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SPAN243 Latin American Culture and Literature

Explores the shaping of Latin American culture out of its indigenous, European and African roots. (For students with knowledge of Spanish; texts will be in Spanish)

What would you like to learn about Latin America? This paper focuses on the development of Latin America's cultural identity out of its indigenous, African and European roots. The primary objective of this paper is to give students an insight into the cultural and social evolution of Latin America, seeking to explain the race relations, music, ideas and political movements that helped to shape its cultural landscape.

Paper title Latin American Culture and Literature
Paper code SPAN243
Subject Spanish
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $851.85
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,585.00

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Prerequisite
(SPAN 132 or SPAN 102) and (SPAN 141 or SPAN 111 or PORT 141).

If you have previous knowledge of the language you can still enrol in this paper via Special Permission by proceeding with your application process to the Review and Submit page or email languages@otago.ac.nz for assistance.
Restriction
SPAN 263, SPAN 212
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Eligibility
Suitable for undergraduate students interested in Latin American literature
Contact
languages@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Paper Convenor: Dr Adelso Yanez
Paper Structure
This paper explores the following topics:
  • What are the aspects that define a possible profile of Latin American culture?
  • Which countries are included in the concept of Latin America?
  • The linguistic richness of Latin America and its ties with Europe
  • Miscegenation, immigration and multiculturalism
Textbooks
Reading as assigned on Blackboard
Course outline
View the course outline for SPAN 243
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will
  • Understand several literary terms and concepts and be able to use them in explaining and interpreting literary texts
  • Demonstrate familiarity with a diverse range of literary genres (novel, theatre), trends, schools and groups
  • Analyse literary texts within the political, historical and aesthetic contexts in which they were produced
  • Demonstrate the ability to discuss the ideas of the texts
  • Exhibit an understanding of the most relevant characteristics or approaches of literary criticism

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Wednesday 09:00-10:50 9-15, 17-22
Thursday 10:00-10:50 9-15, 17-22

Explores the shaping of Latin American culture out of its indigenous, European and African roots. (For students with knowledge of Spanish; texts will be in Spanish)

What would you like to learn about Latin America? This paper focuses on the development of Latin America's cultural identity out of its indigenous, African and European roots. The primary objective of this paper is to give students an insight into the cultural and social evolution of Latin America, seeking to explain the race relations, music, ideas and political movements that helped to shape its cultural landscape.

Paper title Latin American Culture and Literature
Paper code SPAN243
Subject Spanish
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
36 points
Restriction
SPAN 263, SPAN 212
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Eligibility
Suitable for undergraduate students interested in Latin American literature
Contact
languages@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Paper Convenor: Dr Adelso Yanez
Paper Structure
This paper explores the following topics:
  • What are the aspects that define a possible profile of Latin American culture?
  • Which countries are included in the concept of Latin America?
  • The linguistic richness of Latin America and its ties with Europe
  • Miscegenation, immigration and multiculturalism
Textbooks
Reading as assigned on Blackboard.
Course outline
Contact the Department for a short course outline.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will
  • Understand several literary terms and concepts and be able to use them in explaining and interpreting literary texts
  • Demonstrate familiarity with a diverse range of literary genres (novel, theatre), trends, schools and groups
  • Analyse literary texts within the political, historical and aesthetic contexts in which they were produced
  • Demonstrate the ability to discuss the ideas of the texts
  • Exhibit an understanding of the most relevant characteristics or approaches of literary criticism

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 16:00-16:50 28-34, 36-41
Tuesday 16:00-16:50 28-34, 36-41

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
T1 Wednesday 16:00-16:50 28-34, 36-41