99129

SPAN 106†† Basic Intensive Spanish

Gabriela Carrion

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9:20 - 10:20 am

10:30 - 11:30 am

OLINLC 208

OLINLC 208

FLLC

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 interview with the instructor prior to registration.††

 

99128

SPAN 110†† Accelerated First Year Spanish

Anna Cafaro

 

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9:20 - 10:20 am

9:20 - 10:20 am

9:20 - 10:20 am

OLINLC 208

OLIN LC 120

OLIN 107

FLLC

Cross-listed:LAIS†† A course designed for the student who has had some prior exposure to Spanish or who has excellent command of another Romance language. All the major topics in grammar will be covered, and the course will provide intensive practice in the four skills (speaking, comprehension, reading and writing). We will be using a new textbook specially designed to provide a streamlined review of basic topics in grammar and provide more detail and exercises for advanced topics. The textbook will be supplemented with authentic video material from Spain and 'Latin America. One additional hour per week of practice with the Spanish tutor and a substantial amount of work in the language resource center will also be required. The course will prepare the student for summer language programs abroad or Spanish 201 the following semester. Prospective students must speak with instructor prior to registration. ††

 

99125

SPAN 201†† Intermediate Spanish I

Melanie Nicholson

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9:20 - 10:20 am

OLINLC 206

FLLC

Cross-listed:LAIS†† 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. Prospective students must speak with instructor prior to registration.††

 

99126

SPAN 202†† Intermediate Spanish II

Melanie Nicholson

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10:30 - 11:30 am

OLINLC 206

FLLC

Cross-listed:LAIS (core course)†† This course continues refining and perfecting the studentís mastery of speaking, reading, comprehending, and writing Spanish.  Advanced study of grammar is supplemented by a video series and authentic readings on a wide variety of topics related to Spanish and Latin American history, literature, music, and art.  Current topics in culture such as the Latin American military dictatorships or issues surrounding the Hispanic presence in the United States will be discussed.  In addition to shorter readings, such as excerpts from Don Quixote and indigenous Mexican poetry, students may read a short modern novel.  Prerequisite: Spanish 201 or permission of instructor.  Prospective students must speak with instructor prior to registration.

 

99132

SPAN 265†† Introduction to Literary

Analysis: Poetry, Narrative, Drama & Essays

Nicole Caso

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12:00 -1:20 pm

OLINLC 208

FLLC

This course is designed to be a bridge between Spanish language classes and 300-level seminars of literature and culture from Spain and Latin America.  We will develop a critical vocabulary that will provide the foundation for close readings and in-depth literary analysis, and will spend considerable time working on developing skills for writing analytical essays in Spanish.  The semester will be devoted to engaging with four literary genres:  poetry, narrative, drama, and essays.  The authors on our reading list will include many of the primary writers from Spain and Latin America, whose works span the vast historical period from the middle ages and the Spanish American colony to contemporary times.  This is not meant to be a survey of all literary periods, however.  Our focus will be on acquiring the basic skills for literary analysis.  Conducted in Spanish. 

 

99130

SPAN 301†† Introduction to Spanish  Literature

Gabriela Carrion

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1:30 -3:50 pm

OLIN 305

FLLC

Cross-listed:LAIS (core course) This course provides an introduction to Spanish literature through a variety of genres including poetry, short stories, novels, dramas, and essays.We will begin in the 11th century when the first literary texts in Spanish were written, and continue through to the twentieth century.Special attention will focus on the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, an especially rich period of literary production in Spain.Discussions will take into account the historical and cultural contexts in which these texts were produced in order to provide students with a greater understanding of Spanish culture.We will also explore other artistic contributions to this culture from the fields of music, painting, and danceóa portion of this class will be led by Professor Passloff who teaches flamenco at Bard College. Students will read texts in the original with special attention given to close readings.Conducted in Spanish.

 

99127

SPAN 356†† Spanish Literary Translation

Melanie Nicholson

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1:30 -3:50 pm

OLINLC 206

FLLC

This course is designed for students who have completed at least two years of college Spanish. A thorough knowledge of Spanish grammar and a broad vocabulary in Spanish are considered to be prerequisites. Theoretical texts concerning translation will be discussed as a basis for every class meeting, and students will be required to write short reaction papers in Spanish. The first half of the semester will be dedicated to translation of brief texts from various genres, pre-selected by the professor. During the second half of the semester, students will choose their own longer texts to translate. The main intent of this course is to encourage a thoughtful examination of literary language as it manifests itself across linguistic and cultural boundaries. Conducted primarily in Spanish.