Spanish and Portuguese | The Hispanic World II
S332 | 17489-17490 | Professor Melissa Dinverno


HISP-S 332 The Hispanic World II  (3 credits)
Prerequisite:  S331 or equivalent

Credit given for only two of the following:  S331, S332, S333.

This course provides an introduction to Spanish literature and the
analysis of cultural texts.  It focuses primarily on something that
you probably already take for granted:  reading.  During the
semester, we will aim to strengthen your ability to read both
critically and creatively, analyzing the strategies that different
authors use to express their ideas, create their literary and filmic
worlds, and engage the reader.  The course thus stresses analytical
thinking.  As an introduction to literature, the class will
familiarize you as well with the basic tools for the analysis of
film and three literary genres:  narrative, poetry, and drama.  We
will question the limits of textual interpretation (is any
interpretation of a text valid?) and work towards producing readings
that are creative, insightful and grounded.

Course evaluation will be based on a combination of short writing
assignments, presentations, exams, and class participation.  Class
discussions and assignments are in Spanish.

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