Spanish Advanced 2: Laberintos
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Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: School of Languages
Department: Foreign Languages
Course Number: NSPN 3102
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
Some consider New York to be the most ‘Latin American’ city throughout the Americas. Uniquely attractive to generations of writers and artists, it has generated extraordinary creative energy among Hispanics. This course is devoted to the exploration of the cultural and linguistic diversity of the Hispanic community in NYC. Students will learn about the evolution of Latino communities in New York, their cultural hybridization, the linguistic evolution of Spanish, the racial dimensions, and the presence of Hispanics in high and low culture. Students will be exposed to traditional, print forms of culture (poetry, drama, prose); visual texts (film, music and art); and less traditional texts dedicated to the diffusion of Hispanic culture (radio stations, blogs, multimedia productions, etc.). Students will experience direct cultural contact (through excursions to museums, visits to cultural centers, theatre, film and project-based field work) and engage in classroom analysis of cultural material. These course experiences will allow students to improve oral and written communicative skills in Spanish, and to engage the New York Hispanic cultural environment effectively and creatively.
Course Open to: Degree Students
Spanish Advanced 1, the equivalent, or permission of the instructor.