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Nom de l'assignatura: Amèrica Llatina

Codi de l'assignatura: 570433

Curs acadèmic: 2018-2019

Coordinació: Josep Llados Masllorens

Departament: Departament d'Història Econòmica, Institucions, Política i Economia Mundial

Crèdits: 5

Programa únic: S



Hores estimades de dedicació

Hores totals 125


Activitats presencials



-  Teoricopràctica



Treball tutelat/dirigit


Aprenentatge autònom




Competències que es desenvolupen


Basic competences

— Capacity to apply the acquired knowledge to problem-solving in new or relatively unknown environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to the field of study.
— Capacity to integrate knowledge and tackle the complexity of formulating judgements based on incomplete or limited information, taking due consideration of the social and ethical responsibilities involved in applying knowledge and making judgements.
— Capacity to communicate conclusions, judgements and the grounds on which they have been reached to specialist and non-specialist audiences in a clear and unambiguous manner.

Specific competences

— Capacity to identify and fully understand the specific problems that affect the many parameters of which our complex global realities are composed.
— Capacity to identify and evaluate the relationships between the different areas of complex global realities in order to make recommendations and take appropriate decisions.
— Ability to select data and empirical information, to create them from previous sources, to analyse them in a constructive and creative manner, to summarize them in a relevant fashion and to generate critical assessments, so as to support opinions, argue for decisions and proposals.





Objectius d'aprenentatge


Referits a coneixements

Referring to knowledge:

— To study and interpret economic concepts, the economic environment and the main players in relation to the economic activity in Latin America.
— To analyse and describe macro and socio.economic data in Latin America and surrounding regions.
— To apply the knowledge acquired to the understanding of economic, political and social diversity in Latin America.

Referring to abilities, skills:

— To place and access resources and materials on economy, history and politics in Latin America, and assess them critically.
— To integrate knowledge acquired in a written assignment of a case study.
— To communicate information, ideas and results of personal research in a clear and unambiguous manner, orally and in writing.

Referring to attitudes, values and norms:

— To become interested in news and events taking place in Latin America, and relate them to knowledge acquired in this and other subjects of the bachelor’s degree.
— To develop an entrepreneurial spirit and to promote interest in professional development in Latin America.
— To participate in class debates, on solid arguments and respecting the opinion of others.



Blocs temàtics


1. Introduction

2. Insertion in international economics

3. Social Issues

4. Doing Business

5. Economic Development

6. Current Challenges



Metodologia i activitats formatives


The key element of the methodology is active participation by students. For this reason, attendance to class is essential as well as participation in activities proposed by the lecturer.

The main activities are the following:

— Lecture, with the support of audiovisual material.
— Practical sessions and use of databases.
— Group work.
— Debate on m aterial proposed by lecturers.



Avaluació acreditativa dels aprenentatges


The official assessment of learning outcomes is based on continuous assessment. Moreover, the attendance, participation, reading and discussion of same papers in the classroom are highly important for the evaluation process.

It means that the final grade is broken down as follows:

-  Every 4-5 sessions, the student’s progress will be evaluated by means of a specific quiz. Each one of these three assessment activities will represent 20% of the final mark.

- Other 40% will be based on a final paper prepared during the course about one economic topic referred to one specific country in the region


Avaluació única

In the case of those students that do not pass or participate in the continuous assessment process, they will have the opportunity to evaluate the course in a final exam



Fonts d'informació bàsica

Consulteu la disponibilitat a CERCABIB


During the course we will provide specific bibliography for each topic. All of them, along with the audio-visual learning materials, would be accessible in the online classrooms.