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UB Undergraduate Academic Schedule: Spring 2022

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SPA 330LEC - Spanish American Themes
Spanish American Themes REA Enrollment Information (not real time - data refreshed nightly)
Class #:   23853   Enrollment Capacity:   24
Section:   REA   Enrollment Total:   24
Credits:   3.00 credits   Seats Available:   0
Dates:   01/31/2022 - 05/13/2022   Status:   CLOSED
Days, Time:   M W F , 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
Room:   Clemen 930 view map
Location:   North Campus      
Spring 2022: Social Movements in Latin America We live in an era of intense social protest, where groups and multitudes from across the political spectrum take to the streets to make their movement known. In many ways, however, social movements have defined Latin America for the past five centuries. Much of Latin American literature going back to the earliest days of European colonization consists not only of poems and novels, but also of incendiary essays and legal tracts demanding human rights for women, indigenous, black, LGBTQ communities, the poor, and others. In this course we will examine social movement in Latin America as characterized in written artifacts (literature and journalism), film and video, music, and social/digital media. We will examine nonviolent movements, such as in education and religion; violent movements, as in insurrections and revolutions. We will examine how Latin America governments have dealt with social movements, oftentimes through violent repression; and we will examine testimonial accounts striving to come to the truth about such repression. We will mine the past in order to understand Latin America┐s present. Students in this course will work in teams throughout the semester, focusing on current affairs in one Latin American nation, in order to develop their own social movements and stage an ┐intervention┐ for that country.
  Course Description
Examines some of the most important themes in Spanish American life through selected readings (The Indian, Emancipation and Revolution, Country and City, Education: The University Reform of 1918), music, song, and dance. Most readings that illustrate the themes are literary works but their content deals with historical, political, sociological, anthropological, educational, and artistic matters.
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