Graduate courses in Spanish

Study Graduate-Level Spanish in Fall 2012

The foreign languages department announces that it will be offering three graduate-level courses during the fall semester.  If you have any questions, contact Dr. Kenneth Reeds, graduate coordinator of the department.

 

 

 

SPN 711 SEMINAR IN LATIN AMERICAN AND U.S. LATINO CULTURES

When: Mondays, 4:30 - 6:50 pm, September 10 - December 21

Interdisciplinary and in-depth study of the socioeconomic, political and cultural formation we call Latin America including the US Latino communities. Using scholarly texts, interpretive essays, primary sources, and a variety of cultural artifacts (films, music, art objects, literary texts) we will explore the region's common cultural heritage against its striking cultural contrasts and internal tensions.

SPN 751 METHODS, TECHNIQUES AND STRATEGIES FOR TEACHING SPANISH (P-6)

When: Thursdays, 4:30 - 6:50 pm, September 10 - December 21

The class will survey the history and theory of foreign language teaching at the elementary level. A thorough review of National Standards, the Massachusetts Frameworks and ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines will be conducted. Topics researched and practiced include teaching resources, curriculum development, unit planning, classroom management, testing and assessment, and the use of technology in teaching Spanish at the elementary level. The course includes a 45 hours pre-practicum experience at an area elementary school and is conducted in Spanish.

SPN 752 METHODS, TECHNIQUES AND STRATEGIES FOR TEACHING SPANISH (5-12)

When: Thursdays, 4:30 - 6:50 pm, September 10 - December 21

This course will explore methods and strategies of teaching Spanish at the secondary level. Topics examined include trends and issues related to the teaching of Spanish, innovations, teaching resources, curriculum development, unit and lesson planning, classroom practice and management, testing and assessment, and the role of technology in teaching. A thorough review of National Standards, the Massachusetts Frameworks and the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines will be conducted. The course includes a 45 hours pre-practicum experience at an area middle or secondary school and is conducted in Spanish.

Graduate schedule

Graduate courses, Spanish, fall 2012