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Development in Latin America from 1900

Between 1930 and the present, Latin America explored a great variety of paths towards development. This course goes across that period, tracing the causes and consequences of such exploration. Along the way we will find democracy and dictatorship, populism and revolution, export of raw materials and industrialization, globalization and dependency.

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This course is at a Bachelor's level. It is offered during the autumn semester and is compulsory for students who follow the Bachelor program in Latin American Studies, but can also be taken as a free-standing course. Teaching takes place in English. You can read more about this course below.

  • Course structure

    The overriding document for a course is the Syllabus. It can be found in the menu on the right. In this document, we clarify how we carry out the course in practice. The course description should provide good guidance, but is not comprehensive. Further clarifications in oral or written form are given by the teacher during the lessons. Do not hesitate to ask the teacher if any questions remain regarding the accomplishment of any task or assignment. To see who is the teacher of the course, and for information about the schedule and examination opportunities, please see the "Schedule" section below. Information about the bibliography used can be found under "Course Literature".

    Teaching format

    The teaching consists of lectures and seminars. Some compulsory elements may be included in the course. All the teaching is in English.


    The course is examined by means of a written test. More information on the grading scale, the grading criteria and the requirements to pass the course can be found on the Syllabus.

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.
  • Course reports

  • More information

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