17064

SPAN 110

 Accelerated First Year Spanish

Mar Gomez Glez

(Maria Del Mar Windeler )

M T W Th   3:10pm-4:10pm

OLINLC 210

FL

FLLC

Cross-listed: Latin American & Iberian Studies 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 Gomez Glez at mgomezglez@bard.edu  Class size: 18

 

17066

SPAN 201

 Intermediate Spanish I

Nicole Caso

M T W Th   10:30am-11:30am

OLIN 201

FL

FLLC

Cross-listed: Latin American & Iberian Studies  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. Interested students should contact Prof. Caso (caso@bard.edu).  Class size: 22

 

17065

SPAN 202

 Intermediate Spanish II

Melanie Nicholson

M  W Th 11:50am-1:10pm

OLIN 202

FL

FLLC

Cross-listed: Latin American & Iberian Studies  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: 22

 

17067

SPAN 223

 Cultures & Societies of Latin America and Spain

Nicole Caso

M  W    1:30pm-2:50pm

OLINLC 206

FL

FLLC

Cross-listed: Latin American & Iberian 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: 22

 

17068

SPAN 301

 Intro to Spanish Literature

Mar Gomez Glez

(Maria Del Mar Windeler )

 T  Th 1:30pm-2:50pm

OLINLC 210

FL

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: 15

 

17070

SPAN 323

 20th Century Latin-American Novel

Melanie Nicholson

 T  Th 1:30pm-2:50pm

OLIN 309

FL

FLLC

Cross-listed: Latin American & Iberian Studies With the publication of works such as Julio Cortázar's Rayuela [Hopscotch, 1963] and Gabriel García Márquez´s Cien años de soledad [One Hundred Years of Solitude, 1967], the Latin American novel achieved an international reputation and readership.  This course begins by analyzing several novels of the "Boom" period to determine the reasons behind their critical acclaim and popular appeal.  In particular, the phenomenon of magical realism is examined as a key element in the "globalization" of Latin American prose.  We will also read novels from the "post-Boom," examining the relationship of these works to theoretical articulations of postmodernism and feminism.  Authors may include Allende, Arenas, Asturias, Carpentier, Cortázar, Ferré, Fuentes, García Márquez, Peri Rossi, Puig, Skármeta, and Valenzuela. Conducted in Spanish.  nicholso@bard.edu Class size: 15

 

17069

SPAN 341

 the art of Writing Spanish Worlds

Mar Gomez Glez

(Maria Del Mar Windeler )

 T         4:40pm-7:00pm

OLINLC 120

FL

FLLC

Cross-listed: Latin American & Iberian Studies  This class is an introduction to the art and craft of creative writing in Spanish with a focus on contemporary narrative fiction. Students will develop their creative writing skills through different narrative techniques. We will study formal aspects of fiction, including structure, perspective, and the construction of characters. We will examine the work of different authors including Roberto Bolaño, Samantha Schewblin, Cristina Fernández Cubas and Elvira Navarro, as well as the work created during the class by the students. The heart of the class is the writing workshop. Assigned readings and weekly exercises will help students expand their narrative writing command and critical skills in Spanish language. Students will develop a better understanding of literature in Spanish, improve their close reading and translation skills, and expand their skills as fiction writers. Conducted in Spanish. Class size: 15