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Inequality, Gender and Power in Latin America

One of the main challenges for most Latin American countries is that of reducing inequality in diverse dimensions - gender, sexuality, class, ethnicity and ‘race,’ amongst others. In this course we will see how those gaps emerged, what is being done to overcome them, and what obstacles hinder that process.

Medellín, Colombia
Photo: Milo Miloezger (Unsplash)

Information to admitted students summer 2022 

This course is at a Bachelor's level. It is offered during the autumn semester and is compulsory for students who follow the Bachelor program in Latin American Studies, but can also be taken as a free-standing course. Teaching takes place in English. You can read more about this course below.

  • Course structure

    The overriding document for a course is the Syllabus. It can be found in the menu on the right. In this document, we clarify how we carry out the course in practice. The course description should provide good guidance, but is not comprehensive. Further clarifications in oral or written form are given by the teacher during the lessons. Do not hesitate to ask the teacher if any questions remain regarding the accomplishment of any task or assignment. To see who is the teacher of the course, and for information about the schedule and examination opportunities, please see the "Schedule" section below. Information about the bibliography used can be found under "Course Literature".

    Teaching format

    The teaching consists of lectures and seminars. Some compulsory elements may be included in the course. All the teaching is in English.


    The course is examined by means 2-5 written assignments as well as oral presentations to be defended during seminars. More information on the grading scale, the grading criteria and the requirements to pass the course can be found on the Syllabus.

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.
  • More information

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