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SPAN 4050: Literatura y cultura españolas de la Ilustración al presente (Simpson): Course Objectives (SPAN 4050 - Simpson)

The class is designed to introduce some of the literary genres that have special significance for Spanish literature and culture.

SPAN 4050 (Simpson) - Objectives

This guide is designed to help you identify key databases for research about the literary and cultural production in Spain from the 18th to the 21st centuries.

SPAN 4050 (Simpson) - Goals

Prepare final paper (3.5-4 pages) to include a minimum of 3 secondary sources that are peer reviewed  or academic sources.

Paper proposals (with annotated bibliography for at least 2 of your sources) - due April 14.

Final paper (including all sources) - due May 3.

SPAN 4050 (Simpson) - Definitions

What are:

Primary sources? Documents or artifacts created during the time period under study. Examples include: diaries, letters, newspapers from the period,  original works of art (poetry, novels, photographs, sculptures).

Secondary sources? Sources that comment on the primary sources. Examples include: journal articles, books, chapters in books, conference papers.

Scholarly or peer-reviewed works? Sources that have gone through a rigorous review process from a community of experts to ensure that the works meet standards in the field of study.

SPAN 4050 (Simpson) - Style Guides

There are various styles for creating bibliographies and citing authors in your research papers. Basic information about some of the more popular styles can be seen from the Libraries' homepage. Click the "Help & Services" tab on the top of the UGA Libraries Webpage, then look for "Citation Style Guides" under the "Research" column on the left, including the MLA Handbook.

Copies of the 2016 edition of the MLA Handbook are available at the Main, Science and Miller Learning Center Reference areas. There are also copies on the third floor of the Main Library (PN203 .G53 2016).

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