Summer 2014 - Graduate Course Descriptions
Description of Course:
This course will examine Latin American history through the lens of popular culture in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. We will examine issues that fall within that time period thematically, rather than chronologically, paying particular attention to recreational and other activities that influenced (and continue to influence) the lives of Latin Americans. Possible themes include, but are not limited to, public festivals, religion, sports, music, food, fashion, print media, television, and film. We will specifically focus on how various forms of popular culture fit within a broader historical narrative, and in particular, how popular culture contributes to a multi-faceted and continuously evolving sense of national identity. Finally, we will examine the methodology behind conducting research in topics relating to popular culture and critique various works.
To be annoucned
Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:
To be announced