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SPAN3101A-L16

CRN: 60118

Beginning SP: Comm 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 for Level 1:
Ramos & Davis, Portafolio (McGraw Hill, 2009). This is a special package created for Middlebury College's Spanish School.

SPAN3101B-L16

CRN: 60351

Beginning SP: Comm 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 for Level 1:
Ramos & Davis, Portafolio (McGraw Hill, 2009). This is a special package created for Middlebury College's Spanish School.

SPAN3103A-L16

CRN: 60119

Beginning SP: Oral & Written
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 for Level 1:
Ramos & Davis, Portafolio (McGraw Hill, 2009). This is a special package created for Middlebury College's Spanish School.

SPAN3103B-L16

CRN: 60352

Beginning SP: Oral & Written
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 for Level 1:
Ramos & Davis, Portafolio (McGraw Hill, 2009). This is a special package created for Middlebury College's Spanish School.

SPAN3104A-L16

CRN: 60120

Beginning SP:Hisp Soc/Cultures
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 for Level 1:
Ramos & Davis, Portafolio (McGraw Hill, 2009). This is a special package created for Middlebury College's Spanish School.

SPAN3104B-L16

CRN: 60353

Beginning SP:Hisp Soc/Cultures
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 for Level 1:
Ramos & Davis, Portafolio (McGraw Hill, 2009). This is a special package created for Middlebury College's Spanish School.

SPAN3151A-L16

CRN: 60171

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 for Level 1.5: Marinelli & Mujica Laughlin, Puentes: Spanish for Intensive and High Beginner Courses 6th edition (Cengage, 2014). This is a special package created for Middlebury College's Spanish School.

SPAN3151B-L16

CRN: 60273

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 for Level 1.5: Marinelli & Mujica Laughlin, Puentes: Spanish for Intensive and High Beginner Courses 6th edition (Cengage, 2014). This is a special package created for Middlebury College's Spanish School.

SPAN3151C-L16

CRN: 60299

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 for Level 1.5: Marinelli & Mujica Laughlin, Puentes: Spanish for Intensive and High Beginner Courses 6th edition (Cengage, 2014). This is a special package created for Middlebury College's Spanish School.

SPAN3151D-L16

CRN: 60583

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 for Level 1.5: Marinelli & Mujica Laughlin, Puentes: Spanish for Intensive and High Beginner Courses 6th edition (Cengage, 2014). This is a special package created for Middlebury College's Spanish School.

SPAN3153A-L16

CRN: 60172

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 for Level 1.5: Marinelli & Mujica Laughlin, Puentes: Spanish for Intensive and High Beginner Courses 6th edition (Cengage, 2014). This is a special package created for Middlebury College's Spanish School.

SPAN3153B-L16

CRN: 60274

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 for Level 1.5: Marinelli & Mujica Laughlin, Puentes: Spanish for Intensive and High Beginner Courses 6th edition (Cengage, 2014). This is a special package created for Middlebury College's Spanish School.

SPAN3153C-L16

CRN: 60300

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 for Level 1.5: Marinelli & Mujica Laughlin, Puentes: Spanish for Intensive and High Beginner Courses 6th edition (Cengage, 2014). This is a special package created for Middlebury College's Spanish School.

SPAN3153D-L16

CRN: 60584

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 for Level 1.5: Marinelli & Mujica Laughlin, Puentes: Spanish for Intensive and High Beginner Courses 6th edition (Cengage, 2014). This is a special package created for Middlebury College's Spanish School.

SPAN3154A-L16

CRN: 60173

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 for Level 1.5: Marinelli & Mujica Laughlin, Puentes: Spanish for Intensive and High Beginner Courses 6th edition (Cengage, 2014). This is a special package created for Middlebury College's Spanish School.

SPAN3154B-L16

CRN: 60275

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 for Level 1.5: Marinelli & Mujica Laughlin, Puentes: Spanish for Intensive and High Beginner Courses 6th edition (Cengage, 2014). This is a special package created for Middlebury College's Spanish School.

SPAN3154C-L16

CRN: 60301

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 for Level 1.5: Marinelli & Mujica Laughlin, Puentes: Spanish for Intensive and High Beginner Courses 6th edition (Cengage, 2014). This is a special package created for Middlebury College's Spanish School.

SPAN3154D-L16

CRN: 60585

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 for Level 1.5: Marinelli & Mujica Laughlin, Puentes: Spanish for Intensive and High Beginner Courses 6th edition (Cengage, 2014). This is a special package created for Middlebury College's Spanish School.

SPAN3201A-L16

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 for Level 2:
- Foerster, Lambright, & Alonso-Pino, Punto y Aparte, 5th edition (McGraw-Hill, 2015). This is a special package created for Middlebury College's Spanish School
- Tuten, Caycedo Garner and Esterrich, Fuentes: Lectura y redacción, 5th edition (Cengage, 2015), ebook version.

SPAN3201B-L16

CRN: 60202

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 for Level 2:
- Foerster, Lambright, & Alonso-Pino, Punto y Aparte, 5th edition (McGraw-Hill, 2015). This is a special package created for Middlebury College's Spanish School
- Tuten, Caycedo Garner and Esterrich, Fuentes: Lectura y redacción, 5th edition (Cengage, 2015), ebook version.

SPAN3201C-L16

CRN: 60316

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 for Level 2:
- Foerster, Lambright, & Alonso-Pino, Punto y Aparte, 5th edition (McGraw-Hill, 2015). This is a special package created for Middlebury College's Spanish School
- Tuten, Caycedo Garner and Esterrich, Fuentes: Lectura y redacción, 5th edition (Cengage, 2015), ebook version.

SPAN3201D-L16

CRN: 60354

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 for Level 2:
- Foerster, Lambright, & Alonso-Pino, Punto y Aparte, 5th edition (McGraw-Hill, 2015). This is a special package created for Middlebury College's Spanish School
- Tuten, Caycedo Garner and Esterrich, Fuentes: Lectura y redacción, 5th edition (Cengage, 2015), ebook version.

SPAN3203A-L16

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 for Level 2:
- Foerster, Lambright, & Alonso-Pino, Punto y Aparte, 5th edition (McGraw-Hill, 2015). This is a special package created for Middlebury College's Spanish School
- Tuten, Caycedo Garner and Esterrich, Fuentes: Lectura y redacción, 5th edition (Cengage, 2015), ebook version.

SPAN3203B-L16

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 for Level 2:
- Foerster, Lambright, & Alonso-Pino, Punto y Aparte, 5th edition (McGraw-Hill, 2015). This is a special package created for Middlebury College's Spanish School
- Tuten, Caycedo Garner and Esterrich, Fuentes: Lectura y redacción, 5th edition (Cengage, 2015), ebook version.

SPAN3203C-L16

CRN: 60317

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 for Level 2:
- Foerster, Lambright, & Alonso-Pino, Punto y Aparte, 5th edition (McGraw-Hill, 2015). This is a special package created for Middlebury College's Spanish School
- Tuten, Caycedo Garner and Esterrich, Fuentes: Lectura y redacción, 5th edition (Cengage, 2015), ebook version.

SPAN3203D-L16

CRN: 60355

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 for Level 2:
- Foerster, Lambright, & Alonso-Pino, Punto y Aparte, 5th edition (McGraw-Hill, 2015). This is a special package created for Middlebury College's Spanish School
- Tuten, Caycedo Garner and Esterrich, Fuentes: Lectura y redacción, 5th edition (Cengage, 2015), ebook version.

SPAN3204A-L16

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 for Level 2:
- Foerster, Lambright, & Alonso-Pino, Punto y Aparte, 5th edition (McGraw-Hill, 2015). This is a special package created for Middlebury College's Spanish School
- Tuten, Caycedo Garner and Esterrich, Fuentes: Lectura y redacción, 5th edition (Cengage, 2015), ebook version.

SPAN3204B-L16

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 for Level 2:
- Foerster, Lambright, & Alonso-Pino, Punto y Aparte, 5th edition (McGraw-Hill, 2015). This is a special package created for Middlebury College's Spanish School
- Tuten, Caycedo Garner and Esterrich, Fuentes: Lectura y redacción, 5th edition (Cengage, 2015), ebook version.

SPAN3204C-L16

CRN: 60318

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 for Level 2:
- Foerster, Lambright, & Alonso-Pino, Punto y Aparte, 5th edition (McGraw-Hill, 2015). This is a special package created for Middlebury College's Spanish School
- Tuten, Caycedo Garner and Esterrich, Fuentes: Lectura y redacción, 5th edition (Cengage, 2015), ebook version.

SPAN3204D-L16

CRN: 60356

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 for Level 2:
- Foerster, Lambright, & Alonso-Pino, Punto y Aparte, 5th edition (McGraw-Hill, 2015). This is a special package created for Middlebury College's Spanish School
- Tuten, Caycedo Garner and Esterrich, Fuentes: Lectura y redacción, 5th edition (Cengage, 2015), ebook version.

SPAN3301A-L16

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, text + SAM + audio) (Cengage, 2013).

SPAN3301B-L16

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, text + SAM + audio) (Cengage, 2013).

SPAN3401A-L16

CRN: 60138

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: Iguina and Donier, Manual de gramática: En español (2nd ed.) (Cengage, 2014).

SPAN3401B-L16

CRN: 60468

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: Iguina and Donier, Manual de gramática: En español (2nd ed.) (Cengage, 2014).

SPAN3431A-L16

CRN: 60180

Hispanic Cult through Theater
Politics and History in Contemporary Latin American Theatre

This course will offer a panoramic view of Latin American theatre of the twentieth and twenty first centuries in the light of two interdependent discourses: the role played by politics in Latin American theatre, and its persistent interest in documenting historical events as a mechanism to simultaneously speak about the political past and its present. The intention is to explore how, through theatre, the representation of historical events has shed light on the present political conditions of Latin America.

The playwrights and plays will be chosen from the following list: Rodolfo Usigli’s Corona de sombra (México); Vicente Leñero’s El juicio (México); Luis Rafael Sánchez’ La pasión según Antígona Pérez (Puerto Rico); Rascón Banda’s Todos somos Marcos (México); Griselda Gambaro’s El campo (Argentina); José Triana’s La noche de los asesinos (Cuba); Alberto Pedro’s Mar nuestro (Cuba); Sabina Berman’s Aguila o sol (México); Eduardo Rovner’s Cuarteto (Argentina); and the Grupo Yuyachkani (Perú).

SPAN3433A-L16

CRN: 60140

Cultural Hisp. Music Heritage
Hispanic Music Heritage: Cultural Interrelations

This class will allow the student to approach the historic and musical panoramas of Spain and the Latin American countries by digging into the origins of today’s Hispanic music. We will explore how artistic and musical currents were developed generally in Spain and South America, by analyzing the musical history of different periods from an aesthetic point of view and placing them in the social and cultural contexts. Listening will be the central line of this course that will cover the fields of popular music as well as classical. songs, dances, and the rhythms of Flamenco and Caribbean, among others. In addition, folk material treated by the classic composers will be analyzed in class. We will see how important music and tradition have been, and still are, in today’s Hispanic cultures. (1 unit)

Required text: Material in course pack form to be purchased at Middlebury.

SPAN3435A-L16

CRN: 60469

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

Description: 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): TBA

SPAN3439A-L16

CRN: 60547

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

SPAN3440A-L16

CRN: 60590

20C Latin American Revolutions
20th Century Latin America Revolutions: Literature and the Arts (Mexican Muralism, Cuban Film and Nicaraguan Poetry)


Since the early part of the nineteenth-century and marked by the Wars of Independence, Latin America has experienced a great deal of political turmoil. It is generally accepted that independence from Spain did not represent for the new nations a radical change in social and political institutions. Therefore, it was not until the twentieth century, and in some cases influenced by crucial events in the political sphere such as the advance of socialist and communist ideologies, that many Latin American countries looked inward and attempted to make radical changes in their colonial and neocolonial institutions. This is the case of the 1910 Mexican Revolution against the dictatorship of Porfirio Díaz and his plan of modernization that mostly benefited the wealthy and continued to suppress the mestizo and indigenous population. Almost fifty years later, and in a Caribbean island, another extremely important and radical political event took place: the Cuban Revolution of 1959. The outcry against governmental corruption, social injustice and racism, foreign political and economic intervention in the daily affairs of Cuba, among others reasons, led to the formation of a guerrilla movement which eventually reached power and later established a communist government which has lasted until the present. The still current tensions between Cuba and the United States and the challenges to resolve them, attest to the complexity and repercussions of this revolution that began 56 years ago. [NOTE: On July 20, 2015, the US reopened its Embassy in Cuba after its closure in 1961.] During the 1970s and 1980s, and in an economically marginalized region, Central America, other revolutionary movements emerged. But it was the 1979 Nicaraguan Revolution with its socialist agenda that received international attention.

Beyond the possible successes and failures that these three crucial events had in the history of both their respective countries and of Latin America, this course will explore the extremely productive artistic environment that emerged as a direct and indirect consequence of these political uprisings. The new political language created by the radical changes, the innovative interpretation of reality, and the repositioning and prevalence of social and socialist discourses, transformed the language of art and allowed new voices –in some cases marginal ones— to engage in a dynamic process of artistic representation. In the case of the Mexico and before moving into the second and third decades of the 20th century we will discuss the short novel Los de abajo (1915) as a means to introduce us to the revolutionary world. We will then examine the relationship between revolution and the visual arts, concentrating primarily on the famous Muralist movement (Diego Rivera and José Clemente Orozco). In the second case, and among the extraordinary artistic production that came out of postrevolutionary Cuba, this course will emphasize film: Lucía (1968) by Humberto Solás, Memories of Underdevelopment (1968), and Strawberry and Chocolate (1993) by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea and Juan Carlos Tabío. We will end this segment with the discussion of the short novel Máscaras (1997) by Leonardo Padura Fuentes. Finally, we will engage in the study of revolutionary poetry as it emerges particularly in Nicaragua, by poets such as Ernesto Cardenal and Gioconda Belli.

The coordinated study of cultural, artistic and political aspects in Latin America should offer the student a strong notion of the interdependence and fruitful interaction among various forms of discourse, and how radical political changes interact with the exploration of more subjective languages and artistic interpretations of reality.

SPAN3451A-L16

CRN: 60591

Women through their Writing
Women Through Their Writing
In this course through the reading of text written by women --diaries, autobiographies, and letters-- we will examine the process of construction of gender identity at various stages of history and the perception that women had of their own situation. We will also analyze the political, social, and legal discussions which made possible the emergence of feminism in Spain and Latin America. (1 unit)

Required text: A selection of excerpts from the following texts and authors available in electronic form at Middlebury: Anna Caballé (dir.), La vida escrita por las mujeres. La pluma como espada. Del romanticismo al modernismo (Madrid: Círculo de Lectores, 2003); Birute Ciplijauskaité, La novela femenina contemporánea. Hacia una tipología de la narración en primera persona (1970-1985) (Barcelona: Antrophos, 1988); Isabel Morant (dir.), Historia de las mujeres en España y América Latina (Madrid: Cátedra, 2005).

This course is cross-listed with Literature and Culture.*

The Spanish School
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7-week Program
Holly Stark, Coordinator
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6-week Program

Audrey LaRock, Coordinator
P: 802.443.5539
spanishgraduate@middlebury.edu