Latin America in the Global Economy
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This course will study the development patterns of Latin America since colonial times to present days. Dependency from external factors has underpinned Latin America´s economic development. This course will focus on the specific issues that determined the economicdevelopment of the region as a whole, as well as that of individual countries. The first part of this course will focus on economic history. In the second part, students are expected to choose one country from a list of LatinAmerican countries and conduct research. A case study of the chosen country’s patterns of development and how economic history forged present-day conditions /issues /disparities/insertion in the world will bepresented, both orally - approximately 25 minutes followed by a 10-15 discussion – as well as written, both with a substantial weigh in the totalfinal grade of the course, as seen below. The third part of the course will focus on the future prospects of Latin American development, future dilemmas and strategies to follow.