Fall 2011 - Graduate Course Descriptions
Description of Course:
This course is designed to help students prepare for advanced readings and translations in the Spanish Language. Students must have completed four semesters of undergraduate courses in order to attain the intermediate competency, necessary to function in this course. Completing this workshop successfully will provide the student with the equivalent of a passing grade on the Proficiency Test required of students in some of the Masters and Doctorate Degrees programs in the School of Arts and Humanities. Knowledge gained in this course will enable the student to continue with courses at the University of Texas at Dallas and in any other endeavor with the Spanish language. Course work will include intensive grammar review, basic practice of translation, readings and discussions of complex texts of Literature from Spain and Latin America as well as selections from the arts and history of ideas.
Ulloa, Justo y Alvarez de Ulloa, L Graded Spanish Reader: Secunda Etapa, 5th edition.
RECOMMENDED DICTIONARIES (Choose one for your use):
Random House Spanish/English – English/Spanish Dictionary (paperback edition)
Cassell’s Spanish-English, English- Spanish dictionary
Collins.Spanish- English, English Spanish Dictionary
Diccionario Moderno Español- inglés English-Spanish Larousse.
Simon and Schuster’s International Dictionary, English-Spanish/Spanish- English
Oxford Spanish Dictionary
OTHER: Kendris, Christopher. 501 Spanish verbs. Hauppauge, New York: Barron'’ Educational Series, 4th ed.1996
Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:
During the course Spanish literary excerpts will be assigned for translation as homework, a few translation quizzes will be given in class, mostly for the self-evaluation of the students’ progress. The instructor will keep track of attendance, participation, progress in translation skills, homework, and quiz results. At the end of the semester an evaluation of all the above components plus the final exam will be factored in for the grade.