LATIN AMERICA TODAY

SPA3LAT

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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This unit is an introduction to the historical, social and cultural realities of Latin America through a number of case studies. It focuses on such topics as relations between Latin American countries and Europe, their representation in the press, and on issues of class, race and gender. In relation to these facets of Latin America, a range of written and audio-visual material is studied.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLaura Tolton Seabra

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

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Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites SPA2004 or SPA2006 or SPA2010 or equivalent All other students need only 60 points at 1st year level to enrol in this subject as an elective

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Readings

Mujeres y cine en América Latina

Resource TypeRecommended

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AuthorP.Torres San Marti­n (coord.)

Year2004

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La sierra [videorecording]

Resource TypeRecommended

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Year2005

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PublisherFILMS TRANSIT INTERNATIONAL

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Contemporary Latin American Cultural Studies

Resource TypeRecommended

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AuthorS. Hart and R. Young (eds.)

Year2003

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Estudios culturales y cuestiones globales : Latinoamérica en la coyuntura transnacional

Resource TypePrereading

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AuthorC. Castillón, C. SantibáDz y M. Zimmerman (coords)

Year2005

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Género y cultura en América Latina

Resource TypeRecommended

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AuthorM.L.Tarrés Barraza (coord.)

Year1998

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Ability to communicate in written, educated Spanish; ability to report and summarise arguments presented in the press.
02. Ability to negotiate differences in cultural values between Australians and other citizens of a globalised world.
03. Ability to participate in class discussions using appropriate register of Spanish
04. Ability to understand different cultural realities in a globalised society
05. Ability to work in pairs or small groups
06. Applying critical and analytical skills to the discussion of cultural, historical and social topics relating to Latin America
07. Critical engagement and development of arguments around a diverse range of issues in contemporary society
08. Engage in innovative thinking and independent research

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