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21F.713: Advanced Communication in Spanish: Film, Visual Arts, and Fiction

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Students continue to refine their speaking, reading, and writing skills through study of contemporary visual arts (images in museums, political propaganda, websites, etc.), short literary texts, and films from all corners of the Hispanic world. Develops analytical skills and vocabulary appropriate for understanding and discussing these media in their historical context. Interactive format with frequent work in small groups. Essays receive both peer and instructor review before final submission. Taught in Spanish. Enrollment limited. Prereq: 21F.704, 21F.774, or permission of instructor. Can be repeated for credit. Topic for Spring 2014: Documenting Spanish-Speaking Societies through Film. This course aims at improving students' oral and written communication in Spanish through the analysis of eleven feature films in Spanish. Non-fiction cinema has a long tradition in Spain and Latin America; this course explores the work of some of the most representative Spanish and Latin American documentarians, paying special attention to the following themes: History stories, Personal stories: biographies and autobiographies, Social movements: action stories, Transnational stories: immigration and exile. Interactive format with frequent work in small groups. Class to be conducted entirely in Spanish. Enrollment limited to 18 due to pedagogical reasons. Priority given to pre-registered Spanish majors, minors, and concentrators.

Prereqs:  21F.704, 21F.774, or permission of instructor

Units: 3-0-9(U)

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Spring 2014

Section No. Instructor Days Time Room
1 A. Yez Rodriguez TR 2:30-4 16-628

 

 

Fall 2013

Section No. Instructor Days Time Room
1 A. Yez Rodriguez TR 2:30-4 16-628

 

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