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Jill Robbins, Chair 150 W 21st Street, Stop B3700, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-4936

Spring 2004

SPN 326K • Introduction to Spanish Literature through 1700

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
43730 MWF
9:00 AM-10:00 AM
BAT 104

Course Description

This survey course introduces students to the wealth and breadth of the literary tradition of medieval and Golden Age Spain. In addition to reading the texts, we will talk about literary analysis and learn critical terminology for talking about literature. Class discussions will give students the opportunity to practice their spoken Spanish; writing assignments will provide an opportunity to work on composition skills. Readings include selections from the following works: Poema de Mío Cid Gonzalo de Berceo, Milagros de Nuestra Señora Don Juan Manuel, El Conde Lucanor Fernando de Rojas, La Celestina Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quijote We will read Lazarillo de Tormes and Lope’s Fuenteovejuna in their entirety. Spanish Ballads (romances) and poems by Garcilaso, Fray Luis de León, Quevedo and Góngora are also included in the course.

Grading Policy

Three In-Class Exams (15% each) 45% Four Writing Assignments (2-3 pages, 10 % each) 40% Homework and Class Work 15%


Antonio Sánchez-Romeralo and Fernando Ibarra. Antología de Autores Españoles Antiguos y Modernos. Vol. I: Antiguos A packet available at Central Duplicating in the Business School.


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