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SPAN 521 From Empire to Democracy: A Century in Crisis (Humanities Elective)

Prerequisites: 5 courses in Spanish at the 200 level or above, or departmental approval. (Offered as needed/3 credits) 

Study of selected works from the Generation of 1898 to the present, interpreting the religious, historical and ideological crises that shaped the Spanish 20th century. Focus on the impact of the 1989 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.