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SPAN2616: Crosscurrents in Spain and Latin America

2024 unit information

This unit immerses students in Spanish and Latin American history, society, politics, economics, and culture through a multi-disciplinary and multi-national approach. It provides insight into the processes that generate sociocultural similarity and difference across geographical boundaries. A cultural studies approach will integrate such diverse perspectives to examine salient themes, such as class, race, gender, colonialism, dependency and intervention, arts, music, film and literature.

Unit details and rules

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Spanish and Latin American Studies

Code SPAN2616
Academic unit Spanish and Latin American Studies
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 1000 level in Spanish and Latin American Studies or SPAN2611 or SPAN2612 or SPAN3001 or SPAN3002 or SPAN3611 or SPAN3612
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate familiarity with theoretical conceptualizations of crosscurrents and how they are practically articulated in Latin America and Spain.
  • LO2. understand the key concepts around social, political, epistemic, linguistic and cultural crosscurrents and their historical context in Latin America and Spain.
  • LO3. develop a nuanced understanding of crosscurrents in Latin America and Spain.
  • LO4. demonstrate critical thinking skills to engage with different academic sources on social, political, epistemic, linguistic and cultural crosscurrents.

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
There are no availabilities for previous years.

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