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Ithaca College Undergraduate Catalog 2002-2003

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    Spanish Courses

    Unless otherwise specified, all courses will be taught in Spanish.

318-10100 Elementary Spanish I   HU LA 3a, g

    Beginning course. Practice in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing simple idiomatic Spanish with special attention to Spanish culture. Emphasizes participation and self-expression. Open to students with no previous Spanish, or by placement examination. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

318-10200 Elementary Spanish II   HU LA 3a, g

    Continuation of 318-10100. Limited to students who have successfully completed 318-10100 with a grade of C- or better, or by placement examination. Prerequisites: 318-10100, or equivalent. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

318-20100 Intermediate Spanish I   HU LA 3a, g

    Develops intermediate-level proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing Spanish. Special emphasis is given to Spanish culture. Prerequisites: 318-10200 with a grade of C- or better. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

318-20200 Intermediate Spanish II   HU LA 3a, g

    Continuation of 318-20100. Develops intermediate-level proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing Spanish. Special emphasis is given to Spanish culture. Prerequisites: 318-20100 with a grade of C- or better. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

318-24100 Spanish Civilization and Culture   HU LA 1b, h, g

    Cultural exploration of Spain from its prehistory to the present. Topics include people, geography, politics, economy, literature, sciences, music, visual arts, gastronomy, and patterns of daily life. Prerequisites: 318-20200. 3 credits. (S,Y)

318-24300 Latin American Civilization and Culture   HU LA 1b, h, g

    An exploration of the people and cultures of the Caribbean, Central America, and South America, and their influence in the United States. Traces the development of these regions from preconquest cultures to contemporary liberation struggles, while addressing ethnicity, gender, religion, class, and the arts. Prerequisites: 318-20200. 3 credits. (F,Y)

318-26600 Spanish/Latin American Literature in Translation   HU LA

    A study of one or more principal works of major Spanish and/or Latin American writers. Taught in English. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing and one course in the humanities. 3 credits. (IRR)

318-29900 Independent Study   U LA

     Individual research, study, and/or writing on particular topics, supervised by a member of the department. Offered on demand only. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor and chairperson. 1-3 credits. (IRR)

318-32100 Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition   HU LA

    Development of complex grammatical, semantic, and syntactical skills through writing and correction, and by examining different examples of written and spoken Spanish (both literary and nonliterary). Students will develop a sense of the writing process as an interaction between writer and reader, purpose and message. Prerequisites: 318-20200 with a grade of C- or better, or equivalent. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

318-32200 Analysis of Hispanic Literary Texts   HU LA

    Provides students with essential vocabulary for critical literary analysis, and introduces them to four literary genres (poetry, drama, fiction, and essay) through representative readings from both Spanish and Latin American literatures. Teaches students to read literature and write about it from an analytical perspective. Prerequisites: 318-32100. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

318-32300 Conversation I: Contemporary Issues   HU LA 3a, g

    Focuses on contemporary issues to develop students' speaking skills. Readings-based discussions, both literary and nonliterary, include ethical and moral issues, politics, youth culture, and technology and society. Prerequisites: 318-20200 with a grade of C- or better. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

318-32400 Conversation II: The Spanish-Speaking World   HU LA 3a, g

    Focuses on issues specific to the Spanish-speaking world to improve students' speaking skills. Readings-based topics, both literary and nonliterary, include Hispanic presence in the U.S., bilingual education, and language and cultural influences. Prerequisites: 318-32300. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

318-33200 Advanced Business/Professional Spanish   HU LA

    Practice in speaking, reading, and writing Spanish with an emphasis placed on business-oriented concepts and materials. Prerequisites: 318-32100 or 318-32200; 318-32300 or 318-32400. 3 credits. (S,O)

318-33700 Introduction to Spanish Literature   HU LA 3a, g

     An overview of Spanish literature from the Middle Ages to the present. Special attention will be given to literary movements and recurrent themes. Required for Spanish majors. Prerequisites: 318-32200 or 318-32300, or by placement examination. 3 credits. (F,Y)

318-33800 Introduction to Latin American Literature   HU LA 3a, g

     An overview of Latin American literature from the colonial period to the present. Special attention will be given to literary movements and recurrent themes. Required for Spanish majors. Prerequisites: 318-32200 or 318-32300, or by placement examination. 3 credits. (S,Y)

318-35000 The Art of Translation: Spanish to English, English to Spanish   HU LA

    Further study of the Spanish language through the art of translation. Students develop skills in English/Spanish and Spanish/English translation using a variety of texts (letters, literary selections, journalism, advertisement, and "how to" material). A close reading of the material translated helps the student focus on the nuances of each language and intercultural differences. Prerequisites: 318-32100. 3 credits. (IRR)

318-35400 Cervantes   HU LA

    A study of Don Quijote and a selected group of novela s ejemplares (short stories) and plays, with particular reference to Cervantes's unique contribution to the modern novel and world literature. This course is offered in a four-year cycle with 318-35500, 318-35600, and 318-35700. Prerequisites: 318-33700 or 318-33800. 3 credits. (IRR)

318-35500 Golden Age Drama   HU LA

    The drama of Spain's golden age -- the Renaissance and the baroque period -- is one of the greatest achievements of world literature. We examine Spain's national drama, its precepts, and its literary tradition created by Lope de Vega and continued for more than 100 years, from 1580 to 1700, by other playwrights such as Calderón, Tirso, and Alarcón. Offered in a four-year cycle with 318-35400, 318-35600, and 318-35700. Prerequisites: 318-33700 or 318-33800. 3 credits. (IRR)

318-35600 Golden Age Poetry   HU LA

    The poetry of Spain's golden age -- the Renaissance and baroque periods -- is one of the greatest achievements of world literature. We examine the Italianate poetry of Garcilaso de la Vega, his followers, and the development of lyrical poetry by other poets of the periods such as Fray Luis de Léon, Lope de Vega, Francisco de Quevedo, and San Juan de la Cruz. Offered in a four-year cycle with 318-35400, 318-35500, and 318-35700. Prerequisites: 318-33700 or 318-33800. 3 credits. (IRR)

318-35700 Golden Age Prose   HU LA

    The prose of Spain's golden age -- the Renaissance and the baroque period -- is one of the greatest achievements of world literature. We examine the origin and development of the picaresque novel, the pastoral novel, and short stories. Offered in a four-year cycle with 318-35400, 318-35500, and 318-35600. Prerequisites: 318-33700 or 318-33800. 3 credits. (IRR)

318-36100 Medieval Spanish Literature   HU LA

    Study of representative texts of medieval Spain such as Poema de Mio Cid, Libro de Buen Amor, and La Celestina. Examines the coexistence of Christians, Jews, and Moslems, and their contributions to the development of Western civilization. Prerequisites: 318-33700 or 318-33800. 3 credits. (S,E)

318-36300 Nineteenth-Century Spanish Literature   HU LA 3a, g

    Study of representative works of naturalism, realism, and romanticism. Typical authors include Pardo Bazán, Galdós, and Rosalía de Castro. Prerequisites: 318-33700 or 318-33800. 3 credits. (IRR)

318-36400 Contemporary Spanish Literature   HU LA 3a, g

    A study of contemporary Spanish fiction, poetry, drama, and essays connecting literature to history, culture, politics, and art forms of the period through linguistic and textual analysis. Readings include texts from the Generación del '98 to the present. Prerequisites: 318-33700 or 318-33800. 3 credits. (IRR)

318-37100 Latin American Fiction   HU LA 3a, g

    Traces the development of a particularly Latin American voice through the readings of representative contemporary short stories and novels. Readings may include works by Martí, Azuela, Borges, Fuentes, Cortázar, García Márquez, Allende, and Ferré. Offered in a four-year cycle with 318-37200, 318-37300, and 318-37400. Prerequisites: 318-33700 or 318-33800. 3 credits. (IRR)

318-37200 Latin American Poetry and Drama   HU LA 3a, g

    Familiarizes the student with the writings of major Latin American poets from the colonial period to the present and with the works of contemporary Latin American dramatists. Offered in a four-year cycle with 318-37100, 318-37300, and 318-37400. Prerequisites: 318-33700 or 318-33800. 3 credits. (IRR)

318-37300 Modernismo   HU LA

    Analysis of the poetical and prose work of Modernismo (1888-1910), Latin America's first authentic literary movement. Emphasis is given to the study of the new aesthetics and to the desire of Latin America's writers to affirm a new cultural identity. Readings include selections from Martí, Casals, Darío, Silva, Lugones, and Rodó. Offered in a four-year cycle with 318-37100, 318-37200, and 318-37400. Prerequisites: 318-33700 or 318-33800. 3 credits. (IRR)

318-37400 Topics in Latin American Literature   HU LA 3a, g

    Studies literary themes within Latin American literature (e.g., the conquest and the colonial experience; Latin America's search for identity; the novel of the land; the dictator in Latin American fiction; revolution and fiction) and explores the relationship between Latin American fiction and reality. Offered in a four-year cycle with 318-37100, 318-37200, and 318-37300. May be repeated for a total of 6 credits if content is different. Prerequisites: 318-33700 or 318-33800. 3 credits. (IRR)

318-38000 Latino/a Culture through Literature   HU LA

    This course examines, through literature, the experience and assimilation of Spanish speaking immigrants to the United States, at present, the nation's largest minority group. It will explore such themes as how Latino/a authors negotiate a path between two cultures and two languages; the presence of Hispanic/Latino groups in the United States; racism and classism; religion; popular culture and the role of women; and the importance of the family. Prerequisites: Three courses in the humanities or social sciences. Taught in English. 3 credits. (IRR)

318-39900 Independent Study   U LA

     Individual research, study, and/or writing on particular topics, supervised by a member of the department. Offered on demand only. Prerequisites: 318-32200 or 318-32300, or equivalent; permission of instructor and chairperson. 1-3 credits. (IRR)

318-49100 Seminar   HU LA

    Study of selected topics in Spanish and/or Latin American literature and/or culture. Prerequisites: A minimum of two Spanish literature courses numbered 318-33700 or above. May be repeated for a total of 6 credits if content is different. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

318-49900 Honors Research   U LA

     Individual research, study, and writing on particular topics, supervised by a member of the department and presented before a departmental committee. For students who meet the honors criteria as described in the undergraduate catalog. 3 credits. (IRR

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