The course objective is to understand the special characteristics of Latin America and Spain: differences in geography, history, and social and economic life.
The course is divided to two parts:
1) Latin America's and Spain’s history, society and current affairs
2) Spanish Newspaper Texts: distinctive features and style of Spanish newspapers and preparations of reviews and summaries relating to these.
During the course the student seeks information through various media regarding the relations between Spain and Latin America.
The contents of the course are:
•history, society, economy and current situation of Latin America and Spain
•free Trade Agreements with Latin America: NAFTA, Mercosur, etc.
•the specific characteristics of the Hispanic press: style, features and journalistic criticism.
Vásquez, Germán & Marínez Díaz, Nelson 2009. Historia de América Latina. SGEL, Madrid.
Masoliver, Joaquín & Vidales, Carlos 2009. América Latina. Samfundslitteratur. Gylling.
Ángeles Albert, Maria & Ardanaz, Francisco 2009. Hispanoamérica, ayer y hoy: historia y arte, demografía, economía, instituciones, tradiciones. SGEL. Madrid.
Newspapers in Spanish on line: El País, El Mundo, La Vanguardia, Cambio16, El Clarín,? El Mercurio.
The information will be in Moodle
The students’ group is international.
17.01.2022 - 20.05.2022
The options that are appropriate for the course: Contact lessons Individual, pair and team assignments Independent studies The assessment of one’s own learning 1 h Alternative ways to complete the course: one alternative available to students is that they complete all of the coursework and take the final exam, without attending the actual contact hours.
03.01.2022 - 14.01.2022
The schedule is announced in Moodle.
Pedro Beltrán Herrera
15 - 30
Two written exams.
One compulsory oral presentation -PowerPoint and text- (in the 1st part) .
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