The central area of study serves the development and treatment of new interdisciplinary questions, the consolidation of knowledge about the region “Latin America” as well as the conveyance of specific theoretical and methodological knowledge and capabilities that are necessary for the academic investigation of the topics of the M.A. Within the framework of the interdisciplinary modules that are thematically related to the research conception of the LAI, the students acquire access to various problem statements concerning the Latin American continent.
The following modules must be completed in the central area of study:(I) Contexts and Terms in Research on Latin America
(II) Formation of Latin America
(III) a) Module A1: Methods and Theories of Representation and Entanglement
(III) b) Module B1: Developmental Theories and Strategies
(III) c) Module D1: Interdisciplinary Theories and Methods of Gender Studies
Students have the opportunity to hone and consolidate their subject-specific knowledge in one of the offered specialization areas. The subject-specific contributions of the disciplines form the specialization areas depending on a given problem of the respective area. At the beginning of the first semester and after having attended an obligatory consultation with an authorized examiner, students decide on a specialization area of the profile area in which they desire to write their Master’s thesis.
Module C1: students choose either A1, B1 or D1 according to their personal emphasis