Fall 2008

Argentina, Brazil, Chile: Film and Politics of Democratization

Listed in: Political Science, as POSC-25  |  Spanish, as SPAN-88


Javier Corrales (Section 01)
Lucia M. Suarez (Section 01)


(Also Political Science 25.) This team-taught course will examine processes of democratization through the interdisciplinary lenses of political science and cultural/literary theory. By reviewing films, critical texts, cases, and causal arguments, we will explore the history of repressive regimes, the transitions to democracy, and the challenges of enhancing the "quality" of democracy in contemporary Argentina, Brazil and Chile. The course will be taught twice a week. One day a week, the entire class will meet in one room. The other day, the class will break into two discussion groups, one of which will be conducted entirely in Spanish and will count specifically for Spanish majors. Command of Spanish is not required except for students interested in receiving credit for their Spanish major. Requisite: Spanish 7 or consent of the instructor. Limited to 40 students. Fall semester. Professor Suarez. Professor Corrales.