Course Description

Course Name

Peruvian Literature: 20th Century

Session: VCSS1121

Hours & Credits

45 Contact Hours

Prerequisites & Language Level

Note: A placement exam will be required when you arrive on site.

Advanced

  • Prior to enrolling in courses at this language level, students must have completed or tested out of a minimum of four semesters (or six quarters) at the college level.

Overview

Literatura Peruana: Siglo XX [LIT/SPA 380S]
CURSOS INTERNACIONALES DE LA UNIVERSIDAD DE SALAMANCA- INTERNATIONAL STUDIES ABROAD- CUSCO PROGRAM
 
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION:
Este curso será impartido en español, destinado para estudiantes con un nivel de Español Avanzado o superior.
 
AUDIENCE:
El curso está destinado únicamente a estudiantes de ISA Cursos Internacionales de la Universidad de Salamanca. Ningún estudiante externo al grupo de ISA podrá recibir el curso.
 
CONTACT HOURS:
El curso tiene un total de 45 horas lectivas, repartidas en 30 sesiones de 90 minutos.
 
GENERAL COURSE DESCRIPTION AND COURSE OBJECTIVES:
This course offers a broad introduction to the study of 20th century Peruvian literature. The course addresses basic questions about the nature of prose narrative and poetry, the interrelated activities of reading, writing, and interpretation. We will explore the definition and characteristics of the term "story", "identity" or "country", analyze the role stories play in our cultural and political lives, and explore how the interpretation of a literary text goes beyond a merely subjective opinion by more deeply understanding narrative technique, point of view, and character development.
 
COURSE OBJECTIVES:
- Read literary and cultural texts with discernment and comprehension and with an understanding of their conventions;
- Draw on relevant cultural and/or historical information to situate texts within their cultural, political, and historical contexts;
- Perform critical, formal analyses of literary, cinema tic, and other cultural texts;
- Write focused, analytical essays in clear, grammatical Spanish prose;
- Employ logic, creativity, and interpretive skills to produce original, persuasive arguments;
- Employ primary and/or secondary sources, with proper acknowledgment and citation, as they contribute to a critical essay's thesis
 
COURSE PRE-REQUISITES:
Se requiere que el estudiante domine un nivel de español propio de un aula universitaria. Por lo mismo el requisito para acceder al curso es que el estudiante tenga un nivel High Advanced, Superior, Native o esté cursando al mismo tiempo el curso de Advanced Spanish en el programa de ISA Cusco.
 
EVALUATION CRITERIA:

Asistencia y participación – 15 %
Composición – 10 %
Quiz 1 – 25 %
Quiz 2 – 25 %
Quiz 3 – 25 %

REQUIRED READINGS AND TEXTS:
Todos los materiales de lectura serán entregados electrónicamente a los estudiantes a su llegada a Cusco. No es necesario comprar un libro para esta clase.
 
DESCRIPTION OF SPECIAL ACTIVITIES:
Adicionalmente, el profesor podría encargar actividades y lecturas adicionales. En tal caso siempre serían actividades voluntarias, con las que el estudiante podría aumentar su nota final hasta un máximo de 15%.
 
 
 
 

*Course content subject to change