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Spanish and Portuguese Department

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese offers instruction in the Spanish and Portuguese languages and in Luso-Hispanic cultures and literatures. The department offers a major and minor in Spanish and a minor in Portuguese. Courses are taught in Spanish or Portuguese, and classes are small so that students at all levels are given maximum opportunity to practice the language. Other opportunities to study Luso- Hispanic language and culture are also available through the department's study abroad programs and the Casa Hispana. Refer to the department website for more information.

Faculty

Chair/Director
Karen Stolley
P7794681
Associate Professor

Education

  • BA, Middlebury College, 1977
  • MA, Yale University, 1980
  • PhD, Yale University, 1985

Departments

  • Spanish and Portuguese, Core Faculty
  • Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • colonial Latin American literature
  • eighteenth-century studies
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Jose Luis Boigues-Lopez
P7980546
Senior Lecturer

Education

  • Other, University of Salamanca, Spain, 1993
  • Other, University of Salamanca, Spain, 1995
  • Other, University of Salamanca, Spain, 1995
  • PhD, UNED, Madrid, Spain, 2011

Department

  • Spanish and Portuguese, Core Faculty

Academic Interest

  • language pedagogy
Core Faculty
Jose Luis Boigues-Lopez
P7980546
Senior Lecturer

Education

  • Other, University of Salamanca, Spain, 1993
  • Other, University of Salamanca, Spain, 1995
  • Other, University of Salamanca, Spain, 1995
  • PhD, UNED, Madrid, Spain, 2011

Department

  • Spanish and Portuguese, Core Faculty

Academic Interest

  • language pedagogy
Maria Carrion
P5127079
Professor

Education

  • BA, University of Puerto Rico, 1981
  • MS, University of Puerto Rico, 1983
  • MA, University of Tennessee, 1985
  • MPhil, Yale University, 1987
  • PhD, Yale University, 1990

Departments

  • Spanish and Portuguese, Core Faculty
  • Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Core Faculty
  • Medieval Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • Renaissance and Baroque Spanish literature
  • gender studies
Robyn Clarke
P8639917
Senior Lecturer

Education

  • AB, University of Georgia, 1991
  • MA, University of Georgia, 1999

Department

  • Spanish and Portuguese, Core Faculty

Academic Interest

  • sociolinguistics and second-language acquisition
Lisa Dillman
P1596518
Senior Lecturer

Education

  • BA, University of California, San Diego, 1989
  • MA, Emory University, 1993
  • MA, Middlesex University, 1998

Department

  • Spanish and Portuguese, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • literary translation
  • language pedagogy
Hernan Feldman
P3553394
Associate Professor

Education

  • BA, Universidad de Buenos Aires, 1997
  • MA, Indiana University, 2001
  • PhD, Indiana University, 2005

Departments

  • Spanish and Portuguese, Core Faculty
  • Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • nineteenth- and twentieth-century Southern Cone literature
  • cultural studies
  • visual culture
  • music
Jennifer Feldman
P7234476
Lecturer

Education

  • MAT, Indiana University, 2000

Department

  • Spanish and Portuguese, Core Faculty

Academic Interest

  • Spanish Pedagogy
Robert Goddard
P4593957
Lecturer

Education

  • BA, Oberlin College, 1984
  • PhD, Emory University, 2005

Departments

  • Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Core Faculty
  • Spanish and Portuguese, Core Faculty

Academic Interest

  • Caribbean nationalism (specifically the links between creole ideologies and sugar capitalism)
Hazel Gold
P0575008
Associate Professor

Education

  • BA, Mount Holyoke College, 1973
  • MA, University of Pennsylvania, 1974
  • PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 1980

Departments

  • Spanish and Portuguese, Core Faculty
  • Jewish Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • nineteenth- and twentieth-century Spanish literature
  • Hispanic Jewish literature and culture
  • narrative theory
Ricardo Gutierrez-Mouat
P3139523
Professor

Education

  • PhD, Princeton University, 1978

Departments

  • Spanish and Portuguese, Core Faculty
  • Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Core Faculty
Vialla Hartfield-Mendez
P7329677
Professor of Pedagogy

Education

  • BA, University of Southern Mississippi, 1983
  • MA, University of Virginia, 1986
  • PhD, University of Virginia, 1989

Departments

  • Spanish and Portuguese, Core Faculty
  • Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • contemporary Spanish and Latin American literature and culture
  • Hispanic culture of the United States
  • literacy and community outreach programs
Katherine A. Ostrom
P1824829
Lecturer

Education

  • BA, University of Chicago, 2001
  • MA, University of Minnesota, 2006
  • PhD, University of Minnesota, 2011

Department

  • Spanish and Portuguese, Core Faculty
Jose Quiroga
P6550405
Professor

Education

  • BA, Boston University, 1980
  • MPhil, Yale University, 1987
  • PhD, Yale University, 1989

Departments

  • Spanish and Portuguese, Core Faculty
  • Comparative Literature, Core Faculty
  • Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • contemporary Latin American
  • Latino and Caribbean studies
  • contemporary poetry
  • gender
Dierdra Reber
P4769596
Assistant Professor

Education

  • BA, Columbia University, 1996
  • PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 2005

Departments

  • Spanish and Portuguese, Core Faculty
  • Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • twentieth- and twenty-first century Latin American literature and film
  • literary and cultural theory
Cesar Sierra
P5629739
Lecturer

Education

  • BA, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 1988
  • MA, Syracuse University, 1998

Department

  • Spanish and Portuguese, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • contemporary Latin American literature and culture
  • queer theory
  • popular culture
  • film studies
Karen Stolley
P7794681
Associate Professor

Education

  • BA, Middlebury College, 1977
  • MA, Yale University, 1980
  • PhD, Yale University, 1985

Departments

  • Spanish and Portuguese, Core Faculty
  • Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • colonial Latin American literature
  • eighteenth-century studies
Donald Tuten
P0226661
Associate Professor

Education

  • BA, University of Georgia, 1985
  • MA, University of Wisconsin, 1989
  • PhD, University of Wisconsin, 1998

Departments

  • Spanish and Portuguese, Core Faculty
  • Linguistics, Core Faculty

Academic Interest

  • linguistics and pedagogy
Irina Zaitseva
P1649853
Senior Lecturer

Education

  • MA, Minsk State Pedagogical Institute of Foreign Language, 1971

Department

  • Spanish and Portuguese, Core Faculty

Academic Interest

  • language pedagogy

Courses

Spanish 100-Level Courses
SPAN 101: Elementary Spanish I
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall semester. The first half of a yearlong introductory course designed to train students to understand, speak, read, and write Spanish.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
200
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
SPAN 102: Elementary Spanish II
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Spring semester. Continuation of Spanish 101.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
200
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
SPAN 111: Intensive Spanish
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
200
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
SPAN 190: Freshman Seminar: Spanish
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
FSEM
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Freshmen only. In-depth treatment of a topic in language, literature, or culture of the Luso-Hispanic world through readings, frequent writing assignments, and class discussions.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Spanish 200-Level Courses
SPAN 201: Intermediate Spanish I
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall semester. The first half of a yearlong review, with emphasis on continued development of the four basic linguistic skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing) and knowledge of Hispanic cultures and societies.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
SPAN 202: Intermediate Spanish II
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Spring semester. Continuation of Spanish 201.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
SPAN 205: Practical Conversation
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Taught in Salamanca only.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
200
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
SPAN 210: Spanish For Read Comprehension
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
SPAN 212: Advanced Language Practice
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Every semester. Development of advanced language, reading, conversation, and writing skills through discussion of readings and films from contemporary Hispanic culture. Not intended for native speakers of Spanish.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
SPAN 215: Reading and Writing Strategies
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Every semester. Advanced reading and writing practice focused on critical discussion of texts about cross-cultural contact and (mis)understanding.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
SPAN 217: Spanish For Intl Business
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Spring. Study of language and cultural knowledge needed for understanding issues in the Hispanic business world.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
SPAN 220: Techniques Of Translation
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
SPAN 290: Supervised Reading
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 12
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
SPAN 291: Undergraduate Seminar
General Information
Credit Hours
2
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
100
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
SPAN 292: Undergraduate Seminar
General Information
Credit Hours
2
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
100
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
SPAN 293: Undergraduate Seminar
General Information
Credit Hours
2
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
100
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
SPAN 294: Undergraduate Seminar
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
SPAN 294A: Undergraduate Seminar
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
SPAN 294B: Undergraduate Seminar
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
SPAN 294C: Undergraduate Seminar
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Spanish 300-Level Courses
SPAN 300: Read In Spanish:Text & Context
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Every semester. The foundation course for the major and minor. A course in Hispanic cultural literacy that also strengthens written and oral language skills.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
SPAN 300W: Read In Spanish:Text & Context
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HALW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Every semester. The foundation course for the major and minor. A course in Hispanic cultural literacy that also strengthens written and oral language skills.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Writing Requirement
Yes
SPAN 301: Early Hispanic Lit & Culture
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Every semester. A survey course in Spanish and Spanish American culture from the Middle Ages and Pre-Columbian periods to the seventeenth century.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
SPAN 301W: Early Hispanic Lit & Culture
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HALW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Every semester. A survey course in Spanish and Spanish American culture from the Middle Ages and Pre-Columbian periods to the seventeenth century.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Writing Requirement
Yes
SPAN 302: Modern Hispanic Lit & Culture
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Every semester. A survey course in Spanish and Spanish American culture from the eighteenth century to the present.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
SPAN 302W: Modern Hispanic Lit & Culture
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HALW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Every semester. A survey course in Spanish and Spanish American culture from the eighteenth century to the present.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Writing Requirement
Yes
SPAN 305: Early Spanish Lit. & Culture
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
SPAN 306: Mod Span. Literature & Culture
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
SPAN 308: Early Lat Amer Lit & Culture
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
SPAN 309: Mod Latin Amer Lit & Culture
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
SPAN 310: Intensive Study in Spanish
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Taught in Salamanca only. Analytical study of stylistic techniques with intensified practice for the improvement of written expression.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
200
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
SPAN 311: Hst&Thry of Hispanic Narrative
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Introduction and theoretical overview of Hispanic narrative.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
SPAN 311W: Hst&Thry of Hispanic Narrative
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HALW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Introduction and theoretical overview of Hispanic narrative.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Writing Requirement
Yes
SPAN 312: Theories Hispanic Theater&Film
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

An introduction to theories of theater and film in a Hispanic context.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
SPAN 312W: Theories Hispanic Theater&Film
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HALW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

An introduction to theories of theater and film in a Hispanic context.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Writing Requirement
Yes
SPAN 314: Internship In Spanish
General Information
Credit Hours
2 - 8
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Credit, two hours. Applied learning in a supervised Spanish-speaking work or volunteer environment. Consent of instructor and approval by the department. May not be repeated for credit toward the major or minor.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
SPAN 315: Spanish Pronunciation
General Information
Credit Hours
2
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
100
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
SPAN 316: Spanish Phonetics & Phonology
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Credit, three hours. Study of basic phonetics in Spanish with the goal of improving oral pronunciation.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
SPAN 317: Writing Context and Community
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Combines advanced writing instruction and language analysis with volunteer experiences in Atlanta Hispanic communities. Permission of instructor required.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Scheduled Related Component
Community engaged learning
Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
50 - 90
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
SPAN 317W: Writing Context and Community
General Information
Credit Hours
5
GERs
HALW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Combines advanced writing instruction and language analysis with volunteer experiences in Atlanta Hispanic communities. Permission of instructor required.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Scheduled Related Component
Community engaged learning
Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
50 - 90
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Writing Requirement
Yes
SPAN 318: Critical Writing in Hispanic Topics
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course combines advanced writing instruction with the study of diverse Hispanic cultural topics.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
SPAN 318W: Critical Writing in Hispanic Topics
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course combines advanced writing instruction with the study of diverse Hispanic cultural topics.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Writing Requirement
Yes
SPAN 320: Cultural History Of Spain
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Taught in Salamanca only. Historical and cultural overview of Spain from the Roman period to the present.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
SPAN 321: Cultrl Hist Of Latin America
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
SPAN 325: Hist Of The Spanish Language
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
SPAN 330: Theater Workshop In Spanish
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

See above. Offered every other year.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
SPAN 331: Baroque Theater
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
SPAN 335: New World Chronicles
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
SPAN 340: Modern Latin American Novel
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
SPAN 360: The Generation Of 1898
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
SPAN 361: Spanish Avant-Garde Poetry
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
SPAN 362: Modern Spanish Novel
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
SPAN 381: Islamic West 600-1600
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
MESAS 381: Islamic West 600-1600
REL 381: Islamic West 600-1600
Course Description

This course is a historical and cultural survey of the medieval Islamic West (the Maghrib) as a single cultural unit, comprising Muslim Spain (al-Andalus), North Africa, and Sicily. The course covers cultural and religious interactions between indigenous peoples and Arab Muslims, critically examining the notion of Convivencia (co-existence) as theorized by modern Spanish and North African historians. The course also includes discussions of material culture, music, and poetry.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
SPAN 385: Topics in Language and Culture
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
SPAN 385W: Topics in Language and Culture
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HALW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Writing Requirement
Yes
SPAN 390: In Translation (Topic)
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
SPAN 390W: In Translation (Topic)
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Writing Requirement
Yes
Spanish 400-Level Courses
SPAN 409: Topic:Aspects Of Lat Amer Culture
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
SPAN 410: Topics in Spanish Linguistics
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
SPAN 410W: Topics in Spanish Linguistics
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Writing Requirement
Yes
SPAN 411: Hispanic Women Writers
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
SPAN 412: Topics In Hispanic Culture
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
SPAN 412W: Topics In Hispanic Culture
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Writing Requirement
Yes
SPAN 420: Topics In Medieval Studies
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Courses recently taught include The Hispanic Body; The Medieval Fable; Medieval Iberia; Islamic Spain; Introduction to Judeo-Spanish Literature.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
SPAN 420W: Topics In Medieval Studies
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Courses recently taught include The Hispanic Body; The Medieval Fable; Medieval Iberia; Islamic Spain; Introduction to Judeo-Spanish Literature.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Writing Requirement
Yes
SPAN 430: Topics:Renaissance/Baroque Stu
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
SPAN 430W: Topics:Renaissance/Baroque Stu
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Writing Requirement
Yes
SPAN 440: Topics In Colonial Studies
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Courses recently taught include Women in Colonial Latin America; The Columbus Narratives; New World Chronicles; Colonial Spaces/Family Portraits.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
SPAN 440W: Topics In Colonial Studies
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Courses recently taught include Women in Colonial Latin America; The Columbus Narratives; New World Chronicles; Colonial Spaces/Family Portraits.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Writing Requirement
Yes
SPAN 450: Topics:Modern Peninsular Stud
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Courses recently taught include Spain After Franco: New Voices; Gender and Conflicts of Modernity; Madrid, Barcelona, New York: the City in Hispanic Culture; Contemporary Spain and the Flows of Migration; Not Kidding Around: Reading Childhood in Hispanic Culture; Postmodern Spain.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
SPAN 450W: Topics:Modern Peninsular Stud
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Courses recently taught include Spain After Franco: New Voices; Gender and Conflicts of Modernity; Madrid, Barcelona, New York: the City in Hispanic Culture; Contemporary Spain and the Flows of Migration; Not Kidding Around: Reading Childhood in Hispanic Culture; Postmodern Spain.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Writing Requirement
Yes
SPAN 460: Topic:Mod Latin Amer Studies
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
SPAN 460W: Topic:Mod Latin Amer Studies
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Writing Requirement
Yes
SPAN 470: Span Amer Essay
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
SPAN 477R: Workshop On Literary Writing
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
SPAN 480: The City In Hisp Culture
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
SPAN 495A: Honors
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Independent Honors research
Weekly Contact Minutes
200
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
SPAN 495BW: Honors
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 8
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Independent Honors research
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Writing Requirement
Yes
SPAN 497R: Supervised Reading
General Information
Credit Hours
2 - 12
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Independent Honors research
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Portuguese 100-Level Courses
PORT 101: Elementary Portuguese I
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

The first half of a yearlong introductory course designed to train students to understand, speak, read, and write Portuguese.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
200
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
PORT 102: Elementary Portuguese II
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Continuation of Portuguese 101.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
200
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
PORT 110: Portuguese for Span Speakers
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Builds oral proficiency and increases knowledge of Portuguese, Lusophone African, and Brazilian cultures through discussion, listening, reading, and writing on topics pertaining to current events and literature.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
PORT 190: Freshman Seminar
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
FSEM
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Introduction to the study of Brazilian and Portuguese societies through different prisms (race and gender relations, national cinemas, sexuality, evolution of historical discourse, music, and more).

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Portuguese 200-Level Courses
PORT 201: Intermediate Portuguese I
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

The first half of a yearlong review, with emphasis on continued development of the four basic linguistic skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing) and knowledge of Lusophone cultures and societies.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
PORT 202: Intermediate Portuguese II
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Continuation of Portuguese 201.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
PORT 210: Port for Reading Comprehension
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
PORT 212: Adv Practice in Portuguese
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Development of fluency, vocabulary, and advanced grammatical skills through discussion of contemporary Lusophone culture.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
PORT 215: Lang Analys&Written Expression
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Advanced study of grammar and vocabulary, with an emphasis on composition techniques and reading strategies through readings pertinent to the culture of Portuguese-speaking countries.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Portuguese 300-Level Courses
PORT 300: Luso-Brazil Worlds:Text/Contxt
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

The foundation course for the minor. A course in Luso-Portuguese cultural literacy that also strengthens written and oral language skills.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
PORT 301: Early Lusophone Lit & Culture
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

A survey course of Portuguese and colonial Brazilian culture(s) and literature, from the pre-Roman period through the end of the seventeenth century.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
PORT 302: Modern Lusophone Lit & Culture
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

A survey course in Portuguese, Brazilian, and Lusophone African culture(s) and literature, from the eighteenth century to the present.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Portuguese 400-Level Courses
PORT 412: Topics in Lusophone Culture
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
PORT 412W: Topics in Lusophone Culture
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Writing Requirement
Yes
PORT 495R: Honors Thesis
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Permission of instructor required.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Independent Honors research
Weekly Contact Minutes
200
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
PORT 495RW: Honors Thesis
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 8
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Permission of instructor required.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Independent Honors research
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Writing Requirement
Yes
PORT 497R: Supervised Reading
General Information
Credit Hours
2 - 4
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Permission of instructor required. Theater Studies

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable

Honors Program

Advanced majors with a 3.5 GPA may apply to the Honors Program in Spanish during their junior year. If accepted by the Department, they spend their senior year enrolled in Spanish 495A in the fall and in Spanish 495B WR in the spring.

For more information, see Honors Program | Academic Policies & Regulations.

Study Abroad

The department strongly encourages students to live and study in Spanish- or Portuguese-speaking countries. Students may receive credit toward the major or minor in Spanish for up to twelve credit hours (three courses) taken in an approved program of study abroad, and credit toward the Portuguese minor for up to eight credit hours (two courses) taken in approved study abroad programs. These credit limits do not apply to Emory courses taught abroad or courses taught by Emory faculty. Emory University administers its own fall and spring semester programs in Salamanca, Spain, and participates in a consortium of universities to offer additional semester study programs in Latin America (Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, Costa Rica, and Mexico). Emory also administers summer programs in Salamanca, Buenos Aires, and Rio de Janeiro. The summer program in Salamanca includes course components taught on a rotating basis in a number of cities around the Iberian peninsula, including Valencia, Seville, and Barcelona.

For more information, see Study Abroad.

Advising

Once students declare a major in Spanish, they are assigned an adviser in the department.

Minors in Spanish are advised by the DUS.

Minors in Portuguese are advised by the Director of the Portuguese program.

Language Study

The department works to ensure that students enter the program at the appropriate level. Initial placement is based on the department’s assessment of various factors: results of the online Spanish Placement Exam, results of the Spanish AP exams (if applicable), number of years of study in high school, amount of time since last studies were completed, study abroad experience, and previous contact with Spanish speakers. All students who wish to study Spanish at Emory, including native speakers as well as speakers with no previous experience, are required to take the online Spanish Placement Exam (accessible at http://www.spanish.emory.edu/) and to complete the accompanying questionnaire before enrolling in the first Spanish course in the department. After reviewing this and other information, the department emails an official placement to each student at their Learnlink account. Students should not enroll until receiving an official placement. During the first week of classes, instructors confirm that students are accurately placed, or recommend that they be transferred to a more appropriate class.

Internship

The department offers Span 314, Internship in Spanish, for variable credit. The internship is an opportunity for applied learning in a supervised Spanish-speaking work or volunteer environment.

Awards and Honors

Sigma chapter of Phi Sigma Iota, the national Romance language honor society, was installed at Emory in 1930. This society recognizes those students who have completed work in foreign language courses with a 3.7 GPA.

The department also offers awards for writing (Carlos Rojas Award for Excellence in Writing), service (Award for Excellence in Community Engagement) and overall excellence (Emilia Navarro Award for Excellence in Spanish).

Additionally, the department nominates students for the Emory College Language Center’s Awards in Spanish and Portuguese.