SPN 312 Overview
This course engages students in discussions of cultural and artistic expressions used to articulate identity and resistance by people in the Americas. As Michael Foucault once said, “Where there is power, there is resistance.” Through the exploration of resistance in literature, popular culture, film, music, graffiti, murals and historical texts, students will be able to develop a critical mind that is constantly vigilant of power relations and hegemony. The exploration will be achieved while studying on campus as well as through a field experience in the Milwaukee area. While learning about the characteristics of the cultures and countercultures studied in class, students will be able to understand better the diversity of voices that constitute the Americas. The course is taught in English and may be used toward an advanced core certificate. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or department consent.
- 3.00 Credits