Minor in Latin American Studies - Area Studies on Mexico and Central America GEOG 2070   Area Studies on Mexico and Central America
Following an examination of the indigenous heritage, and the colonial legacy of the conquistadors, the class deals principally with the contemporary period, examining the Mexican Revolution and its aftermath, the Somoza dynasty, Nicaragua under the Sandinistas, the U.S. role in the region, the human rights situation in Central America, and probable developments in the region. The class is designed to provide an understanding of the contemporary reality of this volatile region, in many ways a microcosm of the crucial situation of Latin America as a whole.
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FORMAT COMMENTS: conducted in English
PREREQUISITES: No prerequisites. Open to students in all departments. No knowledge of Spanish necessary
CROSS-LISTING: HIST 2383.03. SPAN 2070.03