Social Movements and Civil Society in Modern Latin America

2020/2021

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Objectives

The objectives of the module are

  • To provide students with an overview of the critical issues facing Latin America today
  • To understand the complex character of the society-environment nexus
  • To offer an insight into contemporary social movements and civil society organisations in Latin America
  • To engage and apply a range of selected theoretical perspectives to concrete cases and issues

Content

The module includes themes within:

  • Latin American cultures and societies¬†
  • Natural resources and the environment in Latin America
  • Social movements and civil society in modern Latin America

The module will form the basis of further theoretical and practical work within the field in the project module of the semester.

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • Possess basic knowledge and understanding of contemporary themes and issues facing Latin American and the various approaches to the study of these

Skills

  • Have the ability to apply theories and understanding to concrete empirical cases and issues in Latin America
  • Ability to engage and apply a range of selected theoretical perspectives to concrete cases and issues in Latin America

Competences

  • Can reflect and analyse contemporary Latin American issues from a practical and theoretical perspective

Type of instruction

The module consists of lectures and seminars, possibly with exercises and student contributions.

Exam

Exams

Name of examSocial Movements and Civil Society in Modern Latin America
Type of exam
Written exam
The examination for Social Movements and Civil Society in Modern Latin America is an internally assessed individual written examination. The examination consists of a 48-hour take-home assignment comprising of two questions based on issues covered within the subject area of Social Movements and Civil Society in Modern Latin America. The assignment paper must not exceed six pages.
ECTS5
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleSocial Movements and Civil Society in Modern Latin America
Module codeDIRES015
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterSpring
ECTS5
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of International Affairs
DepartmentDepartment of Politics and Society
FacultyThe Faculty of Social Sciences