This course examines the momentous changes, positive and negative, under way in Latin America, the role of political culture in shaping the region’s political and economic life, and major security issues affecting the United States. The course aims to give the student an understanding of the sources, ramifications, and implications of the changes so as to provide lessons for policymaking.
Students are asked to read Modern Latin America by Thomas Skidmore and Peter Smith (Oxford University Press: Oxford, 1997), available on reserve in the IWP library, prior to the first day of class.
This course may be taken as a part of the following programs:
- Master of Arts in Statecraft and National Security Affairs
- Master of Arts in Statecraft and International Affairs
- Certificate in American Foreign Policy
- Certificate in Comparative Political Culture
- Certificate in International Politics
- Certificate in National Security Affairs
- Continuing Education Program