Course Content and Outcome Guide for SPA 272A Effective Fall 2015
- Course Number:
- SPA 272A
- Course Title:
- Readings in Spanish Literature (Spain)
- Credit Hours:
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- Special Fee:
Course DescriptionCovers reading and discussion of Spanish people and culture through essays, poetry, short story, novels and/or theater. Focuses on peninsular literature, period and genre subtitled in the schedule. Conducted in Spanish or English (subtitled in the schedule). Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon successful completion of SPA 272A, students should be able to:
- Analyze, through writing and discussion, diverse literature by Spaniards and/or about Spain.
- Identify notable literary works and authors representative of the eras, geographic regions and/or social issues being studied
- Identify distinct literary voices
- Identify specific cultural norms, perspectives, and forms of expression in literary works by Spaniards and/or about Spain.
- Examine ones own cultural filters in reference to cultural practices and perspectives presented in the literature
Course Activities and Design
Students must attend regularly and come to class having read assigned selections and having prepared any assigned exercises, reflections and so on. Written work is required and the course will be conducted entirely in Spanish.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
The course grade is determined by an assessment of improvement in the student's ability to understand and analyze literary texts and by oral participation, preparation, and written work done by the student during the term.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
Students will improve skills in reading, analysis, and discussion of Spanish-language texts. Improvement in speaking and writing skills as well as increased understanding of cultural issues are goals in this course as well.