Latin America: Society and Culture

Course Code :1105FLWTLS
Study domain:Culture
Academic year:2017-2018
Semester:1st semester
Contact hours:30
Study load (hours):84
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Language of instruction:Spanish
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Christiane Stallaert

3. Course contents *

The course provides a general introduction to the historical, social, cultural and political structures of Latin America. A particular attention is given to inter-ethnic relations and processes of nation building. The common thread throughout the course is the interaction between religion, race and nation. The course looks at how these historical processes shed light on current events. The course is divided into large sections which chronologically cover the key moments of Latin American history, including the colonization of Latin America and processes of transculturation; the period of independence and the creation of the nation-state; revolution and the model of the plurinational state.