Latin American Language Culture: This course is designed to provide students with a background in the historical and cultural currents from Spain and the pre-Colombian cultures that created Latin America. The time will study the Spanish roots and the roots of the primary pre-Columbian cultures from before the 15th century and the mixture of these cultures in Latin America from the late fifteenth to the late nineteenth centuries. Since the readings are all in English and all assignments will be completed in English and Spanish. Students will also improve their command of Spanish vocabulary by reading articles and book chapters in Spanish on social and historical topics and their power of written Spanish by writing their exam answers and compositions in Spanish
Spanish 1: This course is designed to support students as they develop and refine language learning skills necessary to be successful and marketable. Grammar, writing, speaking, reading, and listening are elements that will be addressed at the different levels of Spanish. Language is part of cultural identities. Hence, cultural information is provided throughout the duration of the course. The Spanish language will help scholars communicate with Spanish language speaker in America and in other parts of the world. Spanish is the second most popular language in the United States. The course is aligned with the New York State Foreign Language Standards.