This course engages students in the political geographical literacy of Latin America and the Caribbean, developing their understanding of environmental complexities of regional systems, particularly related to the role of history and socioeconomics on the interactions of the political landscape that have modified culture-sustaining countries’ institutional governance that determined unique developmental trends. Different teaching techniques for regional geographies will be stressed with the use of aide memoire, such as exploration bits, language and cultural insights. This course will explore didactic principles in today’s Latin American democracies, analyzing the underlying factors of environmental sustainability and forecasting its likelihood of success. Current debates on development models associated with conservation of bio- and cultural diversity, as well as with economic/ecological imperatives for current global trends, will be held as professional training.
Political Geographies of Latin America and the Caribbean