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SPAN135. Hispanic Culture for English Speakers

Taught in English, this is a General Education course open to all students at all levels of study. It provides an overview of Spanish and Spanish American history, as well as an introduction to key products, perspectives, and practices of contemporary Spanish-speaking cultures. Topics to be explored include religion, family and other social structures, movies, literature, fashion, sports, art, and the media. This course will also help students develop the critical thinking skills needed for more advanced courses in history and culture. No prior knowledge of the Spanish language or Hispanic cultures is required, and there is no pre-requisite. Credit, 3 hours. Offered at least once per academic year. (NOTE: This is a General Education course. Spanish majors and minors are encouraged to take SPAN 135 to acquire a good foundation in Hispanic culture and to obtain General Education credits. However, the course does NOT count toward the requirements of the Spanish majors or minors.)