Selves and Others

Paula Torreiro Pazo
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A study of select topics related to world languages and the cultures where they are spoken through various media, including literary and non-literary texts, music, film, plastic and performing arts, and guest speakers from various disciplines across campus. A deliberate effort will be made to design course materials in ways that are at once broad (reflecting historical, geographic, linguistic, and cultural spectra) and profound (allowing students to focus on areas of personal/academic interest to them). Also, the course will treat world languages and cultures in a non-linear (“unit-based” or “compartmentalized”) fashion in order to avoid conceiving of them as insular or unrelated entities and to demonstrate ways in which languages and cultures interconnect in the human experience as a whole.

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Dr. Paula Torreiro Pazo did her BA and MA in English at the University of A Coruña (Spain). At the same university, she completed her PhD on Asian American Literature. She has worked as a GTA at the City University of Hong Kong, where she conducted research on matters of interculturalism and globalization. In addition, she holds an MA in teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language by the University of Salamanca (Spain). Her main areas of interest and research are: ethnic minority literatures, food, collective memory and culture, globalization, deterritorialization, Asian American studies, and second language acquisition.

Contact FYS

The First Year Seminar is part of the General Education Program located in Anne Belk Hall, Room 250.

Phone: 828-262-2028

Our mailing address:
First Year Seminar
ASU Box 32065
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28608

Director of First Year Seminar:
Dr. Martha McCaughey

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