Spanish and Portuguese | Catalan Language & Culture I
C400 | 0613 | Josep Sobrer


C400 Catalan Language and Culture I (3 credits)

An introduction to Catalan culture beginning with the basics of the
Catalan language. A solid knowledge of another Romance language is
assumed of all students. From this knowledge the course will be an
intensive study of the language, geared primarily at reading
knowledge, but not limited to it. The course will also set the bases
for a cultural overview of Catalonia and the Catalan linguistic area
with special attention to the essential differences with the
cultures of nation-states.

Students will work with a textbook, by Alan Yates, with hand-out
materials, and with a compact disc course available at the language
lab. As all these tools are meant for self-teaching students are
expected to contribute a fair amount of self-organization and study.

Beginning with the second week the class will be primarily conducted
in Catalan.

There will be weekly quizes, and two exams.

C400  0613  2:35P-4:25P   Daily   BH 134     Prof. Josep Sobrer