Courses Available - Winter 2017
SPANISH LITERATURE OF THE MIDDLE AGES
SPAN-3187 (3) Tuesday / Thursday, 2:30-3:45 PM
This course examines the evolution of Spanish literature from the 11th to the 15th century. Authors or works studied will include El Cantar de Mio Cid, Don Juan Manuel, El Arcipreste de Hita, Jorge Manrique and Fernandy de Rojas. Special emphasis is placed on the study of La Celestina.
CLASSICS OF SPANISH LITERATURE
SPAN-2710 & 3710 (3) Tuesday / Thursday, 4:00-5:15 PM
In this course students study three classics of Spanish literature: The Life of Lazarillo de Tormes, by an anonymous author; the first part of Din Quixote, by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra; and Life is a Dream, by Pedro Calderón de la Barca. Students discuss and analyze the historical, socio-cultural, intertextual, metatextual, and self-referential implications of these works, as well as their influence in other arts such as painting and cinema. Student in SPAN-2710 read the texts in English translation and write in English. Students in SPAN-3710 read the original texts and write in Spanish. The language of lectures is English. Note: Students may not hold credit in both SPAN-2710(3) and SPAN-3710(3).
INTERMEDIATE WRITTEN EXPRESSION
SPAN-2110 (3) Monday / Wednesday, 2:30-3:45 PM
This course is designed primarily to improve student's written expression in Spanish; oral expression also receives attention. Students are introduced to the major aspects of the writing process, specific writing techniques (description, narration and argumentation), and grammatical and stylistic editing. Model texts are presented and assignments focus on selected prose genres (e.g., composition, correspondence, summary). Individual work and small-group activities consist of writing sentences, paragraphs, and compositions.
For information on how to register for this course please see Registration Process and Procedures.