Course lecturer: Dr. Barbara Hogenboom (coord.), and CEDLA professors
Tel./mail 020 525 3383 / b.b.hogenboom@cedla.nl
Period: 4 September – 27 October 2017
Time: Monday 15:00 – 17:00 hours and Friday 11:00 – 13:00 hours
Course load: 6 EC

BA 1. Understanding Latin America Today

This multidisciplinary course introduces students to the field of Latin American Studies. The course is designed for students who have not yet followed lectures on Latin America.


The lectures cover important historical, cultural, social, economic and political developments and are taught by different teachers at CEDLA. They cover developments at regional, national and local level as well as Latin America’s connections with the rest of the world. Both urban and rural development trends are discussed. In addition to lectures with a general content, there are also a few lectures on specialized topics. The course can be combined with other CEDLA courses, and merged into a minor in Latin American studies.

Classes

Date

 

Lecture

Lecturer

4

Sep

Once upon a time there was an Indian …

Dr. Arij Ouweneel

8

Sep

The ‘long’ 19th century

Prof. dr. Michiel Baud

11

Sep

Urban societies

Dr. Christien Klaufus

15

Sep

Political processes and actors

Dr. Barbara Hogenboom

18

Sep

Drugs, violence and social exclusion

Julienne Weegels

22

Sep

Governance of natural resources

Dr. Fabio de Castro

25

Sep

Masculinities in Latin America

Dr. Annelou Ypeij

29

Sep

Brazil today: from 'progressive euphoria' to crisis

Prof. dr. Kees Koonings 

02

Oct

Globalisation and economic trends

Dr. Barbara Hogenboom

06

Oct

Gender and ethnicity in the tourism industry

Dr. Annelou Ypeij

09 

Oct

The struggle for water

Prof. dr. Rutgerd Boelens

13

Oct

No class

 

16

Oct

Final Q&A meeting

Dr. Barbara Hogenboom

27

Oct

Exam 11:00 – 13:00 hour

 

24

Nov

Resit exam 11:00 – 13:00 hour

 


Form of instruction and assessment
The course consists of lectures, sometimes supplemented by documentaries and videos. It is advisable to read the chapters and/or articles for each session prior to the meeting. The examination on 27 October covers all the course material and lectures. There is only one resit possible, on 24 November.

Location
The meetings will be held in the lecture halls of the University of Amsterdam. The calendar is published in the summer of 2017 on www.rooster.uva.nl. Click 'Add Rooster' on the red button on the right, select 'Block' and enter the search term ‘Understanding Latin America Today’. Select the course that comes up as a search result and click on Add Roosters. The list is subject to change, so check regularly for changes!

Literature
The course literature will be announced six weeks prior to the start of the course

Registration and Participation

UvA Students
Students registered at the University of Amsterdam can register for the CEDLA courses through SIS.

Students registered at other Dutch universities
BA students that are registered at another Dutch university can register as a guest student Spanish Language and Culture (‘bijvakstudent Spaanse Taal en Cultuur’) at the University of Amsterdam in Studielink.

MA students that are registered at another Dutch university can register through our digital registration form.

Non-students
Persons who are interested in our courses, but are not registered as students at a university, may participate in some courses under certain provisions. Those interested, should provide the secretariat with some information on their background, their background knowledge and their special interest in taking the course. Non-students can register for the courses through our digital registration form

The cost of a CEDLA Bachelor course is €40.00 per credit, the Master courses cost €60.00 per credit. The amount due should be transferred to IBAN number NL51INGB0004990722, and made payable to Centrum voor studie en documentatie van Latijns Amerika, Amsterdam. Please make sure you also give your name and the title of the selected course with your payment transfer.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the CEDLA secretariat. We are open on weekdays from 9.00 to 17.00 hours.

Telephone: +31 20 525 3498
Email: secretariat@cedla.nl


Pictures: Ismael Alonso (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)