Undergraduate Bulletin

Fall 2020 Bulletin

HUS: Spanish Literature and Culture Courses in English

HUS 201: The Hispanic World through Visual Cultures

This class will study visual cultural artifacts in close connection to their historical contexts and to the literary traditions of Latin America, Spain and Hispanic/Latino USA. The class will survey 500 years of cultural traditions through the analysis of maps, textiles, pottery, city designs, monumental sculpture, painting, muralism, graffiti, comic books, visual poetry and other Hispanic visual cultural products.

SBC:     ARTS, DIV

3 credits

HUS 250: Caribbean Cultures

An examination of modern Caribbean literature and culture focusing on Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic in dialogue with Anglophone and Francophone Caribbean texts.

SBC:     DIV, GLO, HUM

3 credits

HUS 254: Latin America Today

An introduction to a global perspective on contemporary Latin American culture. Latin America's political, historical, and cultural developments of this century are studied.

DEC:     J
SBC:     DIV, GLO, HUM

3 credits

HUS 255: Modern Spain

An examination of major cultural and social developments in contemporary Spain in global context.

DEC:     I
SBC:     GLO, HUM

3 credits

HUS 261: Latin American Literature in a Global Context

A topics course given in English on a major Latin American author or literary movement in relation to European or American literature. May be repeated as the topic changes. May be used to satisfy comparative literature major requirements with permission of major department.

DEC:     G
SBC:     DIV, GLO, HUM

3 credits

HUS 271: United States Latino Literature and Culture

A topics course in English on the literature, cultures and histories of Latinos in the United States. May be repeated as the topic changes. May be used to satisfy comparative literature major requirements with permission of major department.

DEC:     G
SBC:     DIV, HUM, USA

3 credits

HUS 272: Science, Technology, and the Environment in Latin America

Studies the dialogues between scientific and literary discourses in Latin America, discussing the ethics and responsibility of dealing with our current environmental emergency. Special focus will be on cultural and literary interventions in the debates about sustainability, infrastructure, climate change, and global warming, and on the place that the discourses of science and technology have played in them.

SBC:     CER, STAS

3 credits

HUS 290: Latin American Cinema

A contextual introductory approach to the national cinemas of Latin America and their local politics in a global context. Students develop skills in film analysis and examine performance techniques and visual languages, while studying cinema in relation to national identity, the self, and the function of culture in society. Formerly offered as HUS 390; not for credit in addition to HUS 390.

DEC:     J
SBC:     ARTS, DIV, GLO

3 credits

HUS 475: Undergraduate Teaching Practicum in Hispanic Cultures

Students will work with a faculty as an assistant in one of the regularly scheduled undergraduate HUS classes (taught in English). The student is required to attend all classes and meet with the faculty member at regularly scheduled times to coordinate and discuss the intellectual and pedagogical matters relating to the class. Students will be facilitating discussions with students and analyzing the structure of the course and the mechanics of testing and participation during the whole semester. Students may not serve as assistants in the same course twice. Not for major or minor credit.

Prerequisite: U3 or U4 status and permission of the instructor

SBC:     EXP+

3 credits, S/U grading