Spanish Courses

 

Winter 2017/18

Winter 2017

SPAN101 Beginners' Spanish I Sections

Fundamentals of the Spanish language; speaking and writing on everyday activities and future plans in the context of common tasks and situations, including interactive communication, grammatical explanations, and cultural awareness.

[accordions collapsible=true active=false style=accordion-container] [accordion title="Course Description - Summer 2017" style="accordion-style1"] Beginners' Spanish I Spanish 101 introduces students to the fundamentals of the Spanish language while involving them in personalized activities that require interactive communication.  Students discuss and describe everyday activities within the context of common tasks and situations (the first day of classes, talking on the phone, looking for work, going to a party, weekend activities, etc.).  The course includes group interaction and grammatical explanations. Evaluation is based on demonstrated proficiency in the use of pertinent vocabulary and basic structures by means of self-expression (oral and written) and functional translation. The course also attempts to promote cultural awareness. Spanish 101 is a 3-credit course for beginners.  To receive credits for this course, students who enrol in it are presumed to have no previous knowledge of the language. Required text and Online Workbook: ¿Cómo se dice...? UBC Custom Edition (10th ed.), with eSAM\iLrn online workbook, Jarvis, Heinle...
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SPAN102 Beginners' Spanish II Sections

Speaking and writing on past events, and expressing desires and wishes in the context of common situations, including interactive communication, grammatical explanations, and cultural awareness.

[accordions collapsible=true active=false style=accordion-container] [accordion title="Course Description - Summer 2017" style="accordion-style1"] Beginners Spanish II Spanish 102 builds upon the skills acquired in Spanish 101.  It involves students in interactive communication while introducing them to language structures of increased complexity.  Students report and describe past events and express subjunctive notions such as volition and emotion within the context of common tasks (planeando vacaciones, pidiendo información, buscando vivienda, haciendo las compras, etc.).  The course includes group interaction and grammatical explanations. Evaluation is based on demonstrated proficiency in the use of pertinent vocabulary and structures by means of self-expression (oral and written) and functional translation. The course also attempts to promote cultural awareness. Required text and Online Workbook: ¿Cómo se dice...?  UBC Custom Edition (10th ed.), with eSAM\iLrn online workbook, Jarvis, Heinle 2013. Prerequisite: SPAN 101 or equivalent Note: Spanish 102 is a 3-credit course.  It is absolutely not recommended that students with Grade 11 Spanish take Spanish 102 without taking Spanish...
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SPAN201 Intermediate Spanish I Sections

Reviews the fundamentals of the Spanish language, and introduces more complex structures; listening, speaking, writing, and reading on a range of situations related to everyday life and Hispanic culture.

[accordions collapsible=true active=false style=accordion-container] [accordion title="Course Description - Summer 2017" style="accordion-style1"] Intermediate Spanish I This course reviews the fundamentals of the language while involving learners in interactive communication and in the development of their reading and writing skills. Students demonstrate fluency discussing everyday activities, competence in reporting and describing past events, and proficiency expressing subjunctive notions of volition, emotion and doubt within the context of topical tasks and situations. Students can expect grammatical explanations and active participation in group interaction. Evaluation is based on demonstrated proficiency in the use of pertinent vocabulary and structures by means of self-expression (oral and written) and functional translation. The course also attempts to promote cultural awareness. Classes are conducted primarily in Spanish. Spanish 201 is a 3-credit course. Required text: Ana C. Jarvis, Continuemos package, 8th ed. (Continuemos text, iLrn Printed Access Code, Larousse Pocket Spanish/English Dictionary), Cengage, 2013.

Prerequisite: SPAN 102 or equivalent; or B standing in Grade 11 Spanish, but...
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SPAN202 Intermediate Spanish II Sections

Expands on the fundamentals of the Spanish language, and presents more complex structures in a variety of tenses and modes; interacting through discussions and gaining cultural awareness through literature and film.

[accordions collapsible=true active=false style=accordion-container] [accordion title="Course Description - Summer 2017" style="accordion-style1"] Intermediate Spanish II Spanish 202 is the continuation of Spanish 201. The course proceeds with the introduction of language structures of increased complexity while requiring learners to engage in interactive communication. This course includes group interaction and the discussion (oral and written) of selected readings. A film will be shown in class. Evaluation is based on demonstrated proficiency in the use of pertinent vocabulary and structures by means of self-expression (oral and written) and functional translation. The course also attempts to promote cultural awareness. Classes are conducted in Spanish. Spanish 202 is a 3-credit course. Required text: Ana C. Jarvis, Continuemos package, 8th ed. (Continuemos text, iLrn Printed Access Code, Larousse Pocket Spanish/English Dictionary), Cengage, 2013. Prerequisite: SPAN 201 or equivalent Note: SPAN 202 satisfies the language requirement for the Faculty of Arts.  Students with Grade 12 Spanish are normally not given credits for this course; exceptions are possible, but...
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SPAN206 Conversational Spanish I Sections

Emphasizes communication skills through discussion, debate, and presentations; developing oral fluency and listening comprehension, through discussion of written texts and films. May include experiential learning projects involving native speakers from the Hispanic community.

Conversational Spanish I Spanish 206 is designed to enhance communication skills and provide additional practice to improve oral expression and comprehension and reading and writing skills, while increasing awareness of Hispanic culture and community engagement through community projects and interaction with guests from the Hispanic community. It is geared towards students who already have a good general knowledge of grammar and a certain ability to express themselves orally but want to improve (after Spanish 202 or with instructor permission). Students are expected to participate in discussions, debates and interactive presentations. Grammar will not be studied systematically, but a review of the most important aspects of it will be covered through oral practice exercises. Please note that Spanish 206 does not require the purchase of any textbook; all audiovisual materials, written articles and exercises are available on line through the course webpage. Evaluation is based on demonstrated proficiency in oral and written communication. Some students register...
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SPAN207 Conversational Spanish II Sections

Builds on communication skills through discussion, debate, and presentations; exploration of cultural topics through discussion of written texts and other media. May include experiential learning projects involving native speakers from the Hispanic community.

Conversational Spanish II This course is a continuation of Spanish 206 (prerequisite or if the student has an equivalent proficiency with instructor permission) and follows the same format. It is designed to enhance communication skills and provide additional practice to improve oral expression and comprehension and reading and writing skills, while increasing awareness of Hispanic culture and community engagement through projects and interaction with guests from the Hispanic community. To know more about community projects, visit our site Spanish for Community. It is geared toward students who already have a good general knowledge of grammar and a certain ability to express themselves orally but want to improve. Students are expected to participate in discussions, debates and interactive presentations. Grammar will not be studied systematically, but a review of the most important aspects of it will be covered through oral practice exercises. Please note that Span 207 does not require...
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SPAN221 Introduction to Hispanic Literature Sections

Major texts, authors, periods, and genres of Hispanic literature; key concepts, terminology, and practices of literary analysis that serve as a foundation for higher-level Spanish literature courses.

Instructor(s): Fernández Utrera, María Soledad BEASLEY-MURRAY, JONATHAN
Introducción al análisis literario en español El curso es una introducción al análisis literario de textos teatrales y narrativos españoles y latinoamericanos.  Es, asimismo, una introducción básica a algunas obras y autores relevantes teniendo en cuenta el contexto socio-histórico y cultural en el que se inscriben. Los objetivos del curso son: que el estudiante adquiera los conocimientos, técnicas y habilidades básicas que le permitan comprender correctamente y llevar a cabo un análisis básico de un texto teatral y narrativo de procedencia y periodo diversos; que el estudiante desarrolle una interpretación crítica y razonada de esos textos; que el estudiante exprese en español su análisis e interpretación personal del texto, tanto en forma escrita como verbal, y que lo haga de manera lo más ordenada, fluida, clara, precisa y correcta posible; que el estudiante conozca algunos de los representantes y obras más destacadas de la historia de la prosa y el teatro hispanos,...
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SPAN222 Introduction to Hispanic Culture Sections

Media, figures, periods, and genres of Hispanic culture; key concepts, theories, and practices of cultural analysis that serve as a foundation for higher-level Spanish culture courses.

Instructor(s): Beauchesne, Kim
Hispanic Cultural Expressions Este curso se propone explorar las múltiples facetas de la cultura hispánica desde una perspectiva crítica. A través del examen de varios géneros (la música, el cine, el arte y la fotografía), los estudiantes analizarán la producción cultural de distintos períodos históricos, vinculándola tanto con sus creadores como con sus contextos sociopolíticos respectivos. En cada análisis se aprenderá una terminología específica y se discutirán conceptos propios de los estudios culturales. Asimismo, abordaremos temas fundamentales, como la identidad colectiva, la resistencia cultural, los movimientos sociales y la política de género, entre otros. El objetivo principal consiste en que los estudiantes desarrollen su capacidad para leer, ver y reflexionar sobre textos culturales en español, ya sea oralmente o por escrito. This course seeks to explore the many facets of Hispanic culture from a critical perspective. Through the examination of various genres (music, cinema, art, and photography), students will analyze the cultural...
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SPAN301 Advanced Spanish I Sections

Advanced grammar structures in context, lexical repertoire, fluency and cultural awareness to broaden and develop language skills.

Advanced Spanish I SPAN 301: Advanced Spanish I, es un curso para estudiantes intermedios en el que se profundizan las habilidades lingüísticas hacia un nivel intermedio avanzado. Es la continuación de SPAN 202, SPAN 207 o para estudiantes de un nivel equivalente con permiso del instructor.  SPAN 301: Advanced Spanish I también puede cursarse concurrentemente con SPAN 206. El objetivo del curso es que los estudiantes amplíen y profundicen sus habilidades comunicativas,  (oralidad, escritura y audición) así como también la reflexión lingüística través del estudio de la gramática en contexto.  El curso enfatiza el reconocimiento de la diversidad social y cultural del mundo hispano a partir de la exposición de los estudiantes a la lectura de textos literarios y no literarios,  el arte y expresiones audiovisuales. El curso incluye lecturas, análisis de textos, composiciones originales, ejercicios gramaticales y de contraste inglés/español, discusiones y debates en los que los estudiantes deberán demostrar no solamente...
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SPAN302 Advanced Spanish II Sections

Advanced grammar structures in context; students expand lexical repertoire, and gain fluency and flexibility as they deepen cultural awareness through reading, listening, discussion, and writing.

Advanced Spanish II SPAN 302: Advanced Spanish II,  es un curso para estudiantes intermedio-avanzados en el que se profundizan las habilidades lingüísticas hacia un nivel  avanzado. Es la continuación de SPAN 301 o para estudiantes de un nivel equivalente con permiso del instructor.  SPAN 302: Advanced Spanish II también puede cursarse concurrentemente con SPAN 207. El objetivo del curso es que los estudiantes amplíen y profundicen sus habilidades comunicativas,  (oralidad, escritura y audición) así como también la reflexión lingüística través del estudio de la gramática en contexto.  El curso enfatiza el reconocimiento de la diversidad social y cultural del mundo hispano a partir de la exposición de los estudiantes a la lectura de textos literarios y no literarios,  el arte y expresiones audiovisuales. El curso incluye lecturas, análisis de textos, composiciones originales, ejercicios gramaticales y de contraste inglés/español, discusiones y debates en los que los estudiantes deberán demostrar no solamente su progreso lingüístico...
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SPAN321 Tradition and Diversity in Spanish History and Culture Sections

Conservation and progress on the Iberian Peninsula, from the Middle Ages to the present. Includes the first modern European state and its diverse cultures.

Introduction to Spanish Civilization and Culture El curso es una visión panorámica de la historia y la cultura de España desde la prehistoria hasta el siglo XVIII.  Se enfocará en los principales acontecimientos políticos, sociales, económicos, religiosos y culturales, con el objetivo de comprender cómo se ha ido forjando la identidad española. Los objetivos de este curso son: que el estudiante tenga una introducción a la historia y la cultura de España en el contexto Europeo hasta el comienzo del siglo XVIII. que conozca el papel relevante de España y sus aportaciones a la vida y la cultura occidentales (por ejemplo, en el campo del derecho internacional). que entienda cómo se ha formado la identidad española a partir de la fusión de múltiples razas y culturas. que comprenda el origen de la actual España plural de las Autonomías y su problemática. que aprenda a examinar críticamente tópicos y lugares comunes sobre España,...
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SPAN357 The Golden Age of Peninsular Literature and Culture Sections

Tradition, faith, conflict, prosperity, and decadence in literature and everyday life from the Middle Ages to 1700.

Instructor(s): Alvarez-Moreno, Raúl
Survey of Peninsular Literature and Culture from the Origins to 1700 This course introduces students to the literature of Spain from the Middle Ages to the 17th century through fundamental literary authors, genres and trends. We will explore the classic works and characters (El Cid, Libro del buen amor, La Celestina, Lazarillo de Tormes, Don Quijote, Don Juan, La vida es sueño) that have shaped Spain’s literary genius, influenced Universal literature and continue to impact current popular culture. In addition to refining methods of textual analysis and critical skills, students will gain knowledge of the historical, social, intellectual and religious contexts that have shaped the literature of this period, and are essential to understanding the character and ideological foundations of the Hispanic World. Required texts: Sanchez-Romeralo, A. E Ibarra, F. Antología de autores españoles antiguos y modernos, Vol. 1., Macmillan. Pedro Calderón de la Barca, ed. Vincent Martin. La vida es sueño. Juan de...
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SPAN358 Divergent Visions: Peninsular Literature and Culture since 1700 Sections

Modern Spanish literature and culture, from Empire to the European Union. Includes Romanticism, Modernism, Republicanism, and Separatism.

Survey of Peninsular Literature and Culture from 1700 to the Present El curso es una introducción panorámica a la historia y los principales movimientos culturales de España durante los siglo XVIII y XIX en el contexto europeo. El curso tiene un triple objetivo: en primer lugar, que el estudiante obtenga una visión panorámica de la evolución de la cultura española desde 1700 hasta el inicio del siglo XX en el marco europeo; en segundo lugar que el estudiante profundice en las características más destacadas de los movimientos estéticos de este periodo (neoclasicismo, romanticismo, realismo y modernismo) mediante el estudio de autores y artistas representativos y el examen detallado de una variedad de textos visuales y escritos; que el estudiante, además, sea consciente de las interrelaciones y paralelismos existentes entre las diversas disciplinas. en tercer lugar, que el estudiante conozca el contexto político y social de España durante los siglos XVIII y XIX...
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SPAN364 Colonial Encounters in Spanish-American Literature and Culture Sections

Spanish colonialism in the Americas from the Conquest to the 1820's and the dawn of Independence. Includes coloniality, hybridity, subalternity, and autonomy.

Instructor(s): Beauchesne, Kim
Survey of Spanish-American Literature and Culture to the 1820s El objetivo de este curso consiste en revisar, analizar y discutir algunos de los textos canónicos de la llamada “literatura colonial” desde las representaciones de las conquistas iniciales hasta la alta cultura de la época virreinal. Ubicaremos cada una de las obras seleccionadas dentro de su género y contexto sociohistórico para entender la interacción entre los variados aspectos con que va tomando forma el discurso americano. Complementaremos nuestras lecturas con el estudio de la cultura material, el arte visual y las producciones no alfabéticas locales (sobre todo códices y mapas) de ese período. Al final del curso se harán breves incursiones por la literatura contemporánea para evaluar el legado del pasado colonial en la problemática social y literaria de la América Latina actual. Course pack The course pack, based on Voces de Hispanoamérica: antología literaria (eds. Raquel Chang-Rodríguez and Malva E Filer; Boston: Cengage...
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SPAN365 Modern Magics: Spanish-American Literature and Culture since the 1820s Sections

Literary engagements with modernity in the Spanish Americas, from the 1820's to the present. Includes civilization, progress, politicization, and violence.

Instructor(s): Orr-Álvarez, Brianne
Survey of Spanish-American Literature and Culture since the 1820s Independence Wars, nation formation, dictatorship, revolution, love, (post)colonialism, neoliberalism, globalization: these are just some of the origins of change that shape Spanish America from the mid 19th century to present day. These historical, political and social patterns, along with the aesthetic campaigns and movements that bubble up as a result of them, are the driving forces behind some of the most renowned literary works in a Spanish-American context. Spanish 365 is a survey course that picks up, chronologically, where Spanish 364 leaves off. By working through a sampling of literary genres and representative authors from different Spanish American backgrounds- José Martí (Cuba), Pablo Neruda (Chile), Gabriel García Márquez (Colombia), Luisa Valenzuela (Argentina), and Juan Rulfo (Mexico), to name a few, students will trace the thematic consistencies and shifts among literary movements, grapple with literal and figurative meanings in literature, and evaluate to what...
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SPAN402 Advanced Spanish III Sections

Developing linguistic proficiency and effective and accurate communication in both spoken and written Spanish. Includes close reading of texts, advanced written composition, cross-cultural analysis, and conversational skills.

Instructor(s): Carbonetti, Maria
Los laberintos de la lengua Español 402: Los laberintos de la lengua, es el nivel más avanzado de lengua para quienes hayan completado Span 302, o tengan una competencia lingüística equivalente y para estudiantes bilingües. El curso explora los aspectos más complejos de la lengua expañola a nivel sintáctico, morfológico y semántico a través de diferentes géneros discursivos a partir de modelos de la literatura, crítica, periodismo y cine hispanos. Los estudiantes practican intensivamente la escritura académica, discuten material de lectura y audiovisual y participan en un taller de exploración creativa (el único en el programa) en el que pueden experimentar, tomar riesgos y enriquecer sus posibilidades expresivas en español. Los estudiantes tendrán la oportunidad de participar en proyectos de servicio a la comunidad hispana a través de nuestra iniciativa Spanish for Community. Para más información contactar a Dr. María Carbonetti: maria.carbonetti@ubc.ca No hay examen final...
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SPAN411 Hispanic Linguistics Sections

Spanish as a linguistic system. Includes the structure of Spanish words and sentences, dialectal varieties in both Spain and Latin America, and linguistic theory.

Instructor(s): Navarro Ortega, Samuel
Introducción a la Lingüística Hispánica Este es un curso de introducción al estudio del español como sistema lingüístico.  Es importante para los estudiantes de español como lengua extranjera (ELE) y para quienes buscan especializarse, conocer más allá de las funciones comunicativas del idioma. En este curso, los estudiantes aprenden acerca de la evolución histórica del español, la formación de las palabras y la estructura de las oraciones, al igual que las variedades dialectales de la lengua.  Cada tema está acompañado de variados ejercicios prácticos para que los estudiantes trabajen en forma individual y grupal.  Igualmente, el curso ofrece múltiples instancias para el desarrollo de trabajos de investigación individual sobre algunos de los temas estudiados durante el curso. Por tratarse de un curso avanzado, se espera que los estudiantes demuestren un nivel intermedio-avanzado del español tanto a nivel receptivo (comprensión auditiva y lectora) como de producción (escrita y oral).  El curso es igualmente apropiado...
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SPAN470E Imperial Eyes and Foundational Fictions: Topics in Spanish-American Colonial and Nineteenth-Century Culture - SP-AM CL< 19C Sections

Selected areas of study relating to colonial and/or nineteenth-century Spanish America. Consult the Department for this year's offerings.

Instructor(s): Beauchesne, Kim
Literatura y derechos humanos en América Latina Este curso pretende examinar la compleja relación entre literatura y derechos humanos en América Latina, desde la llegada de los europeos al Nuevo Mundo hasta hoy en día. Con un enfoque particular en las letras coloniales, nos preguntaremos cuál ha sido el impacto de los abusos y/o la defensa de los derechos humanos en la literatura latinoamericana y, viceversa, cuál es la contribución de la literatura a los debates sobre los derechos humanos. Más específicamente, discutiremos nociones cruciales, como el trauma, el afecto, la resistencia y la descolonización mediante análisis textuales y la lectura crítica de obras secundarias relevantes en torno a los desafíos y limitaciones de la teoría de los derechos humanos (Zavala, Galeano, Quijano, Žižek, Sousa Santos, etc.). Asimismo, recibiremos la visita de miembros de organizaciones no gubernamentales que se dedican a la implementación de los derechos humanos en las Américas. Lecturas obligatorias: Ayala,...
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SPAN495 Research Intensive Seminar in Hispanic Literature and Culture Sections

Theories and methodologies of the discipline. Consult the Department for this year's offering.

Instructor(s): Santos, Alessandra
Diáspora Africana en América Latina En este curso interdisciplinario, examinaremos manifestaciones de una Diáspora Africana en la literatura y cultura latinoamericana dentro de contextos específicos. Examinaremos obras literarias y fílmicas que indican cómo escritores y artistas postcoloniales conciben relaciones interculturales a través del lenguaje, cine, música y artes. Estudiaremos interconexiones de raza, clase y género manifiestas en obras que, directa o indirectamente, abordan debates sobre el tema. Required books and texts Books available at the UBC bookstore and online sellers: - Alejo Carpentier - El reino de este mundo (1949) - Achy Obejas - Memory Mambo (1996) Additional texts (required short stories and recommended critical essays) will be available in PDF through the course website. Films will be made available through the library. Recommended books Sylvan Barnet and William E. Cain - A Short Guide to Writing About Literature, 2012 Timothy Corrigan - A Short Guide to Writing About Film, 2012 Joseph Gibaldi - MLA Handbook for Writers of Research...
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SPAN499 Honours Essay Sections

SPAN501A Theoretical Approaches to Literature - TH APPR LIT Sections

Instructor(s): Navarro Ortega, Samuel
Transferring Knowledge of L2 Research Methodology for Literary Researchers [cross-listed with FREN512A] In this interdisciplinary course, literature students learn and apply fundamental concepts of research methods and techniques. The aim is to prepare students to produce literary studies with an enriched methodological design. Students are guided to pay attention to the kinds of research questions or hypotheses tested in systematic research (e.g., Second Language Research, Applied Linguistics) vis-à-vis those formulated in literature, the data collection methods employed in systematic research, and how careful justification of methodological decisions enhances the rigor of a study. All along the course, students will be motivated to critically assess studies that employ a systematic methodology, seeking possibilities for transferring ideas that may enrich their own investigation in literary studies. Students will apply the concepts and methods studied in class working with a corpus of short stories by E. A. Poe written in English. The unification of the linguistic...
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SPAN505 Studies in Peninsular and Latin-American Culture Sections

Text and Image: Avant-Garde to Neo Avant-Garde in Latin America The course will offer an in-depth examination of the major avant-garde and neo avant-garde movements in 20th century Latin America. We will study literary and visual materials, as well as manifestoes and critical texts, examining the confluence of text and image as an important element to avant-garde writers and artists. Starting with Modernismo as antecedent, we will examine Ultraísmo, Creacionismo, Estridentismo, Antropofagia, ending with Constructivism, Concretism, Neo-Concretism, and Conceptualism. We will also examine the relationship of the Latin American avant-garde with European and global counterparts (Futurism, Dada, Surrealism, Concretism) in order to investigate Latin America’s position within international literary and artistic movements. Concepts to be examined: modernity, technology, national identity X cosmopolitanism, form, difference, and the environment. Required texts (selections TBD) Rubén Darío Prosas profanas y otros poemas (1901) Nicaragua Jorge Luis Borges Revista Martín Fierro (1924-1927) Argentina César Vallejo Trilce (1922) Peru Manuel Maples Arce Urbe (Super-poema bolchevique en 5 cantos) (1924) Mexico Alfredo...
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SPAN505A Studies in Peninsular and Latin-American Culture - STD PEN<-AM CL Sections

Instructor(s): Alvarez-Moreno, Raúl
Grandes figuras del hispanismo en España y Latinoamérica: el pícaro This course studies one of the main figures in Hispanic Studies: the pícaro (the rogue).  Within a Trans-Atlantic perspective and through different theoretical approaches, we will analyze the transformation process of  this folkloric and literary character into an archetype (Jung) and even a myth (Frye, Barthes, Levi-Strauss) by using a corpus that includes works from different times, genres and places such as Spain, Mexico, Paraguay or Argentina. In our analysis, we will reflect on the authors’ reasons for choosing this figure of dissent, the ideological function of the different versions and reinterpretations, and the socio-economical contexts where the pícaro emerges (Imperial Spain, Colonial America, Mexican Revolution…). While the course will be literature-based, we will also make use of other cultural appearances of this anti-hero such as cinema, art and soap operas. Corpus of primary texts - Cervantes, Miguel de. El coloquio de los perros en Novelas ejemplares (1613). - Quevedo,...
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SPAN530 Peninsular Literature of the Eighteenth, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries Sections

Instructor(s): Casas Aguilar, Anna
Inventing Spain: Nationalisms and Pluralism in Contemporary Spain How does a country see itself? What texts are considered foundational in the canon of national self-understanding? How does literature engage with nation-building? What are the “threats” to the nationalist project? This course draws from contemporary texts that seek to define Spain, Catalonia and the Basque country. The course will start with ideas of national unity dating from the Spanish Civil War onwards and then we will consider the place of pluralism, multilingualism, and migration in the literature of contemporary Spain. We will read a variety of texts such as essays, novels, poems and autobiographical writings by canonical Spanish writers such as Luis Martín Santos, Juan Goytisolo and Juan Marsé, as well as by Catalan and Basque authors that include Jon Juaristi and Najat El Hachmi. We will pay special attention to historical memory, monolingualism and plurilingualism, immigration, gender, cultural diversity, nationalism and melancholia. Preliminary...
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SPAN548 Graduating Essay Sections

SPAN549 Master's Thesis Sections

Master's thesis All candidates for the M.A. degree with thesis are required to deposit in the Department a thesis of approximately 80 pages, including bibliography and notes. It must be presented in accordance with the university guidelines for the format and presentation of graduate theses. Candidates will defend their thesis during a one-hour and a half oral examination. Candidates must register in Spanish 549 in the year in which they intend to submit the thesis. For information about your thesis preparation and submission, click here. Course Registration
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SPAN570A Spanish-American Colonial Literature - SP-AM COL LIT Sections

Instructor(s): Beauchesne, Kim
El impulso utópico en América Latina: teoría y práctica Este curso examinará el papel de la utopía en la producción cultural latinoamericana con un enfoque particular en las letras coloniales. Analizaremos algunos textos fundamentales de distintos géneros y tradiciones culturales que contienen una serie de elementos asociados a la búsqueda de una nueva comunidad ideal. En este recorrido nos preguntaremos por qué América Latina suele estar ligada al pensamiento utópico y cómo ha generado una variedad de proyectos sostenidos en utopías de diversos tipos. Al final del curso se harán breves incursiones por la literatura y el arte performativo contemporáneos para evaluar la trayectoria concreta de la utopía latinoamericana hasta hoy en día, sin olvidar las revoluciones socialistas de los años 1960. Basándonos en obras teórico-críticas recientes, estudiaremos entonces los contrapuntos de la utopía, es decir las distopías y el llamado “desencanto”, además de abordar la problemática del supuesto fin de...
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SPAN649 Doctoral Dissertation Sections

 
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SPAN101 Beginners' Spanish I Sections

Grammar, composition, translation, oral practice.

[accordions collapsible=true active=false style=accordion-container] [accordion title="Course Description - Summer 2017" style="accordion-style1"] Beginners' Spanish I Spanish 101 introduces students to the fundamentals of the Spanish language while involving them in personalized activities that require interactive communication.  Students discuss and describe everyday activities within the context of common tasks and situations (the first day of classes, talking on the phone, looking for work, going to a party, weekend activities, etc.).  The course includes group interaction and grammatical explanations. Evaluation is based on demonstrated proficiency in the use of pertinent vocabulary and basic structures by means of self-expression (oral and written) and functional translation. The course also attempts to promote cultural awareness. Spanish 101 is a 3-credit course for beginners.  To receive credits for this course, students who enrol in it are presumed to have no previous knowledge of the language. Required text and Online Workbook: ¿Cómo se dice...? UBC Custom Edition (10th ed.), with eSAM\iLrn online workbook, Jarvis, Heinle...
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SPAN102 Beginners' Spanish II Sections

Grammar, composition, translation, oral practice.

[accordions collapsible=true active=false style=accordion-container] [accordion title="Course Description - Summer 2017" style="accordion-style1"] Beginners Spanish II Spanish 102 builds upon the skills acquired in Spanish 101.  It involves students in interactive communication while introducing them to language structures of increased complexity.  Students report and describe past events and express subjunctive notions such as volition and emotion within the context of common tasks (planeando vacaciones, pidiendo información, buscando vivienda, haciendo las compras, etc.).  The course includes group interaction and grammatical explanations. Evaluation is based on demonstrated proficiency in the use of pertinent vocabulary and structures by means of self-expression (oral and written) and functional translation. The course also attempts to promote cultural awareness. Required text and Online Workbook: ¿Cómo se dice...?  UBC Custom Edition (10th ed.), with eSAM\iLrn online workbook, Jarvis, Heinle 2013. Prerequisite: SPAN 101 or equivalent Note: Spanish 102 is a 3-credit course.  It is absolutely not recommended that students with Grade 11 Spanish take Spanish 102 without taking Spanish...
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SPAN201 Intermediate Spanish I Sections

Grammar, composition, translation, oral practice, readings.

[accordions collapsible=true active=false style=accordion-container] [accordion title="Course Description - Summer 2017" style="accordion-style1"] Intermediate Spanish I This course reviews the fundamentals of the language while involving learners in interactive communication and in the development of their reading and writing skills. Students demonstrate fluency discussing everyday activities, competence in reporting and describing past events, and proficiency expressing subjunctive notions of volition, emotion and doubt within the context of topical tasks and situations. Students can expect grammatical explanations and active participation in group interaction. Evaluation is based on demonstrated proficiency in the use of pertinent vocabulary and structures by means of self-expression (oral and written) and functional translation. The course also attempts to promote cultural awareness. Classes are conducted primarily in Spanish. Spanish 201 is a 3-credit course. Required text: Ana C. Jarvis, Continuemos package, 8th ed. (Continuemos text, iLrn Printed Access Code, Larousse Pocket Spanish/English Dictionary), Cengage, 2013.

Prerequisite: SPAN 102 or equivalent; or B standing in Grade 11 Spanish, but...
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SPAN202 Intermediate Spanish II Sections

Grammar, composition, translation, oral practice, readings.

[accordions collapsible=true active=false style=accordion-container] [accordion title="Course Description - Summer 2017" style="accordion-style1"] Intermediate Spanish II Spanish 202 is the continuation of Spanish 201. The course proceeds with the introduction of language structures of increased complexity while requiring learners to engage in interactive communication. This course includes group interaction and the discussion (oral and written) of selected readings. A film will be shown in class. Evaluation is based on demonstrated proficiency in the use of pertinent vocabulary and structures by means of self-expression (oral and written) and functional translation. The course also attempts to promote cultural awareness. Classes are conducted in Spanish. Spanish 202 is a 3-credit course. Required text: Ana C. Jarvis, Continuemos package, 8th ed. (Continuemos text, iLrn Printed Access Code, Larousse Pocket Spanish/English Dictionary), Cengage, 2013. Prerequisite: SPAN 201 or equivalent Note: SPAN 202 satisfies the language requirement for the Faculty of Arts.  Students with Grade 12 Spanish are normally not given credits for this course; exceptions are possible, but...
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SPAN404B Topics in Hispanic Cinema - TPCS HISP CINEMA Sections

Hollywood South of the Border This course will examine the treatment of Latin America in Hollywood film. It will look at films set south of the border, films about the border itself, as well as the presence of Latino stars (actors, directors, and others) in the US film industry. Hollywood is, after all, located in the ambivalent borderland that is Southern California: once part of the Spanish Empirse, part of Mexico, and now increasingly marked by ongoing Latino immigration. Its cinematic output thus negotiates a set of fears and desires about the foreign other, but also the domestic self, as they play out on the silver screen over the course of the century of film. To study the issues these movies raise, we will examine a range of genres, from comedy to the Western, musicals to action adventures. Among the films we may view: John Emerson. The Americano (1916). Fred Niblo. The Mark of...
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SPAN499 Honours Essay Sections

SPAN504B Studies in Hispanic Cinema - STD HISP CINEMA Sections

Hollywood South of the Border This course will examine the treatment of Latin America in (mostly) Hollywood film. It will look at films set south of the border, films about the border itself, as well as the presence of Latino stars (actors, directors, etc.) in the US film industry. Hollywood is, after all, located in the ambivalent borderland that is Southern California: once part of the Spanish Empire, later part of Mexico, and now increasingly marked by ongoing Latino immigration. Its cinematic output thus negotiates a set of fears and desires about the foreign other, but also the domestic self, as they play out on the silver screen over the course of a century of film. To study the issues these movies raise, we will examine genres from comedy to the Western, musicals to action adventures. Assignments: Students will have to: 1) write a weekly blog post (20% of the final grade); 2)...
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SPAN548 Graduating Essay Sections

SPAN549 Master's Thesis Sections

Master's thesis All candidates for the M.A. degree with thesis are required to deposit in the Department a thesis of approximately 80 pages, including bibliography and notes. It must be presented in accordance with the university guidelines for the format and presentation of graduate theses. Candidates will defend their thesis during a one-hour and a half oral examination. Candidates must register in Spanish 549 in the year in which they intend to submit the thesis. For information about your thesis preparation and submission, click here. Course Registration
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SPAN649 Doctoral Dissertation Sections