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PI5014: THEMES IN LATIN AMERICA (2016-2017)

Last modified: 28 Jun 2018 10:27


Course Overview

This course provides an advanced introduction to Latin American Studies. It presents a variety of disciplinary approaches, including those of anthropology, history, literary and cultural studies, and politics and international relations. Through these, it illuminates a wide range of social, political, and cultural issues in the region. The course is divided into two parts: a) an overview of politics and international relations in Latin America, and b) an overview of cultural and social issues in Latin America. This is a core course of the MSc Latin American Studies. It is also available to students of other MSc and MRes programmes. 

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Andrea Oelsner

Qualification Prerequisites

None.

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course provides an advanced introduction to a variety of topics in Latin American Studies, which will enable students to choose an elective course for the second semester of the MSc lays the groundwork for those elective courses as well as for the dissertation. The course introduces a variety of disciplinary approaches, including those of anthropology, history, literary and cultural studies, and politics and international relations, and through these it illuminates a wide range of issues in Latin America. This course is also available for students of other MSc and MRes programmes, pending approval of the course coordinator. The course will be divided into two parts: • An overview of politics and international relations in Latin America • An overview of cultural and social issues in Latin America

Further Information & Notes

1 two-hour seminar per week

2 Essays (50%).


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

None.

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

2 Essays (50%).

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Feedback

None.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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