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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.

SPAN-559
001
SPANISH
SPRING 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate/Graduate

Colloquium on Latin America (3)

Human Rights and Latin American Literature

This course examines the evolution of human rights in Latin America through theatre, film, prose, photography, and urban interventions. During the course, students examine key issues relating to truth, justice, testimony and witnessing in their investigation of how literature and art respond to human rights violations.

SPAN-559
003
SPANISH
SPRING 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate/Graduate

Colloquium on Latin America (3)

Revolutionizing the Feminine

This course seeks to provide a general overview of the discourses that have shaped gender ideals in Latin America. Students analyze the historical, economic and cultural vectors that intersect in order to (re)produce specific embodiments of the "feminine" and study the voices and bodies that have challenged them.

SPAN-559
004
SPANISH
SPRING 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate/Graduate

Colloquium on Latin America (3)

Globalization and Identity in Latin America

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

SPAN-559
001
SPANISH
FALL 2015

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 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate/Graduate

Colloquium on Latin America (3)

Culture and Diaspora in Latin America

This course explores different national and international diasporas that have constantly shaped and reshaped Latin American cultures. Special emphasis is placed on internal migration country/city, European diasporas fleeing wars and Asian, and Arab diasporas looking for economic opportunities in Brazil, Mexico, Peru, and Argentina. The course includes the use of films, short stories, and cultural studies theory.