The master’s program The Americas/Las Américas has a structured inter- and transdisciplinary focus, consisting primarily of components of literary and cultural studies, political and social sciences, cultural geography, and language practice. In the program, students engage with cultural, historical, political, and social developments of the Americas in comparative, intercultural, and transnational perspectives. The program thus offers the opportunity to create an individual study profile by combining regional, interregional, and transregional approaches. It promotes intercultural competence through comparative cultural research in synchronic and diachronic perspectives. In addition, basic competencies in the area of knowledge organization and dissemination are acquired. Finally, the program fosters the ability to contextualize cultural practices and expressions historically and culturally, and to analyze them from a comparative perspective. In addition, the program leads to the mastery of academic functioning in both English and Spanish. Students are also trained in the application of theories and methods of cultural, literary, and social sciences to concrete research topics.
PROFESSIONAL FIELDS AND GOALS
The postgraduate program The Americas/Las Américas aims to deepen the knowledge acquired in students’ previous studies from a comparative regional perspective, to impart interdisciplinary approaches, and, during the research phase, to apply the acquired knowledge in the individual outlining of a complex problem, as well as to independently develop the requisite detailed knowledge.