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Italian
ITAL 1010Elementary Italian I (4.00)
Introduction to speaking, understanding, reading, and writing Italian. Five class hours and one language laboratory hour. Followed by ITAL 1020.
ITAL 1016Intensive Introductory Italian (3.00)
This intensive course begins with instruction in basic oral expression, listening comprehension, elementary reading and writing, and continues with further development of these four skills at the intermediate level. Part of the Summer Language Institute.
ITAL 1020Elementary Italian II (4.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Continuation of ITAL 1010. Prerequisite: ITAL 1010.
ITAL 1026Intensive Introductory Italian (3.00)
This intensive course begins with instruction in basic oral expression, listening comprehension, elementary reading and writing, and continues with further development of these four skills at the intermediate level. Part of the Summer Language Institute. Prerequisites: ITAL 1016 or equavalent.
ITAL 116Intensive Introductory Italian (0.00)
This is the non-credit option for ITAL 1016.
ITAL 126Intensive Introductory Italian (0.00)
This is the non-credit option for ITAL 1026.
ITAL 2010Intermediate Italian I (3.00)
Continued grammar, conversation, composition, readings, and an introduction to Italian literature. Prerequisite: ITAL 1020 or the equivalent. Note: The following courses have the prerequisite ITAL 2010, 2020, or permission of the department.
ITAL 2016Intensive Intermediate Italian (3.00)
This intensive course begins with instruction in intermediate level oral expression, listening comprehension, reading and writing, and continues with further development of these four skills. Part of the Summer Language Institute. Prerequisites: ITAL 1016 & 1026 or equivalent.
ITAL 2020Intermediate Italian II (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Continuation of ITAL 2010.
ITAL 2026Intensive Intermediate Italian (3.00)
This intensive course begins with instruction in intermediate level oral expression, listening comprehension, reading and writing, and continues with further development of these four skills. Part of the Summer Language Institute. Prerequisite: ITAL 1016 , 1026 and 2016 or equivalent.
ITAL 2030Intermediate Italian II for Professionals (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
This is the fourth class in the four-course sequence that fulfills the language requirement. In this course, students will further develop their language proficiency while acquiring specific listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills necessary to succeed in a professional environment. Students will also deepen their cultural literacy in Italian, with particular attention to Italian cultural practices in professional and commercial context.
ITAL 216Intensive Intermediate Italian (0.00)
This is the non-credit option for ITAL 2016.
ITAL 226Intensive Intermediate Italian (0.00)
This is the non-credit option for ITAL 2026.
ITAL 2559New Course in Italian (1.00 - 4.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer new topics in the subject of Italian.
ITAL 3010Advanced Italian I (3.00)
Includes idiomatic Italian conversation and composition, anthological readings of literary texts in Italian, plus a variety of oral exercises including presentations, skits, and debates. Italian composition is emphasized through writing assignments and selective review of the fine points of grammar and syntax. Prerequisite: ITAL 2020.
ITAL 3020Advanced Italian II (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Topics include idiomatic Italian conversation and composition, anthological readings and discussions in Italian of literary texts from the past four centuries of Italian literature (from Tasso to the present), selective review of the fine points of grammar and syntax, the elements of essay writing to Italian. Prerequisite: ITAL 2020
ITAL 3030How to Do Things with Words (3.00)
One of three required core courses for the Italian Studies Major and Minor (with ITAL 3010 and 3020). ITAL 3030 focuses on interpretative and critical approaches to various genres of Italian textual and visual-linguistic expression. These include poetry, fiction, cinema, and theater. ITAL 3030 introduces students to the history and conventions of each genre, as well as the analytical methodologies suited to intelligent engagement with each. Prerequisites: Must be enrolled in or have taken ITAL 3010 or ITAL 3020
Course was offered Fall 2011, Spring 2011
ITAL 3040Advanced Italian III (3.00)
This course aims at perfecting student's command of Italian language, in all major skill areas: speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing. Selective review of the fine points of grammar and syntax. Idiomatic Italian conversation promoted via readings and discussions in Italian on current subjects. Writing proficiency promoted through composition work. In Italian. Prerequisites: Completion of ITAL 2020 or its equivalent.
ITAL 3050Advanced Italian IV (3.00)
Continued perfection of Italian language proficiency, in all major skill areas: speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing. Selective review of the fine points of grammar and syntax. Idiomatic Italian conversation promoted via readings and discussions in Italian on current subjects. Writing proficiency promoted through composition work. In Italian. Prerequisites: Completion of ITAL 3040 or its equivalent.
ITAL 3110Medieval and Renaissance Masterpieces (3.00)
Introduction to relevant Italian medieval and renaissance literary works. Prerequisites: ITAL 2020
ITAL 3120Contemporary Literature (3.00)
Study of selected masterpieces from the modern period of Italian literature. Readings and discussions in Italian. Exercises in essay writing. Prerequisite: ITAL 2020 or equivalent.
Course was offered Spring 2010
ITAL 3250Italian Love Poetry in the Middle Ages and Renaissance (3.00)
This course treats the production of major poets and writers of Italian Medieval and Renaissance times (Dante, Petrarca, Ariosto, and Tasso) and focuses on the theme of love. It illustrates how central the topic of love was to Italian poetry in the early modern age, its development from classical love verse, and the immense influence of Italian love poetry in the diffusion of Italian culture abroad. Taught in Italian.
Course was offered Spring 2011
ITAL 3350Fine Young Cannibals and Other Stories in Contemporary Italy (3.00)
This course analyzes stories and short novels by contemporary Italians, from 1990 to the present. The works exemplify new forms of narration, many of which integrate ideas and practices of pulp literature, and noir currents, in the specific aims of their authors. Works by writers self-dubbed the 'cannibals' ('cannibali') are foregrounded, in an investigation of current short fiction and the imaginary of Italian society today. Taught in Italian. Prerequisites: Completion of or current enrollment in ITAL 3010, and permission of UVa study abroad advisor in Italian.
ITAL 3460Growing Up Italian Style: Children's Culture (3.00)
In this course, we will explore how major works of literature for children, from Collodi's The Adventures of Pinocchio, to the poetry of Gianni Rodari, reflect changing views of childhood and parenting in Italy. Students will learn how children's literature of the 19th-century helped to create an Italian national identity. We will also examine how new media inventions changed story time for children in Italy. Prerequisite: ITAL 3010
Course was offered Spring 2017, Spring 2015
ITAL 3559New Course in Italian (1.00 - 4.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer new topics in the subject of Italian.
ITAL 3700Lirica (Italian Lyric Poetry) (3.00)
Lirica (Italian Lyric Poetry)
ITAL 3720Novella (Italian Short Narrative) (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Novella (Italian Short Narrative)
Course was offered Spring 2016, Fall 2009
ITAL 3730Romanzo (Italian Novel) (3.00)
Surveys the major developments in Italian fiction during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Introduces textual analysis and critical interpretation of literary texts.
ITAL 3740Teatro (Italian Theater) (3.00)
Studies the major dramatic works from the Renaissance to the present, including productions by Niccolo Machiavelli, Carlo Goldoni, Luigi Pirandello, and Dario Fo.
ITAL 3750Critica (Italian Literary Criticism) (3.00)
Critica (Italian Literary Criticism)
ITAL 3760Italian Travel Literature (3.00)
Study of major Italian travel writers from medieval to modern times, within a discussion of the definition and history of the literary genre, and the critical perspectives relating to it. In Italian. Prerequisites: Italian language course 1010 through 2020, or demonstrated Italian language proficiency per consent of instructor.
Course was offered Fall 2010
ITAL 4000Methodologia (Stylistics and Methods) (3.00)
Methodologia (Stylistics and Methods)
ITAL 4100Medioevo (Italian Culture and Literature in the Middle Ages) (3.00)
Medioevo (Italian Culture and Literature in the Middle Ages)
ITAL 4200Umanesimo (Italian Culture and Literature in the Humanistic Period) (3.00)
Umanesimo (Italian Culture and Literature in the Humanistic Period)
ITAL 4300Rinascimento (Italian Culture and Literature during the Renaissance) (3.00)
Rinascimento (Italian Culture and Literature during the Renaissance)
ITAL 4350Representations of Women in Italian Literature (3.00)
Images of women as presented in major Italian literary works from the Medieval period to the 20th century. Areas in which gender issues will be examined include authorship, genre, feminist literary criticism, and representation theory. Prerequisite: ITAL 2020 or its equivalent or instructor approval
Course was offered Fall 2012
ITAL 4400Barocco (Italian Culture and Literature during the Baroque Age) (3.00)
Barocco (Italian Culture and Literature during the Baroque Age)
ITAL 4450Lights and Shadows: Italian 18th-Century Literature (3.00)
Study of the Italian Enlightenment, in terms of its spectrum of literary/cultural phenomena. Major and lesser-known writers, and the role their works played in transforming early modern traditions into today's forms and institutions. Among the topics considered: notions of reason and progress, uses of science, criminal/justice systems, advances in theater, opera, the popular novel, autobiography and consumer journalism in Italian.
ITAL 4460Italian Mystery Novels (3.00)
In this course, we will explore the various subgenres that are most often associated with mysteries: the police procedural, the detective novel, the political thriller, and true crime. Together, we will study the defining features of each genre through close readings of Italian short stories, novels, films, comics, mini-series, and documentaries. Students will learn about how the mystery novel evolved in Italy during the 20th-century Prerequisite: 3010
ITAL 4475Romanticismo (Italian Culture and Literature in the Age of Romanticism) (3.00)
Romanticismo (Italian Culture and Literature in the Age of Romanticism)
ITAL 4559New Course in Italian (1.00 - 4.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer new topics in the subject of Italian.
ITAL 4600Novecentismo (Italian Culture and Literature in the Twentieth Century) (3.00)
Novecentismo (Italian Culture and Literature in the Twentieth Century)
ITAL 4810Italian Pop Culture: 1960's - 1990's (3.00)
An interdisciplinary approach to the last thirty years of Italian cultural history, from a theoretical and practical perspective. Prerequisite: Students who have completed ITAL 2020. Other students admitted with instructor permission.
ITAL 4980Distinguished Majors Colloquium - Italian Studies (3.00)
The Colloquium allows DMPs in Italian Studies to meet regularly with the DMP coordinator to discuss research strategies, documentation styles, and structure and style in extended expository writing as they are working independently on a thesis. It also provides a forum for presenting and discussing work-in-progress. Prerequisite: Acceptance in DMP.
Course was offered Fall 2017
ITAL 4989Distinguished Major in Italian Studies Thesis (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Distinguished majors in Italian Studies will meet individually with their thesis advisors to discuss progress and revise drafts of their theses. At the end of the semester, they will present the results of their research in a public forum.
Course was offered Spring 2017
ITAL 4993Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00)
Independent Study
ITAL 5559New Course in Italian (3.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer new topics with the subject of Italian.
Course was offered Fall 2011
ITAL 5600Baroque Italian Literature (3.00)
Baroque Italian Literature
ITAL 5650Italian Literature of the Enlightenment (3.00)
Italian Literature of the Enlightenment
ITAL 7300Teatro Italiano (3.00)
Graduate-level seminar, for students in Italian, and graduate students in other depts who desire a course on Italian theater and are proficient in Italian language. Survey of major authors and texts of dramatic and theatrical literature in Italy, from its origins to the present. Works are contextualized within cultural realities and institutions surrounding the development of drama, theater, and performance. Taught in Italian. Prerequisite: Complete language competence in Italian.
Course was offered Spring 2011
ITAL 7375Three Crowns of Florence: Dante, Petrarch and Boccaccio (3.00)
Focuses on masterpieces of Florence's three luminaries: Dante's Commedia, Boccaccio's Decameron, and Petrarch's Rime sparse and the critical traditions surrounding these works. Prerequisite: permission of instructor if student does not know Italian
Course was offered Fall 2014, Fall 2011
ITAL 7425Quattro-Cinquecento (3.00)
A thorough survey of Humanistic culture and literature; Petrarchism; Machiavelli and surroundings; and the birth of epic (Ariosto and Tasso).
Course was offered Spring 2014, Fall 2010
ITAL 7559New Course in Italian (1.00 - 4.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer new topics with the subject of Italian.
ITAL 7600Sei-Settecento (3.00)
Studies Manierismo in poetry and prose; the birth of Italian theater; and major authors of the Enlightenment (Parini and Alfieri).
Course was offered Fall 2013, Spring 2012, Spring 2010
ITAL 7900Italian Avant-Garde Literature (3.00)
This graduate course discusses texts belonging to the Italian Avan-garde and Modernist periods. Prerequisites: Reading knowledge of Italian.
Course was offered Fall 2014, Spring 2012, Spring 2010
ITAL 7920Romanzo Storico nel 20 e 21 secolo (3.00)
This course discusses the evolution of the historical novel in Italy after Alessandro Mazoni's controversial abjuration of the historical novel in his "Discorso del romanzo storico e, in genere, de' componimenti misti di storia e di invenzione."
Course was offered Spring 2011
ITAL 7995Guided Research (3.00)
Guided Research
ITAL 8210Teaching Foreign Languages (3.00)
This course provides graduate students teaching foreign languages at UVA with the opportunity to observe and apply new ideas and teaching principles through practical activities and to develop their own personal theories of teaching through systematic reflection and experimentation.
Course was offered Fall 2013
ITAL 8300Ariosto (3.00)
This course is a monographic study of Ludovico Ariosto's masterpiece, Orlando furioso. Will read this epic-chivalric poem, place it in the cultural context of the Italian Renaissance and discuss the major critical issues it continues to pose. Prerequisite: knowledge of Italian
Course was offered Spring 2015, Spring 2013, Spring 2011
ITAL 8400Seminars: Major Author (3.00)
A thorough study of a major author's opus. Includes authors from alL eight centuries of Italian literature. Specific authors will be announced in the Course Offering Directory.
ITAL 8559New Course in Itialian (3.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer new topics with the subject of Italian.
Course was offered Spring 2014, Spring 2013
ITAL 8995Independent Research (3.00)
Independent Research
Course was offered Fall 2012, Fall 2011, Fall 2010, Fall 2009
ITAL 8999Non-Topical Research (1.00 - 12.00)
Required of all teaching assistants; not part of the curricular credit requirement for the M.A. in Italian.
Italian in Translation
ITTR 2150Italian Phonetics (3.00)
Italian Phonetics
ITTR 2160History of the Italian Language (3.00)
History of the Italian Language
ITTR 2260Dante in Translation (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Close reading of Dante's masterpiece, The Inferno. Lectures focus on Dante's social, political, and cultural world. Incorporates The World of Dante: A Hypermedia Archive for the Study of the Inferno, and a pedagogical and research website (www.iath.virginia/dante), that offers a wide range of visual material related to The Inferno.
Course was offered Fall 2015, Fall 2014
ITTR 2270Petrarch in Translation (3.00)
Petrarch in Translation
ITTR 2280Boccaccio in Translation (3.00)
Boccaccio in Translation
ITTR 2300Machiavelli in Translation (3.00)
Machiavelli in Translation
ITTR 2310Ariosto in Translation (3.00)
Ariosto in Translation
ITTR 2360Tasso in Translation (3.00)
Tasso in Translation
ITTR 2420Goldoni and Alfieri in Translation (3.00)
Goldoni and Alfieri in Translation
ITTR 2430Foscolo and Leopardi in Translation (3.00)
Foscolo and Leopardi in Translation
ITTR 2440Manzoni in Translation (3.00)
Manzoni in Translation
ITTR 2450Verga in Translation (3.00)
Verga in Translation
ITTR 2559New Course in Italian in Translation (1.00 - 4.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer new topics in the subject of Italian in translation.
ITTR 2620The Modern Italian Novel in Translation (3.00)
The Modern Italian Novel in Translation
ITTR 2630Italian History and Culture Through Film: 1860s - 1960s (3.00)
This course uses the medium of film to discuss the developments in Italian culture and history over a period of one hundred years, from 1860 to 1960.
ITTR 2710Italian Cultural History (3.00)
This course traces the general history and culture of Italy from the Middle Ages to the present. It covers the Renaissance, the Baroque, the 'Risorgimento,' the new problems of post-unification, Fascism and the post-World War II Italian Republic. The aim is to provide historical background to comprehend both the complexity of Italian political and social evolution and the multifaceted nature of its cultural identity Taught in English.
Course was offered Spring 2011, Fall 2010
ITTR 3107Evolution of Media in Italy: From Unification to the Present (3.00)
The course will explore the specific features of Italian mass media from the Unification to the present, considering how the press, cinema, radio, television and the Internet have affected and shaped Italian society. It will trace the evolution of Italian media in relation to key events such as the Risorgimento, Fascism, both World Wars, reconstruction and industrialization, and the political rise of media tycoon Silvio Berlusconi.
ITTR 3215Dante's Italy (3.00)
This course investigates Italian history and culture through the prism of Dante Alighieri's Comedy, one of the most important works in European literature. The three canticles of the Comedy offer a meditation on the social and political life of the Italian city-states, a critique of contemporary Christianity, and a commentary on art and literature at the end of the Middle Ages.
Course was offered Spring 2013, Spring 2012, Spring 2011
ITTR 3250Italian Love Poetry in the Middle Ages and Renaissance (3.00)
This course treats the production of major poets and writers of Italian Medieval and Renaissance times (Dante, Petrarca, Ariosto, and Tasso) and focuses on the theme of love. It illustrates how central the topic of love was to Italian poetry in the early modern age, its development from classical love verse, and the immense influence of Italian love poetry in the diffusion of Italian culture abroad. Taught in English.
Course was offered Spring 2010
ITTR 3559New Course: Italian in Translation (3.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer new topics with the subject of Italian in Translation.
ITTR 3580Sister Arts Literary Artistic Relations in the Italian Renaissance (3.00)
This course focuses on the literary and cultural traditions that inform treatments of art and artists in the Italian Middle Ages and Renaissance.
Course was offered Fall 2015
ITTR 3610Italian Political Thinkers (3.00)
Students of this course will study the political theories of Dante, Machiavelli, Beccaria, and Gramsci through a close-reading of each author's major works. We will also examine how their ideas influenced contemporary politics, literature, and the visual arts both in Italy and in the United States. These goals will be accomplished through regular reading assignments, short essays, and presentations.
Course was offered Spring 2015
ITTR 3680Eve's Sinful Bite: Foodscapes in Women's Writing Culture and Society (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
This course explores how Italian women writers have represented food in their short stories, novels and autobiographies in dialogue with the culture and society from late nineteenth century to the present. These lectures will offer a close reading of the symbolic meaning of food in narrative and the way it intersects with Italian women's socio-cultural history, addressing issues of gender, identity and politics of the body.
Course was offered Spring 2017
ITTR 3690Mafiosi vs Goodfellas: Organized Crime on Film in Italy & The USA (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Organized crime has long fascinated filmmakers from both Italy and the USA. But, how does each country portray this phenomenon and its effects on law, politics, and the individual? What socio-cultural and historical factors explain the different presentations? In this course, we will examine these questions through discussion and analysis of films from Italy and the United States, primary source documents, and novels.
ITTR 3710From Fiction to Film (3.00)
Combining narratological and socio-historical interpretative approaches, this course studies a series of novels and short stories that have been adapted to the big screen. We will concentrate on the study of film technique, comparative analyses of textual and filmic sequences, and cross-cultural examinations of the different socio-historical contexts that produced both narratives and films.
Course was offered Fall 2010
ITTR 3758Love Affair with Tuscany: Utopias and Beyond (3.00)
This course aims to examine the Anglo-American love affair with Tuscany/Florence, and deepen students' understanding of it by providing richer, more complex knowledge of the region and its culture. The class will simultaneously explore notions of utopia and dystopia, against the background and actual lived experience of this sought-after destination.
ITTR 3770The Culture of Italian Comedy (3.00)
Treats Italian comedy from historic, generic, and theoretical viewpoints; divided into 4 units: 1) medieval comic-realist verse (poetry and song), 2) Renaissance comic theater, including plays by Machiavelli, Ariosto and the Sienese Intronati Academy, 3) the commedia all'italiana film, focusing on cinema by Germi and Monicelli, and 4) modern comic performances by Italians. Special units on Tuscan- and Neapolitan-style humor. Taught in English.
Course was offered Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2011, Fall 2009
ITTR 3775Acting Italian: Benigni, Goldoni, Fo (3.00)
Watch, read, and laugh at performances by Italy's most famous comic stars! Plays, films, and one-man shows form the texts, which include not only modern productions by contemporary masters Roberto Benigni and Dario Fo, but also the comedies of the originator of middle-class Italian humor, Carlo Goldoni. Works of these writers/actors/producers introduce important aspects of Italian literary, performative, and cultural traditions. In ENGLISH.
ITTR 4559New Course in Italian in Translation (3.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer new topics in the subject of Italian in Translation.
Course was offered Spring 2016, Fall 2009
ITTR 4650Early Modern Theater: The Drama of Marriage (3.00)
Course will investigate marriage as represented on the early modern European stage. Italian, Spanish, French and English plays comprise our subject matter. We'll consider the legal, social, and cultural history of matrimony to background our study of the stageworks; we will analyze scripts and performances to learn how dramatic and theatrical convention intersected w/ marital institution and negotiations, onstage and off. Taught in English.
ITTR 4655Early Modern Theater: The Drama of Marriage (3.00)
Course will investigate marriage as represented on the early modern European stage. Italian, Spanish, French and English plays comprise our subject matter. We'll consider the legal, social, and cultural history of matrimony to background our study of the stageworks; we will analyze scripts and performances to learn how dramatic and theatrical convention intersected w/ marital institution and negotiations, onstage and off. Taught in English.
Course was offered Spring 2017
ITTR 4820Italian Pop Culture From the 1960s to the Present (3.00)
This course examines the cultural and socio-political transformations that took place in Italy during its recent history. By discussing different cultural artifacts (films, essays, literature), we shall ultimately try to answer the following questions : does Italy still have space for works that resist populist and consumer culture? What are the ethical and political consequences of Italy's present culutral condition? Is there an Italian identity?
ITTR 5250Dante's Purgatory in Translation (3.00)
This course explores canto-by-canto Dante's second realm of the Afterlife. Particular attention will be paid to how various themes and motifs (the phenomenology of love, the relationship between church and state, status of classical antiquity in a Christian universe, Dante's representation of the saved), differ from those explored in the Inferno. Prerequisite: ITTR 2260 or permission of instructor.
Course was offered Spring 2015, Fall 2012
ITTR 5559New Course: Italian in Translation (3.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer new topics with the subject of Italian in Translation.
ITTR 6559New Course: Italian in Translation (3.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer new topics with the subject of Italian in Translation.
Course was offered Spring 2014
ITTR 7350Early Modern Theater: The Drama of Marriage (3.00)
Seminar examines the ways dramatic literature and theater from roughly 1500-1800 engaged the institution of marriage. Study of plays, operas and other literary and stage genres from several national traditions (Italian, Spanish, potentially French and English), looking at their mediations of the tumultuous evolution of early modern family formation, in light of legal, social, and cultural history of matrimony.
Course was offered Spring 2015
ITTR 7559New Course: Italian in Translation (3.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer new topics with the subject of Italian in Translation.
Course was offered Summer 2015, Spring 2013
Maya K'iche
KICH 1010Introduction to Maya K'iche' I (3.00)
This class is an introduction to K'iche', a Maya language spoken by about a million people in the western Highlands of Guatemala; it is one of the major indigenous languages in the Americas. This class aims to make students competent in basic conversation and to introduce students to Maya culture. It is offered as part of the UVa-Duke-Vanderbilt consortium for distance learning in less commonly taught languages.
Course was offered Fall 2017, Fall 2016
KICH 1020Introduction to Maya K'iche' II (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
This class is the second part of a year-long introductory sequence to K'iche', a Maya language spoken by about a million people in the western Highlands of Guatemala, and one of the major indigenous languages in the Americas. Students will enrich and expand their conversational skills and cultural knowledge from K'iche' 1010. It is offered as part of the UVa-Duke-Vanderbilt consortium for distance learning in less commonly taught languages. The completion of KICH 1010 with a grade of C- or higher.
Course was offered Spring 2017
KICH 2010Intermediate Maya K'iche' I (3.00)
This class is the 3rd level of a 4-part sequence in K'iche', a Maya language spoken by a million people in western Guatemala. Here students will cover more advanced grammar (verb modalities), a broader range of scripts (colonial vs. modern orthography), and conduct research based on the K'iche' Oral History project at UNM. The class is offered as part of the UVa-Duke-Vanderbilt consortium for distance learning in LCTLs. The completion of KICH 1010 and 1020 with a grade of C- or higher.
Course was offered Fall 2016
KICH 2020Intermediate Maya K'iche' II (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
KICH 2020 is the capstone course in a four-part sequence in K'iche', a Maya language spoken by a million people in western Guatemala. Students will build from earlier coursework to write an original essay in the target language, integrating primary and secondary sources like published works and interviews that they conduct. The class is offered as part of the UVa-Duke-Vanderbilt consortium for distance learning in LCTLs. The completion of KICH 1010, 1020 and 2010 with a grade of C- or higher.
Course was offered Spring 2017
Portuguese
PORT 1110Beginning Intensive Portuguese (4.00)
Introduces speaking, understanding, reading and writing Portuguese, especially as used in Brazil. Five class hours and one laboratory hour. Followed by PORT 2120. Prerequisite: Completion of FREN 2020 or SPAN 2020, or instructor permission.
PORT 2120Intermediate Intensive Portuguese (4.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Continued study of Portuguese through readings, vocabulary exercises, oral and written compositions, and grammar review. Prerequisite: PORT 1110 or equivalent.
PORT 3010Advanced Grammar, Conversation and Composition (3.00)
Studies advanced grammar through analysis of texts; includes extensive practice in composition and topical conversation. Prerequisite: PORT 2120 or by permission.
PORT 3559New Course in Portuguese (3.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer new topics within the subject of Portuguese.
Course was offered Fall 2016
PORT 4020Readings in Literature in Portuguese (3.00)
Studies readings from the chief periods of Brazilian and Portuguese literature. Prerequisite: PORT 2120 or by permission.
Course was offered Spring 2017, Spring 2014, Spring 2013
PORT 4410Brazilian Cultural Production I (1500 to 1900) (3.00)
Studies canonical and popular Brazilian Cultural Production from the arrival of the Portuguese in 1500 to the end of the nineteenth-century.
Course was offered Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014, Fall 2013
PORT 4420Brazilian Cultural Production II (1900 to Present) (3.00)
Studies canonical and popular Brazilian Cultural Production from the beginning of the twentieth-century to the present day.
Course was offered Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2014
PORT 4559New Course in Portuguese (3.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer new topics within the subject of Portuguese.
Course was offered Fall 2015
PORT 4610Studies in Luso-Brazilian Language and Culture (3.00)
Studies topics in Portuguese or Brazilian linguistics or culture. Prerequisite: One course at the 3000 level or higher, or Instructor Permission
PORT 4620Studies in Luso-Brazilian Language and Literature (3.00)
Studies topics in Portuguese or Brazilian literature or in Portuguese linguistics according to the interests and preparation of the students. Prerequisite: One course at the 3000 level or higher, or instructor permission.
PORT 4920Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00)
Luso-Brazilian Culture Independent Study - Instructor Permission Required
Course was offered Spring 2015
Portuguese in Translation
POTR 3559New Course in Portuguese in Translation (3.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer new topics within the subject of Portuguese in Translation
Course was offered Fall 2016
POTR 4260Brazilian Media (3.00)
The objective of this proposal is to provide students with a topics course in English, which will examine Brazilian media by focusing on specific iterations ranging from television and film to the Internet and social media.
Course was offered Fall 2017
POTR 4270The Civilization of Brazil (3.00)
Introduces the development of Brazilian culture from 1500 to the present. This course is taught in English and does not fulfill the language requirement.
POTR 4559New Course in Portuguese Translation (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
This course provides the opportunity to offer new topics within the subject of Portuguese in Translation.
POTR 7559New Course in Portuguese Translation (3.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer new topics within the subject of Portuguese in Translation.
Spanish
SPAN 1010Elementary Spanish (4.00)
Develops listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. SPAN 1010 and 1020 enable students to successfully perform linguistic tasks that allow them to communicate in everyday situations (e.g., greeting, narrating, describing, ordering, comparing and contrasting, and apologizing). Five class hours and one laboratory hour. Followed by SPAN 2010. Prerequisite: For students who have not previously studied Spanish.
SPAN 1016Intensive Introductory Spanish (3.00)
This intensive course begins with instruction in basic oral expression, listening comprehension, elementary reading and writing, and continues with further development of these four skills at the intermediate level. Part of the Summer Language Institute.
SPAN 1020Elementary Spanish (4.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Develops listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. SPAN 1010 and 1020 enable students to successfully perform linguistic tasks that allow them to communicate in everyday situations (e.g., greeting, narrating, describing, ordering, comparing and contrasting, and apologizing). Five class hours and one laboratory hour. Followed by SPAN 2010. Prerequisite: For students who have not previously studied Spanish.
SPAN 1026Intensive Introductory Spanish (3.00)
This intensive course begins with instruction in basic oral expression, listening comprehension, elementary reading and writing, and continues with further development of these four skills at the intermediate level. Part of the Summer Language Institute. Prerequisites: SPAN 1016 or equavalent.
SPAN 1060Accelerated Elementary Spanish (4.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Develops listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Five class hours. Covers the material in SPAN 1010-1020 in an accelerated one semester format. Followed by SPAN 2010. Prerequisite: Previous background in Spanish (1-2 years of high school Spanish) and Spanish placement exam score of 0-325, or SAT II score of 420-510.
SPAN 116Intensive Introductory Spanish (0.00)
This is the non-credit option for SPAN 1016.
SPAN 126Intensive Introductory Spanish (0.00)
This is the non-credit option for SPAN 1026.
SPAN 2010Intermediate Spanish (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Further develops the listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. SPAN 2010 enables students to successfully perform linguistic tasks that allow them to communicate in everyday situations (e.g., narrating present, past and future activities, and expressing hopes, desires, and requests). Students also read journalistic and literary selections designed for Spanish-speaking audiences. Three class hours. Laboratory work is required. Followed by SPAN 2020. Prerequisite: Passing grade in SPAN 1020 or 1060; a score of 520-590 on the SAT II test; 326-409 on the UVa placement test; or permission of the department.
SPAN 2015Spanish for Engineering (3.00)
Spanish for Engineering is a three-credit intermediate level course designed to provide a thorough foundation in all the language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing, but focuses on the development of communication skills in a professional context for Engineering.
SPAN 2016Intensive Intermediate Spanish (3.00)
This intensive course begins with instruction in intermediate level oral expression, listening comprehension, reading and writing, and continues with further development of these four skills. Part of the Summer Language Institute. Prerequisites: SPAN 1016 & 1026 or equivalent.
SPAN 2020Advanced Intermediate Spanish (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Enables students to successfully perform linguistic tasks that allow them to communicate in everyday situations and handle complications (e.g., asking for, understanding and giving directions, expressing happiness and affection, and persuading). Students may choose either SPAN 2020A, which includes reading literary and cultural selections or SPAN 2020C, which includes selected medical readings. Three class hours. Laboratory work is required. Prerequisite: Passing grade in SPAN 2010; SAT II test scores of 600-640; UVa placement test score of 410-535; IB exam score of 5 or 6; or permission of the department. Note: Prerequisite for the following courses: SPAN 2020 or the equivalent.
SPAN 2026Intensive Intermediate Spanish (3.00)
This intensive course begins with instruction in intermediate level oral expression, listening comprehension, reading and writing, and continues with further development of these four skills. Part of the Summer Language Institute. Prerequisites: SPAN 1016 , 1026 and 2016 or equivalent.
SPAN 2100The Social Support Systems of Latin America (1.00)
A supervised internship fort students interested in the health care professions and sociology as a complement to SPAN 2020 during the UVa Summer Spanish program. The latter includes health care, education, and other social services like social security and old age benefits. Final research paper required
Course was offered Summer 2016
SPAN 216Intensive Intermediate Spanish (0.00)
This is the non-credit option for SPAN 2016.
SPAN 226Intensive Intermediate Spanish (0.00)
This is the non-credit option for SPAN 2026.
SPAN 3000Phonetics (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Conducted in Spanish.
SPAN 3010Grammar and Composition I (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
This course seeks to develop advanced literacy in Spanish through extensive reading, writing, analysis, and discussion of authentic literary texts and videos. Emphasis is placed on how grammatical forms codify meaning and how grammar and meaning interact to construct the language and textual structure expected in the following academic genres: the critical review, the persuasive essay, and the research paper.
SPAN 3020Grammar and Composition II (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
This course seeks to develop advanced literacy in Spanish through extensive reading, writing, analysis, and discussion of authentic literary texts and videos. Emphasis is placed on how grammatical forms codify meaning and how grammar and meaning interact to construct the language and textual structure expected in the following academic genres: the comparative essay, the argumentative essay, and the research paper.
SPAN 3030Cultural Conversations (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Conversation course devoted to different aspects of Spanish, Spanish American, or Latino culture. Student-led discussion of materials ranging from films and music videos to radio programs, newspapers, and the Internet. Prerequisite: SPAN 3010 or departmental placement.
SPAN 3031Conversation Cinema: Latin America (3.00)
Conversation course whose subject matter is Latin American cinema. Films will be discussed in the context of the history and culture of various countries. Prerequisite: SPAN 3010
Course was offered Summer 2014, Fall 2009
SPAN 3032Conversation Cinema - Spain (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
This is conversation course in Spanish, with a focus on Spanish film. It is closed to native and heritage speakers, and to students who have had a conversation course already; instructor permission required. Students will improve vocabulary, grammar, comprehension, and pronunciation. Class participation is essential. Quizzes, daily activities, short written paper, oral final exam. Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement.
Course was offered Spring 2015, Fall 2014
SPAN 3040Business Spanish (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Prerequisite: SPAN 3010 or departmental placement.
SPAN 3050Spanish for Medical Professionals (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
This course is designed for students planning to work in the health care field and who want to develop fundamental written and oral skills and vocabulary for the assessment of Spanish speaking patients in a variety of settings. Students will gain familiarity with non-technical and semi-technical functional vocabulary, along with idiomatic expressions and situational phrases that are used in medical Spanish.
SPAN 3200Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics (3.00)
Conducted in Spanish.
SPAN 3300Texts and Interpretation (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Prerequisite: SPAN 3010 or departmental placement. Note: SPAN 3300 or instructor permission is prerequisite for any course in Spanish literature or culture with a number above SPAN 3300.
SPAN 3400Survey of Spanish Literature I (Middle Ages to 1700) (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Prerequisite: SPAN 3010 and 3300, or departmental placement.
SPAN 3410Survey of Spanish Literature II (1700 to Present) (3.00)
Prerequisite: SPAN 3010 and 3300, or departmental placement.
SPAN 3420Survey of Latin American Literature I (Colonial to 1900) (3.00)
Prerequisite: SPAN 3010 and 3300, or departmental placement.
SPAN 3430Survey of Latin American Literature II (1900 to Present) (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Prerequisite: SPAN 3010 and 3300, or departmental placement.
SPAN 3559New Course in Spanish (3.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer new topics within the subject of Spanish. Prerequisite:SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement.
Course was offered Fall 2012
SPAN 4010Advanced Grammar and Composition (3.00)
Prerequisite: SPAN 3010 or departmental placement.
SPAN 4040Translation from Spanish to English (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Translation Spanish and English Prerequisite: SPAN 3010 and 3300, or departmental placement.
SPAN 4050Global Integration of Latin America (3.00)
This course is designed to prepare students for careers in international business by introducing them to business practices, trade organizations, and financial institutions in the Spanish-speaking world. A secondary goal is to help students attain a more sophisticated level of speaking and writing in Spanish, through readings, discussion, and written assignments in Spanish.
SPAN 4200History of the Language (3.00)
Prerequisite: SPAN 3200 and 3010, or 3000 and 3010, or departmental placement.
Course was offered Spring 2016, Spring 2011, Fall 2009
SPAN 4201Hispanic Dialectology and Bilingualism (3.00)
Prerequisite: SPAN 3200 and 3010, or 3010 and 3010, or departmental placement.
Course was offered Spring 2011
SPAN 4202Hispanic Sociolinguistics (3.00)
Prerequisite: SPAN 3200 and 3010, or 3000 and 3010, or departmental placement.
SPAN 4203Structure of Spanish (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
This is an advanced introduction to the study of fundamental aspects of the sound and grammatical systems of the Spanish language. The course will start by analyzing present-day (syllable, word and phrase) structures of the language and it will progress toward a more detailed examination of some of the linguistic processes and changes involved in the development of those structures. Prior coursework in linguistics is expected. Pre-requisites: SPAN 3015 Phonetics and SPAN 3200 Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics
SPAN 4210History of the Spanish Language II (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
The course examines the development of the Spanish language through texts produced from the Middle Ages to the present day. The main goal will be the interpretation of individual texts as a source of linguistic data and the analysis of language in its cultural, social and historical context. Including texts from Latin American and Spain, the commentary will cover the analysis of phonological, grammatical and lexical aspects. Prerequisites: SPAN 3000 or SPAN 3200
SPAN 4220Linguistic Theories of Writing: The Advanced Language Learner (3.00)
Following systemic functional linguistics, this course examines the advanced capacities of first, second, and heritage language learners. Its main goal is to describe how these capacities are realized linguistically in written (academic) language 'among other means' through lexical density, grammatical metaphor, clause-combining strategies, and impersonality. Prior coursework in linguistics is expected. Prerequisite: SPAN 3200 or equivalent
SPAN 4300Latin-American Literature from Colonial Period to 1900 (3.00)
Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement
Course was offered Spring 2011
SPAN 4310Latin American Women Writers from 1900 to the Present (3.00)
Study of major Latin American women writers from 1900 to the present, including poets, essayists, playwrights, and fiction writers. Discussion will focus on the literary representation of issues related to gender and culture. Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement.
SPAN 4311Latin-American Literature After 1900 (3.00)
Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement
SPAN 4312Mexican Literature (3.00)
Study of major literary works from the 20th and 21st centuries by Mexican authors, including poetry, fiction, essay and/or theatre. Discussion will focus on literary representation, historical and gender issues relevant to this period in Mexican society. Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement
Course was offered Fall 2012, Spring 2010
SPAN 4319Borges (3.00)
This course offers an overview of Borges' short stories and some essays and poems. The aim is to present Borges as dominating the great shift in literary sensibility in Spanish America in the 1940s, his influence on the 'Boom' and the relevance of his work to the notions of Modernism and Post-modernism in the Anglo-Saxon sense. The course will attempt to cover not only the thematics of Borges' main works but also his innovations in technique. Study of major literary works from the 20th and 21st centuries by Mexican authors, including poetry, fiction, essay and/or theatre. Discussion will focus on literary representation, historical and gender issues relevant to this period in Mexican society. Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement
SPAN 4320Contemporary Latin-American Short Fiction (3.00)
Contemporary Latin-American Short Fiction Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement.
SPAN 4321Contemporary Latin-American Novel (3.00)
Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement
Course was offered Fall 2012, Spring 2011, Fall 2010
SPAN 4400Spanish Literature from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance (3.00)
Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement
SPAN 4401Spanish Literature of the Golden Age (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Spanish Literature of the Golden Age Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement.
Course was offered Fall 2015, Fall 2013, Fall 2011
SPAN 4402Don Quixote (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement.
SPAN 4410Spanish Literature from the Enlightenment to Romanticism (3.00)
Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement
SPAN 4412Spanish Literature from Realism to the Generation of 1898 (3.00)
Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement
Course was offered Spring 2015, Spring 2014, Spring 2010
SPAN 4413Modern Spanish Literature (3.00)
Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement
SPAN 4420Spanish Contemporary Poetry (3.00)
The purpose of this course is to help the student read and understand poetry in Spanish. By approaching the works of relevant Spanish and Latin American poets from different perspectives, the student will become more familiar with poetry in Spanish. Part of the course is dedicated to introducing the student into the creative mood of literature. In order to do that, the students have to translate poetry from Spanish into English, and they are also encouraged to write some poetry or poetical prose in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430,or departmental placement.
Course was offered Spring 2016, Spring 2013, Spring 2012
SPAN 4450Contemporary Latin American Novella (3.00)
A panorama of contemporary Latin American literature's main trends through the study of novellas published between 1935 and the end of the 20th century. Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement.
Course was offered Fall 2011
SPAN 4500Special Topics Seminar: Literature (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement.
SPAN 4510Special Topics Seminar: Literature (3.00)
Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement.
Course was offered Fall 2017, Fall 2011, Fall 2009
SPAN 4520Special Topics Seminar: Culture and Civilization (3.00)
Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement
SPAN 4530Special Topics Seminar: Language (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Prerequisite: SPAN 3010 and 3300, or departmental placement; instructor permission.
SPAN 4559New Course in Spanish (3.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer new topics within the subject of Spanish. Prerequisite:SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement.
Course was offered Spring 2017, Fall 2012
SPAN 4560Special Topics Seminar: Literature and Culture Catholic Univ Valencia (3.00)
A full immersion course at the Catholic University, Valencia for students enrolled in the University of Virginia in Valencia program. Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement
SPAN 4600Literature and Cinema (3.00)
Explores the relationship between literature and film as narrative arts, focusing on contemporary classics of the Spanish and Spanish-American novel and their cinematic adaptations. Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement.
SPAN 4610Women Between Cultures: U.S. Latinas in Their Writing (3.00)
This course examines how Latina women in the United States have articulated in their literature the experience of living within two sets of cultural codes, considering variants such as class, race religious beliefs, and language. Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement
SPAN 4620Hispanic Women Writers (3.00)
Examines writings by women authors of Spain and Latin America, using the texts as a basis for studying the evolving roles and paradigms of women in these societies. Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement
Course was offered Fall 2017, Spring 2013, Fall 2011
SPAN 4621Latin American Women Poets (3.00)
In this course we will read extensively from the poetry of the three most famous women poets of Latin America in the twentieth century: Uruguay's Delmira Agustini, Argentina's Alfonsina Storni, and Chile's Gabriela Mistral, the first Latin American to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement
Course was offered Fall 2014, Fall 2010
SPAN 4700Spanish Culture and Civilization (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement.
SPAN 4701The Inquisition in Spain and Latin America (3.00)
The Inquisition in Spain and Latin America
Course was offered Fall 2012, Spring 2010
SPAN 4702Islam in Europe: Muslim Iberia (3.00)
An introduction to Islam and a cultural history of al-Andalus (Muslim Iberia) from the year 711 until the expulsion of the Moriscos-Muslims converted, often forcibly, to Christianity-from early modern Spain in 1609. Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement
SPAN 4703Hispanic Intellectual History (3.00)
Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement
SPAN 4704Islamic Iberia (3.00)
An introduction to Islam and the cultural history of al- Andalus (Islamic Iberia) from 711 until the expulsion of the Morsicos from early modern Spain in 1609. Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement.
SPAN 4705Spanish Mass Media (3.00)
Introduction to Spanish mass means of communication. Study of the mechanisms used, and media's sociological importance. Special emphasis on radio and television.
SPAN 4706Spanish 20th Century History (3.00)
The crisis of the restoration of the Spanish monarchy, Primo de Rivera's dictatorship, the Second Republic, the Civil War, the Franco Era, the transition from dictatorship to democracy.
Course was offered Fall 2010
SPAN 4707Introduction to Spanish Art (3.00)
Spanish art is among the richest and most important examples of world art. Its heritage is comprised of works dating from prehistoric times with the caves at Altamira up to the 21 st Century (Calatrava, Mariscal), including the rich architectural legacy of the Romans, the gothic castles and churches of the Middle Ages, Golden Age painting (Velázquez, El Greco, Murillo, Ribera), and the great names of the 20 th Century (Gaudí, Picasso, Dalí, Miró)
Course was offered Fall 2010
SPAN 4708Picasso (3.00)
The Spanish tradition after Goya and the cultural atmosphere of the 19th century. The formation of Picasso and the different periods of his work. Iconographic problems. The creation of "Guernica".
Course was offered Summer 2014
SPAN 4709Modern Spanish Art (3.00)
This course studies the main art works produced in the 19th and 20th centuries: Goya, Picasso, Dalí, Miró, Tapies, Chillida, Villanueva, Gaudí and Calatrava will be contemplated from an eminently cultural view. In addition to analyzing the different productions from a technical viewpoint, they will serve as models to understand social and cultural trends of the period.
Course was offered Fall 2010
SPAN 4710Latin American Culture and Civilization (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Latin American Culture and Civilization
SPAN 47111492 and the Aftermath (3.00)
Examines Spanish attempts to understand and figure the Americas, as well as American indigenous reactions to them. Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement
Course was offered Spring 2015, Fall 2012, Fall 2009
SPAN 4712Travelers in Latin America (3.00)
In this course we will study diaries and accounts of travelers in Latin America since the first European got in contact with the continent for the first time What did they see? What did they want to see? How did the describe it? How much influence their account had in the construction of continental imaginary. We will start with el Diario of Christopher Columbus, and finish with some diaries of today. Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement
Course was offered Spring 2013, Fall 2012
SPAN 4713Economy of the European Union (3.00)
A broad approach to the Spanish Economy (starting with its modernization) and its integration in the EEC. Focus on the role of Europe in the world economy and politics, and the future of the Euro as a new reserve currency.
Course was offered Fall 2010
SPAN 4714Empire & Imperialism in Early Modern Spain (3.00)
This course will examine the history and ideology of empire in the Spanish-speaking world from 1492 through 1700. Emphasis will be placed on the reading of period texts in the original language. Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement
SPAN 4715Cuban Culture Through Cinema (3.00)
The aim of this course is to study Cuban films in the context of Cuba's history and culture. The course will include the viewing of films outside the classroom (roughly one a week), readings about the films, history, and culture. Please note that out-of-class preparation and the reading load will be significant. The format of the class will be lecture/discussion with a strong emphasis on class participation. Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement.
Course was offered Fall 2016, Spring 2012, Fall 2010
SPAN 4800Language House - Casa Bolívar (1.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Fully immersive living experience in Spanish, with daily active participation in weekly events.
SPAN 4960Spanish Creative Writing Workshop (3.00)
This course is taught by two of the most distinguished and exciting writers in the Spanish-speaking world today, with extensive experience giving writing workshops. It is dedicated to creative writing (short stories), emphasizing creative, and suggesting ways to initiate the creative process. Students need to have a good command of the Spanish Language, at 400 level or similar. Undergraduate as well as graduate students are welcome. Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement.
Course was offered Spring 2012, Spring 2011, Spring 2010
SPAN 4980Distinguished majors colloquium (3.00)
The Colloquium allows DMPs in Spanish to meet regularly with the DMP coordinator to discuss research strategies, documentation styles, and structure and style in extended expository writing as they are working independently on a thesis. It also provides a forum for presenting and discussing work-in-progress. Pre-requisite: Acceptance in DMP
SPAN 4989Distinguished Major in Spanish Thesis (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Distinguished majors in Spanish will meet individually with their thesis advisors to discuss progress and revise drafts of their theses. At the end of the semester, they will present the results of their research in a public forum.
SPAN 4993Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00)
Prerequisite: instructor permission.
SPAN 5202Hispanic Sociolinguistics (3.00)
Studies the theoretical aspects of conversational analysis, incorporating it into the analysis of natural talk. Emphasizes the organization of conversations, the role of sociocultural background knowledge and preferred rules of politeness, and cross-cultural and cross-gender differences.
Course was offered Spring 2011
SPAN 5300Middle Ages and Early Renaissance (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Studies the major texts, authors, and literary trends of the Spanish Middle Ages and early Renaissance.
Course was offered Spring 2015, Fall 2012, Fall 2010
SPAN 5350Golden Age (3.00)
Studies the major texts, authors, and literary trends of the Spanish Golden Age.
SPAN 5559New Course in Spanish (3.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer new topics in the subject of Spanish.
Course was offered Fall 2014
SPAN 5600Enlightenment to Romanticism (3.00)
Studies the major texts, authors, and literary trends of the Spanish eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.
SPAN 5650Realism and Generation of 1898 (3.00)
Studies the major texts, authors, and literary trends of the second half of the Spanish nineteenth and the early twentieth centuries.
SPAN 5700Spanish Civilization and Culture (3.00)
Studies the non-literary achievements of Spain from pre-Roman times to the present. Includes a survey of the socio-political history, the art, architecture, music, philosophy, and folklore of Spain, defining the essential characteristics of Spanish civilization.
Course was offered Spring 2015, Spring 2012, Spring 2011
SPAN 5702Islam in Europe: Muslim Iberia (3.00)
An introduction to Islam and a cultural history of al-Andalus (Muslim Iberia) from the year 711 until the expulsion of the Moriscos 'Muslims converted, often forcibly, to Christianity' from early modern Spain in 1609. Prerequisite: SPAN 3010 or equivalent level of proficiency in Spanish.
SPAN 5750Contemporary Spanish Literature (3.00)
Studies the major texts, authors, and literary trends of the Spanish twentieth century.
SPAN 5800Spanish America: Colonial Period to 1800 (3.00)
Studies the major texts, authors, and literary trends of Spanish America up to 1800.
Course was offered Spring 2016, Spring 2013, Fall 2009
SPAN 5820Spanish America: From Romanticism to Modernism (3.00)
Studies the major texts, authors, and literary trends of Spanish America in the nineteenth century.
Course was offered Fall 2016, Spring 2014, Spring 2011
SPAN 5850Spanish America: Modern Period (3.00)
Studies the major texts, authors, and literary trends of Spanish America in the twentieth century.
SPAN 5960Spanish Creative Writing Workshop (3.00)
This course is taught by two of the most distinguished and exciting writers in the Spanish-speaking world today, with extensive experience giving writing workshops. It is dedicated to creative writing (short stories), emphasizing creative, and suggesting ways to initiate the creative process. Students need to have a good command of the Spanish Language, at 4000 level or similar. Undergraduate as well as graduate students are welcome.
Course was offered Spring 2012, Spring 2011, Spring 2010
SPAN 7040Translation from Spanish to English (3.00)
Spanish 7040 offers an introduction to the craft of literary translation.
Course was offered Spring 2016, Fall 2013, Spring 2011
SPAN 7100Literary Theory (3.00)
Studies the modern theories of literary criticism, including formalism, structuralism, semiotics, and the application of theory to major Spanish authors.
Course was offered Spring 2017, Spring 2014, Spring 2012
SPAN 7200The Structure of Spanish (3.00)
The Structure of Spanish
Course was offered Spring 2012
SPAN 7210The Phonology of Spanish (3.00)
The Phonology of Spanish
SPAN 7220History of the Language (3.00)
The development of the Spanish language from its origins.
SPAN 7260Golden Age Poetry (3.00)
Golden Age Poetry
Course was offered Spring 2011
SPAN 7270Golden Age Drama (3.00)
Golden Age Drama
Course was offered Fall 2012
SPAN 7290Golden Age Prose, Non-Picaresque (3.00)
Golden Age Prose, Non-Picaresque
Course was offered Spring 2011, Spring 2010
SPAN 7300The Picaresque Novel (3.00)
The course explores the origins and nature of picaresque narrative in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Spain, beginning with works like La Lozana andaluza and Lazarillo de Tormes,following through with Guzmán de Alfarache, El Buscón, Estebanillo González, and the picaresque in Cervantes.
Course was offered Spring 2014
SPAN 7559New Course in Spanish (3.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer new topics in the subject of Spanish.
Course was offered Spring 2017, Fall 2014
SPAN 7650Realism and Naturalism: The Novel (3.00)
Realism and Naturalism: The Novel
SPAN 7700Generation of 1927 (3.00)
Generation of 1927
Course was offered Fall 2013
SPAN 7710Literature and the Civil War (3.00)
Literature and the Civil War
Course was offered Fall 2016, Spring 2012
SPAN 7720Contemporary Theater (3.00)
Contemporary Theater
SPAN 7730Post-Civil War Fiction (3.00)
Post-Civil War Fiction
Course was offered Spring 2013, Fall 2010
SPAN 7800Colonial Spanish American Literature (3.00)
Colonial Spanish American Literature
Course was offered Spring 2015, Spring 2011
SPAN 7820Nineteenth-Century Spanish-American Literature (3.00)
Nineteenth-Century Spanish-American Literature
Course was offered Fall 2015, Fall 2009
SPAN 7830Spanish-American Poetry (3.00)
Spanish-American Poetry
Course was offered Fall 2012
SPAN 7840Spanish-American Fiction (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Spanish-American Fiction
SPAN 7850Themes and Genres (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Themes and Genres
SPAN 7860Regional Literature (3.00)
Regional Literature
Course was offered Fall 2014
SPAN 7890Essay: Twentieth-Century Spanish America (3.00)
Essay: Twentieth-Century Spanish America
SPAN 8210Teaching Foreign Languages (3.00)
This course provides graduate students teaching foreign languages at UVA with the opportunity to observe and apply new ideas and teaching principles through practical activities and to develop their own personal theories of teaching through systematic reflection and experimentation.
SPAN 8505Seminars: Middle Ages and Early Renaissance (3.00)
Seminars: Middle Ages and Early Renaissance
Course was offered Spring 2016, Spring 2013, Spring 2010
SPAN 8510Seminars: Golden Age (3.00)
Seminars: Golden Age
Course was offered Spring 2017, Fall 2011
SPAN 8515Seminars: Golden Age (3.00)
Seminars: Golden Age
Course was offered Fall 2013
SPAN 8520Seminars: Enlightenment to Romanticism (3.00)
Seminars: Enlightenment to Romanticism
Course was offered Spring 2012
SPAN 8530Seminars: Realism and the Generation of 1898 (3.00)
Seminars: Realism and the Generation of 1898
Course was offered Fall 2012
SPAN 8540Seminars: Modern Spanish Literature (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Seminars: Modern Spanish Literature
SPAN 8550Seminars: Spanish America: Colonial Period to 1900 (3.00)
Seminars: Spanish America: Colonial Period to 1900
Course was offered Spring 2010
SPAN 8560Seminars: Spanish America: Modern Period (3.00)
Seminars: Spanish America: Modern Period
SPAN 8995Guided Research (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Readings and/or research in particular fields under the supervision of an instructor.
SPAN 8998Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Research (1.00 - 12.00)
For master's research, taken before a thesis director has been selected.
SPAN 8999Non-Topical Research (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
For master's thesis, taken under the supervision of a thesis director.
SPAN 9995Guided Research (3.00)
Readings and/or research in particular fields under the supervision of an instructor.
SPAN 9998Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Doctoral Research (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
For doctoral research, taken before a dissertation director has been selected.
SPAN 9999Non-Topical Research (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.
Spanish in Translation
SPTR 3402Don Quixote in English (3.00)
In this class, we will read Miguel de Cervantes's masterpiece Don Quixote de la Mancha in its entirety.
Course was offered Spring 2017
SPTR 3559New Course: Spanish in Translation (3.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer new topics with the subject of Spanish in Translation.
Course was offered Spring 2016, Fall 2015
SPTR 3716China in Western Eyes, 1200-1700 (3.00)
This course examines the birth of a western image of China in the writings of European travelers who visited the country during the medieval and early modern periods. It emphasizes the sixteenth century contributions of Portuguese and Spanish travel writers, as well as the seventeenth century work of Jesuit missionaries. All texts to be read in English translation.
SPTR 3850Fiction of the Americas (3.00)
In this seminar, we will study the centuries long 'conversations' between North American and Spanish American writers. Principally through short stories and some novels, we will examine their mutual fascination. Our reading list will include works by Edgar Allan Poe, Ambrose Bierce, Horacio Quiroga, John Reed, Mariano Azuela, William Faulkner, Jorge Luis Borges, Julio Cortázar, García Márquez, Carlos Fuentes, Margaret Atwood, Manuel Puig
Course was offered Fall 2015
SPTR 4559New Course in Spanish in Translation (3.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer new topics with the subject of Spanish in Translation.
SPTR 4704Islam in Medieval Europe: Islamic Iberia (3.00)
An introduction to Islam and the cultural history of al- Andalus (Islamic Iberia) from 711 CE until the expulsion of the Morsicos from early modern Spain in 1609
SPTR 4728Span Am Cult & Inst (3.00)
Span Am Cult & Inst