SPAN 3412

Childhood Through Culture

The objective of this course is to analyze childhood as a social construction, as a period of psychological development, as a horror story, as a time when lessons about human nature become formative tests, and as a stage when myths, for example as created by children’s literature, trigger certain imaginary beliefs. Through theoretical and literary texts, students will reflect on these aspects and their pedagogical possibilities. (1 unit)

Required Text: Material in electronic format will be made available upon arrival at Middlebury.
Recommended Texts: A good English-Spanish / Spanish-English dictionary (e.g., Oxford) as well as a Spanish language thesaurus; i.e., "Vox: diccionario de sinónimos"
Spanish (& Portuguese UG)
Language School
Requirements Fulfilled:


Summer 2018 Language Schools, LS 7 Week Session

SPAN3412A-L18 Lecture (Chavez-Castaneda)

Summer 2017 Language Schools, LS 7 Week Session

SPAN3412A-L17 Lecture (Chavez-Castaneda)

Summer 2012, LS 7 Week Session

SPAN3412A-L12 Lecture (Chavez-Castaneda)

Summer 2011, LS 7 Week Session

SPAN3412A-L11 Lecture (Chavez-Castaneda)

Summer 2010, LS 7 Week Session

SPAN3412A-L10 Lecture (Chavez-Castaneda)

Summer 2009, LS 7 Week Session

SPAN3412A-L09 Lecture (Chavez-Castaneda)

Summer 2008, LS 7 Week Session

SPAN3412A-L08 Lecture (Chavez-Castaneda)