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FLS (Foreign Language - Spanish)
342
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Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
Literature and Culture of Spain II
Lit Cltr Spain II
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Foreign Languages & Literature (16FL)
Term Offering
Fall Only
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. Diana Arbaiza
Assistant Professor

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture2020Non/a
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
Survey of literary and cultural contexts of 18th and 19th century Spain. Examination of literary genres in connection with concurrent cultural and historical events. Exploration of literature as a reflection of the experiences and events meaningful to Spanish society during this time period. Emphasis on the ways in which literature and other cultural artifacts give voice to value systems, traditions, and beliefs.

These revisions-- adjustments in prerequisites-- are part of a plan to increase the number of yearly graduates who major in Spanish.


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:
 
 
• Identify and explain themes encountered in 18th and 19th century Spanish literary texts.
• Interpret literary texts in their cultural, social, and historical contexts.
• Identify and explain key cultural, social, and historical events of 18th and 19th century Spain.
 
 
Sample assignment: Analyze the textual and graphic representations of a magazine or newspaper from the period focusing on issues of national identity and gender and class politics.

Students will work in groups to offer their conclusions to their classmates in a presentation that should last around 10 minutes (Power Point required to provide visual materials).

In addition, each student will submit an individual report of 300 words explaining their analysis.
 
 
• Evaluate the art of interpretation as a critical approach to the study of literature and culture.
 
 
Sample assignment: Compare and contrast excerpts from a literary piece with a political or popular discourse around the same topic (e.g.: national regeneration; feminist movement; labor movement). Students will have to analyze the ideology of each text, their respective biases as well as their different rhetorical style. Minimum: 300 words.
 
 
• Using appropriate literary constructs, critically examine thematic intersections between 18th and 19th century Spanish literary pieces and their cultural and historical contexts.
 
 
Sample assignment (take-home essay question): Propose a concrete argument about a topic related to class (formation of national identity, modernity and modernization, gender and class transformation in modern Spanish culture)

Minimum: 600 words.
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:
 
 
Students will demonstrate understanding of the cultural transformations in 18th and 19th century Spain and the impact that these had upon contemporary Spanish society.
 
 
Students will watch several documentaries from the Spanish National TV on the politics and culture of modern Spain and their influence today. They will have to write a short reflection on one aspect of 18th and 19th century Spain that they considered, had a strong influence in shaping contemporary Spanish culture. Minimum: 300 words.
 
Please complete at least 1 of the following student objectives.
 
Students will demonstrate understanding of the commonalities and differences between Spanish and Western culture in the 18th and 19th century.
 
 
I will provide readings from articles on US and European culture in 18th and 19th century that examine similar issues to the topics covered in class (modernization, gender roles, consumption, nation-building process). Students will have to prepare a presentation in class of 10 minutes, underscoring the continuities as well as divergences between Spain and the other Western nation.
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

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.
 
Pre-requisites: FLS 331 or FLS 332 or FLS 335
 
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)
 
Ability to analyze cultural artifacts and historical texts
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.
 

This course will be taught as part of a regular course load and requires access to digital resources during class meetings.

Student Learning Outcomes

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:


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


•    Identify and explain themes encountered in 18th and 19th century Spanish literary texts. 


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


•    Identify and explain key cultural, social, and historical events of 18th and 19th century Spain. 


•    Evaluate the art of interpretation as a critical approach to the study of literature and culture. 


•    Using appropriate literary constructs, critically examine thematic intersections between 18th and 19th century Spanish literary pieces and their cultural and historical contexts. 


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
OthervariesPlease see attached syllabus
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
See attached syllabus
The only change made to this course is the prerequisite.
dmm (Fri, 18 Sep 2015 16:04:00 GMT): Rollback: Jim said the correct syllabus needs to be uploaded.
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