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Fall 2017-2018
* SPA 105   na, npdf

Intermediate Spanish

Nadia Cervantes Pérez, Course Head
Gorka Bilbao Terreros
Luis Gonçalves
Paloma Moscardó-Vallés

An intermediate language course that focuses on oral and written communication and the consolidation of listening and reading skills. In this course students will enhance their linguistic skills through the analysis and discussion of various types of texts (literature, film, visual culture, music, interviews, etc.) that focus on global and cross-cultural aspects of Spain and Latin America. In particular, the course will familiarize students with the concept of neocolonialism as a way to bridge language learning with the context in which cultural values and meanings are produced. SPA 105 prepares students for SPA 108.

Sample reading list:
Rosario Alonso Raya, et al., Students' Basic Grammar of Spanish (English edition)

Reading/Writing assignments:
Reading/audiovisual activities (based on short stories, films, podcasts, speeches, commercials, music videos, newspaper articles, etc.) and grammar exercises in preparation for each class. Four compositions (including the final composition); two in-class exams, two presentations, one oral interview, and one group project.

Paper in lieu of Final - 10%
Other Exam - 20%
Papers - 20%
Oral Presentation(s) - 15%
Class/Precept Participation - 15%
Other (See Instructor) - 20%

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
A satisfactory score on the Department's Spanish language placement test..

Equivalent Courses:
SPA 105, SPA 103 are considered equivalent courses and cannot be taken multiple times for credit.

Other information:
Offered only in the fall semester. Followed by SPA 108 to complete the language requirement.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
21541 C01 09:00:00 am - 09:50:00 am M W F   Wallace Hall   002   Enrolled:11 Limit:12
21542 C02 10:00:00 am - 10:50:00 am M W F   Wallace Hall   002   Enrolled:10 Limit:12
21545 C02A 10:00:00 am - 10:50:00 am M W F   Friend Center   203   Enrolled:11 Limit:12
23910 C02B 10:00:00 am - 10:50:00 am M W F        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled
21543 C03 11:00:00 am - 11:50:00 am M W F   Wallace Hall   002   Enrolled:12 Limit:12 Closed
21544 C04 12:30:00 pm - 01:20:00 pm M W F   Wallace Hall   002   Enrolled:6 Limit:12
21546 C04A 12:30:00 pm - 01:20:00 pm M W F   1976 Hall   027   Enrolled:9 Limit:12
21547 C04B 12:30:00 pm - 01:20:00 pm M W F        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled