MSPAN 4210 Mexican Culture
Majors, Minors & Degrees:
This course will introduce students to the culture and contemporary society of Mexico with an overview of the country's history, politics, art, festivals, religious celebrations, and cuisine. Students will read a recent novel and see a contemporary film in order to catch the full "flavor" of the vitality and richness of Mexican culture. (Not open to native speakers of Spanish.)
Prerequisite(s): MSPAN 3010 Spanish Conversation and MSPAN 3020 Introduction to Spanish Phonetics or permission of the department.
A course designed to provide intensive practice in conversational Spanish. Students will prepare assigned discussion topics and/or readings and will make class presentations in Spanish.
Prerequisite(s): MSPAN 2020 Spanish: Stage IV or appropriate placement.
Note: MSPAN 3010 Spanish Conversation and MSPAN 3020 Introduction to Spanish Phonetics may be taken in either order or may be taken simultaneously.
This course provides an introduction to the study and practice of the sounds of Spanish with an emphasis on practical exercises for improving students' pronunciation of Spanish. In it studetns will study the major phonetic characteristics of regional varieties of the Spanish of Spain and Latin America. Topics to be covered in the course include the articulatory system, transcription and phonetic alphabets, and the similarities and differences between the sounds and pronunciation patterns of Spanish and English.
Prerequisite: MSPAN 2020 Spanish: Stage IV or permission of Department.