POLI 380

International Relations of Latin America

Political Science College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Course Description

Factors that affect foreign relations of Latin American countries, including the U.S. role, emphasizing intervention, democracy, development, and trade.

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

Be intellectually enlarged

Learning Outcome

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

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Political Process, Theory, and Thought

Learning Outcome

In this course you will build your repertoire of facts and theories for understanding international politics in Latin America. Specifically, you will learn the history of wars and diplomacy in Latin America (particularly with reference to the United States) and recent patterns of economic development and democratization

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Effective Research and Analysis

Learning Outcome

This course will help you improve your research skills

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Critical Thinking and Analysis

Learning Outcome

This course will help you improve your reasoning

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Effective and Professional Writing

Learning Outcome

This course will help you improve your writing skills.

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.