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B.S. in Actuarial Science

Otterbein University Course Catalogs

2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Feb 23, 2020  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

INST 2811 - Spain’s Global Travelers

Hours: 3
Introduces students to variety of travel within, through, and originating from Spain throughout history to explore what it means to be a global traveler or citizen. Among other topics, we will consider travel accounts that explore religious difference in Medieval Spain and the broader Mediterranean world, contact between cultures in the Americas, and Spain’s crucial role in twentieth-century European and global conflicts. Using Spain’s unique historical position as a panorama, we will analyze a variety of primary documents to consider the negotiations of identity, geography, and difference that arise through global travel. To appreciate the continued relevance of these ideas, we will compare these texts with current global conflicts and debates. Through this course, students will learn to critically assess narratives both historical and current and be able to articulate their own positions within and with respect to a global world.