Study & Intern in Toledo

Study & Intern in Toledo — Full Course List

All courses are taught in Spanish and are 3 credits, unless indicated otherwise.

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Spanish Studies Core

Spanish Composition & Communication

TLDO 3231

Fall, Spring & Summer

4 Credits

Difficult aspects of Spanish grammar and structures are mastered through composition writing. Analyses problems of style as well as language. Several compositions are written outside class each week and common errors are reviewed.

U of M Spanish Department equivalent: SPAN 3015

Link to syllabus (pdf)

Critical Analysis Courses

Art of Reading Literary Texts

TLDO 3104W

Fall, Spring, & Summer

3 credits

Critical reading of Spanish and Spanish-American texts; works representing principal genres — novel, drama, poetry, essay — diverse approaches to literature. Terminology of criticism, literary problems and techniques.

Approved for the Literature core and Global Perspectives theme. U of M Spanish Department equivalent: SPAN 3104.

Approved for the writing intensive liberal education requirement.

Link to syllabus (pdf)

The Cultural Heritage of Spain

TLDO 3105W

Fall, Spring & Summer

3 credits

Overview of main periods of Spanish history highlighting political, social, anthropological and economic characteristics of each one. Second half of course examines Spanish culture and society from the beginning of the Franco regime in 1939 until the present. Cultural trends in literature and the arts are analyzed in relation to social phenomena.

Approved for the Arts & Humanities core and Global Perspectives theme. U of M Spanish Department equivalent: SPAN 3105.

Approved for the writing intensive liberal education requirement.

Link to syllabus (pdf)

 

Introduction to the Study of Hispanic Linguistics

TLDO 3107W

Fall, Spring & Summer

3 credits

Study of phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, lexicology, pragmatics, discourse analysis, sociolinguistics and history of the Spanish language. Also introduces you to the study of Hispanic linguistics as a discipline in relation to social, cultural and literary studies.

U of M Spanish Department equivalent: SPAN 3107.

Approved for the writing intensive liberal education requirement.

Link to syllabus (pdf)

Literature Electives

20th Century Spanish Literature

TLDO 3001

Fall, Spring & Summer

3 credits

Contemporary Spanish literature from the Generation of 1898 to the postwar era. Discussion of the current and past political and social events that shaped literature and representative authors and works.

Approved for the Literature core and Global Perspectives theme. U of M Spanish Department equivalent: SPAN 3212.

Link to syllabus (pdf)

 

Survey of Spanish America Colonial Literature

TLDO 3002

Spring

3 credits

Survey of major works form the Colonial periods to Independence and Romanticism. Texts by Bernal Diaz del Castillo, Fray Bartolome de las Casas, Garcilaso de la Vega, Alonso de Ercilla, Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, Jose Joaquin Fernandez de Lizardi, Esteban Echevarria and Jorge Isaacs.

Approved for the Literature core and Global Perspectives theme. U of M Spanish Department equivalent: SPAN 3221

Link to syllabus (pdf)

Writers of the Spanish Empire and Its Decline

TLDO 3211

Fall

3 credits

Masterpieces of Spain's most significant Renaissance and Golden Age writers, including Lope de Vega, Calderón, Cervantes, Garcilaso, Góngora, Quevedo & the authors of picaresque novels and mystic poetry.

Approved for the Literature core and Global Perspectives theme. U of M Spanish Department equivalent: SPAN 3211

Link to Syllabus (pdf)

 

Spanish Golden Age Theatre

TLDO 3215

Spring

3 credits

Spanish Baroque Theater. Plays by Lope de Vega, Cervantes, Tirso de Molina, Calderon de la Barca or Luis Velez de Guevara are read and discussed in class. Students attend the theater either in Toledo or Madrid.

Approved for the Literature core and Global Perspectives theme. U of M Spanish Department equivalent: SPAN 3910.

Link to syllabus (pdf)

Seminar: Narrative in Spanish America

TLDO 3222

Fall

3 credits

Current narratives in Spanish America from Carpentier and the emergence of magical realism to the present day. Authors studied include García Márquez, Borges, Fuentes, Vargas Llosa, Cortázar and others.

Approved for the Literature core and Global Perspectives theme. U of M Spanish Department equivalent: SPAN 3222.

Link to syllabus (pdf)

 

Culture Electives

Camino de Santiago: Then & Now

TLDO 3006

Fall, Spring

3 credits

The Camino de Santiago constitutes a cultural landmark that links Spain’s medieval past with the recovery of its use in the present. In this course, students will be immersed in Spanish and European medieval society, learn about the exceptional patrimonial importance of the primary Camino de Santiago – the “Camino Francés,” and examine the new forms of use that the Camino represents today.

Equivalent to SPAN 3510.

Link to syllabus (pdf)

Arab Spain: Then & Now

TLDO 3900

 

3 credits

The history of Muslim rule in Spain continues to affect the way Spaniards (and other Europeans) think of themselves, Arabs and the so-called East. The centuries of Muslim presence on the Peninsula has left a lasting legacy on Spanish culture, and continues to shape contemporary Spanish attitudes to contemporary Muslim immigrants from North Africa, to global politics, and to their own position as a European nation. In this class we will address questions central to this topic, read and analyze historical and literary texts, explore films, contemporary Spanish TV shows, and the creative arts.

Approved for the Arts & Humanities core and Global Perspectives theme.

Equivalent to SPAN 3510.

Link to syllabus (pdf)

Tracing Three Cultures: The Christian, Muslim and Jewish Legacy in Architecture, Literature and Painting

TLDO 3024

May

3 credits

Explores the cultural heritage of Toledo through in-class lectures and discussions with regular field trips and excursions to museums and monuments, including Madrid's Museo del Prado and guided tours of Judaic Toledo and Mozarabic Segovia. We will study the traces of Christian, Muslim and Jewish culture in literature and art and the way they conform with the current identity of modern Spain. The course focuses on three areas. The first one is the Sephardic heritage in literature and architecture in Toledo. The second one is the interaction between Islamic and Hispano-Mozarabic artists. The third one is the role it has had in Spanish folklore and traditions from music and festivals to food.

Approved for Arts and Humanities core and Global Perspectives theme.

U of M Spanish Department equivalent: SPAN 3510

Link to syllabus (pdf)

Art and Architecture in Spain: Periods and Styles

TLDO 3232

Summer

3 credits

Characteristics of major periods in Spanish art and architecture including Greek and Roman, Romanesque, Gothic, Baroque and Neo-Classical. Also Romanticism, Modernism and 20th Century avant-garde styles.

Approved for the Arts and Humanities core and Global Perspectives theme.

U of M Spanish Department equivalent: SPAN 3510

Link to syllabus (pdf)

 

Christian, Muslim, Jewish Art: Toledo

TLDO 3233

Fall, Spring & Summer

3 credits

The art of the three cultures, which determined the national character of Spain today, are studied in and around Toledo, which represented the maximum synthesis of this unique heritage.

Approved for the Arts and Humanities core and Global Perspectives theme.

U of M Spanish Department equivalent: SPAN 3510

Link to syllabus (pdf)

Master Painters of Spain

TLDO 3234

Fall, Spring & Summer

3 credits

Development of Spanish painting studied in works of five of Spain's greatest artists: El Greco, Velázquez, Goya, Picasso and Dalí. Visits to Madrid’s Museo del Prado and Centro de Arte Reina Sofía.

Approved for the Arts and Humanities core and Global Perspectives theme.

U of M Spanish Department equivalent: SPAN 3510

Link to syllabus (pdf)

 

Politics and Society in Latin America

TLDO 3235

Fall, Spring & Summer

3 credits

Contrasts political and social structures in various Spanish-American nations in the 20th Century to show their diversity, but also to provide insight into common problems they share.

Approved for the Social Science core and Global Perspectives theme. U of M Spanish Department equivalent: SPAN 3512

Link to syllabus (pdf)

Spain and the European Union

TLDO 3238

Fall & Spring

3 credits

Study the process of the formation of the EU and the impact of building a single European market on the Spanish and greater European economies. Readings from the daily press are used in class.

Approved for the Social Science core and Global Perspectives theme.

U of M Spanish Department equivalent: SPAN 3510

Link to syllabus (pdf)

 

History and Memory

TLDO 3242

Spring

3 credits

Improve Spanish language skills, knowledge of recent Spanish history & the role of oral testimonies in history research by meeting and conversing with the elderly. The final objective of the course is for students to create a Memory Archive with digital recordings of the interviews.

Approved for Historical Perspectives core and Global Perspectives theme.

U of M Spanish Department equivalent: SPAN 3510

Link to syllabus (pdf)

Archaeology of the Iberian Peninsula

TLDO 3301

Fall, Spring

3 credits

The diverse cultures of Iberia as seen through an analysis of the most important archaeological sites of the peninsula.

Approved for the Historical Perspectives core and Global Perspectives theme.

U of M Spanish Department equivalent: SPAN 3510

Link to syllabus (pdf)

 

Ethnology and Folklore of the Iberian Peninsula

TLDO 3302

Fall, Spring & Summer

3 credits

Traditional forms of life in the Iberian Peninsula in terms of social and economic features as well as literary, artistic and religious aspects.

Approved for the Social Science core and Global Perspectives theme.

U of M Spanish Department equivalent: SPAN 3510

Link to syllabus (pdf)

Spain Since 1936

TLDO 3502

Fall, Spring & Summer

3 credits

Main and social significance of Franco's authoritarian regime as opposed to the German and Italian models. Origins of the Civil War and later social and economic development. Problems in the political and constitutional transition since Franco.

Approved for the Historical Perspectives core and Global Perspectives theme.

U of M Spanish Department equivalent: SPAN 3502.

Link to syllabus (pdf)

Theology of Spanish Mysticism

TLDO 3515

Spring

3 credits

Historical, social, cultural and theological basis of Spanish mysticism. The three main groups studied are the Carmelites, Franciscans and Jesuits.

Approved for the Arts and Humanities core and Global Perspectives theme.

U of M Spanish Department equivalent: SPAN 3510

Link to syllabus (pdf)

 

Spanish Philosophical Thought

TLDO 3516

Fall

3 credits

Three-part course: Characteristics of the Spanish Renaissance (16th century); influence of Erasmus, mysticism and philosophy of Juan Luis Vives, overview of philosophical development from 17th to 20th centuries; and contemporary Spanish philosophy, with focus on Unamuno, Ortega-Marañón and Zubiri.

Approved for the Arts and Humanities core and Global Perspectives theme.

U of M Spanish Department equivalent: SPAN 3510

Link to syllabus (pdf)

Introduction to the History and Present Situation of Spanish Women

TLDO 3517

Spring

3 credits

A theoretical and practical approach to the fundamental transformations that have conditioned the lives of Spanish women from the Golden Age to the present. Concentrates on aspects of their participation in the economic world and in the culture.

Approved for the Historical Perspectives core and Global Perspectives theme.

U of M Spanish Department equivalent: SPAN 3510

Link to syllabus (pdf)

 

Society Through Spanish and Latin Cinema

TLDO 3800

Fall & Spring

3 credits

An exploration of contemporary Spanish and Latin American societies using films with Spanish and Latin American artists. Approximately ten films are analyzed from a historical-sociological point of view.

Approved for the Arts and Humanities core and Global Perspectives theme.

U of M Spanish Department equivalent: SPAN 3800

Link to syllabus (pdf)

Recent Spanish Film

TLDO 3810

Spring, & Summer

3 credits

Study the role of Spanish movies as a form of collective reflection and as a reflection of 20th century mass society. Cinematographic analysis of ten films permits the understanding of essential aspects of Spanish culture, history and society. Includes works by Carlos Saura, Alejandro Amenabar and Pedro Almodovar.

Approved for the Arts and Humanities core and Global Perspectives theme.

U of M Spanish Department equivalent: SPAN 3800

Link to syllabus (pdf)

 

Transition to Democracy

TLDO 3237

Fall & Spring

3 credits

In this course, students will learn about 20th century Spain and the political turmoil of this period including the Second Republic, the Spanish Civil War, Franco’s regime, the eventual transition into the democratic nation we know today, along with the social, political, and economic changes that accompanied this transition.

U of M Spanish Department equivalent: SPAN 3510

Link to syllabus (pdf)

20th Century Spanish Art

TLDO 3314

Spring

3 credits

This course presents the principal artists and movements of the 20th century in Spain and their relationship to avant-garde Europe. A series of styles and authors will be studied, from modernism at the beginning of the 20th century to the artistic tendencies of the final decade of that century. Due to the range of the material, the methodology will be based on knowledge of the principal artistic concepts, and the students’ reflections on each of those topics.

U of M Spanish Department equivalent: SPAN 3510

Link to syllabus (pdf)

Management of Cultural Heritage

TLDO 3239

Spring

3 credits

In this course the idea of cultural heritage will be introduced and analyzed from the perspective of the western world. Cultural heritage will be conceived as the set of material and immaterial goods which have been inherited from the past, are enjoyed in the present, and that are worth preserving for generations to come. In addition to learning about Spain’s cultural heritage, student will learn about the measures put in place to protect and preserve that Heritage.

U of M Spanish Department equivalent: SPAN 3510

Link to syllabus (pdf)

New Eyes for an Old World: Latin American Travelers in Spain (19th to 21st Century)

COURXXXX

Summer

3 Credits

This course will explore the relationship between Spain and Latin America through the topic of travel. We will read a wide variety of texts from travel accounts to chronicles, memoirs, short stories, poetry, and blogs to study the nature of cultural encounters through different periods of the Latin American and Spanish history, from post-independence period to the 21st century. Through this multiple perspectives of analysis, students will have the extraordinary opportunity to study some of the most important writers from Latin America, gain a deep understanding of Spanish culture, and integrate their own experiences as travelers at the same time.

Equivalent to SPAN 3510

Syllabus is available upon request

Linguistics Electives

Spanish Phonetics

TLDO 3236

Fall, Spring, & Summer

3 credits

Practical as well as theoretical aspects of Spanish phonetics geared towards correcting specific pronunciation problems of the non-native speaker. Students are divided into small practice groups according to their native languages.

U of M Spanish Department equivalent: SPAN 3701.

Link to syllbus (pdf)

Colloquial Spanish

TLDO 3706

Spring

3 credits

Characteristic phenomena of the Spanish language in its colloquial spoken form. Variations based on age, social and regional background, etc. New lexical, morphological and syntactical coinages.

U of M Spanish Department equivalent: SPAN 3730

Link to syllabus (pdf)

 

Additional Electives

(Spanish Studies Majors: SELECT IN CONSULTATION WITH DEPARTMENTAL ADVISING; restrictions apply)

Introduction to Interpretation for Spanish Speakers

TLDO 3005

 

3 credits

NEW FOR SUMMER 2015

This course is an introduction to the practical and theoretical aspects of spoken language interpreting. Students will become knowledgeable of various interpreting issues including interpreting as a profession, the role of the interpreter, ethics and decision making, interpreting models, processing and information management skills, and professional standards. Taught in English and Spanish.

Fulfill requirements for the Certificate in Interpreting as well as the Translation minor.

Link to syllabus (pdf)

Cross Cultural Business: Business in Spain and the US Compared

TLDO 3023

 

3 credits

Analyze the contemporary business environment of Spain: social, economic and political context, labor market, financial markets, legal framework and the impact of the European single market.

Approved for the Global Perspectives theme. U of M Spanish Department equivalent: SPAN 3022

Link to syllabus (pdf)

Advanced Spanish Conversation

TLDO 3230

Fall, Spring & Summer

3 credits

Classroom discussions centering on contemporary issues in Spain and other subjects of interest. Periodic error evaluation and systematic review of the most frequent structural and grammatical problems.

U of M Spanish Department Equivalent:  Span 3699 (Spanish Studies elective without a Critical Analysis prerequisite).  Effective Summer 2017.

Link to syllabus (pdf)

 

Advanced Problems in Spanish Grammar

TLDO 3240

Spring

3 credits

Practical approach to the most difficult aspects of Spanish syntax in the context of the written language. Special attention to different methods utilized in teaching Spanish grammar.

U of M Spanish Department equivalent: SPAN 3011/3021

Link to syllabus (pdf)

Service-Learning and the Immigrant Experience in Spain

TLDO 3975

Fall & Spring

3 credits

Immigration in Spain has grown tremendously in recent decades and has become an important political, social and economic issue. In this course students will volunteer at one of several Toledo institutions related to the immigration phenomenon in Spain, collaborating directly either with the immigrant population or with Spaniards who work with the immigrant community. A weekly classroom seminar will further explore the students' volunteer experiences through related readings, discussion, reflection and presentations.

U of M Spanish Department equivalent: SPAN 3401 

Link to syllabus (pdf)

 

Spanish for Business

TLDO 3022

Spring

3 credits

In this course, students will learn the vocabulary associated with various aspects of business, especially those associated with finding a job, as well as learning about Spanish work culture, the economy, and labor relations among other topics.

U of M Spanish Department equivalent: SPAN 3022

Link to syllabus (pdf)

Directed Studies Courses

These courses are offered spring semester to academic year students only and are equivalent to SPAN 3970 unless otherwise indicated.

Directed Studies in Literature

TLDO 3217

Spring

3 credits

Individual research projects or readings in literature, under faculty direction, to meet objectives not covered by the regular curriculum.

Directed Studies in Art History

TLDO 3241

Spring

3 credits

Individual research projects or readings in art or archeology, under faculty direction, to meet objectives not covered by the regular curriculum.

Directed Studies in Anthropology and Archaeology

TLDO 3303

Spring

3 credits

Individual research projects or readings in anthropology or archeology, under faculty direction, to meet objectives not covered by the regular curriculum.

Directed Studies in History

TLDO 3503

Spring

3 credits

Individual research projects or readings in history, under faculty direction, to meet objectives not covered by the regular curriculum.

Advanced Individualized Spanish Language Study

TLDO 3699

Fall & Spring

3 credits

Directed study combined with individual tutoring to improve specific language skills identified through mutual agreement of student and supervising professor.

U of M Spanish Department equivalent: SPAN 3699 (for minors only)

Other Courses

Marketing in European Business

TLDO 3004

Spring

3 credits

The main purpose of this course is to study principle marketing concepts, focusing on Spanish and European companies. Other topics that will be explored: pricing decisions, branding strategies, distribution, communication, marketing plans & more.

Link to syllabus (pdf)

Internships in Spain

TLDO 3970

Fall, Spring, & Summer

3 or 6 credits

Experiential learning in many fields, coupled with a classroom component, which deepens your understanding of the meaning of work in Spain and of the social organizational structure and culture of the workplace.

Approved for the Global Perspectives theme.

Link to syllabus (pdf)

Optional Course (for an additional fee)

Global Identity

OLPD 3303

Fall & Spring Semesters

1 Credit

Global Identity: Connecting Your International Experience with Your Future is an optional online course that helps you process your overseas experience and apply what you've learned upon your return. The course assists you in reflecting on multiple layers of cross-cultural experience and marketing your study abroad experience for future goals.  This course is offered for an additional fee.

Approved for the Global Perspectives theme

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