North & South Americans I

Faculteit Letteren
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode LAX043P05
Vaknaam North & South Americans I
Niveau(s) propedeuse
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II a

Uitgebreide vaknaam North & South Americans I
Leerdoelen At the end of this course, students will have acquired an in-depth understanding of the transnational significance of colonization movements and their effects on indigenous cultures. Moreover, students will acquire an in-depth understanding of some of the central key figures in Latin American history, culture and politics and their role within and significance for the Americas. In addition, students will learn to integrate the perspectives of various disciplines in order to engage critically with current socio-political and cultural issues.
Omschrijving This course offers an in-depth interdisciplinary introduction to the peoples, cultures, and societies of Central and South America, with a special emphasis on nations, regions, developments, events, and movements that have a particular relevance for the United States. We will study this rich and diverse region from a variety of different disciplines and perspectives, frequently adopting a comparative (inter-American) perspective. Part I focuses on Revolutions and Revolutionary Movements, including Simon Bolívar and the Spanish American wars of independence; the world revolutionary Che Guevara and his protests against imperialism and capitalist exploitation; Cuba before, during, and after the Castros; and current developments in Venezuela, Bolivia, and Brazil after the “pink tide.” We will furthermore explore the literary and cultural responses to key political events such as the legacies of dictatorship in contemporary Chile, the socio-political significance of Magical Realism and the Latin American Boom, and contemporary literary and social developments in the Caribbean.
Uren per week 4
Onderwijsvorm hoorcollege, werkcollege
Toetsvorm presentatie, wekelijkse opdrachten
Vaksoort propedeuse
Coördinator dr. C.G. Sutherland, PhD.
Docent(en) K.U. Schmidt, MA. ,dr. C.G. Sutherland, PhD.
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Readings tba via Nestor
Opmerkingen 80% Mandatory attendance in seminars. Students are expected to participate actively in discussions during seminars and to duly carry out all assignments. This module can be taken as an elective and/or Open Course Unit. Major students take precedence.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Course units for exchange students 1 semester II a intr
Ba American Studies 1 semester II a verplicht
Ba Open colleges Letteren - semester II a keuze