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Literatura hispanoamericana desde la colonia hasta el siglo XIX

Course Description

This course, held in Spanish, offers a critical reading and discussion of selected texts ranging from the Colonial period until the end of 19th Century. Although emphasis is placed on the texts themselves, an attempt is made to delineate the socio-historical and literary contexts wherein they originated.  By the end of the course, students will have improved their understanding and expression of written and oral Spanish.  Students will read and discuss a great variety of Spanish American short stories and novels.  Students will be introduce to many great Spanish American writers, to the main literary movements and to the diversity of Spanish American culture.

The format of the course will alternate between lectures given by the professor and seminar-style discussions of the required readings.  The amount of reading, writing and critical thinking required for this course will be considerable, as we will discuss major literary works, periods, styles and critical approaches. Be prepared to spend a good amount of time reading, writing and thinking.

Learning Outcomes

The learning outcome for the study of a modern language as part of a minor/major requirement is to bring the student to a level of advance/superior in the target language as defined by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). For modern languages the learning outcomes for the four language skills and culture at the advance/superior level can be summarized as follows:

Texts and Materials

Syllabus

WeekMonday
Session
 Between
Classes
 Wednesday
Session
 Between
Classes
Friday
Session
 Between
Classes
 1  Sep – 1
Labor Day

  Sep – 3
Introducción: "Cómo leer literatura"
"Iberia and America Before the Conquest"
  Sep – 5
Actividades de análisis
Primer viaje - Cristobal Colón [Fragmento]
 2  Sep – 8
Presentación
Cristobal Colón
Actividades de análisis

  Sep – 10
Continuación
Presentación
Hernán Cortés
Cartas de relación - Hernán Cortés [Fragmento]

  Sep – 12
Actividades de análisis


 3  Sep – 15
Continuación
Presentación

Brevísima relación - Las Casas
[Fragmento]


  Sep – 17
Actividades de análisis
Quiz #1
Brevísima relación - Las Casas [Fragmento]


  Sep – 19
Actividades de análisis
Presentacion


Brevísima relación - Las Casas [Fragmento]
 4  Sep – 22
Actividades de análisis
 "La leyenda negra"   Sep – 24
Actividades de análisis

  Sep - 26
Cortés vs. Las Casas

"Comentarios Reales" - Inca Garcilaso [Fragmento]
 5  Sep – 29
Actividades de análisis
Presentaciones

Quiz #2
 
  Oct – 1
Actividades de análisis
Presentación

Respuesta - Sor Juana 

  Oct – 3
Repaso Comentarios
Actividades de análisis

Paper #1
 6  Oct – 6
Continuación

     Oct – 8
Review
    Oct – 10
Midterm Exam
 
 7  Oct – 13
Fall Break
"The nineteenth-century Latin American Novel" - Lindstrom    
  Oct – 15
Actividades de análisis
    Oct – 17
Continuación
Presentación

"Tradiciones peruanas" - Palma [Fragmento]
 8  Oct – 20
Actividades de análisis
 Repaso para Quiz#3
  Oct – 22
Continuación
Quiz #3

Presentación
Sab [I-II] - Avellaneda (95-118)
  Oct – 24
Actividades de análisis
Presentación

Sab [III-IV] - Avellaneda (119-133)
 9  Oct – 27
Actividades de análisis
Sab [V-VI] - Avellaneda (134-149)   Oct – 29
Actividades de análisis
Sab [VII-VIII] - Avellaneda (150-162)   Oct – 31
Actividades de análisis

 10  Nov – 3
Quiz #4
Presentación: Sab

Sab [IX-X] - Avellaneda (163-188)   Nov – 5
Actividades de análisis
Sab [XI-I] - Avellaneda (189-213)  Nov – 7
Actividades de análisis
Sab [II-III] - Avellaneda (214-237)
 11  Nov – 10
Actividades de análisis
Sab [IV-V] - Avellaneda (238-255)  Nov – 12
Actividades de análisis
Sab [Conclusión] - Avellaneda (256-275)   Nov – 14
Actividades de análisis
"Sab c'est moi" - Sommer
 12  Nov – 17
Actividades de análisis
Quiz #5
Presentación

María - Isaacs [Capitulos 1-5]  Nov – 19
Presentación
Actividades de análisis
María - Jorge Isaacs [Capítulos 6-9]  Nov – 21
Actividades de análisis
Presentación

Martin Fierro - Hernández [Fragmento]
 13  Nov –  24
Actividades de análisis
Presentación

   Nov – 26
Actividades culturales
   Nov – 28 Thanksgiving  
 14  Dec – 1
Presentaciones

"El matadero"- Echeverría
  Dec – 3
Actividades de análisis
Quiz #6

Latin American Modernism
  Dec – 5
Actividades de análisis
Presentaciones

"La muñeca negra" - Martí
 15  Dec – 8
Actividades de análisis
Presentación

 Paper #2
  Dec – 10
Review
    Dec – 12 
Reading Day
 
   Final Exam 
Wednesday Dec 17th
9:00 am







 

Syllabus (pdf)

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General Policies:

Computer access: The general rule is, "never turn in a paper without running the spell check!" Please be aware that since computer use is required for many of our courses, the lab does become crowded, particularly before class. Students who stop in with minutes to spare many not find a vacant computer or printer, and thus may not be able to turn in an assignment. See the policy on Late Work.

Late Work: Late work will not be accepted. Please do not ask for extensions. There are no make-up quizzes or exams. Do not make travel arrangements until you have consulted your mid-term and final exam schedule. Exceptions to this policy will be made only in cases of serious illness, injury or other serious emergencies, of which verification must be provided.

Office hours: I enjoy the opportunity to speak with my students. Drop by whenever you wish.

Accessing and Communicating Course Information:
This syllabus and other important information for this course can be found at Sakai. Paper assignments, web links and other information will be posted there regularly throughout the semester. Students are responsible for material posted there, so please be sure that you can access the site, and that you are signed up to receive course e-mail at your CAMPUS e-mail account. I know you get a ton of e-mails. However, you are required to check and keep open your campus e-mail account for crucial campus communications. Please see the Student Handbook for details. Students should keep their e-mail accounts active by checking regularly and clearing out deleted mail. Any emergency course cancellations will be communicated by e-mail.

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Disclaimer

All topics, quizzes, exams and their dates are subject to change. Advance notification will be given in case of any changes.