This course introduces students to different methods of reading and analyzing cultural products of the Spanish-speaking world. Strong emphasis is placed on expanding and honing strategies for close reading and/or interpretation, a practice that requires paying careful attention to the formal features of cultural products as well as their thematic content and generic conventions. Students will develop the necessary methodological skills and vocabulary enabling them to produce writing for academic purposes, which includes conducting advanced research and incorporating secondary sources to strengthen students’ own written arguments. This course prepares students for upper-level Spanish courses by fostering their abilities to examine discourses, analyze arguments, and construct arguments of their own.
Humanities, Lat Am, Latino, Carib St Elect, Writing in the Discipline
Spring 2020, Fall 2019, Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Spring 2018