SPAN 3502: Modern Spain

3 Credits

This course is an introduction to Spain’s history, culture, and present-day society through a survey of literature, art, film, and political writings. Students will learn about the key moments that have marked Spain’s history from the 19th century to the present, including the end of Spanish Empire; the Civil War; Francoist dictatorship and experience of exile; the Transition to Democracy; nationalist movements in the Basque Country and Catalonia; the financial crisis of 2008 and the anti-austerity 15-M movement; twenty-first-century immigration and Spain’s place in a global context; among others. Through a focus on Spain’s challenging negotiation of its linguistic diversity and social complexity, students will develop a better understanding of the concepts of cultural understanding and difference. Students will also build on their linguistic competence in Spanish while improving their critical thinking and writing skills. The course would appeal especially to students returning from study abroad who wish to deepen their understanding of Spanish cultural history or those preparing to travel who would like to establish a linguistic, historical, and cultural foundation for studying in Spain. Prereq: A grade of C- or better in SPAN 3104W or SPAN 3104V or TLDO 3104W or ARGN 3104W or SPAN 3105W or SPAN 3105V or TLDO 3105W or SPAN 3107W or SPAN 3107V or TLDO 3107W

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