2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin

SPA 308 The Theme of Justice in Spanish Literature

(Formerly SPA 208) 

3 hours 

How is justice handled in Spanish literature? How was it handled in the past and how is it handled today? How are injustices addressed? Is revenge ever a form of justice? Is the treatment of justice universal or does culture play a role in the way justice is handled? This course seeks to answer these questions as they apply to Spain through an exploration of the works of Spanish writers from the Middles Ages to the present. The works will be read in English translation but students with a reading knowledge of Spanish will be encouraged to read all materials in the original language.




ENG 201; junior standing or above


This course satisfies the John Jay College Option: Justice in Global Perspective (300-level) area of the Gen Ed Program.