POLSCI 347 - Politics and Society in Latin America
Fall 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Political Science (POLSCI)
Department: LSA Political Science
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Requirements & Distribution:
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Advisory Prerequisites:
POLSCI 140 or upperclass standing.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This course studies the most pressing sociopolitical issues in Latin America. It is divided into three parts. First, it provides an examination of the historical roots of political institutions and how these have impacted long-term economic development and inequality. In the second part, we will investigate the origins, functioning, and demise of dictatorial regimes during the twentieth century. In the final part, the course examines the fragile state of democracies in this region today, and its effect on criminal violence, human rights abuses, environmental mismanagement, and ethnic divisions. The course pays special attention to historically marginalized groups, including indigenous communities and women.

Course Requirements:

Evaluation will be based on a series of written individual and group assignments spaced throughout the semester, as well as on data-oriented exercises.


POLSCI 347 - Politics and Society in Latin America
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001 (REC)
 In Person
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM

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