SPANISH 313 - Contemporary Issues in Spain
Fall 2021, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is   Hybrid (see other Sections below)
Subject: Spanish (SPANISH)
Department: LSA Romance Languages & Literatures
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Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Enforced Prerequisites:
SPANISH 277; or SPANISH 278 or AMCULT 224 or LATINOAM 224; or RCLANG 324; or study abroad equivalent (SP27 student group).
May not be repeated for credit.
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This class will create an analytical dialogue between a multitude of current socio-political debates in Spain: the economic crisis, political corruption, unemployment, immigration, and the emigration, the 15M and social movements, climate change, gender violence, women’s and LGTB rights, gentrification, legal and squatters social centers, Catalonian independence, historical memory, and finally, the monarchy versus the Republic.

We will use two different types of materials. Firstly, students will analyze a variety of cultural genres that reflect that connection the arts with social issues: films (fictional and documentary), short stories, theater, poetry, graphic novels, music, and photography. On the other hand, we will incorporate and question these texts alongside theoretical and empirical ones: academic and philosophical writings, journalistic articles, and intellectual debates.

This course counts as literature credit for the Spanish minor.

Class Format:

For Fall 2021: Mondays will be in-person and Wednesdays will be remote (synchronous).


SPANISH 313 - Contemporary Issues in Spain
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001 (REC)
M 11:30AM - 1:00PM
W 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Note: For Fall 2021: Mondays will be in-person and Wednesdays will be remote (synchronous).

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