3 credit hours
Prerequisite: SPAN 306
Hispanic studies represent an interdisciplinary exploration of the literature, intellectual history and civilization of Spain and Spanish America, as well as in the Spanish language. This course provides a space in which students not only have the opportunity to continue their development of language skills, but also to study a wide range of literary and cultural topics, introducing students to elite, mass and folk cultures of Latin America and Spain. Sample topics include transculturation, globalization, border culture, and relations between culture, democratization and human rights. Organized in units, this course serves as an introduction to the field of Hispanic studies, as well as to the methods and theories used in upper‐division analyses of literary and cultural representations. Students will develop skills in writing research papers in Spanish.