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Tulane University
Spanish & Portuguese Dept.
302 Newcomb Hall
New Orleans, LA 70118

phone: (504) 865-5518
fax: (504) 862-8752
e-mail: cstma@tulane.edu

Spring 2015 Classes 

For Information on courses offerings for both Spanish and Portuguese please consult theTulane Registrar.

 

SPRING 2015


SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE COURSE DESCRIPTIONS - 3000-4000-6000 LEVELS

 

SPAN 3130 - Introduction to Latin American Culture - Introduction to the cultural diversity of Latin America through the study of contemporary literary, social, political, and popular culture trends as observed by selected literary figures, intellectuals, and artists.


SPAN 3150
- Introduction to Latino Studies - An introduction to the cultures of Latino and Hispanic communities in the United States and the Caribbean from the early 20th century to the present, with special emphasis on the contemporary period. Critical analysis of written texts, visual arts, and cinema will guide the investigation of past and current polemics of Latino history, social movements, and cultural heterogeneity.


 

SPAN 3240 - Intro to Spanish Culture - This course is a survey of the history and culture of Spain from ancient times to the present. Class work will include readings, lectures, discussion, presentation of art, music, and films.

SPAN 3270 - Readings in Spanish and Latin American Literature -

 

SPAN 3280 - Film and Visual Cult Span - Through a series of film viewings, readings, and access to other visual media from Latin America and Spain, students receive instruction in how to discuss and analyze visual culture in Spanish. Vocabulary building and strategies for enhanced viewing and reading comprehension are stressed. Significant emphasis on the continued development of linguistic skills.



SPAN 3300 - Spanish for the Health Sciences -This course introduces students to Spanish for the health sciences. Spanish major and minors interested in the health professions are encouraged to enroll, along with pre-medical and public health majors and minors.

 

 

SPAN 4060 - Pre 20th Centrury Readings in Spanish - An introduction to the literature and critical issues of early Hispanic cultures until “modernismo”. Students acquire fundamental skills in literary and critical analysis, as well as a basic understanding of key cultural topics, such as medieval “convivencia”, the social order in early modern Spain, indigenous concerns in colonial Latin America, and the formation of national literatures in 19th century Latin America.


SPAN 4110- Modern Spanish American Literature 

 

SPAN 4120 - Social Problems in Spanish American Literature - The chief problems of Latin American society as reflected in poetry, short fiction, essay, and theatre. Representative works concerning the Mexican revolution; the social status of women, Indians and blacks; the life of urban and rural working classes; tyranny and political repression. Offered: Fall Semester.

 

 

SPAN 4150 - Spanish Literature of the 20th Century 


SPAN 4260 - Spanish Phonetic/Phonology 


SPAN 4350 - Topics in Spanish Literature and Culture - A topics course on the literature and culture of Spain. Possible themes include science and literature, construction of gender and sexuality, revolution and repression, honor and violence, popular culture, satire, and metanarrative



SPAN 4351 - Topics in Spanish Literature and Culture - A topics course on the literature and culture of Spain. Possible themes include science and literature, construction of gender and sexuality, revolution and repression, honor and violence, popular culture, satire, and metanarrative

 

SPAN 4510 - Hispanic Cities -MEXICO CITY  - This class explores the history, artistic production, literature, and cultural issues related to a Hispanic city, such as Buenos Aires, Madrid, Mexico City, or Seville. In an effort to investigate the city in a broad national and international context, the course connects an urban area to important events and sites in Latin American and Spain. Taught in rotation by different faculty in the department, the focus on a particular city changes with the professor. 



SPAN 6220 - Crime Fiction in Latin America 


SPAN 6430 - Drama of the Golden Age


 

SPAN 6740 - Woman Writers Latin America


SPAN 6850 - Senior Seminar (Capstone) - This course is a seminar on major authors of the Hispanic literary tradition from both Spain and Latin America. This course fulfills the Writing Intensive Requirement. Note: Open only to graduating seniors. Satisfies: Capstone requirement for majors.

 

SPAN 6910 - Mexican Science Fiction


SPAN 7920 Recent Spanish American Literature

 

 

SPAN 7960 Special Topics


 

PORT 31310 - Luso-Brazilian Literature

 


PORT 4130 - Topics in Brazilian Literature and Culture


PORT 6920 - Globalization and Brazilian Culture



 


Tulane University, Spanish & Portuguese Dept., 304 Newcomb Hall, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5518 spanport@tulane.edu