Catalogue 2014 - 2015

HIST 374 Latin America - U.S. Relations


3 cr.


Junior or senior standing.

Course Description

This course explores the intertwined histories of Latin America, the U.S. and the world (1800-present). Why have societies so connected by cultural, commercial, and migratory ties been at odds so often? How have Latin American nations forged their foreign policy and influenced others? How have Latin American perceptions of the U.S. changed over time? The course highlights social and cultural history of Latin American foreign relations, such as; perceptions of racial and cultural inferiority; military and intelligence agencies; trade and labor; radio, television, and film industry influence. 

Students may register for this course as HIST or INST.