Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


TITLE An Overview of Latin American History

LEVEL 02 - Years 2, 3 in Modular Undergraduate Course


DEPARTMENT Spanish and Latin American Studies

DESCRIPTION An overview of the situation before 1492 - The Age of Empire - Bourbon Reforms - Adapting to Independence - The 20th century - Some case studies - What prospects for the future?

Reading List:

Quesada, S. (2005) Imágenes de América Latina: manual de historia y cultura latinoamericana. Madrid: EDELSA.

Fowler, W. (2002) Latin America, 1800-2000. London: Arnold.

Williamson, E. (1992) The Penguin History of Latin America. London: Penguin.

Bethnell, L. (Ed) (1984) The Cambridge History of Latin America, Vols. I to VIII. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Skidmore, T.E. and Smith, P.H. (1989) Modern Latin America. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press.

ADDITIONAL NOTES Pre-requisite: A Level Spanish or equivalent


Assessment Component/s Assessment Due Resit Availability Weighting
Examination (1 Hour) SEM2 Yes 100%

LECTURER/S Carmel A. Vassallo

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