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INTERNATIONAL SERVICE

SIS-670
Americas Core Seminar (3)

Course Level: Graduate

Topics vary by section, may be repeated for credit with different topic. Rotating topics cover key themes in comparative and regional studies including politics, economy, identity, regional security, civil society, governance, foreign policy, democratization, and globalization in Latin American countries.

SIS-670
001
INTERNATIONAL SERVICE
FALL 2014

Course Level: Graduate

Americas Core Seminar (3)

Contemporary Latin American Politics and Society

This course examines the major political, economic, and social issues shaping contemporary Latin America. The course covers the concepts and theoretical approaches for understanding and analyzing Latin American politics. Focuses on overarching themes of politics, including state formation, governments and institutions, political parties and elections, development and reform. Includes country and issue case studies as opportunities to apply the theoretical, methodological, and analytical tools, and looks at lessons that can be learned from the ways Latin American societies have answered the basic questions of economic, social, and political organization.