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THE SPANISH AND LATIN AMERICAN ECONOMIES

General Description

This course is aimed at students of intermediate level. It will examine the basis of the economic sectors that make up the economy of Spain. It will also examine the economies of Latin American countries with a marked economic potential.

Content

Unit 1.-

  1. 1.1 .-The Spanish economy: fundamentals of the Spanish economy
  2. 1.2 .- The press reports: Influence of meteorological phenomena on the economy
  3. 1.3 .- How they see us, how we see ourselves. : Cultural traits of businessmen and women in Argentina.
  4. 1.4 .- Overview of the economy of Latin America: fundamentals of the Argentinian economy
  5. 1.5 .- Web zone: the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Argentina and the Ministry of Agriculture in Spain.

Unit 2.-

  1. 2.1 .- The Spanish economy: overview of the population. The OECD. Immigration. Employment.
  2. 2.2 .- The press reports: a future of full employment and professional gerontology .
  3. 2.3 .- How they see us, how we see ourselves: socio-cultural characteristics in Spain. Communication styles and status.
  4. 2.4. Overview of the economy of Latin America: fundamentals of the Uruguayan economy.
  5. 2.5 .- Web zone: The Ministry of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries of Uruguay and the Ministry of Agriculture of Spain.

Unit 3.-

  1. 3.1 .- The Spanish economy: the agricultural sector. The CAP.
  2. 3.2 .- The press reports: wine and olive oil .
  3. 3.3 .- How they see us, how we see ourselves: . Socio-cultural aspects of business in Chile.
  4. 3.4 .- Overview of the economy of Latin America: fundamentals of the Chilean economy.
  5. 3.5 .- Web zone: Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food of Spain and Chile's Ministry of Economy

Unit 4.-

  1. 4.1 The Spanish economy: the fishing sector.
  2. 4.2 .- The press reports: Vigo, European capital of fishing
  3. 4.3 .- How they see us, how we see ourselves: organization, time management and meetings in Spanish companies.
  4. 4.4 .- Overview of the economy of Latin America: fundamentals of the Brazilian economy
  5. 4.5 .- Web zone: fishing in Spain. The Ministry of Finance of Brazil.

Unidad 5

  1. 5.1.- España en su economía: El sector industrial.
  2. 5.2.- La prensa informa: La construcción. Los chupa-chus llegan a América .
  3. 5.3.- Así nos ven, así nos vemos: Rasgos culturales del negociador peruano
  4. 5.4.- Viaje a la economía de América Latina: Fundamentos de la economía peruana.
  5. 5.5.- Zona Web: Ministerio de industria y energía de España y Ministerio de Industria, Turismo e Integración y Negociaciones Internacionales de Perú.
Unit 5.- 5.1 .- The Spanish economy: the industrial sector. 5.2 .- The press reports: construction. The “Chupa-Chus” arrive in America . 5.3 .- How they see us, how we see ourselves: cultural traits of the Peruvian negotiator 5.4 .- Overview of the economy of Latin America: fundamentals of the Peruvian economy. 5.5 .- Web zone: Ministry of Industry and Energy of Spain and the Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Integration and International Negotiations of Peru

Unit 6.-

  1. 6.1 .- The Spanish economyy: Types of societies.
  2. 6.2 .- The press reports: corporate parallels and contrasts between Argentina and Spain
  3. 6.3 .- How they see us, how we see ourselves: cultural traits of the Colombian negotiator
  4. 6.4 .- Overview of the economy of Latin America: fundamentals of the Colombian economy
  5. 6.5 .- Web zone: Spain: the secretariat of state of the economy, energy and SMES. Colombia: aspects of the economy and finance.

Unit 7.-

  1. 7.1 .- The Spanish economy: the financial system
  2. 7.2 .- The press reports: the Spanish lending institutions
  3. 7.3 .- How they see us, how we see ourselves: cultural traits of the Venezuelan negotiator
  4. 7.4 .- Overview of the economy of Latin America: fundamentals of the Venezuelan economy
  5. 7.5 .- Web zone: The Bank of Spain. Venezuela's Ministry of Finance.

Unit 8.-

  1. 8.1 .- The Spanish economy: the tourism sector
  2. 8.2 .- The press reports: The Spanish tourism sector
  3. 8.3 .-How they see us, how we see ourselves: qualities, values and negotiation styles of Spanish managers
  4. 8.4 .- Overview of the economy of Latin America: a brief look at Panama’s economic sectors
  5. 8.5 .- Web zone: The Spanish Secretariat of State for Trade and Tourism . The tourism sector in Costa Rica.

Unit 9.-

  1. 9.1 .- The Spanish economy: the transport system and the infra-structure
  2. 9.2.- The press reports: Iberia and RENFE
  3. 9.3 .- How they see us, how we see ourselves: cultural traits of businessmen and women in Mexico
  4. 9.4 .- Overview of the economy of Latin America: fundamentals of the Mexican economy
  5. 9.5 Web zone: The Spanish Ministry for Regional Development. Ministry of Finance and Public Credit of Mexico.

Unit 10.-

  1. 10.1 .- The Spanish economy: trade and distribution in Spain, the external sector and investment
  2. 10.2 .- The press reports: Spanish companies and their difficulties in Latin America. Franchising
  3. 10.3 .- How they see us, how we see ourselves: a portrait of Cuban culture
  4. 10.4 .- Overview of the economy of Latin America: Fundamentals of the Cuban economy.
  5. 10.5 .- Web zone: The Spanish Secretary of State for Trade and Tourism . Cuba as seen by the Cuban government.

Activities

Activities will be carried out in class and at home, and in both cases will be focused on consolidating the acquisition of content discussed in class.

Assessment

1.- All students are obliged to attend a minimum of 80% of classes.
2.- Each student will make a presentation in class on the subject of the economy of a country of Latin America from a general perspective.
3.- Students must take the final examination.
4.- La final mark will consist of the results of the following elements :
- Results of exam - 70%
- Presentation 30%

Bibliography

  1. Alcántara, M. (1999). Sistemas políticos en América Latina. Tecnos. Madrid
  2. Cuenca, E. (2002). Europa e Iberoamérica. Ed. Síntesis. Madrid
  3. De Val, Maura. (2001). La privatización en América Latina. Ed. Popular. Madrid
  4. Felices Lago, A, et al.(2003). Cultura y negocios de España y Latinoamérica. Edinumen. Madrid
  5. Hartlyn, J. (1986) Latin american political economy. Westview press. Colorado
  6. Korol, J.C. (1999). Historia económica de América Latina. Fondo de cultura económica. México
  7. Molina, C. (1996). Integración eurolatinoamericana. Ediciones ciudad Argentina. Buenos Aires