SPAN 4170 INTRODUCTION TO LATIN AMERICAN LITERATURES (3 credits)
The course is intended as an introduction to the study of canonical and non-canonical texts in Latin American literatures, from the 16th to 21st centuries. It seeks to acquaint students with the rich literary traditions of a large region, from South America to Central America and Mexico, as well as with the historical challenges posed by the salient heterogeneity of texts included in the Latin American corpus, from the standpoint of ethnicity, gender, social class, and literary genre. The course also focuses on continuing to develop Spanish language skills, specifically reading for comprehension and interpretation of metaphorical meaning, writing, and presentational speaking skills in Spanish. (Cross-listed with SPAN 8176, LLS 4170).