SPAN-101 Advanced Spanish: Transatlantic Visions 1
Fall for 2017-2018
Spring for 2017-2018
The sequence of SFS advanced Spanish courses (101,102) and their intensive equivalent (110) are content-based language courses, meaning that language learning and intellectual growth go hand in hand. The sequence of courses is built around four themes, namely ‘The Construction of a Modern Society’, ‘Race and Gender’, ‘Identity’ and ‘Going Global: Transnational Units and Migration’; it provides the student with the tools to critically approach the cultures of the Spanish-speaking regions on both sides of the Atlantic. These are learner-centered courses where students build both their knowledge of subject matter and their language proficiency through oral and written discussions of primary sources, including but not limited to accounts of historical memory, journal articles, reports from international organizations, photography and film. The course further advances language proficiency in all four skills: speaking, listening, writing, and reading in a range of genres and styles, including description, argumentation and narration. Grammar and lexicon presented in these courses are chosen to facilitate discussions of the events and figures that shape these regions today. Special attention is placed on basic linguistic structures such as copula verbs and prepositions as well as advanced target forms such as past tense distinctions, relative clauses, and passive constructions. Assessment is continuous and includes debates, long and short presentations, short papers, short and long exams, and a learner’s portfolio. The courses follow a flipped classroom design and the student’s portfolio works as the link between out-of-classroom preparation for in-classroom active seminars.

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: SPAN-022, or SPAN-032, or Placement Test
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