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HISTORY OF LATIN AMERICA

CODE 80475
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 6 cfu during the 1st year of 9265 LINGUE E LETTERATURE MODERNE PER I SERVIZI CULTURALI(LM-38) - GENOVA
  • 6 cfu during the 2nd year of 9265 LINGUE E LETTERATURE MODERNE PER I SERVIZI CULTURALI(LM-38) - GENOVA
  • 6 cfu during the 1st year of 9265 LINGUE E LETTERATURE MODERNE PER I SERVIZI CULTURALI(LM-37) - GENOVA
  • 6 cfu during the 2nd year of 9265 LINGUE E LETTERATURE MODERNE PER I SERVIZI CULTURALI(LM-37) - GENOVA
  • 9 cfu during the 3nd year of 8740 LINGUE E CULTURE MODERNE (L-11) - GENOVA
  • 9 cfu during the 3nd year of 8459 STORIA (L-42) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR SPS/05
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 1° Semester
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    The 6-CFU course will present the main features of social and cultural history of Latin America. It will also analyze how Latin-American countries became part of the Western economy and culture. The course follows a thematic-chronological structure starting with the history of pre-Columbian States and ending with the authoritarian regimes of the 20th century. The 9-CFU course includes a monographic part. 

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Knowing the basic features of the history of Central and South America, from Spanish and Portuguese invasions to the end of the 20th century; studying the development of Latin-American societies in ethnic, social, cultural and territorial perspectives. Studying the basic features of the social and cultural history of Latin-American countries, from the Spanish and Portuguese invasions to the authoritarian regimes of the 20th century, through a thematic-chronological approach. 

    PREREQUISITES

    None.

    TEACHING METHODS

    Oral exam.

    The 6-CFU course includes one reading laboratory; the 9-CFU course includes two reading laboratories. These activities are not specifically evaluated but there will be a written 1-hour test featuring open-ended questions, which will be an opportunity for a teacher-student confrontation. Exercises are part of the course program for attending students.

    Students who take the 9-CFU course can take a mid-term written exam (3 open-ended questions, 2 hours) on the topics covered by the first part of the course (from pre-Columbian civilizations to Independence only).

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    Contents for students who are taking the 6-CFU course

    The course will present the basic features of the social and cultural history of Latin-American countries, from the Spanish and Portuguese invasions to the authoritarian regimes of the 20th century, through a thematic-chronological approach.

    Contents for students who are taking the 9-CFU course

    The course will present the basic features of the social and cultural history of Latin-American countries, from the Spanish and Portuguese invasions to the authoritarian regimes of the 20th century, through a thematic-chronological approach. The monographic part of the course will focus on the theme of photography as a visual source to study migrations between Europe and Latin America.

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    6 CFU

    Attending Students

    1) Loris Zanatta, Storia dell'America Latina contemporanea, Laterza, 2010

    2) Paola Corti, Emigranti e immigrati nelle rappresentazioni di fotografi e fotogiornalisti, Editoriale Umbra, Foligno, 2010

     

    No-attending Students

    1) Loris Zanatta, Storia dell'America Latina contemporanea, Laterza, 2010

    2) Fulvia Zega, Il mondo sotto la svastica. Immigrazione e politica in Argentina e Brasile, Aracne, Roma, 2018

     

    9 CFU

    Attending Students

    1) Loris Zanatta, Storia dell'America Latina contemporanea, Laterza, 2010

    2) Paola Corti, Emigranti e immigrati nelle rappresentazioni di fotografi e fotogiornalisti, Editoriale Umbra, Foligno, 2010

    Ulteriore materiale sulla parte monografica verrà fornito nel corso delle lezioni.

    No-Attending Students

    1) Loris Zanatta, Storia dell'America Latina contemporanea, Laterza, 2010

    2) Paola Corti, Emigranti e immigrati nelle rappresentazioni di fotografi e fotogiornalisti, Editoriale Umbra, Foligno, 2010

    3) Fulvia Zega, Il mondo sotto la svastica. Immigrazione e politica in Argentina e Brasile, Aracne, Roma, 2018

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    FULVIA ZEGA (President)

    LUCA LO BASSO

    LEONARDO SCAVINO (Substitute)

    CHIARA VANGELISTA (Substitute)

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    21 September 2022

    EXAMS

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes