ROMLANG 253 - The Mediterranean: History and Culture
Winter 2022, Section 002 - 1492 and the Mediterranean
Instruction Mode: Section 002 is   Hybrid (see other Sections below)
Subject: Romance Languages and Literatures (ROMLANG)
Department: LSA Romance Languages & Literatures
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Requirements & Distribution:
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in either HISTART 253 or JUDAIC 253.
With permission of instructor.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This course offers an innovative cross-disciplinary approach to the Mediterranean, with lecture and seminar components. It is part of the University’s cluster “The Mediterranean Perspective on Global History and Culture.” Students meet twice a week (MW) in an individual section whose focus varies according to the department of its professor (CLCIV with Prof. Abell about the history of the city of Troy or Spanish/RomLang with Prof. Szpiech about the events and cultural impact of the year 1492 in Spain and beyond). Students from both sections will gather for a joint weekly lecture on Friday, covering the broad history and culture of the Mediterranean region from late antiquity to the present.

Readings for the Friday lecture will be in English. Readings for the individual section MW meetings will vary according to topic. Assessment is comparable across sections but will vary slightly in each section’s syllabus.


ROMLANG 253 - The Mediterranean: History and Culture
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001 (SEM)
MW 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Note: note: MW sessions will be held in Spanish, and F lectures will be in English. All writing and most reading will be in Spanish.
002 (LEC)
F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Note: note: MW sessions will be held in Spanish, and F lectures will be in English. All writing and most reading will be in Spanish.

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