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Leigh K. Mercer
SPAN 322
Seattle Campus

Introduction to Hispanic Cultural Studies

Introduces students to elite, mass, and folk cultures of Latin America, Spain, and Latinos in the United States. Sample topics include transculturation, globalization, border culture, and relations between culture, democratization, and human rights. Prerequisite: either SPAN 301 or SPAN 314; or SPAN 302, SPAN 303, SPAN 310, SPAN 314, SPAN 315, SPAN 316, or SPAN 330, any of which may be taken concurrently. Offered: W.

Class description

PLEASE NOTE: Only declared majors can register during period 1. NO ADD CODES WILL BE GIVEN OUT UNTIL AFTER THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS.

This course introduces students to the theories of cultural studies and their application to various expressions of popular culture in Spain and Latin America. Sample topics include race, gender and visual culture.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Leigh K. Mercer
Date: 11/29/2011