Fall 2012

Alvaro A. Bernal, Conversational Spanish, Fall 2012

Course Description:

The aims of this course are to improve the learner's ability to understand and speak fluent Spanish. A native speaker instructor guides the student, but the learner does most of the talking. Emphasis in small classes is on vocabulary building and some basic structures. Daily participation is necessary. Prerequisite: SPAN 0212.

Required Texts:

Blanco, Revista: Conversación sin barreras. Vista Higher Learning, Boston, Massachusetts, 2010, third edition
501 Spanish Verbs with CD-ROM and Audio CD (501 Verb Series) by Christopher Kendris
Oxford or Larousse Spanish/English dictionary

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Alvaro A. Bernal, Elementary Spanish 1, Fall 2012

Course Description:

A thorough introduction (in two terms) to the Spanish grammar, with extensive practice in the four skills: reading, writing, understanding, and speaking.

Required Texts:

Castells, Guzmán, Lapuerta, and García. Mosaicos. Latest Edition. Upper Saddle River NJ: Prentice Hall, Fifth Edition (textbook and student activities manual).
Oxford or Larousse Spanish/English dictionary

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Alvaro A. Bernal, Elementary Spanish 2, Fall 2012

Course Description:

A thorough introduction (in two terms) to the Spanish grammar, with extensive practice in the four skills: reading, writing, understanding, and speaking. Prerequisite: SPAN 0111

Required Texts:

Castells, Guzmán, Lapuerta, and García. Mosaicos Upper Saddle River NJ: Prentice Hall, Fifth Edition (textbook and student activities manual)
Oxford or Larousse Spanish/English dictionary

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Ann Rea, Literature for Adolescents, Fall 2012

Course Description:

This course will read classics as well as modern works written specifically for an adolescent audience. We will also read and discuss sociological and psychological constructions of adolescents and books on pedagogy. Prerequisite: ENGCMP 0004 and ENGCMP 0006.

Required Texts:

-Louisa May Alcott, Little Women
-S. E. Hinton, The Outsiders
-Philip Pullman, The Golden Compass
-Sharon Flake, The Skin I'm In
-Joyce Lee Wong, Seeing Emily
-Walter Dean Myers, Monster
-Nick Hornby, Slam
-Jack Gantos, Desire Lines
-Veronica Roth, Divergent
-Chris Crutcher, Whale Talk

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Ann Rea, Survey Of English Literature 2, Fall 2012

Course Description:

Traces the development of English literature from the beginning of the romantic period to the present. Prerequisite: ENGCMP 0006.

Required Texts:

-The Broadview Anthology of British Literature, Volumes 4, 5, and 6. (It should not matter whether you buy the first edition or the second edition.)
-Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island. Signet Classics.
-Graham Swift, The Light of Day, Penguin

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Ann Rea, Tutorial in Composition, Fall 2012

Course Description

This course is intended as a companion to Composition 1, and enhances the work done for that class.

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Barbara Petrosky, Intermediate Spanish 1, Fall 2012

Course Description

This course is a continuation of the first-year sequence and includes a functional review of language structure and vocabulary. Primary emphasis is development of conversational skills, with topical reading and some writing. Prerequisite: SPAN 0112

Required Texts:

-Textbook: Pérez-Girónes, Adán-Lifante. A otro nivel Intermediate Spanish (McGraw Hill). The instructor’s textbook is NOT allowed.
-Workbook: Pérez-Girónes, Adán-Lifante. A otro nivel Intermediate Spanish (McGraw Hill).
-501 Spanish Verbs with CD-ROM and Audio CD (501 Verb Series)
-Spanish/English dictionary

Barbara Petrosky, Special Topics in French, Fall 2012

Course Description

This course is an introduction to business practices in France.

Required Texts:

-Tauzin, Béatrice et Dubois Anne-Lyse : Objectif Express. Le monde professionnel en français 1. Paris : Hachette, 2006.
-Perfournis, Jean-Luc : Vocabulaire progressif du français avec 200 exercices. Paris: CLE International, 2004.
-You must also purchase a binder.

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Catherine S. Cox, Bible as Literature, Fall 2012

Course Description

This introductory course acquaints students with what is in the Bible and provides background information drawn from various disciplines about the elements and issues that give it its distinctive character. Attention is necessarily given to its religious perspectives, as they govern the nature and point of view of the biblical narratives, but no specific religious view is urged.

Required Texts:

The JPS Hebrew-English Tanakh is the assigned primary text to be used for class, exam, and paper purposes; additional xeroxed materials, primarily from Harris's Understanding the Bible, will be distributed in class and assigned as background and historical reading material to accompany the primary text. Additional optional materials for interested students will be available on the CourseWeb site for this course across the term.

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Catherine S. Cox, History of Literary Criticism, Fall 2012

Course Description

This course concentrates on the major developments in the history of literary thought and criticism from Plato to modern and postmodern developments. The major documents of literary criticism are studied in relation to the contexts—historical, cultural, and philosophical—that gave rise to these responses. Prerequisite: ENGCMP 0004 or ENGCMP 0006.

Required Texts:

The Norton Anthology of Theory & Criticism, second edition, is the assigned text for class and paper purposes; you will also need Milan Kundera's The Unbearable Lightness of Being (Harper paperback) late in the term. Additional readings will be made available online through CourseWeb or for use at the library, to supplement textbook material and to aid in the preparation of the course paper.

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