Professor Rios-Font is a great addition to the Barnard Spanish department. I went into the class a little worried--it was the only literature class that fit into my schedule, and it didn't sound all that relevant to other things I was studying. It turned out to be a ton of fun, especially the first part of the semester, which involved reading historical documents (medical texts, legal texts, etc.)--it sounds dry, but it was really interesting and often hilarious, especially the medical commentary on women.
There ended up being only 5 people in the class, which also made me nervous at the beginning but was nice because everyone really had a voice in the class by the end. One problem with such a small course is that everyone had to do the reading, or else we ran into problems during the discussion. But Rios-Font never forced anyone to speak or anything like that, and it ended up being a great dynamic. I would certainly take another class with this professor.