SPA 314: Civilization of Spanish America
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11-11:50 in CB 207
This course is designed to provide students with a general understanding of the history, politics, socio-economics, and cultural forms of Spanish America, from Pre-Columbian times to the present. We will draw on a variety of materials, including nonfiction writing, visual art, cinema, and multimedia Internet sources to inform our study of the many cultures, peoples, and nations that make up Spanish America. Through classroom discussions, oral presentations, written work, and individual exploration, students will be asked to evaluate and think critically about Spanish-American cultures while refining their own communicative abilities in Spanish. This class is conducted in Spanish. Pre-requisites: SPA 210 and 211, or 215, or consent of the instructor.
SPA 203: High Intermediate Spanish
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 12-12:50 in CB 237
This course focuses on communication and the consolidation of language skills for students with some experience –formal or informal– in Spanish but who are still in need of reviewing and practicing specific language skills before continuing with their studies at advanced levels. This course is designed to review and expand upon the students’ existing knowledge of Spanish at the intermediate level in order to prepare them for more advanced courses. The goal of the course will be to focus on useful vocabulary and cross-cultural analysis, to further explore functional grammar, and to develop students’ communicative competence in Spanish with special attention to developing listening comprehension of native Spanish speakers. Enrollment requires department placement exam.