Course Descriptions: Spring 2024

This page lists descriptions for our department's literature & Special Topic courses that will be available in Spring 2024.

SPAN 302: The Spanish Inquisition

Crosslisted with HIST 325 and JWSH 315

depiction of a Spanish auto-de-fé painted by Berruguete around 1490-1500

PORT 348: Portuguese Language & Brazilian Culture for Professional Development

Crosslisted with LAC 602

Colorful buildings in Brazil

SPAN 441: Special Topics in Spanish Literature and Culture

The Spanish Golden Age: Cultural Patrimony in Contemporary Spanish Cultures

Painting "Las Meninas" reimagined by artist Pierre-Adrien Sollier depicting Playmobil Figures as the subjects

SPAN 450: Medieval Spanish Studies – The Worlds of Alfonso X, el Sabio

Painting "The Dream of Macsen Wledig", emperor surrounded by servants

SPAN 462: 20th Century Spanish-American Studies

"What is Real? The Latin American Short Story"

8-week course (Jan 16th - March 8th)

M C Escher. Hand with reflecting sphere (self-portrait in spherical mirror) January 1935 (detail) lithograph.

SPAN 463: National Traditions in Latin America: “Contemporary Feminism in Argentina, Mexico, and the United States"

Miles de activistas pro-elección, incluidos grupos feministas de Estados Unidos y Chile, se manifiestan a favor de la despenalización del aborto, frente al Congreso en Buenos Aires, Argentina, el miércoles 19 de febrero de 2020, agitando sus icónicos pañuelos verdes. © Natacha Pisarenko / AP

SPAN 560: Colloquium on Latin American Film

Contemporary Latin American Cinema: Market Capture, Streaming Neoliberalism & New Enclosures

Film Reel

SPAN 570: Studies in Hispanic Linguistics: Social & Dialectal Variation

Crosslisted with LAC 501

Cover of textbook "Gramatica espanola: variación social"

PORT 785: Special Topics in Brazilian Culture and Literature Studies

"Afro-Latin American Cultures"

Close-up shot of person playing a drum with their hands

SPAN 985: SPAN Seminar Spanish American Literature & Culture

Transpacific encounters: Cultural exchanges between Asia and Latin America

A poster used in Japan to attract immigrants to Brazil. It reads: "Let's go to South America (Brazil highlighted) with families."