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SPAN 2111 - Introduction to Latin American Culture

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 2
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: No
Pre-Requisite: SPAN 2101
Assumed Knowledge: Basic oral & written knowledge of the Spanish language
Assessment: Participation 10%, Oral exchange 20%, Mid-term test 20%, 3000 word Essay 50%

This course is a general introduction to the cultures of Latin America. It is aimed at students with little or no knowledge of the region. Starting with a review of the major aboriginal cultures that existed in Latin America previous to the arrival of the Spaniards, we will proceed to explore the conquest of the American continent and the effects these events had in the shaping of Latin American culture and society. Enough time will be dedicated to the discussion of the process of nation building in the continent, including the struggle for independence and early revolutionary movements. The second half of the course will be dedicated completely to the study and discussion of 20th and 21st Century Latin America. Some of the topics will touch on the processes of decolonization that today are emerging in different Latin American countries. This course will be conducted in Spanish. Reading materials will be mostly in Spanish.

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 2 Mon 10/08/2020 Wed 19/08/2020 Fri 30/10/2020 Not Available

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
21991 LE01 21 5 27 Jul - 14 Sep Monday 2pm - 4pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
5 Oct - 26 Oct Monday 2pm - 4pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
Related Class: Tutorial
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
21992 TU01 21 5 31 Jul - 18 Sep Friday 3pm - 4pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
9 Oct - 30 Oct Friday 3pm - 4pm MyUni, OL, Online Class