SPAN 3234 – Latin-American Civilization

Designed to expose students to the cultural and political development of Latin America from pre-colonial times to the present. It will focus on cultural themes such as diversity, religion, family, education, and gender issues as well as analyze some myths and representations of the 'other.' The course will examine cultural and ethnic diversity and their role in shaping Latin America. Readings will be supplemented by literary excerpts and historical films. Prerequisite: SPAN 1034 and FYS 1104. III A or IV; V