Cultural History of Latin America

Prerequisite: SPAN-UA 200 or permission of the instructor. Taught in Spanish.

Prerequisite: SPAN-UA 200 OR APPROVAL OF DUS. This course provides an introduction to the making of modern Latin America through the study of key cultural practices in literature, visual art, film, and performance from the 19th century to the present. The fall 2016 course will examine three sets of problems as constituted in Latin American cultural production: 1. Representation and Difference, 2. Intimacy and Belonging, and 3. Culture and the State. The course will take up representative examples from throughout the region as points of departure for the discussion of these problems, as well as to challenge conventional assumptions regarding the homogeneity of the region. Particular attention will be given to the development of critical reading skills and textual analysis in writing assignments.

This course provides an introduction to the making of modern Latin America through the study of key cultural practices in literature, visual art, film, and performance from the 19th century to the present. The course is organized around key concepts, which may vary by semester and by instructor

Course Information

SPAN-UA 305

Undergraduate

4 Points

Term Section Instructor Schedule Location

Fall 2017

1
Laura Juliana Torres
TR: 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM SILV 512