Spanish and Portuguese | The Hispanic World I
S331 | 16857 | Professor Maryellen Bieder

HISP-S 331 The Hispanic World I   (3 credits)
Prerequisite:  S310 or equivalent

An introduction to the study of contemporary literary texts
from Spanish America. Readings include a selection of short stories,
poems, and a short novel by such internationally best-selling
authors as Rosario Castellanos, Isabel Allende, Jorge Luis Borges,
Gabriel García Márquez, and Julio Cortázar. Class discussion will
emphasize reading comprehension, elements of literary analysis, and
the social and historical context of the literary texts. Daily
reading assignments, essays, and written examinations. Daily
attendance and daily participation in class discussion are required.
The course is taught in Spanish with readings, discussion, essays,
and exams in Spanish. Students should own and utilize a full-sized,
hardbound Spanish-English English-Spanish dictionary.

Students in the Honors Section will make a series of short class
presentations on the assigned readings throughout the semester. They
will also read a novel. At the end of the semester each Honors
student will write a short paper on the novel and make a short
presentation to the class based on the paper.  Note:  Credit given
for only two of the following:  S331, S332, S333

S331 #16857 AUTH 1:00P-2:15P TR BH 222 Pofessor Maryellen Bieder
Above section #16857 open to honors students only. You may obtain
your on-line permission for the above section from the Honors
College. Above section #16857 meets jointly with another HISP-S 331
section #16856.