Spanish and Portuguese | Composition and Conversation in Spanish
S308 | ALL | Staff
HISP-S 308 Composition and Conversation in Spanish (3 credits)
Prerequisite: S280 or S310 or equivalent. Co-requisite: may be
taken concurrent with HISP-S 280.
The objective of this course is to develop studentsí oral and
writing abilities in Spanish. Students will develop writing skill
in Spanish by learning and practicing the main components of
different writing styles: description, narration, exposition, and
argumentation. Students will learn compositional elements that
provide cohesion and coherence in both formal and informal writing
styles. Students will develop their oral skills by watching and
discussing a number of critically acclaimed films from different
Spanish-speaking countries which deal with a variety of cultural,
social, and political issues. To achieve the goal of improving oral
proficiency, students will participate in various in-class
discussions and debates on controversial topics presented in the
films. By the end of this course, students will be able to write in
a variety of formal and informal writing styles and to discuss a
wide range of topics.
Note: This class replaces S312; if you have already taken S312 you
should not take S308. Look at taking a higher level class.
Questions, call the department at (812) 855-8612 or e-mail
To see active sections available for spring 2010 go to schedule of
classes at Registrarís web page: http://registrar.indiana.edu/
Click on Calendars and Schedules, then Schedule of Classes, choose
spring 2010. We are listed under HISP.