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Charles R. Hale, Director SRH 1.310, 2300 Red River Street D0800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512.471.5551

Fall 2003

LAS 301 • KEY IDEAS AND ISS IN LAT AMER

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
37235 TTh
11:00 AM-12:30 PM
GAR 313
BURNETT

Course Description

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.

Grading Policy

2 tests, 1 written assignment

Texts

Burns, E. Bradford, THE POVERTY OF PROGRESS: LATIN AMERICA IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY Garcia Marquez, Gabriel, ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE

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