Priscilla Chen

BA, State University of New York-Stony Brook. MA, Queens College. Currently completing a doctorate in Spanish literature at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Special interests include Golden Age peninsular literature, Latin American literature and culture in general, and fiction. SLC, 2004–

Undergraduate Courses 2017-2018

Spanish

Intermediate Spanish I: Latin America, a Mosaic of Cultures

Intermediate , Seminar—Year

The course will be taught entirely in Spanish. The Spanish Placement test is recommended for all students, especially those who have not taken Spanish at SLC.

This course is intended for students who have had at least one year of college-level Spanish or equivalent and who wish to review and expand the fundamentals of the Spanish language while exploring the rich cultural mosaic of Latin America. We will also pay special attention to oral communication and the expansion of new vocabulary; and we will explore different writing formats to create a dynamic dialogue between and among grammar, literature, and culture in order to contextualize multiple meanings while increasing fluency in every aspect of language production. For conference, students will have a chance to explore and develop topics related to Hispanic culture. To enrich the student’s exposure to the mosaic of Latin American cultures, we’ll try to take advantage of our local resources such as museums, libraries, and theatre. Students will meet with a language assistant once a week in order to practice their speaking and oral comprehension.

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Spanish Intermediate II: Latin America, a Mosaic of Cultures

Intermediate , Small seminar—Year

Taught entirely in Spanish. The Spanish Placement test is recommended for students who have not taken Spanish at SLC.

This course is intended for students who wish to hone their language skills while exploring the rich cultural mosaic of Latin America. Students will continue to develop their speaking, reading, and writing abilities while being exposed to various cultural and literary topics that will be introduced throughout the course. Part of the class will be dedicated to an intense grammar review while increasing the student’s comprehension through various sources: short stories, poems, novels, films, music lyrics, newspaper articles, etc. For conference, students will have a chance to explore and develop topics related to the Hispanic culture. In order to enrich the student’s exposure to the mosaic of Latin American cultures, we’ll try to take advantage of our local resources such as museums, libraries, and theatre. Students will meet with a language assistant once a week in order to practice their speaking and oral comprehension.

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Intermediate Spanish I: The Fiction of Language

Intermediate , Seminar—Year

The course will be taught entirely in Spanish. It is strongly recommended that students who have not taken Spanish at SLC take the Spanish placement test, in addition to interviewing the instructor.

Augusto Monterroso’s microfiction, “Cuando despertó, el dinosaurio todavía seguía allí,” exemplifies the complexity of the Spanish language and grammar through a single sentence that can generate many interpretations. This course is designed to revise and emphasize the fundamental Spanish grammatical structures, using literary fiction and social and cultural references as frames to understand the craft of the language and its richness. We will also pay special attention to oral communication, the use of new vocabulary, and writing formats to create a dynamic dialogue between and among grammar, literature, and culture in order to contextualize multiple meanings while increasing fluency in every aspect of language production. For conference, students will have a chance to explore various aspects and topics of Hispanic culture and the arts.

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