Spring 2013 - Graduate Course Descriptions
Description of Course:
The 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. In this seminar we will bridge the gap, so that students will be able to take the Proficiency Test required of students in the Masters and Doctorate Degrees in the School of Arts and Humanities, or continue with the skills in the Workshop in Spanish (HUMA 6331). Course work will include intensive grammar review, basic practice of translation, readings and discussions of complex texts of Literature from Spain and Latin American as well as selections from the arts and history of ideas.
Required: Ulloa, Justo y Alvarez de Ulloa L Graded Spanish Read: Segunda Etapa, 5th edition.
Other: Kendris, Christopher. 501 Spanish verbs. Hauppauge, New York: Barron's 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. A translation notebook will be keep by the each student. A translation notebook check will be conducted as a mid-term and final grade.