Checking date: 12/04/2018

Course: 2019/2020

Latin America history and politics
Study: Bachelor in History and Politics (352)

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

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


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

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.