Higher Education

Civilizacion y cultura, 11th Edition

  • Lynn A. Sandstedt Emeritus, University of Northern Colorado
  • Ralph Kite Emeritus, University of Northern Colorado
  • ISBN-10: 1133956807  |  ISBN-13: 9781133956808
  • 240 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2008, 2004
  • © 2014 | Published
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About

Overview

The highly successful INTERMEDIATE SPANISH Series offers a thought-provoking, contextualized review of the fundamentals while building new skills for a higher level of communication. This three-volume set, CONVERSACIÓN Y REPASO, CIVILIZACIÓN Y CULTURA, and LITERATURA Y ARTE, skillfully combines comprehensive grammar coverage with relevant themes that challenge students to consider each topic from multiple viewpoints. CIVILIZACIÓN Y CULTURA offers a thematic approach to an array of topics related to the development and perpetuation of Hispanic culture. By having students engage with materials in a variety of formats and genres, CIVILIZACIÓN Y CULTURA is designed to complement the other two volumes while reinforcing reading, writing, and speaking skills.

Features and Benefits

  • CIVILIZACIÓN Y CULTURA has 12 units that combine a thematic and historical approach to introduce students to traditional cultural topics and issues in daily life in the Spanish-speaking world.
  • Essays on cultural topics, as well as timely magazine articles and video segments, present a fresh perspective and different views on the book's theme of the origins of Spanish-speaking culture.
  • "Cine" sections provide students with suggestions of films--including dramas, comedies, and documentaries--to help shed new light on the material they are studying.
  • "Vocabulario útil" sections help students become better readers and build their vocabulary. Students have reading support through pre- and post-reading exercises.
  • "¡A explorar!" encourages students to give personal opinions about the readings and invites them to conduct further research.
  • Unidad 12 features the most current statistics and cultural information available at printing.

Table of Contents

1. Orígenes de la cultura hispánica: Europa.
2. Orígenes de la cultura hispánica: América.
3. La religión en el mundo hispánico.
4. Aspectos de la familia en el mundo hispánico.
5. El hombre y la mujer en la sociedad hispánica.
6. Costumbres y creencias.
7. Aspectos económicos de Hispanoamérica.
8. Los movimientos evolucionarios del siglo XX.
9. La educación en el mundo hispánico.
10. La ciudad en el mundo hispánico.
11. Los Estados Unidos y lo hispánico.
12. La presencia hispánica en los Estados Unidos.

What's New

  • "En pantalla" sections feature a variety of authentic video footage, including six short films produced by award-winning directors, four documentaries that provide thought-provoking cultural insight, and two lively interviews with native speakers.
  • New vocabulary strategies and activities enhance the "Expansion" section, offering students the support they need to continue building a strong foundation of words and expressions for long-term retention.
  • Updated material in the "Lecturas culturales" segments offers a fresh portrayal of the vitality and complexity of Spanish-speaking cultures around the world.
  • "Las noticias" sections in units 1-6 and updated "noticias" in units 7-12 provide valuable insight into the contemporary issues affecting the Spanish-speaking world today.

Alternate Formats

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  • Looseleaf Edition

    ISBN-10: 1133956726 | ISBN-13: 9781133956723

    List Price = $106.95  | CengageBrain Price = $106.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $80.25

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

Conversacion y Repaso, 11th: PowerLecture Resource CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1133956777 | ISBN-13: 9781133956778)

The Instructor's CD-ROM provides the Testing Program with Answer Key for all 12 chapters in each volume of the Intermediate Spanish series in a variety of formats, along with additional teaching resources (answer keys, audio and video scripts, etc.).

SAM Audio CD's  (ISBN-10: 1133956785 | ISBN-13: 9781133956785)

The SAM Audio program stresses listening comprehension, oral drill on the important points of grammar, and the development of speaking skills. The SAM Audio also can be downloaded in MP3 format from the Premium Website.

List Price = $74.95  | CengageBrain Price = $74.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $55.75

DVD  (ISBN-10: 1133956769 | ISBN-13: 9781133956761)

This video program on DVD accompanies the Intermediate Spanish series and presents specially selected cultural topics relating directly to material covered in Civilización y cultura. Featuring a mix of short film (NEW to this edition), authentic news clips, and other cultural footage, the video program spans the Spanish-speaking world and provides students with a wealth of inputs.

List Price = $54.95  | CengageBrain Price = $54.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $40.50

SAM  (ISBN-10: 1133956793 | ISBN-13: 9781133956792)

The Workbook/Lab Manual has four major divisions: (1) listening comprehension exercises that expose the student to the vocabulary and grammatical structures of each unit in a variety of new situations; (2) oral activities for review and reinforcement of the grammatical concepts presented in each unit; (3) controlled and open-ended written exercises using the same vocabulary and structures; and (4) writing practice. The Answer key for these exercises and the Lab Audio script are on the Premium Website in order to give instructors the choice of offering students the opportunity for immediate self-correction.

List Price = $116.95  | CengageBrain Price = $116.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $87.75

eSAM, 4 terms (24 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285079132 | ISBN-13: 9781285079134)

Designed for world language educators and today's computer-savvy students, eSAM is an advanced and easy-to-use e-learning platform for delivering activities to students via the web. Focus on giving your students the individual feedback they need by saving time on grading workbook and lab manual assignments, customizing activities and questions, and setting up your course in a few simple steps. eSAM also is an integrated course management system that automatically grades many types of exercises and then sends the results straight to an electronic gradebook that allows you to track the results for individual students and your entire class. eSAM even has a floating accent bar for world languages! Students can access eSAM by packaging a printed access card with a new copy of the text.

List Price = $145.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $145.00

Premium Web Site Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1285078381 | ISBN-13: 9781285078380)

Includes the answer key and audio script for the lab portion of the Student Activities manual, transcript of the video segments as well as the video clips themselves, flash-based grammar modules, and the text audio segments.

List Price = $35.00  | CengageBrain Price = $35.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $35.00

Student Supplements

SAM Audio CD's  (ISBN-10: 1133956785 | ISBN-13: 9781133956785)

The SAM Audio program provides you with listening comprehension, oral practice on the important points of grammar, and the development of speaking skills. The SAM Audio also can be downloaded in MP3 format from the Premium Website.

List Price = $74.95  | CengageBrain Price = $74.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $55.75

DVD  (ISBN-10: 1133956769 | ISBN-13: 9781133956761)

This video program on DVD accompanies the Intermediate Spanish series and presents specially selected cultural topics relating directly to material covered in Civilización y cultura. Featuring a mix of short film (NEW to this edition), authentic news clips, and other cultural footage, the video program spans the Spanish-speaking world and provides you with a wealth of cultural perspectives.

List Price = $54.95  | CengageBrain Price = $54.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $40.50

SAM  (ISBN-10: 1133956793 | ISBN-13: 9781133956792)

The essential study partner includes additional practice of grammar, vocabulary, and writing, as well as listening comprehension with simulated conversations and pronunciation practice.

List Price = $116.95  | CengageBrain Price = $116.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $87.75

eSAM, 4 terms (24 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285079132 | ISBN-13: 9781285079134)

Designed for today's computer-savvy students, eSAM is an advanced and easy-to-use e-learning platform for delivering activities to you via the web. eSAM also is an integrated course management system that automatically grades many types of exercises and then sends the results straight to a versatile cross-platform electronic gradebook that allows you to track your results. eSAM even has a floating accent bar for world languages! You can access eSAM if your book comes packaged with a printed access card.

List Price = $145.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $145.00

Premium Web Site Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1285078381 | ISBN-13: 9781285078380)

Includes multimedia resources such as text and Student Activities Manual audio segments in MP3 format, the iTunes® playlist, video segments, and flash-based grammar tutorials.

List Price = $35.00  | CengageBrain Price = $35.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $35.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Lynn A. Sandstedt

Lynn A. Sandstedt is a native of Colorado and a Ph.D. graduate in Spanish Language and Literature from the University of Colorado, Boulder. He taught at the University of Northern Colorado for 22 years and served as Chairman of the Foreign Language Department and the Department of Hispanic Studies. He was elected to serve on ACTFL Executive and later was elected to serve as president. He was elected president of the AATSP and several years later was selected to be the executive director. Sandstedt has received several prestigious awards for his work in Foreign Language Education.

Ralph Kite

Ralph Kite earned a Ph.D. in Ibero-American Studies from the University of New Mexico. He spent several years organizing and directing Peace Corps language training programs at New Mexico and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He continued to pursue interests in different teaching and learning approaches (film, computers, and theater) at the University of Colorado-Boulder, where he served as chair for 10 years.