Spanish & Portuguese | The Hispanic World I
S331 | 4262 | Lopez-morillas


S331 The Hispanic World I (3 credits)
Prerequisites: S310 or S311 or equivalent

S331 is an introduction to Hispanic culture through the medium of Latin
American literature.  Our primary objective will be learning to "get the
most" from a literary text by reading it not simply for plot and content but
as an aesthetic or artistic creation.  Through examples of the short story,
the novel, poetry, and drama we will explore the various literary genres and
their characteristics; become aware of a text's structure and functions; and
analyze the special nature of literary language.  The texts chosen will also
call for discussion of the Latin American writer's relationship to his/her
historical and cultural tradition.

The class will be taught in Spanish.  The aims of the course include
improving students' reading, writing, and oral expression in Spanish;
widening their cultural horizons; and making them more subtle readers of
literature.  There will be a midterm and a final exam, several two-page
papers, and shorter written assignments.  Credit given for only two of the
following: S331, S332, S333.

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