Latin American Literature and Culture

Maynooth University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Latin American Literature and Culture

  • Host University

    Maynooth University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Latin American Studies, Literature, Spanish

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    An analysis of key figures and trends in Latin American literature and culture. A selection of texts and films will be considered.

    Learning Outcomes:

    On successful completion of the module, students should be able to:
    - Identify key issues in Latin American literature and cinema; examine key developments in Latin American literature and cinema from the early 20th century to the present.
    - Describe different types of Latin American literature and cinema in the light of socio-political and socio-cultural developments from the early 20th to the early 21st century.
    - Interpret Latin American texts and films in the light of socio-political developments and theories reviewed.
    - Distinguish between different tendencies in Latin American cinema.
    - Categorise films in the light of different eras and filmmaking styles
    - Explain how socio-political and historical issues have been reflected in Latin American cinema and literature.
    - Write an essay making convincing arguments based on reading of primary and secondary material and explaining key issues in Latin American cinema and literature relevant to the text in question.

    Teaching & Learning Methods:
    - Lectures: 24 hours
    - Tutorials: 6 hours
    - Planned learning activities: 20 hours
    - Independent student activities: 75 hours

    - Continuous Assessment: 100%

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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