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FLS (Foreign Language - Spanish)
351
024087
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
Literature and Culture of Latin America I
Lit Cltr LAT AM I
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
15
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. Shelley Garrigan
Associate Professor of Spanish

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 Latin America from the pre-conquest, colonial and early-independence periods (15th to mid 19th centuries). 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 Latin American 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:
 
 
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

By the end of the semester students will be able to:
• Identify and explain themes encountered in Latin American literary texts from the conquest to independence periods. [GEP Objective 1]
• Interpret literary texts in their cultural, social, and historical contexts. [GEP Objective 1]
• Identify and explain key cultural, social, and historical Latin American events from the pre-conquest to independence periods. [GER Objective 1]
 
 
Sample assignment: Design a tour through the Virtual Museum of the Ancient Mayan Cosmogony that introduces viewers to three of the most relevant cultural artifacts found within the site. Factors to consider: will your tour be organized chronologically or thematically?

Write out a description of the tour that you have designed and justify your choices based on the texts read for class over the past two weeks.

Minimum: 300 words.
 
 
• Evaluate the art of interpretation as a critical approach to the study of literature and culture. [GEP Objective 2]
 
 
Sample assignment: Compare and contrast excerpts from Christopher Colombus' and Bernal Díaz del Castillo's texts, paying specific attention to their respective biases and literary styles, and the relationship between the two. Justify your observations with specific examples from both texts. Minimum: 300 words.
 
 
• Using appropriate literary constructs, critically examine thematic intersections between Latin American texts from the pre-conquest to independence periods, and the cultural and historical contexts surrounding the texts. [GEP Objective 3]
 
 
Sample assignment (take-home essay question): With the goal of proposing a concrete argument using the conceptual terminology learned in class (transculturation, hybridity, colonial legacy), explain the evolution of the images of indigenous people that circulated in Europe from the early colonial period to the era of independence. 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 both the cultural relevance and an introductory-level structural basis of Mayan hieroglyphs, and how the glyphs prove that the Maya recorded political history.
 
 
Using the Smithsonian websites and videos on Maya hieroglyphs, identify and explain three characteristics of their writing, and how those characteristics connect with the Pre-Colombian world view as we have explored it in class with supporting literature. Minimum: 300 words.
 
Please complete at least 1 of the following student objectives.
 
Students will demonstrate understanding of the commonalities and differences between European and Pre-Colombian views of the sacred.
 
 
Working in groups, students will fill in a chart that touches upon various factors related to European and Pre-columbian indigenous world views. Students will then assess which of these characteristics are shared and which differ, and present their findings orally to the class.
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

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 Latin American literary texts from the conquest to independence periods. [GEP Objective 1]

  • Interpret literary texts in their cultural, social, and historical contexts. [GEP Objective 1]

  • Identify and explain key cultural, social, and historical Latin American events from the pre-conquest to independence periods. [GEP Objective 1]

  • Evaluate the art of interpretation as a critical approach to the study of literature and culture. [GEP Objective 2]

  • Using appropriate literary constructs, critically examine thematic intersections between Latin American texts from the pre-conquest to independence periods, and the cultural and historical contexts surrounding the texts. [GEP Objective 3]

  • Demonstrate understanding of both the cultural relevance and an introductory-level structural basis of Mayan hieroglyphs, and how the glyphs prove that the Maya recorded political history. [Global Knowledge Objective 1]

  • Demonstrate understanding of the commonalities and differences between European and Pre-Colombian views of the sacred. [Global Knowledge Objective 2)


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
OthervariesPlease see attached syllabus
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
See attached syllabus
The only change being made to the course is the prerequisite.
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