LS-222: Workshop in Reading and Writing for Spanish Heritage Speakers II

Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: LS-222 Workshop in Reading and Writing for Spanish Heritage Speakers II

Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 3

Credits: 3

Pre-requisites (if any): LS 221 with a grade of C or better or placement through Native/Heritage Speakers Placement Test

Course Description in college catalog:

Moving beyond the mechanics of composition in Spanish, this course emphasizes different genres of writing in the heritage language such as description, report and narration. Readings and class discussions focus on contemporary Spanish and Latin American cultures, politics and art.

Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:

A.A. Liberal Arts and Sciences

QCC/John Jay Dual/Joint A.S. Degree in Criminal Justice

A.S. Chemistry/Pharmaceutical Sciences (Dual/Joint Degree Program with York College) 

A.S. Gallery and Museum Studies

General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.

  1. Communicate effectively in various forms

  2. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions

Course-specific student learning outcomes:

By the end of this course:

  • Read, analyze and interpret a variety of literary and non-literary texts, written in Spanish that deal with key socio-cultural aspects of Latin America.
  • Draw conclusions, express opinions, and define points of view in their oral and written discussions of literary and non-literary texts written in Spanish.
  • Plan, draft, revise, proofread, and edit their own writing.
  • Increase awareness of formal and informal oral and written registers.
  • Increase confidence in their bilingual language strengths.

Other program outcomes (if applicable).

  1. Integrate knowledge and skills in the program of study

  2. Make ethical judgments while recognizing multiple perspectives, as appropriate in the program of study

  3. Work collaboratively to accomplish learning objectives

Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:

  • Students’ speaking abilities will be assessed in class through their oral comprehension, fluency, and use of new vocabulary.
  • Students’ reading skills will be assessed through their understanding of assigned texts.
  • Students’ writing skills (including knowledge of grammar and vocabulary) will be assessed through their written assignments, quizzes and exams.

Academic Integrity policy (department or College):
Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member's discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender's grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University's policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).

Disabilities
Any student who feels that he or she may need an accommodation based upon the impact of a disability should contact the office of Services for Students with Disabilities in Science Building, Room S-132, 718-631-6257, to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. You can visit the Services for Students with Disabilities website.

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