Are you interested in Latin America or Latin American Studies, but don’t know where to start? Then sign up for LAST100, “Introduction to Latin American Studies,” taught in Fall 2015 by Jon Beasley-Murray.
This course will provide an overview of the culture and society of Latin America from ancient to contemporary times, and from Argentina to Mexico. Particular attention is paid to the ways in which the region is constructed and represented, and to the cultural politics of race, gender, and class.
What’s more, the 2015 version of this class will be further enhanced thanks to a grant from UBC’s Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund.
Check out our first, introductory video:
As we put it in our grant application, “This project reconfigures Latin American Studies 100, the core first-year gateway to students’ understanding of Latin America. Employing a blended learning approach incorporating technological resources (a web interface, blogs, video and audio lectures and podcasts) and flexible pedagogical processes (flipped classroom, student as producer, active learning), we will enrich student learning, increase capacity, attract new students to the major and minor, encourage interdisciplinary, interdepartmental, and inter-institutional collaboration, and open the course up beyond UBC.”
So this is an exciting year to be taking LAST100. And over the summer we will be developing the course website to build a series of online resources for anyone who wants to learn more about Latin America and Latin American Studies.
UBC students: register now!