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 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.
Course traces the literary history of Spain from the Medieval period to the 1700Ã¢Â€Â™s. 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.
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 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.
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.
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.