Undegraduate Course Information - Fall 2022

 

 

SPA 205 Spanish for Bilingual Students

Dr. Yanira Paz

TR 11-12:15

Course Description

This course is exclusively designed for bilingual/heritage students and its purpose is to build on the students’ existence competence of the native language and to further develop oral, written, reading, and cultural competence for use in different communicative situations. Writing and grammatical practices are contextualized in situations meaningful to these speakers. The placement will be determined by the Department’s placement exam. SPA 205 is the equivalent to SPA 203 and fulfills the fourth semester language requirement.  This course is taught entirely in Spanish. 3 credit hours. 

 

SPA 312 Civilization of Spain 

Dr. Carmen Moreno-Nuño

Course Description

Spanish 312 is designed to broaden the student’s knowledge of the geographical, historical, political, and cultural aspects of Spain. The issues and approaches covered in this class are part of history, literature, art, film and philosophy.  

The format of this course will be seminar-style; therefore, all students will be expected to actively participate in class discussions about the readings and other materials assigned. Classroom discussion will focus on different readings concerning Spanish history and culture, and the course will be conducted entirely in Spanish.  All written assignments and oral presentations should be done in Spanish as well. 

 

 

SPA 372 Spanish Cinema: From Silent Film to the Latest Trends

Dr. Carmen Moreno-Nuño

Course Description

This course aims to introduce students to the analysis and interpretation of cinema in general and Spanish cinema in particular. Special attention will be given to topics such as the role of cinema in nation formation, cinema and censorship, changing gender roles, Spain’s transition from dictatorship to democracy, and current trends in Spanish film.
 

 

SPA 430 Introductionto Spanish Linguistics

Dr. Yanira Paz

TR 9:30-10:45

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to deepen the study of the Spanish language and its structure by providing an introduction to Spanish linguistics. The course begins with an exploration of the sound system of Spanish and its theoretical representation. Building on this, the discussion continues with topics in Spanish morphology, syntax, and history of the Spanish language. The goal of this course is to present students with a level of linguistic information that enables them to consolidate their competence in Spanish, to make connections between the structures of Spanish and English, and to familiarize them with other relevant issues in contemporary Hispanic linguistics.  The class will be conducted entirely in Spanish. 3 credit hours.