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Syllabus

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Lecture Materials

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Week 1 Lecture 1: Introduction to Course

Week 2 Lecture 1: Conquest through Independence

Week 2 Lecture 2: Manifest Destiny and the Mexican-American War

Week 3 Lecture 1: The Mexican Revolution

Week 3 Lecture 2: The Rise and Fall of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI): 1929-2000

Week 4 Lecture 1: Chile: September 11, 1973 and its Aftermath

Week 4 Lecture 2: Chile's Transition to Democracy

Week 5 Lecture 1: The Fall and Return of the PRI: 2000-2012

Week 5 Lecture 2: The Rule of Law

Week 6 Lecture 1: Midterm

Week 6 Lecture 2: Drugs

Week 7 Lecture 1: California: The Migration of the Oakies

Week 7 Lecture 2: Immigration & Identity: the Context

Week 8 Lecture 1: Immigration Reform

Week 8 Lecture 2: North America, China and the Global Economy

Week 9 Lecture 1: Central America

Week 9 Lecture 2: Trauma and Survival in Guatemala (Part 1)

Week 10 Lecture 1: Trauma and Survival in Guatemala (Part 2)

Week 10 Lecture 2: The Latino Vote

Week 11 Lecture 1: Midterm 2

Week 11 Lecture 2: The Art of Fernando Botero: Abu Ghraib

Week 12 Lecture 1: Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo

Week 12 Lecture 2: Education (Guest lecture featuring Carmelita Reyes)

Week 13 Lecture 1: Haiti: Current Realities

Week 13 Lecture 2: Cuba - Historical Perspectives

Week 14 Lecture 1: Cuba and the U.S.: The Contemporary Scene

Week 14 Lecture 2: Thanksgiving (No Lecture)

Week 15 Lecture 1: The North American Idea

Week 15 Lecture 2: Concluding Thoughts