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SP1032: LATIN AMERICA: A CULTURAL HISTORY (2014-2015)

Last modified: 28 Jun 2018 10:27


Course Overview

This course will introduce students to Latin American history, culture and society from the pre-Hispanic period to the present through a selection of archaeology, historical and contemporary writings, visual culture and music. All texts studied will be available in English translation.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Trevor Stack

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

None.

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 will introduce students to Latin American history, culture and society from the pre-Hispanic period to the present through a selection of archaeology, historical and contemporary writings, visual culture and music. All texts studied will be available in English translation.

Further Information & Notes

Students are strongly encouraged to take both Latin America: A Cultural History and Spain: A Cultural History.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: One 1,500 word essay (35%); one two-hour written examination (35%); in-course assessment (30%) including group oral presentation, written comments on readings and in-tutorial tests.

Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (100%).

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Feedback

The above assessments are given CAS marks, and additional written or verbal feedback is also given.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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