Wednesday, November 5, 2014

New Course: SPAN 461, Winter 2014

Span: 461, Winter 2015
Provides VLPA or I&S credit, and fulfills an elective requirement toward the minor.
Prerequisites: SPAN 303 and 322.

Was gold the only object coveted and desired by the Spaniards? What is the relationship between material culture and mestizaje? We will explore how textualized objects as well as real, tangible examples of material culture (artifacts, commodities, bric-à-brac, and other physical remnants) complicate the verbal strategies of the chronicles and other written testimonies produced in the New World during the XVIth and XVIIth centuries.

Prof. Raquel Albarrán is a dynamic professor, who is especially skilled at helping students connect their academic learning to the real world, as well as to other disciplinary studies.