Last modified: 16 Nov 2016 18:09
Culture and Society in Latin America focuses on topical issues emerging from that geographical region. The exact topics covered vary from year to year, and recent presentations have included sessions on indigenous movements and identity politics; the Amazon region and its contribution to anthropological scholarship; mestizaje and hybridity; Latin American perspectives on gender; and museums and display in Latin America. It is an interdisciplinary course taught jointly by staff from anthropology and Hispanic studies and is available to taught postgraduate students in anthropology and from other disciplines (on approval of the course coordinator).
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
|Campus||Old Aberdeen||Sustained Study||No|
This course allows students to explore scholarship on Latin America from anthropology, history, literature and cultural studies. Students will select sessions from the seminars already in place for the MSc in Latin American Studies, according to their own interests. Teaching will be delivered largely through seminars and class discussion, but may include some lectures. Assessment takes the form of one essay in which students are encouraged to develop their interests and explore how scholarship on Latin America relates to current intellectual and theoretical debates in anthropology and related disciplines.
This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.