Spanish and Portuguese | SPAIN: The Cultural Context
S411 | 20835 | Professor Reyes Vila-Belda

HISP-S 411 SPAIN:  The Cultural Context (3 credits)  CULTURE
Prerequisite: S275 or equivalent for those students who matriculated
prior to Fall 2001. S331 or equivalent for those students who
matriculated Fall 2001 or after.

This course presents a cultural history of Spain, from the early
times to the present, with an emphasis on contemporary society. The
purpose is to study the culture of the past for a better
understanding of the present Spanish society. This panoramic view
will concentrate on the study of political, economic, and historical
aspects. In addition, we will examine diverse cultural artifacts
(art, architecture, literature, music, journalism and contemporary
films) to explore the heterogeneity of Spain. It will be conducted
entirely in Spanish. Grades will be based in active participation,
assignments, oral presentations, several exams, and a final paper.

HISP-S 411 #20835 8:00A-9:15A TR  Room=TBA   Prof. Reyes Vila-Belda
Note:  This course carries culture studies credit.