Major Requirement: History of Latin America
This course provides an examination of the history of United States - Latin American relations, beginning with tensions created by the Latin American Wars for Independence (1810-1824). U.S. priorities, dating from the Monroe Doctrine of 1823, are studied in light of specific policies and actions taken by the U.S. in the region. Specifically, the Mexican-American War, the Spanish-American War, the Good Neighbor and The Alliance for Progress will be examined in depth.
Prerequisite: Sophomore Status