is reviewed and multimedia resources are used to expand vocabulary, reinforce grammatical points, and improve oral skills. This is an interactive course that provides ample opportunity to explore and deepen previous knowledge of Spanish through written work, oral interactions in pair and group work with other students in the class, and with various types of multimedia resources.

Format: Four class hours. The class hours are divided among language, literary and cultural activities. There is additional language practice in the Multi-Media Language Centre (MLC).

Texts: Conexiones: Comunicación y Cultural. 5th Edition (new). Zayas-Bazán, Bacon & García (Textbook, Student Activities Manual, Answer Key for Student Activities Manual)Student Access Code for My Spanish Lab.

AP/SP 2010 6.0 (Y) Intermediate Spanish For Native Speakers

Instructors: TBA
Prerequisite: Native knowledge of Spanish. Placement into this course is determined by a departmental placement test or permission of the Departmental Course Entry Authorization Slip required PRIOR TO ENROLMENT.
Degree credit exclusion: AP/SP 1050 6.0, AP/SP 2000 6.0, AP/GL 1520 6.0
Note: Completion of this course with at least a "C" allows students to enter AP/SP 3000 6.0.

Description: This is an intensive course designed for students of Spanish speaking background who have not received formal language training. The course focuses on a comprehensive study of Spanish grammar. It includes a critical analysis of colloquial Spanish, anglicized vocabulary, and influences of other languages on modern Spanish. In this aspect of the course, students acquire skills through short English/Spanish and Spanish/English translations.

A major component of the course is the acquisition and development of writing skills and oral discourse at the academic level. Students write essays and critiques of films, documentaries, and magazine and newspaper articles, addressing specific aspects of Spanish and Latin American cultures. The course further develops listening comprehension and reading skills. Classes and written work are in Spanish.

Format: Three class hours and one language lab session per week.

Texts: Copeland, et al., Conversación y repaso (7th ed.); Copeland et al., Civilización y cultura (7th ed.);Ponce de León, El arte de la conversación (6th ed.); Spanish Dictionary (Standard edition, Hard Cover, Harper Collins). Recommended text: Spinelli, English Grammar for Students of Spanish (4th ed.).

AP/SP 2020 6.0 (Y) Intermediate Spanish Abroad

Instructors: TBA

Prerequisite: AP/SP 1000, AP/SP 1002 or Permission of Program

Degree credit exclusion: Degree credit exclusions: AP/SP 1050 6.0, AP/SP 2010 6.0, GL/SP 1520 6.0

Note: Completion of this course with at least a "C" allows students to enter AP/SP 3000 6.0.

Description: This course follows the same course syllabus as AP/SP 2000 6.0 Intermediate Spanish. Offered only during the Summer Session, classes will be held on the Keele Campus, York University, for the first four weeks, and continued in a Spanish-speaking country (in 2014, Ávila, Spain) for the following four weeks. The academic content will be consistent with that of AP/SP 2000 6.0: a formal study of Spanish that emphasizes the development of each of the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing through written exercises, compositions, oral presentations and conversations.

The objective of this course is to broaden communicative language skills through written and oral exercises, as well as to develop intercultural skills through interaction with native speakers. It offers a review and reinforcement of grammatical structures and content, for the expansion vocabulary and style, targeting both oral and written skills, which can be specified to the context of the host country. This is an interactive course that provides ample opportunity to explore and deepen previous knowledge of Spanish through in-class individual and group work, multimedia resources, and location-based activities in the Spanish-speaking country.

Format: This course will offer a total of 96 in-class contact hours, supplemented by excursions and activities in the Spanish-speaking location. This number of hours is consistent with the course design of Intermediate Spanish in LA&PS (AP/SP 2000).

The in-class hours consist of a mix of instruction (instructor led), and interactive activities. The latter including both instructor led activities involving the entire class, work in pairs, work in groups, and student led and focused activities in similar configurations.

Texts: Blanco, José A. ¡Adelante Tres! 2nd Edition. Boston: Vista Higher Learning, 2015.

AP/SP 2100 3.0 Introduction to Spanish Linguistics

Instructors: Michol Hoffman

Prerequisite: AP/SP 2000, AP/SP 2010 6.0, or equivalent

Description: This course introduces students to linguistic concepts, terminology and analyses, focusing on the Spanish language. It offers a foundation in the systems of language including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics as well as linguistics fields such as historical linguistics, sociolinguistics, and Spanish teaching and learning. language. It offers a foundation in the systems of language including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics as well as linguistics fields such as historical linguistics, sociolinguistics, and Spanish teaching and learning.

Format: TBA

AP/SP 2200 6.0 (Y) Approaching Hispanic Literature

Instructors: Emiro F. Martinez-Osorio

Prerequisite: AP/SP 2000 6.0 or AP/SP 2010 6.0 or AP/SP 2020 6.0 or equivalent; or permission of the department.

Description: This course offers a thematic, historical and social survey of literature from the Spanish-speaking world, studying narrative, poetry, drama and essays from the medieval period to the present. The basic tools and techniques of literary analysis are emphasized and practiced. It is taught in Spanish and required for all students who intend to major or minor in Spanish.
Format: TBA

AP/SP 3000 6.0 (Y) Advanced Spanish Language and Grammar

Instructors: TBA

Prerequisite: AP/SP 2000 6.0 or AP/SP 2010 6.0, with a minimum grade of "C" or equivalent. Departmental Course Entry Authorization slip required PRIOR TO ENROLMENT.
Degree credit exclusion: AP/SP 2040 6.0 and AP/SP 3050 6.0 and AP/GL 2610 6.0

Description: This course is designed to improve the student's command of the Spanish language primarily through the writing of in-class essays, homework assignments and grammar exercises. Oral fluency is enhanced through conversation in class and presentations. Advanced and subtle points of grammar and style are introduced as important aspects of writing and speaking the language well. Selected literary readings are analyzed for their intrinsic artistic merit and as models of composition that students should apply in their own writing. Classes and written work are in Spanish. Explanation in English will be provided when necessary.

Format: Three class hours per week devoted to group and individual exercises that practice the skills of critical thinking, speaking and writing.

Texts: Mujica, El próximo paso (2nd edition) + Atajo 3.0 CD-Rom; Collins Spanish-English/English Spanish Dictionary. Photocopied materials will be provided at cost.

AP/SP 3150 3.0 (W) Spanish Applied Linguistics

Instructor: Michol Hoffman

Prerequisite: AP/SP 3000 6.0, AP/SP 3050 6.0 or equivalent or permission of the Department.

Description: This course will familiarize students with current theories and methodologies in language teaching and learning and their applications to the teaching of Spanish. Focusing principally on issues related to teaching Spanish as a foreign/second language, we explore approaches informed by linguistic theory. This course introduces students to the structure of Spanish, including phonology, morphology, syntax, and pragmatics.

We will review various aspects of grammar with specific attention to the acquisition of grammatical points that are traditionally problematic for students of Spanish, including: object pronouns, aspectual distinction (perfect vs. imperfect), mood distinction (subjunctive vs. indicative), and ser vs. estar, among other topics. Other topics include: the importance of culture in the foreign language classroom; technology enhanced learning; strategies for the secondary and post-secondary classroom.
Format: Three class hours weekly.

Texts: Koike, D.A., & Klee, C.A. (2003). Lingüística aplicada: Adquisición del español como segunda lengua. New York: John Wiley & Sons.

AP/SP 3210 6.0 (Y) Aspects of Spanish American Literature

Instructor: Emiro Martínez-Osorio and María Figueredo

Prerequisite: AP/SP 2200 6.0 or equivalent.

Description: The course introduces students to the significant trends in Spanish American literature from colonial times to the present and to the study of literary history to achieve the following: i) acquaint students with the important social, historical and literary influences on the development of the literature; ii) heighten their response to and appreciation of literature; iii) develop the ability to understand literary concepts; iv) develop skills necessary for analysis and commentary.

Format: Three hours per week. Introductory lectures to the main periods and authors, and discussion on assigned readings. Assignments and discussion are in Spanish. Language of instruction is Spanish.

Texts: TBA

AP/SP 3220 3.0 Hispanic Caribbean Literature: The City, The Nation, and the Sea

Instructor: Prof. Martinez-Osorio

Prerequisite: AP/SP 2200 6.0

Description: This course examines the construction of the Caribbean (Hispanic Caribbean) as a geographic and cultural space whose boundaries have been charted by imperial rivalries.

Topics under consideration may include Early Modern European expansion, the search for 'El Dorado' and the 'Fountain of Youth,' colonization, piracy, migration, slavery, the New World Baroque, transculturation, identity, race relations, revolutions, and nation building.

Special attention is given to the representation of cities like Habana (Cuba), Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic), San Juan (Puerto Rico), Veracruz (México), and Cartagena (Colombia) in the works of writers like José Lezama Lima, Roberto Burgos Cantor, José Martí, Germán Espinosa, Reinaldo Arenas, Junot Díaz, Alejo Carpentier and others.

Language of Instruction: Spanish

Texts: TBA

AP/SP 3360 3.0 (F) Spanish Poetry of the Golden Age

Instructor: Ellen Anderson

Prerequisite: AS/SP 2200 6.0 or AP/SP 2200 6.0 or permission of the Department.

Description: The principal objective of this course is to acquaint students with some of the works of outstanding poets from the Renaissance and Baroque periods (1526-1680 approximately). Thematic focuses include: the interrelationship of art and nature; the nature of heroism; culteranismo and conceptismo; the concept of desengaño; poesia mistica y religiosa; and the poetic vision(s) of Spain and the Castilian language. Other objectives are: to acquaint students with the importance of Golden Age poetry of Hispanic literature of later periods; and to expand their active and passive spoken and written vocabulary. Classes and written work will be in Spanish. Explanations in English will be provided when necessary.

Format: One three-hour lecture weekly, with periodic discussions and oral reports.

Texts: Rivers, ed. Renaissance and Baroque Poetry of Spain. Additional photocopied materials are provided at cost.

AP/SP 3370 3.0 (W) Spanish Theatre of the Golden Age

Instructor: Ellen Anderson

Prerequisite: AS/SP 2200 6.0 or AP/SP 2200 6.0 or permission of the Department.

Description: The aim of the course is to acquaint students with some works by outstanding playwrights from the Renaissance and Baroque periods (1580-1680, approximately). Thematic focuses include: the construction of character; the creative interplay of historical and social reality; the challenges of performance on the corral stage; the interplay of comedy and tragedy; metatheatre; and the response(s) of the audience. Other objectives are: to practice techniques of literary analysis; to appreciate the importance of Golden Age theatre for Hispanic literature of later periods; and to expand students' active and passive spoken and written vocabulary. Classes and written work will be in Spanish. Explanations in English will be provided when necessary.

Format: One three-hour lecture weekly with periodic discussion and oral reports.

Texts: Alpern and Martel (eds.), Diez comedias del Siglo de Oro. Additional photocopied materials are provided at cost.

AP/SP 3540 3.0 (W) El Mal De Siglo: 19th – Century Spanish Romantic Poetry

Instructor: Shanna Lino

Prerequisite: AP/SP 2200 6.0. PRIOR TO FALL 2009: Prerequisite: AS/SP 2200 6.0. Course credit exclusion: AS/SP 3540 3.0.

Description: Studies representative works of important Spanish poets from the Romantic period to the end of the 19th century that may include el Duque de Rivas, Espronceda, Bécquer, and Rosalía de Castro.

Format: TBA; Language of Instruction: Spanish.

Texts: TBA

AP/SP 3560 3.0 (W) Nineteenth Century Spanish Theatre

Instructor: Shanna Lino

Prerequisite: AS/SP 2200 6.0 or AP/SP 2200 6.0 or permission of the Department.

Description: The aim of the course is to acquaint students with some of the works of outstanding playwrights of the Romantic, Post-Romantic and Realist schools. Playwrights studied include the Duque de Rivas, Zorrila, Hartzenbusch, Tamayo y Baus, Echegaray and Pérez Galdós. Cultural, historical and literary introduction to the nineteenth century is covered in lecture format. This course is designed primarily for students majoring or minoring in Spanish but is open to any interested student who has the necessary proficiency in Spanish.

Format: One three-hour lecture weekly with periodic discussions and oral reports.

Texts: TBA

AP/SP 3570 6.0 (Y) Nineteenth and Early Twentieth-Century Spanish Prose

Instructor: Shanna Lino

Prerequisite: AS/SP 2200 6.0 or AP/SP 2200 6.0 or permission of the Department.

Description: A study of the short story, literary sketch, and novella by outstanding male and female writers including, Larra, E. Pardo Bazán, Clarín, F. Ayala.

Format: Three hours per week.

Texts: TBA

AP/SP 3580 6.0 (Y) The Generation of 1898 and Modern Spain

Instructor: Shanna Lino
Prerequisite: AS/SP 2200 6.0 or AP/SP 2200 6.0 or permission of the Department.

Description: The course is designed to engage students in close critical analysis of works of major dramatists, poets, novelists, and essayists of modern Spain with particular emphasis on the writers who have come to be known as members of the generation of '98. The course will begin with the response of each of these writers to the "dolorosa realidad española" at the turn of the 20th century.

Format: Three hours per week are divided on the basis of lectures, classroom discussion and oral presentations. Lectures, readings, discussions, oral reports and essays will all be in Spanish.

Texts: TBA

AP/SP 3660 6.0 (Y) Twentieth-Century Spanish Poetry and Theatre

Instructor: Shanna Lino

Prerequisite: AS/SP 2200 6.0 or AP/SP 2200 6.0 or permission of the Department.

Description: The aim of this course is to explore the development of poetry and theatre in twentieth century Spain and to familiarize students with the literary and aesthetic values of poetic and dramatic works by prominent authors of the period: Unamuno, Machado, Jiménez, García Lorca, Alberti, Salinas, Guillén, Also, Benavente, Echegaray, Valle-Inclán, Buero Vallejo, Sastre.

We shall examine and study major poetic and dramatic currents from three generations of poets and playwrights, with special focus on the poetic-dramatic techniques of contemporary theatre and on poetic trends, such as Modernismo, Creacionismo, Ultraísmo, Neo-popularismo, Poesía pura o desnuda (esencial), Surrealismo, Cubismo, Existencialismo.

Format: Three hours per week divided on the basis of lectures, class discussions and oral reports by students. Lectures, essays, written and oral work will all be in Spanish.

Texts: Federico do Onís, Antología de la poesía española e hispanoamericana; Benavente, Los intereses creados; Señora ama; García Lorca, Romancero Gitano; Así que pasen cinco años in Teatro Representativo Español; Casona, La Dama del Alba; Pemán, El divino impaciente; Salom, La casa de las chivas; Sastre, Escuadra hacia la Muerte; Vallejo, Hoy es fiesta; Las meninas; El tragaluz; Sastre, Teatro Selecto.

AP/SP 3900 3.0 Independent Reading & Research

Description: Individualized Reading Courses (half courses or full courses - AP/XX4900 3.0, AP/XX4900 6.0) will only be offered under special circumstances and by agreement among a faculty member, the Department, and the student.

Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies regulations pertaining to Independent Reading courses apply. However, for the Department specifically, reading courses should be initiated by students. Before being allowed to take such courses, students should have completed at least 3 upper-level(2000-level, 3000-level, or 4000-level) courses in their area of study within the Department or in related and relevant areas.

Approval by the Section Coordinator and Director of Undergraduate Programs must be secured. In addition, all students in Departmental areas of study that do not offer a degree program and students who offer upper-level courses from related areas as their background entry requirements must obtain approval from the Departmental Curriculum Committee before gaining entry to such courses. Relevant sessional dates apply.

AP/SP 3900 6.0 (Y) Independent Reading & Research

Description: Individualized Reading Courses (half courses or full courses - AP/XX4900 3.0, AP/XX4900 6.0) will only be offered under special circumstances and by agreement among a faculty member, the Department, and the student.

Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies regulations pertaining to Independent Reading courses apply. However, for the Department specifically, reading courses should be initiated by students. Before being allowed to take such courses, students should have completed at least 3 upper-level(2000-level, 3000-level, or 4000-level) courses in their area of study within the Department or in related and relevant areas.

Approval by the Section Coordinator and Director of Undergraduate Programs must be secured. In addition, all students in Departmental areas of study that do not offer a degree program and students who offer upper-level courses from related areas as their background entry requirements must obtain approval from the Departmental Curriculum Committee before gaining entry to such courses. Relevant sessional dates apply.

AP/SP 4000 6.0 (Y) Advanced Spanish Language and Grammar

Instructor: TBA

Prerequisite: AS/SP 3000 6.0 or AP/SP 3000 6.0 or AS/SP 2010 6.0 or AP/SP 2010 6.0, with a minimum grade of "C" or equivalent. Departmental Course Entry Authorization slip required prior to enrolment

Description: This course explores and analyzes the subtleties of Spanish grammar and aims at closing the gap that exists between the unconscious knowledge native speakers have of their language and the incomplete knowledge of those learning Spanish as a second language. It aims to develop students' fluency for oral and written communication through debates and composition tasks that reflect the kind of competence required for advanced learners of the language.

Format: Three class hours per week devoted to group and individual exercises that practice the skills of critical thinking, speaking and writing. Language of Instruction: Spanish.

Texts: Gramática española (Análisis y Práctica) King, Larry and Suñer, Margarita. Third Edition 2008. Recommended texts: Composición: Proceso y Síntesis. Sixth Edition 2000, Valdés, Guadalupe, Dvorak, Trisha, Hannun, Thomasin; Investigación de gramática. Second Edition 2007 Lunn, Patricia, DeCesaris, Janet; Online dictionaries: http://www.elmundo.es/diccionarios and http://www.v7w.com/es

AP/SP 4120 3.0 (F) History of the Spanish Language

Instructor: Michol Hoffman

Prerequisite: AP/SP 3000 6.0, AP/SP 3050 6.0, GL/SP 2610 6.0 or equivalent or permission of the Department.

Description: This course explores the history of the Spanish language from its Latin origins. We focus on phonological and grammatical developments, the socio-historical factors that contribute to these changes, and analyze texts in which they are evident.

Format: Three hours per week. Language of instruction is Spanish.

Texts: Penny, Ralph. 2006.Gramática histórica del español. Barcelona: Ariel

AP/SP 4130 3.0 (W) Varieties of Spanish Worldwide

Instructor: Michol Hoffman

Prerequisite: AP/SP 3000 6.0, AP/SP 3050 6.0, GL/SP 2610 6.0 or equivalent or permission of the Department.

Description: This course explores regional varieties of Spanish from the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America, including indigenous and African contributions to Latin American Spanish, and contact varieties in the Unites States and elsewhere.

Format: Three hours per week. Language of instruction is Spanish.

Texts: Lipski, John. 2005. El español de América. Madrid: Cátedra.

AP/SP 4140 3.0 (F) Spanish Sociolinguistics

Instructor: Michol Hoffman

Prerequisite: AS/SP 3000 6.0 or AP/SP 3000 6.0, AS/SP 3050 6.0 or equivalent or permission of the Department.

Description: This course provides an introduction to language in its social context with an emphasis on Spanish. Students will become familiar with sociolinguistic theory and methods. Focusing on current issues in Spanish, this course discusses a range of topics: social and linguistic factors contributing to variation, including phonological and morphosyntactic variation; language variation and change; Spanish in contact with other languages; bilingualism; codeswitching and “Spanglish”; language planning and policy; language maintenance and shift.

Students will be encouraged to think critically about these topics and to explore their own interests related to Spanish in its social context.

Format: Three class hours.

Texts: Silva-Corvalán, Carmen. 2001. Sociolingüística y pragmática del español. Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press

AP/SP 4300 6.0 (Y) Medieval Spanish Literature from 1100-1400

Instructor: Ellen Anderson

Prerequisite: AS/SP 2200 6.0 or AP/SP 2200 6.0 or permission of the Department.

Description: In this course we shall deal with major medieval Spanish works such as the Poema del Cid and La Celestina. We shall also see how these works reflect the medieval Spanish Christian conception of man and the world, the feudal system and hierarchical patterns that structured medieval society, the religious moral laws by which their authors lived, loved, and died, the political and religious preoccupations of Christians, Moslems and Jews, and the customs, ideals, and oral traditions that inspired them to create literary works of art.

Format: The course consists of three lectures a week with periodic discussions and oral reports. Social, cultural, historical, and literary background of the period will be provided in lecture form in class, and important readings in these areas will be recommended.

Texts: Poema del Cid; Poema de Fernán González; Gonzalo de Berceo, Milagros de Nuestra Señora; Razón de Amor (photocopies will be provided by the instructor); El Auto de los Reyes Magos (photocopies will be provided by the instructor); Juan Ruiz, Libro de Buen Amor; Marqués de Santillana, Obras; Jorge Manrique, Obras Completas; Fernando de Rojas, La Celestina.

AP/SP 4350 6.0 Spanish Prose of the Golden Age

Instructor: Ellen Anderson

Prerequisite: AS/SP 2200 6.0 or AP/SP 2200 6.0 or permission of the Department.

Description: This course familiarizes students with some of the important aspects of the literary and intellectual life of Spain during the period known as the Golden Age. Organized thematically around Don Quijote (to be read by the class over the course of the year), most of the texts to be studied and discussed are works of literature; however, attention will be paid to expository works which reflect religious, philosophical and political ideas of the period. Aspects of the art and music of the time will be studied when these developments elucidate questions under discussion. We will focus especially on the character of the styles called Renaissance and Baroque, on the development of the novel, on the portrayal of masculine and feminine, and on the depiction of religious and ethnic minorities.

Format: Three class hours. Lectures, discussion of readings (mostly the latter); essays and oral reports. The course is conducted in Spanish.

Texts: J. H. Elliott, Imperial Spain, 1469-1716; Amadís de Gaula (selections); Novela del Abencerraje y Jarifa; Montemayor, La Diana; Lazarillo de Tormes; Díaz del Castillo, La Historia verdadera de la conquista de la Nueva España (selections); Cervantes, Don Quijote and Novelas ejemplares; Santa Teresa de Jesús, Las siete moradas del alma; María de Zayas y Sotomayor, Desengaños amorosos (selections).

AP/SP 4360 6.0 Epics of the Indies: Iberian Poetry of Exploration and Empire

Instructor: Prof. Emiro Martinez-Osorio

Prerequisite: AP/SP 2200 6.0 or equivalent.

Description: This course examines the representation of the encounter between Europe and its "Others" in the epic and heroic poems written by Iberian poets in the XVI and XVII centuries. Topics may include the epic tradition in Western civilization, the Renaissance practice of poetic imitation, the campaigns of exploration and conquest of America, the epic topos of literary mapamundi, the first literary representations of Amerindian cultures, and narratives of shipwreck and captivity.

Language of Instruction: Spanish

AP/SP 4570 6.0 (Y) The Spanish Novel, 1874-1898

Instructor: Shanna Lino

Prerequisite: AS/SP 2200 6.0 or AP/SP 2200 6.0 or permission of the Department.

Description: The aim of this course is to study the Spanish novel (1874-1898) as an esthetic representation of the social and cultural issues ushered in by the historical, ideological, and political changes that accompanied Spain's emergence as a modern industrialized society. The works by J.Valera, L.Alas, E.Pardo Bazán, and B. Pérez Galdós, the most representative of this development over four decades, are closely examined as outstanding examples of the varied philosophical, scientific, and esthetic underpinnings of the genre. The novels allow for an investigation of how literature and the codes underlying the representation of nineteenth-century reality not only mirror but define, reinforce or challenge socio-cultural codes. Special attention is paid to the dialectical tensions around art, technological progress, gender and class issues. Videos that deal with incidents of historical significance and film versions of novels are shown and discussed as reflections of a society and of a literature

Format: The course will be offered in alternate years in rotation with AS/SP 4660 6.0. Language of instruction: Spanish. Three class hours each week. Students are expected to participate actively in the discussion of the assignment for each session.

Texts: Valera, Juan. Pepita Jiménez (1874); Pérez Galdós, Benito. Doña Perfecta (1876); Alas, Leopoldo. La Regenta (1884); Pardo Bazán, Emilia. Los Pazos de Ulloa (1886); Pérez Galdós, Benito. Miau (1888); Pérez Galdós, Benito. El abuelo (1897).

AP/SP 4580 3.0 (W) Spanish-American Modernismo

Instructor: Emiro Martínez-Osorio

Prerequisite: AP/SP 2200 6.0. PRIOR TO FALL 2009: Prerequisite: AS/SP 2200 6.0. Course credit exclusion: AS/SP 4580 3.0.

Description: A survey of the poetry of the major Spanish-American modernists Jose Marti, Ruben Dario, Julian del Casal and Manuel Gutierrez Najera. In addition, the course considers the social and literary milieu of the period.

Format: TBA; Language of Instruction: Spanish.

Texts: TBA

AP/SP 4640 6.0 (Y) The Spanish American Novels of the 20th Century

Instructor: TBA

Prerequisite: AP/SP 2200 6.0 or permission of the department. PRIOR TO FALL 2009: Prerequisite: AS/SP 2200 6.0. Course credit exclusion: AS/SP 4640 6.0.

Description: A close study of the novel in 20th century Spanish America, based on works of some of the major novelists.

Format: Three class hours. Lectures and discussions. Language of instruction is Spanish.

Texts: TBA

AP/SP 4650 6.0 Literature and Music in Spanish America

Instructor: María Figueredo

Prerequisite: AS/SP 2200 6.0 or AP/SP 2200 6.0

Description: This course studies significant movements and interactions between literature and music as authentic expressions of cultural identity in Spanish America, by examining the textual and performative contexts in which musical forms are adopted in literature and literature is set to music.

Format: Three class hours. Lectures, discussion of readings (mostly the latter); essays and oral reports. The course is conducted in Spanish.

Texts: TBA

AP/SP 4670 3.0 The Spanish Post-Civil War Novel: Money Desire & History

Instructor: Shanna Lino

Prerequisite: AP/SP 2200 6.0 or permission of the Department. Degree Credit Exclusion - SP 4660 6.0.

Description: The aim of this course is to study the development of the Spanish novel in francoist Spain as an artful representation of the cultural, economic, sociological, ideological, political and esthetic underpinnings of the era. Works by C. Laforet, C.J. Cela, and M. Delibes are closely examined as outstanding examples of the experimentation with narrative form and technique in a period of censorship and oppression. The novels allow for an investigation of how literature in post-war Spain mirrors, reinforces or challenges socio-cultural codes and ideological and political tensions that define the period. Videos of historical significance and film versions of novels to be studied are shown and discussed as a reflection of a society and its literature.

Format: Three consecutive class hours each week involving a combination of lectures and discussion. Students are expected to participate actively in the discussion of the assignment for each class session.

Texts: TBA

AP/SP 4680 3.0 Gender and Genre Negotiation:Short Fiction in 20th Century Spain

Instructor: Shanna Lino

Prerequisite: AP/SP 2200 6.0 or permission of the department. Course credit exclusion: AP/SP 4660 6.0. PRIOR TO FALL 2009: Prerequisite: AS/SP 2200 6.0. Course credit exclusions: AS/SP 4660 6.0, AS/SP 4680 3.0.

Description: Studies the impact of war, displacement, censorship, and repression on the Spanish short story of the 20th Century. Writers may include: Unamuno, Azorín, Gómez de la Serna, Ayala, Chacel, Aub, Cela, Laforet, Aldecoa, Matute, Sueiro, Díaz-Más, Millás, Montero, García Benito, and Ortiz.

Format: TBA

Language of Instruction: Spanish.

Texts: TBA

AP/SP 4690 6.0 Writing Identity and Mestizaje: Discourses of Colonialism and Decolonisation in Spanish American Literature

Instructor: Emiro Martínez-Osorio

Prerequisite: AP/SP 2200 (6.0)

Description: This course focuses on the pivotal role of language, writing, images and texts in the construction of shifting identities in Spanish America. It explores the intersection among subjectivity, ethnicity, narrative, and colonialism by analysing how indigenous, mestizo, or Afro-American subjects appropriate the Spanish language to resist colonial practices and to construct a shared cultural memory. In so doing, the course traces an alternate literary tradition that challenges both the Early-Modern paradigm of Christian expansion and more contemporary expressions of national ideology.

Format: Three-hour class per week. Readings, lectures, class discussion. Language of instruction is Spanish.

Texts: TBA

AP/SP 4810 3.0 Otherness in Spanish Literature & Film

Instructor: Shanna Lino

Prerequisite: AP/SP 2200 6.0 or permission of the Department.

Description: This course traces Spain's identity formation in opposition to others through the analysis of their representation in selected texts from the Middle Ages to the present day that may include: Moors in Romances Fronterizos and selections of Cervante's Don Quijote; Jews in El Cid and Quevedo; Gypsies in García Lorca's Romancero Gitano and Carlos Saura's film El amor brujo; and immigrants of varying backgrounds in contemporary short fiction and film. The concept of otherness --which, along with the dialectical constructions of the notions about the other, is historically and socially marked-- will be studied within the framework of philosophical and psychoanalytic perspectives (Lévinas and Lacan respectively), as well as postcolonial theory (Said and Spivak).

The course has three objectives:

  1. To examine the representation of others in Spanish literary and filmic texts within the framework of theoretical approaches to otherness;
  2. To show the interrelatedness of identifying the other with defining Spanish religious, national, and ethnic identity;
  3. To illustrate the bi-directional role literary and filmic texts have had in not only reflecting but also promoting particular images of otherness and self throughout Spanish cultural production.

Format: Three consecutive class hours each week involving a combination of lectures and discussion. Students are expected to participate actively in the discussion of the assignment for each class session. Films will be viewed outside of class time in preparation for the lecture that will discuss them during reserved viewing times or at the students' convenience in the MLC.

Texts: TBA

AP/SP 4880 3.0 Nos/otras: Contemporary Poetic Expressions of Spanish American Women

Prerequisite: AP/SP 2200 6.0 or permission of the Department.

Description: Analyzes how Spanish American women poets (such as A. Basualto, O. Leiva, D.M. Loynaz, I. Vitale, C. Peri Rossi, A. Pizarnik, N. Prado, M. Urriol) since the 1980s have employed varied creative and receptive practices to shape new tendencies in poetic language. Examines their poems in tandem with selected films and electronic media created by these writers to reveal the cultural, historical and social threads emerging from the literary works.

Language of Instruction: Spanish

AP/SP 4900 3.0 Independent Reading & Research

Description: Individualized Reading Courses (half courses or full courses - AP/XX4900 3.0, AP/XX4900 6.0) will only be offered under special circumstances and by agreement among a faculty member, the Department, and the student.
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies regulations pertaining to Independent Reading courses apply. However, for the Department specifically, reading courses should be initiated by students. Before being allowed to take such courses, students should have completed at least 3 upper-level(2000-level, 3000-level, or 4000-level) courses in their area of study within the Department or in related and relevant areas.

Approval by the Section Coordinator and Director of Undergraduate Programs must be secured. In addition, all students in Departmental areas of study that do not offer a degree program and students who offer upper-level courses from related areas as their background entry requirements must obtain approval from the Departmental Curriculum Committee before gaining entry to such courses. Relevant sessional dates apply.

AP/SP 4900 6.0 (Y) Independent Reading & Research

Description: Individualized Reading Courses (half courses or full courses - AP/XX4900 3.0, AP/XX4900 6.0) will only be offered under special circumstances and by agreement among a faculty member, the Department, and the student.
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies regulations pertaining to Independent Reading courses apply. However, for the Department specifically, reading courses should be initiated by students. Before being allowed to take such courses, students should have completed at least 3 upper-level(2000-level, 3000-level, or 4000-level) courses in their area of study within the Department or in related and relevant areas.

Approval by the Section Coordinator and Director of Undergraduate Programs must be secured. In addition, all students in Departmental areas of study that do not offer a degree program and students who offer upper-level courses from related areas as their background entry requirements must obtain approval from the Departmental Curriculum Committee before gaining entry to such courses. Relevant sessional dates apply.