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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 386 • HISTORY OF SOCTY IN MOD CENT AMER

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
37590 W
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
SRH 1.320
BURNETT

Course Description

This seminar will focus on the social and political history of the five nations of Central America in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It will explore in detail some of the following issues: state attitudes toward the "problema indio"; the development of active and passive protest movements; the social implications of revolution and counterrevolution; and the structural impact of foreign investment and intervention. it will be also examine the history of social institutions such as Church, the family, and "folk" communities.

Grading Policy

-One research paper@ 30 pages -brief reports of weekly readings

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