Latin American Politics
|Hours||3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab|
|Prerequisites||Poli 200 or Lt Am 211.|
|Taught||Fall Contact Department, Winter Contact Department, Spring Contact Department, Summer Contact Department|
|Programs||Containing POLI 358|
Learning Facts About Latin American Politics
In this course you develop a general understanding of Latin American politics and how politics in the region compares with that of the rest of the world. You also develop expert knowledge of at least one Latin American country, and you learn about databases and other sources of information on the region.
Political Process, Theory, and Thought
Possess a factual and theoretical knowledge of countries, political processes, political theories, and political thought.
Developing Broader Writing and Methods Skills
You will develop broader skills of research, writing, and "numeracy." These basic skills are taught in most Political Science classes, and you have several opportunities here to improve them.
Learning Theories to Understand Facts
You will learn how to apply theories in order to understand the facts. Beyond learning facts, you will improve your ability to identify patterns in Latin American politics and explain them. This analytical knowledge will allow you to make predictions and prescriptions.
Effective Research and Analysis
Use appropriate methods of analysis and research, including qualitative and quantitative methods, historical comparison, and textual interpretation to answer political questions.
Effective and Professional Writing
Write professional grade research papers on political science questions.
Critical Thinking and Analysis
Think critically, analytically, and synthetically.