Socio-economic analysis of Latin America

ldvlp2630  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Socio-economic analysis of Latin America
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
5 credits
30.0 h
Q1
Teacher(s)
Language
French
Main themes
This course aims to give the students analytical tools to understand the main social and economic issues in Latin America, taking in account the actors' logic, at local, national and international level and in a long-term perspective.
Aims

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 - Ability to understand the main social and economic challenges in Latin America. - Ability to put into question generally accepted ideas on social identities in Latin America and making the students aware of the socio-cultural heterogeneousness of this sub-continent.
 
Content
First, we address chronologically social and economic issues of Latin American countries (social and economic organizations of the colonies, extraction of raw materials, neoliberalism, development policies etc.). Afterwards, we analyze current socio-economic issues.
The course will contemplate Latin American countries in general, with a special focus on the Andean region (Peru, Bolivia).
Teaching methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

This year, in green or yellow code, the teaching will take place face-to-face, but will also be broadcast on Teams. In orange or red code or in the event of an isolation measure for the teacher or a large number of students, these teaching methods may be adapted. All information will be available on Moodle.
The students have also to read selected papers and to analyse critically a movie.
Evaluation methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

The evaluation will be an oral exam on the lectures and the compulsory papers. We will also discuss a critical note on a movie about socio-economical issue in Latin-American countries.
Depending on the health situation, the oral exam may take place face-to-face or via the Teams software. All the information will be available on Moodle.
In case of a second exam, the teacher decides on an appropriate examination procedure. All the information will be available on Moodle.
Online resources
Bibliography
Cf. Moodle
Faculty or entity


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