Joseph M Pierce
— MA, The University of Texas at Austin
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Office: BEN 5.100; Desk 27a
- Office Hours: T 10-11am; TH 1-3pm
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My dissertation analyzes the role of the family and representations of the family in turn of the century Argentine literature. I focus on the connections between gender roles, intimacy, and the family unit and hope to show that the notion of the family is a prism through which we can detect shifts in the fundamental aspects of literature, culture, and the nation. My dissertation centers on the axis conformed by Carlos Octavio Bunge, Delfina Bunge de Gálvez (his sister), and Manuel Gálvez (her husband) and incorporates both canonical texts and understudied materials such as memoirs, family histories, and personal correspondence.
SPN S610D • Intermediate Spanish I
MTWTHF 100pm-400pm BEN 1.124
A. SPN 610D is the second course in The University of Texas lower-division Spanish program. This is a six-credit course. The course focuses on further developing speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in Spanish while building vocabulary, learning basic rules and terminology of Spanish grammar, and gaining a better understanding of Hispanic cultures in order to communicate in an accurate, effective, and informed manner within a variety of sociocultural situations.
PREREQUISITE for 610D: SPN 601D, 604, 507, or 508K (or equivalent transfer course), with a grade of at least C, or an appropriate score on the University of Texas Placement Test. For questions concerning prerequisites or eligibility, talk to your instructor or make an appointment with one of the Liberal Arts Advisors for Spanish: Liz Hastings (email@example.com) and Christine Fisher (firstname.lastname@example.org). Their office is located in BEN 2.108.
B. GOALS FOR SPANISH 610D
By the end of this course you should be able to do the following:
(a) express opinions, reactions and recommendations;
(b) discuss possible, probable and certain future events and situations;
(c) narrate past events and react subjectively to them;
(d) speak hypothetically about various events and situations;
(e) analyze moderately complex language data in order to draw conclusions regarding parts of speech, functional uses of grammar, etc.;
(f) recognize dialectal, social and contextual variation;
(g) understand the main ideas of moderately complex written texts (with improved skimming, cognate recognition, and inference skills);
(h) understand the main ideas of moderately complex oral discourse (with improved recognition of tone, content, context, intonation, etc.);
(i) maintain conversations of a substantial length (with improved fluency strategies, such as circumlocution, discourse markers, etc.);
(j) produce written work of a substantial length (with improved organization, connectors, and appropriateness of register)