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An introduction to the multiple elements constituting Latin-American culture. Class assignments include readings from selected Latin-American essayists and screenings of classic films. Particular focus on the conflict between local and foreign cultural traditions. Areas to be considered: Spanish Catholicism, the influence of European liberalism and U.S. expansion, the Indian and African contribution, and the cultural impact of social revolution in Mexico and Cuba. Conducted in Spanish.
Format: seminar; In-person
Grading: yes pass/fail option,
yes fifth course option
two essays on assigned topics, response journals, one oral presentation, active discussion of the ideas and the facts presented in class, a midterm, and a final
RLSP 105, or RLSP 200, or results of Williams College Placement Exam, or permission of instructor
Juniors, sophomores, first-years.
GBST Latin American Studies Electives