Fall 2010 - Graduate Course Descriptions
Description of Course:
This course will examine and analyze the development and crystallization of Spanish Culture beginning with several historical events that had a profound and permanent impact in shaping the Spanish Character: The Union of Castile and Aragon, The Fall of Granada, The Spanish Inquisition, The Discovery and Conquest of America, and the Election of King Charles as Holy Roman Emperor.In the short span of one single generation, the small kingdom of Castile became a world wide empire and the Super Power of Europe.
John Crow, Spain: The Root and the Flower.
Lewis Hanke, The Spanish Struggle for Justice in the Conquest of America.
Cervantes, Don Quixote translated by Edith Grossman
Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:
Reading and mastering the works of Hanke, Crow and Cervantes. Attendance and participation in class. A short, midterm essay (3 to 4 pages). A final, analytical paper on a topic approved by the instructor. An individual visit and discussion with the Professor.