Introduction to Spanish Culture

Taught in Spanish, open to students who have completed Intermediate Spanish or its equivalent.

“Spain is different!” was a famous tourism slogan in the 1960’s. And indeed, for better or worse, Spain is different. Sandwiched between Europe and the North of Africa, holder of a vast transatlantic empire for over three centuries, forged by the co-existence of Arabic, Jewish, and Christian populations, Spain is a fascinating and unique crucible of cultures and traditions. This course examines the evolution of Spanish culture, with an emphasis on literature, art, music, and film.