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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.
The Class: Type: seminar
Requirements/Evaluation: two essays on assigned topics, one oral presentation, active discussion of the ideas and the facts presented in class, a midterm, and a final
Prerequisites: RLSP 105, or RLSP 200, or results of Williams College Placement Exam, or permission of instructor
Distributions: Division I;
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- RLSP 206 - 01 (S) SEM Latin American Civilizations