Intermediate Spanish I: Fiction and Nonfiction in Latin American and Iberian Culture

Intermediate—Year

This course is intended for students who have already mastered the basics of Spanish and wish to improve their grammar, oral, writing, and reading skills. The students will work with contemporary literary, cinematographic, and journalistic productions from Latin American and Iberian culture. Through the cultural analysis of several short stories, journalistic chronicles, blogs, social media, films, and documentaries, we will explore several topics: relations between fiction and nonfiction, gender and sexuality, the politics of representation, race, migration, etc. Much of the work in the class will focus on communication. We will also try to take advantage of some of the cultural opportunities in the New York City area. Weekly conversation with a language assistant will be required. This course is conducted entirely in Spanish. Spanish placement test is recommended for students who have not taken Spanish at Sarah Lawrence College, in addition to an interview with the instructor.