Formerly SPAN 345. Explores key issues in Latin American culture. Important aspects of the contemporary situation in Latin America are also studied, including phenomena such as globalization, the rise of mega-cites, migration, authoritarianism, the impact of colonization and the rise of national states.
The object of this course is to analyze the effect of context of learning on both the definition of second language competence and the process by which that competence is acquired. Both theoretical constructs (i.e., definition and process) may be categorically different depending on the context in which acquisition occurs.
Formerly SPAN 348. This course examines the history of the Mexican Revolution of 1910 through the cultural production that accompanied and was inspired by the political events and social transformations that marked the era. Literature (poetry, novels, short stories, essays), painting (murals), photography and other cultural manifestations (magazines, manifestos, and posters) of the first revolution of the 20th century will be studied.
Formerly SPAN 490. Research in Hispanic literature, Hispanic linguistics, Hispanic culture and civilization. Open to qualified juniors and seniors interested in a topic not covered in other courses.
Formerly SPAN 456. Studies the cultural production (literary, artistic, cinematic) of intellectual women in Latin America. Examines the struggles for interpretive power in works by women from the colonial period to the present.
Course will examine how Spanish film has represented the sociocultural and political life of the country Ã¢Â€Â“ from the Francoist years, exposing the image of a Catholic and homogenous Spain, to a post-Francoist era open to reveal social problems from a more secular and global perspective.
Formerly SPAN 392. This research seminar will explore contemporary trends in Cuban culture through literary texts, films, music and works of art. We will examine the ways in which politics and the practices of artistic representation intersect in post-revolutionary Cuba. A research trip to Cuba has been organized as part of this seminar. Course taught in Spanish.
An exploration of themes essential to understanding modern Brazil, such as the origins of a multi-racial society, the transition from monoculture to industry, authoritarian and democratic trends, the emergence of a uniquely Brazilian culture, and the conflicts - environmental, political, and economic - over the development of the Amazon.
Formerly SPAN 158. This course immerses students into Caribbean and Latin American studies by introducing them to the history, society, politics, and culture of the region, through a cross-disciplinary and a multi-national approach. Taught in English. Open to all students.
In this writing intensive seminar, students will learn the skills to think and write critically in Spanish about literary and cultural production from the global Hispanic world.