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SPAN 445. Contemporary Topics in Culture

Credits: 3
Department: Spanish
Description: Topics vary: Analysis and discussion of contemporary events in Spain and or Latin America and their historical and socio-economic contexts, as well as their impact on the rest of the world using a variety of authentic media sources. May be repeated up to 6 credits.
Semester Offered: DEMAND
Grading Method: ABCDF
Additional Information: This course is taught in Spanish. All 400-level Spanish courses fulfill the upper-division writing requirement. A 400-level Spanish course is offered every semester. See department for list of courses and when they will be offered.

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Recognize, analyze and discuss the historical and cultural context of major contemporary events in Spain and or Latin America in speaking and writing in Spanish.
2. Analyze and discuss the impact of major events in Spain and or Latin America on the rest of the world while speaking and writing in Spanish.
3. Demonstrate intermediate-high level of speaking proficiency in Spanish as identified by the ACTFL Proficiency guidelines.
4. Interpret and evaluate information received in Spanish through reading and listening at an intermediate-high level of speaking proficiency.
5. Compare and contrast contemporary events in Spain and/or Latin America with events from their own history and experience.
6. Demonstrate writing proficiency at the intermediate-high level as identified by the ACTFL Proficiency guidelines.






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