Francisco Javier Fernández Urenda, PhD

Current semester


Spanish 330: Culture and Civilization of Spain consist in a wide perspective of Spain, its culture and its people. History and present of Spain will be reviewed and discussed while focusing in different aspects like art, music, gastronomy, politics, literature and other cultural issues. Special relevance will be given to contemporary Spain and how different civilizations have influenced the 21 st century complex Spanish society. Films, music, writing and discussion will improve your Spanish language skills while learning more about that interesting European country. This class will provide you a strong background to take SPAN 341 in next Fall semester.  


Spanish 335: Hispanic Cinema. A critical approach to the cinema of Spain and Latin America. In this course you will learn the basics of how to analyze a filmic text in Spanish while you develop a critical sense of what a film can transmit and communicate. During the semester, we will also discuss cultural topics related to different Hispanic countries such as Argentina, Cuba, Guatemala, México, and Spain. Memory, immigration, identities, and other contemporary issues will be seen throughout films like La lengua de las mariposas, El silencio de Neto, La historia oficial, María full of grace, Los olvidados, Todo sobre mi madre, and La comunidad.


Spanish 201: intermediate Spanish I. A class devoted to keep practicing with stuctures, vocabulary, and culture issues that will help students to improve their abilities to communicate in Spanish.
Don Quixote in his library, G. Doré









Fco. Javier Fernández Urenda - 2016