Course Description for Geography of Latin America and the Caribbean
Geography of Latin America and the Caribbean
Description: This class provides a systematic and regional survey of the geography of Latin America. Topics include physical environments, cultural geographies of pre-colonial and colonial society, population growth and migration, agriculture, mining, manufacturing and service industries, the Latin American city, political geography, development issues and Latin America's place in the global economy. Regional analysis will address Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean islands, Andean America, Brazil, and the Southern Cone.