Introduction to study of cultural history of Spanish America; topics range from precolombian times to present; for students who are just starting work on the Spanish major or minor.
This course provides an introduction to the cultural history of Spanish America from precolumbian times to the present. It is intended to prepare students for more advanced courses that address specific issues related to Spanish American cultures. Given the wide range of possible themes and the diversity among the countries, the course does not intend to present an exhaustive view of the different regions or topics available. Rather, a number of key topics and terms are selected and serve as a running thread throughout the semester. These terms and topics are analyzed using the one required text, Arturo Fox's Latinoamércia: Presente y pasado, 4th edition (2011), and additional materials such as literary and journalistic pieces, documentaries, films, and music. The additional readings will be available on ICON. The course will be taught in a TILE (transform, interact, learn, engage) classroom that is designed to facilitate interactive and cooperative learning. Grades will be based on active class participation, short essays, two partial exams, and a final wiki project in which students will collaboratively present and analyze a key topic.If you have taken "Cultures of Spanish America" (35:130), you may not take this course. This is an introductory version of 35:130, and to take 35:114 would count as duplication.
- Readings on ICON
- Iowa Book
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Intro to Spanish American Cultures
Prerequisites: 035:012 (SPAN:1502).
Instructors: Amber Brian (Primary Instructor)
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