Aug 11, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

SPN 315 Exploring Spain through Its Literature

Fall every other year

This course examines relevant topics in Spain through the study of carefully selected literary texts. The literary texts students’ study will reflect such topics as the impact of war on literature, women’s voices in Spanish society, recent immigration into Spain, what is “reality”, the church and its relationship with society, nature and the environment, differences in perspectives between generations, morality and ethics, and social justice. The course will examine these topics through careful analysis of selected poems, short stories, chapters from key Spanish novels like Don Quijote de la Mancha and Lazarillo de Tormes, focusing on two main strategies: (1) what messages are the authors conveying to us? and (2) how do they convey these messages? Prerequisite: SPN 206  or equivalent, or permission of instructor.

3 credit hours