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HIST 422 Modern Latin America

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Course Description

This course explores and analyzes the history of Latin America from independence to the present. The focus is on the social, political, economic and cultural developments that make Latin America unique. Themes such as nation-building, neocolonialism, democracy and dictatorship, social revolution, African and indigenous cultures, women and gender, the Cold War, globalization and relations with the United States and the world are all considered.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements:DSI; Ethnic Studies
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE DSI), UC (IGETC Area 3B; Area 4)