SPAN 4520 Spanish Cultural Studies

Spanish cultural studies applies interdisciplinary approaches to the study of popular and mass cultural forms. Depending on the instructors specialization, the course may encompass various chronological periods or special themes. In addition to the specifics of individual syllabi, all classes explore the role of culture in nation formation, the organization of leisure time through the culture industry, culture as a site of power, concepts of high and low culture, and how various cultural systems cut across boundaries of class, race, religion, and gender.