Span 340: Cultures of Spain. Seville-Chapel Hill correspondent: Kristin Lowder http://unc.voicethread.com/?# u1578703.b2397846.i12685150. Objectives for Span 340. Contemporary cultural topics Personal view as foreigner Personal view from Spaniards
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Seville-Chapel Hill correspondent:
Las fiestas populares:
Why are there so many celebrations in Seville and Spain in general? Kristinwillvisitany of thenearbytownsto record one of thetypicalcelebration and explainittous.
Do Spaniardscelebrate Halloween? Why?
Spanish youth: ‘neither-nor’ generation
Spanish youth and the global economic crisis affecting the incorporation to the job market. Young people quit their studies with the hope of finding a job, but it has become increasingly difficult for them to apply for unskilled jobs, thus creating what has been termed “generación ‘ni-ni” (neither study, nor work).
Kristin interviews the younger members of the host family. Is Spanish youth optimistic about the future? Students at UNC will then provide their opinions on this issue and establish comparisons and similarities with the Spanish situation.
Seville-Chapel Hill Course Correspondents
Step 1: Kay Cee interviewed her host mother about some objects (stores, foods, musical instruments, items of clothing, etc) that she would consider typical of Sevilla and that best represent its culture. She found these objects, took pictures of them and posted them on VT and explain what they are.
Step 2: The students looked at the pictures and listen to Kay Cee’s description and explanation of their meaning and recorded their reactions.
Step 1: The students here formulate a series of questions about Sevillanos’ attitudes and opinions regarding the environment and related ecological issues.
Step 2: Kay Cee selects some of the questions and will use them to interview people on the street. Our students will see these interview on VT and respond. Where the answers what they expected? How does the attitude of Sevillanos regarding the environment compare to Americans?
In-class anonymous survey: