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Spanish 240 - Latin American Literature - Dr. Claudia Acosta

Course:Latin American Literature
Professor:Dr. Claudia Acosta
  • OnlineLive
Course Length:
  • 5 Week
  • 8 Week


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Bienvenidos al curso de literatura latinoamericana. El curso se imparte a distancia, salvo por la clase semanal (asistencia obligatoria) por Zoom. Leeremos una variedad de obras literarias y las analizaremos dentro en su contexto histórico y cultural. La clase se complementará con películas, videos, y textos en línea.  El curso se imparte totalmente en castellano. Nivel (mínimo intermedio avanzado B2)

Course Description

Surveys literature and culture of Latin America from 1492 to the present, including literary concepts and analysis of the four genres, narrative, essay, poetry, and drama within literary movements in Latin America. Taught entirely in Spanish. CSU/UC 3 Credits. Level (B2 or higher). 

Se prestará atención a los géneros literarios predominantes en cada movimiento: ensayo, poesía, drama y narrativa.  De la misma forma se estudiarán las constantes, motivos, temas y modelos culturales fundamentales en la construcción de una identidad nacional y continental


What to Expect in this Course

Reading literary works from the 15th century to the present, short-stories, poetry, plays, and literary criticism in Spanish. Assignments include analytical short-essays, essays, and oral presentation. 

Types of Assessments

Weekly quizzes and exams, written and oral discussions and assignments, and a comprehensive final exam.

Textbook Information

ZTC. Provided to students.

Other Relevant Course Information

Computer with internet access. Make sure your microphone is working properly. Voice recording activities are an essential part of this course. Observation: Tablets, apps, and other mobile devices can be used to view or read content, and to complete some assignments, however there is required work that can only be performed on a computer.

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Last updated: 05/28/2024 Sub#: 1020