16160

SPAN 110

 Accelerated First Year Spanish

Fernando Lista Romeu

 

M T W Th                8:50 am-9:50 am

OLINLC 115

FLLC

Cross-listed:  LAIS   A first-year 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). The course will 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 should contact Professor Nicholson at nicholso@bard.edu.  Class size: 18

 

16162

SPAN 201

 Intermediate Spanish I

Melanie Nicholson

M T W Th                8:50 am-9:50 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. Permission of the instructor required for students who have not completed Spanish 106 or 110 at Bard.  Class size: 20

 

16163

SPAN 202

 Intermediate Spanish II

Melanie Nicholson

M W Th   11:50 am-1:10 pm

OLINLC 208

FLLC

Cross-listed: LAIS  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

 

16161

SPAN 212

 Spanish for Heritage Speakers

Nicole Caso

M W      11:50 am-1:10 pm

OLINLC 120

FLLC

Cross-listed: LAIS  This course is for students who have been exposed to Spanish at home and wish to achieve confidence in speaking, writing, and reading the language. Grammar study capitalizes on prior contact with the language and allows more rapid progress than in a standard setting. We will emphasize written composition, accelerated grammar review, and the discussion of issues pertinent to Hispanic cultures. Prospective students must speak with instructor prior to registration.   Class size: 18

 

16207

SPAN 223

 Cultures and Societies of Latin America and Spain

Nicole Caso

 T Th    11:50 am-1:10 pm

OLINLC 118

FLLC

Cross-listed: Latin American 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: 18

 

16164

SPAN 301

 Intro to Spanish Literature

Patricia Lopez-Gay

M W      3:10 pm-4:30 pm

OLINLC 208

FLLC

Cross-listed: Experimental Humanities; Literature  This course explores some of the major literary works produced on the Iberian Peninsula from the Middle Ages to the present day. Students will become familiar with the general contours of Spanish history as they study in depth a selected number of masterpieces, including works by Miguel de Cervantes, Calderón de la Barca, Teresa de Jesús, Cadalso, Larra, Galdós, Emilia PardoBazán, Unamuno, Lorca, and Carmen Laforet. The course will be organized around three thematic modules: Spanish culture’s engagement with notions of purity and pollution; the emergence and evolution of the first person singular in Spanish literature; and the representations of the country and the city, the center and the periphery. In each module we will undertake a survey of relevant literature occasionally put in conversation with the visual arts. Conducted in Spanish.   Class size: 18

 

16209

SPAN 325

 Archive Fever IN LitERATURE and Film

Patricia Lopez-Gay

 T          1:30 pm-3:50 pm

OLINLC 208

FLLC

Cross-listed: Experimental Humanities; Human Rights; Literature   Contemporary societies are marked by a widely shared desire to create personal and collective archives as a way of witnessing and memorializing our lives. With an emphasis on, but not limited to, Spanish and Latin American cultures, this course will invite students to explore creatively literary and filmic manifestations that are symptomatic of today’s archive fever.  After reflecting on the beginnings of photography and its overt dream of archiving or “freezing” instants of life, we will analyze the original ways in which writers and filmmakers replicate, question, or radically subvert that old dream. Selected films documenting a sometimes traumatic past by Buńuel, Jordŕ, Almodóvar, and Agnčs Varda, among others, will be put in conversation with literary works wherein authors like Dalí, Martín Gaite, Lispector, Chacel, Semprún, Partnoy, and Cercas compulsively organize visual and textual documents, interconnecting historical and personal memories. Conducted in Spanish.  Class size: 15