RLSP 199 Fall 2014 Spanish in Action: Advanced Communication & Culture for Everyday Life

This is an advanced communication and culture course that uses real-world materials. This class serves as a bridge between Spanish 105 or Spanish 106 and advanced classes on literature and culture. Through the use of multimedia materials and engagement with local native speakers students will develop their communication and analytical skills as they improve their understanding of contemporary Hispanic/Latino culture and their ability to comprehend and respond to a variety of cultural and social issues and situations. Emphasis will be placed on activities that promote effective speaking and writing skills with the use of advanced structures and complex vocabulary. Students will complete at least one research project and related oral presentation. This course will have a service-learning component in which students engage with the Latino community. Conducted in Spanish.
Class Format: seminar/discussion
Requirements/Evaluation: active participation in class discussions, engagement with native speakers, short writing assignments, and a final research paper and oral presentation
Additional Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis; not available for the Gaudino option
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Prerequisites: RLSP 105, RLSP 106, Williams College Placement Exam, or permission of instructor
Enrollment Preference: students who take the Williams College Placement exam and place into RLSP 199, students who have completed RLSP 105 or RLSP 106 and are planning to go abroad, and students returning from one semester abroad
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Divisional Attributes: Division I
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Enrollment Limit: 15
Expected Enrollment: 15
Class Number: 1930
RLSP 199 - 01 (F) SEM Spanish for Everyday Life Division 1: Languages and the Arts Kathryn Ringer-Hilfinger
TR 09:55 AM-11:10 AM Greylock D 1930
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