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Swarthmore College    
College Bulletin - Course Catalog 
  Feb 18, 2018
College Bulletin - Course Catalog

SPAN 012. Imágenes y contextos hispánicos

This course provides an introduction to the Hispanic world with an emphasis on its visual culture. The goal is to understand the key
cultural processes that have shaped Latin America and Spain. We will begin by examining early contact between Europeans and Amerindian
civilizations. We will analyze how the history of the Christian, Jewish, and Muslim traditions in Spain had a great impact on how the
Spanish colonial empire developed in the New World. We will then study the nation-building processes of the nineteenth century in Latin
America, and continue on to more recent topics, such as the periods of war and postwar in Spain and some Latin American countries.

Students will develop advanced skills in written Spanish by completing several written assignments over the course of the semester.


Prerequisite: SPAN 004   or the equivalent or permission of the instructor.
Writing course.
1 credit.
Eligible for LALS
Spring 2018. Buiza.
Fall 2018. Cohen.
Spring 2019. Buiza.
Fall 2019. Staff.
Spring 2020. Buiza.

Department website: Modern Languages and Literatures: Spanish  

Check the Spring 2018 Schedule of Courses