Contemporary Hispanic Issues

Contemporary Hispanic Issues: Social Movements and Resistance

This course is designed to introduce students to the concepts of resistance and social activism in Latin American: how social movements and activism are organized, exercised, enacted, and contested. From everyday forms of resistance to organized movements, we will examine some concrete historical and cultural situations in relation to major topics: the legacy of past revolutions, human rights and memory, Neoliberalism and globalization, environmental issues, women and gay activism, and Hispanic immigration to the US. Through critical and fictional texts, films and documentaries, music and visual arts, students will gain a multidimensional understanding of contemporary Hispanic issues and different ways and instances of social resistance. (1 unit)

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SPAN 3460

All Sections in Summer 2019 Language Schools, LS 7 Week Session

Summer 2019 Language Schools, LS 7 Week Session

SPAN3460A-L19 Lecture (Lima)