Spanish & Portuguese | Spanish Culture and Civilization
S411 | 3849 | Sobrer

S411 Spanish Culture and Civilization (3 credits)
P: S275 or equivalent   AHTI, CSB
How contemporary Spain came to be: a survey of the history of
Spain within its geography with particular attention to cultural
development: the arts.  A few moments or phenomena in this
development will be seen with some more detail: the medieval
background; the two faces of the Spanish empire of the XVI
and XVII centuries–the courage of conquest and the fear of
plurality-; the XIX century efforts to ‘Europeanize' Spain;
the role of Catalonia in modern Spain; the challenges of the
XXI century.

Two exams, a short paper, and a formal class presentation will
be required and, along with active class participation, will form
the basis for the grade.  The course will be conducted in Spanish
and most course materials will also be in Spanish.

This course is highly recommended for students who plan to go on
the Overseas Studies Madrid academic year program.

S411   #3849   1:25-2:15P    MWF   BH138    Prof. Josep Sobrer