Courses for Spring 2019

Title Instructor Location Time All taxonomy terms Description Section Description Cross Listings Fulfills Registration Notes Syllabus Syllabus URL Course Syllabus URL
PRTG 114-301 PRTG FOR SPAN SPEAKER I MTWR 1100AM-1200PM Portuguese 114 is designed for students who have studied Spanish. The course begins with exposure to basic vocabulary and structures, advancing at an accelerated pace. Classroon activities will emphasize pronunciation, spoken production as well as language structures and vocabulary. Students will participate in pairs, small-groups and whole-class activities that focus on the meaningful and accurate exchange of information. The class will be conducted in Portuguese.
    ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
    PRTG 120-301 ELEMENTARY PORTUGUESE II MTWRF 1200PM-0100PM This class continues the development of a basic proficiency that will help reinforce the student's abilities and confidence. A broad range of lively, high-interest readings such as newspaper and magazine articles in current events on Brazilian culture will allow the student to gain a genuine sense of current usage. A Brazilian movie is presented and discussed in groups. Daily homework assignments involve writing exercises, short compositions and group projects.
      ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
      PRTG 134-301 PRTG FOR SPAN SPEAKER II MTWR 1200PM-0100PM Portuguese 134 is an accelerated intermediate course designed for students who have taken Portuguese for Spanish Speakers I, or its equivalent. Classroom activities will emphasize the development of pronunciation and spoken production, the use of language structures and vocabulary at the intermediate level. In addition, students will explore movies, music, short stories, and other media as they further develop reading, speaking and interpretive skills in Portuguese. The course will be conducted in Portuguese.
        ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
        PRTG 134-302 PRTG FOR SPAN SPEAKER II MTWR 0100PM-0200PM Portuguese 134 is an accelerated intermediate course designed for students who have taken Portuguese for Spanish Speakers I, or its equivalent. Classroom activities will emphasize the development of pronunciation and spoken production, the use of language structures and vocabulary at the intermediate level. In addition, students will explore movies, music, short stories, and other media as they further develop reading, speaking and interpretive skills in Portuguese. The course will be conducted in Portuguese.
          ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
          PRTG 202-301 ADVANCED PORTUGUESE MW 1200PM-0100PM
          TR 1200PM-0100PM
          This course is designed for students who have already taken basic and intermediate levels of Portuguese. It complements students' knowledge of Portuguese by emphasizing the use of advanced grammatical structures and vocabulary. Classes will focus on practicing such advanced language structures by reading a diverse range of texts, including short stories by different authors of the Lusophone countries, and one novel; speaking and writing about a variety of contemporary texts; watching movies and documentaries; and listening to news, songs and other authentic audio material. The emphasis will be on language usage and culture. This course will be conducted in Portuguese.
            ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
            PRTG 221-402 Culture and Identity of the Lusophone World TR 1030AM-1200PM Topics vary. For current course description, please see department's webpage: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/hispanic-portuguese-studies/pc
              CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; PRIOR LANGUAGE EXPERIENCE REQUIRED; CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
              PRTG 240-401 TOPICS IN LUSOPHONE CULTURE - SOCIETY AND VISUAL ARTS MW 0200PM-0330PM Topics vary. For current course description, please see department's webpage: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/hispanic-portuguese-studies/pc
                CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
                ROML 110-680 ELEMENTARY QUECHUA I CANCELED Quechua, the language of the Inca Empire and still spoken by approximately 6 million people throughout the Andes, is the most popular indigenous language of South America. The program focuses on the development of written and oral communicative abilities in Quechua through an interactive activity-based approach. Course includes an introduction to Quechua and Andean culture. Students will participate in pair, small-group and whole-class activities. Assessment is based on both students ability to use the language in written and oral tasks and understanding the language and culture. This beginning level Quechua course is designed for students who have little or no previous knowledge of the language. Lectures will be delivered in English and Quechua.
                  LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                  ROML 120-680 ELEMENTARY QUECHUA II CANCELED
                    LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                    ROML 616-401 APPROACHES TO LITERARY TEXTS VERKHOLANTSEV, JULIA F 1100AM-0200PM
                      ROML 690-401 FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING AND LEARNING MCMAHON, KATHRYN W 0100PM-0400PM This is a year-long course required of all first-year Teaching Assistants in French and Italian. It is designed to provide new instructors with the necessary practical support to carry out their teaching responsibilities effectively. It will also introduce students to various approaches to foreign language teaching as well as to current issues in second language acquisition.
                        SPAN 120-301 ELEMENTARY SPANISH II MTWRF 0900AM-1000AM The continuation of Spanish 110, Spanish 120 is a second-semester elementary language course. See the description of Spanish 110.
                          ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                          SPAN 120-302 ELEMENTARY SPANISH II MWF 1000AM-1100AM
                          TR 0930AM-1030AM
                          The continuation of Spanish 110, Spanish 120 is a second-semester elementary language course. See the description of Spanish 110.
                            ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                            SPAN 120-303 ELEMENTARY SPANISH II MTWRF 1100AM-1200PM The continuation of Spanish 110, Spanish 120 is a second-semester elementary language course. See the description of Spanish 110.
                              ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                              SPAN 120-304 ELEMENTARY SPANISH II MTWRF 1100AM-1200PM The continuation of Spanish 110, Spanish 120 is a second-semester elementary language course. See the description of Spanish 110.
                                ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                SPAN 120-305 ELEMENTARY SPANISH II MTWRF 1200PM-0100PM The continuation of Spanish 110, Spanish 120 is a second-semester elementary language course. See the description of Spanish 110.
                                  ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                  SPAN 120-306 ELEMENTARY SPANISH II MTWRF 1200PM-0100PM The continuation of Spanish 110, Spanish 120 is a second-semester elementary language course. See the description of Spanish 110.
                                    ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                    SPAN 120-307 ELEMENTARY SPANISH II MTWRF 1200PM-0100PM The continuation of Spanish 110, Spanish 120 is a second-semester elementary language course. See the description of Spanish 110.
                                      ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                      SPAN 120-308 ELEMENTARY SPANISH II MWF 0100PM-0200PM
                                      TR 0130PM-0230PM
                                      The continuation of Spanish 110, Spanish 120 is a second-semester elementary language course. See the description of Spanish 110.
                                        ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY
                                        SPAN 120-309 ELEMENTARY SPANISH II MTWRF 0200PM-0300PM The continuation of Spanish 110, Spanish 120 is a second-semester elementary language course. See the description of Spanish 110.
                                          ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                          SPAN 120-601 ELEMENTARY SPANISH II MW 0600PM-0830PM The continuation of Spanish 110, Spanish 120 is a second-semester elementary language course. See the description of Spanish 110.
                                            ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; ONLY OPEN TO LPS STUDENTS; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                            SPAN 121-301 ELEMENTARY SPANISH MTWRF 1200PM-0100PM Spanish 121 is designed for students who have some prior experience in Spanish. It is an intensive elementary-level language course that in one semester covers the material studied over two semesters in our Spanish 110 and Spanish 120. The course provides a quick-paced review of material normally covered in a first-semester Spanish course and then proceeds to introduce new material so students will be prepared to take Spanish 130 during the subsequent semester. As in other Spanish courses, Spanish 121 emphasizes the development of foundational listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills while exploring the rich cultural mosaic of the Spanish-speaking world. Through listening activities and mini documentaries shown in class, students will develop their aural and oral skills at the same time that they will become familiarized with different varieties of standard spoken Spanish. Students will be given ample opportunties to practice orally and in writing so that they can reinforce newly acquired vocabulary adn linguistic structures. Readings focused on a specific country or region, visual items (such as maps, photos adn films) and a class project will advance students' knowledge of Hispanic cultural practices and products while increasing their intercultural competence. Conducted entirely in Spanish, this class will provide you with guided practice before moving to more independent and spontaneous language production. You will participate in paired, small-group and whole-class activities that simulate real-life situations that will help you gain confidence communicating in Spanish. Goals: By the end of this course students can expect to handle a variety of day-to-day situations in a Spanish-speaking setting such as: 1) Introduce themselves, use greetings, describe people, places and things, give instructions, tell time, go shopping, order meals in a restaurant, and make travel plans. 2) Talk about themselves, families, and friends regarding academic life, daily routines, health, work, leisure, and preferences (using the present and past tenses). 3) Use the cultural information learned in class as an icebreaker to find common ground with a wide variety of Spanish speakers.
                                              ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                              SPAN 121-302 ELEMENTARY SPANISH MWF 0100PM-0200PM
                                              TR 0130PM-0230PM
                                              Spanish 121 is designed for students who have some prior experience in Spanish. It is an intensive elementary-level language course that in one semester covers the material studied over two semesters in our Spanish 110 and Spanish 120. The course provides a quick-paced review of material normally covered in a first-semester Spanish course and then proceeds to introduce new material so students will be prepared to take Spanish 130 during the subsequent semester. As in other Spanish courses, Spanish 121 emphasizes the development of foundational listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills while exploring the rich cultural mosaic of the Spanish-speaking world. Through listening activities and mini documentaries shown in class, students will develop their aural and oral skills at the same time that they will become familiarized with different varieties of standard spoken Spanish. Students will be given ample opportunties to practice orally and in writing so that they can reinforce newly acquired vocabulary adn linguistic structures. Readings focused on a specific country or region, visual items (such as maps, photos adn films) and a class project will advance students' knowledge of Hispanic cultural practices and products while increasing their intercultural competence. Conducted entirely in Spanish, this class will provide you with guided practice before moving to more independent and spontaneous language production. You will participate in paired, small-group and whole-class activities that simulate real-life situations that will help you gain confidence communicating in Spanish. Goals: By the end of this course students can expect to handle a variety of day-to-day situations in a Spanish-speaking setting such as: 1) Introduce themselves, use greetings, describe people, places and things, give instructions, tell time, go shopping, order meals in a restaurant, and make travel plans. 2) Talk about themselves, families, and friends regarding academic life, daily routines, health, work, leisure, and preferences (using the present and past tenses). 3) Use the cultural information learned in class as an icebreaker to find common ground with a wide variety of Spanish speakers.
                                                ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                                SPAN 125-680 SPAN FOR MED PROF ELEM 2 MW 0600PM-0830PM The continuation of Spanish 115, Spanish 125 is a second-semester elementary medical Spanish language course. See the description of Spanish 115.
                                                  ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                                  SPAN 130-301 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I MWRF 0900AM-1000AM Spanish 130, a first-semester intermediate-level course, emphasizes students' acquisition of new vocabulary and linguistic structures in a cultural and communicative context while building on their previous speaking, reading, listening and writing skills. A substantial amount of the course is devoted to learning and using the past tenses. As in other Spanish courses, students will take part in a wide range of activities, including video blogging, role-plays, film viewings, listening to music and class discussions of current social and cultural topics. Unique to this course is the creation of a "cultural journal"throughout the semester in which students pursue their own interests in the Spanish-speaking world while taking advantage of some of the rich resources within Philadelphia's own Hispanic community. Goals: By the end of this course students can expect to handle a variety of common situations in a Spanish-speaking setting such as: 1) Narrate past actions, ranging from personal anecdotes to historical events 2) Give advice, recommendations, and commands to people 3) Express their feelings and doubts when reacting to what others have said 4) Talk about their future expectations and wishes 5) Demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of Hispanic cultural practices and products
                                                    ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                                    SPAN 130-302 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I MWF 1000AM-1100AM
                                                    R 0930AM-1030AM
                                                    Spanish 130, a first-semester intermediate-level course, emphasizes students' acquisition of new vocabulary and linguistic structures in a cultural and communicative context while building on their previous speaking, reading, listening and writing skills. A substantial amount of the course is devoted to learning and using the past tenses. As in other Spanish courses, students will take part in a wide range of activities, including video blogging, role-plays, film viewings, listening to music and class discussions of current social and cultural topics. Unique to this course is the creation of a "cultural journal"throughout the semester in which students pursue their own interests in the Spanish-speaking world while taking advantage of some of the rich resources within Philadelphia's own Hispanic community. Goals: By the end of this course students can expect to handle a variety of common situations in a Spanish-speaking setting such as: 1) Narrate past actions, ranging from personal anecdotes to historical events 2) Give advice, recommendations, and commands to people 3) Express their feelings and doubts when reacting to what others have said 4) Talk about their future expectations and wishes 5) Demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of Hispanic cultural practices and products
                                                      ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                                      SPAN 130-303 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I MWRF 1100AM-1200PM Spanish 130, a first-semester intermediate-level course, emphasizes students' acquisition of new vocabulary and linguistic structures in a cultural and communicative context while building on their previous speaking, reading, listening and writing skills. A substantial amount of the course is devoted to learning and using the past tenses. As in other Spanish courses, students will take part in a wide range of activities, including video blogging, role-plays, film viewings, listening to music and class discussions of current social and cultural topics. Unique to this course is the creation of a "cultural journal"throughout the semester in which students pursue their own interests in the Spanish-speaking world while taking advantage of some of the rich resources within Philadelphia's own Hispanic community. Goals: By the end of this course students can expect to handle a variety of common situations in a Spanish-speaking setting such as: 1) Narrate past actions, ranging from personal anecdotes to historical events 2) Give advice, recommendations, and commands to people 3) Express their feelings and doubts when reacting to what others have said 4) Talk about their future expectations and wishes 5) Demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of Hispanic cultural practices and products
                                                        ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                                        SPAN 130-304 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I MWRF 1200PM-0100PM Spanish 130, a first-semester intermediate-level course, emphasizes students' acquisition of new vocabulary and linguistic structures in a cultural and communicative context while building on their previous speaking, reading, listening and writing skills. A substantial amount of the course is devoted to learning and using the past tenses. As in other Spanish courses, students will take part in a wide range of activities, including video blogging, role-plays, film viewings, listening to music and class discussions of current social and cultural topics. Unique to this course is the creation of a "cultural journal"throughout the semester in which students pursue their own interests in the Spanish-speaking world while taking advantage of some of the rich resources within Philadelphia's own Hispanic community. Goals: By the end of this course students can expect to handle a variety of common situations in a Spanish-speaking setting such as: 1) Narrate past actions, ranging from personal anecdotes to historical events 2) Give advice, recommendations, and commands to people 3) Express their feelings and doubts when reacting to what others have said 4) Talk about their future expectations and wishes 5) Demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of Hispanic cultural practices and products
                                                          ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                                          SPAN 130-305 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I MWRF 1200PM-0100PM Spanish 130, a first-semester intermediate-level course, emphasizes students' acquisition of new vocabulary and linguistic structures in a cultural and communicative context while building on their previous speaking, reading, listening and writing skills. A substantial amount of the course is devoted to learning and using the past tenses. As in other Spanish courses, students will take part in a wide range of activities, including video blogging, role-plays, film viewings, listening to music and class discussions of current social and cultural topics. Unique to this course is the creation of a "cultural journal"throughout the semester in which students pursue their own interests in the Spanish-speaking world while taking advantage of some of the rich resources within Philadelphia's own Hispanic community. Goals: By the end of this course students can expect to handle a variety of common situations in a Spanish-speaking setting such as: 1) Narrate past actions, ranging from personal anecdotes to historical events 2) Give advice, recommendations, and commands to people 3) Express their feelings and doubts when reacting to what others have said 4) Talk about their future expectations and wishes 5) Demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of Hispanic cultural practices and products
                                                            ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                                            SPAN 130-306 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I MWRF 1200PM-0100PM Spanish 130, a first-semester intermediate-level course, emphasizes students' acquisition of new vocabulary and linguistic structures in a cultural and communicative context while building on their previous speaking, reading, listening and writing skills. A substantial amount of the course is devoted to learning and using the past tenses. As in other Spanish courses, students will take part in a wide range of activities, including video blogging, role-plays, film viewings, listening to music and class discussions of current social and cultural topics. Unique to this course is the creation of a "cultural journal"throughout the semester in which students pursue their own interests in the Spanish-speaking world while taking advantage of some of the rich resources within Philadelphia's own Hispanic community. Goals: By the end of this course students can expect to handle a variety of common situations in a Spanish-speaking setting such as: 1) Narrate past actions, ranging from personal anecdotes to historical events 2) Give advice, recommendations, and commands to people 3) Express their feelings and doubts when reacting to what others have said 4) Talk about their future expectations and wishes 5) Demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of Hispanic cultural practices and products
                                                              ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                                              SPAN 130-307 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I MWF 0100PM-0200PM
                                                              R 0130PM-0230PM
                                                              Spanish 130, a first-semester intermediate-level course, emphasizes students' acquisition of new vocabulary and linguistic structures in a cultural and communicative context while building on their previous speaking, reading, listening and writing skills. A substantial amount of the course is devoted to learning and using the past tenses. As in other Spanish courses, students will take part in a wide range of activities, including video blogging, role-plays, film viewings, listening to music and class discussions of current social and cultural topics. Unique to this course is the creation of a "cultural journal"throughout the semester in which students pursue their own interests in the Spanish-speaking world while taking advantage of some of the rich resources within Philadelphia's own Hispanic community. Goals: By the end of this course students can expect to handle a variety of common situations in a Spanish-speaking setting such as: 1) Narrate past actions, ranging from personal anecdotes to historical events 2) Give advice, recommendations, and commands to people 3) Express their feelings and doubts when reacting to what others have said 4) Talk about their future expectations and wishes 5) Demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of Hispanic cultural practices and products
                                                                ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                                                SPAN 130-308 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I MTWR 0200PM-0300PM Spanish 130, a first-semester intermediate-level course, emphasizes students' acquisition of new vocabulary and linguistic structures in a cultural and communicative context while building on their previous speaking, reading, listening and writing skills. A substantial amount of the course is devoted to learning and using the past tenses. As in other Spanish courses, students will take part in a wide range of activities, including video blogging, role-plays, film viewings, listening to music and class discussions of current social and cultural topics. Unique to this course is the creation of a "cultural journal"throughout the semester in which students pursue their own interests in the Spanish-speaking world while taking advantage of some of the rich resources within Philadelphia's own Hispanic community. Goals: By the end of this course students can expect to handle a variety of common situations in a Spanish-speaking setting such as: 1) Narrate past actions, ranging from personal anecdotes to historical events 2) Give advice, recommendations, and commands to people 3) Express their feelings and doubts when reacting to what others have said 4) Talk about their future expectations and wishes 5) Demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of Hispanic cultural practices and products
                                                                  ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                                                  SPAN 130-309 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I MTWR 0300PM-0400PM Spanish 130, a first-semester intermediate-level course, emphasizes students' acquisition of new vocabulary and linguistic structures in a cultural and communicative context while building on their previous speaking, reading, listening and writing skills. A substantial amount of the course is devoted to learning and using the past tenses. As in other Spanish courses, students will take part in a wide range of activities, including video blogging, role-plays, film viewings, listening to music and class discussions of current social and cultural topics. Unique to this course is the creation of a "cultural journal"throughout the semester in which students pursue their own interests in the Spanish-speaking world while taking advantage of some of the rich resources within Philadelphia's own Hispanic community. Goals: By the end of this course students can expect to handle a variety of common situations in a Spanish-speaking setting such as: 1) Narrate past actions, ranging from personal anecdotes to historical events 2) Give advice, recommendations, and commands to people 3) Express their feelings and doubts when reacting to what others have said 4) Talk about their future expectations and wishes 5) Demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of Hispanic cultural practices and products
                                                                    ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                                                    SPAN 134-301 INTERMEDIATE SPAN: ACCEL MWF 0900AM-1000AM
                                                                    TR 0900AM-1030AM
                                                                    During the spring semester, Spanish 134 is limited to those students who have satisfied the language requirement in another language. During the summer, (at the Penn campus and the Penn-in-Buenos Aires Summer Abroad Program), Spanish 134 is open to all students. Spanish 134 is an intensive intermediate-level language course that covers the material presented in Spanish 130 and Spanish 140. The course emphasizes the development of the four canonical skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) within a culturally based context. Class time will focus on communicative activities that combine grammatical concepts, relevant vocabulary, and cultural themes. Students will participate in pair, small-group and whole-class activities to practice linguistics skills in a meaningful context. Major course goals include: the acquisition of intermediate-level vocabulary, the controlled use of the past tense and major uses of the subjunctive, and the development of writing skills. Students who have previously studied Spanish must take the online placement examination. Students who have already fulfilled the language requirement in Spanish may not take basic level language courses (110-145) in the same language. Any questions about placement should be addressed to the Director of the Spanish Language Program.
                                                                      ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; PERMISSION NEEDED FROM DEPARTMENT; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; ONE TERM COURSE
                                                                      SPAN 140-301 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II MTWF 0900AM-1000AM Spanish 140 is a fourth-semester language course that both reinforces and enhances the communicative skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) previously acquired while exploring the rich cultural mosaic of the Spanish-speaking world. Class activities are designed so that students can build up these four skills in order to function at an intermediate language level. Readings focused on contemporary social and political issues of the Hispanic world will advance your knowledge of Hispanic and cultural practices while increasing your intercultural competence. Unique to this course is the preparation of an oral presentation on a topic related to the Hispanic world throughout the semester and presented during the last days of classes. The purpose of this task is to help students develop their presentational competence in Spanish. Conducted entirely in Spanish, this class will provide students with ample opportunties to work in small groups and in pairs while gaining confidence communicating in Spanish. This course satisfies the language requirement at Penn. Goals: By the end of this course, students can expect to handle a variety of situations in a Spanish-speaking setting, such as: 1) Express their opinions on a variety of contemporary events and issues 2) Defend their position when presented with a hypothetical situation 3) Deliver short presentations on a chosen subject after thorough preparation 4) Demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of Hispanic cultural practices and products
                                                                        ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; ONE TERM COURSE
                                                                        SPAN 140-302 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II MTWF 0900AM-1000AM Spanish 140 is a fourth-semester language course that both reinforces and enhances the communicative skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) previously acquired while exploring the rich cultural mosaic of the Spanish-speaking world. Class activities are designed so that students can build up these four skills in order to function at an intermediate language level. Readings focused on contemporary social and political issues of the Hispanic world will advance your knowledge of Hispanic and cultural practices while increasing your intercultural competence. Unique to this course is the preparation of an oral presentation on a topic related to the Hispanic world throughout the semester and presented during the last days of classes. The purpose of this task is to help students develop their presentational competence in Spanish. Conducted entirely in Spanish, this class will provide students with ample opportunties to work in small groups and in pairs while gaining confidence communicating in Spanish. This course satisfies the language requirement at Penn. Goals: By the end of this course, students can expect to handle a variety of situations in a Spanish-speaking setting, such as: 1) Express their opinions on a variety of contemporary events and issues 2) Defend their position when presented with a hypothetical situation 3) Deliver short presentations on a chosen subject after thorough preparation 4) Demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of Hispanic cultural practices and products
                                                                          ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; ONE TERM COURSE
                                                                          SPAN 140-303 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II MWF 1000AM-1100AM
                                                                          T 0930AM-1030AM
                                                                          Spanish 140 is a fourth-semester language course that both reinforces and enhances the communicative skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) previously acquired while exploring the rich cultural mosaic of the Spanish-speaking world. Class activities are designed so that students can build up these four skills in order to function at an intermediate language level. Readings focused on contemporary social and political issues of the Hispanic world will advance your knowledge of Hispanic and cultural practices while increasing your intercultural competence. Unique to this course is the preparation of an oral presentation on a topic related to the Hispanic world throughout the semester and presented during the last days of classes. The purpose of this task is to help students develop their presentational competence in Spanish. Conducted entirely in Spanish, this class will provide students with ample opportunties to work in small groups and in pairs while gaining confidence communicating in Spanish. This course satisfies the language requirement at Penn. Goals: By the end of this course, students can expect to handle a variety of situations in a Spanish-speaking setting, such as: 1) Express their opinions on a variety of contemporary events and issues 2) Defend their position when presented with a hypothetical situation 3) Deliver short presentations on a chosen subject after thorough preparation 4) Demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of Hispanic cultural practices and products
                                                                            ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; ONE TERM COURSE
                                                                            SPAN 140-304 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II MWF 1000AM-1100AM
                                                                            T 0930AM-1030AM
                                                                            Spanish 140 is a fourth-semester language course that both reinforces and enhances the communicative skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) previously acquired while exploring the rich cultural mosaic of the Spanish-speaking world. Class activities are designed so that students can build up these four skills in order to function at an intermediate language level. Readings focused on contemporary social and political issues of the Hispanic world will advance your knowledge of Hispanic and cultural practices while increasing your intercultural competence. Unique to this course is the preparation of an oral presentation on a topic related to the Hispanic world throughout the semester and presented during the last days of classes. The purpose of this task is to help students develop their presentational competence in Spanish. Conducted entirely in Spanish, this class will provide students with ample opportunties to work in small groups and in pairs while gaining confidence communicating in Spanish. This course satisfies the language requirement at Penn. Goals: By the end of this course, students can expect to handle a variety of situations in a Spanish-speaking setting, such as: 1) Express their opinions on a variety of contemporary events and issues 2) Defend their position when presented with a hypothetical situation 3) Deliver short presentations on a chosen subject after thorough preparation 4) Demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of Hispanic cultural practices and products
                                                                              ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; ONE TERM COURSE
                                                                              SPAN 140-305 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II MTWF 1100AM-1200PM Spanish 140 is a fourth-semester language course that both reinforces and enhances the communicative skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) previously acquired while exploring the rich cultural mosaic of the Spanish-speaking world. Class activities are designed so that students can build up these four skills in order to function at an intermediate language level. Readings focused on contemporary social and political issues of the Hispanic world will advance your knowledge of Hispanic and cultural practices while increasing your intercultural competence. Unique to this course is the preparation of an oral presentation on a topic related to the Hispanic world throughout the semester and presented during the last days of classes. The purpose of this task is to help students develop their presentational competence in Spanish. Conducted entirely in Spanish, this class will provide students with ample opportunties to work in small groups and in pairs while gaining confidence communicating in Spanish. This course satisfies the language requirement at Penn. Goals: By the end of this course, students can expect to handle a variety of situations in a Spanish-speaking setting, such as: 1) Express their opinions on a variety of contemporary events and issues 2) Defend their position when presented with a hypothetical situation 3) Deliver short presentations on a chosen subject after thorough preparation 4) Demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of Hispanic cultural practices and products
                                                                                ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; ONE TERM COURSE
                                                                                SPAN 140-306 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II MTWF 1100AM-1200PM Spanish 140 is a fourth-semester language course that both reinforces and enhances the communicative skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) previously acquired while exploring the rich cultural mosaic of the Spanish-speaking world. Class activities are designed so that students can build up these four skills in order to function at an intermediate language level. Readings focused on contemporary social and political issues of the Hispanic world will advance your knowledge of Hispanic and cultural practices while increasing your intercultural competence. Unique to this course is the preparation of an oral presentation on a topic related to the Hispanic world throughout the semester and presented during the last days of classes. The purpose of this task is to help students develop their presentational competence in Spanish. Conducted entirely in Spanish, this class will provide students with ample opportunties to work in small groups and in pairs while gaining confidence communicating in Spanish. This course satisfies the language requirement at Penn. Goals: By the end of this course, students can expect to handle a variety of situations in a Spanish-speaking setting, such as: 1) Express their opinions on a variety of contemporary events and issues 2) Defend their position when presented with a hypothetical situation 3) Deliver short presentations on a chosen subject after thorough preparation 4) Demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of Hispanic cultural practices and products
                                                                                  ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; ONE TERM COURSE
                                                                                  SPAN 140-307 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II MTWF 1100AM-1200PM Spanish 140 is a fourth-semester language course that both reinforces and enhances the communicative skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) previously acquired while exploring the rich cultural mosaic of the Spanish-speaking world. Class activities are designed so that students can build up these four skills in order to function at an intermediate language level. Readings focused on contemporary social and political issues of the Hispanic world will advance your knowledge of Hispanic and cultural practices while increasing your intercultural competence. Unique to this course is the preparation of an oral presentation on a topic related to the Hispanic world throughout the semester and presented during the last days of classes. The purpose of this task is to help students develop their presentational competence in Spanish. Conducted entirely in Spanish, this class will provide students with ample opportunties to work in small groups and in pairs while gaining confidence communicating in Spanish. This course satisfies the language requirement at Penn. Goals: By the end of this course, students can expect to handle a variety of situations in a Spanish-speaking setting, such as: 1) Express their opinions on a variety of contemporary events and issues 2) Defend their position when presented with a hypothetical situation 3) Deliver short presentations on a chosen subject after thorough preparation 4) Demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of Hispanic cultural practices and products
                                                                                    ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; ONE TERM COURSE
                                                                                    SPAN 140-308 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II MTWF 1200PM-0100PM Spanish 140 is a fourth-semester language course that both reinforces and enhances the communicative skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) previously acquired while exploring the rich cultural mosaic of the Spanish-speaking world. Class activities are designed so that students can build up these four skills in order to function at an intermediate language level. Readings focused on contemporary social and political issues of the Hispanic world will advance your knowledge of Hispanic and cultural practices while increasing your intercultural competence. Unique to this course is the preparation of an oral presentation on a topic related to the Hispanic world throughout the semester and presented during the last days of classes. The purpose of this task is to help students develop their presentational competence in Spanish. Conducted entirely in Spanish, this class will provide students with ample opportunties to work in small groups and in pairs while gaining confidence communicating in Spanish. This course satisfies the language requirement at Penn. Goals: By the end of this course, students can expect to handle a variety of situations in a Spanish-speaking setting, such as: 1) Express their opinions on a variety of contemporary events and issues 2) Defend their position when presented with a hypothetical situation 3) Deliver short presentations on a chosen subject after thorough preparation 4) Demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of Hispanic cultural practices and products
                                                                                      ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; ONE TERM COURSE
                                                                                      SPAN 140-309 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II MTWF 1200PM-0100PM Spanish 140 is a fourth-semester language course that both reinforces and enhances the communicative skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) previously acquired while exploring the rich cultural mosaic of the Spanish-speaking world. Class activities are designed so that students can build up these four skills in order to function at an intermediate language level. Readings focused on contemporary social and political issues of the Hispanic world will advance your knowledge of Hispanic and cultural practices while increasing your intercultural competence. Unique to this course is the preparation of an oral presentation on a topic related to the Hispanic world throughout the semester and presented during the last days of classes. The purpose of this task is to help students develop their presentational competence in Spanish. Conducted entirely in Spanish, this class will provide students with ample opportunties to work in small groups and in pairs while gaining confidence communicating in Spanish. This course satisfies the language requirement at Penn. Goals: By the end of this course, students can expect to handle a variety of situations in a Spanish-speaking setting, such as: 1) Express their opinions on a variety of contemporary events and issues 2) Defend their position when presented with a hypothetical situation 3) Deliver short presentations on a chosen subject after thorough preparation 4) Demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of Hispanic cultural practices and products
                                                                                        ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; ONE TERM COURSE
                                                                                        SPAN 140-310 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II MTWF 1200PM-0100PM Spanish 140 is a fourth-semester language course that both reinforces and enhances the communicative skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) previously acquired while exploring the rich cultural mosaic of the Spanish-speaking world. Class activities are designed so that students can build up these four skills in order to function at an intermediate language level. Readings focused on contemporary social and political issues of the Hispanic world will advance your knowledge of Hispanic and cultural practices while increasing your intercultural competence. Unique to this course is the preparation of an oral presentation on a topic related to the Hispanic world throughout the semester and presented during the last days of classes. The purpose of this task is to help students develop their presentational competence in Spanish. Conducted entirely in Spanish, this class will provide students with ample opportunties to work in small groups and in pairs while gaining confidence communicating in Spanish. This course satisfies the language requirement at Penn. Goals: By the end of this course, students can expect to handle a variety of situations in a Spanish-speaking setting, such as: 1) Express their opinions on a variety of contemporary events and issues 2) Defend their position when presented with a hypothetical situation 3) Deliver short presentations on a chosen subject after thorough preparation 4) Demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of Hispanic cultural practices and products
                                                                                          ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; ONE TERM COURSE
                                                                                          SPAN 140-311 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II MWF 0100PM-0200PM
                                                                                          T 0130PM-0230PM
                                                                                          Spanish 140 is a fourth-semester language course that both reinforces and enhances the communicative skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) previously acquired while exploring the rich cultural mosaic of the Spanish-speaking world. Class activities are designed so that students can build up these four skills in order to function at an intermediate language level. Readings focused on contemporary social and political issues of the Hispanic world will advance your knowledge of Hispanic and cultural practices while increasing your intercultural competence. Unique to this course is the preparation of an oral presentation on a topic related to the Hispanic world throughout the semester and presented during the last days of classes. The purpose of this task is to help students develop their presentational competence in Spanish. Conducted entirely in Spanish, this class will provide students with ample opportunties to work in small groups and in pairs while gaining confidence communicating in Spanish. This course satisfies the language requirement at Penn. Goals: By the end of this course, students can expect to handle a variety of situations in a Spanish-speaking setting, such as: 1) Express their opinions on a variety of contemporary events and issues 2) Defend their position when presented with a hypothetical situation 3) Deliver short presentations on a chosen subject after thorough preparation 4) Demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of Hispanic cultural practices and products
                                                                                            ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; ONE TERM COURSE
                                                                                            SPAN 140-312 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II MWF 0100PM-0200PM
                                                                                            T 0130PM-0230PM
                                                                                            Spanish 140 is a fourth-semester language course that both reinforces and enhances the communicative skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) previously acquired while exploring the rich cultural mosaic of the Spanish-speaking world. Class activities are designed so that students can build up these four skills in order to function at an intermediate language level. Readings focused on contemporary social and political issues of the Hispanic world will advance your knowledge of Hispanic and cultural practices while increasing your intercultural competence. Unique to this course is the preparation of an oral presentation on a topic related to the Hispanic world throughout the semester and presented during the last days of classes. The purpose of this task is to help students develop their presentational competence in Spanish. Conducted entirely in Spanish, this class will provide students with ample opportunties to work in small groups and in pairs while gaining confidence communicating in Spanish. This course satisfies the language requirement at Penn. Goals: By the end of this course, students can expect to handle a variety of situations in a Spanish-speaking setting, such as: 1) Express their opinions on a variety of contemporary events and issues 2) Defend their position when presented with a hypothetical situation 3) Deliver short presentations on a chosen subject after thorough preparation 4) Demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of Hispanic cultural practices and products
                                                                                              ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; ONE TERM COURSE
                                                                                              SPAN 140-313 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II MTWR 0200PM-0300PM Spanish 140 is a fourth-semester language course that both reinforces and enhances the communicative skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) previously acquired while exploring the rich cultural mosaic of the Spanish-speaking world. Class activities are designed so that students can build up these four skills in order to function at an intermediate language level. Readings focused on contemporary social and political issues of the Hispanic world will advance your knowledge of Hispanic and cultural practices while increasing your intercultural competence. Unique to this course is the preparation of an oral presentation on a topic related to the Hispanic world throughout the semester and presented during the last days of classes. The purpose of this task is to help students develop their presentational competence in Spanish. Conducted entirely in Spanish, this class will provide students with ample opportunties to work in small groups and in pairs while gaining confidence communicating in Spanish. This course satisfies the language requirement at Penn. Goals: By the end of this course, students can expect to handle a variety of situations in a Spanish-speaking setting, such as: 1) Express their opinions on a variety of contemporary events and issues 2) Defend their position when presented with a hypothetical situation 3) Deliver short presentations on a chosen subject after thorough preparation 4) Demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of Hispanic cultural practices and products
                                                                                                ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; ONE TERM COURSE
                                                                                                SPAN 140-314 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II MTWR 0200PM-0300PM Spanish 140 is a fourth-semester language course that both reinforces and enhances the communicative skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) previously acquired while exploring the rich cultural mosaic of the Spanish-speaking world. Class activities are designed so that students can build up these four skills in order to function at an intermediate language level. Readings focused on contemporary social and political issues of the Hispanic world will advance your knowledge of Hispanic and cultural practices while increasing your intercultural competence. Unique to this course is the preparation of an oral presentation on a topic related to the Hispanic world throughout the semester and presented during the last days of classes. The purpose of this task is to help students develop their presentational competence in Spanish. Conducted entirely in Spanish, this class will provide students with ample opportunties to work in small groups and in pairs while gaining confidence communicating in Spanish. This course satisfies the language requirement at Penn. Goals: By the end of this course, students can expect to handle a variety of situations in a Spanish-speaking setting, such as: 1) Express their opinions on a variety of contemporary events and issues 2) Defend their position when presented with a hypothetical situation 3) Deliver short presentations on a chosen subject after thorough preparation 4) Demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of Hispanic cultural practices and products
                                                                                                  ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; ONE TERM COURSE
                                                                                                  SPAN 140-315 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II MTWR 0200PM-0300PM Spanish 140 is a fourth-semester language course that both reinforces and enhances the communicative skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) previously acquired while exploring the rich cultural mosaic of the Spanish-speaking world. Class activities are designed so that students can build up these four skills in order to function at an intermediate language level. Readings focused on contemporary social and political issues of the Hispanic world will advance your knowledge of Hispanic and cultural practices while increasing your intercultural competence. Unique to this course is the preparation of an oral presentation on a topic related to the Hispanic world throughout the semester and presented during the last days of classes. The purpose of this task is to help students develop their presentational competence in Spanish. Conducted entirely in Spanish, this class will provide students with ample opportunties to work in small groups and in pairs while gaining confidence communicating in Spanish. This course satisfies the language requirement at Penn. Goals: By the end of this course, students can expect to handle a variety of situations in a Spanish-speaking setting, such as: 1) Express their opinions on a variety of contemporary events and issues 2) Defend their position when presented with a hypothetical situation 3) Deliver short presentations on a chosen subject after thorough preparation 4) Demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of Hispanic cultural practices and products
                                                                                                    ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; ONE TERM COURSE
                                                                                                    SPAN 140-316 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II MTWR 0300PM-0400PM Spanish 140 is a fourth-semester language course that both reinforces and enhances the communicative skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) previously acquired while exploring the rich cultural mosaic of the Spanish-speaking world. Class activities are designed so that students can build up these four skills in order to function at an intermediate language level. Readings focused on contemporary social and political issues of the Hispanic world will advance your knowledge of Hispanic and cultural practices while increasing your intercultural competence. Unique to this course is the preparation of an oral presentation on a topic related to the Hispanic world throughout the semester and presented during the last days of classes. The purpose of this task is to help students develop their presentational competence in Spanish. Conducted entirely in Spanish, this class will provide students with ample opportunties to work in small groups and in pairs while gaining confidence communicating in Spanish. This course satisfies the language requirement at Penn. Goals: By the end of this course, students can expect to handle a variety of situations in a Spanish-speaking setting, such as: 1) Express their opinions on a variety of contemporary events and issues 2) Defend their position when presented with a hypothetical situation 3) Deliver short presentations on a chosen subject after thorough preparation 4) Demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of Hispanic cultural practices and products
                                                                                                      ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; ONE TERM COURSE
                                                                                                      SPAN 140-317 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II MTWR 0300PM-0400PM Spanish 140 is a fourth-semester language course that both reinforces and enhances the communicative skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) previously acquired while exploring the rich cultural mosaic of the Spanish-speaking world. Class activities are designed so that students can build up these four skills in order to function at an intermediate language level. Readings focused on contemporary social and political issues of the Hispanic world will advance your knowledge of Hispanic and cultural practices while increasing your intercultural competence. Unique to this course is the preparation of an oral presentation on a topic related to the Hispanic world throughout the semester and presented during the last days of classes. The purpose of this task is to help students develop their presentational competence in Spanish. Conducted entirely in Spanish, this class will provide students with ample opportunties to work in small groups and in pairs while gaining confidence communicating in Spanish. This course satisfies the language requirement at Penn. Goals: By the end of this course, students can expect to handle a variety of situations in a Spanish-speaking setting, such as: 1) Express their opinions on a variety of contemporary events and issues 2) Defend their position when presented with a hypothetical situation 3) Deliver short presentations on a chosen subject after thorough preparation 4) Demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of Hispanic cultural practices and products
                                                                                                        ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; ONE TERM COURSE
                                                                                                        SPAN 140-318 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II MTWR 0300PM-0400PM Spanish 140 is a fourth-semester language course that both reinforces and enhances the communicative skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) previously acquired while exploring the rich cultural mosaic of the Spanish-speaking world. Class activities are designed so that students can build up these four skills in order to function at an intermediate language level. Readings focused on contemporary social and political issues of the Hispanic world will advance your knowledge of Hispanic and cultural practices while increasing your intercultural competence. Unique to this course is the preparation of an oral presentation on a topic related to the Hispanic world throughout the semester and presented during the last days of classes. The purpose of this task is to help students develop their presentational competence in Spanish. Conducted entirely in Spanish, this class will provide students with ample opportunties to work in small groups and in pairs while gaining confidence communicating in Spanish. This course satisfies the language requirement at Penn. Goals: By the end of this course, students can expect to handle a variety of situations in a Spanish-speaking setting, such as: 1) Express their opinions on a variety of contemporary events and issues 2) Defend their position when presented with a hypothetical situation 3) Deliver short presentations on a chosen subject after thorough preparation 4) Demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of Hispanic cultural practices and products
                                                                                                          ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; ONE TERM COURSE
                                                                                                          SPAN 140-601 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II TR 0600PM-0800PM Spanish 140 is a fourth-semester language course that both reinforces and enhances the communicative skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) previously acquired while exploring the rich cultural mosaic of the Spanish-speaking world. Class activities are designed so that students can build up these four skills in order to function at an intermediate language level. Readings focused on contemporary social and political issues of the Hispanic world will advance your knowledge of Hispanic and cultural practices while increasing your intercultural competence. Unique to this course is the preparation of an oral presentation on a topic related to the Hispanic world throughout the semester and presented during the last days of classes. The purpose of this task is to help students develop their presentational competence in Spanish. Conducted entirely in Spanish, this class will provide students with ample opportunties to work in small groups and in pairs while gaining confidence communicating in Spanish. This course satisfies the language requirement at Penn. Goals: By the end of this course, students can expect to handle a variety of situations in a Spanish-speaking setting, such as: 1) Express their opinions on a variety of contemporary events and issues 2) Defend their position when presented with a hypothetical situation 3) Deliver short presentations on a chosen subject after thorough preparation 4) Demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of Hispanic cultural practices and products
                                                                                                            ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; ONE TERM COURSE
                                                                                                            SPAN 145-680 SPAN FOR MED PROF INT 2 TR 0600PM-0800PM Spanish 145, the continuation of Spanish 135, is an intermediate-level integrated skills language course. It emphasizes the development of reading, writing, listening, and speaking abilities. Students will be expected to participate actively in classroom activities such as communicative activities, role-playing based on typical doctor/patient interactions as well as other medical situations. Students will also review and learn other essential tools of communication applicable both inside and outside the medical field. Students who have already taken Spanish 140 will not receive credit for Spanish 145. Although these courses have different numbers, they are at the same level. Students who have already fulfilled the language requirement (AP, SAT II, etc.) or have taken courses at the 200- and 300-level may not take basic level language courses (100-level courses) in the same language. They will not receive credit for this course (Spanish 145). This course satisfies the language requirement in Spanish.
                                                                                                              ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; ONE TERM COURSE
                                                                                                              SPAN 180-301 SPANISH CONVERSATION TBA TBA- Must be a resident of the Modern Language College House.
                                                                                                                ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; MODERN LANGUAGE COLLEGE HOUSE SEMINAR; PERMISSION NEEDED FROM DEPARTMENT; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                                                                                                SPAN 202-301 ADVANCED SPANISH MWRF 1100AM-1200PM The purpose of this course is twofold: (a) to develop students' communicative abilities in Spanish, that is, speaking, listening, reading and writing, and (b) to increase their awareness and understanding of Hispanic cultures and societies. Homework and classroom activities are designed to help students build their oral proficiency, expand and perfect their knowledge of vocabulary and grammatical structures, improve their reading and writing skills, and develop their critical thinking abilities. The material for this class includes short stories, newspaper articles, poems, songs, cartoons, video clips and a novel, such as Cesar Aira's La villa. At the completion of this course, students will feel confident discussing and debating a variety of contemporary issues (cultural and religious practices, family relationships, gender stereotypes, political events, immigration to the USA, etc.). Any questions about placement should be addressed to the Director of the Spanish Language Program.
                                                                                                                  ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                                                                                                  SPAN 202-302 ADVANCED SPANISH MWRF 1200PM-0100PM The purpose of this course is twofold: (a) to develop students' communicative abilities in Spanish, that is, speaking, listening, reading and writing, and (b) to increase their awareness and understanding of Hispanic cultures and societies. Homework and classroom activities are designed to help students build their oral proficiency, expand and perfect their knowledge of vocabulary and grammatical structures, improve their reading and writing skills, and develop their critical thinking abilities. The material for this class includes short stories, newspaper articles, poems, songs, cartoons, video clips and a novel, such as Cesar Aira's La villa. At the completion of this course, students will feel confident discussing and debating a variety of contemporary issues (cultural and religious practices, family relationships, gender stereotypes, political events, immigration to the USA, etc.). Any questions about placement should be addressed to the Director of the Spanish Language Program.
                                                                                                                    ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                                                                                                    SPAN 202-303 ADVANCED SPANISH MWRF 1200PM-0100PM The purpose of this course is twofold: (a) to develop students' communicative abilities in Spanish, that is, speaking, listening, reading and writing, and (b) to increase their awareness and understanding of Hispanic cultures and societies. Homework and classroom activities are designed to help students build their oral proficiency, expand and perfect their knowledge of vocabulary and grammatical structures, improve their reading and writing skills, and develop their critical thinking abilities. The material for this class includes short stories, newspaper articles, poems, songs, cartoons, video clips and a novel, such as Cesar Aira's La villa. At the completion of this course, students will feel confident discussing and debating a variety of contemporary issues (cultural and religious practices, family relationships, gender stereotypes, political events, immigration to the USA, etc.). Any questions about placement should be addressed to the Director of the Spanish Language Program.
                                                                                                                      ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                                                                                                      SPAN 202-304 ADVANCED SPANISH MW 0100PM-0200PM
                                                                                                                      TR 0130PM-0230PM
                                                                                                                      The purpose of this course is twofold: (a) to develop students' communicative abilities in Spanish, that is, speaking, listening, reading and writing, and (b) to increase their awareness and understanding of Hispanic cultures and societies. Homework and classroom activities are designed to help students build their oral proficiency, expand and perfect their knowledge of vocabulary and grammatical structures, improve their reading and writing skills, and develop their critical thinking abilities. The material for this class includes short stories, newspaper articles, poems, songs, cartoons, video clips and a novel, such as Cesar Aira's La villa. At the completion of this course, students will feel confident discussing and debating a variety of contemporary issues (cultural and religious practices, family relationships, gender stereotypes, political events, immigration to the USA, etc.). Any questions about placement should be addressed to the Director of the Spanish Language Program.
                                                                                                                        ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                                                                                                        SPAN 202-305 ADVANCED SPANISH MTWR 0200PM-0300PM The purpose of this course is twofold: (a) to develop students' communicative abilities in Spanish, that is, speaking, listening, reading and writing, and (b) to increase their awareness and understanding of Hispanic cultures and societies. Homework and classroom activities are designed to help students build their oral proficiency, expand and perfect their knowledge of vocabulary and grammatical structures, improve their reading and writing skills, and develop their critical thinking abilities. The material for this class includes short stories, newspaper articles, poems, songs, cartoons, video clips and a novel, such as Cesar Aira's La villa. At the completion of this course, students will feel confident discussing and debating a variety of contemporary issues (cultural and religious practices, family relationships, gender stereotypes, political events, immigration to the USA, etc.). Any questions about placement should be addressed to the Director of the Spanish Language Program.
                                                                                                                          ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                                                                                                          SPAN 202-306 ADVANCED SPANISH MTWR 0300PM-0400PM The purpose of this course is twofold: (a) to develop students' communicative abilities in Spanish, that is, speaking, listening, reading and writing, and (b) to increase their awareness and understanding of Hispanic cultures and societies. Homework and classroom activities are designed to help students build their oral proficiency, expand and perfect their knowledge of vocabulary and grammatical structures, improve their reading and writing skills, and develop their critical thinking abilities. The material for this class includes short stories, newspaper articles, poems, songs, cartoons, video clips and a novel, such as Cesar Aira's La villa. At the completion of this course, students will feel confident discussing and debating a variety of contemporary issues (cultural and religious practices, family relationships, gender stereotypes, political events, immigration to the USA, etc.). Any questions about placement should be addressed to the Director of the Spanish Language Program.
                                                                                                                            ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                                                                                                            SPAN 205-301 ADV SPAN/MED PROFS: Advanced Medical Spanish GRABNER TRAVIS, LINDA MWF 0100PM-0200PM The goal of this course is to provide advanced practice in Spanish to those students who are interested in pursuing careers in the medical and health care fields. Through readings and authentic materials on contemporary health issues, for example, i.e., H1N1 influenza, comparative healthcare systems, obesity, "chagas" disease, etc., students will acquire the vocabulary and grammatical structures needed to discuss a wide array of topics pertaining to the health-related professions. Students will also gain awareness of those health care issues affecting the Hispanic/Latino patient. Oral and written presentations will complement topics covered in class.
                                                                                                                              ATTENDANCE AT FIRST CLASS MANDATORY; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                                                                                                              SPAN 208-301 BUSINESS SPANISH I MW 0330PM-0500PM Spanish for Business I provides advanced-level language students with technical vocabulary and communicative skills covering business concepts as they apply to the corporate dynamics of the Spanish-speaking world, with a special emphasis on Latin America. Through readings, presentations, discussions, and video materials, we shall analyze those cultural aspects that characterize the business environment in the region as well as focus on economies and markets in light of their history, politics, resources and pressing international concerns.
                                                                                                                                LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                                                                                                                SPAN 208-302 BUSINESS SPANISH I TR 0300PM-0430PM Spanish for Business I provides advanced-level language students with technical vocabulary and communicative skills covering business concepts as they apply to the corporate dynamics of the Spanish-speaking world, with a special emphasis on Latin America. Through readings, presentations, discussions, and video materials, we shall analyze those cultural aspects that characterize the business environment in the region as well as focus on economies and markets in light of their history, politics, resources and pressing international concerns.
                                                                                                                                  LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                                                                                                                  SPAN 208-680 BUSINESS SPANISH I TR 0600PM-0730PM Spanish for Business I provides advanced-level language students with technical vocabulary and communicative skills covering business concepts as they apply to the corporate dynamics of the Spanish-speaking world, with a special emphasis on Latin America. Through readings, presentations, discussions, and video materials, we shall analyze those cultural aspects that characterize the business environment in the region as well as focus on economies and markets in light of their history, politics, resources and pressing international concerns.
                                                                                                                                    LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                                                                                                                    SPAN 212-301 Advanced Spanish II: Grammar and Composition MWF 1100AM-1200PM Spanish 212 is an advanced-level language course that emphasizes the acquisition of the tools necessary for successful written expression in Spanish. These tools include a solid knowledge of the major points of Spanish grammar, an ample vocabulary, control of the mechanics of the language (spelling, punctuation, etc.), and a thorough understanding of the writing process. Throughout the semester, students will use these tools to analyze authentic texts and to produce a variety of written assignments. By the end of the course, students will have developed their awareness of the norms of standard Spanish and learned to incorporate these features into their own writing. The class will be conducted in Spanish and students are expected to speak in Spanish at all times. Any questions about placement should be addressed to the directors of the Spanish language program. Spanish 212 focuses on the acquisition of the tools necessary for successful written expression in Spanish. These tools include a solid knowledge of the grammar, an ample vocabulary, control of the mechanics of the language (spelling, punctuation, etc.), and a thorough understanding of the writing process. Throughout the semester students sharpen their skills as they analyze thought-provoking texts (short stories, essays, articles, interviews, reviews, podcasts, and films) and produce a variety of written assignments. By the end of the course they will have developed their awareness of the norms of standard Spanish and learned to incorporate these features into their own writing. Spanish 212 prepares students for the writing requirements of upper-level courses and study abroad.
                                                                                                                                      LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                                                                                                                      SPAN 212-302 Advanced Spanish II: Grammar and Composition MWF 1200PM-0100PM Spanish 212 is an advanced-level language course that emphasizes the acquisition of the tools necessary for successful written expression in Spanish. These tools include a solid knowledge of the major points of Spanish grammar, an ample vocabulary, control of the mechanics of the language (spelling, punctuation, etc.), and a thorough understanding of the writing process. Throughout the semester, students will use these tools to analyze authentic texts and to produce a variety of written assignments. By the end of the course, students will have developed their awareness of the norms of standard Spanish and learned to incorporate these features into their own writing. The class will be conducted in Spanish and students are expected to speak in Spanish at all times. Any questions about placement should be addressed to the directors of the Spanish language program. Spanish 212 focuses on the acquisition of the tools necessary for successful written expression in Spanish. These tools include a solid knowledge of the grammar, an ample vocabulary, control of the mechanics of the language (spelling, punctuation, etc.), and a thorough understanding of the writing process. Throughout the semester students sharpen their skills as they analyze thought-provoking texts (short stories, essays, articles, interviews, reviews, podcasts, and films) and produce a variety of written assignments. By the end of the course they will have developed their awareness of the norms of standard Spanish and learned to incorporate these features into their own writing. Spanish 212 prepares students for the writing requirements of upper-level courses and study abroad.
                                                                                                                                        LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                                                                                                                        SPAN 212-303 Advanced Spanish II: Grammar and Composition MWF 1200PM-0100PM Spanish 212 is an advanced-level language course that emphasizes the acquisition of the tools necessary for successful written expression in Spanish. These tools include a solid knowledge of the major points of Spanish grammar, an ample vocabulary, control of the mechanics of the language (spelling, punctuation, etc.), and a thorough understanding of the writing process. Throughout the semester, students will use these tools to analyze authentic texts and to produce a variety of written assignments. By the end of the course, students will have developed their awareness of the norms of standard Spanish and learned to incorporate these features into their own writing. The class will be conducted in Spanish and students are expected to speak in Spanish at all times. Any questions about placement should be addressed to the directors of the Spanish language program. Spanish 212 focuses on the acquisition of the tools necessary for successful written expression in Spanish. These tools include a solid knowledge of the grammar, an ample vocabulary, control of the mechanics of the language (spelling, punctuation, etc.), and a thorough understanding of the writing process. Throughout the semester students sharpen their skills as they analyze thought-provoking texts (short stories, essays, articles, interviews, reviews, podcasts, and films) and produce a variety of written assignments. By the end of the course they will have developed their awareness of the norms of standard Spanish and learned to incorporate these features into their own writing. Spanish 212 prepares students for the writing requirements of upper-level courses and study abroad.
                                                                                                                                          LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                                                                                                                          SPAN 212-304 Advanced Spanish II: Grammar and Composition MWF 0100PM-0200PM Spanish 212 is an advanced-level language course that emphasizes the acquisition of the tools necessary for successful written expression in Spanish. These tools include a solid knowledge of the major points of Spanish grammar, an ample vocabulary, control of the mechanics of the language (spelling, punctuation, etc.), and a thorough understanding of the writing process. Throughout the semester, students will use these tools to analyze authentic texts and to produce a variety of written assignments. By the end of the course, students will have developed their awareness of the norms of standard Spanish and learned to incorporate these features into their own writing. The class will be conducted in Spanish and students are expected to speak in Spanish at all times. Any questions about placement should be addressed to the directors of the Spanish language program. Spanish 212 focuses on the acquisition of the tools necessary for successful written expression in Spanish. These tools include a solid knowledge of the grammar, an ample vocabulary, control of the mechanics of the language (spelling, punctuation, etc.), and a thorough understanding of the writing process. Throughout the semester students sharpen their skills as they analyze thought-provoking texts (short stories, essays, articles, interviews, reviews, podcasts, and films) and produce a variety of written assignments. By the end of the course they will have developed their awareness of the norms of standard Spanish and learned to incorporate these features into their own writing. Spanish 212 prepares students for the writing requirements of upper-level courses and study abroad.
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                                                                                                                                            SPAN 215-301 SP FOR PROFESSIONS CARLO, SENEN MW 0200PM-0330PM Spanish for the Professions is designed to provide advanced-level language students with a wide-ranging technical vocabulary and the enhancement of solid communicative skills within the cultural context of several developing Latin American countries. Focusing on topics such as politics, economy, society, health, environment, education, science and technology, the class will explore the realities and underlying challenges facing Latin America. Through essays, papers, articles, research, discussions, case studies, and videotapes, we shall take an in-depth look at the dynamics of Latin American societies. The course will focus on--but not be restricted to--Mexico, Cuba and Argentina. Any questions about placement should be addressed to the Director of the Spanish Language Program.
                                                                                                                                              SPAN 219-301 TEXTS AND CONTEXTS MWF 1000AM-1100AM The primary aim of this course is to develop students' knowledge of the geographical, historical and cultural contexts in those regions where Spanish is used . At the same time that they are introduced to research techniques and materials available in Spanish, students strengthen their language skills through readings, class discussions, and frequent writing assignments. This course is designed to give students a broad understanding of Hispanic culture that will prepare them for upper-level course work and study abroad.
                                                                                                                                                Hum & Soc Sci Sector (new curriculum only) CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCE SECTOR; CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
                                                                                                                                                SPAN 219-302 TEXTS AND CONTEXTS MWF 1100AM-1200PM The primary aim of this course is to develop students' knowledge of the geographical, historical and cultural contexts in those regions where Spanish is used . At the same time that they are introduced to research techniques and materials available in Spanish, students strengthen their language skills through readings, class discussions, and frequent writing assignments. This course is designed to give students a broad understanding of Hispanic culture that will prepare them for upper-level course work and study abroad.
                                                                                                                                                  Hum & Soc Sci Sector (new curriculum only) CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCE SECTOR; CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
                                                                                                                                                  SPAN 219-303 TEXTS AND CONTEXTS MWF 1100AM-1200PM The primary aim of this course is to develop students' knowledge of the geographical, historical and cultural contexts in those regions where Spanish is used . At the same time that they are introduced to research techniques and materials available in Spanish, students strengthen their language skills through readings, class discussions, and frequent writing assignments. This course is designed to give students a broad understanding of Hispanic culture that will prepare them for upper-level course work and study abroad.
                                                                                                                                                    Hum & Soc Sci Sector (new curriculum only) CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCE SECTOR; CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
                                                                                                                                                    SPAN 219-304 TEXTS AND CONTEXTS MWF 1200PM-0100PM The primary aim of this course is to develop students' knowledge of the geographical, historical and cultural contexts in those regions where Spanish is used . At the same time that they are introduced to research techniques and materials available in Spanish, students strengthen their language skills through readings, class discussions, and frequent writing assignments. This course is designed to give students a broad understanding of Hispanic culture that will prepare them for upper-level course work and study abroad.
                                                                                                                                                      Hum & Soc Sci Sector (new curriculum only) CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCE SECTOR; CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
                                                                                                                                                      SPAN 219-305 TEXTS AND CONTEXTS MWF 0100PM-0200PM The primary aim of this course is to develop students' knowledge of the geographical, historical and cultural contexts in those regions where Spanish is used . At the same time that they are introduced to research techniques and materials available in Spanish, students strengthen their language skills through readings, class discussions, and frequent writing assignments. This course is designed to give students a broad understanding of Hispanic culture that will prepare them for upper-level course work and study abroad.
                                                                                                                                                        Hum & Soc Sci Sector (new curriculum only) CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCE SECTOR; CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
                                                                                                                                                        SPAN 223-301 INTRO LITERARY ANALYSIS MWF 1000AM-1100AM By helping students develop skills to carefully read and analyze Spanish literary works, Spanish 223 prepares them for upper-level courses and study abroad. After reviewing the main elements and conventions of the most popular genres (narrative, poetry, theater and essay), students become familiarized with current theoretical approaches to the study of literature with the purpose of applying them to their own analytical writing. The last weeks of the semester are devoted to the reading of a well-crafted detective novel and the examination of both its formal features and its ideological underpinnings. Throughout the course, students will have ample opportunities to hone their skills through the close reading and class discussion of varied and stimulating literary works produced by canonical and non-canonical Hispanic authors.
                                                                                                                                                          Arts & Letters Sector (all classes) CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; ARTS & LETTERS SECTOR; CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
                                                                                                                                                          SPAN 223-302 INTRO LITERARY ANALYSIS MWF 1100AM-1200PM By helping students develop skills to carefully read and analyze Spanish literary works, Spanish 223 prepares them for upper-level courses and study abroad. After reviewing the main elements and conventions of the most popular genres (narrative, poetry, theater and essay), students become familiarized with current theoretical approaches to the study of literature with the purpose of applying them to their own analytical writing. The last weeks of the semester are devoted to the reading of a well-crafted detective novel and the examination of both its formal features and its ideological underpinnings. Throughout the course, students will have ample opportunities to hone their skills through the close reading and class discussion of varied and stimulating literary works produced by canonical and non-canonical Hispanic authors.
                                                                                                                                                            Arts & Letters Sector (all classes) CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; ARTS & LETTERS SECTOR; CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
                                                                                                                                                            SPAN 223-303 INTRO LITERARY ANALYSIS MWF 1200PM-0100PM By helping students develop skills to carefully read and analyze Spanish literary works, Spanish 223 prepares them for upper-level courses and study abroad. After reviewing the main elements and conventions of the most popular genres (narrative, poetry, theater and essay), students become familiarized with current theoretical approaches to the study of literature with the purpose of applying them to their own analytical writing. The last weeks of the semester are devoted to the reading of a well-crafted detective novel and the examination of both its formal features and its ideological underpinnings. Throughout the course, students will have ample opportunities to hone their skills through the close reading and class discussion of varied and stimulating literary works produced by canonical and non-canonical Hispanic authors.
                                                                                                                                                              Arts & Letters Sector (all classes) CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; ARTS & LETTERS SECTOR; CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
                                                                                                                                                              SPAN 223-304 INTRO LITERARY ANALYSIS MWF 1200PM-0100PM By helping students develop skills to carefully read and analyze Spanish literary works, Spanish 223 prepares them for upper-level courses and study abroad. After reviewing the main elements and conventions of the most popular genres (narrative, poetry, theater and essay), students become familiarized with current theoretical approaches to the study of literature with the purpose of applying them to their own analytical writing. The last weeks of the semester are devoted to the reading of a well-crafted detective novel and the examination of both its formal features and its ideological underpinnings. Throughout the course, students will have ample opportunities to hone their skills through the close reading and class discussion of varied and stimulating literary works produced by canonical and non-canonical Hispanic authors.
                                                                                                                                                                Arts & Letters Sector (all classes) CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; ARTS & LETTERS SECTOR; CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
                                                                                                                                                                SPAN 223-305 INTRO LITERARY ANALYSIS MWF 0100PM-0200PM By helping students develop skills to carefully read and analyze Spanish literary works, Spanish 223 prepares them for upper-level courses and study abroad. After reviewing the main elements and conventions of the most popular genres (narrative, poetry, theater and essay), students become familiarized with current theoretical approaches to the study of literature with the purpose of applying them to their own analytical writing. The last weeks of the semester are devoted to the reading of a well-crafted detective novel and the examination of both its formal features and its ideological underpinnings. Throughout the course, students will have ample opportunities to hone their skills through the close reading and class discussion of varied and stimulating literary works produced by canonical and non-canonical Hispanic authors.
                                                                                                                                                                  Arts & Letters Sector (all classes) CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; ARTS & LETTERS SECTOR; CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
                                                                                                                                                                  SPAN 330-301 TEXTOS Y TECHOS: MEDIEVAL IBERIAN LITERATURE AND ARCHITECTURE ESPOSITO, ANTHONY TR 0300PM-0430PM Topics vary. Please see the Spanish Department's website for the current course description: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/hispanic-portuguese-studies/pc In the Iberian Middle Ages, the act of writing is intimately tied to the space in which it occurs, and then subsequently performed. This course seeks to explore major works of early Iberian literature (11th-14th Century) and the spaces and places associated with both their production and performance. Among the texts we will read are Arabic and Mozarabic moaxajas and jarchas, the religious poetry of Gonzalo de Berceo, the Poema de Mio Cid, courtly poetry from Catalonia and Galicia, and Don Juan Manuel’s El Conde Lucanor. We will read these texts as they relate to different architectural stlyes: Visigothic, Mozarabic, Romanesque, Gothic, and Mudéjar. We will also explore how these texts and spaces reflect stylistic and political notions of nationalism, internationalism, and hybridity. Students will have the opportunity to read these texts in both original and modernized versions. Methods of evaluation will include active participation, objective reading quizzes and exams, periodic writing assignments, and a final project.
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                                                                                                                                                                    SPAN 348-301 DON QUIXOTE NOW AND THEN SOLOMON, MICHAEL TR 1030AM-1200PM Topics vary. Please see the Spanish Department's website for the current course description: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/hispanic-portuguese-studies/pc As a foundational work of world literature and Hispanic culture, every student of Spanish will benefit from reading Miguel de Cervantes’ novel El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha. This course is designed to shepherd students through the novel, highlighting its major characters, plot points, themes, historical contexts, and literary techniques, while reinforcing an understanding of the work through 400 years of audiovisual representation—illustrations, cinematographic adaptations, animated versions, and musical scores. Course requirements include 12 weekly worksheets/short writing assignments and a final project.
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                                                                                                                                                                      SPAN 386-401 THE IMAGE-THOUGHT: EXPLORATION OF PHILOSOPHICAL CONCEPTS THRU SPAN CINEMA MORENO CABALLUD, LUIS MW 0200PM-0330PM This course covers topics in contemporary Spanish Culture, its specific emphasis varying with the instructor. Please see the Spanish Department's website for the course description: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/hispanic-portuguese-studies/pc This course will analyze several contemporary Spanish films from the point of view of their capacity to generate philosophical thought. We will understand philosophy not as a corpus of established knowledge, but as a desire to think that always needs to challenge conventional assumptions. We will read philosophical texts by Spanish authors in parallel to the study of Spanish films, using this double approach to work on crucial concepts such as “identity”, “subjectivity”, “reality”, “language”, “power”, “life”, “body” and “interdependence”, among others. This course is conducted entirely in Spanish.
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                                                                                                                                                                        SPAN 388-401 SPANISH NON-FICTIONAL FILM MORENO CABALLUD, LUIS MW 0330PM-0500PM Topics vary. Please see the Spanish Department's website for the current course description: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/hispanic-portuguese-studies/pc This course will explore the flourishing of the genre of documentary and non-fiction film in the last decades in Spain. We will study poetic, experimental, and social documentaries in their socio-historical context. For this we will need to engage not only films and film theory texts, but also historical recounts of contemporary Spain. We will also analyze the limits between non-fiction and fiction film, focusing on some recent works that have critically blurred the distinction between both genres. This course is conducted entirely in Spanish.
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                                                                                                                                                                          SPAN 394-401 GABRIEL GARCIA MARQUEZ AND CONTEMPORARY LATIN AMERICAN LITERATURE MONTOYA, OSCAR MWF 0100PM-0200PM Topics vary. Please see the Spanish Department's website for the current course description: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/hispanic-portuguese-studies/pc The publication of Cien años de soledad in 1967 was one of the highest moments in 20th century Latin American literature. Behind this masterpiece was the arduous and tireless work of a writer that had been searching for a personal style during almost a decade. This search also has a continental dimension. In García Marquez’s work, readers find the main topics, aesthetic quests, and political conflicts that hold the Latin American imagination, from the “crónicas de conquista” to the artistic vanguard adventures of the middle of the century. His narrative brings together early discussions about magical realism and the literary boom, anthropological inquiries rooted in transculturation and critical regionalism, as well as questions on class, race, and gender. In this course we will read different moments of his work, from his early short stories to some of his major novels. In addition, we will compare his writing to some of their contemporaries’, in order to have a comprehensive idea about the formation of the Latin American contemporary canon.
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                                                                                                                                                                            SPAN 395-401 STAGING GENDER IN LATIN AMERICA FELICIANO ARROYO, SELMA MWF 1200PM-0100PM Topics vary. Please see the Spanish Department's website for the current course description: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/hispanic-portuguese-studies/pc This course is based on an understanding of theater as a social space and a cultural practice that allows a collectivity--in its most concrete sense, the audience--to think in public about itself and about the fundamental forces facing and shaping it. In this course, we will mainly read contemporary Latin American and Latinx theatrical texts produced by women and queer authors. Our focus will be to discuss how, in the last approximately four decades, the stage as space and performance as practice have been used in Latin America as vehicles to represent and discuss issues related to gender and sexuality, to reconfigure the parameters of these debates, to examine and question existing social structures and attitudes, to propose and rehearse alternative solutions to the problems faced by marginalized subjects, and overall to explore the transformative capabilities of theater. We will also examine how conceptions and representations of gender and sexuality intersect with other identitarian coordinates, such as race, class, and nationality. In addition to plays, we will engage with recordings of live stagings, with performances in other media (for example, music videos), and with performative cultural and political strategies (for example, campaigns to end street harassment). We will approach our corpus through a lens informed by both performance studies on the one hand and feminist and queer theory on the other.
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                                                                                                                                                                              SPAN 396-401 LITERATURE AND EVERYDAY LIFE IN COLONIAL SPANISH AMERICA TELLEZ, JORGE MWF 1000AM-1100AM Topics vary. Please see the Spanish Department's website for the current course description: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/hispanic-portuguese-studies/pc This course aims to answer the question of what it meant to write during 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries in Latin America by focusing on the relations between literature and everyday life in Colonial Spanish America. We will explore the different practices of writing in both the public and the private realms such as the convent, the public plaza, the household, the church, and the royal court. The readings include social and critical theory on the concept of everyday life, as well as early modern letters, diaries, poems, sermons, playwriting, and fiction.
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                                                                                                                                                                                SPAN 396-402 NARRATIVES OF LA SELVA KNIGHT, JEAN MWF 1100AM-1200PM Topics vary. Please see the Spanish Department's website for the current course description: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/hispanic-portuguese-studies/pc The Amazon evokes opposing images. It has been described alternately as paradise lost and green hell, a place to retreat from the restraints of civilization or to be devoured by savage men and beasts, a land of natural abundance and environmental degradation. Our objective in this course is not to determine which of these descriptions is most accurate, but to understand how these opposing visions were created and what they aim to communicate. As we explore the Amazon through works of fiction we will gain an appreciation of the problems and promise of the region as well as greater knowledge of important authors, themes, and techniques of Latin American literature. Texts for the course include short stories by Horacio Quiroga and the novels Cumandá by Juan León Mera, Los pasos perdidos by Alejo Carpentier, El hablador by Mario Vargas Llosa, Un viejo que leía novels de amor by Luis Sepúlveda, and the film “At Play in the Fields of the Lord” by Héctor Babenco. This course is conducted entirely in Spanish.
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                                                                                                                                                                                  SPAN 396-403 THE NEW LATIN AMERICAN LITERARY BOOM? WOMEN WRITERS IN THE 21ST CENTURY GARCIA-SERRANO, MARIA VICTORIA TR 1200PM-0130PM Topics vary. Please see the Spanish Department's website for the current course description: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/hispanic-portuguese-studies/pc
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                                                                                                                                                                                    SPAN 397-401 LITERATURE & ETHNOGRAPHY BROCK, ASHLEY TR 1200PM-0130PM Topics vary. Please see the Spanish Department's website for the current course description: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/hispanic-portuguese-studies/pc This course turns to Latin American literature and film of the last half-century to address questions that have long plagued ethnography: To what degree can an outsider understand another culture and what degree of cultural immersion is necessary or possible for the ethnographer? How does one avoid the pitfalls of ethnocentrism, primitivism, and stereotyping? How much control do ethnographic subjects have over how they are portrayed? How might self-reflexivity about the challenges of representation help make stories about cultural others more honest and ethical? We will work through these questions by way of close analysis of a wide range of texts, including testimonio, experimental fiction, and hybrid documentaries.
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                                                                                                                                                                                      SPAN 397-402 LATIN AMERICAN MARXISMS BECKMAN, ERICKA TR 0130PM-0300PM Topics vary. Please see the Spanish Department's website for the current course description: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/hispanic-portuguese-studies/pc This course examines Marxist thought in Latin America, from the early twentieth century to the present. We will study a range of materials from across Spanish America, including essays, novels, films and speeches. We will ask after the specificities of Latin American Marxist thought (on the land and indigenous questions, dependency, guerrilla warfare, etc), at the same time as we contextualize those specificities within a wider Marxist tradition. We will also inquire into the waning and resurgence of Marxism in recent decades in the region. This course is conducted entirely in Spanish.
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                                                                                                                                                                                        SPAN 630-301 MEDIEVAL FABLE: EXEMPLARITY AND THE BRIEF NARRATIVE IN MEDIEVAL SPAIN SOLOMON, MICHAEL W 1200PM-0300PM Topics vary. Please see the Spanish Department's website for the current course description: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/hispanic-portuguese-studies/pc This seminar explores the process of assemblage and the effects of codification on brief narratives such as fables, exempla, historical anecdotes, myths, miracles, marvels, and ballads. Working with various theories of narratology and exemplarity, we investigate the role of framing and ordering mechanisms in producing meaning and generating interpretations. Collections covered in this seminar include El conde Lucanor (don Juan Manuel), El libro de buen amor (Juan Ruiz), Las Cantigas de Santa María (Alfonso X), Llibre de meravelles (Román Llull), El Archipreste de Talavera (Alonso Martínez de Toledo), La vida de Esopo, and El romancero viejo. The seminar is taught in English, but most primary sources will be in Spanish.
                                                                                                                                                                                          SPAN 686-301 THE FRANCO YEARS (1939-1975): THE MAKING OF AN ALTERNATIVE CULTURE LOPEZ, IGNACIO T 0400PM-0700PM Topics vary. Please see the Spanish Department's website for the current course description: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/hispanic-portuguese-studies/pc In this seminar we study examples of narrative, drama, film and poetry published between 1939 and 1975, during Franco’s dictatorship. The works we study belong to the established cannon of the twentieth century in Spanish literature. The common denominator of these works is that they were always understood as a form of resistance against the totalitarian regime. Literature and the arts were profoundly changed by the Spanish civil war (1936-39) and even more by the thirty-five years of the Franco regime (Franco died in November 1975). The civil war (1936-9) and the repression and the hard-living conditions that followed the conflict (i.e., «the post-war») had an enormous impact on artists and on their production. The avant-garde movements that characterize the roaring 20’s and 30’s were replaced by a view of literature as human testimony and political commitment. Authors living in Spain were subject to the state’s censorship; authors living in exile were separated from their native audience. But both, in Spain and abroad, literature became expression of a counter-cultural phenomena that established the parameters of public discourse outside of the values established by the dictatorship. Culture was practiced as a form of resistance and it was understood as a contribution to political struggle, and to social and individual liberation. We will review methodological aspects that are commonly used to study this period. This includes conceptualizations that have become standard in the study of post-war Spanish literature from the 40’s to the 80’s, including terms such as «tremendismo, realismo social, posibilismo/imposibilismo, realismo crítico, culturalismo, novísimo, apertura, espíritu del 68,» etc. We have a pretty ambitious reading list for this seminar. Primary authors include novels by Cela (Pascual Duarte), Sánchez Ferlosio (Jarama), Martín Santos (Tiempo de silencio), Martín Gaite (El cuarto de atrás), Goytisolo (Señas de identidad), Mendoza (La verdad sobre el caso Savolta); films by Buñuel (Nazarín); dramas by Buero Vallejo (El concierto de San Ovidio), Martín Recuerda (Las salvajes en Puente San Gil), and Sastre (Escuadra hacia la muerte); and, poetry excerpts by Celaya (La poesía es un arma cargada de futuro), Hierro (Cuanto sé de mí), Blas de Otero (Pido la paz y la palabra), Claudio Rodríguez (Don de la ebriedad), Gil de Biedma (Moralidades), Gimferrer (La muerte en Beverly Hills), María Victoria Atencia (Marta & María), and Carnero (Dibujo de la muerte). Our reading list is completed with critical writings by, among others, Adorno, Lukács, Guy Debord, López Aranguren, Fernando Savater, and Villanueva.
                                                                                                                                                                                            SPAN 690-301 VISUAL TECHNOLOGIES BROCK, ASHLEY R 0300PM-0600PM Topics vary. Please see the Spanish Department's website for the current course description: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/hispanic-portuguese-studies/pc How does literature teach us to see? Conversely, how can poetic language mark the limits of what can be apprehended visually? This course traces techniques and technologies of visual representation (e.g., cartography, photography, ekphratic description) in Latin American literature in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Some topics to be explored include: the role of visual description in Enlightenment thinking, the natural sciences, ethnography, and costumbrismo, colonial ways of seeing and their legacy in the inauguration of national literatures, the impact of photography and cinema on avant-garde poetics, invisibility and opacity as representational strategies in times of trauma and dictatorship, challenges to ocularcentrism in new theories of the senses and of landscape, and recent debates over the merits of returning to description through critical methods such as surface reading. Theoretical readings will be paired with visual and literary texts. The class will be conducted in Spanish. The ability to read in Spanish and English is required, and the ability to read in Portuguese is helpful.
                                                                                                                                                                                              SPAN 692-301 INTRODUCTION TO COLONIAL LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES TELLEZ, JORGE M 0200PM-0500PM Topics vary. Please see the Spanish Department's website for the current course description: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/hispanic-portuguese-studies/pc In this seminar, we will examine the emergence and development of the field of colonial Latin American studies through the reading of key texts from the colonial period, and contemporary criticism and theory. We will consider notions such as colonial discourse, coloniality of power, decolonialism, as well as postcolonial theory, to study recent interdisciplinary approaches that aim to revise the colonial canon and the ways we understand it. At the core of this seminar, there is a question about the current position of colonial Latin American studies within the larger context of the humanities, and about its relevance to reflect on contemporary artistic, economic, social, and political issues. Primary sources include, but are not limited to, Hernán Cortés, Cabeza de Vaca, Bartolomé de las Casas, Chimalpahin, Motolinía, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Catalina de Erauso, and Úrsula de Jesús.