Designed to enable students with no prior study of Spanish to develop the communicative skills of understanding, reading, writing and speaking Spanish. Presents fundamentals of pronunciation, basic grammatical structures, readings and cultural assignments.
Designed for students with one year of high school Spanish or equivalent. (Exceptions must have written approval from foreign language chair.) Reviews pronunciation and grammar beginning with an intensive review of present tense and basic thematic vocabulary. Attention also given to the development of writing skills and reading comprehension within a cultural framework.
Designed for students with two years of high school Spanish or equivalent with majors dealing with the increasing Hispanic population in the United States. Reviews basic Spanish pronunciation and grammar in the context of specialized professional vocabulary. Attention given to conversational role-play, written expression and issues of cultural sensitivity. Students who wish to continue their study of Conversational Spanish take Spanish 209.
Designed for students with two to three years of high school Spanish or the equivalent. Emphasizes the acquisition of communicative skills within a culturally significant context. Reviews the basics of Spanish grammar. Uses readings to give an understanding of Spanish and Spanish-American culture and lifestyles. Provides opportunities for practice in conversation.
Designed for students with four years of high school Spanish or equivalent. Emphasizes reading and writing strategies so that students may continue studying Spanish at the advanced level. Fundamental grammar structures will be reviewed in the context of reading. Conversational practice through class discussions and oral presentations.
Follow up course for Spanish 223. Seeks primarily to increase the level of student communication skills in Spanish. Designed to stimulate the spontaneous use of spoken Spanish.
This course explores the culture, social issues, art, and ideologies of Spanish-speaking countries through award-winning films. The course objectives involve the further development of conversational as well as critical thinking skills in Spanish. All the films discussed have been created by Spanish and Hispanic directors, and all will be shown in the original language.
Spanish 290 traces the historical, political, religious and artistic past of Spain through the works of master artists such as El Greco, Velazquez, Goya, Picasso, Dali. Unamuno, Garcia Lorca and Banuel among others. The course includes a 10 day visit to Spain over Spring Break. Please consult the Foreign Language Department for further details and options.
A review and in-depth study of the most common issues in Spanish grammar: ser and estar, por and para, subjunctive, imperfect and preterite, pronouns, etc. Written and oral reinforcement exercises will complement this active learning course.
An introductory course treating major works in fiction, poetry and drama from Spain and Latin America: involves the study of primary historical, artistic and literary works with readings and analyses of each point.
Offers students the opportunity to improve their communication skills through the study of literary selections and exposes them to the rich and exciting literature of the Hispanic world.
Offers an in-depth look at the recent trends, issues, and changes in the Spanish-speaking world, related to such areas as culture, business, education, politics and history.
Focuses on sixteenth and seventeenth century authors, with reading and analysis of their works. Especially emphasizes the great dramatists.
A study of the political, historical, economic and cultural development of Latin America from the pre-Columbian civilizations to the present.
Presents advanced grammar with emphasis on the finer points of grammar and on idiomatic forms.
A study of the political, historical, economic, social and cultural development of Spain throughout the centuries. This course is devoted to the history and civilization of Spain up to the encounter of the peoples of Spanish America.
Designed for International Business Majors and related fields. Highlights professional business vocabulary, correspondence and issues of cultural sensitivity when doing business in the Hispanic world.
This course will explore the main issues that concern the Spanish-speaking populations living in the United States. We will investigate how their bilingual and bicultural identities are shaped, how Latinos are represented in the media, the problems with borders and immigration, the Chicano literature, “Spanglish,” bilingualism in the U.S., gender issues, political and economic ramifications and the question of assimilation.
Methodologically speaking, this course will use case studies, a problem-based approach and the promotion of analytical and critical skills.
An in-depth exploration of a specific author, genre, theme, literary period, or rhetorical mode not regularly studied.
Involves extensive study of some important novels of Spanish literature. Includes written and oral reports and covers authors such as Ana María Mature, Camilo Jose Cela, Carmen Martín Gaite, Ramón Sender, among others.
Involves extensive study of important novels of Latin American literature. Includes written and oral reports and covers authors such as Gabriel García Márquez, Isabel Allende, Juan Rulfo, Carlos Fuentes, etc.
Requires permission of the chairperson of the Foreign Languages Department. Study abroad and summer courses in Spanish, Mexican, or other Latin American universities are highly recommended.
All advanced Spanish courses may be studied abroad.
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