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

Fall 2005

GOV 337M • Politics of Development in Latin America-W

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
37675 TTh
3:30 PM-5:00 PM
BUR 228

Course Description

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.

Grading Policy

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


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