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SPAN 321 From Empire to Democracy: A Century in Crisis (CORE—Western Civilization)

Prerequisite: SPAN 208 or permission of the department chair. (Course is offered as needed/1 credit for student teachers or 3 credits for other students) 

Study of selected works from the Generation of 1898 to the present, interpreting the religious, historical and ideological crises that shape the Spanish 20th century. Focus on the impact of the 1898 colonial war, the civil war, the dictatorship and the transition to democracy. The course will examine authors such as Unamuno, Baroja, Ortega, Lorca, Machado and contemporary feminist Carmen Riera.