LS-223: Workshop in Reading and Writing for Spanish Heritage Speakers III
Course, prefix, number, & title: LS-223 Workshop in Reading and Writing for Spanish Heritage Speakers III
Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 3
Pre-requisites (if any): LS 222 with a grade of C or better or placement through Native/Heritage Speakers Placement Test
Course Description in college catalog:
This course emphasizes different genres of writing in the heritage language, focusing on strategies used in expository, persuasive and argumentative writing. 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:
General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.
Communicate effectively in various forms
Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions
Course-specific student learning outcomes:
- Write complex narratives, expository essays and argumentative papers on issues that affect the lives of Hispanics in the United States.
- Plan, draft, revise, proofread, and edit their own writing.
- Analyze and interpret both literary and non-literary Spanish texts dealing with key socio-cultural aspects affecting Hispanics in the United States; students will also draw conclusions, express opinions, and define points of view based on these readings.
- Increase awareness of formal and informal oral and written registers.
- Increase confidence in their bilingual language strengths.
Other program outcomes (if applicable).
Integrate knowledge and skills in the program of study
Make ethical judgments while recognizing multiple perspectives, as appropriate in the program of study
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, oral 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).
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.