Aug 09, 2022
HIS 161 - Modern Latin America 3 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 0 lab periods
Survey of the history and people of Latin America from Independence to the present. Includes Post-Colonial consolidation, United States-Latin America relations, guerilla movements and reactions and Latin America today.
Prerequisite(s): WRT 101 , WRT 101HC , WRT 101S , or WRT 101SE
Recommendation: Placement on Pima Community College assessment exam into REA 112 . If any recommended course is taken, see a financial aid or Veteran’s Affairs advisor to determine funding eligibility as appropriate.
Gen-Ed: Meets AGEC - HUM or SBS and I, C, G; Meets CTE - A&H or SBS and C, G.
Course Learning Outcomes
- Discuss the geography, politics, people, and culture of Latin American nations in the post-colonial context.
- Examine the political, economic, and social institutions of the early Twentieth Century in Latin America.
- Analyze US-Latin American relations including imperialism, communism, and gunboat diplomacy.
- Analyze Twentieth Century guerrilla movements and the reaction of governments and military.
- Discuss Latin America today including indigenous, political, economic, social events, and global issues.
- Intensive Writing and Critical Inquiry
- Producing written discourse in more than one assignment through papers, reports, quizzes, tests, etc., which includes a minimum word standard of 3000 words.
- Written assignments emphasize critical inquiry which includes the gathering, interpreting, and evaluating of evidence.
- Includes a formal out of class paper of at least 1,500 words which requires critical inquiry and where the writer develops and supports a main idea.
- Explicit writing instruction with timely feedback to help students improve their writing and critical inquiry skills is part of the course’s content.
- The evaluation of written assignments must include the overall quality of written work and critical inquiry, as measured by a rubric
- At least 50% of the student’s grade must be based on the written work and critical inquiry assignments.
- Post-Colonial Consolidation
- Early Nation Building
- Society(ies) , cultural, and intellectual life
- Race and ethnicity
- Early Twentieth Century
- Rise of the military
- United States-Latin American Relations
- Monroe doctrine
- Good neighbor
- Gunboat diplomacy
- Guerrilla Movements and Reaction
- Case studies of guerilla movements in Latin America
- Reaction of governments and military
- Human rights
- Latin America Today
- Social issues
- Arts and culture
Full Academic Year 2018/19
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