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SPAN3621: Visions of Diaspora

2023 unit information

Are there alternative frameworks (transnational and/or diasporic) that can better enhance our understanding of the interconnected histories of Spain and Latin America The unit is a conceptual and thematic exploration of the forces that have shaped Spanish and Latin American identities, networks of migration, among Afrodescendant, Indigenous and other ethnocultural groups, in Spain and the Americas, historically and in the present day. Images and discourses found in narrative, music and film, and theoretical concepts and methods from social research, are explored.

Unit details and rules

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Spanish and Latin American Studies

Code SPAN3621
Academic unit Spanish and Latin American Studies
Credit points 6
SPAN3001 or SPAN3611
Assumed knowledge:

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

  • LO1. Understand the most important issues regarding migration to and from both Spain and Latin America
  • LO2. Further develop critical thinking the field of Spanish and Latin American Studies through a more in-depth knowledge of theoretical lenses for the study of chosen and forced migration.
  • LO3. Develop increased ability to apply analytical skills to understanding real world processes.
  • LO4. Build on and further develop skills in written and oral communication in Spanish and English.
  • LO5. Develop a nuanced and historicised understanding of waves of migration from/to Latin America and Spain.
  • LO6. Learn to think creatively and critically on questions of borders, identity, culture and citizenship.
  • LO7. Develop an in-depth understanding of the role of immigration/diaspora/exile in the formation of Latin American and Spanish diverse cultures and the role of these in global migration flows.
  • LO8. Compare and contrast the historical development of forced and chose migration across different geopolitical spaces.
  • LO9. Critically analyse the migrant experience in terms of significant issues, theories, current challenges and opportunities.
  • LO10. Feel confident in explaining the cultural, economic and political forces that impact on peoples' mobility across borders in Spain, Latin America and beyond.

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Semester 2 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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