Catalogue 2014 - 2015

HIST 271 Modern Latin American History


3 cr.

Course Description

This course is a survey of the political, economic, social, and cultural history of Latin America in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This semester, we will explore a number of major subjects and themes, including the transition from colonies to republics, the nature of democratic participation, capitalist transformations in both agriculture and industry, changing ideas about citizenship, twentieth-century revolutions, dictatorship and democracy, poverty, and globalization. We will pay special attention to the ways in which different groups of people across the spectrum of Latin American societies responded to, participated in, and were affected by the development of modern nations.