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SPANISH

SPAN-456
Spanish Topics (3)

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics vary by section, may be repeated for credit with different topic. Courses taught in Spanish on such topics as: Latin American film, Mexican-U.S. border, urban cultures in Latin America, indigenous people of Latin America, Hispanics in the United States, Caribbean cultures, and the Latin American short story. Meets with SPAN-656. Usually offered every term. Prerequisite: SPAN-353 or placement test.

SPAN-456
001
SPANISH
FALL 2014

Course Level: Undergraduate

Spanish Topics (3)

Colonial Cultures

Present day Latin America is largely shaped by its historical past. This course approaches the colonial heritage by addressing controversial concepts such as mestizaje and syncretism, and questioning longstanding myths around Latin American cultural processes. Course materials include conventional and nonconventional texts, such as textiles and archeological artifacts. Meets with SPAN-656 001.

SPAN-456
002
SPANISH
FALL 2014

Course Level: Undergraduate

Spanish Topics (3)

Culture and Violence in Latin America

A study of representations of violence resulting from gender inequality, the negative effects of globalization, environmental pollution, drug use, and poverty. This course examines the different effects of violence on readers/viewers and the extent to which the material studied provides solutions to the problems Latin America is facing. Meets with SPAN-656 002.

SPAN-456
003
SPANISH
FALL 2014

Course Level: Undergraduate

Spanish Topics (3)

Documentary Genre in Latin America

This course traces the development of the documentary genre in Latin America from the 1960s to the present. Drawing from theater, film, and photography, the class analyzes the way documentary works shape new modes of self-expression, unsettle divisions between fact and fiction, and engage discourses of history, human rights, and the law. Meets with SPAN-656 003.

SPAN-456
001
SPANISH
SPRING 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate

Spanish Topics (3)

Latin American Chronicles

A study of a selection of chronicles representing key issues of Latin American societies and politics, from the times of the Spanish colony to present day. Course materials include traditional chronicles as well as blogs and digital media produced in recent years, covering chiefly Peru and Mexico. Meets with SPAN-656 001.

SPAN-456
002
SPANISH
SPRING 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate

Spanish Topics (3)

Latin America's Greatest Writers

From Julio Cortazar's Hopscotch to Gabriel Garcia Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude this course studies the so-called "Latin American Boom." Students analyze the literary techniques and political stances that placed Latin America at the forefront of a cultural revolution in world literature. Taught in English. Department permission required. Meets with SPAN-656 002.

SPAN-456
003
SPANISH
SPRING 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate

Spanish Topics (3)

Urban Culture in Latin America

The course studies representations of cultural phenomena emerging in some Latin American capitals such as Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, Mexico DF, Caracas and Havana. Examples include the culture of garbage pickers, street gangs, jineterismo, homelessness and neighborhood watches. Meets with SPAN-656 003.