CEDLA Bachelor Courses

Study the society, culture, politics and history of Latin America: a complex and multi-faceted region that is not always easy to understand. Far-reaching economic reforms and rapid urbanization coexist with peasant societies. The modernisation of society and the consequences of economic and cultural globalisation have simultaneously demonstrated a new vitality of the indigenous peoples and their culture. Democratic and authoritarian tendencies exist side by side in politics, and often lead to surprising results and outcomes. 
CEDLA has a broad and interdisciplinary offer in courses, in which these current developments in Latin America, as well as their historical backgrounds are discussed and closely linked to the research of CEDLA staff members. The courses are accessible for students of all Dutch universities and in some cases at a fee also for others interested.

  • Politics and Protest: The Latin American State and Social Movements
    Course lecturer: Prof. dr. Barbara Hogenboom
    Time period: 4 September – 25 October 2019
    Schedule: Wednesday 13.00 – 16.00 hours; Friday 11.00 – 13.00 hours
    Course load: 6 EC
    UvA Course Catalogue Number: 137221016Y

  • The Identity of the City in Latin America
    Course lecturer: Dr. Christien Klaufus
    Time period: 30 October – 18 December 2019
    Schedule: Wednesday 13.00 – 17.00 hours
    Course load: 6 EC
    UvA Course Catalogue Number: 137221036Y

  • Brazil: Democracy, Citizenship and Culture
    Course lecturers: Dr. Fábio de Castro and Prof. Dr. Kees Koonings
    Time period: 4 February – 24 March 2020
    Schedule: Tuesday 13.00 – 17.00 hours
    Course load: 6 EC
    UvA Course Catalogue Number: 137217146Y

  • Gender and Social Inequality in Latin America
    Course lecturers: Dr. Annelou Ypeij (coordinator) and Dr. Julienne Weegels
    Time period: 3 February – 27 March 2020
    Schedule: Monday 15.00 -17.00 hours; Friday 13.00 – 15.00 hours
    Course load: 6 EC
    UvA Course Catalogue Number: 137221026Y

  • Visual Culture in Spain and Latin America
    Course lecturer: Dr. Arij Ouweneel
    Time period: 30 March – 29 May 2020
    Schedule: Monday 13.00 – 15.00 hours; Friday 13.00 – 15.00 hours
    Course load: 6 EC
    UvA Course Catalogue Number: 134221196Y

  • The Politics of Commodity Dependence in Latin America: Oil, Mining, and Drugs
    Course lecturer: Dr. Javier Corrales
    Time period: 6 May – 24 June 2020
    Schedule: Wednesday 13.00 – 15.00 hours
    Course load: 6 EC
    UvA Course Catalogue Number: 137221046Y

Registration and Participation

UvA students
Students of the University of Amstedam can register for our courses in SIS. For more information on registration for courses at the UvA, check here.

Other students
Bachelor students that are enrolled at other Dutch universities can participate in our courses for free. These students should first register themselves as ‘elective course student Spanish Language and Culture’ at Studielink. For more information on registering for electives, please check here.

Others interested to participate in our Bachelor courses may attend the lectures of the course as auditor under certain provisions. Those interested should send an email to secretariat@cedla.nl, indicating their special interest in the course and a brief account of their academic background.

Please note that students are given priority to register for our Bachelor courses. Any remaining spaces are available for others on a first come, first served basis. Those who have indicated their interest in the above mentioned way, will be informed of their registration two weeks before the start of the course. The cost for attending a Bachelor course is €150,- in total. Payment details will be made available once the student has been accepted to the course.

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