Contemporary Spain is a very diverse country with several distinct cultural and linguistic groups. In some cases, this has given rise to minority nationalisms that challenge the sovereignty and hegemony of the Spanish state. This unit introduces students to the advantages and challenges of such diversity, including some of its political aspects. Specific topics include language planning, regional cultures, ethnicity, minority nationalism, and independence movements. No knowledge of Spanish is required to take this unit.
1x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
1xOral Presentation (equivalent to 1500wd) (30%), 1x500wd Essay plan (10%), 1x4000wd Research essay (50%), class participation (10%)
SPAN3001 or SPAN3611 or 12 credit points at 2000 level in European Studies major