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Studying the Hispanic, Luso-Brazilian and Native American Worlds

Overview

  • Credit value: 30 credits at Level 4
  • Tutors: Mari Paz Balibrea Enriquez, Zoltán Biedermann, Laura León Llerena, Antonio da Silva
  • Assessment: a 1000-word writing task (20%), 1200-word critical review (40%) and 2000-word bibliography (40%)

Module description

This first-year module is designed to familiarise you with key aspects of the historical and cultural geographies of the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America, from the emergence of the Iberian empires and the colonisation of Latin America, and including the constitution of modern nation-states, to the present day.

At the same time, it will introduce you to key study skills, including practical exercises, so as to enable you to perform independent critical and scholarly work in your subsequent years of study. Areas of skills addressed specifically include class preparation and note taking, using the library and other subject-specific resources, essay writing and exam preparation.