The Spanish Language Program offers the possibility of completing all MAT course requirements in three summers, depending on enrollment. The MAT in Spanish is designed for individuals already teaching Spanish, but also is open to prospective teachers at the K-12 school level. Credits from World Languages Institute courses may be applied towards state certification and/or continued professional development. Teachers are required to complete successfully at least two Spanish courses in the World Languages Institute before applying to the MAT program. Details are available at the Department of Spanish and Portuguese or its web site at http://span-port.rutgers.edu.
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METHODS OF SPANISH LANGUAGE TEACHING (K-12) (CR. 3)
This section is open to teachers of Spanish who have been admitted to the World Languages Institute (WLI) or to the Spanish MAT degree program. Contact the WLI (732-932-7373) to register, which is by special permission.
Methods of teaching Spanish to both English speakers and those coming from a Hispanic background, with special emphasis given to K-12. Emphasis on curriculum development, uses of technology, and software applications. Review of theoretical resources. Conducted in Spanish.
This course focuses on three areas: first, it offers a review of some of the more challenging aspects of Spanish grammar with a specific focus on second language learners. Second, it will ask students to develop activities that will improve successful grammatical acquisition of those aspects. Third, we will review and develop aspects of written register. The course will be conducted fully online, and it is intended as a hands-on experience. Conducted in Spanish.
HISTORY OF THE SPANISH LANGUAGE (CR. 3.)
This course will introduce students to the development of the Spanish language from its origins to the present day and will explore the relationship of external history to linguistic development. The class will analyze and discuss connections between and among the other Romance languages and will engage in research appropriate to the class. Students will be expected to produce final projects that are meaningful to their course program, be it literature, linguistics, translation, or teaching. Students preparing for the MAT in Spanish will prepare a portfolio unit appropriate for their teaching-grade level. Conducted in Spanish.
In addition to providing a broad overview of the arts of Latin America from indigenous traditions to contemporary tendencies, this course is designed to foster critical discussion on the more relevant topics raised by this field of study. Since images have been central to Latin American culture, a primary objective is to impart to the students the tools for engaging in in-depth visual analysis and to convey awareness for the changing function of images over the course of time. Other topics include the use of images as tools of domination and propaganda; nation-building as reflected through visual culture; the persistence of indigenous traditions; the role of the artist in society; considerations of race, gender, and class; and the insertion of Latin American art into a global discourse. Practical applications of visual images into curriculum planning will be strongly emphasized. Conducted in Spanish.
SEMINAR IN HISPANIC LITERATURE: SOCIAL MOVEMENTS IN THE SPANISH SPEAKING WORLD (CR. 3)
In this course, we will examine an array of social movements that have occurred in Spanish-speaking World including Spain’s indignados, Chilean student reform, Argentine piqueteros, cartoneros as well as different strands of indigenismo in Peru, Bolivia and Mexico. Drawing on literary texts, films, photographs and audio-blogs, we will learn about current debates set in their proper cultural and historical contexts and analyze the ways in which social realities in Spanish-speaking countries differ from where we live and from each other. Conducted in Spanish.
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