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Spanish American Literature and Civilization
SPAN 226
Fall 2010
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: LAST 226

A close study of texts from the colonial period to the present will serve as the basis for a discussion of some of the major writers and intellectuals in Latin America: Las Casas, Sor Juana, Bolívar, Sarmiento, Martí, Rodó, Mariátegui, Vallejo, Neruda, Borges, García Márquez, Castellanos, Paz, the subcomandante Marcos, and Bolaño. Special emphasis will be placed on issues related to culture and politics. For purposes of understanding context, students will also read selected chapters from works by historians and cultural critics and will see several films, including YO, LA PEOR DE TODAS, CAMILA, ROJO AMANECER, A PLACE CALLED CHIAPAS, and LA BATALLA DE CHILE.

Essential Capabilities: Interpretation, Writing
By introducing students to a number of important texts written by writers
and intellectuals from across the centuries, this course enables students
to develop a broad understanding of the issues that have been of concern
in the area of cultural production in Latin America. Close reading
(interpretation) of texts will be emphasized in the light of these
concerns and students will have the opportunity to hone their writing
skills in Spanish by producing several essays. Students will also be
expected to participate in class discussion.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA RLAN
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (HISP)(LAST)(RMST)(SPAN)
Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%

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