Latin America in the International System
Gold Coast, Australia
Area of Study
International Relations, Latin American Studies
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4.5 - 6
Hours & Credits
The subject covers the politics, regional organisations and international role of South America, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. It includes case studies of Mexico, Cuba, Venezuela, Colombia, Brazil, and Chile. Major themes include political and economic reform, social crisis and transformation, democracy, socialism and development, and the role of regionalism, driven by organisations such as Mercosur, NAFTA, the OAS, and UNASUR. Emerging interactions with the Asia-Pacific, China and Europe are outlined. New foreign and security policies are assessed, looking forward to the region's prospects and global influence in the 21st century. Students may choose seminar topics of professional interest or vocational relevance. No pre-requisites are needed.
Learning Objectives1. To be informed about Latin America, regional interactions and their impact on global events from a variety of sources.
2. Support constructive class discussion and lead seminars to update class knowledge.
3. Ability to engage in academic writing and seminar presentations.
4. Responsibility Graduates are aware of the standards, ethics and values of their discipline, in both the local and global context
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.