2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

HIST 240 Social History of Latin America

This course will focus on the historical and contemporary conditions of ordinary people in Latin America. Besides written sources, we will make use of an important historical source, Latin America feature films, to illustrate how economic dependency and underdevelopment have conditioned the lives of the continent's inhabitants, but also how Latin Americans have adapted and responded to these conditions. In addition, as social history, this course will focus on groups traditionally marginalized in the study of history: women, children, peasants, Indians, and others.



Cross Listed Courses

HIST 340