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Woods College of Advancing Studies


FALL 2014

Professors: Karen Daggett, A.B. Southwestern Louisiana, A.M. Autonoma (Mexico), Boston College; James F. Flagg, A.B. Mass(Amherst), A.M. Brown, Ph.D. Boston University; Christopher Wood, A.B. Columbia, A.M., Ph.D. Yale.

ADSP 103501  Beginning Conversational Spanish
ADSP103501 Syllabus

A practical course for those working in or visiting a Spanish-speaking environment who have had no Spanish. Introduction to Spanish pronunciation and grammar necessary for beginning oral communication. Development of the four language skills-listening, speaking, reading and writing-with emphasis on speaking. Short readings and dialogues chosen according to student interests.  
Fall, Tues 6:30–9, Sept 2–Dec 9, Professor Daggett

French and Spanish Literature in English

ADRL 116101  Literature of the French-Speaking World: Exile and the Kingdom
(All in English)
ADRL116101 Syllabus
The pain of exile and the desire to belong are concerns poignantly expressed by writers of the French-speaking world. Themes of place and displacement, solidarity and solitude, kingdom and exile are examined in the fictional works of Gustave Flaubert (France), Marcel Proust (France), Albert Camus Algeria/France), Mariama Ba (Senegal), and Assia Djebar (Algeria). All in English.
Fall, Tues 6:30–9, Sept 2–Dec 9, Professor Flagg

ADRL 116601  Violence in Latin American Literature and Film
ADRL116601 Syllabus
(All in English)
Short stories, novellas and film will be used to investigate how Spanish and Latin American writers and directors have understood, represented, and responded to the violence of civil war and dictatorship. All writing assignments, class discussions and readings are in English.
Fall, Thurs 6:30–9, Sept 4–Dec 11, Professor Wood