SPANISH 280 - Conversation Through Spanish/Latin American Film
Section: 009 Keeping Track of Dissidents and Narcos: Surveillance in Latin America
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Spanish (SPANISH)
Department: LSA Romance Languages & Literatures
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Enforced Prerequisites:
SPANISH 275, 276, or 277; or SPANISH 278 (or 290) or AMCULT 224 or LATINOAM 224; or RCLANG 324.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course seeks to improve and refine student conversation skills by focusing on two recent Spanish language Netflix series, “Narcos” and “Ingobernable,” broadly about the intersections of drug trafficking, political power, and surveillance in Colombia and Mexico, respectively. Thematically, we will focus on a few main areas: the use of technology, such as the emerging importance of cell phones, leaking (filtración), hacking (hackeando), and tracking (seguimiento/localización), the relationship of the United States to Latin America in covert operations, the role of the media in swaying national and international politics and giving life to populist figures, and social movements. We will generally watch two or three 35- to 55-minute episodes per week, with one week dedicated to the relevant film La dictadura perfecta. Given the omnipresence of technology in both series, this course will integrate digital platforms to provide authentic conversation opportunities alongside more traditional conversation activities, such as debates, group work, and oral presentations.

This course counts as elective credit for the Spanish minor.

SPANISH 280 - Conversation Through Spanish/Latin American Film
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MWF 12:00PM - 1:00PM
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MWF 2:00PM - 3:00PM
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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MWF 1:00PM - 2:00PM
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MWF 11:00AM - 12:00PM
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