Spanish and Portuguese

Survey of Hispanic Literature for Spanish Teachers

Survey of Hispanic Literature for Spanish Teachers
Historical overview of representative authors, texts, and movements from the literatures of Spain and Latin America. In addition to demonstrating an understanding of the Hispanic literary tradition, students will develop pedagogical resources and strategies for teaching these literatures in the secondary school classroom, with special attention to works featured on the current Spanish Literature AP reading list.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesSPAN 330; Spanish teaching major or minor status.
 NoteEnrollment limited to Spanish teaching majors and minors.
 ProgramsContaining SPAN 335
Course Outcomes: 

Differentiate among contexts

Explain distinguishing features that characterize various periods, representative authors, schools, movements, ideological trends, and the historical contexts of Spanish literature.

Interpret texts

Formulate critical interpretations of literary texts that take into account their socio-historical and aesthetic contexts.

Identify embedded cultural elements

Identify, explain, and critically interpret cultural elements and allusions embedded in literary works that are unique to Hispanic cultures.

Prepare a unit plan

Prepare a pedagogically sound unit of instruction for a secondary-level Spanish course based on a literary work from the AP Reading List, demonstrating competence in library research skills and the appropriate use of secondary sources.