FACULTY OF HUMANITIES & EDUCATION HANDBOOK 2010–2011
The principal focus of the course is a close study of the work selected from representative poets of the modernist and vanguardist movements which informed this period of Spanish American writing.
SPAN2702 Latin American Women Writers* Prerequisites: SPAN1002 and SPAN1204 and either SPAN1203 or SPAN1214 This course seeks to introduce students to the works of some of the contemporary women writers of the region.
SPAN2302 20th Century Spanish American Narrative Prerequisites: SPAN1002 and SPAN1204 and either SPAN1203 or SPAN1214 The course will focus on various aspects of the 20th century Spanish American novel. Students will be familiarized with those historical and literary factors that provide a background to the evolution of this genre which will in turn allow students to take a closer look at the principal thematic concerns and literacy techniques manifested in the novels being studied.
SPAN3302 Cuban Revolution Literature Prerequisites: SPAN1203 and SPAN1204 This course examines the impact of the Cuban Revolution on literature in that society.
SPAN2401 Spanish Poetry Prerequisites: SPAN1002 and SPAN1204 and either SPAN1203 or SPAN1214 - Not offered this year This course will survey the development of Spanish peninsular poetry from the Sixteenth century to the present.
SPAN2402 Spanish Narrative Prerequisites: SPAN1002 and SPAN1204 and either SPAN1203 or SPAN1214 This course surveys the history of Spanish peninsular narrative from Cervantes to the twentieth century, with particular emphasis on the contribution of Spain to the development of the concept of “realism” in literature.
SPAN3502 International Business Spanish Prerequisite: SPAN2002 The purpose of this course is to orient students at the advanced level to the complexities of Spanish business terminology and communication. Each business aspect will be reinforced by written and oral exercises including a review of technical and commercial terms, translation of business documents from English into Spanish or vice versa, composition of business letters advertisement etc.
SPAN3503 Spanish for Tourism Prerequisite: SPAN2002 This course introduces students to the field of tourism and Hotel management, explaining the basic concepts and equipping them to use the appropriate Spanish vocabulary of the subject. Practical scenarios and a research project are part of the course.
SPAN2404 Spanish Drama Prerequisites: SPAN1002 and SPAN1204 and either SPAN1203 or SPAN1214 An overview of the development of drama in Spain from the Sixteenth century to the present, with an emphasis on the development of the comedia as a particular form of drama.
SPAN2414 Latin American Film Prerequisites: SPAN1204, SPAN1002 This course offers an overview of Latin American cinema designed to acquaint students with the various approaches to cinematic representation that have characterised films from the continent. In addition to broadening students’ knowledge of Latin America and honing their language skills, specific study of film technique will equip students with the capacity to criticise film intelligently and to distinguish the specific viewpoint of Latin American filmmakers.
SPAN3504 Spanish Translation Prerequisite: SPAN2002 This course introduces students to practical approaches to translating written texts from Spanish to English and vice versa. Theoretical issues of translation will be discussed along with practical training in producing translations. The ability to write competent standard English is an important skill in this course.
SPAN3505 Areas of Spanish Translation Prerequisite: SPAN3504 This course is designed to deepen students’ grasp of translation practice through the coverage of specific areas of translation such as agriculture, commerce, economy and society, the environment, information science, and tourism.