An introduction to the diverse cultures of the Spanish-speaking peoples of Spain and Latin America.
What do you know about your own culture and the culture of others? Are you interested in learning more about Hispanic culture while also building a better understanding of your own cultural identity? This paper engages students in learning about the diversity of Hispanic culture while reflecting on their own cultural foundations and norms. Students develop a foundational knowledge for more advanced Hispanic culture studies while also engaging with introductory-level academic research and writing.
|Paper title||Introduction to Hispanic Culture|
|Teaching period||Second Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$851.85|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,585.00|
- SPAN 111
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- Suitable for undergraduate students interested in cultural studies
- Teaching staff
- Lecturer: Associate Professor Tiffany Trotman
- Paper Structure
- This paper explores the following topics:
- What is culture?
- Multicultural Spain (history, languages, art, literature, cinema)
- Latin American cultures (indigenism, Afro-Cuban culture, the "Book", politics, cinema)
- Academic integrity and literacy skills
- Textbook to be advised.
Readings as assigned on Blackboard.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication,
Critical thinking, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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- Learning Outcomes
- Knowledge-based outcomes:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the concept of culture, cultural studies and intercultural competence
- Demonstrate an increased awareness of one's own culture and a greater understanding of the diversity of Hispanic cultures
- Demonstrate basic research skills to identify suitable resources for an essay project and exhibit an understanding of ethical practice and referencing with respect to essay writing
- Demonstrate proficiency in analysing a broad range of cultural works
- Demonstrate critical analysis skills through writing and small-group discussion about cultural phenomenon