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Spanish

058-001. Spanish I. 4 crs. This classroom/laboratory course provides an introduction to the basic language skills (speaking listening, reading, and writing), with emphasis on proficiency in speaking.

058-002. Spanish II. 4 crs. Continued development of the basic language skills in Spanish through integration of class room drills and language laboratory exercises. Prereq.: 058 001 or the equivalent.

058-003. Spanish III. 3 crs. Continuation of the development of audio-lingual skills, with reading and oral discussion. Also includes an introduction to Hispanic culture and review of grammar and syntax. Prereq.: 058-002 or the equivalent.

058-004. Spanish IV. 3 crs. Intensive reading of topics of ,Hispanic literature and culture, with emphasis on composition and conversation, along with vocabulary expansion. Prereq.: 058-003 or the equivalent.

058-014. Introduction to Humanities I. 3 crs. The first part of two-semester core course for freshmen designed to enhance their understanding of great and enduring themes of humanistic inquiry. Students read literary and philosophical works of major historical significance and value from a contemporary viewpoint. Students explore themes such as cultural collision and resolution, concentrating on various aspects of the epic tradition.

058-015. Introduction to Humanities II. 3 crs. The second part of a two-semester core course for freshmen. In this course students study the relationship of the self to the other, with all its attendant considerations. and concentrate on generic distinctions between comedy and tragedy in drama, autobiography, and fiction. Prerequisite: 058-014.

058- 040. Intensive Grammar Review. 3 crs. A core course in the major-minor sequence which includes a thorough review of and practice with major elements of Spanish grammar. Prereq.: 058-004.

058-050. Oral Expression I. 3 crs. A course designed to develop speaking and listening skills through a variety of instructional strategies. Prereq.: 058-004.

058-051. Oral Expression II. 3 crs. A continuation of 058 or its equivalent.

058-052. Reading and Writing Workshop. 3 crs. Designed to develop the specific skills of reading and writing in Spanish. Prereq.: 058-004.

058-060. Textual Analysis. 3 crs. Introduction to literary texts and terminology through the reading of representative genres studied and interpreted from a literary and linguistic point of view. Prereq.: 058-052.

058-055. Advanced Oral Expression. 3 crs. An advanced level course to develop aural/oral fluency in Spanish. Prereq.: 058-051 or its equivalent.

058-064. Spanish for the News Media. 3 crs. Intended for students interested in the news media. Includes writing news articles and preparing and interpreting broadcasting programs for radio and television. Prereq.: 058-040 or equivalent.

058-077. Advanced Composition. 3 crs. Course in advanced prose writing stressing control of syntactic structures and stylistic devices, Prereq.: 058-040.

058-078. Business Spanish. 3 crs. Prepares students to deal with the business community and business correspondence in Spanish. Prereq.: 058-077.

058-080. Survey of Spanish Literature I. 3 crs. A survey of Spanish literature in a historical and cultural context from the Middle Ages to 1700. Prereq.: 058-076

058-081. Survey of Spanish Civilization and Literature II. 3 crs. Continuation of 058-080 from 1700 to present. Prereq.: 058-080.

058-083. Survey of Latin American Literature and Civilization. 3 crs. A survey of Latin American literature in a historical and cultural_ context from the pre-Colombian era to 1900. Pre req.: 058-082.

058-084. Survey of Latin American Literature and civilization II. 3 crs. A continuation of 058-083 from 1900 to the present.

058-085. Survey Of Afro-Hispanic Literature. 3 crs. Sur- of Afro-Hispanic contributions to Spanish and Spanish American literature and culture. Prereq.:, 058-082.

058-099. Hispanic Peoples and Cultures. 3 crs. A course on the socio political institutions, literary and other cultural contributions of the peoples of the Spanish-speaking world. Prereq.: 058-081.

058-093, 094. Readings for Sophomores. 1 cr.

058-095, 096. Directed Readings for Juniors. 1 cr.

058-095, 096. Directed Readings for Juniors. 1 cr.

035-098, 099. Seniors Honors Thesis. 3 crs. each.

N.B. The following 3 courses are part of the Humanities Sequence. They cannot be used to satisfy requirements for Spanish majors and minors.

058-100. Hispanic Literature in English. 3 crs. Consists of selected readings, in translation, of masterpieces of Spanish and Spanish-American literature.

058-101. Afro-Hispanic Literature in English. 3 crs. Course is designed to present a survey of translated literature from, medieval to contemporary periods by and about people of African descent in Spain and Spanish America. Class discussion is in English.

058-107. Women in Literature. 3 crs. An introduction to the role of women in the humanities, the course will investigate women as authors and subjects in philosophy, German, Rus- classics, English, and the romance languages. According with its interdisciplinary character, the faculty will come from all these departments.

The following 100 level courses are offered during alternate years and are open to undergraduate students who have completed 058-080/081 or 058-083, 084.

058-110. Medieval Literature. 3 crs. An approach to Spanish literature from 1100 to 1500, with detailed study of the Cantar de mio Cid. Milagros de Nuestra Senora, El conde Lucanor, and the Libro de buen amor.

058-120. Drama and Poetry of the Golden Age. 3 crs. Study of the evolution of Spanish, verse and theater during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

058-121. Prose of the Golden Age. 3 crs. Comprehensive study 611 the mystic, didactic, fictional, historical, and satirical prose of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, with emphasis on Cervantes and the picaresque novel.

058-130. Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Literature. 3 crs. Presentation of the major authors in Spanish literature of the 18th and 19th centuries.

058-141. Twentieth Century Literature. 3 crs. An approach to the prose, drama, and poetry of 20th century Spain.

058-150. Literature of Spanish America I. 3 crs. Study of selected authors and works representative of colonial and 19th century Span ish-American literature.

'058-151. Literature of Spanish America II. 3 crs. Study of selected authors and works representative of Spanish American literature from the turn of the century to the present.

058-160. Afro-Hispanic Literature and Civilization. 3 crs. Survey of the role and image of black men and women in Spain and Spanish America as interpreted in literature. 058-171. Spanish Linguistics. 3 crs. Introduction to the phonological, morphosyntactic and semantic systems of Spanish.

058-172. Spanish Phonology. 3 crs. Treats the sound system ,,,and properties of the Spanish language. Prereq.: 058-171.

058-177. Introduction to Spanish-English Translation. 3 crs. Introduces the student to the profession of translation and interpretation and will aim to develop his, her ability to prepare translation from Spanish into English, and to expand the student's vocabulary in both Spanish and English.

058-178. Advanced Spanish-English Translation 3 crs. Continuation of training students in translation and interpretation, developing their ability to prepare translation from Spanish into English and to expand *the student's vocabulary in both Spanish and English.

058-187. Educational Methods in Foreign Language Teaching. 3 crs. Introduction to methods, materials, and techniques in foreign language instruction.

058-190. Independent Study I. 3 crs.

058-191. Independent Study II. 3 crs.

058-194. Spain and Latin America Through Film. 3 crs. A study of Spain, Spanish -speaking countries, and Brazil through film, from cultural, sociological and technical points of view.

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