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WOMEN’S STUDIES SPAN 421 – Peninsular Spanish Literature, 4 credits. D. Focusing on 20th century literature, this course offers students the opportunity to read novels, plays and poetry by major Spanish writers. Texts will be discussed from both cultural and theoretical perspectives. This course can also count toward the global studies program. Prerequisites: SPAN 320 – Spanish Grammar in Context and SPAN 321 – Composition and Conversation in Cultural Contexts or permission of the instructor SPAN 423 – Topics in Spanish Literature, 2 credits. E. Selected topics addressing the nature and complexity of thought, aesthetics, and social reality in any period of Spanish history, as exemplified by a particular group of literary texts. All activities conducted in Spanish. Topics could focus on a selected genre or period, a major literary figure, a canonical work, a theme or a Spanish play performance, including the study of dramatic literature related to the play to be performed. Repeat credit is allowed for varying topics. This course can also count toward the global studies program. Prerequisites: SPAN 320 – Spanish Grammar in Context and SPAN 321 – Composition and Conversation in Cultural Contexts or permission of the instructor

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HISP 487 – Directed Research, 1 to 4 credits. D. This course provides an opportunity for individual students to conduct research in a specific area of study, completed under the direction of a faculty mentor. Specific expectations of the research experience to be determined by the faculty. Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: consent of instructor

Theatre Art – see Communication Studies and Theatre Art

Hispanic Studies SPAN 480 – Independent Study, 1 to 4 credits. D. This course provides an opportunity for individual students to conduct in-depth study of a particular topic under the supervision of a faculty member. Contact the department chair for more information. SPAN 487 – Directed Research, 1 to 4 credits. D. This course provides an opportunity for individual students to conduct research in a specific area of study, completed under the direction of a faculty mentor. Specific expectations of the research experience to be determined by the faculty. Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: consent of instructor SPAN 490 – Practicum, 4 credits. D. A two-month living and learning experience in a Spanish-speaking country arranged as an extension of the May Seminar, Mexico Summer Study Program or Spain Summer Study Program. Students participate in the culture of a host family. A research project and journal are required. Prerequisite: SPAN 300 – May Seminar or SPAN 363 – Mexican Culture or approval of department chair

Hispanic Studies Courses Taught in English These courses do not fulfill the requirements for the Spanish major or minor. HISP 210, GS 210 G, H – Introduction to Latin American Studies, 4 credits. A2. This course is designed to introduce students to the field of Latin American Studies, discuss key contemporary issues, understand the historical roots of Latin American dilemmas and challenges, and explore the political implications for development and democracy in Latin America. The course includes journal keeping, group discussions, oral presentations and lectures presented by various experts. HISP 311 – U.S.-Latin American Relations, 4 credits. A2. An analytical approach to reciprocal interactions between the United States and Latin America. Key historical events and themes will be highlighted, such as territorial expansion, security needs, economic interests, political issues, domestic policies, drug trafficking, immigration, and cultural expressions. Original documents created in both regions will add to a more balanced view of different dimensions of this relationship. This course can also count toward the global studies program. HISP 380 – Special Topics, 2 to 4 credits. D. Courses covering various topics of interest in this particular discipline are offered regularly. Contact department chair for more information. HISP 390 – Cooperative Education, 1 to 8 credits. D. HISP 480 – Independent Study, 1 to 4 credits. D. This course provides an opportunity for individual students to conduct in-depth study of a particular topic under the supervision of a faculty member. Contact the department chair for more information.

Women’s Studies An Interdisciplinary Program

Program offered

• Minor in Women’s Studies (20 credits)

Faculty Aileen L.S. Buslig, co-director Elna K. Solvang, co-director Richard M. Chapman Linda L. Johnson Hilda P. Koster Susan J. Larson Susan J. Lee Michelle M. Lelwica Matthew L. Lindholm

Joy K. Lintelman Megan Orcholski Susan M. O’Shaughnessy Natalie M. Peluso Gay G. Rawson Mary K. Rice Darcie R. Sell Lisa M. Sethre-Hofstad Jennifer R. Thomas

Women’s studies is an interdisciplinary minor that places the lives and experiences of women at the center of inquiry by analyzing the roles and perspectives of women as well as their contributions to the scholarly, artistic, political, social and religious worlds. Courses incorporate theory and research from different disciplines that examine the degree to which gender is a social construct. The women’s studies program is dedicated to building a more complex and inclusive portrait of humanity by using gender as a category of analysis, along with other differences, such as race, ethnicity, class and sexuality. The women’s studies program provides learning experiences that prepare students to achieve the following outcomes: • Critically examine how cultural assumptions about gender, in conjunction with ethnicity, social class, sexual orientation and other social variables, shape the lives of women and men – personal, professional and public. • Identify how feminist analyses question the traditional boundaries, methods and assumptions of academic disciplines. • Demonstrate knowledge about women’s contributions to academic disciplines and to society. • Communicate about key issues and insights in women’s studies in one’s personal, professional, academic and public life.


Academic Catalog 2013-14