SPN 326K • Introduction to Spanish Literature Before 1700
9:30 AM-11:00 AM
This course will introduce students to selected masterpieces of Spanish literature from the jarchas to the drama of the Golden Age. Texts will incorporate the genres of poetry, prose, and drama, and will be related to major trends in literary, cultural, and political history in Spain. Basic elements of literary criticism will also be presented in order to facilitate the student's comprehension of different literary strategies. Students should be comfortable speaking and writing in Spanish, since class discussions, lectures, homework, exams, and writing assignments will be completed entirely in Spanish.
The student's final grade in the course will be computed as follows: 2 Exams 50% 2 Reports (4-5 pp. each, 20% each) 40% Class Work 10%
Antología de autores españoles antiguos y modernos, vol. 1, antiguos, ed. Sánchez-Romeralo