Francisco Javier Fernández Urenda, PhD

Current semester

Spanish 495: Special Topics. Gender and Modernity in Spain.  An advance course that entails a critical approach to different expressions of modernity in 19th and 20th century Spanish culture and literature. Following a given set of materials (novels, plays, magazines, films, and TV shows), the class will be able to analyze and discuss the connections between gender and modernity in Spanish cultura and literature. After receiving credit for this class, students will be able to make it count as an elective or as a 400 literature class.

Spanish 330: Culture and Civilization of Spain  consists of a wide perspective of Spain, its culture, and its people. History and present of Spain will be reviewed and discussed while focusing on a variety of 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 21st 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 340 next Fall semester.

Spanish 320: Advanced Spanish. This class is intended to provide the required skills to students who are planning to take advance level classes in both literature (SPAN 340, SPAN 350) and culture (SPAN 330, SPAN 331). You will learn how to properly analyze different texts including narrative, poetry, theater, cinema, comics, TV commercials, and advertisements. A term project summarizing what has been learned will be required.

Spanish 201: intermediate Spanish I  (Sections 06 and 07). 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 - 2018