Course Offerings: Spanish


100-200 Level


101-102 Elementary Spanish
Staff
This beginning course is designed to introduce the student to the basic skills of understanding, speaking, reading and writing the Spanish language. Work in the Keck Humanities Resource Center complements class work. These classes must be taken in successive terms in the same academic year. Written permission is required for seniors. Students with a grade of C- or below in 101 or D+ or below in 102 are urged to repeat the course before continuing. Degree credit only if the second-term course is successfully completed.

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201 Intermediate Spanish
M. Bearman
This one-term course is designed to improve the student's ability to understand, speak, read and write Spanish. It includes a comprehensive review of grammar, regularly scheduled vocabulary study, conversational practice, short compositions and laboratory exercises. Prerequisite: two or three years of secondary-school Spanish, or SPAN 101-102. Students with a grade of D+ or below in 102 are urged to repeat the course before continuing. Not open to students who score 3 or higher on a Spanish AP exam.

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202 Intermediate Spanish: Language and Literature
M. Rugg, Staff
This one-term course is designed to improve the student's ability to speak, read and write Spanish and emphasizes development of reading comprehension. It includes a review of the more difficult points of intermediate grammar and focuses on the acquisition of skills necessary for the study of literature. Vocabulary study, conversational practice and short compositions based on readings are included. Recommended for students who have a good background in grammar but need further training in reading before undertaking courses at the 350 level. Prerequisite: three or four years of secondary-school Spanish, or SPAN 201, or the equivalent. Not open to students who receive credit for 202 by scoring 4 on the AP language exam or 3 or 4 on the AP literature exam.

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224 Cervantes and Quixotism
Staff
His exemplary stories introduce some of the favored topics and techniques of Miguel de Cervantes. These are followed by a study of Don Quixote de la Mancha in translation. A variety of critical perspectives help guide students' responses to this most influential masterwork of Spanish literature, called by some the first modern novel. At semester's end, students have the opportunity to evaluate a quixotic protagonist of Cervantine procedures in a literary work of another time, another country. Taught in English.

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225 Modern Latin-American Literature in Translation
Staff
This course is a close study of major modern and contemporary Latin-American authors from Borges to Garcia Márquez. The literary works are studied in their socio-cultural contexts. Taught in English.

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226 Latin-American Women Writers
L. Rojas
This course is a close study of the literature written by women in modern-contemporary Latin America. Representative authors are studied within the general framework of their socio-literary contexts.

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