Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Delia L Montesinos


Senior LecturerPhD, University of Texas at Austin

Sr Lecturer

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Biography


Born on the Mexico US border, Delia attended public schools in Brownsville, Texas. She received a BA with a major in Spanish from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. She lived in Valencia and Castellón, Spain, for sixteen years, returning to the US in 1981. She taught Spanish with the Brownsville Independent School district for several years and received an MAIS from the University of Texas Pan American. In 2000 she received a PhD in Spanish Literature from the University of Texas at Austin where she is currently a Senior Lecturer and previously the General Language Program Coordinator.

During her tenure as a high school teacher, Delia became very involved with the Advanced Placement Spanish Language and Literature program. She was a member of the AP Spanish Test Development Committee from 1994-1998 and has been a Reader, Question Leader, and Exam Leader for the AP Spanish Literature Exam and Exam Leader for the AP Spanish Literature and Culture Exam. Likewise she was a member of Curriculum Development and Assessment Committee for the revised AP Spanish Literature and Culture course and sheCo-Chair for the Development Committee. Delia has also been a member and chair of the CLEP Spanish Test Development Committee.

 

Courses


SPN 612 • Acc Inter Spn Heritage Learner

44405 • Fall 2019
Meets MWF 12:00PM-2:00PM MEZ 1.216

Designed primarily for students who have a cultural and advanced linguistic connection to Spanish.

SPN 327N • Academic Wrtg Heritage Spkrs

44435 • Fall 2019
Meets MWF 9:00AM-10:00AM MEZ 1.216

327N – Academic Writing for Heritage Speakers

This new course will be the third in the sequence of courses in the Spanish heritage language track (following SPN 604 and SPN 612). In this course, students will have the opportunity to interact in Spanish with people in their communities, discuss topics that are relevant to their interests and fields of study, as well as write academically and present professionally about these topics. In addition, they will gain skills that would be required if they decide to work in a professional Spanish-speaking setting. The activities in the proposed course will empower and motivate Spanish heritage learners to look for opportunities to apply their bilingual/bicultural abilities.

SPN 327N will be a project-based learning course with strong cultural and writing components. Class lectures will focus on the language skills required to successfully complete the projects. In addition, the students will keep an ongoing journal of their individual learning experience during the course in order to see the progression in their writing skills throughout the semester.

This course will carry three flags: Cultural Diversity in the US Flag, Writing Flag and Ethics and Leadership Flag.

The following is a short description of the projects that students will complete:

Project 1 – Current issues faced by the Hispanic community in the US

For this group project, students will identify a current issue impacting the Hispanic community in the US. They will research the topic using an array of sources in Spanish and analyze them regarding language and content. They will also prepare a questionnaire to interview a Hispanic individual directly involved or affected by such issue, perform the interview, transcribe and analyze it. The students will write a report summarizing the research completed, and finally, they will give an oral presentation of the findings.

Project 2 – Your field of interest and the Hispanic community

For this individual project, students will select a topic according to their professional field of interest. They will explore the ethical and leadership issues within their field of interest and research the current issues in the field using multiple sources which they will analyze from the point of view of language and content. The students will interview two professionals in the field–one Hispanic (interview in Spanish) and one non-Hispanic (interview in English). They will transcribe and translate the interviews in order to analyze the language and content. They will then write a report about the topic and finally, they will give an oral presentation to the class.

Project 3 – Preparing for the Spanish job market

For this project, the students will perform a job search, create a resume and cover letter in Spanish, and they will prepare and role-play a mock professional job interview for a position in their field of interest in front of the class.

The prerequisite for this course is SPN 612 or approval from the instructor. 

SPN 604 • Acc Intro Spn Heritage Learner

45010 • Spring 2019
Meets MWF 10:00AM-12:00PM PAR 103

Designed primarily for students who have a cultural and linguistic connection to Spanish.

SPN 604 • Acc Intro Spn Heritage Learner

45015 • Spring 2019
Meets MWF 12:00PM-2:00PM MEZ 1.202

Designed primarily for students who have a cultural and linguistic connection to Spanish.

SPN 327C • Adv Gram & Writing In Context

45195 • Spring 2019
Meets MWF 2:00PM-3:00PM JES A207A

Study and practice of Spanish grammar that includes reading exercises and guided composition designed to develop writing skills across styles. Students will be exposed to various topics in Spanish language, literature, and culture.

SPN 604 • Acc Intro Spn Heritage Learner

45510 • Fall 2018
Meets MWF 10:00AM-12:00PM MEZ 1.102

Designed primarily for students who have a cultural and linguistic connection to Spanish.

SPN 327C • Adv Gram & Writing In Context

45660 • Fall 2018
Meets TTH 8:00AM-9:30AM BEN 1.102

Study and practice of Spanish grammar that includes reading exercises and guided composition designed to develop writing skills across styles. Students will be exposed to various topics in Spanish language, literature, and culture.

SPN F327C • Adv Gram & Writ In Context-Esp

85290 • Summer 2018

Study and practice of Spanish grammar that includes reading exercises and guided composition designed to develop writing skills across styles. Students will be exposed to various topics in Spanish language, literature, and culture.

SPN 604 • Acc Intro Spn Heritage Learner

45730 • Spring 2018
Meets MWF 10:00AM-12:00PM MEZ 1.206

Designed primarily for students who have a cultural and linguistic connection to Spanish.

SPN 604 • Acc Intro Spn Heritage Learner

45735 • Spring 2018
Meets MWF 12:00PM-2:00PM GAR 0.120

Designed primarily for students who have a cultural and linguistic connection to Spanish.

SPN 604 • Acc Intro Spn Heritage Learner

46250 • Fall 2017
Meets MWF 12:00PM-2:00PM MEZ 1.212

Designed primarily for students who have a cultural and linguistic connection to Spanish.

SPN 610D • First-Year Spanish II

46260 • Fall 2017
Meets MWF 8:00AM-10:00AM BEN 1.126

Focus on the development of multilingual literacy through the analysis and use of Spanish to achieve linguistic competence (commands, subjunctive, hypotheticals, future), communication and interactional competence (disagreeing, suggesting, turn taking), and metalinguistic competence (critical analysis of oral and written texts, dialectal differences).

SPN 610D • First-Year Spanish II

46280 • Fall 2017
Meets MWF 10:00AM-12:00PM BEN 1.126

Focus on the development of multilingual literacy through the analysis and use of Spanish to achieve linguistic competence (commands, subjunctive, hypotheticals, future), communication and interactional competence (disagreeing, suggesting, turn taking), and metalinguistic competence (critical analysis of oral and written texts, dialectal differences).

SPN 604 • Acc Intro Spn Heritage Learner

46315 • Spring 2017
Meets MWF 10:00AM-12:00PM CLA 1.102

Designed primarily for students who have a cultural and linguistic connection to Spanish.

SPN 610D • First-Year Spanish II

46404 • Spring 2017
Meets MWF 4:00PM-6:00PM BEN 1.124

Focus on the development of multilingual literacy through the analysis and use of Spanish to achieve linguistic competence (commands, subjunctive, hypotheticals, future), communication and interactional competence (disagreeing, suggesting, turn taking), and metalinguistic competence (critical analysis of oral and written texts, dialectal differences).

SPN 601D • First-Year Spanish I

46165 • Fall 2016
Meets MWF 12:00PM-2:00PM BEN 1.122

Focus on the development of multilingual literacy through the analysis and use of Spanish to achieve linguistic competence (simple present and past tenses, pronouns, adjectives), communication and interactional competence (complimenting, thanking, requesting, giving opinions), and metalinguistic competence (parts of speech, sociolinguistic cues, dialectal differences).

SPN 612 • Acc Inter Spn Heritage Learner

46390 • Fall 2016
Meets MWF 2:00PM-4:00PM JES A209A

Designed primarily for students who have a cultural and advanced linguistic connection to Spanish.

SPN 601D • Introductory Spanish

45325 • Spring 2016
Meets MWF 12:00PM-2:00PM JES A207A

Focus on the development of multilingual literacy through the analysis and use of Spanish to achieve linguistic competence (simple present and past tenses, pronouns, adjectives), communication and interactional competence (complimenting, thanking, requesting, giving opinions), and metalinguistic competence (parts of speech, sociolinguistic cues, dialectal differences).

SPN 612 • Acc Inter Spn Heritage Learner

45515 • Spring 2016
Meets MWF 10:00AM-12:00PM WEL 3.402

Designed primarily for students who have a cultural and advanced linguistic connection to Spanish.

SPN 612 • Acc Inter Spn Heritage Learner

45550 • Fall 2015
Meets MWF 10:00AM-12:00PM JES A218A

Designed primarily for students who have a cultural and advanced linguistic connection to Spanish.

SPN 612 • Acc Inter Spn Heritage Learner

45555 • Fall 2015
Meets MWF 2:00PM-4:00PM GAR 2.112

Designed primarily for students who have a cultural and advanced linguistic connection to Spanish.

SPN 612 • Acc Inter Spn Heritage Learner

46040 • Spring 2015
Meets MWF 10:00AM-12:00PM MEZ 1.210

Designed primarily for students who have a cultural and advanced linguistic connection to Spanish.

SPN 604 • Acc Intro Spn Heritage Learner

47065 • Fall 2014
Meets MWF 12:00PM-2:00PM SAC 5.102

Designed primarily for students who have a cultural and linguistic connection to Spanish.

SPN 612 • Acc Inter Spn Heritage Learner

47225 • Fall 2014
Meets MWF 10:00AM-12:00PM MEZ 1.216

Designed primarily for students who have a cultural and advanced linguistic connection to Spanish.

SPN 612 • Accl Sec-Yr Spn: Oral Ex/Rd/Cm

47390 • Spring 2014
Meets MWF 12:00PM-2:00PM BEN 1.106

Designed primarily for students who have a cultural and advanced linguistic connection to Spanish.

SPN 604 • Accelerated Beginners' Spanish

46990 • Fall 2013
Meets MWF 2:00PM-4:00PM BEN 1.104

Designed primarily for students who have a cultural and linguistic connection to Spanish.

SPN 612 • Accl Sec-Yr Spn: Oral Ex/Rd/Cm

47140 • Fall 2013
Meets MWF 10:00AM-12:00PM BEN 1.108

Designed primarily for students who have a cultural and advanced linguistic connection to Spanish.

SPN S325L • Intro Spn Amer Lit Snc Mod

88715 • Summer 2013
Meets MTWTHF 8:30AM-10:00AM MEZ 1.210

 SPN 325L Introduction to Spanish American Literature since Modernism (2nd summer session).
 
COURSE DESCRIPTION
This course offers a survey of major literary trends and writers of Spanish American literature since Modernism within a cultural context. While the course uses a selection of works that are recognized by critics, specialists, and readers as the most outstanding, it will also include other less-known authors that are equally notable in order to reflect the diversity of Spanish American literature. Most works will be read in their entirety; however, an occasional work may be abridged. The course will include the four genres and will require both textual and thematic analyses of the works so as to prepare students for more advanced courses.
 
COURSE OBJECTIVES
This course is designed to help you
·       read and understand literary texts within an historical and cultural context;
·       foster and develop an individual critical points of view;
·       analyze and compare different literary texts; and
·       write short responses and essays that focus on text and thematic analysis.

SPN 326K • Intro To Spn Lit Before 1700

46700 • Spring 2013
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM BEN 1.104

This course introduces students to selected masterpieces of Spanish literature from its earliest manifestations through the Golden Age. Some works are read in their entirety while others are selected passages, but all are considered in relation to major historical, cultural, and literary trends in Spain.  Basic elements of literary criticism and analysis are incorporated to enhance the student's appreciation of literature. Class discussions, lectures, Socratic circles, and writing assignments are completed entirely in Spanish.

SPN 301 • Spn For Grad Stu In Other Dept

46070 • Fall 2012
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM BEN 1.106

For graduate students in other departments seeking to fulfill degree language requirements. No auditors. Purpose: To introduce fundamentals of grammar and lexicon to enable students to read texts in their areas of specialization.

SPN S325L • Intro Spn Amer Lit Snc Mod

89090 • Summer 2012
Meets MTWTHF 8:30AM-10:00AM MEZ 2.118
(also listed as LAS S370S)

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course offers a survey of major literary trends and writers of Spanish American literature since Modernism within a cultural context. While the course uses a selection of works that are recognized by critics, specialists, and readers as the most outstanding, it will also include other less-known authors that are equally notable in order to reflect the diversity of Spanish American literature. Most works will be read in their entirety; however, an occasional work may be abridged. The course will include the four genres and will require both textual and thematic analyses of the works so as to prepare students for more advanced courses.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES: This course is designed to help you read and understand literary texts within an historical and cultural context; foster and develop an individual critical points of view; analyze and compare different literary texts; and write short responses and essays that focus on text and thematic analysis.

SPN 327G • Adv Grammar And Composition I

46480 • Spring 2012
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM BEN 1.106

SPN 301 • Spn For Grad Stu In Other Dept

45965 • Fall 2011
Meets MWF 11:00AM-12:00PM BEN 1.106

SPN 301 is designed for graduate students in other departments seeking to fulfill reading language requirements in their field of study.  The course will

  • introduce you to fundamentals of Spanish grammar and lexicon,
  • enable you to read texts in Spanish by applying a variety of reading strategies, and
  • help you acquire reading proficiency in Spanish in different areas.

The course may not be used to fulfill the foreign language undergraduate requirement.

SPN F303S • Spn For Profesnl Purposes-Spn

88960 • Summer 2011

Designed for students in a variety of disciplines who require basic Spanish language skills while studying abroad.

SPN F611D • Intermediate Spanish II-Spn

89000 • Summer 2011

The University of Texas at Austin                                                

Department of Spanish and Portuguese

                                                 Taught in Buenos Aires, Argentina

SPANISH 611 D –SUMMER 2012

INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II

  • This document contains important information and represents an agreement between the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and its students.
  • You are responsible for knowing all of the information contained in this document.
  • You indicate acceptance of these policies by registering for this course.

 

 

1.  PURPOSE, GOALS, AND OBJECTIVES OF THE LANGUAGE PROGRAM

The objective of the Spanish language program addresses the basic tenet of a liberal arts education: the development of a critical thinking approach towards the analysis of language in society. This objective is framed in an overall worldwide trend towards political and economical internationalization and an increasingly diverse and multicultural work environment.

 

The Spanish language program focuses on the development of multilingual literacies through the analysis and use of Spanish as a second language. The program focuses on the development of three major types of competencies (all equally ranked in terms of importance):

 

(1)  linguistic competence (Spanish phonetics/phonology, morphosyntax, lexicon, discourse, etc.)

(2)  communication / interactional competence (sociocultural uses of the language, pragmatics, cultural background / perspectives)

(3)  metalinguistic competence (language as a conceptual, symbolic system)

 

 

2.  COURSE DESCRIPTION, GOALS, AND OBJECTIVES

A. SPN 611D is the third course in The University of Texas lower-division Spanish program. This is a six-credit course.  The course focuses on further developing speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in Spanish while building vocabulary, learning basic rules and terminology of Spanish grammar, and gaining a better understanding of Hispanic cultures in order to communicate in an accurate, effective, and informed manner within a variety of sociocultural situations.

 

B. PREREQUISITE FOR 611D: the prerequisite for this course is a passing grade (C or better) in SPN 610 D, equivalent credit transferred from another university, or credit by exam. If you do not have the prerequisite, please drop the course now. For questions concerning prerequisites or eligibility, talk to your instructor or make an appointment with one of the Liberal Arts Advisors for Spanish: Liz Hastings (eyhastings@mail.utexas.edu) and Christine Fisher (fisher@mail.utexas.edu).  Their office is located in BEN 2.108.

 

 

 

 

 

 

C. GOALS FOR SPN 611 D

By the end of this course you should be able to do the following:

 

(a) describing in detail 

(b) narrating in the  past

(c) narrating past events and reacting subjectively to them

(d) expressing opinions and reacting to dramatic events and situations

(e) reporting what other people said

(f) discussing past actions affecting the present

(g) recognizing dialectal, social and contextual variation

(h) talking about actions completed before other past actions

(i) talking about hypothetical situations in the future or past

(j) understanding the main ideas in moderately complex written texts (with improved skimming, cognate recognition, and inference skills)

(k) understanding the main ideas of  moderately complex oral discourse (with improved recognition of tone, content, context, intonation, etc.)

(l) maintaining conversations of a substantial length (with improved fluency strategies, such as circumlocution, discourse markers, etc.)

(m) producing written work of a substantial length (with improved organization, connectors, and appropriateness of register)

SPN F326L • Intro To Spn Lit Snc 1700-Spn

89025 • Summer 2011

SPN 326L, Introduction to Spanish Literature since 1700

J Johnson, summer 2012

 

 

Texts: Paredes Méndez et al. Voces de España: Antología literaria. Thomson-Heinle, 2005.

Marina Mayoral. Querida amiga. Alfaguara, 2001.

 

Description: This course introduces students to the most important writers, works, and tendencies of Spanish literature from the fables and essays of the 18th century to today’s novels and short stories. Students will read selections from Voces as well as additional texts by Federico García Lorca and Marina Mayoral. Class discussion will focus on comprehension and appreciation of texts; understanding and analysis of literary techniques; and Spain’s shifting cultural and historical contexts.

 

 

Grading: Based on 1000 total points.

300 = attendance and participation, including daily quizzes and in-class assignments

200 = 2 presentations (commentary on an essay; commentary on a poem)

200 = 5-pg paper comparing treatments of an important theme in different periods/ genres

300 = 2 exams (midterm & final)

 

SPN F327G • Adv Grammar & Compositn I-Spn

89035 • Summer 2011

Department of Spanish and Portuguese

SPANISH 327 G-Advanced Grammar and Composition I

Summer 2012

 

This document contains important information and represents an agreement between the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and its students. You indicate acceptance of these policies by registering for this course.  Read it carefully and refer to it frequently. You are responsible for knowing all of the information in it. Please note especially the sections on Academic Honesty and the Attendance Policy.

 

INSTRUCTOR:                      Irma Celina Nevárez-Carter

COURSE TITLE:                    Advanced Grammar and Composition I

MEETING TIME / PLACE:     M-F 10:00-11:30 / MEZ 2.118

E-MAIL:                                  celina@austin.utexas.edu

OFFICE:                                 MEZ 4.108

OFFICE HOURS:                  MWF 9:30-10:00 and 11:30-12:00

PHONE:                                 471-1686                    

 

 

1. COURSE PURPOSE, GOALS, AND OBJECTIVES

 

The language program at The University of Texas focuses on the development of three major types of competencies (all equally ranked in terms of importance):

 

(1)  linguistic competence (linguistic proficiency in Spanish including knowledge of phonetics/phonology, morphosyntax, lexicon, discourse, etc.)

(2)  communication/ interactional competence (communicative abilities in Spanish including knowledge of sociocultural uses of the language, pragmatics, cultural background/perspectives)

(3)  metalinguistic competence (awareness of language as a conceptual, symbolic  system)

 

Within the language program, SPN 327G is the first in the Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition two-course sequence. It is a bridge course between lower and upper-division Spanish designed to

  • help you inductively master grammar points of particular concern to speakers of English
  • perfect your grammar skills through a variety of tasks designed to clarify grammatical points, including oral, reading, and writing activities
  • acquire and apply strategies of composition development (pre-writing, writing, revising, editing, and evaluation)
  • promote critical and integrative thinking skills.

 

This learner-based course will lead you through a “guided inductive approach” that presents you with selected samples to analyze in order to

  • discover patterns of oral and written discourse,
  • formulate hypotheses about the linguistic and communicative functions of the Spanish language
  • develop an understanding of Hispanic culture and literature.

 

All in-class activities, readings, movies, and assignments are in Spanish.

 

Expectations: This is a fifth-semester course designed to strengthen and advance your knowledge of Spanish. Students enrolled in this course are expected to

  • have mastered basic grammatical concepts (agreement; verb conjugations: present, past, future; pronouns)
  • understand indicative, imperative, and subjunctive moods
  • read and write at a fourth-semester level or at an advanced proficiency level

If you are weak in any of these skills, it is your responsibility to study and master them and/or visit your instructor at the beginning and throughout the semester to help you reach the expected basic level that is necessary for you to understand and master advanced notions.

The course will be entirely taught in Spanish

 

2. PREREQUISITE

 

Spanish 312L, 612, or the equivalent with a grade of C. 

 

 

3. REQUIRED MATRIALS

 

 Iguina, Zulma and Dozier, Eleanor. Manual de gramática: Grammar Reference for

Students of Spanish. Fouth Edition: Thomson and Heinle.

 

SPN F328 • Spanish Civilization-Spn

89050 • Summer 2011

A survey of the social, political, and cultural history of Spain.

SPN F346 • Practical Phonetics-Spn

89065 • Summer 2011

Introduction to the study of Spanish phonetics and phonology, focusing on four aspects: mechanisms of sound production, representation of sounds and intonation, dialect variation, and comparison with English.

SPN 301 • Spn For Grad Stu In Other Dept

46650 • Spring 2011
Meets MWF 2:00PM-3:00PM MEZ 1.118

For graduate students in other departments seeking to fulfill degree language requirements. No auditors. Purpose: To introduce fundamentals of grammar and lexicon to enable students to read texts in their areas of specialization.

SPN 327G • Adv Gram & Comp I-Biling/Bicul

46510 • Fall 2010
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM BEN 1.102

Study and practice of Spanish grammar, focusing on grammar points of particular concern to English speakers. Includes oral exercises and guided composition.

SPN 327W • Adv Gram/Comp II-Biling/Bicul

46570 • Fall 2010
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM JES A303A

Develops writing skills needed for upper-division coursework in Spanish. Emphasizes grammar in Spanish language, literature, and culture, exploring different compositional styles.

SPN S327G • Adv Grammar And Composition I

88680 • Summer 2010
Meets MTWTHF 2:30PM-4:00PM MEZ 1.216

Within the language program, SPN 327G is the first in the Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition two-course sequence. It is a bridge course between lower and upper-division Spanish designed to:

  • help you inductively master grammar points of particular concern to speakers of English
  • perfect your grammar skills through a variety of tasks designed to clarify and expand your knowledge about particular grammatical points. The oral, reading, and writing activities used to present the grammar offer relevant cultural knowledge that you will be expected to investigate and compare with your own culture.
  • acquire and apply strategies of composition development (pre-writing, writing, revising, editing, and evaluation), and
  • promote critical and integrative thinking skills.

 

This learner-based course will lead you through a guided inductive approach that presents you with selected samples to analyze in order to

  • discover patterns of oral and written discourse,
  • formulate hypotheses about the linguistic and communicative functions of the Spanish language, and
  • develop an understanding of Hispanic culture.

 

All in-class activities, readings, and assignments are in Spanish.

 

SPN 327W • Adv Gram/Comp II-Biling/-Cul-W

47750 • Spring 2010
Meets MWF 12:00PM-1:00PM MEZ 1.118

Develops writing skills needed for upper-division coursework in Spanish. Emphasizes grammar in Spanish language, literature, and culture, exploring different compositional styles.

SPN 327W • Adv Gram/Comp II-Biling/-Cul-W

48102 • Fall 2009
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM BEN 1.118

See attachment

SPN S327G • Adv Grammar And Composition I

88530 • Summer 2009
Meets MTWTHF 2:30PM-4:00PM MEZ 1.208

Within the language program, SPN 327G is the first in the Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition two-course sequence. It is a bridge course between lower and upper-division Spanish designed to:

  • help you inductively master grammar points of particular concern to speakers of English
  • perfect your grammar skills through a variety of tasks designed to clarify and expand your knowledge about particular grammatical points. The oral, reading, and writing activities used to present the grammar offer relevant cultural knowledge that you will be expected to investigate and compare with your own culture.
  • acquire and apply strategies of composition development (pre-writing, writing, revising, editing, and evaluation), and
  • promote critical and integrative thinking skills.

 

This learner-based course will lead you through a guided inductive approach that presents you with selected samples to analyze in order to

  • discover patterns of oral and written discourse,
  • formulate hypotheses about the linguistic and communicative functions of the Spanish language, and
  • develop an understanding of Hispanic culture.

 

All in-class activities, readings, and assignments are in Spanish.

 

SPN 327G • Adv Grammar And Composition I

47235-47250 • Spring 2009
Meets MW 12:00PM-1:00PM WAG 214

Study and practice of Spanish grammar, focusing on grammar points of particular concern to English speakers. Includes oral exercises and guided composition.

SPN 327G • Adv Grammar And Composition I

48070-48085 • Fall 2008
Meets MW 1:00PM-2:00PM WAG 201

Study and practice of Spanish grammar, focusing on grammar points of particular concern to English speakers. Includes oral exercises and guided composition.

SPN 327W • Adv Grammar & Composition II-W

48195 • Spring 2008
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM GAR 2.112

Develops writing skills needed for upper-division coursework in Spanish. Emphasizes grammar in Spanish language, literature, and culture, exploring different compositional styles.

SPN 327W • Adv Grammar & Composition II-W

49310 • Fall 2007
Meets MWF 12:00PM-1:00PM MEZ 1.122

Develops writing skills needed for upper-division coursework in Spanish. Emphasizes grammar in Spanish language, literature, and culture, exploring different compositional styles.

SPN 327W • Adv Grammar & Composition II-W

47790 • Spring 2007
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM MEZ 1.206

Develops writing skills needed for upper-division coursework in Spanish. Emphasizes grammar in Spanish language, literature, and culture, exploring different compositional styles.

SPN 327W • Adv Grammar & Composition II-W

49055 • Fall 2006
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM WEL 3.266

Develops writing skills needed for upper-division coursework in Spanish. Emphasizes grammar in Spanish language, literature, and culture, exploring different compositional styles.

SPN S327G • Adv Grammar And Composition I

89845 • Summer 2006
Meets MTWTHF 2:30PM-4:00PM MEZ 2.126

Within the language program, SPN 327G is the first in the Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition two-course sequence. It is a bridge course between lower and upper-division Spanish designed to:

  • help you inductively master grammar points of particular concern to speakers of English
  • perfect your grammar skills through a variety of tasks designed to clarify and expand your knowledge about particular grammatical points. The oral, reading, and writing activities used to present the grammar offer relevant cultural knowledge that you will be expected to investigate and compare with your own culture.
  • acquire and apply strategies of composition development (pre-writing, writing, revising, editing, and evaluation), and
  • promote critical and integrative thinking skills.

 

This learner-based course will lead you through a guided inductive approach that presents you with selected samples to analyze in order to

  • discover patterns of oral and written discourse,
  • formulate hypotheses about the linguistic and communicative functions of the Spanish language, and
  • develop an understanding of Hispanic culture.

 

All in-class activities, readings, and assignments are in Spanish.

 

SPN 341K • Spn-Lang Lit Of Southwest-W

47050 • Spring 2006
Meets TTH 8:00AM-9:30AM GAR 3
(also listed as LAS 370S, MAS 374)

The study of culturally valuable Chicano literary texts; related readings in Mexican and other Hispanic works.

SPN 325L • Intro Spn Amer Lit Snc Mod

47035 • Fall 2005
Meets MWF 9:00AM-10:00AM BEN 1.102
(also listed as LAS 370S)

Main literary trends and principal writers in Spanish America since Modernism.

SPN 327G • Adv Gram & Comp I-Biling/Bicul

47077 • Fall 2005
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM JES A303A

Study and practice of Spanish grammar, focusing on grammar points of particular concern to English speakers. Includes oral exercises and guided composition.

SPN 326K • Intro To Spn Lit Before 1700-W

45520 • Spring 2005
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM BEN 1.122

Main literary trends and principal writers from the Middle Ages through the Golden Age.

SPN 326K • Intro To Spn Lit Before 1700-W

46560 • Fall 2004
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM BEN 1.102

Main literary trends and principal writers from the Middle Ages through the Golden Age.

SPN 326L • Intro To Spn Lit Since 1700

44175 • Spring 2003
Meets MWF 10:00AM-11:00AM CBA 4.340

Main trends and principal writers, with emphasis on the Romantics, the Realists of the nineteenth century, the Generation of '98, and contemporary figures.

SPN 326K • Intro To Spn Lit Before 1700-W

43890 • Spring 2002
Meets MWF 10:00AM-11:00AM WEL 4.224

Main literary trends and principal writers from the Middle Ages through the Golden Age.

SPN 326K • Intro To Spn Lit Before 1700

43635 • Spring 2001
Meets MWF 10:00AM-11:00AM WEL 4.224

Main literary trends and principal writers from the Middle Ages through the Golden Age.

SPN 301 • Spn For Grad Stu In Other Dept

43585 • Fall 2000
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM BAT 202

For graduate students in other departments seeking to fulfill degree language requirements. No auditors. Purpose: To introduce fundamentals of grammar and lexicon to enable students to read texts in their areas of specialization.

SPN 326K • Intro To Spn Lit Before 1700

44540 • Fall 2000
Meets MWF 1:00PM-2:00PM WEL 2.256

Main literary trends and principal writers from the Middle Ages through the Golden Age.

Publications


Méndez Montesinos, Delia (2015) Avanzando: Lengua y cultura. An intermdiate course for heritage learners of Spanish. Dubuque, IA: Dendall-Hunt.

Méndez Montesinos, Delia (2014) Conectando con mi herencia: Lengua y cultura. An introductory course for heritage learners of Spanish. Dubuque, IA: Dendall-Hunt.

Méndez Montesinos, Deia (2013) The Ingenious Simpleton. Upending Imposed Ideologies through Brief Comic Theatre. Lanham: University Press of America.

Méndez Montesinos, Delia. (2012) Ave or Eva The Representation of Woman in Two Chicano Renditions of the Don Juan Myth. Border-Lines.

Méndez Montesinos, Delia, Mina Ogando-Lavín, and Melissa Murphy.(2013)  Por mí mism@. 3rd edi. Dubuque, IA: Kendall-Hunt

Méndez Montesinos, Delia, Melissa Murphy, and Mina Ogando-Lavín. (2011) Acercándome.. 2nd ed. Dubuque, IA: Kendall-Hunt, 

Méndez Montesinos, Delia, Mina Ogando-Lavín, and Melissa Murphy. (2011) Por mí mism@. 3rd edi. Dubuque, IA: Kendall-Hunt1.

Méndez Montesinos, Delia, Melissa Murphy, and Mina Ogando-Lavín. (2010) Acercándome.. 2nd ed. Dubuque, IA: Kendall-Hunt.

Méndez Montesinos, Delia, Mina Ogando-Lavín, and Melissa Murphy. (2010) Por mí mism@. 3rd edi. Dubuque, IA: Kendall-Hunt.

Montesinos, D. (2005) Personalizing Instruction through Blackboard. iUniverse iUniverse

Montesinos, D. (2003) De amador cortes a cornudo y contento: Una nueva lectura de un paso de Lope de Rueda. Angelica. Revista de Literatura Angelica. Revista de Literatura. 

Montesinos, D. (2003) Teaching Literature in the Pre-AP Course. Participant and Consultant Manual. College Entrance Examination Board College Entrance Examination Board

Montesinos, D. (2003) Strategies for Teaching Spanish in the Pre-AP Classroom. College Entrance Examination Board College Entrance Examination Board

Montesinos, D.L. (2003) Teaching Literature in the Pre-AP Course. College Entrance Examination Board College Entrance Examination Board

Montesinos, D.L. (2003) Strategies for Teaching Spanish in the Pre-AP Classroom. College Entrance Examination Board College Entrance Examination Board

Montesinos, D. (2001) Reading the Play as Theatre. College Entrance Examination Board College Entrance Examination Board

Montesinos, D. (1995) Syllabus 2. The College Board and Educational Testing Service The College Board and Educational Testing Service

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