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Latin America II (HIS-222)

Semester: Spring 2021
Number: 0136-222-001
Instructor: Micah Oelze
Days: Monday Wednesday Friday 11:00 am - 11:50 am
Note: Traditional In-Person Class
Location: Garden City - Swirbul Library 114
Credits: 3

Cross-Listed With 0960-310-02

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This course surveys the history of Latin America (including the Caribbean) from the Wars of Independence to the current period (c. 1808-2011), with some background information on the colonial period. Topics include the challenges of state formation, foreign interventions, U.S.-Latin American relations, and twentieth-century social and political revolutions. (Learning Goals:G;Distribution Reqs:Humanities)

Learning Goals:   Students will produce written work that makes historical arguments supported by analysis of a diverse set of sources and viewpoints. Students will demonstrate the ability to analyze information from four different types of sources: a general textbook, a secondary-source historical monograph, class lectures, and finally, primary documents. Using a textbook, students will learn about an overall historical narrative of Latin American history since independence. Students will also read a historical monograph – a book dedicated to examining a specific case study – to develop their ability to read and understand high-level academic writing. Class lectures will focus on important themes that explain why and how historical change occurred. Finally, assigned primary sources will provide students with a direct view on how different types of people negotiated changing social and political environments over the course of Latin America’s four centuries of colonial rule.Students will learn how to express arguments and analysis by writing essays. Students will learn how to demonstrate their grasp of overall historical themes emphasized in the course by completing a final exam. Students will also learn how to demonstrate their knowledge of lecture and reading materials through class participation and discussion.

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