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SPAN-355 Spanish Introductory Topics Course Level: Undergraduate

Spanish Introductory Topics (3) Topics vary by section. Rotating topics include courses that serve as a bridge between the language sequence and upper-level courses. Courses are taught in Spanish on topics such as central issues in Latin American studies, indigenous people in Latin America, and media in Latin America. Emphasis is placed on vocabulary, expressions, and structures related to the specific topic. Usually Offered: fall and spring. Repeatable for credit with different topic. Prerequisite: SPAN-353.

SPAN-355-001
Term: Fall 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: Business Spanish
Business Spanish (3) This course focuses on terminology, vocabulary, and cultural practices related to the business world in Latin America. Students work on topics such as management, human resources, marketing, and banking, among others, which are reinforced by the study of various Spanish-speaking countries commercially, historically, politically, and culturally.
SPAN-355-002
Term: Fall 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: Latin American Short Story
Latin American Short Story (3) Students in this course study selected modern and contemporary short stories that have transformed Latin America and moved its fiction into the forefront of world literature. Among the authors included are Horacio Quiroga, Maria Luisa Bombal, Jorge Luis Borges, Julio Cortazar, Juan Rulfo, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Virgilio Pinera, Luisa Valenzuela, Isabel Allende, and Ana Lydia Vega. The course traces the development of the short story in Latin America and outlines its distinctive characteristics. Students also acquire an appreciation of regional differences and cultural richness in Latin America.
SPAN-355-003
Term: Fall 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: Female Universe/Spanish Cinema
Female Universe in Spanish Cinema (3) A survey of representative Spanish movies, half of them adaptations of novels or plays. The selection, most the creations of male authors, explores the female universe in relation to the male's alternating pursuit and refusal of love. The course analyzes, explores and discusses cross-cultural motifs and stereotypes that underlie male (and female) depictions of the feminine.
SPAN-355-002
Term: Spring 2019 Regular Term
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: Latin@ Migration, Ident, Labor
Course Type: Community Based Learning. As a part of this course, students will actively serve with a nonprofit agency or school in the DC area to apply their course knowledge. Latin@ Migration, Identity and Labor (3) This course explores the intersection between migration, identity, and labor in the Washington, DC Latin@ community. It critically analyzes race, class, and gender consciousness as well as formal and informal labor alongside labor recruitment practices, and community organizing. The course connects students to a local community partner whose mission is to accompany laborers navigating the intricacies of labor practices in DC. Note: The course involves participation in some off-campus activities and a minimum 18-20 hours of work that directly supports the community partner. Taught in Spanish.