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FYSE1428

The Other in Latin America

In Search Of the Other in Latin America
Who is the Other? What does the Other reveal about me? How does it shape my beliefs and attitudes? In this seminar we will develop a theoretical, analytical, and practical approach to the concept of the Other, conceived as both an exterior entity and a component of the self. We will examine critical texts by modern thinkers such as Octavio Paz, Todorov, and Levinas. We will also discuss fictional and non-fictional narratives primarily focused on the encounter of civilization and barbarism in Latin America. Students will be required to conduct field research on the topic of Otherness, either on campus or in the local community, and write about their experiences dealing with the Other. 3 hrs. sem.
Subject:
First Year Seminar
Department:
First-Year Seminar Program
Division:
Interdisciplinary
Requirements Fulfilled:
AAL CW LIT

Sections

Fall 2014

FYSE1428A-F14 Seminar (Higa)