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Alicia López Lopez Opere

Assistant Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department for Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese
Office location and address
NCH 465
1605 Jefferson Park Ave
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Education
Ph.D. in Spanish, University of Virginia, 2009
M.A. in Spanish, University of Virginia, 2004
Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Philology, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain, 2001
SPAN 3010: Grammar and Composition I
Credits: 3
This course seeks to develop advanced literacy in Spanish through extensive reading, writing, analysis, and discussion of authentic literary texts and videos. Emphasis is placed on how grammatical forms codify meaning and how grammar and meaning interact to construct the language and textual structure expected in the following academic genres: the critical review, the persuasive essay, and the research paper.
SPAN 3020: Grammar and Composition II
Credits: 3
This course seeks to develop advanced literacy in Spanish through extensive reading, writing, analysis, and discussion of authentic literary texts and videos. Emphasis is placed on how grammatical forms codify meaning and how grammar and meaning interact to construct the language and textual structure expected in the following academic genres: the comparative essay, the argumentative essay, and the research paper.
SPAN 3050: Spanish for Medical Professionals
Credits: 3
This course is designed for students planning to work in the health care field and who want to develop fundamental written and oral skills and vocabulary for the assessment of Spanish speaking patients in a variety of settings. Students will gain familiarity with non-technical and semi-technical functional vocabulary, along with idiomatic expressions and situational phrases that are used in medical Spanish.
SPAN 3300: Texts and Interpretation
Credits: 3
In this course we will be covering a variety of basic approaches to literary texts that enable us to analyze & understand them better. The course will be organized on the basis of literary genre (narrative, theater, poetry, etc.), with a portion of the semester dedicated to each. Short texts in Spanish for readings will be drawn from both Spanish & Latin Am literature, and from a range of time periods. Prerequisite: SPAN 3010 or dept. placement.
SPAN 3410: Survey of Spanish Literature II (1700 to Present)
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: SPAN 3010 and 3300, or departmental placement.
SPAN 4700: Spanish Culture and Civilization
Credits: 3
This course focuses on the major political events in the history of Spain, from 1900 to the present, as well as on the study of the most important Spanish artistic movements, and their most relevant contemporary representatives, in the fields of music, painting, architecture, and dance. Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement.
SPAN 4704: Islamic Iberia
Credits: 3
An introduction to Islam and the cultural history of al- Andalus (Islamic Iberia) from 711 until the expulsion of the Morsicos from early modern Spain in 1609. Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement.
SPAN 4705: Spanish Mass Media
Credits: 3
Introduction to Spanish mass means of communication. Study of the mechanisms used, and media's sociological importance. Special emphasis on radio and television.
SPAN 4709: Modern Spanish Art
Credits: 3
This course studies the main art works produced in the 19th and 20th centuries: Goya, Picasso, Dalí, Miró, Tapies, Chillida, Villanueva, Gaudí and Calatrava will be contemplated from an eminently cultural view. In addition to analyzing the different productions from a technical viewpoint, they will serve as models to understand social and cultural trends of the period.