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30-credit module “Latin American Studies”

This module provides students with the opportunity to expand their subject knowledge by focusing on the Latin-American region as part of a combined bachelor’s degree program. Against the backdrop of increasing international interdependencies, the module provides students with an introduction to Latin America that familiarizes them with fundamental academic research on Latin American history, politics, society, culture and economics. The module’s thematic focus is on the historical, political, economic and social transformation processes and cultural dynamics, while taking account of Latin America’s integration into the global context. 

At a glance: The Latin American Studies module offers

  • Instruction in a broad range of regionally specific scholarship
  • Development of intercultural competencies
  • Understanding of transregional and global processes

The module reflects an interdisciplinary concept that includes the disciplines of History, Political Science, Sociology and Economics. It is recommended in particular for students in Social and Cultural Anthropology and “Spanish Philology and Hispano-American Literature”.

Details on the course content, the qualification objectives of the 30-credit module in Latin American Studies, the structure of the degree program and the required exams can be found in the course and examination regulations. The interdisciplinary MA in Latin American Studies builds on the subject matter offered in the bachelor module.