Advanced Spanish I F18 (SPAN*3500)
Code and section: SPAN*3500*01
Term: Fall 2018
Instructor: S. Henighan
This course is designed to enable students to develop refined and effective expression in the Spanish language by reinforcing grammar, expanding lexical competence and improving composition skills.
Upon successful outcome of this course, the student will be able to:
**Read, understand and analyse literary and non-literary texts in Spanish;
**Discuss orally, and in writing, topics derived from Hispanics works;
**Express written opinions in coherent, sophisticated words and correct diction;
**Distinguish between, and use appropriately, words that have similar structures or meanings.
Method of presentation:
Lectures (three hours a week). Collaborative class activities and discussion. Revision of key grammatical and lexical topics.
LACS6000 Research Methods Seminar (0.5cr)
This course is designed to introduce students in the MA programs in the School of Languages and Literatures to some of the key areas of research methodology and to help them develop a solid understanding of the written and presentational demands required at graduate level. At the end of this course, successful students will have developed academic and professional skills that can be used in future projects and professional situations, such as: developing research and grant proposals, writing their Major Research Paper or Thesis proposal, finding and analysing primary and secondary sources and understanding the basics of research methodologies in different disciplines.
Skills that students will be able to develop in this course are the following:
- An ability to identify and develop new questions for research;
- An ability to write a clear and well-argued research paper;
- Communicative skills for use in presenting work to classmates and the scholarly community;
- Critical thinking skills for use in assessing the work of published scholars and the work of classmates.