Course will offer the opportunity of an internship with Spanish companies or non-governmental organizations (NGO). In this professional practice, participants will be immersed in daily business activities and special projects associated with their particular area of interest. Nearly all interactions with supervisors and colleagues will be in Spanish. 5-Week Summer Session Course.
Introduction to the history of Spanish culture and civilization, establishing a foundation of the study of contemporary social, economic, and political realities of the country. Course will examine economic development and Spain's place in the European Union; the recent economic crisis; labor reform and its impact; and the phenomenon of immigration.
Students will write original seminar paper on Latin America incorporating reading and research in English and in the Spanish or Portuguese language sources; to be drawn from their research conducted during a study abroad semester in Latin America.
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.
Formerly SPAN 396. A mixed-genre course focusing on the Chicano movement, the Chicano renaissance, and alternative literary and mythic traditions associated with them.
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 343. This course explores important moments in the history of Latin American European and North American Art by reading literary works that dramatize the transformations of several key artistic movements. 19th century landscape painting, Post-impressionism, Surrealism, Muralism, and 1960s experimental art will be studied through the novels and poems of important Latin American authors.
Introduction to Hispanic Literature where students will become familiar with the methodology of literary analysis to approach different genres and develop original and critical interpretation of texts. Course will give a wide and solid literary and analytical context for more advance courses in Spanish and Latin American literature.
Course will examine how Spanish film has represented the sociocultural and political life of the country 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.
Course traces the literary history of Spain from the Medieval period to the 1700âs. Students will analyze a wide range of masterpieces in poetry, prose, and drama that have marked the ideological and cultural development of the Iberian Peninsula.