Spanish

Note: Course details for Summer 2019 will be available on December 15. The courses below were offered in Summer 2018 and can serve as a guide to what is typically offered.

College of Arts & Sciences

First-Semester Spanish

CAS LS 111

For students who have never studied Spanish, or by placement test results. Introduction to grammatical structures. Emphasis on aural comprehension, speaking, and pronunciation. Introduction to Hispanic culture. 4 cr.

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Second-Semester Spanish

CAS LS 112

Prereq: (CAS LS 111) or placement test results. Completes study of basic grammatical structures. Emphasis on speaking and aural comprehension. Readings on contemporary Hispanic culture. Writing assignments. 4 cr.

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Third-Semester Spanish

CAS LS 211

Prereq: (CAS LS 112) or placement test results. Completes study of grammatical structures of Spanish. Use of spoken language in conversation. Reading in Hispanic civilization and of contemporary short stories. Writing exercises involving more complex grammatical and syntactical patterns. 4 cr.

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Fourth-Semester Spanish

CAS LS 212

Prereq: (CAS LS 211) or placement test results. Review of the structures of Spanish. Intensive practice of spoken language. More advanced readings from Hispanic culture. Frequent compositions. Satisfactory completion of CAS LS 212 fulfills the CAS language requirement. 4 cr.

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Spanish Literature & the Arts

CAS LS 307

Topic for Summer 2018: Women in a Sexist Society. Prereq: (CAS LS 212) or Spanish SAT subject test score of 560 or higher, or placement test results. How has the role of Hispanic women evolved throughout the 20th century, and into the 21st? Studies the construction of women’s identity, social role, personal and power relations, maternity, and immigration. Not open to students for whom Spanish is a first language. Students may take up to two 300- level Spanish language courses (LS 305, 306, LS 307, LS 308, LS 310, LS 311) before moving on to higher levels. Any combination of two 300-level courses may be taken for credit, provided the two courses have different course numbers; repeating a course with the same number is not allowed. 4 cr.

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Spanish Literature & the Arts

CAS LS 307

Topic for Summer 2018: La representacion de la violencia en la ciudad hispanoamericana. Prereq: (CAS LS 212) or Spanish SAT subject test score of 560 or higher, or placement test results. This course in Spanish conversation, reading and writing explores and unpacks the representation and misrepresentation of violence in Latin American cities. We focus on this topic through a variety of genres, including short story, chronicle, news, documentary film, and cinema. Students will work with authentic texts analyzing and contrasting fiction and reality, as well as different cultures, urban spaces, and its particular problems. Not open to students for whom Spanish is a first language. Students may take up to two 300- level Spanish language courses (LS 305, 306, LS 307, LS 308, LS 310, LS 311) before moving on to higher levels. Any combination of two 300-level courses may be taken for credit, provided the two courses have different course numbers; repeating a course with the same number is not allowed. 4 cr.

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