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 2021/22a: Reading, writing and conversational skills are developed through the study of literary texts, dramatic writing and theatrical performance. Andrew Bush.
Topic for 2021/22a: A Specter Haunts Latin America: The Culture of Revolution and Counterrevolution Over the last century, Latin America has seen several revolutions surge and triumph, radically changing the lives of entire nations. Inspiring as they were, these revolutionary processes also triggered devastatingly violent counterrevolutionary efforts orchestrated both internally and transnationally by the defenders of the capitalist status quo, and fanning, in turn, new revolutionary discontent. This complex process has marked the recent history of the region, leaving an indelible mark in its cultural production—literature, music, art and film. In this course we explore the rich culture that has been produced both in the name of the revolutionary spirit and by insidious counterrevolutionary fervor. We analyze short stories, poems, photography, songs and films created in the wake of the revolutionary processes in Mexico, Cuba, Chile, Argentina, Guatemala, and Nicaragua. All materials, instruction, and assessment will be in Spanish. Marcela Romero Rivera.
Topic for 2021/22b: This section is designed as an introduction to significant contemporary issues in Latin American cultures (Human rights, LGBT and Women’s movements, Indigenous peoples and other topics.). It allows a first exposure to this problematic in Spanish, providing a space for reading, viewing, listening, speaking and writing in the target language. Mario Cesareo.
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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