Spanish & Portuguese | The Hispanic World I
S331 | 4262 | Impey


The Hispanic World I (3 Credits)
P: S310 or S311 or equivalent

This course will offer an introduction to the study of important literary
texts from Latin America.  Readings will include a number of short stories
(by Jorge Luis Borges, Julio Corázar, José Donoso, Isabel
Allende), a novel by Gabriel García Márquez, a dramatic work,
and a selection of poetry from Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz to Pablo
Neruda.  The close reading of these works and class discussions will
emphasize the literary, social, and historical contexts in which they were
written, genre characteristics and differences, and relevant aspects of
literary interpretation.

The specific aims of this course are: To sharpen the literary insight of the
students; to widen their cultural horizons; to improve their abilities of
reading comprehension, speaking and writing in Spanish.  Students will be
evaluated on the basis of their participation in class, written assignments,
short essays, and two exams.  The course will be taught in Spanish.  Credit
given for only two of the following: S331, S332, S333.

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