Spanish & Portuguese | "Don Quijote"
S450 | 3906 | Larson
S450 "Don Quijote" (3 credits) LITERATURE
Prerequisites: S331 and S332 (S333 could be substituted
for either S331 or S332.)
The course will introduce the students to the richness and
complexities of Miguel de Cervantes's fictional world with a
close reading of "Don Quijote". We will explore such issues
as the relationship between this masterpiece, the Spanish
Golden Age, and the human condition; self-consciousness
in narrative; the reasons why many critics consider the work
the first modern novel; the critical reception of the work; and
the modernity of the text. Heavy emphasis will be placed on
Midterm exam 25%
Final exam 25%
Written assignments 30%
Class participation/Attendance/Preparation 20%
The course will be conducted in Spanish.
S450 #3906 9:30-10:45A TR BH140 Professor Catherine Larson
NOTE: Students wishing to receive credit for honors work must register
for this course under the rubric of READINGS FOR HONORS,
S498, section 3911.