Co-requisites: HSS230

Aims/Description: This course looks at the representation of human rights issues in Hispanic cinema and familiarises students with a range of issues related to human rights. After a brief overview of film and legal theory, it focuses on topical issues that are of particular interest to the Hispanic world including immigration, terrorism and domestic violence. While the material studied is mainly taken from feature films, it also analyses documentaries as a new medium of dissent.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Assessment: Essay/Coursework, Presentation

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Hispanic Studies):

Departmental Home Page
Teaching timetable


The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers. In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption.

URLs used in these pages are subject to year-on-year change. For this reason we recommend that you do not bookmark these pages or set them as favourites.

Teaching methods and assessment displayed on this page are indicative for 2021-22. Students will be informed by the academic department of any changes made necessary by the ongoing pandemic.

Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK