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INTR12-221: Latin America in the International System


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.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • January 2019 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2020 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • International Relations and Humanities
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2019: $4,290
  • Commencing in 2020: $4,340

Learning outcomes

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.

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Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens11/11/2018
Semester start14/01/2019
Subject start14/01/2019
Cancellation 1?28/01/2019
Cancellation 2?04/02/2019
Last enrolment27/01/2019
Last withdrawal?08/02/2019
Teaching census?08/02/2019