Modern and Classical Languages
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

SPAN 370: Spanish Writing and Stylistics

SPAN 370-DL1: Spanish Writing and Stylistics
(Fall 2017)

Online

Section Information for Fall 2017

This writing intensive course is designed to help students improve their writing proficiency in the language of Spanish. Students will learn formal and stylistic concepts of the Spanish language, and will implement this knowledge through practice and exposure to different writing genres, including the argumentative essay, the cover letter and resumé, the journalistic report, the research paper, and the creative piece. In its interdisciplinary approach, the course guides students in exploring writing as a vehicle for critical thinking, professionalization, and self-expression. Weekly exercises in stylistics and composition are designed to promote students’ successful interaction in multilingual and multicultural environments.

This section is completely taught online via Blackboard. Social media platforms are used to create  and online learning community and a safe space for students to communicate with each other and with Spanish speakers around the world.

Taught in Spanish

Satisfies the writing intensive requirement in the major.

SPAN 370 DL1 is a distance education section. Students will be contacted by the instructor two weeks prior the start of class to make sure they meet the basic requirements for this section. For more info about DE courses please check http://distance.gmu.edu/faq/index.html.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Improves writing skills by covering formal and stylistic concepts of the Spanish language. Includes practice and exposure to different textual genres in an interdisciplinary fashion. Includes common doubts concerning spelling, expression, and style; business Spanish; journalistic Spanish; academic Spanish; and creative writing. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Spanish, Writing Intensive in the Major
Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 306 or 309, or SPAN 315, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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