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Cultures in Conflict: Latin American Novels of the 20th and 21st Centuries
SPAN 288
Fall 2010 not offered
Crosslisting: LAST 288

In this course we will examine several important novels that deal with social and cultural dislocation in the context of revolution, civil war, and globalization. In addition to the crucial issue of innovation in literary form, we will ask ourselves how the novel represents local and national culture, as well as how it portrays the interconnection of power, gender and desire, cultures in conflict, marginalization, and violence. Works of essayists, historians, and theorists will assist us in defining context, as will films.

Essential Capabilities: Intercultural Literacy, Interpretation
Through close reading of major novels and discussion of cultural issues, students will have the opportunity to focus on the manner in which they interpret texts and build arguments. The required papers, spread out over the semester, will permit students to hone their writing skills in Spanish. Since it is expected that students will participate in classroom discussion, they will also have the opportunity to practice their spoken Spanish.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA RLAN
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (LAST)(RMST)

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