Module K1: Contexts and Terms in Research on Latin America

Competence aims:

  • ability to analyze the key concepts and terms in their meaning for Latin American self-reflection and identity formation
  • ability to assess the academic contribution of the canon and discourse-forming texts in research on Latin America
  • acquirement of interdisciplinary and specialized methods and theory competence

Learning content:

  • analysis of key texts and concepts in research on Latin America which transgress interdisciplinary boundaries, as well as their historical development
  • concepts and paradigms in research on Latin America and the transformation of their meaning in the description and interpretation of Latin American reality and the representations of this reality
  • critical overview of the approaches in social, cultural and text analysis as well as gender studies
  • discussion of historical and interdisciplinary dynamics of the circulation of terms and the transformation of their meaning in changing contexts