Spanish and Portuguese | The Hispanic World I
S331 | 10851 | Professor Estela Vieira

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

This course introduces students to the concepts of literary analysis
and the poetics of different genres. We will read an excellent
selection of Spanish-American literary texts, including poetry from
Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda to Alfonsina Storni, short stories
from Julio Cortázar to Jorge Luis Borges, an essay by José Martí, a
dramatic work by René Marqués, and a short novel by Carlos Fuentes.
Students will learn how to better understand, analyze, and interpret
literary texts, preparing themselves for upper-level literature
classes. The goal is to learn how to read texts closely, ask
critical and informed questions of them, and consider their
cultural, political, and historical contexts. The final grade will
be based on class preparation (readings, written assignments,
attendance), three short papers (each focusing on a different
genre), and a midterm and final exam.

Note:  This section of HISP-S 331 is open to Hutton Honors College
students only. Obtain on-line permission for this section from
Hutton Honors College.

HISP-S 331  #10851  1:25P-2:15P  MWF  BH 214  Professor Estela Vieira