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10 F Spanish 316 Wacks

10 F Spanish 316 Wacks

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U Oregon Dept. Romance Languages
Spanish 316: Survey of Peninsular Lit to 1800
Fall 2010
Instructor:
Prof. David Wacks (wacks@uoregon.edu) 541-346-4029
Office Hours:Lecture:
TR 10:00-11:20 Gerlinger 248 (CRN 16532)
GTF Discussion Section Leader:
Paulo Henríquez (pauloh@uoregon.edu) 541-346-4054Discussion section 1: F 10:00, 473 McKenzieDiscussion section 2: F 11:00, 473 McKenzieDiscussion section 3: F 1:00, 123 McKenzie
Description:
This course provides a broad overview of the literature of the Iberian Peninsula, especially Castile, from the 11
th
tothe 17
th
centuries. We will focus on the intersection of Christian, Muslim and Jewish cultures.Each week we will begin by discussing the two readings and the
crítica
assignment for the week. At the beginning of each lecture we write a short
comentario
(ten minute ungraded writing exercise in Spanish) on a theme related to thereading and that is connected to the
crítica
. During a short
 presentación de texto
we will further discuss
terminología
that must be put into practice in writing the
crítica
and that will be tested on the final exam. At the lecture’s end,students will turn in
comentarios
for attendance and participation credit.
 
During discussion section, students will be responsible to explaining their 
crítica
to their peers and for explainingpartners’
crítica
to the rest of the class. Discussion section leaders will conduct activities designed to reinforcecontent presented in lectures and readings, and to improve critical thinking and writing skills.
 Texts:
A course packet is available for sale at The Copy Shop that contains all readings.
 Spanish Dictionary:
http://buscon.rae.es/diccionario/drae.htm This is the dictionary of the Real Academia Española de la Lengua (Dicc. RAE). It contains many definitions for words found in the readings, especially usages from the medieval and early modern periods (1200-1700) that do notappear in most student dictionaries.
Requirements:
35%
Final Exam
(in class): See guide in course packet for details. You must take the final exam with the rest of the class – no exceptions will be made for travel plans.30%
Crítica
(7): Weekly writing assignment. See guide in course packet. Lowest grade dropped.20%
Lecture attendance and participation:
There are 17 lectures. The in-class
Comentarios
will be collectedat the end of each lecture to register attendance and participation. Students are allowed to miss
3 lectures
 (for any reason), after which they lose 5 points per lecture missed up to a total of 15 points.15%
Discussion section
 
attendance
: Students are allowed to miss
2 sections
(for any reason), after whichthey will lose 5 points per section missed up to a total of 15 points.
Grading Rubric:
100-98
 
97-93
 
92-90
 
89-87
 
86-83
 
82-80
 
79-77
 
76-73
 
72-70
 
69-67
 
66-63
 
62-60
 
59-
 
 A+
 
 A
 
 A-
 
B+
 
B
 
B-
 
C+
 
C
 
C-
 
D+
 
D
 
D-
 
F
 

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