Checking date: 29/05/2023

Course: 2024/2025

Latin America history and politics
Bachelor in History and Politics (Plan: 394 - Estudio: 352)

Coordinating teacher: GARCIA HERNAN, DAVID

Department assigned to the subject: Humanities: History, Geography and Art Department, Social Sciences Department

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
PART 1: HISTORY 1. Pre-Columbian America 2. The Arrival of the Spaniards to America: Colombian project, the military conquest and the debate s about the "just titles". 3. Political, economic, social and cultural organization of the Indies with the Austrians. 4. Brazil and the Portuguese colonial model. 5. America and the Bourbon Reformism. 6. American Independence. 7. The North American take-off and development of the new republics. 8. Crisis of capitalism, world wars and block policy. 9. Democracies, revolutions and dictatorships. The era of neoliberalism and populism. PART 2: POLITICS 1. Construction of the State 2. Development strategies 3. Globalization, international markets and political economy 4. (Re) democratization 5. Actors 6. Political Institutions 7. Elections 8. Rule of law, violence and criminality 9. Comparison of national political dynamics
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40

Extraordinary call: regulations
Basic Bibliography
  • ELLIOTT, J.H.. Imperios del mundo Atlántico. Taurus. 2006
  • LUCENA, M. Breve Historia de Latinoamérica. Cátedra. 2007
  • MALAMUD, c.. Historia de América. Alianza Editorial. Varias ediciones
  • ROCA BAREA, M.E.. Imperiofobia y Leyenda Negra. Siruela. Múltiples ediciones

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.