Ricardo Padron
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Ricardo Padron

Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department for Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese
Office location and address
New Cabell Hall 423
1605 Jefferson Park Ave
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Education
Ph.D., Harvard
M.A., Harvard
A.M., Chicago
B.A., University of Virginia
FORU 1500: Introduction to the Forums
Credits: 3
This course will introduce first-year students to their forum topic. Students should enroll in the section associated with the forum to which they were accepted. (See http://college.as.virginia.edu/forums for information on the forums.)
FORU 1510: Continuing the Forum
Credits: 1
This course follows the first-semester introductory forum class and keeps students engaged in the content of their forum. Students should enroll in the section associated with the forum to which they were accepted. (See http://college.as.virginia.edu/forums for information on the forums.)
EGMT 1530: Engaging Differences
Credits: 2
In this class, students will learn to critically reflect on one's own situation and perspective in relations to one's expanding knowledge of other human experiences, seeking to cultivate a framework for informed reflection on human diversity and social complexity while developing empathy as a foundation for democratic citizenship.
FORU 2500: Forum Capstone Experience
Credits: 3
This course is the capstone course for forum students. It is to be taken in the fourth semester by forum students only. Students should enroll in the section associated with the forum to which they were accepted. (See http://college.as.virginia.edu/forums for information on the forums).
SPAN 4402: Don Quixote
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement.
SPAN 4520: Special Topics Seminar: Culture and Civilization
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement
SPAN 4711: 1492 and the Aftermath
Credits: 3
Examines Spanish attempts to understand and figure the Americas, as well as American indigenous reactions to them. Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement
SPAN 4980: Distinguished majors colloquium
Credits: 3
The Colloquium allows DMPs in Spanish to meet regularly with the DMP coordinator to discuss research strategies, documentation styles, and structure and style in extended expository writing as they are working independently on a thesis. It also provides a forum for presenting and discussing work-in-progress. Pre-requisite: Acceptance in DMP
SPAN 4989: Distinguished Major in Spanish Thesis
Credits: 3
Distinguished majors in Spanish will meet individually with their thesis advisors to discuss progress and revise drafts of their theses. At the end of the semester, they will present the results of their research in a public forum.
SPAN 5350: Golden Age
Credits: 3
Studies the major texts, authors, and literary trends of the Spanish Golden Age.
GHSS 6050: Introduction to Graduate Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences
Credits: 1
This course introduces first-year graduate students in the humanities and social sciences to the knowledge and skills fundamental to success in graduate school. Particular topics vary.
SPAN 7850: Themes and Genres
Credits: 3
Themes and Genres
SPAN 8550: Seminars: Spanish America: Colonial Period to 1900
Credits: 3
Seminars: Spanish America: Colonial Period to 1900
SPAN 8900: PhD Comprehensive Exams
Credits: 12
Graduate students develop the Comprehensive Exam Portfolio required for the PhD in Spanish and defend its contents in an oral exam.
SPAN 8995: Guided Research
Credits: 1–3
Readings and/or research in particular fields under the supervision of an instructor.
SPAN 8998: Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Research
Credits: 1–12
For master's research, taken before a thesis director has been selected.
SPAN 8999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For master's thesis, taken under the supervision of a thesis director.
SPAN 9998: Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Doctoral Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral research, taken before a dissertation director has been selected.
SPAN 9999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.