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SPAN343 Latin American Popular Culture

Surveys different popular manifestations in the life of the Spanish American countries after independence. Amid an ongoing debate about what constitutes popular culture vis-à-vis high or elitist culture, examples of film, music, alternative (non-European) cultural practices, and popular literature will be discussed and analysed. (For students with knowledge of Spanish; texts will be in Spanish.)

What do you know about Latin American cinema, gastronomy, myths and legends, dance and music? Are you interested in knowing more about these topics? This paper surveys different popular manifestations in the life of the Latin American countries after independence.

Paper title Latin American Popular Culture
Paper code SPAN343
Subject Spanish
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2017
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $851.85
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,585.00

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Prerequisite
SPAN 232 and (SPAN 242 or SPAN 243)
Restriction
SPAN 363, SPAN 312
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Eligibility
Suitable for undergraduate students interested in cultural studies

For students with knowledge of Spanish; texts will be in Spanish
Contact
languages@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Dr Angela Gracia
Dr Adelso Yanez
Paper Structure
This paper aims to introduce students to the analysis and interpretation of popular culture seen through film, television, gastronomy, dance, oral tradition, music and literature.
Textbooks
Assigned readings available through Blackboard
Course outline
View the course outline for SPAN 343
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will be able to
  • Participate in discussions about Latin American cultural development and cultural icons
  • Develop an appreciation and understanding of Latin America social practices and cultural products
  • Construct a detailed and critical argument on an aspect of popular culture, supporting this with evidence and opinions from a range of primary and secondary sources
  • Write a 2,000-word essay in Spanish on a topic chosen by the lecturer

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Timetable

Not offered in 2017

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Surveys different popular manifestations in the life of the Spanish American countries after independence. Amid an ongoing debate about what constitutes popular culture vis-à-vis high or elitist culture, examples of film, music, alternative (non-European) cultural practices, and popular literature will be discussed and analysed. (For students with knowledge of Spanish; texts will be in Spanish.)

What do you know about Latin American cinema, gastronomy, myths and legends, dance and music? Are you interested in knowing more about these topics? This paper surveys different popular manifestations in the life of the Latin American countries after independence.

Paper title Latin American Popular Culture
Paper code SPAN343
Subject Spanish
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2018
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
18 200-level SPAN points
Restriction
SPAN 363, SPAN 312
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Eligibility
Suitable for undergraduate students interested in cultural studies

For students with knowledge of Spanish; texts will be in Spanish.
Contact
languages@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Dr Adelso Yanez
Paper Structure
This paper aims to introduce students to the analysis and interpretation of popular culture seen through film, television, gastronomy, dance, oral tradition, music and literature.
Textbooks
Assigned readings available through Blackboard.
Course outline
View the course outline for SPAN 343
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will be able to
  • Participate in discussions about Latin American cultural development and cultural icons
  • Develop an appreciation and understanding of Latin America social practices and cultural products
  • Construct a detailed and critical argument on an aspect of popular culture, supporting this with evidence and opinions from a range of primary and secondary sources
  • Write a 2,000-word essay in Spanish on a topic chosen by the lecturer

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Timetable

Not offered in 2018

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard