Courses

  • ARAB-101 Elementary Modern Standard Arabic

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Masters Arabic alphabet, learn elementary formal grammar and develop reading, speaking, and writing skills.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • ARAB-102 Elementary Modern Arabic II

    Prerequisites:

    ARAB 101 or Instructor's consent

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Continues to master Arabic alphabet, learn elementary formal grammar and develop reading, speaking, and writing skills.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • ARH-101 Art History I

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Surveys the art of Western civilization from prehistoric caves to medieval cathedrals. Considers works from the Ancient Near East, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece and Rome, the Byzantine Era, the Romanesque Period, and the Gothic Period in their historical contexts. Introduces students to formal analysis, iconography, and critical thinking.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • ARH-102 Art History II

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Surveys the art of Europe and America from the Renaissance to the present. Considers work of painting, sculpture, and architecture from periods such as the Renaissance, the Baroque, the Rococo, Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Impressionism, Abstract Impressionism, and Post-Modernism in their historical contexts. Introduces students to formal analysis, iconography, and critical thinking.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • ARH-H102 Honors Art History II

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    A survey of the art of Europe and America from the Renaissance to the present. Works of painting, sculpture, and architecture are presented in their historical context. Course covers the Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Cubism, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, Pop, and Post-Modernism.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    Honors

  • ARH-203 Arts of Asia

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Surveys painting, sculpture, and architecture in Asia from prehistoric times to the modern era, including the Middle East, India, China, Korea, and Japan. Emphasizes the connection between visual arts, belief systems, and historical contexts with a focus on Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam as well as secular literature.

  • ARH-205 Gender, Class and Alterity in Ancient And Medieval Art

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Explores issues of sexuality, gender, race, and social class in the ancient and medieval worlds. Examines key artworks from ancient Greece, the Roman Empire and medieval Europe within historical, social and cultural contexts.

  • ARH-290 Internship in Art History

    Prerequisites:

    ARH-101 and ARH-102 and Instructor consent

    Credits:

    1.00- 4.00

    Description:

    Designed to accompany an internship at a local museum, gallery, archive, or other art institution, this independent study course will carry variable credit depending on the number of hours devoted to the internship and the related academic work done by the student. Interested students should consult the instructor as they are applying for internships.

  • ARH-305 Art of Greece and Rome

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Examines the civic, religious, and domestic art and architecture of the Ancient Mediterranean cultures of Greece and Rome. Considers temples, forums, basilicas, city planning, sculpture, pottery, wall painting, mosaics, and engineering achievements in their cultural contexts.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Classics Minor

  • ARH-307 Art of the Italian Renaissance

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Examines painting, sculpture and architecture of the 14th, 15th, and 16th centuries in Italy in their cultural context. Artists include Giotto, Masaccio, Donatello, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo, and Titian.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • ARH-308 Art of the Baroque & Rococo

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Explores painting,sculpture and architecture in Italy, Spain and Northern Europe during the 17th and 18th century. Works by Rembrandt, Rubens, Caravaggio, Bernini, Poussin, Velasquez, Watteau, Boucher, Fragonard, Chardin, Hogarth and others considered within their historical contexts.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • ARH-309 Art of the 19th Century

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Examines Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Realism and Impression in the European painting. Considers works by artists such as David, Ingres, Friedrich, Constable, Delacroix, Goya, Courbet, Millet, Daumier, Manet, Monet, Renoir, Degas, and Cassatt within their historical contexts.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • ARH-310 Modernism in Art

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Examines European painting and sculpture from around 1880 to 1940, including Symbolism, Post-Impressionism, Fauvism, Expressionism, Cubism, Futurism, The Bauhaus, Dada, and Surrealism. Considers works by artists such as Gauguin, Cezanne, Van Gogh, Matisse, Kandinsky, Picasso, Braque, Mondrian, Duchamp, Magritte, Dali, and Ernst within their historical contexts.

  • ARH-311 American Art

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Surveys American painting, sculpture, photography and architecture from the colonial period through WWII. Considers works by artists such as Smibert, Copley, West, Stuart, Whistler, Sargent, Eakins, Homer, Ryder, Bierstadt, Cole, Inness, Sloan, Sullivan, Wright, Hopper, O' Keefe, Dove, Hartley, Bellows, Stieglitz, Weston, and Steichen.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • ARH-312 Art of the Northern Renaissance

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Examines painting, sculpture, and architecture of the 14th,15th and 16th centuries in Northern Europe, within their historical context. Topics include the rise of oil painting, the development of woodcut and engraving, the effect of the Reformation on art. Artists include van Eyck,Bosch, Durer, Holbein and Brueghel.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • ARH-316 Contemporary Art

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Explores European and American art since WWII, including Abstract Expressionism, Colorfield Painting, Pop Art, Minimalism, Neo-Dada, Performance Art, Feminism, Neo-Expressionism and Post-Modernism. Artists include Bacon, Giacometti, Pollock, De Kooning, Frankenthaler, Rothko, Stella, Judd, Calder, David Smith, Serra, Johns, Rauschenberg, Warhol, Lichtenstein, Smithson, Christo, Nevelson, Kosuth, Kruger, Sherman, Basquiat, Kiefer, and Haring.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Arts Admin Minor Elective

  • ARH-318 Art and Museums Today

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Examines the art world of the past few decades with special attention to the roles and exhibition practices of contemporary art museums and galleries. Considers the major artists and trends in today's art world, the history of museums, and the effect of museums on art produced today. Students will visit local museums, including the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) individually and in groups. This course fulfills the ECR requirement.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

    Type:

    Arts Admin Minor Elective

  • ARH-321 Women, Art & Society

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Surveys women artists from the sixteenth century to the present and examines new direction in art-historical scholarship developed by feminist art historians during recent decades.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • ARH-401 Special Topic: Seminar in Art

    Prerequisites:

    Permission of instructor needed

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Topic will vary from year to year.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

    Type:

    Arts Admin Minor Elective

  • ARH-404 Seminar in Art History: Caravaggio

    Prerequisites:

    Permission of instructor required

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Explores the art of Caravaggio within the historical context of the Early Baroque period in Italy. The course emphasizes research skills and the methodology of art history. Designed as a foundation for students intending to pursue a career in the world of art and/or museums.

  • ARH-406 Seminar in Art History: Bernini

    Prerequisites:

    Instructor's consent required.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Explores the art of Gian Lorenzo Bernini, arguably the most important and influential figure in the world of 17th-century art. Designed for art history majors & minors, the seminar explores Bernini's career within the context of the religious, political, and artistic upheavals of his time; it also helps students develop research skills and provides a foundation that will be valuable for anyone pursuing a career in the world of art and museums.

  • ARH-411 Seminar in Art History: Impressionism

    Prerequisites:

    Permission of instructor required

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Explores the Impressionist movement of the late nineteenth-century, including Monet, Renoir, and Pissaro, within its historical context. The course emphasizes research skills and the methodology of art history. Designed as a foundation for students intending to pursue a career in the world of art and/or museums.

  • ARH-502 Honors Thesis

    Prerequisites:

    Senior standing & permission of the Dept.Chair.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    A major research project completed under the supervision of a regular faculty member.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • ARH-510 Independent Study

    Prerequisites:

    An independent study form must be submitted to the CAS Dean's Office.

    Credits:

    1.00- 4.00

    Description:

    Students meet with a departmental faculty member to pursue advanced studies in areas of particular interest to them.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • ARH-601 Art History I

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    A survey of the art of western civilization from prehistoric caves to the cathedrals of the Middle Ages. Works of painting, sculpture, and architecture are presented in their historical context. Course covers Egyptian, Ancient Near Eastern, Greek, Roman, early Islamic, Byzantine, Romanesque, and Gothic.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • ARH-602 Art History II

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    A survey of the art of Europe and America from the Renaissance to the present. Works of painting, sculpture, and architecture are presented in their historical context. Course covers the Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Cubism, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, Pop, and Post-Modernism.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • ASL-101 Elementary American Sign Language I

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Introductory course for nonnative signers. Emphasis on receptive skills, vocabulary, and grammar. Introduction to issues important to the Deaf community. One language laboratory session per week.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • ASL-102 Elementary American Sign Language II

    Prerequisites:

    ASL 101

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Continues to develop receptive skills, vocabulary and grammar. Explores patterns of lexical and grammatical structure. Fosters awareness of issues important to the Deaf community.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • CHIN-101 Elementary Chinese I

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Introduces Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) with an emphasis on developing conversational skills by using authentic materials such as video, audio, and various print media that teach fundamental grammatical patterns and vocabulary in functional contexts. Basic reading and writing (in Simplified Characters) are also taught.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • CHIN-102 Elementary Chinese II

    Prerequisites:

    CHIN 101 or Instructor's consent.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Continues to develop proficiency in reading, writing, and speaking Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin). Helps to develop listening comprehension skills with the use of authentic materials, such as print media, audio, and video materials. Advanced beginning level of reading and writing of Simplified Chinese characters is taught.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

    Type:

    Modern Language

  • CHIN-202 Intermediate Chinese II

    Prerequisites:

    CHIN 201 or Instructor's consent.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Continuation of skills developed in CHIN 201.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • CHIN-211 Survey of Chinese Literature and Culture I

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This is an introductory and interdisciplinary course on Chinese civilization and traditional Chinese literature. It will provide the student with a brief introduction to the cultural legacy and literature of China from the archaeological origins of Chinese civilization to the present time. The diverse origins of China's civilization are stressed as topics in political, social, and economic history are explored, with a focus on developments in language, literature, and art. This course is a good introduction to further study of Chinese history and culture and, in particular, provides a valuable context for themes treated in Modern China.

  • CHIN-510 Independent Study

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Various topics can be covered based on student interest. Topics have included study and discussion of Taiwanese and Hong Kong film, and also an in-depth study of Chinese literature from the pre-modern to the modern period. Topics are to be arranged with faculty member.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Asian Studies

  • FRST-319 Marie Antoinette: What Not to Wear

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Explores the French Enlightenment and its culture leading up to the French revolution through a focus on one significant figure: Marie-Antoinette. Examines the relationship of female image and the body politic of eighteenth-century France. Considers the legacy of Marie-Antoinette as martyr and fetish object in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and focuses on her continuing relevance today. Topics include: women & power; fashion and self-representation; motherhood and domesticity; and revolution and gender iconography. All work in English.

  • FRST-320 French and Francophone Cinema

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    A survey of French and Francophone cinema from the late 19th century to the early 21st century. We will explore early works from France by the Lumiere brothers and George Melies, as well as contemporary films from France and French-speaking countries, such as Algeria, Burkina Faso, Canada, Haiti, Senegal. Class meetings will be held jointly with FR 320. All written assignments and class meetings are in English. Bi-monthly discussion sessions are in English. Normally offered alternate years. Cultural Diversity B.

  • GER-101 Elementary German I

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Practice in both oral and written language skills using German culture as background for language study. Emphasis on active use of German to master structure, pronunciation and vocabulary. One language laboratory session per week.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • GER-102 Elementary German II

    Prerequisites:

    Ger-101 or instructor's permission

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Continuation of skills development from 101. One language laboratory session per week.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

    Type:

    Modern Language

  • GER-510 German Independent Study

    Prerequisites:

    An independent study form must be submitted to the CAS Dean's Office.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Students meet with a departmental faculty member to pursue advanced studies in areas of particular interest to them.

  • GR-101 Elementary Ancient Greek

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An introduction to the basic syntax and vocabulary of Ancient Greek with an emphasis on reading some modified passages from genuine Ancient Greek texts as soon as possible. No background in grammar or Greek is assumed.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

    Type:

    Classics Minor

  • GR-102 Ancient Greek II

    Prerequisites:

    GR-101

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    A continuation of GR 101. During the semester we will complete our introduction to Ancient Greek and begin to read continuously a classic work of poetry, history, or philosophy in the original.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

    Type:

    Classics Minor

  • ITAL-101 Elementary Italian I

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Practices and develops oral and written language skills. Explores the culture and language of Italy through audio-visual and textual materials.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • ITAL-102 Elementary Italian II

    Prerequisites:

    ITAL-101 or instructor's permission

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Continues to practice oral and written language skills. Explores the culture and language of Italy through audio-visual and textual materials.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

    Type:

    Modern Language

  • JPN-101 Elementary Japanese I

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    For students with no previous knowledge. An introduction to features of spoken and written Japanese. Stresses grammar, oral performance and simple characters.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • JPN-102 Elementary Japanese II

    Prerequisites:

    JPN-101 or Instructor's consent

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Continues to develop proficiency in reading, writing, and speaking Japanese. Helps to further develop listening skills with the use of authentic materials, such as print media and audio files.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • JPN-202 Intermediate Japanese II

    Prerequisites:

    JPN-201 or Instructor's consent

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Continuation of skills developed from JPN 201. One language laboratory session per week.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • JPN-510 Independent Study

    Prerequisites:

    Instructor's Permission required.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Various topics can be covered based on student interest. Topics have included intensive upper-level reading comprehension and grammar study. Topics are to be arranged with faculty member.

  • LACS-408 Latin America Cinema

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    A survey of films from Argentina, Mexico, Cuba, and other Latin American countries. Occasionally the course includes films produced in the United States that are directed by Hispanic filmmakers or that illustrate the significance of Hispanic culture in North America. Films in Spanish with English subtitles. All written assignments and class meetings are in English. Cultural Diversity B. Prerequisite: None. ENG102 or 103 are strongly recommended. Normally offered alternate years.

  • LACS-416 Border Crossings: The Latino Experience USA

    Prerequisites:

    ENG-102 or ENG-103 or Instructor's consent.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    The myth of a singular Latino experience in the United States will be examined through a variety of genres including: prose, poetry music, film, and theatre. Issues of gender, racial, ethnic and social identity will be addressed as we study mainstream and marginal voices within the U.S. Latino Community. Among the writers read will be Sandra Cisneros, Junot Diaz, Julia Alvarez, Tato Laviera, and Esmeralda Santiago. All written assignments and class meetings are in English. Cultural Diversity A. Normally offered alternate years.

  • SPAN-101 Elementary Spanish I

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Practice in both oral and written language skills. Class activities are organized around cultural themes that reflect the diversity of the Hispanic world and its interconnectedness with the rest of the world. Weekly laboratory sessions required.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • SPAN-102 Elementary Spanish II

    Prerequisites:

    SPAN 101 or Instructor's consent

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Continues skills development from 101. Weekly laboratory sessions required.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

    Type:

    Modern Language

  • SPAN-201 Intermediate Spanish I

    Prerequisites:

    SPAN 102 or or Instructor's consent

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Reviews Spanish grammar and examines Spanish through authentic materials of cultural interest. Students develop written and oral skills through compositions and audio-visual materials. Weekly laboratory sessions required.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

    Type:

    Modern Language

  • SPAN-202 Intermediate Spanish II

    Prerequisites:

    SPAN 201 or Instructor's consent.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Continues skills development from 201. Students read a collection of short stories, write compositions, develop cultural insights through comparative and contrastive assignments, and practice listening and speaking skills in weekly conversation sessions.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

    Type:

    Modern Language

  • SPAN-H202 Honors Intermediate Spanish II

    Prerequisites:

    SPAN 201 or Instructor's consent.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    A continuation of skills development from 201. Weekly laboratory sessions required.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

    Type:

    Honors

  • SPAN-203 Intensive Intermediate Spanish

    Prerequisites:

    SPAN 201 or or Instructor's consent

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    A writing and reading intensive course for students who are thinking about minoring and possibly majoring in Spanish. There will be a brief review of grammar, but the primary materials will come from the textbook, LAZOS,with ancillary materials from the print media and audio-visual sources. A weekly tertulia will be required instead of language lab.

    Term:

    Alternates Fall & Spring

  • SPAN-205 Intensive Intermediate Spanish

    Prerequisites:

    SPAN 201 or or Instructor's consent

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    A writing and reading intensive course for students who are thinking about minoring and possibly majoring in Spanish. There will be a brief review of grammar, but the primary materials will come from the textbook, LAZOS,with ancillary materials from the print media and audio-visual sources. A weekly tertulia will be required instead of language lab.

    Term:

    Alternates Fall & Spring

  • SPAN-210 Spanish in the Workplace

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course is designed for students who have successfully completed Spanish (201) at Suffolk or its equivalent elsewhere. Through a systematic review of grammar, a diversity of readings, and oral as well as written work, students will increase their lexical and grammatical knowledge of Spanish language specific to the workplace in order to communicate more easily and comfortably. Students will also be better prepared to deal with the specific themes related to business introduced in the course. (This course is not for Spanish minors or majors, but may be taken as a free elective.)

  • SPAN-290 Advanced Composition & Conversation

    Prerequisites:

    Prerequisite: Spanish 202, 203 or 250 or Instructor's consent

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Develops written and oral skills in various contexts and registers. Emphasis on strengthening written skills and learning to speak clearly and persuasively in Spanish. Short texts and audio-visual materials provide the basis for classroom activities which include regularly assigned essays, group discussions and debates.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

    Type:

    Modern Language

  • SPAN-295 Spanish in the Workplace

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course is designed for students who have successfully completed Spanish (201) at Suffolk or its equivalent elsewhere. Through a systematic review of grammar, a diversity of readings, and oral as well as written work, students will increase their lexical and grammatical knowledge of Spanish language specific to the workplace in order to communicate more easily and comfortably. Students will also be better prepared to deal with the specific themes related to business introduced in the course. (This course is not for Spanish minors or majors, but may be taken as a free elective.)

  • SPAN-300 Intro to Cultural Texts

    Prerequisites:

    Spanish 202, 203, 250 or Instructor's consent.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Explores a selection of Peninsular and Latin American cultural materials. Primarily examines texts from different literary genres (narrative, drama, essay, and poetry). Develops critical skills required in more advanced Spanish courses, through close readings and textual analysis. Activities include regularly assigned essays, group discussions, and short scene work.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • SPAN-301 Spanish Culture and Civilization

    Prerequisites:

    Spanish 202, 203 or 250. Spanish 290 or 300 are strongly recommended

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Examines the civilization and culture of Spain highlighting its historical development and cultural manifestations from pre-historic times to the nineteenth century. Students improve their four skills through activities that include discussions, oral presentations, and writing assignments based on reading and films.

    Term:

    Alternates Fall & Spring

  • SPAN-302 Indigenous and Colonial Latin America

    Prerequisites:

    Spanish 202, 203 or 250 or Instructor's consent. Span 290 or 300 strongly recommended.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Introduces students to the complexity Latin America by examining its roots in pre-Columbian America and the impact of Spanish exploration and colonization. Places emphasis on cultural, economic, historical, philosophical, political and religious patterns that define the region. Includes class discussions, oral presentations, and writing assignments based on reading and audio-visual material.

    Term:

    Alternates Fall & Spring

  • SPAN-303 Modern and Contemporary Latin America

    Prerequisites:

    SPAN 202 or 203 or Instructor's consent. SPAN 290 or 300 strongly recommended.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Examines the path taken by Latin American and Caribbean countries to build independent nations out of colonial territories highlighting the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries, ethnic plurality, and cultural complexity in areas such as politics, religion, sociology, economics, customs, music & film. The cultural contributions of Spanish-speaking minorities in the United States are also addressed. Includes class discussions, oral presentations, and writing assignments based on readings and audio-visual material.

  • SPAN-305 Living in Translation

    Prerequisites:

    SPAN 250, 290, or 300 or Instructor's consent.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Examines the process and theory of translation. Materials are drawn from the literary world, the mass media (i.e. advertising, marketing, news, entertainment), and professional sources. Students gain further insights about the linguistic, cultural, and ethical dimensions of the field. Additional grammar review provided as needed.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • SPAN-315 Spanish for the Professions

    Prerequisites:

    SPAN 290 or SPAN 300 or Instructor's consent.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Integrates language learning with culture via business context of the Hispanic world. Spanish for banking and finance, marketing and advertising, and international commerce are highlighted. Students increase their cross-cultural understanding and written and oral proficiency in business Spanish through a wide range of assignments.

    Type:

    Global Engagement Experience

  • SPAN-340 Hispanic Culture Today: Trans-Atlantic Perspective

    Prerequisites:

    Take SPAN 290 or SPAN 300 or Instructor's consent.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An examination of key issues in Hispanic culture today through the study of literature, film, music and TV. The purpose of the course is twofold: To introduce the students to major themes in recent Hispanic society and culture and, to develop the necessary skills to read and analyze literary texts and other cultural forms. Topics to be discussed include dictatorship and democracy, women and representation, political and domestic violence, national identity, immigration, and mass culture. The selected materials will include texts by authors like Manuel Rivas, Mario Vargas Llosa, Carlos Fuentes, Cristina Peri Rossi, Rosa Montero, Carlos Monsivais, and Roberto Bolano among others. (Madrid campus only)

  • SPAN-350 Spanish Cultural Studies

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This is an interdisciplinary course that will examine the historical and socio-economic causes of contemporary Spanish culture. Material will be drawn from a variety of sources including: history, sociology, gender studies, literature and philosophy. Extensive reference will be made to the non-Western cultures which have made Spain what it is today. (Usually taught in English). (Madrid campus only)

  • SPAN-360 Madrid Cosmopolitan City

    Prerequisites:

    SPAN-290 or SPAN-300 or Instructor's consent

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course is designed to provide students with a basic knowledge of the city of Madrid in terms of its historical, cultural, and social development. Contemporary aspects of the city such as its rise to prominence amongst the capitals of Europe and the phenomenon of recent immigration patterns will also be discussed. All classes will be conducted in Spanish. Specific grammar points will be reviewed as needed. (Madrid campus only)

    Type:

    Global Engagement Experience

  • SPAN-365 Spanish Cities: An Ongoing Transformation

    Prerequisites:

    Take SPAN-290; Taught in Spanish

    Credits:

    4.00

  • SPAN-390 Introduction to Latin American and Caribbean Literature

    Prerequisites:

    SPAN 300; SPAN 302 is strongly recommended

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Examines authors from Latin America and the Caribbean in their historical and cultural contexts. Reading and class discussions consider the relationship between the writer and society by covering such topics as colonialism, the oral tradition, modernism and the emergence of new narratives in the twentieth century. The Inca Garcilaso, Sor Juana, Carlos Fuentes, Rigoberta Menchu, and Pablo Neruda are among some writers studied.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • SPAN-402 Social Literature of Latin America

    Prerequisites:

    SPAN 300 or Instructor's consent. SPAN 302 is strongly recommended.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Explores the relationship between social history, cultural identity and artistic expression through a diversity of texts from Central and South America, Mexico and the Caribbean. Social justice, mass culture and gender are among the topics examined. Readings include novel, short story, poetry and drama. Films and documentaries further illustrate the connections between society and text.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • SPAN-405 Women's Voices in Latin America

    Prerequisites:

    SPAN-300; Spanish 302 or its equivalent is strongly recommended

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Examines the changing roles of women in Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America through fiction, non-fiction, drama, poetry and film. Special focus is placed on the impact that changes in social ideology and culture have had on their identity and writings. Texts available in English.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • SPAN-408 Latin American Cinema

    Prerequisites:

    Take ENG-102 or ENG-103 or Instructor's consent. Span 302 is strongly recommended for Spanish and Latin American & Caribbean Studies majors and minors.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Begins with the Cuban revolution as a point of departure and examines films from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and other Latin American countries. Students explore the relationship between film & society and consider how knowledge of a culture and its history is influenced and shaped by what is seen on the screen. Films in Spanish with English subtitles.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • SPAN-410 Representation and Reality in Spanish Cinema

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course offers the students a panoramic view of the most representative Spanish films from the 1950's until today, with special emphasis on its social, political, artistic and cultural context. Films will be viewed in Spanish with English subtitles. Conducted in English, the course will be open to both non-majors in Spanish as well as to advanced-level Spanish majors and minors, with the latter carrying out their written work and individual meetings with the instructor in Spanish.

  • SPAN-416 Border Crossings/The Latino Experience In the Usa

    Prerequisites:

    ENG-102 or ENG-103 or Instructor's consent. Span 302 is strongly recommended for Spanish and Latin American & Caribbean Studies majors and minors.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Examines the myth of a singular Latino experience in the United States through a variety of genres and authors. Issues relating to culture, language, family, and religion are among some of the topics explored. Authors include Sandra Cisneros, House on Mango Street, Junot Diaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Julia Alvarez, How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents, Tato Laviera, and American.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • SPAN-417 Changes in Social Values in Spain 1975 - 2005

    Prerequisites:

    Take SPAN 290 or SPAN 300 or Instructor's consent. SPAN 350 is strongly recommended.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    In this course we will study the transition of Spain from dictatorship to democracy from an interdisciplinary perspective based mostly on the analysis of literary works, film, visual arts and music besides relevant theoretical articles by major Spanish and international intellectuals. Youth culture (sex, drugs and rock and roll), the feminist movement, nationalistic demands, and Spain's subsequent incorporation into the European Union will be highlighted. (Madrid campus only)

  • SPAN-418 Through the Eyes of the Storyteller / Latin American Fiction and Film

    Prerequisites:

    ENG 102 or ENG 103 or Instructor's consent. SPAN 300 and SPAN 302 are strongly recommended for Spanish and Latin American and Caribbean Studies majors and minors.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Examines the intersection between literature and film and the relationships between the written word and the cinematic image. The writers and cinematographers studied represent mainstream as well as marginal voices that address issues of race, gender, sexual orientation and socio-economic class in South America, the Caribbean, and Mexico.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • SPAN-425 Literature and Art in Latin America

    Prerequisites:

    Span 290 or Span 300; Instructor's consent; Spanish 302 is strongly recommended

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Examines the dynamic relationships that exist between art ( both visual and lyrical) and the written word. Through a juxtaposition of work by twentieth century authors from Latin America and the Caribbean and other artists who explore similar themes, students examine the multiple ways in which art and literature contribute to our understanding of life in Latin America and the Caribbean. Materials are drawn from the fields of music, photography, poetry, prose, theatre, and visual art.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • SPAN-427 U.S. Mexican Border in the New Millennium

    Prerequisites:

    SPAN 290 or 300 or Instructor's consent

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Explores the literature, culture, and history of the United States-Mexico Border, and analyzes the profound changes that the gain/loss of territories created by the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo caused for the citizens in the region. Emphasis is on contemporary border theatre and film. Students read works of Salcedo, Galindo, Mijares, Rascon Banda, among others, and examine contemporary films and documentaries such as Senorita Extraviada, Victoria para Chino, and Crossing Arizona.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • SPAN-428 From Script to Performance: Contemporary Latin American Theatre

    Prerequisites:

    Span 290 or 300; Span 302 is strongly recommended

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Students examine the contemporary world of Latin American Theatre. A study of basic theatre concepts and methodology prepares students to perform in Noche de teatro latinoamericano, a public performance of three one-act plays from contemporary Latin American Playwrights. Publicity and set design are alsopart of the course framework.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • SPAN-502 Honors Thesis

    Prerequisites:

    Senior standing & permission of the Dept. Chair

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    A major research project completed under the supervision of a regular faculty member.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • SPAN-510 Independent Study

    Prerequisites:

    Instructor consent required.

    Credits:

    1.00- 4.00

    Description:

    Students meet with a department member to pursue advanced studies in areas of particular interest to them.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • SPAN-I295 Spanish in the Workplace Internship

    Credits:

    0.00

    Description:

    Internship in Madrid, Spain. At least 12 hours a week working for an organization. Designed to give students an international professional learning opportunity. It takes place concurrently with SPAN 295.