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FLS (Foreign Language - Spanish)
340
024083
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
Introduction to Hispanic Literatures and Cultures
Intr Hisp Lit Cltr
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)
GEP (Gen Ed)

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

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Jorge Mari
Professor

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture5025YesCourse currently exists; based on current enrollments
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Prerequisite: FLS 331 or FLS 332 or FLS 335
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
No
Exploration of what literature is; what it means to read literature; and why one might be interested in analyzing literature. Introduction to literary terminology, as well as literary genres and movements in the Spanish language. Examination of social-cultural-historical contexts of Spain and Latin America, particularly matters of race, class, gender, and political ideas as they relate to literatures of the Spanish speaking world. Interpretation and analysis of literary texts, cultural institutions, and objects of national, mass, and popular cultures.

The only change being made is to the prerequisite (addition of FLS 335). All other information copied from existing paper CAF.


No

Is this a GEP Course?
Yes
GEP Categories
Global Knowledge
Humanities
Humanities Open when gep_category = HUM
Each course in the Humanities category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 
• Interpret literary texts in their cultural, social, and historical contexts. [GER Objective 1]
 
 
•All of the GER Outcomes will be assessed using the same criteria, outlined here and copied below.

• The GER Student Learning Outcomes listed above will be assessed using the following instruments: short essay exams, short in-class writing assignments, a short and a long paper, and an in class presentation.
• Essay questions on exams, and the short and long papers, will be assessed by a rubric as “excellent”, “good”, “average”, “deficient”, or “very deficient”, according to the instructor’s subjective evaluation of the following categories: depth, relevance, and evidence of critical thinking in the written content; fluent and coherent organization of ideas; and appropriate use of Spanish grammatical structure and vocabulary.
• The oral presentation will be assessed using all of the above criteria, as well as an assessment of the students’ oral skills including enunciation, diction, loudness, and eye contact with audience.
 
 
• Identify and explain fundamental theoretical concepts and critical approaches in literary and cultural analysis. [GER Objective 2]
• Evaluate the art of interpretation as a critical approach to the study of literature and culture. [GER Objective 2]
 
 
The GER Student Learning Outcomes listed above will be assessed using the following instruments: short essay exams, short in-class writing assignments, a short and a long paper, and an in class presentation.
• Essay questions on exams, and the short and long papers, will be assessed by a rubric as “excellent”, “good”, “average”, “deficient”, or “very deficient”, according to the instructor’s subjective evaluation of the following categories: depth, relevance, and evidence of critical thinking in the written content; fluent and coherent organization of ideas; and appropriate use of Spanish grammatical structure and vocabulary.
• The oral presentation will be assessed using all of the above criteria, as well as an assessment of the students’ oral skills including enunciation, diction, loudness, and eye contact with audience.
 
 
• Apply basic literary-critical terminology in oral and written discussions of Spanish language texts across genres and historical periods. [GER Objective 3]
• Examine the interaction and interdependence between literary texts and their cultural and historical contexts. [GER Objective 3]
• Apply critical thinking techniques to the reading of Spanish language texts. [GER objective 3]
 
 
The GER Student Learning Outcomes listed above will be assessed using the following instruments: short essay exams, short in-class writing assignments, a short and a long paper, and an in class presentation.
• Essay questions on exams, and the short and long papers, will be assessed by a rubric as “excellent”, “good”, “average”, “deficient”, or “very deficient”, according to the instructor’s subjective evaluation of the following categories: depth, relevance, and evidence of critical thinking in the written content; fluent and coherent organization of ideas; and appropriate use of Spanish grammatical structure and vocabulary.
• The oral presentation will be assessed using all of the above criteria, as well as an assessment of the students’ oral skills including enunciation, diction, loudness, and eye contact with audience.
Mathematical Sciences Open when gep_category = MATH
Each course in the Mathematial Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

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
Each course in the Health and Exercise Studies category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
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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:
 
 
• Apply basic literary-critical terminology in oral and written discussions of Spanish language texts across genres and historical periods.
• Evaluate the art of interpretation as a critical approach to the study of literature and culture.
• Interpret literary texts in their cultural, social, and historical contexts.
• Examine the interaction and interdependence between literary texts and their cultural and historical contexts.
 
 
• The GER Student Learning Outcomes listed above will be assessed using the following instruments: short essay exams, short in-class writing assignments, a short and a long paper, and an in class presentation.
• Essay questions on exams, and the short and long papers, will be assessed by a rubric as “excellent”, “good”, “average”, “deficient”, or “very deficient”, according to the instructor’s subjective evaluation of the following categories: depth, relevance, and evidence of critical thinking in the written content; fluent and coherent organization of ideas; and appropriate use of Spanish grammatical structure and vocabulary.
• The oral presentation will be assessed using all of the above criteria, as well as an assessment of the students’ oral skills including enunciation, diction, loudness, and eye contact with audience.
 
Please complete at least 1 of the following student objectives.
 

 
 

 
 
• Evaluate the art of interpretation as a critical approach to the study of literature and culture.
• Interpret literary texts in their cultural, social, and historical contexts.
• Examine the interaction and interdependence between literary texts and their cultural and historical contexts.
 
 
• The GER Student Learning Outcomes listed above will be assessed using the following instruments: short essay exams, short in-class writing assignments, a short and a long paper, and an in class presentation.
• Essay questions on exams, and the short and long papers, will be assessed by a rubric as “excellent”, “good”, “average”, “deficient”, or “very deficient”, according to the instructor’s subjective evaluation of the following categories: depth, relevance, and evidence of critical thinking in the written content; fluent and coherent organization of ideas; and appropriate use of Spanish grammatical structure and vocabulary.
• The oral presentation will be assessed using all of the above criteria, as well as an assessment of the students’ oral skills including enunciation, diction, loudness, and eye contact with audience.
 
 

 
 

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
100%
 
a. If seats are restricted, describe the restrictions being applied.
 
N/A
 
b. Is this restriction listed in the course catalog description for the course?
 
N/A
 
List all course pre-requisites, co-requisites, and restrictive statements (ex: Jr standing; Chemistry majors only). If none, state none.
 
Prerequisite: FLS 331 or FLS 335; Corequisite: FLS 332
 
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)
 
None
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 allow this course to be taught.

An introduction to the major literary genres and movements in Spanish and Latin American literatures. Lectures, discussions, films and written assignments.


Student Learning Outcomes

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



  • Identify and explain fundamental theoretical concepts and critical approaches in literary analysis.

  • Apply basic literary-critical terminology in oral and written discussions of Spanish language texts across genres and historical periods.

  • Interpret literary texts in their cultural, social, and historical contexts.

  • Examine the interaction and interdependence between literary texts and their cultural and historical contexts.

  • Apply critical thinking techniques to the reading of Spanish language texts.

  • Discuss literary and cultural topics in Spanish with grammatical and lexical precision and sophistication reflective of the Intermediate Mid-High (or higher) 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
Other100See syllabus
The only change being made to the course is the prerequisite.
Key: 6023