HISTORY OF LATIN AMERICA RESEARCH ITINERARIES

HISTORY OF LATIN AMERICA RESEARCH ITINERARIES

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Code
95297
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
6 credits during the 2nd year of 10177 MASTER'S DEGREE IN INTERNATIONAL SCIENCES AND COOPERATION (LM-52) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
SPS/05
LANGUAGE
Spanish
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (MASTER'S DEGREE IN INTERNATIONAL SCIENCES AND COOPERATION)
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course is taught using a seminar method, and it is aimed at introducing students to historical research on Latin America (a different historiographic theme is addressed every year). 1. Historical and historiographic introduction; 2. Presentation of documentary archives which are relevant for this topic; 3.Analysis and interpretation of primary and secondary sources (most of the course is dedicated to this point). 

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Having the basic competencies needed for carrying out independent research in Latin-American modern and contemporary history.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

a) Developing the basic competencies needed for carrying out independent research in Latin-American modern and contemporary history;
b) Developing the basic competencies to conduct a research project which meets international evaluation standards.

PREREQUISITES

None.

Teaching methods

The course includes several laboratories on source analysis, and one laboratory on theoretical and practical aspects of the design of a research project. These laboratories do not have a specific evaluation, and they are reserved for attending students.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

This year's theme is the practice of oral history in the study of historical and contemporary international migrations, between Europe and Latin America. Particular prominence will be given to analysis of biographical interview.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

The reading list for this course, together with the lecturer's suggestions and instructions are available on the Italian version of the web page.

 

for attending students

C. Vangelista, Hacia un otro continente. Migraciones, sociedad y cultura en América Meridional (siglos XIX y XX), dattiloscritto.

Other texts (always in Spanish) will be distributed during the first part of the course.

for no-attending students

L. ZANATTA, América latina: de la colonia al siglo XXI, Siglo Veintiuno Editores, Buenos Aires 2012

P. GARCÍA JORDÁN (ed.), El mundo latinoamericano como representación, siglos XIX y XX, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona s.d., ISBN 978-84-475-3921-5. Parti da studiare: pp. 81-227.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

CHIARA VANGELISTA (President)

FULVIA ZEGA

CARLA PAMPALONI

DAVIDE ARECCO

LESSONS

Teaching methods

The course includes several laboratories on source analysis, and one laboratory on theoretical and practical aspects of the design of a research project. These laboratories do not have a specific evaluation, and they are reserved for attending students.

LESSONS START

February 11 2019

EXAMS

Exam description

Oral exam

Assessment methods

For attending students: The oral exam will assess: students' knowledge of the periodization and the main features of the history of Latin America; students' command of specific terminology; students' ability to identify different methodological approaches within texts; students' ability to analyze the images studied in class.
During the exam students will present the scheme of a research project (it is not a written essay, it is a written scheme that students learn to build in the last part of the course).

For non-attending students: The oral exam will assess: students' knowledge of the periodization and the main features of the history of Latin America; students' command of specific terminology; Students are required to have a solid knowledge of the sources and of the methods used by different authors. Students must be able to make connections between the topics of this course and their overall study and research experience. For both attending and non-attending students the exam lasts 30 minutes, regardless of students' proficiency.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
10/09/2019 15:00 GENOVA Orale
10/09/2019 15:00 GENOVA Orale