Spanish & Portuguese | The Hispanic World I
S331 | 4263 | Juan Carlos Conde
S331 The Hispanic World I (3 credits)
Prerequisite: S310 or S311 or equivalent
The course is an introduction to the study of literary texts,
specifically Spanish-American literary texts of the 20th Century.
Course readings will be chosen from a variety of literary genres:
short novel, poetry, drama, short stories, even essay, all by such
well- known authors as Carlos Fuentes, Julio Cortázar, Jorge Luis
Borges, César Vallejo, Pablo Neruda and Alfredo Bryce Echenique.
Work in class will be focused on the literary analysis and
interpretation of the texts, with methodologies of literary analysis
based on major achievements of 20th-century literary theory. Most
important will be the accurate reading and comprehension of the texts
in their historical, social and literary context.
The course is taught in Spanish with readings, discussion, essays, and
exams in Spanish. Students will be evaluated on the basis of their
active and continuing participation in class, written short essays,
and two exams. Credit given for only two of the following: S331,
S331 #4263 4:00P-5:15P TR M 242 Prof. Juan Carlos Conde