SPAN2029

Introduction to the cultures and history of Latin America

Credits:

Period:

Assessment:

6

1st semester

100% coursework

Prerequisite:

Nil

Co-requisite:

Nil

Description

Elective Course

This course offers an interdisciplinary introduction to representative cultural practices and key historical processes of Latin America through a selection of source materials such as films, paintings, historical accounts, religious texts, and music. Discussions in lectures will emphasize aspects of Latin American culture and history that prompt reflections on ethnic diversity, colonialism, political evolution, gender equality, and the role of the arts in understanding all these issues. Guest speakers will be invited to give talks on selected topics. English is the medium of instruction.

Medium of Instruction: English

Professor:

Vazquez

Vázquez Vázquez, Mercedes

Lecturer and Honorary Assistant Professor