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Hispanic and Lusophone Literatures, Cultures, and Linguistics M.A.

Spanish & Portuguese Studies
College of Liberal Arts
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Contact Information
Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies, 214 Folwell Hall, 9 Pleasant Street SE, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55455 (612-625-5858; fax: 612-625-3549)
  • Program Type: Master's
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2019
  • Length of program in credits: 36
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
  • Degree: Master of Arts
Along with the program-specific requirements listed below, please read the General Information section of this website for requirements that apply to all major fields.
Note: Students are admitted only to the PhD program. The Hispanic and Lusophone Literatures, Cultures, and Linguistics MA program provides students with a focused and rigorous formation in the literatures, languages, and cultures of Spain, Latin America, and the Portuguese speaking world. Students choose one of three areas of emphasis: Hispanic Literatures & Cultures, Lusophone Literatures & Cultures, or Hispanic Linguistics The Hispanic Literatures and Cultures track provides solid intellectual and professional preparation in Iberian and Latin American literatures and cultures. Works and intellectual movements are studied in their historical, social, and cultural contexts, combining the approaches of literary and cultural criticism with those of intellectual history, sociology, gender and sexuality studies, among others. The Linguistics track is centered on the relation between language and its context of use, encompassing social, pragmatic, and discourse factors. It provides students with a strong background in the following areas of Hispanic linguistics: phonetics, phonology, syntax, pragmatics and discourse, historical linguistics, language variation, and second language acquisition. The Lusophone Literatures & Cultures track prepares students in Portuguese studies, understood as an interdisciplinary critical formation through which the cultures and literatures of Portugal, Brazil, and Lusophone Africa are approached. Students are trained in the main historical periods, cultural movements, and social issues pertaining to the Portuguese-speaking world, both nationally and transnationally, within relevant comparative frameworks.
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 3.00.
Other requirements to be completed before admission:
Required: Fluency in Spanish or Portuguese Preferred: Undergraduate degree or substantial coursework in the fields of Hispanic literatures and cultures, Lusophone literatures and cultures, or Hispanic linguistics
Special Application Requirements:
The application deadline is December 15 for the following fall semester. Application materials include: the departmental application; personal statement; writing sample representing level of scholarly development three letters of recommendation; a 5-minute voice sample; a curriculum vitae; TOEFL, MELAB, or IELTS scores; and transcripts. For more information, refer to http://spanport.umn.edu/grad/applying.html.
International applicants must submit score(s) from one of the following tests:
  • TOEFL
    • Internet Based - Total Score: 79
    • Internet Based - Writing Score: 21
    • Internet Based - Reading Score: 19
    • Paper Based - Total Score: 550
  • IELTS
    • Total Score: 6.5
  • MELAB
    • Part 1 (Composition) score: 80
Key to test abbreviations (TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB).
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Plan B: Plan B requires 30 major credits and 6 credits outside the major. The final exam is written and oral.
This program may not be completed with a minor.
Use of 4xxx courses toward program requirements is permitted under certain conditions with adviser approval.
A minimum GPA of 3.50 is required for students to remain in good standing.
Students must have reading knowledge of a foreign language outside of their principal area of study. With advisor approval, students may take one 5xxx-level course outside the department S/N; one course within the department outside the area of study S/N; and language courses S/N.
Required Courses (6 Credits)
Take the following courses:
SPPT 5995 - Directed Teaching (1.0 cr)
SPPT 5999 - The Teaching of College-Level Spanish: Theory and Practice (3.0 cr)
SPPT 8920 - Introduction to Hispanic and Lusophone Literatures, Cultures, and Languages (2.0 cr)
Outside Coursework (6 Credits)
Select at least 6 credits of outside coursework in consultation with the advisor. Directed study, directed readings, and topics courses must be approved by the advisor.
ADDS 5081 - Multicultural Foundations of Behavioral Health (3.0 cr)
AFRO 5101 - Seminar: Introduction to Africa and the African Diaspora (3.0 cr)
AFRO 5910 - Topics in African American and African Studies (3.0 cr)
AFRO 5993 - Directed Study (1.0-3.0 cr)
AFRO 8202 - Seminar: Intellectual History of Race (3.0 cr)
AFRO 8910 - Topics in Studies of Africa and the African Diaspora (3.0 cr)
AMES 5920 - Topics in Asian Culture (3.0 cr)
AMES 8001 - Critical Approaches to Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (3.0 cr)
ANTH 5041 - Ecological Anthropology (3.0 cr)
ANTH 8005 - Linguistic Anthropology (3.0 cr)
ARAB 5040 - Readings in Arabic Texts (3.0 cr)
ARAB 5992 - Directed Readings (1.0-3.0 cr)
CHIC 5920 - Topics in Chicana(o) Studies (3.0 cr)
CI 5608 - CARLA Summer Institute Seminar (1.0-4.0 cr)
CI 5628 - Analyzing Learner Language in Second Language Acquisition (3.0 cr)
CI 5656 - Teaching Literacy in Second Language Classrooms (3.0 cr)
CI 5670 - Foundations of Dual Language and Immersion Education (3.0 cr)
CI 8416 - Speculative Fiction, Radical Imagination, and Social Change (3.0 cr)
CI 8671 - Sociolinguistic Research Approaches to Education (3.0 cr)
CI 8689 - Language and Education Policy (3.0 cr)
CI 8695 - Problems: Second Languages and Cultures Education (1.0-6.0 cr)
CNES 5071 - Greek and Hellenistic Religions (3.0 cr)
CNES 8513 - Scripture and Interpretation (3.0 cr)
COMM 5211 - Critical Media Studies: Theory and Methods (3.0 cr)
CSCL 5833 - Marx, Freud, Nietzsche: Intellectual Foundations (3.0 cr)
DSSC 8111 - Approaches to Knowledge and Truth: Ways of Knowing in Development Studies and Social Change (3.0 cr)
DSSC 8112 - Scholarship and Public Responsibility (1.0 cr)
DSSC 8211 - Doctoral Research Workshop in Development Studies and Social Change (3.0 cr)
DSSC 8310 - Topics in Development Studies and Social Change (1.0-3.0 cr)
EMS 8100 - Workshop in Early Modern Studies (1.0-3.0 cr)
EMS 8250 - Seminar in Early Modern Studies (3.0 cr)
ENGL 5140 - Readings in 18th Century Literature and Culture (3.0 cr)
ENGL 5510 - Readings in Criticism and Theory (3.0 cr)
ENGL 5805 - Writing for Publication (3.0 cr)
ENGL 8090 - Seminar in Special Subjects (3.0 cr)
ENGL 8170 - Seminar in 19th-Century British Literature and Culture (3.0 cr)
EPSY 5261 - Introductory Statistical Methods (3.0 cr)
EPSY 5262 - Intermediate Statistical Methods (3.0 cr)
FREN 5350 - Topics in Literature and Culture (3.0 cr)
FREN 5470 - Post/Colonial Francophone Literatures (3.0 cr)
FREN 8110 - Topics in Early Medieval French Literature (3.0 cr)
FREN 8190 - Old French Workshop (1.0 cr)
FREN 8230 - Critical Issues: Criticism and Thought (3.0-9.0 cr)
FREN 8240 - Critical Issues: French and Francophone Cinema (3.0-9.0 cr)
FREN 8420 - Critical Issues: Francophone Literature (3.0 cr)
FREN 8992 - Directed Readings for Graduate Students (1.0-5.0 cr)
GEOG 8230 - Theoretical Geography (3.0 cr)
GIS 5573 - Introduction to Digital Mapping: ArcGIS Basics (2.0 cr)
GLOS 5993 - Directed Studies (1.0-4.0 cr)
GRAD 5102 - Preparation for University Teaching for Nonnative English Speakers (2.0 cr)
GRAD 5105 - Practicum in University Teaching for Nonnative English Speakers (1.0-2.0 cr)
GRAD 8101 - Teaching in Higher Education (3.0 cr)
GRAD 8200 - Teaching and Learning Topics in Higher Education (1.0 cr)
GWSS 5104 - Transnational Feminist Theory (3.0 cr)
GWSS 5190 - Topics: Theory, Knowledge, and Power (3.0 cr)
GWSS 8109 - Feminist Knowledge Production (3.0 cr)
GWSS 8220 - Seminar: Science, Technology & Environmental Justice (3.0 cr)
GWSS 8230 - Seminar: Cultural Criticism and Media Studies (3.0 cr)
GWSS 8490 - Seminar: Transnational, Postcolonial, Diaspora (3.0 cr)
GWSS 8993 - Directed Study (1.0-6.0 cr)
HIST 5540 - Topics in Mediterranean Studies (1.0-4.0 cr)
HIST 5900 - Topics in European/Medieval History (1.0-4.0 cr)
HIST 5901 - Latin America Proseminar: Colonial (3.0 cr)
HIST 5910 - Topics in U.S. History (1.0-4.0 cr)
HIST 5932 - The Production of Knowledge, Negotiating the Past, and the Writing of African Histories (3.0 cr)
HIST 5993 - Directed Study (1.0-16.0 cr)
HIST 8025 - Politics of Historical Memory (3.0 cr)
HIST 8900 - Topics in European/Medieval History (1.0-4.0 cr)
HIST 8960 - Topics in History (1.0-4.0 cr)
HIST 8993 - Directed Study (1.0-16.0 cr)
ITAL 5289 - The Narrow Door: Women Writers and Feminist Practices in Italian Literature and Culture (4.0 cr)
ITAL 5502 - Making of Modern Italy: From the Enlightenment to the Present (3.0 cr)
ITAL 5970 - Directed Readings (1.0-4.0 cr)
LAT 5003 - Intermediate Latin Prose for Graduate Student Research (4.0 cr)
LAT 5004 - Intermediate Latin Poetry for Graduate Research (4.0 cr)
LING 5201 - Syntactic Theory I (3.0 cr)
LING 5202 - Syntactic Theory II (3.0 cr)
LING 5302 - Phonological Theory I (3.0 cr)
LING 5303 - Phonological Theory II (3.0 cr)
LING 5461 - Conversation Analysis (3.0 cr)
LING 5601 - Historical Linguistics (3.0 cr)
LING 5900 - Topics in Linguistics (1.0-4.0 cr)
MIMS 5910 - Topics in Moving Image Studies (2.0-4.0 cr)
MIMS 8001 - Theories of the Moving Image (3.0 cr)
MIMS 8003 - Historiography of the Moving Image (3.0 cr)
OLPD 5056 - Case Studies for Policy Research (3.0 cr)
PHIL 8510 - Seminar: Aesthetics Studies (3.0 cr)
PHIL 8660 - Seminar: Social and Cultural Studies of Science (3.0 cr)
POL 8660 - Topics in Comparative Politics (3.0 cr)
PUBH 7402 - Biostatistics Modeling and Methods (4.0 cr)
SCMC 5002 - Advanced Film Analysis (4.0 cr)
SOC 8190 - Topics in Law, Crime, and Deviance (3.0 cr)
Program Sub-plans
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans.
Students may not complete the program with more than one sub-plan.
Hispanic Literatures and Cultures
This sub-plan is limited to students completing the program under Plan B.
Spanish Peninsular and/or Spanish American Literatures and Cultures (24 Credits)
Select at least 24 credits from the following in consultation with the advisor:
SPAN 5150 - Contemporary Spanish Literature (3.0 cr)
SPAN 5160 - Medieval Iberian Literatures and Cultures (3.0 cr)
SPAN 5170 - The Literature of the Spanish Empire and Its Decline (3.0 cr)
SPAN 5180 - Don Quixote (3.0 cr)
SPAN 5190 - The Crisis of the Old Regime: Spanish Literature of the Enlightenment and Romanticism (3.0 cr)
SPAN 5550 - Caribbean Literature: An Integral Approach (3.0 cr)
SPAN 5560 - Global Colonial Studies in the Hispanic World (3.0 cr)
SPAN 5570 - Nineteenth Century Latin America: Enlightened Thought, Nation Building, Literacy, Cultural Discourse (3.0 cr)
SPAN 5580 - Latin American Cultural Integration in the Neocolonial Order (3.0 cr)
SPAN 5590 - The Impact of Globalization in Latin American Discourses (3.0 cr)
Hispanic Linguistics
This sub-plan is limited to students completing the program under Plan B.
Required Courses (24 Credits)
Phonology (6 credits)
Select at least 6 credits from the following in consultation with the advisor:
LING 5302 - Phonological Theory I (3.0 cr)
SPAN 5711 - The Structure of Modern Spanish: Phonology (3.0 cr)
SPAN 5721 - Spanish Laboratory Phonology (3.0 cr)
Syntax/Pragmatics (6 credits)
Select at least 6 credits from the following in consultation with the advisor:
LING 5201 - Syntactic Theory I (3.0 cr)
LING 5206 - Linguistic Pragmatics (3.0 cr)
SPAN 5714 - Theoretical Foundations of Spanish Syntax (3.0 cr)
SPAN 5716 - Structure of Modern Spanish: Pragmatics (3.0 cr)
Electives (12 Credits)
Select at least 12 credits from the following in consultation with the advisor:
SPAN 5701 - History of Ibero-Romance (3.0 cr)
SPAN 5717 - Spanish Sociolinguistics (3.0 cr)
SPAN 5718 - Spanish Language Contact (3.0 cr)
SPAN 5930 - Topics in Ibero-Romance Linguistics (3.0 cr)
SPAN 5985 - Sociolinguistic Perspectives on Spanish in the United States (3.0 cr)
SPAN 5991 - The Acquisition of Spanish as a First and Second Language (3.0 cr)
Lusophone Literatures and Cultures
This sub-plan is limited to students completing the program under Plan B.
Required Courses (24 Credits)
Lusophone Literatures and Culture (12 credits)
Select at least 12 credits from the following in consultation with the advisor:
PORT 5520 - Portuguese Literary and Cultural Studies (3.0 cr)
PORT 5530 - Brazilian Literary and Cultural Studies (3.0 cr)
PORT 5540 - Literatures and Cultures of Lusophone Africa (3.0 cr)
PORT 5910 - Topics in Lusophone Cultures and Literatures (3.0 cr)
or PORT 5930 - Topics in Brazilian Literature (3.0 cr)
Spanish Peninsular or Spanish-American Literatures & Cultures (12 credits)
Select at least 12 credits from the following in consultation with the advisor:
SPAN 5150 - Contemporary Spanish Literature (3.0 cr)
SPAN 5160 - Medieval Iberian Literatures and Cultures (3.0 cr)
SPAN 5170 - The Literature of the Spanish Empire and Its Decline (3.0 cr)
SPAN 5180 - Don Quixote (3.0 cr)
SPAN 5190 - The Crisis of the Old Regime: Spanish Literature of the Enlightenment and Romanticism (3.0 cr)
SPAN 5550 - Caribbean Literature: An Integral Approach (3.0 cr)
SPAN 5560 - Global Colonial Studies in the Hispanic World (3.0 cr)
SPAN 5570 - Nineteenth Century Latin America: Enlightened Thought, Nation Building, Literacy, Cultural Discourse (3.0 cr)
SPAN 5580 - Latin American Cultural Integration in the Neocolonial Order (3.0 cr)
SPAN 5590 - The Impact of Globalization in Latin American Discourses (3.0 cr)
 
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SPPT 5995 - Directed Teaching
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Taken in conjunction with SPPT 5999. Language acquisition theory as applied to foreign language instruction at college level. How current theory translates into practice through hands-on practical application particular to communicative language instruction practiced in Department of Spanish/Portuguese Studies. prereq: Grad student with concurrent enrollment in 5999
SPPT 5999 - The Teaching of College-Level Spanish: Theory and Practice
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Theoretical grounding in the general principles of second language acquisition and guidance with their practical applications to the teaching of first- and second-year Spanish at the college-level. prereq: Grad or instr consent
SPPT 8920 - Introduction to Hispanic and Lusophone Literatures, Cultures, and Languages
Credits: 2.0 [max 9.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
This two-credit seminar will familiarize beginning doctoral students in the areas of Hispanic/Lusophone literary and cultural studies and Hispanic linguistics. Course must be taken during spring semester of the first year. Topics to be covered include: expected milestones and progress prior to reaching ABD status; methods for writing conference abstracts and presentations; the basics of academic writing in cultural studies and linguistics; how to transform a seminar paper into a publishable piece of scholarship; best practices for determining appropriate conference and publication venues; how to start formulating a dissertation project in the early stages of the graduate career; tactics for requesting funding and completing scholarship/grant applications; collegiality and professionalism in the discipline prereq: Graduate Student
ADDS 5081 - Multicultural Foundations of Behavioral Health
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
What is culture? How might culture, cultural practices, and history be significant in the use/abuse of substances? How is culture relevant to the attitudes/practices in the prevention/treatment of substance use/abuse? Multicultural counseling and cultural competence in addiction counseling. People as individuals. Clinician's own cultural worldview/ other cultural worldviews.
AFRO 5101 - Seminar: Introduction to Africa and the African Diaspora
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Comparative frameworks, related theories, and pivotal texts in study of Africa and African Diaspora.
AFRO 5910 - Topics in African American and African Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Topics vary by instructor.
AFRO 5993 - Directed Study
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Guided individual reading/study for qualified seniors and graduate students. prereq: instr consent
AFRO 8202 - Seminar: Intellectual History of Race
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Shifting and contested meanings of "race" from the "Age of Conquest" to the present. Starting from the proposition that race is not a fixed or stable category of social thought or being, the seminar seeks to ascertain how and why Western ideas about race have changed.
AFRO 8910 - Topics in Studies of Africa and the African Diaspora
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Topics specified in Class Schedule.
AMES 5920 - Topics in Asian Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Topics specified in Class Schedule.
AMES 8001 - Critical Approaches to Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
This course aims to provide critical and theoretical foundations for incoming graduate students in Asian Literatures, Cultures, and Media program, while also addressing broader questions that would be of interest to students in other departments in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Our project will be to generate discussion about the theoretical and political complexities of studying Asia and the Middle East from a cross-cultural and transnational perspective, taking account of several inter-related questions at the heart of the work of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies. Beginning with Edward Said?s critique of orientalism as our point of departure, we will take up a range of questions revolving around debates over historiography (e.g., capitalism and the formations of race and gender, nationalism and imperialism, etc.) and the relationship between cultural studies and political-economy (e.g., the political unconscious, national allegory, translation and translingual practice, ethnographic gaze, etc.) with a particular attention to the complications posed by taking ?Asia? as the object of intellectual inquiry in any such analysis. Our discussions will consider key problematics in cultural theory, the uses of such theory in the Asian context and some of the issues thereby raised, and critical interventions by scholars of Asia.
ANTH 5041 - Ecological Anthropology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00001 - Anth 3041/Anth 5041
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Concepts, theories, and methods of ecological anthropology (cultural ecology) show how humans interact with the biophysical environment. Compare biological and cultural interactions with the environment; examine adaptive strategies cross-culturally. prereq: grad or instr consent
ANTH 8005 - Linguistic Anthropology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Introduction to literature of anthropological linguistics.
ARAB 5040 - Readings in Arabic Texts
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Post-advanced study of extensive, complex original Arabic texts and development of students' Arabic discussion and writing skills in the realms of literature, academia, media and/or business. All primary and secondary readings, assignments, in-class analysis and discussion are done fully in Arabic. Topics specified in Class Schedule.
ARAB 5992 - Directed Readings
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Individual research and readings for advanced students.
CHIC 5920 - Topics in Chicana(o) Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Multidisciplinary themes in Chicana(o) studies. Issues of current interest.
CI 5608 - CARLA Summer Institute Seminar
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Summer
The Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) offers a series of intensive summer institutes to provide timely professional development for foreign language and ESL educators throughout the country. The special topics offered under CI 5608 are designed to provide language teachers with the latest research-based information and best practices skill development as the field of language instruction evolves. Each institute is highly interactive and includes discussion, theory-building, hands-on activities, and plenty of networking opportunities with colleagues from around the world.
CI 5628 - Analyzing Learner Language in Second Language Acquisition
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Review broad findings in second language acquisition (SLA) research. Cognitive/social process of becoming multilingual. How to carry out classroom-based research projects focused on learner language development. prereq: 5646, 5649 [or other course on the grammar of a language]
CI 5656 - Teaching Literacy in Second Language Classrooms
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Reading comprehension/composing processes in a second language; relationship between first and second literacy development; relationship between reading and writing; relationship of culture to reading comprehension and writing; politics of literacy; assessment of second language literacy; using technology to enhance literacy instruction.
CI 5670 - Foundations of Dual Language and Immersion Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Research foundations and program principles for dual language/immersion. Second language acquisition; critical features of program design/implementation; benefits/challenges of dual language/immersion; program assessment; advocacy. Theory/research for dual language/immersion tied to practical application. prereq: Enrollment in certificate program in dual language/immersion educ or instr consent
CI 8416 - Speculative Fiction, Radical Imagination, and Social Change
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Speculative fiction is a blanket term for fantasy, science fiction, horror, and other nonmimetic genres predicated on challenging consensus reality and its societal norms. The most dynamic and diverse field of modern storytelling, speculative fiction serves as a catalyst, in and beyond the classroom, for radical imagination: one that contests the oppressive socio-economic system by reimagining race, gender, class, and other real-world issues. This seminar examines the cultural work performed by speculative fiction addressed to children and young adults. Engaging with stories that suggest alternatives to how we live now, students develop mental habits of global citizens who value diversity and strive for social transformation. Works of speculative fiction for the young reader are discussed as particle accelerators for ideas of change and as sites of resistance against exclusion and systemic inequalities. The focus is on speculative fiction by indigenous, minority, and postcolonial authors. Exploring the ways in which these works interrogate dominant notions of reality and structures of meaning helps students appreciate speculative fiction as a tool for imagining radical social change.
CI 8671 - Sociolinguistic Research Approaches to Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
This course provides students with an overview of current research approaches, theories, and methods in linguistic anthropology and interactional sociolinguistics with a focus on educational contexts and linguistic diversity. Course activities include reviewing and critiquing current research and theory in the field and working on small projects.
CI 8689 - Language and Education Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Students will gain a solid understanding of language policy theory, language policy research methods, and key empirical findings. They will acquire skills to critically analyze and evaluate language policy, and gain experience and academic practice in doing so.
CI 8695 - Problems: Second Languages and Cultures Education
Credits: 1.0 -6.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Independent research. prereq: instr consent
CNES 5071 - Greek and Hellenistic Religions
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00138
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Greek religion from Bronze Age to Hellenistic times. Literature, art, archaeology. Homer/Olympian deities. Ritual performance, prayer, sacrifice. Temple architecture. Death/afterlife. Mystery cults. Philosophical religion. Near Eastern salvation religions. Meets with 3071.
CNES 8513 - Scripture and Interpretation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02067
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even, Spring Odd Year
Ideas of divine revelation. Impact upon religion/literature. How history of Bible's creation, transmission, interpretation helps us think critically about role of revelation in history of religious traditions. prereq: Grad student
COMM 5211 - Critical Media Studies: Theory and Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Survey of theories, research methods, and scholars dominating critical media studies since late 1920s. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
CSCL 5833 - Marx, Freud, Nietzsche: Intellectual Foundations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Three thinkers who defined modernity: Marx, Freud, and Nietzsche. Central tenets of their thought/terms associated with their theories. Their careers portrayed against the background of their times; their place in intellectual history.
DSSC 8111 - Approaches to Knowledge and Truth: Ways of Knowing in Development Studies and Social Change
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: Grad DSSC minor or #
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Approaches practiced by physical, biological, social science, and humanities scholars. "Ways of knowing" in different cultures/groups. Issues/methodological challenges facing interdisciplinary/international studies. Taught by faculty from biological, social sciences, and humanities. prereq: Grad DSSC minor or instr consent
DSSC 8112 - Scholarship and Public Responsibility
Credits: 1.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Seminar. Concerns/themes relevant to public engagement in academic work. Diverse practices of reading, writing, and pedagogy. Privileged locations of knowledge. Tactics of civil society organizing. Politics of collaborative work. prereq: Grad DSSC minor or instr consent
DSSC 8211 - Doctoral Research Workshop in Development Studies and Social Change
Credits: 3.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Interdisciplinary workshop to assist doctoral students in writing successful research and grant proposals to support their dissertation research on themes related to global social change. Enables students to develop interdisciplinary peer review and feedback skills and consider ethical and practical issues global south research. prereq: Grad DSSC minor or instr consent
DSSC 8310 - Topics in Development Studies and Social Change
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 9.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Seven-week to full semester seminar. Topical issues in development and social change.
EMS 8100 - Workshop in Early Modern Studies
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Lectures and workshops offered by various centers, departments, institutes, and libraries across disciplines on Twin Cities campus. Online reports and discussion. prereq: instr consent
EMS 8250 - Seminar in Early Modern Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Current research and debates in early modern studies. Theoretical approaches to major questions shaping seminar's subject matter.
ENGL 5140 - Readings in 18th Century Literature and Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Literature written in English, 1660-1798. Topics may include British literature of Reformation and 18th century, 18-century American literature, a genre (e.g., 18th-century novel). prereq: Grad student or instr consent
ENGL 5510 - Readings in Criticism and Theory
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Major works of classical criticism in the English critical tradition from Renaissance to 1920. Leading theories of criticism from 1920 to present. Theories of fiction, narratology. Feminist criticisms. Marxist criticisms. Psychoanalytic criticisms. Theories of postmodernism.
ENGL 5805 - Writing for Publication
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Conference presentations, book reviews, revision of seminar papers for journal publication, and preparation of a scholarly monograph. Style, goals, and politics of journal and university press editors/readers. Electronic publication. Professional concerns. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
ENGL 8090 - Seminar in Special Subjects
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Sample topics: literature of World War II, writings of the Holocaust, literature of English Civil War, advanced versification.
ENGL 8170 - Seminar in 19th-Century British Literature and Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Advanced study in 19th-century British literature/culture. Sample topics: Romantic poetry, Victorian poetry, Englishness in Victorian novel, Victorian cultural criticism, text/image in 19th-century British culture. Topics specified in Class Schedule.
EPSY 5261 - Introductory Statistical Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: EPsy 3264/5231/5261/5263
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Application of statistical concepts/procedures. Graphs, numerical summaries. Normal distribution, correlation/regression analyses, probability, statistical inferences for one or two samples. Hypothesis tests, Chi-square tests. Conceptual understanding/application of statistics.
EPSY 5262 - Intermediate Statistical Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Application of statistical concepts/procedures. Analysis of variance, covariance, multiple regression. Experimental design: completely randomized, block, split plot/repeated measures. prereq: 3264 or 5261 or equiv
FREN 5350 - Topics in Literature and Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Problem, period, author, or topic of interest. See Class Schedule. prereq: 3101 or equiv
FREN 5470 - Post/Colonial Francophone Literatures
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Francophone literature from North Africa, Africa, and the Caribbean of the colonial and/or post-colonial eras in the light of relevant literary and cultural theories. prereq: 3111 or above
FREN 8110 - Topics in Early Medieval French Literature
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Introduction to epic, romance, allegory, and theater in Old French readings (12th-13th centuries). Specific topics/texts studied vary. Taught in French.
FREN 8190 - Old French Workshop
Credits: 1.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Workshop runs concurrently with seminars on Old French literature. Advanced practicum in reading Old French, with discussions of the particularities of seminar texts and formal, aesthetic, and hermeneutic issues directly related to the original language. Students read portions of texts in Old French and prepare an original translation. The workshop is not an introduction to Old French Students planning to make medieval French literature their research field should register for the workshop each time it is offered. prereq: French 5571 or other prior course on Old French language, concurrent registration in the related Ph.D. seminar.
FREN 8230 - Critical Issues: Criticism and Thought
Credits: 3.0 -9.0 [max 27.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Critical issues relating to works in criticism/thought related to French/Francophone literature, philosophy or culture.
FREN 8240 - Critical Issues: French and Francophone Cinema
Credits: 3.0 -9.0 [max 27.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Critical issues relating to French/Francophone cinema.
FREN 8420 - Critical Issues: Francophone Literature
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Critical issues relating to literature of Francophone world. Specific topics/texts vary. Taught in French.
FREN 8992 - Directed Readings for Graduate Students
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 25.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
tbd prereq: instr consent
GEOG 8230 - Theoretical Geography
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Advanced topics. Topics vary with interests of faculty offering course. Contemporary theoretical/philosophical themes transcending subdisciplines of human/physical geography. prereq: instr consent
GIS 5573 - Introduction to Digital Mapping: ArcGIS Basics
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02285
Prerequisites: [GEOG 5561 or equiv, in MGIS program] or #
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Desktop mapping functions using ArcGIS software. Application of systems to display/analysis of geographical data. prereq: [GEOG 5561 or equiv, in MGIS program] or instr consent
GLOS 5993 - Directed Studies
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 12.0]
Prerequisites: #, %, @
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Guided individual reading or study. Open to qualified students for one or more semesters.
GRAD 5102 - Preparation for University Teaching for Nonnative English Speakers
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Theory/practice of teaching in higher education in the United States. Emphasizes clear oral classroom communication and development of presentation skills. Students practice in a simulated instructional setting. prereq: English Language Proficiency Rating of 4; Contact instructor for permission number.
GRAD 5105 - Practicum in University Teaching for Nonnative English Speakers
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Theory, advanced practice in teaching in higher education for nonnative speakers of English. Emphasizes interactive teaching strategies, awareness of cross-cultural classroom issues,oral classroom presentation skills, and legal/policy issues. prereq: 5102 or English Language Proficiency Rating of 2; Contact instructor for permission number.
GRAD 8101 - Teaching in Higher Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Teaching methods/techniques. Active learning, critical thinking, practice teaching, and preparing a portfolio to document/reflect upon teaching. Readings, discussion, peer teaching, e-mail dialog, reflective writing, co-facilitation of course. prereq: Non-Degree Students: contact pffcollege consentumn.edu with questions about registration. If adding a section after first class meeting, contact your instructor as soon as you enroll.
GRAD 8200 - Teaching and Learning Topics in Higher Education
Credits: 1.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Create course materials for context/discipline. Assess student learning. Write action plan. Topics may include practicum for future faculty, multicultural education, teaching in clinical settings, teaching with technology.
GWSS 5104 - Transnational Feminist Theory
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Third World and transnational feminisms. Interrogating the categories of "women," "feminism," and "Third World." Varieties of power/oppression that women have endured/resisted, including colonization, nationalism, globalization, and capitalism. Concentrates on postcolonial context.
GWSS 5190 - Topics: Theory, Knowledge, and Power
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd, Spring Even Year
Topics specified in Class Schedule.
GWSS 8109 - Feminist Knowledge Production
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Two-semester interdisciplinary seminar. First term: debates in gender theory; gender theory, critical race theory, post-colonial theory, sexuality theory, social class analysis. Second term: inter-/multi-disciplinary feminist research methods from humanities/social sciences. prereq: Feminist studies PhD or grad minor student or instr consent
GWSS 8220 - Seminar: Science, Technology & Environmental Justice
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Topics related to science, technology, environmental justice.
GWSS 8230 - Seminar: Cultural Criticism and Media Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Topics in literature, film, art.
GWSS 8490 - Seminar: Transnational, Postcolonial, Diaspora
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Graduate topics in comparative/global studies.
GWSS 8993 - Directed Study
Credits: 1.0 -6.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
TBD
HIST 5540 - Topics in Mediterranean Studies
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 15.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Mediterranean history, from Middle Ages to present. Taught as staffing permits. prereq: Grad student or advanced undergrad with instr consent
HIST 5900 - Topics in European/Medieval History
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Selected topics in European or medieval history not covered in regular courses; taught as staffing permits. prereq: Grad or [advanced undergrad with instr consent]
HIST 5901 - Latin America Proseminar: Colonial
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Introduces beginning graduate and advanced undergraduate students to major historical writings on various Latin American themes. prereq: instr consent
HIST 5910 - Topics in U.S. History
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 20.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Selected topics in U.S. history not covered in regular courses. Taught as staffing permits. prereq: Grad or advanced undergrad student with instr consent
HIST 5932 - The Production of Knowledge, Negotiating the Past, and the Writing of African Histories
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02043 - Afro 5932/Hist 5932
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Recent scholarship on social history of Africa. Focuses on new literature on daily lives of ordinary people in their workplaces, communities, households.
HIST 5993 - Directed Study
Credits: 1.0 -16.0 [max 20.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Guided individual reading or study. Prereq [Grad student or sr], instr consent, dept consent, college consent.
HIST 8025 - Politics of Historical Memory
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02651 - Ger 8820/Hist 8025
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Issues surrounding interaction of memory/history. Genealogy of historical memory. Individual narratives and circulation of historical memory. Sites/forms of collective memory. Justice and historical memory. Case studies, discussions, research projects.
HIST 8900 - Topics in European/Medieval History
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 20.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Topics not covered in regular courses.
HIST 8960 - Topics in History
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 20.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Topics not covered in regular courses.
HIST 8993 - Directed Study
Credits: 1.0 -16.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Students work on tutorial basis. Guided individual reading or study. prereq: Grad student, instr consent
ITAL 5289 - The Narrow Door: Women Writers and Feminist Practices in Italian Literature and Culture
Credits: 4.0 [max 16.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Focuses on issues of gender, sexual difference, equality, and emancipation raised by Italian women writers and thinkers from the 19th century to the present.
ITAL 5502 - Making of Modern Italy: From the Enlightenment to the Present
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Course Equivalencies: Ital 3502/5502
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Italian literary, cultural, and symbolic practices, from Enlightenment to present. prereq: grad student or instr consent
ITAL 5970 - Directed Readings
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Meets unique requirements decided on by faculty member and student. Individual contracts list contact hours, number of credits, written and other work required. prereq: instr consent
LAT 5003 - Intermediate Latin Prose for Graduate Student Research
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01485 - Lat 3113/Lat 5003/Lat 8120
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to Latin prose authors of 1st centuries BCE/CE. Readings of continuous passages of unadapted Latin texts (history, speeches, letters). Review of grammar/vocabulary as needed. Some discussion of major themes/issues in Roman culture as illustrated by texts. prereq: [Grade of at least [C- or S] in [1002 or 5001] or instr consent]
LAT 5004 - Intermediate Latin Poetry for Graduate Research
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01486
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to Roman epic poetry. Readings of selections from Vergil's Aeneid. Quantitative meter and poetic devices. Discussion of major themes and issues as developed in Vergil's poetry. Meets with 3004.
LING 5201 - Syntactic Theory I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01958 - Ling 4201/Ling 5201
Typically offered: Every Fall
Concepts/issues in current syntactic theory. prereq: 5001 or honors student or instr consent
LING 5202 - Syntactic Theory II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01961 - Ling 4202/Ling 5202
Typically offered: Every Spring
Modern syntactic theory. Syntactic phenomena in various languages. Syntactic argumentation, development of constraints on grammar formalisms. prereq: 5201 or instructor consent. LING 5201 is directed towards honors students and graduate students.
LING 5302 - Phonological Theory I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00065 - Ling 4302W/Ling 5302
Typically offered: Every Fall
How sounds are organized/patterned in human languages. Phonological theory/problem-solving for advanced work in in linguistics. Analyzing data. Presenting written solutions to problem sets. prereq: 5001 or honors student or instructor consent. LING 5302 is directed towards honors students and graduate students.
LING 5303 - Phonological Theory II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01962 - Ling 4303/Ling 5303
Typically offered: Every Spring
Phonology of human languages. Reading papers in the literature. Doing research in phonology. prereq: 5302 or instr consent. LING 5303 is directed towards honors and graduate students.
LING 5461 - Conversation Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Comm/Ling 5461
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Discourse processes. Application of concepts through conversation analysis. prereq: 3001 or 3001H or 5001 or instr consent
LING 5601 - Historical Linguistics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Ling 3601/5601
Typically offered: Every Spring
Historical change in phonology, syntax, semantics, and lexicon. Linguistic reconstruction. Genetic relationship among languages. prereq: 3001 or 3011H or 5001
LING 5900 - Topics in Linguistics
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Topics vary. See Class Schedule.
MIMS 5910 - Topics in Moving Image Studies
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Special topics in moving image studies.
MIMS 8001 - Theories of the Moving Image
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Study of the moving image as the intersection between critical media studies and film studies. Not a historical overview, but rather current discussions in these areas contextualized with relevant readings in classical film and media theory.
MIMS 8003 - Historiography of the Moving Image
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Genealogies of the moving image. "Crisis" of film in debates about "old" and "new" media; Hollywood's role in defining commercial and oppositional forms of moving images; approaches to the writing of history in relation to media historiography.
OLPD 5056 - Case Studies for Policy Research
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
This course introduces students to knowledge and skills appropriate for the conduct of rigorous case study research in educational, organizational, and other social settings. Underlying purposes and assumptions of case study methods will be examined as well as a variety of methodological approaches. The course focuses on the use of qualitative and mixed-methods approaches as these are the predominant strategies employed in contemporary case study research. Accordingly, it emphasizes links between research purposes, the conceptualization of case study projects, and the development of researchable questions. It also takes up a variety of ethical and political issues related to working with participants during the research process, as well as contemporary trustworthiness criteria for case study reports. The bulk of the course is given to training in observation, generating field notes, interviewing, collecting material cultural artifacts, using surveys, and analyzing, interpreting, and writing up case study data. The first segment of the course focuses on a critical discussion of research paradigms and epistemological assumptions of a variety of case study approaches. Students choose and critique a published case study from their field of interest. The second part of the course is devoted to a very small scale case study project which students design and carry out themselves. This project is supported by relevant readings and in-class activities (including peer review) related to the actual conduct of case study research.
PHIL 8510 - Seminar: Aesthetics Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Topics vary by offering.
PHIL 8660 - Seminar: Social and Cultural Studies of Science
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00970 - Phil 8660/SST 8420
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Review of recent work; analysis of theoretical and methodological differences among practitioners; selected responses from historians and philosophers of science.
POL 8660 - Topics in Comparative Politics
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Readings in advanced topics or problems. Supervised research/training. Topics specified in Class Schedule.
PUBH 7402 - Biostatistics Modeling and Methods
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Second of two-course sequence. Rigorous approach to probability/statistics, statistical inference. Applications to research in public health. prereq: 7401; intended for PhD students in health sciences
SCMC 5002 - Advanced Film Analysis
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Application of textual analysis to the reading of a film. Students work collaboratively to discern and interpret all component aural/visual elements of what the film says and how it says it.
SOC 8190 - Topics in Law, Crime, and Deviance
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Advanced topics in law, crime, and deviance. Social underpinnings of legal/illegal behavior and of legal systems.
SPAN 5150 - Contemporary Spanish Literature
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Major literary works/movements in Spain from 1915 to 2000. Neomodernism, surrealism, social realism, literatures of dictatorship/exile. Postmodernism. Poetry, novel, drama, essays, film, video/TV. Problems of literary history. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
SPAN 5160 - Medieval Iberian Literatures and Cultures
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
The major literary genres developed in Spain from the Reconquest to 1502, with reference to the crucial transformations of the Middle Ages, including primitive lyric, epic, clerical narrative, storytelling, debates, collections, chronicles, "exempla," and the Celestina (1499-1502).
SPAN 5170 - The Literature of the Spanish Empire and Its Decline
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: Grad student or #
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Major Renaissance/Baroque works of Spanish Golden Age (16th-17th-century poetry, nonfiction prose, novel, drama) examined against historical background of internal economic decline, national crisis, ideological apparatus developed by modern state. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
SPAN 5180 - Don Quixote
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Analysis of Cervantes' [Don Quixote] in its sociohistorical context; focus on the novel's reception from the romantic period to postmodern times. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
SPAN 5190 - The Crisis of the Old Regime: Spanish Literature of the Enlightenment and Romanticism
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Major literary works/intellectual movements/conflicts represented in written culture, of 18th/early 19th centuries (1680-1845), examined as expressions of long crisis of Spain's Old Regime and rise of bourgeois liberalism. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
SPAN 5550 - Caribbean Literature: An Integral Approach
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Literature of Spanish-speaking Caribbean. Emphasizes historical legacy of slavery, African culture, independence struggles. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
SPAN 5560 - Global Colonial Studies in the Hispanic World
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Summer
Discourse production in Spanish America between 1492 and 1700. Conquest/colonial writing/counter writing. Historical origin, evolution, impact of cultural, political, socioeconomic factors. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
SPAN 5570 - Nineteenth Century Latin America: Enlightened Thought, Nation Building, Literacy, Cultural Discourse
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Political/economic contexts. Capitalism, liberalism, conservatism, their discursive media. Essay, journalism, literature, expression of everyday life. Wheels of commerce, progress, industrialization. Romanticism, realism, positivistic faith.
SPAN 5580 - Latin American Cultural Integration in the Neocolonial Order
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Modernismo, historical vanguard, impact of populist politics in patterns of culture/literature. 1900-50. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
SPAN 5590 - The Impact of Globalization in Latin American Discourses
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Second half of 20th century critical culture. Neo-indigenism, new novel, poetry/antipoetry, theater/drama. Pragmatic search for past/identity. Globalization, its impact in literature.
LING 5302 - Phonological Theory I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00065 - Ling 4302W/Ling 5302
Typically offered: Every Fall
How sounds are organized/patterned in human languages. Phonological theory/problem-solving for advanced work in in linguistics. Analyzing data. Presenting written solutions to problem sets. prereq: 5001 or honors student or instructor consent. LING 5302 is directed towards honors students and graduate students.
SPAN 5711 - The Structure of Modern Spanish: Phonology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Formulating and evaluating a phonological description of Spanish. Approaches to problems in Spanish phonology within metrical, autosegmental, and lexical phonological theories. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
SPAN 5721 - Spanish Laboratory Phonology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Core literature on Spanish laboratory phonology. Phonology from a laboratory perspective. Students evaluate laboratory research methodologies, perform basic acoustic analyses, and design laboratory phonology studies. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
LING 5201 - Syntactic Theory I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01958 - Ling 4201/Ling 5201
Typically offered: Every Fall
Concepts/issues in current syntactic theory. prereq: 5001 or honors student or instr consent
LING 5206 - Linguistic Pragmatics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Analysis of linguistic phenomena in relation to beliefs and intentions of language users; speech act theory, conversational implicature, presupposition, information structure, relevance theory, discourse coherence. prereq: [4201 or 5201] or instr consent
SPAN 5714 - Theoretical Foundations of Spanish Syntax
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Linguistic types/processes that appear across languages. Grammatical relations, word order, transitivity, subordination, information structure, grammaticalization. How these are present in syntax of Spanish. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
SPAN 5716 - Structure of Modern Spanish: Pragmatics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Concepts in current literature in Spanish pragmatics. Deixis, presupposition, conversational implicature, speech act theory, conversational structure. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
SPAN 5701 - History of Ibero-Romance
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Origins and developments of Ibero-Romance languages; evolution of Spanish, Portuguese, and Catalan. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
SPAN 5717 - Spanish Sociolinguistics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Sociolinguistic variation, cross-dialectal diversity in different varieties of Spanish in Latin America and Spain. Impact of recent cultural, political, and socioeconomic transformations on language. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
SPAN 5718 - Spanish Language Contact
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Analysis of different types/results of Spanish language contact globally, taking into account varying social conditions under which contact occurs. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
SPAN 5930 - Topics in Ibero-Romance Linguistics
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring & Summer
Problems in Hispanic linguistics; a variety of approaches and methods.
SPAN 5985 - Sociolinguistic Perspectives on Spanish in the United States
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Sociolinguistic analysis of issues such as language maintenance/shift in U.S. Latino communities, code switching, attitudes of Spanish speakers toward varieties of Spanish and English, language change in bilingual communities, and language policy issues. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
SPAN 5991 - The Acquisition of Spanish as a First and Second Language
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Analysis of issues such as the acquisition of Spanish and English by bilingual children; Spanish in immersion settings; developmental sequences in Spanish; classroom language learners' attitudes, beliefs, and motivation; development of pragmatic competence. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
PORT 5520 - Portuguese Literary and Cultural Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Origins/development of modern Portuguese nation (late 15th to 20th century) using literature, cultural and literary criticism, history, sociology, and various media (film, art, music, Internet). Main cultural problematics pertaining to Portugal as well as fundamental literary texts.
PORT 5530 - Brazilian Literary and Cultural Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Study of origins and development of modern Brazilian nation (late 16th to 20th century) using literature, cultural and literary criticism, history, sociology) and various media (film, art, music, Internet). Main cultural problematics pertaining to Brazil as well as fundamental literary texts. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
PORT 5540 - Literatures and Cultures of Lusophone Africa
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Origins/development of Lusophone Africa (Angola, Mozambique, Cape-Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Sao Toma, Principe). Literature, cultural/literary criticism, history, sociology, media (film, art, music). prereq: Grad student or instr consent
PORT 5910 - Topics in Lusophone Cultures and Literatures
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Cultural manifestations in Portuguese-speaking world (Portugal, Brazil, Lusophone Africa). Literature, history, film, intellectual thought, critical theory, popular culture. Topics may include writers (e.g. Machado de Assis) groups of writers (e.g. Lusophone women writers), or problematics such as (post-)colonialism or Luso-Brazilian modernities. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
PORT 5930 - Topics in Brazilian Literature
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Major issues of Brazilian literature; focuses on important authors, movements, currents, and genres. Problems, socioeconomic questions, and literary techniques related to Brazilian themes. Topics specified in Class Schedule.
SPAN 5150 - Contemporary Spanish Literature
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Major literary works/movements in Spain from 1915 to 2000. Neomodernism, surrealism, social realism, literatures of dictatorship/exile. Postmodernism. Poetry, novel, drama, essays, film, video/TV. Problems of literary history. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
SPAN 5160 - Medieval Iberian Literatures and Cultures
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
The major literary genres developed in Spain from the Reconquest to 1502, with reference to the crucial transformations of the Middle Ages, including primitive lyric, epic, clerical narrative, storytelling, debates, collections, chronicles, "exempla," and the Celestina (1499-1502).
SPAN 5170 - The Literature of the Spanish Empire and Its Decline
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: Grad student or #
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Major Renaissance/Baroque works of Spanish Golden Age (16th-17th-century poetry, nonfiction prose, novel, drama) examined against historical background of internal economic decline, national crisis, ideological apparatus developed by modern state. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
SPAN 5180 - Don Quixote
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Analysis of Cervantes' [Don Quixote] in its sociohistorical context; focus on the novel's reception from the romantic period to postmodern times. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
SPAN 5190 - The Crisis of the Old Regime: Spanish Literature of the Enlightenment and Romanticism
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Major literary works/intellectual movements/conflicts represented in written culture, of 18th/early 19th centuries (1680-1845), examined as expressions of long crisis of Spain's Old Regime and rise of bourgeois liberalism. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
SPAN 5550 - Caribbean Literature: An Integral Approach
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Literature of Spanish-speaking Caribbean. Emphasizes historical legacy of slavery, African culture, independence struggles. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
SPAN 5560 - Global Colonial Studies in the Hispanic World
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Summer
Discourse production in Spanish America between 1492 and 1700. Conquest/colonial writing/counter writing. Historical origin, evolution, impact of cultural, political, socioeconomic factors. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
SPAN 5570 - Nineteenth Century Latin America: Enlightened Thought, Nation Building, Literacy, Cultural Discourse
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Political/economic contexts. Capitalism, liberalism, conservatism, their discursive media. Essay, journalism, literature, expression of everyday life. Wheels of commerce, progress, industrialization. Romanticism, realism, positivistic faith.
SPAN 5580 - Latin American Cultural Integration in the Neocolonial Order
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Modernismo, historical vanguard, impact of populist politics in patterns of culture/literature. 1900-50. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
SPAN 5590 - The Impact of Globalization in Latin American Discourses
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Second half of 20th century critical culture. Neo-indigenism, new novel, poetry/antipoetry, theater/drama. Pragmatic search for past/identity. Globalization, its impact in literature.