On the other hand, the Humanities and Literature Department is accountable for coordinating the University theatre group, directed by Professor Héctor Bayona.
In 1948, with the founding of the University of the Andes, was born the Faculty of Arts to open a space for training of critical thinking and aesthetic sensibilities. Initially the program had two emphases: Philosophy and Literature, the first two years were common and from the Fifth Semester the student chose the field of depth. Until 1982 the College awarded the title "Bachelor of Arts. In 1983 the Faculty of Philosophy becomes the Department of Arts and joins the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. By decree of ICFES the title "Bachelor of Arts" is changed to the "Philosopher", which is also given to students of literature. In 1995, the Board approved the separation of the titles "Philosopher" and "literary". In 1997 he created the College of Arts and Humanities, which has as main feature the integration of creative fields: Art, Music and Literature. That's when literary studies with the humanities come together to form the Department of Humanities and Literature.
In five years the Department hopes to strengthen its visibility and be clearly recognized in the academic literature on the quality of its faculty, its students and its graduates and its commitment to the development of literary studies at national and international . This depends on the achievement of greater external projection articulated around: 1) a steady job as a leader in research networks and groups that articulate discussing policies to encourage and disseminate research in the area, 2) an increase of number of publications, including among them a magazine of the Department; 3) the strengthening of expertise in literature and the creation of a PhD. The Department sustained incorporation of teachers and students of the highest level and training of professionals whose performance makes clear the quality of the programs on the external sector, contribute to the continued development of the Department and its academic environment.
Through the rigorous study of Hispanic and non-Hispanic literatures; critical and literary theory; and research methodology, the Humanities and Literature Department of the Universidad de los Andes prepares comprehensive professionals in literary studies, able to contribute to critical reflection. The department also develops and reinforces knowledge aimed at ensuring optimal performance in teaching, research, editing, journalism, and cultural affairs management.
In order to meet the goals set by both the University and the School for the undergraduate Program, the course of study clearly establishes three different learning levels that correspond to knowledge processes that are gradually strengthened:
The Basic Cycle (semesters I and II) introduces students to the theoretical and methodological foundations, indispensable for undertaking the study of literature. The study of classical languages and non-Hispanic literatures begins. The student also deals with the basic questions of literature written literature in Spanish, within a general literary context.
The Intermmediate Cycle (semesters III, IV and V) trains students in theoretical thinking and its application to textual analysis in various genres. Students begin to enrol in seminar courses, which require a more critical involvement. In this cycle, students conclude their training in classical languages, which enable them to strengthen their logical thought structures as well as language expression forms.
The Advanced Cycle (semesters VI, VII and VIII) concentrates on research methods and theoretical and conceptualization tools. In the middle of the cycle, students choose their graduation project option, while studying specific topics in seminar courses. By the end of the cycle, students must be able to propose and solve scientific hypotheses using the rigorous language of the discipline.
Research or Concentration Areas
The current Undergraduate Program in Literature consists of five areas of study: Theory, Linguistics, Hispanic Literatures, Classical Languages, and Non-Hispanic Literatures.
Theory. Theory and criticism are the basis of the Literature Program. Students gain an insight into the instruments of the discipline and learn to relate them with the authors and themes covered throughout the program. Classical poetics; the aesthetics of the Renaissance and Romanticism; and 20th-century and contemporary theories prepare students and train them to formulate and develop research projects, while locating their reflection within the theoretical tradition and autonomously adopting a theoretical perspective.
Linguistics. The courses in this area provide good preparation concerning different aspects of language. They emphasize Spanish structures, which are essential to literary studies.
Hispanic Literature. After reading works written by the most representative authors, students engage in the critical analysis of Spanish, Latin American, and Colombian literature, from their first manifestations to the present day. In this manner, students are introduced to the central issues of the literary phenomenon through their own language and culture. The first courses of the area are focused on periods (Medieval and Colonial, 19th and 20th centuries), authors, genres, and movements. The next level is devoted to seminars, in which the students address specific problems of a period, or various aspects of an author's work. The order is not rigorously chronological.
Classical Languages. These courses prepare students in classical Latin or Greek. Studying these languages strengthens students' logical abilities and provides them with the tools needed to master various forms of expression. The study of classical languages is distinctive of the Uniandes Literature Program and contributes to education in other University programs such as Philosophy, Law, and History.
Non-Hispanic Literature. In this area, students engage in the study of literary texts written in languages other than Spanish. The goal is to provide students with knowledge of the literary history of other cultures, in order to broaden their horizon and allow them to establish relationships between these works, their contexts, and Spanish American Literature. Students deal with parallel problems of a theoretical nature such as questions of translation, intertextuality, and reception.
Professional elective courses. Students chose these courses among any of the program, in accordance with the professors' academic and research profiles. These courses allow students to explore various professional employment possibilities (research, translation, teaching, journalism, editing, etc.). Additionally, students may opt for creative writing and theater workshops.
|LITE-1304||Literatura Española Siglo de Oro||
|LITE-XXXX6||Lengua Clásica I (Latín o Griego)||
|Total Credit Hours:||15
Our graduates acquire the necessary tools in the areas of theory, criticism, and research that allow them to excel in various activities, in both the public and private sectors. These activities include literary research, cultural affairs management, teaching, and editing, among others.