HIS f306N • Hist US Relations w/ Latin Am & Arg-ARG
Faculty-led course taught in Cordoba, Argentina. Class meets May 23 through July 3. A lower-division undergraduate lecture/discussion course that surveys the historical panorama of the economic and diplomatic relations between the United States and Latin America from the Monroe Doctrine to the Falklands War. Lectures and class discussions will explore the major factors leading to US interventions into the internal affairs of Latin American countries, including the Texas Independence Movement, the Mexican American War, the Spanish-American War, the Independence of Panama, and the revolutions in Mexico, Cuba, and Nicaragua. Students will also gain an understanding of US foreign investment in Latin America in the 20th century as well as US reactions to nationalism in Argentina and other countries.
In addition, each student in this course will accomplish research in the library of the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba on US-Argentine relations. Suggested topics of research will include trade, investments, elections, populism, military governments, human rights abuses, and economic reforms.
One Mid-term essay exam One Oral Research Report on a topic in US-Argentine relations One Final essay examination
Peter H. Smith. Talons of the Eagle: Dynamics of US-Latin American Relations. 2nd ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000. or Kyle Longley. In the Eagle's Shadow. New York: Harlan Davidson, Inc. 2002.