• Total units 48 Units
  • Areas of interest Latin American Studies
  • Major code LAMS-MAJ

Latin America’s history is a collision of culture and politics, wealth and poverty. In this major you will study a history of corruption, colonisation and celebration. Off the back of its traumatic history, Latin America is growing economically at breakneck speed and you will move along with it. For aspiring comerciantes and cultural buffs alike, our major immerses you in a region of extremes.

The major is structured to require study in each of four components: language and culture (including at least basic familiarity with Spanish and/or Portuguese), history, politics and international relations, and development studies. Students then choose either to develop further breadth across two or more of these components, or to gain depth in one of these components.

Learning Outcomes

  1. understand and evaluate historical and current eventsand developments that have shaped Latin America, especially the interactionbetween the indigenous societies of the region and European societies;
  2. identify and critique one of more of the contemporarysocio-cultural and political systems of Latin America including with referenceto theories of development and underdevelopment;
  3. analyse the global significance of events anddevelopments in Latin America; and
  4. demonstrate an introductory knowledge of either Spanishor Portuguese, or both.
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This major requires the completion of 48 units from courses on the following lists, which must include:

A maximum of 12 units of 1000-level courses

A minimum of 6 units of 3000-level courses

18 units from the completion of the following course(s):

HIST2230 - Latin America: Conquest and Colonisation (6 units)

POLS2011 - Development and Change (6 units)

POLS2095 - Politics in Latin America (6 units)

A minimum of 12 units from the completion of the following list:

SPAN1001 - Introduction to Spanish I (6 units)

SPAN1002 - Introduction to Spanish II (6 units)

SPAN2001 - Continuing Spanish I (6 units)

SPAN2002 - Continuing Spanish II (6 units)

PORT1001 - Introductory Portuguese I (6 units)

PORT1002 - Introductory Portuguese II (6 units)

PORT2001 - Continuing Portuguese I (6 units)

PORT2002 - Continuing Portuguese II (6 units)

A maximum of 18 units from the completion of the following list:

FILM2013 - Cinema from the Spanish-speaking World (6 units)

LANG3004 - Language and Society in Latin America (6 units)

LING2027 - Language and Society in Latin America (6 units)

SPAN2102 - CULTURA, cultura, kultura: Spanish Language and Culture Workshop (6 units)

SPAN2107 - Cinema from the Spanish-speaking World (6 units)

SPAN2602 - The Structure of Spanish (6 units)

SPAN2603 - History of the Spanish language. A linguistic time travel (6 units)

SPAN2604 - Multilingualism and indigenous peoples in the Americas (6 units)

SPAN3100 - Current Affairs in the Spanish-speaking World (6 units)

SPAN3101 - Music and Society in the Spanish Speaking World (6 units)

A maximum of 18 units from the completion of the following list:

HIST2110 - Approaches to History (6 units)

HIST2205 - Europe and the Atlantic World, c.1492–1776. (6 units)

HIST2238 - Human Rights in History (6 units)

HIST2241 - Global Aboriginal and Native Histories (6 units)

A maximum of 18 units from the completion of the following list:

ANIP3003 - Australian National Internships Program Internship A (6 units)

POLS2094 - Issues in International Political Economy (6 units)

POLS2117 - The International Relations of Latin America (6 units)

POLS3030 - Contemporary Politics of Brazil (6 units)

POLS3033 - Environment, Human Security and Conflict (6 units)

POLS3037 - Globalisation: Communications, Culture and Democracy (6 units)

A maximum of 18 units from the completion of the following list:

ANTH2129 - Crossing Borders: Migration, Identity and Livelihood (6 units)

ANTH3017 - Indigenous Worlds: Challenges of Emergence, Recognition, and Change (6 units)

ARCH2041 - Introduction to Environmental Archaeology (6 units)

BIAN2120 - Culture, Biology and Population Dynamics (6 units)

DEMO2001 - Population Studies (6 units)

PASI2001 - Pacific Studies in a Globalizing World (6 units)

SOCY2030 - Sociology of Third World Development (6 units)

SOCY2060 - Mobile Societies (6 units)

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