Ideology in the Hispanic World (MLS1067)

15 credits

Ideology, as a system of ideas and ideals, shapes politics and societies. We all have ideologies we believe in and share, which influence our interactions with others and how we view the world around us. In this module you will explore what ideology means and study some of the interrelated belief systems which have shaped the Hispanic world from the colonial period to the present day: colonialism, nationalism, race ideologies, and neoliberalism. Through the study of letters, political speeches, essays, film and other sources, you will learn about how the influence of these ideas across Spain and Latin America.  

Please note: A version of this module is open to Spanish beginners, so lectures and seminars will be delivered in English, but students of MLS1001 will need to read and quote primary texts in Spanish.