SPN 552 Guerrrilla, Gays and Gangs: Outsiders in Hispanic Film (A)Prerequisite - Any 300 level literature and culture course in Spanish.
Why do we fear outsiders? Because we don’t know them? Because they are different? Or because their difference makes us question our own identity and values? Students in this class will take a closer look at cultural icons such as Ernesto Che Guevara, Latino gay culture, and the social and economic factors driving gang membership, immigration and prostitution. Requires active class participation and advanced writing skills.Prerequisite: Any 300 level literature and culture course in Spanish. Why do we fear outsiders? Because we don’t know them? Because they are different? Or because their difference makes us question our own identity and values? Students in this class will take a closer look at cultural icons such as Ernesto Che Guevara, Latino gay culture, and the social and economic factors driving gang membership, immigration and prostitution. Requires active class participation and advanced writing skills. 3 Cr.
SPN 553 Spanish American Women Writers (A)
Following a chronological perspective, this course explores both theoretical and literary writings by a selection of leading Spanish American women writers representing different literary movements and reflect on a variety of national problems. Students will examine recurrent themes in women's writing, including: the representation of identity; the intersection of class, race and gender; and the textual strategies underpinning these considerations. 3 Cr.
SPN 556 Negotiating Caribbean Identity (A,D,W)Prerequisite: Any 300 level literature and culture course in Spanish.
Through the exploration of essays, poems, short stories and novels written by authors from Cuba, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, this course examines the process of nation building against imperial powers, racial politics and national identity, gender roles and equality, immigration and marginalization, political oppression and sexuality. 3 Cr. Every Semester.
SPN 557 War and Peace Contemporary Spanish Culture (A)
What do contempoai:y texts show us about identity, history, and power in Spain?1bis comse addresses representative works from various periods during the 20-21st century and gives partic:ola.r attention to the Spanish Civil War, the dictatorship of Francisco Franco, and demoa:atic Spain today. Students will analyze how liteatture and film have been used to legitimize a miliau:y uprising and dictatol'Ship as well as to protest against it. Gaaduate students are required to complete a 15 page research paper and additional reading responses. 3 Cr.
SPN 558 Multiple Voices, Multiple Truths (A)
Explores the notions of Truth and Power in 20th century Spanish American literature. Through the analysis of essays, short stories, novels and poetry, students will identify the multiple ways in which the texts challenge canonical narratives, official national histories and patriarchal myths. 3 Cr.
SPN 559 Mexico Today (A)
Provides an introduction to contemporary Mexico: its history and geography; political, social and economic systems; art, literature and music; people and their lifestyles. 3 Cr.
SPN 561 Advanced Spanish Grammar (A)
Covers grammatical structures of Spanish and includes a study of Spanish morphology, syntax, and lexicon. Gives special attention to analysis and correction of interference from English. Conducts discussions of specific structures in Spanish, followed by oral and written exercises, including translations. Required course. Crosslisted with SPN461. 3 Cr.
SPN 599 Independent Study in Spanish (A)
Content to be identified in consultation with the instructor-sponsor and in accordance with the procedures of the Office of Academic Advisement prior to registration. 1-3 Cr. Every Semester.
SPN 605 Literacy Instruction for Heritage Learners (A)
Allows the Spanish heritage speakers and advanced Spanish learners to explore the acquisition of literacy skills in Spanish through the study of several research-based approaches to the teaching of native language arts, using the native language and English, for meeting New York State learning standards for students. It focuses on the development of reading and writing as well as in depth analysis for later creation of research projects. 3 Cr. Spring.