Spain and Latin America through Contemporary Cinema (Spring Only)

Universidad de Granada

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Spain and Latin America through Contemporary Cinema (Spring Only)

  • Host University

    Universidad de Granada

  • Location

    Granada, Spain

  • Area of Study

    Film Studies, History, Radio/Television/Film, Spanish Culture, Visual Arts

  • Language Level

    High Advanced

    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

    45
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    Description
    This subject approaches the contemporary historical development of these countries. It will cover Spanish history from the Post-war period (50s), an overview of the 20th century and the first decade of the 21st century. It will also cover Latin American history from the Populist movements of the 50s to the migratory movements of the late 20th century, and include a reflection on the first decade of the 21st century.

    Content
    Spain:
    Topic 1: The Post-war generations
    Topic 2: Transition and democracy
    Topic 3: The Socialist years
    Topic 4: The 90s crisis
    Topic 5: The first decade of the 21st Century

    Latin America:
    Topic 1: The Populist movements
    Topic 2: Alternative Paths
    Topic 3: The Dictatorships of the 70s
    Topic 4: Crisis and transformation in the 80s
    Topic 5: Social politics, equality and emigration
    Topic 6: 21st Century: new Populist movements?

    Assessment
    Mid-term exam and final exam: 50% of the final grade
    Participation in class and activities: 25% of the final grade
    Group Project: 25% of the final grade