FV

Fernando Valverde Rodriguez

Visiting Professor of Spanish, General Faculty
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department for Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese
Office location and address
1605 Jefferson Park Ave
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
SPAN 2020: Advanced Intermediate Spanish
Credits: 3
Enables students to successfully perform linguistic tasks that allow them to communicate in everyday situations and handle complications (e.g., asking for, understanding and giving directions, expressing happiness and affection, and persuading). Students may choose either SPAN 2020A, which includes reading literary and cultural selections or SPAN 2020C, which includes selected medical readings. Three class hours. Laboratory work is required. Prerequisite: Passing grade in SPAN 2010; SAT II test scores of 600-640; UVa placement test score of 410-535; IB exam score of 5 or 6; or permission of the department. Note: Prerequisite for the following courses: SPAN 2020 or the equivalent.
SPAN 3030: Cultural Conversations
Credits: 3
Conversation course devoted to different aspects of Spanish, Spanish American, or Latino culture. Student-led discussion of materials ranging from films and music videos to radio programs, newspapers, and the Internet. Prerequisite: SPAN 3010 or departmental placement.
SPAN 3410: Survey of Spanish Literature II (1700 to Present)
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: SPAN 3010 and 3300, or departmental placement.
SPAN 4420: Spanish Contemporary Poetry
Credits: 3
The purpose of this course is to help the student read and understand poetry in Spanish. By approaching the works of relevant Spanish and Latin American poets from different perspectives, the student will become more familiar with poetry in Spanish. Part of the course is dedicated to introducing the student into the creative mood of literature. In order to do that, the students have to translate poetry from Spanish into English, and they are also encouraged to write some poetry or poetical prose in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430,or departmental placement.
SPAN 4500: Special Topics Seminar: Literature
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement.
SPAN 4510: Special Topics Seminar: Literature
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, 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 9995: Guided Research
Credits: 3
Readings and/or research in particular fields under the supervision of an instructor.