Spanish Summer Sessions 2016: Expanded Course Descriptions

Summer Special Session 2016  [June 20 - September 9, 2016]

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Spanish 001A. Intensive Elementary Spanish (15 units)

Instructor Dates Teaching
Sergio Diaz Luna June 20 - July 15, 2016
Morgan Smith July 18 - August 12, 2016
Fernanda Righi August 15 - September 9, 2016

MTWRF 10:00A-12:30P
263 Olson Hall
CRN 60476

Course Description: The goal of the Intensive Elementary Spanish program 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: Not open to students who have completed equivalent courses SPA 001, 001S, 002, 002S, 002V, 002Y, 003, 003S, 003V or 003Y.

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

Format: Lecture/Discussion.

Textbook:

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

Summer Session I 2016  [June 20 - July 29, 2016]

 


Spanish 001. Elementary Spanish (5 units) 
Rebeca Rubio

MTWR 11:00A-1:05P
125 Olson Hall
CRN 53202

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) 
Cory Osburn

MTWR 11:00A-1:05P
167 Olson Hall
CRN 53203

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) 
Tracy Quan

Virtual class meetings M 7:00-8:00P
Online
CRN 53204

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) 
Victor Cervantes

MTWR 11:00A-1:05P
209 Wellman Hall
CRN 53205

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. Cross-Border Fictions (4 units) 
Robert Newcomb

MTW 10:00-11:40A
117 Olson Hall
CRN 53206

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 multi-cultural identities. While we will discuss the U.S.-Mexico border, we will spend more time examining instances of border crossing within Latin America, as well as between Latin America and other countries and continents. Class discussions and primary readings will in Spanish, with the exception of Dominican-American writer’s Junot Díaz’s novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao and selections from Mexican-American writer Domingo Martínez’s memoir The Boy Kings of Texas.

Novels and short stories:

  • Alejo Carpentier, El reino de este mundo
  • Roberto Bolaño, Amuleto
  • Horacio Castellanos Moya, El asco
  • Rosario Ferré, selected short stories
  • Junot Díaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
  • Domingo Martínez, The Boy Kings of Texas (selection)

Films

  • Traffic (dir. Steven Soderbergh)

Prerequisite: Any one of the following Spanish courses, SPA 100/100S, SPA 141/141S, or SPA 170/170S.

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

Format: Lecture; Term Paper or Discussion.

Textbook:

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

Spanish 176. Literature in Spanish Written in the United States (4 units) 
Jonathan Alcantar

MTW 12:10-1:50P
151 Olson Hall
CRN 53619

Course Description: 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 Spanish 033.

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

Format: Lecture; Term Paper.

Textbooks:

  • Nicolas Kanellos, et al., En Otra Voz: Antología de la Literatura Hispana de los Estados Unidos  (Arte Publico Press, 2002)
  • Manuel M. Martín-Rodriguez, La Voz Urgente: Antología de Literatura Chicana en Español  (Editorial Fundamentos, 1995)
     

Summer Session II 2016  [August 1 - September 9, 2016] 

 


Spanish 001. Elementary Spanish (5 units) 
Angel Ruiz Blanco

MTWR 11:00A-1:05P
167 Olson Hall
CRN 73542

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) 
Kathleen Guerra

MTWR 11:00A-1:05P
267 Olson Hall
CRN 73543

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) 
Alicia Gallego-Zarzosa

MTWR 11:00A-1:05P
110 Hunt Hall
CRN 73544

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) 
Evan Brown

Virtual class meetings M 4:00-5:00P
Online
CRN 73545

Course Description: Completion of grammar sequence and continuing practice of all language skills using cultural texts. Hybrid format combining classroom instruction with technologically based materials.  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; Web Electronic Discussion.

Textbook:

  • Text is available online