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2017/18 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

SPPO2510 Latin America since Independence (c1800 - c1930)

20 creditsClass Size: 25

Module manager: Rebecca Jarman
Email: r.s.e.jarman@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 View Timetable

Year running 2017/18

Pre-requisite qualifications

Successful completion of SPPO1010 Practical Language Skills in Spanish 1 or equivalent.

Pre-requisites

SPPO1010Pract Lang Skills in Spanish 1

This module is mutually exclusive with

HIST2600Brazil and Cuba from Colonies to Republics
SPPO2511Latin America (c1800-c1930)

This module is approved as a discovery module

Module summary

This module explores the history of Spanish America and Brazil since independence, examining both general themes and case studies from specific countries. The central themes will be: the background to and the achievement of independence from Spain during the period 1800-1825; the transition from colony to empire in Brazil; the period of political and economic 'instability' from 1830 to 1880; the progressive integration of Latin America into the international economy between 1880 and 1930, and the social and political repercussions of export-oriented development. Case studies will be drawn principally from Mexico, Argentina, Cuba and Brazil.

Objectives

On completion of this module, students should be able to:
- demonstrate an understanding of the political, social and economic trajectory of Latin America in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries;
- be able to identify and analyse the political conflicts which have accompanied the construction of the state in the post-independence period.

Syllabus

This course will examine the history of Latin America (including Brazil) since independence, examining both general themes and case studies from specific countries.

The central themes will be:
- the background to and the achievement of independence from Spain during the period 1800-1825;
- the transition from colony to empire in Brazil;
- the period of political and economic 'instability' from 1830 to 1880;
- the progressive integration of Latin America into the international economy between 1880 and 1930, and
- the social and political repercussions of export-oriented development.

Case studies will be drawn principally from Mexico, Peru, Argentina, and Brazil.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Lecture201.0020.00
Seminar101.0010.00
Private study hours170.00
Total Contact hours30.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

170 hours - reading/preparation

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Via seminar participation.

Methods of assessment


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay3,000 words60.00
PresentationOral presentation in class20.00
Assignment1,000 word book review to be submitted in the target language20.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 26/04/2017

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