Graduate Course Catalogue


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Courses described as repetitive are topic courses that may be taken an indefinite number of times as long as the topic varies.

SPN 500 Reading Spanish 
Through an intensive study of language structures and idiomatic usage, with extensive practice in written translation of literary and scholarly texts, candidates for advanced degrees are able to obtain the proficiency level of the graduate Spanish reading requirement. Several programs grant exemption from further examination for successful completion of this course (not for M.A. or Ph.D. candidates in Spanish). 
Fall or spring, 3 credits, ABCF grading

SPN 501 Historical Linguistics 
General processes of language change, as exemplified by the development of the Romance languages, with particular reference to Spanish. 
Fall or spring, 3 credits, ABCF grading 
May be repeated for credit

SPN 502 Methods in Linguistics Research 
Methods for elicitation and collection of linguistic data and their analysis. Relation between theory and research design, and between qualitative and quantitative analysis. Introduction to commonly used tests of statistical significance, and to reasoning and argumentation from limited data. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
Fall or spring, 3 credits, ABCF grading 
May be repeated for credit

SPN 503 Spanish Linguistics 
Major issues related to the general structure of the Spanish language (phonetics, phonology, morphosyntax, semantics, etc.). 
Fall or spring, 3 credits, ABCF grading 
May be repeated for credit

SPN 504 Contrastive Analysis: Spanish and English 
Topics vary, and may include linguistic interference and its basis and manifestations, in-depth discussion of specific syntactic/semantic areas with reference to possible Spanish/English interference, major phonological differences between Spanish and English and consequent learning difficulties, and nonlinguistic factors that may affect learning in different groups in different situations. 
Fall or spring, 3 credits, ABCF grading 
May be repeated for credit

SPN 505 Hispanic Dialectology and Sociolinguistics
Major theoretical issues involved in analysis of geographical and social variation and with the principal methods used in its investigation, as applied to varieties of Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, and Galician. 
Fall or spring, 3 credits, ABCF grading
May be repeated for credit

SPN 510 Hispanic Culture 
An introduction to the essential aspects of Peninsular and/or Latin American cultures and civilizations, designed to provide incoming graduate students with sufficient background to undertake the advanced study of Hispanic languages and literature. 
Fall or spring, 3 credits, ABCF grading 
May be repeated for credit

SPN 515 Spanish Composition and Stylistics 
Theory and practice of problems in composition and translation with revision of difficult points in advanced Spanish grammar. Classroom analysis and discussion. Required for Doctor of Arts (DLS) students; also useful for M.A. and Ph.D. students. 
Fall or spring, 3 credits, ABCF grading

SPN 523 Golden Age Literature 
Major literary works within the Renaissance and/or Baroque periods are read and analyzed in depth, and their interrelation with the cultural context is discussed. 
Fall or spring, 3 credits, ABCF grading 
May be repeated for credit

SPN 582 The Hispanic Tradition in the United States
A general historical analysis of the influence of Hispanic culture in the United States as a consequence of the continuous interaction between Spanish- and English-speaking people. Special attention is given to cultural manifestation in a bicultural setting. 
Fall or spring, 3 credits, ABCF grading 
May be repeated for credit

SPN 585 Caribbean Literature 
A course devoted to major writers and works of the Caribbean area. Readings will be analyzed in relation to cultural contexts.
Fall or spring, 3 credits, ABCF grading 
May be repeated for credit

SPN 588 Directed Master’s Research 
For work toward the M.A. thesis or preparation for the M.A. comprehensive examination only. This course is mainly intended for students who are not continuing toward the Ph.D. Prerequisite: Permission of graduate program director, M.A. thesis director, and/or director of the M.A. comprehensive examination committee.
Fall and spring, 1-6 credits, ABCF grading 
May be repeated for credit

SPN 595 Directed Independent Individual Studies
For M.A. and Ph.D. candidates only. Requires a written proposal signed by the faculty member involved and the approval of the graduate program director and the Departmental chair. No more than a total of nine credits may be applied toward a Spanish graduate degree or combination of degrees. Prerequisite: Permissions mentioned above.
Fall and spring, 1-6 credits, ABCF grading 
May be repeated for credit

SPN 609 Literary Theory 
A study of the most outstanding methods of analysis and literary research, and a survey of major works pertaining to the study of literature. A required course for students in the Spanish Ph.D. program. 
Fall or spring, 3 credits, ABCF grading 
May be repeated for credit

SPN 612 Topics Seminar
A seminar course designed primarily for doctoral students. The topic will be chosen by the professor from any of the major areas of Hispanic literature and linguistics required of all Ph.D. students. Ph.D. students must take from two to four of these seminars depending on their previous preparation. Prerequisite: Admission to the Spanish Ph.D. program or permission of instructor.
Fall and spring, 3 credits, ABCF grading 
May be repeated for credit

SPN 613 Medieval Literature 
Major literary works of the medieval period will be read and discussed in depth, and their interrelation with the cultural context analyzed.
Fall or spring, 3 credits, ABCF grading 
May be repeated up to nine times for credit

SPN 628 Cervantes 
Miguel de Cervantes’ works are read, analyzed, and discussed in depth. A required course for Ph.D. students. Advanced D.A. and M.A. students are accepted. A bilingual course: readings and discussions in both Spanish and English. Prerequisite: M.A. degree or permission of instructor.
Fall or spring, 3 credits, ABCF grading 
May be repeated for credit

SPN 641 19th-Century Spanish Literature until the Generation of 1898 
Major literary works of the period are read and analyzed in depth, and their interrelation with the cultural context is discussed. 
Fall or spring, 3 credits, ABCF grading
May be repeated for credit

SPN 643 20th-Century Spanish Literature 
Major literary works of the period will be read, analyzed, and discussed in depth, and their interrelation with the cultural context will be discussed. 
Fall or spring, 3 credits, ABCF grading 
May be repeated for credit

SPN 652 Colonial Spanish American Literature
Major authors and literary works of the period. Readings will be analyzed and discussed in depth, and their interrelation with the cultural context explored. 
Fall or spring, 3 credits, ABCF grading 
May be repeated for credit

SPN 662 19th-Century Spanish American Literature
Major authors and literary works of the period. Readings will be analyzed and discussed in depth, and their interrelation with the cultural context will be discussed. 
Fall or spring, 3 credits, ABCF grading 
May be repeated for credit

SPN 669 Spanish American Modernism 
A course devoted to major authors and literary works of the modernistic period (1880 to 1916) in Spanish America. Readings are analyzed and discussed. A required course for Ph.D. students. Advanced D.A. and M.A. students are accepted.
Fall or spring, 3 credits, ABCF grading 
May be repeated for credit

SPN 671 20th-Century Spanish American Literature 
A course devoted to major authors and literary works of the period. Readings will be analyzed and discussed in depth, and their interrelation with the cultural context discussed. 
Fall or spring, 3 credits, ABCF grading 
May be repeated for credit

SPN 681 Directed Readings 
For students who have completed all doctoral requirements and wish to dedicate themselves to full-or part-time preparation for the comprehensive examination. Prerequisite: Coursework toward the Ph.D. must be completed; permission of the dissertation director, graduate studies director, or Department chair. 
Fall and spring, 1-9 credits, S/U grading 
May be repeated for credit

SPN 691 Practicum in the Teaching of Spanish Language
Theory and practice of language teaching. Applied methodology and linguistics in classroom situations. A required course for teaching assistants. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor, Department chair, or graduate program director. 
Fall, 3 credits, ABCF grading

SPN 693 Practicum in the Teaching of Spanish Language
This course is to be taken in conjunction with the student’s teaching assignment. Each week’s discussion centers on problems of applied linguistics or grammar. Discussion will also be focused on methodology (audiolingual method, pattern drills, language laboratory, and preparation of examinations).
Fall and spring, 3 credits, S/U grading 
May be repeated for credit

SPN 699 Dissertation Research On Campus 
For students who have already passed the Ph.D. comprehensive examination and need to devote their time to preparation of their dissertation. Prerequisites: Ph.D. comprehensive examination completed and advanced to candidacy (G5); permission of the dissertation director, graduate program director, or Department chair; major portion of research must take place on SB campus, at Cold Spring Harbor, or at Brookhaven National Lab. 
Fall, spring, and summer, 1-9 credits, S/U grading 
May be repeated for credit

SPN 700 Dissertation Research Off Campus–Domestic
Prerequisite: Must be advanced to candidacy (G5); major portion of research will take place off campus, but in the U.S. and/or U.S. provinces (Brookhaven National Lab and Cold Spring Harbor Lab are considered on campus); all international students must enroll in one of the graduate student insurance plans and should be advised by an International Advisor.
Fall, spring, and summer, 1-9 credits, S/U grading 
May be repeated for credit

SPN 701 Dissertation Research Off Campus–International 
Prerequisite: Must be advanced to candidacy (G5); major portion of research will take place outside the U.S. and/or U.S. provinces; domestic students have the option of the health plan and may also enroll in MEDEX; international students who are in their home country are not covered by mandatory health plan and must contact the Insurance Office for the insurance charge to be removed; international students who are not in their home country are charged for the mandatory health insurance (if they are to be covered by another insurance plan, they must file a waiver by the second week of classes; the charge will only be removed if the other plan is deemed comparable); all international students must receive clearance from an International Advisor. 
Fall, spring, and summer, 1-9 credits, S/U grading 
May be repeated for credit

SPN 800 Summer Research 
0 credit, S/U grading 
May be repeated for credit

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FALL 2014

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Luis Fretes Carreras
(Centro de Estudos Internacionais
Instituto Universitário de Lisboa)

CARTAS SOBRE LA GUERRA DE LA TRIPLE ALIANZA Y LOS NUEVOS EQUILIBRIOS EN EL RÍO DE LA PLATA

Wednesday, October 22, 2014, from 1.00 pm to 2.15 pm
LACC Seminar Room, Social and Behavioral Sciences N320

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Graduate Student Conference
INTERSTICES: INTERVENTIONS AND INTERRUPTIONS FROM THE PERIPHERY
November 14, 2014, 9 am to 5 pm.
Stony Brook-Manhattan campus
 
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Susan Martin-Márquez (Rutgers Univ.)
 
Topics:Transatlantic and Transpacific, (post)nationalism, (post)colonialism, exile, diaspora, immigration, memory, gender and sexuality. 
Call for papers deadline: October 5, 2014
Application: Abstract of 250-300 words to SBU.Hispanicll@gmail.com
 
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Department of Hispanic Languages & Literature • Melville Library , N3017, Stony Brook, NY 11794-3371 • 631-632-6935 or 631-632-6959