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Course Descriptions

Students enroll in three regular courses and an additional independent reading course for a total of 18 credits.  All courses count toward a major in Spanish or Romance Languages, and they apply toward the Certificate of Advanced Study in Foreign Language and Literature or Foreign Language and Area Studies.

 

COURSE OF STUDY, 18 CREDITS

SPANISH 290-17: INDEPENDENT READING (2 CREDITS) S/CR/NC

Basic readings in Spanish history and culture in preparation for the program.

 

SPANISH 209: CURRENT NEWS (6 CREDITS)

This course is a discussion of current events affecting Spain as reflected in the daily press.

Instructor: Spanish faculty

 

SPANISH 247: SPANISH ART FROM EL GRECO TO PICASSO (4 CREDITS)

This course is a survey of Spanish art from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries. Classes will meet at some of the finest museums in Madrid, including the Prado Museum and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia (Museum of Modern Art).  Art lectures will be supplemented by field trips to Toledo, Cordoba, Seville and Barcelona.

Instructor: Spanish faculty

 

SPANISH 351: FILM AND THE CITY (6 CREDITS)

The first images we have on film are of urban landscapes: a train arriving at the station, workers leaving the factory after a workday.  This course examines the relationship that exists between cinematographic images and the lifestyles that cities generate.  What relationship exists between different temporalities that intersect in the city and the temporality of the cinematographic image?  In this course we will discuss how these questions were represented in classic film such as The Crowd by King Vidor or Metropolis by Fritz Lang and in Spanish films by Buñ uel, Berlanga, Erice, Guerin, and Joaquín Jordá.

Instructor: Jorge Brioso