Spanish 205 and 207 are designed to develop the student's spoken and written mastery of the language. Student performance is assessed through full-length compositions and intensive oral work based on reflection and discussion of relevant social issues.
In classes above 207, we examine literary works for both their aesthetic and human values. In our literature courses, we attempt to refine and expand students' linguistic ability in Spanish, to broaden their cultural understanding of Hispanic cultures, to improve their ability to engage in literary analysis, and to enhance their knowledge of Hispanic literary history and criticism. These learning outcomes are assessed primarily through assignments embedded in courses numbered higher than 204 (such as full-length essays, research reports, presentations of projects, and exams.)