Spanish and Portuguese | SPAIN: The Cultural Context
S411 | 6373 | Professor Estela Vieira


HISP-S 411  SPAIN:  The Cultural Context  (3 credits)    CULTURE
Prerequisite:  Complete one course from S324, S328, S331, S333 or
S334

This is an interdisciplinary course that tries to contextualize and
understand critically and comprehensively the radical change that
Spain experienced throughout the twentieth century from the
Republican years, the Civil War, and Francoís Regime to the
democratic transition and Spainís insertion as one of the largest
European Union members into the new globalized world order. These
drastic political, social, and cultural changes have not only
altered the countryís understanding of itself but also shaped the
stereotypes and images others have of this complex, culturally and
linguistically diverse country. We will examine a variety of
literary works, films, art and architecture, and attempt to
understand how change and its effects shape Spainís challenges and
our constructions of Spanish culture more broadly. Within this
historical context we will cover such issues as national and
regional identity, gender and sexuality, and race and
immigration.

This course is taught in Spanish and carries CASE A&H and CASE GCC
distribution credit.

HISP-S 411  #6373 3:35P-4:25P  MWF  BH 241  Prof. Estela Vieira