Spanish and Portuguese | The Hispanic World I
S331 | 7796 | Professor Juan Soto-Arriví
HISP-S 331 The Hispanic World I (3 credits)
Prerequisite: S310 or equivalent.
Credit given for only two of the following: S331, S332, S333
This course is an introduction to the reading of literature in
Spanish, with a focus on Hispanic American poetry, short story, and
novel. In this course, we will work on becoming more imaginative
readers of literature by developing sensitivity to textual detail.
Works will be discussed following a chronological order, starting
with a sample of readings from the Colonial period through the 20th
century. Students taking this course will practice the interpretive
skills they will need in upper level literature courses, as they
work on developing greater intimacy with language and with Spanish.
The readings in the course will include poems by Sor Juana Inés de
la Cruz, César Vallejo, Luis Palés Matos, and Mario Benedetti, and
short fiction and novellas by Horacio Quiroga, Juan Rulfo, Jorge
Luis Borges, Julio Cortázar, and Gabriel García Márquez. Course
work includes two exams and three short essays, among other
Taught in Spanish.
HISP-S 331 #7796 10:10A-11:00A MWF Room=TBA
Professor Juan Soto-Arriví