ROSP 20608: Spanish and Latin American Culture through Film
Prerequisites: (ROSP 20202 or ROSP 20215 or ROSP 20237 or ROSP 20211 or ROSP 20220) or CESP score of 501
This is an upper-intermediate level content-This is an upper-intermediate level content-based language course designed to follow the four-semester language sequence and to act as a bridge to advanced courses on literature and culture. While language skills are still being developed, this culture course engages students intellectually by using challenging, authentic materials and focusing on the exchange of ideas. Through the reading, discussion, and analysis of these materials, students will develop more sophisticated expository writing and oral expression as well as critical and abstract thinking skills. This content-driven culture course is intended for students who want to further broaden their knowledge of the Spanish language and related cultures, as well as improve both their understanding of the Hispanic world and their communication skills in the Spanish language. Development of advanced structures is achieved through intensive practice in speaking and writing. This is a Hispanic Culture course through literature and film. During the semester students will learn a variety of different styles of writing through selective samples of literature, art and films that will be discussed in class. This course may be used as one of the two 20000-level electives for the Spanish major.