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Globalisation and Latin American Development MSc
This MSc examines the theoretical issues raised by globalisation and the variant ways in which different Latin American societies have reacted to it. The programme studies the degree to which contemporary indices of globalisation are continuous with earlier forms of Latin America’s global incorporation, and focuses on the ways in which the region’s development is bound up with global processes.
Students will gain a broad understanding of ‘hyperglobalist’, ‘sceptic’ and ‘transformationalist’ notions of globalisation, and of key contributions to current debates surrounding globalisation and Latin American development. They will be able to explain and provide specific national examples of the ways (economic, political, social, cultural and environmental) in which Latin American development articulates with global processes.
Full-time 1 year; Part-time 2 years
Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.
The programme consists of two core modules (15 credits each), four option modules (amounting to a total of 60 credits), and the research dissertation (90 credits). All core and option modules are 15 credits.
- AMERG004: Democratization in Latin America
- AMERG006: Economic Policy and Social Development in Contemporary Latin America
- AMERG007: From Silver to Cocaine: The History of Commodities in Latin America
- AMERG010: Politics, Society and Development in the Modern Caribbean
- AMERG012: Sustainable Development in Latin America and the Caribbean
- AMERG013: The Caribbean from the Haitian Revolution to the Cuban Revolution
- AMERG014: The Politics of Human Rights in Latin America: Challenges to Democratisation
- AMERG015: The Politics of Human Rights in Latin America: Transitional Justice
- AMERG019 Society and Development in Latin America
- AMERG020 Political Economy and Social Change: A History of Latin America during the ‘long’ Twentieth Century
- AMERG034 The Making of Modern Latin America: History, Politics, and Society
- AMERG035 The Transformation of Cuba: 1990 to the present
- AMERG036 Latin American Economics: Beyond Neoliberalism
- AMERG037 Environmental Issues, Movements and Policies in the Americas
- AMERGTBC International Politics of Latin America
Students may select up to 30 credits from the following approved
postgraduate modules offered by other UCL departments, or externally at
- ARCLG158 Maya Art, Architecture and Anthropology (15 credits)
- ARCLG201 Aztec Archaeology: Codices and Ethnohistory (15 credits)
- BENVGES1 The Political Ecology of Environmental Change (30 credits)
- BENVGES4 Urban Agriculture (30 credits)
- BENVGES5 Adapting Cities to Climate Change in the Global South (15 credits) (not available 2012-13)
- BENVGPU4 Gender in Policy and Planning (30 credits)
- BENVGSD2 Social Diversity Inequality and Poverty (30 credits)
- GEOGG030 Natural Hazards (15 credits)
- GEOGG043 Politics of Climate Change (15 credits)
- PUBLG014 The Theoretical Foundations of Human Rights (15 credits)
- PUBLG052 The Theoretical Foundations of Human Rights (15 credits)
- PUBLG063 International Human Rights Standards and Institutions (15 credits)
- SPANG009B The Works of Jorge Luis Borges (30 credits)
- SPANG019 Advanced Translation from and into Spanish (30 credits)
- SPANG021 The Conquest of Mexico (15 credits)
- The Americas in Comparative Perspective I: Historical Roots - Queen Mary, University of London
- The Americas in Comparative Perspective II: Contemporary Politics and Society - Queen Mary, University of London
- Imagining the Modern Caribbean Queen Mary, University of London
- Indian and Peasant Politics in Latin America Goldsmiths, University of London
- Social Anthropology of the Caribbean - Goldsmiths, University of London
- Popular Music in Context – King’s College
- Brazilian Populism, Culture and the State – King’s College
Some options may not be available every year.
All students write a dissertation of 15,000 words on a research topic of their choice related to Globalisation or Development in Latin America.
Teaching and Learning
The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, independent reading and research, presentations, seminar discussions and research skills training. Assessment is through essays, term papers, presentations, analytical exercises, closed book examinations and the dissertation.
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