Montgomery College 2024-2025 Catalog 
    Jul 15, 2024  
Montgomery College 2024-2025 Catalog
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SPAN 216 - Advanced Readings in Spanish: Introduction to Latin American Literature


A survey of representative works in Latin American literature from pre-colonial times to the present. Students consider various genres as they analyze a variety of texts. The course provides an introduction to literary criticism and textual analysis and examines the key biographical, literary, social, cultural, and political influences on the works under consideration while developing students’ proficiency in Spanish. The language of instruction is Spanish. PREREQUISITE(S): SPAN 202  or appropriate placement on the placement test or consent of department. Three hours each week.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

  • Identify literary genres and the characteristics of each.
  • Analyze texts in the areas of both form and content.
  • Discuss the periods of literary history in Spanish letters and identify the characteristics of each period as they pertain to the works under consideration.
  • Identify the pertinent influences on a literary work: literary, social, political and biographical.
  • Research literary topics.
  • Produce and present research-based analyses of literary works.

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