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Fall Semester 2017


Alexander Hertich • Bradley Hall 315 • 677-3495
WLS101Elementary Spanish 1 (4 hours)
 01 MWF9:00 AM -9:50 AM BR320 Adolfo J Cisneros  
 Plus one hour lab
WLS201Intermediate Spanish 1 (4 hours)
Prerequisite: WLS 102 or equivalent.
Section 01 & 02 include a one hour lab.
 01 MWF10:00 AM -10:50 AM BR370 Melvy Portocarrero  
 02 TT9:00 AM -10:15 AM BR320 Jennifer Barajas  
WLS202Intermediate Spanish 2Core: WC(3 hours)
Prerequisite: WLS 201 or equivalent.
 01 TT1:30 PM -2:45 PM BR026 Deborah Kessler  
 02 TT3:00 PM -4:15 PM BR135 Deborah Kessler  
WLS222Spanish for Heritage Speakers (3 hours)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor
 01 *R* TT12:00 PM -1:15 PM BR146 Jennifer Barajas  
WLS303Composition (3 hours)
Prerequisite: WLS 202 or equivalent.
 01 TT10:30 AM -11:45 AM BR310 Deborah Kessler  
 02 TT3:00 PM -4:15 PM BR310 James Courtad  
WLS304Conversation (3 hours)
Prerequisite: WLS 202 or equivalent.
 01 *R* MWF9:00 AM -9:50 AM BR310 Melvy Portocarrero  
 02 *R* MWF11:00 AM -11:50 AM BR310 Adolfo J Cisneros  
WLS315Introduction to Hispanic LiteratureGenEd: HL   Core: HU(3 hours)
Prerequisite: WLS 303, 304; or consent of instructor.
 01 TT9:00 AM -10:15 AM BR220 Deborah Kessler  
 "Intro to Literature"
 02 MWF1:00 PM -1:50 PM BR046 Melvy Portocarrero  
 "Intro to Literature"
 03 MWF1:00 PM -1:50 PM BR370 Adolfo J Cisneros  
WLS320Spanish Phonetics (3 hours)
Prerequisite: WLS 303 or consent of instructor.
 01 TT7:30 AM -8:45 AM BR320 Jennifer Barajas  
WLS334Commercial Spanish (3 hours)
Prerequisite: WLS 303, 304; or consent of instructor.
 01 TT9:00 AM -10:15 AM BR142 James Courtad  
WLS346Women's Voices of Spain (3 hours)
Prerequisite: WLS 315 or consent of instructor
 01 TT10:30 AM -11:45 AM BR135 James Courtad  
WLS385Poetry of Latin America (3 hours)
Prerequisite: WLS 315 or equivalent.
 01 Canceled
WLS492Practicum in Spanish (1 to 3 hours)
Prerequisite: consent of department chair.
 01 *R* Arr     Deborah Kessler  
WLS495Independent Study (1 to 3 hours)
Prerequisite: junior or senior standing; consent of department chair.
 01 *R* Arr     Melvy Portocarrero  
 02 *R* Arr     James Courtad  
Development of communication skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) in Spanish. Emphasis on the practice of vocabulary and grammatical structures in meaningful communicative tasks and authentic cultural contexts. Laboratory included. First course in three-course sequence.
Further refinement of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in meaningful communicative tasks and authentic cultural contexts. Oral and written practice closely linked to cultural and literary readings and videos. Laboratory included. Third course in three-course sequence.
A transition course between elementary language and advanced content courses. Emphasis on contemporary culture with an increased focus on reading and writing. Continuation and refinement of grammatical structures and vocabulary as well as the development of speaking and listening skills in a content-based classroom.
Provides an overview of language, social and cultural themes, and literature from the Spanish-speaking world for Heritage speakers of Spanish. Students will develop their writing and critical thinking abilities by reading, analyzing, and responding to texts while also working on common grammar and spelling issues.
Emphasis on improving written proficiency. Thorough grammar review, translation exercises, and writing various types of prose. Emphasis on correct, idiomatic use of Spanish in everyday situations.
Emphasis on improving speaking proficiency and listening comprehension through free conversation and oral presentations. Emphasis on correct, idiomatic use of Spanish in everyday situations.
Elements, techniques, and forms of Hispanic fiction, drama, and poetry. Readings in Peninsular and Spanish American literature.
Spanish phonetic elements in isolation as well as in normal speech patterns. Practice in correct pronunciation of individual sounds, words, phrases, and sentences. Individual and class work with tape recordings.
Introduction to language skills for commercial communication and Hispanic business practices.
Examine how Spanish female writers differ from their male counterparts and how they have created a very distinct literary corpus. This course emphasizes how history, political events and social expectations shape literary production. Furthermore, female writers challenge social norms to produce a literature that speaks with a universal and yet very personal voice conveying a Spanish, and even pan-European, reality to probe the very nature of the human condition.
Presents a survey of Latin American poetry from the twentieth century to the present. Introduces students to the basics of poem analysis for content, themes, and poetic structure. In addition to the study of versification and aesthetics, emphasis will be placed on the socio-historical context in which the works were produced.
Supervised work study in community service activities involving use of the foreign language. Pass/Fail.
Independent study and research in a specific field or phase of Spanish language or literary production. May be repeated for maximum of 6 hrs. credit.
This course meets a General Education requirement.
C1 - English Composition
C2 - English Composition
SP - Speech
MA - Mathematics
WC - Western Civilization
NW - Non-Western Civilization
FA - Fine Arts
HL - Human Values - Literary
HP - Human Values - Philosophical
CD - Cultural Diversity
SF - Social Forces
FS - Fundamental Concepts in Science
TS - Science & Technology in the Contemporary World
This course meets a Core Curriculum requirement.
OC - Communication - Oral Communication
W1 - Communication - Writing 1
W2 - Communication - Writing 2
FA - Fine Arts
GS - Global Perspective - Global Systems
WC - Global Perspective - World Cultures
HU - Humanities
NS - Knowledge and Reasoning in the Natural Sciences
SB - Knowledge and Reasoning in the Social and Behavioral Sciences
MI - Multidisciplinary Integration
QR - Quantitative Reasoning
This section meets a Core Curriculum requirement.
EL - Experiential Learning
IL - Integrative Learning
WI - Writing Intensive
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