5: Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

General Information | Programs and Degrees Offered | Admission Information
Financial Assistance | Graduate Academic Regulations
Requirements for Specific Graduate Degrees | Departments and Programs | Faculty

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Slavic | Sociology | Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese | Statistics | Surgery

Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese Languages and Literatures
Course Descriptions | Departmental Degree Requirements

Italian Language and Literature | Spanish Language and Literature

Course Descriptions

Note   To enroll in courses number 700 or above, all graduate or special students must have completed the equivalent of three years in the appropriate foreign language at the college level. For courses numbered 800 or above, graduate status in the department or special permission is required.

Italian

ITAL 525, 526 - (3) (SI)
Dante: The Divine Comedy

A close reading of the Purgatorio.

ITAL 550 - (3) (SI)
Medieval Italian Literature

ITAL 555 - (3) (SI)
Renaissance Italian Literature

ITAL 560 - (3) (SI)
Baroque Italian Literature

ITAL 565 - (3) (SI)
Italian Literature of the Enlightenment

ITAL 570 - (3) (SI)
Italian Literature of the Modern Period

ITAL 720 - (3) (Y)
Literary Criticism

Required of all M.A. candidates. An in-depth study of current critical approaches, methods, and forms of bibliographical research.

ITAL 750 - (3) (SI)
Duecento

Topics include the early documents of Italian literature; the Sicilian and Tuscan “schools” of poetry; and studies in linguistics.

ITAL 755 - (3) (SI)
Trecento I

Dante; his life and circle; a thorough study of the Comedy and the minor works.

ITAL 756 - (3) (SI)
Trecento II

Topics include Petrarch and Boccaccio; extensive and intensive reading of the Canzoniere and of the Decameron, together with lesser works of the masters.

ITAL 759 - (3) (SI)
Quattro-Cinquecento

A thorough survey of Humanistic culture and literature; Petrarchism; Machiavelli and surroundings; and the birth of epic (Ariosto and Tasso).

ITAL 760 - (3) (SI)
Sei-Settecento

Study of manierismo in poetry and prose; the birth of Italian theater; and major authors of the Enlightenment (Parini and Alfieri).

ITAL 780 - (3) (SI)
Ottocento

Study of the authors, works, and literary movements of the second half of the nineteenth-century, including Verga and verismo.

ITAL 790 - (3) (SI)
Novecento

Study of twentieth-century prose, poetry, and theater, from Svevo to the Avant-garde writers of the 60s; present-day trends.

ITAL 795 - (3) (S)
Guided Research

ITAL 796 - (3) (S)
Independent Research

ITAL 821 - (1) (S)
Pedagogy

Required of all teaching assistants; not part of the curricular credit requirement for the M.A. in Italian.

ITAL 855, 856 - (3) (SI)
Seminars: Major Author

A thorough study of a major author’s opus. Includes authors from all eight centuries of Italian literature. Specific authors will be announced in the Course Offering Directory.

ITAL 895 - (3) (S)
Independent Research

ITAL 897 - (3-12) (S)
Non-Topical Research

Required of all teaching assistants; not part of the curricular credit requirement for the M.A. in Italian.

Spanish

SPAN 514 - (3) (E)
Applied Linguistics in Spanish

A study of the basic linguistic components of Spanish, focussing on how language forms reflect the Spanish view of reality and how they differ from English.

SPAN 527 - (3) (Y)
Spanish Civilization and Culture

Study of the non-literary achievements of Spain from pre-Roman times to the present. Includes a survey of the socio-political history, the art, architecture, music, philosophy, and folklore of Spain, defining the essential characteristics of Spanish civilization.

SPAN 528 - (3) (Y)
Latin American Civilization and Culture

Study of the non-literary cultural achievements of Latin America. Includes a survey of the socio-political history, the art, architecture, music, philosophy, social structure and “popular culture” of Latin America, defining the essential characteristics of Latin-American civilization.

SPAN 530 - (3) (SI)
Hispanic Dialectology and Bilingualism

Study of the history and theory of Spanish-English bilingualism in the U.S. and its application in the field. Topics include bilingualism in Spanish America and Spain, and social, political, and educational issues raised by theories of bilingualism.

SPAN 531 - (3) (SI)
Hispanic Sociolinguistics

Study of the theoretical aspects of conversational analysis, incorporating it into the analysis of natural talk. Emphasizes the organization of conversations, the role of sociocultural background knowledge and preferred rules of politeness, and cross-cultural and cross-gender differences.

SPAN 550 - (3) (E)
Middle Ages and Early Renaissance

Study of the major texts, authors, and literary trends of the Spanish Middle Ages and early Renaissance.

SPAN 555 - (3) (E)
Golden Age

Study of the major texts, authors, and literary trends of the Spanish Golden Age.

SPAN 560 - (3) (O)
Enlightenment to Romanticism

Study of the major texts, authors, and literary trends of the Spanish eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.

SPAN 565 - (3) (O)
Realism and Generation of 1898

Study of the major texts, authors, and literary trends of the second half of the Spanish nineteenth and the early twentieth centuries.

SPAN 570 - (3) (E)
Contemporary Spanish Literature

Study of the major texts, authors, and literary trends of the Spanish twentieth century.

SPAN 580 - (3) (O)
Spanish America: Colonial Period to 1900

Study of the major texts, authors, and literary trends of Spanish America up to 1900.

SPAN 585 - (3) (E)
Spanish America: Modern Period

Study of the major texts, authors, and literary trends of Spanish America in the twentieth century.

SPAN 610 - (3) (SS)
Teaching the Authors on the Spanish AP List

Virginia teachers study the advanced placement curriculum currently taught in high schools.

SPAN 710 - (3) (SI)
Literary Theory

Study of the modern theories of literary criticism, including formalism, structuralism, semiotics, and the application of theory to major Spanish authors.

SPAN 720 - (3) (IR)
The Structure of Spanish

SPAN 721 - (3) (IR)
The Phonology of Spanish

SPAN 730 - (3) (E)
History of the Language

The development of the Spanish language from its origins.

SPAN 750 - (3) (IR)
Medieval Lyric Poetry

SPAN 751 - (3) (IR)
Medieval and Early Renaissance Epic and Prose

SPAN 752 - (3) (IR)
Medieval and Renaissance Theater

SPAN 755 - (3) (E)
Golden Age Poetry

SPAN 756, 757 - (3) (IR)
Golden Age Drama

SPAN 758 - (3) (O)
Golden Age Prose, Non-Picaresque

SPAN 759 - (3) (SI)
The Picaresque Novel

SPAN 760 - (3) (SI)
Eighteenth-Century Drama and Poetry

SPAN 761 - (3) (SI)
Romanticism

SPAN 762 - (3) (SI)
Costumbrismo

SPAN 765 - (3) (SI)
Realism and Naturalism: The Novel

SPAN 766 - (3) (IR)
Generation of 1898

SPAN 770 - (3) (SI)
Generation of 1927

SPAN 771 - (3) (SI)
Literature and the Civil War

SPAN 772 - (3) (IR)
Contemporary Theater

SPAN 773 - (3) (IR)
Post-Civil War Fiction

SPAN 774 - (3) (IR)
Modern Poetry

SPAN 780 - (3) (E)
Colonial Spanish American Literature

SPAN 781 - (3) (SI)
Spanish American Modernismo

SPAN 782 - (3) (SI)
Nineteenth-Century Spanish-American Literature

SPAN 783 - (3) (SI)
Spanish-American Poetry

SPAN 784 - (3) (IR)
Spanish-American Fiction

SPAN 785 - (3) (IR)
Themes and Genres: Poetry and Drama

SPAN 786 - (3) (IR)
Regional Literature

SPAN 787 - (3) (SI)
Short Story: Twentieth-Century Spanish America

SPAN 788 - (3) (SI)
Novel: Twentieth-Century Spanish America

SPAN 789 - (3) (SI)
Essay: Twentieth-Century Spanish America

SPAN 821 - (3) (Y)
Practicum in Teaching College Spanish

A required course for new teaching assistants in Spanish. Orients instructors to elementary Spanish instruction in general and to teaching at the University of Virginia in particular.

SPAN 850-854 - (3) (IR)
Seminars: Middle Ages and Early Renaissance

SPAN 855-859 - (3) (IR)
Seminars: Golden Age

SPAN 860-864 - (3) (IR)
Seminars: Enlightenment to Romanticism

SPAN 865-869 - (3) (IR)
Seminars: Realism and the Generation of 1898

SPAN 870-874 - (3) (IR)
Seminars: Modern Spanish Literature

SPAN 880-884 - (3) (IR)
Seminars: Spanish America: Colonial Period to 1900

SPAN 885-889 - (3) (IR)
Seminars: Spanish America: Modern Period

SPAN 895 - (3) (S)
Guided Research

Readings and/or research in particular fields under the supervision of an instructor.

SPAN 897 - (3-12) (S)
Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Research

For master’s research, taken before a thesis director has been selected.

SPAN 898 - (3-12) (S)
Non-Topical Research

For master’s thesis, taken under the supervision of a thesis director.

SPAN 995 - (3) (S)
Guided Research

Readings and/or research in particular fields under the supervision of an instructor.

SPAN 997 - (3-12) (S)
Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Doctoral Research

For doctoral research, taken before a dissertation director has been selected.

SPAN 999 - (3-12) (S)
Non-Topical Research

For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.


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