CRN

90093

Course No.

SPAN 106

Title

Basic Intensive Spanish

Professor

Melanie Nicholson

Schedule

Mon Tu Wed Th 8:50 am -9:50 am LC 208

Mon Tu Wed Th 11:30 am - 12:30 pm LC 208

Distribution

D

Eight 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. The text, Español en español, will be supplemented by the innovative video program Destinos, frequent drill in the language laboratory and a variety of cultural activities outside of class. During the month in Mexico, students will complete daily intensive study of Spanish at a language institute, live with a Mexican family and make excursions to the surrounding areas of interest.

CRN

90657

Course No.

SPAN 110

Title

Accelerated Spanish

Professor

Lourdes Alvarez

Schedule

Mon Tu Wed Th 8:55 am -9:55 am OLIN 101

Distribution

D

Designed for the student with some prior exposure to Spanish or with excellent command of another Romance language, this course covers all the major topics in grammar with intensive practice in the four skills (speaking, comprehension, reading, writing). A new textbook specially designed to provide a streamlined review of basic topics in grammar and more detail and exercises for advanced topics will be used. Authentic video material from Spain and Latin America will supplement the textbook. One additional hour per week of practice with the Spanish tutor and a substantial amount of work in the language lab are required. This course prepares the student for summer language programs abroad or Spanish 201.

CRN

90094

Course No.

SPAN 150

Title

Spanish for Bilingual Students

Professor

Lourdes Alvarez

Schedule

Mon Wed 11:30 am - 12:50 pm LC 206

Distribution

D

This course is designed for students who have been exposed to Spanish at home and wish to achieve confidence and polish in their speaking, writing and reading of the language. Grammar will be covered in a way that capitalizes on students' prior contact with the language, allowing students to progress much more rapidly than in a standard setting. Frequent papers will stress the use of the language for both creative and academic expression. Readings will include works by Latin American and Spanish authors, mainly from the 20th century and will feature García Márquez,' Cien años de soledad.

CRN

90095

Course No.

SPAN 201

Title

Intermediate Spanish I

Professor

Aranzazu Borrachero

Schedule

Mon Tu Wed Th 10:20 am - 11:20 am LC 208

Distribution

D

For students who have completed Spanish 101-102. 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.

CRN

90097

Course No.

SPAN 301

Title

Interpretation of Hispanic texts

Professor

Aranzazu Borrachero

Schedule

Mon Wed 1:30 pm -2:50 pm OLIN 307

Distribution

B/D

This course will provide an introduction to the literary analysis of texts-- novels, short stories, poetry, and essays from Latin America and Spain. This course should serve as a preparation for more advanced courses in Spanish literature. Attention will be paid to developing skills in reading and analytical writing. Students will improve their spoken Spanish through class discussions and oral presentations.

CRN

90098

Course No.

SPAN 319

Title

Federico Garcia Lorca

Professor

Lourdes Alvarez

Schedule

Tu Th 10:00 am - 11:20 am OLIN 307

Distribution

B/D

Perhaps the greatest figure of twentieth-century Spanish letters, García Lorca is remembered as the leading poet of the Generation of 1927, a brilliant playwright and essayist, and a tragic victim of the Spanish Civil War. This course will be an in-depth study of Lorca's poetry, prose and theatrical pieces. We will seek to contextualize his work against the backdrop of the modernismo of the Generation of '98, and the emergence of surrealism, creacionismo and other avant-garde movements. We will also be reading works by some of his contemporaries, Unamuno, Valle-Inclán, Salinas and Ortega y Gassett. Conducted in Spanish.

CRN

90099

Course No.

SPAN 423 (Upper College Seminar)

Title

Literature of the Conquest

Professor

Melanie Nicholson

Schedule

Mon 1:30 pm -3:50 pm OLIN 107

Distribution

B/D

Reading selections from texts written during the first century of the Spanish Conquest by indigenous and European writers, the class explores such questions as: How did Native Americans find a place in their established mythologies for these often brutal strangers? How did Europeans find a language, a mode of expression adequate to the utterly new reality that confronted them? Upon what motivations and ideological justifications did Europeans base their treatment of the indigenous populations? An attempt to establish links between the recorded experiences of the Conquest and certain characteristics of present-day writers as Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Octavio Paz.