Orientation Session: Narratives in/of Costa Rica. Individuals, Communities and their Voices (GL/SP/COMS 4608)
Students registered on the GL/SP/COMS 4608 must attend this orientation session.
As part of the Summer Abroad Program in Costa Rica, this course centers on the nature and function of narratives as they relate to the construction of subjects, communities and nations. Students analyze local narrative environments, including fiction and non-fiction, community narratives and life stories. Students are also given the option of creating their own narrative based on their experience abroad, while reflecting on the act of telling/writing as an act of (self) knowledge production and its potential for building archives of memory, articulating communities and fostering empathy. The course will be taught in English, but students majoring in Spanish will have to complete their assignments in Spanish to receive major credits.