Spanish & Portuguese | The Hispanic World I
S331 | 3892 | Impey


S331 The Hispanic World I (3 Credits)
Prerequisite: 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 Corázar, José Donoso, Isabel
Allende),
a novel by Gabriel García Márquez, 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 relevant aspects
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.

This section meets with the Honors Section of HISP S331.

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