Hispanic Studies 280. The Hispanic World: Introduction to Latin American Culture
An advanced course that provides an introduction to Spanish-speaking Latin American culture while maintaining and improving Spanish language skills. The course is designed to give students an overview of the diverse cultures of the region, moving historically from the first encounters of colonial times to the various communities that make up present-day Latino culture. While the temptation in such a course is to attempt to obscure differences in order to present a coherent narrative, our focus will rather be on the way many different and divergent voices make up Latin American identity and culture.