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LATIN AMERICA IN THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD (HIS-243154)

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Course Description:


Examine Latin America's social history and United States-Latin American relations during the "modern" period of Latin American history (1821 to the present). Explore the thicket of human diversity and political controversy that stamps all of Latin American and United States history. Examine the broad scope of modern Latin American history, culture, ethnicity, economic development, society, politics, migration patterns and foreign relations in the Caribbean, Central America, Mexico and South America. Develop a knowledge of Latin American diversity from the early 1800s to the present, with emphasis on its importance to the United States.

Important Note: this course was renamed effective the September 2014 term and was formerly offered as Latin America: History, Politics and United States Policy. Students who have successfully completed 243154 should not enroll in this course.

Recommended: previous study in World History 2 or equivalent.

This course fully meets the General Education requirement in Other World Civilizations.


This online course is offered through the Center for Distance Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.

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Liberal Study
Upper Level
Credits: 4
Meets General Education Requirement In: Other World Civilizations-Full

Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Jan. May. Sep.

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