Topics Gender and Ethnic Studies

The New Spain: 1977-Present

Deals with the vast changes in Spanish social, political and cultural life that have taken place since the death of Franco (1975). Topics include the transition to democracy, new freedom…

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American Authors

Christopher Columbus’s initial description of the Americas featured rivers of gold and man-eating monsters. From the moment colonists and conquistadors first encountered its endless frontiers, abundant nature, and alien cultures,…

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World Literature

Today we have the luxury of reading more literatures in more languages than ever before in world history. In this course we ask: what can we learn from the great…

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American Literature

Debt comes in many forms: those to do with money (student loans, medical bills, credit cards); the debts we have to each other (how we respond to the COVID-19 pandemic,…

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