Romance and Classical Studies
Graduate Studies in Spanish: Courses at BGSU
The Graduate College requires that all Graduate Assistants be enrolled in 9 graduate-level credit hours per semester; all courses must be graduate-level Spanish courses offered by ROCS (Romance and Classical Studies). The single exception to this rule concerns native Spanish speakers who may be required by the Graduate College to take ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) courses. In that case, one ESOL course per semester can be counted as part of the required 9-hour course load. In the case of exceptions, please see the Spanish Graduate MA Guidelines.
- SPAN 6010: Teaching College Spanish
Current theories and practices, classroom experience, observation. Open to all graduate students. REQUIRED of all teaching assistants.
- SPAN 6210: Contemporary Latin American Cultural Discourses
Study of socio-political and aesthetic discourses that have shaped the production of art and literature as well as the symbolic production of everyday life in Latin America.
- SPAN 6230: Issues in Andean Culture Studies
Interdisciplinary seminar to explore issues, topics, and/or problems and their relationship to cultural production in the Andean region.
- SPAN 6260: Issues in Contemporary Mexican Literature and Culture
Seminar to explore issues such as the construction of national identities, the will to modernity, and the role of race and gender in self-representation in contemporary literary, cinematic, and nonliterary texts.
- SPAN 6270: Spanish American Cinema
Exploration of historical, stylistic, and socio-cultural issues in popular, revolutionary, and art cinemas of various nations. Extra fee.
- SPAN 6290: Latin American and Caribbean Music, Art, and Literature
Interdisciplinary seminar centered on, but not limited to, Afro-Caribbean music, the Mexican muralists, and the avant-garde poetry of the early twentieth century viewed in light of social as well as aesthetic issues.
- SPAN 6350: History and Identity in Spanish American Literature and Film
Study of literature, film, and other texts with an emphasis on how the national or personal past is recovered and brought to bear on contemporary formulations of identity, culture, and nation.
- SPAN 6360: Spanish American Women Writers
Examination of selected works by Spanish American women. Topics of emphasis, time frame, and regional cultures represented (Mexico and Central America, Caribbean, Andean, Southern Cone) may vary.
- SPAN 6410: Spanish Medieval Epic and Romancero
Origins and development of Spanish epic and resurgence in balladry of 15th and 16th centuries, emphasis on the Cid.
- SPAN 6550: Hispanic Linguistics
A diachronic and synchronic study of the structural levels of Spanish: history of the language, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, dialectology, and sociolinguistics.
For additional information on course offerings, please check the BGSU course catalog.