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Summer 1 2020 Courses

African American Studies


AFAM 2362 – Modern/Contemporary African-American Literature
Instructor: Alanna Prince, ONLINE

Surveys the development and range of black American writers in poetry and prose from the post–Civil War period to the present.

Culture Studies


CLTR 1240 – Latin American Film (FULL)
Instructor: Daniel Cuenca, ONLINE

Examines contemporary works of cinematography in Latin America, focusing on the culture and imagery of the Spanish-, French-, and Portuguese-speaking peoples of the Western hemisphere, including the United States. Critically engages;from a technical (cinematographic), genre, and sociohistorical perspective;topics of history, memory, and cultural resiliency; colonialism, racism, and patriarchy; dictatorship, revolution, and democratization; and nationalism, dependency, and globalization. Conducted in English; most films are in French, Portuguese, or Spanish with English subtitles.

CLTR 1505 – Latin American Culture
Instructor: Daniel Noemi Voionmaa, MW 8:00 AM – 11:30 AM EST (ONLINE)

Offers students an opportunity to learn about Latin American culture through the study of historical episodes such as colonization, independence, and dictatorships. Explores current issues including migration, globalization, and digital media. Examines writings by Latin American authors and selected films from Latin America. Conducted in English.

Dialogue of Civilizations


CLTR 4944 – Spanish Culture
Instructor: Maria Brucato, ONLINE

Designed for a language-based Dialogue of Civilizations. Complements the intensive language course that students take while on a language-based Dialogue. Offers students an opportunity to obtain an in-depth knowledge of the contemporary culture(s) of the country of the Dialogue and how that culture differs from or is similar to contemporary American cultural values and practices. In addition to regular in-class lectures and activities, offers structured opportunities to engage in dialogue with business-people, scholars, educators, artists, government officials, journalists, students, senior citizens, and/or local residents about their perspectives on various topics and issues.