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Robert G. Moser, Chair BAT 2.116, Mailcode A1800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-5121

Fall 2003

GOV 337M • International Relations of Latin America

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
35750 MWF
2:00 PM-3:00 PM
BUR 136
Weyland

Course Description

Course number may be repeated for credit when topics vary. Strict attendance policy. Rigorous enforcement of scholastic honesty norms. This course will analyze Latin America's political and economic relations to external actors over the course of the last few decades. We will first take a close look at U.S. foreign policy towards Latin America, especially U.S. responses to efforts at reform and revolution in the region. The second section of this couse will examine Latin America's postition in the international economic system, focusing on issues such as the role of transnational corporations, the debt crisis, and the recent move towards market reform. Finally, we will analyze the range of new issues that have emerged in U.S.-Latin American relations over the last two decades, such as human rights, immigration, drugs, environmental protection, and concern for indigenous groups.

Grading Policy

Strict attendance policy. Rigorous enforcement of scholastic honesty norms. One 6-7 page essay paper about questions distributed by the instructor Midterm Final 2 quizzes about the readings

Texts

John Martz, ed. United States Policy in Latin America (1995). Robert Pastor. Exiting the Whirlpool (2001). Jorge Dominiguez, ed. The Future of Inter-American Relations (2000). NACLA Report on the Americas, vol. 35 #3 (Nov./Dec. 2001): After the Cold War - In the Wake of Terror Coursepack with xeroxed journal articles and book chapters

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