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RLSP 202
Introduction to the Analysis of Literature in Spanish Spring 2021
Division I Writing Skills

Class Details

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.
The Class: Format: seminar; This class will be fully remote. Students are expected to be active participants at all scheduled class meetings, which will be used for discussion, collaborative analysis of literature texts, and writing workshops. There will be some additional asynchronous components.
Limit: 12
Expected: 12
Class#: 5605
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: assignments will include three 5-page essays, a number of shorter papers, and occasional discussion-leading as well as consistent preparation and class participation
Prerequisites: RLSP 105, 107, 200, 209, or placement exam results indicating readiness for a 200-level course
Enrollment Preferences: first- and second-year students who are considering the major in Spanish
Distributions: Division I Writing Skills
WS Notes: 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.

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