T Th 2-3:30, F295 Haas       Education 186AC | Ethnic Studies 159AC | Geography 159AC

 

WEEK 1 - OVERVIEW

August 28 – Introduction to course

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

September 2 – Conquest Through Independence

September 4 – Manifest Destiny and the Mexican-American War

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WEEK 3 - MEXICAN REVOLUTION / AND ITS LEGACY

September 9 – The Mexican Revolution

September 11 – The Rise and Fall of the PRI: 1929-2000

WEEK 4 - MEXICO: POLITICS/MURALISTS

September 16 – The Fall and Return of the PRI (2000-2014)

September 18 – Art Crosses Borders: Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo

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WEEK 5 -CENTRAL AMERICA

September 23 –**MIDTERM # 1**

September 25 – Central America

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WEEK 6 - GUATEMALA

September 30 - Trauma and Survival in Guatemala

October 2 - Contemporary Guatemala

WEEK 7 – MIGRATION/THE GLOBAL ECONOMY

October 7 – Child Migrants

October 9 – Nafta and the Global Economy

 

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WEEK 8 - DRUGS/CALIFORNIA & MEXICO

October 14 – Drugs and Illicit Economies

 

October 16 – California & Mexico

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WEEK 9 – IMPUNITY & THE RULE OF LAW

October 21 –**MIDTERM # 2**

 

October 23 –Impunity & The Rule of Law

WEEK 10. MIGRATION/IMMIGRATION/THE LATINO VOTE

October 28  California: the Migration of the Okies

October 30— The Latino Vote/Immigration

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WEEK 11 – EDUCATION/CHILE

November 4 – Education

November 6 - Chile: September 11, 1973 and its Aftermath

WEEK 12 – CHILE

November 11 – *VETERAN'S DAY HOLIDAY*

November 13 - Chile's Transition to Democracy

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Part III: HAITI, CUBA AND THE AMERICAS

WEEK 13 - THE ART OF FERNANDO BOTERO/HAITI

November 18  – The Art of Fernando Boero: Abu Ghraib

November 20 – Haiti: Current Realities           

WEEK 14 - CUBA AND THE UNITED STATES

November 25 – Cuba: Historical Perspectives

November 27 - *THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY*


WEEK 15. NORTH AMERICA

December 2– Cuba and the U.S.: The Contemporary Scene

December 4 – Summing Up


** FINAL EXAM ** December 16, 2014 8:00 AM-11:00 AM

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