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FACULTY OF HUMANITIES & EDUCATION HANDBOOK 2010–2011

Level I

Level II

SPAN1001 Spanish Language IA Prerequisite: Placement Test, SPAN103 or See Qualifications for Spanish p. 25 This course will place emphasis on oral communication, listening and the written form which includes written comprehension and written creative expression. It also focuses on other skills such as translation and grammar. The course fosters the development of the student’s linguistic competence in the use of Spanish Language.

SPAN1002 Spanish Language IB Prerequisite: SPAN1001 This course is a continuation of Spanish 1001 objectives with greater emphasis on the expression of abstract and logical relations. The course seeks also to foster the mastery of the use of greater linguistic and socio-linguistic competence in the use of Spanish Language. Themes considered will be drawn from contemporary Hispanic and particular Latin American life.

SPAN 1205 Introduction to Literature in Spanish Prerequisite: Placement Test, SPAN103 or See Qualifications for Spanish p. 25 This course constitutes the foundation for the study of Spanish and Spanish American literature. Students will be introduced to some of the main ideas, movements and periods that mark the historical development of Spanish and Spanish American literature from the Renaissance to modern times. The course will also introduce students to the theory and practice of literary analysis and provide them with the basic tools to understand literature.

SPAN2001 Spanish Language IIA Prerequisite: SPAN1002 The aim of this course is to develop the student’s command of written and oral Spanish through close reading of contemporary Spanish texts, oral and written precis, guided and free essays, listening comprehension and structural exercises, and conversation on relevant cultural themes and concepts.

SPAN2002 Spanish Language IIB Prerequisite: SPAN2001 This course is intended to complete the grounding of students in written and spoken Spanish. There will be an emphasis on the production of written Spanish through preparation of essays, precis writing etc. In the spoken language students will be prepared to express themselves in situations requiring extended formal usage.

SPAN2101 Spanish Language History I Level II - Language - Not offered this year This course reviews the development of the Spanish phonology from the period of Vulgar Latin to the present. In addition, a brief overview of the overall development of Castilian as the principal Language of the Hispanic world will be examined.

SPAN2102 Spanish Language History II Level II - Language - Not offered this year This course reviews the development of the Spanish morpho- syntactic system from the period of Vulgar Latin to the present.

SPAN 1214 Introduction to Hispanic Culture Prerequisite: Placement Test, SPAN103 or See Qualifications for Spanish p. 25 This course gives students some basic exposure to key elements of Hispanic culture as part of the foundation of the Spanish programme. Students will be required to interpret, analyse and comment on a selection of key topics in Hispanic culture from earliest times to the present. These will be addressed under the broad headings of history, society and politics and

artistic expression.

SPAN2214 Hispanic Culture Prerequisites: SPAN1002 This course introduces students to Hispanic culture through lectures, readings and audio-visual materials. Topics include: the multi-racial society, family, gender roles, religion, folklore, the arts, historical periods. The course will also provide students with the vocabulary pertinent to these themes. This course in not available to Spanish Majors.

SPAN2301 20th Century Spanish American Poetry Prerequisites: SPAN1002 and SPAN1204 and either SPAN1203 or SPAN1214 The course will introduce students to the concepts expounded in modern Spanish American poetry in the 20th century.

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