Graduate Courses

The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 2017–2018 and 2018–2019; however, not all courses are taught each semester or summer session. Students should consult the Course Schedule to determine which courses and topics will be offered during a particular semester or summer session. The Course Schedule may also reflect changes made to the course inventory after the publication of this catalog.

Iberian and Latin American Languages and Cultures: ILA

ILA 380. Introduction to Theory and Research of Literature and Culture.

An introductory survey of theories, research methods, and issues of professionalization relevant to the study of Latin American and Iberian literatures and cultures. Designed to be taken in the first long semester of graduate study. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

ILA 381. Introduction to Theory and Research of Linguistics.

An introduction to the prevalent theories, research methods, and issues of professionalization relevant to the study of the language forms and language practices of individuals and societies. Designed to be taken in the first long semester of graduate study. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

ILA 385T. Teaching Practicum.

Mentorship and pedagogical training by working one-on-one with a faculty member on the development and design of an undergraduate, upper-division level course in their area of specialization. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; Iberian and Latin American Languages and Cultures 398T; admission to candidacy for the doctoral degree, including an approved dissertation proposal; and consent of the graduate adviser.

ILA 386. Topics in Iberian and Latin American Linguistics.

Topics in Iberian and Latin American linguistics, including diasporic and indigenous communities. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

ILA 387. Topics in Iberian and Latin American Literatures and Cultures: Spanish.

Topics in the literatures and cultures of Spanish America, Spain, and related diasporas. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

ILA 388. Topics in Iberian and Latin American Literatures and Cultures: Portuguese.

Topics in the literatures and cultures of Brazil, Portugal, and related diasporas. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

ILA 389. Topics in Iberian and Latin American Literatures and Cultures: Spanish and Portuguese.

Comparative topics in the literatures and cultures of Brazil, Spanish America, the Iberian Peninsula, and related diasporas. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

ILA 394. Supervised Preparation of the Qualifying Paper.

Supervised preparation for the doctoral degree qualifying paper. Designed to be taken in the same semester the student submits the paper. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

ILA 395. Supervised Preparation of the Dissertation Fields.

Preparation of field lists, and critical summaries of these lists, under faculty supervision. Prepares students for Iberian and Latin American Languages and Cultures 396. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

ILA 396. Supervised Preparation of the Dissertation Proposal.

Supervised preparation for the dissertation proposal for the doctoral degree. Designed to be taken in the same semester the student submits the proposal, typically the sixth or seventh long semester of study. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Iberian and Latin American Languages and Cultures 395, and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

ILA 398R. Master's Report.

Preparation of the report required to fulfill the requirement for the master's degree under the report option. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

ILA 398T. Supervised Teaching in Spanish and Portuguese.

Required for teaching assistants during their first semester that they teach. Fundamentals of foreign language teaching methodology, with particular reference to the teaching of Spanish and Portuguese. Presentation of theoretical concepts on which classroom practice is based, in conjunction with teaching under close supervision of the course instructor, individual consultations, reading assignments, and reports. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, appointment as a teaching assistant, and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

ILA 399R, 699R, 999R. Dissertation.

Supervised research and reading for the dissertation for the doctoral degree. Designed to be taken in the semester following successful submission of the dissertation proposal, typically the seventh or eighth long semester of study. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy for the doctoral degree, and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

ILA 399W, 699W, 999W. Dissertation.

Supervised writing of the dissertation for the doctoral degree. May be repeated for credit. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Iberian and Latin American Languages and Cultures 399R, 699R, or 999R, and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

Portuguese: POR

POR 380. Studies in Luso-Brazilian Civilization and Culture.

Topics in the social, political, and cultural ideas of Portugal and Brazil. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, six semester hours of upper-division coursework in Portuguese, and consent of the graduate adviser.

POR 381. Studies in Brazilian Literature.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, six semester hours of upper-division coursework in Portuguese, and consent of the graduate adviser.

Topic 1: Comparative Studies in the Literatures of Brazil and Spanish America. Same as Spanish 380K (Topic 1: Comparative Studies in the Literatures of Brazil and Spanish America).

POR 382. Studies in Portuguese Literature.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and six semester hours of upper-division coursework in Portuguese.

POR 284P, 384P. Examination Preparation.

Preparation for the master's comprehensive and doctoral qualifying examination. Designed to be taken in the same semester in which the student takes the examination. Individual instruction. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

POR 285L, 385L. Conference Course in Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Linguistics.

For students with special interests not met by other courses offered in any one semester. Conference course. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and written consent of the graduate adviser.

POR 393. Topics in Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Linguistics.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

POR 395L. Comprehensive Examination Preparation.

Supervised preparation for the Comprehensive Examination for the doctoral degree. Conference course. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and completion of all course requirements for the doctoral degree.

POR 396K. Comparative Romance Linguistics.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in languages and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

Topic 1: Comparative Romance Linguistics. Same as Spanish 396K (Topic 1: Comparative Romance Linguistics).
Topic 2: Introduction to Romance Linguistics. Same as Italian 396K (Topic 1: Introduction to Romance Linguistics), Linguistics 383 (Topic 3: Introduction to Romance Linguistics), French 396K (Topic 1: Introduction to Romance Linguistics), and Spanish 396K (Topic 2: Introduction to Romance Linguistics).

POR 698. Thesis.

The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for two semesters. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: For 698A, graduate standing in Portuguese and consent of the graduate adviser; for 698B, Portuguese 698A.

POR 398R. Master's Report.

Preparation of a report to fulfill the requirement for the master's degree under the report option. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Portuguese and consent of the graduate adviser.

POR 398T. Supervised Teaching.

Same as Spanish 398T. Fundamentals of foreign language teaching methodology, with particular reference to the teaching of Portuguese or Spanish. Presentation of theoretical concepts on which classroom practice is based, in conjunction with teaching under close supervision of the course instructor, individual consultations, reading assignments, and reports. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Required for teaching assistants during the first semester that they teach. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, appointment as a teaching assistant, and consent of the graduate adviser.

POR 399R, 699R, 999R. Dissertation.

Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy for the doctoral degree and consent of the graduate adviser.

POR 399W, 699W, 999W. Dissertation.

Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Portuguese 399R, 699R, or 999R, and consent of the graduate adviser.

Spanish: SPN

SPN 380K. Studies in Spanish American Literature.

Topics include Modernismo; the short story; contemporary trends of the Spanish American novel; the literary prose of Sarmiento; gaucho literature; Ruben Dario; contemporary Argentine fiction. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, twelve semester hours of upper-division coursework in Spanish, and consent of the graduate adviser.

Topic 1: Comparative Studies in the Literatures of Brazil and Spanish America. Same as Portuguese 381 (Topic 1).

SPN 380M. Studies in the History of Ideas in Spain and Latin America.

Intensive study of cultural and ideological currents, especially as they are reflected in the works of essayists and other writers. Topics include Spain and European culture; European thought in Latin America; the Renaissance in Spanish literature and social life; Spain and the Western tradition; Spain between Islam and Christianity; the search for national identity in Mexico; three intellectual generations in Argentina; Hispano-Arabic culture. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, twelve semester hours of upper-division coursework in Spanish, and consent of the graduate adviser.

SPN 381M. Studies in Criticism and Literary Genres.

Examination of the development of certain genres or critical ideas. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, twelve semester hours of upper-division coursework in Spanish, and consent of the graduate adviser.

SPN 182M. Proseminar: Methods and Procedures of Graduate Degree Preparation.

Basic procedural information about preparation for comprehensive and qualifying examinations. Discussion of methods of preparation and the nature of departmental expectations. One lecture hour a week for one semester. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

SPN 383M. Methods of Study in Spanish Linguistics.

Examination of various methods of linguistic analysis in Spanish, such as Spanish syntax, discourse analysis, sociolinguistics, or applied linguistics. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Spanish or in linguistics, six semester hours of upper-division coursework in Spanish, and consent of the graduate adviser.

SPN 383N. Studies in Spanish Linguistics.

Advanced topics in specialized aspects of Spanish linguistics, such as Spanish historical linguistics, Hispanic phonology, Spanish morpho-syntax, Spanish semantics, Spanish-English contrastive analysis, Spanish dialectology, the Spanish of the Americas, and Spanish language acquisition. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, twelve semester hours of upper-division coursework in Spanish, and consent of the graduate adviser.

SPN 284P, 384P. Examination Preparation.

Individual preparation for the master's comprehensive and doctoral qualifying examination. Designed to be taken in the same semester in which the student takes the examination. Individual instruction. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

SPN 285L, 385L. Conference Course in Hispanic Literatures and Linguistics.

For students needing specialized courses not normally or not often included in the regular course offerings. Conference course. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and written consent of the graduate adviser.

SPN 385M. Studies in Spanish Literature since 1700.

Intensive examination of a period or a major writer. Topics include eighteenth-century essayists, Galdos, la generacion del '98, Miguel de Unamuno, romanticism, Pardo Bazan and Clarin, the theatre of Garcia Lorca, contemporary Spanish poetry. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, twelve semester hours of upper-division coursework in Spanish, and consent of the graduate adviser.

SPN 386. Old Spanish Language.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, twelve semester hours of upper-division coursework in Spanish, and consent of the graduate adviser.

SPN 387. Old Spanish Literature.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, twelve semester hours of upper-division coursework in Spanish, and consent of the graduate adviser.

SPN 391. Studies in Renaissance and Golden Age Literature of Spain.

Topics include Don Quijote, Gongorism, La Celestina, the picaresque novel, Lope de Vega, and new literary forms of the Golden Age. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, twelve semester hours of upper-division coursework in Spanish, and consent of the graduate adviser.

SPN 393T. Topics in Hispanic Literatures and Linguistics.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

SPN 295L, 395L. Comprehensive Examination Preparation.

Supervised preparation for the comprehensive examination for the doctoral degree. Conference course. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of all course requirements for the doctoral degree.

SPN 396K. Comparative Romance Linguistics.

General survey of the development of spoken Latin in Italy, Spain, Portugal, and France; main traits of phonology, morphology, and syntax of each modern derivative language. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in languages and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

Topic 1: Comparative Romance Linguistics. Same as Portuguese 396K (Topic 1: Comparative Romance Linguistics).
Topic 2: Introduction to Romance Linguistics. Same as French 396K (Topic 1: Introduction to Romance Linguistics), Italian 396K (Topic 1: Introduction to Romance Linguistics), Linguistics 383 (Topic 3: Introduction to Romance Linguistics), and Portuguese 396K (Topic 2: Introduction to Romance Linguistics).

SPN 698. Thesis.

The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for two semesters. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: For 698A, graduate standing in Spanish and consent of the graduate adviser; for 698B, Spanish 698A and consent of the graduate adviser.

SPN 398R. Master's Report.

Preparation of a report to fulfill the requirement for the master's degree under the report option. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Spanish and consent of the graduate adviser.

SPN 398T. Supervised Teaching.

Same as Portuguese 398T. Fundamentals of foreign language teaching methodology, with particular reference to the teaching of Portuguese or Spanish. Presentation of theoretical concepts on which classroom practice is based, in conjunction with teaching under close supervision of the course instructor, individual consultations, reading assignments, and reports. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Required for teaching assistants during the first semester that they teach. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, appointment as a teaching assistant, and consent of the graduate adviser.

SPN 399R, 699R, 999R. Dissertation.

Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy for the doctoral degree and consent of the graduate adviser.

SPN 399W, 699W, 999W. Dissertation.

Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Spanish 399R, 699R, or 999R, and consent of the graduate adviser.