2012-2013 Undergraduate Calendar

Iberian and Latin American Studies  
This program is offered through the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures Chair Tamara El-Hoss Academic Adviser Liz Kaethler  
General Information Go to top of document
Administrative Assistant Cora Solway 905-688-5550, extension 3312 Mackenzie Chown A240 brocku.ca/modernlanguages The Department aims to provide students with a thorough and comprehensive knowledge of spoken and written Spanish, its literatures, linguistics and cultures. In addition to the courses taught in the target language, the Iberian and Latin American Studies program offers courses in culture, film and literature taught in English that are acceptable for credit toward the Iberian and Latin American Studies degree. The Department also offers a series of courses taught in English (designated SCLC) that may be acceptable for credit toward a degree in Iberian and Latin American Studies. Students are encouraged to participate in a study program in Latin America, Portugal or Spain.  
Third-year Abroad Go to top of document
Students have the opportunity to study during their third year at a Spanish-speaking University. In addition to studying Spanish language, literature and culture, students may also take courses in Business, the Humanities, the Social Sciences and other areas. Students must apply in their second year and have credit in SPAN 1F90.  
Study in Latin America and Spain Go to top of document
Students should consult with the Department about other opportunities for intensive study abroad courses at different levels in Spain or Latin America.  
One-Month Study Abroad Go to top of document
This program offers students an opportunity to study for a month in the summer in Latin America, Portugal or Spain. Students must consult with the Department prior to registration to determine the location. Participants may earn a credit in Portuguese or Spanish language from beginner to advanced as appropriate as well as one-half credit from SPAN 2V90-2V99.  
Program Notes Go to top of document
1.  Students with two or more years of high school Spanish standing or previous university Spanish credit take SPAN 1F90 and may not take SPAN 1F00 without permission of the Department. Permission is granted only in the most exceptional cases.  
2.  Students without two or more years of high school Spanish or equivalent in the language take SPAN 1F00.  
3.  SPAN1F00 and PORT 1F00 are introductory language courses. Students who register in these course must submit an official high school transcript to the instructor as proof of their level of competence in order to receive Departmental confirmation of registration before the end of the second week of classes (see Undergraduate Academic Calendar). Failure to do so will result in deregistration from the course.  
4.  Unless otherwise noted in the course description, courses numbered 2(alpha)00 and above are taught in the language, while courses numbered 1F90 and below are taught in the language to the extent possible.  
5.  SPAN 1F00 may be taken for degree credit, but cannot be used to meet requirements for major programs in Iberian and Latin American Studies. However, SPAN 1F00 may be included in a minor program in Iberian and Latin American Studies.  
6.  SPAN 1F00, 1F90, 2P19 and 2P20 constitute a sequence. Once credit has been obtained in one of these courses, students are not allowed to take for credit a course in the language with a lower number in the sequence. Students may not take two courses at different levels in the sequence during the same term. This regulation also applies to courses taken at other institutions.  
7.  Departmental courses noted as given in English may be included in major programs. Single Honours programs may include no more than two and one-half credits in such courses; single Pass programs may include no more than one and one-half credits in such courses; combined Pass programs may include no more than one credit in such courses. Combined Honours programs may include no more than one and one-half credits in such courses. If both combined Honours programs are chosen, from French Studies, Iberian and Latin American Studies or Italian Studies, one and one-half credits in each language is allowed.  
8.  A minor program may include no more than one-half SPAN credit given in English.  
9.  PORT 1F00 or 1F90 recommended. Students with two or more years of high school Portuguese standing or previous university Portuguese credit take PORT 1F90 and may not take PORT 1F00 without permission of the Department. Permission is granted only in the most exceptional cases. Students without two or more years of high school Portuguese or equivalent in the language take PORT 1F00.  
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In 20 credit degree programs a maximum of eight credits may be numbered 1(alpha)00 to 1(alpha)99; at least three credits must be numbered 2(alpha)90 or above; at least three credits must be numbered 3(alpha)90 or above; and the remaining credits must be numbered 2(alpha)00 or above.

In 15 credit degree programs a maximum of eight credits may be numbered 1(alpha)00 to 1(alpha)99; at least three credits must be numbered 2(alpha)90 or above; and the remaining credits must be numbered 2(alpha)00 or above.

In some circumstances, in order to meet university degree and program requirements, more than 15 or 20 credits may be taken.

 
Honours Program Go to top of document
In order to complete the single Honours program in Iberian and Latin American Studies in the normal four year period, students must supplement courses from other institutions in Canada, or preferably from a study abroad program in a Spanish-speaking country. Another option is to complete the program on a part-time basis. Year 1
- SPAN 1F90 (see program note 1)
- one Sciences context credit
- one Social Sciences context credit
- two elective credits (see program note 9)
Year 2
- SPAN 2P19 and 2P20
- one and one-half SPAN or SCLC credits numbered 2(alpha)00 or above (see program note 7)
- two and one-half elective credits (see program note 9)
Year 3
- Three and one-half SPAN or SCLC credits numbered 2(alpha)90 or above (see program note 7)
- one and one-half elective credits
Year 4
- One SPAN or SCLC credit numbered 2(alpha)90 or above (see program note 7)
- three SPAN or SCLC credits numbered 3(alpha)90 or above (see program note 7)
- one elective credit
 
Pass Program Go to top of document
Satisfactory completion of the first three years of the Honours program entitles a student to apply for a Pass degree.  
Combined Major Program Go to top of document
Students may take a combined major in Iberian and Latin American Studies and a second discipline. For requirements in the other discipline, the student should consult the relevant department/centre. It should be noted that not all departments/centres provide a combined major option. Honours Year 1
- SPAN 1F90 (see program note 1)
- one credit from the co-major discipline
- one Sciences context credit
- one Social Sciences context credit
- one elective credit (see program note 9)
Year 2
- SPAN 2P19 and 2P20
- one SPAN or SCLC credit numbered 2(alpha)00 or above (see program note 7)
- two credits from the co-major discipline
- one elective credit (see program note 9)
Year 3
- Two and one-half SPAN or SCLC credits numbered 2(alpha)90 or above (see program note 7)
- two credits from the co-major discipline
- one-half elective credit
Year 4
- Two and one-half SPAN or SCLC credits numbered 3(alpha)90 or above (see program note 7)
- two credits from the co-major discipline
- one-half elective credit
Pass Satisfactory completion of the first three years of the Honours program entitles a student to apply for a Pass degree.
 
Minor in Iberian and Latin American Studies Go to top of document
Students in other disciplines may obtain a Minor in Iberian and Latin American Studies within their degree program by completing the following courses with a minimum 60 percent average:
- SPAN 1F90
- SPAN 2P19 and 2P20
- one SPAN credit (see program notes 5 and 8)
- one SPAN literature and/or culture credit numbered 2(alpha)00 or above (see program note 8)
 
Course Descriptions Go to top of document
Note that not all courses are offered in every session. Refer to the applicable term timetable for details. # Indicates a cross listed course * Indicates primary offering of a cross listed course  
Prerequisites and Restrictions Go to top of document
Students must check to ensure that prerequisites are met. Students may be deregistered, at the request of the instructor, from any course for which prerequisites and/or restrictions have not been met.

PORTUGUESE COURSES

PORT 1F00 Introductory Portuguese Language Listening, reading, writing and speaking; emphasizing a communicative approach to learning Portuguese. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Note: for students with no background in Portuguese. PORT 1F90 Intermediate Portuguese Language Review of Portuguese grammar emphasizing written and oral practice. Introduction to Portuguese and Brazilian literary and cultural readings, as well as topics of current interest. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): PORT 1F00. Note: for students with some background in Portuguese.

SPANISH COURSES

SPAN 1F00 Introductory Spanish Language Elements of Spanish grammar. Oral, written and reading practice. Selected readings and multimedia materials. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Note: for students with no background in the language. SPAN 1F90 Intermediate Spanish Language Composition and oral practice. Review of Spanish grammar. Introduction to Spanish literature, Latin American and Peninsular culture and topics of current interest. Lectures/seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): one Spanish language credit, two or more years of high school Spanish language or permission of the Department. Note: for students with some background in Spanish. *SPAN 1P95 Conquest and Colonization (also offered as INTC 1P95) Introduction to Ancient American and Iberian civilizations and early Latin America through critical study of European colonialism and contestatory colonial agencies of Africans, Creoles, Native Americans, Mestizos and Europeans. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Note: given in English. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in IBLA (PORT) 1P95. *SPAN 2P10 Latin American Cultures Since Independence (also offered as INTC 2P10) Social, political and cultural history of the Latin American nations through text and images. Topics include cultural hybridization and identity. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Note: given in English. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained IBLA (PORT) 2P10. *SPAN 2P11 Iberian Culture (also offered as INTC 2P11) Social, political and cultural history of Portugal and Spain through historical and literary texts, film and other visual arts. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Note: given in English. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in IBLA(PORT) 2P11. SPAN 2P19 Advanced Intermediate Spanish and Stylistics Comprehensive grammar review through fiction and nonfiction texts emphasizing further development of speaking, reading, writing skills and critical thinking. Focus on stylistic aspects of the language. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): SPAN 1F90 or permission of the instructor. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in IBLA 2P19. SPAN 2P20 Approaches to Literary Texts Introduction to research methods applied to Hispanic literature and culture. Focus on terminology, critical theory, and general historical survey of literature and culture. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): SPAN (IBLA) 2P19 or permission of the instructor. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in IBLA 2P20. SPAN 2P82 Latin American and Iberian Film Spanish and Latin American representations of identity crises involving issues of nationality, ethnicity, gender, religion and politics. Pastiche, parody and camp aesthetics, and the envisioning of new possibilities of solidarity leading to social transformations. Lectures, 3 hours per week; plus weekly film lab. Prerequisite(s): SPAN 1F90 or permission of the instructor. Note: Spanish and Portuguese language films with English subtitles. Given in English. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in IBLA (PORT) 2P82. SPAN 2P90 Culture and Nationhood in the Hispanic World Interrelation of culture(s) and conceptions of nationhood within the framework of Spain-Latin American dynamics. Topics include interactions of European, Creole, Native and African peoples; official and unofficial management of multiethnic and multicultural societies. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): SPAN 1F90 or permission of the instructor. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in IBLA 2P90. *SPAN 2P93 Theatre in Translation (also offered as DART 2P93) Introduction to Hispanic dramatic literature and performative culture from Spanish and Latin America. Discussion of social and cultural background of each play; play analysis; creative and critical thinking. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): one of SPAN 1F90, DART 1F93, 1F95, DART 1P97 and 1P99 (1F99). Note: assignments are designed to adapt to the student's major. Given in English. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in IBLA 2P93. SPAN 2V90-2V99 Culture in Spanish- and Portuguese-Speaking Regions Culture of a country or region in its geographical context. Background preparation research preceding an intensive study period on location. Course content will vary, depending on research interest of instructor. Restriction: permission of the Department. Note: students are expected to pay their own expenses. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in IBLA 2V90-2V99. SPAN 3P80 Law and Censorship Approaches to the relation between law and literature and the censorship of books banned from a range of Latin American and Iberian historical contexts. Topics may include sexual, racial and civic politics. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): SPAN (IBLA) 2P19 and 2P20 or permission of the instructor. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in IBLA 3P80. *SPAN 3P84 Contemporary Iberian and Latin American Communities (also offered as INTC 3P84) Interdisciplinary survey of Iberian and Latin American communities as expressed in written and/or oral literary texts; art, visual and musical representations. Topics may include the legacy of the diasporas, the role of the other, issues of national identity. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): SPAN (IBLA) 2P10 or permission of the instructor. Note: given in English. SPAN 3P90 Early Modern Spanish Literature and Culture Themes and trends in 16th- and 17th-century Spanish drama, prose and poetry, evolution of a national theatre, picaresque, and birth of the modern novel. Film adaptations of key texts to aid comprehension and to consider performative culture. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): SPAN (IBLA) 2P19 and 2P20 or permission of the instructor. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in SPAN 3Q90. SPAN 3P92 Grammatical Structures: Theory and Practice I Systematic study of complex grammatical structures. Syntactic analysis and principles. Concepts of semantics and style. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): SPAN (IBLA) 2P19 and 2P20 or permission of the instructor. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in SPAN 3Q92. SPAN 3P93 Grammatical Structures: Theory and Practice II Further study of complex grammatical structures through the study of literary selections and films. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): SPAN (IBLA) 3P92 (SPAN 3Q92) or permission of the instructor. SPAN 3P94 Iberian Narrative Themes and narrative techniques that characterize the works of major 20th-century authors as well as contemporary Spanish and Portuguese authors. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): SPAN (IBLA) 2P19 and 2P20 or permission of the instructor. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in IBLA 3P94. SPAN 3P95 Contemporary Latin American Narrative Multidisciplinary approach (historical, sociological, psychological, mythical) to the study of texts from different cultures and genres. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): SPAN (IBLA) 2P19 or 2P20 or permission of the instructor. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in IBLA 3P95. SPAN 3P97 Modern Spanish Literature and Culture Crises of national identity in poetry and narrative; literary theories dealing with genre, conventions of romanticism, naturalism, realism in context of Iberian culture. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): SPAN (IBLA) 2P19 and 2P20 or permission of the instructor. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in IBLA 3P97. SPAN 3P98 Chronicle and Testimonial Writing Historiography, collective memory versus official history, relation of past to future, oral history and its transcription into testimonial literature. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): SPAN (IBLA) 2P19 and 2P20 or permission of the instructor. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in IBLA 3P98. SPAN 3P99 Hispanic Linguistics Overview of major trends and issues in Hispanic linguistics. Topics may include language variation and change, language contact, dialectology, sociolinguistics, text linguistics. Issues of research methodology for the various areas. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): SPAN (IBLA) 2P19 and 2P20 or permission of the instructor. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in IBLA 3P99. *SPAN 4P01 Latin American Women's Perspectives (also offered as WISE 4P01) Cultural production of Latin American women and their impact on society; wide selection of media including testimonial writing, oral history, narrative, drama, poetry, visual arts, music. Innovations in popular and literary culture allowing women to rearticulate relation of power. Lectures, seminar 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): SPAN (IBLA) 2P19; SPAN (IBLA) 2P20, WISE 1F90 or permission of the instructor. Note: given in English. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in IBLA 4P01. SPAN 4P04 Translation: Applications Lexical, morphological, syntactic and semantic interrelation between source text and target text; application of translation methodologies to a variety of texts. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): SPAN (IBLA) 3P92 (SPAN 3Q92) and SCLC 3P85 or permission of the instructor. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in IBLA 4P04. SPAN 4P10 Readings in Medieval Iberian Narrative Development of narrative traditions through the early 15th century and their historical contexts. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): SPAN (IBLA) 2P19 and 2P20 or permission of the instructor. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in IBLA 4P10. SPAN 4P15 Imagining Identity in the Early Modern Hispanic World Religious, political and cultural discourses employed in the construction of identities in the Hispanic world. May include gendered identities, definitions of Spanish Christian identity. Creole identities and counter identities, such as Converso, Morisco and Mestizo. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): SPAN (IBLA) 2P19 and 2P20 or permission of the instructor. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in IBLA 4P15. *SPAN 4P60 Women in Hispanic Literature: Witches, Vampires and Virgins (also offered as WISE 4P60) Depiction of women as monstrous or deviant. Authors include Carmen Boullosa, Alejandra Pizarnik and Rosario Ferre. Feminist literary theory of alterity (otherness). Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): SPAN (IBLA) 2P19 and 2P20, WISE 1F90 or permission of the instructor. Note: given in English. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in SPAN (IBLA) 4V60. SPAN 4V60-4V69 Special Research Topics Course content may vary, depending on research interests of instructor. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): two SPAN (IBLA) credits numbered 3(alpha)00 or above. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade or credit obtained in IBLA 4V60-4V69. SPAN 4V64 2012-2013: Island Narratives: Re-imagining Ibero-American Insular Worlds Multidisciplinary approach to the study of the island imaginary. Concepts on insular narrative spaces and the Other; language and culture; oral storytelling tradition; emerging and emergent narrative identities. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): two SPAN (IBLA) credits numbered 2(alpha)00 or above or permission of the instructor. Note: given in English. SPAN 4V65 2012-2013: Fashioning America and the Cultural Dynamics of Renaissance Colonialism An examination of European colonialism's cultural dynamics and the Renaissance idea of America. Topics include, colonial power-knowledge interrelations, European views of the New World, Other, gendered views of America in visual media, cartography and the 'making' of the New World, and emerging racial discourses vis-ą-vis New World peoples. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): SPAN (IBLA) 2P19; SPAN (IBLA) 2P20, one MARS credit numbered 2(alpha)90 or above or permission of instructor. Note: given in English.
 
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