SPANISH COURSES SPRING 2018
SPANISH MAJORS AND MINORS SHOULD SEE AN ADVISOR TO DECIDE ON THEIR COURSES FOR SPRING 2018.
SPAN COURSES: ALL MATERIALS ARE READ AND DISCUSSED IN SPANISH
They can serve to fulfill your language requirement and major or minor requirement. Those marked (LT) can fulfill Literature distribution credit. All SPAN courses in this flyer count towards Spanish major (33 s.h) or minor (18 s.h).
SPAN 004: INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
Professor Pepa Anastasio (maria.j.anastasio[at]hofstra.edu) MW 9:05-10:30 CRN 20048
Professor Manuel Galofaro (manuel.s.galofaro[at]hofstra.edu)TR 12:45-2:10 CRN 21165
Description: This course constitutes a culmination of all the language skills that have been learned in SPAN 1, 2, and 3. Students will improve their oral and listening skills as well as their written proficiency. What is more, students will have the opportunity to increase their knowledge of the cultures of the different Spanish-speaking countries. This class counts towards the major and minor in Spanish.
SPAN 005: ADVANCED READING IN SPANISH
Professor Vicente Lledó-Guillem (Vicente.LledoGuillem[at]hofstra.edu) TR 4:30-5:55 CRN 22768
Description: Reading skills are developed through a variety of strategies and text types: advertisements, music, poetry, short stories, newspaper and magazine articles, etc. Spoken and written Spanish is the basis of classwork and written assignments, with a focus on furthering vocabulary acquisition.
SPAN 108: INDIVIDUAL ORAL DEVELOPMENT (0.5 Semester Hours)
Professor Edgar Metzger (edgar.m.metzger[at]hofstra.edu) CRN 21444
Professor Manuel Galofaro (manuel.s.galofaro[at]hofstra.edu) CRN 20060
Professor Mercedes Rodríguez CRN 23852
Meeting Times: TBA (0.5 Semester Hours)
Description: Students meet on an individual basis once a week for 25 minutes with a Spanish-speaking instructor. Students engage in conversations in Spanish in a relaxed environment where they feel comfortable to make mistakes and improve their speaking skills. Some of the topics discussed include: art, culture, literature, sports, music, health, education, jobs and occupations, current events, and any other topic in which the student may have interest. No textbook is required, only the desire to speak Spanish.
SPAN 109: ADVANCED SPANISH CONVERSATION
Professor Alfonso Garcia-Osuna (alfonso.j.garcia-osuna[at]hofstra.edu) TR 9:35-11:00 CRN 22280
Description: Intensive training in oral practice and self-expression. Discussions on assigned topics with vocabulary preparation, oral reports, and presentations in response to cultural texts.
SPAN 112: ADVANCED SPANISH COMPOSITION
Professor Álvaro Enrigue (Alvaro.Enrigue[at]hofstra.edu) MW 4:30-5:55 CRN 24564
Description: Exercises intended to develop both communicative and creative writing skills. Practice with different techniques and modalities of writing.
SPAN 113A: CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION OF SPAIN
Professor Vicente Lledo-Guillem (Vicente.LledoGuillem[at]hofstra.edu) TR 2:20-3:45 CRN 20766
Description: The peoples of the Iberian Peninsula: its geography, history, socio-political and religious heritage, as well as its literature, music, and visual arts.
SPAN 114B: (LT) INTR SPAN/AMER LIT I
Professor Miguel-Angel Zapata (Miguel-angel.zapata[at]hofstra.edu) TR 12:45-2:10 CRN 24718
Description: An overview of Spanish-American literature and historiography from the pre-Columbian through the Colonial time to the 1880s. Theoretical and critical discussions of readings, films, documentary and other available materials on the period. One of the main goals of the course includes the revision and challenge of certain traditionally accepted concepts such as discovery, New World, Indian, or even Latin America, and their relocation in a non-eurocentric perspective.
SPAN 127: U.S/LAT AMER: UNEQUAL RELATIONS
Professor Álvaro Enrigue (Alvaro.Enrigue[at]hofstra.edu) MW 2:55-4:20 CRN 24642
Description: An exploration of United States-Latin American relations through selected literary texts, from the Latin-American wars of independence to the present. Traces the history of United States interventions in the region (from the Mexican-American War to recent events such as the United States invasion of Panama). Considers the Americanization of Latin America, Latin American immigration to the United States and its impact on United States culture, and the concepts of the border and of cultural hybridity.
SPAN 142: THE SPANISH LANGUAGE IN HISTORY
Professor Vicente Lledo-Guillem (Vicente.LledoGuillem[at]hofstra.edu) TR 11:10-12:35 CRN 24717
Description: This class explores the origin and development of the Spanish language. The course focuses on the historical grammar of the Spanish language from Latin to medieval Spanish and from medieval Spanish to contemporary Spanish. Students will also learn how the evolution of the Spanish language relates to particular political, historical, ideological, and literary contexts.
SPANISH IN TRANSLATION (SPLT) COURSES: ALL MATERIALS ARE READ AND DISCUSSED IN ENGLISH
They can serve to fulfill your literature (LT) distribution requirements and to complete the Alternative Language Option of the Foreign Language Requirement. In the case of SPLT 59 it can count for Cross Cultural (CC) distribution requirement. 3 SPLIT sh can be applied towards the Spanish major.
SPLT 050D: (LT) WOMEN WRITERS & MODERN WORLD
Professor Álvaro Enrigue (Alvaro.Enrigue[at]hofstra.edu) MW 12:50-2:10 CRN 24609
Description: This course deals with specific issues, themes, genres, or authors. Class readings and discussions are in English.
SPLT 052: (LT) INTERPRETING HISPANIC LEGACY
Professor Miguel-Angel Zapata (Miguel-angel.zapata[at]hofstra.edu) TR 4:30-5:55 CRN 24565
Description: Spain's legacy on a global basis with special attention to its mutual relationship with Hispanic America and their respective values, as expressed in their literary and traditional myths. Matters of multicultural origins, the assessments of the modern dilemma, and projections of Hispanic literature, politics, art and other cultural manifestations are discussed. Readings are interpretative as well as historical. Attendance at a designated theater performance and art exhibition are required.
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