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HISPANIC STUDIES

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SP 3088
CITIZENSHIP IN LATIN AMERICA A
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr T Stack

Pre-requisite(s): Normally available only to students in Programme Year 3.

Note(s): This course may NOT be included as part of a graduating curriculum with Citizenship in Latin America B. This course will not be available in 2012/13.

This course focuses on the principles and practices of citizenship across Latin America. It begins with the history of citizenship in colonial times before looking at the nationalisation of citizenship in the nineteenth century. The second half of the course focuses on the "citizen-ization" of Latin American society and politics by which government and many social movements have come to emphasise the importance of treating people as citizens and of promoting citizenship. The readings will show, however, that citizenship has been understood differently at different times and places.

1 two-hour seminar per week.

1st Attempt: Two essays 2,000 words (40% each) and in-course assessment (20%) (consisting of 10% student-led discussion and 10% individual oral presentation).

Resit: Two essays (50% each).