|Course Number:||EDU 5515 C23 (Graduate)|
|Instructor:||Ana María Alfaro-Alexander|
|Location:||This blended model course will use Google classrooms, Flipgrid and Zoom. There will be four synchronous online meetings using Zoom beginning on Tuesday, February 4.|
|Dates and Times:||February 2 - March 12, 2020.|
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 is dedicated to the modern Spanish American short story and legend. All texts will be supplied by instructor. We will read paying special attention to the socio-historical context of the stories. Students will compare and contrast the texts to movies and or other art forms. 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 as well as recreate it in a modern story telling manner. Think “The Moth”. https://themoth.org
In this course, using flipgrid and zoom, all students will have the opportunity to polish their ability to read, speak and write in academic contexts. They will expand their knowledge of the Latin American short story and legend.
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interest to educators because in addition to language practice, the stories’ topics supply engaging cultural and historical content to use in their own classes.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 should keep a journal that will provide material for their own compositions and grammar review lessons.