hispanic cultural studies
Evaluation and grading
WHAT IS CULTURE? This course
attempts to answer this question while examining the various
definitions of culture and the production of cultural meanings
and identities in Latin America. It will provide students with
tools and methodologies that enable them to understand and to
analyze cultural phenomena, tied to questions of identity, such
as alterity, hibridity, transculturation, indigenismo, (Latin)Americanism
and the genealogy of Caliban.
To develop an understanding of major
issues in cultural studies, such as the formation and
representation of culture, local and global cultural
practices in Latin America.
Regular attendance and
participation in class discussion;
Only one class per semester may be
missed without written justification.
oral presentation of an
completion of 3 analytical essays (approx.
4 pages each) to
demonstrate your engagement with and comprehension of the
of these essays is based on the oral presentation and it is
due the week after the presentation.
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