GOV F328L • Introduction to Latin American Government & Politics
11:30 AM-1:00 PM
This course is an introduction to the politics of Latin America. It begins with an overview of the region's history, geography and social conditions, and then moves into an identification of four basic questions of politics and the historical answers to those questions in Latin America. It then examines several case studies of the tensions that develop as different groups offers differing answers to these questions. The third part of the course is a brief examination of US-Latin American relations. The course presumes no prior knowledge of Latin America or of Spanish or Portuguese.
Three exams - two mid-terms and a final. These are non-cumulative exams. All consist of some short answer questions and an essay.
To be decided; probably Blake, Politics in Latin America, and at least two others.