HIS 141 - History of Modern Latin America and the Caribbean
History of Latin America and the Caribbean from independence to the present, emphasizing distinctive cultures, power relations between indigenous peoples and elites, the causes of political instability and economic backwardness. Close analyses of reform, reactionary, and revolutionary movements in the hemisphere and inter-American affairs.
3 Class Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Describe the general nature of colonial Latin American societies.
2. Analyze the causes of the Latin American independence movements of the nineteenth century.
3. Identify major themes in the political, economic, and social development of Latin American societies in the nineteenth century, including reform, reaction, and revolution.
4. Discuss the causes of political instability and economic backwardness in Latin America in the twentieth century.
5. Identify some of the significant political leaders and movements in Latin America in the late twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
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