North & South Americans II

Faculteit Letteren
Jaar 2022/23
Vakcode LAX044P05
Vaknaam North & South Americans II
Niveau(s) propedeuse
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II b

Uitgebreide vaknaam North & South Americans II
Leerdoelen At the end of this course, students will have acquired an in-depth understanding of the transnational complexity of the interlinked economies, environment, eco-tourism, and colonial legacies of various Latin American regions and Canada. Moreover, students will acquire an in-depth understanding of some of the central key figures in Latin American and Canadian literature, 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 in Latin America, and in relationship to North 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. We will focus on topics such as indigenous movements in Mexico and Nicaragua, ecological justice movements in Canada and the Amazon region, tourism and sustainability in Mexico, the U.S.’s colonial legacy in Puerto Rico, liberation theology, and historic and contemporary sanctuary movements.
Uren per week 4
Onderwijsvorm hoorcollege, werkcollege
(2 uur hoorcollege, 2 uur werkcollege)
Toetsvorm presentatie, wekelijkse opdrachten
Vaksoort propedeuse
Coördinator Dr. A.M. Martinez
Docent(en) K.U. Dehan-Schmidt ,Dr. A.M. Martinez
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 b intr
Ba American Studies 1 semester II b verplicht
Ba Open colleges Letteren - semester II b keuze