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American Ethnic Studies Minor
AES 210: Introduction to Ethnic Studies, CD4
This course examines the roles that slavery and race have played in shaping the course of American history. Starting from an overall assessment of slavery’s origins in western culture, the course considers the practice of slavery and its social, political, and economic influences in North America. Special emphasis is placed upon analyzing how institutional slavery and the concept of race shaped the lives of masters, slaves, and their respective descendants down to the present day. Applies to African American Focus.
SPAN 344. Modern Hispanic American Literature and Culture
study of Hispanic American literature from the wars of independence until the present
(XIX and XX centuries). Politics and important historical events are discussed
through the analysis of literary texts and most representative works of the corresponding
period (other sources such as documentary videos, slides, and films are considered).
Students are exposed to a wide variety of literary genres ranging from
narrative, drama, poetry, essay, etc. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: Spanish 341
with a grade of C+ or better or equivalent.