LAS370H1: Critical Perspectives of Development in Latin American Contexts


A seminar-style course that engages in critical analysis of local and global development initiatives in a Latin American context. The seminar is organized around the interrelated themes of health, economics, education, globalization, and infrastructure. Topics of discussion may include: challenges and ethics of sustainable development initiatives in theory and practice, medical missions and global health, community-based transnational public health projects, developing localities and sustainable economics, local infrastructure development and environmental impacts, ethics and implications of volunteerism, local and global cultural perspectives, the colonial legacies of inequality, dependency and sustainability of development projects.

Readings and lectures in English.

4.0 credits
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