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

Spring 2005

LAS 366 • ARGENTINA: POPULISM/INSURRECTION-W

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
38075 TTh
12:30 PM-2:00 PM
GAR 203
BROWN

Course Description

This class will investigate the principal trends and issues of modern Argentine history, which has been marked by its share of social and political unrest and of economic booms and busts. Designed to provide the student with a broad knowledge of Argentina, the course devotes its attention to the period from independence (c. 1810) through the most recent military government. No doubt, students will discover that, despite sharing many trends with other Latin American nations, Argentina's history has been unique. The principal question remains: Why has such a talented people as the Argentineans had such a turbulent and violent history? Assignments: Each student will complete a total of five separate assignments: a map assignment, 3 five-page book essays, and a final essay examination. The student's final grade will be based on the total number of points that the student amasses on each of the assignments: - map assignment 50 points or 5% of the final grade - 3 written book essays 600 points or 60% of the final grade - final exam 350 points or 35% of the final grade

Texts

A Brief History of Argentina, by Jonathan C. Brown

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