Throughout the course we will also explore the commonalities of Latinas across

Throughout the course we will also explore the

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Throughout the course, we will also explore the commonalities of Latinas across class, race, nation, history, citizenship, gender identification, and ethnicity. Learning Outcomes Upon successful competion of this course students will be able to:
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· Analyze selected literary texts from a critical literary perspective; · Comprehend the events described in these stories from the historical and socio-political viewpoints; · Appreciate cultural, historical, class, racial and gender differences described in these texts; · Formulate informed questions and hypotheses about literary texts; · Use knowledge to make their own conclusions about these life stories, their characters and events described in them; · Expand the understanding of a different culture. STRUCTURE of GRADING A.
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DISCUSSION BOARD (weekly/biweekly) Students must check Discussion Board for questions. Discussion Board postings (1 paragraph minimum) required. 32% (approx. 8 postings) B. MIDTERM AND FINAL The midterm and final will consist of testing basic knowledge of the readings by posing essay questions. 40% C. 3-4 one page essays. 10% D. PAPER (6 page minimum) 18% (Details forthcoming). ASSIGNMENTS Each week look under the HW Assignments for your assignments. Writing
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For all of the work submitted check punctuation, spelling, and style, in other words use literary language and not “conversational” language. No “texting” language will be accepted. Since you will be writing about literature, you should be familiar with quoting and citing sources and understand plagiarism. The class is structured so that students can and should use their own ideas, in reference to the literature we read. It is never acceptable to copy ideas or cut and paste from others writing. Students should contact me with questions and concerns at any time. If you do not understand an assignment, the best way to receive clarification is to ask. If you need extra time to complete an asssignment, please inform me. To receive a complete grade, all work must be submitted by the end of the semester. You must carry out directions without constant supervision,
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budget time, complete work according to a schedule, and ask questions promptly when problems arise. You are always able to complete work ahead of time. GRADING Grades are calculated on a standard scale, with pluses and minuses as appropriate. Late submissions are only allowed for exceptional circumstances and with approval from instructor. A = outstanding, for highest accomplishments B = above average C = average, satisfactory performance
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D = minimally passing, below average F = failing, no attempt made to complete assignments The assignment of letter grades is as follows: A = 94 – 100 A- = 90 – 93 B+ = 87 – 89 B = 84 – 86 B- = 80 - 83
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C+ + 77 – 79 C = 74 – 76 C- = 70 --73 D+ = 67 – 69 D = 64 – 66 D- = 60 – 63 F = < 59 Requirements: Grading for Discussion Board:
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"A" Postings: In order to get an "A" for participation, you must go above and beyond the minimum number of posts and comments required on a given discussion topic. There is no magic number of comments to make to get an "A" but you must demonstrate a thorough understanding of the topic, critical thinking related to the topic and superior quality of content. Your comments must also contain proper grammar and spelling and be posted by the deadlines.
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