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Last approved: Fri, 15 Jan 2016 09:50:48 GMT

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FLS (Foreign Language - Spanish)
332
024079
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
Spanish Oral and Written Expression II
Span Oral Wrtn II
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Foreign Languages & Literature (16FL)
Term Offering
Fall, Spring and Summer
Offered Every Year
Spring 2016
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Graded with S/U option
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3.0
Course Attribute(s)


If your course includes any of the following competencies, check all that apply.
University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Dr. Mark Darhower
Associate Professor

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture10020YesThis course is currently taught. This is based off of our current enrollments.
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Prerequisite: FLS 202
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
No
Development of speaking and writing skills at the Intermediate High levels of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages proficiency scale, as well as listening/viewing and reading skills. Focus on paragraph-length discourse, narration and detailed description in present, past, and future time frames within a variety of topics and contexts, and communication skills such as circumlocution. Course readings, video and discussion content center upon cultural aspects of the Spanish speaking world.

The only revision is to the prerequisites/corequisites. The current curriculum restricts students coming from FLS 202 to only two courses, FLS 331 or FLS 333. This makes scheduling difficult for many students. Since FLS 331 and FLS 332 are not really sequential courses (they both address the skills of composition and conversation in different ways), students should be allowed to take them in any order, including concurrently. This will facilitate scheduling for our majors and minors. 


No

Is this a GEP Course?
No
GEP Categories

Humanities Open when gep_category = HUM
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Mathematical Sciences Open when gep_category = MATH
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Natural Sciences Open when gep_category = NATSCI
Each course in the Natural Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Social Sciences Open when gep_category = SOCSCI
Each course in the Social Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Interdisciplinary Perspectives Open when gep_category = INTERDISC
Each course in the Interdisciplinary Perspectives category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Visual & Performing Arts Open when gep_category = VPA
Each course in the Visual and Performing Arts category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Health and Exercise Studies Open when gep_category = HES
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Global Knowledge Open when gep_category = GLOBAL
Each course in the Global Knowledge category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve objective #1 plus at least one of objectives 2, 3, and 4:
 
 

 
 

 
Please complete at least 1 of the following student objectives.
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

US Diversity Open when gep_category = USDIV
Each course in the US Diversity category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve at least 2 of the following objectives:
Please complete at least 2 of the following student objectives.
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Requisites and Scheduling
 
a. If seats are restricted, describe the restrictions being applied.
 

 
b. Is this restriction listed in the course catalog description for the course?
 

 
List all course pre-requisites, co-requisites, and restrictive statements (ex: Jr standing; Chemistry majors only). If none, state none.
 

 
List any discipline specific background or skills that a student is expected to have prior to taking this course. If none, state none. (ex: ability to analyze historical text; prepare a lesson plan)
 

Additional Information
Complete the following 3 questions or attach a syllabus that includes this information. If a 400-level or dual level course, a syllabus is required.
 
Title and author of any required text or publications.
 

 
Major topics to be covered and required readings including laboratory and studio topics.
 

 
List any required field trips, out of class activities, and/or guest speakers.
 

Existing resources permit offering this course (only change is to prerequisites).

Development of speaking and writing skills at the Intermediate High to Advanced levels of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages proficiency scale, as well as listening/viewing and reading skills. Focus on paragraph-length discourse, narration and detailed description in present, past, and future time frames within a variety of topics and contexts, and communication skills such as circumlocution. Course readings, video and discussion content center upon cultural aspects of the Spanish speaking world.


Student Learning Outcomes

By the end of the semester students will be able to:



  • Produce paragraph level oral discourse in Spanish by connecting strings of coherent sentences.

  • Compose coherent academic essays of up to five pages in length, utilizing appropriate grammatical structure and vocabulary.

  • Refine their use of appropriate listening strategies to aid their understanding of extended discourse in spoken Spanish

  • Interpret main ideas and supporting details contained in Spanish language video segments of up to feature movie length.

  • Refine their use of appropriate reading strategies to aid their understanding and appreciation of lengthy Spanish language texts.

  • Interpret main ideas and supporting details contained in Spanish reading passages from Spanish literature, journalism, and other sources.

  • Discuss literary, cultural and other academic topics in Spanish with grammatical and lexical precision characteristic of the Intermediate High to Advanced Low level on the Oral Proficiency Scale of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL http://www.actfl.org).


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Written Assignment40%workbook exercises, writing journal, essays, quizzes
Participation20%An interactive grade which involves both a student self-assessment and instructor evaluation. Since this is a conversation course, obviously it is important that students SPEAK during every class period. Remember that the objectives of this course are for you to improve your language proficiency. This involves continual interaction with Spanish outside the classroom as well as inside. You should generally spend at least two hours preparing for every hour of class. This preparation would be in the form of viewing and reviewing the assigned films, reading and re-reading assigned readings and additional materials such as Spanish language newspapers, magazines and web sites, watching Spanish television, reviewing appropriate grammatical concepts, as well as preparing for the specific assignment of each class period. Note that your preparation for this course goes beyond the tangible, concrete grammar and written assignments you might have had in 100- and 200-level Spanish courses.
Final Exam20%An oral exam to assess oral proficiency
Other10%Attendance and participation at Spanish conversation groups outside of class (10 hours per semester)
Other10%Videotaped oral presentation or skit
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
Cultural topic 13 weeksDiscussion and conversation activities using films and related readings as a point of departure. Students watch the film outside of class, with class time dedicated to comprehension work, narrations, etc. The films also serve as prompts for writing assignments throughout the semester.
Cultural topic 23 weeksSame as above
Cultural topic 33 weeksSame as above
Cultural topic 43 weeksSame as above
Review, debates and in-class writing assignments3 weeksSynthesis of films and readings; time dedicated to the in-class writing process in preparation for essays.
The only thing being changed from the current paper CAF for this course is the prerequisite/corequisite.
hziglar (Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:45:18 GMT): Rollback: FLL would like to withdraw these two proposals.The Spanish section will revisit the changes (since they will affect othercourses in the curriculum) and put together a more comprehensive prerequisite change proposal.
dmm (Tue, 29 Sep 2015 14:37:54 GMT): Rollback: Rollback as requested.
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