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Undergraduate & Graduate Dates to Remember*

Fall Term 2009

August 26-30 Wolfpack Welcome
August 31 Classes begin
September 4
Add deadline
October 30 Last day to withdraw & last day
to apply for graduation
December 11 Last day of classes
December 12-18 Final Exams

Spring Term 2010

January 8 New Student Orientation
January 11 Classes begin
January 15 Add deadline
March 12 Last day to withdraw & last day to apply for graduation
April 28 Last day of classes
April 30 - May 6 Final Exams
May 8 Commencement - all colleges

*College of Law dates on Law Bulletin

Humanities and Natural Sciences

SPAN A340 Spanish-American Literature I 3 crs.

    This course is a survey of Spanish-American literature from the Discovery to the Romantic movement.

    Prerequisite: SPAN A300 or A301, or permission from instructor.

SPAN A341 Spanish-American Literature II 3 crs.

    This course is a survey of Spanish-American literature from the latter part of the 19th century to the present, including realism, naturalism, modernism, and post-modernism.

    Prerequisite: SPAN A300 or A301, or permission from instructor.

SPAN A350 Culture of Spanish America to 1850 3 crs.

    A study of the different cultural traditions that have shaped Latin America from the pre-Colombian period to 1850.

    Prerequisite: SPAN A300 or A301, or permission from instructor.

SPAN A351 Culture of Spanish America from 1850 3 crs.

Continuation of SPAN A350. The course aims to study the cultural heritage that has shaped the newly formed nations of Latin America from 1850 up to the present.

    Prerequisite: SPAN A300 or A301, or permission from instructor.

SPAN A410 Spanish-American Regional Literature 3 crs.

A study of the literature and culture of a particular region, nation, or culture in Spanish America. A different region or nation such as the Caribbean, the River Plate, the Andean region, Central America, Puerto Rico, or Mexico may be selected each time the course is offered. Repeatable when subject varies.

    Prerequisite: any A300-level course or permission from instructor.

SPAN A455 20th-century Currents 3 crs.

This course offers readings and discussion of 20th-century literary trends, including film, from Spain and/or Spanish America. Topics vary, depending on semester, but may include the Generation of 1898 in Spain, modernism, fantastic literature, Indigenista literature of Spanish America, or Spanish-American women writers. Repeatable when subject varies.

Prerequisite: any A300-level course or instructor’s permission.

SPAN A456 Spanish-American Narrative 3 crs.

This course offers readings and discussion of Spanish-American novels and/or short stories.

Prerequisite: any A300-level course or instructor’s permission.

LAS H295 Revolution! Latin America/Middle East 3 crs.

LAS U294 Intro to Latin American Studies I 3 crs.

LAS V235 Women Writers of Spanish America 3 hrs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Modern

This course offers an overview of major women writers of 20th-century Spanish America.

LAS V261 Latin American Thought 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Modern

This course will examine Latin American thought from its pre-Columbian roots, its colonial mixture with scholasticism, the Jesuit tradition in the 18th century, positivism of the late 19th and early 20th century, modern racial, Marxist, and nationalist ideologies to its presence in the U.S.

LAS V294 Chicana/o, Latina/o Literature 3 crs

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Modern

This course offers an introduction to the literature produced in the "Hispanic" borderlands of US culture.  THe early model for studying the production of literatures/cultures in the US "borderlands" centered on whether the resulting works advocated either assimilation or resistance to the hegemony of whitebread US culture.  By contrast, in this classw e look closely at the historical trajectory of several texts (novels, poetry, short stories, film, visual arts, manifestos) and consider whether they offer viable alternatives to this binary model.

LAS V294 Latin American Society in Film 3 crs.