GOV 337M • Politics of Development in Latin America-W
3:30 PM-5:00 PM
Contains a substantial writing component and fulfills part of the basic education requirement in writing. Upper-division standing required. Course number may be repeated for credit when the topics vary. This writing component course will examine the struggle for development in Latin America during the last century. In the first part of the course, we will examine critically some of the major theories of development. We will then assess how well these, and other, theories explain Latin America's economic and political development over the course of the century.
Midterm Exam 15-20 page research paper (in three stages) Class Presentation Class Participation
Eliana Cardoso and Ann Helwege. Latin America's Economy: Diversity, Trends, and Conflicts. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1995. Michell A. Seligson and John T. Passe-Smith, eds. Development and Underdevelopment, 3rd ed. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner, 2003. Course Packet