POL 385. Politics and Society in Latin America. 3 Credit Hours.

Introduction to the politics of Latin American countries focusing on 20th century history, the impact of the Cold War and home-grown social struggles, economic development models, the difficulties of democratic consolidation, U.S- Latin America relations, the emergence of new political actors such as women's and indigenous movements, and current political constellations. The course combines a study of thematic issues with case studies.
Prerequisite: POL 202.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall & Spring.