Advanced Language & Literature Seminar (3 credits)

This concentration focuses on the social, cultural, political, economic and religious issues of Central America as presented in the literature of Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras in the 20th century. All coursework is in Spanish.

Language & Literature Seminar Syllabus

(Possible Credit: Spanish Language, Linguistics, Literature)

Prerequisite: At least Intermediate High Spanish proficiency


Literature Seminar Objectives:

  • To become familiar with the diversity of voices of Central American literature.
  • To identify the most notable characteristics of 20th century Central American literature.

  • To recognize the relationship between literature and society through the examination of societal problems presented in the texts.

  • To compare and contrasts themes present in the literatures of each Central American nation

  • To improve Spanish proficiency in the four skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening) towards Advanced level proficiency as defined by ACTFL.

This concentration is designed for Spanish language majors or minors.