CEA Course: Cultural Studies

CUL322 AMERICAN PERSPECTIVES ON ITALY: FROM HISTORY TO CULTURE

This course explores how Americans have viewed and related to Italy and Italians since the late nineteenth century. Integrating historical studies, diplomatic and military relations, literary analysis, and film and cultural studies, the course examines the complexities of American attitudes—often idealized, sometimes derogatory—toward Italy, Italians, and Italian-Americans. Prerequisites: One two-hundred or two one-hundred level courses in the subject area(s) of instruction. Language of instruction: English. Credits: 3. Cross listed as HIS322.

CUL330 POPULAR CULTURE IN SPAIN: ANDALUSIA

Popular Culture in Andalusia includes a wide range of themes pertinent to a better understanding of Spanish folklore and personality: history, art, regional differences, politics, habits, social values, traditions, etc. Andalusia has a unique contact with Mediterranean, European and African cultures. Credits: 3 Also offered as: SPN358 Popular Culture in Spain: Andalusia taught in Spanish.

CUL331 POPULAR CULTURE IN IRELAND

In order to deconstruct the artistic and political “creation” of national stereotypes of Ireland that affect, and are challenged by, contemporary Irish culture and identity, the course provides you with the knowledge, tools and theories necessary to explore and analyze Irish culture and identity particularly while situating it in the context of globalization and immigration. Credits: 3

CUL332 CHINESE POPULAR CULTURE

The course provides a historical and socio-economic background for the emergence of popular cultures from the early decades of the twentieth century to the contemporary present in China and Taiwan. The theoretical background will include an exploration of the concepts of cultural hybridity, colonial pasts, alternate modernities, local vs. transnational space, and the adoption and adaptation of foreign influences. Credits: 3

CUL340BCN THE CULTURE OF FOOD & WINE IN SPAIN

In this course, students will analyze the relationships between Spanish food and culture throughout history. The course develops in a multidisciplinary context: historic, anthropologic, sociologic and, of course, gastronomic. Additional fee applies. Credits: 3 Also offered as: CUL340MAD or CUL340SVQ The Culture of Food & Wine in Spain, CUL340FLR orCUL340FCO The Culture of Food & Wine in Italy, and CUL340CDG The Culture of Food & Wine in France; CUL340EZE The Culture of Food & Wine in Buenos Aires, also offered as SPN350MAD orSPN350SVQ The Culture of Food & Wine in Spain taught in Spanish

CUL350 SPANISH CIVILIZATION & CULTURE

The aim of this course is to analyze Spanish culture from both a historical and sociological perspective. The course also has an intercultural component comparing home and host customs, traditions and values. Students will study the history of Spanish civilization from pre-historic to modern times while interacting with the reality of modern day Spain in order to interpret and understand Spanish culture. Credits: 3 Also offered as: SPN352 Spanish Civilization & Culture taught in Spanish

CUL350CDG FRENCH CIVILIZATION & CULTURE

A historical and sociological analysis of French civilization and culture from Roman to contemporary times, this course engages you in the life and culture of France’s capital city, Paris, in order to encounter, analyze, interpret and appreciate French history, society and sociological habits. Prerequisites: None. Language of Instruction: English. Credits: 3

CUL351BCN SPORT & CULTURE IN CONTEMPORARY SPAIN

This course aims to offer an alternative route into modern Spanish society by examining the seminal place of sport within Spanish life. After examining Franco's instrumental use of sport and today's sport-media-industry complex, the course addresses wider related themes such as gender issues, violence, race and the economics of professional sports. Credits: 3 Also offered as: CUL351FLR Sport & Culture in Contemporary Italy (Florence), CUL351MAD Sport & Culture in Contemporary Spain (Madrid), CUL351EZE Sport & Culture in Contemporary Argentina.

CUL 353 HISTORY OF ARGENTINE TANGO: MYTH, TRADITION & IDENTITY

This course explores the cultural history of Tango in music, dance and text from the late 19th century to the present. A deconstruction of its myths and traditions provides cultural insights into the tensions of Argentine identity, culture and society. Prerequisites: Introductory courses in contemporary Latin American history and/or cultural studies. Language of Instruction: English. Credits: 3. Cross listed as HIS353.

CUL354 THE MAKING OF THE MEDITERRANEAN WORLD

What do we mean by the “Mediterranean”? Is it a reality, a fiction, or is it a cultural construction? This course will set out to examine these questions through a variety of images, representations and narratives that have been associated historically with the people and places of the Mediterranean. The key roles assumed by painting, sculpture, architecture, literature, poetry and mythology and film will be highlighted. Credits: 3

CUL358 BRAND BARCELONA: MARKETING THE GLOBAL CITY

A critical examination of the principles, processes and ambitions behind the transformation of Barcelona’s physical environment, economy and image over the past thirty years, this course evaluates both evolutionary and revolutionary changes to the city’s environment and identity in light of the post-modern demands placed upon cities to adapt to the social, organizational and symbolic requirements of post-industrial, globalized economies. Prerequisites: Introductory courses in Cultural Studies, Marketing, Public Relations, or with the approval of the instructor. Language of instruction: English. Credits: 3. Cross listed as MKT338.

CUL360 IMMIGRATION, RACE & ETHNICITY IN CONTEMPORARY FRANCE

Taking account of the cultural history of French imperialism and decolonization, as well as the ethnic francophone groups who came to Paris in their wake, this course examines the legal, social, economic, cultural, intellectual, and gender structures that determine how the politics of immigration, race and ethnicity are both managed and mismanaged in contemporary France. Credits: 3 Also offered as: CUL360FCO Immigration, Race & Identity in Contemporary Italy. CUL360FCO cross listed as SOC360FCO.

CUL361 SPANISH YOUTH SINCE 1975: CHALLENGE & ACHIEVEMENT

This course examines expressions and representations of Spanish youth since the death of Franco in 1975 and surveys consequential social issues such as drug and alcohol use, housing, joblessness, political activism, education reform, and family life. The course employs popular culture, history, literature, film and sociological research to gain access to the heart and mind of Spain’s youth today. Prerequisites: None. Language of instruction: English. Credits: 3. Cross listed as SOC361.

CUL362 PARIS: CULTURE, IDENTITY & CITIZENSHIP IN THE CITY

This interdisciplinary course explores the challenges minority communities face in Paris and its suburbs as they strive to integrate into a secular state such as France and then evaluates how effectively they have been incorporated into the French political, economic, societal and cultural mainstream. Prerequisites: One introductory course in any of the above subject areas or with the approval of the instructor. Language of instruction: English. Credits: 3. Cross listed as SOC362.