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Latin America in a Global Economy Latin American Studies Program Spring 2025 Semester - Early Start - Buenos Aires

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Latin America in a Global Economy

Latin America in a Global Economy Course Overview


CEA CAPA Partner Institution: Universidad de Belgrano
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Primary Subject Area: Cultural Studies
Other Subject Area: Economics
Instruction in: English
Course Code: PALAS 400
Transcript Source: Partner Institution
Course Details: Level 400
Recommended Semester Credits: 3
Contact Hours: 60


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 economic development 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 Latin American 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 be presented, both orally - approximately 25 minutes followed by a 10-15 discussion ? as well as written, both with a substantial weigh in the total final 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.

The University of Belgrano utilizes a 45-minute contact hour whereas the United States higher education system utilizes a 50-minute contact hour. All University of Belgrano courses represent the 45 contact hour amount and an estimated US credit calculation based on the contact hours. Each University of Belgrano transcript will include the number of hours per week and the weeks in the semester, so US universities may calculate the appropriate number of US credits for students.

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