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GVPT482: Government and Politics of Latin America

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Maryland Virtual
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GCA comparative study of the governmental systems and political processes of the Latin American countries.

Students must be in Government & Politics program; or must be in Government & Politics: International Relations program.

Register in Testudo for the following three credit courses:

This course will include a blend of synchronous and asynchronous learning (check Testudo for more details). 

Dr. Isabella Alcañiz is an Associate Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Government and Politics, University of Maryland (UMD). Professor Alcañiz studies the politics of climate change, social inequality, disaster policy, and gender with a focus on Latin America and Latinx residents of the United States. Her research has been published in Global Environmental Politics, Journal of Cleaner Production, Water Policy, Environmental Science & Policy, World Politics, and the Latin American Research Review. Her book, Environmental and Nuclear Networks in the Global South: How Skills Shape International Cooperation, was published by Cambridge University Press. She received a PhD from the Department of Political Science at Northwestern University and a Licenciatura in International Relations from the Universidad de Belgrano (Argentina). She is a faculty affiliate of the Latin American Studies Center (UMD), the faculty advisor for the Politics and Policy Concentration of the Environmental Science and Policy Program (UMD), and a committee member and faculty affiliate of the Environment and Society Foundation of the Marine Estuarine Environmental Science Graduate Program (University System of Maryland). Dr. Alcañiz is a member of the Latino and immigration advocacy organization CASA de Maryland, where she works with immigrant youth and sits on the Leadership Council of the youth program Mi Espacio.

For general questions, please contact the Global Classrooms team.

Course costs are calculated based on the university’s standard tuition and fee rates.

Term Year Application Deadline Admission Notification Program Start Program End
Fall 2023 03/01/2023 03/13/2023