SPANISH

SPAN-355
Spanish Introductory Topics (3)

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics vary by section, may be repeated for credit with different topic. Rotating topics include courses that serve as a bridge between the language sequence and upper-level courses. Courses are taught in Spanish on topics such as central issues in Latin American studies, indigenous people in Latin America, and media in Latin America. Emphasis is placed on vocabulary, expressions, and structures related to the specific topic. Usually offered every term. Prerequisite: SPAN-353 or placement test.

SPAN-355
001
SPANISH
SPRING 2014

Course Level: Undergraduate

Spanish Introductory Topics (3)

Central Issues in Latin American Studies

Using a broad range of cultural products (literature, art, drama, cinema, blog/e-texts, music, telenovelas), the course engages students in thinking of the ways in which racial, gender, and political identities are constructed and challenged in Latin America. Taught entirely in Spanish

SPAN-355
002
SPANISH
SPRING 2014

Course Level: Undergraduate

Spanish Introductory Topics (3)

Latin American Women Writers

From Sor Juana to Alejandra Pizarnik and Elena Poniatowska, the work of female writers has too often been censored or dismissed as minor within the male-dominated canon. This course challenges such perspective by analyzing how the work of Latin-American women writers provides a critical approach that questions official narratives.

SPAN-355
001
SPANISH
FALL 2014

Course Level: Undergraduate

Spanish Introductory Topics (3)

Latin American Cinema

An overview of the history of Latin American film and an in-depth study of key films that help understand Latin American societies and cultures. Focus is on the historical background and the specific political and cultural contexts in which the films were produced.

SPAN-355
002
SPANISH
FALL 2014

Course Level: Undergraduate

Spanish Introductory Topics (3)

Gender and Sexuality in Latin America

This course provides a critical approach to how gender and sexuality have been constructed, enacted, and represented in Latin America. It explores some of the key concepts of gender and queer theory, analyzing the various ways in which these discourses impact our physical and national bodies.