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Power and Resistance in Latin America

LAST 300
Fall 2010
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: HIST 320
Certificates: International Relations, International Relations

This interdisciplinary seminar focuses on political structures and resistance movements and incorporates the discourses of literature and history. Beginning with the Mexican Revolution, the course will examine other moments in contemporary Latin American history that have been characterized by overt and covert struggles over power: the Cuban Revolution, the bureaucratic-authoritarian regimes in Argentina and Peru during the civil war. In each unit, students will read an historical monograph, an essay or testimony, and a novel.

Essential Capabilities: Speaking, Writing
WRITING: students will write a number of papers, with opportunites for consultation and revision; assignments are deisgned to enhance students' writing skills.

SPEAKING: the course requires formal class presentations and active participation in discussion.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: None
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: [HIST245 or LAST245] OR [AMST200 or LAST200]
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (HIST)(LAST)
Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above

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