Preview Workflow

Viewing: FLS 352 : Literature and Culture of Latin America II

Last approved: Thu, 11 Feb 2016 09:41:45 GMT

Last edit: Thu, 11 Feb 2016 09:41:45 GMT

Change Type
FLS (Foreign Language - Spanish)
352
024088
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
Literature and Culture of Latin America II
Lit Cltr LAT AM II
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Foreign Languages & Literature (16FL)
Term Offering
Spring Only
Offered Every Year
Spring 2015
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
 
 
Hector Jaimes
Professor

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture7525YesN/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 Mid 19th to the Mid 20th 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:
 
 
1. Understand and engage in the human experience through the interpretation of literature.
2. Become aware of the act of interpretation itself as a critical form of knowing in the study of literature.
3. Make scholarly arguments about literature using reasons and ways of supporting those reasons that are appropriate to the field of study.
 
 
The 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.
1) 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.
2) 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.
 
 
Evaluate the art of interpretation as a critical approach to the study of literature and culture.
 
 
The 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.
1) 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.
2) 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.
 
 
Using appropriate literary constructs, critically examine thematic intersections between Latin American literary pieces from the Mid 19th to the Mid 20th centuries, and the cultural and historical contexts surrounding the texts.
 
 
The 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.
1) 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.
2) 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:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
&
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

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:
 
 
Identify and explain themes encountered in Latin American literary texts from the Mid 19th to the Mid 20th centuries.
 
 
The learning outcome 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.
1) 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.
2) 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.
 
Students will be able to critically examine thematic intersections between Latin American literary pieces from the Mid 19th to the Mid 20th centuries, and the cultural and historical contexts surrounding the texts, using appropriate literary constructs.
 
 
The learning outcome 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.
1) 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.
2) 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.
 
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 text
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; course is currently taught as part of FLS curriculum

Student Learning Outcomes

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



  • Identify and explain themes encountered in Latin American literary texts from the Mid 19th to the Mid 20th centuries.

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

  • Identify and explain key cultural, social, and historical events of medieval and early modern 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 medieval and early modern Spanish literary pieces and their cultural and historical contexts.

  • Discuss literary and cultural topics in Spanish with grammatical and lexical precision and sophistication reflective of the intermediate 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
Multiple exams40%Two exams; midterm and final; 20% each (total 40%)
Essay35%Final paper (25%) and short essay (10%)
Oral Presentation10%Final presentation on paper topic
Participation15%Based on criteria outlined in syllabus
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
See attached syllabus
The only change being made to the course is the prerequisite.
Key: 6028