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High Intermediate: Short Stories by Mexican Women Writers

Course Description: In this engaging cultural immersion course, students will enjoy reading a new short story each week by some of the most celebrated women writers in modern Mexican literature. The exploration of works by such distinguished authors as Elena Garro, Rosario Castellanos, Elena Poniatowska, Amparo Dávila, Cristina Pacheco among others, will lead to engaging class discussion, delving into the wide range of themes the authors laid out in their trailblazing works.

These extraordinary women created an impressive literary legacy which we can begin to appreciate in these representative short stories that reflect the challenges of life in modern society. Their nuanced characters incarnate the circumstances and prejudices of their times and readers will discover their uniquely feminine perspective on the universal conundrum of being human.

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. All reading materials will be provided in class.

Best suited for: Students who have completed at least Spanish Intermediate 5 or equivalent. Recommended for Higher Intermediate and Advanced students.

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