HISP 206 - Reading and Writing about Hispanic Culture
Semester Offered: Fall and Spring
1 1 unit(s)
Reading, writing and speaking skills are developed through study of cultural and literary texts and audiovisual materials.
Topic for 2020/21a and b: The course is centered around salient issues in Latin American history with special emphasis on subaltern populations and human rights. Reading, writing and speaking are exercised around these topics. Mario Cesareo.
Topic for 2020/21a: Migrant Latin America. Though in recent years, the countries of Latin America have been considered immigrants in places like the United States and certain European countries, in this course, we explore texts, films, and photography that record experiences of events of migration into Latin America. From Spanish and Italian economic migratory waves in the 19th and early 20th centuries, to Argentinian and Chilean radicals looking for refuge from the dictatorships of the 1970s, to the indigenous population of Guatemala escaping from the US-backed counter-revolutionary terror in the 1980s, we discover the cultural and political enrichment that these events have had in their host countries. Students complete assignments working with diverse audio-visual media and short texts. Marcela Romero Rivera.
Prerequisite(s): HISP 205 or four years of high school Spanish.
Two 75-minute periods and one hour of conversation.
Course Format: CLS
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