Suzanne Helen Petersen
Principal literary works of the Spanish Middle Ages in the context of evolving intellectual, spiritual, and artistic climates of the period. Covers the evolution of narrative and lyric prose and verse in both their traditional and learned manifestations. Prerequisite: either SPAN 303, SPAN 316, or SPAN 330; SPAN 321; SPAN 322; either SPAN 304, SPAN 305, SPAN 306, SPAN 307, SPAN 308, SPAN 319, SPAN 339, SPAN 340, SPAN 350, SPAN 351, SPAN 352, SPAN 394, or SPAN 395.
Familiarity with the principal literary works of the Spanish Middle Ages within the context of the evolving intellectual, spiritual, and artistic climates of the period, covering the evolution of prose and narrative and lyric verse in both traditional and learned manifestations.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Lecture/discussion of primary and secondary readings prepared for each class. An extra, weekly hour of class is available for undergraduate discussion as needed/requested. Four sessions are required. Undergraduate projects will be presented during this time.
As for all 400-level courses numbered 410 and higher, undergraduate majors are required to have completed all but one 300-level course before undertaking 410-499. Only in this way can 400-level courses be conducted in a manner suitable for graduate students and advanced undergraduates. No other preparation is required nor expected.
Class assignments and grading
Primary and secondary critical readings, daily. Graduate students read and write more than undergraduates and a higher level of performance is expected of them..
5 components to each student's grade, each one 20% of final grade. Graduate students: Mid-term, final, two 5 pp. papers, and preparation/participation; undergrads: mid-term, final, one paper, two indiv. or small group projects and preparation/participation.