Spring 2015

Alvaro A. Bernal, Intermediate Spanish 1, Spring 2015

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:

-Mosaicos Textbook 5th edition, Prentice Hall, 2010 and Workbook
-Spanish/English dictionary
-501 Spanish Verbs

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Alvaro A. Bernal, Intro to Hispanic Literature 1, Spring 2015

Course Description:

Aims to acquaint students with major genres and trends of Spanish literature from the 16th century to the present, to equip them with essential techniques of literary criticism, and to develop their ability to speak and write in the second language. Prerequisite: SPAN 0212

Required Texts:

-España: Temas de cultura y civilización [Paperback] by Luisa Piemontese-Ramos, Carlos Arboleda. Publisher: Cengage Learning; 1 edition 2004
-English-Spanish/Spanish-English Pocket Oxford Spanish Dictionary [Paperback] Nicholas Rollin (Editor), Carol Styles Carvajal (Editor), Jane Horwood (Editor)

Alvaro A. Bernal, Latin American Topics: Contemporary Cinema, Spring 2015

Course Description

This interdisciplinary course focuses on the experiences of Latin American immigrants and exiles living in the United States and Spain, which have inspired an important number of recent and contemporary novels, films, and theoretical debates on cultural identity and immigration. Through films and readings, the course analyzes current issues such as the process of adaptation, resistance to new cultures; culture transfer, hybridity and culture diversity; language barrier, xenophobia/racism and cultural uprooting.

Required Texts:

-Doce cuentos peregrinos, García Márquez, Publisher: Vintage Español.
-xford or Larousse Spanish/English dictionary.

Alvaro A. Bernal, Spanish For Healthcare Professionals, Spring 2015

Course Description:

This course is designed as a practical elementary/introductory Spanish course that will include technical vocabulary and idiomatic expressions needed by healthcare professionals who must communicate orally with Spanish-speaking patients. We will emphasize grammar, speaking and pronunciation skills. Students will learn and practice useful phrases within a medical context as well as acquire vocabulary and basic grammatical knowledge.

Required Texts:

-Spanish for Health Care. Patricia Rush and Patricia Houston. Second Edition, Pearson.Textbook and Workbook.
-English-Spanish/Spanish-English Pocket Oxford Spanish Dictionary [Paperback] Nicholas Rollin (Editor), Carol Styles Carvajal (Editor), Jane Horwood (Editor)

Amy Bradley, Public Relations 2, Spring 2015

Course Description:

Students study public relations taking a problem-solving approach. The workshop method enables students to acquire hands-on experience in various public relations duties. Prerequisite: JOURNL 1144.

Required Texts:

-Public Relations Campaigns & Portfolio Building by Gemma R. Puglisi and Strategic Writing by Marsh, Guth and Short

Amy J. Yanity, Composition 2, Spring 2015

Course Description:

In this course, a companion course to Freshman Writing Seminar and Composition 1, students study and practice essay writing in more depth. The course also includes an introduction to researching and writing from sources. Required of all freshmen. Prerequisite: ENGCMP 0002 or ENGCMP 0003 or ENGCMP 0005.

Required Texts:

Norton Introduction to Literature: Shorter 11th Edition Portable (ISBN: 978-0-393-92339-1)
Rules for Writers, 7th Edition (ISBN-13: 978-0-312-67735-0)

Syllabus: 

Ann Rea, Composition 1, Spring 2015

Course Description

In this course, students study and practice the essentials of essay writing, with an emphasis on producing clear, correct prose.

Required Texts:

-Brunk, Diamond, Perkins and Smith, Literacies: Reading, Writing, Interpretation
-A Writer’s Reference

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Ann Rea, Jane Austen: Books and Film, Spring 2015

Course Description:

We will read four of Austen’s novels and watch film adaptations, reading the works’ depths and examining them in their social and historical contexts so that we can understand the influence of Austen’s contemporaries on her thinking.

Required Texts:

Sense and Sensibility, Harper, (1811)
Pride and Prejudice, Penguin (1813)
Mansfield Park, Penguin (1814)
Emma, Penguin (1815)

Ann Rea, Spy Fiction Film and Digital Archives, Spring 2015

Course Description:

In the early decades of the twentieth century, what critics refer to as “genre fiction” emerged in Britain. The French word “genre” means “kind” or “type,” and when it was used to refer to the fiction we will examine it referred to detective novels, science fiction, among others, as well as spy fiction

Required Texts:

John Buchan, The Thirty-Nine Steps (1915)
Eric Ambler, Background to Danger (1937)
Helen McInnes, Above Suspicion (1941)
Graham Greene, The Third Man (1949)
John Le Carré, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1963)
John Banville, The Untouchable (1998)
William Boyd, Restless (2006)

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Ann Rea, Survey of English Literature 2, Spring 2015

Course Description:

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

Required Texts:

-Course packet, available at the bookstore
-The Broadview Anthology of British Literature, Volumes 4 (The Age of Romanticism), 5 (The Victorian Era), and 6 (The Twentieth Century and Beyond).
-Jane Austen, Mansfield Park, Penguin (1814)
-Graham Greene, The End of the Affair, Penguin

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