Survey of Latin American Literatures, Cultures, and Ideas|
Spring 2021 not offered
|Course Cluster and Certificates: Caribbean Studies Minor|
A close study of texts from the colonial period to the present will serve as the basis for a discussion of some of the major ideas, and cultural and political debates that have emerged in modern Latin America to this day. Thinkers include Las Casas, Sor Juana, Bolívar, Sarmiento, Martí, Neruda, Borges, García Márquez, Menchú, and Bolaño, among others. For purposes of understanding context, students will also read selected chapters from works by historians and cultural critics and will watch several films. (Please note that this course was previously called "Spanish American Literature and Civilization.")
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CBST-MN)(CGST-MN)(HISP)(LAST)(RMST)
Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, LA RESPUESTA ISBN-10: 1558610774
Gabriel García Márquez, EL CORONEL NO TIENE QUIEN LE ESCRIBA ISBN-10: 8497592352
Roberto Bolaño, ESTRELLA DISTANTE ISBN-10: 8433966731
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Three papers, a presentation, a midterm, and a final take-home exam.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course is intended for students who have completed SPAN 221 with a B- or better. Students who have not done so should consult with the professor before preregistering. Readings, written assignments, and class discussions will be in Spanish. Only COL students may take this course CR/U. Reading, writing and discussion are the best ways for adult learners to improve their spoken Spanish. You will therefore improve all of your language skills in this course.
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