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

SPN 316 Exploring Spanish America through Its Literature

Fall every other year

This course examines relevant topics in Spanish America through the study of carefully selected texts.  The literary texts students will study will reflect topics such as nature and the environment, the fantastic as a component of reality, women’s and gender issues, religion, traditional versus new texts in literature, social justice, political violence, poverty and corruption, non-European cultures and identities in Spanish America, existential questions of life and death, and other topics.  The class will examine what messages the authors are conveying to their readers about these topics and how these messages are being conveyed through the analysis of poems, short stories, and short plays. Prerequisite: SPN 206  or equivalent, or permission of instructor.

3 credit hours