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SPAN-200 Gateway
See courses for Gateway to Culture, Literature, and Linguistics below.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: SPAN 102, or SPAN 104, or SPAN 112, or Placement Test

Course syllabi
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Fall '14: Zárate M (description)
Fall '14: Zárate M (description)
Fall '14: Zach, Ariel (file download)
Additional syllabi may be available in prior academic years.

Sections:

SPAN-200-01 Gateway to Literature
Fall for 2014-2015
This course is designed to develop oral and written skills in Spanish. Students will read and discuss literary texts by prominent authors in Spanish, while focusing on essential features and themes of Hispanic culture. They will also expand their vocabulary and improve their writing through a series of workshops where they will practice different styles in Spanish. To enroll in the course, the student must have completed Advanced Spanish 2 or the equivalent or be placed into the course by the Spanish Department placement system.


Credits: 3
Prerequisites: SPAN 102, or SPAN 104, or SPAN 112, or Placement Test
SPAN-200-02 Gateway to Literature
Fall for 2014-2015
This course is designed to develop oral and written skills in Spanish. Students will read and discuss literary texts by prominent authors in Spanish, while focusing on essential features and themes of Hispanic culture. They will also expand their vocabulary and improve their writing through a series of workshops where they will practice different styles in Spanish. To enroll in the course, the student must have completed Advanced Spanish 2 or the equivalent or be placed into the course by the Spanish Department placement system.



Credits: 3
Prerequisites: SPAN 102, or SPAN 104, or SPAN 112, or Placement Test
SPAN-200-03 Gateway to Linguistics
Fall for 2014-2015
Faculty:
  • Campos, Hector
  • This course is designed to develop skills needed for academic and professional writing and research. Students will write five compositions to be critiqued in the classroom before being handed in and a final research paper. There will be workshops, presentations, and in-class discussions. By carefully studying the system of coordination and subordination in Spanish, students will be expected to incorporate the new and more complex structures into their writing and oral presentations. There will also be intensive vocabulary building exercises based on the readings.
    Credits: 3
    Prerequisites: SPAN 102, or SPAN 104, or SPAN 112, or Placement Test
    SPAN-200-04 Gateway to Culture
    Fall for 2014-2015
    Faculty:
  • Mujica, Barbara
  • This course provides an overview of Latin American history and contemporary culture. Topics of discussion include race and identity, evolving family structures, women and society, religion, education, politics and current events. In addition to a textbook, students will read up-to-date newspaper and magazine articles. The topics will serve as a basis for writing assignments. Through a meticulous process of production, correction, and revision, students will improve their written Spanish, and through class discussions they will improve their speaking capabilities. They will also improve their written work and oral fluency through vocabulary-building exercises and grammar explanations based on the errors they make in their essays.
    Credits: 3
    Prerequisites: SPAN 102, or SPAN 104, or SPAN 112, or Placement Test
    SPAN-200-05 Gateway to Culture
    Fall for 2014-2015
    Faculty:
  • Mujica, Barbara
  • This course provides an overview of Latin American history and contemporary culture. Topics of discussion include race and identity, evolving family structures, women and society, religion, education, politics and current events. In addition to a textbook, students will read up-to-date newspaper and magazine articles. The topics will serve as a basis for writing assignments. Through a meticulous process of production, correction, and revision, students will improve their written Spanish, and through class discussions they will improve their speaking capabilities. They will also improve their written work and oral fluency through vocabulary-building exercises and grammar explanations based on the errors they make in their essays.
    Credits: 3
    Prerequisites: SPAN 102, or SPAN 104, or SPAN 112, or Placement Test
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