This course is intended for students who are considering a major in Spanish, including those who have recently completed RLSP 105, 107, or 200. Using a textbook, Aproximaciones al estudio de la literatura hispánica, we will study the fundamentals of genre analysis while reading selected works of prose, poetry and drama from Latin America and Spain. Conducted in Spanish. This course is writing intensive because the techniques of planning, writing, and revising essays will all be extensively discussed and put into practice.
Format: seminar; mixture of lecture, discussion, and writing workshop
Grading: yes pass/fail option,
yes fifth course option
assignments will include three 5-page essays, a number of shorter papers, and occasional discussion-leading as well as consistent preparation and class participation
RLSP 105, 107, 200, 209, or placement exam results indicating readiness for a 200-level course
first- and second-year students who are considering the major in Spanish
Our commitment to the formal analysis of literature in Spanish lends itself to a sustained and focused attention to student writing. As we learn to analyze works of literature, we will bring our attention to questions of rhetoric, style and structure to bear on our own writing also. Papers will be "work-shopped" throughout the semester; students will also practice peer-editing in pairs. Students will also receive extensive feedback from the professor with the goal of strategic revision.