Introduction to Hispanic Literature

HISP-S328 - Prof. Giles — spring 2022

S328 Prof. Giles
Ryan Giles
Days and Times
Course Description

Prerequisite:  S280 or Consent of the Department

This course provides students with an introduction to the analysis of Hispanic literature and culture. As an introductory course, its main objectives are to provide students with a survey of Hispanic literary and cultural production and to foster basic concepts and skills through which to interpret, analyze, and communicate (both orally and in writing) about literature and culture. Through in-class discussions and written work (textual analyses and argumentative essays) we will learn to develop grounded interpretations of literary and cultural texts by analyzing their content (story, ideas, themes), the ways through which content is structured and expressed by the text’s form, and the relationship between a text and its socio-political context. The course’s approach stems from the proposition that by better understanding the way a text creates meaning and engages with the ideas, changes, and preoccupations of its time, we will also be able to become more critical readers/viewers. The analytical tools that students learn in this course will also prepare them for more advanced classes in literature and culture. 

This course carries CASE A&H and CASE GCC2 distribution credit.

HISP-S 328    #4756     11:30A-12:45P     TR      BH 147      Prof.  Ryan Giles
HISP-S 328    #4677      1:15P-2:30P        TR      SW 219     Prof.  Ryan Giles

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