T Th 2-3:30, 2050 VLSB        Education 186AC | Ethnic Studies 159AC | Geography 159AC

 

WEEK 1 - OVERVIEW

August 25 – Introduction to course


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

August 30 – Conquest Through Independence

September 1 – Manifest Destiny and the Mexican-American War

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WEEK 3 - MEXICAN REVOLUTION/AND ITS LEGACY

September 6 – The Mexican Revolution

September 8 – The Rise and Fall of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI): 1929-2000

WEEK 4 - THE GREAT DEPRESSION ACROSS BORDERS

September 13 – Art Crosses Borders: Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo

September 15 – California: the Migration of the Oakies

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WEEK 5 - MEXICO: FALL & RETURN OF THE PRI

September 20 – The Fall and Return of the PRI (2000-2014)

September 22 – **MIDTERM #1**

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WEEK 6 - MEXICO: CURRENT CHALLENGES

September 27 – The Contemporary Setting

September 29 – NAFTA, TPP and the Global Economy

WEEK 7 ­– CENTRAL AMERICA: GUATEMALA

October 4 – Cold War/Guatemala

October 6 – Contemporary Guatemala

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WEEK 8 - DRUGS/CLIMATE CHANGE

October 11 – Drugs and Illicit Economies

October 13 – Impunity and the Rule of Law

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WEEK 9 – MEXICO: A DEMOCRATIC WAY FORWARD

October 18 – Labor

October 20 – Climate Change

 

WEEK 10 – IMMIGRATION/U.S. ELECTION

October 25 — Immigration

October 27 — The Latino Vote

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WEEK 11 – EDUCATION

November 1 – **MIDTERM #2**

 

November 3 - Challenges for California & Mexico

 

WEEK 12 – CHILE

November 8 – Chile: September 11, 1973 and its Aftermath

November 10 - Chile's Transition to Democracy

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WEEK 13 - HAITI & CUBA

November 15  – Haiti: Current Realities        

November 17 – Cuba: The Context

WEEK 14 - CUBA (continued)

November 22 – Cuba: Today and Tomorrow

November 24 - *THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY*


WEEK 15 - BOTERO/SUMMING UP

November 29 – The Art of Fernando Botero: Abu Ghraib

 

December 1 – Summing Up

 

December 13 - 8:00 am - 11:00 am - ** FINAL EXAM ** - LOCATION TBA

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