SPAN210 Introduction to the Formal Analysis of Hispanic Texts

General Education Category and Learning Outcomes
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Understanding the Creative Arts

-Basic issues of interpretation. How does a work mean anything? How does one determine meaning? How can a work have numerous meanings, often at the same time?

-Questions of poetics. How do the traditions of genres and forms, materials and means of production, and philosophies and theories influence individual literary and artistic works and their interpretation?

-Questions of value. How can such creative works be evaluated? How are critical vocabularies developed? How does a work come to be called a "classic"? How do new works and genres become accepted as art?

Exploring World Cultures

-Analyze how cultures are formed, transmitted, and changed.

-Compare different cultures.

-Explore the values or cultural products of non-U.S. cultures.

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