Spring 2014 - 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. In this course, we will bridge the gap so that the students will be able to take and pass the Proficiency Test required of the students in the Masters and Doctorate degrees in the School of the Arts and Humanities and/or continue with their acquired skills in any area of endeavor with the Spanish language. This course will include intensive grammar review, basic practice of translation, readings of translations and discussions of complex texts and literature of Spain and Latin America as well as selections from essays from the arts and history of ideas.
Schmitt, Conrad J., Schaum’s Outlines, Spanish Grammar, 5th ed./Assorted readings for translation.
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
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