Writing Short Fiction in Spanish|
|Course Cluster and Certificates: Writing Certificate|
This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of writing short fiction in Spanish. It will enhance their command of Spanish and their skills as effective writers through the examination and discussion of many aspects of the craft of fiction writing, which will inform students' own writing and development of their personal style. We will examine essential features of fiction (methods of constructing narrative tension, climax, ambiguity, character, dialogues, and structure), as well as various fictional styles through our discussion of the writing of our peers and a study of the texts of a number of contemporary Latin American and Latinx writers working in a genre that has been crucial to the region's intellectual production.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CWRC)(HISP)(RMST)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|SECTION 01 Hybrid in-person only|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
|Examination and Assignments: |
Examinations and Assignments:
You will be expected to read and comment 1-2 short stories per class and turn in a short writing assignment. There will be a final short fiction piece (15-20 p) due at the end, which you will work on throughout the semester. You will improve all of your language skills in this course.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
To be considered for this course you should send 1) a short vignette in Spanish comprised of 2-3 paragraphs in which you narrate an event that led you or someone you know to undergo some sort of transformation, and 2) a brief note indicating your year/major, any courses taken in Spanish before or your experience with the language, and the reasons why you want to take this course. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org. No consideration will be given to students who don't provide this material.
Requirements: at least SPAN 221 with a minimum of B-. (Please note that this requirement can be waived for native speakers on a case by case basis). Priority will be given to HISP majors and students who have studied abroad in Latin America or Spain, but all are encouraged to apply.
CONDITIONS FOR CR/U STUDENT OPTION:
The Department of Romance Languages & Literatures normally does not recognize CR/U except for COL students. The reason is that learning effectively in another language calls for regular completion of multiple activities over the course of the term, including faithful attendance and informed participation. In our experience students have counted on grades to determine where to focus their efforts. Because of the pandemic we have made the CR/U option available, but it should be chosen only as a measure of last resort. Since a full university credit is involved no matter what the grading option, bear in mind that CR/U assumes students will complete all graded activities including attendance and participation satisfactorily. Remember, too, that the Hispanic Literatures & Cultures major and study abroad continue to require that courses be completed with a minimum grade. If you take your course CR/U, your professor will record the letter grade and the Spanish section will decide accordingly whether the grade is sufficient for you to continue to the next level, to study abroad, to meet the requirement for acceptance into the major, or for the course to count for the major. If you are having difficulties of any kind, we urge you to contact your professor immediately to see what can be done to address them.
|Instructor(s): Ospina,Maria Times: ..T.R.. 11:10AM-12:30PM; Location: TBA|
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 12
|Permission of instructor will be granted during the drop/add period. Students must submit either a ranked or unranked drop/add request for this course.|
|Drop/Add Enrollment Requests|
|Total Submitted Requests: 5||1st Ranked: 2||2nd Ranked: 2||3rd Ranked: 0||4th Ranked: 1||Unranked: 0|