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Latin America Development in Historical Perspective (Module)

Module description

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.  

Staff information

Ingrid Bleynat

Teaching pattern

10 weeks of two hour workshops

Module assessment - more information

One 4,000-words written essay (100%)

Key information

Module code 7YYD0016

Credit level 7

Assessment coursework

Credit value 20 credits

Semester Semester 2 (spring)

Study abroad module No