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SPAN3625: New Latin American Geopolitics of Power

2021 unit information

If the 20th century was "America's century", to whom does the 21st belong? Much is touted in the name of the new global economic, cultural, political and technological alliances signalled by the acronym, BRIC, among Brazil, Russia, India and China. This unit presupposes that, beyond a mere focus on economics, important global political shifts towards and in Latin America are in evidence. Who and which powers are driving this change? What do these tendencies mean regionally and globally?

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Spanish and Latin American Studies

Code SPAN3625
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. demonstrate knowledge about modern and contemporary Latin America that will augment and complement their language skills
  • LO2. demonstrate awareness of, and sensitivity to, cultural and political differences within Latin America, and, by extension, all regions whose socio-political trajectory has been complicated by colonialism and imperialism
  • LO3. demonstrate improved ability to use a range of sources of information critically and selectively
  • LO4. demonstrate improved ability to think analytically about socio-cultural and political issues and communicate their thoughts both orally and in writing.

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Semester 2 2021
Normal day Remote

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