HIST 272: Survey of Latin American History

HIST 272-DL1: Survey Latin American History
(Spring 2022)

12:00 PM to 01:15 PM TR


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Section Information for Spring 2022

This course explores the history of Latin America from the Independence movements of the 1810s and 20s to the present day. We will examine historical questions related to land, labor, sovereignty, revolution, and economic development to gain a better understanding of the historical roots of global and regional inequalities. The course will trace Latin America’s place in the global economy through commodities such as coffee and cocaine and analyze the region’s complex relationship to the United States. With particular emphasis on gender, race, and the experiences of everyday people, we will explore the perspectives of a broad range of historical actors and challenge the perceptions and exclusions that have shaped the history and memory of Latin America. Lectures and readings will cover a range of Latin American countries with an emphasis on Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, and Cuba. Students will analyze primary sources, improve close reading and critical writing abilities, and build interpretive skills through engagement with documents, maps, film, photography, oral history, and digital materials. No prior knowledge of Latin America is required.

HIST 272 DL1 is a distance education section.


Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Surveys development of independent Latin America since 1825. Emphasizes interactions of United States, Latin America. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Global Understanding
Specialized Designation: Non-Western Culture
Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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