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SPAN 457. Senior Seminar (B.A.)

Credits: 2
Department: Spanish
Description: Research-based project on selected topics in Spanish literature, linguistics, or culture under the guidance of instructor. Should be taken during the last academic year of the major. May include a service learning opportunity.
Semester Offered: DEMAND
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Identify, describe and analyze (a) cultural, social or literary issue(s) pertaining to the culture in Spanish-speaking countries in a research paper that demonstrates at least Intermediate-High level of written proficiency according to the ACTFL scale.
2. Interpret and summarize information and develop perspectives through the use of authentic literature and materials from the Spanish-speaking world.
3. Formulate a thesis pertaining to (a) cultural, social issue(s) or topics in Spanish-speaking countries and compare and contrast various perspectives of the issue or topic.
4. Evaluate and interpret information pertaining to (a) cultural, social issue/s in the Spanish-speaking world.
5. Evaluate their own language with regard to grammar, stylistics and pragmatics, and accurately communicate the interrelationships of language and culture and understand that cultural knowledge and understanding are interdisciplinary.

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