Spanish and Portuguese | The Hispanic World I
S331 | 16863 | Professor Olga Impey


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

This course will offer an introduction to the study of important
literary texts from Latin America.  Readings include a number of
short stories by 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 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 the 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.  Note: Credit given for
only two of the following:  S331, S332, S333.

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