Search | Directories | Reference Tools
UW Home > Discover UW > Student Guide > Course Catalog 

Instructor Class Description

Time Schedule:

Suzanne Helen Petersen
SPAN 480
Seattle Campus

Spanish Medieval Literature

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.

Class description

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.

Recommended preparation

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.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Additional Information, syllabus, etc.
Last Update by Suzanne Helen Petersen
Date: 12/07/2001