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Fall 2017
Nov 19, 2017
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SPAN 261 - LAT AMER: Lit & Culture I
This class will focus on the discursive origins of Latin American
culture through the exploration of the so-called discovery, conquest
and colonial periods of the region. The course will concentrate on how
the writings of both Spanish and indigenous authors were central in
shaping colonial and post-colonial societies. We will also examine the
existence of non-alphabetic writings and other strong indigenous
traditions that demonstrate the complexity of the Latin American
colonial society. Authors to be studied include Christopher Columbus,
Hernán Cortés, Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, Bartolomé de las Casas,
Guaman Poma de Ayala, Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, Sor Juana Inés de la
Cruz, and others. The course will consist of careful readings of
important primary texts and classroom time will focus on the analysis
and discussion of these texts. Equally important as the study of these
primary texts, we will also draw parallels between the history Latin
America and the present, focusing on how these important writings and
indigenous traditions continue to shape Latin American culture and
society.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Spanish Department

Course Attributes:
SFS/RCST Western Europe, HALC - Hum, Art, Lit, Cul, MSB/Humanities & Writing II

Restrictions:
May not be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      MN or MC Graduate

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