Introduction to the Study of Hispanic Cultures - Honors

HISP-S324 - Prof. Dove — spring 2023

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Patrick Dove
GA 0009
Days and Times
TR 9:45A-11:00A
Course Description

Prerequisite: S280 or S310 or equivalent.

This course offers an overview of the cultural history of Spain and Spanish America from early medieval to the contemporary world, focusing on key moments of encounter and conflict between different cultures, as well as societal transformation. We will study historical periods and their cultural manifestations: Muslim, Jewish, and Christian Spain in the Middle Ages; the Spanish empire and the conquest and colonization of America; nationalism and nation formation in the 19th century; revolutions, wars, democracy, globalization and migration.

Focusing on cultural texts or artefacts, we will study continuities and discontinuities between past and present, while discussing how the past affects the present and the present recreates the past. Special attention will be given to visual culture, including painting, engraving, photography, and film. We will also explore critical categories such as gender, race, ethnicity, and class, as well as concepts relevant to Latin American and Spanish histories such as imperialism and colonialism, nationalism, mestizaje, and indigenismo. The combination of learning about diversity within the Hispanic world while developing critical and analytical skills will help improve your cultural competence and prepare you for 400-level courses in Spanish.

This course carries CASE AH and CASE GCC distribution credit.

HISP-S 324     #4783        9:45A-11:00A        TR           GA 0009         Prof. Patrick Dove

Note: Above section for Hutton Honors Students only

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