Survey of Latin American History|
Spring 2012 not offered
|Certificates: International Relations|
This course presents a broad survey of Latin American history in the post-independence period. After a brief overview of the colonial era and the wars of independence, the course explores the abolition era, neocolonialism, development of social and cultural pluralism, and 20th-century political movements, and contemporary crises. The required readings introduce students to major theoretical approaches to the history of the region; primary documents, maps, video clips, and drawings will be discussed in class.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CBST-MN)(CEAS-Arcp/Hist)(CGST-MN)(HIST-MN)(HIST)(HRAD-MN)(LAST)(SISP-Hist Conc)
Arnold Bauer, Goods, Power, History
Fidel Castro, HISTORY WILL ABSOLVE ME
Paulo Freire, PEDAGOGY OF THE OPPRESSED
Sandra Lauderdale Graham, HOUSE AND STREET
Rigoberta Menchu, I, RIGOBERTA MENCHU
Chico Mendes, FIGHT FOR THE FOREST
Mark Overmyer-Velázquez, VISIONS OF THE EMERALD CITY
Thomas Skidmore and Peter Smith, MODERN LATIN AMERICA
Jose Vasconcelos, THE COSMIC RACE/LA RAZA COSMICA
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Midterm and final exams. Two 5-6 page papers; regular class attendance; class participation.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
No extensions; no late papers will be accepted.
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