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The Latin American City: Historical Narratives & Cultural Representations (= SPA 342)

Maiz-Peña and Mangan

This course will study the Latin American city through histrocial and cultural perspectives.  Students will learn about the history of select cities and then analyze the relationship between historical context and cultural production through texts offering historical, cultural and literary representations of the cities.  The course will emphasize comparison of cities over time, with attention to the prehispanic city, the modern city and the contemporary Latin American city,  as well as US cities with a strong Latino influence.
(Taught in Spanish.) 

Satisfies an Area III requirement for the Hispanic Studies major.
Counts as an upper-level elective in the Latin American Studies major.
Satisfies a requirement in the History major and minor.


SPA 260 and/or SPA 270