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Fall 2012-2013
* SPA 209   na, npdf

Spanish Language and Culture through Cinema

Jorge Alejandro Méndez Seijas, Course Head
Gorka Bilbao Terreros

SPA 209 is an advanced Spanish course designed to improve oral and writing skills through the analysis and discussion of contemporary Spanish and Latin American films. A significant amount of classroom time is dedicated to intensive debate on a wide variety of topics and features presented in films. The grammar component aims to facilitate a more fluent communication in Spanish. Films are viewed in Spanish with subtitles.

Sample reading list:
Reading packet

Reading/Writing assignments:
Students see one movie a week which will be available on Blackboard and on reserve in the Humanities Resource Center. They must publish an entry on a discussion board and participate in class discussion. Between 10-20 pages of reading per week, plus one essay with secondary sources, and a final video essay on a selected movie.

Requirements/Grading:
Papers - 25%
Oral Presentation(s) - 15%
Class/Precept Participation - 30%
Other (See Instructor) - 30%

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
SPA 107 (with instructor's permission); or SPA 108; or SPA 207..

Reserved Seats:
Freshmen Only 2 (C01)
Freshmen Only 4 (C01A)
Sophomores Only 2 (C01)

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
20622 C01 11:00 am - 12:20 pm T Th   East Pyne Building   215   Enrolled:9 Limit:12
23228 C01A 11:00 am - 12:20 pm T Th   Friend Center   307   Enrolled:6 Limit:12