2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

CPOLS 3401 Latin American Politics

This course examines recent and profound shifts in Latin America towards political democracy, neoliberal economic models, and new kinds of social movements. These developments depart from a regional political landscape that several decades ago was characterized by some combination of authoritarianism, state-led development, and civil war. Beyond patterns of change, this course pays attention to institutional innovations from above and struggles for social justice from below to deepen democracy and decrease inequality in the region.




Completion of one CPOLS or CGLST course at the 200 level or above prior to enrolling