Spanish and Portuguese | Introduction to Hispanic Literature
S328 | 21689-21690 | Professor Melissa Dinverno

HISP-S 328 Introduction to Hispanic Literature (3 credits)
Prerequisite:  S280 or S310 or equivalent.
This course provides an introduction to Hispanic literature and to
the analysis of cultural texts.  In particular, it focuses on
retooling something that you probably already take for granted:
reading.  During the semester, we will learn how 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.  As an introduction course, the class
will familiarize you 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.  The course will also focus,
therefore, on techniques of argumentative writing in Spanish and the
building of your textual interpretation in both oral and written
The analytical tools that you learn in this course will prepare you
for more advanced classes in literature and culture.  At the same
time, they are tools that will empower you to be more critical and
creative thinkers across the board, whatever your major or
The course aims, then, to expose you to a wide range of Hispanic
texts, give you tools for literary and film analysis, and push you
to create more critical, insightful and engaging readings of texts.
This course carries the culture studies and arts and humanities

Note:  For students who matriculated fall 2009 or before, credit
given for only two of these:  S328, S331, S332, or S333.  If you
have already taken two of these three courses, S331, S332, S333,
then DO NOT take S328.  Have questions?  Call the department at
(812) 855-8612 or e-mail

HISP-S 328 #21689 10:10A-11:00A  MWF BH 236  Prof. Melissa Dinverno
Note:  This class meets jointly with HISP-S 328 Honors section.

HISP-S 328 #21690 10:10A-11:00A  MWF BH 236  Prof. Melissa Dinverno
Note:  This class is for Hutton Honors Students and will meet
jointly with a non-honors section of HISP-S 328.