Development in Latin America from 1900, 7.5 ECTS

First level

Facts

Study pace 100%
Study time Daytime
Study form Normal
Language English
Special eligibility requirements
Swedish upper secondary school course English B/English 6 or equivalent.

Description

The course gives an overview of the main aspects of the development of Latin America from approximately 1930, both from a regional as well as an international perspective. Areas which will be treated are the depression of the 1930’s, the inclusion…

The course gives an overview of the main aspects of the development of Latin America from approximately 1930, both from a regional as well as an international perspective. Areas which will be treated are the depression of the 1930’s, the inclusion of the masses in the political process, the industrialization, the Cold War, the debt crisis, the democratization processes of the 1980’s, and the challenges which today’s political and economical systems face in terms of governmental operations, and sustainable social and economical development.

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Area of interests: Human, Social and Political Sciences, and Law

Are you interested in human beings and society? How we function individually and together, what drives us, our learning processes, how rules and laws have been established, and how we interact with each other? If that is the case we have a lot to …

Are you interested in human beings and society? How we function individually and together, what drives us, our learning processes, how rules and laws have been established, and how we interact with each other? If that is the case we have a lot to offer. This area of interest covers anything from Pedagogy, Psychology and Gender Studies, to Statistics, Political Science, Law and many other subjects. Their common denominator is the relation between human beings and society, independent analytical thinking and often an international perspective.

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Subject

Latin America Studies

Latin America is changing. New movements and ideas are gaining ground; patterns of trade are altered; poverty decreases. While the continent seeks a place in today’s globalized world, political and economic developments offer opportunities for previously marginalized groups to demand acceptance and rights. Progress notwithstanding, several of the countries on the continent continue to be marked by the inequality and instability that has plagued their pasts. The interaction between past, present and current tendencies is at the centre of Latin American Studies. It is a multidisciplinary subject, whose methods and theories are primarily derived from the social sciences. Apart from the general study of the continent, students are given the opportunity to concentrate on specific themes and sub-regions. At advanced levels, the question of how the study of social sciences and the humanities can be enriched by examples and insights from Latin America is addressed. The Institute of Latin American Studies is responsible for the courses. Research at the institute spans a multitude of subjects, such as economic integration, the interaction between gender-ethnicity-class, human rights, and social movements.

Latin America Studies