Introduction to the Study of Hispanic Cultures

HISP-S324 — fall 2022

fragment of Diego Rivera’s Murals depicting history of Mexico
Days and Times
Course Description

Prerequisite: S280 or S310 or equivalent.

This course offers an introduction to the cultural history of Spain and Spanish America, focusing on key moments of cultural conflict, negotiation, and exchange. It traces the formation of cultural practices in Spain and Spanish America from ancient times through the twenty-first century with a special emphasis on visual culture, and it offers students a comprehensive view of some of the major figures that have left a mark in Hispanic cultures. Students learn about key events and important ideas and concerns that have shaped Hispanic cultures across the centuries, such as processes of empire formation, conquest and colonialism, postcolonial nation building, revolutionary processes, and the changing roles of religion, race, and gender. Through discussions, written compositions and short exams, students learn to critically read and understand the complexity of what is generally known as Hispanic cultures, and to develop original arguments in written and spoken Spanish. The class is entirely conducted in Spanish.

This course carries CASE A&H and CASE GCC2 distribution credit.

HISP-S #6309               9:45A - 11:00A           MW      BH 138                 Staff
HISP-S #8930              11:30A - 12:45P          TR       GA 0013                Staff
HISP-S #8281               1:15P - 2:30P             MW      FR C230(dorm)    Staff
HISP-S #31988             3:00P - 4:15P             MW      BH 344                 Staff

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