Sport in Latin America (SPA4496.01)

Jonathan Pitcher

This course will analyze the symbolic and practical meaning of a range of sports and their commodification (both imported and exported), not least in the apparently perpetual definition and redefinition of national ideologies and regional identities, the continuation or disruption of collective memory, agency or lack thereof, race, class, and politics, thus contextualizing sport as an expression of social values. We should also learn low-intermediate Spanish, if not more, while playing some games of our own.

Prerequisites: Spanish 3 at Bennington, or permission of the instructor.
Credits: 4
M 12:10pm - 2:00pm; W 12:10pm - 2:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 18
Course Frequency:
This course is categorized as All courses, Four Credit, Spanish, 4000, Jonathan Pitcher, Monday and/or Thursday Afternoons, Wednesday Afternoons, and tagged , , .