CULTURE COURSES

Modern and Contemporary Latin American Literature

Schedule: Tuesdays   6:00  a 8:30, February 14 to May 9

(Spring Break April 10-14)

 

Objectives:

General overview of main literary trends of Latin American. Students will get a general, but specialized vision of Latin American Literature. Students will be exposed to different genres (poetry, short story, essay) and distinct literary movements (Romanticism, Modernismo, Vanguardia, Postcolonialism, etc.) in the hopes of expanding the students´ understanding and comprehension of the Latin American artistic,  social and cultural phenomena. It will be studied works of, among others, José Martí, Rubén Darío, César Vallejo, Pablo Neruda, Juan Rulfo, Jorge Luis Borges, Carlos Fuentes, Mario Benedetti, Gabriel García Márquez.

 

Classes are in Spanish

$150

History and Culture of México

Schedule: Tuesdays and Thursday 12:00  to 14:00 pm, February 7 to May 11 (Spring Break April 10-14) and September 12 to November 16

 

General course in which the main historical and cultural trends of the main epochs are studied. Socio-political process and its cultural expressions are described. It is a two semester course. The Prehispanic, the Conquest and the Viceregal periods are studied  in semester I (Winter); The Independence, the Nineteenth Century, the Revolution and the Twentieth Century are analyzed in Semester II (Summer and Fall)

Classes are in Spanish

$200

Mesoamerica, birth and splendor

Professor: Oscar Alatriste

 

Schedule: Tuesdays and Thursday 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, March 2 - 28

 

Objectives:

Students will study Mesoamerican History mainly through videos and basic readings, as a source of general, particular and specific information. The student will learn important events and determining processes that shaped the Pre-Hispanic world.

 

Classes are in Spanish

$98

The formation of New Spain

Professor: Oscar Alatriste

 

Schedule: Tuesdays and Thursday 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, May 2 - 25

 

Objectives:

Base on videos and basic readings, to study the beginning and formation of the colonial society  since the encounter of the two worlds until the beginning of the nineteen century, when it arose the conditions of the War of Independence. The racial mixture, the economic links with Spain, the politico-administrative sphere and the main cultural characteristics are analyzed

 

Classes are in Spanish

$98

From Independence to Porfirio Diaz regime

Professor: Óscar Alatriste

 

Schedule: Tuesday and Thursday 6:00 to 8:00 pm .August 29 to September 19

 

Objectives:

Through documentary materials and general readings, It is analyzed the separation from Spain process and the birth of the Mexican Nation . It is studied the socioeconomic colonial heritage, the political highlight and the most important  international conflicts (US Mexican War and the  French Intervention). Chronology is divided in three periods: First half of the century, Liberalism and Porfiriato

 

Classes are in Spanish

 

Cost: $98:00

$98

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