RLSP 201
The Spanish Labyrinth Fall 2023
Division I

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The goal of this course is to explore the history and cultural production of Spain and the Iberian Peninsula throughout history, from the time of Al-Andalus up to contemporary Spain. Over the course of 12 weeks, we will study a variety of mediums, including the novel, the short story, comics, and film. Such readings may include Miguel de Cervantes’ La gitanilla, José Zorrilla’s Don Juan Tenorio, and Benito Zambrano’s film La voz dormida, among others. This class serves as a panorama of Spanish peninsular literature and culture and seeks to expand students’ mastery of the Spanish language.
The Class: Format: seminar
Limit: 20
Expected: 20
Class#: 1141
Grading: yes pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: Conducted entirely in Spanish. Evaluation will be based on active participation and attendance, one group presentation, three short reaction papers (2-3 pages), and one final project (10-12 pages)
Prerequisites: RLSP 105, or RLSP 200, or results of Williams College Placement Exam, or permission of instructor
Enrollment Preferences: Spanish majors and certificate candidates
Distributions: Division I

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