SPAN3321 Hispanic Civilization

Course Description

The course presents a variety of topics related to Hispanic culture. The approach is thematic rather than purely historical, and the topics have been chosen both for the insights that they offer into Hispanic culture and for the interest to the student.

Course Credits: 3

PrerequisitesSPAN 2311 and 2312, or Spanish CLEP, or Spanish AP, or four years of high school Spanish. Native speakers with instructor’s approval.

Student Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Determine and evaluate the history of the region in the context of the social, political, economic, and cultural experiences that have contributed to the development of Spain and Latin America through Skype sessions.
  • Discuss, identify and reflect on the history, customs, values and other cultural aspects of Spain and Latin America in writing assignments and discussion forums.
  • Analyze the perceptions, points of view, and life experiences of people in Spain and/or Latin America in a cultural context in research papers, a video presentation, and a final project.