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ECO 355 : Development Problems and Policies in Latin America (Online)

Course Description

3 college credit hours

This online course will be based around three opposing economic paradigms: neoclassical, structuralist, and radical. Each development problem presented in the lessons will be analyzed from these three different perspectives, since each provides a distinct and separate worldview.

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Official UT Austin Course Description
Description of the Latin American economy; business and market organization; problem of growth (involving credit, public finance, trade investment aspects).

Economics 304K and 304L with a grade of at least C in each.

Students should contact the University Extension advisor with any questions about prerequisites or placement in our courses. All students should contact their academic advisor with any questions about how this course fulfills their degree requirements.

Graded Assessments
12 assignments
2 exams (taken at approved testing site)

Textbook(s) and Materials
Cardoso, Eliana, and Ann Helwege. Latin America's Economy: Diversity, Trends, and Conflicts. MIT Press, 1992.
ISBN 0-262-53125-9

Furtado, Celso. Economic Development in Latin America: Historical Background and Contemporary Problems, 2nd ed. Cambridge University Press, 1976.
ISBN 0-521-29070-8

Course pack: You are also required to buy an online course pack from Xanadu, a company that specializes in providing online course materials. To order our online course pack, go to and follow the directions on Xanadu's Web site. NOTE: Digital course packs are not available from Ed*Map. If your course has both print textbooks and a digital course pack, you will buy the books from Ed*Map and the course pack from XanEdu.)

Course Fees (exam proctoring fees may apply and are not included)


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