The Americas: The North-South Divide|
Spring 2008 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
Emilio Betances, STATE AND SOCIETY IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Susan Eckstein, BACK FROM THE FUTURE: CUBA UNDER CASTRO
Sandor Halebsky and Richard L. Harris, eds., CAPITAL, POWER, AND INEQUALITY IN LATIN AMERICAN
Thomas Klak, ed., GLOBALIZATION AND NEOLIBERALISM: THE CARIBBEAN CONTEXT
Polly Pattullo, LAST RESORTS: THE COST OF TOURISM IN THE CARIBBEAN
Menno Vellinza, ed., THE CHANGING ROLE OF THE STATE IN LATIN AMERICA
Peter Schwab, CUBA: CONFRONTING THE U.S. EMBARGO
William Robinson, PROMOTING POLYARCHY: GLOBALIZATION, US INTERVENTION, AND HEGEMONY
|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 Permission of Instructor form to the Registrar's Office. Eighteen of the 30 spaces in class will be reserved for Sociology majors.
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