This course is only available for students in the BA International Studies.
This course analyses the central issues of economic development in Latin America, including various topics such as the informal sector, remittances, regional economic integration, and the influence of China on the Latin America economy. In the final part of the course, an in-depth analysis will be provided for four key Latin American countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Mexico, to allow a comparative perspective.
This course has as objective to give students a thorough understanding of the specificities of economic development in Latin America, with special attention to different actors who influence the economy in various ways: the importance of small and medium-sized enterprises, which fulfil a foremost role concerning formal labour, while the informal sector plays an important role concerning another form of labour. Immigrants, abroad, have an impact as they are sending money to their families back home. It will also show the different ways of development in Latin America in a number of case studies. This will allow students to place economic development in a regional context.
The timetable is available on the BA International Studies website
Mode of instruction
Lecture and tutorials
Attending lectures and tutorials is compulsory. If you are not able to attend a lecture or tutorial, please inform the tutor of the course. Being absent without notification can result in a lower grade or exclusion from the final exam or essay.
Total course load for this course is 5 EC x 28 hours is 140 hours, broken down by:
12 lectures: 24 hours
4 tutorials: 8 hours
Reading & self-study: 72 hours
Research & paper writing: 36 hours
Midterm Exam 30%
Final Exam 40%
If the final grade is insufficient (lower than a 6), there is the possibility of retaking the full 70% of the exam material, replacing both the earlier mid- and endterm grades. No resit for the tutorials is possible.
Blackboard will be used. Students are requested to register on Blackboard for this course.
Weekly readings will be made available on blackboard. The course will use power point presentations, which will also be put on blackboard.
Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs
Dr. M.L. Wiesebron, email email@example.com
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