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SPA 480 Tradition and Change in Latin America: Contemporary Culture in Latin America

Prerequisite: One 300-Level Spanish Course.

Course Description: This course provides an examination of the historical, social, and political contexts of the contemporary Hispanic experience through the analysis of different cultural representations such as film, media, plastic arts, music and literature. Readings and discussion are in Spanish. Special emphasis will be placed on the controversial expansion of the Panama Canal and its environmental, financial and cultural implications of such a mega project. This course involves an optional travel component to Panama during Spring break March 2008.

Credits

3 credits