Spanish & Portuguese | The Hispanic World I
S331 | 4102-4103 | Impey
S331 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 Cortázar, Gabriel García
Márquez, etc.), 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 matters 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.
S331 #4102 1:25-2:15P MWR BH237 Prof. Olga Impey
Section #4102 meets with the Honors section.
S331 #4103 AUTH 1:25-2:15P MWR BH237 Prof. Olga Impey
Section #4103 open to Honors Students only. See Honors Division for
Section #4103 meets with another HISP S331 section.