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FACULTY OF HUMANITIES & EDUCATION HANDBOOK 2010–2011

SPAN3506 Introduction to Conference Interpreting: Spanish Year-long - (6 credits) Prerequisite: B+ in SPAN2002 - Not offered this year This year-long course provides students with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to function as conference interpreters. It incorporates practical training in real interpreting situations (liaison, consecutive and simultaneous), specialized oral expression classes and relevant cultural content (institutions, government and contemporary issues).

SPAN3707 The Latin American Short Story Prerequisites: SPAN1203/1214, SPAN1204, SPAN2002 This course introduces students to literary trends/movements as well as the social conditions which influence contemporary short story writing in Latin America.

THEATRE (THEA)

(courses administered by the ebcci)

SPAN3601 Afro-Hispanic Literature I Prerequisites: SPAN1203 and SPAN1204 This course focuses on the literary works of writers of African descent in Spanish America. Among the themes to be dealt with are: the interpretation of history, racial conflicts, mastizaje, negritude, issues of gender and racial identity.

SPAN3602 Afro-Hispanic Literature II Prerequisites: SPAN1203 and SPAN1204 This course is a continuation of SPAN3601.

Level I

THEA1000 Introduction to Theatre This course focuses on the theatre as artistic expression. It is designed to develop a working vocabulary, awareness and appreciation of theatre in its artistic, social, and historical contexts. Students explore the theory and practice of forms of theatre in a variety of cultural settings.

Level II

SPAN3605 Spanish Caribbean Poetry and Drama Prerequisites: SPAN1203, SPAN 1204, SPAN2002 This course studies the many contemporary approaches in Spanish Caribbean poetry and drama to racial and social conflict and to the overall cultural stagnancy that ensues from the latest colonial modes of power. Lectures and key referential readings furnish probing concepts for effective analysis and interpretation.

THEA2002 History and Theory of Performing Arts Prerequisite: THEA1003 This course examines the ways performance has been conceived and expressed in selected historical periods, various art forms and across cultures. It also introduces students to the theories and practices of the performing arts.

SPAN3606 Spanish Caribbean Narrative Prerequisites: SPAN1203, SPAN 1204, SPAN2002 This course studies the many contemporary approaches in Spanish Caribbean narrative to racial and social class conflict and to the overall cultural stagnancy that ensues from the latest colonial modes of power. Lectures and key referential readings furnish probing concepts for effective analysis and interpretation.

SPAN3702 Spanish American Women’s Narrative Prerequisites: SPAN1204 and SPAN1214 This course examines the contribution made by female writers to the corpus of Twentieth Century Spanish American fiction.

THEA2203 Production and Stagecraft Prerequisite: THEA2210, DANC2301 or FILM2110 This course provides intensive practical work in a professional theatrical environment, which requires the integration of dramatic concepts, performance and production. In addition to theatre applications, it examines technical production for digital video. The course seeks to enhance students’ command of production and theatrical craft skills, design principles, flat construction, platform construction, scenic painting, rigging, mask making and lighting technology.

THEA2210 Acting for Stage and Screen - (6 credits) Prerequisite: THEA1000 This course examines the theory and practice of acting. It explores fundamental principles and techniques of acting through the use of theatre games, exercises, and character/script analysis; analysis of

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