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Culture & Civilization of Argentina International Business Program Spring 2020 Semester - Early Start - Buenos Aires

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Culture & Civilization of Argentina

Culture & Civilization of Argentina Course Overview


CEA Partner Institution: CEA Buenos Aires Center
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Primary Subject Area: Cultural Studies
Other Subject Area: Anthropology, Sociology
Instruction in: English
Course Code: CUL357EZE
Course Details: Level 300
Recommended Semester Credits: 3
Contact Hours: 45
Prerequisites: None


The aim of this course is to analyze the culture of Argentina following a historical, anthropological, and semiotic perspective. Similarly, the course has an intercultural component comparing home and host customs, traditions, and values. You will study the history of Argentina from the 19th century to modern times as it is expressed in its music, visual arts, literature, comic strips, TV and media products, and films. The focus of the class is to analyze Argentine myths and figures as semiotic devices for the production and reception of cultural products and the construction of social identities. Thus, we will explore the figures of the gaucho and the indio as ideological constructions of the dominant national culture in different periods of Argentine history, and we will contrast them with their reincarnations in the realm of the popular and the media of the present times. We will also address the presence of immigrants in contemporary Argentina, the culture of young people as expressed by rock and cumbia, and the history of militancia and its reformulations in contemporary films, graphic novels, and literary works.

Furthermore, in order to maximize your integration into Argentina's culture, this course guides you to critically analyze what culture is and how you can achieve intercultural strategies so as to more easily understand, adapt, and learn local customs. Thus, you are asked to reflect on cultural differences between the U.S. and Argentina so as to more deeply analyze the host culture and navigate in your new surroundings successfully. By the end of the course, you will understand that a country's customs and traditions are linked to its historical, social, and economic development.

**This course has been updated from course code CUL357

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