Modern Languages 532
Office Hours
Monday, 2-3 p.m.
Urrea, Beatriz
Associate Professor of Practice

Courses taught:
SPAN 330 (Intermediate Spanish Conversation), SPAN 431 (Immigration, the Documentary and Community Service)

Honors courses taught:
SPAN 350 (Introduction to Literary Genres), SPAN 210 (Latin America on Film) and SPAN 220 (Immigration through Film)

Dr. Beatriz Urrea holds a B.A. in Anthropology, M.A. in Comparative Literature, and Ph.D. in Spanish Literature. Her academic areas of interest are Spanish Golden Age literature, the writings of Spanish mystics, cultural studies, human rights, film and immigration. Of Cuban descent , she was born in Puerto Rico and has lived in her native country, Brazil, and Spain, as well as the U.S.

Currently Teaching

SPAN 210 – Latin America on Film

Throughout its history, Latin America has witnessed a conflict of social, cultural and political differences. The challenges of defining Latin America have been arduous and at times difficult. Each academic discipline has taken a narrow prospective view of what is Latin America. Therefore, this class Introduces students to the concept and origins of popular culture and to social theories used to analyze its impact on self, culture in modern consumer societies and national and regional images of identity. Students will focus on understanding the history, politics, cultural, and social reality changes in Latin America.