Modern Latin America: Dependency and Development

UNSW Sydney

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Modern Latin America: Dependency and Development

  • Host University

    UNSW Sydney

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    History, International Studies, Latin American Studies, Spanish Culture

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    30 units of credit at Level 1

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Modern Latin America: Dependency and Development elucidates the history and development of Latin America from the Independence period in the early nineteenth century to the present. The basic question posed is why the Latin American republics have been so slow in converging economically, socially and politically with the advanced capitalist countries. Why do so many of them continue to exhibit characteristics that we associate with the Third or Developing World, rather than those we associate with the First or Developed World? The course is organised chronologically and various development strategies including liberalism, import substitution industrialisation, socialism, neo-liberalism and the recent shift to more state directed and export oriented economies examined in the context of ethnic, class, gender and political divisions within specific countries and the relationship of these countries with other parts of the world including the United States, Europe and Asia.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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.


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