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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
FALL 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate

Spanish Introductory Topics (3)

Creative Writing in Spanish

This course teaches students to reflect on and produce their own creative writing projects. In both sections of the course, devoted to the writing of poetry and short stories, students explore and expand their writing skills through specific writing exercises and critical analysis of literary texts. No previous experience is required.

SPAN-355
002
SPANISH
FALL 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate

Spanish Introductory Topics (3)

Pop Culture in Latin America

This course offers an introduction to critical approaches in the study of Latin American popular culture. Informed by contested categories that are shaped by and reshaped in popular culture such as race, gender and class, the course analyzes processes of production, circulation and consumption of media, crafts, advertising, political messages, and religion.

SPAN-355
001
SPANISH
SPRING 2016

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, class, gender, and political identities are constructed and challenged in Latin America. Taught entirely in Spanish.

SPAN-355
002
SPANISH
SPRING 2016

Course Level: Undergraduate

Spanish Introductory Topics (3)

Globalization and Identity in Latin America

This course explores current debates on globalization, identity formation, citizenship, the nation state, nation branding, and territorialization, as they impact Latin Americans everyday life. It focuses on the central tension between the promises of global cosmopolitanism and the loss of national projects. Course materials include academic articles, film, and news.