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This course is a continuation of Spanish 101-102. It is designed to help students improve their proficiency in each of the major skill-groups (listening, speaking, reading and writing) while providing an introduction to the vibrant cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. For fall 2020, RLSP 103 will be a fully-online experience. Students can expect to meet with their professor, teaching assistant and classmates in varying combinations for four hours each week. You’ll take in feature films, documentaries and shorts, read the news in online periodicals, and tap into your own creativity and critical reasoning skills. Use of a textbook and workbook will support your learning. All assignments are designed to increase vocabulary and improve your ability to handle daily life in a Spanish-speaking country, to express your views on complex subjects such as art and politics, and to increase your knowledge of the cultural traditions of Latin America and Spain. This course provides linguistic training with an emphasis on the variety of Spanish as spoken in Latin America, Spain and the US; it will help to prepare students for further literary and cultural studies as well as provide skills that are increasingly essential in fields such as medicine, law, and education. Conducted in Spanish.
Format: seminar; Students can expect to spend approximately four hours per week in active on-line engagement with their instructor, TA and classmates. Some of these meetings will take place during the scheduled class hours; others will be added at agreed-upon times once the enrollment is fully established.
Grading: no pass/fail option,
no fifth course option
Regular attendance and active participation in a variety of on-line meetings and activities, as well as workbook exercises and weekly compositions, quizzes, midterm and final exams (oral and written).
RLSP 101-102 or by Spanish placement exam
If the course is over-subscribed, priority will be given to first-year students and others with a demonstrable commitment to study of Spanish.