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Fall 2017-2018
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Advanced Spanish Language and Style

Alberto Bruzos Moro
Sylvia Zetterstrand

SPA 307 is an advanced language course. Its main purpose is to develop and reinforce accuracy and fluency in both writing and speaking Spanish. Students will also learn to identify linguistic features that characterize different genres, as well as social and cultural factors that aid in the interpretation and understanding of different texts and types of speech. More specifically, the course aims at providing the tools for discourse analysis, raising awareness of the social and ideological values that permeate discursive practices, and developing autonomy and proficiency as an advanced learner of Spanish language.

Sample reading list:
Readings available on Blackboard
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
50-75 pages reading per week. Primary texts such as news, advertisements, movie clips, fragments of conversations, blogs, tweets, text messages, academic articles, narratives and poetry. Secondary texts on linguistic theory and language use. Daily discussion boards on course readings. Two oral presentations. One writing assignment and a final essay.

Paper in lieu of Final - 20%
Other Exam - 15%
Papers - 15%
Oral Presentation(s) - 25%
Class/Precept Participation - 10%
Other (See Instructor) - 15%

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
A 200-level SPA course. Students who have completed their Spanish language requirement through the Department's placement test or an AP 5/SP SAT ST 760 score can take the course with instructor's permission..

Other information:
Offered both semesters.

Reserved Seats:
Freshmen Only 2 (C01)
Freshmen Only 2 (C02)

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
21636 C01 11:00:00 am - 11:50:00 am M W F   East Pyne Building   339   Enrolled:10 Limit:12
21637 C02 12:30:00 pm - 01:20:00 pm M W F   East Pyne Building   339   Enrolled:9 Limit:12 Closed
23060 C02A 12:30:00 pm - 01:20:00 pm M W F   Friend Center   108   Enrolled:9 Limit:12