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Washington and Lee University    
  Oct 17, 2017
2017-2018 University Catalog
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SPAN 216 - Living on the Edge: Identities in Motion in Argentina and Uruguay

Credits: 4

Prerequisite: SPAN 162 or 164 and instructor consent. Conducted in Spanish in Argentina and Uruguay, this course comprises a study of Argentine culture, language, and identity. Students live in Buenos Aires with Spanish-speaking families while pursuing coursework on identity in local, national, and international contexts. What does geography have to do with identity? How might a nation redefine its policies and peoples over time? Where does the line exist between an economic system and its individual constituents? And what insights can art offer into domestic and international conflict? This course engages such questions through the study of Argentine historiography, literature, economics, and art. Coursework is accentuated by visits to sites of cultural importance in Argentina and Uruguay, including museums, banks, literary presses, political centers, meat markets, parks, and tango houses. Michelson.

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