Spanish Courses

 

Winter 2018/19

Winter 2018

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 2018" 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 2018" 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 2018" 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 2018" 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.

Introduction to Hispanic Literature Este curso ofrece una comprensión elemental y comprensiva del análisis literario sobre la base de textos españoles e hispanoamericanos. Se introducirán los principales géneros literarios (poesía, ensayo, narrativa, drama) con su correspondiente terminología del lenguaje literario. Además se situarán los autores y los textos en sus contextos históricos, geográficos, políticos y culturales. Objetivos de aprendizaje: En este curso, el estudiante… 1)     se familiarizará con las técnicas básicas de análisis del lenguaje literario correspondiente a cada género literario y sabrá identificarlas en los textos estudiados; 2)     reconocerá las características específicas de los movimientos estéticos y cómo se manifiestan en los textos estudiados; 3)     podrá ubicar el contexto histórico, espacial y cultural en el que se producen y enuncian los textos también; 4)     conocerá algunos de los principales representantes y obras del canon de la literatura española e hispanoamericana en su desarrollo histórico, espacial y cultural; 5)     aprenderá a escribir ensayos analíticos cortos que demuestren conocimiento de las reglas y el formato establecidos en la guía de escritura...
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SPAN280 Revolution! (in English) Sections

Concepts, theories, and practice of protest, revolt, and revolution in the Hispanic world, highlighting the intersection of politics and culture through novels, poetry, letters, diaries, and/or historical accounts of specific revolutionary uprisings.

Instructor(s): Orr-Álvarez, Brianne
Revolution! (in English) Revolutions challenge the status quo. Revolutionary leaders think differently. They imagine change in times of conflict. Span 280 is an introduction to major icons, concepts, practices, and discourses of revolt and revolution in Latin America from 1910-present. We will read first-hand accounts of “Revolution” written by and about some of the most prevalent rebel leaders – Emiliano Zapata, Che Guevara, Gioconda Belli, Omar Cabezas, and the rebel formerly known as Subcomandante Marcos - while studying the intersections of literary, political, and cultural production (music, art, and film) in Mexico, Cuba, and Nicaragua. Required texts Gioconda Belli, The Country Under My Skin. Coursepack Prerequisite: None Language of Instruction: English Course Registration
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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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SPAN309 Business Spanish of International Trade in the Hispanic World (in Spanish) Sections

Language of international commerce through real world business practices in the Hispanic world; key issues concerning business practices, engaging with real-world materials, and interacting with professionals specializing in trade with the Hispanic world.

Business Spanish of International Trade in the Hispanic World Numerosas economías emergentes en Latino América (v.gr., Chile, México, Perú) han logrado establecer un importante rol internacional gracias a la comercialización de sus productos. Dicha situación le ofrece a quienes dominan el español como idioma materno o lengua adicional, explorar interesantes oportunidades de desarrollo profesional y personal. El curso SPAN 309 introduce a los estudiantes al tema del Comercio Exterior. El énfasis es el intercambio comercial que existe entre Canadá y los países hispanoamericanos. Por ejemplo, los estudiantes aprenden acerca de las economías que se sustentan en base al intercambio internacional, los principales bienes y servicios que se comercializan y los mercados a los cuales se destinan dichos productos. Para comprender y discutir las diversas unidades del curso (v.gr., los acuerdos comerciales, los procesos de transportes de los productos, la banca internacional, etc.), los estudiantes se familiarizan con la terminología técnica propia de estas...
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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.

Tradition and Diversity in Spanish History and Culture El curso es una visión panorámica de la historia y la cultura de España desde la prehistoria hasta finales del siglo XVII.  Se enfocará en los principales acontecimientos políticos, sociales, económicos, religiosos y culturales.  El objetivo es comprender cómo se ha ido forjando su identidad plural a través de los siglos, en una lucha constante y tensa entre centro y periferia, y entre tradición y progreso. Texto obligatorio Cantarino, Vicente. Civilización y cultura de España. 5th edition. Pearson, Prentice Hall, 2006. Prerequisite: One of SPAN 202, SPAN 207 Language of Instruction: Spanish Course Registration
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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
The Golden Age of Peninsular Literature and Culture Are heroes necessary for our existence and contemplation of ourselves as part of society?  Is poverty deterministic or related to one’s choices?  Is fiction truth and vice versa? In this course, students will explore how the literature of the Spanish Middle and Golden Ages (the 11th to the 17th centuries) bring to the surface these and other central debates and controversies related to human existence both as individuals and as part of larger social frameworks. Students will prepare the readings, familiarize themselves with both sides of the arguments using literary evidence, stage a debate for every module, and write on the socio-political significance of such issues in relation to the present day. Texts will be provided in user-friendly modernized versions or editions prepared for English speaking students. Required readings: Anónimo. Vida de Lazarillo de Tormes y de sus fortunas y adversidades. Ed. Annette Grant Cash and...
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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.

Divergent Visions: Peninsular Literature and Culture since 1700 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 en el marco...
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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
Colonial Encounters in Spanish-American Literature and Culture 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. Coursepack The coursepack, based on Voces de Hispanoamérica: antología literaria (eds. Raquel Chang-Rodríguez and Malva E Filer; Boston: Cengage Learning, 2017), must be...
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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.

Modern Magics: Spanish-American Literature and Culture since the 1820s This course aims to familiarize students with general concepts in Latin American literature through a discussion of representative works from modernismo, realismo mágico to the 21st century. By reading and studying some of the most canonical Spanish American works from different literary genres -from poetry to prose to essays and testimonies-, and regions, students will become familiar with issues Latin Americans have faced over the course of these centuries, such as national identity, race, gender, migration, nature, political violence, and various ideals. The course will also use films and songs in order to explore these topics. Texts: TBA Prerequisite: SPAN 221 Corequisite: SPAN 302 Language of Instruction: Spanish Course Registration  
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SPAN401 Translation Sections

Purpose, practice, and methodologies of translation from Spanish into English and back. Includes translation theory, translation from a variety of sources (i.e. literary, journalistic, legal, technical).

Instructor(s): Carbonetti, Maria
Translation SPAN 401 es una introducción intensamente práctica al arte y a la destreza de la traducción del inglés al español y del español al inglés, con especial énfasis en la escritura en español. A través de una variedad de actividades de distintos campos profesionales (Ios negocios, la salud y la educación, el periodismo, las relaciones públicas, y los estudios literarios y culturales), los estudiantes trabajarán con teorías y técnicas de traducción, intersecciones (o divergencias) gramaticales y estructurales entre las dos lenguas, y tratarán de resolver cuestiones de fidelidad y fluidez al interpretar voz, cultura y texto. Los estudiantes tendrán la oportunidad de aplicar los conocimientos en situaciones concretas participando activamente en la traducción y preparación de materiales para organizaciones vinculadas con la comunidad hispana a través de Spanish for Community. Este curso también facilitará una breve introducción a la interpretación simultánea de la lengua en el contexto de las...
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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.

Advanced Spanish III El curso SPAN 402 analiza cuatro contenidos gramaticales del español para establecer su evolución diacrónica (v.gr., el potencial en reemplazo del subjuntivo en oraciones condicionales). Con tal motivo, recurrimos a las explicaciones que nos ofrecen las gramáticas descriptivas canónicas (v.gr., Nueva Gramática de la Lengua Española, 2009) las que a su vez contrastamos con ejemplos del discurso actual. Dentro de este marco, el curso persigue los siguientes objetivos. Primeramente, nos enfocamos en estudiar comparativamente el modo como las diferentes gramáticas explican construcciones morfosintácticas complejas. Hacemos énfasis en el significado que subyace a dichas construcciones y que determina su uso en el discurso oral y escrito (v.gr., ¿Qué desea comunicar un hablante mediante el uso del potencial perfecto?). Posteriormente contrastamos las explicaciones de las gramáticas con el uso del español actual. Más precisamente, verificamos hasta qué punto las construcciones que aparecen descritas en las gramáticas canónicas muestran vigencia con los registros...
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SPAN406 Breaking the Mold: Gender Representation(s) in Hispanic Literature and Culture Sections

Gender and sexuality in Spain and Latin America.

Selected Topics: Hispanic Women’s Voices (escritoras, artistas y directoras españolas del siglo XVIII, XIX y XX) El curso es una introducción al papel de la mujer en España desde el siglo XVIII hasta el final de la Dictadura franquista (1975). El énfasis, sin embargo, se pondrá en las aportaciones al discurso feminista español de algunas de estas artistas, escritoras y directoras, sin perder de vista el contexto histórico, político, social, económico y cultural español y europeo en el que se insertan. Algunas de las preguntas que se plantearán en el curso son: ¿Qué implica ser una escritora, artista o directora de cine en el contexto social y político en el que produce su obra? ¿Cómo se enfrenta la artista al contexto social y político y cómo se posiciona en referencia a entidades como la nación y cuestiones como el nacionalismo? ¿Qué problemática específica se le plantea al sujeto femenino en situaciones de...
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SPAN420 Ascent and Decline: Topics in Golden-Age Peninsular Literature and Culture Sections

Selected areas of study relating to sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Spain. Consult the Department for this year's offerings.

Instructor(s): Alvarez-Moreno, Raúl
Power and Eroticism in Golden Age Spain #Consent #Repression #Money #Power #Control …these are just some of the buzz words used in social media to define the intricate relationship between power and eroticism in today’s world. This course will examine how power and sexual desire intersect in both canonical and lesser-known authors from 15th to 17th century Spain through four topic-based modules: eroticism and prostitution, eroticism and matrimony, eroticism, homosexuality and cross-dressing, and eroticism and heterosexuality. Students will discuss broader attitudes toward the representation of the body and sexuality in literature and society in relation to power ─repression, integration, violence, control, mocking, patriarchalism─, and against the historical, economic, political, religious and medical background of this period. In addition to the study of different genres (poetry, drama, prose) and literary styles, we will also consider and research into other cultural manifestations of power and eroticism in art and cinema. Texts will be provided...
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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): Alvarez-Moreno, Raúl
Questions of Class, Race and Gender in Latin America The goal of the Research Intensive Seminar is to offer a writing intensive, seminar-style course where we explore theories and methodologies of the discipline of literary and cultural studies. Through the study of theory, and the literary, filmic and cultural examination of specific case studies, we will develop and improve tools of analyses. The thematic focus of the course will be class, race and gender in Latin American literature, film and culture. Required books and texts Books available at the UBC bookstore and online sellers: Jonathan Culler Breve introducción a la teoría literaria (1997) Roberto Arlt El juguete rabioso (1926) 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 Terry Eagleton - Una introducción a la teoría literaria (1983) Sergio...
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SPAN499 Honours Essay Sections

SPAN501A Theoretical Approaches to Literature - TH APPR LIT Sections

Instructor(s): Zhang, Gaoheng
(Cross-listed with FREN512A) Introduction to Mobility Studies This course will introduce Mobility Studies in relation to case studies focused on several mobile subjects—namely, merchants, explorers, tourists, colonizers, pilgrims, and migrants—within Italian, French, and Chinese contexts. As an umbrella social theory, Mobility Studies provides a new paradigm to explain significant social phenomena, which range from social inequality to global climate change, all of which are related to movements. Our course will contribute to cultural analysis of mobilities by exploring how to use this paradigm to frame major intercultural events (e.g., the Age of Discovery, the Grand Tour, and migrations) as they are articulated in narratives of diverse types (e.g., novels, journalism, diaries, and films). In particular, we will consider the motivations, knowledge, technologies, affects, meanings, and power relations of narratives of these movements. Required primary texts (excerpts): Polo, Marco (1298-99). Il Milione/The Travels of Marco Polo. Columbus, Christopher (1492-1504). The Four Voyages of Christopher Columbus. Pigafetta, Antonio...
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SPAN504 Studies in Hispanic Cinema Sections

Instructor(s): Casas Aguilar, Anna
DOCUMENTARY FILM AND PHOTOGRAPHY IN CONTEMPORARY SPAIN In this seminar, we will discuss central events of Spain’s contemporary history as well as recent events related to politics, immigration and the 2008 economic crisis by grappling at several documentary films and photographic projects. We will explore historical memory, gender transformations, the place of immigration in the country’s imaginary, as well as regional and national identities and how these have been presented in documentary cinema and photography. The primary films and photographic documents will be interpreted in relation to excerpts on truth and representation by Aristotle, Leibniz and Joan Fontcuberta and vis-à-vis canonical theoretical texts by Roland Barthes, Laura Mulvey, Teresa de Lauretis, and Susan Sontag. We will also consider the impact of new technologies and ethical issues around the manipulation, reproduction and transmission of images and films in a digital era particularly, but not solely, in the Spanish context. Required primary texts Photography projects...
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SPAN505 Studies in Peninsular and Latin-American Culture Sections

Instructor(s): Beauchesne, Kim
Literatura de viaje y la invención discursiva de América Latina Este curso se propone examinar el variado corpus de relatos de viaje sobre América Latina producidos desde la llegada de los exploradores europeos hasta la actualidad, con un enfoque particular en la época contemporánea. Dichos relatos nos guiarán a través de mundos a veces exotizados o amenazantes, misteriosos o distópicos. Dentro de este contexto, discutiremos problemáticas relacionadas con la invención discursiva de América Latina, tales como el desarrollo de la etnografía, el “choque de culturas” y/o la transculturación, los desafíos de la emigración (legal o ilegal), el impacto del turismo, la creciente globalización y la dimensión metafórica del viaje. Además, complementaremos el análisis de las obras primarias con textos crítico-teóricos, la cartografía propia de cada periodo estudiado, así como algunas representaciones fílmicas. Obras primarias (fragmentos): Caparrós, Martín. El interior Carpentier, Alejo. Los pasos perdidos Castillo, Ana. Guardianes de la frontera Erauso, Catalina de. Historia de la...
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SPAN527B Selected Topics in Medieval Spanish Literature - MDVL SPANISH LIT Sections

Instructor(s): Alvarez-Moreno, Raúl
Travel Writing in the Hispanic World to 1550 This course is an exploration of travel writing during the Spanish Medieval period in which students will venture into diverse journey narratives such as travel journals, romance tales, pilgrim guides, mirabilia, autobiographies or diplomatic reports. Although transportation was not as developed as today, Spanish medieval travelers still managed to make their way not only around Europe but to more exotic places such as Jerusalem, the Maghreb, Turkey, Egypt, Central Asia (Samarkand) and India. The class will offer a cross-cultural study of Spanish travelers (including Muslims and Jews) and their different motivations (conquest, pilgrimage, personal quest, diplomatic mission, trade, tourism), the narrative techniques used to record their experiences, the material aspects of travelling (transportation, technology, food, lodging, diseases, dangers), the reception (readers expectations, impact of printing, translations), as well as the symbolic and metaphorical meaning of travelling. We will particularly focus on the role...
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SPAN530 Peninsular Literature of the Eighteenth, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries Sections

Salvador Dalí: un acercamiento interdisciplinar Dalí fue un artista que se expresó a través de diferentes disciplinas, géneros y soportes. De hecho, la pintura fue para él solo uno de los instrumentos de que hace uso para expresar sus ideas.  Pero fue también un escritor innovador de obras de teatro, ópera y guiones de cine; de diarios, autobiografías, novelas y poesía.  Su interés por la fotografía y la performance es bien conocido; su dedicación al diseño, la publicidad y la moda también, así como a las artes aplicadas, la escultura y la arquitectura. Al contrario que otros surrealistas, fue evolucionando al ritmo de los tiempos y entendió como nadie, y antes que nadie, la importancia de los medios de masa y la publicidad en la vida del artista. Es, además, el teórico más importante de la vanguardia en España, y un espectador y pensador privilegiado que reflexiona, siempre con ironía, sobre...
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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

 

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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 2018" 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 2018" 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 2018" 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 2018" 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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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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SPAN590A Twentieth-Century Spanish-American Literature - 20C SP-AM LIT Sections

The Argentinean Avant-Garde Novel Studies of the avant-garde literature in the past have focused on the theoretical impact of their experimentation in the twentieth century transition from modernism to postmodernism. Following the geographical movements of the historical avant-garde, in its encounters between Europe and the Americas, this seminar proposes to focus on a selected corpus of the avant-garde Argentinean novel, highlighting its particularities. This seminar will allow the students to get acquainted with some of the canonical novels of Argentinean literature and of the contemporary scholarship on these novels. Questions such as can a unitary concept of avant-garde novel be created—one that could embrace different places, and times- and others will be posed. We will start with a panoptic vision of the state of avant-garde theories today in its global and local contexts. The course will be based in a close reading of the texts and in the dialogue among the students own...
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SPAN649 Doctoral Dissertation Sections