Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies, Unit Catalogue 2011/12
|Level:||Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)|
|Supplementary Assessment:||Supplementary assessment information not currently available (this will be added shortly)|
To provide an introduction to twentieth-century Latin American politics and society; to theoretical frameworks for understanding political trends and tendencies; to the relationship between politics, history and economics and society; and to the main domestic and international forces that shaped Latin American political development in the twentieth century.
On completion of this unit, students will be able to:
* demonstrate a solid understanding of the political, social and economic changes in 20th century Latin America;
* demonstrate understanding of the inter-relationship between political and socioeconomic changes that occurred;
* demonstrate understanding of the domestic and international influences on political development;
* show advanced analytical, presentational and writing skills in Spanish.
Skills in critical analysis, conceptual thinking, precision in the use of written and spoken language, exercise of independent judgement, reasoned argument, effective communication in the target language, teamwork and the planning/conduct/reporting of non-quantitative research are taught and assessed in this unit. Skills in effective learning and language skills are developed in this unit.
An overview of contemporary Latin American history, which examines a range of events and issues, including:
* the legacy of colonialism;
* ISI, modernization, the debt crisis, and socioeconomic transformation in the 1980s;
* the influence of the Mexican Revolution;
* Populism, nationalism and the rise of authoritarianism;
* the impact of the Cuban revolution and the Cold War in Central America;
* the opportunities and limits of redemocratization.
PL20783 is Compulsory on the following programmes:Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies