SPAN 208. Advanced Conversation and Composition. 1 Credit.
Offered Both Fall and Spring; Lecture hours:3,Recitation:1
Advanced study and practice to enhance oral and written proficiency. A variety of texts and media, including literature, film and internet sources provide a point of departure for class discussion and written assignments. Prerequisite: SPAN 207 or six years of Spanish.
The Department of Spanish at Bucknell University is committed to providing excellent instruction and learning opportunities that challenge majors and minors and other interested students to develop their language proficiency in Spanish to the maximum, as well as to know and understand the literature and culture of the Spanish-speaking peoples of the world. We encourage our students to think critically, to question their cultural assumptions about the Hispanic world, and to seek to immerse themselves as much as possible in a Spanish-speaking community.
Bucknell en España offers a high quality academic and residential experience for Bucknell students who want to complete overseas study in Spain. Students choose from a wide variety of curricular options at the Universidad de Granada’s Centro de Lenguas Modernas to advance their major or minor studies in Spanish or to complement other programs of study at Bucknell. A Bucknell faculty member, normally from the Department of Spanish, serves as faculty-in-residence and teaches a required course ( SPAN 245 ) that deals with some aspect of Iberian culture related to the professor’s area of expertise. This course includes several excursions to relevant cultural sites throughout Spain. Students’ immersion in the culture is facilitated by their residence with carefully selected Spanish families. Students are encouraged to participate in additional immersion activities provided by Bucknell en España and by the Centro de Lenguas Modernas to enhance their interaction with the Spanish-speaking community.