RCLANG 324 - Readings in Spanish
Winter 2022, Section 003 - Travel and Movement: Exploring Cultural Landscapes and the Self
Instruction Mode: Section 003 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: RC Languages (RCLANG)
Department: LSA Residential College
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With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Proficiency test.
May be repeated for credit.
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Why are we seduced by the idea of travelling to other places? What do we discover about others and about ourselves in the process? What does the encounter with new landscapes, contexts and societies evoke in us? Journeys have been an intrinsic part of human history: a desire or a need for movement that takes us to new spaces by crossing geopolitical and psychological borders, and allows us to translate ideas and experiences throughout different societies, communities and languages. This course explores sociological, literary and visual narratives from Spain and Latin America that inquiry into the meaning of the journey in its search for and encounter with differences, similarities and reciprocity or ‘contamination’ among cultures. The course also delves into the processes of adaptation, rootedness, and displacement generated by immigration and exile as well as adventure and curiosity. We will eventually aim to discuss the power of journeys to facilitate our understanding of the places we inhabit and ourselves. Students will collaborate in a group presentation, write three essays and maintain active participation in class discussions.

Course Requirements:

Daily class attendance is required. Students write three academic essays and weekly entries in journals or blogs, and prepare at least one formal presentation. Active participation in daily discussion is expected.

Intended Audience:

RCLANG 324 is open to all UM students but priority is given to RC students who have successfully passed the Spanish Proficiency Exam the previous term and RC students who take a second or third Readings. Students who have completed SPA 277 by permission of instructor.

Class Format:

The course meets two times a week and is structured as a seminar with ample discussion among its participants.


RCLANG 324 - Readings in Spanish
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (SEM)
 In Person
WF 11:30AM - 1:00PM
003 (SEM)
 In Person
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
004 (SEM)
 In Person
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM

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