LATIN AMERICA IN A GLOBAL MARKET
LENGTH OF PROGRAM
FALL, WINTER & SPRING (OPTIONAL STUDY ABROAD IN CHILE)
JORGE GILBERT, SEMINAR II 867-6740, firstname.lastname@example.org
SPANISH (ADVANCED, INTERMIDIATE AND ADVANCED LEVELS0
OPTIONAL TRAVEL TO CHILE IN SPRING QUARTER 2005
Rich and industrialized nations from the North assert that the New World Order is bringing democracy, progress and welfare to many nations in the so-called "global village." All peoples in the world do not share this optimism. Many world events during the 21st Ctury seem to indicate that the new global model is fomenting a deep crisis and confrontation between North and South. Terrorism, drug production and trafficking, illegal massive immigration, regional conflicts, and deep environmental damage seem to be some of the main components of the crisis. This situation generates many concerns among nations from the South, whose attempts to overcome poverty and underdevelopment are, again, challenged.
This program will focus on the study of the international transformations and their effects on Latin America since the Cuban Revolution and President Kennedy's Alliance for Progress Program until today's current neoliberal economic and political order. Studies of the different Latin American socio-political and economic formations and their impact on the regional economic development will be carried out. Analyses of the insertion of Latin America into the New World economy will be an important aspect of this program. Comparative analyses of regional and international trade agreements and negotiations will be conducted to observe their positive or negative effects in terms of eradication of poverty, human rights issues, ecological concerns, unemployment and preservation of democracy.
During the winter quarter, comparative analyses and research on the economies of Mexico, Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Chile and the USA will be conducted. For the spring quarter of 2005, this program will offer interested students the option to travel to Chile to study, in depth, one of the most praised economic models by international agencies and governments. The main objective of this aspect of the program will be to evaluate whether or not this economic model is a solution or a new illusion to overcome underdevelopment and poverty in the region. Participation in research projects and production of several short documentaries about relevant topics studied in this program will be the focus of this Study Abroad Program: Chile 2005.
- Credits awarded in political economy, international trade, , social communication, research methods, television production, sociology and economic.
- Program is preparatory for careers and future studies in social sciences, communication, international studies, international relations, diplomacy, Public Administration, Latin American Studies, cultural studies, education, Spanish language, media studies and television production.
- Total credits: 32 (48 with optional Study Abroad Program in Chile in Spring quarter)