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    An examination and interpretation of travelling as a cultural learning discovery, as well as how travel is represented in Latin American narrative.

    Do you know how exciting it is travelling around the world? This paper introduces students to the analysis and interpretation of travel, as represented in Latin American texts, as a means for discovering and learning about culture.

    About this paper

    Paper title Latin American Cultural Travel (Advanced)
    Subject Spanish
    EFTS 0.15
    Points 18 points
    Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $981.75
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    18 200-level SPAN points or 54 points
    SPAN 251
    Schedule C
    Arts and Music

    For students who have not previously studied Spanish.

    Teaching staff

    Senior Lecturer: Dr Adelso Yánez Leal

    Paper Structure

    The paper includes an Introduction and four Units:

    • Unit 1: Mexican Cultural Tourism and Pre-Colombian Cultures
    • Unit 2: Venezuelan Cultural Tourism
    • Unit 3: Argentinian and Chilean Cultural Tourism
    • Unit 4: Cultural Tourism in Colombia and Peru
    Teaching Arrangements
    There are two lectures per week and one tutorial.
    Downloadable from Blackboard:
    • Baud, Michiel at all. Cultural Tourism in Latin America. USA: Brill 2010.
    • Bingham, Alfred M. Portrait of an explorer: Hiram Bingham, Discoverer of Machu Picchu. Ames, Iowa State University Press, 1989.
    • Dalleo, Raphael. Caribbean Literature and the Public Sphere: From the Plantation to the Postcolonial. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012.
    • Marley, David. "Cartagena", Historic Cities of the Americas. Santa Barbara, Calif: ABC-CLIO 2005.
    • Montaldo, Graciela. The Argentina Reader: History, Culture, Politics. Duke University Press 2002.
    • León, Portilla, Miguel. Pre-Columbian Literatures of Mexico (The Civilization of the American Indian Series). Oklahoma University Press 1986.
    • Moss, Chris. Patagonia: A Cultural History. Oxford University Press, 2008.
    • Stuart, Kallen. Extreme Places - The Highest Waterfall. Kid Haven Press, 2003.
    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Global Perspective, Lifelong Learning, Interdisciplinary Perspective, Research, Cultural Understanding, Information Literacy, Environmental Literacy, Communication, Critical Thinking, Self-Motivation, Scholarship.
    View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
    Learning Outcomes

    Students who successfully complete this paper will:

    • Participate in discussions about Latin American tourist sites and understand how the topic of travel is represented in Latin American literature
    • Develop an appreciation and understanding of Latin American history and geography through its tourist sites and architectural heritage, as well as deepening their understanding of the gastronomic traditions of each region
    • Construct a detailed and critical argument on an aspect of tourism and support this with evidence and opinions from a range of primary and secondary sources
    • Undertake research and present a well-informed written research essay
    • Demonstrate oral skills through a presentation of their research topic


    Semester 2

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Friday 13:00-14:50 29-35, 37-42


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Thursday 13:00-13:50 29-35, 37-42
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