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Sara Armengot

Department Chair

Department of Modern Languages and Cultures
College of Liberal Arts

585-475-4343
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Sara Armengot

Department Chair

Department of Modern Languages and Cultures
College of Liberal Arts

Education

BA, Oberlin College; MA, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

585-475-4343

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Full Length Book
Armengot, Sara. Antitypical America: Typology and Inter-American Literature and Film. San Juan, Puerto Rico: Penélope Academic Press, 2013. Print.
Journal Paper
Armengot, Sara. "Creatures of Habit: Emergency Thinking in Alejandro Brugues Juan de los Muertos and Junot Diaz's 'Monstro'." Trans. (2012): Online. Web.

Currently Teaching

ITDL-450H
1 Credits
We live in a connected world and our worldviews affect us at multiple scales, from individual standards of morality to law and economics to interactions among nations. Students in this seminar will use interdisciplinary knowledge to engage with complex global issues and events from multiple viewpoints. The particular topics may change from one semester to the next, but each offering will examine some aspect of human thought, behavior, or culture that varies across the globe, whether at individual, cultural, or national scale. Students will be expected to participate in lively discussions, and through mentored contrast and comparison, broaden their understanding of who we are, and who we can be.
MLCU-549
3 Credits
This upper division seminar constitutes the final core requirement in the Applied Modern Language and Culture degree program. Students majoring in Applied Modern Language and Culture will enroll in this course in their final year of study. The capstone seminar will further develop and sharpen the connection between the students’ professional or technical fields and their linguistic and cultural knowledge of the language of the track The course will involve a variety of written and reading assignments, and/or project which involves professional fields. May be repeated up to twice.
MLSP-305
3 Credits
Students will acquire culture and communication skills related to health and the health professions in Spanish through experiential learning and primary sources including authentic audiovisual and written materials. This course includes a one-week experiential learning component in a Spanish-speaking community during spring break. A program fee and approved application are required. All students will present an original, culminating project through which they will share the results of this community-based learning experience. Topics covered include Communication Styles, Cultural Awareness, the Medical Interview, Anatomy, Vital Signs, Medical History, Nutrition, Illnesses, Symptoms, Allergies, Appointments, Test Results, Hospitalization, Surgery, Vaccinations, Dental Hygiene, Mental Health, Pregnancy, Sexual Health.
MLSP-352
3 Credits
This course provides an introduction to Hispanic Caribbean culture through cinema studies. We will study the role of film in Hispanic Caribbean societies as well as the unique artistic and technical achievements and obstacles of Cuban, Dominican, and Puerto Rican filmmakers. Topics covered include: The Basics of Film Analysis; An Introduction to Caribbean Film History; The Social Context of the Hispanic Caribbean Film Industry; Art and Revolution; Race, Ethnicity, and Religion; Occupation, Dictatorship, and War; Gender, Sexuality and Exile; Transnationalism and Migration, and Hispanic Caribbean Film in a Global Context. This course will take a cultural studies approach to the study of film as a social practice. Weekly films (1.5-2 hours in length) must be watched outside of class hours. All films with dialog have English subtitles.
MLSP-410
3 Credits
This course teaches specialized terminology and linguistic structures important for communicating scientific and technological knowledge in Spanish. The focus is on developing students’ listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in interpreting technical Spanish. Students will learn science and technology terms and structures in a broad range of technical areas via experiential learning activities. In addition, students will research and present topics of their own interest or beyond their disciplines. Students will expand their knowledge of Spanish to include technical terms and linguistic structures. This course will better prepare them to apply their language skills in internships, research, and work while exploring and understanding the culture of professional workplaces in the Spanish-speaking world.
MLSP-415
3 Credits
The course gives students an opportunity to study professional language and culture as well as to practice presentation and negotiation skills, especially in professional and formal contexts. Students will improve speaking, listening, reading and writing skills developed in the elementary/intermediate sequence to master formal interactions in Spanish. They will learn professional vocabulary, expressions, and grammatical structures through readings, conversation, and discussion. They will cultivate expressive skills through discussion, writing assignments, and a video tutorial project. This course will be useful for students who are planning to seek employment in international companies or in companies doing business abroad, and also for students who want to learn more about business in Spanish-speaking cultures. This is a language class; proficiency equivalent to Intermediate Spanish II is required.