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SPAN 261 The Film Traditions of Spain

2 hours


This advanced-level course is a study of Spanish culture through film and the way in which film and the images presented in this medium reflect cultural themes. Topics such as war and violence, women's role in contemporary society, and a range of social issues will be covered. Students will acquire an overview of the development of the film industry in Spain. The class will be conducted entirely in Spanish.

Prerequisite: SPAN 202 Spanish Composition and four hours from SPAN 201 Spanish Conversation, SPAN 203 Reading Strategies, SPAN 210 Spanish Advanced Grammar Review and SPAN 251 Introduction to Spanish Phonetics, or permission of the department chair.