Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
Hispanic Studies

Academics

Hispanic Studies 240. Composition and Cultural Analysis

An advanced course that teaches textual and cultural analysis through writing.  Students  will learn to read and interpret complex texts and visual materials, to discuss them analytically in class, and to write about them in formal and informal writing assignments.  By the end of this course, students should be able to approach a text (narrative, poetry, drama or film) with a series of critical questions and be able to write about the work in an interpretative manner.

Students will also acquire a general understanding of the different literary and cultural movements in Hispanic cultures.  The emphasis of 240 is on strategies of reading and writing, but we will review grammar points and reinforce oral skills as needed.