SPA 125 CC:HISPANIC IDENTITIE(IN SPAN)
How do people explore, imagine, and distinguish themselves as Hispanic? The goal of this interdisciplinary course is for students to compare and contrast Spain, Latin America, Latino cultures, the global and local, to understand how Hispanic identity is constructed from inside and outside. Students will debate the trope of identity by engaging with a variety of genres and social media including diaries, portraits, blogs, short stories, websites, poetry, music, novel and performance. Popular cultural pieces addressing machismo, mestizaje, and salsa (culture), for example, contest elite foundational narratives of nation, race, environment, style, and social class (Culture). Connecting to the world around us, students cultivate active learning through problem-based activities and collaborative writing projects.
Taught in Spanish, students develop intercultural competence and international awareness for an increasingly interdependent world. As a ConnCourse, this course makes connections across the Liberal Arts.
Enrollment limited to 18 students.
MOIE, CC, ASPA, WLC