Great Literary Figures of the Spanish World: Nobel Prize Winners, Alexander, Summer 2020
||EDU 5515 C35 Graduate
||Ana María Alfaro-Alexander
|Dates and Times:
||June 16 to July 9 2020, 9:00 am to 10:00 am, Tuesdays and Thursdays. This online blended model course will use Google Classroom, Flipgrid and Zoom videoconferencing. There will be eight synchronous online meetings using Zoom beginning on Tuesday, June 16.
||3 graduate credits
Note: Course payment of $975 by check or purchase order, payable to Castleton University, is due at the time of registration. A purchase order number can be entered into the online registration form and the purchase order can be uploaded to the registration form. If paying by check, please mail the check to: Financial & Registration Services, Castleton University, 62 Alumni Drive, Castleton, VT 05735. To help us ensure that your payment is applied to the correct course, PLEASE WRITE “CFS” IN THE CHECK MEMO LINE. Thank you.
This course will center around the works of Nobel Prize winners from the Spanish world such as: Gabriela Mistral, Pablo Neruda, Octavio Paz, Mario Vargas Llosa, among others. All texts will be supplied by instructor and, read and discussed in class. We will read the stories, poems, and essays contextualizing the works to reach better conclusions and guidance from which cultural lessons can be gleaned for the Spanish classroom. During our class discussions, students will analyze the construction of the works and explore the cultural, political and aesthetic issues that inform them. Students will be encouraged to express their own interpretation of the texts and present convincing arguments in support of their conclusions in both oral and written commentary.
Course Goals & Objectives
In this course all students will have the opportunity to perfect their ability to read, speak and write in academic contexts. They will expand their knowledge of the scope of works by Nobel prize winners and will also gain a better understanding of the themes and their interconnections. Students will interpret, analyze and contextualize the works as they compare and contrast the different genres.
The course will be of special interest to educators because in addition to language practice, the stories, poems, essays and topics supply engaging cultural and historical content to use in their own classes. Students will keep a journal that will provide material for daily compositions and grammar review lessons.
Class attendance is mandatory. If you are absent from class, you are responsible for the missed work assigned for the next class.
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Ana María Alfaro-Alexander
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