Geography of Latin America

Geography of Latin America

Lectures: 45

Seminars: 0

Tutorials: 0

ECTS credit: 4

Lecturer(s): doc. dr. Cigale Dejan

• problems of naming and definition of Latin America,
• basic natural (geological, relief, climate, vegetation, hydrological) characteristics, causes and consequences of natural disasters,
• history and effects of European colonialism,
• the history of immigration and independence movements against European colonial rule,
• demographic characteristics, migrations, ethnic and language diversity,
• accelerated urbanization, rural-city relationship, morphology, structure, and environmental and social (poverty, shanty towns, crime, social segregation) problems of cities,
• natural resources and the importance of the ownership structure for their management, use of raw materials, agricultural and industrial production, services, informal economies,
• environmental problems of Latin America,
• the impact of foreign capital in the current economic development, causes and consequences of economic crises in recent decades, social inequality,
• geopolitical situation and its impact on the development of Latin America,
• cooperation among the countries of Latin America,
• recent developmental trends and processes,
• geographical particularities of the selected countries.