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Introduction To Hispanic Literature (SPA-232)

Semester: Fall 2020
Number: 0172-232-001
Instructor: Nicholas Carbo
Days: Tuesday Thursday 1:40 pm - 2:55 pm
Note: Online, Synchronous
Location: Online
Credits: 3
Course Materials: View Text Books

Students explore the nature of literature as well as aspects of literary composition related to form and content. Students examine both Hispanic American and Peninsular literary samples in a variety of genres and learn how to comment on them. (Distribution Reqs:Humanities)

Learning Goals:   Class time and homework assignments will focus on being able to perform the following skills competently, keeping in mind how in all cases language can reveal and define an individual talent as much as a national culture, including the thought processes, belief systems and weltanschauung of a people: a) cite textual evidence to support analysis of, or opinions about, what the text says explicitly as well as implicitly (i.e., inferences drawn from the text) b) determine a theme or the central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text c) analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme d) determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language evokes a sense of time, place, and/or purpose; how it sets a formal or informal tone) e) analyze how an author’s choices, concerning how to structure a text, order events within it and manipulate time (e.g., pacing, flashbacks), create such effects as mystery, tension, surprise, etc. f) analyze a particular point of view or cultural trait reflected in a work of literature and distinguish it from other points of view that might be in agreement, opposed to or in conflict g) make general and specific distinctions about the nature, purpose and techniques of prose and poetry

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