Hp320 Latin American History and Politics 4 credits
This course will focus primarily on historical, social and political developments in Latin America since 1945. Pre-colonial as well as colonial Latin American history will be reviewed with special attention to the social and cultural norms that helped shape Latin American political culture. The course will distinguish between the various regions in Latin America, including Central and South America, as well as the Caribbean. The course will conclude by providing a framework for understanding contemporary political, economic and social challenges that confront the region today.