UT Austin
Graduate Catalog
1999-2001



CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1
Graduate Study

CHAPTER 2
Admission and Registration

CHAPTER 3
Degree Requirements

CHAPTER 4
Fields of Study

CHAPTER 5
Members of Graduate Studies Committees

APPENDIX
Course Abbreviations
 

Chapter 4: Fields of Study

Spanish and Portuguese


The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 1999-2000 and 2000-2001; however, not all courses are taught each semester or summer session. Students should consult the Course Schedule to determine which courses and topics will be offered during a particular semester or summer session. The Course Schedule may also reflect changes that have been made to the courses listed here since this catalog was published.

Unless otherwise stated below, each course meets for three lecture hours a week for one semester.

Portuguese: POR

380. Studies in Luso-Brazilian Civilization and Culture.
Topics in the social, political, and cultural ideas of Portugal and Brazil. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, six semester hours of upper-division Portuguese, and consent of the graduate adviser.

381. Studies in Brazilian Literature.
May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, six semester hours of upper-division Portuguese, and consent of the graduate adviser.

Topic 1: Comparative Studies in the Literatures of Brazil and Spanish America.
Same as Spanish 380K (Topic 1: Comparative Studies in the Literatures of Brazil and Spanish America).

285L, 385L. Conference Course in Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Linguistics.
For students with special interests not met by other courses offered in any one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and written consent of the graduate adviser.

393. Topics in Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Linguistics.
May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

395L. Comprehensive Examination Preparation.
Supervised preparation for the Comprehensive Examination for the doctoral degree. Conference course. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and completion of all course requirements for the doctoral degree.

396K. Comparative Romance Linguistics.
May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in languages and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

Topic 1: Comparative Romance Linguistics.
Same as Spanish 396K (Topic 1: Comparative Romance Linguistics).

Topic 2: Introduction to Romance Linguistics.
Same as Italian 396K (Topic 1: Introduction to Romance Linguistics), Linguistics 383 (Topic 3: Introduction to Romance Linguistics), French 396K (Topic 1: Introduction to Romance Linguistics), and Spanish 396K (Topic 2: Introduction to Romance Linguistics).

698. Thesis.
The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for two semesters. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: For 698A, graduate standing in Portuguese and consent of the graduate adviser; for 698B, Portuguese 698A.

398R. Master's Report.
Preparation of a report to fulfill the requirement for the master's degree under the report option. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Portuguese and consent of the graduate adviser.

398T. Supervised Teaching in Portuguese.
Same as Spanish 398T. Fundamentals of foreign language teaching methodology, with particular reference to the teaching of Portuguese. Presentation of theoretical concepts on which classroom practice is based in conjunction with teaching under close supervision of the course instructor, individual consultations, reading assignments, and reports. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Required for teaching assistants during the first semester that they teach. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, appointment as a teaching assistant, and consent of the graduate adviser.

399R, 699R, 999R. Dissertation.
Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy for the doctoral degree and consent of the graduate adviser.

399W, 699W, 999W. Dissertation.
Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Portuguese 399R, 699R, or 999R, and consent of the graduate adviser.

Spanish: SPN

380K. Studies in Spanish American Literature.
Topics include Modernismo; the short story; contemporary trends of the Spanish American novel; the literary prose of Sarmiento; gaucho literature; Ruben Dario; contemporary Argentine fiction. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, twelve semester hours of upper-division Spanish, and consent of the graduate adviser.

Topic 1: Comparative Studies in the Literatures of Brazil and Spanish America.
Same as Portuguese 381 (Topic 1: Comparative Studies in the Literatures of Brazil and Spanish America).

380M. Studies in the History of Ideas in Spain and Latin America.
Intensive study of cultural and ideological currents, especially as they are reflected in the works of essayists and other writers. Topics include Spain and European culture; European thought in Latin America; the Renaissance in Spanish literature and social life; Spain and the Western tradition; Spain between Islam and Christianity; the search for national identity in Mexico; three intellectual generations in Argentina; Hispano-Arabic culture. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, twelve semester hours of upper-division Spanish, and consent of the graduate adviser.

381M. Studies in Criticism and Literary Genres.
Examination of the development of certain genres or critical ideas. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, twelve semester hours of upper-division Spanish, and consent of the graduate adviser.

182M. Proseminar: Methods and Procedures of Graduate Degree Preparation.
Basic procedural information about preparation for comprehensive and qualifying examinations. Discussion of methods of preparation and the nature of departmental expectations. One lecture hour a week for one semester. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

383M. Methods of Study in Spanish Linguistics.
Examination of various methods of linguistic analysis in Spanish, such as Spanish syntax, discourse analysis, sociolinguistics, or applied linguistics. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Spanish or in linguistics, six semester hours of upper-division Spanish, and consent ofthe graduate adviser.

383N. Studies in Spanish Linguistics.
Advanced topics in specialized aspects of Spanish linguistics, such as Spanish historical linguistics, Hispanic phonology, Spanish morpho-syntax, Spanish semantics, Spanish-English contrastive analysis, Spanish dialectology, the Spanish of the Americas, or Spanish language acquisition. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, twelve semester hours of upper-division Spanish, and consent of the graduate adviser.

285L, 385L. Conference Course in Hispanic Literatures and Linguistics.
For students needing specialized courses not normally or not often included in the regular course offerings. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and written consent of the graduate adviser.

385M. Studies in Spanish Literature since 1700.
Intensive examination of a period or a major writer. Topics include eighteenth-century essayists, Galdos, la generacion del '98, Miguel de Unamuno, romanticism, Pardo Bazan and Clarin, the theatre of Garcia Lorca, contemporary Spanish poetry. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, twelve semester hours of upper-division Spanish, and consent of the graduate adviser.

386. Old Spanish Language.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing, twelve semester hours of upper-division Spanish, and consent of the graduate adviser.

387. Old Spanish Literature.
May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, twelve semester hours of upper-division Spanish, and consent of the graduate adviser.

391. Studies in Renaissance and Golden Age Literature of Spain.
Topics include Don Quijote, Gongorism, La Celestina, the picaresque novel, Lope de Vega, new literary forms of the Golden Age. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, twelve semester hours of upper-division Spanish, and consent of the graduate adviser.

393T. Topics in Hispanic Literatures and Linguistics.
May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

395L. Comprehensive Examination Preparation.
Supervised preparation for the Comprehensive Examination for the doctoral degree. Conference course. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of all course requirements for the doctoral degree.

396K. Comparative Romance Linguistics.
General survey of the development of spoken Latin in Italy, Spain, Portugal, and France; main traits of phonology, morphology, and syntax of each modern derivative language. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in languages and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

Topic 1: Comparative Romance Linguistics.
Same as Portuguese 396K (Topic 1: Comparative Romance Linguistics).

Topic 2: Introduction to Romance Linguistics.
Same as French 396K (Topic 1: Introduction to Romance Linguistics), Italian 396K (Topic 1: Introduction to Romance Linguistics), Linguistics 383 (Topic 3: Introduction to Romance Linguistics), and Portuguese 396K (Topic 2: Introduction to Romance Linguistics).

698. Thesis.
The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for two semesters. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: For 698A, graduate standing in Spanish and consent of the graduate adviser; for 698B, Spanish 698A and consent of the graduate adviser.

398R. Master's Report.
Preparation of a report to fulfill the requirement for the master's degree under the report option. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Spanish and consent of the graduate adviser.

398T. Supervised Teaching in Spanish.
Same as Portuguese 398T. Required for teaching assistants during the first semester that they teach. Fundamentals of foreign language teaching methodology, with particular reference to the teaching of Spanish. Presentation of theoretical concepts on which classroom practice is based, in conjunction with teaching under close supervision of the course instructor, individual consultations, reading assignments, and reports. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, appointment as a teaching assistant, and consent of the graduate adviser.

399R, 699R, 999R. Dissertation.
Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy for the doctoral degree and consent of the graduate adviser.

399W, 699W, 999W. Dissertation.
Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Spanish 399R, 699R, or 999R, and consent of the graduate adviser.



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