Schedule

Every weekly session has three sections.

Reading: This page contains the reading, slides, and other material from that week’s class.
Class: This page contains worked examples relevant to what we cover each week.
Homework: This page contains any problem sets or memo topics for the week.


Introduction Reading HW Class
W1: Jan 11 - 15 Class intro + social science primer
W2: Jan 18 - 22 Crash course on Latin America
Jan 26, Tue Assignment 1
W3: Jan 25 - 29 Race and identity
Feb 2, Tue Assignment 2
W4: Feb 1 - 5 Poverty and inequality
Feb 9, Tue Assignment 3
W5: Feb 8 - 12 Crime
Feb 16, Tue Assignment 4
The Absent State Reading HW Class
W6: Feb 15 - 19 State Capacity
W7: Feb 22 - 26 Informality and Slums
Mar 2, Tue Assignment 5
W8: Mar 1 - 5 Midterm: review M, exam: W-F
W9: Mar 8 - 12 Clientelism
Mar 16, Tue Assignment 6
W10: Mar 15 - 19 Corruption and Public Trust
Mar 23, Tue Assignment 7
Democratic Erosion? Reading HW Class
W11: Mar 22 - 26 The Pink Tide
Mar 30, Tue Assignment 8
W12: Mar 29 - Apr 2 Democratic Erosion and Populism
Apr 7 Guest Speaker: Dr. Jordan Roberts
W13: Apr 5 - 9 The Blue Wave
Apr 13, Tue Assignment 9
W14: Apr 12 - 16 Special topic: deportation
Apr 26, Mon Assignment 10
W15: Apr 19 - 23 Conclusions
W16: Apr 26 Review for Final
April 30, Friday, 9:00 a.m. Final Exam