Spring 2015 - 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.
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. The instructor reserves the right to make any changes deemed necessary.