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Syllabus

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Part I. HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES

WEEK 1 - OVERVIEW

August 29 – Introduction to course

WEEK 2 - MEXICO: FROM CONQUEST THROUGH THE U.S.-MEXICAN WAR

September 3 – Conquest Through Independence

September 5 – Manifest Destiny and the Mexican-American War

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WEEK 3 - MEXICAN REVOLUTION / AND ITS LEGACY

September 10 – The Mexican Revolution

September 12 – The Rise and Fall of the PRI: 1929-2000

WEEK 4 - MEXICO: POLITICS/ART

September 17 – The Fall and Return of the PRI (2000-2012)

September 19 – Art Crosses Borders: Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo

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PART II: CONTEMPORARY CHALLENGES

WEEK 5 - THE GLOBAL ECONOMY/THE RULE OF LAW

September 24 – North America, China, and the Global Economy

September 26 – The Rule of Law

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WEEK 6 - SECURITY

October 1 – **MIDTERM**

October 3 - Drugs and Illicit Economies

WEEK 7 ­– MIGRATION/IMMIGRATION

October 8 – California: the Migration of the Okies

October 10 – Immigration Reform

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WEEK 8 - THE LATINO VOTE/EDUCATION

October 15 – The Latino Vote

October 17 – Education

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WEEK 9 – CENTRAL AMERICA / GUATEMALA

October 22 - ** SECOND EXAM *

October 24 – Central America

WEEK 10.  GUATEMALA

October 29  – Trauma and Survival in Guatemala

October 31— Contemporary Guatemala

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WEEK 11 – GUATEMALA/CHILE

 

November 5 – Genocide & Transitional Justice in Guatemala

November 7 - Chile: September 11, 1973 and its Aftermath

WEEK 12 – CHILE/THE ART OF FERNANDO BOTERO

November 12 – Chile's Transition to Democracy

November 14 - The Art of Fernando Botero: Abu Ghraib

 

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Part III: HAITI, CUBA AND THE AMERICAS

WEEK 13 - HAITI / CUBA

November 19  – Haiti: Current Realities

November 21 – Cuba: Historical Perspectives           

WEEK 14 - CUBA AND THE UNITED STATES

November 26 – Cuba and the U.S.: The Contemporary Scene

November 28 - *THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY*


WEEK 15. NORTH AMERICA

December 3– Semester Review

December 5 – Summing Up


** FINAL EXAM ** TBD

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