Arts and Humanities Course Listing

SPN4620 - SPANISH III

SPANISH III

SPN4620 Intermediate Spanish I: On the Border: Stories of Migration, Immigration, and Cultural Exchange (formerly SPN2600) 4 credit advanced liberal arts This course will provide an in-depth review and expansion of Intermediate-level Spanish grammar and vocabulary through oral and written practice. Through the use of selected readings, films and music, students will continue to develop their ability to communicate proficiently in Spanish. Supplementary materials will provide a jumping off point for discussions of immigrant experiences in the U.S., Spain, and Latin America. The course will explore the factors that motivate migration, as well the implications (economic, political, artistic, musical, culinary, linguistic, etc.) of immigrant experiences and cultural exchanges throughout the Spanish-speaking world. Prerequisite: SPN1200 or SPN2200 (Accelerated Elementary Spanish at Babson), or equivalent proficiency as demonstrated through a required placement test. Not open to fluent speakers of Spanish.

4.00 credits

SPN4640 - SPANISH AT THE MOVIES

SPANISH AT THE MOVIES

SPN4640 Spanish Cinema, Culture, and Conversation (Advanced Liberal Arts) This course is designed as an advanced-level conversation class, with a strong cultural component. The major course materials are contemporary Spanish language films and supplementary readings. Through the lens of ethical questions and concerns that surface in these films, students will study issues relevant to the history, culture, and politics of contemporary Latin America and Spain. Films and readings serve as the basis for debate, discussion, and written analysis. This course aims to ease the path towards greater fluency through improvements in accuracy and more spontaneous communication. Not open to fluent speakers of Spanish. Prerequisites: SPN4620, or equivalent proficiency as demonstrated through a required placement test.

4.00 credits

SPN4645 - SPANISH FOR THE GLOBAL MARKETS

SPANISH FOR THE GLOBAL MARKETS

SPN4610 01 Spanish for the Global Markets 4 credit advanced liberal arts Spanish for the Global Markets offers a targeted study of key issues facing Latin American political economies through articles and news reports in Spanish. In addition, students will simulate investment in the Latin American market. They will research companies, markets, and financial markets. In small groups, they will start the term with virtual cash. Their task will be to select a publicly traded Hispanic company and to create the case to persuade the other groups to invest in their chosen enterprise. Students can invest in more than one company; the success of the team will be determined not only by the final value of the portfolio, but also other factors such as social impact. Students will make presentations on the political economies and business climates of specific countries (advantages, pitfalls); they will present their cases to the class; and they will evaluate the environmental footprint of their companies, along with other analyses. Prerequisite: SPN4640 or equivalent Spanish Proficiency

4.00 credits

THR4600 - THEORY, TECH, AND PRAC OF CONTEMP ACTING

THEORY, TECH, AND PRAC OF CONTEMP ACTING

THR4600: Contemporary Acting Techniques for the Stage: Building a Character 4 Advanced Liberal Arts Credit Effective theatrical performance and communication begins with focused concentration, a free and active imagination, physical poise, and a controlled voice. In this course students will hone these skills as they read, analyze, and experiment with contemporary acting strategies and methods. Students work on the stage will be guided and grounded by careful study and consideration of acting theory and history beginning with the work of Constantin Stanislavski and continuing with the methods of late 20th century and early 21st century practitioners and directors. By courses end students will not only have an understanding of the discipline and rigor required for successful performance but will also have a theoretical understanding and tools to create compelling and viable characters for the stage and for a public audience. Prerequisites: Any combination of intermediate liberal arts (CVA/HSS/LVA)

4.00 credits

VSA4602 - THE ORIGINS OF MODERN ART

THE ORIGINS OF MODERN ART

VSA4602: The origins of Modern Art (Formally titled 19th Century European Art) (Advanced Liberal Arts) Examines the genesis of Impressionism and the development of early modern art. Presents the historic basis and the meaning of contemporary art by examining the contexts (social, economic, and artistic) from which it developed. Discusses neoclassicism, romanticism, and Realism in terms of their contributions to Impressionism and various Post-Impressionist styles. Major artists, sculptors,and architects of this period are given special attention. Prerequisites: 3 Intermediate Liberal Arts Courses (CVA, LVA, HSS) This course may be offered Fall, Spring or a Summer semester.

4.00 credits

VSA4610 - ARTS OF THE RENAISSANCE

ARTS OF THE RENAISSANCE

VSA4610 Arts of the Renaissance: Patrons, Politics and Piety (Advanced Liberal Arts) This is an advanced level course in the area of Literature and the Visual Arts. This course examines some of the major paintings and sculptures and architecture from Italy and Northern Europe that shaped modern culture. The Renaissance was a period of discoveries. New concepts of the self, new markets, new technologies, new devotions changed the shape of Europe. Works of art document many of the transformations that occurred between the Black Death and the Protestant Reformation. It will develop skills in interpreting visual images and build competence in creative thinking. Class lectures and discussions will be based primarily on slide presentations. Prerequisites: Any combination of 3 Intermediate Liberal Arts Courses (CVA, LVA, HSS) This course may be offered Spring or Fall semester.

4.00 credits

VSA4615 - EARLY 20TH CENT ART

EARLY 20TH CENT ART

VSA4615 Racing Towards the Future: Early 20th Century Art 4 credit advanced liberal arts Between 1900 -1938, young artists grappled with enormous political, scientific, technological, and social disruptions that threw them headlong into the modern world. Styles such as Symbolism, Cubism, Futurism, Expressivism, Dada and Surrealism were their responses to changes in established ways of thinking and being that marked the beginning of the 20th century. Visits to The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, The Davies Museum of Wellesley College and the Fogg Museum of Harvard University, which have very strong collections from this period, will offer students the opportunity to directly experience this art. Prerequisites: Any combination of 3 intermediate liberal arts (HSS LVA CVA)

4.00 credits

WRT1000 - INTENSIVE RHETORIC WRITING TUTORIAL

INTENSIVE RHETORIC WRITING TUTORIAL

WRT1000 Intensive Rhetoric Writing Tutorial (Foundation Lib Arts) Prerequisites: NONE

0.00 credits