Summer 2017 course
SPAN224: Violence and Resistance in the Americas
Spanish 224 - Violence and Resistance in the Americas will be held during the second Summer session and will be taught in English. It does fulfill General Education requirements for Distributive Studies - Humanities (DSHU) and Diversity - Understanding Plural Societies (DVUP).
Course Description: "The primary goal of this course is to examine the indigenous visions of violence and resistance in the Americas. Through the study of primary texts from the 16th to the 21st century, and through the discussion of documentary and feature films the student will gain a greater understanding of the past and present issues faced by the indigenous people.
All materials are in English, and this course is part of the CORE Liberal Arts and Sciences Program of the general education portion of the undergraduate program. This is a CORE literature and Human Culture Diversity Course designed to examine experiences, perspectives and values different from those that are dominant in the United States or Europe. Although, the instructor will occasionally lecture to provide necessary background, the majority of class time will be dedicated to discussion of the texts. For this reason, the instructor expects an active involvement and participation from the students."