POLI 358

Latin American Politics

Political Science College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Course Description

Conceptual and contemporary issues in Latin America's search for political order and economic development.

When Taught

Contact Department

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

0

Other Prerequisites

Poli 200 or Lt Am 211.

Title

Learning Facts About Latin American Politics

Learning Outcome

In this course you develop a general understanding of Latin American politics and how politics in the region compares with that of the rest of the world. You also develop expert knowledge of at least one Latin American country, and you learn about databases and other sources of information on the region.

Title

Learning Theories to Understand Facts

Learning Outcome

You will learn how to apply theories in order to understand the facts. Beyond learning facts, you will improve your ability to identify patterns in Latin American politics and explain them. This analytical knowledge will allow you to make predictions and prescriptions.

Title

Developing Broader Writing and Methods Skills

Learning Outcome

You will develop broader skills of research, writing, and "numeracy." These basic skills are taught in most Political Science classes, and you have several opportunities here to improve them.

Title

Political Process, Theory, and Thought

Learning Outcome

Possess a factual and theoretical knowledge of countries, political processes, political theories, and political thought.

Title

Effective Research and Analysis

Learning Outcome

Use appropriate methods of analysis and research, including qualitative and quantitative methods, historical comparison, and textual interpretation to answer political questions.

Title

Effective and Professional Writing

Learning Outcome

Write professional grade research papers on political science questions.

Title

Critical Thinking and Analysis

Learning Outcome

Think critically, analytically, and synthetically.