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Milvet Alonso

Mills Faculty

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Milvet Alonso, from Querétaro, México. Completed her Ph.D. in Hispanic Studies at the University of California, Riverside, and her M.A. in Hispanic Literature at Western Michigan University. Her area of research has focused on the indigenous presence in Mexican performing arts. She has taught Spanish language and Hispanic literature and culture in Western Michigan University, the University of California, Riverside and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is currently teaching courses on Latin American Literature and Spanish as a second language in the Humanities Department at the Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey in Querétaro.

 

 

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SPAN 3201S - Intermed Spanish in Context      

THIS COURSE TAUGHT AT MILLS CAMPUS

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)

Foerster, Lambright, & Alonso-Pino, Punto y Aparte, 4th ed. Text: ISBN 978-0-07-338530-3 (McGraw-Hill); Foerster, Lambright, & Alonso-Pino, Punto y Aparte, 4th ed. Workbook / Lab Manual: ISBN 978-0-07-735022-2 (McGraw-Hill).

Summer 2010, Summer 2011

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SPAN 3203S - Inter Writing & Composition      

THIS COURSE TAUGHT AT MILLS CAMPUS

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)

Foerster, Lambright, & Alonso-Pino, Punto y Aparte, 4th ed. Text: ISBN 978-0-07-338530-3 (McGraw-Hill); Foerster, Lambright, & Alonso-Pino, Punto y Aparte, 4th ed. Workbook / Lab Manual: ISBN 978-0-07-735022-2 (McGraw-Hill).

Summer 2012, Summer 2013, Summer 2014 Language Schools

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SPAN 3204S - Inter Culture & Civilization      

THIS COURSE TAUGHT AT MILLS CAMPUS

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)

Foerster, Lambright, & Alonso-Pino, Punto y Aparte, 4th ed. Text: ISBN 978-0-07-338530-3 (McGraw-Hill); Foerster, Lambright, & Alonso-Pino, Punto y Aparte, 4th ed. Workbook / Lab Manual: ISBN 978-0-07-735022-2 (McGraw-Hill).

Summer 2012, Summer 2013, Summer 2014 Language Schools

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