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.
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 388. Latin American writers have achieved great distinction in the genre of the short story. This course studies texts by some of the continent's best-known short-story writers, such as Cortazar, Borges, Monterroso, Rulfo, Fuentes, Garcia Marquez, Elena Garro, Ana Lydia Vega, Clarice Lispector, Benedetti, Uslar Pietri, Massiani, Lemebel, Asis, and Carpentier.
Formerly SPAN 346. Course focuses on critical readings of key texts of the 20th century. Materials drawn from Brazilian literature in translation as well as other cultural productions such as film and art. Some of the topics will include questions of national identity, social-racial relations, gender representations, and urban life. Taught in English.
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.
Formerly SPAN 378. Exploration of diverse cultural aspects of today's Spain through films and newspaper articles. The topics discussed will serve as a springboard for further development of writing skills.
Formerly SPAN 352. Introduction to the study of the Spanish language covering the following areas of research: history, phonetics/phonology, morphosyntactic system, lexicon, semantics, pragmatics, sociolilnguistics, and language acquisition.
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.
Formerly SPAN 495. Independent research projects by outstanding Hispanic Studies majors leading to a substantial honors essay, undertaken in close cooperation with a departmental faculty member, who must first approve the thesis proposal.
Formerly PORT 331. Course examines topics in contemporary Brazil as presented in media, literature, film, and music. Works address persistent race, class, and gender inequalities, national identity, urban life, and environmental issues, among other topics. Further development of speaking, writing and vocabulary enrichment emphasized through discussions and interactive activities. Taught in Portuguese.