Latin America: Society, Literature and Culture

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Latin America: Society, Literature and Culture

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Latin American Studies, Literature, Sociology, Spanish

  • Language Level


  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

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

    The course provides an introduction to the background of Latin American diversity and examines the current dominant political, social and cultural trends in selected areas of Latin America. The module focuses on specific regions in order to address key issues of economic development, social progress and governance. Relevant cultural manifestations -literary, documentary, film and art- of Latin American's contemporary political and social reality are analysed and discussed

    Learning Outcomes
    1. demonstrate an awareness of the impact of decisive political, economic and social issues in selected Latin American societies.
    2. evaulate critically the intervention and role of more developed powers in their relations with Latin America.
    3. recognize the importance of cultural activities and production in addressing issues of political and social tension.
    4. analyze and appraise the effectiveness or otherwise of testimonial literature and film when compared with documentary or 'historical' accounts
    5. read, understand and communicate with increased proficiency in Spanish

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.

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