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SPAN 150: Cultures of the Spanish-Speaking World

A research guide for Spanish 150 at University of Oregon


Photograph of The Alamo in San Antonio, Texas at night by Nan Palermo

The Alamo San Antonio by Nan Palermo, licensed under CC-BY 2.0

Welcome and bienvenidos to the UO Libraries' course guide for Spanish 150, Cultures of the Spanish-Speaking World. This course provides a broad panorama of the history and literature of Spain and Latin America, including the US.

I am your librarian for Latin American Studies, Spanish & Portuguese. My contact information is on this page. Please feel free to reach out with questions about research or library resources.

This course uses e-resources (electronic resources) such as e-books and online journals. Many of them are freely available online and free of most copyright restrictions (aka "Open Access" or OA). OA materials are indicated with the open lock symbol: 

Research is a Process (Infographic)

Research is an iterative process, meaning it's repetitive but you learn as you move forward and make changes. It's more cyclical than straightforward or linear. Use the side navigation to learn about each of the steps of the process, and don't be afraid to jump around between steps.

The "Research is a Process" infographic: Follow the "long description" infographic link for a web accessible description.

Long description of "Research is a process" infographic for web accessibility

Thanks to IUPUI University Library for allowing remix of this graphic under a Creative Commons license.

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Bronwen Maxson
Subject Specialist for Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American Studies
Pronouns: She/Ella/Ela

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403

SPAN 150 Course Goals

SPAN 150 Course Goals
  • Develop an appreciation for the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world in its geographic, historical, and cultural diversity
  • Become familiar with the Spanish faculty in Romance Languages and develop an awareness of and appreciation for their areas of research specialization
  • Gain proficiency in thinking and writing about cultural production in its historical perspective
  • Develop proficiency in identifying, understanding, and using peer-reviewed academic literature
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