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Courses offered in the Fall 2012 semester:

  • FLS 2201 Intermediate Spanish 1
  • FLS 2201 Intermediate Spanish 2
  • GEG 3070 Middle America
  • HIS 3255 Colonial Latin America
  • HIS 4850 Mexico, Central America and Caribbean
  • FLS 3250 Introduction to Literary Analysis.
  • FLS  3201 Spanish for Business. 
  • FLS 4320 Latin American Culture and Civilization
  • FLE 3025 Women in the Hispanic World

Spanish 2201 and 2002: Intermediate Spanish (Every semester)
These classes are the first and second semester of intermediate Spanish.  Topics include a review of grammar, and practice in conversation, intensive writing and reading.These courses fulfill the general education-Humanites requirement 


GEG3070 Middle America. Dr. Betty Smith. Meets Tues-Thur 12:45-2:00 is about Mexico, Central America and Caribbean. Please double check the time.

HIS 3255 Colonial Latin America. Dr. Jose Deustua  The course studies the evolving of the LatinAmerican societies in the pre-Hispanic and Hispanic eras. It starts dealing with the old civilizations of the Latin American past: Incas, Mayas, Aztecs; but also with smaller kingdoms and "chefferies", Araucanos in Chile, Patagones en Argentina, etc.. It will explore later the Spanish viceroyalties, particularly of Mexico and Peru, to end with a discussion of the Bourbon reforms and the struggles for Latin American Independence. 

PhotoHIS 4850 Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean . Dr. Jose Deustua. The course explores the modern history of Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean from the rebellion of the "black jacobins" of Haiti and the Dominican Republic (colonial Santo Domingo) to the revolutions of the 1970s and 1980s in Nicaragua, El Salvador and Guatemala. It will also deal with the social and economic structures that contain Latin American development and the unrest that these have provoked and still provoke in that region of the American continent.


PhotoFLS 3201  Español para negocios.

This course focuses on the elements of vocabulary, protocol and style that are peculiar to commercial Spanish in speaking and writing.  Students will examine a wide range of materials (letters, job descriptions, advertisements, bank documents, import-export documents, etc.), practice oral business situations, and develop their ability to translate both from and to Spanish. A great deal of emphasis will be placed on vocabulary building.  No specialized knowledge of business in English is assumed.  Class meetings will consist mainly of class and group discussions based on readings, and Internet searches made by the students.  Class will be conducted in Spanish.  Prerequisite Spanish 3000. Dr. Carlos Amaya. Prerequisite: FLS 3000 or permission of the department chairperson.


FLS 3250 FLS. Introduction to Hispanic Literary Analysis.

PhotoDr. Kristin Routt. A study of the methods of literary criticism and interpretation in Spanish, including the technical vocabulary needed to analyze works in narrative, poetry and drama. Prerequisite: FLS 3000 (May be taken concurrently with the permission of instructor or chair.)

FLS Latin American Culture and Civilization. MWF 1:00 - 1:50 pm. Dr. Vanesa Landrus

A survey of historical antecedents and current social and cultural patterns of Spanish-speaking areas of the Americas. Prerequisite: FLS 3000 or permission of the department chairperson

FLE 3025 Women in the Hispanic World, MWF 12:00-12:50 pm Dr. Irene Coromina "This course explores the contributions of Hispanic women to literature, the arts and politics in the Spanish-speaking world from the colonial period to the present.  Students will read original work by women, as well as critical essays written about them.  Students will also be introduced to scholarship on gender, race, class and national identity."

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