CRN

15104

Distribution

D

Course No.

SPAN 110

Title

Accelerated Spanish

Professor

Lauren Shaw

Schedule

Mon Tu Wed Th 10:00am-11:00am LC 115
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.



CRN

15387

Distribution

D

Course No.

SPAN 150

Title

Spanish for Bilinguals

Professor

Carlos Riobó

Schedule

Mon Wed 10:00 am - 11:00 am LC 118
Tu Th 10:00 am - 10:50 am LC 206
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

15102

Distribution

D

Course No.

SPAN 201

Title

Intermediate Spanish I

Professor

Melanie Nicholson

Schedule

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

15105

Distribution

D

Course No.

SPAN 202

Title

Intermediate Spanish II: Introduction to Hispanic Civilization and Culture

Professor

Lauren Shaw

Schedule

Mon Tu Wed Th 11:30am - 12:30pm LC 208
This course continues refining and perfecting the student's 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 the 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 will read one or more full-length modern novels. Prerequisites: Spanish 201 or consent of instructor.



CRN

15301

Distribution

D

Course No.

SPAN 220

Title

The Hispanic Presence in the US

Professor

Melanie Nicholson

Schedule

Tu Th 10:30 am - 11:50 am LC 118

Cross-listed: LAIS, MES

This multidisciplinary course is designed to provide an in-depth study of the historical, social, political, legal, and linguistic issues surrounding the Hispanic presence in the United States. It will also give advanced Spanish students an opportunity to utilize and improve their communication skills and broaden their cultural perspectives. The first four weeks of the semester will be devoted to instruction in ESL (English as a Second Language) pedagogy. At the end of this period, Bard students will be matched with Spanish speakers in the surrounding community and will begin providing instruction in conversational English. For the remainder of the semester, students will meet in seminar format to discuss course readings. Guest lecturers, both from within the Bard faculty and from other community agencies, will be invited to address students on particular issues, including the history of Hispanic immigration in the US (with a focus on New York state), economic issues regarding immigrants and migrants, particularly as they relate to the Hudson Valley in the past decade; political conflicts arising out of illegal immigration; legislation and the role of the INS; attitudes toward Hispanics (stereotyping; conflation of racial, linguistic, and class issues in relations among Hispanics, other minority groups, and the English-speaking majority); and issues surrounding bilingualism. Conducted in Spanish and English. Students must have at least one year of college-level Spanish, and must have approval of instructor prior to registration.



CRN

15105

Distribution

B/D

Course No.

SPAN 333

Title

Jungle Books / Libros de la selva

Professor

Carlos Riobó

Schedule

Mon Wed 11:30am - 12:30pm OLIN 309

Cross-listed: MES

The jungle is a paradoxical place--mysteriously alluring and dangerously forbidding. It may represent the dark recesses of both civilization and human consciousness, as well as the primordial essence of self-identity. The jungle has been represented/translated by the Latin American literary imagination as a site for exotic searches and frightening self-discovery. This course will examine the jungle as origin, refuge, myth, object of scientific study, and literary trope within the literary tradition of Latin America. Texts will include: Cabeza de Vaca's Naufragios y comentarios; Conrad's Heart of Darkness; Carpentier's Los pasos perdidos; Rivera's La vorágine; Lévi-Strauss's Tristes Tropiques; García Márquez's Cien años de soledad; Vargas Llosa's El hablador; and Sarduy's Colibrí. Possible films to be discussed: Apocalypse Now and Mariposas en el andamio. Conducted in Spanish.



CRN

15348

Distribution

B/D

Course No.

SPAN 337

Title

La Generación del 98

Professor

Lauren Shaw

Schedule

Mon Wed 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm LC 210
This course studies the works of a group of non-conformist 20th century Spanish writers profoundly affected by the political and philosophical significance of Spain's defeat in the Spanish American War (1898). While confronting this national crisis, reactions of disillusionment, anarchism, and abulia contrast with introspection, analysis and a strong desire for progress. The poetry, prose and drama of these authors critique Spain's parochialism and insularity and simultaneously celebrate the virtues of its countryside and people. Close readings of works by Ángel Ganivet, Miguel de Unamuno, Pío Baroja, Azorín and Antonio Machado will serve as points of departure for class discussions on the ideological, historical and aesthetic context of this generation. Conducted in Spanish.