Classics, Modern Languages and Linguistics Courses

Hispanic Studies MA Core Courses

Description: This course is designed to provide both a broad theoretical introduction and concrete practice in the research and analysis of literary and cultural texts. Students consider, critique, and incorporate theory and criticism into the articulation and elaboration of an analytical essay. They also implement fundamental research practices such as performing bibliographical searches and documentation; implementing narrative, argumentative, and persuasive rhetorical strategies; and, finally, developing a rigorously defended and coherent argument.

Component(s): Lecture

Description: : In this course, students learn and implement important aspects of teaching methodology and techniques. Opportunities for observation of Spanish classes are provided. Students apply the techniques learned in micro-teaching and peer teaching exercises. Assignments include lesson planning and the evaluation of teaching performance. This course will be offered in the first semester of every year. In order to integrate practice into the curriculum, an effort will be made to offer students an opportunity to teach an Introductory Spanish language course.

Component(s): Lecture

Hispanic Studies Elective Courses

Description: Under the supervision of a faculty member, the student undertakes research in a defined topic related to the student’s interest and the faculty member’s field of specialization. A final research paper is required.

Component(s): Tutorial

Description: Students meet with peers and faculty for discussion and presentation of their current research.

Component(s): Seminar

Description: When offered, content will depend on the theme designated by the program. Students may re-register for this course, provided that the course content has changed. Change in content will be indicated by changes to the title in the course schedule.

Topics in Applied Linguistics and the Pedagogy of Spanish

Description: This course addresses different theoretical aspects of Spanish pedagogy, such as learning theories, curriculum planning, interlanguage development, the teaching and learning of phonology, phonetics, grammar, and vocabulary acquisition.

Component(s): Lecture

Description: This course addresses different theoretical aspects of Spanish pedagogy, such as learning theories, curriculum planning, interlanguage development, the teaching and learning of phonology, phonetics, grammar, and vocabulary acquisition.

Component(s): Lecture

Topics in Spanish Translation

Description: This course explores different theoretical aspects of translation, such as languages in contact (bilingualism, interpretation, Chicano/a literature, contrastive grammars), diachronic and synchronic linguistic variation and its representation in time and space, as well as provides students with the opportunity to practice their translation skills.

Component(s): Lecture

Description: This course explores different theoretical aspects of translation, such as languages in contact (bilingualism, interpretation, Chicano/a literature, contrastive grammars), diachronic and synchronic linguistic variation and its representation in time and space, as well as provides students with the opportunity to practice their translation skills.

Component(s): Lecture

Description: This course explores different theoretical aspects of translation, such as languages in contact (bilingualism, interpretation, Chicano/a literature, contrastive grammars), diachronic and synchronic linguistic variation and its representation in time and space, as well as provides students with the opportunity to practice their translation skills.

Component(s): Lecture

Description: This course explores different theoretical aspects of translation, such as languages in contact (bilingualism, interpretation, Chicano/a literature, contrastive grammars), diachronic and synchronic linguistic variation and its representation in time and space, as well as provides students with the opportunity to practice their translation skills.

Component(s): Lecture

Topics in Critical Thinking and Theory

Description: Through the study of cultural discourses of the Hispanic world, this thematic area aims to improve the understanding and praxis of rational analysis and argumentation, as well as to examine the intimate relationship between linguistic/language theory and cultural analysis. Topics may include rhetoric, pragmatics and hermeneutics, as well as the analytical practices of a number of linguistic and literary theorists.

Component(s): Lecture

Description: Through the study of cultural discourses of the Hispanic world, this thematic area aims to improve the understanding and praxis of rational analysis and argumentation, as well as to examine the intimate relationship between linguistic/language theory and cultural analysis. Topics may include rhetoric, pragmatics and hermeneutics, as well as the analytical practices of a number of linguistic and literary theorists.

Component(s): Lecture

Description: Through the study of cultural discourses of the Hispanic world, this thematic area aims to improve the understanding and praxis of rational analysis and argumentation, as well as to examine the intimate relationship between linguistic/language theory and cultural analysis. Topics may include rhetoric, pragmatics and hermeneutics, as well as the analytical practices of a number of linguistic and literary theorists.

Component(s): Lecture

Description: Through the study of cultural discourses of the Hispanic world, this thematic area aims to improve the understanding and praxis of rational analysis and argumentation, as well as to examine the intimate relationship between linguistic/language theory and cultural analysis. Topics may include rhetoric, pragmatics and hermeneutics, as well as the analytical practices of a number of linguistic and literary theorists.

Component(s): Lecture

Topics in the Subject and Identity

Description: This area examines the artistic, literary and philosophical conceptualizations of subject and identity in the Hispanic world, including the problematics of gender, the (visual) image, the gaze, the body, etc. Topics may include the image of the gendered subject, analyses of dramatic works and film, the ‘visibility’ of the subject in the media, literature and/or paraliterature of a period and/or geographical area.

Component(s): Lecture

Description: This area examines the artistic, literary and philosophical conceptualizations of subject and identity in the Hispanic world, including the problematics of gender, the (visual) image, the gaze, the body, etc. Topics may include the image of the gendered subject, analyses of dramatic works and film, the ‘visibility’ of the subject in the media, literature and/or paraliterature of a period and/or geographical area.

Component(s): Lecture

Topics in Exile and Marginality

Description: This course examines exile as an epistemological, ontological, aesthetic, linguistic and political category within the Hispanic world. Courses may concentrate on writers and/or artists in exile, political and national identity, as well as gender issues in different eras and geographical spaces. Topics may include the examination of discourses of crisis in different eras: modernization; testimonio literature; the boom; the Chicano world and its reality; postmodernism/colonialism.

Component(s): Lecture

Description: This course examines exile as an epistemological, ontological, aesthetic, linguistic and political category within the Hispanic world. Courses may concentrate on writers and/or artists in exile, political and national identity, as well as gender issues in different eras and geographical spaces. Topics may include the examination of discourses of crisis in different eras: modernization; testimonio literature; the boom; the Chicano world and its reality; postmodernism/colonialism.

Component(s): Lecture

Description: This course examines exile as an epistemological, ontological, aesthetic, linguistic and political category within the Hispanic world. Courses may concentrate on writers and/or artists in exile, political and national identity, as well as gender issues in different eras and geographical spaces. Topics may include the examination of discourses of crisis in different eras: modernization; testimonio literature; the boom; the Chicano world and its reality; postmodernism/colonialism.

Component(s): Lecture

Topics in History of Ideas in the Hispanic World

Description: This area examines the philosophical and ideological bases of artistic expression in the Hispanic world, in its European, American and Asian contexts. Topics may include the Caliban/Ariel dichotomy in Latin America, the rhetoric of independence and revolution, modernity/postmodernity. Poetic and essayistic discourses of Spain and Spanish America form the corpus for this area.

Component(s): Lecture

Hispanic Studies MA Thesis and Research Paper Courses

Description: Under the supervision of a faculty member, students undertake a substantial research project, to be completed by the preparation of a research paper.

Component(s): Seminar

Description: Under the supervision of a faculty member, students undertake a research project, to be completed by the preparation of a research paper.

Component(s): Seminar

Description: Under the supervision of a thesis supervisor, the student writes a proposal presenting a research topic, whose overall goal is to demonstrate that the student is capable of undertaking an independent research project. In the proposal, the student provides: 1) the linguistic, cultural or literary phenomenon or corpus to be studied; 2) a critical and theoretical framework for the study; and 3) a preliminary bibliography. This proposal is submitted to the thesis director and Graduate Program Director for consideration.

Component(s): Thesis Research

Description: The thesis consists of the formulation and presentation of the research results. Each thesis is examined by a committee consisting of the student’s supervisor and at least two other scholars from the department and/or scholars from relevant disciplines in other departments or institutions.

Component(s): Thesis Research

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