Introduction to Reading Hispanic Literatures


SPANISH | Introduction to Reading Hispanic Literatures (3rd year) 

Course Description
This is an introductory course to Hispanic Literatures by means of close readings, reflection and discussion of selected texts of Spanish and Latin American poetry, narrative, theater and, if time allows, other artistic genres. In their assignments, students have the opportunity to make associations between literary texts and visual arts that exemplify the themes studied in class.
Prerequisite: Advanced Spanish Grammar, Cultural readings and composition

Learning Goals
At the end of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Initiate critical textual analysis of literary artifacts written in Spanish
2. Have a panoramic view of literary/artistic trends of the Hispanic world
3. Make the appropriate connections among social, historical and political events that shape the production of the analyzed works
4. Make progress with their Spanish reading and writing skills

Required Materials
Aproximaciones al estudio de la literatura hispánica. Friedman et al. 4th-7th Edition (book only)
A good Spanish/English dictionary, for example Merriam Webster or Collins