Spanish Summer Sessions 2015: Expanded Course Descriptions

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Special Summer Session (June 22 - September 11)


Spanish 001A: Intensive Elementary Spanish (15 units)

Instructor Dates Teaching
Aaron Yamada June 22 - July 17
Juan Hernando Vazquez July 20 - August 14
Melissa Vega Valdez August 17 - September 11

MTWRF 10:00A-12:00P
190 Wellman Hall
CRN 60406

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:

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

Summer Session I (June 22 - July 31)


Spanish 001: Elementary Spanish (5 units)
Peter Avellaneda

MTWR 11:00A-1:05P
207 Wellman Hall

CRN 53461

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)
Jonathan Alcantar

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

CRN 53462

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)
Miguel Zepeda Torres

Online
CRN 53463

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)
Melissa Corbett

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

CRN 53464

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

MTW 10:00-11:40A
107 Wellman Hall

CRN 53466

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 disappeared 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 or 141/141S or 170/170S.

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

Format: Lecture; Term Paper or Discussion.

Textbooks:

  • Ramón Díaz Eterovic, La ciudad está triste  (Lom Editorial, 2000)
  • Rubem Fonseca, El gran arte  (Txalaparta, 2008)
  • Martín Solares, Los minutos negros  (Vintage Español, 2010)
     

Spanish 174: Chicano Culture (4 units)
Francisco Alarcón, Lecturer

MTW 12:10-1:50P
115 Veihmeyer Hall

CRN 53852

Course Description:  An interdisciplinary survey of Chicano culture. Topics include literature, art, folklore, oral tradition, music, politics, as well as “everyday” cultural manifestations. The course is conducted in Spanish. This is a survey of the culture of the Mexican people from the pre-Hispanic period to the present. Pre-Hispanic concepts, myths, symbols, and legends present in Chicano culture are traced to their Mexican origins. The concept of Fifth Sun, Luis Valdez’s "Pensamiento Serpentino", the myths of Quetzalcoatl and Aztlán, and the Aztec homeland are examined, as well as the Mesoamerican concept of self and time. The period of conquest of Mexico by Spain is examined, both as presented by historians and interpreted by Octavio Paz in his book, El laberinto de la soleded. The turmoil of the first half of the 19th century in Mexico and implications of the annexation of the southwest to the U.S. by the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1848 are studied. Also examined are the origins of the stereotypes of the Mexican/Chicano found in American society, such as the pocho, the pachuco, and the cholo. The literary and artistic expressions of the Chicano Movement of the past twenty-five years are also analyzed as part of this course.

The course format consists of lectures by the instructor, occasional guest speakers, screening of a few films and class discussions based on the assigned readings. A term paper is a course requirement. This research paper should be on a topic illustrating an aspect of Chicano culture.

Prerequisite: Spanish 024 or 033.

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

Format: Lecture; Term Paper or Discussion.

Textbooks:

  • Francisco Alarcón, From the Other Side of Night  (University of Arizona Press, 2002)
  • Manuel Martin-Rodriguez, La voz urgente: Antologia de la literatura chicana en espanol  (Editorial Fundamentos, 1995)
  • Gloria Anzaldua, Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza  (Aunt Lute Books, 2012)
  • Octavio Paz, El laberinto de la soledad y otras obras  (Penguin Books, 1997)
     

Summer Session II (August 3 - September 11)


Spanish 001: Elementary Spanish (5 units)
Theresa Bachmann

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

CRN 73442

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)
Carmen Valdivia-Ponce

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

CRN 73443

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)
Juan Miranda

MTWR 11:00-1:05P
127 Wellman Hall

CRN 73444

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)
Eric Jensen

Online
CRN 73445

Course Description: 
Continuation of course 002, 002S, 002V or 002Y. Online format combining synchronous chatting with technologically based materials. Not open to students who have taken course 003, 003S, 003Y, 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 115 has been cancelled


  Spanish 157 has been cancelled


  Spanish 178A has been cancelled