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Fall 2017-2018
* SPA 330 / POR 330 / LAS 390 (LA)   na, npdf

Junior Seminar: Spanish and Portuguese-Speaking Worlds

Christina H. Lee
Nicole D. Legnani

The junior seminar discusses major challenges to the study of culture, literature and society in Portuguese and Spanish-speaking countries. Focusing on text and audiovisual materials, students will acquire methodological tools to develop their own independent research projects. Topics may include: identity, memory, democracy, visual arts, health, race, gender, migration, global cities, sustainability, climate change, citizenship, and digital humanities. It is co-taught in English, with sources in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Students are welcome to use any of the three languages in their written work.

Sample reading list:
Elizabeth Bishop, Manuelzinho
Columbus, Letters
José Maria Arguedas, Deep Rivers
José Rizal, Noli Me Tángere
Rigoberta Menchú, I, Rigoberta Menchú
Ricardo Lisias, Evo Morales

Reading/Writing assignments:
Readings average 50-100 pages per week, and will be available in English, Spanish and/or Portuguese. Classes will be taught in English. Four required papers: two papers of approximately 1000 words (15% each); and two papers of approximately 1500 words each (20% each).

Papers - 70%
Class/Precept Participation - 30%

Other Requirements:
Community-Based Learning Component Required
Open to SPO Juniors Only.

Other information:
This class will participate in the Community-Based Learning Initiative (CBLI) and involves some fieldwork off campus. Students who complete SPA 330/POR 330 will be eligible to join the departmental field trip over the winter intersession. For more information, contact the departmental manager (Karen González, or the instructors.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
21428 S01 01:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm F   East Pyne Building   339   Enrolled:7 Limit:20