Advanced Spanish in Context for Heritage Learners
A fifth-semester course, designed specifically for students who have grown up speaking Spanish, this course uses a variety of texts (literature, movies, newspaper articles, speeches and essays) as a basis for reviewing grammatical concepts, developing writing competency, refining analytical skills, and improving overall communication abilities in Spanish. Through work on authentic and original texts, this course continues to focus on refining the four language skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening, as well as further developing critical analytical capacities. With the readings and films, students will explore their socio-historical context and analyze the application of different linguistic structures as tools employed to create meaning and convey a message. Students will be expected to do a significant amount of reading and writing in Spanish 267.
Requisites: Prerequisite, SPAN 204; permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite.