92048

SPAN 106

 Basic Intensive Spanish

Melanie Nicholson

M T W Th 12:00-1:00 pm

M T W Th 1:30-2:30 pm

OLINLC 208

OLINLC 208

FL

FLLC

Cross-listed: Latin American & Iberian Studies   8 credits.  This course is designed to enable students with little or no previous knowledge of Spanish to complete three semesters of college Spanish in five months (eight credits at Bard and four credits in Mexico in January). Students will attend eight hours of class per week plus two hours with the Spanish tutor. Oral communication, reading and writing skills will be developed through a variety of approaches. Prospective students must email the instructor prior to registration (nicholso@bard.edu) Class size: 20

 

92068

SPAN 201

 Intermediate Spanish I

Nicole Caso

M T  Th   11:50-1:10 pm

OLINLC 206

FL

FLLC

Cross-listed: Latin American & Iberian Studies  For students who have completed Spanish 106, 110, or the equivalent  (two or three solid years of high school Spanish). This course is designed to perfect the student's command of all four language skills (speaking, aural comprehension, reading, and writing). This will be achieved through an intensive grammar review, conversational practice, reading of modern Spanish texts, writing simple compositions, and language lab work. Permission of the instructor required for students who have not completed Spanish 106 or 110 at Bard. Interested students should contact Prof. Nicole Caso (caso@bard.edu).  lass size: 22

 

92069

SPAN 202

 Intermediate Spanish II

Patricia Lopez-Gay

 T W Th   1:30-2:50 pm

OLINLC 115

FL

FLLC

Cross-listed: Latin American & Iberian Studies  This course continues refining the student's mastery of the four basic skills in Spanish at a post-intermediate level. The textbook offers an integration of literature, culture, and film. Our study of both visual and written texts focuses on critical thinking, interpretation, speaking, and writing skills. Prerequisite: Spanish 201 or equivalent; permission of instructor required for those who have not completed 201 at Bard. Class size: 20

 

92070

SPAN 223

 Cultures and Societies in Latin America and Spain

Patricia Lopez-Gay

 T  Th    11:50-1:10 pm

OLINLC 115

FL

FLLC

Cross-listed: Latin American & Iberian Studies The Spanish speaking world comprises a rich variety of cultures that have historically been in dialogue as well as in resistance--continuously informing each other over the centuries. This course focuses on key moments and events that have defined the multi-faceted societies of Spain and Latin America. Broadly interdisciplinary in nature, it is an introduction to the historical development of a plurality of Hispanic societies, cultures, and politics. Special emphasis is placed on elements such as social movements, questions of race and ethnicity, (post)modernity, constructions of gender and sexuality, and national and diasporic identities. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisites: Spanish 202 or prior approval by instructor.  Class size: 20

 

92071

SPAN 302

 Intro to Latin American Literature

Melanie Nicholson

M  W      3:10-4:30 pm

OLINLC 120

FL

FLLC

Cross-listed: Latin American & Iberian Studies  This course serves as an introduction to the interpretation of literary texts from Latin America. It covers a broad range historically—from pre-Conquest times to the present—and presents all literary genres, including poetry, short stories, novels, essays, and plays. In order to make sense of the broad chronological and geographical span of this literature, we will focus on seven separate modules, each highlighting a core moment or key figure in the development of Latin American culture. This course is intended to prepare students for more advanced and specialized seminars in Hispanic literature. Attention is paid to the expression of complex thought in response to literary texts, both verbally and in writing.  

Interested students should email Professor Nicholson at nicholso@bard.edu.Class size: 15

 

92072

SPAN 345

 engaging The Other in Latin  American Theory

Nicole Caso

M  W      3:10-4:30 pm

OLINLC 210

FL

FLLC

Cross-listed: Human Rights;  Latin American & Iberian Studies  Whether considered an opportunity for national enrichment or an obstacle to assimilation and progress, the encounter among multiple cultures in Latin America has made it a fertile terrain for theorizing about the self and the other. In this seminar we will trace various ways in which “the problem of the Other” has been addressed in twentieth and twenty-first century writings by a vast array of thinkers: anthropologists, literary critics, politicians, art historians and intellectuals from indigenous communities. Starting with Fernando Ortiz and Angel Rama’s subsequent use of the concept of “Transculturation,” we will then analyze the implications and effects of “Indigenismo” in post-revolutionary Mexico. Nestor GarcíaCanclini’s thoughts on “Hybridity” will inform Antonio CornejoPolar’s turn to notions of “Heterogeneity” when addressing representations of Latin American identity in the cultural realm. We will follow the Latin American Subaltern Studies group’s reading of South Asian models of thinking about the subaltern. Walter Mignolo, AníbalQuijano and others will help guide our reading of the implications of the “Coloniality of Power” in the hemisphere. The semester will culminate with writings from indigenous intellectuals from Guatemala, Mexico, and the Andean region as they enter the discussion of cultural diversity and the elaboration of socio-cultural constructs with direct repercussions on policy and implications how people are perceived and treated.  Conducted in Spanish.  Class size: 14