HISTORY 348 - Latin America: The National Period
Winter 2023, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
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Requirements & Distribution:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:
Start/End Date:
Full Term 1/4/23 - 4/18/23 (see other Sections below)
NOTE: Drop/Add deadlines are dependent on the class meeting dates and will differ for full term versus partial term offerings.
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Latin America’s history is tremendously, and increasingly, significant to global politics, culture, and economic trends. Sharing a hemisphere with the United States, Latin Americans have had especially close and complex relationships with their northern neighbor. Yet many in the United States possess only a superficial understanding of the region’s diverse multicultural societies. This course will introduce students to how modern Latin American nations were formed after the region’s independence, focusing especially on how people of diverse ethnic, political, and economic affiliations have struggled to shape their societies ’ politics and cultures over the past two centuries. Lectures and class discussions will consider processes that affect the hemisphere as a whole, then zero in on unique features and experiences of specific nations or regions, with particular attention to Mexico, Central America, the Andean nations, Argentina, Chile, and Brazil. Students proficient in Spanish may earn one additional credit by enrolling in the Spanish discussion section (004). This section, conducted entirely in Spanish, will include discussion of the regular course readings as well as short Spanish texts.

For more information about how this course may count toward the Spanish major or minor requirements, students should visit the Romance Languages and Literature website.

Course Requirements:

Assignments include one short paper, two unit tests and a take-home final exam.

Intended Audience:

All undergraduates.

Class Format:

Lecture and discussion.


HISTORY 348 - Latin America: The National Period
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
002 (DIS)
 In Person
Th 9:00AM - 10:00AM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
003 (DIS)
 In Person
Th 12:00PM - 1:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
004 (DIS)
 In Person
Th 10:00AM - 11:30AM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
Note: Section 004: Spanish-only section. Students interested in taking UC 390.001 for one additional credit should speak with the GSI. Overrides for UC 390 will be issued after classes begin.

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