RLSP 211(F) Survey of Medieval and Golden Age Spanish Literature

This course will introduce the student to some of the major works of Spanish literature from its beginnings through the Golden Age. We will study the historical context in which the works were written as well as the literary history of the periods in question. Students will learn methods of textual analysis through readings of relevant literary criticism. Readings will include epic and lyric poems, a picaresque novel, several additional prose selections, and selected plays. Conducted in Spanish. Evaluation will be based on class participation, short paper assignments, and a final paper. Prerequisites: Spanish 105 or permission of instructor.