Higher Education

Literatura y arte, 11th Edition

  • Lynn A. Sandstedt Emeritus, University of Northern Colorado
  • Ralph Kite Emeritus, University of Northern Colorado
  • ISBN-10: 1133956815  |  ISBN-13: 9781133956815
  • 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. LITERATURA Y ARTE introduces students to literary works by both Spanish and Spanish-American writers and the rich and diverse contributions of Hispanic artists to the fine arts. The accompanying exercises stress the development of reading, writing, and speaking skills and include vocabulary-building and conversational activities. One of the unique features of the program is the seamless relationship between each of the three volumes, which can be used alone or in conjunction with each other to create a flexible, thorough, interdisciplinary Spanish course.

Features and Benefits

  • LITERATURA Y ARTE exposes students to literature, film, and art while supporting the grammar they have learned in the core text.
  • The book helps develop students' reading skills and introduces them to literary and cultural concepts that enhance their understanding and appreciation of the unique qualities of Spanish-speaking civilization.
  • Readings that expose students to literature are level appropriate and thematically linked to the core text, CONVERSACIÓN Y REPASO.
  • Pre-reading activities are designed to introduce students to new vocabulary, provide them with the strategies necessary to absorb and understand the content, and encourage them to reflect on the themes covered in the reading.
  • Post-reading activities not only test comprehension but build on the strategies and reflections set forth in the "Preparación para la lectura" activities.
  • Each chapter presents a brief essay about an artist from the Spanish-speaking world, followed by several representations of that artist's work.
  • The importance of music as an art form is emphasized from the beginning of each chapter, with the chapter opener featuring a brief discussion of a song related to the theme of the unit.
  • Unidad 12 is devoted to the portrayal of the current situation of Hispanics in the United States and their continued contributions to both Hispanic and U.S. culture.
  • Subscribers to the Premium Companion Website have access to songs featured in the textbook via an iTunes® playlist and lyrics to all included songs.

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 revolucionarios 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

  • The expanded "Estrategias de lectura" section provides students with insightful strategies designed to teach them how to break down authentic readings into manageable, comprehensible pieces for analysis.
  • New readings by Miguel Angel Asturias and Ruben Dario increase opportunities for cross-cultural comparison by offering greater coverage of Central American literature.
  • Five newly featured artists, three of whom are women, provide a fresh perspective on the significant impact of Hispanic artists in the world of fine art.

Alternate Formats

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  • Looseleaf Edition

    ISBN-10: 1133956718 | ISBN-13: 9781133956716

    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.

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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.).

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 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

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

Student Supplements

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 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

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

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.