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Spring 2016: Upper-Level Spanish Courses

Entry-Level Upper Division

SPANISH Courses for Spring 2016

LSPA300 Reading & Writing for Communication

4 sections available – see online class schedule for details

Prereq: LSPA201 Required for Majors and Minors

This course provides the basis for all the upper level courses as it works to integrate and contextualize the various grammatical concepts presented to students thus far in all areas of language acquisition. The class focuses primarily on reading (varied texts) and writing (5) formal assigned compositions (summaries, descriptions and various argumentation approaches), journaling and free writing. The exams (5) cover particular grammar points that will enhance the student’s writing skills that will be put to use in future language, literature and culture courses.

LSPA301 Oral Communication 3 sections available – see online class schedule for details

Prereq: LSPA201

The objective of this class is to develop more effective and appropriate ways to communicate in the Spanish speaking world, paying special attention to oral communication (speaking and listening skills). At the end of the semester the student is expected to be able to narrate stories from his/her own experience and current events. We will use a variety of materials to help the student‘s speaking ability such as songs, short movies, documentaries, news, podcasts and other examples from different media. We will not forget the grammar and vocabulary components that are also necessary to achieve better communication and fluency skills.

LSPA312 Linguistics 11971

12:00-12:50 MWF 112 NATRS Maite Correa

Prereq: LSPA300 or concurrent registration

LSPA326 Spanish Phonetics 25399

10:00-10:50 MWF 31 ANISCI Maite Correa

Prereq: LSPA300 or concurrent registration

Phonetics is the systematic study of the speech sounds that occur in human language. This course offers an introduction to the fundamental principles of phonetic analysis, with attention to how Spanish sounds are produced and the changes they undergo in different environments. Throughout the course, contrasts between the Spanish and English sound systems will be pointed out in order to make students aware of differences and help them improve their own pronunciation.

Upper Division SPANISH Courses for Spring 2016

LSPA310 Approaches to Literatures

3 sections available – see online class schedule for details

Prereq: LSPA300 Required for Majors

This course is an introduction to literary genres and textual analyses. The course is taught in Spanish and the readings object of analyses are written by some of the most important classical and contemporary authors of the Hispanic world.

LSPA312 Introduction to Spanish Linguistics 11971

12-12:50 MWF 112 NATRS Maite Correa

Prereq: LSPA300 or concurrent registration

Linguistics is the study of human languages—what they are composed of and how they are used. This course provides an introduction to Spanish linguistics and establishes the basis for future application of linguistic principles. This course emphasizes formal reasoning and critical thinking skills in which we examine and define different linguistic skill sets including: how to parse sound, word, and sentence structures of Spanish; language change; the social factors that affect language; and the rules that govern the apparently vast number of different languages.

LSPA313 Intro to Translation and Interpretation 25381

10-10:50 MWF A113 MICRO Silvia Soler Gallego

Prereq: LSPA300

This course is an introduction to the field of translation and interpretation. It is practical in nature and focuses on direct and reverse English-Spanish translation. Students are presented with basic concepts related to translation such as translation types, methods, strategies and techniques, the translator competence, and the phases of the translation process. These concepts are discussed and applied to a variety of text genres. The latter third of the semester is spent on interpretation. After an overview of the different techniques, the course focuses on bilateral interpreting.

LSPA326 Spanish Phonetics 25399

10-10:50 MWF 31 ANISCI Maite Correa

Prereq: LSPA300 or concurrent registration

Phonetics is the systematic study of the speech sounds that occur in human language. This course offers an introduction to the fundamental principles of phonetic analysis, with attention to how Spanish sounds are produced and the changes they undergo in different environments. Throughout the course, contrasts between the Spanish and English sound systems will be pointed out in order to make students aware of differences and help them improve their own pronunciation.

LSPA335 Issues in Spanish Culture 4 sections available – see online class schedule

Prereq: LSPA300 Required for majors

This course provides a trans-Atlantic background of the Hispanic worlds, from antiquity to the present. The course exposes the students to several important topics on history, culture, art, and other materials. The course is aimed to familiarize the student with the history of the Hispanic world, and to provide the foundation that will help them transition to the Advanced Culture courses, whose main focus is regional rather than global.

LSPA345 Business Spanish 25400

11-11:50 MWF 117 EDDY Ana Fairchild

Prereq: LSPA300

This course is designed to help students interested in the business profession build their knowledge of terminology pertinent to this field. Students will learn cultural aspects of doing business in Spanish speaking countries. Assignments include learning how to write business letters, proposal of a marketing project and learning about political and economic situations in these countries.

LSPA346 Spanish for Health Care 11983

2-3:15 TR A113 MICRO Esther Venable

Prereq: LSPA300

This course is designed to help students interested in the medical profession build their knowledge of terminology pertinent to this field through oral, reading and written assignments. Students are asked to not only memorize but actually learn how the various medical terms and variations of them are used professionally, emphasis on dialectology and selective grammatical review. By the end of the semester students have acquired a lexicon of about 180-200 new words that are not found in other language acquisition classes.

LSPA400 Advanced Communication Skills 4 sections available – see online class schedule for details

Prereq: LSPA300 Required for majors

This course is designed for the Student who has a basic understanding of the fundamental aspects of Spanish grammar and whose communicative abilities are at an Intermediate High level. The student must concentrate on applying the grammatical concepts that are presented, integrate them orally and in writing. Oral and written Spanish are intrinsically tied to elaborate description and narration and the student must demonstrate the ability to work with Spanish on both a syntagmatic and semantic level.

LSPA413 Advanced Translation and Interpreting 25395

2-2:50 MWF 103 EDDY Silvia Soler Gallego

Prerequisite: LSPA313

This course continues what was introduced in LSPA313. It is practical in nature and focuses on direct and reverse English-Spanish translation in various areas of specialization. The basic concepts of translation introduced in the introductory course are applied to a variety of translation types and text genres including scientific, technical, legal, economic, and audio visual translation. The latter third of the semester focuses on bilateral interpretation and sight translation in healthcare, business and cultural settings.

LSPA436.001 Advanced LatinAmerican Culture 22242

11-11:50 MWF 11 EDUC Sophie Esch

Prereq: LSPA335 Restricted: Undergraduates only

This course will study the diverse culture and complex political history of the seven Central American countries: Panama, Costa, Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala and Belize. Central America has been deeply impacted by its geography as well as competing narratives of utopia and progress. The site of numerous, invasions, interoceanic canals, banana plantations, dictatorships, revolutions and migrations, cultural production and political life have been torn between desires for achieving social justice from below and social control from above. In this course, we will discuss and analyze Central American movies, songs, posters, novels, short stories and autobiographical texts—with a special emphasis on topics such as race, gender, geopolitics, violence, migration and trauma.

LSPA436.002 Advanced Latin American Culture 25396

2-2:50 MWF 104 EDDY Fernando Valerio

Prereq: LSPA335 Restricted: Undergraduates only

LSPA437 Advanced Spanish Culture 20609

12:30-1:45 TR A114 MICRO Jonathan Carlyon Prereq: LSPA335 Restricted: Undergraduates only

¡El Camino de Santiago! This course will study the culture of Spain from the point of view of the famous pilgrimage route known as the Way of Saint James. Through active conversations during the class meetings, we will develop our understanding of content relating to geography, history, literature, and culture along this famous walk. Additionally, we will improve our language ability in the areas of reading, speaking, listening, and writing.

LSPA443 Spanish Theater 25397

12:30-1:45 TR 114 EDDY Jose Luis Suarez-Garcia

Prereq: LSPA310 Restric: Undergraduates only

LSPA452 Genre Studies in Spanish 25398 11-11:50 MWF C362 CLARK Francisco Leal

Prereq: LSPA310 Restric: Undergraduates only

LSPA470 Spanish Grammatical Constructions 16182

2-3:15 TR 116 EDDY Maura Velazquez-Castillo

Prereq: LSPA400 Restric: Undergraduates only

LSPA492 Capstone Seminar 2 sections available – see online class schedule for details

Prereq: LSPA300 & 310, two 400-level LSPA classes, Senior status

Restricted: Undergraduates only. Required for the major.

LSPA536 Topics in Spanish Linguistics 16180

3:30-4:45 TR 102 Eddy Jose Luis Suarez-Garcia

Restriction: Graduate students only Required of Spanish graduate students.

LSPA549 Literary Periods of Spanish America 25382

4-5:15 TR 102 EDDY Francisco Leal

Restriction: Graduate students only