Faculty of Arts
Iberian and Latin American Civilisations
This multimedia course explores the unity-in-diversity of Iberian cultures in Old and New Worlds. It examines Iberian identity in terms of common languages and cultural heritages, as well as cross-cultural relations between Spain, Portugal and the Americas since 1492 (with reference to pre-encounter formations). Discussions cover: ethnic varieties, national formations, religious traditions, political regimes, social institutions, economic crises, artistic and literary highlights. Key issues include Iberian multiculturalism (convivencia and mestizaje) and evolution of cultural symbols (from archetypes to stereotypes).
Multimedia lectures (maps, slides, video, music) are supplemented by print, audiovisual and electronic resources in the library. The electronic coursebooks include essential references. Students must view Carlos Fuentes’ video series, The Buried Mirror, in the Audio Visual Library, read selected critical references in the course book for tutorial discussions and pursue research projects in the Library for assignments. Highly recommended for Spanish and Latin American Studies majors/minors but open to all students, with lectures, videos and readings in English.
Coordinator(s) Associate Professor Roberto Gonzalez-Casanovas
Electronic reading packets will be provided
Extensive list of library references is included in course programme
SPANISH 103: 15.0 points