Five College Consortium

Spanish Composition

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Amherst College

In this course students will learn how to approach writing as a process.  The emphasis is on writing as a communicative act rather than as a mere language exercise.  As such, emphasis is given to the interaction between the author and the text, the target audience, and the purpose and message of the final product.  In order to develop the necessary skills that good writers should have, the course will focus on expanding vocabulary, exploring rhetorical techniques for organizing information, developing strategies for writing, and characterizing the target audience(s).  At the same time we will insist upon critical readings, and the processes of revising and editing.  In addition, this course includes the study of written texts (narrative, description, poems, reports, essays, letters, etc.), and of literature's many genres and subgenres (prose, poetry, drama, etc.).  This course counts for the major.  Conducted entirely in Spanish.

Requisite: SPAN 130, Spanish Placement Test or with permission of Language Coordinator. Limited to 15 students. Fall semester: Lecturer Twardy.  Spring semester: Senior Lecturer Maillo.

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Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
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Spanish Composition
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
02 4.0

Maria Maillo

MWF 11:00AM-11:50AM

FAYE 217