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976502 Contemporary Latin(o) Americas

8cp; 2hpw; availability: exchange and study abroad students with faculty approval
Requisite(s): (976001 Foundations in International Studies AND 24 credit points of completed study in spk(s): CBK90005 Country Choice combined Degrees with BA IntStud) OR ((64 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C09089 Bachelor of Communication (Creative Writing) Bachelor of Laws (Honours) OR 64 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C09091 Bachelor of Communication (Digital and Social Media) Bachelor of Laws (Honours) OR 64 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C09093-C09096, and Category Type = Bachelor's Combined Honours OR 64 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10359 Bachelor of Communication (Digital and Social Media) Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation OR 64 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10361-C10364, and Category Type = Bachelor's Degree OR 64 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10365-C10368, and Category Type = Bachelor's Combined Degree OR 64 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10369 Bachelor of Communication (Creative Writing) OR 64 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10370 Bachelor of Communication (Creative Writing) Bachelor of Arts International Studies OR 64 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10371 Bachelor of Communication (Digital and Social Media) OR 64 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10372-C10383, and Category Type = Bachelor's Combined Degree OR 64 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10276 Bachelor of Music and Sound Design OR 64 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10277 Bachelor of Music and Sound Design Bachelor of Arts International Studies))
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses. See access conditions.
Anti-requisite(s): 979518 Contemporary Latin(o) Americas

Undergraduate

Description

This subject introduces students to the Spanish-speaking Americas in their sociocultural, political and economic dimensions and is designed to prepare students for their year of in-country study in Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Argentina, Costa Rica or Latino USA. The subject is based on the premise that that the 'Latinised' USA and Latin America are so mutually intertwined historically, socially, culturally and economically that it makes more sense to study them together. The subject links contemporary Latin American and US Latino peoples and cultures to broader processes of transnationalisation, globalisation and transculturation.

Through a combination of tutorial-based, independent and collaborative learning, students develop research-led analytical skills and gain knowledge of important current theories, concepts and debates, and learn to apply these to contemporary patterns of sociocultural change in Latin America and in an increasingly Latinised USA, now the world's second largest Spanish-speaking country after Mexico.

The subject begins with a seminar on maps, names and key terms, followed by seminars on the periods of colonisation, independence and nation-state formation as stages vital to understanding Latin America's problematic insertion into Western modernity in the 20th century. The subject then moves to seminars on the complex interactions between the USA and Latin America and continues with seminars on popular music and church and gender before turning to country-specific studies.

Typical availability

Spring session, City campus


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Fee information

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Access conditions

Note: The requisite information presented in this subject description covers only academic requisites. Full details of all enforced rules, covering both academic and admission requisites, are available at access conditions and My Student Admin.