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Spanish

Fall 2011

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Bowdoin Spanish Course
John Turner's Don Quijote class, 2008
101. Elementary Spanish I
Eugenia Wheelwright M 9:30 - 10:25, W 9:30 - 10:25, F 9:30 - 10:25
An introduction to the grammar of Spanish, aiming at comprehension, reading, writing, and simple conversation. Emphasis is on grammar structure, with frequent oral drills. Spanish 101 is primarily open to first- and second-year students, with a limited number of spaces available for juniors and seniors, who have had less than one year of high school Spanish.

203. Intermediate Spanish I
Maria Baez M 8:30 - 9:25, W 8:30 - 9:25, F 8:30 - 9:25
Three class hours per week and one weekly conversation session with the teaching assistant. Grammar fundamentals are reviewed. Class conversation and written assignments are based on readings in modern literature.

203. Intermediate Spanish I
Maria Baez M 9:30 - 10:25, W 9:30 - 10:25, F 9:30 - 10:25
Three class hours per week and one weekly conversation session with the teaching assistant. Grammar fundamentals are reviewed. Class conversation and written assignments are based on readings in modern literature.

204. Intermediate Spanish II
Esmeralda Ulloa M 10:30 - 11:25, W 10:30 - 11:25, F 10:30 - 11:25
Three class hours per week and one weekly conversation session with the assistant. Grammar fundamentals are reviewed. Class conversation and written assignments are based on readings in modern literature.

205. Advanced Spanish
Elena Cueto-Asin M 11:30 - 12:55, W 11:30 - 12:55
The study of a variety of texts and media, together with an advanced grammar review, designed to increase written and oral proficiency, as well as appreciation of the cultural history of the Spanish-speaking world. Foundational course for the major. Three class hours per week and one weekly conversation session with assistant.

205. Advanced Spanish
Nadia Celis T 10:00 - 11:25, TH 10:00 - 11:25
The study of a variety of texts and media, together with an advanced grammar review, designed to increase written and oral proficiency, as well as appreciation of the cultural history of the Spanish-speaking world. Foundational course for the major. Three class hours per week and one weekly conversation session with assistant.

205. Advanced Spanish
Enrique Yepes T 1:00 - 2:25, TH 1:00 - 2:25
The study of a variety of texts and media, together with an advanced grammar review, designed to increase written and oral proficiency, as well as appreciation of the cultural history of the Spanish-speaking world. Foundational course for the major. Three class hours per week and one weekly conversation session with assistant.

209. Introduction to Hispanic Studies: Poetry and Theater
Gustavo Faveron-Patriau T 2:30 - 3:55, TH 2:30 - 3:55
A chronological introduction to the cultural production of the Spanish-speaking world from pre-Columbian times to the present, with particular emphasis on the analysis of poetry and theater. Examines major literary works and movements in their historical and cultural context. One weekly workshop with assistant in addition to class time. Conducted in Spanish.

210. Introduction to Hispanic Studies: Essay and Narrative
Esmeralda Ulloa M 1:00 - 2:25, W 1:00 - 2:25
A chronological introduction to the cultural production of the Spanish-speaking world from pre-Columbian times to the present, with particular emphasis on the analysis of essay and narrative. Examines major literary works and movements in their historical and cultural context.

301. Contemporary Spain: Diversity, Tradition, Change
Elena Cueto-Asin M 2:30 - 3:55, W 2:30 - 3:55
A study of contemporary Spain through the analysis of a wide array of texts (essay, press, film, advertisement, music, etc.), aimed at understanding the complexities of a society and culture as determined by geographical, linguistic, and ethnic diversity, and by forces of history and tradition vis-‡-vis modernity and political change. Conducted in Spanish.

320. Beyond the Postcard: The Hispanic Caribbean
Nadia Celis T 2:30 - 3:55, TH 2:30 - 3:55
Explores the historical trends that have shaped Hispanic Caribbean societies through a panoramic study of 20th-century fiction, film, and popular music by authors from the Greater Caribbean and US-Latinos of Caribbean descent. Topics include colonialism, slavery and the plantation economy, imperialism, dictatorships, tourism, migrations, and collective identities. Authors include GarcÌa M·rquez, Santos-Febres, Barnet, PiÒera, and Junot DÌaz.

337. Hispanic Short Story
Gustavo Faveron-Patriau T 11:30 - 12:55, TH 11:30 - 12:55
An investigation of the short story as a literary genre, beginning in the nineteenth century, involving discussion of its aesthetics, as well as its political, social, and cultural ramifications in the Spanish-speaking world. Authors include Pardo Baz·n, EchevarrÌa, Borges, Cort·zar, GarcÌa M·rquez, FerrÈ, and others.

345. Ecological Thought in Latin American Literature
Enrique Yepes T 6:30 - 9:25
Explores how the radical interconnectedness postulated by ecological thinking can be read in Latin American narrative, essay, film, and poetry from the 1920s to the present. Includes a review of cultural ecology as well as an overview of environmental history and activism in the region.