T Th 8-9:30, 245 Li Ka Shing        Education 186AC | Ethnic Studies 159AC | Geography 159AC

 

WEEK 1 - OVERVIEW

August 27 – Introduction to course

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

September 1 – Conquest Through Independence

September 3 – Manifest Destiny and the Mexican-American War

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WEEK 3 - MEXICAN REVOLUTION/AND ITS LEGACY

September 8 – The Mexican Revolution

September 10 – The Rise and Fall of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI): 1929-2000

WEEK 4 - MURALISTS/THE OAKIES

September 15 – Art Crosses Borders: Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo

September 17 – California: the Migration of the Oakies

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WEEK 5 - MEXICO: FALL & RETURN OF THE PRI

September 22 – The Fall and Return of the PRI (2000-2014)

September 24 – Mexico: The Contemporary Setting

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WEEK 6 - CENTRAL AMERICA

September 29 – **MIDTERM #1**

October 1 - Central America

WEEK 7 ­– GUATEMALA

October 6 – Trauma and Survival in Guatemala

October 8 – Contemporary Guatemala

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WEEK 8 - DRUGS, ILLICIT ECONOMIES & THE RULE OF LAW

October 13 – Drugs and Illicit Economies

October 15 – The Rule of Law

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WEEK 9 – NAFTA/LABOR

October 20 – NAFTA and the Global Economy

October 22 – Labor

WEEK 10 – IMMIGRATION

October 27 – **MIDTERM #1**

October 29— Immigration

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WEEK 11 – CALIFORNIA, MEXICO & THE LATINO VOTE

November 3 – The Latino Vote

November 5 - Challenges for California & Mexico

 

WEEK 12 – EDUCATION/CHILE

November 10 – Education

November 12 - Chile: September 11, 1973 and its Aftermath

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WEEK 13 - CHILE/HAITI

November 17  – Chile's Transition to Democracy

November 19 – Haiti: Current Realities        

WEEK 14 - CUBA

November 24 – Cuba: Historical Perspectives

November 26 - *THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY*


WEEK 15 - CUBA

December 1– Cuba and the U.S.: The Contemporary Scene

December 3– Cuba: Today and Tomorrow

 

WEEK 16 -

December 8 - The Art of Fernando Botero: Abu Ghraib

December 10 - Summing Up

December 16 - 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm -** FINAL EXAM ** 

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