Having absolutely no background in courses relating to Latin America or economic development, I found this course to be rather interesting. Prof. Bergman is very clear, passionate, and always uploads her slides to the class website in advance. She gave us a studyguide for both our midterm and final, and only tested us on that material. Although readings can often be long, her grading system is fair and the pop quizzes are easy if you read the material. Ended up with an A in the class. I would recommend taking a class with her.