Course Code: SPT2521
Credit Hours: 3
Effective beginning: 2021-22
Course Description:This course is a study of the films, related philosophic foundations and directors of the cinema of Latin America and Spain. This course will be taught in English. Approximately 14 full-length feature films will be viewed in the original Spanish (one in Portuguese) with English subtitles. Students will write essays examining various themes in the films and discussed in class. This course has been designated as an international/diversity course. SPT 2521 fulfills 6,000 words of the Gordon Rule writing requirement. Prerequisites: Grades of “C” or higher in ENC 1101-1102.
Dr. Mark Ebel
Required textbooks/ course materials:
No textbook required.
- An account (student account suggested) on either Netflix, Amazon Prime, or other provider which offers streaming of international films from a large database.
- Instructor Handouts
The film titles may vary from year to year as older titles may be replaced with newer titles or other titles as more films become available in DVD format.
See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.
Discipline-level learning outcomes:
H-1 Identify the humanities in various cultures.
H-2 Elucidate the historical context of human artistic expressions.
H-3 Analyze artistic expressions and articulate informed responses.
H-4 Identify reasons to preserve the humanities.
H-5 Describe core human beliefs and principles in the humanities.
|Course-level student learning outcomes||Discipline-level learning outcomes||Assessment methods|
Describe works in Spanish history, music, and the arts
Identify foreign film directors, film personalities, and foreign film industries
Construct an informed personal reaction to works of Spanish literature and film
H2, H-3, SS-6, C-3
H-2, T-1, C-3
H-1, H-2, H3, H-6, C-1, C-3,
|Cumulative Final Essay|
This course will be taught in English. Students will view a full-length feature film in the original Spanish with English subtitles. A one- to two-page essay will be written on thematic material introduced and discussed in class. There will be a lecture and discussion on the material assigned and the film previously seen. Written assignments are expected to display originality of thought and a degree of critical analysis. One assignment will require the consultation and citation of at least three sources.
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