Open Class Learning Hisp World
What do children and teenagers need to learn—both inside and outside of the classroom—in order to become adults in Hispanic societies? How does the experience of learning in modern Spain and Latin America compare to our experience here, at Middlebury College? With these questions in mind, we will examine conflicting portrayals of young learners in Spanish-speaking contexts through literature and film. Two extreme definitions of learning will be explored and, if necessary, challenged: learning can be understood as fostering the growth of independent individuals, but also as a disciplinary process that stifles freedom and reproduces inequality. Our reflection will focus on issues of personal identity, affectivity, family relationships, class, gender, politics, and nationhood. This seminar is appropriate for native speakers of Spanish, bilingual students, and students who have scored 720 or above on the Spanish SAT II, or 5 on the Spanish AP. 3 hrs. sem.
- Fall 2013
- Munroe Hall 405(MNR 405)
- 9:30am-10:45am on Tuesday, Thursday at MNR 405 (Sep 9, 2013 to Dec 6, 2013)
7:00pm-9:00pm on Monday at SDL 110 (Sep 9, 2013 to Dec 6, 2013)
- Luis Castaneda
- First Year Seminar
- First-Year Seminar Program
- Requirements Fulfilled:
- CMP CW LNG
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