Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Spring 2007

Abstract

At Minnesota State University Moorhead, a course is offered for 3rd year students that centers on Spanish culture. The goal of this course is to explore the country of Spain in a way that students become interested in what their civilization has contributed to global culture in humanistic, scientific, artistic, and historical advancements. We explore Spanish linguistics from its origins in Latin, Arabic and Greek. We watch demonstrative films of the beautiful landscape and the people's diversity and personality. Not a detail is left out of the day to day culture pertaining to the cuisine, the wine culture, the agriculture, the sculpture and music. But not only this, also, we spend time on why Spaniards eat more at midday and why Catalan is spoken in Barcelona and why Madrilenos like to spend the month of August on the coast. Our university seeks to understand the essence of what it means to be Spanish.

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