Cross-cultural study of global issues of navigation, commerce, and the environment, as expressed by the arts, traditions, and narratives from 1492 to the present. Connections with Europe, Africa, Americas, Asia,
Histories and traditions (literature, music, dance, poetry, food, fashion) of the Hispanic cowboy, Americas to Hawai‘i.
Examines symbolic interpretations of the vaquero concerning nation and identity, and the material consequences of ranching (colonialism, commerce, environment). Sophomore standing or higher, or consent.
Traces evolution of uses, meanings, and cultural representations of chocolate and other food native to Latin America. Emphasis on how narratives of food and food practices engage with national, ethnic, social, and gender identity constructions. Sophomore standing or higher, or
Combined lecture-discussion on political, social, cultural themes of Iberia and Latin America; (B) Aztlán, Quetzalcóatl, Pachamama; (C) Luso-Hispanic pop culture. Repeatable one time for different alphas. Pre: 360 or LAIS 363 or LAIS 368 or
LAIS 372 or LAIS 380, and SPAN 351, and SPAN 352; or consent. (Once a year)
Critical overview of contemporary theories on Hispanic culture. Issues of identity such as mestizaje, hybridity, and pluralism will be discussed from a hemispheric perspective. Pre: consent.