Latin American studies (Including Foundation Year)

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Course overview
(BA) Bachelor of Arts
Latin American studies (Including Foundation Year)
Inactive
University of Essex
University of Essex
Essex Pathways
Colchester Campus
Honours Degree
Full-time
Area Studies
BA T7N3JS
12/06/2017

Professional accreditation

None

Admission criteria

UK and EU applicants should have, or expect to have:

72 UCAS tariff points from at least two full A-levels, or equivalent.

Examples of the above tariff may include:

  • A-levels: DDD
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: MMP

Essex Pathways Department accepts a wide range of qualifications from applicants. If you are unsure whether you meet the entry criteria, please get in touch for advice.

Essex Pathways Department is unable to accept applications from international students. Foundation pathways for international students are available at the University of Essex International College and are delivered and awarded by Kaplan, in partnership with the University of Essex. Successful completion will enable you to progress to the relevant degree course at the University of Essex.

IELTS (International English Language Testing System) code

English language requirements for applicants whose first language is not English: IELTS 5.5 overall. Specified component grades are also required for applicants who require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK.

Other English language qualifications may be acceptable so please contact us for further details. If we accept the English component of an international qualification then it will be included in the information given about the academic levels required. Please note that date restrictions may apply to some English language qualifications

If you are an international student requiring a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK please see our immigration webpages for the latest Home Office guidance on English language qualifications.

If you do not meet our IELTS requirements then you may be able to complete a pre-sessional English pathway that enables you to start your course without retaking IELTS.

Additional Notes

Our Year 0 courses are only open to UK and EU applicants. If you’re an international student, but do not meet the English language or academic requirements for direct admission to your chosen degree, you could prepare and gain entry through a pathway course. Find out more about opportunities available to you at the University of Essex International College.

Course qualifiers

None

Rules of assessment

Rules of assessment are the rules, principles and frameworks which the University uses to calculate your course progression and final results.

Additional notes

None

External examiners

Dr James Scorer

Senior Lecturer in Latin American Cultural Studies

External Examiners provide an independent overview of our courses, offering their expertise and help towards our continual improvement of course content, teaching, learning, and assessment. External Examiners are normally academics from other higher education institutions, but may be from the industry, business or the profession as appropriate for the course. They comment on how well courses align with national standards, and on how well the teaching, learning and assessment methods allow students to develop and demonstrate the relevant knowledge and skills needed to achieve their awards. External Examiners who are responsible for awards are key members of Boards of Examiners. These boards make decisions about student progression within their course and about whether students can receive their final award.

eNROL, the module enrolment system, is now open until Monday 27 January 2020 8:59AM, for students wishing to make changes to their module options.

Key

Core You must take this module.
You must pass this module. No failure can be permitted.
Core with Options You can choose which module to study.
You must pass this module. No failure can be permitted.
Compulsory You must take this module.
There may be limited opportunities to continue on the course/be eligible for the degree if you fail.
Compulsory with Options You can choose which module to study.
There may be limited opportunities to continue on the course/be eligible for the degree if you fail.
Optional You can choose which module to study.
There may be limited opportunities to continue on the course/be eligible for the degree if you fail.

Year 0 - 2019/20

Component Number Module Code Module Title Status Credits
01    IA194-3-PS or IA195-3-PS  Core with Options  30 
02  IA118-3-PS  Becoming Enlightened Citizens: Foundations in Politics and Government  Core  30 
03    IA101-3-PS or IA121-3-PS or IA108-3-PS or IA111-3-PS  Core with Options  30 
04    IA101-3-PS or IA121-3-PS or IA108-3-PS or IA111-3-PS  Core with Options  30 

Year 1 - 2020/21

Component Number Module Code Module Title Status Credits
01  CS141-4-SP  Introduction to Contemporary Latin America  Core  15 
02    LA340-4-FY or LA421-4-FY or LA440-4-FY or LA333-4-FY  Compulsory with Options  30 
03    LA422-4-FY, or LA333-4-FY or outside option(s) (see additional notes on choices)  Compulsory with Options  30 
04  CS101-4-FY  Modern Revolutions in Science, Politics, and Culture  Compulsory  30 
05  CS143-4-AU  Introduction to Latin America and the Caribbean: History, Politics, Culture  Core  15 
06  CS711-4-FY  Skills for University Studies  Compulsory 

Year 2 - 2021/22

Component Number Module Code Module Title Status Credits
01    LA440-5-FY or LA450-5-FY or LA340-5-FY or LA350-5-FY  Core with Options  30 
02    CS200-5-AU or CS712-5-FY and Latin American option from list  Compulsory with Options  15 
03  CS261-5-FY  Crisis of the American Idea  Compulsory  30 
04    CS241 or Latin American option(s) from list  Optional  15 
05    2nd year Latin American option or outside option (or Language option) from list  Optional  30 

Year Abroad/Placement - 2022/23

Component Number Module Code Module Title Status Credits
01      Compulsory with Options  90 

Year 3 - 2023/24

Component Number Module Code Module Title Status Credits
01    LA460-6-FY or LA360-6-FY or LA450-6-FY or LA350-6-FY or Latin American option(s) from list  Optional  30 
02    HR374-6-AU or Latin American option(s) from list  Optional  30 
03    Latin American Studies option(s) or outside option(s)  Optional  30 
04    CS831-6-FY or CS301-6-FY  Compulsory with Options  30 

Exit awards

A module is given one of the following statuses: 'core' – meaning it must be taken and passed; 'compulsory' – meaning it must be taken; or 'optional' – meaning that students can choose the module from a designated list. The rules of assessment may allow for limited condonement of fails in 'compulsory' or 'optional' modules, but 'core' modules cannot be failed. The status of the module may be different in any exit awards which are available for the course. Exam Boards will consider students' eligibility for an exit award if they fail the main award or do not complete their studies.

Programme aims

This course aims:

P1. To provide students with an interdisciplinary programme of study of Latin American history, culture, society and politics.

P2. To develop students' analytical, problem-solving and transferable skills.

P3. To develop the intercultural skills necessary for students to live and work confidently in different cultures through a programme of study undertaken in Latin America.

P4. To enable students to achieve Proficiency level or Mastery level Spanish or Portuguese.

P5. To provide opportunities for students to acquire research and critical skills.

P6. To provide students with a foundation for further study or work on and in Latin America.

Learning outcomes and learning, teaching and assessment methods

On successful completion of the programme a graduate should demonstrate knowledge and skills as follows:

A: Knowledge and understanding

Learning methods

Assessment methods

B: Intellectual and cognitive skills

Learning methods

Assessment methods

C: Practical skills

Learning methods

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D: Key skills

Learning methods

Assessment methods


Note

The University makes every effort to ensure that this information on its programme specification is accurate and up-to-date. Exceptionally it can be necessary to make changes, for example to courses, facilities or fees. Examples of such reasons might include a change of law or regulatory requirements, industrial action, lack of demand, departure of key personnel, change in government policy, or withdrawal/reduction of funding. Changes to courses may for example consist of variations to the content and method of delivery of programmes, courses and other services, to discontinue programmes, courses and other services and to merge or combine programmes or courses. The University will endeavour to keep such changes to a minimum, and will also keep students informed appropriately by updating our programme specifications.

The full Procedures, Rules and Regulations of the University governing how it operates are set out in the Charter, Statutes and Ordinances and in the University Regulations, Policy and Procedures.

Should you have any questions about programme specifications, please contact Course Records, Quality and Academic Development; email: crt@essex.ac.uk.