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Fall 2017
Nov 24, 2017
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SPAN 319 - Don Quixote in English
This course, designed for undergraduates, will guide students through the complete Spanish text of Don Quijote de la Mancha. We will analyze this early modern Spanish masterpiece from diverse perspectives—literary, cultural, historical, philosophical, and spiritual. We will examine the text not only with regard to content, but also in terms of style, purpose, audience, tone and voice. 

This course counts toward the Spanish major and minor and meets the Humanities requirement.

Course objectives
1. Students will become thoroughly conversant with the main themes in Don Quijote and with Cervantes’ techniques.

2. Students will achieve an understanding of the social, political, religious, and philosophical currents at play in seventeenth-century Spain and with Spain’s role in early modern Europe.

3. Students will become familiar with current trends in Cervantes criticism.
4. Students will be able to draw parallels between Cervantes’s world and their own.

5. Students will improve their writing skills.

Choosing themes suggested by the readings, students will write three short papers and one longer paper during the semester. They will receive grades for their written work and for class participation.  

Required reading
Cervantes, Miguel. Don Quijote de la Mancha, Trans. Edith Grossman.  


3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Spanish Department

Course Attributes:
SFS/ HALC (Inactive as of F14), College/Human. & Writing II, HALC - Hum, Art, Lit, Cul, MSB/Humanities & Writing II, Mean Grade is Calculated

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