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HERITAGE/BILINGUAL COURSES - SPANISH

 

SPN 610D Heritage/Bilingual is the first course in the bilingual track in the Spanish language program geared towards native and/or heritage speakers. The course focuses on developing speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in Spanish while building vocabulary, learning basic rules and terminology of Spanish grammar, and gaining a basic understanding of Hispanic cultures in order to communicate in an accurate, effective, and informed manner within a variety of sociocultural situations.

SPN 611D Heritage/Bilingual is the second course in the bilingual track in the Spanish language program geared towards native and/or heritage speakers. The course focuses on further developing speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in Spanish while building vocabulary, learning advanced grammatical rules and terminology of Spanish grammar, and gaining a deeper understanding of Hispanic cultures in order to communicate in an accurate, effective, and informed manner within a variety of sociocultural situations.

SPN 327G Heritage/Bilingual is designed to help students master grammar points and perfect grammar skills of particular concern to native and heritage Spanish speakers. Students will also develop and apply composition skills, critical thinking skills, and reading strategies. The course uses a guide inductive approach to focus students on the critical analysis of grammar. Through selected samples students will discover and analyze patterns of oral and written discourse, formulate hypotheses about communicative and linguistic functions, and increase their understanding and appreciation of Hispanic culture. This course prepares students to communicate in an accurate, effective, and informed manner within a variety of registers and sociocultural situations. The course is conducted in Spanish.

 SPN 327W Bilingual/Bicultural is designed to build the students; awareness of academic discourse, consolidate and broaden their understanding of the topics under study, develop thinking, researching, and writing skills, and perfect their grammar skills in order to write scholarly papers in Spanish on language, literature, or culture, for a United States audience. Students complete both informal and formal writing tasks to meet those goals that may include summaries of texts, critical analyses, essays that develop a theme or answer a question, and a short research paper. Students will understand how writing is integrated with reading, listening, and discussion about the core content; develop strategies for collecting, synthesizing, and interpreting new information from external sources; analyze and practice a variety of rhetorical and reader-based organizational patterns; apply appropriate schemata to content studied in course-related readings; and evaluate and revise content to make it clear, relevant, substantive, and informed.

 

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