Dec 03, 2023
SPAN 240 - Introduction to the Literature of the Spanish-Speaking World
PREREQUISITES: SPAN 202 - Spanish Level IV or demonstrated competency in Spanish through appropriate assessment; demonstrated competency in reading and writing through appropriate assessment or earning a grade of “C” or better in ENGL 093 - Introduction to College Writing and ENGL 083 - Reading Strategies for College or ENGL 095 - Integrated Reading and Writing .
PROGRAM: World Languages
CREDIT HOURS MIN: 3
LECTURE HOURS MIN: 3
DATE OF LAST REVISION: Fall, 2019
An introduction to the literary analysis of Hispanic literature. Provides a general overview of representative works of Hispanic literature from the Middle Ages through the Twentieth Century. Students will read and analyze works of poetry, prose, and theatre within the texts’ cultural and historical contexts using the fundamental concepts of literary analysis to guide the interpretation.
MAJOR COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Upon successful completion of this course the student will be expected to:
- Identify the characteristics of the major movements of literature in Spanish.
- Distinguish literary genres from one another by recognizing the unique features of each.
- Identify and apply literary concepts including, but not limited to, theme, plot, metaphor, allegory, and symbols to the literary texts.
- Relate Spanish language texts to literary concepts within each text’s historical and cultural context.
- Provide literary analysis of the texts through classroom discussion as well as written composition.
COURSE CONTENT: Topical areas of study include -
- Literary genres
- Literary movements
- Concepts of literary analysis
- Latin American and Peninsular prose, poetry and theatre
- Latin American and Peninsular cultures, history, geography
Course Addendum - Syllabus (Click to expand)