LAS 301 • KEY IDEAS AND ISS IN LAT AMER
11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Using historical, anthropological, and literary texts, this course will explore the ways in which various competing groups have created Latin America by introducing the ideas, issues, and values that define the region. The first third of the course will examine the cultural context of the discovery and conquest of the New World. The second portion will deal with some of the themes of Latin America's quest for identity and nationhood during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The final third of the course will focus on some specific trends and prevalent ideas in Latin America during the twentieth century such as revolution, military rule, population growth, and the relationship between development and the environment.
2 tests, 1 written assignment
Burns, E. Bradford, THE POVERTY OF PROGRESS: LATIN AMERICA IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY Garcia Marquez, Gabriel, ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE