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SA4868   Anthropology of Latin America: Contemporary issues

Academic year(s): 2019-2020

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF Level 10

Semester: 2

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: Lecture - day to be confirmed (11am), Practical - day to be confirmed (11am)

This course offers an overview of contemporary Latin American culture and society from an anthropological perspective. The aim of this course is to provide a framework for understanding current social, economic and political issues in Latin America. This course is divided in four sections which explore different topics that will help us to understand some of the commonalities as well as differences that coexist in Latin America as a region. The aim is to provide a critical understanding of the connections that exist between race, class, sexuality, poverty and social change in contemporary Latin America.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 hour lecture (11 weeks), 1 hour tutorial (11 weeks)

Scheduled learning hours: 44

Guided independent study hours: 241

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 3-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 50%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 50%

Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%


Module coordinator: Dr M C Frankland
Module teaching staff: Dr Stan Frankland
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