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« Spring 2018 Summer 2018 Language Schools

SPAN3101A-L18

CRN: 60118

Beginning SP: Comm in Context
Beginning Spanish: Resources for Communication in Context

This course is designed to introduce students to the grammatical structures and vocabulary necessary to express personal meaning on basic topics (e.g. family, daily routines, and leisure time) and negotiate basic survival situations (making travel arrangements, ordering meals, and making purchases, etc.). Language topics and functions are integrated into contextualized activities that emphasize all four language skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing), with special attention given to speaking and listening. Cultural knowledge that will build a deeper understanding of how Spanish-speaking peoples communicate will be integrated into the course content. This course meets two hours a day. (1 unit)

Required text: Choose only one option:
1. Printed Loose Leaf text of “Mosaicos” with MySpanishLab 5 month access (includes eText): ISBN:0134306325
**MySpanishLab includes the digital SAM + additional resources
2. MySpanishLab for “Mosaicos” with eText of Mosaicos (no print component) 5 month access:ISBN:0205849709

SPAN3103A-L18

CRN: 60119

Beginning SP: Oral & Written
Beginning Spanish: Oral and Written Communication

This course is designed to develop writing skills through a process approach that includes strategies and techniques such as composing, revising, paraphrasing, editing, and using a bilingual dictionary. In connection with the cultural contents provided in other courses at the same level, students will produce writing of various kinds, such as messages, descriptions, comparisons, and brief narratives that integrate the content areas, tasks, and structures from the other courses in the program. (1 unit


Required text: Choose only one option:
1. Printed Loose Leaf text of “Mosaicos” with MySpanishLab 5 month access (includes eText): ISBN:0134306325
**MySpanishLab includes the digital SAM + additional resources
2. MySpanishLab for “Mosaicos” with eText of Mosaicos (no print component) 5 month access: ISBN:0205849709

SPAN3104A-L18

CRN: 60120

Beginning SP:Hisp Soc/Cultures
Beginning Spanish: Hispanic Societies and Cultures

This course is designed to develop reading strategies by providing abundant opportunities to read a variety of authentic text types, such as newspapers and magazine articles, realia, and brief literary selections. In addition to expanding the vocabulary base, the topics presented will serve as a springboard for listening, speaking, and writing activities. The information presented in the readings will offer a broad foundation in Hispanic cultural knowledge. (1 unit)

Required text: Choose only one option:
1. Printed Loose Leaf text of “Mosaicos” with MySpanishLab 5 month access (includes eText): ISBN:0134306325
**MySpanishLab includes the digital SAM + additional resources
2. MySpanishLab for “Mosaicos” with eText of Mosaicos (no print component) 5 month access: ISBN:0205849709

SPAN3151A-L18

CRN: 60162

High Begin SP: Comm in Context
High Beginning Spanish: Resources for Communication in Context

Designed for students with some previous study of Spanish, experience in a Spanish-speaking country, or study of another Romance language, this course builds on and rapidly expands control of basic grammatical structures and vocabulary. Students consolidate their ability to negotiate basic survival situations in the target-language cultures, and prepare themselves for continued study of the language. New language functions will be presented in meaningful activities that emphasize speaking and listening, and that prepare the student for the reading and writing activities of the other High Beginner courses. Cultural knowledge that will build a deeper understanding of how Spanish-speaking peoples communicate is a crucial component of the course content. This course meets two hours a day. (1 unit)

Required text: Choose only one option:
1. Printed Loose Leaf text of “Mosaicos” with MySpanishLab 5 month access (includes eText): ISBN:0134306325
**MySpanishLab includes the digital SAM + additional resources
2. MySpanishLab for “Mosaicos” with eText of Mosaicos (no print component) 5 month access: ISBN:0205849709

SPAN3151B-L18

CRN: 60243

High Begin SP: Comm in Context
High Beginning Spanish: Resources for Communication in Context

Designed for students with some previous study of Spanish, experience in a Spanish-speaking country, or study of another Romance language, this course builds on and rapidly expands control of basic grammatical structures and vocabulary. Students consolidate their ability to negotiate basic survival situations in the target-language cultures, and prepare themselves for continued study of the language. New language functions will be presented in meaningful activities that emphasize speaking and listening, and that prepare the student for the reading and writing activities of the other High Beginner courses. Cultural knowledge that will build a deeper understanding of how Spanish-speaking peoples communicate is a crucial component of the course content. This course meets two hours a day. (1 unit)

Required text: Choose only one option:
1. Printed Loose Leaf text of “Mosaicos” with MySpanishLab 5 month access (includes eText): ISBN:0134306325
**MySpanishLab includes the digital SAM + additional resources
2. MySpanishLab for “Mosaicos” with eText of Mosaicos (no print component) 5 month access: ISBN:0205849709

SPAN3151C-L18

CRN: 60259

High Begin SP: Comm in Context
High Beginning Spanish: Resources for Communication in Context

Designed for students with some previous study of Spanish, experience in a Spanish-speaking country, or study of another Romance language, this course builds on and rapidly expands control of basic grammatical structures and vocabulary. Students consolidate their ability to negotiate basic survival situations in the target-language cultures, and prepare themselves for continued study of the language. New language functions will be presented in meaningful activities that emphasize speaking and listening, and that prepare the student for the reading and writing activities of the other High Beginner courses. Cultural knowledge that will build a deeper understanding of how Spanish-speaking peoples communicate is a crucial component of the course content. This course meets two hours a day. (1 unit)

Required text: Choose only one option:
1. Printed Loose Leaf text of “Mosaicos” with MySpanishLab 5 month access (includes eText): ISBN:0134306325
**MySpanishLab includes the digital SAM + additional resources
2. MySpanishLab for “Mosaicos” with eText of Mosaicos (no print component) 5 month access: ISBN:0205849709

SPAN3153A-L18

CRN: 60163

High Begin SP: Oral & Written
High Beginning Spanish: Oral and Written Communication

This course is designed to develop existing writing skills through a process approach that includes the techniques of composing, revising, paraphrasing, editing, and using a bilingual dictionary. In connection with the cultural contents provided in other courses at the same level, students will integrate previous knowledge and the content areas, tasks, and structures from the other courses in the program to produce descriptions, comparisons, narratives, and other types of written texts. (1 unit)

Required text: Choose only one option:
1. Printed Loose Leaf text of “Mosaicos” with MySpanishLab 5 month access (includes eText): ISBN:0134306325
**MySpanishLab includes the digital SAM + additional resources
2. MySpanishLab for “Mosaicos” with eText of Mosaicos (no print component) 5 month access: ISBN:0205849709

SPAN3153B-L18

CRN: 60244

High Begin SP: Oral & Written
High Beginning Spanish: Oral and Written Communication

This course is designed to develop existing writing skills through a process approach that includes the techniques of composing, revising, paraphrasing, editing, and using a bilingual dictionary. In connection with the cultural contents provided in other courses at the same level, students will integrate previous knowledge and the content areas, tasks, and structures from the other courses in the program to produce descriptions, comparisons, narratives, and other types of written texts. (1 unit)

Required text: Choose only one option:
1. Printed Loose Leaf text of “Mosaicos” with MySpanishLab 5 month access (includes eText): ISBN:0134306325
**MySpanishLab includes the digital SAM + additional resources
2. MySpanishLab for “Mosaicos” with eText of Mosaicos (no print component) 5 month access: ISBN:0205849709

SPAN3153C-L18

CRN: 60260

High Begin SP: Oral & Written
High Beginning Spanish: Oral and Written Communication

This course is designed to develop existing writing skills through a process approach that includes the techniques of composing, revising, paraphrasing, editing, and using a bilingual dictionary. In connection with the cultural contents provided in other courses at the same level, students will integrate previous knowledge and the content areas, tasks, and structures from the other courses in the program to produce descriptions, comparisons, narratives, and other types of written texts. (1 unit)

Required text: Choose only one option:
1. Printed Loose Leaf text of “Mosaicos” with MySpanishLab 5 month access (includes eText): ISBN:0134306325
**MySpanishLab includes the digital SAM + additional resources
2. MySpanishLab for “Mosaicos” with eText of Mosaicos (no print component) 5 month access: ISBN:0205849709

SPAN3154A-L18

CRN: 60164

High Begin SP:Hisp Soc/Culture
High Beginning Spanish: Hispanic Societies and Cultures

This course is designed to develop and consolidate reading strategies by providing abundant opportunities to read a variety of authentic text types, such as newspapers and magazine articles, realia, and brief literary selections. The topics presented will integrate vocabulary and functions from other courses in the program, in addition to increasing cultural proficiency and knowledge. (1 unit)

Required text: Choose only one option:
1. Printed Loose Leaf text of “Mosaicos” with MySpanishLab 5 month access (includes eText): ISBN:0134306325
**MySpanishLab includes the digital SAM + additional resources
2. MySpanishLab for “Mosaicos” with eText of Mosaicos (no print component) 5 month access: ISBN:0205849709

SPAN3154B-L18

CRN: 60245

High Begin SP:Hisp Soc/Culture
High Beginning Spanish: Hispanic Societies and Cultures

This course is designed to develop and consolidate reading strategies by providing abundant opportunities to read a variety of authentic text types, such as newspapers and magazine articles, realia, and brief literary selections. The topics presented will integrate vocabulary and functions from other courses in the program, in addition to increasing cultural proficiency and knowledge. (1 unit)

Required text: Choose only one option:
1. Printed Loose Leaf text of “Mosaicos” with MySpanishLab 5 month access (includes eText): ISBN:0134306325
**MySpanishLab includes the digital SAM + additional resources
2. MySpanishLab for “Mosaicos” with eText of Mosaicos (no print component) 5 month access: ISBN:0205849709

SPAN3154C-L18

CRN: 60261

High Begin SP:Hisp Soc/Culture
High Beginning Spanish: Hispanic Societies and Cultures

This course is designed to develop and consolidate reading strategies by providing abundant opportunities to read a variety of authentic text types, such as newspapers and magazine articles, realia, and brief literary selections. The topics presented will integrate vocabulary and functions from other courses in the program, in addition to increasing cultural proficiency and knowledge. (1 unit)

Required text: Choose only one option:
1. Printed Loose Leaf text of “Mosaicos” with MySpanishLab 5 month access (includes eText): ISBN:0134306325
**MySpanishLab includes the digital SAM + additional resources
2. MySpanishLab for “Mosaicos” with eText of Mosaicos (no print component) 5 month access: ISBN:0205849709

SPAN3201A-L18

CRN: 60122

Intermed SP: Comm in Context
Intermediate Spanish: Resources for Communication in Context

This course continues students' development of proficiency in Spanish by expanding vocabulary and grammar. All four skills are integrated, with special attention to speaking and listening. Target language functions include past and future narration, extensive description, and comparisons, all on topics of current and personal interest. Cultural knowledge that will build a deeper understanding of how Spanish-speaking peoples communicate will be integrated into the course content. After successfully completing this course, students should find themselves well prepared for advanced coursework in Spanish language, literature, and linguistics. This course meets two hours a day. (1 unit)

Required texts:
Rusch et al, Fuentes: Conversación y gramática, 5th edition (Cengage, 2015) / Tuten, Caycedo Garner and Esterrich, Fuentes: Lectura y redacción, 4th edition (Cengage, 2011), ebook version. “Student Activities Manual for Fuentes: Conversación y gramática”, 5th edition ISBN: 9781285733500.

SPAN3201B-L18

CRN: 60190

Intermed SP: Comm in Context
Intermediate Spanish: Resources for Communication in Context

This course continues students' development of proficiency in Spanish by expanding vocabulary and grammar. All four skills are integrated, with special attention to speaking and listening. Target language functions include past and future narration, extensive description, and comparisons, all on topics of current and personal interest. Cultural knowledge that will build a deeper understanding of how Spanish-speaking peoples communicate will be integrated into the course content. After successfully completing this course, students should find themselves well prepared for advanced coursework in Spanish language, literature, and linguistics. This course meets two hours a day. (1 unit)

Required texts:
Rusch et al, Fuentes: Conversación y gramática, 5th edition (Cengage, 2015) / Tuten, Caycedo Garner and Esterrich, Fuentes: Lectura y redacción, 4th edition (Cengage, 2011), ebook version. “Student Activities Manual for Fuentes: Conversación y gramática”, 5th edition ISBN: 9781285733500.

SPAN3201C-L18

CRN: 60266

Intermed SP: Comm in Context
Intermediate Spanish: Resources for Communication in Context

This course continues students' development of proficiency in Spanish by expanding vocabulary and grammar. All four skills are integrated, with special attention to speaking and listening. Target language functions include past and future narration, extensive description, and comparisons, all on topics of current and personal interest. Cultural knowledge that will build a deeper understanding of how Spanish-speaking peoples communicate will be integrated into the course content. After successfully completing this course, students should find themselves well prepared for advanced coursework in Spanish language, literature, and linguistics. This course meets two hours a day. (1 unit)

Required texts:
Rusch et al, Fuentes: Conversación y gramática, 5th edition (Cengage, 2015) / Tuten, Caycedo Garner and Esterrich, Fuentes: Lectura y redacción, 4th edition (Cengage, 2011), ebook version. “Student Activities Manual for Fuentes: Conversación y gramática”, 5th edition ISBN: 9781285733500.

SPAN3201D-L18

CRN: 60286

Intermed SP: Comm in Context
Intermediate Spanish: Resources for Communication in Context

This course continues students' development of proficiency in Spanish by expanding vocabulary and grammar. All four skills are integrated, with special attention to speaking and listening. Target language functions include past and future narration, extensive description, and comparisons, all on topics of current and personal interest. Cultural knowledge that will build a deeper understanding of how Spanish-speaking peoples communicate will be integrated into the course content. After successfully completing this course, students should find themselves well prepared for advanced coursework in Spanish language, literature, and linguistics. This course meets two hours a day. (1 unit)

Required texts:
Rusch et al, Fuentes: Conversación y gramática, 5th edition (Cengage, 2015) / Tuten, Caycedo Garner and Esterrich, Fuentes: Lectura y redacción, 4th edition (Cengage, 2011), ebook version. “Student Activities Manual for Fuentes: Conversación y gramática”, 5th edition ISBN: 9781285733500.

SPAN3203A-L18

CRN: 60129

Intermed SP: Oral & Written
Intermediate Spanish: Oral and Written Communication

In this class, students improve their written expression in Spanish by studying models of good writing in Spanish and producing a variety of text types; the course also serves as an introduction to academic writing. The language functions covered include past and future narration, extensive descriptions, comparisons, expressing opinions, and hypotheses. Students will expand on previous knowledge of the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world and integrate other content areas into their work. (1 unit)

Required texts:
Rusch et al, Fuentes: Conversación y gramática, 5th edition (Cengage, 2015) / Tuten, Caycedo Garner and Esterrich, Fuentes: Lectura y redacción, 4th edition (Cengage, 2011), ebook version.

SPAN3203B-L18

CRN: 60131

Intermed SP: Oral & Written
Intermediate Spanish: Oral and Written Communication

In this class, students improve their written expression in Spanish by studying models of good writing in Spanish and producing a variety of text types; the course also serves as an introduction to academic writing. The language functions covered include past and future narration, extensive descriptions, comparisons, expressing opinions, and hypotheses. Students will expand on previous knowledge of the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world and integrate other content areas into their work. (1 unit)

Required texts:
Rusch et al, Fuentes: Conversación y gramática, 5th edition (Cengage, 2015) / Tuten, Caycedo Garner and Esterrich, Fuentes: Lectura y redacción, 4th edition (Cengage, 2011), ebook version.

SPAN3203C-L18

CRN: 60267

Intermed SP: Oral & Written
Intermediate Spanish: Oral and Written Communication

In this class, students improve their written expression in Spanish by studying models of good writing in Spanish and producing a variety of text types; the course also serves as an introduction to academic writing. The language functions covered include past and future narration, extensive descriptions, comparisons, expressing opinions, and hypotheses. Students will expand on previous knowledge of the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world and integrate other content areas into their work. (1 unit)

Required texts:
Rusch et al, Fuentes: Conversación y gramática, 5th edition (Cengage, 2015) / Tuten, Caycedo Garner and Esterrich, Fuentes: Lectura y redacción, 4th edition (Cengage, 2011), ebook version.

SPAN3203D-L18

CRN: 60287

Intermed SP: Oral & Written
Intermediate Spanish: Oral and Written Communication

In this class, students improve their written expression in Spanish by studying models of good writing in Spanish and producing a variety of text types; the course also serves as an introduction to academic writing. The language functions covered include past and future narration, extensive descriptions, comparisons, expressing opinions, and hypotheses. Students will expand on previous knowledge of the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world and integrate other content areas into their work. (1 unit)

Required texts:
Rusch et al, Fuentes: Conversación y gramática, 5th edition (Cengage, 2015) / Tuten, Caycedo Garner and Esterrich, Fuentes: Lectura y redacción, 4th edition (Cengage, 2011), ebook version.

SPAN3204A-L18

CRN: 60133

Intermed SP: Hisp Soc/Cultures
Intermediate Spanish: Hispanic Societies and Cultures

Students expand on existing knowledge of the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world to arrive at a deeper understanding of the concepts of cultural identity and nation. Topics include traditions, customs, and artistic manifestations of culture from Spain and Latin America, as well as a basic outline of the history of these regions. Materials include extensive readings (literary and journalistic texts) and audiovisual sources (film). Class activities include in-class discussion, interviews with native speakers, and compositions. (1 unit)

Required texts:*Rusch et al, Fuentes: Conversación y gramática, 5th edition (Cengage, 2015) // Tuten, Caycedo Garner and Esterrich, Fuentes: Lectura y redacción, 4th edition (Cengage, 2011), ebook version.

SPAN3204B-L18

CRN: 60132

Intermed SP: Hisp Soc/Cultures
Intermediate Spanish: Hispanic Societies and Cultures

Students expand on existing knowledge of the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world to arrive at a deeper understanding of the concepts of cultural identity and nation. Topics include traditions, customs, and artistic manifestations of culture from Spain and Latin America, as well as a basic outline of the history of these regions. Materials include extensive readings (literary and journalistic texts) and audiovisual sources (film). Class activities include in-class discussion, interviews with native speakers, and compositions. (1 unit)

Required texts:*Rusch et al, Fuentes: Conversación y gramática, 5th edition (Cengage, 2015) // Tuten, Caycedo Garner and Esterrich, Fuentes: Lectura y redacción, 4th edition (Cengage, 2011), ebook version.

SPAN3204C-L18

CRN: 60268

Intermed SP: Hisp Soc/Cultures
Intermediate Spanish: Hispanic Societies and Cultures

Students expand on existing knowledge of the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world to arrive at a deeper understanding of the concepts of cultural identity and nation. Topics include traditions, customs, and artistic manifestations of culture from Spain and Latin America, as well as a basic outline of the history of these regions. Materials include extensive readings (literary and journalistic texts) and audiovisual sources (film). Class activities include in-class discussion, interviews with native speakers, and compositions. (1 unit)

Required texts:*Rusch et al, Fuentes: Conversación y gramática, 5th edition (Cengage, 2015) // Tuten, Caycedo Garner and Esterrich, Fuentes: Lectura y redacción, 4th edition (Cengage, 2011), ebook version.

SPAN3204D-L18

CRN: 60288

Intermed SP: Hisp Soc/Cultures
Intermediate Spanish: Hispanic Societies and Cultures

Students expand on existing knowledge of the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world to arrive at a deeper understanding of the concepts of cultural identity and nation. Topics include traditions, customs, and artistic manifestations of culture from Spain and Latin America, as well as a basic outline of the history of these regions. Materials include extensive readings (literary and journalistic texts) and audiovisual sources (film). Class activities include in-class discussion, interviews with native speakers, and compositions. (1 unit)

Required texts:*Rusch et al, Fuentes: Conversación y gramática, 5th edition (Cengage, 2015) // Tuten, Caycedo Garner and Esterrich, Fuentes: Lectura y redacción, 4th edition (Cengage, 2011), ebook version.

SPAN3301A-L18

CRN: 60134

Adv Intermed SP:Comm in Contxt
Advanced Intermed Spanish: Resources for Communication in Context

This course will stress the expansion of the student's active vocabulary and language skills at the third-year level. Classroom activities will center on a thorough review of the most important aspects of Spanish grammar, as well as active oral use of the language. The oral exercises will expose students to extended discourse and will develop content and context as appropriate for students moving from the intermediate to the advanced proficiency levels. The grammar explanations will be complemented by extensive oral and written exercises in contextualized and communication-based activities. This approach, together with the other courses taught at the third-year level as well as the linguistic experiences the student has outside of the classroom, will provide immediate reinforcement of new structures and are intended to maximize the student's linguistic competence. This course meets for two hours each day. (1 unit)

Required text: García-Serrano, De la Torre and Grant-Cash, ¡A que sí! (4th edition, ebook + SAM) (Cengage, 2013)1. Print Text + SAM
ISBN: 9781305523265 or eBook ISBN: 9781305443723 and SAM
ISBN: 9781111838010

SPAN3301B-L18

CRN: 60135

Adv Intermed SP:Comm in Contxt
Advanced Intermed Spanish: Resources for Communication in Context

This course will stress the expansion of the student's active vocabulary and language skills at the third-year level. Classroom activities will center on a thorough review of the most important aspects of Spanish grammar, as well as active oral use of the language. The oral exercises will expose students to extended discourse and will develop content and context as appropriate for students moving from the intermediate to the advanced proficiency levels. The grammar explanations will be complemented by extensive oral and written exercises in contextualized and communication-based activities. This approach, together with the other courses taught at the third-year level as well as the linguistic experiences the student has outside of the classroom, will provide immediate reinforcement of new structures and are intended to maximize the student's linguistic competence. This course meets for two hours each day. (1 unit)

Required text: García-Serrano, De la Torre and Grant-Cash, ¡A que sí! (4th edition, ebook + SAM) (Cengage, 2013)1. Print Text + SAM
ISBN: 9781305523265 or eBook ISBN: 9781305443723 and SAM
ISBN: 9781111838010

SPAN3301C-L18

CRN: 60484

Adv Intermed SP:Comm in Contxt
Advanced Intermed Spanish: Resources for Communication in Context

This course will stress the expansion of the student's active vocabulary and language skills at the third-year level. Classroom activities will center on a thorough review of the most important aspects of Spanish grammar, as well as active oral use of the language. The oral exercises will expose students to extended discourse and will develop content and context as appropriate for students moving from the intermediate to the advanced proficiency levels. The grammar explanations will be complemented by extensive oral and written exercises in contextualized and communication-based activities. This approach, together with the other courses taught at the third-year level as well as the linguistic experiences the student has outside of the classroom, will provide immediate reinforcement of new structures and are intended to maximize the student's linguistic competence. This course meets for two hours each day. (1 unit)

Required text: García-Serrano, De la Torre and Grant-Cash, ¡A que sí! (4th edition, ebook + SAM) (Cengage, 2013)1. Print Text + SAM
ISBN: 9781305523265 or eBook ISBN: 9781305443723 and SAM
ISBN: 9781111838010

SPAN3401A-L18

CRN: 60137

Advanced SP: Comm in Context
Advanced Spanish: Resources for Communication in Context

The course is based on a teaching philosophy that considers language as an oral/aural means of communication. The study of grammar is not an end in itself, but rather a means to accelerate language learning and make it a more effective process. The dynamic use of language will be the basis of this approach. Through significant grammar practice that combines both formal and communicative approaches, students will develop and integrate the four language skills: listening comprehension, reading comprehension, oral expression and written expression. The course’s content will include five main areas that will be integrated in the proposed activities: 1) Functional content: the communicative elements, enumerating the functions which students should know in order to make effective use of the language; 2) Grammatical content: the grammatical elements, and the communicative functions associated with them, which will allow students to effectively express the communicative functions; 3) Subject content: lexical content, subjects and situations that facilitate the social use of language and transmit a real and current image of Spanish society and of the Spanish-speaking world; 4) Phonetic content: activities which will enable students to practice reading and writing in Spanish, as well as improve pronunciation by listening to differentiation exercises, by repeating sounds, words, and sentences, and by reading targeted texts; 5) Lexical content: exposure to texts representing different registers. (1 unit)

Required Texts: “Gramática en contexto”. Main text (Edelsa). ISBN: 978-84-7711-716-2 and “Gramática en contexto”. Answer key (Edelsa). ISBN: 978-84-7711-719-3

SPAN3401B-L18

CRN: 60613

Advanced SP: Comm in Context
Advanced Spanish: Resources for Communication in Context

The course is based on a teaching philosophy that considers language as an oral/aural means of communication. The study of grammar is not an end in itself, but rather a means to accelerate language learning and make it a more effective process. The dynamic use of language will be the basis of this approach. Through significant grammar practice that combines both formal and communicative approaches, students will develop and integrate the four language skills: listening comprehension, reading comprehension, oral expression and written expression. The course’s content will include five main areas that will be integrated in the proposed activities: 1) Functional content: the communicative elements, enumerating the functions which students should know in order to make effective use of the language; 2) Grammatical content: the grammatical elements, and the communicative functions associated with them, which will allow students to effectively express the communicative functions; 3) Subject content: lexical content, subjects and situations that facilitate the social use of language and transmit a real and current image of Spanish society and of the Spanish-speaking world; 4) Phonetic content: activities which will enable students to practice reading and writing in Spanish, as well as improve pronunciation by listening to differentiation exercises, by repeating sounds, words, and sentences, and by reading targeted texts; 5) Lexical content: exposure to texts representing different registers. (1 unit)

Required Texts: “Gramática en contexto”. Main text (Edelsa). ISBN: 978-84-7711-716-2 and “Gramática en contexto”. Answer key (Edelsa). ISBN: 978-84-7711-719-3

SPAN3405A-L18

CRN: 60459

Creative Writing
In this course we will focus on creative writing as a way to develop a deeper understanding of the Spanish language. We will achieve this goal by using the language and our imagination to tell stories. This course will also provide the opportunity to read and discuss present literary works of important Hispano-Americans authors (Onneti, Borges, Rulfo, Cortázar, Méndez,etc) We will also read theoretical texts by Francisco Guzmán Burgos, Pablo Fernández, Alex Grijelmo, Ricardo Piglia, Jorge Luis Borges, Julio Cortázar, Juan Bosch, Mempo Giardinelli, Rosario Ferré, Guillermo Samperio, Hernán Lara Zavala, Enrique Anderson Imbert, Anibal Ponce, Alberto Manuel, etc. (1 unit)

Required Text: Material in electronic format will be made available upon arrival at Middlebury.
Recommended Texts: A good English-Spanish / Spanish-English dictionary (e.g., Oxford) as well as a Spanish language thesaurus; i.e., "Vox: diccionario de sinónimos"

SPAN3411A-L18

CRN: 60448

Practicum: Adv Written Comm.
Practicum in Advanced Written Communication

This course is designed for those students who need to develop their writing production skills, and who are making the transition from fourth-semester (Intermediate) to Advanced coursework in Spanish. Throughout the course, students shall analyze different discursive genres (text types), establish the base from which to improve their syntax, learn orthographical rules, refine their use of discursive connectors, and expand their vocabulary. The main goal is for the students to create their own texts intended for different communicative objectives, and acquire the necessary tools to develop their own style in Spanish writing. (1 unit)

Required text: Material in electronic format will be made available upon arrival at Middlebury

SPAN3412A-L18

CRN: 60449

Childhood Through Culture
The objective of this course is to analyze childhood as a social construction, as a period of psychological development, as a horror story, as a time when lessons about human nature become formative tests, and as a stage when myths, for example as created by children’s literature, trigger certain imaginary beliefs. Through theoretical and literary texts, students will reflect on these aspects and their pedagogical possibilities. (1 unit)

Required Text: Material in electronic format will be made available upon arrival at Middlebury.
Recommended Texts: A good English-Spanish / Spanish-English dictionary (e.g., Oxford) as well as a Spanish language thesaurus; i.e., "Vox: diccionario de sinónimos"

SPAN3431A-L18

CRN: 60171

Hispanic Cult through Theater
Hispanic Culture through Theater/Performance

The course combines the study of theatrical Spanish texts with the practice of some acting and performing skills. The class explores various theatrical styles and schools, analyzing their chronological development and examining how they relate to Hispanic culture, history and traditions. The students will also put into practice some of the creative techniques that integrate the theatrical panorama of Ibero-American theater. Taking the “performer's place” should provide the students with self-confidence and independence in the use of the language, considering that they have to perform and even improvise theatrical scenes. (1 unit)

Required texts: Materials in electronic or photocopy form to be made available upon arrival at Middlebury.

SPAN3433A-L18

CRN: 60138

Cultural Hisp. Music Heritage
Hispanic Music Heritage: Cultural Interrelations

This course will allow the student to appreciate the importance of music and tradition in the history of Hispanic cultures. We shall approach the current musical and historic panorama of Spain and Latin American countries by examining its origins and the different esthetic currents, taking the mid-19th Century as our starting point. Listening will be the central line of this course, which covers the fields of popular and classical music. By analyzing styles, rhythms, dances, and songs, we shall understand how materials were shared and how music became transformed across the Ocean by adapting to the different social and cultural Hispanic contexts. (1 unit)

Required text: Material in electronic format will be made available upon arrival at Middlebury.

SPAN3434A-L18

CRN: 60672

Lit & Cul Hispanic Texts
Analysis of Literary and Cultural Hispanic Texts

The aim of this course is to develop students’ literary competence by introducing them into the critical reading, analytical strategies and interpretation of cultural and literary works in Spanish. We will work with a wide selection of texts covering a variety of topics and authors from Spain and Latin America, and from a range of time periods. The readings will be organized on the basis of literary genre (narrative, theater, and poetry), with a portion of the summer program dedicated to each. On the one hand, we will contextualize the literary works and discuss how the historical circumstances of each of them can be read from the text itself. On the other hand, we will reflect on the rhetorical tools used and on the reactions that they intend to provoke with their reading.

Required text(s): Carmen Laforet, Nada. Barcelona: Destinolibro. ISBN: 978-8423334803 Camilo José Cela, La familia de Pascual Duarte. Barcelona: Destinolibro. ISBN: 978-8423307326.

SPAN3435A-L18

CRN: 60331

Latin American Lit to Film
Adaptations of Latin American Literature to Film

The relationship between Latin American literature and cinema has been very prolific. However, the transposition of texts to the screen is not a simple exercise of turning words into images. What operations technical, verbal, and visual should be applied to the written page in order to make a successful film? How can the reader/spectator appreciate and criticize both narratives, the visual and verbal, without privileging one over the other? What can we learn about a short story, a play or a novel from its film adaptation and vice versa? Along with an introduction to the basic concepts and tools for the analysis of film in Spanish, this course answers the previous questions and presents a panoramic view of some of the main movements of Latin American film. Some of the works to study include novels and short stories by writers: Elena Poniatowska, Jorge Luis Borges, Gabriel García Márquez, Juan Rulfo, Sabina Berman, and Sergio Ramírez.

Required text(s): José Emilio Pacheco, "Las batallas en el desierto." Barcelona: Tusquets, 2009. ISBN: 978-8483832356.

SPAN3439A-L18

CRN: 60363

Visual Cultures Hispanic World
Visual Cultures in the Hispanic World

The course revisits the process of modern nation building and the dissemination of nationalism through visual culture and mass media in Latin America. Most cases and artifacts for study will come from Mexico, an extremely important Spanish-speaking media market. However, examples and readings by critics from other Latin American countries (Chile, Argentina, Colombia, and Nicaragua) will help us define the theoretical and methodological approaches to diverse visual artifacts including: serial novels, comics, photography, film, telenovelas and videogames.

Required text: Material in electronic format will be made available upon arrival at Middlebury.

SPAN3442A-L18

CRN: 60673

20th C. Spanish Literature
20th Century Spanish Literature

This course will study and discuss a selection of literary works written in Spain during the Civil War, Franco’s dictatorship and the subsequent transition to democracy. The authors initially proposed are Miguel Hernández, García Lorca, Camilo José Cela, Carmen Laforet, Ana María Matute, Miguel Delibes, Ignacio Martínez de Pisón and Alonso de Santos. Each of these authors will be studied in connection with the historical and sociocultural context of the Spanish reality of the period between 1936 and 1985. The course will also be complemented with other texts, films and documentaries that will enhance the understanding of the readings and the Spanish culture of the period..

Required text(s): Material in electronic format will be made available upon arrival at Middlebury.

School of Spanish
Sunderland Language Center
Middlebury College
Fax: 802.443.2075

Mailing address
School of Spanish
14 Old Chapel Road
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT  05753

7-week Program
Holly Stark, Coordinator
P: 802.443.5538
spanishschool@middlebury.edu

Graduate Program
Audrey LaRock, Coordinator

P: 802.443.5539
spanishgraduate@middlebury.edu