Contemp Issues in the Americas
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Goals: The primary objective of this course is to further our understanding of the Americas by studying many of the political, social, economic, and historical forces affecting the region today. Through this course students will come to appreciate the complex interrelatedness of these and other issues, and the necessity, in this new era of the "global village," for international relations to be founded on knowledge, understanding, and respect. Content: Through a case study approach we will examine how certain issues are played out in specific countries. For example, we will look at Mexico as we try to understand the phenomena of migration and urbanization; in Argentina and Brazil we will engage issues of authoritarianism and models of economic development; the examples of Peru and El Salvador will teach us about revolution; Chile will introduce to the changing role of Latin American women; and nations of the Caribbean will serve as case studies on race and ethnicity. Specific case studies may vary from year to year. Taught: Annually. Not recommended for first-year students. Credits: 4 credits
Moerer, Andrea, "LSTD5100-AM.Contemp Issues in the Americas.Sp15.Moerer,Andrea" (2015). Syllabi. 4951.