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Fall 2013  |  GLOS 3900 Section 001: Topics in Global Studies -- The Ethics of Bullfighting (34866)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits (5 Credits max.)
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Meets With:
SPAN 3910 Section 001
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/03/2013 - 12/11/2013
Mon, Wed 09:45AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, East Bank
Appleby Hall 11
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Topics vary each semester. See Class Schedule.
Class Notes:
TAUGHT IN SPANISH.
Class Description:
The Ancient Roman geographer Strabo once compared the shape of Iberia to a stretched out bull's hide. From this point on, the image of the bull and the practice of bullfighting have played a prominent role in Spanish culture and national identity. This course analyzes the cultural legacy of bullfighting, its relation to the public spectacle of violence, and the uneasy distinction between the human and the animal. We will explore, through literature, cinema, and visual art, the contradiction between bullfighting as both a cultural patrimony and an unethical treatment of animals.
Grading:
15% Midterm Exam
45% Reports/Papers
20% Attendance
10% In-class Presentations
10% Class Participation
Class Format:
15% Lecture
65% Discussion
20% Small Group Activities
Workload:
100 Pages Reading Per Week
25 Pages Writing Per Term
1 Exam(s)
3 Paper(s)
1 Presentation(s)
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=GLOS3900~001&term=1139
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
16 April 2013

Fall 2013  |  GLOS 3900 Section 002: Topics in Global Studies -- Novels and Nations (35726)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits (5 Credits max.)
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Meets With:
GWSS 3390 Section 001
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/03/2013 - 12/11/2013
Mon, Wed 02:30PM - 03:45PM
UMTC, East Bank
Nicholson Hall 35
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Topics vary each semester. See Class Schedule.
Class Description:
One of the ways nations constitute themselves is through narratives, including fictional narratives, that shape national consciousness. Nevertheless, the dominant narratives of nation often fit badly with the realities of marginalized groups. In this class we look at the ways historically marginalized groups including women, ethnic minorities, political dissidents, exiles, and sexual minorities both participate in and disrupt the dominant narratives of nation. The literary texts are all taken from the Southern Cone of Latin America: Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay. This regional focus will allow us to locate these texts in a concrete and specific location, fostering a deeper understanding of a specific world region. The course is also designed to familiarize students with the conventions and inner workings of literary texts. The British novelist and essayist Virginia Woolf described fiction as a spider's web, ?attached ever so lightly perhaps, but still attached to life at all four corners.? If the web is pulled from its moorings it collapses into a sticky mass, yet to look only to the places and ways it attaches to the wall of reality is to miss the complexity of the web itself. This class teaches students to explore and enjoy the intricacies of the web of fiction without losing sight of the structures that hold it up. A major goal of the course is to give interdisciplinary students in GWSS and Global Studies, much of whose curriculum leans toward the empirical and theoretical world of the social sciences, the tools to understand the pleasure of reading, the ways a literary text works, and its privileged position as an apparatus of representation.
Grading:
55% Reports/Papers
45% Reflection Papers Other Grading Information: The term "reflection papers" here refers to the 9 responses to the readings, worth 5% each. Attendance and participation in discussions are obligatory, though no formal grade will be given for them.
Exam Format:
No exams
Class Format:
35% Lecture
50% Discussion
15% Small Group Activities These are approximate percentages.
Workload:
100-200 Pages Reading Per Week
20 Pages Writing Per Term
3 Paper(s)
9 Homework Assignment(s)
Other Workload: We'll read one short story and six novels, as well as several scholarly articles.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=GLOS3900~002&term=1139
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
10 May 2013

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