Students will develop proficiency in critical thought through the reading, viewing, and analytical discussion of major genres and styles of cultural materials selected from the Spanish-speaking world. Particular attention will be paid to the social and historical context of the cultural materials. Written compositions will be the vehicle for applying analytical skills, reviewing grammar, and preparing for advanced level work in Spanish. This course satisfies the Core Curriculum requirement in Cultural Perspectives if not used to satisfy the Core Curriculum International Language requirement. Prerequisite: ILCS 202 or equivalent as determined by the Foreign Language Proficiency Test.