Fall 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. Completing this course successfully will provide the student with the equivalent of a passing grade on the proficiency test required of students in the M.A. and PhD. degree programs in HIST, HUMA, and LATS. 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.
The course will will include intensive grammar review, basic practice of translation, readings and discussion of complex texts of literature from Spain and Latin America as well as selections from the arts and history of ideas.
Mullen/Garganigo, El cuento hispanico, A Graded Literary Anthology, McGraw-Hill, 8th ed.
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 of the above components plus the final exam will be factored in the final grade.