SPANISH 485 - Case Studies in Peninsular Spanish and Latin American Literature
Winter 2021, Section 001 - Human Rights in the Americas
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: Spanish (SPANISH)
Department: LSA Romance Languages & Literatures
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Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of department.
Enforced Prerequisites:
Nine credits chosen between SPANISH 279 and 399; or two RCLANG 324 and six credits chosen between SPANISH 279 and 399.
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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In this course we are going to discuss movies that deal with situations where human rights are violated. The materials cover a geographic ranges that includes several countries of the Americas. A significant part of the course will be dedicated to discussion of movies that where violence against political activists and indigenous peoples is depicted. Materials include a textbook that covers the history of human rights, and movies such as Death and the Maiden, Secrets of the Tribe, Missing, Salvador, More than a Word, When Two Worlds Collide, and others.

This course counts as elective credit for the Spanish minor.

Class Format:

As a DC (Distance Due to COVID) course, all aspects of this course will be fully compatible with remote online learning. Course instruction is remote and synchronous. Enrolled students are expected to be available remotely during all scheduled class times. Testing for this course will be asynchronous and will consist of take-home question essays and/or research papers that will be submitted via Canvas during a designated time frame.


SPANISH 485 - Case Studies in Peninsular Spanish and Latin American Literature
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001 (REC)
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM

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