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.
|Faculty||Faculty of Society & Design|
1. Understand Latin America international relations, regional interactions and the impact on global trends from a variety of sources.
2. Support constructive class discussion and lead seminars to update class knowledge on Latin America.
3. Engage in academic writing and seminar presentations.
4. Demonstrate awareness of the standards, ethics and values of their discipline, in both the local and global context.