U.S. Hispanic Literature and Society will give students an introduction to the wide variety of literature written in Spanish in the United States within its greater cultural and historical context. Students will enhance their reading skills, vocabulary and background knowledge in order to comprehend, summarize, discuss and analyze these literary works in Spanish. Relevant historical and cultural readings are also included to aid students in their comprehension of the distinct perspectives (native, exile, immigrant) from which these works were written and that relationship within the greater context of U.S. society. Primary emphasis will be on the short story, but students will also be exposed to poetry and excerpts from other genres. Students at the 4460 level are also required to read a novel or play and do a related reflective paper and presentation.
Prerequisite(s): MSPAN 3100 Spanish Composition or permission of the instructor.
A course designed to develop composition skills in Spanish. Students will study the grammatical and stylistic structures of the Spanish language and will complete assignments in a variety of genres and styles in Spanish.
Prerequisite(s): Four credits from "Core Skills" courses (MSPAN 3010, MSPAN 3020, MSPAN 3030, MSPAN 3040, or MSPAN 3050) or permission of the department chair.