Courses for Summer 2021

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SPAN 126-980 Beg Medical Spanish I/Ii TR 06:00 PM-08:30 PM Spanish 126 Elementary Medical Spanish 1 and II is an accelerated elementary-level language course that covers in one semester the material studied over two semesters in Spanish 115 and 125 (first and second semester elementary Medical Spanish). Designed for students who have some prior experience with the language, this course teaches the fundamentals of Spanish with an emphasis on medical situations and basic medical terminology. Particular attention is given to developing speaking and listening skills, as well as cultural awareness. Course activities, vocabulary, and materials are selected to be of particular relevance to healthcare practitioners. After successful completion of this course, students will be prepared to enroll in either SPAN 130 or 135. This semester, Spanish 126 will be taught remotely and have a blended structure, with a mix of synchronous class meetings and asynchronous activities. Prerequisite: A score between 380 and 440 on the SAT II or the written departmental exam; a score between 285 and 383 on the online placement examination, or permission of the instructor. <span class="penncourse-course-notes">Crse Online: Sync & Async Components</span><br /><span class="penncourse-course-notes">Attendance At First Class Mandatory</span>
SPAN 130-910 Intermediate Spanish I MTWR 06:00 PM-08:30 PM Spanish 130, a first-semester intermediate-level course, emphasizes students' acquisition of new vocabulary and linguistic structures in a cultural and communicative context while building on their previous speaking, reading, listening and writing skills. A substantial amount of the course is devoted to learning and using the past tenses. As in other Spanish courses, students will take part in a wide range of activities, including video blogging, role-plays, film viewings, listening to music and class discussions of current social and cultural topics. Unique to this course is the creation of a "cultural journal" throughout the semester in which students pursue their own interests in the Spanish-speaking world while taking advantage of some of the rich resources within Philadelphia's own Hispanic community. Goals: By the end of this course students can expect to handle a variety of common situations in a Spanish-speaking setting such as: 1) Narrate past actions, ranging from personal anecdotes to historical events 2) Give advice, recommendations, and commands to people 3) Express their feelings and doubts when reacting to what others have said 4) Talk about their future expectations and wishes 5) Demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of Hispanic cultural practices and products. <span class="penncourse-course-notes">Course Online: Synchronous Format</span><br /><span class="penncourse-course-notes">Attendance At First Class Mandatory</span>
SPAN 140-920 Intermediate Spanish II MTWR 06:00 PM-08:30 PM Spanish 140 is a fourth-semester language course that both reinforces and enhances the communicative skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) previously acquired while exploring the rich cultural mosaic of the Spanish-speaking world. Class activities are designed so that students can build up these four skills in order to function at an intermediate language level. Readings focused on contemporary social and political issues of the Hispanic world will advance your knowledge of Hispanic and cultural practices while increasing your intercultural competence. Unique to this course is the preparation of an oral presentation on a topic related to the Hispanic world throughout the semester and presented during the last days of classes. The purpose of this task is to help students develop their presentational competence in Spanish. Conducted entirely in Spanish, this class will provide students with ample opportunities to work in small groups and in pairs while gaining confidence communicating in Spanish. This course satisfies the language requirement at Penn. Goals: By the end of this course, students can expect to handle a variety of situations in a Spanish-speaking setting, such as: 1) Express their opinions on a variety of contemporary events and issues 2) Defend their position when presented with a hypothetical situation 3) Deliver short presentations on a chosen subject after thorough preparation 4) Demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of Hispanic cultural practices and products. <span class="penncourse-course-notes">Course Online: Synchronous Format</span><br /><span class="penncourse-course-notes">Attendance At First Class Mandatory</span>
SPAN 212-950 Advanced Spanish II: Grammar and Composition Spanish 212 focuses on the acquisition of the tools necessary for successful written expression in Spanish. These tools include a solid knowledge of the grammar, an ample vocabulary, control of the mechanics of the language (spelling, punctuation, etc.), and a thorough understanding of the writing process. Throughout the semester students sharpen their skills as they analyze thought-provoking texts (short stories, essays, articles, interviews, reviews, podcasts, and films) and produce a variety of written assignments. By the end of the course they will have developed their awareness of the norms of standard Spanish and learned to incorporate these features into their own writing. Spanish 212 prepares students for the writing requirements of upper-level courses and study abroad. The class will be conducted in Spanish, and students will be expected to use Spanish at all times. <span class="penncourse-course-notes">Permission Needed From Department</span><br /><span class="penncourse-course-notes">Study Abroad Course</span>
SPAN 226-950 Spanish Culture and Civilization: Penn-In-Madrid A general introduction to the study of Spanish culture, this course is designed to help students understand the historical foundations of contemporary Spanish society, its values and its institutions. The focus is on the main events of Spanish history and the origins and continuity of social and political institutions from pre-modern Spain up to the beginning of the modern era. This course is offered in the Penn-in-Madrid summer program. <span class="penncourse-course-notes">Permission Needed From Department</span><br /><span class="penncourse-course-notes">Study Abroad Course</span>
SPAN 227-950 Contemporary Spain (From 1868 To the Present): Penn-In-Madrid <span class="penncourse-course-notes">Permission Needed From Department</span><br /><span class="penncourse-course-notes">Study Abroad Course</span>
SPAN 380-950 Modern and Contemporary Spanish Literature: Penn in Madrid Topics vary. Please see the Spanish Department's website for the current course description: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/hispanic-portuguese-studies/pc <span class="penncourse-course-notes">Permission Needed From Department</span><br /><span class="penncourse-course-notes">Study Abroad Course</span>
SPAN 386-950 Studies in Spanish Culture: Modern and Contemporary This course covers topics in contemporary Spanish Culture, its specific emphasis varying with the instructor. Please see the Spanish Department's website for the course description: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/hispanic-portuguese-studies/pc <span class="penncourse-course-notes">Permission Needed From Department</span><br /><span class="penncourse-course-notes">Study Abroad Course</span>