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Nov 30,2020
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SPAN 100 - IS-Spanish

0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

Spanish Department

SPAN 101 - FOUNDATIONS I - SPANISH
Foundations of Spanish I, the first half of a one year sequence, is designed for students with no prior knowledge ofthe language. Students will develop the language skills needed to communicate at a basic level with native speakers and learn the requisite cultural sensitivity to interact and emphasize with Spanish-speaking communities around the world. The development oflistening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in Spanish through the exploration of familiar topics such as family and friends, professions, daily activities, college life, food and restaurants, sports and hobbies, and shopping will be an important part of the course. The emphasis throughout the semester will be on the active use of the target language. Just as significantly, through readings, video clips, class discussions, and online activities students will become aware of cross-cultural similarities and differences, thus contributing to global competence. The course will also help them reflect on their own language.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Language Department

Course Attributes:
Gen Ed 2018, Gen Ed 18-Global Awareness

SPAN 102 - FOUNDATIONS II - SPANISH
Foundations II is the second half of a one-year sequence course. Students will build on the language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) needed to communicate at a basic level with native speakers. The emphasis throughout the semester will be on the active use of the target language. As students keep on learning Spanish, they are made more aware of the nature of their own language. Specifically, when concepts of time, space and, specially, “modos” ( a grarmnatical category that shows the speaker’s attitude to his/her own speech) are introduced, students are asked to question their own epistemology and their way to organize and define the world. Language is also presented as a crucial way to communicate and understand the United States better as well as a substantial list ofLatin American countries. Students are introduced to basic tenets of geography, history and traditions of countries from Central and South America through readings, video clips, class discussions, and online activities that enrich both the students’ vocabulary as well as the understanding of the United States in a comparative way. Lab fee.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Language Department

Course Attributes:
Gen Ed 2018, Gen Ed 18-Global Awareness

SPAN 200 - IS-Spanish

0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

Spanish Department

SPAN 201 - INTERMEDIATE I - SPANISH
Intermediate Spanish 1, the first semester of a yearlong sequence, offers an intensive review of basic structures of Spanish as well as an introduction to more complex structures and elevated vocabulary through a video-integrated approach. Language is not abstracted from cultures of the Spanish-speaking world, including the United States. Topics include personal relationships and emotions, media, family life, nature and ecology, and more will be contextualized in authentic Hispanic cultural products such as film, literature, music and other arts, history, even fashion. Learning language requires continuous practice and attention to linguistic detail. However, because language carries culture, a key pan of learning a new language is cultural competence that is required to effectively negotiate our diverse global world. In order to be able to engage with others authentically, we must understand the dynamics of power and privilege and identify and move beyond ethnocentric views we receive from our culture. The class will be conducted entirely in Spanish and students are expected to be active learners of the language. Grammar explanations will be presented only as needed in meaningful contexts. This is because research tells us that, While grammar is very important, language is acquired through using it meaningfully rather than memorizing linguistic rules.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Language Department

Course Attributes:
Gen Ed 2018, Gen Ed 18-Global Awareness, GE-INTERNATIONAL ISSUES

SPAN 202 - INTERMEDIATE II - SPANISH
Intermediate Spanish H, the second semester of a yearlong sequence, continues an intensive review of basic structures of Spanish as well as more complex structures and elevated vocabulary through a video-integrated approach. Language is not abstracted from cultures of the Spanish-speaking world, including the United States. Topics include the economy and work, politics and government, science and technology and more will be contextualized in authentic Hispanic cultural products such as film, literature, music and other arts, history, even fashion. Learning language requires continuous practice and attention to linguistic detail. However, because language carries culture, a key pan of learning a new language is cultural competence that is required to effectively negotiate our diverse global world. ln order to be able to engage with others authentically, we must understand the dynamics of power and privilege and identify and move beyond ethnocentric views we receive from our culture. The class will be conducted entirely in Spanish and students are expected to be active learners ofthe language. Grammar explanations will be presented only as needed in meaningful contexts. This is because research tells us that, while grammar is very important, language is acquired through using it meaningfully rather than memorizing linguistic rules.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Language Department

Course Attributes:
Gen Ed 2018, Gen Ed 18-Global Awareness, GE-INTERNATIONAL ISSUES

SPAN 300 - IS-Spanish

0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

Spanish Department

SPAN 301 - THE ART OF CONVERSATION IN SPANISH
Welcome to SPAN 301, El arte de conversar en espafiol (The Art of Conversation in Spanish), a course designed to help you to develop advanced proficiency in Spanish in conversation and writing as well as more aware and skilled at negotiating the diverse cultural landscapes of contemporary society. This course emphasizes writing as a process, which means that good writing involves several steps including brainstorming, planning, research, free-writing, editing and revision. You will have the opportunity to revise major papers. For help outside the classroom, please see me during my olfice hours and/or work with one ofthe Spanish tutors in the I-IGS lab in B127 between the hours of 8:00am and 5:00pm Monday — Friday. Reading and writing are excellent ways to greatly improve your literacy, fluency, vocabulary and accuracy in Spanish no matter your current proficiency. Some of the topics we will discuss are identity, personality, the imagination, film and other media, power and politics, love, and lifestyles. While grammar will not be a major focus in this course, we will review some advanced structures when you have questions. Mastery of any language requires continuous practice and attention to linguistic detail. Of course, an enormous pan of this mastery is cultural competence that is required to effectively negotiate our diverse global world. In order to be able to engage with others authentically, we must understand the dynamics of power and privilege and identify and move beyond ethnocentric views we receive from our culture.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Language Department

Course Attributes:
Gen Ed 2018, Gen Ed 18-Global Awareness, GE-INTERNATIONAL ISSUES, WRITING INTENSIVE

SPAN 303 - THE ART OF READING IN SPANISH
This course provides an opportunity to expand your linguistic and cultural competency by exploring exciting works of literature in Spanish. ln order to discuss literary selections we will use vocabulary and concepts pertaining to the field, such as personaje (character), género (genre), cuenlo (short story), tema (theme), tmma or argumenlo (plot), etc... Applied or thematic courses like this can lead to incredible acquisition oflanguage and increased proficiency in all the skills: reading, writing, speaking, listening and cultural competence. Mastery of any language requires continuous practice and attention to linguistic detail. Because literature potentially touches all aspects ofthe human experience, it will expand your vocabulary more than you can imagine if you really engage with the readings. Literature also carries rich cultural material that will help lead to deeper understanding and cultural competence (how well one can negotiate diverse cultural contexts). ln order to be able to engage with others authentically, we must understand the dynamics ofpower and privilege and identify and move beyond ethnocentric views we receive from our culture. Thus, we will emphasize the communities and historical periods in which these literary texts are produced.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Language Department

Course Attributes:
Gen Ed 2018, Gen Ed 18-Global Awareness, GE-INTERNATIONAL ISSUES

SPAN 305 - SPANISH CIVILIZATION
A survey, conducted entirely in Spanish, of the country's culture through the study of geography, history, and artistic expression in order to gain a better understanding of the present-day Spanish speaking communities and their contribution to Western civilization.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Language Department

Course Attributes:
GE-INTERNATIONAL ISSUES

SPAN 307 - LATIN AMERICAN CULTURE AND SOCIETY
Bienvenidos al curso sobre cultura y sociedad en America Latina! This four-credit course, entirely conducted in Spanish, offers an overview of countries south of the Rio Grande, a land more than two times the size ofthe United States, where Spanish, although the official language of most nations, is only one of numerous languages spoken, and where many ethnic groups live side by side. It is an exploration of key periods, events, actors, and interpreters of Latin American cultural and political history since pre-Columbian times. The first half ofthe course will be devoted to the main indigenous cultures in existence prior to the arrival ofthe Europeans in the New World and the three centuries of Spanish colonial rule thereafter. The second half will focus on the wars for independence in the early 19'“ century and the postcolonial period. Throughout the course we will study the contributions of diverse Amerindian, European, African, and Asian peoples to the making of Latin American society. The textbook will be supplemented with samples from the literature, music, film, and the visual arts of Latin American countries.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Language Department

Course Attributes:
Gen Ed 2018, Gen Ed 18-Global Awareness, GE-INTERNATIONAL ISSUES

SPAN 309 - BUSINESS SPANISH
An introduction to business language and vocabulary in the Spanish-speaking world. The course will focus on economy, geography, correspondence and trade regulations, as well as vocabulary and language used in banking, advertising, the stock market, insurance, communications, and export and import. Recommended for students with a Spanish or business minor.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Language Department

Course Attributes:
GE-INTERNATIONAL ISSUES

SPAN 311 - SPANISH FOR HEALTH CARE AND HUMAN SERVICES PROFESSIONALS
This course is designed to provide students with skills necessary to communicate with the growing Spanish-speaking community in the United States and abroad. Conducted entirely in Spanish, Spanish for Health Care Workers will build on the student’s previous skills in order to develop his/her listening, speaking, writing and reading skills in Spanish. Specifically, it will focus on how to conduct medical interviews, obtain the pertinent personal and family history and give specific instructions in Spanish. The course will also address the importance of understanding Hispanic Cultures and ways to build a patient-practitioner relationship. To this end, the course conceives the field of medicine through both a historical as well as an international perspective. Several medical practices will, then, be studied comparatively throughout the ages and around the globe. As with other language courses, by learning Spanish, the student will also gain insight into the nature of his/her own language and culture in a comparative way- particularly, “false cognates” (words and phrases that sound similar to English but have different meanings) relevant to the medical field.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Spanish Department

Course Attributes:
Gen Ed 2018, Gen Ed 18-Global Awareness, GE-INTERNATIONAL ISSUES

SPAN 313 - HISPANIC CULTURE THROUGH ARTISTS
This advanced Spanish language course will concentrate on major works of art in the Spanish-speaking world in order for students to become more proficient in the Spanish language and more knowledgeable about many aspects of Hispanic culture and civilization. The course covers works of art beginning with the pre-historic cave paintings of northern Spain and ending with the Chicano art of the American southwest. Some of the artists studied will be El Greco, Velazquez, Goya, Picasso, Dali, Posada, Orozco, Kahlo, Rivera, Botero and Lam. The questions will be: "What can I see in this work of art?" and "How can I relate what I see to the Spanish speaking world?"
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Language Department

Course Attributes:
GE-INTERNATIONAL ISSUES

SPAN 315 - HISPANIC WOMEN'S VOICES AND IMAGES
This four-credit course, entirely conducted in Spanish, offers a partial exploration of the literary and artistic production of women in the Hispanic Americas since the 17th century. We will read a number of poems, short stories, and testimonios by renowned women writers, as well as brief critical essays on gender and women's writing; view films and documentaries in Spanish by and on women; and listen to popular songs for clues about women's lives in Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Latino U.S. Some of the questions we will explore are the following: What do these voices and images tell us about the situation of women in these societies? Do all Latin American women share the same concerns? What commonalities and differences among the voices can we identify and how can we explain them? What spaces have opened up for women since colonial times? How have women used language and images to engage with their marginalized place in Hispanic societies? Have they been empowered through the arts? What can we learn from these women artists? This course has been designed for students who have completed the intermediate year of Spanish or higher. It is a content-driven course as well as a course that will help you further develop proficiency in Spanish. It is intended to bridge the language and literature courses.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Language Department

Course Attributes:
MJ-AMER-Gender & Sexuality, GE-INTERNATIONAL ISSUES

SPAN 320 - SYNTAX AND SUBSTANCE: SPANISH GRAMMAR
This course will foster students' learning about the Spanish syntax, that is, "the department of grammar which deals with the established usages of grammatical construction and the rules deduced therefrom," according to the Oxford English Dictionary. The course will reinforce and expand students' knowledge of the system of rules underlying the Spanish language. Students will practice grammar rules through controlled and communicative exercises, especially in areas of particular challenge to Anglophone and heritage speakers such as the use of the preterit versus the imperfect and ser versus estar as well as the subjunctive mode, prepositions and diacritical marks. While the study of isolated grammar structures will be an important part of the course, we will emphasize grammar in context as well as the learners' reflection on language through the examination of short texts and the comparative framework supported by translation. Students will see how grammar functions in short stories by well-known writers, newspaper articles, and through the scrutiny of their own postings on the Web.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Language Department

Course Attributes:
GE-INTERNATIONAL ISSUES

SPAN 325 - COMMUNITY MEDICINE IN PERU
This study abroad course in Peru provides students with the opportunity of engaging in hands-on field work in community medicine, while using their language skills and cultural competence. The emphasis in community medicine is on the early diagnosis of disease, the recognition of environmental and occupational hazards to good health, and the prevention of disease in the community. To this end, the course provides comprehensive health services ranging from preventive to rehabilitative services. While in Lima, students will work with the guidance of a local placement advisor in the field for 25 hours a week and attend lectures for 20 hours in a four-week program. Ramapo faculty will, first, accompany students on these lectures and field hours and then meet with students to help them dissect the medical vocabularv and cultural contexts used in the local settings though lectures and class discussions. ln order to interact, effectively, with the community, as well as understanding the content of theoretical lectures, students are required to take SPAN 202: Intermediate ll or equivalent proficiency before this study abroad course, as a prerequisite. Students are also encouraged to take SPAN 311 “Spanish for Health Care and Human Services” in advance in order to gain an understanding of contemporary Peruvian society, students will attend and participate in lectures at Ramapo based on Peruvian contemporary history and society, as well as preventive campaigns led by the Peruvian Health ministry. On their way back, students will give an oral presentation of their reports and engage in a discussion on their reflective essays.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Lecture/Online, Online Course

Spanish Department

SPAN 330 - NUEVA YORK LATINO (LATIN N.Y.)
Nueva York Latino/Latin New York is a 300 level interdisciplinary course designed to explore the complexity of the Latino communities in the New York/New Jersey area. The 2010 Census already shows that Hispanics are the second largest group in America, with one in six Americans identifying as Latino. By the year 2050, nearly one in three U.S. residents will be Hispanic. This course will examine the ways in which generations of Latinos have become integral to the fabric of New York City's urban landscape since the 19th century, extending their influence from the city to neighboring suburban enclaves and even back to the Caribbean and Latin America. It will examine the diversity within the Latino ethnic groups, as well as the Hispanic influence in the multiple sites--in media, poular culture, literature, politics, and the arts--where Latinidad, a discursive category, finds concrete expressions. The course will be taught in Spanish. Lab Fee.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Spanish Department

Course Attributes:
GE-INTERCULT NORTH AMERICA

SPAN 340 - MODERN & CONTEMPORARY SPANISH LITERATURE
The course introduces students to the canonical texts of Spanish Peninsular literature written in between the 18th and the 20th century; these texts are addressed in their cultural and historical context. Through literary analyses, students will also learn how to write about these texts, in Spanish, and develop a further understanding of world literature through a comparative approach.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Spanish Department

Course Attributes:
GE-INTERNATIONAL ISSUES

SPAN 390 - TOPICS:
The descriptions and topics of this course change from semester-to-semester, as well as from instructor-to-instructor. Some courses may stress Spanish culture while others may emphasize Latin America. The courses are taught in Spanish. Prerequisite: varies with the topic offered. This course will examine contemporary topics of the Hispanic Culture through their representation in literature and cinema. The course is based on a comparative approach and it is divided into two different parts. In the first part, students will analyze the treatment of a narrative as practiced in both literary texts and films. They will pay special attention to how the specific devices of a literary text can be translated in the cinematographic adaptation of that text. In the second part of the course, the students will explore the treatment of a specific topic through different cinematographic forms. They will examine issues of perspective as they are represented both in documentaries and films. As the course is taught in Spanish, the students will also be developing their reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in this language. In the first part of the course, the contemporary films we examine, comparatively, will be drawn from adaptations of Golden Age Spanish dramas or contemporary Spanish and Latin American texts. In the second part of the course, major historical events from Spain and Latin America will be discussed in relation to documentaries and films that present the event from different points of view.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Language Department

SPAN 395 - TOPICS IN CONTEMPORARY HISPANIC LITERATURE AND FILM
This course will examine topics of the Hispanic Culture through their representation in literature and contemporary cinema. The course is based on a comparative approach and it is divided into two different parts. In the first part, students will analyze the treatment of a narrative as practiced in both literary texts and films. They will pay special attention to how the specific devices of a literary text can be translated in the cinematographic adaptation of that text. In the second part of the course, the students will explore the treatment of a specific topic through different cinematographic forms. They will examine perspectives on the same historical event as they are represented both in documentaries and films. As the course is taught in Spanish, the students will also be developing their reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in this language. ln the first part of the course, the contemporary films we examine, comparatively, will be drawn from adaptations of Golden Age Spanish dramas as well as contemporary Spanish and Latin American texts. In the second part of the course, major historical events from Spain and Latin America will be discussed in relation to documentaries and films that present the event from different points of view.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Lecture/Online, Online Course

Spanish Department

Course Attributes:
Gen Ed 2018, Gen Ed 18-Culture & Creativity

SPAN 399 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation is used to describe a transfer course from another institution which has been evaluated by the convener. A course with this course number has no equivalent Ramapo course. It may fulfill a requirement or may count as a free elective.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Spanish Department

SPAN 400 - IS-SPANISH
Limited opportunities to enroll for course work on an Independent Study basis are available. A student interested in this option should obtain an Independent Study Registration Form from the Registrar, have it completed by the instructor and school dean involved, and return it to the Registrar's Office. Consult the current Schedule of Classes for policies concerning Independent Study.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

Spanish Department

SPAN 401 - THE ART OF WRITING & FORMAL RESEARCH TECHNIQUES
In El arte de escribir y tecnicas de investigacion formal (The Art of Writing and Formal Research Technigues ) you will focus on narrative, expository and argumentative modes of writing using college level discourse. We will also discuss the rhetorical situation, argumentation and suport of ideas, responsible documentation of sources, and research techniques. This course emphasizes writing as a process, which means that good writing involves several steps including brainstorming, planning, research, free-writing, editing and revision. The course emphasizes learning by doing and so you will analyze models of styles and techniques in order to be able to comprehend their effects and use them well. Then you will apply the techniques in your own work. Finally you will reflect on your process and analyze your own work and dialogue with each other about your choices. You will have the opportunity to revise all major papers. We highlight writing skills, however, if you apply yourself, you will improve your Spanish proficiency in all the skills. Reading and writing are excellent ways to greatly improve your literacy, fluency, vocabulary, and accuracy in Spanish no matter your current proficiency. Furthermore, communication and rhetorical skills transfer to any other languages you use!
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Language Department

Course Attributes:
GE-INTERNATIONAL ISSUES, WRITING INTENSIVE

SPAN 404 - EARLY TRANSATLANTIC ENCOUNTERS
The course introduces students to Spanish and Latin American major texts written around the period of the Conquest, through critical examination and literary analyses. These texts are addressed in their cultural and historical context. Through a transatlantic approach, students compare the consequences of the Conquest in the epistemologies of Spanish and Latin American authors. As the course is taught in Spanish, the students will also be developing their reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in this language.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Language Department

Course Attributes:
GE-INTERNATIONAL ISSUES

SPAN 409 - BUSINESS SPANISH II
FORMERLY LANG-442: A continuation of 300-level Business I language course.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Lecture/Online, Online Course

Language Department

Course Attributes:
GE-INTERNATIONAL ISSUES

SPAN 410 - LATIN AMERICAN LITERATURE SINCE 1900
This writing-intensive, four-credit course will concentrate on the contemporary literature of Latin America. The course will present a panoramic view of the short story, poetry, drama, and essay written in the Hispanic Americas since the early 20th century. It will introduce writers identified with the post-modernist and vanguardista movements, as well as those of the Latin American boom and post-boom periods, including contemporary women writers. Among other writers, we will read three Nobel Prize winners, Pablo Neruda, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and Octavio Paz, all of whom have left their mark indelibly in regional letters and beyond. Throughout the course we will focus on distinctive features of contemporary Latin American literature and pay attention to the relationship between literature and society. All of the readings will be in Spanish and the class will be conducted in Spanish as well. It is recommended that students take at least one upper level course before signing up for this one.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Language Department

Course Attributes:
GE-INTERNATIONAL ISSUES, WRITING INTENSIVE

SPAN 415 - HISPANIC CARIBBEAN WRITERS AND POP CULTURE
The Dominican Republic, Cuba, and Puerto Rico have produced some of the major writers in Hispanic literature, as well as some of the most popular musical forms in Spanish-speaking countries and beyond. This course, entirely conducted in Spanish, will explore the contributions made by the peoples of the three island nations to the broader Hispanic culture and the global community since the mid-nineteenth century, at the same time it will provide the socio-historical context that made those contributions possible. Guided by a thematic and largely chronological approach to cultural manifestations in the Hispanic Caribbean, students will read major writers, watch relevant films, and study musical forms from the region. Some of the themes include the making of nations, race and mestizaje, gender and sexuality, and the Caribbean experience in the U.S. The course will have a quick pace, requiring a lot of reading at times. It is recommended that students take at least two upper level courses before enrolling in this one.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Language Department

Course Attributes:
GE TOPICS SOCIAL SCIENCE

SPAN 420 - ADVANCED COMMUNICATION IN SPANISH
Advanced Communication in Spanish presents an opportunity for you to reach a more advanced level of ability, ease and confidence in speaking and writing Spanish. You will participate in intensive practice of negotiating meaning, expressing emotion and abstract concepts, hypothesizing and other advanced communicative skills. Authentic materials, film, music, literature and visual arts, serve as springboards to discussion and writing exercises. Mastery of any language requires continuous practice and attention to linguistic detail. Of course, an enormous part of this ability is cultural competence that is required to effectively negotiate our diverse global world. In order to be able to engage with others authentically, we must understand the dynamics of power and privilege and identify and move beyond ethnocentric views we receive from our culture. This course emphasizes writing as a process, which means that good writing involves several steps including brainstorming, planning, research, free-writing, editing and revision. The course emphasizes learning by doing and so you will analyze models of styles and techniques in order to be able to use them well. Finally you will reflect on your process and analyze your own work and dialogue with each other about your choices. You will have the opportunity to revise all major papers. Here we highlight writing skills, however, ifyou apply yourself, you will improve your Spanish proficiency in all the skills. Reading and writing are excellent ways to greatly improve your literacy, fluency, vocabulary and accuracy in Spanish no matter your current proficiency. Furthermore, communication and rhetorical skills transfer to any other languages you use! The ultimate goal ofthis course is to help you become a life-long learner and provide some examples of how to maintain and increase your linguistic and cultural competence on your own. One way to support your mastery goals is to be able to self assess as you progress. Each student will be tested orally using the ACTFL Oral Proficiency lnterview during the semester and will be given an unofficial rating in speaking, a nationally recognized assessment based on ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines. The coaching around this interview will be especially helpful to those seeking teacher certification, as it is required by the state, and for anyone interested in obtaining the rating for the job market.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Language Department

Course Attributes:
GE-INTERNATIONAL ISSUES, WRITING INTENSIVE

SPAN 421 - REWRITING HISPANIC IDENTITY CONSTRUCTIONS
This capstone course is designed to provide students majoring in Spanish with an understanding of the theoretical and historical frames in which the Hispanic tradition has been conceived throughout the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Texts dealing with this topic will be analyzed not only for content, but for their potential as rhetorical, structural and stylistic models. The students will draw from these models to write a research paper on a subject of their choice. Students will also be asked to present their work publicly at the end of the course. The twofold nature of the course aims to further students' academic and professional competence and prepare them for graduate work and/or the teaching of Spanish and Hispanic culture in American schools.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Language Department

Course Attributes:
GE-INTERNATIONAL ISSUES, WRITING INTENSIVE


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