SPPO2510 Latin America since Independence (c1800 - c1930)

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  • Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 View timetable
  • Credits: 20
  • Class Size: 28
  • Module Manager: Rebecca Jarman
  • Email: r.s.e.jarman@leeds.ac.uk
  • Pre-Requisite Qualifications: Successful completion of SPPO1010 Practical Language Skills in Spanish 1 or equivalent.
  • This Module is approved as a Discovery Module
  • This module has the following Pre-requisites:
    • SPPO1010 Practical Language Skills in Spanish 1
  • This module is mutually exclusive with:
    • HIST2600
    • SPPO2511 Latin America since Independence (c1800 - c1930)

Discovery module overview

Module Summary

Module Summary

This module explores the history of Spanish America and Brazil since independence, examining both general themes and case studies from specific countries. The central themes will be: the background to and the achievement of independence from Spain during the period 1800-1825; the transition from colony to empire in Brazil; the period of political and economic 'instability' from 1830 to 1880; the progressive integration of Latin America into the international economy between 1880 and 1930, and the social and political repercussions of export-oriented development. Case studies will be drawn principally from Mexico, Argentina, Cuba and Brazil.

Objectives

On completion of this module, students should be able to:

  • - demonstrate an understanding of the political, social and economic trajectory of Latin America in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries;
  • - be able to identify and analyse the political conflicts which have accompanied the construction of the state in the post-independence period.

Syllabus

This course will examine the history of Latin America (including Brazil) since independence, examining both general themes and case studies from specific countries.
The central themes will be:

  • - the background to and the achievement of independence from Spain during the period 1800-1825;
  • - the transition from colony to empire in Brazil;
  • - the period of political and economic 'instability' from 1830 to 1880;
  • - the progressive integration of Latin America into the international economy between 1880 and 1930, and
  • - the social and political repercussions of export-oriented development.

Case studies will be drawn principally from Mexico, Peru, Argentina, and Brazil.

Assessment and teaching

Assessment and teaching

Coursework

Assesment type Notes % of formal assesment
Essay 3,000 words 60
Presentation Oral presentation in class 20
Assignment 1,000 word book review to be submitted in the target language 20
Total percentages (Assessment Coursework) 100

Private Study

170 hours - reading/preparation

Progress Monitoring

Via seminar participation.

Teaching methods

Delivery type Number Length hours Student hours
Lecture 20 1 20
Seminar 10 1 10
Private Study Hours 170
Total Contact Hours 30
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits) 200

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