2014-2015 Undergraduate Bulletin

SPA 357 Violence Against Women in the Spanish-Speaking World

3 hours 

Through the lens of literature and films, this course examines representations of violence against women in the Hispanic world. Focusing on specific moments of state-sponsored violence throughout Latin America and Spain, this course will explore how broader issues including but not limited to human rights, reproductive violence, violence against indigenous women, women in war and other conflicts, women and the guerrilla experience, sexual violence and truth commissions, and new social movements such as the Madres de Plaza de Mayo are portrayed in Hispanic short-stories, novels, plays, poetry, essays, and films. This course is taught in Spanish.




ENG 201; SPA 202 or SPA 212 or placement exam