Improvement of reading strategies through a variety of authentic texts (stories, letters, news items). Concentration on the writing process, in a collaborative workshop atmosphere which includes on-line work, with attention to cultural aspects of writing styles in Spanish. Introduction to literary genres and critical methods, utilizing a variety of works from the Spanishspeaking world, including U.S. Hispanic/Latino literature. Final exercise in the form of student Portfolios. Prerequisite: SPST 4, 5, AP 5 or departmental assessment; ENGL 1B.