SPAN-309   Introduction to the Hispanic World II

This course introduces students to major developments of the Hispanic World from the independence of the Spanish American colonies to the present day. Discussions center on the relationship of major literary and artistic works to economic, political, religious, and social developments in Spain and Spanish America. In addition, students develop their skills in reading and evaluating literature in a second language through representative texts, and they sharpen their skills in critical writing and analysis. This course, normally the second course in a sequence of two, prepares students for advanced-level culture and literature courses. Oral presentations and research paper are required. Prerequisite: Spanish 308, or permission of the instructor. (Literature core)