Selected readings introduce important figures in the history and culture of the Spanish-speaking countries of the Americas, and present their regional diversity and rich culture. The course will be conducted in Spanish and will include attention to improving language skills. SPAN 204 and 205 may be taken in any order, and may profitably be taken with SPAN 202 or SPAN 203. Offered Spring only. LA Prerequisite(s):SPAN 104 or equivalent proficiency.