This course emphasizes authentic communication in Spanish related to the various Spanish and Latin American literature. Students will read two works of authentic Spanish literature. A work of literature may include a novel, collection of poems or collection of short stories. Students will write a cohesive and coherent analytical or persuasive essay in reaction to a text or on a personal, academic, or cultural issue, with control of grammar and syntax. The goal is to be able to convey meaningful messages following the appropriate norms of spoken language, including a sense of registers, settings and adequate vocabulary.