Course Syllabus

Course Syllabus - S tate U niversity o f New Y ork, S tony...

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State University of New York, Stony Brook History Department Instructor: Cristobal Zuniga-Espinoza Office Hours: By Appointment at cristohal.ze@gmail.com Location: Social and Behavioral Science, Third Floor, office N-312. Meetings: Tuesdays to Fridays 9:30- 12:55, Harriman Hall 112. His 216: History of U.S.- Latin American Relations Description This class will analyze the main issues in the history of the relations between the United States and Latin America. These issues include: the origins of the Monroe Doctrine (1823), War with Mexico (1846-1848), the rise of imperialism and its consequence, Good Neighbor Policy, and Cold War (Guatemala, Cuba, Chile, Nicaragua and Panama). To fully understand their relevance, an important part of this course will be devoted to analyzing the relationship between politics and diplomacy in all those cases. By the end of the semester, the student will understand how the United States became an imperialist power and what kind of mechanisms developed to preserve that power in Latin America. Result of that analysis, the student will fully understand both the rise
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