SPAN 4715

SPAN 4715

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2023-2024.

What does it mean to be civilized?  What does it mean to be barbaric? Who decides who is civilized and who is not?  Is there an intrinsic relationship between the two?  This course studies the way a colonial and racist heritage, which divided the world into 'civilized' and 'savage,' 'European ' and 'cannibal,' was taken up again after colonial independence as a key question for Latin American thinkers concerned with modernization, anticolonialism and dictatorship.  Starting in the nineteenth century, we will trace the continuities and transformations of the concepts of civilization and barbarism in diverse local contexts of Latin America up until today.

When Offered Fall.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: SPAN 2180.

Distribution Category (ALC-AS, LA-AS)
Language Requirement Satisfies Option 1.

Comments This is the mandatory senior seminar required for all Spanish majors.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 18457 SPAN 4715   SEM 101

    • MW McGraw Hall 365
    • Aug 21 - Dec 4, 2023
    • Gubbins, V

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Prerequisites: SPAN 2180. This is the senior seminar required for all Spanish majors.