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BUENOS AIRES: Myths, Icons, and Invented Traditions: A Cultural History of Latin America

Semester and Year FA 2015
Course Number SASEM-UG9151
Section 001
Instructor
Days
Time
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Units 4
Level U
Foundation Requirement   HUM, GLOBAL

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Description

THIS COURSE TAKES PLACE AT NYU-BUENOS AIRES. Mitos, íconos y tradiciones inventadas is an advanced conversation course, which seeks to make students familiar with the rich and complex history of Latin America through the study of some of its most known and iconic cultural expressions. It does also work as an introductory map to the most influential and widespread approaches in Latin American social sciences, cultural studies and literary criticism. Thus, students will not only have a first encounter with key historical processes that lie behind some well know cultural icons, but also will be introduced to arguments and ways of writing that help constitute modern Latin American educated Spanish. The course will be structured in seven topics; each topic will be covered in two weeks. During these four classes, students will be exposed to different kinds of cultural materials, including literary texts, film, papers from several disciplines, theater plays, art shows and live concerts.

Course Type

Global Programs (SASEM-UG)