LATIN AMERICA, INTERNATIONAL CONTEXT AND MIGRATIONS

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Code
95297
ACADEMIC YEAR
2021/2022
CREDITS
6 credits during the 2nd year of 11162 INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS (LM-52) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
SPS/05
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS)
semester
2° Semester
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

Course subject: Photography as visual source to study migrations between Europe and America.

Course structure: First part: elements of the history transoceanic migrations toward Latin America and from Latin America to Europe. Second part: the photography and its utilisation within the historical studies on migration. Third part: group development of a research project concerningthe course subjecy. Course lenguage: Spanish

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

Pagnotta, Chiara - Vangelista, Chiara, América Latina y las migraciones, siglos XIX y XXI, Aracne, Roma, in corso di pubblicazione

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

 

 

for no-attending students

Zanatta, Loris, América latina: de la colonia al siglo XXI, Siglo Veintiuno Editores, Buenos Aires 2012

Pagnotta, Chiara - Vangelista, Chiara América Latina y las migraciones, siglos XIX y XXI, Aracne, Roma, in corso di pubblicazione

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Office hours: During the first semester, student reception takes place on Friday from 13.30 to 14.30, online and by prior appointment to be taken by email at the following address: fulvia.zega@unige.it

Exam Board

GUIDO LEVI (President)

FULVIA ZEGA (President Substitute)

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

October 21, 2020

Class schedule

All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

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
15/12/2021 10:00 GENOVA ORALE ZEGA
15/12/2021 14:00 GENOVA ORALE VANGELISTA
11/01/2022 10:00 GENOVA ORALE ZEGA
11/01/2022 14:00 GENOVA ORALE VANGELISTA
26/01/2022 10:00 GENOVA ORALE ZEGA
26/01/2022 14:00 GENOVA ORALE VANGELISTA
03/06/2022 10:00 GENOVA ORALE ZEGA
21/06/2022 10:00 GENOVA ORALE ZEGA
11/07/2022 10:00 GENOVA ORALE ZEGA
15/09/2022 10:00 GENOVA ORALE ZEGA