Fall 2005 course

Changes made to Fall 2006 course

First day writing about what students knew about Spain and the Spanish Culture

Kept same


Assigned readings

Updated some of the materials

Asked question at the start of class pertaining to topic of the day, expected to have written key ideas before class

Student responses to questions were graded


PowerPoint presentations and documentaries shown

Kept same but added short texts with discussion questions towards the end of the semester

Four writing assignments graded with rubric

2 analytical

2 informal, visual based

All papers now equal value, weighted more for overall grade, and the students were given rubric prior to assignment

2 analytical

2 visual based

2 knowledge-based exams

2 exams weighted less for overall grade

Oral presentation at the end of the semester

Given handout of instructions and expectations for oral presentation