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INT'L SERVICE UNDERGRADUATE

SISU-474
Topics in Latin America (3)

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics vary by section, may be repeated for credit with different topic. Topics focusing on Latin America. May be taken A-F only. Prerequisite: SISU-214.

SISU-474
001
INT'L SERVICE UNDERGRADUATE
FALL 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics in Latin America (3)

Contemporary Latin American Politics and Society

This seminar provides an overview of the major contemporary themes debated in the Latin American politics scholarly literature. Participants gain substantial empirical knowledge on the region's political systems, models of economic development, political institutions, welfare regimes, indigenous movements, political parties, and social actors, among others. Over the course of the seminar, students study both broad trends and cross-country diversity through the study of select cases, including Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Venezuela, among others. In addition, participants become familiar with the major analytical debates and approaches to the study of Latin American politics and society. The goal of the seminar is to provide participants with empirical, theoretical, and analytic tools to critically assess the unfolding of past, current, and future economic, social, and political events in Latin America. Meets with SIS-670 001.