Spanish & Portuguese | The Hispanic World I
S331 | 4259 | Bieder
S331 Hispanic World I (3 credits)
P: S310 or S311 or equivalent
An introduction to the study of contemporary literary texts from Spanish
America. Readings include a short novel, poetry, and a selection of short
stories by such internationally best-selling authors as Isabel Allende,
Carlos Fuentes, Jorge Luis Borges, Gabriel García Márquez and
Julio Cortázar. Class discussion will emphasize reading
comprehension, elements of literary analysis, and the social and historical
context of the literary texts. Daily reading assignments, essays, and
written examinations. Daily attendance and daily participation in class
discussion are required. The course is taught in Spanish with readings,
discussion, essays, and exams in Spanish. Students should own a full-sized,
hardbound Spanish-English English-Spanish dictionary. Credit given for only
two of the following: S331, S332, S333.
Prerequisites: A solid working knowledge of Spanish grammar.
A love of reading.
S331 #4259 2:30P-3:45P MW BH245 Prof. Maryellen Bieder