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FLS (Foreign Language - Spanish)
353
024089
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
Literature and Culture of Latin America III
Lit Clt LAT AM III
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. Agustín Pastén
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 since 1960. 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:
 
 
GER 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 1960 until the present. [GER Objective 1]
• Interpret literary texts in their cultural, social, and historical contexts. [GER Objective 1]
• Identify and explain key cultural, social, and historical events of Latin America from 1960 to the present. [GER Objective 1]
• Evaluate the art of interpretation as a critical approach to the study of literature and culture. [GER Objective 2]
• Using appropriate literary constructs, critically examine thematic intersections between Latin American literary pieces from 1960 to the present, and their cultural and historical contexts. [GER Objective 3]
 
 
Means of Assessing GER Outcomes:
• 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.
 
 
• 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 different writers of the period in terms of their political and cultural ideology. Similarly, students will have to analyze their distinct rhetorical style Minimum: 300 words.
 
 
• Using appropriate literary constructs, critically examine thematic intersections between Latin American texts from the so-called Boom period to the present, and the cultural and historical contexts surrounding the texts. [GEP Objective 3]
 
 
Sample assignment (take-home essay question): Propose a concrete argument about a topic related to class (postmodernism, the Boom, the post-Boom, testimony, popular culture, post-politics, gender and and class transformation in Latin America )

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 political and cultural transformation of Latin America as a result of its literature and culture having entered the global scene.
 
 
Students will watch several movies on the politics and culture of contemporary Latin America. They will have to write a short reflection on each of these movies, paying particular attention on how they reflect the changes in each of the societies they seek to represent. Minimum: 300 words.
 
Please complete at least 1 of the following student objectives.
 
Students will demonstrate understanding of the commonalities and differences between the sixties in Latin America and more contemporary political and social trends, such as the arrival of internet and the debilitating role of politics.
 
 
Working in groups, students will fill in a chart that touches upon various factors related to literary and ideological factors pertaining to the evolution of Latin American culture between the sixties and the present. 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

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



  • Identify and explain themes encountered in Latin American literary texts from the sixties to the present period. [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 sixties to the present. [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 Boom to present periods, and the cultural and historical contexts surrounding the texts. [GEP Objective 3]


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.
Key: 6029