Latin American Culture and Society: Mexico and Mesoamerica
Module code: SP1027
Module co-ordinator: Dr Sheldon Penn
Focussing on the regions of Mesoamerica and Mexico, this module will provide you with a broad understanding of some of the key historical, cultural, social and political foundations of Latin America as a basis for your linguistic and content studies at undergraduate level. This study will be carried out through the analysis of both textual and visual media.
At the end of this module you will be able to demonstrate an awareness of the set topics through informed oral contributions in class and coherent analytical writing in the coursework essay.
The Geography of Latin America
Indigenous Cultures and Societies of Mesoamerica
The Conquest of the Americas
Indigenous People, Society and Politics
Cultural Expression and Identity
20th Century Revolution: Mexico
Art and Society: Mexican Muralism
Teaching and Learning Methods
Classes will take the form of introductory lectures and seminars based on individual and/or group research.
- Essay, 1,500-2000 words (100%)
- Green, Duncan, Faces of Latin America (Latin American Bureau, 2005)
- Keen, Benjamin, A History of Latin America (Houghton Mifflin, 2000)
- Fuentes, Carlos, The Buried Mirror: Reflections on Spain and the New World (André Deutsch, 1992)