SPANISH

CRN

13370

Distribution

D

Course No.

SPAN 110

Title

Accelerated Spanish

Professor

Melanie Nicholson

Schedule

Mon Tu Wed Th 9:00 am - 9:55 am LC 208
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

13167

Distribution

D

Course No.

SPAN 201

Title

Intermediate Spanish I

Professor

Gabriela Carrion

Schedule

Mon Tu Wed Th 9:00 am - 9:55 am LC 210
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

13171

Distribution

D

Course No.

SPAN 202

Title

Intermediate Spanish II: Introduction to Hispanic Culture and Civilization

Professor

Carlos Riobo

Schedule

Mon Tu Wed Th 10:00 am - 11:00 am LC 120
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

13372

Distribution

D

Course No.

SPAN 230

Title

Latin American Short Narrative

Professor

Melanie Nicholson

Schedule

Tu Th 11:30 am - 12:50 pm LC 115
This course will trace the development of brief narrative forms from the Modernista period at the beginning of the twentieth century to the present. Expanding the boundaries of the traditional short story, we will examine the prose vignettes of Juan Jose Arreola, the ficciones of Jorge Luis Borges, and short novels by Juan Rulfo and Elena Poniatowska. In addition to these authors, we will read works by Horacio Quiroga, Ernesto Sábato, Julio Cortázar, Gabriel García Marquez, Ana Lydia Vega, and Rosario Castellanos. Critical theory of the narrative as well as relevant historical and cultural issues will be part of class discussion. Conducted in Spanish.

CRN

13371

Distribution

D

Course No.

SPAN 302

Title

Interpretation of Hispanic Texts: Latin America

Professor

Carlos Riobo

Schedule

Mon Wed 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm LC 120
This course will provide an introduction to the literary analysis of texts-- novels, short stories, poetry, and essays from Latin America. 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

13344

Distribution

D

Course No.

SPAN 338

Title

Between the Acts: Spain's Teatro Breve

Professor

Gabriela Carrion

Schedule

Mon Wed 11:30 am - 12:50 pm OLIN 304
Spain's playwrights from the early modern period to the present often include one-act dramatic works as a significant part of their repertoire. Whether performed in the interstices of a major drama or employed as a side show for attracting the public's attention, these works occupy a marginal position to their canonical counterparts. This very position, however, provides a unique view of the Spanish cultural landscape. The one-act play possesses an extraordinary capacity for subversion and raises numerous questions regarding the ideological role of performance. This course examines the one-act play in its various incarnations; authors include Lope de Rueda, Cervantes, Quiñones de Benavente, García Lorca. The final project includes a student performance of a dramatic work by one of these authors. Conducted in Spanish.