Title: Change in Latin America - Politics Since Democratization (790:312:D1)

Instructor: Danielle N. Pritchett

Instructor's E-mail: dnmp@eden.rutgers.edu

Days, Times, Location: Session II (06/27/11-07/22/11);

Monday (On Campus), Tuesday (Online), Wednesday (On Campus), Thursday (Online); 11:10 a.m. - 2:05 p.m.; LBC 103

Office Hours: Wednesday (On Campus) 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. & Thursday (Online)

Synopsis: This course is an active hybrid seminar course discussing politics in Latin America since Democratization, roughly the last fifty years. In addition to focusing on countries within the three large regions of Latin America; North/Central America, South America and the Caribbean; this course will also address issues of class, gender and race in the region. Questions this course will address include: What is significant about politics in Latin America since democratization? How does modern politics work in the region? What do the 2012 Presidential election look like in Latin America? Why is a course on Latin American politics talking about class, gender and race? And, how does class, gender and race intersect together and animate political actions? Finally, due to the hybrid nature of this course, students will be using technology and social media throughout this course to not only complete lectures and readings but to complete course assignments.