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Introduction to Literary and Cultural Analysis

This course prepares students to formulate and to communicate critical analyses of literary and cultural works in at least three genres (theater, poetry, essay, narrative, and film), while placing the readings within a cultural context. In this process students will improve Spanish language proficiency and appreciation of different world views through literature and culture.

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • analyze critically cultural and literary texts from both Spain and Latin America.
  • apply literary and cultural terminology when analyzing oral, visual and written texts.
  • discuss and understand the cultures and history of the Spanish-speaking world.
  • produce the equivalent of a minimum of ten pages of academic writing.
  • demonstrate verbal and linguistic improvement while presenting literary and cultural topics in the target language.

SPAN 301 is the prerequisite for all upper-level literature courses and is required for the Hispanic Literatures and Cultures major. It can also serve as the prerequisite for the Hispanic Studies minor and as the additional course above 300 for the Spanish Minor for the Professions.

Students may not receive credit for both SPAN 301 and SPAN 260 or 302. Honors version available
Requisites: Prerequisite, SPAN 261.