SRJC Course Outlines

10/22/2020 3:02:38 AMSPAN 39.1 Course Outline as of Fall 1981

New Course (First Version)

Discipline and Nbr:  SPAN 39.1Title:  SPAN AM LIT IN TRAN  
Full Title:  Spanish-American Literature in Translation
Last Reviewed:4/26/2004

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled017.5 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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Lectures, collateral reading, analytical discussion and critical essays of representative works in English translation; survey of specific period or movement in literature.


Recommended Preparation:
Completion of ENGL 100B or ENGL 100.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Lectures, collateral reading, analytical discussion & critical essays of representative works in English translation; survey of specific period or movement in literature.
(Grade or P/NP)

Recommended:Completion of ENGL 100B or ENGL 100.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 1981
Inactive:Summer 2004
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 C2HumanitiesFall 1988Summer 2004
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 3BHumanitiesFall 1981Summer 2004
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:Summer 2004
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:Summer 2004

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable


Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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The aim of this course is to:
1.  Present a chronological survey of Spanish literature in English
   translation so that students having little or no knowledge of Spanish
   can appreciate Spanish literary masterpieces.
2.  Primarily focus on complete works by major Spanish authors who are
   universally known and whose writings still have considerable
   relevance to 20th century readers.
The main focus of this course will be on:
1.  Works themselves as literature, and lectures will aim at helping
   students to understand and appreciate works read.
2.  Students will be encouraged to ask questions and to share and critique
   each other's ideas in class discussions.
3.  The instructor will try to show what is specifically "Spanish" (as
   well as universal) in Spanish literature and to foster a sensitivity
   to ideas and values within a culture that is in many respects
   very different from their own.

Topics and Scope
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The course will provide:
1.  An introduction to each historical period so that students can
   understand the context within which the various authors wrote.
2.  Familiarize students with the main social, political and artistic
   trends of each period, and these will be related to such questions
   as the author's motivations in writing and the content and style
   of his or her works.
3.  Significant biographical details will be provided for each author.

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1.  There will be 3 tests (one on each of the first three chapters)
   as well as a final (cumulative, but with an emphasis on the final
   time period).
2.  The tests will contain an initial factual component (Multiple choice,
   quote identification, brief informational questions).
3.  This will test the student's knowledge of historical background,
   author's biographies, and the contents of works read.
4.  A second part will consist of several essay questions which will
   allow students to exercise their critical abilities by analyzing
   and interpreting aspects of works that have been read.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
30 - 50%
Written homework, Reading reports, Lab reports, Essay exams, IN-CLASS DICTATION, PARAPHRASE
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 30%
Class performances, Performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 20%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 10%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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All original works of Spanish origin.

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