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Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The principal aims of this module are to help students understand the international relations of the Western Hemisphere. The module will explore historical and contemporary international relations among the states of the Americas, using both general and sui generis IR theories and foreign policy analysis. The module will examine US-Latin American relations, regional organizations, intra-Latin American relations, and foreign policies of major Latin American states. Students will examine competing theoretical explanations for broad trends and specific state actions.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module, students will: Understand broad trends in Latin American political and economic history Assess the differences in the political and economic trajectories of states within Latin America Have developed in-depth knowledge of at least two countries in the region through independent research Have improved their research and writing skills

Timetabled teaching activities

Class meets on Wednesdays, 10-12

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: PO396-15)
A (Assessed work only) 3000 word essay 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



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