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SP1536: LATIN AMERICA: A CULTURAL HISTORY (2017-2018)

Last modified: 16 Nov 2016 18:26


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 Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Trevor Stack

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2

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

  • Any Undergraduate 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 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. The course will focus on Mexico, but will include material from other countries including Chile, Cuba, Argentina and the US.

Further Information & Notes

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

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

None.

Contact Teaching Time

57 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

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

None.

Feedback

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

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