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HIST 262: Contemporary Latin America

Term: Spring

Credits: 4

Degree Requirements: F3 F9

Major Requirement: History of Latin America
This course surveys the history of Modern Latin America from the period of Independence (1810-1824) to the present, addressing the
economic and social development of the Latin American region. Certain themes, such as religion, poverty, violence and foreign
intervention will be covered in depth. Feature films, recent literature and oral history testimony will serve as “tools” for understanding
contemporary Latin America.

Prerequisites: none.