This module explores the economic, social, and political history of Latin America from the twentieth century to the present. Through the analysis of structures of production and exchange, political dynamics, and social struggles, as well as regional and country-specific reactions to international economic and political developments, we assess the region’s democratic record and explain why poverty and inequality have been so persistent. The central aims of this module are to provide students with a solid understanding of Latin America’s past, and to prepare them to engage critically with contemporary challenges of development.
Please note module information is indicative and may change from year to year.
10 weeks of two hour workshops
Module assessment - more information
One 4,000-words written essay (100%)