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  • 1. SPANISH LITERATURE AND CULTURAL EXPRESSIONS: ANDALUSIA AS A STARTING POINT Prof. Teresa Lopez-Soto teresals@us.es GENERAL INFORMATION 1. My office hours are: MON 17.00 – 18.00 / TUE 11.00 – 12.00 / THU 11.00 – 12.00 & 17.00 – 18.00 & 20.00 – 21.00 2. Email me if you want to see me. I have a lot of students this year and they usually make appointments. If you don’t make one, I cannot guarantee that I will see you if you just drop by. 3. I was in the States at the time the syllabus was being published. Due to a misunderstanding, they never published the last version. Read this document attentively as much of the syllabus has changed. 4. The course will review major literature works, historical events, music, cultural expressions and painting that can help us understand Spanish society. 5. Classes will consist of lectures (oral presentations by the teacher), field trips, oral presentations by students and other activities. 6. EVALUATION: a. Written assignments: 25% b. Oral presentations: 25% c. Final exam: 50% 7. You will take 2 preliminary tests (grammar-writing-speaking) that will help me decide whether Spanish can be used in formal class presentations (assignments and oral presentations). 8. The final exam will be in English. 1
  • 2. CLASS SCHEDULE (by the week) 28 September: - Presentation course - Spanish test - Assignment no. 1 (writing: “La vida cotidiana en España”) 30 September: - Oral Presentation no. 1 (“La vida cotidiana en España”) 5 October: - El origen andalusí: las jarchas - Assignment no. 2 (writing: “Influencia árabe en España”) 7 October: - Oral Presentation no. 2 (picture exhibition: “Influencia árabe en Sevilla”) 14 October: - Sevilla, Puerto de Indias: la colonización de América. 19 October: - Field trip no. 1 (“Cristóbal Colón”) 2
  • 3. 21 October: - Cervantes: Rinconete y Cortadillo 26 October: - Field trip no. 2 (“Miguel de Cervantes”) 28 October: - Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer: Las leyendas - Assignment no. 3 (writing: Las leyendas) 2 November: - Field trip no. 3 (“Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer”) 4 November: - La figura del Don Juan 9 November: - Oral Presentation no. 3 (A play: “Don Juan”) (Casting) 11 November: - Oral Presentation no. 3 (A play: “Don Juan”) (Performance) 16 November: - La figura de la mujer: “Carmen” de Bizet 3
  • 4. 18 November: - Field trip no. 4 (“Carmen” de Bizet) - Assignment no. 4 (writing: La figura de la mujer en España) 23 November: - Oral Presentation no. 4 (La figura de la mujer en España) 25 November: - La religiosidad barroca 30 November: - Field trip no. 5 (Museo de Bellas Artes) 2 December: - Oral Presentation no. 5 (Una visita al museo) 9 December: - La Navidad: los villancicos 14 December: - Final exam: contents 16 December: - Final exam: speaking 4