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Fall 2021
May 19,2022
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SPAN 390 - TOPICS:
The descriptions and topics of this course change from semester-to-semester, as well as from instructor-to-instructor. Some courses may stress Spanish culture while others may emphasize Latin America. The courses are taught in Spanish. Prerequisite: varies with the topic offered. This course will examine contemporary topics of the Hispanic Culture through their representation in literature and cinema. The course is based on a comparative approach and it is divided into two different parts. In the first part, students will analyze the treatment of a narrative as practiced in both literary texts and films. They will pay special attention to how the specific devices of a literary text can be translated in the cinematographic adaptation of that text. In the second part of the course, the students will explore the treatment of a specific topic through different cinematographic forms. They will examine issues of perspective as they are represented both in documentaries and films. As the course is taught in Spanish, the students will also be developing their reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in this language. In the first part of the course, the contemporary films we examine, comparatively, will be drawn from adaptations of Golden Age Spanish dramas or contemporary Spanish and Latin American texts. In the second part of the course, major historical events from Spain and Latin America will be discussed in relation to documentaries and films that present the event from different points of view.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Language Department

Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      Undergraduate

Prerequisites:
FOR SPAN 390

General Requirements:
STAMP Spanish Final Score 5 to 6
May not be taken concurrently.  )
or
STAMP 2 Spanish Final Score 6 to 8
May not be taken concurrently.  )
or
Course or Test: SPAN 202
Minimum Grade of D
May not be taken concurrently.  )
and
Course or Test: CRWT 102
Minimum Grade of D
May not be taken concurrently. )


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