DescriptionThis course offers a Latin American history survey from 1910 to present. In the first part it discusses the leading interpretations on the nature and development of Latin American culture, society and history, including the main views of US academia and policy-makers on these topics. In a second part, it analyzes the colonial and 19th century antecedents of the region.
The core of the course focusses the cultural, political and social transformations that have affected Latin America throughout the 20th and 21st centuries: revolutions, military dictatorships, social movements, populism, democratic consolidation, ‘Socialismo del Siglo XXI’. Although special attention is given to a few countries (Mexico, Cuba, Brazil, Chile, Venezuela, Argentina, and Peru), it does so while keeping a regional and comparative view.
The classes are addressed from a global perspective, taking in count the impact of international geopolitics, economy, ideologies, culture and religious trends in the region. By the end of the term students will have a more comprehensive understanding of the historical roots behind both the challenges and promises that Latin America confronts today.
15 Weeks - (4 hours per week)
Organazied by: Dirección de Relaciones Internacionales. Universidad de los Andes, Chile