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Advanced Short Story Seminar

Course Description: In this highly-interactive seminar-style course, students will enjoy the opportunity to read and discuss several short stories by renowned literary authors from Mexico, Spain and Latin America, such as Rosario Castellanos, Elena Garro, Jose Emilio Pacheco, José Revueltas, Ana Maria Matute, Horacio Quiroga, Gabriel Garcia Marquez among many others.

Designed for advanced students with a high level of comprehension and speaking ability, this course will provide you with the venue in which to practice your reading and speaking skills at a challenging level, expand your vocabulary, and enjoy stimulating discussion with other enthusiastic students. The stories will be chosen in order to represent a range of literary styles and themes, providing a sampling of the fascinating diversity within the world of literature in Spanish. Reading will primarily be done outside of class, providing the substance for detailed analysis of the meaning and themes of the stories, in addition to discussion of the language itself, new vocabulary, metaphors, and stylistic devices.

Join this unique course in which you will also learn biographical information about the authors and deepen the breadth of your cultural knowledge!

All reading materials will be provided in class.

Prerequisites: Students who’ve previously completed Intermediate 5, 6, Advanced 1 or equivalent. 

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