800640 SE The socio-economic area of Latin America

winter semester 2020/2021 | Last update: 20.01.2021 Place course on memo list
800640
SE The socio-economic area of Latin America
SE 4
7,5
Block
annually
German

Students will get an overview of the cultural and economic characteristics and differences between the most important Latin American countries and  gain awareness of culture-specific communication patterns in these countries. Moreover, they will acquire basic skills in Spanish and be able to command simple Spanish language situations (it is possible to reach the level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).

Latin America is mostly a little-known area, with Spanish as the dominant language in use. In this course, students will get to know Latin America through its language and culture along with regional and economic characteristics. Culture-specific communication patterns, basic rules of social conduct, economic features and challenges as well as the development of the current political system will be analyzed and elaborated on in an interactive way. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to acquire basic skills in Spanish within one semester.

For reasons of learning efficiency, the course will be held in blocks of 4 hours per week. A simulated journey through Latin America will be the framework for getting to know Latin America in group work, discussions, presentations and simulations.

Student performance will be assessed through their participation (25 %), presentations (50 %) and simulations (25 %).

The necessary literature will be made available in the course and on OLAT

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Date Time Location
Fri 2020-12-11
09.30 - 13.00 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Fri 2020-12-18
09.30 - 13.00 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Fri 2021-01-08
09.30 - 13.00 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Fri 2021-01-15
09.30 - 13.00 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Fri 2021-01-22
09.30 - 13.00 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Fri 2021-01-29
09.30 - 13.00 eLecture - online eLecture - online