Intended for students with little or no previous knowledge of Spanish.
Fundamentals of grammar; drill in speaking and reading. A minimum total of 10 hours of language laboratory work per term is required of all students in NCAS elementary language courses and is recommended for UC-N students.
No previous knowledge of Spanish.
Spanish 103 is the first part of the Online Elementary Spanish Course. Spanish 103 will cover all the following language skills: speaking, listening, reading writing and cultural awareness and ortografía (spelling). (Same course as 101)
Spanish 104 is the second part of the Online Elementary Spanish Course. Spanish 104 will cover all the following language skills: speaking, listening, reading writing and cultural awareness and ortografía (spelling). (Same course as 102)
Not open to Spanish majors and minors.
A task-based course in elementary Spanish, intended especially for medical personnel and social workers.
Prerequisite: 21:940:102 or equivalent as determined by a placement examination.
NCAS offers sections for native and for nonnative students.
Review of grammar; selected readings in literature and other cultural areas.
Multidisciplinary course designed specifically to improve fluency in Spanish. Emphasis on the active use of the language and on contemporary Hispanic topics.
For prospective teachers and others who wish to acquire more fluency in oral and written Spanish. Writing Intensive
Prerequisite: 21:940:203 or permission of instructor.
Intensive practice in oral and written Spanish. Writing Intensive
Development of skills in reading literature. Reading of short works in the original language and introduction to literary concepts. Structure, meaning, as well as the social and historical function of literary texts; conducted in Spanish. Writing Intensive. Fulfills the Core Curriculum Other Liberal Arts (OLA) requirement.
Development of Latina American literature from its colonial origins to the present; conducted in Spanish. Writing Intensive. Fulfills the Core Curriculum Other Liberal Arts (OLA) requirement.
The focus of this course is modern and contemporary Iberian and Latin American Theater. Students become familiar with the development of approaches to theater such as: historical; psychological; sociological, gender; deconstructionist and feminist, among others.
This course draws upon the modern and contemporary literatures and cultures of Spain, Latin America and the Caribbean to explore the role of short stories in our construction and understanding of the world. The course studies the work of Alejo Carpentier, Jorge Luis Borges, Julio Cortázar, Carmen Laforet, Luisa Valenzuela, Carmen Martín Gaite, Roberto Bolaño, Cristina Fernández Cubas, Miguel Delibes and José Luis González, among others.
Prerequisite: Spanish 203, 204 or 307 .
This course intends to present the fundamental theories as tools to confront the most significant practical problems that may arise in specialized translation. The theories will focus on (a) the acquisition of the fundamentals on translation theory to facilitate the comprehension of multidisciplinary translation and the variety of theoretical approaches, (b) the study and evaluation of primary methods of research to enhance future research and practices, (c) the acquisition of necessary metalanguage, which allows the textual analysis of the translation process, the solution driven mind of a translator, the approach to tackle recurring translation problems, and the evaluation of translated texts.
Not open to Spanish majors or minors.
A chronological survey of Latin American literature from the period of the Conquest to the 20th century, with emphasis on literary traditions and cultures. Fulfills the Core Curriculum Other Liberal Arts (OLA) requirement.
An introductory course that combines readings and artistic works of modern and contemporary Hispanic writers and authors in New York City such as: José María Heredia, José Martí, Federico García Lorca, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí; Julia de Burgos, Manuel Ramos Otero, among others.
History and development of Puerto Rican literature from its beginnings to the present. Selected readings in the novel, poetry, short story, essay, and theater; conducted in Spanish.
This course is an introduction to the culture of Renaissance Spain through the analysis of its comic production (picaresque, satire, comedies) and the study of diverse theories of humor (sociology, psychology, carnival).
Interdisciplinary examination and analysis of major literary themes in the history of the black experience in Spanish America, as seen in antislavery literature of the 19th century, and in many texts dealing with miscegenation, race relations, blackness, sexuality, discrimination, and the search for identity; conducted in Spanish.
Prerequisites: 21:940:203,204 or equivalent as determined by a placement
For students with a good command of the Spanish language who wish to perfect their knowledge of written and oral Spanish; grammar analysis includes study of orthography, morphology, and syntax; unusual points of grammar and syntax. Students interested in teaching Spanish are strongly recommended to take this class.
Not open to Spanish majors and minors.
A chronological survey of Spanish literature from the Middle Ages to the 20th century, with emphasis on literary traditions and culture. Fulfills the Core Curriculum Other Liberal Arts (OLA) requirement.
Prerequisites: 21:940:203,204, or equivalent.
For students with a good command of the Spanish language who wish intensive study in commercial and business usage; practical vocabulary and procedures used in business letters and documents, banking, trade, and accounting as practiced in the Spanish-speaking world; conducted in Spanish.
The History of the Spanish Language provides a linguistically-grounded introduction to the evolution of the Spanish language from Latin and the formation of modern Spanish dialects and varieties spoken around the world. This course focuses on the phonological, lexical, and syntactic changes that Spanish has undergone as an outcome of language-internal changes as well as contact-induced influence from other languages. Students will be introduced to linguistic concepts such as the Comparative Method, the morpheme, the phoneme, registers, and sociolinguistic variation; conducted in Spanish.
An examination of Latino bilingualism in the United States from various perspectives, including linguistics, education, history, psychology, and sociology. Discussion of polemical topics such as maintenance of Spanish in bilingual communities, legislation of the use of English and bilingual education in the United States, and the effects of bilingualism education on cognitive development and educational achievement. Conducted in Spanish,with readings in Spanish and English.
Literary examination of the contemporary Puerto Rican short story and novel, including, representative works by Enrique Laguerre, Luis Rafael Sánchez, Rosario Ferré, and others; conducted in Spanish.
Tracing and elaboration of a selected theme in Spanish and/or Spanish-American literary texts (e.g., the caudillo, solitude, mysticism). Questions of gender, class, subjectivity, representation, and politics; conducted in Spanish.
Historical and theoretical examination of the Latin American short story from its precursors in colonial literature, to its formal inception in the 19th century, to modern masterpieces; conducted in Spanish.
Historical and cultural development of Spain and Latin America.
Analysis and comparison of films and written narratives from Spain and Latin America grouped according to themes relevant to contemporary social, cultural, and aesthetic concerns; conducted in Spanish. Fulfills the Core Curriculum Other Liberal Arts (OLA) requirement.
Survey of U.S. literature by Hispanic-American writers. Includes work by Chicanos, Puerto Ricans, and writers of Caribbean and Central and South American derivation; conducted in Spanish and English.
Prerequisite: Permission of department chairperson or instructor.
Individual study or research in Spanish language or literature.
This course studies the methods and methodology, as well as knowledge about the variety of approaches actually applied in the field. This course will present the examples of the variety of theoretical approaches which have been practiced and developed within legal interpretation and translation and of the solution driven mind of a translator and interpreter in a specialized field to determine the best approach dependent on target audience. By combining different perspectives, we will expand the understanding of the roles played by interpreters and translators, who emerge as linguistic and intercultural mediators. As skilled linguists, we will explore present-day policy, politics, regulations, branches of government, and governing entities, to develop fluency in English legal linguistic system, special concepts in the interpreting and translation of legal English, the various genres of legal interpreting and translation, and the analysis of practical problems in interpreting and translation.
Medical Translation and Interpreting studies the methods and theories, as well as knowledge about the variety of approaches actually applied in the field. We will explore the definition of bilingual health care, which involves healthcare services provided in intercultural contexts, in which providers and patients need to communicate with each other through differences in languages, cultures, illness ideologies, socioeconomic statuses, and educational backgrounds. This course is designed to address and highlight the increasing needs of a linguistically diverse population accessing healthcare, along with the increasing numbers of issues faced by societies trying to accommodate these important changes to meet the needs of their diverse members.
Examination of contemporary trends in the poetry of Spain and Spanish America. Reading and critical analysis of representative poets and tendencies from the fifties to the present; conducted in Spanish.
History and development of contemporary theater in Spain and Spanish America. Reading and critical examination of representative texts and dramatists from the fifties to the present; conducted in Spanish.
This course explores theater and the theatrical tradition in Renaissance Spain by reading plays of the period (Lope, Calderon, and others), and by analyzing the social structures of the time through the lenses of the theatrical.
The objective of this course is to introduce students to the literary analysis of mayor literary texts (novels, plays and poetry) and visual texts (paintings and film) that reflect on, and depict, both the war as well as the authoritarian Spanish society between 1940 and 1975.
Reading and discussion of selected novelists, poets, essayists, and dramatists of Spain since Franco’s death in 1975, with particular attention to the dramatic sociocultural and political changes and role of the country within the new economic order in Europe; conducted in Spanish.
Study of texts by and about Amerindian peoples of the Caribbean and Central and South America, from pre-Columbian and indigenista texts to modern testimonials; conducted in Spanish.
Study of one national literature, such as Argentinian, Colombian, Cuban, Dominican, or Mexican, treated in the context of the history, geography, and culture of the particular country; conducted in Spanish.
An examination and discussion of the history and practice of journalism in the Hispanic world with emphasis on the press as experienced in Spain, Spanish-American, and local Hispanic communities in New Jersey; conducted in Spanish.
Prerequisite: 21:350:102. Not open to Spanish majors or minors.
Development and reception of philosophical trends and ideas in Spain and Latin America extending from the 16th to the 20th centuries, especially in the context of the essay as genre; conducted in English with English texts.
Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of Spanish. Open to majors.
Development and reception of philosophical trends and ideas in Spain and Latin America extending from the 16th to the 20th centuries, especially in the context of the essay as genre; conducted in Spanish with Spanish texts.
This course studies the representation and visual narratives of family and nation in Spain through the selected works of Juan Antonio Bardem; Agustí Villaronga; José Luis Cuerda; Luis Buñuel; Pedro Almodóvar; Montxo Armendáriz; Iciar Bolláin; Alejandro Amenábar and Fernando León de Araona, among others.
This course is an exploration of the relationship between body and emotions in Spain during the 16th and 17th centuries, focusing on issues like sexuality, religious experience, dressing and nudity, pain and others.
Prerequisite: Spanish 203, 204 or 307 and advanced Spanish literature courses.
An introduction to the general theories of translation, with emphasis on the translation from English to Spanish and Spanish to English in the subject areas ranging from business, legal, technical, scientific to social, political and literary texts.
The development of Spanish literature from its origins to 1500; reading of Poema del Cid,popular ballads, lyric poetry, exemplums, and La Celestina; conducted in Spanish.
Explores significant themes and concepts as reflected in diverse genres of Spanish and Latin American literatures. Content varies according to the individual professor’s specialization and the students’ interest; conducted in Spanish.
This introduces students to different literary genres and themes in modern and contemporary Basque, Catalan and Galician literature.
Significance of the Golden Age in relation to the life and thought of the period; reading of works by Lope de Vega, Tirso de Molina, Calderón de la Barca, Juan Ruiz de Alarcón, and others; conducted in Spanish.
Readings and critical analysis of works by Santa Teresa de Jesús, Mateo Alemán, Quevedo, Fray Luis de León, San Juan de la Cruz, Gongóra, and others; conducted in Spanish.
In-depth study of Don Quijote de la Mancha: its style, structure, main themes, and overall importance in Spanish literature; conducted in Spanish.
Examination of intellectual and aesthetic currents in the narratives, poetry, and essays of the post-boom period (from 1975 to the present). To be studied in the context of ideas about postmodernism, post industrialism, and post colonialism; conducted in Spanish.
This course studies the culture of 18th and 19th century Spain through the literature, paintings, essays and journal articles of the epoch.
This studies the literature and visual texts produced during the second half of the 19th century in Spain, with special attention to realism and naturalism. Literary works of Alarcón, Valera, Pérez Galdós, Leopoldo Alas, and Emilia Pardo Bazán, among others.
The course studies the culture, society and literature of Spain from 1898 to the 1920’s. Students study the work of Unamuno, Azorin, Valle-Inclán, Machado among others.
The focus of this course is to study the literature that depicts and reflects on the Spanish Civil War 1936-1939. The course will examine the origins and consequences of the War for the understanding of contemporary Spain.
Literary works of representative women writers of Spain and Latin America. The role of women in cultural production in the Hispanic literatures and their historical marginalization from the literary canon. Close examination of text in drama, poetry, and prose, with emphasis on the 20th century.
Development of the Spanish Literature from the Generation of 1927 to the present. Representative works by Asturias, Carpentier, Fuentes, Garcia Marquez, and others; conducted in Spanish.
Internships in Spanish business, government offices, cultural and civic organizations under the supervision of a departmental faculty member and an agency supervisor. Weekly log of internship progress and final paper are required.
Development of Spanish-American literature from its colonial origins to the Independence movement; significant works, including chronicles, poetry, prose with novelistic elements, and essays; conducted in Spanish.
Development of Spanish-American literature in the 19th century, stressing literary trends, historical background, and sociopolitical problems as reflected in the works of representative authors; conducted in Spanish.
Development of Spanish-American literature in the 20th century, stressing literary trends, historical background, and contemporary problems as reflected in the works of representative authors; conducted in Spanish.
Study of theories of literature and civilization. At the discretion of the instructor, approaches may include psychoanalytic, sociological, phenomenological, poststructuralist, civilizational, and others. Studied in a comparative examination of applications both within and outside the Hispanic world; conducted in Spanish.
Open only to Spanish and Hispanic Civilization majors.