SPAN-370   Advanced Cultural Topics

F, S. Through film, music, art, and literature, this course fosters a deeper understanding of a specific theme of the history and/or cultures of the Hispanic World. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite: Spanish 308 or 309. Students may repeat this course if the topic is different. Fall 2013: Contemporary Spain in the Arts This course focuses on the historic development of Contemporary Spain. The themes of the course center on the cultural conflicts that lead to the Spanish Civil War, the effects of the war during and after the Franco period and on into the present. To do so, we focus on the period from both a historic and cultural perspective, and how it is portrayed in the literature, art, music and cinema of the period.