Spanish Summer Sessions 2014: Expanded Course Descriptions

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Special Summer Session (June 23 - September 12)


Spanish 001A: Intensive Elementary Spanish (15 units)

Instructor Dates Teaching
Daniela Suarez, Graduate Student June 23 - July 18
Fernanda Diaz-Basteris, Graduate Student July 21 - August 15
David Tenorio Gonzalez, Graduate Student August 18 - September 12

MTWRF 10:00A-12:30P
127 Wellman
CRN 60485

Course Description:  
The goal of the first-year Spanish program at UCD is to develop proficiency in Spanish. Students are expected to learn to use Spanish for communication in real, meaningful situations. It is also intended that students develop an understanding of basic grammatical concepts and an appreciation of all the different cultures of the Spanish speaking world.

Functions include:

Greetings, descriptions of self and others, daily activities, preferences, communicating about professions, class activities, neighborhood and housing, past experiences, food preferences, family relationships, childhood experiences, travel plans, clothing, giving instructions to peers and elders, and talking about the future.

Grammatical structures presented include:

Present indicative, present progressive tenses, reflexive verbs, stem-changing verbs, object pronouns, the preterit tense, imperfect tense, present subjunctive, the perfect tenses, and formal and informal commands.

Prerequisite: None.

GE credit (Old): None.
GE credit (New): World Cultures.

Format: Lecture/Discussion.

Textbook:

  • Norma Lopez-Burton, Pura Vida (Wiley-Norton, 2014)
     

Summer Session I (June 23 - August 1)


Spanish 001: Elementary Spanish (5 units)
Fernanda Righi, Graduate Student

MTWR 11:00A-1:05P
211 Wellman

CRN 53101

Course Description: Introduction to Spanish grammar and development of all language skills in a cultural context with special emphasis on communication.  Functions include: greetings, descriptions of self and others, daily activities, and preferences. Major grammatical structures presented include: the present indicative and the present progressive tenses, reflexive verbs and stem-changing verbs.

Prerequisite: None.

GE credit (Old): None.
GE credit (New): World Cultures.

Format: Lecture/Discussion; Laboratory.

Textbook:

  • Sheri Spaine Long, et al., Nexos [3rd Edition] Package  (Cengage Learning, 2013)
     

Spanish 002: Elementary Spanish (5 units)
Silvia Aguinaga Echeverria, Graduate Student

MTWR 11:00A-1:05P
27 Wellman

CRN 53681

Course Description: Continuation of Spanish 001 or 001S in the areas of grammar and basic language skills.  Functions include: Communicating about professions, class activities, neighborhood and housing, past experiences, food preferences and family relationships. Major structures presented include object pronouns, and the preterit tense.

Prerequisite: Spanish 001, 001S or Language Placement Exam.

GE credit (Old): None.
GE credit (New): World Cultures.

Format: Lecture/Discussion; Laboratory.

Textbook:

  • Sheri Spaine Long, et al., Nexos [3rd Edition] Package  (Cengage Learning, 2013)
     

Spanish 002V: Elementary Spanish (5 units)
Becky Pozzi, Graduate Student

Online
CRN 53673

Course Description: 
Continuation of Spanish 001 or 001S in the areas of grammar and basic language skills. Hybrid format combining classroom instruction with technologically based materials.  Functions include: Communicating about professions, class activities, neighborhood and housing, past experiences, food preferences and family relationships. Major structures presented include object pronouns, and the preterit tense.

Prerequisite: Spanish 001, 001S or Language Placement Exam.

GE credit (Old): None.
GE credit (New): World Cultures.

Format: Lecture/Discussion; Web Electronic Discussion.

Textbooks:

  • Text is available online
     

Spanish 003: Elementary Spanish (5 units)
Lina Reznicek-Parrado, Graduate Student

MTWR 8:00-10:50A
27 Wellman

CRN 53103

Course Description: Completion of grammar sequence and continuing practice of all language skills using cultural texts.  Functions include: Communicating about childhood experiences, travel plans, clothing, giving instructions to elders or peers, talking about the future. Major structures presented include: imperfect and preterit tense, present subjunctive, the perfect tenses, formal and informal commands and the future tense.

Prerequisite: Spanish 002, 002S or Language Placement Exam.

GE credit (Old): None.
GE credit (New): World Cultures.

Format: Lecture/Discussion; Laboratory.

Textbook:

  • Sheri Spaine Long, et al., Nexos [3rd Edition] Package  (Cengage Learning, 2013)
     

Spanish 021: Intermediate Spanish has been cancelled


Spanish 159: Latin American Detective Fiction (4 units)
Linda Egan, Professor

MTW 8:00-9:40A
1116 Hart

CRN 53109

Course Description: 
This course explores the genre of detective fiction as written by Latin American authors.  Class reading consists of tales of crime and investigation that expose the social and political challenges of the societies in which they take place.  Stories include a search for relatives who have dissapeared under a past ruthless Chilean dictatorship, a female journalist facing dangerous opposition as she is drawn to a story, and the hunt for a merciless serial killer.

Prerequisite: Spanish 100, 100S, 141, 141S, 170 or 170S.

GE credit (Old): Arts & Humanities.
GE credit (New): Arts & Humanities and World Cultures.

Format: Lecture; Term Paper or Discussion.

Textbooks:

  • Ramon Diaz Eterovic, La Ciudad esta Triste  (Lom Editorial, 2000)
  • Rubem Fonseca, El Gran Arte  (Txalaparta, 2008)
  • Martín Solares, Los Minutos Negros  (Vintage Español, 2010)
     

Spanish 176: Literature in Spanish Written in the United States (4 units)
Francisco Alarcón, Lecturer

MTW 10:00-11:40A
1342 Storer

CRN 53110

Course Description: 
This course is a survey of the literary and cultural contributions of the main Spanish-speaking populations present in the U.S.: Chicanos, Puerto Ricans, Cuban-Americans, Central Americans, and other Latinos.

Prerequisite: Spanish 024 or 033.

GE credit (Old): Arts & Humanities and Diversity.
GE credit (New): Arts & Humanities, American Cultures and Domestic Diversity.

Format: Lecture; Term Paper.

Textbooks:

  • Francisco X. Alarcon, From the Other Side of Night/Del otro lado de la noche  (University of Arizona Press, 2002)
  • En Otra Voz: Antologia de la Literatura Hispana de los Estados Unidos, edited by Nicolas Kamellos, et al.  (Arte Publico Press, 2002)
  • Esta Puente, Mi Espalda: Voces De Mujeres Tercermundistas En Los Estados Unidos [Revised Edition], edited by Cherrie Moraga and Ana Castillo  (Ism Press, 1988)
  • Cuentos Hispanos de Los Estados Unidos [2nd Edition], edited by Julian Olivares  (Arte Publico Press, 1993)
  • Manuel Maria Martin-Rodriguez, La Voz Urgente: Antologia de literatura chicana en Español  (Editorial Fundamentos, 1995)
     

Summer Session II (August 4 - September 12)


Spanish 001: Elementary Spanish (5 units)
Chris Hale, Graduate Student

MTWR 1:40-3:45P
101 Wellman

CRN 73449

Course Description: 
Introduction to Spanish grammar and development of all language skills in a cultural context with special emphasis on communication.  Functions include: greetings, descriptions of self and others, daily activities, and preferences. Major grammatical structures presented include: the present indicative and the present progressive tenses, reflexive verbs and stem-changing verbs.

Prerequisite: None.

GE credit (Old): None.
GE credit (New): World Cultures.

Format: Lecture/Discussion; Laboratory

Textbook:

  • Sheri Spaine Long, et al., Nexos [3rd Edition] Package  (Cengage Learning, 2013)
     

Spanish 002: Elementary Spanish (5 units)
Juan Hernando Vazquez, Graduate Student

MTWR 11:00A-1:05P
101 Wellman

CRN 73450

Course Description: Continuation of Spanish 001 or 001S in the areas of grammar and basic language skills.  Functions include: Communicating about professions, class activities, neighborhood and housing, past experiences, food preferences and family relationships. Major structures presented include object pronouns, and the preterit tense.

Prerequisite: Spanish 001, 001S or Language Placement Exam.

GE credit (Old): None.
GE credit (New): World Cultures.

Format: Lecture/Discussion; Laboratory

Textbook:

  • Sheri Spaine Long, et al., Nexos [3rd Edition] Package  (Cengage Learning, 2013)
     

Spanish 003: Elementary Spanish (5 units)
Diego Valdecantos, Graduate Student

MTWR 11:00-1:05P
103 Wellman

CRN 73451

Course Description: Completion of grammar sequence and continuing practice of all language skills using cultural texts.  Functions include: Communicating about childhood experiences, travel plans, clothing, giving instructions to elders or peers, talking about the future. Major structures presented include: imperfect and preterit tense, present subjunctive, the perfect tenses, formal and informal commands and the future tense.

Prerequisite: Spanish 002, 002S or Language Placement Exam.

GE credit (Old): None.
GE credit (New): World Cultures.

Format: Lecture/Discussion; Laboratory

Textbook:

  • Sheri Spaine Long, et al., Nexos [3rd Edition] Package  (Cengage Learning, 2013)
     

Spanish 003V: Elementary Spanish (5 units)
Kim Morris, Graduate Student

Online
CRN 74026

Course Description: 
Continuation of course 2, 2S, 2V or 2Y. Online format combining synchronous chatting with technologically based materials. Not open to students who have taken course 3, 3S, 3Y, or higher.

Prerequisite: Spanish 002, 002S, 002V or Language Placement Exam.

GE credit (Old): None.
GE credit (New): World Cultures.

Format: Lecture/Discussion; Web Electronic Discussion.

Textbooks:

  • Text is available online
     

Spanish 022: Intermediate Spanish (5 units)
David Beard, Graduate Student

MTWR 1:40-3:45P
103 Wellman

CRN 73452

Course Description: 
Continuation of Spanish 021 or 021S. Focus on more difficult grammar concepts and further practice on composition. Development of all language skills through exercises and reading of modern texts.

Prerequisite: Spanish 021, 021S or Language Placement Exam.

GE credit (Old): None.
GE credit (New): World Cultures.

Format: Lecture/Discussion; Laboratory.

Textbook:

  • Jose A. Blanco, et al., Imagina: Español sin Barreras with Supersite Access [2nd Edition]  (Vista Higher Learning Press, 2011)
     

Spanish 024: Spanish Composition II has been cancelled


Spanish 100: Principles of Literary Criticism has been cancelled


Spanish 157: Cross-Border Fictions (4 units)
Robert Newcomb, Associate Professor

TWR 12:10-1:50P
107 Wellman

CRN 73911

Course Description:
 This course examines a series of late 20th and early 21st century Latin American short stories and novels that deal with cross-border issues, including migration, exile, travel, cosmopolitanism, and hybrid and mutli-cultural identities. While the U.S.-Mexico border will be touched upon, we will spend far more time examining instances of border-crossing within Latin America, as well as between Latin America and other areas of the globe, including Canada, Western Europe, and Africa. Class discussions and primary readings will in Spanish, with the exception of Dominican-American writer’s Junot Diáz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.

Novels and short stories:

  • Alejo Carpentier, El reino de este mundo
  • Julio Cortázar, Las armas secretas (selection)
  • Roberto Bolaño, Amuleto
  • Horacio Castellanos Moya, El asco
  • Junot Díaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

Films:

  • Terra estrangeira (A Foreign Land) [directed by Walter Salles]
  • Traffic [directed by Steven Soderbergh]

Prerequisite: Spanish 100, 100S, 141, 141S, 170 or 170S.

GE credit (Old): Arts & Humanities.
GE credit (New): Arts & Humanities and World Cultures.

Format: Lecture; Term Paper or Discussion.

Textbook:

  • Junot Díaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao  (Riverhead Trade Press, 2008)