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2017 - 2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017 - 2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HISP 360 - Cultural Constructions of the Environment in Latin America

Spring (3) Staff Prerequisite(s): HISP 280  or HISP 281  

Turning to legends, photography, film and fiction, this course explores how Latin American authors, filmmakers and artists imagine the environment and intervene on its behalf. Topics examined include the interrelationship between nature writing and spirituality; the transformation of external landscapes into psychological terrain (the Amazon, the Andes, the desert of Atacama); the representation of bureaucracy and other consequences of development; material consumption and the removal of nature. Select regions within Latin America and the United States will be highlighted in order to focus the discussion on specific literary and ecological issues.