Introduction to Literary Analysis
San José, Costa Rica
Area of Study
Communication, Literature, Spanish
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 5
Hours & Credits
Name of the course: Introduction to Literary Analysis
Code: SPN 3000
Contact Hours: 48 hrs
This course introduces students to the study of literature in Spanish and presents the basic skills for literary analysis.
The student will acquire the terminology and critical methods to produce informed readings of various genders.
The course will also introduce basic concepts of literary theory.
The discussion, assignments, and papers will be in Spanish.
1. Introduce students to different genres: prose, poetry, and drama.
2. Provide the students the concepts and methods needed to describe and analyze literary texts in Spanish.
3. Expose students to basic theoretical concepts and approaches to literary texts.
In this course the theoretical concepts are introduced along with the reading of the literary texts that better present each approach to literary analysis.
1. Introduction: An approach to the question What’s literature and its constitutive elements.
2. Study basic terms and vocabulary associated with literary analysis: literary figures, tropes, symbols.
3. Presentation of different genres, its characteristics and mayor historical periods of Hispano-American literature.
4. Introduction to basic theoretical approaches to literary texts.
5. Study different forms of lyrics and its elements: rhythm, rhyme, and metrics.
El Hombre muerto. Horacio Quiroga.
El almohadón de plumas.Horacio Quiroga
Es que somos tan pobres. Juan rulfo.
Diles que no me maten. Juan Rulfo.
El jardín de los senderos que se bifurcan.Jorge Luis Borges.
El Aleph.Jorge Luis Borges.
Carta a mamá.Julio Cortázar.
Carta a una señorita en París.Julio Cortázar.
Todos los fuegos el fuego.Julio Cortázar.
Del sentimiento de lo fantástico.Julio Cortázar.
De cronopios y de famas.Julio Cortázar.Selection
Animales y hombres. Augusto Monterroso.Selection
La maravillosa tarde de Baltasar y otros.Gabriel García Márquez.
Cuentos de Eva Luna.Isabel Allende.Selection
El árbol. María Luisa Bombal.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations