Course level

Undergraduate

Faculty

Humanities and Social Sciences

School

Languages & Cultures School

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Class contact

3 Lecture hours

Incompatible

LTCS1007

Prerequisite

#4 Arts courses or Permission of Course Coordinator

Assessment methods

Online discussion, Article review and reflection, Completion of 3 of 4 essays.

Course coordinator

Dr Sol Rojas-Lizana

Study Abroad

This course is pre-approved for Study Abroad and Exchange students.

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2018 St Lucia Internal Profile unavailable

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Course description

This course is an introduction to the several factors that shape the diverse cultures of Latin America, including the native peoples of the continent, the impact of European conquistadors and colonizers, the ideals of independence, and the contemporary continental order under the strong influence of the US. The course is organised around four modules: The Indigenous Pre-Hispanic World, Hispanic Heritage, Latin America in the 20th Century, and Brazil. Students should expect to get an overview of Latin American cultures throughout history, to gain a sound understanding of the ways in which Latin American peoples have represented themselves under different external influences, and to acquire a conceptual foundation for further study in the area of Latin American Studies. Students choose their essay topics from a list of topics related to each of the four modules in the course.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2017 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2016 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2015 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2014 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2013 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2012 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2011 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2010 St Lucia Internal Course Profile