Apr 22, 2021
SPA 135 - Introduction to Spanish Literature
Description: Basic panoramic view of Spanish language poetry and literature from selected countries and authors.
Prerequisites: SPA 102 . Reading Proficiency.
- Key Spanish literary terms for poetry and literature (e.g., setting, symbolism, simile, metaphor, rhyme scheme, etc.)
- Historical events, figures and authors from selected Spanish speaking countries (Spain, North, Central and South America) for contextualization of the literature
- Works of Spanish language literature and poetry from selected authors and countries
- Cultural products and practices from the Spanish speaking world
- Critical reasoning and debate of topics of specific import to Spanish speaking countries as represented in the literary works (e.g., justice, revolution, machismo, U.S. involvement, indigenous peoples and their treatment, etc.)
- Key literary movements (e.g, boom literature, magical realism, etc.)
- Physical/political geography of Spanish speaking countries and implications for Hispanic authors
- Define key Spanish literary terms for poetry and literature. (1; AH3)
- Identify major historical events, figures, and authors from Spanish speaking countries which serve to contextualize the literature. (2; AH6; ERG/GIH)
- Analyze works of Spanish language literature and poetry from selected authors and countries. (3; AH6)
- Evaluate works of Spanish literature and poetry within their historical/political/cultural context. (3; AH1,2,6; ERG)
- Recognize the presence of cultural products and practices within major works of Spanish literature and poetry. (4; AH1,2; ERG)
- Debate topics of specific import to Spanish speaking countries as represented in the literary works . (5, AH1,2,4,5; ERG)
- Explain key literary movements represented in the Spanish literature and poetry cannon. (6; AH6; GIH)
- Explain the influence of geography, both physical and political on hispanic authors and their works. (7; AH2; GIH)
- Literature analysis essay(s) with MLA citations (1,500 words minimum).