SURVEY OF LATIN AMERICAN LITERATURE IIREQUIRED TEXTS:
· Raquel Chang Rodríguez y Malva E. Filer. Voces de Hispanoamérica. Antología Literaria. Boston: Heinle & Heinle, 3rd edition
· Pedro Paramo (COLECCION LETRAS HISPANICAS) (Letras Hispanicas / Hispanic Writings) (Spanish Edition) [Paperback] Rulfo (Author), Jose Carlos Boixo Gonzalez
|Literary: The student will be able to give evidence in Spanish of having read the selections and acquired knowledge about the characteristics of the major genres and works of each period of Spanish Latin American literature covered in the course.|
|Historical: The student will be able to demonstrate that he/she can make connections between the literary works read and the historic-political context in which they were written.|
|Linguistic: The four language skills will be reinforced through lectures, discussions, essays, journals, and exams, in Spanish.|
|Cultural: The students will be able to give evidence of their knowledge of Latin American culture, not just literature. This knowledge will also foster in the students a new awareness and appreciation of values different from their own. The exposure to other ways of feeling and interpreting the world will also entail a new awareness of the students’ own culture, as well.|
Attendance and participation 10%
Oral Presentation 10%
Exam 1 15%
Exam 2 15%
|DEPARTMENTAL POLICY ON ATTENDANCE 10 %|
3 (three) absences are allowed during the term; each absence in excess of 3 will lower your participation grade / score by 10% percentage points each. Tardiness (being late) will be treated as 1/2 absence each time and will affect the participation score.
Each student will research and write one paper on a topic agreed upon between the professor and the student.
Format: The paper will be typed with word processor on a computer.
Margins: 1" from each margin
Space: 1.5 line spaces
Font: Times New Roman 12 cpi
Title, name, and date should not take more than two lines.
Extension: 4 -5 pages long
Honor Code. Spanish 521 expects you to follow the LU Honor Code. Remember to sign and pledge all your written assignments.
If, for ANY reason you are late in presenting the papers and the draft, 10 (ten) points will be taken from their grade for each late day (day, not class), until you present the paper and/or draft to the professor.
You may use the Spanish tutors at the CTL before handling out the first draft.
|Oral Presentation 10 %|
Students will give ONE oral report to the whole class on the topic for the day’s class. After the oral report is presented, discussion will follow. Presentation should be about 10 minutes long. The presentation will take place during the class session when the related topic is discussed. In this fashion, the class period will be a joint endeavor, both from the students and the professor. NO MAKE UPS.
To take the quizzes you will need to go to Moodle, and enroll in the class with a password I will give you. For every new reading, there will be a multiple-choice quiz PRIOR to the class period when the reading is assigned.
|Reading Journal 10 %|
Each student will have a reading journal. The journal will have a summary of the reading for the class, a list of 5 to 10 words that the student wants to know more about, and two questions, that will be shared in class. The journal will be checked periodically not for accuracy, but for completion.
|Exam 1 15% Exam 2 15%|
All students are expected to take the Final Exam on the scheduled day. NO MAKE UPS
A- 92-90 C 77-73
B+ 89-88 C- 72-70
B 87-83 D+ 69-68
B- 82-80 D 67-63
F 59 and Below