Revised 1/29/99

NVCC COLLEGE-WIDE COURSE CONTENT SUMMARY

SPA 271 - INTRODUCTION TO LATIN AMERICAN CIVILIZATION AND LITERATURE I (3 CR.)


COURSE DESCRIPTION

Introduces the student to Latin American culture and civilization through reading and discussing selected texts in the Spanish language. Lecture 3 hours per week.

GENERAL COURSE PURPOSE

To further develop language (communication) skills through reading and discussing texts in Spanish and to acquaint the student with selected culturally significant texts and literary works representative of Latin American countries.

ENTRY LEVEL COMPETENCY

The prerequisite for this course is SPA 202 - "Intermediate Spanish II" or equivalent.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

The student will improve proficiency in the Spanish language while acquiring knowledge of selected cultural and literary texts representative of the works and culture of Latin America.

MAJOR TOPICS TO BE COVERED

The thought and cultural achievements of the Latin American civilization as shown by selected literary and other texts.


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