Courses about Latin America

Victoria University offers courses for students with interest in Latin America.

GEOG 212: Worlds of Development
An introduction to ideas, strategies and impacts of development from a global and geographical perspective. The course focuses on the concept of development and analyses the spatial pattern of global inequality. Processes of change in East Asia, Latin America, the Pacific Islands and Africa are compared and analysed.
GEOG 316: Geographies of Globalisation
An analysis of the nature and impacts of globalisation from a geographical perspective. This course questions the concept of globalisation and focuses on the economic, cultural and environmental implications of the process in both developed and developing countries.
HIST 232: The Worlds of Christopher Columbus
A study of late Medieval Europe and the world during the time of Christopher Columbus, and the historical processes set in motion by his four voyages to the Americas.
SPAN 113: Introduction to Hispanic Studies
An introduction to the history, society and cultures of Spain and the Spanish-speaking countries of Latin America (taught in English).
SPAN 213: A Twist in the Tale
This course examines a range of short stories produced by Spanish and Latin American writers in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
SPAN 312: Hispanic Literary Studies: 20th-Century Texts
This course presents a range of literary works, studied in their original Spanish versions, produced by Spanish and Latin American writers in the twentieth century.