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FLS (Foreign Language - Spanish)
360
024090
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
Hispanic Cinema
Hispanic Cinema
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Foreign Languages & Literature (16FL)
Term Offering
Fall and Spring
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
 
 
Shelley Garrigan
Associate Professor

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture2525NoN/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 the major contributions of Hispanic cinema from its origins to the present. Analysis of film as an artistic medium and as the cinematic representation of Hispanic histories and cultures. Reading, discussions, and viewing of films by representative directors.

The only change is in the pre-requisites.


No

Is this a GEP Course?
Yes
GEP Categories
Global Knowledge
Visual & Performing Arts
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:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Mathematical Sciences Open when gep_category = MATH
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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:
 
 
By the completion of the semester students will be able to:
• Identify and explain basic concepts and terms of film and video language, both in English and in Spanish. [Objective 1]
• Identify significant Latin American, Spanish, and U.S. Hispanic films and directors, as well as with some Hollywood films that are relevant to the Hispanic world. [Objective 1]
• Explain significant themes, topics, and issues that affect Hispanic film and video production, such as questions of migration, ethnicity, gender, national identity, and political ideology. [ Objective 1]
 
 
• The Student Learning Outcomes listed above will be assessed using the following instruments: short essay exams, short in-class writing assignments, a research 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 strategies towards becoming more critical, discerning film spectators. [Objective 2]
• Evaluate the art of interpretation as a critical approach to the study of film and culture. [Objective 2]
 
 
• The Student Learning Outcomes listed above will be assessed using the following instruments: short essay exams, short in-class writing assignments, a research 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.
 
 
• Critically analyze film and video orally and in writing. [Objective 3]
 
 
• The Student Learning Outcomes listed above will be assessed using the following instruments: short essay exams, short in-class writing assignments, a research 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.
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:
 
 
• Identify significant Latin American, Spanish, and U.S. Hispanic films and directors, as well as with some Hollywood films that are relevant to the Hispanic world.
 
 
• The Student Learning Outcomes listed above will be assessed using the following instruments: short essay exams, short in-class writing assignments, a research 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.
 
Students will:
• reflect critically on the cinematic representations of cultural myths and stereotypes of the Hispanic World in U.S. films and viceversa
• explore how national identities are constructed and transformed through performance--not only through the performance of the actors on the screen but also through the shared practices and experiences of spectators across the continent and on both sides of the Atlantic
• look at the ways in which Hollywood genres and styles have influenced Spanish and Latin American cinema--either by prompting imitations, parodies, or rejections
• pay attention to the use of the documentary genre in the making and dissemination of cultural values and perspectives and in the establishment, consolidation, or critique of political ideas crucial to the relations between the United States, Latin America, and Spain
• analyze conflicting representations of immigration and exile and examine various border narratives
• approach the cinematic production of Hispanics in the U.S. and evaluate the impact of the growing Hispanic communities in the U.S. upon recent mainstream Hollywood production
• discuss the phenomenon of the "Latin movie star”--from Carmen Miranda to Antonio Banderas
 
 
• The Student Learning Outcomes listed above will be assessed using the following instruments: short essay exams, short in-class writing assignments, a research 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.
 
pre-requisite: FLS 331 or 332 or 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)
 
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.
 

RESOURCES STATEMENT: Reallocation of resources permits offering this course.

Student Learning Outcomes

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



  • Identify and explain basic concepts and terms of film and video language, both in English and in Spanish.

  • Identify significant Latin American, Spanish, and U.S. Hispanic films and directors, as well as with some Hollywood films that are relevant to the Hispanic world.

  • Apply strategies towards becoming more critical, discerning film spectators.

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

  • Critically analyze film and video orally and in writing.

  • Explain significant themes, topics, and issues that affect Hispanic film and video production, such as questions of migration, ethnicity, gender, national identity, and political ideology.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Participation20Satisfactory preparation will involve:
• reading the assigned texts and watching the assigned films carefully and in time for the class discussions
• reflecting on the specific topics and questions given every day
• consulting additional materials whenever appropriate
• preparing questions and comments to be shared with the class.

Satisfactory participation will involve:
• Strict adherence to the five classroom rules at all times (see section “Classroom Rules” above)
• taking an active role in the discussions and all other activities at every class meeting throughout the semester
• consistently making informed, pertinent, relevant contributions
• volunteering to respond to questions
• making an effort to use Spanish at all times
Multiple exams20Film concepts and terminology, visual analysis
Written Assignment30Two critical analysis of films, including bibliographical research, use of critical sources, and applied film language
Major Paper30research paper
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
See attached syllabus
The only change being made to the course is the prerequisite.
Key: 6033