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Introduction of Hispanic Fiction

SPA 275

Introduction of Hispanic Fiction

SPA 275

Course Description

READING LEVEL 4; and SPA 212, or four semesters of college-level Spanish, or four years of High School Spanish, any with a grade of C or better, or permission of instructor. Introduces representative literature from the Hispanic world (Europe, the Americas, Africa, and the United States). Reads, discusses, and writes about selected novels, plays, short stories, and poetry. Expands knowledge of Hispanic culture. Conducts course in Spanish. (45-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Demonstrate expressive and receptive skills appropriate to the intermediate level in Spanish

Objectives:

  • Read and understand selected literary texts in Spanish.
  • Respond emotionally and analytically to selected literary texts, and to the emotional and analytical responses of others.
  • Demonstrate the ability to write in Spanish, using grammatical concepts, correct syntax, and appropriate vocabulary.
  • Use Spanish vocabulary appropriate to the oral and written discussion and interpretation of literary texts.
  • Use a variety of tenses and vocabulary to discuss and write about the literary texts.
  • Develop strategies for decoding unfamiliar Spanish vocabulary.

Compare and contrast differences between one’s own culture and Hispanic cultures in a sensitive and informed manner.

Objectives:

  • Identify several Spanish speaking countries and regions, as well as several Spanish speaking populations in the United States.
  • Describe the connections between Spanish language and Hispanic culture in the classroom and the surrounding community.
  • Compare and contrast some of the differences between the cultural information contained in the selected texts and the students’ culture.
  • Examine and explain one’s attitudes about Hispanic culture.
  • Develop the ability to make sensitive cultural comparisons.