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Undergraduate Course Details
Number POL 380
Title Latin American Politics
Credits 3.0
Distribution W/DIII/V


This course will analyze the contemporary politics, governments, political institutions and political cultures of various Latin American countries. Emphasis will be on critical comparative thinking, overcoming simplistic and/or stereotypical notions and understanding these countries' prospective futures as well as assisting students to develop ways to understand and bridge the political and cultural differences between American and various Latin America approaches to politics. Various Latin American countries will be the focus from semester to semester. Three lecture hours per week. Not open to students who have received credits for POL343.