Middlebury

SPAN 0389

Latin America Today

Latin America Today
This course will first survey the last decade in some Latin American countries and then focus on the region's current issues. Topics may include the economic crisis of Mercosur, indigenous movements in Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador, the debates about water resources and its control throughout the region, the institutional crisis in Venezuela and Colombia, the turn toward the left in South America, regional integration vs. free trade agreements, and regional perception of U.S. international policy. Readings include book excerpts as well as articles from regional newspapers and magazines. Work includes presentations, two take home-exams and a final research paper. Satisfies the IS advanced language requirement in Spanish. (At least two Spanish courses at the 0300 level or above, or by waiver) 3 hrs. lect./disc.
Subject:
Spanish
Department:
Spanish (& Portuguese UG)
Division:
Languages
Requirements Fulfilled:
AAL SOC

Sections in Spring 2006

Spring 2006

SPAN0389A-S06 Lecture (Ferdinan)