SPN 351 • Don Quijote
10:00 AM-11:00 AM
This course is a requirement for Spanish Literature majors, and is of interest to all students of literature. There is only one text: Don Quijote de la Mancha, the book Harold Bloom has described as the first and greatest novel ever written. The novel will be read in the original seventeenth-century Spanish, considered Modern Spanish. All chapters will be discussed in class with an emphasis on understanding the work within its original context as well as on some of the more unique interpretations of the work. Students will be called upon to provide informed commentary of the text and its interpretation, in both written and oral reports.
Regular class attendance and participation are required for the successful completion of this course. Participation is encouraged in a variety of active formats (15%). Mid-term exam (25%) Final exam (35%) Written and oral exercises (25%).
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quijote de la Mancha, ed. Florencio Sevilla Arroyo, Madrid: Castalia, 2000.