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Spring 2011-2012
* SPA 209   na, npdf

Spanish Language and Culture through Cinema

Jorge Alejandro Méndez Seijas, Course Head


A course designed to improve oral and writing skills, while significantly increasing students' knowledge of cultural affairs in an ever changing Hispanic world. A significant amount of time will be dedicated to intensive debate on a wide variety of topics presented in films. Students interested in contemporary cinema may find this course especially enlightening. The grammar component of the course aims to ease the path to a more fluent communication in Spanish. The diversity of Hispanic culture is presented from the standpoint of a selected number of film directors.

Sample reading list:
Reading packet,

Reading/Writing assignments:
Students see one movie a week. They must publish an entry on a discussion board and participate in class discussion. Between 10-20 pages of reading per week.

Papers - 30%
Oral Presentation(s) - 15%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%
Other (See Instructor) - 35%

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
SPA 108 or SPA 207 in addition to instructor's permission. Please email Alberto Bruzos Moro (

Other information:
Selection of contemporary Latin American and Spanish films.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
41690 C01 11:00:00 am - 12:20:00 pm M W        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled
41691 F01 07:30:00 pm - 10:20:00 pm Th        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled