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POL 3450 International Relations in Latin America Spanish Language, Liberal Arts & Environmental Sciences Program Summer 2023 July 5-Week 1 Course - San Jose

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POL 3450 International Relations in Latin America

POL 3450 International Relations in Latin America Course Overview


CEA CAPA Partner Institution: Veritas University
Location: San José, Costa Rica
Primary Subject Area: Political Science
Other Subject Area: International Relations
Instruction in: English
Transcript Source: TBD
Course Details: Level 300
Recommended Semester Credits: 3
Contact Hours: 48


This course will review the history of International Relations between the US and Latin America, highlighting the most important facts that mark the politics in the region for the current era.

To analyze tensions between sovereign rule and foreign hegemony, class struggle and oligarchical domination, the rise and fall of Imperialism and military interventions, corporate banking, national and foreign investments. Examples of diverse phases of economic systems, conservative ethnic and cultural resistance to change, as well as totalitarian, liberal and socialist revolutionary change.

From the historic background of human settlements in the Western Hemisphere, Pre-Columbian Tribal and Imperial societies, to the formation of modern Nation-States, and the complex International World Organizations.

Current events, the Cold War, the military dictatorships and other Latin American political phenomena, such as integration, migration, and their effects of the war on drugs, terror and US politics. The course will close with an evaluation of popularity of governments in the Region, present day relations with China and Russia, and the influence of globalization in the global scenario.

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