SPN 326K • Introduction to Spanish Literature before 1700
10:00 AM-11:00 AM
This course is a survey of Spanish literature from its earliest manifestations in the Middle Ages through the Golden Age. Some works are read in their entirety while others are selections. Supplementary information will be provided in the lectures and will concentrate on essential points of literary analysis and appreciation. In addition emphasis will be placed on distinguishing the traditional elements of Spanish literature from the Renaissance-inspired expression and themes.
Regular class attendance and participation are required for the successful completion of this course. Participation is encouraged in a variety of active formats (15%). There will be a midterm (30%), a final exam (35%), along with a variety of written exercises (20%). Readings, class discussions, lectures, and exams are in Spanish.
David William Foster, ed., Literatura española, Tomo 1: De los orígenes hasta 1700, New York: Garland, 1995.