Fall 2007 not offered
AMST 261, LAST 266|
|Certificates: International Relations|
This course will analyze several critical issues that confront Latin America and the Caribbean since the post-cold war. Beginning with an evaluation of the global and political restructuring of the post-cold war new world order, the course will focus on the experiences of three countries in the Caribbean: Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and Cuba. We will consider the changes in U.S. foreign policy and their implications for socioeconomic and political changes in these countries. We will also consider the patterns and consequences of migration of Haitians to the Dominican Republic and the United States, and Dominican and Cuban migration to the United States.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Prerequisites: SOC151 OR SOC152
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Susan Eckstein, BACK FROM THE FUTURE: CUBA UNDER CASTRO
Miguel Angel Centeno and Mauricio Font, eds., TOWARD A NEW CUBA? LEGACIES OF A REVOLUTION
William Robinson, PROMOTING POLYARCHY: GLOBALIZATION, US INTERVENTION, AND HEGEMONY
Robert Fatton, HAITI'S PREDATORY REPUBLIC: THE UNENDING TRANSITION TO DEMOCRACY
Alex Dupuy, HAITI IN THE NEW WORLD ORDER: THE LIMITS OF THE DEMOCRATIC REVOLUTION
Ernesto Sagas, RACE AND POLITICS IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Emilio Betances, STATE AND SOCIETY IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Sherri Grasmuck and Patricia Pessar, BETWEEN TWO ISLANDS: DOMINICAN INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION
Alejandro Portes and Alex Stepick, CITY ON THE EDGE: THE TRANSFORMATION OF MIAMI
Nina Glick Schiller and Geogres Fouron, GEORGES WOKE UP LAUGHING: LONG DISTANCE NATIONALISM AND THE SEARCH FOR HOME
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Three take-home essays of 7-10 pages each OR one take-home essay (7-10 pages) and a research paper of 15-20 pages.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
LAST/AMST majors who do not have SOC151 will be able to add the course during registration after submitting the Prerequisite Override form to the Registrar's Office. Eighteen of the 30 spaces in class will be reserved for Sociology majors.
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