Latin America: Society and Culture

Course Code :1105FLWTLS
Study domain:Culture
Academic year:2018-2019
Semester:1st semester
Sequentiality:
Contact hours:30
Credits:3
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. The course covers chronologically the key moments of Latin American history, from 1492 to 1992, including the colonization of Latin America and processes of transculturation; the independence and the creation of the nation-state; revolutionary processes and the search for new social and political models (e.g. the plurinational state). Attention is paid to inter-ethnic relations and the concepts of 'colonization', 'coloniality', 'de-coloniality'. Current developments in the continent will be analyzed in the light of history.