The Spanish American Short Story and Legend, Alfaro-Alexander, Summer 2019

Course Number: EDU 5515 C03 Graduate
Instructor: Ana María Alfaro-Alexander
Location: Community College of Vermont Rutland
Dates and Times:  July 15-19, 2019 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Credits: 3 graduate or undergraduate credits
Tuition: $975

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 05753. To help us ensure that your payment is applied to the correct course, PLEASE WRITE “CFS” IN THE CHECK MEMO LINE. Thank you.

Course Description

This course is dedicated to the modern Spanish American short story and legend. All texts will be supplied by instructor and, read and discussed in class. We will read paying special attention to the socio-historical context of the stories. During our class discussions students will observe on the stories and legend’s meaning, analyze their construction and explore the cultural, political and aesthetic issues that inform the stories and legends. 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

Participation:  All students are expected to fully participate in conversation in Spanish.

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 Latin American short story and legend, and will also gain a better understanding of the specific terminology needed for a critical reading and analysis of literary texts.

The course will be of special interest to educators because in addition to language practice, the stories topics supply engaging cultural and historical content to use in their own classes.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.

This syllabus should be read carefully and kept for the duration of the semester. Students are responsible for all work indicated herein, including anything assigned during class. This syllabus is preliminary, however, and subject to change.

For additional course information

Ana María Alfaro-Alexander
(802) 310-3310

For additional registration information

Bethany Sprague
(802) 468-1325

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