SPANISH

SPAN-559
Colloquium on Latin America (3)

Course Level: Undergraduate/Graduate

Topics vary by section, may be repeated for credit with different topic. Rotating topics taught in Spanish include cultural trends, political and economic processes, international relations, and social phenomena. Usually offered every term. Prerequisite: upper-level undergraduate Spanish course, or proficiency in Spanish.

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SPANISH
SPRING 2014

Course Level: Undergraduate/Graduate

Colloquium on Latin America (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. The class 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.

SPAN-559
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SPANISH
SPRING 2014

Course Level: Undergraduate/Graduate

Colloquium on Latin America (3)

Cuba and the World

This course looks at elements and processes of Cuban culture, history, and politics that have been shaped by the relationship between the island and other countries such as Spain, the United States, and the former Soviet Union. The class examines the effects of colonial and postcolonial relations, immigration, and cross-fertilization of cultures.

SPAN-559
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SPANISH
FALL 2014

Course Level: Undergraduate/Graduate

Colloquium on Latin America (3)

Spanish Teaching Methodologies

For students interested in language instruction and general pedagogy. A theoretical component familiarizes students with the main theories and constructs of second language instruction to prepare them to design, execute, and self-critique a lesson plan. Taught entirely in Spanish, with a focus on current language learning technologies.

SPAN-559
002
SPANISH
FALL 2014

Course Level: Undergraduate/Graduate

Colloquium on Latin America (3)

Hispanics in the United States

This course offers a critical analysis of Hispanic cultures in the United States from a cultural studies perspective. The focus is on the relationship between Latin America and the United States, the construction of Hispanic and Latino identities, and labor and migration patterns. Taught in Spanish.

SPAN-559
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SPANISH
FALL 2014

Course Level: Undergraduate/Graduate

Colloquium on Latin America (3)

Conflict and Culture in the Andes

This colloquium focuses on the most recent conflicts in the Andean countries, with emphasis on Colombia and Venezuela. It also explores the historical factors that determine the cultural regions, the social stratification, and how they have contributed to shape national identity. Students do final research projects on contemporary conflicts in any of the Andean countries.